Five things to do in Brooklyn, Nov. 8–14

Power couple: A new production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” opening Nov. 9 at the Brick, will star Mick O’Brien (left) as Lady Macbeth, and Moira Stone in the title role.


Nov. 9

Witch king

In the blasted landscape of the post-apocalyptic future, only one woman can be king! Check out this new production of “Macbeth,” opening tonight at the Brick Theater, which features an entirely gender-swapped cast, battling for power in a world ravaged by climate change.

7 pm at the Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave. between Lorimer Street and Union Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 907–6189, www.bricktheater.com). $20.

Drink up: A group of friends at last year’s Crawl at the Hall, a beer tasting tour happening again at Dekalb Market Hall on Nov. 10.


Nov. 10

Down pour

We love a beer festival as much as anyone, but it is getting too cold to spend time outside. Fortunately, the Fall Crawl at the Hall happens entirely inside, at the underground DeKalb Market Hall, so you can stay toasty warm as you get toasted, sampling brews from seven local breweries and one cidery.

2–6 pm DeKalb Market Hall (445 Albee Square West, basement, between Fulton and Willoughby streets Downtown, www.craftandcarry.beer). $45 ($65 VIP).


Nov. 12

Short stuff

The Nitehawk Short Film Festival kicks off tonight with a great line-up of shorts, including the coming-of-age film “Memory Xperiment,” documentary about Brooklyn drag queen Panthera, and an animated memoir about immigrating to the United States. The screening will be followed by a free-to-all Opening Nite Party at the Low-Res Bar downstairs.

7 pm at Nitehawk Williamsburg [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. $18.

The facts of wife: Actress Samira Wiley will star in a free staged reading of Moliere’s “The School for Wives,” in Prospect Park on Nov. 13 and 14.


Nov. 13

Farce-y man

Brooklyn is lousy with Shakespeare in the Park productions, but Moliere in the Park? That’s unusual! Tonight, the 17th century French satirist gets his due, when Emmy-winning “Handmaid’s Tale” actress Samira Wiley stars in a staged reading of his “The School for Wives” — in an English translation, fortunately.

7 pm at Prospect Park Picnic House (enter at Prospect Park West and Fifth Street in Park Slope, www.moliereinthepark.org). Free.


Nov. 14

Off the wall

Art galleries can be a little intimidating, but the “Art, Beats & Lyrics” festival, which lands at the Brooklyn Expo tonight, aims to break down barriers between people, music, and art — and they do it with booze! Sample drinks made with Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Honey, groove to the music, and wander through a maze of enormous art.

6 pm–midnight at Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St. at Franklin Street in Greenpoint, www.artbeatsandlyrics.com). Free.