Weekend events

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All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Saturday, Dec. 10:

The Amazing Brooklyn Holiday Scavenger Hunt, 1:30 pm, $39.

A series of clues will lead you around Park Slope, performing physical and mental challenges along the way. Download the ScanQuest app before joining. McMahon’s Public House, 39 Fifth Ave. between Dean and Bergen Streets.

Saturday Salon, 2 pm, is a discussion of the philosophy and psychoanalysis of images at Tillou Fine Art, 59 Cambridge Pl. between Gates and Greene Avenues.

Tour of the monuments in Prospect Park, 1–2:30 pm.  Grand Army Plaza Arch in Grand Army Plaza.

 

Several days: Busby Berkeley, $8-$14. FILM – REPERTORY AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS, 209 W. Houston St., New York. 10014.

http://www.villagevoice.com/event/busby-berkeley-9432029

 

Sunday, Dec. 11: Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

Sasheer Zamata (“SNL,” “This American Life”) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.

Where: Union Hall | 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue |   (718) 638–4400

Web site: http://www.unionhallny.com

When: 8:30 pm

How much: $10 ($8 in advance)

 

Kingsborough Chorus Holiday Concert

The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus performs holiday favorites and a medley of Gershwin tunes.

Where: On Stage at Kingsborough | 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street |  (718) 368–5596

Web site: http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org

When: 2 pm

How much: Free

Grace Chorale’s Holiday Concert

A holiday choral celebration featuring works for brass and organ, including “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen and “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham.

Where: Grace Church | 254 Hicks St. at Grace Court

Web site: http://www.gracechorale.org

When: Friday, Dec. 9, 7 pm

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3 pm

How much: $15 ($12 students and seniors)

Handel’s “Messiah”

Come and listen to the choir, soloists and orchestra perform this seasonal tradition.

Where: Good Shepherd Church | Ave. S between Brown and Batchelder streets |   (718) 998–2800

When: 6 pm

The Geminids Meteor shower

Our 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.

See one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak, which is predicted to take place on December 14. Meteors are best viewed on cloud-free nights, but this program is rain or shine. For tweens and teens.

Where: Salt Marsh Nature Center | 3302 Avenue U |   (718) 421–2021

When: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Nature Exploration

Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.

Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.

Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Where: Prospect Park Audubon Center | Enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue |   (718) 287–3400

Web site: http://www.prospectpark.org/audubon

When: 10 am to 1 pm

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