Weekend events

Most events at Brooklyn and most are free.
Candlelight tour of a preserved 17th century village in Staten Island.
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Saturday, Dec. 9: Art and Yoga, 9 am, $10 (Includes museum admission). After yoga guests are encouraged to participate in self-guided tours specifically curated for this month’s experience at the Brooklyn Museum.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 2 and 7 pm, $27.50+, known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Set, the growing 50 foot tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave. between Beverly Road and Tilden Avenue.
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays, 8 pm, $65+. Beacon Theatre, Manhattan.

Sunday, Dec. 10: City of Science 2017 – Brooklyn, 10 am-4 pm. Walk on Water – Blast Balls into Orbit, Defy Gravity as City of Science returns to the borough. Join the World Science Festival and Con Edison for this larger-than-life, touring event where the wondrous properties of science, technology, engineering, and math collide. Filled with interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and enormous exhibitions, this program unleashes everyone’s inner scientist. RSVP is encouraged. Park Slope Armory, Eighth Avenue at 15th Street. http://www.ymcanyc.org/armory-sports-complex/armory-sports-home/facility/
Holiday Concert, 2 pm. The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus, Mark Mangini, Conductor, will be performing its annual free holiday concert. Kingsborough Community College.
Los Pleneros de la 21: Christmas in El Barrio, 3 pm and 6 pm, $25 (half price tickets for children under 12).
The production is presented by the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and will be held at the Kumble Theater. It features diverse musical styles, including jazz, salsa, and hip hop. Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues.
Hanukkah Festival, 3 pm, fun games, holiday treats, face painting, arts and crafts and giveaways.
Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave, Brighton. The Chiron Festival of the Arts and Entertainment, 4 pm, $15 ($5 for additional family members), buy tickets from site. Performances by world class musicians, multimedia works, and speakers about environmental issues. The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave. between Hoyt and Bond Streets.


Thursday and Friday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted and free with a BC ID.

Thursday, Dec 7:
Capture the Flag,
12:30-2 pm, State Lounge (fifth floor), The Computer Science Club. CTF is the most popular competition in offensive cybersecurity. This event will focus on introducing CTF challenges particularly in cryptography. Attendees will learn about several encryption techniques such as how they can be decrypted.
Stress Buster, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, Bedford Lounge run by the Academic Advisement Office.
Mental Health & Chill, 12:30-2:15 pm, Glenwood Lounge (second floor).
Women of Color’s Self Care and Social, 12-2:15 pm, Glenwood Lounge.
Ballroom Dance Society, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad.
Women’s Center Potluck, 12:30-2 pm, 227 NE, RSVP paige.senk36@brooklyn.cuny.edu
MCAT 101 with Kaplan, 12:30-2 pm, Penthouse. American Medical Students Association
Master Your Minds, 12:30-2 pm, Club Room (lower level). TEDxCUNY is an event that seeks to help all attendees with concepts of social structure and personality dynamics. Several guest speakers from the Psychology department including Dr. Weston will speak on the topic
Speech/Debate Club, 12:15 -2:15 pm, Jefferson-Williams.
Vegan Club, 12-2 pm, 407 Avairy Room.
Relay for Life, 12- 2 pm, 515 Cosmic Room.
Chabad Club, Pizza and Parsha, 12:15-2 pm, International Room.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance End of Semester Celebration, 12:15-2:15 pm, Amersfort Lounge (second floor).
Nuestra America: Peru, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., 6-9 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge. Exposing others to the Peruvian culture and in a greater extend, standing in SOLIDARITY with other Latin American countries besides our own and representing our mutual culture and experience. To leave with basic Knowledge of Peru by the end of this event.
Mexican Heritage Student Association General Meeting, 12:00 PM – 2:15 pm, 141 WEB or SUBO.
Ballroom Dance Society, 12:15-2 pm, 240 WQ.

HASA’s Kompa Night,
6-10 pm, Club Room.
Global Medical Brigades (GMB)Christmas Gathering, 6-9 pm, State Room.
Women of Color’s Mental Health and Chill, 6-10 pm, Glenwood Lounge. Stress Reliever Techniques, in drawing stations, social activities, while listening to holiday music.
Nu Omega Chi’s Poet Masters, 6:30-9:30 pm, Amersfort Room.
MEDO’s Angelitos, 6:30-9:00 pm, Maroney-Leddy Room.
Nuestra America: Peru, 6-9 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor).
Frater Ball (basketball), 6-8 pm, 200 Roosevelt Hall.
Anime and Manga Corps End of Semester Party, 6-10 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor). There will be food and drinks, Karaoke, and Maids, featuring last year’s successful Lip Sync Battle
Christmas Event, 6-8 pm, Newman Catholic Center, 2401 Glenwood Road.
Brooklyn Jhoom practice meeting, 8-10 pm, Glenwood Lounge,
NAACP Meeting, 5-8 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor).

