Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Weekend: 11.13-11.15

It's a mixed bag this weekend, from comedy to chocolate. Here's a look at what's happening in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, November 13

Theater: You may need to sit down for this show. The Brooklyn-based theater company The Civilians continue their three-day run of "You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce," tonight and tomorrow at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. Tickets $15. Located at 16 Main St.

Opera: Opera in Greenpoint? Yes. Tonight, the Regina Opera, a small opera company out of Boro Park, will be performing scenes from “Rigoletto,” “La Boheme,” “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Il Giuramento.” At 8 p.m. Tickets $20, $10 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Located at 177 Kent St.

Music: Have a category in your CD collection for world music? Think again. Tonight, a group of musicians challenge the often exclusionary genre with "Is America Part of the World," a night of music from Brooklyn' Nation Beat, as well as Rupa and the April Fishes. 8 p.m. at the Bell House in Gowanus. Tickets $15. Located at 149 7th St.

Saturday, November 14

Rock and Roll: For more American music fare, head to Our Lady of Grace in Gravesend for a Brooklyn homecoming by Jay and the Americans, still going strong after all these years. At 7:30 p.m. Tickets $55. Located at Avenue W and East 2nd Street.

Anniversary: Slumberland records celebrates 20 years at the Bell House tonight, with sets from Brooklyn bands Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Crystal Stilts, among other indie acts that'll make you feel all fuzzy inside. Or maybe that's just the music. At 6 p.m. Tickets $15. Located at 149 7th St.

Sunday, November 15

Comedy: Head to the front bar at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg tonight for the kick off of their weeky comedy showcase, hosted by SNL writer Hannibal Buress. With friends Kumail Nanjiani and Baron Vaughn. At 9 p.m. Free. Located at 361 Metropolitan Ave.

Chocolate: The grand Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment comes to the Bell House this weekend, as competitive cookoff pros Theo Peck and Nick Suarez present the amateur culinary competition. Budding chocolatiers will create their most delicious chocolate-based dishes in three categories (sweet, savory and drinks), while the audience, along with a celebrity judging panel (including Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs from Food52) will pick their favorites. Yum. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door (includes a free, non-chocolate-flavored beer).


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