Friday, Dec. 10
Soul Summit Dance Party: The Soul Summit DJ collective returns to the recently opened Brooklyn outpost of the ACE Hotel for their monthly residency. Made up of DJ’s Jeffrey Mendoza, Tabu, and Sadiq Bellamy, the trio has been spinning together in New York City for two decades.
Free, 7 pm to midnight at the ACE Hotel, 252 Schermerhorn St. between Nevins and Bond Streets in Downtown Brooklyn.
Saturday, Dec 11
The Brooklyn Nutcracker: This modern-day take on The Nutcracker takes place right here in Kings County and features a diverse cast of ballearinas performing hip-hop and world music influenced dances that celebrate the history and the many cultures that call Brooklyn home.
Tickets start at $30, 2 pm and 7 pm at the King’s Theater, 1027 Flatbush Avenue near Tilden Avenue, tickets start here.
Spike speaks: Brooklyn’s own Spike Lee is taking over BAM this saturday evening for a night of conversations about his long career as a filmmaker to celebrate the release of his new book “Spike,” complete with hundreds of behind the scene photos. The director, who recently released a multi-part documentary on 9/11 and covid in New York City, will be in conversation with his brother David Lee.
$15-$75, 7:30 at BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. near St. Felix Place in Fort Greene, tickets here.
Picture this: From comedians Brandie Posie and Sam Varela, “Picture This” features comedians performing stand-up while an animator draws live animations to accompany their sets. The catch is, the comedians don’t know what the animators will draw.
$15, 7 pm at Union Hall, 702 Union St. near Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, tickets here.
Sunday, Dec. 10
Classical music in Brooklyn: Head to the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday to hear the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra perform the music of New York City composers like Leonard Bernstein and Philip Glass. The evening opens with a performance of selections from Bernstein’s musical “On the Town” and closes with Glass’s “Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra.”
$25, 6 to 7:30 at pm at Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway near Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, tickets here.
All weekend long
Weeksville Holiday Market: Head to the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights for a holiday market centering Black-owned Brooklyn businesses. The market features 25 vendors, as well as food and drinks sellers, musical performances, and the opportunity to tour the historic Hunterfly Road houses.
Dec. 11 and 12 from noon to 5 pm at Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave. near St. Mark’s Avenue in Crown Heights.