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:
Barry Bryson with the Swing Street Orchestra
Where/When: The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park W, Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Barry Bryson with the Swing Street Orchestra will perform at The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. Come join trumpeter/bandleader Barry Bryson with his Swing Street Orchestra, and fabulous Coop Jazz musicians for a night of big band swing dance music.
The TarantinosNYC @ Hank's Saloon
Where/When: Hank's Saloon, 46 3rd Ave, Friday, Nov. 16 at 10:15 p.m.
Why Go: Cinematic Surf! Surf, Soul, Spy, Spaghetti Western... instrumental music from “Pulp Fiction” and more for just $3!
Parents' Night Out Monthly Pajama Party!
Where/When: 808 Union St, Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: Project Playdate offers a new and affordable way to experience childcare in New York City. By taking on the night shift at participating play spaces, parents can enjoy NYC nightlife without having to worry about finding a babysitter who is consistently available on weekend evenings.
Hollyberry Arts and Crafts Fair
Where/When: Camp Friendship, 339 8th St, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.
Why Go: The annual Hollyberry Arts & Crafts Fair features dozens of artisans, including many local craftspeople, who will be selling unique hand-made wares. On sale will be jewelry, candles, accessories for children, pottery, blown glassware, origami, linens and silks, floral arrangements, hand-knitted, crocheted and tatted items, photography, art and more!
Brooklyn Baroque plays music of Beth Anderson
Where/When: Saint John's Episcopal Church, 139 Saint Johns Pl, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Why Go: Brooklyn Baroque and composer/pianist Beth Anderson will perform her own original music for flutes, recorder, cello, harpsichord and piano.
The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show
Where/When: Union Hall, 702 Union St, Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 p.m.
Why Go: This is the end of days and that rumble in the distance is the wagons of The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show, rolling into town to save your sad sinner's soul. Led by the evangelically infamous Good Reverend Doctor Professor Elucius Clay, this band of befouled lowlifes will horrify (watch as Stitch the Geek mutilates his own flesh!), flummox (recoil at Bobby Phobia's feats of physiology), mystify (witness the Good Reverend's holy fingersmithery, learned unto him in the Orient!) and titillify (surrender to the undulant charms of burlesque!), all to the blood-stirring sounds of Doc Minch plus Ratty Mousebites & Miz E of The Hot Sardines. Admission will buy a raffle ticket to win a Union Hall gift card and another portion will go to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Wampanoag: A Harvest Festival
Where/When: The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park W, Sunday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m.
Why Go: This intergenerational festival is a family-friendly celebration of the harvest, and of stories from the Wampanoag people, the Native Americans who came into first contact with the Pilgrims in Massachusetts. Our Children’s Sunday Assembly classes will each contribute something unique to our celebration. This will be the 22nd year of Remi Gay sharing the stories and rituals of the Wampanoag people.