[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]
1. Start your week off with a plethora of verse at the fourth anniversary of the Brooklyn Poets Yawp, a combined open mic and workshop led by former Brooklyn Poet Laureate D. Nurkse. (Monday, 61 Local, FREE)
2. Put on your coat of many colors and head to the Monday Night Tribute: Dolly Parton, where 14 different musicians will play tunes inspired by the Backwoods Barbie for a full-on Dollyfest. (Monday, C’mon Everybody, $8)
3. Laugh sweetly at American Candy: Live, an “edgy, irreverent, cheeky, and naughty” musical and sketch comedy show produced by comedian Hollie Harper. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE)
4. Celebrate the season at PSSS: Spring Fling, with comedy, poetry, storytelling, improv, and dance from Carmen Lagala, Kitty Bella, Lynae DePriest, Mary Heatwole, and many more. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $5–$10 suggested)
5. Watch wasted comedians attempt to speechify at Drunk [Redacted] Talks, featuring Jo Firestone, Jesse Miller-Gordon, Sara Reinis, and Meredith Graves, buzzed and trying to use PowerPoint. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $8)
6. Treat your eyes and ears to an unusual concert at the 10th anniversary of OptoSonic Tea, an evening of live visuals and live sound performance from 40+ artists. (Wednesday, Pioneer Works, $15)
7. Baile the night away at Salsa Party, with a class led by professional dancers followed by live music and dance performances by Brooklyn-based Latin dance teams. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE w/ admission)
8. Thrill yourself with theater at Bamboo in Bushwick, a dramatic exploration of gentrification from many divergent angles. (Thursday, Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center, FREE)
9. See some serious DIY at Scraps, where Lea Bertucci and Ranjit Bhatnagar play homemade instruments and make soundscapes responding to Hervé Tullet’s torn-paper sculptures. (Friday, Invisible Dog, $10 suggested)
10. Come for the cartoons at Savory Selections, a mixtape of experimental video and animation encompassing a wide array of contemporary approaches. (Friday, Video Revival, $5)
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