Your guide to nightlife in Brooklyn Aug. 23–28

Where to go this week in Brooklyn

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Aug. 23


The Brooklyn Museum is almost Swoon-ed out. “Swoon: Submerged Motherlands,” the installation that has been in the gallery’s rotunda since April, is closing this weekend. The famed local street artist filled the space with a giant tree, gazebo, and boats made from salvaged refuse, so see it one last (or first) time before it sails away.

From 11 am at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. between Washington and Flatbush avenues in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000,].


Aug. 24

Five-minute rule

Regular live comedy show the Macaulay Culkin Show (which has nothing to do with the child star-turned-gimmick band frontman) is putting on a particularly massive line-up. Around 20 comedians and improv groups, including Jon Glaser, Dave Hill, Muderfist, and Manboobs, will each have five minutes to perform a set. Hilarity ensues.

7 pm at Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St. between Waterbury and Bogart streets in Williamsburg, $5.


Aug. 25

Freak out!

The home of Coney Island, Brooklyn loves a freak show. Learn about the spectacle’s storied history or just get some fashion tips when freak expert Anni Irish gives a class on sideshow culture at Brooklyn Brainery.

6:30 pm at Brooklyn Brainery [90 Underhill Ave. between Sterling and St. Johns Places in Prospect Heights, (347) 292–7246,]. $10.


Aug. 26

Get in, loser

She doesn’t even go here — but everyone is welcome at Trivia AD’s “Mean Girls” trivia night. Cast your mind back to 10 years ago (yes, it really has been that long), when Lindsay Lohan was a fresh-faced starlet, Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams were relative unknowns, and fetch was yet to happen.

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


Aug. 28

As you wish

There will be blood tonight! Also drinking — lots of drinking. A group of actors from A Drinking Game NYC will recreate the 1987 cult classic film “The Princess Bride” live on stage, while audience members down booze when famous buzz words and phrases are uttered. Just remember — you can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400,]. $15.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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