Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!
Photo by Stefano Giovannini


Nov. 19

They’ve got wood!

See the forest and the trees tonight at “Memory Rings,” a delicate eco-fable that uses puppets, dancers in animal masks, and fairy tales to tell the story of the worlds’s oldest tree. This is the final night of the run, so catch it while you can!

7:30 pm at BAM Harvey Theater [651 Fulton St. between Ashland and Rockland places in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $30.


Nov. 20

Ha-ha Haiti

The situation in Haiti, post-Hurricane Matthew, is pretty grim, but Haitian-born comedian Tanael Joachim’s “Jokes for Haiti” will use laughter to fight the tears — and also raise cash for health care group Nova Hope For Haiti. The show features some top-notch comedians, including Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata (pictured), Michelle Wolf, and Kareem Green, among others.

8 pm at Littlefield (622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). $10.


Nov. 21

Oh, rats!

Don’t let the propaganda of “Ratatouille” fool you — rats are a filthy menace! Tonight’s final installment in the “Our Pesky Neighbors” panel discussion series will focus on the city’s notorious rodent residents, with expert commentary from New York City’s “rat czar” Robert Corrigan, rat historian Robert Sullivan, and Department of Sanitation anthropologist Robin Nagle.

Sheer talent: Comedian Sasheer Zamata will take the stage at “Jokes for Haiti” on Nov.. 20.

7 pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brooklynhistory.org]. $10.


Nov. 23

Talking turkey

Bone up on some turkey trivia at “The Real History of Thanksgiving,” a lecture from food historian Sarah Lohman that will reveal the secret origin of the turkey-centric celebration, look at menus from the past, and discuss dishes recently added to the holiday tradition. And it will give you some safely non-political talking points for dinner with the family the next day.

6 pm at Threes Brewing (333 Douglass St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.brooklynbrainery.org). $12.


Nov. 24

Clued in

The traditional post-Thanksgiving activity is breaking out the board games — but you should skip the eight-hour Monopoly session and head to Videology, where there will be a Clue game on every table, and the delightful 1985 film based on it will be screening on a loop. So if you miss Mrs. White’s classic “Flames! Flames on the side of my face!” routine, just wait 90 minutes and it will come around again.

6 pm–2 am at Videology [308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street in Williamsburg, (718) 782–3468, www.videologybarandcinema.com].

Puppet pals: The dance theater piece “Memory Rings” will close its run at BAM on Nov. 19.
Sierra Urich