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Five things to do in Brooklyn, June 23–29

The People have spoken: Afrobeat band People’s Champs will play a free concert as part of the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival on July 7.
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Friday

July 7

Afrobeatic for the People

Boogie down in Prospect Park with the Brooklyn 10-piece band People’s Champs, which blends Afrobeat, indie rock, and hip-hop to make dance-party jams. The band opens for funky soul singer Musiq Soulchild at the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival show.

7 pm at Prospect Park Bandshell [enter at Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 683–5600, www.bricartsmedia.org/cb]. Free.

Saturday

July 8

Zine scene

Pick up some of Brooklyn’s best mini magazines at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest! This low-key festival at Pete’s Candy Store will feature creators selling their work inside the bar and in its backyard. Books on display include queer series “Homos in Herstory,” the comic “Stranger Than Bushwick” and guides to Brooklyn drinking spots from your friendly neighborhood bartoonist, among others.

2–7 pm at Pete’s Candy Store [709 Lorimer St. between Richardson and Frost streets in Williamsburg, (718) 302–3770, www.petescandystore.com]. Free.

Sunday

July 9

Sticking with it!

It is Stickball Day at MCU Park! See a documentary and a demonstration of the old-timey street game as the Brooklyn team, led by Jay Cusato, takes on the Staten Island stickball club — followed by the Brooklyn Cyclones facing the hated Staten Island Yankees at 4 pm.

2:30 pm at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street in Coney Island, (917) 572–2727, www.groupmatics.events/event/Stickballhall6]. $15.

Tuesday

July 11

Baby got back

It’s an ode to the tramp stamp! Local literary song group Bushwick Book Club presents a collection of new tunes inspired by comedian Amy Schumer’s memoir “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.” Expect a lot of drinking songs.

7:30 pm Barbes [376 Ninth St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues in Park Slope, (347) 422–0248, www.barbesbrooklyn.com]. $10 suggested donation.

Thursday

July 13

Suds and songs

Grab a beer and settle in for “High Notes and Low Morals” — an evening of arias from Opera on Tap, focusing on the characters you love to hate — over-the-top operatic villains! Horned helmets are not required, but they are encouraged.

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

Updated 5:57 pm, July 9, 2018
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