June 16, 2017 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, June 16–22

Man or mannequin?: The rock trio Yeasayer will place a free show in Prospect Park on June 22.
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June 16

Nasty women

If you feel like our democracy is hanging by a thread, join the opening reception of “Nasty Stitches,” a group exhibit of embroidery and fabric art with a political message from four female artists, with pieces that deal with sexual and reproductive health, including the pictured message from Katrina Majkut. The show will be on display until July 23.

6–9 pm at Victor and Mo (56 Bogart St. between Harrison Place and Grattan Street in Bushwick, Free.


June 17

Finny fun!

Brooklyn’s most glamorous arts parade is back! Queen Mermaid Debbie Harry and King Neptune Chris Stein — yes, from the band Blondie! — will lead the 35th annual parade of marching bands, floats, and participants barely dressed as mermaids and sea creatures!

1 pm at Surf Avenue (from W. 21st Street to W. 10th Street in Coney Island, Free.


June 18

Pop-up show

It’s your last chance to say you’ve seen Iggy’s weiner! Today is the final day of the “Iggy Pop Life Class” exhibit, featuring drawings of the naked punk rock star by a dozen artists, alongside a collection that explores the male nude throughout art history, focusing on how images of masculinity have changed over the years.

11 am–6 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000,]. $16 suggested donation.


June 21

Short Nite

Check out seven of the best short films from the 2016 Nitehawk Shorts Festival, followed by drinks and a discussion with the filmmakers. The collection includes the Brooklyn-set dating comedy “Vegas,” (pictured), feminist horror story “Consomme,” and a documentary about the first gay country album, with a title we cannot print here.

7:30 pm at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980,]. $16.


June 22

Say Yeahs

Head to Prospect Park to catch Brooklyn’s experimental rock trio Yeasayer, making its debut at the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festvial. The band, known for synth riffs and bizarre videos, will play with opening acts Poliça and Cymbals Eat Guitars.

7 pm [Prospect Park Bandshell, enter at Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 683–5600,]. Free.

Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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