May 20, 2016 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 20–26

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May 20

State of the art

Comedy sketch troupe The State, best known for “Reno 911” and “Wet Hot American Summer” launches a book about its history tonight. To celebrate, Janeane Garofalo, Caroline Rhea, and Seth Herzog join fellow troupe member Kevin Allison (pictured) tonight at his monthly storytelling show “Risk!”

9 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510,]. $25 ($50 with book).


May 21

The power of hoodoo

Incredibly, it has been 30 years ago since David Bowie pranced on screen as the Goblin King in “Labyrinth.” Tonight, nine bands will pay tribute to the best fantasy film of the 1980s by performing songs from its soundtrack. Honestly, we only really remember “Magic Dance” and “As the World Falls Down,” but that is enough for us to don a frilly shirt and join them.

8 pm at Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St. between Waterbury and Bogart streets in Bushwick, $12 ($10 in advance).


May 22

Bleat and greet

Meet the new kids on the block! Spend some time with the eight awesome goats hired by Prospect Park to chomp down on weeds and poison ivy, admire their weird slitted eyes, and learn to make goats milk ice cream at 1 pm and 3 pm.

1–4 pm at Lefferts Historic House [452 Flatbush Ave. near Empire Boulevard in Prospect Park, (718) 789–2822,]. Free.


May 25

Over, done

We do not mean to alarm you, but tickets to this night of stand-up with Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Rob Schneider — promoting their new straight-to-Netflix film “The Do-Over” — have almost sold out. Is it possible that concentrating the least funny people in comedy in one room will create a singularity that flips them over to being funny again?

8 pm at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Beverly Road and Tilden Avenue in Flatbush, $55–$255.


May 26

We like Ike

Comedian Ike Ufomadu is in the middle of his live talk show’s three-week run, so the host of “Ike at Night” has surely settled into a groove with his sidekick Brian Argotsinger and bandleader the Vintage DJ. Check out tonight’s show, when — after a monologue and some banter — he interviews actor Hannah Bos, poet Darian Dauchan, and burlesque performer Corvette Le Face.

8 pm at Bushwick Starr [207 Starr St. between Wyckoff and Irving avenues., (917) 623–9669,]. $18.

Posted 12:00 am, May 20, 2016
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