January 29, 2016 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, January 29–February 4

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January 29

Totally tubular

The action-movie lampoon “Point Break Live” surfs back to Bell House tonight. The show recruits one audience member to replicate Keanu Reeves’s slightly dazed acting style, speaking lines from cue cards like “You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf?” The rest of the audience may get spattered with fake blood or drenched by rain, but each ticket includes a “survival kit” with a water-proof poncho. 8:30 pm at Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510], $30 ($26 in advance).


January 30

String fling

Get caught up with the state-of the-art in inanimate theater at the annual “Labapalooza” mini-festival of puppet theater at St. Ann’s Warehouse, a showcase of work created during a year-long laboratory process. Among the productions is “Kioskers,” (pictured) a shadow-puppet and stop-motion piece about urban dwellers fleeing the city, performing as part of the 8 pm program tonight. The festival continues on Sunday).

3 pm and 8 pm at St. Ann’s Warehouse [45 Water St. at Old Dock Street in Dumbo, (718) 254–8779,]. $25 ($21 in advance).


January 31

Bow down

The plucky members of string quintet Sybarite5 saw their way through a free concert of eclectic tunes this afternoon, with a repertoire that includes Mozart, compositions, Radiohead tunes, and original creations. If you miss this chance at the genre-skipping string band, you can try again at National Sawdust on Feb. 11 — but that show will run you $25.

4 pm at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch [10 Grand Army Plaza between Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100,]. Free.


February 2

Groundhog Day

There is no way we are making the pilgrimage to bucolic Staten Island to see if an overgrown squirrel can predict the weather. Instead, we are going to celebrat Groundhog Day by doing what we do every year — relaxing inside and watching the immortal Bill Murray. This year, there are three chances to see “Groundhog Day” at Syndicated, the brand-new 60-seat screening room and restaurant in Williamsburg.

4:30, 7, and 9:15 pm at Syndicated [40 Bogart St. between Thames and Grattan streets in Williamsburg, (718) 386–3399,]. $3.


February 4

and drunk all over

Bushwick beer baron Braven Brewing celebrates its one-year anniversary with a “Black and White Masquerade” at the House of Yes, in honor of the brewery’s White India Pale Ale and its Black Pale Ale. Black and white-clad revelers can enjoy beery drink specials, aerial performances from Lady Circus, and go-go dancers.

8 pm at House of Yes [2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street in Bushwick, (646) 838–4937,]. Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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