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Five things to do in Brooklyn, April 24–28

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Friday

April 24

Stage and green

Talk about a green room! The Big Green Theater Festival, the Bushwick Starr theater’s annual festival of kid-written, environmentally conscious plays, is back for another year. Professional actors from theatrical group Superhero Clubhouse will perform works written by students from PS 123 and PS 075 in Bushwick April 24 though April 26.

7 pm at the Bushwick Starr (207 Starr St. near Irving Avenue, www.thebushwickstarr.org). $18, Saturday and Sunday shows free.

Saturday

April 25

What about prom?

Go off like a dirty shirt — to Littlefield’s “Pretty In Pink”-themed ’80s prom! There will be era-appropriate tunes, a costume contest, photo booth, and a Duckie dance-off to “Try a Little Tenderness.” And remember: drinking and driving don’t mix, so ride a bike.

9 pm at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Third Avenues in Gowanus, (718) 855–3388, www.littlefieldnyc.com]. $5–$7.

Tuesday

April 26

Staple guns

It is the place to be zine! The Brooklyn Zine Fest returns for another year of selling and celebrating Kinkos-created literature April 25 and 26. More than 150 writers, artists, and publishers will share their stapled creations at the Brooklyn Historical Society. There will also be panels on Saturday discussing food zines and zines the Black Lives Matter movement.

11 am–6 pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society, [128 Pierrpont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brooklynzinefest.com]. Free.

Monday

April 27

Get wonky

“Politics and Pints,” a live bar night billing itself as “part ‘Charlie Rose,’ part ‘@midnight,’ part ‘Daily Show,’” returns to Boerum Hill’s 61 Local for another round of politically-charged discussion, comedy, and games. Hosts political journalist Allen McDuffee and comedy writer John Flowers will be joined by Slate blogger Amanda Marcotte, comedian Kendra Cunningham, and musician Jeremy Carlstedt.

7:30 pm at 61 Local [61 Bergen St. between Boerum Place and Smith Street in Boerum Hill, (718) 875–1150, eventbrite.com/e/politics-pints-with-slates-amanda-marcotte-tickets-16219405679]. Free but reservations recommended.

Tuesday

April 28

Punk lit

Never mind the bookshops, John Lydon — better known as Johnny Rotten — will be at Greenpoint heavy metal bar Saint Vitus to sign copies of his new book “Anger is an Energy” and answer audience questions. A book purchase mandatory, and you can send in your probing questions ahead of time events@wordbookstores.com.

8 pm at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave. between Clay and Box streets in Greenpoint, www.wordbookstores.com). $28.99 (includes book).

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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