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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Sweet: The owners of Enlightenment Wines in Bushwick will host a mead festival on Aug. 5.
Photo by Louise Wateridge


Aug. 3

Hair apparent

We ran so far away, but we just couldn’t get away from the ’80s music! Time warp back to the Reagan-era tonight at the “Lost ’80s Live” concert, featuring the bands A Flock of Seagulls (pictured, believe it or not), Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion, the Romantics, and more — each of which had at least one giant hit during the 1980s.

7 pm at Ford Amphitheater (3052 W. 21st St. at the Boardwalk in Coney Island, www.fordamphitheaterconeyisland.com). $20–$99.


Aug. 4

That’s gold!

The Brooklyn Cyclones will become the Brooklyn Seinclones for the fifth annual Seinfeld Night! Look for an appearance by Steve Hytner, who played Jerry’s nemesis Kenny Bania on the show about nothing, and show up early to score the season’s greatest freebie: a talking Keith Hernandez alarm clock, which will gently rouse fans by saying “I’m Keith Hernandez! And I hope you have a great day, pretty boy.”

6 pm at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St. in Coney Island, (718) 449–8497], www.brooklyncyclones.com. $12–$19 ($10–$17 in advance).


Aug. 5

Oh, Honey!

Hearing about this mead our day! New York Mead Day at Enlightenment Wines will feature five producers of the honey-based booze offering free samples of their many varieties, tips to aspiring mead-makers, and a chance to buy rare bottles. Sign up for free “Mead University” sessions at 2 pm and 3 pm, or just stop by to sip samples starting at 4 pm.

Flock together: The three members of Flock of Seagulls, minus their ’80s haircuts, will play the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island on Aug. 3 as part of the “Lost ’80s Live” tour.

2–6 pm at Enlightenment Wines (93 Scott Ave. at Randolph Street in Bushwick, www.enlightenmentwines.com). Free.


Aug. 8

Books & beasts

Fantasy fans of all ages should come to the launch party of Denis Markell’s middle-grade adventure “The Game Masters of Garden Place,” about a group of Dungeons & Dragons–playing kids whose characters come to life. After Markell discusses the story, you can play a quick game set in the world of the book.

4 pm at Brooklyn Strategist [333 Court St. between Sackett and Union streets in Carroll Gardens, (718) 576–3035 www.thebrooklynstrategist.com. Free.


Aug. 9

Putin on airs

No one wants to re-live the 2016 election, but you can get a whole new perspective on the contentious contest in “Our New President.” The funny but disturbing documentary shows the election as it was portrayed by state-controlled Russian news media, who painted Hillary Clinton as a mentally deficient mass murderer, and Trump as a large-handed aristocrat.

8:30 pm at the Old American Can Factory (232 Third St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, www.rooftopfilms.com]. $16.

Drink up: A still from the documentary “Our New President” shows Trump-loving Russians toasting to the then-candidate.
Maxim Pozdorovkin

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