Bizarre filmmaker Guy Maddin’s latest tribute to old-timey cinema techniques starts a three-night screening at Videology tonight. Nominally, “The Forbidden Room” is about a woodsman who mysteriously appears aboard a submarine, but it is probably best to enjoy the visuals without worrying too much about the plot.
8:30 pm at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468], www.video
The mobs of Black Friday shoppers should have subsided slightly, so venture out of your bunker today for the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, featuring gift items from more than 40 local makers, cocktails from Brooklyn distillers, and a craft activity for kids. The market continues on Sunday.
11 am–6 pm at 501 Union (501 Union St. between Nevins and Bond streets in Gowanus, www.brook
Illustrator Molly Crabapple has sketched prisoners at Gitmo, the protests at Occupy Wall Street, and burlesque dancers on stage. Tonight she unveils her new book “Drawing Blood,” which chronicles her “witness journalism” over the last 15 years in words and pictures, and chats with journalist Matt Taibbi.
7 pm at Powerhouse Arena [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, www.union
“Simpsons” voice actor Harry Shearer and singer Judith Owen host a festive throw-back holiday show. Their celebrity-stuffed variety show “Christmas Without Tears” will include performances from Alan Cumming, Mario Cantone, Paul Shaffer, Fred Willard, Bela Fleck, Olympia Dukakis, and many others. Proceeds support the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
7:30 pm at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). $35–$85.
The holiday special episode of monthly comedy and film clip show “Kevin Geeks Out,” will feature stories from behind-the-scenes of Macy’s Santaland, Christmas clips from the Found Footage Festival, and someone arguing that the trainwreck “A Diva’s Carol” should be considered a new holiday classic. Have some drinks and get your picture taken with Santa!
9:30 pm at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.niteh