Bust out some bugs for your Labor Day barbecue! You can perfect your grilling technique at “Brooklyn Bugs: A Celebration of Edible Insects,” a full day of panel discussions and presentations that emphasize the upside of chowing down on creepy-crawlies, along with plenty of samples of insectivore cuisine. The festival continues with events on Saturday and a Sunday brunch.
10 am–9 pm at Kinfolk 94 (94 Wythe Ave. at N. 10th Street in Williamsburg, www.brook
The worlds most fabulous facial follicles will face off tonight at the 10th Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition. You can stare at the amazing stunts of styling, and between rounds, catch performances from Serpentina, the Flying Kavadlo Brothers, and music duo the Sad Bastards of Brooklyn.
8 pm at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street in Coney Island, www.coney
’Cause they’re coming to a town! Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal at its final point — Red Hook! “The Heartland Passage Tour” will bring ole timey singers — including Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (pictured), performers, storytellers to the floating Waterfront Barge Museum, along with a documentary about the Canal.
8 pm at Waterfront Museum [290 Conover St. at the water in Red Hook, (718) 624–4719 , www.water
Shakespeare completists can catch this summer’s fifth production of the Scottish play in Brooklyn — a Gypsy-infused version titled “Makbet” and performed inside a shipping container. The show, which opens tonight, is filled with songs, drinks, and seven actors who trade roles several time during the course of the show.
8 pm at Sure We Can [219 Mckibben St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebe
British singer and songwriter Dan Croll, who crafts excellent, fun indie-pop anthems out of his youthful insecurities, will launch his solo tour of the United States tonight with a show at Brooklyn Bazaar, supporting his new album “Emerging Adulthood.”
8 pm at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave. at Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, www.bkbaz