Friday, November 6, 2009

The Weekend: 11.6-11.8

From beer to beef, we've got you covered this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, November 6

Gallery: The PerkStreet lounge opens in Williamsburg tonight with, and, as part of the exhibition "Art That Rocks," will include artwork from Conrad Keely of ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. The space will also feature free wifi, coffen and open workspace for the next three weeks in celebration of the opening. At 7 p.m. RSVP and it's free. Located at 303 Grand St.

Saturday, November 7

Comics: King Con is coming to Brooklyn (no, not that King Kong). The Brooklyn Lyceum in Park Slope hosts the two-day comic and animation convention, featuring some of the borough’s most high-powered comic book writers and artists, including Dean Haspiel, as well as a plethora of vendors, exhibitors, panelists, and even aerialists. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Single day tickets $7 (kids $5), weekend $10 (kids $7). Located at 227 Fourth Ave.

Art: It's a playground at 3rd Ward in Williamsburg tonight with Paper Garden's "Multiverse Playground" multimedia extravaganza, featuring eight hours of live music and art exhibitions. Starting at 6 p.m. Tickets $20. Located at 195 Morgan Ave.

Beer: Greenpoint's first beer festival kicks off tonight at Red Star, with over 20 craft and microbrewers including Brooklyn’s own Kelso, Sixpoint, and Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster reserve, as well as Blue Point, Sierra, Smuttynose and Lagunitas. Sample up to six for $20, and enjoy live music from Brooklyn-based Grammy-nominated singer John Forté. Starting at 1 p.m. Located at 37 Greenpoint Ave.

Rock and Roll: Boogie with the Brooklyn Museum this weekend, who's First Saturday will include music, curator talks and readings, all tied in with its latest exhibit, "Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present." Free. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Located at 200 Eastern Parkway.

Music: The Osso Quartet makes instrumental music out of instrumental music, reimagining Sufjan Stevens 2001 album “Enjoy Your Rabbit." Tonight, they play selections from their own album, "Run Rabbit Run," followed by a screening of Stevens' "The BQE." Tickets $12. At 7:30 p.m. Located at 149 7th St.

Sunday, November 8

Beef: Meateaters wanted. The Bell House in Gowanus holds the Brooklyn Beefsteak today, complete with all-you-can-eat-and-drink. It's a gluttoner's heaven. Advance tickets are sold out, so there may be some available at the door if you come early, and hungry. At 6 p.m. Tickets $50. Located at 149 7th St.


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