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Five things to do in Brooklyn, June 22–28

Bottom’s up!: Queen Titania (Vanessa Butler) will romance big-eared Bottom (Corey Whelihan) in Smith Street Stage’s modern-day production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
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Friday

June 22

Bottom’s up!

Smith Street Stage looks at Shakespeare’s mythical story of fairies and star-crossed lovers through the eyes of everyday New Yorkers in its production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which officially opens tonight.

7:30 pm in Carroll Park (Carroll Street at Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, www.smithstreetstage.org). Free.

Saturday

June 23

Game day

Check out a film shot, set, and screening in Sunset Park! “En El Septimo Dia,” follows seven days in the life of Jose, a bicycle delivery worker scheduled to work on the same day that his soccer team plays in the Sunset Park finals. Filmmaker Jim McKay and some of the cast members will discuss the movie after the screening.

8 pm at Pier 4 of Brooklyn Army Terminal (140 58th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, www.rooftopfilms.com). Free with RSVP.

Sunday

June 24

Cheesy holiday

Sacre bleu! It’s Saint Jean-Baptiste Day! This is a very important public holiday celebrated on June 24 in the Canadian province of Quebec for some reason. Why it matters to you: Canadian bar UpNorth will give away free poutine all day! So come get your fill of french fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Note: UpNorth will offer this deal again on Canada Day, July 1.

2 pm–4 am at UpNorth [17 Wyckoff Ave. between Jefferson and Troutman streets in Bushwick, (718) 456–1700, www.upnorthbk.com]. Free.

tuesday

June 26

Funny girl

Comedian Kerry Coddett hosts the second installment of this new monthly stand-up series, where teenage girls share the stage with professional funny women. Tonight features Negin Farsad, Jordan Carlos, Maeve Press, and Ruby Karp, the 16-year-old author of “Earth Hates Me,” among others.

7:30 pm at the Williamsburg Hotel [96 Wythe Ave. at N. 10th Street in Williamsburg, (718) 362–8100, www.thewilliamsburghotel.com]. $10.

Wednesday

June 27

Poor Ezra

It’s a celebration of the 1990s tonight in Coney Island! Alt-rockers Better Than Ezra will open for Barenaked Ladies, who will bust out their songs about Kraft dinner, Chinese chicken, and non-food–related topics. Singer-songwriter KT Turnstall also plays — she’s great, but kind of ruins the ’90s theme we’ve got going on.

7 pm at Ford Amphitheater (3052 West 21st Street at the Boardwalk in Coney Island, www.fordamphitheaterconeyisland.com). $15–$173.

Updated 5:42 pm, July 9, 2018
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