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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

True to her roots: Queen Esther will play roots music in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six on Sept. 22, as part of the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini


Sept. 20

Play misty for me

The cult classic “Mystery Science Theater 3000” brings its live show to the Brooklyn Theater tonight, starring the show’s creator and original host Joel Hodgson, donning the red jumpsuit for the last time! Tonight, Joel and his robot friends will take on the terrible B-movie “Circus of Horror” with quips, sketches, and a robot circus.

8 p.m. at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kingstheatre.com). $45.


Sept. 21

Water colors

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition launches its three fall shows today: “Fall In, Fall Out,” featuring local artists; “Color,” examining hue and pigment, and “Spatial Relations,” an exhibit of installation artists. Today’s opening will also feature live music at 3 p.m. and dance performances as part of the installation “On the Backs of Fireflies.”

1–6 pm at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition [499 Van Brunt St., near Reed Street in Red Hook, (718) 596–2506, www.bwac.org]. $5 suggested donation.


Sept. 22

Queen & country

This is the final day of the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, which has filled Dumbo and nearby neighborhoods with roots music all weekend. Wind down with a set from New York City artist Queen Esther, who will play a free show of “Black Americana” from before country, blues, and rock diverged. She will be followed by four more Americana acts.

3 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six (Furman Street at Atlantic Avenue, www.bkamf.com). Free.

Just another guy in a red jumpsuit: Joel Hodgson, the creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000, will host a live version of the cult classic at Kings Theatre on Sept. 20.
Gary Glover


Sept. 24

Murphy’s law

Rock out with the lead singer of the Wombats, Matthew “Murph” Murphy, as he tunnels into Brooklyn with his solo project, Love Fame Tragedy, playing catchy tunes from his debut album “I Don’t Mean to Play the Victim, but I’m Really Good at It,” which he says has “hints of self-deprecating humor coming through it.”

8:30 p.m. at Rough Trade [64 N. Ninth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–4111, www.roughtradenyc.com]. $18.


Sept. 25

Pasty party

Brooklyn gets naughty with tonight’s New York Burlesque Festival Teaser Party, hosted by former Greenpoint resident the World-Famous *Bob*, and featuring more than a dozen male and female international strip artists and a burlesque boutique, for all your sequined tassel needs.

7 p.m. at Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $22 ($18 in advance, $40 VIP).

Gone to ‘bat: Matthew “Murph” Murphy, lead singer of the Wombats, will bring his solo project Love Fame Tragedy to Williamsburg’s Rough Trade on Sept. 25.
Kate Biel

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