Off-Campus:Cat’s Eye Cabaret, 8 pm, 21+, $10. A new variety show of aerial performances, variety arts, and burlesque. The Deep End, 1080 Wyckoff Ave. at Decatur Street.

Force Majeure Vaudeville Show, 9 pm, $15 ($10 in advance), hula hoops, absurd comedy, yo-yo artistry, an acrobatic duo, and a drag king. Cobra Club, 6 Wyckoff Ave. between Jefferson and Troutman Streets, Bushwick.

Friday, Dec 8: Badminton Open, 11 am-4:30 pm, Roosevelt 211 Extension.

Off-Campus: Navidad Flamenca, 4 pm, good for kids. This show about the holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world includes live music, dance, and carols. In Spanish and English. Sunset Park Library, 5108 Fourth Ave.

Another Round, Heben & Tracy’s Kwanzaa Spectacular, 8 pm, 21+, $25. A holiday party and live taping of their hit BuzzFeed podcast Another Round, with guests Nikole Hannah Jones (New York Times reporter/MacArthur Genius), Gene Demby (NPR’s Code Switch), and DJ Donwill. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue.

Tuesday events at Brooklyn College

Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted and free with a BC ID.
How to start your own business workshops at BC’s Bowling Green branch.
Community Outreach- Entrepeneurs Seminar Flyer 12.8.2017
Workshops: Adobe Design Extra Workshops, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign ranging from photo editing, general graphic design, and design content for publication. The overview will have different content for different dates. Tuesday 12/5 Library room 384 6:30 -8 pm. Thursday 12/7 Library room 384, 6:30-8 pm.

Tuesday, Dec 5: CLAS Student Government Meeting, you can mention a complaint, 12-2 pm, Bedford Lounge.
Salsa Workshop, 5:30-7 pm, Bedford Lounge.
(NBLSA) National Black Law Students Association Panel Discussion, 6:30-10 pm, Maroney-Leddy Room.
Jhoom, 8-10 pm, Glenwood Lounge.
Korean Culture Club, 12:15-2 pm, Penthouse.
Coptic Christian Club, 12:15-2 pm, Gold Room.
Chinese Christian Fellowship, 12:30-2 pm, basement Club Room.
VSO (Veteran Students Organization) Monthly Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, 1409 James Hall.
Geology Society Meeting, 12:30 pm, pizza, 3122 Ingersoll.
Sigma Lambda Beta Informational, 6:15-7:15 pm, State Lounge (5th floor).
First College Year Program, (private?), 12-2:15 pm, State Room.
Ballroom Dance Society, 12:15-2:15 pm, 240 West Quad.
SOFEDUP General Club Meeting, 12:15-2 pm, 137 Roosevelt Hall room.
Anime Manga Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, basement TV Room.

Off-Campus: Light Up the Holidays at MetroTech, 4 pm. See the lighting of the borough’s largest Christmas tree, along with real reindeer, Santa Claus, and performances from Brooklyn Ballet and Brooklyn Friends School. 2 MetroTech Center between Lawrence and Bridge Streets.

Wednesdays, 6 pm until Sunday, Dec. 17, Makers Market with tarot reading, henna, local crafts and loads of cool stuff for your viewing and shopping pleasure. Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford and Westminster Roads.

Sunday events



On November 30 there was a Cabaret event from the Undergraduate Theatre Organization from 7:30-10:30 pm in the Student Center’s Gold and Maroon Room. It was crowded with no empty seats. There were many good performances from shows like Chicago. See photos, first photo are the officers.



