Flaunt your finest herringbone, and 20 more ways to have a high-class weekend

Ahhh, the underappreciated pennyfarthing (pic by Flickr user elisabet.s)
Ahhh, the underappreciated pennyfarthing (pic by Flickr user elisabet.s)

1. Start off Cider Week NYC at 61 Local, where Descendent Cider Co celebrates their first anniversary by launching a new cider. (Friday, FREE)

2. Show your bookish delight at the Bushwick Book Club’s Literary Love Fest, featuring new music inspired by Book Riot Live’s authors. (Friday, by donation)

3. See a very unique adaptation of Sleepy Hollow at Cloud City, done by Drama of Works with a half-dozen different types of shadow puppets. (Friday through Sunday, $15)

4. Or see a very unique adaptation of Macbeth at the Bell House, done by Wasabassco with a dozen burlesque dancers. (Friday, $20)

5. Get sweaty at the new indie dance party from You Don’t Have to Settle: Yeah, featuring DJs Brian Blackout, Mister Disco, and Doctor Mister. (Friday, FREE)

6. Go comically crazy at Desert Island’s annual Comic Arts Brooklyn, featuring 100+ artists, illustrators, and publishers hawking their wares. (Saturday, FREE)

7. Visit two dozen art spaces at the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Open Studio Tour. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

8. Bring your creepily wilted jack-o’-lanterns to Prospect Heights Community Farm for the Pumpkin Smash Potato Bake Bash, where you can turn your gourd into compost while munching on fall snacks. (Saturday, FREE)

9. Ogle some serious facial hair at the 2015 National Beard & Mustache Championships, this year at the gorgeous Kings Theater. (Saturday, $28)

10. Immerse yourself in all kinds of culture at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday, with music, readings, films, talks, a curator presentation, and more. (Saturday, FREE)

11. Get a little occult at FiveMyles with What a Witch, a queer reimagining of the witch figure via a lecture and participatory performance. (Saturday, FREE)

12. Drink for a good cause at Brooklyn Glass Studio’s Hot Glass Cold Beer Fundraiser, where guests get a unique handmade vessel to fill with booze while watching neon, flameworking, and glass-blowing demonstrations. (Saturday, FREE)

13. Bid a fond farewell to Passenger Bar, which will close on Nov 8th, by grooving the night away at their last blowout, featuring music from The Cameramen, Jaleel Bunton, and Steve Myers. (Saturday, FREE)

14. Get down and feel good about it at Silent Barn’s Dance Party Against Repression, with door proceeds going to the legal funds of folks who were arrested at last year’s Black Lives Matter protests. (Saturday, $5 to $20)

15. Visit a dozen more art spaces at the Red Hook Open Studios festival. (Sunday, FREE)

16. Don your best twills for the Brooklyn Tweed Ride, starting from Grand Army Plaza and ending at Greenwood Park for beers and bocce. (Sunday, FREE)

17. Join me, your humble Events Editor, for the inaugural Brooklyn Spaces Bike Tour, with stops at a half-dozen rad spots for private talks, discounts, snacks, and fun. (Sunday, $30)

18. Take a guided walk through Prospect Park’s Vale of Cashmere, and then adjourn for a writing workshop and discussion on Spatial Poetics. (Sunday, $15)

19. Get scruffy at the Brooklyn Mutt Show, where underdogs rule and all proceeds go to benefit Barc Shelter. (Sunday, $10)

20. See the humor in this ridiculous political system of ours at lolvote, hosted by Loudmouth’s Rae Sanni and Alex English. (Sunday, $5)

21. Hear the dulcet tones of a dozen lovely singers at the Brazen Acorn Cabaret, with proceeds going to Coalition for the Homeless. (Sunday, by donation)

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