Five things to do in Brooklyn, Aug. 31–Sept. 6
On their thrones: The Trash Twins will host a dirty burlesque show at Coney Island on Aug. 31.
Enjoy the fireworks on the Boardwalk, and then check out the sparkly Sideshow action, where the Trash Can Twins — hula-hooper Pinkie Special and ballet dancer Li’l Miss Lixx — present a steaming hot burlesque show titled “Dumpster Dive,” filled with trashy entertainment and an appearance from Julie Atlas Muz as “Juicy Hardcore.”
10 pm at Sideshows by the Seashore (1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th St. in Coney Island, www.coneyisland.com). $15.
All about that base
Return to Coney the next afternoon to catch the penultimate match of the season, when the Brooklyn Cyclones face off against the hated Staten Island Yankees! The first 1,000 kids will get a baseball with a picture of a cartoon pigeon by Mo Willems, and grown-ups can show up early for the $45 “Baseball You Can Drink” special.
6 pm at MCU Park [1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th St. in Coney Island, (718) 449–8497], www.brooklyncyclones.com. $12–$19 ($10–$17 in advance).
Everyone is out of town for the holiday weekend, so take advantage of the lack of crowds to slip into Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop, the latest spot from the delicious pizza purveyor. Try the Hellboy slice, made with pepperoni and Mike’s Hot Honey — and you can take it out to enjoy it with a waterfront view!
11 am–midnight at Paulie Gee’s Slice Joint (110 Franklin St. at Noble Street in Greenpoint, www.pauliegee.com/slice-shop). Hellboy slice $4.25.
Shake your tail feather
Brooklyn’s biggest parade will shimmy its way down Eastern Parkway this afternoon, as floats, steel pan bands, and thousands of men and women in feathered outfits flood the street. Drop by the West Indian American Day Parade to gawk at the outfits, sample some roti, and dance to the music!
11 am–6 pm on Eastern Parkway (between Schenectady Avenue and Grand Army Plaza in Crown Heights, www.wiadcacarnival.org). Free.
Get the point
The Jack theater revives “Athena,” its play filled with swashbuckling swordplay from early in 2018, for another two-week run. The show, from Crown Heights playwright Gracie Gardner, follows a pair of teenage girls preparing for the Junior Olympics in fencing, as they compete both on and off the dueling ground.
8 pm at Jack (505 Waverly Ave. between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue in Clinton Hill, www.jackny.org). $25 ($18 for those younger than 30).
Posted 12:00 am, August 31, 2018