Weekend and beyond: King Con comic convo, Bushwick art fest, indie bookstore week

8pm: Amy Millan (of Stars and Broken Social Scene) brings her slow, twangy tunes to Bell House, $15

5-11pm: Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday includes bands curated by Todd P., a screening of  ‘Purple Rain,’ discussions, dance party, more. Free

“King Con” Comic and Animation Convention
features vendors, artists and writers (including Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee, Harvey Pekar, Molly Crabapple, others). Brooklyn Lyceum, $7/day, $10/weekend

Noon to midnight: Spread out over 10 blocks, hundreds of artists in over 30 curated group shows take part in Arts in Bushwick’s day-long festival, “BETA spaces.” Free

8:30pm: Bitch Fest! Rant and rave on the mic about whatever you want while a drummer plays behind you.  Freddy’s Bar & Backroom, free

7pm: Independent Bookstore Week‘s (11/15-21) kick-off party features authors, music, refreshments, giveaways. Powerhouse Arena, $10 suggested donation

7:30pm: author Anna Jane Grossman discusses her book “Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By,” followed by a debate moderated by Brokelyn’s Faye Penn. Word Brooklyn, free

6-10pm: Park Slope’s Odd Twin vintage clothing store celebrates fall with free beer and wine, a fashion show + discount

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