Five things to do in Brooklyn, Feb. 9–15
Fantastic: Rap duo Fantasy Grandma will lay down some freaky rhymes at Force Majeure Vaudeville on March 15.
Brooklyn jazz singer and songwriter Alicia Olatuja, who performed as a soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at Obama’s second inauguration, returns to her home borough, belting out a selection of tunes from her upcoming album “Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women.”
8 pm at Kumble Theater at Long Island University [DeKalb Avenue at Flatbush avenue Downtown, (718) 488–1624, www.kumbletheater.org]. $30.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will read from and discusses her new picture book “She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History,” along with illustrator Alexandra Boiger. The sequel to her book about 13 notable American women showcases British author J.K. Rowling, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, and Marie Curie, among others.
5 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.
Paint the town
Last week’s performance at the Brooklyn Museum sold out, but you can still get tickets to Little Cinema’s immersive presentation of “Basquiat.” The biopic about the celebrated New York painter, which features rock icon David Bowie as Andy Warhol, will get original dance numbers, aerial performances, live music from Basquiat’s friend Brian Kelly, and video projections. With another showing on March 14.
8 pm at House of Yes [2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick, (646) 838–4937, www.houseofyes.org]. $30–$45.
Call me Al
Celebrate Einstein’s 139th birthday with science, history, puppets, and beer! The group Astronomy on Tap will host “Our Friend Albert,” an evening of quick lectures from four different astro-scientists, intermixed with scenes from a puppet show about Einstein and his wife, titled “Friends Call Me Albert.”
8 pm at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). $10.
Magician Tanya Solomon hosts Force Majeure Vaudeville, a monthly showcase of bizarre talent. Tonight’s edition will feature a pair sex-positive rapping grandmothers (Fantasy Grandma, pictured), a hat juggler, a flex dancer, a strongwoman, gender-shredding burlesque artist Poison Ivy, and more.
9 pm at Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave. between Jefferson and Troutman streets in Bushwick), www.cobraclubbk.com. $15 ($10 in advance).
Updated 5:48 pm, July 9, 2018