Holiday singalongs, plus 15 more fa-fa-fa-fa-free events this week

Go make Snoopy proud.

Go make Snoopy proud.

1. Franklin Park Reading Series is having their end of the year bash with a little help from some of the year’s best fiction and essay writers. (Monday)

2. Get some real laughs in with Side Ponytail before you have to fake chuckle your way through your uncle’s awful jokes at those holiday dinners. (Monday)

3. Mark the royal visit to New York with free White Castle at Devour Hour. (Tuesday)

4. Spend a night with authors from some of Brooklyn’s best small presses at WORD, who fortunately are not so small you have to look under a microscope to see them read. (Tuesday)

5. Firestone Success Academy’s How to Make Friends won’t make the memory of your first day of kindergarten any less traumatic, but it might help out your future self. (Tuesday)

6. Learn about the science that goes into engineering what you eat at Plow to Plate Food Series Presents: Food Design. (Tuesday)

7. Trestle Art Talk Series presents Oriane Stender, who works with material byproducts of contemporary culture like money, books, and photographs. (Tuesday)

8. If you work in fashion or tech, go to this networking event toy drive and show everyone your flashy business card. (Wednesday)

9. Learn about the MTA’s good ole days, or perhaps find out if it ever had good ole days, with an subway historian at the New York Transit Museum. (Wednesday)

10. Check out the opening reception of The Wanderers, an exhibit centered on the ties between objects and memory. (Wednesday)

11. Sing your favorite carols and and listen to a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Greenlight Books. (Thursday)

12. Combine the excitement of storytime with motion pictures at Videology’s VideoTALE. (Thursday)

13. Hear about the bygone days of the New York hardcore scene and do a little light moshing at the release party for NYHC at powerHouse. (Thursday)

14. Hear some snow stories and share your own brave blizzard tales at This One Time storytelling show. (Thursday)

15. There are crafts, food trucks, beer, music, and maybe a little bit of math at Pop² Brooklyn. (Friday)

16. The Die Hard Holiday Party celebrate the holidays the way they were meant to be spent: laced with violence and profanity. (Friday)