Where to GO this week!

Steve Solomonson


January 17

Rhyme time

There was a young poet from Britain, with whose rhymes the world became smitten. English performance poet Kate Tempest brings her Ted Hughes Award-winning show, “Brand New Ancients,” to Brooklyn. The 27-year-old phenom’s gritty rhymes are almost rap-like, as she delivers her tale of two south London families over a live musical score.

8 pm at St. Ann’s Warehouse [38 Water St. between Dock and Main streets in Dumbo, (718) 834–8794, www.stannswarehouse.org]. $25.


Feeling hot, hot, hot: Learn about the business of hot sauce, and several other fascinating topics, at “Presentation Party Night,” at Bat Haus on Jan. 19.
Associated Press / Nick Ut

January 18

Time of your life

Nobody will be putting Baby in a corner at Videology on Jan. 18, when the theater screens the 1987 slumber party classic “Dirty Dancing.” There will be trivia contests both before and after the show, so flex those spaghetti arms, put on some beige iridescent lipstick, and get ready to show off your Swayze smarts.

8 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. between South First and South Second streets in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468, www.videology.info]. $5.


January 19

Hot topics

Let it flow: British poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest is performing her Ted Hughes Award-winning show, “Brand New Ancients,” at St. Ann’s Warehouse until Jan. 19.
Photo by Pavel Antonov

Fertilize your brain while wetting your whistle, at “Presentation Party Night.” The monthly lecture series pairs talks on topics such as “The Art of Stand-up” and “The Business of Hot Sauce” with beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery and potluck-style snacks provided by the audience.

7 pm at Bat Haus [279 Starr St. between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas avenues in Bushwick, (917) 865–8660, www.presentationpartynight.com]. Free.


January 20

King for a day

There are many great Martin Luther King Jr. Day events across the borough, but BAM is hosting the biggest one of all. The keynote will be given by activist and scholar Angela Davis, plus performances by jazz and hip-hop artist Jose James and the Brooklyn Christian Cultural Center Singers.

Dirty movie: All those nights watching “Dirty Dancing” will finally pay off at Videology on Jan. 18, when the theater screens the film, bookended by two rounds of trivia.
Associated Press / Vestron Video

10:30 am at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix St. in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100, www.bam.org]. Free.


January 23

Best of S’head

Hungry for some Brooklyn cuisine that doesn’t come in a mason jar? “A Taste of Sheepshead Bay” has got what you are craving. The annual event returns, with a diverse range of neighborhood eateries such as Il Fornetto, Chayana Salom, and Anatolian Gyro serving up samples of their signature cuisines.

7 pm at Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus (3000 Emmons Ave. near Nostrand Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, taste.sheepsheadbites.com). $25–$35.

King for a day: Angela Davis will give the keynote address at BAM’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day event this year.
Associated Press / Amy Sussman/ Invision

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