Sunday, Dec. 3: First Sundays (at the BBG), 10 am to 2 pm. Experience the serenity and wonder of the Garden and featuring Family Discovery Stations and Storytime; Winter Nature Walk, Chase Away the Winter Blues tour; and Conservatory Seasonal Highlights tour. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Fee with admission to the gardens. Olive Oil Workshop, 2:30 pm. Pick, press, pour, and explore the art of olive oil making in a fun and interactive workshop. Approx. 30 minutes. Jewish Children’s Museum. 792 Eastern Pkwy at Kingston Avenue. Also there is the Craft Room, 1-3 pm. Get creative with a variety of Jewish themed crafts to choose from. Jewish Children’s Museum. How much: Free with museum admission. Coat Show and Sale, 1-6 pm, and artist market place. Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues. Outdoor Skills: Orienteering and Compasses, 1-2:30 pm. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park). 8 Days of Klezmer, 3 pm, $32-$37. To kick of the Hanukkah celebration join Host Elad Kabilio, the Israeli ensemble 12th Night Klezmer and guest vocalist and Yiddish theatre star, Daniella Rabbani as they explore the unique spirit of klezmer with melodies of joyful sorrow, and Gypsy-flavored Hanukkah favorites from the Shtetls of Eastern Europe to the streets of New York City. On Stage at Kingsborough (Community College). Movement Research Fall Festival, up to $15. A buffet of politically alert workshops, performances, and special events opens with Skeleton Architecture, the Bessie-winning collective, concludes with performances by alumni of the Young Dancemakers Company and BAX’s teen modern dance students collectively composing original work. A party follows. It comprises of performances, workshops, and gatherings led by collectives, invisible material ponders interventions of unfolding in the fold, meandering and mess-making, and coordinating in the in-between. Schedule.

Ongoing: How Gordon Matta-Clark Carved Beauty out of New York’s Urban Blight, Bronx Museum till April 8, 2018.

Weekend events

All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Ice Skating Rinks.

Tree lighting

Saturday, Dec. 2:  Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday, 5-11 pm. celebrate the legacy of ancient Egyptian culture with a musical tribute to Sun Ra by Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and deejay sets. Events.

Barnard / Columbia University Dances, 2 and 7:30 pm, $20+. Students have put together a program of dances by female choreographers, present a reconstruction of postmodern pioneer Lucinda Childs’s Concerto, as well as three world premieres: Okwui Okpokwasili’s At the Anterior Edge, which uses text and movement to explore issues of gender, class, and politics; Shannon Gillen’s MORE PERFECT, which blends powerful physicality with human interaction; and ballet experimenter Claudia Schreier’s Splinter, combining the neoclassical vocabulary with contemporary movement. NEW YORK LIVE ARTS. 

PS/IS 121 Magnet School of Applied Life Sciences-Science Saturday, 11 am. Join staff as they share science knowledge through engaging science activities for all ages. PS/IS 121, 5301 20 Avenue.

Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, 10 am. Featuring vintage, rare, and out-of-print books from Brooklyn area booksellers; activities for kids; and author signings. The Old Stone House, 336 Third St., Fifth Avenue.

Kwanzaa: Make It and Take It’ Workshop, 11 am to 3 pm, $35. Learn about the history, meaning, and symbols of Kwanzaa, participants will learn how to make a functioning kinara (candle holder). Also, participants will learn how to use their creativity (Kuumba) to make symbols, decorations, cards, and gifts. Advanced registration required. IAAFestival Office, 1360 Fulton St., Suite #401, Tel: (718) 789-3264.

I Used To Love Us, 12-5 pm, 18+. Nine artists show pieces based on household items that remind them of their ex-lovers. The Bishop Gallery, 916 Bedford Ave. at Willoughby Street. https://iusedtoloveus.splashthat.com

Wine Riot, $65, 2 and 7 pm.  A three-hour session of unlimited wine tastings, with a souvenir glass, a photo booth, and more.  Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St. at Franklin Street.

American Skulls and Flowers Opening Reception, 4-7 pm. An exhibit of Bill Miller’s collages made from linoleum flooring. Court Tree Collective, 371 Court St. between Carroll Street and First Place.

Interval-Forum, 8-10 pm, $10 suggested donation. Byron Westbrook creates a theatrical installation, using sound design, lights, and music that visitors can walk through at will. Irondale Center, 85 S. Oxford St. at Lafayette Avenue.

Ongoing: See past descriptions of Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, Mummies, 16th Annual Holiday Transit Show.

Sunday events will be listed Saturday night.

