Nightlife: Our handy guide to the best beer bars in town. Comments (3).
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Saturday, October 10: In this economy, fancy cheese is one luxury you may have had to do without. But if you attend a Brooklyn Skillshare workshop, you’ll have homemade ricotta forever. You can also learn other recession-survival skills like how to create balloon animals, brew your own kombucha or make your own electronics.
10 am–6:45 pm. Gowanus Studio Space [119 Eighth St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (646) 826-3379]. For info, visit brooklynskillshare.tumblr.com.
Sunday, October 11: The lead role in the multimedia performance “Bauhaus the Bauhaus” is a century-old school of design that unified fine arts, crafts and architecture. Since Bauhaus was extremely influential — it formed many modern ideas art and mass production — we say you couldn’t ask for a better protagonist.
7 pm. Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope, (718) 857-4816]. Tickets are $15–$18. For info, visit www.nervetank.com.
Monday, October 12: What do “Gilda,” “Paper Moon,” and “Blow Out” have in common? Big stars, and critical acclaim, sure, but more than that, they were all produced with help from Hungarians. “Gilda” (pictured) which is being screened today as part of the Hungarians in Hollywood retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, was directed by Hungarian great, Charles Vidor.
6:50 pm and 9:15 pm. Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Avenue near St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100]. $11. For info, visit www.bam.org.
He takes Manhattan
Tuesday, October 13: Jonathan Lethem is Brooklyn’s son, but his new novel, “Chronic City,” is set in Manhattan (of all places). The good news is that it’s about the delusions of Manhattanites as they chase their money, fame and sex, a trio of things that we in Brooklyn don’t care about, as you know. The book hits stores today, with a Brooklyn reading next week.
“Chronic City” (Doubleday) at Book Court [163 Court St. between Dean and Pacific streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 875-3677]. Lethem will read on Oct. 20 at 7 pm.
Jagged little Jill
Wednesday, October 14: Ironic songstress Jill Sobule has had a career’s worth of songs that sound like novelty hits, including “I Kissed a Girl” and “Supermodel,” from the soundtrack of “Clueless.” But she’s no gimmick — she’s the real deal. Tonight, you’ll probably get the hits, but also so many of the Sobule gems that never made the top 20.
7 pm. Union Hall [702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638-4400]. Tickets are $15.
Music: When your band is named The Dodos and your new album is called “Time to Die,” expect extinction jokes. But for Meric Long, lead singer and guitarist of the San Francisco band that will headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Oct. 13, it’s no joke. Comment.
Dining: The man who won The Brooklyn Paper’s best hamburger in the borough contest will take the stage on Friday against some of the best chefs in the world at the Burger Bash. He’s ready. Comments (2).