Five things to do in Brooklyn this week! - Brooklyn Paper

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Can’t we all get along: Folk singer Dar Williams plays her “Christians, Pagans, and other Hipsters” show on Dec. 26 at the Bell House.
Associated Press / Cheryl Evans


December 25

In Who-ville

After carving the roast beast, head to nerd-haven the Way Station, where you can sip a Sonic Screwdriver cocktail while watching tonight’s new “Doctor Who” Christmas special, in which the time-traveling Doctor does his best to avoid Christmas cheer.

9 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.waystationbk.com]. Free.


December 26

Interfaith folk

Folk singer Dar Williams visits Brooklyn for the “Christians, Pagans, and other Hipsters” show, sure to feature her song about a combined Christmas and winter solstice party. Clinton Hill singer and songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche opens.

8 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebellhouseny.com]. $30 ($25 in advance).


December 27

Feel the Schwartz!

Now that everyone has gone to see the new “Star Wars” movie, it is time to enjoy the Lighter Side of the Force, with “May the Farce Be With You,” an afternoon extravaganza of space opera parodies, including “Spaceballs” and “Hardware Wars.”

3 pm at Freddy’s Bar [627 Fifth Ave. between 17th and 18th streets in Greenwood Heights, (718) 768–0131, www.freddysbar.com]. Free.

The band is jumpin’: Huey Lewis will bounce across the stage when he opens for Jimmy Buffet at Barclays Center on Dec. 31.
Associated Press / Paul Hawthorne


December 30

New Deer’s eve

Country-tinged alt-rock band Deer Tick is getting an early start on its New Year’s Eve concert! The Rhode Island rockers will play two nights in a row at Brooklyn Bowl, so you can start your partying with them on the Eve of New Year’s Eve.

8:30 pm. Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brooklynbowl.com. $30.


December 31

Gimme the News!

As you head into 2016, go back in time with hit-makers Huey Lewis and the News, who will demonstrate that the heart of rock ’n’ roll beats with the power of love while opening the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Brooklyn. Beach rocker Jimmy Buffet will be playing at midnight.

9:30 pm at Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, www.barclayscenter.com). $65–$500.

New Deer’s Eve: The goofy, country-tinged band Deer Tick will play at Brooklyn Bowl on Dec. 30 and 31.
JC Penney

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