Friday, December 11, 2009

The Weekend: 12.11-12.13

I'm sure many of you are tempted to avoid the chill and stay inside where it's warm and cozy this weekend. But these events might have you bundling up and getting out in Brooklyn this weekend. You'll be glad you did.

Friday, December 11

Dance Party: Put on your fanciest clothes and party for a cause at the Desk Set's Biblioball tonight at the Bell House in Gowanus. With the Hungry March Band, Nine 11 Thesaurus, Living Days (picture), The Lucky Chops Brass Brand, and many, many DJs, as well as other surprises in store. Proceeds go to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, which provides books and programming to incarcerated and court-involved youth. At 8 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Located at 149 7th st.

Film: The Zero Film Festival continues tonight with the New York premiere of Modern Love is Automatic at Galapagos Art Space at 7 p.m., with a Q&A to follow. Tickets $15. Located at 16 Main St. Also don't miss the international debut of the comedy/horror short "Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders," known in its native UK as the eBay movie since the filmmakers funded it by selling their stuff on eBay. That's the indie spirit. At 7:30 p.m. at Invisible Dog Gallery in Cobble Hill (51 Bergen St.).

Saturday, December 12

Music: A Charlie Brown Christmas is a holiday staple. See it brought to life at the Brooklyn Lyceum in Park Slope this month, as it presents the Christmas classic live with a jazz trio. Running through December 20 on the weekends. Today, you can catch it at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10, or $30 for four. Located at 227 Fourth Ave.

Hanukkah: Want to spice up the holiday? Head to Southpaw in Park Slope for the Menorah Horah, featuring Hanukkah’s hottest Hebrew hotties, the Schlep Sisters, as well as music from DJ Aaroneous and klezmer-gypsy-punk band Golem. At 8 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance/$16 day of show. Also that night, test out your dreidel skills with the Knitting Factory's spin the dreidel tourney, or just watch the madness. At 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Located in Williamsburg at 361 Metropolitan Ave.

Craft Fair: Williamsburg's 3rd Ward adds to the local markets this season with their handmade holiday craft fair. Featuring goods and treats from over 50 local artisans, craft mavens and culinary masters, so there's sure to be something for that Secret Santa or sister you have yet to find a gift for. From noon to 9 p.m. Free to enter. Located at 195 Morgan Ave.

Sunday, December 13

Let There Be Light: Greenpoint's McCarren Park provides one reason for you to brave the outdoors this weekend, when the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition presents its latest project, Living Objects, in the park. A light installation from Jason Krugman, it gets turn on at 6 p.m. followed by a reception at Light up Brooklyn. Free. Located between Union and Driggs Avenue.

Hanukkah: For more Hanukkah fun, head to Williamsburg's Secret Project Robot for their Choking on Cufflinks holiday party, featuring a menorah lighting, latkes, dreidels, gelt and bands. Starts right before sundown (about 4 p.m.). Located at 210 Kent Avenue/128 River Street, enter on River.


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