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January 26, 2018 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, Jan. 26–Feb. 1

Robosexual: The “Night of Philosophy and Ideas” at the Brooklyn Public Library on Jan. 27 will include the 4 am lecture “Can a Human have a Meaningful Relationship with a Humanoid Robot?”
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Saturday

Jan. 27

Kant stop won’t stop

Stay up for the 12-hour think-a-thon that is the “Night of Philosophy and Ideas” at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch, with lectures, debates, and performances into the wee hours. We are especially looking forward to the 2:30 am lecture “Why Your Life Needs to Suck Sometimes” and the 4 am discussion about dating robots (pictured).

7 pm–7 am at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch [10 Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100, www.bklynlibrary.org]. Free.

sunday

Jan. 28

Real Israel

The annual Brooklyn Israel Film Festival brings the best of Israeli film to the borough, and you can bring to the kids to tonight’s screening — upstairs, adults will watch “A Quiet Heart,” about a young woman in Jerusalem who becomes a target when she moves to an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, while kids watch “Guava” downstairs, a musical set in a city where humans and puppets work together.

5:30 pm at the Kane Street Synagogue Kane Street Synagogue (236 Kane St. at Tompkins Place in Cobble Hill, www.kanestreet.org/biff2018). $16 ($25 for parent and child tickets).

Tuesday

Jan. 30

Queen cuisine

Listen to the herstory of food! Former New York Times food critic and Benshonhurst native Mimi Sheraton will celebrate her 92nd birthday tonight by answering your questions, at a live recording of the podcast “The Sporkful.” Other guests on the show include comedian Aparna Nancherla and vegetarian chef Amanda Cohen.

7:30 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, www.unionhallny.com]. $15.

Wednesday

Jan. 31

Moon’s best friend

Tonight is the full moon, so you can cruise through Brooklyn’s most haunted neighborhoods at special werewolf-centric edition of the Madame Morbid Tour, where the macabre mistress will distribute plastic fangs and tell tales of the lycanthropes that lurk among us, along with the usual tales of murder and mayhem.

7 pm and 9 pm at the corner of Driggs Avenue and N. Ninth Street in Williamsburg, (585) 666–7243, www.madamemorbid.com. $49.

Thursday

Feb. 1

Dumbo it down

Get your fill of culture — and of free wine — at the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery walk. Art galleries will be open late tonight, so you can check out a futuristic installation at Art in General, paintings of mayhem at Smack Mellon, and videos being projected on the Manhattan Bridge.

6–8 pm all over Dumbo, including at Smack Mellon gallery (92 Plymouth St. at Washington Street in Dumbo, www.smackmellon.org). Free.

Updated 5:50 pm, July 9, 2018
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