This is a different kind of music covers show. The latest art exhibition at the Jalopy will celebrate the distinctive jazz, folk, and classical album covers drawn by the late artist Jim Flora in the 1940s and ’50s. The show is curated by New Jersey record producer and journalist Irwin Chusid, who has just published his fourth book on the artist, and will open the exhibit with a signing and talk.
6 pm at the Jalopy Theatre [315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Red Hook, (718) 395–3214, www.jalopy.biz]. Free.
Bei-roots and all
Indie folk heroes Beirut return to Brooklyn for an outdoors show at 50 Kent, the venue formerly known as Williamsburg Park. The show is part of Northside Festival, which will be taking over venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint until June 19, with other acts including the War on Drugs, Albert Hammond Jr., and Dan Croll.
7 pm at 50 Kent (50 Kent Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, www.northsidefestival.com). $35.
It’s Father’s Day, Jim, but not as we know it. Videology is celebrating dads’ big day with a father-themed edition of its weekly “Star Trek” Sundays screening. Grab a Romulan ale and kick back with your kids or old man for seven hours of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Noon at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468, www.videology.info]. Free.
Tobias, you blowhard! “Arrested Development” star David Cross will perform at this month’s edition of variety night “Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets” at the Bell House. He will be joined by other musical and comedic guests, including Juliana Hatfield, Michael Che, Jean Grae.
8:30 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $25–$30.
I want to ride
Go down on the merry-go-round, upside down on the big dip dipper, and rediscover the magic of the classic 1975 funk track “Love Rollercoaster” before the Red Hot Chili Peppers ruined it on the soundtrack of that “Beavis and Butt-head” film, when the Ohio Players rocks Downtown’s MetroTech Commons with a free lunch-time concert.
Noon in MetroTech Commons [2 Metrotech Center between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. Free.