Five things to do in Brooklyn, July 27–Aug. 2
He doesn’t deserve you, girl!: The Hip to Hip theater company will perform “All’s Well That Ends Well,” in Fort Greene Park on July 27.
Shake it off
Troop over to Fort Greene Park tonight for an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well,” from the Hip to Hip Theater company. The rarely-performed “problem play” features a woman who follows her beloved to war, fakes her own death, disguises herself as a village maiden, and engages in bedroom shenanigans to get her man back.
7:30 pm at Fort Greene Park’s Monument Steps (Washington Park between Myrtle and Dekalb avenues, www.hiptohip.org). Free.
Indulge in an afternoon of day-drinking and Park Slope exploration at the Brooklyn Brewery’s Total Park Slope Immersion. A $15 ticket will score you a free beer at local bars McMahon’s Public House, Union Hall, High Dive, and the Gate, a free scoop of ice cream at the Chocolate Room, and discounts at local shops and restaurants from noon until 6 pm.
Noon–6 pm, starting at McMahon’s Public House (39 Fifth Ave. between Dean and Bergen streets in Park Slope, www.brooklynbased.com). $15–$25.
This is Shark Week on Discovery Channel — but why watch television when you can see the real thing? In Coney Island, the exhibit “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” will take you through nine rooms of toothy critters, letting you get up close and personal with 18 species of sharks and rays. The admission price will double after this summer, so don’t delay!
10 am–7 pm at New York Aquarium [602 Surf Ave. at W. 8 Street in Coney Island, (718) 265–3474, www.nyaquarium.com]. $15 ($12 kids).
Skate or die
Prolific tweeter, rapper, and actor Jaden Smith, who has played a space traveler and a pink-haired millionaire demon-hunter, comes down to earth in a role as a skateboarder in the new film “Skate Kitchen,” screening tonight in Greenpoint. And he will give a musical performance after the show!
8:30 pm at House of Vans [25 Franklin Street between Quay Street and Meserole Avenue in Greenpoint, (718) 349–2311, www.rooftopfilms.com]. Free with RSVP.
Who let the dogs out?
Who? Who? This question has plagued scholars throughout the ages, but now we may finally have an answer. Expert Ben Sisto, owner of more than 250 pieces of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” paraphernalia, will deliver a lecture about the origin and legacy of the abominable song by the Baha Men that was everywhere in 2000. Proceeds will go to the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition.
8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $5–$10.
Posted 12:00 am, July 27, 2018
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