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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

She’s a narc!: The comedy “Super Narcoleptic Girl,” about a sleepy superhero, will launch in Williamsburg on Feb. 9.


Feb. 9

Power nap

Catch a sneak preview of the upcoming web series “Super Narcoleptic Girl,” about a third-rate, often-sleepy superheroine with the power to make people dance. Comedians and series creators Sarah Albritton, who also has narcolepsy, and Catherine Povinelli will discuss the show and perform stand-up between episodes.

7:30 pm at the Twenty [177 Grand St. between Bedford and Driggs avenues in Williamsburg, (347) 987–4250, www.thetwentybar.com]. Free.


Feb. 10

Young Americans

Let all the children boogie! They may be driving their mamas and papas insane, but the kids will have a chance to dance while you listen to good music, at “The Music of David Bowie for Kids,” performed by the Rock and Roll Playhouse band for a crowd mostly aged 10 and younger.

12:30 pm at Industry City (220 36th St. at Second Avenue in Sunset Park, www.therockandrollplayhouse.com). Free.


Feb. 11

Good boy!

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. The Lunar New Year party will feature a pair of red lion dancers (pictured), golden dragons, and tributes to man’s best friend, along with traditional Chinese music and a marketplace.

Their lion eyes: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will kick off its Lunar New Year celebration at the Kumble Theater on Feb. 11 with a double lion dance.
Carol Rosegg

3 pm at Kumble Theater at Long Island University [DeKalb and Flatbush avenues in Downtown, (718) 488–1624, www.kumbletheater.org]. $25.


Feb. 12

Bar-crossed lovers

You can drink away your sorrows at the climax of this “Romeo and Juliet,” which takes place in a bar. The Shakes-beer-ience crew will give a loose, “drunk all, and left no friendly drop” version of the tragic romance, with bar owner Andy Heidel playing the apothecary, and other audience members drafted for minor parts.

8 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, (718) 627–4949, www.thewaystationbk.com]. Free.


Feb. 13

Fade to black

BAM is showing black superhero movies that go back to the 1970s, but black-led horror films go back even further. In her lecture “Black Horror: The Revolutionary Act of Subverting the White Gaze,” Dianca London Potts will showcase flicks from the early 1900s to today, including 1940’s “Son of Ingagi,” “Blacula,” and last year’s “Get Out.”

7 pm at Film Noir Cinema [122 Meserole Ave. at Leonard Street in Greenpoint, (718) 389–5773, www.miskatonic-nyc.com]. $15 ($12 in advance).

Pour the potion: Way Station bar owner Andy Heidel will play the apothecary in the Shakes-beer-ience production of “Romeo & Juliet” on Feb. 12.
Photo by Caleb Caldwell

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