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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Black is beautiful: This photo, taken in London in 1960, is part of the exhibit “Aunty! African Women in the Frame, 1890 to the present” on display at United Photo Industries in Dumbo through Feb. 7.
James Barnor


Feb. 1

Wilde times

This is your last chance to catch the nightclub musical “Oscar at the Crown,” a clever piece about refugees from a fascist society who celebrate frivolity by re-enacting the rise and fall of Oscar Wilde, and then find a new way to survive. The show ends with a joyous dance party that brings the audience along. Dress up!

10:30 pm at 3 Dollar Bill in Bushwick (260 Meserole St. between Bushwick Place and Waterbury Street in Bushwick, www.theneoncoven.com). $29.


Feb. 2

Chill, out!

After a week of freezing temperatures, it is time to drive out the chill with spiked cocoa, winter ales, and cheese-filled comfort foods. You can find all of the above at today’s Winter Warmer Festival in Greenpoint, a celebration of the good parts of sweater weather. Your ticket will get you access to fire pits, free booze, fake snow, and much more.

1:30 pm and 5:30 pm at Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St. at Franklin Street in Greenpoint, www.winterwarmer.nyc). $49 ($75 VIP).


Feb. 3

In the House!

Skip the Super Bowl and watch a live taping of “The Flop House,” Brooklyn’s best podcast about bad movies! “Daily Show” writer Dan McCoy, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” writer Elliot Kalan, and Hinterlands bar owner Stuart Wellington will analyze and pass judgment on “The Happytime Murders,” the woefully reviewed Melissa McCarthy puppet crime film.

Feeling Left out: Sally Ann Hall and Kimberly Dinaro host the Left Breast Comedy Hour, an all-female comedy show happening on the first Monday of each month at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg.
Mike Lavin

8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $15.


Feb. 4

Ladies night

The “matriarchal comedy extravaganza” Left Breast Comedy Hour settles into its new slot tonight, on the first Monday of every month at the Knitting Factory. The pro-female, pro-drinking show features hosts Sally Ann Hall and Kimberly Dinaro, along with six more non-dude stand-up comics. Admission is free, so you can spend your money on booze!

8 pm at Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. between Havemeyer and N. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6696, bk.knittingfactory.com]. Free.


Feb. 7

Black and white

Head down to Dumbo tonight for its First Thursday Gallery Walk, when art spots all over the neighborhood will stay open late. Be sure to catch the closing night of the exhibit “Aunty! African Women in the Frame, 1890 to the present” at United Photo Industries, a fantastic survey of the portrayal of black women on film over the years.

6–9 pm at United Photo Industries Gallery (16 Main St. at Water Street in Dumbo, www.unitedphotoindustries.com). Free.

A ruff show: Mark Mauriello plays Oscar Wilde in the nightlife musical “Oscar at the Crown,” at the 3 Dollar Bill on Feb. 1.
Ted Alcorn

More from Around New York