Five things to do in Brooklyn, Oct. 12–18
The horror! In the short film “Hair Wolf,” actress Kara Young’s character fears that invaders are sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
Take a trip to the past at “Billie and Blue Eyes” tonight — a retro concert from crooners Catherine Russell (pictured) and John Pizzarelli, who will perform a soulful tribute to the music of Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
8 pm at On Stage at Kingsborough [2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5596, www.onstageatkingsborough.org]. $34–$39.
End your Oktoberfest with one final bash at Black Forest Fort Greene! The bier will be flowing from a tapped keg, the Brass Monkeys and Slavic Soul Party will pump out the dancing tunes, and you can order giant pretzels and schnitzel to go along with your two-liter steins of brew.
8:30 pm at Black Forest Fort Greene (733 Fulton St. between S. Elliot Place and S. Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, www.blackforestbrooklyn.com). Free.
Scream with laughter
Get your terror with a side of laughs at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival’s block of short films “Laugh Now, Die Later.” The comedy-horror collection includes the Sundance winner “Hair Wolf,” set in a black hair salon invaded by a creepy white woman who spreads “viral” whiteness through the community.
Noon at IFP Made in NY Media Center (30 John St. at Jay Street in Dumbo, www.brooklynhorrorfest.com). $16.
Double snapPete Souza, the former White House photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama, presents his new book “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,” which juxtaposes iconic images of Obama with ironic tweets, quotes, and news from the current White House occupant. Each ticket includes a copy of the book.
7:30 pm at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kingstheatre.com). $40.
Hatters gonna hat
Step through the looking glass and into the “House of the Hatter,” a bizarre walk-through art installation that will give you 90 minutes to interact with steampunk inventions, explore soundscapes, play with lasers, and sip on a pair of free cocktails. There will be plenty of photo opportunities, so at least do it for the ’gram.
4, 6, 8, and 10 pm at the House of the Hatter (1065 Pacific St. between Classon and Franklin avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, www.houseofthehatter.com). $29.
Updated 7:35 pm, December 4, 2018