Friday, Nov. 15
Raise the tone
Sneak out of work for an early evening concert and storytelling session from Alsarah and the Nubatones at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The band combines Brooklyn beats with African instruments to create “East African retro-pop,” in a show peppered with stories from its lead singer about growing up Muslim in Brooklyn.
6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brooklynhistory.org]. $10.
Saturday, Nov. 16
As you wish
Celebrate one of the best fantasy films of the ’80s at “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes,” featuring a screening of the movie, followed by a discussion with the ever-charming actor behind the Dread Pirate Roberts, as he reveals behind-the-scenes stories and other secrets from the making of the film.
7:30 pm at the Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kingstheatre.com). $29–$59 ($150 VIP).
Sunday, Nov. 17
As a general rule, we are opposed to Christmas events happening before Thanksgiving — but we will make an exception for “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” an adorable live adaptation of the classic animated special, complete with Lucy’s psychiatry booth, Snoopy’s dog house, and Charlie Brown’s pathetic little tree, but expanded from a 25-minute cartoon into an 85-minute musical!
2 pm at On Stage at Kingsborough [2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street in Manhattan Beach, (718) 368–5596, www.onstageatkingsborough.org]. $13.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Catch a sneak peek at Regina Opera’s “Carmen,” the classic tale about a beautiful gypsy woman who drives a solider mad with passion. Tonight’s free show will feature the full cast, with costumes, elaborate sets, and English supertitles, but with piano accompaniment instead of the full orchestra (for that, you will have to come back on Saturday!).
7:30 pm at Regina Opera Company [5902 Sixth Ave. between 59th and 60th streets in Sunset Park, (718) 259–2772, www.reginaopera.org]. Free.
Thursday, Nov. 21
Tonight is the launch party for summery pop band NovaBound’s debut album “Sevenths.” Frontman Andrew Michael Agulto crafts delicate jewel box songs that surprise with sudden muscular guitar riffs, shimmery synths, and chiptune melodies. With opening act the Employees.
9 pm at Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St. at N. 9th Street in Williamsburg. www.muchmoresnyc.com). Free.