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Five things to do in Brooklyn, Feb. 17–23

From station to station: (From Left to right) Wenzl McGowen, James Mushler, and Mike Wilbur have brought their take on jazz and dance music on the L train and on the streets, and are coming to the Brooklyn Bowl on July 6.
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Friday

Feb. 17

Dancing queen

Get ready to shake it on the dance floor tonight, when disco-funk singer Gavin Turek, known for her high-energy shimmies on the stage and her handmade costumes, celebrates the release of her album “Good Look For You.”

9 pm at Baby’s All Right [146 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 599–5800, www.babysallright.com]. $15 ($12 in advance).

Saturday

Feb. 18

Heavy metal

The weighty brass instruments of Moon Hooch will blow you away tonight, as the two-saxophones-plus-percussion Brooklyn band launches its new album “Red Sky.” With an opening performance from beatboxer Honeycomb.

8 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brooklynbowl.com.]. $17 ($15 in advance).

Sunday

Feb. 19

Hope’s up

Today is your last chance to catch “A Man of Good Hope,” the vibrant, uplifting musical about a boy from war-torn Somalia, who makes his way along the east coast of Africa to Johannesburg. The show uses inventive staging and traditional African rhythms evoke the countries along the way.

3 pm at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House [651 Fulton St. between Rockwell and Ashland places in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org, , www.bam.org]. $25–$90.

Wednesday

Feb. 22

Swing shift

Retreat from the modern world with Tatiana Eva-Marie and Avalon Jazz Band, which plays 1930s-inspired jazz late into the night at the overstuffed bar and antique shop the Keep, which gives the whole event a speakeasy vibe.

10 pm at The Keep [205 Cypress Ave. between Starr Street and Willoughby Avenue in Bushwick, (718) 381-0400]. Free.

Thursday

Feb. 23

Brain the size of a planet

Sure, Marvin the Robot is your plastic pal who’s fun to be with — but is he really a person? The Brooklyn Public Philosophers will discuss that topic and more tonight at the “Persons in Science Fiction” lecture led by professor Ben Abelson.

7 pm at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch [10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100], www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org. Free.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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