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May 23

Queer as rock

Feel like there just ain’t no mountain high enough? Try to tackle the gay, bi, and transgender group Crux’s queer rock-climbing event at Brooklyn Boulders. Rock your sexiest gym gear because post-climb the group will mosey over to nearby Canal Bar for an after-party.

7–10 pm at Brooklyn Boulders [575 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, (347) 834–9066,]. $19 for Crux members; $32 for the general public.


May 24

Get clayed

Clay has made many momentous appearances on film — take Demi Moore’s wheel-throwing seduction scene in “Ghost” or a blind lady’s creepy recreation of Lionel Richie’s face in his video for “Hello.” Go all “Wallace & Gromit” and add to clay’s cinematic resume by taking Animation League’s “Working with Clay” workshop.

3–6 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468,]. $45.


May 25

Crowded with a chance of meatballs

Riddle us this: if an eclectic food festival is in Brooklyn Heights on Sundays rather than Williamsburg, should it still be called “Smorgasburg?” Wouldn’t “Brooklyn Beights,” “The B-Q-Eats,” or “Brooklyn Bridge Pork, Pies, and Pickles” be more appropriate? Anyhow, make sure to arrive early if you plan on beating the long lines.

11 am–6 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 [320 Furman St. behind the soccer field in Brooklyn Heights,]. Free.


May 27

The taming of the brew

If hitting the bar during intermission is your favorite part of the theater-going experience, get your Arthur Miller Genuine Draft on at TinyRhino’s “The Theatrical Drinking Game.” Six playwrights will present 10-minute plays with the same five dramatic elements. Whenever you see one occur on stage, you take a sip of your Sidecar Named Desire.

8 pm at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus,]. $10.


May 28

Hops quiz

Do you know the world record for spitting a cherry pit, when The Runaway’s hit “Cherry Bomb” was written, and what popular children’s television show featured a talking piece of furniture named “Chairy?” If so, we’ve cherry picked the perfect event for you — trivia night at Cherry Tree. Unload your wealth of useless knowledge that would make a Snapple cap blush.

9 pm at Cherry Tree [65 Fourth Ave. between Bergen and Dean streets in Park Slope, (718) 399–1353]. Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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