This weekend: Ames at King Con, beer fest, traveling vaudeville, marathon watching


7:30pm: new ‘vol. 1′ reading series celebrates chicago (the city, not the band) with windy city representatives adam levin, jami attenberg, and molly tolsky. bonus: free goose island beer! word, free.

8pm: erland + the carnival (feat. simon tong of the verve, gorillaz, more) completely rework old brit folk + rock w. killer riffs, melodies and lyrics. rock shop, $10.


12:30-6pm: after 75 years, ruby’s bar + grill is being forced out of coney. join their rally/protest/party today.

2pm: the 2nd annual greenpoint beer festival serves up 33 local and international craft + micro-brews. red star (37 greenpoint ave). $20 gets you six samples.

5-11pm: this month’s target first saturday at the brooklyn museum features country singer-songwriter laura cantrell, author rick moody, a screening of disney’s alice in wonderland (1951), a dance party, more! free.


pick a spot to cheer for the runners of the ing new york city marathon

8pm: bliss blood presents not waving but drowning, evanescent, jamie scandal + sweet soubrette. bruar falls, free


thru 11/7: indie comic book writers, illustrators and animators unite unite for kingcon ii (incl. bored to death’s jonathan ames). brooklyn lyceum, $7.

thru 11/9: a 24′ budget rental truck becomes a traveling vaudevillian theater. location varies nightly, $15.

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