To Do This Week: Bushwick Beach House Brunch, Dita Von Teese

 Diana Damrau (bottom) as Lucia and Zeljko Lucic as Enrico
Diana Damrau as Lucia and Zeljko Lucic as Enrico YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images


If you’re something of an opera amateur, good news: The Metropolitan Opera will be hosting a free summer film screening of some of its greatest operas from August 26 to September 5. Tonight it’s Lucia di Lammermoor. (Spoiler: Everyone dies. It’s opera; everyone always dies…or do they?) You might find it inspires you to invest in some tickets for the fall season. Lincoln Center Plaza, 64th Street and Columbus Avenue, 8 p.m., free 

THURSDAY September 1

Rosé season is over, so check out Champagne Jerry’s hip-hop project/performance piece today. The performer, known for his Pop Star Series about the music and lives of celebrities from Britney Spears to Phil Collins, will be hosting a show to celebrate the release of his second LP The Champagne Room. Joe’s Pub, 9 p.m., 425 Lafayette Street, call (212) 967-7555 for ticket info

FRIDAY September 2

Where’s the best place to have a loud drum beating Caribbean Carnival? A library! Seriously. The NYPL is celebrating Labor Day with steel pan drummers, stilt walkers, DJs and delicious free delicacies to snack on. Save your silent reading for tomorrow, introverts. The Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, 6-10 p.m., free 

Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese im Carrafa/Newspix/Getty Images

SATURDAY September 3

There’s probably nothing more glamorous than watching Dita Von Teese do burlesque. Seriously, she’s like an angel who dropped out of the year 1942 entirely covered in glitter. It’s magic! You’ll get a chance to see her perform and maybe chat with her at the Labor of Love event. Other cool folks like Geoff Bartakovics (CEO of Tasting Table), Andy Cohen (of Watch What Happens Live) and Michael Boodro (editor-in-chief of Elle Décor) will be there sipping wine provided by the Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the gardens of a private residence. DJ Lina will be on hand in case you want to try any Dita-esque moves (we don’t recommend it, but it’s your call). And, best of all, the proceeds from the event go to Housing Works. The institution is dedicated to fighting AIDS and assisting the many New Yorkers afflicted with the disease, with the ultimate goal of bringing an end to the epidemic by 2020. So take the opportunity to enjoy the last days of summer, swill wine with the stars under the stars and, hey, also help some people. Private East Hampton residence information shared after ticket purchase, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $150

SUNDAY September 4

Want to go to the beach without heading all the way out to the beach? Of course. No one wants to brave that much traffic. Instead, just hop on the L train (as long as it’s still running) and head down to the Bushwick Beach House Brunch series. The beach-themed soirée promises attendees a $22.95 prix-fixe brunch with unlimited mimosas. Though if mimosas aren’t your speed (we assume you hate orange juice, because only a monster would hate champagne), bloody marys, white sangria and watermelon mimosas are also available. Local DJs will be performing, so you’ll be able to dance as if you were at the Rockaways without getting a ton of unnecessary sand in your suit. Lot 45, 411 Troutman Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $22.95

MONDAY September 5

Well…the time has come. Today Michael Jordan’s restaurant is helping Pokémon Go hunters with a Pikachu-Yellow Pineapple Margarita, which you can get if you prove that you caught a Pokémon inside their restaurant. I am sure this is exactly what Michael Jordan would want his legacy to inspire. Michael Jordan’s The Steak House, 23 Vanderbilt Avenue, $12 for Margarita 


TUESDAY September 6

Love Odd Mom Out? Of course, you do! In that case, you’re going to be head over heels for Jill Kargman’s next book, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave. The cocktail party to celebrate the launch is tonight, and sparkly attire is encouraged. Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 7 p.m., invite only 

WEDNESDAY September 7

Summer is over: Get your Manhattan wardrobe back on. Today is the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Couture Council Awards Luncheon honoring Akris Creative Director Albert Kriemler. The co-chairs of the luncheon will be Lisa Klein and Audrey Gruss, and just take it as a given that everyone will be silently judging your outfit. David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, Noon, $1,500 To Do This Week: Bushwick Beach House Brunch, Dita Von Teese