Five things to do in Brooklyn, April 13–19
The aye-brows have it: Funnyman Robert Dean will perform at the “Comedians You Should Know” show at the Gutter Bar on April 18.
House of brews
You survived the workweek, and you deserve a drink! Possibly a lot of drinks. So visit the Beer Mansion in the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank, where Brooklyn Brewery will host a beer bash with tastings from seven breweries, as well as chocolate stout ice cream from Oddfellows, and four rooms of music, comic books, and video games. The party continues with two sessions on Saturday.
6–10 pm at the Weylin (175 Broadway at Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, www.brooklynbrewerypresents.com). $65 ($120 VIP).
Hidden in a backyard shed in Williamsburg is a new exhibit of moving metal sculptures. Alexandra Limpert’s “Reverie” show, opening tonight in the tiny Holland Tunnel Gallery, features figures complete with cranks you can turn to open their eyes or flap their wings, along with immobile iron flowers and plants.
6–8 pm at Holland Tunnel Gallery (between 61 and 59 S. Third St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 384–5738, www.hollandtunnelgallery.com]. Free.
Forget scrolling through Amazon pages and Etsy sites, and return to an era when you could just walk into a store and find whatever you needed. Michael Lisicky, author of “Abraham & Straus: It’s Worth a Trip from Anywhere,” and a former guest on Brooklyn Paper Radio
, discusses the hidden history of “A&S,” Brooklyn’s Downtown shopping emporium for more than 100 years.
6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111], www.brooklynhistory.org. $5.
Comedian Robert Dean, who launched his stand-up album “It’s not Easy Being Dean” last week, drops by weekly show Comedians You Should Know before setting out on his nationwide tour. Hear him poke fun at his prodigious eyebrows, breakfast foods, and PowerPoint skills when he performs alongside Doug Smith, Joyelle Johnson, and others.
9 pm at The Gutter [200 N. 14th St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 387–3585, thegutterbrooklyn.com]. $10 ($5 in advance).
Past de deux
Jump into the opening night of “Revisionist History,” Brooklyn Ballet’s new evening-length look at the history of dance, from Isadora Duncan’s 1905 ballet “Chopin Dances” to an original work-in-progress that combines hip-hop and ballet dancers. Tonight’s show will feature an opening reception with behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process.
6:30 pm at Actors Fund Arts Center [160 Schermerhorn St. between Smith and Hoyt streets Downtown, (718) 640–1843, www.brooklynballet.org]. $75 ($25 for performance only at 8 pm).
Updated 5:46 pm, July 9, 2018