Friday, February 26, 2010

The Weekend: 2.26-2.28

The weather's a bit of a disaster this weekend, but in case you're venturing out, here's a look at what's going on in a neighborhood near you (don't forget your snow shoes!):

Friday, February 26

Williamsburg Wonderland: "Wonderneath," a new circus theater adventure set in turn-of-the-century New York City, comes to House of Yes in East Williamsburg for six nights, the first beginning tonight at 9 pm. Tickets $20. Located at 342 Maujer St.

Last chance: "New Hope City" plays its last shows this weekend at the Bushwick Starr. Don't miss out on this unique rock opera, set in a land not unlike ours, in a time not too far away. At 8 pm. Tickets $10. Located at 207 Starr St.

Theater: By popular demand, Piper McKenzie is presenting a remount of "Craven Monkey and the Mountain of Fury," one of the critical and popular hits of December 2009’s Fight Fest at the Brick Theater. At 8 pm. Tickets $12. Located at 575 Metropolitan Ave.

Saturday, February 27

Music: Also back by popular demand, Sara Bouchard performs "Songs of Lewis & Clark," her song cycle setting to music the Journals of Lewis & Clark. From 7-9 pm. Tickets $5. Located at 543 Union St.

Comedy: Warm up with the BRIC as the producer's behind Celebrate Brooklyn! present a night of comedy with Eugene Mirman and friends at the Bell House in Gowanus. At 8 pm. Tickets $10. Located at 149 7th St.

Purim!: It's Purim, which all we really know means people party and get dressed up in costumes. Find out where the party's happening in Brooklyn with our handy guide.

Chess: Think you're the next Bobby Fischer? Test your skills at the inaugural Brooklyn Chess Tournament, presented by the Brooklyn Lyceum in Park Slope this weekend. Registration is $25 for the Scholastic division (Saturday) and $40 for open (Sunday), and is open until the day of, as long as there is still space available. There is no admission fee for spectators. Runs 11 am-7 pm today and tomorrow. Located at 227 Fourth Ave.

Hair god: The Williamsburg Hair Man gets immortalized even more, as a short film plays as part of a mini film fest at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Also on the bill are the bands Emmanuel and the Fear and Hank and Cupcakes. At 9 pm. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Located at 66 North 6th St.

Shopping: JCIA is home to a three-day vintage and craft market beginning today, including local vendors such as The Shiny Squirrel, Bonnie English, In Your Closet, Brooklyn Rehab and Sweet Virginia. Stop by on opening day for free mimosas while you shop. Free admission. From noon to 8 pm. Located at 522 Metropolitan Ave.

Sunday, February 28

For the record: The Brooklyn Record Riot returns to the Warsaw in Greenpoint for a day of vinyl deals and finds. Admission is $3 ($20 from 10 am-noon). Snack on kielbasa and other traditional Polish eats while you shop. Til 8 pm. Located at 261 Driggs Ave.

Tuesday, March 2

Bowlive: Funk trio Soulive begin their two-week residency at Brooklyn Bowl. If you can't make it tonight, you have nine more shots. At 9 pm. Tickets $10. Located 61 Wythe Ave.


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