Friday, Feb. 21
You know what Brooklyn needs more of? Dinosaurs! Fortunately, “Jurassic World Live Tour” is here all weekend, with puppeteers sending more than 20 thunder lizards stomping all over the Barclays Center stage. There is some sort of plot about evil scientists exploiting a super-smart dino, but we just want to hear that T-Rex roar!
11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm at Barclays Center [620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, (917) 618–6100, barclayscenter.com]. $15–$100.
Saturday morning, Feb. 22
Watch teams of Brooklyn kids pit their metal minions against each other at today’s BKLYN Robotics League competition, in which the tiny androids must be able to navigate the floor and deliver an object. The two winning teams will represent the Brooklyn Public Library in a citywide robotics tournament.
10 am–4 pm at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch [10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100, www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org]. Free.
Saturday night, Feb. 22
Non the wiser
Beer Week’s Opening Bash ends at 9:30 pm — and that is when the after-parties start! New Brooklyn brewery Non Sequitur Beer Project will host an “emo dance party” that goes late into the night, pouring its whimsically named brews I’ll Have the Uhh and It’s a Good Idea.
9:30 pm–1 am at Non Sequitur Bash After-Party [97 West St. between Greenpoint Avenue and Milton Street in Greenpoint, www.nonsequiturbeer.com]. Free.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Catch a sneak peek at Regina Opera’s latest production, Puccinni’s comic one-act opera “Gianni Schicchi,” featuring Savannah Greene (pictured) as Lauretta, a poor peasant girl whose lack of a dowry can be fixed with a death, a lost will, and some light forgery. This production will have piano accompaniment — for the full orchestra, and the company’s Golden Jubilee concert, come back on Saturday!
7 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Auditorium [5902 Sixth Ave. at 60th Street in Sunset Park, (718) 259–2772, reginaopera.org]. Free.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Life, the Universe, and Everything and a Half
Catch singer-songwriter Noam Weinstein when he stops by Pete’s Candy Store tonight. He will play some of the funny, clever tunes from his latest album “42 ½,” which he says was “inspired by that magical time when both the wild innocence of a 42-year-old and the sober wisdom of a 43-year-old are just out of reach.”
9 pm at Pete’s Candy Store [709 Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson streets in Williamsburg, (718) 302–3770, www.petescandystore.com]. Free.