May 4, 2018 / GO Brooklyn / Where to GO / Five Things to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 4–10

Destroyed but not forgotten: This oil painting from Jim St. Clair, “Broken Tanker” will be on display at the Watefront Museum in Red Hook starting on April 26.
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May 4

Starry night

May the Fourth be with you! On this most Star Wars of days, it is time to revisit “The Last Jedi” on the big screen and see how it holds up, now that the hype of its opening has faded. Grab some of the low-crunch foods from Syndicated’s bar, spend some time with Luke Skywalker and the droids, and then let your feelings flow onto the Internet.

7 pm at Syndicated [40 Bogart St. between Thames and Grattan streets in Williamsburg, (718) 386–3399,]. $7.


May 5

Barge in

Wander down to the water in Red Hook, step aboard the 104-year-old floating barge that houses the Waterfront Museum, and take a gander at some ships that didn’t last as long! Painter Jim St. Clair will be on hand to show off “Derelicts,” his exhibit of oil paintings of drowned ships. And after the show, drop by Sunny’s Bar just across the way.

2–5 pm at the Waterfront Museum (290 Conover St. at the waterfront in Red Hook, Free.


May 6

Shy guy

The final flick in this year’s silent film series at the Brooklyn Public Library is the delightful 1924 comedy “Girl Shy.” Harold Lloyd plays a would-be pick-up artist who is actually terrified of speaking to women. This screening of the car chase–filled comedy will feature a live piano soundtrack from Bernie Anderson.

12:30 pm at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch [10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100,]. Free.


May 7

Parent rap

Kids are exhausting, so if you have any of your own, stick ’em with the babysitter for the night and commiserate with the hosts of “Standup Comedy From Parents Who Want to Lie Down.” Comedians and kid-wranglers Ophira Eisenberg, Eugene Mirman (pictured), Janelle James, and more will share the magical, maddening joy of having spawned.

8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510,]. $15.


May 9

Grand slam

Get ready to cut a rug tonight at Park Slope’s gorgeous — and usually exclusive — Montauk Club, which will open its doors to the public for tonight’s album release party from the 16-piece Glenn Crytzer Orchestra, playing tunes from its double album of big band music from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, titled “Ain’t It Grand?”

7:30 pm at the Montauk Club [25 Eighth Ave. at Lincoln Place in Park Slope, (718) 638–0800,]. $20 ($15 in advance).

Updated 5:45 pm, July 9, 2018
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