Five things to do in Brooklyn, Sept. 7–13
Hat in hand: The musical “A Chorus Line,” which whittles the dancers from 17 to a final eight performers, opens on Sept. 8.
Coney Island comes to Williamsburg tonight, at a solo show of work by Marie Roberts, the official banner painter for Sideshows by the Seashore. Coney Island: From the Studio” will feature her banners, along with live sketches of the Mermaid Parade, color studies, and self-portraits.
6–9 pm at Figureworks [168 N. Sixth St. between Bedford and Driggs avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 486–7021, www.figureworks.com]. Free.
Gallery Players launches its fall season tonight with the show biz musical “A Chorus Line,” about 17 dancers competing for eight slots in a Broadway show. The music is toe-tapping, the choreography is tight, and we are looking forward to see how they cram all those dancers onto the stage of a 99-seat theater!
8 pm at Gallery Players [199 14th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (212) 352–3101, www.galleryplayers.com]. $30 ($20 for seniors and children 12 and under).
On your mark, get set, meditate! Get up with the dawn and serenely stroll to Wanderlust 108, a “mindful tri-athalon” in Prospect Park, which includes a 5-kilometer walk, yoga, and meditation, followed by a market filled with essential oils and tarot readings. Tickets are free if you are Zen enough to wait until 11 am for just the yoga and meditation sessions.
7:30 am in Prospect Park Long Meadow North (enter at Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway in Prospect Park, www.wanderlust.com/brooklyn). $55.
Seventeen years after 9-11, it still feels odd to do anything lighthearted on this date. So lean into the melancholy and stop by “Transformed Overnight: The Impact of 9-11,” where news anchor Pat Kiernan, poet Tina Chang, and 9-11 Museum director Clifford Chanin will discuss how the city has changed since the terror attacks. Afterwards, walk down to the Brooklyn Promenade, where you can see the lights shining from the former site of the World Trade Center.
7 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brooklynhistory.org]. Free.
New York Comic Con starts three weeks early with the launch of the new Defender IPA from Brooklyn Brewery — and its new costumed mascot! RSVP for samples of the new brew, a superhero costume contest, heroic photo stations, and super snacks.
8 pm at Brooklyn Brewery [79 N. 11th St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 486–7422, www.brooklynbrewery.com]. Free with RSVP.
Updated 8:57 am, September 7, 2018