Five things to do in Brooklyn, Nov. 17–23
Flavor of fall: The cast of “Pumpkin Spiced Musical,” opening Nov. 17, toast signature Starbucks latte that inspired the show.
Celebrate the season of cinnamon by taking in the “Pumpkin Spiced Musical,” a new comedy from local playwright and musician Ben Stiefel, about an advertising agency that tries to cash in on the pumpkin-spice craze. Before and after the show, the bar will serve some pumpkin-spiced alcoholic indulgences. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday.
6 pm at Hunter’s Steak and Ale House [9404 Fourth Ave. between 94th and 95th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 238–8899], www.hunterssteakhouse.net. $20.
There is nothing like a Dane
Glædelig jul! Get in the holiday spirit early at the Danish Christmas Fair! The annual Scandinavian celebration will feature a market of unique Danish designs, including knitwear, gift items, holiday ornaments, and Danish candy. Plus you can fill up on “æbleskiver” — a puffed apple pancake — sip some traditional hot glögg, and chow down on smørrebrød.
11 am–6 pm at The Danish Seamen’s Church [102 Willow St. between Clark and Pierrepont streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 875–0042, www.dskny.org]. Free.
A Blum spot
The studio of surreal portrait painter Jonathan Blum is usually only open “by appointment or by luck,” but you can improve your odds by dropping by during Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists Open Studio Weekend, happening all over the neighborhoods on Saturday and Sunday and featuring more than 30 different artists.
Noon–6 pm at Jonathan Blum Studio (285 Fifth Ave. between First and Second streets in Park Slope, www.artspswt.com). Free.
Long-haired singer-guitarist Lukas Nelson — the son of country legend Willie Nelson — and his band Promise of the Real will bring a high-energy rock show to Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Look for members of Brooklyn band Lucius to back up some of the songs, just as they did on the album “Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.”
8 pm at Music Hall of Williamsburg [66 N. Sixth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 486–5400, www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com]. $20.
The night before Thanksgiving, get away from your relations and hear some stories about another weird family at “An Evening with David Sedaris.” The humorist will read from his latest book “Theft By Finding Diaries (1977–2002),” a collection that includes the true stories that inspired his famous essays, such as “The Santaland Diaries.”
7:30 pm at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $57–$73.
Updated 5:52 pm, July 9, 2018
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