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Comic coal! Mike Birbiglia mines jokes from despair

If self-deprecation had a crown, Mike Birbiglia would be wearing it. Comment

Now is the time to see the Dyker Lights

Do they know it’s Christmas? They do in Dyker Heights. Comment

‘Nut’rageous! American Ballet Theater version is cracking good

Not sick of “The Nutcracker” just yet? Comment

A real festival of light at Invisible Dog

Let there be light. Comment

Finally, some top quality Metrocard art

Reduce, reuse, recycle, recreate. Comment

Catch the Moscow Circus this weekend

This is a circus show for people who take circuses seriously. Comment

Belt out the holiday classics at the Jingle Bell Jamboree on Saturday

When it comes to the annual Jingle Bell Jamboree, choir teacher Ethan Schlesser warns, “This isn’t the kind of concert where we expect the audience to sit and politely clap.” Comment

Hot Tub comedy returns to Littlefield next Monday

Littlefield knows what you want this holiday season — more Hot Tub. Comment

A feast fit for three kings — where to eat out this Christmas Eve

Dining: Sure, Christmas Eve is one of the big “family nights” on the Gregorian calendar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the family out to a great meal at one of the few borough restaurants that are open. Here’s our guide to the best Christmas Eve dining options (minus Chinese restaurants, which never seem to close). Comments (2)

Vito’s double-dip: An editorial

Editorial: This week, Assemblyman Vito Lopez was caught in the ultimate Albany scam — he wants to start collecting his pension even though he’s about to start his 14th term. Comments (1)

Perfect pork chop? Brine it Joe’s way

Prime Time: Our columnist gives you the secret to brining. No, it’s not difficult! Comments (1)

‘Shine on! Legal distillery moves from hootch to bourbon

Dining: Kings County Distilling is taking on the big boys. Comments (1)

Belt out the holiday classics at the Jingle Bell Jamboree on Saturday

Music: “This isn’t the kind of concert where we expect the audience to sit and politely clap.” Comment

Do you Vodou? Show offers insight into Afro-Carib religion

Art: Check it out this weekend at Five Myles. Comments (1)

Hot Tub comedy returns to Littlefield next Monday

Nightlife: But this time, Kristen Schaal is taking the night off and Kurt Braunohler is doing it all. Comments (1)

New Downtown hangout is good for what ‘ales’ you

Nightlife: The Brooklyn Paper has found its newest resident bar — the Downtown Ale House. Comment
Music: This lottery has nothing to do with scratch-offs. Comment

Annual living nativity scene this Saturday in Bensonhurst

Bensonhurst: It’s one thing to believe in the story of the Three Wise Men, Mary and Joseph, and the little baby that they birthed in a manger, but it’s another thing to see it live. Comment
Music: Brooklyn’s best chorus is three times as nice this holiday season. Comment

A hot little ‘Nutcracker’ from Company XIV

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: ’Tis the season for “Nutcrackers” of all stripes, be them faithful or irreverent. For a sexed-up retelling that’s full of eye candy, Company XIV’s reimagining, “Nutcracker Rouge,” doesn’t disappoint. Comment

Last-minute dash for creative gifts

Shopping: Our weekly MarketWatch feature brings it all home. Comment
Shopping: A new store in Gowanus sells designer furniture and accessories straight from local movie sets. Comment

There’s now room to wine at Brooklyn Oenology’s ‘tasting’ space

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: Why are you not reading this in Brooklyn Oenology’s new tasting room right now? Comments (1)

Moonshiners no longer! Kings Co. Distillery making bourbon now

Foodie-in-Chief: Lots of news and gossip to share, so grab a bib and get reading. Comments (1)

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