Celebrate Brooklyn! is lucky to have such a fabulous Q.U.E.E.N. to open its 36th season. Janelle Monáe, one of music’s most compelling rising stars, hit refresh on 2013 with the release of her second album, The Electric Lady, an electric and star-studded android manifesto with guest spots from Solange, Miguel, Erykah Badu, and Prince. It’s a credit to Monáe that she has managed to keep her performances and personal style just as lively and individual as her unique music. She has all the makings of a superstar and is fixed squarely on the path to icon status. Expect to be dazzled.

Wed., June 4, 6 p.m., 2014

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