September 6, 2019 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, Sept. 6–12

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Sept. 6

Long live the King

Flatbush’s opulent movie palace the Kings Theatre turns 90 this weekend! Celebrate the birthday of the Art Deco arthouse theater by getting a glass of wine and a Happy Hour Tour of its 3,500-seat auditorium. The space received a $94 million renovation in 2015, and recently added an outdoor courtyard and a comedy space in the lobby.

6:30 p.m. at the Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Beverly Road and Tilden Avenue in Flatbush, $30.


Sept. 7

Furry face

The hirsute hordes will gather at the beach on Saturday night for the Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition. Wonder at the strange and extravagant facial hair on display, in categories that include “Coney Island Curl,” for the best styled moustache, and “Hokum and Hoodwinked” for the best fake beard.

8 p.m. at Coney Island USA [1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372–5159], $25.


Sept. 8

Book ‘em!

Sure, audiobooks are great, but have you tried actual paper? The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair celebrates the beauty of old-school bound volumes, along with art prints and rare papers. Drop by to browse the books, examine a special exhibit on the history of Afrofuturism, or join the “show and tale” to share a story about your favorite children’s book.

11 a.m.–5 p.m. at Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St. at Franklin Street in Greenpoint). $10 ($8 in advance).


Sept. 9

Buzz thrill

Start your Oktoberfest early with a visit to the Brooklyn Beerlesque, a night of suds where the stars of the evening will wear a little less than lederhosen. Your ticket will get you tasting flight of fine beers, and the performances will be paired with entertaining insights into the nature of the brews.

8 p.m. Brooklyn Brewery [79 N. 11th St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 486–7422], $35.


Sept. 11

Jen and juice

Comedian Jen Kirkman is in town, which does not happen often enough! Since her Netflix special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine),” she has appeared five times on “Drunk History” and written for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” so expect plenty of fresh material for tonight’s show.

8 p.m. at the Bell House (149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus), $30.

Posted 12:00 am, September 6, 2019
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