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Oct. 11

Pine fresh

Juniper Ridge, a boutique perfumerie, forages moss, tree bits, and fungi form the forests of northern California to create truly earthy aromas. But you do not have to be high on mushroom to appreciate the high-end brand’s woodsy wares. Sniff for yourself at the opening of its immersive pop-up store at Fellow Barber’s shop where the perfumers will be on hand to demonstrate how they distill their scents.

And no, this is not a “Portlandia” sketch. This is real life.

Perfume pop-up store at Fellow Barber [101 N. Eighth St., between Wythe and Bedford avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 522–4959, www.fellowbarber.com]. Through Dec. 21.

SATURDAY

Oct. 12

Flesh it out

Ever have that dream where you show up to class, paint a dozen naked people white, they intertwine into a giant form of energy, and then you end up not graduating from college? Us too! Join artist Michael Alan to make those dreams come true, minus the academic bit, and celebrate 10 years so-called live sculpture at a never-to-be-recreated art event called Flesh on Flesh.

Flesh on Flesh at Pandemic Gallery [22 Waverly Ave., between Park and Flushing avenues in Clinton Hill, (917) 727–3466, www.michaelalanart.com/art/upcoming-projects/] 6 pm–1 am, $20.

SUNDAY

Oct. 13

A new chapter

You don’t need to have cracked the “Da Vinci Code” to know that a satisfying winter read can be like chicken soup for the chilly soul. Warm your soon-to-be Fortress of Solitude (otherwise known as your apartment) with a winter full of wonderment by booking it to Terrace Books. The Windsor Terrace store will exchange your summer reading list for store credit every Sunday. Now that’s a novel idea.

Reading list exchange at Terrace Books [242 Prospect Park West, between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place in Windsor Terrace, www.terracebooks.com/info]. Noon–6 pm.

MONDAY

Oct.

Let the good times roll

Question: What do beer, dogs, and toilet paper have in common? A) Your job B) Your date last night C) Bar Great Harry’s trivia night. If you chose, C — and we sincerely hope you did — you are correct. The popular once-a-month trivia night at the dog-friendly beer hall returns tonight. You can win a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon and a roll of Scott toilet paper.

Trivia night at Bar Great Harry [280 Smith St., at Sackett Street in Carroll Gardens, (718) 222–1103, bargreatharry.com]. 8 pm.

TUESDAY

Oct. 15

Brooklyn brewed bands

The music marathon CMJ is undeniably awesome, but it has long had one fatal flaw — it requires you to cross the East River to rock out. Not anymore. The Way Station will be kicking off its own Brooklyn Music Marathon, a five-day fest that will feature 27 bands from across the borough, which is sure to make any member of Kings county feel like royalty. Tuesday’s event features alternative rapper Floco Torres, folk singer Bryan Cahall, and the Prospect Jug Peddlers.

Brooklyn Music Marathon at The Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue in Crowns Heights, (347) 627–4949, waystationbk.blogspot.com]. 8 pm. $5 suggested donation.

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John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
I'm sorry to inform you of this, Brooklyn Paper, but any venue who asks the artist to "turn down" their already acoustic guitar so that "the people can hear each other talk to each other" is not a venue. More likely, it's a bar full of loud (and often fouled) mouth white people with some poor musician in the right hand corner questioning themselves on why they left the house that particular evening. Pardon the interruption and thanks for reading. John Wasserman.
Oct. 14, 2013, 2:49 pm

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