Celebrate the magic of Coney Island, and 21 more ways to have a splendid weekend

What's more Coney-tastic than Amour Obscur's accordion?
What’s more Coney-tastic than Amour Obscur’s accordion? (#11) (photo courtesy of Amour Obscur)

1. See a smorgasbord of cinema at the Mono No Aware film festival at LightSpace Studio. (Friday & Saturday, FREE)

2. Watch an array of different performances at the La Luz Fall Showcase, including musical improv, double-dutch, magic, and more. (Friday, $7)

3. Get ruff (sorry) at Dog Fight 2, an improv competition with all proceeds going to Barc Animal Shelter. (Friday, $5)

4. Our favorite Williamsburg neighborhood joint, South 4th Bar, is turning nine years old! To celebrate, they’re inviting you to drink at a happy hour that goes until 10pm, chow down on free food like spicy bar-b-que pig tails, chicken and dumplings and and Oaxaca pork shoulder and even play some beer pong, because why not? (Friday, FREE)

5. Listen to a whole lot of music from Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra at Soup & Sound—there will also be actual soup. (Friday, $20 suggested)

6. Get classy with Opera on Tap’s Festivus Fugal Fête, with music by Raphael Fusco, Gilda Lyons, David Lang, and more. (Friday, FREE)

7. See a very sexy reimagining of a classic at Wasabassco Burlesque’s A 70s Christmas Carol, with spectral stripteases and Scrooge as a miserly nightclub owner. (Friday, $20)

8. Dance it out at Shea Stadium where Bikes in the Kitchen’s Fake Fur Holiday Dance Party Extravaganza. (Friday, $7)

9. Buy ’em all books! Get a jump on gift buying at the Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair at the Old Stone House. (Saturday, FREE)

10. Learn how to make your own ornaments and other lovely glass crafts at the UrbanGlass Open Studios and workshop day. (Saturday, FREE / $20–$65 for workshops)

11. Explore the history, culture, and fantasy of Coney Island at Brooklyn Museum First Saturday, with a crazy amount of fun, including a mermaid contest, burlesque, lectures, music from Amour Obscur and Raya Brass Band, and on and on. (Saturday, FREE)

12. See a splendid spectacle of queer performance with a marathon at the D.I.C.T.I.O.N.A.R.Y. Marathon, which has fifty performers schedule so far. (Saturday, $5–$10 suggested)

13. Schlep out to Dyker Heights for the annual Dyker Lights Christmas display extravaganza. (Saturday, FREE)

14. Work it out for a good cause at Alphaville: DJ Jonathan Toubin spins for Sweating to the Oldies (for Public Health), a dance party to benefit Planned Parenthood of NYC. (Saturday, $10)

15. Commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Rubber Soul at the Way Station, where three different bands of three different styles will play the album in its entirety. (Saturday, FREE)

16. Get crazy at CHERYL’s latest bonkers dance party, Touching Baes, at C’mon Everybody. (Saturday, $10)

17. Rock the Casbah at Glamdammit’s Tribute to the Clash, with DJ sets by Twig the Wonderkid and James David. (Saturday, $7)

18. Stuff your face at Eat Pie & Shop, an artisanal market and pie social all in one. (Sunday, FREE)

19. Shop super local at the Greenpointers Holiday Market, with 60+ vendors, food and drinks, activities, and more. (Sunday, FREE)

20. Get a little smelly at Lox of Beer, a brunch pairing smoked fish with small-batch brews. (Sunday, $30)

21. Snuggle into the Kumble Theater where We Be Art presents the 24th annual Winter Coat Fashion Show. (Sunday, $5 suggested)

22. See plenty of delightful threads at Bushwick Print Lab’s 6th annual Art of the T, showcasing handmade, printed fashions by Brooklyn designers and printmakers. (Sunday, FREE)

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