Sunday, April 29: This afternoon, the 12-member Children of AGAPE singing group will be performing their only public concert this year at the Kane Street Synagogue. The show will be a fundraiser for the AGAPE Orphanage in Durban, South Africa, which burned down two years ago. You can also catch these kids singing in the documentary “We Are Together.”
2 pm at the Kane Street Synagogue (236 Kane St. between Court and Clinton streets in Cobble Hill). $20, $10 for kids. For information, call 965-1111.
Tuesday, May 1: Installation artist Youme Landowne brings her “People’s Democratic Republic of Brooklyn” show to the Brooklyn Public Library. Tonight, the artist will speak while attendees have a chance to view the handmade Brooklyn passports that she has constructed. Leave home early — customs can be a real hassle.
6 pm at the Brooklyn Public Library’s central branch (on Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway). Free. For information, call (718) 230-2100 or visit www.brooklynpublicli....
Wednesday, May 2: Tickets to the St. Ann’s Warehouse Gala Benefit might be expensive, but in a world of stuffy fundraisers and cold mini quiche, this evening is bound to stand out. Instead of a string quartet, St. Ann’s will be premiering Hal Willner’s “Rogues Gallery Live,” a collection of sea songs, pirate ballads and chanteys. With the woeful decline of pirate-themed nights out, this is a truly rare opportunity.
6:30 pm at St. Ann’s Warehouse (38 Water St. at Main Street in DUMBO). $250 and up. For information, call (718) 834-8794 x11.
Thursday, May 3: BAMCinematek continues their “Ball of Fire: Barbara Stanwyck Centennial” celebration with “Meet John Doe,” a 1941 Frank Capra film that finds the Brooklyn-born Stanwyck playing a brassy newspaper reporter — our very favorite kind — who prints a fake letter to the editor and spends two hours scrambling to cover for her lies.
7 pm and 9: 30 pm at BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene). $10. For information, call (718) 636-4100.
Friday, May 4: It might not be warm enough for the beach, but for Witches in Bikinis, the borough’s horror rock super group, it’s always swimsuit season. The six “Alien Surfer Babes” will be heading to the Hook — on some sort of broomstick-surfboard hybrid, presumably — for the Emergenza Music Festival.
8:30 pm at the Hook (18 Commerce St. between Richards and Dwight streets in Red Hook). $12 in advance, $18 at the door. For information, call (718) 797-3007.