Why read comics when you can see them live on stage? Chicago reading series “Brain Frame” returns to Brooklyn, where a host of local comic and zine artists will interpret their paper-based works as performances. The night promises to include comics done as an R&B song, a quiz, and a rap, while one artist has turned hers into a sculpture, which she will smash on stage.
8 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street, (718) 222–4111, www.brookl
The sun is finally out, which means it is outdoor fair season in Brooklyn. The Prospect Park Fair leads the charge, with a day of food trucks and family-friendly activities. Park lovers of all ages can play 19th-century lawn games, while kids can get their face painted, meet the Brooklyn Cyclones’ Sandy the Seagull, and enjoy the unique stylings of Uncle Majic “the hip hop magician.”
11 am–4 pm at the Prospect Park Bandshell [Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 683–5600, prospectpark.org]. Free.
How is the Gallery Players gonna pay? Last year’s rent? Perhaps with this production of the popular ’90s musical. The Park Slope theater claims to have “reinvented” the show, with nary a striped scarf in sight. This performance will be followed by a discussion about the play and the real AIDS epidemic.
3 pm at Gallery Players [199 14th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 595–0547, www.galler
Dine out at dozens of Brooklyn eateries and bars in one night, when the annual “Tasting Brooklyn” event returns. Snack and sip on unlimited samples from the likes of Martha, Dosa Royale, Luke’s Lobster, Baked, Tchoup Shop, the Pines, and many more, while listening to tunes from DJ Nutritious.
6:30–9 pm at the Green Building (452 Union St. between Bond and Nevins streets in Gowanus, brooklynex
Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi celebrates the intermarriage of klezmer and jazz music from the 1920s to ’50s, at “Jews, Jazz and Pastrami.” Tunes from Cab Calloway to Dave Tarras harken back to an era when, the organizers say, “Jewish musicians learned to speak ‘jive’, while African American musicians … dug the Jewish deli cuisine after their gig.”
7 pm at the Central Library, Dweck Center [10 Grand Army Plaza between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100, www.bklynp