Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!


Nov. 11

Life of pie

Indulge in some comfort eating at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday Harvest event, which will feature pie tastings from Four and Twenty Blackbirds (pictured), Dub Pies, and Butter & Scotch. The night will also have a lesson in making cranberry sauce from Brooklyn Kitchen, a drink ’n’ draw of agricultural landscapes, and open access to the exhibits.

5–9 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, www.brooklynhistory.org]. Free.


Nov. 13


It’s a comics convention in a synagogue! The first-ever Jewish Comic-Con will happen today in Crown Heights, celebrating the Chosen People’s contributions to the comics fields — which is basically all of it, including inventing Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man! The day will feature a host of local cartoonists, including Dean Haspiel, Josh Neufeld, and Ariel Schrag, and panel discussions on Jewish characters and “breaking into comics the chutzpah way.”

8 am–7 pm at Congregation Kol Israel [603 St. Johns Pl. between Classon and Franklin avenues in Crown Heights, (718) 638–6583, www.jewishcomiccon.org] $15.


Nov. 14

One’s a crowd

The Bad Neighbour Theatre company launches its bizarre take on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” tonight, with five actors taking on more than 20 roles — sometimes all at the same time! According to director Charlotte Day, “Often an actor will have to play one character with his arm and hand, while simultaneously animating a puppet, and also being ‘himself.’ ” You can catch the contorted characters at tonight’s debut, or on any of the next six nights.

Cut to measure: Fve actors portray 20 characters in the Bad Neighbour Theatre’s production of “Measure for Measure,” opening Nov. 14.

7 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church [334 S. Fifth St. at Rodney Street in Williamsburg, (347) 481–9389, www.badneighbourtheatre.org]. $10.


Nov. 15

Juan for the money

You can catch a free sneak peek at Regina Opera company’s production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” the Italian opera about legendary libertine Don Juan. This performance will have a piano accompaniment instead of the full orchestra you can expect at the Nov. 19 official opening, but the singers will be in full voice and in full fancy dress.

7:30 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help [5902 Sixth Ave. at 60th Street in Sunset Park, (718) 259–2772, www.reginaopera.org]. Free.


Nov. 17

Anybody want a peanut?

The world’s most quotable fantasy film, “The Princess Bride,” will have a “quote-along” screening at the Alamo Drafthouse tonight, which will suspend its usual no-talking rule for the show. And afterwards, the charming Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Carey Elwes, will appear in the theater to tell stories from its filming. The ticket price includes a signed copy of his memoir, titled “As Your Wish.

9:30 pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema [445 Albee Square West between Fulton and Willoughby streets Downtown, (718) 513–2547, www.drafthouse.com/nyc]. $50.

Juan for the money: It will cost nothing to get a sneak peek at Regina Opera’s production of “Don Giovanni” on Nov. 15, based on the legends of Don Juan.