Five things to do in Brooklyn, Sept. 14–20
Pretty in pink: The World Famous *Bob* will host the kick-off Teaser Party for the 15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival at the Bell House on Sept. 21.
Kick off the Coney Island Film Festival with a shimmy and a shake by catching its first screening: “Obscene Beauty,” a documentary about New York’s neo-burlesque scene, featuring local figures including the World Famous *Bob* (pictured), Nasty Canasta, and Go-Go Harder. Afterwards, hit the opening party at the Freak Bar downstairs ($25).
7:30 pm at Coney Island Museum [1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372–5159, www.coneyisland.com]. $8.
Sequential art scholars Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden discuss their new book “How to read ‘Nancy,’ ” which uses a single comic strip from Ernie Bushmiller’s opus to analyze the structure, format, and business of comics.
5 pm at Spoonbill & Sugartown Books [218 Bedford Ave. between N. Fourth and N. Fifth streets in Williamsburg, (718) 387–7322, www.spoonbillbooks.com]. Free.
Grab a buddy and head to this year’s installment of the Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint food festival, where you can grab unlimited samples from local food and drink purveyors, including fried chicken spot Pies ‘n’ Thighs, oyster bar Maison Premiere, the Brooklyn Brewery, and chef Wylie Dufresne’s Du’s Donuts, among many others.
1–5 pm in East River State Park (90 Kent Ave. at N. Seventh street in Williamsburg, www.tastewg.com). Sept. 16; 1–5 pm. $55 ($85 VIP).
You wouldn’t want to live in the post-apocalyptic world of “Mad Max: Fury Road” — but it’s nice to visit! Ride with the War Boys tonight at an immersive, 360-degree screening of the action flick at party venue Brooklyn Mirage, complete with costumed performers and musical acts.
8 pm at Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave. at Meserole Street in Bushwick), www.avant-gardner.com. $16.
“X-Files” actor David Duchovny discusses his third novel “Miss Subways,” inspired by the subway-themed beauty contest that lasted from the 1940s to the ’70s. Tonight’s reading, in a dis-used subway station, will also display posters, photos, and safety campaigns from the long-running campaign.
6:30 pm at the New York Transit Museum [Boerum Place at Schermerhorn Street Downtown, (718) 694–1600, www.nytransitmuseum.org]. $25.
Posted 12:00 am, September 14, 2018