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The best things to do this weekend, end of the year edition

1. Learn what it takes to be royalty at Meet the Confetti King, where Treb Heining, whose company has handled confetti drops at major events like the Super Bowl, Olympics, and Academy Awards, will talk about everything confetti. (Friday, City Reliquary, $5)

2. C’mon get happy at A Gay Show For All People, featuring comedy performances by Aaron Jackson, Josh Sharp, Jaboukie Young-White, and many more. (Friday, The Bell House, $10-15)

3. Fly away with Pegasus, which will showcase some beautifully earnest, foolish and fanatical characters with non-stop jokes, perhaps with song and dance performed by Amanda Ariel “Peggy” Xeller. (Friday, Brooklyn Comedy Collective, $10)

4. Get your goth game on at Arkham: Twilight Zone Edition, Brooklyn’s longest running gothic dark dance party, playing goth, industrial, EBM, darkwave, synth, and more all night. (Friday, Bizarre Bar, FREE)


Your last chance to see the Dyker Lights (#13). Photo via Facebook.

5. End your year on a good note with Give Back Weekend, and help with a donation drive or make sandwiches and snack packs for those in need, plus Sunday’s participants will receive a pass to a BKLYN Commons’ co-working space. (Sat-Sun, various locations, FREE, $15)

6. There’s still things to be bought at the Diaspora Art Mart Kwanzaa Shopping Spree and shop for some of the most unique handmade gifts, including body products, artwear clothing, hats, jewelry, visual art, African and Caribbean artworks, and more. (Saturday, Tohma’s Place, FREE)

7. Hug a giant chocolate chip cookie at Sugar & Spice Holiday Pop-Up, where you can jump out of a gift box or jump into a hot cocoa ball pit, wander through a glow in the dark room, and more. (Sat-Sun, 58 South 6th Street, $25)

8. Order out at Chow: Making The Chinese American Restaurant, which celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American cuisine, tracing its 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. (Sat-Sun, Museum of Food and Drink, $14)

9. Kick back and laugh at House of Funnies: Cheers to the New Years, a night of laughing with friends strangers for a comedy show with musical performances, featuring Alexx Star, Olga Namer, musical guest Hadji Gaviota, and more. (Saturday, Automatic Studios, $20)

10. Glitch out with The Hood Internet as they perform a late set featuring all of your favorite mashups and completely new tunes. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bowl, $15)


Meet the king of confetti (#1). Photo via Facebook.

11. Help someone in need at the Winter Coat Drive and go through your closet for new or gently used coats you don’t wear anymore to donate to adults and children this winter. (Sunday, The Park Church Co-op, FREE)

12. Get yourself in a stitch-uation at Palestinian Embroidery 101 and learn how to sparkle and dazzle your pieces by using metallic threads, how to strategize design transfers to a medium size piece of cloth, two types of cross-stitch, and motif repetition. (Sunday, Blue: the Tatter Textile Library, $20-40)

13. Light up your night at Exploring the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights with a group and get a tour of the area and hear the history behind the 32 year old tradition along with hot chocolate and cookies (or go separately on your own for free). (Sunday, Dyker Heights, $32-35)

14. It’s your last chance at Baby Dee’s Big Swan Song, the gender–dysphoric, medievalist carny is taking a permanent hiatus, so hear her sing about predestination, elevator guys, manic depressive snowmen, and disgruntled reindeer one last time. (Sunday, National Sawdust, $35)

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