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

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

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

SATURDAY + SUNDAY
“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

SUNDAY
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

TUESDAY
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

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

THURSDAY
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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