Saturday, June 23: Head down to the MerÂmaid Parade early and skip the line at NaÂthan’s. If you’re going to be standing all day, you’ll need the strength you can only get from a pie from ToÂtonno’s, which has been dishing out pizza since 1924. They open at noon, so pig out quickly and then secure a good mermaid-watching spot on Surf Avenue.
Noon–8 pm at Totonno’s (1524 Neptune Ave., at West 15th Street in Coney Island). $17.95 per pie. For information, call (718) 372-8606.
To the ‘Point’
Sunday, June 24: 20 years of the POV (“Point of View”) series on PBS are being celebrated at the Brooklyn Museum with two screenings toÂday: “Made in L.A.,” a porÂtrait of garment workers in revolt, and “What I Want My Words To Do To You,” which finds vagina moÂnoÂlogist Eve Ensler (picÂtured) exploring a woÂmen’s correctional facility.
2 pm at the Brooklyn Musuem (200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Avenue in ProsÂpect Heights). Free with $8 admission, two-for-one with Metrocard For information, call (718) 628-5000.
Where there’s a Wilco
Tuesday, June 26: The kids were camped out on the sidewalk to buy tickets to tonight’s sold out Wilco show. Your best bet is to try Craig’s List or get there early and hope that someÂone’s unloading extras. If not, grab a coffee from the Uro Cafe up the block and strain to hear from the sidewalk.
8 pm at the Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave., at Eckford Street in GreenÂpoint). Sold out. For information, call (718) 387-0505.
Seales and Panthers
Thursday, June 28: The Brooklyn Academy of Music launches its “Afro-Punk Festival” toÂnight, treating the crowd to a discussion with famed Black Panther founder Bobby Seale. Two short films about the history of the Black PanÂthers will be shown and Seale will talk about the future of the movement. Bring your own beret.
7 pm at BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene). $15. For information, call (718) 636-4100.
Catch a ‘Tiger’
Friday, June 29: Boozy crooner Ryan Adams might not be playing any local shows this summer, but you can listen to his new record, “Easy Tiger” tonight. There will be giveaways and skateboarding videos projected on the walls in addition to four live bands. Go just to hear our faÂvoÂrite track, “I Taught MyÂself How to Grow Old.”
10 pm at Galapagos Art Space (70 N. Sixth St. at Wythe Avenue in WilliamsÂburg). $8. For information, call (718) 384-4586.