Torn Out Theater presents Hamlet August 10-13 Prospect Park
No matter how familiar you are with the works of William Shakespeare, you've never seen a performance like this. Torn Out Theater brings a rare rendition of Hamlet to the Music Pagoda in Prospect Park, featuring an all nude, all male cast. This free event is first come, first serve. Find more info here.
Madonnathon August 12 Brooklyn Bowl
Hosted by Cathy Cervenka and Rupert Noffs, the 14th annual Madonnathon features a talented collective of musicians, dancers and singers coming together to pay tribute to her Madgesty. Come out and celebrate Madonna's birthday as DJ Chauncey D (Madonna Worship) spins a mix of her hits, remixes and rare tracks. Find more info here.
Flame Con August 19 & 20 Brooklyn Bridge Marriott
The world's largest LGBTQ comic con returns with more celebrity guests, artists, vendors and performers. Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham) and Dax ExclamationPoint (RuPaul's Drag Race) join an exciting lineup of geeky appearances. Don't forget to join the party at "Camp" Fire on August 19. Find more info here.
Brooklyn Comedy Festival August 21-27 Various venues
Established in 2013 and having launched some of the funniest comedians of today, including Hannibal Buress, Michael Che and Trevor Noah, this festival was launched to give a stage to every level of performer. From sketch to stand-up to improv to web series, Brooklyn Comedy Festival showcases some of the best up-and-coming names. Find more info here.
Afropunk August 26 & 27 Commodore Barry Park
Created to disrupt and dismantle a constant bias in the media, this festival puts a spotlight on multicultural identities. Featuring performances by Macy Gray, Willow Smith, Serpentwithfeet and Princess Nokia, the two-day event brings together an amazing line-up of emerging talents. Find more info here.