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June 27


It is the Goblin King versus Prince! The latest edition of Littlefield’s monthly Head On dance battle will pit the tunes of David Bowie against those of the artist formerly and once again known as Prince. A pair of DJs will spin each artist, while audience members make their preference between the Thin White Duke and the Purple One known by dancing hardest for their favorite.

11 pm at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Third Avenues, in Gowanus, (718) 855–3388,]. Free.


June 28

Rhyme time

Say a hip, hop, the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop at Brooklyn Bowl’s new weekly Hip Hop Karaoke night, kicking off its summer residency tonight. Fulfill all your dreams of hip-hop stardom (minus the money and fame) by busting out “Brooklyn Zoo” and “Brooklyn’s Finest” — or even other songs that are not about Brooklyn — to an adoring crowd.

9 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369,]. $5–$8.


June 29

No strings attached

Go walking with dinosaurs at the Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn. A roaring 15-foot T. Rex from New Jersey’s Field Station: Dinosaurs will pay a visit to the Park Slope fest, alongside less terrifying puppets — including alligators, tigers, and tap-dancing cats — from hosts Puppetry Arts New York.

11 am–3 pm at Washington Park (Fourth Street and Five Avenue in Park Slope, Free entry.


June 1

Spike it

It is the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing,” and Crooklyn has got jungle fever, with a retrospective of the Brooklyn-born filmmaker’s joints running at the Brooklyn Academy of Music June 30–July 10. Don’t get bamboozled — get on the bus and get down to tonight’s screening of “Mo’ Better Blues.”

9 pm at BAM Rose Cinemas [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100,]. $13.


July 2

Welcome to the jungle

Newish New Yorkers author Jon Ronson (formerly of Wales via London) and comedian Maeve Higgins (formerly of Ireland) host a new monthly talk and comedy show called I’m New Here — Can You Show Me Around?, featuring interviews and stand-up with other folks who have made this fair city their home. Just keep an eye out for undercover Department of Homeland Security agents.

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. near Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400,]. $10.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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