Friday, December 4, 2009

The Weekend: 12.4-12.6

There's lots of theatricality in Brooklyn this weekend, from aerial arts to a stage combat festival to even a mustache competition. Here's a look at what's going on in a neighborhood near you.

Friday, December 4

Fight Fest: All weekend long, and for the next month, The Brick Theater in Williamsburg is hosting "Fight Fest," dedicated to the broad spectrum of fight choreography (think musicals, but instead of breaking out in songs, the characters fight), with everything from martial arts to capoeira, swordplay to firearms. Tonight, it's "Last Life," directed by festival curator Timothy Haskell. At 7 p.m. Tickets $18. Located at 575 Metropolitan Ave.

The Circus: The Montessori Circus Show, an avant-garde piece featuring aerialists, hula hooping, puppetry, wood chopping, baking, and of course some clowning, runs at the Bushwick Starr for only this weekend and next. Catch them tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets $10. Located at 207 Starr St. #4.

Readings: Jonathan Lethem attempts to finish his marathon reading today at Book Court in Cobble Hill. From 7 p.m.t o 2 a.m., the author will read from what remains of his latest, "Chronic City," in a finale also set to include back-up readers from the stock company of The National Theater of the United States of America, prizes and general absurdity. Free. Located at 163 Court St. UPDATE: Book Court is saying that the event will also include a live tiger. Only in Brooklyn.

Saturday, December 5

Comics: The Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Festival comes to Williamsburg today, with over 50 exhibitors at Our Lady of Consolation Church (184 Metropolitan Ave.) and panel discussions at Secret Project Robot (210 Kent Ave.). From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

'Stache Bash: Get ready for some hirsute hijinks at this year's 'Stache Bash, a night devoted to all things mustache-related, as well as raising some money for, at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. At 7 p.m. Tickets $20, including an open bar on beer and wine until 9:30 p.m. Located at 16 Main St.

Sunday, December 6

Music: It's all Beatles, all day at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg with the Second Annual Beatles Complete on Ukulele Festival. Dozens of musicians and singers will share the stage, performing the band's complete disocgraphy, along with one persistant uke player. From 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Located at 61 Wythe Ave.

Shopping: Brooklyn Fireproof has you covered for your craft market needs today. From noon to 9 p.m., the Williamsburg space hosts Brooklyn Bizarre Bazaar, a meeting of art, music, craft and grub. Free. Located at 119 Ingraham St.


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