All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Many are bars so check if under age.
Saturday, Jan. 21: Donut Fest, 8 am, 10 am, noon, starting at $35. The city’s finest fried dough purveyors present their best crullers, fritters, bear claws, and other creations for your consideration. Taste them all and then vote for your favorite at the Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. I’ll Leave You With This, 8 pm, $12 ($10 in advance). Writer/Performer Jordan Carlos (“Broad City,” “The Nightly Show”) asks comedians to get out of their comfort zones and open their acts with their can’t-miss closing bit at Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue. The Goblin On The Couch Podcast Live, 8 pm. The podcast about indie video games discusses cosplay and gaming, along with live music from Shadow Monster, Dez, and Strangebird. Wear your best cosplay outfit to win a prize and win some prizes at the Salzy Bar, 506 Fifth Ave. between 12th and 13th Streets. Comedy Quarterly’s Anniversary Show, 9 pm, $10 suggested donation. The tri-monthly comedy show invites Brooklyn comedians to perform in front of a camera. The first anniversary features Myles Hewette, Sam Zee, Pat Reilly, and more. All proceeds will be go to support Planned Parenthood. Halyard’s Bar, 406 Third Ave. at Sixth Street. YA DiG!, 10 pm, free before 11 pm w/ RSVP, $5 otherwise. A night of classic, current, and future hip hop and R&B with plenty of favorites with some new stuff too. With resident DJs Stefonix + Brendan + Bianca at Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue. Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day at Madison Square Park and Washington Square Park, Manhattan.
Saturday and Sunday: Inventgenuity Festival, 11 am, daily, free with RSVP. Kids work with sewing machines, glue guns, circuitry and other tools at this creative workshop at P.S. 32, 317 Hoyt St. firstname.lastname@example.org, https://beamcenter.org/festival.
Sunday, Jan. 22: Lunar New Year –Year of the Rooster (at Brooklyn College), 3 pm, $25. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrates the new year with dancers, acrobats, and traditional music at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Rd. between Hillel Place and Avenue H. http://www.brooklyncenter.org. Brooklyn Community Chorus Winter Concert, 4 pm, $10 ($5 students and seniors). Featuring music by Mendelssohn, Carole King, Leonard Cohen, and many more at the Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center, Eighth Ave. and Garfield Place.