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Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 25–31

Grave tidings: Comedians from the Secret Society of the Sisterhood will wear robes and tell funny stories by candlelight at Green-Wood Cemetery on May 29.
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Friday

May 25

Dead lines

Delve into a cartoon afterlife at the art exhibit “Himbad and The Ninth Wave,” a collection of 24 pieces from British street artist Himbad that combine Egyptian mythology with deviant characters. You will definitely recognize the gallery — Himbad has also decorated its entryway.

7–11 pm at Third Ethos Gallery (154 Knickerbocker Ave. between George and Melrose streets in Bushwick), www.3rdethos.com. Free.

Saturday

May 26

Toon down

Our morbid cartoons theme continues on Saturday with “Dark Toons,” a collection of creepy cartoons screening in Industry City. The animated anthology includes a cartoon version Hieronymus Bosch’s afterlife painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” fish stuck in trees, and astronauts exploring the solar system.

8:30 pm at Industry City Courtyard 5-6 (Second Avenue between 34th and 35th streets in Sunset Park), www.rooftopfilms.com. $16.

Sunday

May 28

High five!

The Citi Bike program is five years old today! If you have not yet signed up for the ubiquitous blue bike rental system, you can download the app and ride for free today! And a “Citi Bike Five Year Anniversary Celebration” at Smorgasburg in Prospect Park will offer birthday cake, free prizes, and a discount for new bikers.

11 am–6 pm at Breeze Hill in Prospect Park (enter at Lincoln Road at Ocean Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, www.citibikenyc.com). Free.

Tuesday

May 29

Cult following

Creep to the graveyard tonight for “The Secret Society of The Sisterhood,” a new storytelling event “for women and fierce allies” that meets during the full moon. The group wears robes and performs by candlelight, but you can just show up to hear tales from actress Amber Tamblyn and writer Trish Nelson, and music from Kaki King.

7 pm at the Green-Wood Cemetery Chapel Brooklyn Historical Society [500 25th St. at Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080, www.green-wood.com]. $30 ($25 in advance).

Thursday

May 31

Dizzying heights

The ethereal dream-pop band Dizzy sings of “sneaking smiles at the boys on the rooftops” in its new single “Pretty Thing,” and there may be no better spot to hear that song than the new rooftop bar at Bushwick music venue Elsewhere, where the Ontario band will perform tonight.

6–11 pm at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave. between Gardner and Scott avenues in Bushwick, www.elsewherebrooklyn.com). Free with RSVP.

Updated 5:44 pm, July 9, 2018
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