Five things to do in Brooklyn this week! • Brooklyn Paper

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Train-ing day: Feel the locamotive love at the New York Transit Museum this Valentine’s Day.
Photo by Andrew Hinderaker


Feb. 6

Finger pickin’ good

Want to attend the Brooklyn Folk Festival in April? Then get down to the Jalopy Theatre tonight to raise some cash so it can go ahead. On the bill is banjo player Eli Smith, blues-folk duo Four O’Clock Flowers, and fiddler Peter Stampfel.

9 pm at Jalopy Theatre [315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Red Hook, (718) 395–3214, www.jalop‌y.biz]. $10.


Feb. 7

Get a Clue

Game on. Videology is playing the surprisingly decent 1985 film “Clue,” based on the popular board game and starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd. It is much better than “Battleship,” we swear. There will also be sets of the actual game Clue available to play, which is much better than the actual game Battleship.

10 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. between South First and South Second streets in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468, www.video‌logy.info]. Free.


Feb. 9

Great Scot

Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh, best known as the author of “Trainspotting,” will be at BookCourt in Boerum Hill to discuss his latest novel “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins” with New Yorker editor Ben Greenman. The book, about a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer and a woman who becomes obsessed with her, is touted as “so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun.”

Eat his shorts: Matt Groening will speak at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 12.
Associates Press / Chris Pizzello

7 pm at BookCourt [163 Court St. between Pacific and Dean streets in Boerum Hill, (718) 875–3677, www.bookc‌ourt.com], Free.


Feb. 11

Love lines

I choo-choo-choose you! The New York Transit Museum is throwing its annual Valentine’s Day-adjacent Missed Connections party. Bring your sweetheart or find a new one amidst the vintage subway cars, while dining on chocolate and wine, creating crafts and poetry inspired by Craigslist posts, and getting romance advice from OKCupid co-founder and Brooklynite Christian Rudder.

6:30–8:30 pm at the New York Transit Museum [Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Downtown, (718) 694–1600, mta.info/‌mta/‌museu‌m]. $15.


Feb. 12


For once, maybe someone will call him “Sir” without adding “you’re making a scene.” Legendary animator and creator of “The Simpsons” Matt Groening will be at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to chat with long-time friend and former college roommate, cartoonist Lynda Barry, of “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” fame.

8 pm at the Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $35–$50.

Professor Plum in the library with the candlestick: Play and watch “Clue” at Videology on Feb. 7.

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