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Your Brooklyn Weekend: 9 Must-Do Events
(Photo: Jukebox the Ghost, via rcrdlbl.com)
With so much to do in Brooklyn, we took it up on ourselves to filter out all the happenings and suggest how to make the most of your weekend.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
Silent Night, Deadly Night (Film)
12:15am at Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg), Tickets: $11
What better way to usher in this holiday season than with a little Christmas blood and gore? Silent Night, Deadly Night tells the tasteless tale of a murdering Saint Nick, or at least a killer dressed up as one. Add some booze to the viewing of this B-flick and you’ve got yourself one heck of a midnight movie experience.
Jukebox The Ghost with The Spinto Band, Deleted Scenes (Concert- Indie Rock)
Doors: 6pm/Show 8pm at Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg), Tickets: $10-$12
This Philly trio is set to bring their energetic performance style to Brooklyn Bowl; treating the audience to some slightly nasal but catchy indie rock beats. With a new album set to drop this fall the band is sure to play a whole array of new tracks.
Inventing Brooklyn (Art)
Noon-5pm at Brooklyn Historical Society, (128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn Heights), Tickets: $6
This exhibit follows the evolution of Brooklyn through 400 years of people, places, and events. Showcasing documents, photographs, prints, artifacts, and oral histories, Inventing Brooklyn allows visitors to explore our borough’s dynamic and colorful past.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
Biblioball 2011: Biblio Noir (Party)
8pm at The Bell House (149 7th St, Gowanus), Tickets: $20-$40
This weekend The Desk Set returns for their fourth annual winter celebration: a literary party for the librarians of NYC. Archivists, authors, readers, and nerds alike will be getting wild at this book lovers night out, featuring trapeze performances, DJ sets, film screenings, origami book corsages, and loads of booze.
Supernatural Wife (Theater)
7:30pm at BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater (61 Fulton St, Fort Greene), Tickets: $20-$50
Based on Alkestis by Euripides, Supernatural Wife tells the tale of King Adementus as he copes with his wife’s decision to sacrifice herself. The work is performed by Big Dance Theater, and features direction and choreography by Paul Lazar and Annie-B Parson.
Holiday Handmade Cavalcade (Shopping)
10am at Public Assembly (70 N 6th St, Williamsburg) Free entry
Shop locally this holiday season with gifts created by friendly neighborhood designers. This holiday sale will feature clothing, accessories, and home goods from some of the finest established and new artists. The first 200 guests will also receive a free goodie bag.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH
No Land (Art)
Kunsthalle Galapagos (16 Main Street, DUMBO), Free Entry
This group exhibition brings together six artists living and working in New York, Berlin, and Los Angeles. The fictional works each draw upon various mediums of utopian architecture, including video gaming environments, Internet searches, and scientific diagrams.
Body Music (Dance)
9pm at Bembe (81 South 6th St, Williamsburg), Free Entry
Every Sunday the Bembe crowds shake and boogie to beats spun by DJ Jesse Mann and his guests. Live musicians perform Afrobeat and funk music, adding their individual styles to the spinning disco and house records.
Bargemusic Masterworks (Concert- Classical and Opera)
3pm at Fulton Ferry Landing (at Old Fulton St and Furman St), Tickets: $35
Olga Vinkur and Montclair State University’s ensemble will perform Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra by Shostakovich. Also featured are works by Barber and Mozart.