Five things to do in Brooklyn, May 24–30
Reaching out: Two youngsters make a connection in “Spring Awakening,” running through June 9 at Park Slope’s Gallery Players.
The supply of tickets to the rock musical “Spring Awakening,” about a group of randy 19th-century German teens rebelling against their uptight parents, is dropping quicker than the main characters’ inhibitions! See the rock concert-style production at Gallery Players while you still can!
8 p.m. at Gallery Players (199 14th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, www.galleryplayers.com). $30 ($20 seniors and kids).
Head down to the pier in Red Hook, take in the amazing views of Statue of Liberty, and then step inside to see the amazing views of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s three spring shows: “Spring! Coiled and Ready,” the “Recycle” exhibit of upcycled artwork, and “Wide Open 10,” a national, juried exhibition.
1–6 pm at Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition [499 Van Brunt St., near Reed Street in Red Hook, (718) 596–2506, www.bwac.org]. Free.
Music in memory
The annual Memorial Day concert at Green-Wood Cemetery will feature the New York City Symphonic Band performing the work of some of the graveyard’s most famous permanent residents, including Fred Ebb, Leonard Bernstein, and Paul Jabara.
2:30–5 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery [Fifth Avenue and 25th Street in Greenwood Heights, (718) 210–3080], www.green-wood.com. Free.
Go to helles
In recognition of the newly unpredictable L train schedule, Blue Point will launch its “What the L?” helles-style beer at Brooklyn Bowl, with a live recording of the “Subway Creatures” podcast, a performance from L Train Brass, and two beers for each visitor.
8 p.m. at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brooklynbowl.com. $5.
Experience a whole new take on the 1971 action flick “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song,” at this outdoor, silent screening, with the soundtrack replaced by a live score performed by Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, and actors and band members reading aloud from the original script.
8 p.m. at the Fort Greene Park Lawn (Myrtle Avenue at N. Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, www.rooftopfilms.org. Free.
Updated 12:00 pm, May 24, 2019