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Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

He’s still standing: Elton John will rocks Baclays Center on March 9.
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March 8

Faux pass

Feel like an exotic Parisian as you party to tunes from Les Sans Cullotes, Brooklyn’s fake French rock band. The leader of the seven-piece banters between songs with an outrageous Gallic accent, and the band lays down some excellent, danceable grooves. Opening acts Spanking Charlene and Heap will start the night at 9:30 pm.

11:30 pm at Hank’s Saloon [345 Adams St. near Willoughby Street Downtown, (718) 885–2427, www.hcfoodpark.com/hanks]. $10.


March 9

The rich is back!

If you have an extra $250 laying around, you might be able to score a ticket to Elton John’s final show at Barclays Center, part of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” good-bye tour. The Honky Cat will play Sad Songs from the last 50 years, and whether you love Philadelphia Freedom or the Circle of Life, you’ve got to Believe he’s going to play Your Song.

8 pm at Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, www.barclayscenter.com). $250 (and up!).


March 11

Cartoon cuts

Animation is not just for kids — and sometimes it shouldn’t be for them at all! J.R. Pepper will discuss the history of cartoon censorship in her lecture “Think of the Children: Banned Cartoons,” which will cover the many reasons that animation can run afoul of the authorities, from cultural differences to cartoonists slipping in subtle adult jokes.

8:30 pm at Prospect Heights Brainery (190 Underhill Ave. in Prospect Heights, www.brooklynbrainery.com). $10.

Children will listen: Rapunzel (Shuyan Yang) listens to the Witch (Julia Goretsky) in Theater 2020’s production of “Into the Woods,” playing through March 17.
John Robert Hoffman


March 12

Hang in there!

The documentary “RBG,” about butt-kicking United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, may not have won at the Academy Awards, but it is still a great flick. It will screen tonight as part of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s “The Feature is Female” series, introduced by former New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood.

6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, www.brooklynhistory.org). Free.


March 13

Witch way

Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” which mashes up a dozen different fairy tales into a magical musical, gets an intimate, affecting, and often very funny production from the Brooklyn Heights company Theater 2020. The show closes on Sunday, so get in while you have a chance!

8 pm at Founders Hall at St. Francis College (180 Remsen St. between Court and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, www.theater2020.com). $40.

The old place: Faux-French rock band Les Sans Cullotes, pictured at Hank’s former location, will play at Hank’s new Downtown spot on March 8.
Tom Pope

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