Saturday, September 7: Midnight ball
Brick Theater in Williamsburg is offering theater lovers a unique experience. Audience members take part in a game of intrigue, where they are both spectators and performers in a night of dancing, dueling, and romance. Playing two nights only, and with limited tickets, don’t miss out.
8 pm Brick Theater [579 Metropolitan Ave. at Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 285–3863, www.bricktheater.com]. $20. Also playing Sept. 14.
Monday, September 9: Jesus Christ
Did you see this guy on Fox News? Gaining a publicity boost from a funny interview courtesy of the cable news channel, author Reza Aslan is presenting his book “Zealot,” in Dumbo. The book looks at the life of Jesus Christ through the lens the politics and culture of his time, which were rife with radicalism and revolution in the Holy Land.
7 pm at powerHouse Arena [37 Main St., at Water Street in DUMBO, (718) 666–3049, powerhousearena.com]. $5 applied to any Aslan titles.
Tuesday, September 10: High time
Publishing house Akashic Books presents their Drug Chronicles series. Join editor Jonathan Santlofer and contributors in a reading from the “Marijuana Chronicles,” a diverse collection of short stories about the humble leaf that’s causing so much controversy.
7 pm at Word Bookstore [126 Franklin St. at Milton Street in Greenpoint, (718) 383–0096, www.wordbrooklyn.com]. Free.
Thursday, September 12: Beat it
Visit the Brooklyn Museum for a night of performance art. Participants in the Beat Festival will get together to present theatrics, music, and movements amidst the paintings and sculptures. Check out the festival’s website to see what else is planned for the week-long festival.
7 pm at the Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. near Washington Avenue in Crown Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org], free.
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Updated 10:14 pm, July 9, 2018