Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!
Julian Voloj


July 27

Shake it off

Troop over to Fort Greene Park tonight for an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well,” from the Hip to Hip Theater company. The rarely-performed “problem play” features a woman who follows her beloved to war, fakes her own death, disguises herself as a village maiden, and engages in bedroom shenanigans to get her man back.

7:30 pm at Fort Greene Park’s Monument Steps (Washington Park between Myrtle and Dekalb avenues, www.hiptohip.org). Free.


July 28

Slopey suds

Indulge in an afternoon of day-drinking and Park Slope exploration at the Brooklyn Brewery’s Total Park Slope Immersion. A $15 ticket will score you a free beer at local bars McMahon’s Public House, Union Hall, High Dive, and the Gate, a free scoop of ice cream at the Chocolate Room, and discounts at local shops and restaurants from noon until 6 pm.

Noon–6 pm, starting at McMahon’s Public House (39 Fifth Ave. between Dean and Bergen streets in Park Slope, www.brooklynbased.com). $15–$25.


July 29


This is Shark Week on Discovery Channel — but why watch television when you can see the real thing? In Coney Island, the exhibit “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” will take you through nine rooms of toothy critters, letting you get up close and personal with 18 species of sharks and rays. The admission price will double after this summer, so don’t delay!

Cool customer: Who let this dog out? Who? Find out at the Bell House on July 31, at a lecture on the history of the Baha Men song.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

10 am–7 pm at New York Aquarium [602 Surf Ave. at W. 8 Street in Coney Island, (718) 265–3474, www.nyaquarium.com]. $15 ($12 kids).


July 30

Skate or die

Prolific tweeter, rapper, and actor Jaden Smith, who has played a space traveler and a pink-haired millionaire demon-hunter, comes down to earth in a role as a skateboarder in the new film “Skate Kitchen,” screening tonight in Greenpoint. And he will give a musical performance after the show!

8:30 pm at House of Vans [25 Franklin Street between Quay Street and Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint, (718) 349–2311, www.rooftopfilms.com]. Free with RSVP.


July 31

Who let the dogs out?

Who? Who? This question has plagued scholars throughout the ages, but now we may finally have an answer. Expert Ben Sisto, owner of more than 250 pieces of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” paraphernalia, will deliver a lecture about the origin and legacy of the abominable song by the Baha Men that was everywhere in 2000. Proceeds will go to the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition.

8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $5–$10.

If you can’t stand the heat: Jaden Smith plays a skateboarder in the new film “Skate Kitchen,” screening at the House of Vans on July 30.
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