This week starts the 4-day week for offices. They are closed Friday. A lot of repairs I’m guessing will get fixed soon as the new fiscal year calendar starts July 1. Bruce Crane story possibly profiled in the future.
All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.
Several days: Coney Island Circus Sideshow, 1-7 pm, daily, till Monday, Sept. 4, $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed, not-for-profit venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. Freaks, wonders, and human curiosities. Continuous admission offered all day. Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street.
Tuesday, June 27: Ophira and Adam’s Scar Tissue, 8 pm, 21+, $8. A night of hilarious, heartfelt stories from Ophira Eisenberg and Adam Wade, all with the theme “scar tissue.” Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue. Sunset Swing with Baby Soda Jazz Band, 6:30 pm on Pier 45 at Christopher St. Manhattan. Beginner Swing dance lessons run from 6:30-7:15 pm compliments of Dance Manhattan. The Baby Soda Jazz Band hits at 7:15 pm. SlowDancing / Trio A, 6 pm. In 2007, video artist David Michalek slowed down the speed of dancers so that five seconds of movement took ten minutes to view; he then projected these images, at many times life-size, on the sides of buildings. This year he’s taken Yvonne Rainer’s iconic five-minute Trio A and divided it into forty-six seven-second sections, each performed by a different dancer; he recorded these movements at a thousand frames per second (as against the twenty-four of standard film), then stretched each section to five minutes and knitted the pieces back together to form a four-hour version of Trio A. The resulting work will be projected, at actual size, on three different screens, each with a slightly different time signature as measured by a metronome. Michalek’s dream team includes Rainer herself, ballet dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Richard Move, and three generations of other beauties. Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church.
Wednesday, June 28: Music in the Grove Kids Concerts Series, 10 am to 11 am. Rolie Polie Guacamole is featured. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. Opening the Plaza at 300 Ashland, 5-7 pm. An evening of music, treats, and refreshments to celebrate the new public plaza at the intersection of Lafayette and Flatbush avenues in Fort Greene. 300 Ashland, Lafayette Street at Flatbush Avenue. Comedians You Should Know, 9 pm, 21+, $5. A night of Chicago-style stand up with Emma Willmann, Ian Karmel and Jo Firestone. The Gutter, 200 N. 14th St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue.