September 27, 2019 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, Sept. 27–Oct. 3

Village voices: The band Guided By Voices played a sold-out show at Industry City last year, but you can still score tickets for its concert on Sept. 27.
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Sept. 27

Guiding light

Indie-rock band Guided By Voices will host the penultimate show in Industry City’s summer concert series tonight. The band is known for its epic concerts, featuring 50 or 60 songs each night, and since there will be no opening act, this might be another epic evening.

8 pm at Industry City Courtyard 1-2 (238 36th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, $42 ($35 in advance).


Sept. 28

All aboard!

Take a trip back to the early 20th century with a ride on a Brooklyn Rapid Transit elevated car from 1903! The antique choo-choo — and three other vintage locomotives — will chug along a round-trip route to and from Brighton Beach station all afternoon, as part of the New York Transit Museum’s “Parade of Trains.” All it costs is a swipe of your MetroCard!

11 am–4 pm at Brighton Beach B/Q Station [Brighton Beach Avenue in Brighton Beach, (718) 694–1600,]. $2.75.


Sept. 29

Funky fest

Brooklyn’s biggest street party takes over Atlantic Avenue today! The Atlantic Antic will feature bounce houses and pony rides for kids, beer stands for the adults, and 11 stages offering something for everyone — including the main stage at Court Street, where fantastic funk and soul band the Get It will close the festival at 5 pm.

Noon–6 pm on Atlantic Avenue [between Fourth Avenue and the waterfront in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Brooklyn Heights (718) 875–8993,]. Free.


Oct. 2

Over dues

The Brooklyn Historical Society will kick off its month-long examination of the legacy of slavery, titled “400 Years of Inequality,” with a panel discussion that makes the case for reparations. New York Times contributor Rachel Swarns and a panel of experts will discuss the topic, focusing on Georgetown University’s recent efforts to atone for selling slaves in the ealry 1800s.

6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111,]. $15.


Oct. 3

Cancel plans

Many national comedians seem unclear on the difference between being criticized and being censored, so some of Brooklyn’s local comics would like to weigh in. Join Kerry Coddett, Judy Gold, and some academic experts at “Laughing Matters,” a live taping of the television show #BHeard, as they discuss cancel culture, accountability, and when comedy becomes offensive.

7 pm at Bric House [647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 683–5600,]. Free with RSVP.

Posted 12:00 am, September 27, 2019
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