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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Support the sirens: Contribute some cash to Coney Island USA at its Spring Gala on March 23, and you improve the chances that a school of mermaids will travel along Surf Avenue this summer.
File photo by Paul Martinka


March 22

Spook show

Get a dose of Gothic horror at the one-night only play “Enoptromancy, or When We Meet As One.” The two-act play from Michael Seebold is set in the dining hall of a crumbling castle, where a widow and her guests are visited by ghosts and mysterious figures, including the Songstress, the Ferrywoman, and the King without a Grave.

8 pm at Triskelion Arts [106 Calyer St. between Banker Street and Clifford Place in Greenpoint, (718) 389–3473, www.eveningcrane.com]. $7.


March 23

Shark bank

Save the mermaids! You can support the gang behind the Mermaid Parade and Sideshows by the Seashore by dropping some cash on the Coney Island Spring Gala! You can wander the Aquarium’s new shark exhibit, visit the open bar, and catch pop-up performances from burlesque stars, strolling magicians, musical acts, stilt walkers, and more.

7:30–11:30 pm at New York Aquarium [602 Surf Ave. between W. Eighth and W. Fifth streets in Coney Island, (718) 265–3448, www.coneyisland.com]. $100 ($250 VIP).


March 24

Disco infurno

Don your skates and your flashiest threads for tonight’s “Saturday Night Fever” roller disco party, which benefits Sean Casey Animal Rescue. Shell out a little extra for a Doggie Disco t-shirt, which you can wear while entering the costume contest, posing for photos on the red carpet, or skating to disco hits of the ’70s and ’80s.

Quiet comedy: See the work of silent film star Alice Howell, called “the girl Charlie Chaplin,” at a free 3 pm screening on March 26 in Brooklyn Heights.

6–9 pm at Dreamland Roller Rink (233 37th St. at Second Avenue in Sunset Park, www.dreamlandrollerrink.com). $20–$50 (includes skate rental).


March 26

Lost laugh

Funny bone up on silent-film actress Alice Howell, a slapstick star of the 1920s who is mostly forgotten today. This screening will feature some of her funniest shorts, including “Neptune’s Naughty Daughter” and “Madame Dynamite,” accompanied by pianist Ben Modell. The show kicks off the college’s Women’s Film Festival, which continues April 5–7.

3 pm at Founders Hall at St. Francis College (180 Remsen St. between Court and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, www.sfc.edu). Free.


March 27

Eagle eyed

We believe that children are our future — but how are they turning out? The short doc “The Infamous Future,” looks at Harlem’s Eagle Academy, a school for black teenage boys, which teaches them well and lets them lead the way. Borough President Adams, news anchor Cheryl Wills, and the film’s director will talk after the screening.

7 pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema [445 Albee Square West between Fulton and Willoughby streets Downtown, bit.ly/2EXO0JU]. Free with code BROOKLYN.

Dance revolutions: Cruise by the Dreamland Roller Rink in Industry City on Sunday night for its “Saturday Night Fever” roller disco party, when all proceeds will go to the Sean Casey Animal Rescue.
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