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Five things to do in Brooklyn, June 26–July 2

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Friday

June 26

BAM, that is nice booty

Celebrate Pride, see a show, and shake your groove thing at the Everybooty party, which crams a borough’s worth of everything queer and artsy into three floors of dance troupes, drag queens, DJs, and devilish art.

8 pm at BAM Fisher [321 Ashland Pl. between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $25 ($20 in advance).

Saturday

June 27

Hidden Marvels

Everyone loves “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” but Marvel movies were once a lot more, well, quirky. This talk and video clip show from Den of Geek explores little-remembered “Marvel Oddities,” like the 1960s Captain America cartoon, or the totally ’80s version of “Daredevil.”

9 pm at Videology (308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, www.videology.info). Free.

sunday

June 28

Keep on truckin’

Impress your Prospect Park picnic buddies by bringing the borough’s best food to your blanket spot. With a quick stop at the Food Truck Rally at Grand Army Plaza, you can pick up meat pies from Dub Pies, lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound, and just what you’d expect from the Kimchi Taco Truck, among many others options.

11 am–5 pm at Grand Army Plaza (Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West in Park Slope). Free.

Wednesday

July 1

Swing shift

The modern world is complicated place. Chuck off your Internet addiction and shimmy back to the 1930s with the Swingtime Big Band, a 20-piece orchestra playing music that all the hepcats can shake a leg to. Dance lessons start at 6:30 pm.

7 pm at Central Library’s Plaza [10 Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights. Free.

THURsday

July 2

Diamond anniversary

That floating head of the Michael Landon has been keeping watch over the back room of beloved beer bar The Diamond for eight years today. Owner Dave Pollack (pictured in the middle of winter) celebrates by tracking down eight of his favorite brews from the last eight years and pouring them for just $4 each.

5–8 pm at the Diamond [43 Franklin St. between Calyer and Quay streets in Greenpoint, (718) 383–5030, www.thediamondbrooklyn.com]. Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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