Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 3–9
Greek chorus: The show “Antigone in Ferguson” will run for 10 weeks at St. Ann’s Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights, starting on May 8.
Look, we know there are a lot of worthy gallery openings and poetry readings and other cultured events happening tonight, but sometimes you just want to relax and watch Bugs Bunny dunk on a bunch of evil aliens. So tonight’s pick is the 1996 animated classic “Space Jam,” screening at the Syndicated cinema and bar as part of a series of space-themed flicks. Enjoy.
9:05 pm at Syndicated (40 Bogart St. at Thames Street in Bushwick, www.syndicatedbk.com). $7.
It’s Kentucky Derby Day! Time to dress up fancy and pretend to be a Southern belle or a Kentucky Colonel, and sip mint juleps while waiting to see if your favorite improbably-named equine wins the roughly two-minute horse race! The forecast calls for rain, so we suggest watching at underground bar Understudy, which will broadcast the race and serve classic juleps, along with basil and pineapple variants.
2:30 p.m. at Understudy (445 Albee Square West, basement, between Fulton and Willoughby streets Downtown, www.dekalbmarkethall.com/understudy). Free.
Buy your ticket now for “Persisticon III,” a comedy show with an awesome lineup of funny ladies, including Alex Borstein (pictured), from “Family Guy” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” along with Ophira Eisenberg, Michelle Buteau, Kerry Coddett, and token dude David Cross. The night raises cash for Emily’s List, which works to elect women with strong environmental records.
7 p.m. at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $30–$150.
Has the L train crowding got you stressed? Hang out on the city’s least-busy subway platform — the Transit Museum! The decommissioned subway station will show off its latest artifacts in a new exhibit called “What’s Old is New Again,” featuring 180 years of artifacts and photographs, including ads explaining transit etiquette (pictured).
10 am–4 pm at the Transit Museum [99 Schermerhorn St. at Boerum Place Downtown, (718) 694–1600, www.nytransitmuseum.org]. Free.
It’s all Greek
Tonight the Theater of War launches its series of 50 free performances of “Antigone in Ferguson,” a staged reading of the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, with a live chorus of activists, police officers, and youth from Ferguson, Missouri, and from New York City. Each show will be followed by a community discussion of racial violence, misogyny, and structural oppression.
7 p.m. at St. Ann’s Church [157 Montague St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (917) 426–3233, www.theaterofwar.com]. Free (RSVP suggested).
Posted 12:00 am, May 3, 2019