Weekend events

Saturday: Aids Fashion Show and Diner at Brooklyn College Student Center, 7-11 pm $5 donation recommended. RSVP required, if full try anyway and there may be openings. Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum with many free events celebrates its exhibition “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” and Brooklyn fashion. Highlights include music by brass band Hot Sardines (a great jazz swing band of old time numbers which I heard); a Killer Heels photo-op-time to show off your shoes; and a social club, with a fashion show and bar. It is from 5-11 pm, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php. Reindeer Run and Jingle Bell Jog, Prospect Park, 95 Prospect Park W. Brooklyn, $8–$55, http://nyrr.orgRUN, RUN, RUDOLPH: get into the spirit with this holiday run with The New York Road Runners Club a sneaker drive for kids in the city’s underfunded schools. Their free youth running programs and events reach 150- to 200,000 kids a year, many of whom are running in old and ill-fitting sneakers. For some true holiday spirit and to benefit the drive, join in on the Reindeer Run (for kids 7 to 12) or the Jingle Bell Jog (for adults). The Reindeer Run is three-quarters of a mile, and instead of T-shirts, runners get antler headbands and jingle bells. As a longer (four-mile) race, the Jingle Bell Jog features unofficial live tracking and leaderboards. Categories include both men and women, charity spots, and a marathon qualifier. Another bonus: a pair of high-tech knee socks to go with your bells. BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular, 11 a.m. and also Sunday at Brooklyn Expo Center 79 Franklin Street Brooklyn, 718-775-3315, $3, http://bust.com.  HUSTLE AND BUST with a brand-new location for this year’s Craftacular. Over 200 vendors will peddle their crafts — from vintage fashion to baked goods and brews. Throughout the day there will be live music and make-and-take art demonstrations for those adults who still strictly adhere to a DIY gifting approach. Stop by the wrapping booths and card-making stations to polish off your presents. Highlight: This year’s event includes a cat café, where you can chill out with a hot beverage and some furry friends if the holiday stress gets to be too much. And if you happen to fall head over heels, they’re adoptable. Winter Flea and Holiday Market free with a hundred vintage, antique, and other vendors, plus 25 vendors selling food at Brooklyn Flea, 1000 Dean St. between Classon and Franklin Avenues, http://www.brooklynflea.com, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am–6 pm until Tuesday, March 31. Winter Jamboree with face painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, a bake sale, snacks, balloons, and live music from City Stomp. Proceeds go to Families First charity. Event is at 250 Baltic St. between Court and Clinton Streets,  (917) 543–2011, sunflint@gmail.com, Noon, $25 per family. Swedish Energies Festival New York is free celebrating 50 years of Stockholm’s Elektronmusikstudion (EMS). The event brings together an international lineup of electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art at Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl. at Livingston Street,  (718) 330–0313, http://www.issueprojectroom.org, Saturday, Dec. 6, 6–10 pm. Downtown for the Holidays: inaugural two-day event with caroling, a holiday concert, warm refreshments and treats, sponsored by the Montague Street Business Improvement District. Take photos with Santa, browse dozens of store promotions for gifts, and get those gifts wrapped for free at Montague Street,  http://www.MontagueBID.com, Noon–7 pm. Character Flaws: cartoonist and printmaker Anya Davidson exhibits 50 ink and marker character drawings of Imaginary creatures and real people inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s sketchbooks, Seydou Keita portrait photography, and Dungeons & Dragons monster manuals, free at  Tomato House, 301 Saratoga Ave. between Atlantic Pacific and Dean Streets, http://www.tomatohouse.org, 1–6 pm. Astronomy: The Full Moon: The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. The Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center 7 pm.

Sunday: Hillel Fashion Show at BC’s Hillel 7 pm $20. Magical World of Yiddish Song: from Eastern Europe to the Broadway stage and Hollywood screen it is On Stage at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street,  (718) 368–5596, http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org, 3 pm, $35. Afro Fusion: Create Your Beat: shop a unique market with 12 new and established artists and designers culturally influenced by Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas, followed by a fashion show showcasing their creations at the Kumble Theater at Long Island University, DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues,  (718) 488–1624, http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/kumbletheater, 1–6 pm and free. Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Share in the Christmas spirit, embracing Christmas’ present and past. Experience nostalgia all through the historic village.  Santa arrives at noon on a fire engine (use your camera for photos). Say hello to Santa on the 1st floor of the Courthouse. Enjoy Christmas shopping on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse, as well as carolers throughout the historic village, storytelling in the M. Bennett House from noon to 3 p.m., refreshments, horse & carriage rides at $2 per person (kids 2 years old and under ride for free), a performance by the Bell Choir in the Historic Museum from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and more. At 5 p.m., please join in the walk to the Traditional Tree Lighting from the Courthouse.  This year, like every year, the tree lighting is free so join your neighbors and friends under the tree at Historic Richmond Town. Trivia Night for Cheaters with quizmaster John Hodgman who hosts a trivia night to benefit 826NYC. Quizmaster Hodgman will read 25 questions to 25 teams of five. The team that scores the most points via cheating will receive VIP tickets to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” The team that answers the most questions without cheating will receive 10 tickets to NPR’S “Ask Me Another.” It is at the Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue, (718) 643–6510, site: http://www.thebellhouseny.com, 7 pm,  $25 to register. 2 QUEENS events and you can do both the same day. Historic holiday house trolley tour: Queens Historical Society’s annual Historic Holiday House Tour is a guided trolley tour of seven museums and historic sites in Queens including the Bowne House, the Flushing Quaker Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Kingsland Homestead, the Lewis H. Latimer House, the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Voelker Orth Museum. 1-5 pm, $20, queenshistoricalsociety.org. Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting, 12:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Ring in the season with a family-friendly event to celebrate winter. Enjoy live musical performances, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, sales in our Holiday Marketplace, and a tree lighting ceremony at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Queens.


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