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Five things to do in Brooklyn, March 2–8

Catch him while you can: Elvis Costello and the Imposters will play Brooklyn Steel on March 7, one of only three dates he has scheduled for 2018.
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Friday

March 2

Stardust memories

The exhibit “David Bowie Is” opens today at the Brooklyn Musem. We will have a full review next week, but for now, all you need to know is that it is an awesome display of the rock icon’s costumes, videos, photos, and artifacts — and that some tickets are, surprisingly, still available for opening day.

11 am–6 pm at the Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org]. $20 ($12 seniors and students).

Saturday

March 3

Album covers

Want some more Bowie? Blast off for the Way Station, where three bands will each play their favorite Bowie album, including Dolly Trolley on “Let’s Dance,” The Manimals on “Hunky Dory,” and Dalton Deschain’s Traveling Show performing “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” in its entirety.

8 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.thewaystationbk.com]. $5 suggested donation.

Monday

March 5

Soul music

With all due respect to Bowie’s “Modern Love,” the best pop song ever might be “Birdhouse in Your Soul” by They Might be Giants. Don’t believe it? Take it up with music theorist Scott Greenberg, who will analyze the song’s melody, lyrics, and arrangements to explain what makes it so great in his “Pop Music Breakdown” class tonight.

6:30 am at Brooklyn Brainery (1233 Prospect Ave. between Vanderbilt Street and Reeve Place in Windsor Terrace, www.brooklynbrainery.com). $10.

Wednesday

March 7

Elvis lives!

If living through the last few years has taught us anything, it’s to go see your musical heroes when you get the chance. Elvis Costello will be in town with his band the Imposters tonight, and it is one of only three shows he has scheduled for all of 2018. So catch the 63-year-old singer behind “Peace, Love, and Understand­ing” and “(Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes” while you can.

8 pm at Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St. at Debevoise Avenue in Williamsburg, www.bowerypresents.com/brooklyn-steel). $75.

Thursday

March 8

’Maid in Brooklyn

The dystopian tale of a fascist, misogynist theocracy gets some upbeat song-and-dance numbers and a new setting in hipster Bushwick in “Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical!” playing the Bell House tonight after three sold-out productions at Union Hall. This version is much less rapey than the HBO adaptation, say its creators.

8 pm at Bell House (149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, www.thebellhouseny.com). $15 ($10 in advance).

Updated 5:48 pm, July 9, 2018
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