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Five things to do in Brooklyn, March 20–25

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Friday

March. 20

Goon dance

Darlin’, save the laugh dance for me at Triskelion Arts’ annual Comedy in Dance Festival, where around 25 dancers and troupes will perform choreography with a comedic bent in the studio’s new digs. Performances at the fest, which runs through March 22, will incorporate magic, trick-roping, improv, slapstick, and even an old-time radio show.

8 pm at Triskelion Arts Muriel Schulman Theater [106 Calyer Street between Banker Street and Clifford Place in Greenpoint, (718) 389–3473, www.triskelionarts.org]. $16.

Saturday

March 21

Lords of darkness

Celebrate good times — and the people who create them. The annual Brooklyn Nightlife Awards honors the performers, disc jockeys, bartenders, promoters and other vitamin D-eschewing folk who bring Brooklyn’s nightlife to life. Even if you don’t care who wins, the queer-focused event will include live music, dancers, and drag performers.

10 pm at Lot 45 (11 Troutman St. between Myrtle and Bushwick avenues in Bushwick, www.facebook.com/brooklynnightlifeawards). $10.

Sunday

March 22

Havana film nights

Talk about red tape. BAMCinemtek’s latest film series, Cuba: Golden ’60s, kicks off this weekend and today’s film is “Death of a Bureaucrat,” a 1966 satire about government inefficiency. The series, which is part of the Cuban Culture Festival New York, runs March 20–31 and highlights six other works created in the wake of the country’s revolution.

2 pm, 4 pm, 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm at BAM Rose Cinemas [30 Lafayette Ave. between Lafayatte Avenue and Hanson Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100], www.bam.org. $14.

Monday

March 23

Coney ice-land

Nothing says “Coney Island” like ice skating! Young figure-skating students from the Brooklyn Ice after-school program will wave goodbye to winter with a performance celebrating the People’s Playground, alongside guest performers and hosted by Coney sideshow star Scott Baker.

6 pm at LeFrak Center at Lakeside [171 East Dr. at Ocean Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 462–0010], www.brooklyn-ice-skating-show.eventbrite.com. $20 adults, $10 kids.

Wednesday

March 25

Les biz-erables

If you’ve ever sat through a corporate training or promotional video, you know how bad — and unintentionally hilarious — they can be. But in the ’60s and ’70s, some companies took it way further, commissioning full-scale musicals to educate and motivate their staff. Weirdo Williamsburg theater Spectacle will screen some classics of the genre from General Electric, Kellogg’s, Purina Dog Chow, and more.

8 pm at Spectacle [124 S. Third St. at Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, www.spectacletheater.com]. $5.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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