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Party girl: Target Margin Theater launches its revival of “Pay No Attention to the Girl,” an adaptation of “1,001 Nights” with a gala performance and party on Oct. 25.
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The sisters are doing it for themselves in Brooklyn! We’ve got a full week ahead, focused just on the fairer sex.

Saturday afternoon, meet a woman with a bull-y pulpit! Brooklyn Heights photographer Sophie Gamand went to animal shelters around the country and took pictures of pit bulls — after making adorable flower crowns for the supposedly-vicious dogs. Check out the adorable resulting pictures in her book collection and art exhibit “Pit Bull Flower Power” from 4 pm to 7 pm at, appropriately, the Invisible Dog Art Center [51 Bergen St. between Smith Street and Boerum Place in Cobble Hill, (347) 56–3641,].

On Sunday, help to raise cash for female political candidates at “Persisticon II: The Rockening” and enjoy some great comedy from Janeane Garofalo, Kerri Coddett, Jo Firestone, Abbi Crutchfield, and many more women and a few woke dudes. The event kicks off at 7 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510,]. Tickets start at $50, but feel free to keep giving well beyond that!

In the week before Halloween, are you worried about monsters and interdimensional beasties? Then cruise over to the Bric House [647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 683–5600,] where Hugo-winning author N.K. Jemisin will discuss how she comes up with the nasty antagonists in her novels. She will also read from her upcoming collection of short stories “How Long ’til Black Future Month?” starting at 7 pm. Admission is free with an RSVP.

Lighten things up on Wednesday, Oct. 24, when you can see a Jewish lesbian and a Palestinian lesbian walk into a comedy club... Hold on, is this a joke? No, it’s the “El-Salomons” a married pair of stand-up comedians who also make adorable cartoons about their life together. Eman El-Husseini and Jess Salomon will joke together and separately about religion, politics, sex, and other proper dinner table topics at 8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400,]. Tickets are $10.

And after a week of work focused on women, look elsewhere with “Pay No Attention to the Girl,” Target Margin’s Theater’s hit play about the war between the sexes, adapted from the book of “One Thousand and One Nights.” The show, about a prince and a concubine who have differing accounts of their affair, launches its three-week revival tonight at 7:30 pm, with a gala benefit performance and party tonight at the Doxsee Theater (232 52nd St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, Tickets start at $125 — but if that’s too steep, hold out for any other show during the run: those will only by $30.

Reach arts editor Bill Roundy at or by calling (718) 260–4507.
Posted 12:00 am, October 19, 2018
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