Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Dancing shoes: Meg Myers will play tunes from her haunting new album “Take Me to the Disco” at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Oct. 1.
Brantley Gutierrez


Sept. 29

Chile days, chilly nights

We know that fall has arrived, because the annual Chile Festival is taking over the Brooklyn Botanic Garden! The annual celebration of the hot, hot, hot pepper will feature some smokin’ musical acts, a chile-and-chocolate indulgence area, and plenty of firey food.

11 am–6 pm at Brooklyn Botanic Garden [1000 Washington Ave., at Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, (718) 623–7220], www.bbg.org.


Oct. 1


The spooky month of October has arrived, so head out for some haunting tunes from singer-songwriter Meg Myers, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. There are no goblins on her new album “Take Me to the Disco,” but there is a song titled “Little Black Death,” along with plenty of darkness, angst, and satisfying, sing-along anger.

7:30 pm at Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com).


Oct. 2


Enjoy Saturday morning cartoons on a Tuesday night! This special New York Comic Con edition of “Spoons, Toons, and Booze” will feature a line-up of superhero-themed cartoons from the 1940s to the 1990s, a free Defender IPA from Brooklyn Brewery, and plenty of cereal, milk, and cereal-infused cocktails.

9:30 pm at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. $20.

His name in lights: Park Slope rocker Jonathan Coulton will headline a very nerdy show at the Bell House on Oct. 4.
Brooklyn Paper / Bill Roundy


Oct. 3

Spin cycle

Acrobats with the Australian performance troupe Circa will push their bodies to the limits in “Humans,” a new show of amazing circus acts. On a bare stage, its 10 members will leap, somersault, and spin through the air — relying on each other to keep them from falling and breaking, just like we all do.

7:30 pm at BAM Howard Gilman [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100], www.bam.org. $28–$65.


Oct. 4

Nerd night

Park Slope rocker Jonathan Coulton always puts on a good show, but you can expect much more from tonight’s show “Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, and ‘Friends,’ ” since New York Comic Con has lured the nerderati to the city, so expect podcasters, comedians, and more geeky musicians on the Bell House stage.

7:30 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $30.

Hands up!: Acrobats will support each other is a series of surprising circus acts in the new show “Humans,” opening at BAM on Oct. 3.
Pedro Greig

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