Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Party girl: Target Margin Theater launches its revival of “Pay No Attention to the Girl,” an adaptation of “1,001 Nights” with a gala performance and party on Oct. 25.
Kelly Stuart


Oct. 20

Bull-y pulpit

She has tamed the not-that-savage beasts! Brooklyn Heights photographer Sophie Gamand went to animal shelters around the country and took pictures of pit bulls — after making adorable flower crowns for the supposedly-vicious dogs. She launches her book collection “Pit Bull Flower Power” at an exhibit of the cute resulting photos.

4–7 pm at the Invisible Dog Art Center [51 Bergen St. between Smith Street and Boerum Place in Cobble Hill, (347) 560–3641, www.theinvisibledog.org]. Free.


Oct. 21

She persists

Women raise cash for female political candidates at “Persisticon II: The Rockening” — and everyone gets a great show from comedians Janeane Garofalo, Kerri Coddett, Jo Firestone, Abbi Crutchfield, and many more, along with an appearance from Queens Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz, and music from DJ Tikka Masala. The event is also a release party for the book “Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce, Girl Groups to Riot Grrrl,” by Evelyn McDonnell.

7 pm at Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $50–$500.


Oct. 23

Space queen

The week before Halloween, learn how Hugo-winning author N.K. Jemisin invents monsters, aliens, and terrifying social conventions in her science-fiction novels. The Brooklyn author will discuss her work and read from her upcoming collection of short stories “How Long ’til Black Future Month?”

7 pm at Bric House [647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 683–5600, www.bricartsmedia.org]. Free with RSVP.


Oct. 24

A couple jokes

A Jewish lesbian and a Palestinian lesbian walk into a comedy club Is this a joke? No, it’s the “El-Salomons,” a married pair of stand-up comedians who also make adorable cartoons about their life together. Tonight, Eman El-Husseini and Jess Salomon will joke both together and separately about religion, politics, sex, and other proper dinner table topics.

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, unionhallny.com]. $10.


Oct. 25

Girl talk

After a week of work focused on women, it is time to look elsewhere with “Pay No Attention to the Girl,” Target Margin’s Theater’s hit play about the war between the sexes, adapted from the book of “One Thousand and One Nights.” The show, about a prince and a concubine who have differing accounts of their affair, launches its three-week revival tonight with a gala benefit performance and party tonight.

7:30 pm at Doxsee Theater (232 52nd St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.targetmargin.org). $125 ($200 VIP, future performances $30).

Queen of broken land: Brooklyn author N.K. Jemisin will discuss her award-winning science fiction books Bric House on Oct. 23.
Laura Hanifin

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