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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

It’s all Greek to me: The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts “Greek,” an operatic retelling of the Oedipus story set among punks in 1980s London. The show’s four-night run starts on Dec. 5.
Jane Hobson


Dec. 7

Ghost town

The Bushwick Starr theater celebrates its 10th anniversary this week by revisiting some of its best shows from the last decade. Tonight’s special: Dave Malloy — who went on to write Broadway’s “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1912” — presents his 2014 spectral musical Ghost Quartet.”

8 pm at Bushwick Starr (207 Starr St. between Irving and Wykoff avenues in Bushwick, www.thebushwickstarr.org). $75.


Dec. 8

Greek to us

Tonight is your next-to-last chance to catch the profane, funny opera “Greek,” a retelling of the Oedipus story set among cockney-accented punks in 1980s London. The show, which is part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival, comes from composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, who also wrote an opera about Anna Nicole-Smith.

7:30 pm at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). $28–$120.


Dec. 9

Souk it up

There are plenty of markets popping up all over Brooklyn this holiday, but we advise shopping at Le Souk Market, where you can browse jewelry, clothing, and crafts from local makers, make a wreath, and visit with Santa. Also, the market is in the yard of excellent cocktail bar Extra Fancy, so you can decompress with a “Honey, I Spiced the Kids” while you shop!

Noon–8 pm at Extra Fancy’s outdoor yard (302 Metropolitan Ave. at Roebling Street in Williamsburg, www.su-juk.com/lesoukmarket). Free.


Dec. 10

Homo for the holidays

Two stars from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” join forces to present a traveling holiday show! BenDeLaCreme is all sugar, and Jinkx Monsoon provides some spice in the musical extravaganza “To Jesus, Thanks for Everything, Jinkx and Dela” — running for two nights at the Bell House.

8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $35 ($100 VIP).


Dec. 11

Laugh lines

Learn all about the history of New York City, as reflected in comic strips and comic book, at tonight’s panel discussion. The chat, between comics historian Karen Green and artists Stan Mack and Peter Kuper, is part of the Transit Museum’s exhibition “Underground Heroes: New York Transit in the Comics.”

6:30 pm at the New York Transit Museum [Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street Downtown, (718) 694–1600, www.nytransitmuseum.org]. $5.

We two queens: BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon will bring down the Bell House during their holiday show “To Jesus, Thanks for Everything” on Dec. 10 and 11.

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