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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Boy band: The Beach Boys will play Coney Island on Aug. 17.
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Aug. 17

Still cruisin’

Wouldn’t it be nice to see the Beach Boys at Coney Island? You can tonight! Feel the good vibrations as singer Brian Wilson reunites with his brothers and the other founding members. God only knows what songs they will play, but don’t worry, baby — it’ll be fun, fun, fun!

6 pm at Ford Amphitheater (3052 W. 21st St. at the Boardwalk in Coney Island, fordamphitheaterconeyisland.com). $18–$231


Aug. 18

Slick sand

Cruise back to Coney Island for the annual Sand Sculpting Competition. It is free to join, and the judges will award $250 to the top sculptor in the categories of Family Group, Adult Group, Individual Adult, and People’s Choice. The action starts at noon, but drop by a little later if you just want to gawk at the completed masterpieces.

Noon–4 pm at Coney Island beach (near the Boardwalk between W. 10th and W. 12th streets in Coney Island, coneyislandfunguide.com]. Free.


Aug. 19

Back tomb the past!

George Washington led a glorious retreat from the Battle of Brooklyn 242 years ago this week. Strap on some sturdy shoes and learn more about it at Evergreens Cemetery in Bushwick, which offers a military history walking tour through the boneyard today.

11 am at Evergreens Cemetery [1629 Bushwick Ave. at Conway Street in Bushwick, (718) 455–5300, www.theevergreenscemetery.org]. $5.


Aug. 21

Irish summer

Saint Patrick’s Day is just six months away! So celebrate the Emerald Isle tonight with the people of Bay Ridge, a neighborhood clan that knows how to get its Eire on. Irish Night in Shore Road Park will feature music from the Clann Eireann Pipe Band and from the Canny Brothers, along with raffles and fund-raisers for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

7 pm at Shore Road Park (7420 Shore Rd. at 95th Street in Bay Ridge). Free.


Aug. 23

It’s a dog-umentary

These aren’t just good boys, they’re the goodest little puppers! The documentary “Pick of the Litter” follows a litter of puppies as they train to become guides for the blind. Tonight’s dog-friendly free screening in Fort Greene Park will also feature a red carpet for you and your pup at 7:30 pm, and a talk with the directors after the show.

8:30 pm in Fort Greene Park (Washington Park between Myrtle and Dekalb avenues in Fort Greene, www.rooftopfilms.com). Free.

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