Still have no idea what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Here are your best bets for a good time come five o’clock Friday:
Lights! Camera! Auction!
Where/When: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
Why Go: This event will be an exceptionally fun and exciting night of a live and silent auction of quirky and hilarious curated prop collections by local celebrities, tastemakers and creative types. All auction items are from Film Biz Recycling, which recovers props from film shoots from all over NYC and then re-distributes over 60% to local charity. The creme de la creme is sold in the 11,000 square prop shop—and the uber creme is auctioned once a year. Don’t miss out for The Allen Oldies Band will perform, Morgan Spurlock, Kurt Braunohler and Dale Seever will be there.
Touring Guitarist Brings It All Back Home
Where/When: Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave, Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Immediately following the release party for his new solo album, "In Place", Brooklyn guitarist Daryl Shawn headed out to the West Coast to begin his thirteenth solo tour. Two weeks on a mix of trains and buses took him to San Francisco, Vancouver, Chicago and many points in between. But now, Shawn is back in home in Brooklyn and will lug his road-honed chops to play tonight at Freddy's. Shawn combines his taste for unusual chords with the guitar-thumping techniques of flamenco and rhythms culled from African music to create an eclectic mix fueled by a healthy appetite for rocking out.
Kickboxing and CrossFit Fundraiser to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Where/When: Class One Mixed Martial Arts & Crossfit, 85 4th Ave, Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Why Go: Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people— many New Yorkers have lost their homes and have had their lives devastated. In an effort to help those in need, Class One Mixed Martial Arts & CrossFit will be holding Muay Thai Kickboxing and CrossFit classes to raise money for relief aid with 100 percent of the proceeds given to the Brooklyn Recovery Fund to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Learn some great Thai kickboxing and boxing techniques with two professional world champions: Andrea Galbiati, a WFC World Professional Kickboxing Champion and Jill Emery, a IFBA World Welterweight Professional Boxing Champion.
Hurricane Relief Effort at Two Boots - Call for Volunteers!
Where/When: Two Boots of Brooklyn, 514 2nd St, Saturday, Nov. 10 all day.
Why Go: Volunteers are still needed to help the continued effort to prepare and serve hot food and sandwiches to families in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Red Hook and other Sandy-affected areas through the weekend. Thousands of people have not had a hot meal in over a week. If you'd like to volunteer, call Lina Canney at 718-499-3253. People with cars (that also have full tanks of gas!) are desperately needed to make trips to deliver hot food and supplies. Able-bodied people are also needed to run up and down stairs to deliver food door-to-door in housing projects.
Cost: Bring clothes, canned goods and yourself!
Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiv
Where/When: Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St, Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.
Why Go: The Fourth Mission of Old First Church presents "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergie Prokofiev. This performance will feature the First Street Quintet. Come to the Old First Upper Hall, 729 Carroll St at 3 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation to benefit the Old First ceiling restoration fund (one adult free if accompanied by a child). For more info check out the Facebook event page here, and for more about the 4th Mission, click here.