Friday events

Friday, Dec. 1: Scienc Retreat, 9 am to 5 pm, Penthouse.
World Aids Day, 12 to 2 pm, Boylan Cafeteria. Table Tennis, 1 to 4:30 pm, basement.
Sweet Shoppe at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. This immersive installation explores sugar’s role in everything from agricultural systems and cooking, to its physiological impact on the brain, to the politics of sugar manufacturing and obesity. Sweet Shoppe may look like any other high concept candy store, until you step inside and meet the shop keeper, a pharmacist who seems to have traveled from another time — or dimension? — in order to serve you. There is no medicine at this Willy Wonka-inspired apothecary, but the secret life of sugar (and a treat, if you’re nice) is offered in a broad range of immersive and sensory experiences incorporating art, technology and live performance. One Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 5
360 Furman St, ground floor, waterfront side
Contact: Tel: (347) 541–9107 | info@guerillascience.org
When: 11 am – 7 pm, daily, Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 3
Soup Kitchen 2017
Every night in December, an artist will provide a free one-pot meal for 15–20 people, and present a one-night exhibit, musical performance, short play, comedy routine, or other event.
Open Source Gallery
306 17th St. at Sixth Avenue
Contact: Tel: (646) 279–3969
When: 7 pm, daily, Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 31
Open Source Soup Kitchen
An evening of art, food, and conversation.
Open Source Gallery
306 17th St. at Sixth Avenue
Contact: Tel: (646) 279–3969
When: 7 pm–9 pm, daily, Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 31
Wine Riot. A three-hour session of unlimited wine tastings, with a souvenir glass, a photo booth, and more.
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St. at Franklin Street
When: Fridays, 7 pm, Saturdays, 2 pm and 7 pm from Friday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 2
How much: $65
“My Music, My Culture”
Artist and scholar Danielle Brown, author of “East of Flatbush, North of Love,” backed by a four-piece band, takes audiences on a journey through the music of the Caribbean diaspora in Brooklyn. Medgar Evers College, EOJ Auditorium, 1638 Bedford Ave. between Franklin and Bedford avenues
When: Friday, Dec. 1, 7 pm
How much:$25.

Thursday and Friday events at Brooklyn College and beyond

Jobs: In Kings Plaza Zara clothing has a sign they are hiring. Hiring Event in Coney Island, 3-7 pm,
18 and up. The Sandy Recovery Workforce Career Center will be recruiting workers for the Coney Island area. Please bring a resume. Brooklyn Public Library Coney Island, 1901 Mermaid Ave. at W. 19th Street. (646) 927–6096, apiervirgili@grantassociatesinc.com,
Most Brooklyn College events are in the Student Center (SUBO) unless noted and free with a BC ID.
Thursday, Nov 30: Research Opportunity Fair, 12-2:15 pm, basement, CLAS.
Films, 9 am-3 pm, State Room, Film Department.
Annual Chicken N Chippin, 6-10 pm, Club Room, Supreme Steppers.
Cabaret, 7:30-10:30 pm, Gold Room (6th floor), Undergraduate Theater Organization. Students will perform musical numbers, poetry, monologues, and stand-up comedy with food and drinks provided.
NSSLHA Holiday Luncheon, 12:15-2 pm, Penthouse. National Student Speech Language Hearing Association hosts it but could be private.
Weathering the Caribbean Storm, 3:30-5 pm, 2nd floor, CUNY-Mellon Faculty Fellowship Program.
Game Mixer Night, 6-10 pm, Alumni Room, Phi Sigma Chi.
Karaoke, 6:30-9:30 pm, at Hillel Building with LINK.
Screening of Icarus, 12-2:30 pm, Alumni Room, The Society of Bioethical Medicine.
Speech Debate Club, 12:15-2:15 pm, Glenwood Lounge.
Mexican Heritage Student Association Meeting, 12-2:15 pm, Jefferson-Williams Lounge (4th floor).
SexHub Tabling and Testing 12:15-4 pm, Whitehead Breezeway.
IVCF, 12:30-2 pm, TV Room, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.
Sociology Club Meeting, 12:30-2 pm, 3604 James Hall.
Newman Catholic Center, Small Group, 12:30-2 pm, biblical discussions, at their Glenwood location.
NAACP Meeting, 5-8 pm, Aviary Room (4th floor).
Poetry Night, 7-9 pm, State Room, Stuck in the Library Magazine, of poetry, commemoration, celebration, dinner and live performances from Brooklyn based poets, musicians and creatives.
Brooklyn Jhoom Meeting, 8-10 pm, Glenwood Longue.

Off-Campus: Photos of Michelle Obama, 6 pm. Former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon shares images from her book “Chasing Light: Michelle Obama through the Lens of a White House Photographer.” Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave. at Macon Street.

Miriam Hoffman, 7 pm. Playwright and World War II survivor Miriam Hoffman launches her new book “A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee.” Power House Arena, 28 Adams St. at Water Street.

Friday events will be posted tomorrow.