Saturday, May 23: What could possibly be better than chilling on the Coney Island Boardwalk with an Iced Astro-Mocha and delicious Cotton-Candy-Butterscotch Muffin? How about flashdancing at Coney Island’s most glamorous roller rink? Come to Lola Staar’s Dreamland Roller Rink seasonal grand opening. Finally, some action in Coney!
7 pm. Dreamland Roller Rink Grand Summer Opening [3052 West 21 St. at the Coney Island Boardwalk in Coney Island, (800) 362-5116]. $12
Sex, drugs & readings
Tuesday, May 26: It’s double-barrelled rock and roll excess! Ben Greenman offers excerpts from “Please Step Back,” about a fictional 1970s funk rocker, and Mike Edison (pictured) reads from “I Have Fun Everywhere I Go,” his memoir of “pot, porn, punk rock ... and the most notorious magazines in the world.” That says it all.
7 pm. Mike Edison at BookCourt [163 Court St. between Pacific and Dean streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 875-3677]. Free. 7:30 pm. Ben Greenman at Word [126 Franklin St. at Milton Street in Greenpoint, (718) 383-0096]. Free.
Oy vey all night
Thursday, May 28: Tonight, Congregation B’nai Avraham hosts an all-night Torahthon in celebration of Shavuot. In keeping with the holiday’s tradition of turning Torah study into an endurance sport, speaker after learned speaker, including Rabbi Simcha Weinstein (a man so gifted that he could make an atheist reconsider — if only for the blintzes!), will offer insights.
11:30 pm. Torah-thon at B’nai Avraham [117 Remsen St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 596-4840]. Free.
Out of this world
Friday, May 29: There’s something very alluring about space travel, something that has spawned decades of comic books and posters featuring giant rocket ships, heroic men in space suits, and evil, lizard-like Communist space monsters. And that’s exactly what you’ll get at this show, featuring payloads of genuine Space Race–era artwork from both sides of the Iron Curtain.
7 pm. Outer Space 2.0 at Brooklyn Frame Works [142 Fifth Ave. between Douglass and Baltic streets in Park Slope, (718) 399-6613]. Free.
Only the dead …
Saturday, May 30: Green-Wood Cemetery is just dead on Saturday nights, but there’s really no better place if you want to explore catacombs by flashlight, accompanied by a live accordionist and the light of a full moon. You will need to bring a flashlight, and sign a waiver, for this tour. Also, we’re not responsible for zombie attacks.
9 pm. Moonlight walk in Green-Wood Cemetery [25th St. at Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768-7300]. $20.