6:30pm: dan rollman and corey henderson discuss their book the recordsetter book of world records and attempt to break the record for the largest group hug in a bookstore, amongst other feats. powerhouse arena, free.
8pm: enter your secret stuffed mounted beaver collection at the secret science club‘s most bonkers event of the year- the 6th annual carnivorous nights taxidermy contest. bell house, $7.
8pm (+12/10-11, 15-18 @ various times): a charlie brown christmas – live accompanied by a jazz trio performing vince guaraldi’s classic score returns for the fourth year to brooklyn lyceum, $10/person, 4/$30.
10pm: ‘do they know it’s christmas?’ secret formula does, and they’re throwing a xmas pop sing-along and santa con pre-party to prove it. the singing continues with guerilla caroling around the ‘hood after. themed drinks, costume contests, free milk + cookies, more! union hall, $8.
2-5pm: swap your vegan cookbooks, dvds and other animal rights material at launchpad’s benefit for woodstock farm animal sanctuary, free (rsvp)
12-6pm: the first 300 peeps get a free tote bag filled with swag at the fifth annual handmade holiday craft fair. 3rd ward, free admission.
8pm: bruce in the usa (‘the world’s #1 tribute to bruce springsteen and the e street band) are the closest we can get to the boss… and for a lot less. brooklyn bowl, $7.
7pm: the crappy cinema council watches crappy movies and makes fun of them. we’re sensing that the cringe-inducing star wars holiday special will be a part of this month’s theme: the holidays. public assembly, free.
authors michael showalter, emma straub, josh ritter, many more give book recommendations, sign and help wrap and bag your purchases at brooklyn’s word holiday open house. bonus: free cider + donuts!
thru 1/9: save up to 90 percent off art and photography books and limited editions, plus get a free art book with purchases over $50 at powerhouse arena’s fire sale.
check out the skint’s 40+ traditional and not-so-traditional things to do this holiday season.