May 12, 2017 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 12–18

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May 12

Blast off

We are not entirely sure what happens in the new, um, theatrical experience “Pluto (no longer a play),” the final installment in a series of planet-themed productions from environmental company Superhero Clubhouse, but it involves a unicorn, a wizard, and the planet Pluto, so we’re willing to give it chance.

8 pm at the Brick (575 Metropolitan Ave. between Union and Lorimer streets in Williamsburg, (718) 907–6189, $20.


May 13

Mr. Right

The first-ever Mister Coney Island Pageant will see seven unusually talented gentleman, including costumer Machine Dazzle (pictured), boylesque star Evil Hate Monkey, and carnival barker Mr. Strange competing in talent, evening wear, and swimsuit competitions. It’s gonna get weird!

10 pm at Sideshows by the Seashore [1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372–5159,]. $15.


May 14

I’m telling!

It’s Mother’s Day! Call your mom. And if you have a good story about her, come to “Mothers, Mementos, and Memories” and share it with a crowd. The free show-and-tell event invites you to bring an object — like a photo, piece of jewelry, or doily (pictured) — that reminds you of your mother and to tell a short story (less than five minutes) about it.

3–5 pm at Old Stone House [336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 768–3195,]. Free.


May 16

Soul survivor

Legendary soul singer and songwriter Don Bryant, who penned the classic “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” is on tour again at age 74. The seasoned singer will perform tunes from his brand new album “Don’t Give Up On Love” tonight, backed by the Bo-Keys.

8 pm at Baby’s All Right [146 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 599–5800,]. $20.


May 18

Rick rolling

Fans of the profane Adult Swim cartoon “Rick & Morty” should head to Williamsburg, where a giant truck in the shape of the mad scientist Rick will make two stops to sell plush dolls, t-shirts, and other — urrrrp! — exclusive merch from the show. Wubba lubba dub dub!

1–3 pm at Vinnie’s Pizzeria (148 Bedford St. between N. Eighth and N. Ninth streets in Williamsburg) and 6–9 pm at Barcade (388 Union Ave. between Ainslie and Powers streets in Williamsburg, Free.

Updated 5:59 pm, July 9, 2018
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