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Five things to do in Brooklyn, Nov. 4–10

Cat’s out of the bag: A new musical play opening on Nov. 3 features sisters Vera (Sarah Traisman) and Valya (Nadja Leonhard-Hooper), who train their cat Skazka (Collin Knopp-Schwyn) for the Moscow Cat Circus.
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Friday

Nov. 4

Fox force four

The “Four Foxes” exhibit opening tonight at Grumpy Bert features illustrations from four female artists from Brooklyn — Aya Kakeda, Jen Tong, Debra Ziss and Jannese Rojas — each of whom has created special images of animals for the show.

7–9 pm at Grumpy Bert (82 Bond St. between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, www.grumpybert.com). Free.

Saturday

Nov. 5

Mews-ical

The new comedy “Vera & Valya & The Magical One Cat Circus” follows two sisters training their cat for a spot in the illustrious Moscow Cat Circus — but their kitty is just a guy crawling around on all fours. Based on Russian fairy tales, the purr-formance has musical numbers, bad jokes, and slapstick numbers.

8 pm at Standard ToyKraft [722 Metropolitan Ave. between Manhattan and Graham avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–3163, www.standardtoykraft.org]. $15.

Sunday

Nov. 6

Have you been served?

Catch the first preview of “Servant of Two Masters” tonight at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center — a comedia dell arte–style tale of mistaken identities, cross-dressing, and a very hungry servant who takes on two jobs so he can get two dinners. The 18th century script by Carlo Goldoni leaves space for actors to improvise, so no two shows will be the same.

7:30 pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center [262 Ashland Pl. between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, (212) 229–2819], www.tfana.org. $65–$110.

Monday

Nov. 7

Feathered fiends

In the panel discussion “Our Pesky Neighbors, Part One: Pigeons” Margaret Mittelbach, founder of the Secret Science Club, and some animal experts will discuss the history and lives of the city’s most ubiquitous bird. Parts two and three of this weekly series will tackle insects and rats, respectively.

7 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111], www.brooklynhistory.org. $10.

Thursday

Nov. 10

Shout it out!

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is famous for its no-talking rules — but those will be suspended tonight for “Shouting at the Screen,” a new series of blaxploitaton film screenings, with comedians Wyatt Cenac (pictured) and Donwill introducing the flicks and hollering jokes from their seats, Statler and Waldorf–style.

9:30 pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema [445 Albee Square West between Fulton and Willoughby streets Downtown, (718) 513–2547, www.drafthouse.com/nyc]. $15.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Jannese Rojas from Brooklyn says:
Hi there, thanks for posting the Four Foxes show. I just have a correction on my Fox painting above, the name is "Crystalita" (the fox is a she and she's part of a story). Thanks again.
Nov. 8, 2016, 2:05 pm

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