The tree-lighting ceremonies are now underway; wreaths are hung in hallways, mulled wine is bubbling on the stove, and it’s … 60 degrees outside? Yeah, well, enjoy it. There are at least a few perks of global warming, after all. And on that note, get out there, Brooklyn, because guess what? It’s your weekend!
• Start your Friday night off right with a trip to St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO and check out Irish hottie Cillian Murphy as he takes the stage in his American theater debut in the one-man show, “Misterman.”
• Hungry? Grab a hotdog! Lord knows we’ve got plenty to choose from — German, Polish, even Bostonian — right here in our humble borough. Don’t believe us? Check out our roundup!
• Now that you’re sated, keep your Friday night going with … more theater! Head over to the Brick Theater in Williamsburg for a low-budge — but high quality! — rendition of “Babes in Toyland.”
• But wait, Brooklyn! There is more theater, still! Get into the Christmas spirit on Friday night, at a production of “A Christmas Carol,” a Narrows Community Theater production at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater!
• Kick off your Saturday morning at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, checking out the opening of a brand new exhibit featuring glass terrariums and other pieces inspired by nature, by artist Jae Hi Ahn and the Garden’s curator, Jennifer Williams.
• Walk across to street to the Brooklyn Museum and check out its brand new —and highly controversial — show, “Hide/Seek,” that features a piece of art so racy it was banned from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. It’s cool — Brooklyn can handle it. Our very own Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension loved it; we think you will, too.
• Then, on Saturday evening, head to BookCourt in Cobble Hill to celebrate Matt Kish’s beautiful new whale of a tale — illustrated! —“Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page.”
• In the mood for a little bump ’n rhyme? Trek out to Coney Island on Saturday night, and enjoy a striptease with your poetry reading!
• Or, you could spend Saturday night with some serious beardos at the beard and mustache competition in Greenpoint. Hell, you could even grow your own, and enter!
• Start your Sunday off with a splash at the brand spankin’ new Navy Yard museum, where you can learn all about Brooklyn’s rich maritime history.
• On Sunday evening, catch one of the last “Lost Light” performances at the Center for Performance Research before the show wraps!
• Then, take a Sunday stroll Downtown — and be sure to stop by Atlantic Avenue throwback shop, Dry Goods — your one-stop shop for all things old timey.
• Before all the leaves fall off the trees, head over to McCarren Park for a walk — and stop at the clean and newly re-opened Turkey’s Nest bar and grab a frozen margarita on your way!