Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!


May 11

Notorious RBG

Brooklyn native and current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now 85, has become an unlikely pop-culture icon. Catch the new documentary about her rise to fame, “RBG,” opening tonight at cinema and eatery Nitehawk, and then chat with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen.

7:05 pm at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. $12.


May 12

A wine art

Mother’s Day may be Sunday, but mom needs wine now! Take her to the Brooklyn Crush Wine and Artisanal Food Festival for a three-hour session of sipping reds, whites, and rosés from a custom-etched, crystal tasting glass and chowing down on cheese, crackers, and more substantial snacks from Brooklyn restaurants.

2 pm and 7 pm at the Landing at Industry City (enter at Second Avenue between 36th and 37th streets in Sunset Park, www.newyorkwineevents.com). $54 ($120 VIP early entry).


May 13

Design up

First, call your mom! Then head out to the Brooklyn Designs exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, where you can check out furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles, technology and jewelry (pictured) from Brooklyn designers. And join the 3 pm tour that examines the design elements that make Prospect Park so great.

11 am–6 pm at the Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org). $15 (students, industry free with registration).


May 14


Tonight’s talk about nuclear proliferation “A New Arms Race?” has been scheduled for months, but recent events in Iran and North Korea have made it especially timely. Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser and nuclear weapon expert Alex Wellerstein will get you up-to-date on the latest nuclear threats.

8 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, www.brooklynhistory.org). $5.


May 17

Force out

After three years, magician Tanya Solomon is hanging up her top hat! The host of the monthly “Force Majeure Vaudeville” show is going on tour, and her final variety show at the Cobra Club — for now, at least — will feature a ventriloquist, a comedy juggler, a contortionist, and a Coney Island strongman.

9 pm at Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave. between Jefferson and Troutman streets in Bushwick, (917) 719–1138, www.cobraclubbk.com). $15 ($10 in advance).

The final Force Majeure Vaudeville show before its hiatus will happen at the Cobra Club on May 17.
John Huntington