January 9, 2015 / GO Brooklyn / Brooklyn Nightlife / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn Jan. 9–14

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Jan. 9

The show

La di da di, he likes to party! Hip-hop legend Slick Rick is celebrating his 50th birthday, and you’re all invited. The Ruler will commemorate his half-century with a performance at Brooklyn Bowl, supported by soul band Amy Lynn and the Gun Show.

9 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369,]. $15.


Jan. 10

Zine kids

Self-promotion alert! The Brooklyn Paper’s esteemed deputy editor Nathan Tempey will make a rare public appearance at Williamsburg bookstore Book Thug Nation to perform a live reading from his creative non-fiction zine Breakfast. The lineup also includes New Orleans writer Andru Okun reading from his new zine recounting a Birthright trip to Israel, and punk artist and writer Cristy C. Road.

7 pm at Book Thug Nation (100 N. Third St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, Free.


Jan. 11

Party god

When it’s time to podcast, we will always podcast hard. Comedian Greg Barris is bringing a live recording of his podcast “Mind Warriors” to Park Slope. The show purports to blend comedy, science, and spirituality and his guest for this edition will be musician and advice columnist Andrew W.K., who will presumably wax philosophical about partying.

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400,]. $10–$12.


Jan. 13

Diet another day

Writer Rebecca Harrington road-tested the diets of celebrities past and present — including Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, and Jackie Kennedy — then wrote a book about the stomach-churning experience. The result is “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” which she will launch at PowerHouse Arena, where she will discuss downing celery loaf and raw egg drinks with Molly Fischer, associate editor at New York magazine’s fashion blog.

7 pm at PowerHouse Arena [37 Main St. between Water and Front streets in Dumbo, (718) 666–3049,]. Free.


Jan. 14

Leave them wonton more

Brooklyn has many free comedy nights, but Devour Hour at Hank’s Saloon is the only one that also has free dumplings. This month’s lineup includes funny people Sydnee Washington, Naomi Karavani, Brandon Scott Wolf, Kale Bogdanovs, and Julia Shiplett.

8 pm at Hank’s Saloon [46 Third Ave. at Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Jim from Cobble Hill says:
So... The Brooklyn Paper is morphing from the mini-me of the NY Post into Gothamist for old people... I can't decide what to think about that. Nothing good though.
Jan. 9, 2015, 9:34 am
John from Brooklyn says:
Congrats, you found 5 ——ty things to do in Brooklyn!
Jan. 9, 2015, 11:29 am
Ruth Brown from The Brooklyn Paper says:
Jim: Do you object to the column itself or my suggestions? Because the column has been running since 2007 (see the first edition here This is just a new logo for the web (which is really just a reworking of an old logo for a column from 2008 where we suggested things to do in Brooklyn each weekend) and a different headline (it is "Editor's Picks" in the paper edition, and it was "Where to GO" or something online until maybe a few months ago, when I changed it to this). Regardless, newspapers highlighting upcoming events in their coverage area is a fairly established and universal practice. Now, if it's my suggestions you dislike, that is fair enough. What events happening this week would you suggest?

John: What events happening in the next seven days in Brooklyn would you suggest?
Jan. 9, 2015, 12:20 pm
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
I guess in the "meeting" where this was "rebranded" the words "millennials" and "buzzfeed" were use too many times. Once is too many times.
Jan. 10, 2015, 4:18 pm
Mike from Kensington says:
Some people are never happy. The suggestions are fine. Keep up the good work.
Jan. 11, 2015, 3:32 pm

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