May 15, 2015 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 15–19

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May 15

Cop this

Meet Brooklyn’s so-called “dirtiest cop ever” in the documentary “The Seven Five,” which profiles Michael Dowd, who worked East New York in the 1980s. Dowd speaks candidly about how he and his crew robbed dealers, stole cash, and sold drugs on the job — until they got busted.

7:30 pm at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980,]. $11.


May 16

Flicker flicks

Shh! Local animation archivist Tommy Stathes has been sharing his vast collection of vintage cartoons around the city for years with his Cartoon Carnival screening series. For the next edition, Stathes heads to Standard Toykraft in Williamsburg, where he will dip into his trove of rare 16-millimeter silent animated cartoons from the 1900s, 1910s, and 1920s.

7:30 pm at Standard ToyKraft (722 Metropolitan Ave., third floor, between Manhattan and Graham avenues in Williamsburg, $10.


May 17


Hip video game site Two5six is hosting a conference in Williamsburg this weekend, and the final day will include a free public arcade of weird indie games, including an early look at “Sunset,” the latest title from popular arthouse developer Tale of Tales. The event will also feature an open bar from noon to 2 pm, and disc jockeys including techno artist Matthew Dear.

Noon–6 pm at the Villain [50 N. Third St. near Kent Avenue in Williamsburg,]. Free.


May 18

Mime guitar gently weeps

They’re guitar zeroes! Brooklyn’s finest fake guitarists will battle it out at Saint Vitus bar in the borough qualifier for a spot in the US Air Guitar Championships. Danny Tamberelli and Mike Maronna from ’90s Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete and Pete” will judge the stringless shredders and pick a winner.

8 pm at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave., between Clay and Box streets in Greenpoint, $5.


May 19

Spokes speak

Brooklyn was a center of cycling long before the fixie crowd rolled in. To celebrate National Bike Month, a bicycle history expert will peddle into the Brooklyn Historical Society to discuss the borough’s long tradition of travelling on two wheels.

6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrpont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111,]. Free, bur RSVPs recommended.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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