1. Spit some prose at the Brooklyn Poets Yawp featuring a poetry workshop, open mic, and the twelve winners of Yawp Poem of the Month over the past year competing in a Poem of the Year smackdown. (Monday, 61 Local, $5)
2. Learn and be entertained at the I Have A Crazy Idea to Live Inside My Own Head variety show. Hear about that time someone tried to buy drugs after 9/11 and see a burlesque tribute to Werner Herzog. (Monday, Branded Saloon, two drink or food minimum)
3. Experience an uncanny universe at Gay Magic Death, a solo show by Thomas Tait featuring exhibits highlighting his interest in what Philip K. Dick described as “holy trash,” along with performances. (Tuesday, Living Gallery, FREE)
4. Be ho ho horrified at Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and TV, where for some, the holiday season is a time to curl up on the couch in the dead of winter for a good old fashioned fright. (Tuesday, Film Noir Cinema, $15)
5. Celebrate two years of storytelling at Take Two Storytelling, a unique show where storytellers share one true story with two endings: one the way it actually happened, the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. (Wednesday, C’mon Everybody, $5)
6. Go blissfully bonkers with a screening of the Snowy Bing Bongs w/ Live Q&A from unclassifiable dance-comedy trio Cocoon Central Dance Team. (Wednesday, Alamo Draft House, $15)
7. Have an adult winter craft night at Drink & Draw & Trim the Tree where you can make snowflakes, tree decorations, paper ornaments, and more, with a dollar off drinks while you do it. (Thursday, Kings County Brewers Collective, FREE)
8. See some indie vids at No Notifications where over the last few months, Tynan DeLong has made a video each week and will be screening the results. Also featuring new videos from Colin Burgess, Keaton Monger, and more. (Thursday, Vital Joint, $5)
9. Drink in the wine and words at Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series with works and works-in-progress from community members who give our borough its literary reputation. (Friday, Books Are Magic, FREE)
10. Donate food and clothes at the third annual Givapalooza, with performers including
Crimdella, Natalie Duffy, Francis Aud, and more. (Friday, Cape House, $10)
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