Saturday, July 21: Tonight, music producer Hal Willner gathers performers including Lou Reed (pictured), Ben E. King and Howard Tate to pay homage to the late songwriter Doc Pomus. The performers will be covering Pomus’s work, so Reed fans shouldn’t go expecting to hear familiar tunes, but just might leave with new favorites.
7 pm at the Prospect Park Bandshell (enter park at Prospect Park West and Ninth Street). Free. For information, visit
He loves ‘Sea’
Sunday, July 22: Vaudevillian Trav S.D. brings his “outrageous sex comedy full of jokes and puns,” inspired by his visit to the sideshow and Mermaid Parade, to the Coney Island Museum. Following the staged reading, the author will answer audience questions; see if you can stump him with fish facts.
4 pm at the Coney Island Museum (1208 Surf Ave., at West 12th Street in Coney Island). $1. For information, call (718) 372-5159 or visit www.coneyisland.com/....shtml.
Shots at Sunny’s
Monday, July 23: If you weren’t already headed to Sunny’s in Red Hook, change your plans. Right now, veteran Brooklyn Paper photographer Tom Callan has a show at the beloved bar — including photos that first appeared in these very pages. Shots of the alcoholic variety will be available as well.
Sunny’s Bar (253 Conover St., at Reed Street in Red Hook). For information, call (718) 625-8211.
Wednesday, July 25: Tonight, husband and wife team Ben+Vesper bring their innovative, haunting sounds (but probably not their kids) to Goodbye Blue Monday. The couple’s new record, “All This Could Kill You,” features contributions from Ben’s brother and sister-in-law as well as the album’s producer and his wife. If this were a key party, what key would it be in?
9 pm at Goodbye Blue Monday (1087 Broadway at DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick). Free. For information, call (718) 453-6343.
Thursday, July 26: Stay in tonight and check out the “Reel New York” festival on Thirteen. Tonight’s four short films, “Bicycle Gangs of New York,” Coney Island 1945,” “Avenue X” and “Carnival Fantasty” all take a peek at life in Brooklyn so for one night you can lounge on the couch and take it all in.