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The best things to do in Brooklyn, March 13-20 • Brooklyn Paper

The best things to do in Brooklyn, March 13-20

Getting ahead: The rock opera "Bloody Brains in a Juke Box" will deliver plenty of blood and brains, at Coney Island USA through the end of the month.
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Saturday, March 14

Brain candy

Coronavirus update: Organizers are currently deciding whether or not to postpone the show. Best to call ahead.

This is the official opening night for “Bloody Brains in a Juke Box,” a satirical sci-fi rock opera that pits mid-century celebrities against a flying, brain-eating jukebox — possibly the greatest sentence ever written. The latest bloody masterpiece from Coney Island’s unofficial mayor, Dick Zigun, continues through the end of the month.

8 pm at Coney Island USA [1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372–5159, www.coneyisland.com]. $30.

Sunday, March 15

Erin go bros!

Coronavirus update: The music has been canceled — the Cogan Brothers and Mark Farley are just too popular, and would pack the place! But Hamilton’s remains open, if you’d like to stop by for a Guinness.

It is the Ides of March, and Irish Ides are smiling! Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration a little early by seeing five-piece band the Cogan Brothers and Mark Farley, who will perform traditional Irish ballads at this afternoon bash. Grab a Guinness and sing along — the craic will be mighty!

4–7 pm at Hamilton’s [2826 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. at E. Fourth Street in Windsor Terrace, (718) 438–0488, www.hamiltonsbrooklyn.com]. Free.

Tuesday, March 17

Curry up

Coronavirus update: Masti is still open! Nothing has changed! Stop by and get some great food, or — if  you are in Williamsburg — you can have it delivered. 

On St. Patrick’s Day, avoid the corned beef and cabbage crowd by going for upscale Indian, at new spot Masti Indian Grill & Chaat Bar. Start with some elevated Indian street foods (“chaat”), including a delightful Bhel Puri (pictured), then move on to the list of 16 rich, filling curries, inspired by the head chef’s stint at the Famous Curry Bazaar in London.

4:30–10 pm at Masti (184 Havemeyer St. between S. Third and S. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, (718) 599–1516, www.mastinyc.com). Curries $14–$17.

Wednesday, March 18

Puppet power

Coronavirus update: Both locations of Nitehawk are closed for now

The first-ever feature-length animated film “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” gets a special screening tonight at Nitehawk. The 1926 silent shadow-puppet story of Prince Achmed and his magic, flying horse will receive a live soundtrack from the band Morricone Youth, which specializes in performing and reinterpreting old film scores.

6:30 pm at Nitehawk Prospect Park (188 Prospect Park West at 14th Street in Park Slope, nitehawkcinema.com/prospectpark). $18.

Friday, March 20

Faint praise

Coronavirus update: The show will go on! According to a publicist, Irondale wants “to offer the community a place of peace and inspiration in these times!” 

Check out an comedic work-in-progress: “The Fainting Room.” This one-woman show from Becca Bernard closes the Irondale’s “On Women” play festival with a historic story of hysteria, as a woman travels back to the 1890s to deal with quack doctors, undergo absurd experiments, and meet with an anthropomorphic vibrator.

7:30 pm at Irondale Center [85 S. Oxford St. between Lafayette Ave. and Greene Ave. in Fort Greene, (718) 488-9233, www.irondale.org]. $20.

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