Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!


April 19

First chair

From the mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn’t enjoy a good sit? Pose in a New York-ified version of the Iron Throne, in the food court at Industry City, and then check out the complex’s special Friday night events, including extended hours for eateries, half-price admission to the Arcade (courtyard 5/6), and a party at Dreamland Roller Disco (Building One).

5–10 p.m. at Industry City Building Two (238 36th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.industrycity.com). Free.


April 20

Just say no!

Today is April 20, a day when degenerate druggies revel in smoking “the pot,” as the kids say. What these people need is a film that explain, in clear detail, the dangers of marijuana! That film is “Reefer Madness,” a shocking drama about the ill effects of that vile weed, which it is sure to leave these “high heads” scared straight. Catch the colorized classic tonight, along with live performances from Pink Velvet Witch and a puppet of Coney Island’s Funny Face.

9 p.m. at Sideshows by the Seashore (1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th St. in Coney Island, www.coneyisland.com). $15.


April 21

Stab city

Check out Theater for a New Audience’s production of “Julius Caesar,” an almost apocalyptic, bloody staging designed to make you consider the consequences of violence. This afternoon’s show will be followed by a discussion between the theater’s founding artistic director, Jeffrey Horowitz, and Shakespeare scholar John Andrews.

Seat of the street: This “Game of Thrones”–inspired chair is now available for your photo ops, at Industry City’s food hall in Buidling Two.

2 p.m. at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center [262 Ashland Pl. between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, (866) 811–4111, www.tfana.org]. $90–$115 ($20 for those under 30).


April 22

Dramatic Heights

Brooklyn Heights author Rachel Cline discusses her new book “The Question Authority,” with New York magazine editor Lisa Miller. The book, set in the author’s native neighborhood, moves between the 1970s and the modern day, as the main character reconsiders her far-too-close relationship with her charismatic middle school teacher.

7:30 pm at Books Are Magic (225 Smith St. at Butler Street in Carroll Gardens, www.booksaremagic.net). Free.


April 25

Boning up on art

Step into the world of artist Frida Kahlo, as the immersive group Little Cinema takes the 2012 biopic “Frida,” starring Selma Hayek, and adds live Mexican-fusion music, circus acts, 10-foot-high skeleton puppets, Mexican dance, and live painting.

7 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org]. $16.

Brutal Brutus: In the astounding, almost apocalyptic production of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar,” now playing at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Fort Greene, Caesar’s assassination becomes a grim fight scene that leaves blood streaked across the stage.
Henry Grossman