The best things to do in Brooklyn, Feb. 28–March 5

They put the fun in fund-raiser: Filmmakers Jay Cusato and Rob Martin will host a fund-raiser on Feb. 29 in order to finish their documentary on the history of Farrell’s.
Photo by Ben Verde

Friday, Feb. 28

Out and about

Sneak over to Industry City for a free screening of Rian Johnson’s delightful, Oscar-snubbed “Knives Out,” featuring a murdered patriarch, a house full of suspects, and Chris Evans’s sweater. If you’ve seen it before, you can download the director’s commentary from www.knivesout.movie/#commentary and catch it with an whole new perspective.

8 pm at the Industry City Factory Floor (268 36th St. between Second and Third avenues, Sunset Park, rooftopfilms.com). Free.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Raising the bar

Celebrate one of Brooklyn’s great bars by raising cash for “Why Farrell’s?” a documentary about the iconic Windsor Terrace saloon, which has been open since 1933. The event will feature clips from the upcoming film, a talk from the documentarians, and an chance to bid on authentic Farrell’s gear, including some of the soon-to-be-extinct styrofoam cups.

7 pm at Shepherd’s Hall (245 Prospect Park West between Windsor Place and Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace, www.whyfarrells.com). $35 ($30 in advance).

Sunday, March 1

In their Cups

Sunday marks the end of New York City Beer Week, and you can meet every brewer in town at the Ruppert’s Cup ceremony and brunch. A special beer from each brewery will be on tap on the serve-yourself wall, so you can sample them each and then vote for who deserves to win the prestigious Ruppert’s Cup.

Noon–2 pm at Randolph Beer Dumbo [82 Prospect St. between Pearl and Jay streets in Dumbo, (646) 383–3623, www.randolphbeer.com]. Free.


Wednesday, March 4

Touch of Gray

Raspy-voiced soul singer Macy Gray has released nine albums since her 1999 mega-hit “I Try,” with new influences cropping up on each, so stop by Brooklyn Bowl tonight and catch up on on her long career. Newcomer Maris, a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, opens.

8 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brooklynbowl.com]. $30 ($27 in advance).

Thursday, March 5

Tech time

Step into the future at Teknopolis 2020, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s annual celebration of interactive technology. Highlights include a mirror that reflects the viewer in the style of various painters, a game of “light pong,” and air guitars you can actually play.

7 pm at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl. between Hanson Place and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). $45 ($18–$25 kids).