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Five Things to Do This Week

Our picks for great events in the neighborhood.

Monday

Come see at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House. Sedaris, who wrote collections of personal essays, “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” and “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers with his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques. His newest book, a collection of fables entitled, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary” will visit Brooklyn for two nights to read all-new excerpts of his work and a book signing.

Tuesday

Join Video Music Box creator and host Ralph McDaniels for a special screening of at BAMcinématek. Created in 1983, Video Music Box is a groundbreaking television program that ushered in the popularity and innovation of music videos. As the producer and/or director of over 400 music videos, McDaniels is a cultural pioneer whose influence is still felt throughout the music industry.

Wednesday

Come see the band at . Hardy Morris (vocals, guitar), Brantley Senn (bass), Walker Howle (guitar), John Watkins (keyboards), and Jason Scarboro (drums) will play their “spacy approach to indie rock by peppering their music with psychedelic songcraft and atmospheric washes of guitar,” as Andrew Leahey of Rovi wrote.

Thursday

Take a free guided tour of the Brooklyn Museum’s installation Egypt Reborn, Meet in the Rubin Lobby, first floor at 7 p.m.

Friday

will be playing at . Christopher Weingarten of the Village Voice writes, "Gowanus duo Lightouts resurrect the melancholy chug and darkly sexy swagger of bands like The Cure, Girls Against Boys, JAMC and Afghan Whigs and impolitely jam it into the drum machine crunch of contemporary locals like Sleigh Bells, Year Of The Tiger and the Death Set.”

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