Spending some time this Christmas season with the Muppets at Union Hall is just one of the many ways to enjoy the season this year
Santa was ushered into Macy’s at the conclusion of the Thanksgiving Day parade, thus officially signaling the beginning of another holiday season. There’s no denying that New York City in December is breathtakingly beautiful. The holiday markets, ice rinks, display windows, the omnipresent smell of evergreens in the air… and ahh yes, the herds of tourists. Want to avoid the crowds and subsequently becoming a Grinch? Stay in Brooklyn for all seasonal festivities. Whether you’re a Buddy the Elf or an Ebenezer Scrooge, Brokelyn has your one-stop holiday guide for fun and festive happenings in your favorite borough, all under $30.
Dig up Santa’s past. Photo by Sarah Bibi
Mackenzie Shivers is powering through some ballads at Pete’s Candy Store. (Monday)
2. Start your week off with some dancing and bathtub liquere at
Moonshine Monday. (Monday)
Jackknife Comedy brings some cutting jokes to Brooklyn Colony. (Tuesday) (more…)
Time for some seasonal movies and bitter betrayal.
1. Go tell the folks at
Brooklyn, Stand Up!! how thankful you are for their free jokes. (Monday)
2. Don’t forget to go to Brooklyn Public Philosophers’ talk
Memory Holes, where they’ll be discussing memory manipulation and the self. (Monday)
Filthy Stinking Rich is Brooklyn’s most expensive free comedy show, so wear your good monocle to this one. (Monday) (more…)
Oh we are about to do some damage.
1. Brainstorm ways the
Eastern Parkway Branch Library can serve the community better, like by sending librarians to deliver bedtime stories and possibly snacks. (Monday)
Old Souls Collection Launch Party features an experimental steel furniture installation along with free music and snacks. (Monday)
Rocket and Lightship’s author discusses his collection of essays from famous writers exploring how literature can illuminate our ethics, politics, and pleasures. (Tuesday) (more…)
Your outfit’s already been planned out.
1. See if you can think of any topics that aren’t covered in
100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write. (Monday)
2. Plunge right into
Dive Comedy at Freddy’s Bar. (Monday)
Art Talks, and boy does it (and speakers from BRIC, Soapbox Gallery and Gridspace) want to have a word with you. (Monday) (more…)
Table 87 won’t put summer in a corner, they’ll show you Dirty Dancing outdoors
1. BookCourt releases
Cold Type, a Death of a Salesman-esque father-son tale. (Tuesday)
2. It might be past Labor Day, but there are still outdoor movies to enjoy,
like Dirty Dancing at Table 87 in Gowanus. Have the time of your life. (Tuesday)
Voodoo Boogaoo’s eccentric neo-soul is sliding over to The Way Station. (Wednesday) (more…)
Both his literary brilliance and his smolder will be at powerHouse Arena.
1. British journalist Peter Snow presents his book on the War of 1812,
When Britain Burned the White House. Peter Snow, are you mocking us? (Monday)
2. Salman Rushdie joins Vanessa Manko as she discusses her novel
The Invention of Exile. (Monday)
3. Videology is showing
Persistence of Vision, a documentary on the greatest animated film to never happen. No, not Heavy Metal . (Monday) (more…)
You’re gonna feel real cultured after this one.
1. Chuck Klosterman is back with new cultural critiques and a
new book he’ll be talking about at BookCourt. (Monday)
2. Why do books inside though?
Books Beneath the Bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park starts tonight with, Liberty’s Torch, Elizabeth Mitchell’s account of how the Statue of Liberty was built. (Monday)
3. Videology’s local filmmaker showcase shows off the internet’s best
comedic web series. You can be up there one day too, if you follow our advice. (Monday)
4. If your air conditioner’s broken, join the herd of children flocking to Coney Island to watch
Frozen and sing along to that overhyped “Let It Go” song. (Monday) (more…)
We hope you recreate this outfit for the show
1. Evidence, A Dance Company blends traditional African dance with modern choreography and spoken word.
Take a free class with them, and ask for advice on that interpretive dance-poem you’ve been working on. (Monday)
2. Help drop a(n issue of)
bomb (magazine) for the summer at this launch party at Greenlight. (Monday)
3. Free skee-ball and Genesee beer at the
Brewskee-Ball Kickoff Jamboree. (Monday) (more…)
SisQó’s gonna be in Brooklyn, on thong patrol. via Facebook
The powerHOUSE arena launches a novel about an Afghan girl who lives as a boy. (Monday)
2. The side ponytail finally gets the attention it deserves at this
comedy show. (Monday)
3. Talk with entrepreneurs in
energy conservation and weather preparedness. June’s the first month of hurricane season, so maybe they’re on to something? (Tuesday) (more…)