Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!


Oct. 18

Groundhog night

Stop by any time tonight to catch “The Second Woman,” a 24-hour endurance theater piece starring Alia Shawkat, acting out a short scene 100 times, with 100 different male actors as her scene partners. You can watch some, go home, and then return to see how the scene has evolved.

Starts at 5 pm at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl. between Hansen Place and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). $25.


Oct. 19

It blows

If you’re gonna bump it, bump it with a trumpet! This is the final night of the Honk NYC! Brass Band Festival, so come out for the Brasstastic Blowout, featuring performances by Fanfarra Feminina, L Train Brass Brand, the Pussy Grabs Back Brass Band, and many more!

8 pm at Rubulad (Bushwick location revealed with ticket purchase, www.honknyc.com). $15.


Oct. 20

Get wheel

The streets are scary, so the park is the best place to get around on two wheels! Increase your comfort level with cycling at Prospect Park Bike Day, where you can get a free helmet, sign up for a free month of Citi Bike, and check out new hand-cycles and tandem bikes.

Noon–4 pm at Prospect Park’s Bartel-Pritchard Columns (15th Street at Prospect Park West in Park Slope, www.prospectpark.org/bike-day]. Free.

Stage and screen: Actress Alia Shawkat will be filmed live as she performs the same scene over and over for 24 hours, in “The Second Woman,” at the BAM Fisher starting on Oct. 18 at 5 pm and ending on Oct. 19 at 5 pm.
Heidrun Lohr


Oct. 21

You’re the puppet!

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies looks at the non-living stand-ins used to slaughter actors in slasher flicks. Tonight’s lecture “Destructible Man: Dummy Death and Cinematic Storytelling Language” looks at every facet of the artificial victim.

7 pm at Film Noir Cinema [122 Meserole Ave. at Leonard Street in Greenpoint, (718) 389–5773, www.filmnoircinema.com]. $15.


Oct. 23

Spell check

Sip an adult beverage while you relive your childhood memories of watching a slightly spooky Halloween film, at “Hocus Pocus Entirely from Memory,” where comedians try to recreate the 1993 film about a trio of witches in the modern day, as the audience makes drunken suggestions.

8 pm at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). $12 ($10 in advance).

On the march: Members of the L Train Brass Band will play at the Honk NYC! Annual Brass-Tastic Blowout party at Rubulad on Oct. 19
Photo by Bill Roundy