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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Blue goes green: Irish officers will play traditional tunes at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Park Slope on Sunday.
Photo by Jason Speakman


March 15

Brain trust

Get a sneak peek at the rock musical “Bloody Brains in a Jukebox,” coming to Coney Island in November. The trio Pink Velvet Witch will play 17 songs from the rock epic about aliens, murder, and brain transplants, including “Atom Bombs in the Backyard” and “When We Took that LSD.” The show will repeat on Saturday night.

8 pm at a Secret Speakeasy in Coney Island (exact location revealed when you buy a ticket online, www.coneyisland.com). $5.


March 16

Sweet stuff

Slurp down the sweetest of stouts at Pastrytown! This beer festival sponsored by Other Half will feature 35 brewers pouring black beers flavored with chocolate, coffee, macadamia nuts, vanilla, and other dessert-derived flavors. Meanwhile, professional wrestlers will smack each other around a ring at the center of the fest.

Noon–4 pm at Industry City (220 36th St. Suite 2A, between Second and Third Avenue in Sunset Park, pastrytown.otherhalfbrewing.com). $100.


March 17

Irish ayes!

Celebrate the saint who chased the serpents from the Emerald Isle, at the 44th annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s Grand Marshal is Bernadette Buckley Kash, founder of the Buckley School of Irish Dance, so expect to see plenty of quick-stepping dancers along with the usual bagpipers and kilt-clad revelers!

1 pm at Bartel-Pritchard Square (Prospect Park West and 15th Street in Park Slope, www.brooklynstpatricksparade.com). Free.

Opening up: Tom Keough and 11 other artists from Park Slope and Windsor Terrace will display their work at Nitehawk Prospect Park, with an opening reception on March 20.
File photo by Jason Speakman


March 18

Game on

Prospect Heights nerd bar the Way Station launches its monthly Game Night, a team-up with the 20-Sided Store that promises to be “a perfect storm of gaming, drinking and geeking out.” Meet new people as you crush your enemies in party games like Codenames and Werewolf, taught by a 20-Sided Game Master.

8:30 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.thewaystationbk.com]. Free.


March 20

Opening Nite

The recently renovated Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park will showcase a dozen local artists tonight, at the opening reception for its new exhibit on the second-floor mezzanine. Paintings from Tom Keough (pictured) and 11 other members of the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists group will be on display through April 16.

6–8 pm at Nitehawk Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West at 14th Street in Park Slope, nitehawkcinema.com/prospectpark). Free.

What’s cookin’?: Other Half Brewing will pour its Cookie Crisp-inspired stout at Pastrytown on March. 16.
Photo by Trey Pentecost

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