May 13, 2016 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 13–19

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May 13

Chi-kitty banana

It’s an adorability-off at Grumpy Bert, when the cat cartoons of Deth P. Sun face off against the pug drawings of Gemma Correll. Both artists will be in town for the opening tonight, but the show will be up for the next month if you want an image of your own.

7–9 pm at Gumpy Bert [82 Bond St. between State Street and Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, (347) 855–4849,]. Free.


May 14

Good bayou? Good by me!

The three-day Bayou ’n’ Brooklyn Festival of foot-stompin’ Cajun-style jams continues into its second day, with an extravaganza of Louisiana bands, zydeco and Cajun dance lessons, a jambalaya supper, and a performance by Bayou Brew (pictured) at 9:15 pm.

2 pm–midnight at Jalopy Theatre [315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Red Hook, (718) 395–3214,]. $35.


May 15

Fab five

Stroll along 20 blocks of Fifth Avenue during the Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, a local festival without the usual sock vendors and sausage carts. Bars and restaurants will set up tables outside, so you can sip a beer while listening to bands performing outside of Miti Miti, Oyster Bar Brooklyn, the Monro Pub, and the Gate.

Noon–6 pm on Fifth Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street in Park Slope ( Free.


May 16

In the Zone

Songwriter (and sometimes comedian) Julian Velard and comedian (and sometime musician) Brooke Van Poppelen will unveil a brand new bit of musical comedy at their show “Comfort Zone” tonight, where they will also be joined by comedians Giulia Rozzi and Jordan Carlos. No word if the latter two will sing, but we can hope!

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


May 18

Go West

Internet troll destroyer and funny woman Lindy West brings her fat, feminist self to Greenpoint to support her new book “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.” You should go for her great stories and critiques of modern culture, but also keep an eye out for “Girls” star Lena Dunham, another big fan.

7 pm at Word Bookstore [126 Franklin St. between Milton and Noble streets in Greenpoint, (718) 383–0096], Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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