This party is hoppy! Wander into the “Beer Mansion,” filled with five themed rooms, each pouring a different concoction from Brooklyn Brewery and other local beer producers, along with games designed by NYU students, snacks, and live superhero sketches sponsored by Anyone Comics. The party continues Saturday at the same time.
6 pm at the Monto and the Well (272 Meserole St. between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street in Bushwick, www.brook
Legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 year old this month, and Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin honors her legacy with a concert of tunes recorded by the First Lady of Song, including “Mack the Knife,” “April in Paris,” and “Sing Me a Swing Song,” among many others.
8 pm at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College [2900 Campus Rd. between Hillel Place and Avenue H in Midwood, (718) 951–4500], www.brook
Wind down your weekend by catching the comedy show at the Knitting Factory, wittily titled “Comedy at the Knitting Factory.” Hosts Will Miles, Clark Jones, and Kenny DeForest welcome some of Brooklyn’s best comics to the low-key show, in between bouts of amusingly insulting each other.
9 pm at BAM Howard Gilman [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100], www.bam.org. $35–$85.
9:15 pm at Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. between Havemeyer and N. Fourth streets in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6696], bk.knitt
Catch up with the latest sound of often gender-bending pop band Of Montreal, which has evolved from twee pop to glam rock and now plays with bright synthpop riffs, giving an electronic edge to the tunes on its new album “Rune Husk.” With opening acts Christina Schneider’s Jepeto Solutions and Potted Plant.
9 pm at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N. Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent avenues in Williamsburg, www.music