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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Night breed: The Breeders will play a free concert on Aug. 11 as part of the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park.


Aug. 10

Kitty corner

Still need a plan for Friday night? Start with an early pizza dinner at Paulie Gee’s (60 Greenpoint Ave.), then head one block towards the river to catch a free, outdoor screening of “Black Panther” (still the year’s best superhero movie) at 8 pm, followed by drinks at the Grand Republic Cocktail Club (19 Greenpoint Ave.). You’re welcome.

8 pm at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave. at East River Waterfront in Greenpoint, www.townsquareinc.com). Free.


Aug. 11

A big Deal

Cruise to Prospect Park tonight to catch a free Celebrate Brooklyn! concert from the Breeders. The alternative band, which includes former Pixies bassist Kim Deal, is still best known for its 1993 hit “Cannonball,” but is touring with a new album of hot tunes “All Nerve.” Speedy Ortiz opens.

7:30 pm at Prospect Park Band Shell [Prospect Park West and Ninth Street in Park Slope, (718) 965–8900, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb]. Free.


Aug. 12

Work it

Red Hook arts collective Pioneer Works opens the doors for its Second Sunday program, featuring open studios, a display of inflatable robots, a virtual reality tour of the Great Barrier Reef, and a discussion and performance from multimedia artist and rapper Abdul Ali.

4–10 pm at Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St. at Imlay Street in Red Hook, www.pioneerworks.org). Free.


Aug. 14

Gimme Moor

One of the more traditional plays in the Brick’s “Shakespeare in the Theater” festival is its production of “Othello,” which keeps the original text, but uses race- and gender-swapped casting, so Othello is played by a white woman, Desdemona by a black man, and puts black women in most of the major roles. The show debuts tonight.

7 pm at the Brick [575 Metropolitan Ave. between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 907–6189], www.bricktheater.com. $20.


Aug. 16

Baring their souls

For another classic theater show with a twist, catch the Torn Out Theater production of “The Rover” in Prospect Park, for which a co-ed group of actors will strip down to their birthday suits to present a 17th-century play about sexy shenanigans among masked strangers.

5:30 pm at Prospect Park’s Music Pagoda (at the north end of the Nethermead, enter at Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, www.tornouttheater.org). Free.

Bare it all: Thespians Giordano Cruz, Clara Kundin, and Sasha Sigel rehearse lines for “The Rover,” opening in Prospect Park on Aug. 16.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

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