this week’s events

Today is the last day of classes. Finals start Wednesday so no events scheduled and we will list events around the city.  All events are at the Student Center unless noted and free.

Monday, Dec 12: Taste of Haiti, 6-10 pm, Bedford Lounge (2nd floor). Haitian American Student Association. This event will be a food drive for the people of Haiti, but with a twist. We want to not just collect food, but give the school community a taste of our culture’s traditional dishes. BSU Event in the State Lounge 7-10 pm. Brooklyn Jhoom Dance Practice, 8-10 pm.

Off Campus: Tuesday, Dec. 13: Battle of the Literary Bands, 6:30–10:30 pm. Four bands featuring New York City literary giants do battle at this benefit for PEN America. Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St. at Richardson Street, Williamsburg.  First Set, 8 pm, $7. Comedians are interviewed as they share rare and embarrassing footage of one of their first sets. They’ll perform current material, too. Hosted by Giulia Rozzi, with Pete Lee, Becky Yamamoto, Clark Jones, and Carmen Lynch at Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.

Wednesday, Dec. 14: Frank Sinatra Christmas Show, 7–10 pm, Crooner Martin McQuade sings Sinatra tunes, include many Christmas chestnuts at Casa Calamari, 8602 Third Ave. at 86th Street. Devour Hour Comedy, 8 pm.  A free comedy show featuring free latkes with Ryan Schutt, Maria Wojciechowski, Josh Johnson, and many more at Hank’s Saloon, 46 Third Ave. at Atlantic Avenue. The Songs of Barlow, 8 pm, $25. A variety of artists pay tribute to The Terrapin Family Band. With Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford and Scott Padden with special guests Eric Krasno, Jackie Greene, Rob Barraco, and more at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets, Williamsburg. Comedians You Should Know, 9 pm, $5. The comedy collective welcomes Sasheer Zamata, Grant Lyon, Adam Burke, and more. Hosted by Mike Lebovitz at The Gutter, 200 N. 14th St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg. Drunk Science, 8 pm, $8 ($5 in advance). In each show, three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of real scientists. This show’s topic? Therapy. Littlefield, 622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.

Thursday, Dec. 15: Thursday Nights at the Brooklyn Museum, 6-10 pm, free until Dec. 29. The Brooklyn Poetry Slam, 7 pm is an intergenerational poetry slam and open mic, featuring Brooklyn-based poets who response to city culture, national issues, and the exhibitions on-view at BRIC House. Hosted by Mahogany L Browne & DJ Jive Poetic. BRIC Arts Media House, 647 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place. Regina Opera in Concert 6:30 pm. A free one-hour concert of operatic selections at Midwood Public Library, 975 E. 16th St. between Avenues J and I. Christmas in Ireland, 7:30 pm, $15–$75. Irish tenor Emmet Cahill performs seasonal favorites and tells stories of childhood holidays.  Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 2805 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. at E. Fifth Street.




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