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Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 26–June 1

Hot dog!: Historian turned restaurateur Michael Quinn is bringing Feltman’s of Coney Island back to the People’s Playground.
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Friday

May 26

Comic strip

Thrill to an evening of stupendous striptease at the annual Wasabassco “Super! Heroes vs. Villains” show. The gloves will come off (and so will the capes, the tights, and the boots) as heroes with fantastic figures — including host Nasty Canasta, pictured in easily-removed armor — bare it all to battle a colorful collection of burlesque baddies!

8 pm at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Gowanus, (718) 855–3388], www.littlefieldnyc.com]. $25 ($15 in advance).

Saturday

May 27

Dead beats

It’s the club people are dying to get into! Party in the cemetery by joining Green-Wood Cemetery’s “Secret Mausoleum Club,” an intimate late-night experience that will involve exploring two mausoleums, and celebrating figures in amusement park history through music, dance, drinks, and stories of those entertainment impresarios buried nearby.

9 pm at Green-Wood Cemetery [enter at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place in Kensington, (718) 768–7300, www.green-wood.com]. $100.

Monday

May 29

Hot diggity!

Chow down on the original hot dog! Feltman’s of Coney Island returns to the spot where it originated the sausage-in-a-bun 150 years ago — just down the street from newcomer Nathan’s. The first 150 people in line will get a free dog — the rest will have to shell out $4.25 for the eight-inch, all-beef frankfurters.

Noon at Feltman’s of Coney Island (Surf Avenue at W. 10th Street in Coney Island, www.feltmansofconeyisland.com). $4.25 (free for the first 150 people).

Tuesday

May 30

Against the wall

Grab a margarita and settle in for the latest edition of Jamie Hook’s live talk show “The Hook.” Tonight’s guest will be Mexican-born Greenpoint conceptual artist Jorge Cruz, discussing his plan to build “The Phantom Wall,” a wall made out of light along the US-Mexican border — and have the Mexican government pay for it!

7 pm at Pete’s Candy Store [709 Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson streets in Williamsburg, (718) 302–3770, www.petescandystore.com]. Free.

Thursday

June 1

Black in style

Your summer wardrobe could use some sprucing up, so get inspired at the Brooklyn Museum’s celebration of black dandies, men with an eye for bright colors and retro, fabulous fashion. The night will feature film, music, and a panel discussion with Shantrelle P. Lewis, author of the photo collection “Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style” (pictured).

6:30–9:30 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Crown Heights, (718) 638–5000, brooklynmuseum.org]. $16.

Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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