Weekend events

Saturday, December 13: International Motorcycle Show till Sunday, motorcycleshows.com. Morbid Anatomy Museum Annual Holiday Fair, 12:00 p.m. free till Sunday, 424A 3rd Avenue Brooklyn. http://morbidanatomymuseum.org. Holiday Tasting and Book Signing, 3:00 p.m., PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St. Brooklyn, free, http://powerhousearena.com. VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS, all you need for Christmas is your two front teeth at The Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave. Brooklyn, http://www.theglasslands.com.  ArtSplosion Holiday Tree Lighting with hot chocolate, holiday market, and performances by ARTs East New York artists, 170 New Lots Avenue at Van Sinderen Avenue, 11 am–8 pm, Free. Railroad & Hobby, all brands of model trains and hobby kits, jewelry demos and face painting; in Marine Park Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Filmore Ave. at 33rd Street, 11 am–4 pm. Super Adoption pet event, over 800 dogs, cats, and bunnies ready to take home. Adoption fees start at $25, Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St. between Church St. and Broadway, http://htt%5B://www.ny.bestfriends.org/super, 11 am–7 pm, Sundays, 11 am– 4 pm until Sunday. Throwback is a celebration of Brooklyn through the decades, featuring old street games, film, live music, and dance classes, followed by a dance party with the Freedom Party DJs at the BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place, http://www.bricartsmedia.org, 2 pm–midnight, Free until 8 pm, dance party $10–$14. “Paper Bots” as the future arrives with 20 ultracool robot designs. RSVP requested, PowerHouse on 8th, 1111 Eighth Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets, http://www.powerhousearena.com, 3–4 pm, Free. Brooklyn’s Best Bakers and Treat Makers and free. Taste treats from local bakeries including Ovenly, Baked, LiddaBit Sweets, One Girl Cookies, and Four & Twenty Blackbirds, and hear stories by food writers Teddy Wayne, Emma Straub, and Diana Spechler at the PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St. at Water Street, http://www.powerhousearena.com, 3–5 pm. Rumba Workshops as you learn the Afro-Cuban dance Rumba. Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance, Fulton St. at Flatbush Avenue Extension, http://www.cumbedance.com, 5–6:30 pm until Saturday, Dec. 27, $10. Celebrating the Holidays at BC, Sweet Honey in the Rocks performs many traditional holiday songs to get you in the season, from Christmas to Kwanzaa and new songs in between. Suitable for older children. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, http://www.brooklyncenteronline.org, 8 pm, $30- $40. The Christmas Show at St. George Theatre in Staten Island till Sunday. It is a a high-energy, two-hour spectacle full of song and dance, stgeorgetheatre.com. Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower at 7:00 p.m. The Geminids is one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. 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 the Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park, West 246th Street and Broadway, Bronx. Gingerbread House Making as each family or individual will receive a pre-assembled gingerbread house to decorate with icing and candy and tips on me decorating techniques. Cash prizes will be awarded to the most creative houses. Brooklyn Plantology, 26 Brooklyn Terminal Market between E. 86th and E. 87th Streets, http://www.brooklynplantology.com, Noon–4 pm, $25.


Sunday, December 14, Justin Timberlake at the Barclays Center. Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, 7:00 p.m.  Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.  he Geminids Meteor shower is one of the best in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.  Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, East 33rd Street and Avenue U, Brooklyn. Santa Shuffle, 11:00 a.m. elevate your holiday spirit with festive 5K in Prospect Park. Registration for this race includes a Santa suit for each runner. Suit distribution takes place pre-race at Farrell’s pub on Prospect Park West. Registration is required. Bartel-Pritchard Square, Brooklyn, $35. Children’s Book Fair with plus face painting, make-your-own-menorah, and book readings at the Shorefront Y, 3300 Coney Island Ave. at Brighton Court, http://www.shorefronty.org, 2–5 pm, Free. The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus and the Brooklyn Community Wind Ensemble and Concert Band host their annual free Holiday Concert. The chorus will perform a medley from Jerome Kern’s “Show Boat” and other holiday songs, Kingsborough Community College, http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu, 2 pm. Dumbo Family Holiday Party with favorite kids’ books illustrators battle each other in a drawing competition based on holiday-inspired suggestions from kids in the audience, PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St. at Water Street, http://www.powerhousearena.com, 3–5 pm, Free. Free Hoops Clinic for Kids as LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball players and coaches conduct an instructional skills-based clinic for boys and girls ages eight to 13, Steinberg Wellness Center, 161 Ashland Pl. between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby St.  gfox@liu.edu, http://www.liuathletics.com,

5:30 pm, Free.


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