June 24, 2016 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, June 17–23

Wrong way: Author Chuck Klosterman will discuss his new book “What If We’re Wrong?” on June 30.
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June 25

Grown up

Singer-songwriter Pete Sinjin, also known as “Hootenany Pete,” is a Park Slope fixture for teaching kids at the Hootenany Arthouse music school and his family-friendly tunes. This week he puts away childish things and busts out the steel guitar to launch “The Heart and the Compass,” an adult-oriented album of heartfelt tunes.

8 pm at Rock Shop (249 Fourth Ave. between President and Carroll streets in Park Slope, $10 ($8 in advance).


June 26

Breaking Fever

All Brooklynites revere the 1977 disco classic “Saturday Night Fever,” set among the hot spots of Bay Ridge. But do you know its 1983 sequel “Staying Alive,” written and directed by dance aficionado Sylvester Stallone? The film — considered one of the worst sequels of all time — screens as part of a John Travolta Double Feature from Obsolete Cinema.

4 pm at Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131,]. Free.


June 27

Bouncing boy

Basketball and opera, together at last! The new show “Bounce” concludes its three-night run at an outdoor basketball court in East Flatbush tonight. The mixed cast of operatic pros and local high school kids will bound through arias and hip-hop songs to tell a story about a basketball star who must rebound from a gunshot wound.

6 pm at Paerdegat Park (East 40th St. and Farragut Road in East Flatbush, Free.


June 28


Take a quest through time, space, and relative dimensions to the Way Station, a Doctor Who-themed bar that is a fitting setting for geeky duo the Doubleclicks, a pair of sisters who will croon songs about dinosaurs, super-villains, and tabletop games, accompanied by a cello and a meowing cat keyboard.

10 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Washington Heights, (347) 627–4949,]. $5 suggested donation.


June 30

Doubting Chuck

Word bookstore shifts to a larger location to host this reading from essayist Chuck Klosterman. The Boerum Hill writer will discuss his new book “But What If We’re Wrong” — which ponders which of our basic assumptions about the world will be upended by history — with New York Times critic Wesley Morris.

7 pm at Villain [50 N. Third St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 782-2222,]. $28 (includes a copy of the book).

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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