January 19, 2018 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, Jan. 12–18

Queen bee: Bobby Hankinson hosts the “Kweendom” gay comedy show at Pete’s Candy Store on Jan. 19.
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Jan. 19

Queen for a night!

Affix your crown for the “Kweendom” comedy show at Pete’s Candy Store, a night of comedy so gay that it sparkles, spins, and is “sure to make Mike Pence uncomforta­ble.” The night is hosted by Bobby Hankinson (pictured), and features Jeena Bloom, Gregory W. Hall, Ashley Gavin, and Ken Schultz. Donations will go to the Ali Forney center for gay youth.

7 pm at Pete’s Candy Store [709 Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson streets in Williamsburg, (718) 302–3770,]. $5 suggested donation.


Jan. 20

Blades of glory

Go back to the future of the 1980s this weekend when Syndicated movie theater-bar-restaurant offers back-to-back screenings of “Blade Runner” and its sequel “Blade Runner 2049.” Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling will provide all the android-hunting action you could ask for in a stylish, neon-drenched future!

5:45 pm and 8:30 pm at Syndicated (40 Bogart St. in Bushwick, $11 for both.


Jan. 21

Mind under matter

Catch the final performance of “femme pathos” this afternoon, a queer dance-theater spectacle that delves “Inception”–style into main character Claire’s brain, where doctors and mysterious lords try to expel a psychic parasite. The show is part of the Exponential Festival of experimental theater happening all over the borough.

2 pm at the Brick [575 Metropolitan Ave. between Union and Lorimer streets in Williamsburg, (866) 811–4111,]. $20.


Jan. 24

Heart of glass

It’s art you can see through! Tonight, the UrbanGlass arts group unveils its “Pushing Buttons” show of artists who combine traditional glasswork with multimedia elements, including Jim Campbell’s glass encased “Portrait of My Mother,” which is linked to a recording of the artist’s heartbeat, along with work from seven other artists.

6–8 pm at UrbanGlass [647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 625–3685,]. Free.


Jan. 25

Felt funny

The ghost of Jim Henson will curse two comedians to life as puppets in “Puppets Presents” comedy show at Littlefield, where string-and-stuffing versions of Carmen Lagala and Kelsey Caine will introduce and interview comedians Hari Kondabolu, Jo Firestone, Janelle James, and more.

8:30 pm at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, $10 ($8 in advance).

Updated 5:50 pm, July 9, 2018
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