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Aug. 1

Stepping out

Because the “plots” were just filler anyway, Williamsburg bar-theater Videology will play just the dance scenes from the four “Step Up” films (yes, they have made four; a fifth is on its way). The screening will be accompanied by a drinking game and a contest to identify actual dialogue from the films. Hot tip — “Yo, why my crib smell like Funyuns, broccoli and ball sweat?” is a real line.

7 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468,]. Free.


Aug. 2

Islands rhythms

This month’s edition of Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum will celebrate the borough’s Caribbean community. In addition to dance, art, and film events, there will be live music from the Caribbean American Sports and Cultural Youth Movement Steel Orchestra, Heritage O.P., Melanie Charles, and Request Band.

4:30 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Parkway between Washington and Flatbush avenues in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000,]. Free.


Aug. 3

Bard Ridge

A Ridge by any name would smell as sweet. The Brooklyn Shakespeare Festival returns to Owl’s Head Park, this time with a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The 60-minute version of the tragedy will run three times throughout the day. There will also be a performance of renowned Shakespearean play “Robin Hood” at 4 pm, and live guitar and flute music between shows.

Noon, 2:45 pm, and 6 pm at Owl’s Head Park Overlook (68th Street and Colonial Road in Bay Ridge). Free.


Aug. 4

Telling tales

Fiction gets some fresh air at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Books Beneath the Bridge reading series. This edition will be curated by Greenpoint’s Word bookstore, and will feature two authors of modern (adult) fairy tales — Genevieve Valentine, author of “The Girls at the Kingfisher Club,” and Kate Bernheimer, whose upcoming novel is “How A Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairytales.”

7 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Granite Prospect (Near Furman and Old Fulton streets, Free.


Aug. 5


You’re a trivia wizard, Harry! Potterheads can test their knowledge of “the boy who lived” and his magical pals at Trivia AD’s Harry Potter trivia night. Sorry, Daniel Radcliffe fans — all five rounds will be about the books only. Get in early to get a seat.

8 pm at the Tea Lounge [837 Union St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues in Park Slope, (718) 789–2762,].

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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