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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Locks of love: The dance show “Hair and Other Stories,” opening at Bric Arts Media on Jan. 31, explores isssues of beauty and identity.
James Morgan Owens


Feb. 8

To and ’fro

Be sure to show up early for tonight’s production of “Hair and Other Stories.” Before the Urban Bush Women launch the dance and theater show about hair-based beauty standards, local artists and hairdressers will share their stories with the audience.

8 pm at Bric House [647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 683–5600, www.bricartsmedia.org] $25 ($20 in advance).


Feb. 9


Check out the Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibit on artist Frida Kahlo! This paper will have a full story next week, but you can get the advance scoop by catching today’s curator talk, which covers putting the display together and how the painter crafted her public persona.

2 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org]. $25 ($16 seniors and students).


Feb. 10

Panel discussion

Browse the work of about 20 comic book artists and writers at the Black Comix Expo, including Bay Ridge creator Jerome Walford (pictured). The celebration of comic artists of color will also feature an art workshop for kids, a cosplay showcase for all ages, and a talk about images of black women in Afro-futurism.

11 am–5 pm BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building [30 Lafayette Ave., at St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. Free.

Kahlo culture: This photo of the artisti is on display in the show “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” at the Brooklyn Museum.
Guillermo Kahlo


Feb. 12

Noah counts

Get your ticket now, because at press time, the giant Kings Theatre had less than 100 seats left to see comedian Trevor Noah. The host of the “The Daily Show” will discuss his memoir “Born A Crime,” about growing up a mixed-race kid during apartheid-era South Africa, and each audience member will get a copy of the book.

8 pm at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kingstheatre.com). $40.


Feb. 14

Date night

For Valentine’s Day, go traditional date: dinner and a movie. You can get both at the Williamsburg branch of Nitehawk Cinema, which will screen the 1925 romantic comedy “Seven Chances,” starring Buster Keaton as a young man who has just seven hours to find a bride. With a live soundtrack provided by Reel Orchestrette.

7 pm at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. $18.

Kapow! Bay Ridgite Jerome Walford created the comic “Nowhere Man,” which tells the story of a black cop who gains superpowers through futuristic technology, as well as the anthology of immigran comic writers “Gwan.”
Photo by Kevin Duggan

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