BP Weekender: Seven things to do in Brooklyn Nov. 19-21

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The Lightscape exhibit.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Friday, Nov. 19 

Lull: Composer and Violist Jessica Pavone presents a record release party for “Lull,” a composition the artist wrote during the pandemic for soloists and a string octet.

8 pm at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. near Third Avenue in Boerum Hill, $25 at door, $20 advance tickets here

Saturday, Nov. 20 

Thanks, but no Thanksgiving: Native American comedians Brian Bahe, Dash Turner, and Tai Leclaire present a “Native American antidote to the settler nonsense that is Thanksgiving” at Union Hall. Expect a night packed with stand-up, characters and games. 

7 pm at Union Hall, 702 Union St. near Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, $10 tickets here

Sunday, Nov. 21 

Green-Wood birding: Fall migration may be nearing its close, but there’s still time to catch some great feathered travelers as they make their way south. Green-Wood Cemetery is offering birders the chance to traverse their wooded grounds at the crack of dawn on a guided bird walk before the gates open, and when birds are most active. 

6:30 am at Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue near 25th Street in Sunset Park, $20 tickets here

Family portrait painting: Learn to paint a family portrait with artist Dianne Herbet at the Old Stone House. The workshop builds from drawing in pencil to painting with acrylic paint. Makes for a great holiday gift! 

11 am-1:30 pm at the Old Stone House in Washington Park, 3rd Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues in Park Slope, $10 suggested donation.  

All weekend long

Danish Seamen’s Market: Kick off the holiday season with this Scandinavian-inspired market at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Brooklyn Heights. Sample some fresh Danish treats like aebleskiver the Danish pancake, the preacher’s own glog or spiced wine, and stock up on some Danish treats to take home like salted liquorice or canned mackerel. 

Nov. 20-21, 10 am at the Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow St. near Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights, free. 

A poetry installation in Fort Greene: Stop by the sidewalk outside Theater for a New Audience to check out The Will of The City, a series of poems written by playwrights inspired by Shakespeare’s plays, displayed on LED screens and window monitors. This week’s display includes poems from Modesto Flako Jiminez and Regie Cabico. The installation was curated by Drew Pisarra of Saint Flashlight, who previously curated a series of poems on the marquee of the Prospect Park Nitehawk Theatre. 

Running through the end of Fall at the Theatre for a New Audience at 262 Ashland Place near Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene.

Lightscape: Check out Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a new exhibit celebrating the beauty of winter through light installations and dazzling displays after dark throughout the horticultural museum in Crown Heights. More than 18 works of art light will be on display, including the Winter Cathedral tunnel and an animated installation covering the Cherry Esplanade. 

Running Nov. 19 through Jan. 2022 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Ave. near Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, $34 admission for adults.