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Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Daddy issues: Celebrate messed-up families with a Thanksgiving Eve edition of “Star Wars” trivia at Macri Park.
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Friday

Nov. 21

A chorus line

No showtunes for this kids choir! The Brooklyn Youth Chorus teams up with the Brooklyn Academy of Music for an ambitious-sounding project titled “Black Mountain Songs.” The group will perform original tunes by eight big-name composers, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw and the National guitarist Bryce Dessner, all inspired by North Carolina experimental liberal arts school Black Mountain College.

7:30 pm at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Harvey Theater [651 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100, www.bam.org]. $20–$40.

Saturday

Nov. 22

Save the last dance

Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance is getting the boot from its Fulton Street studio (which will be replaced by luxury apartments, of course), so it is staging a show to raise funds to help it find a new location. Students and teachers will perform dancehall, hip-hop, samba, and Afro-soca amongst other styles, followed by a dance party with live drumming.

7:30 pm at Cumbe [558 Fulton St. at Flatbush Avenue Extension in Fort Greene, (718) 935–9700, www.cumbe‌dance.com], Entry by donation.

Sunday

Nov. 23

Market watch

Yes, it is that dreaded time of the year already — gift buying time. Get all your shopping out of the way early and in one place at Industry City. The Sunset Park manufacturing complex is hosting not one but two holiday markets this weekend — the American Field market, which will focus on red, white, and blue artisans, and the Made in Brooklyn market, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Gifted: Get your holiday shopping out of the way this weekend at Industry City, which is hosting two makers markets.
Associated Press / Thomas Kienzle

10 am–6 pm at Industry City (274 36th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.indus‌tryci‌ty.com). Free.

Monday

Nov. 17

Incredible edibles

Chew on this. Two Truths and a Lie is a storytelling night where only some of the stories are true, and it is up to the audience to figure out fact from fiction. This edition’s title is “What’s on the Menu? Stories About Memorable Meals,” so that funny tale about eating a Whopper could, in fact, be a whoppper.

8 pm at Cameo Gallery [93 N. Sixth St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 302–1180, www.cameo‌ny.net]. $5.

Wedesday

Nov. 26

Let the wookie win

Dreading Thanksgiving with your crazy family? Hey, it could be worse — you could be a Skywalker. Give thanks that you are not the estranged child of an evil space dictator by attending the Loud Mouthed Ladies of Trivia “Star Wars” trivia night. Hell, bring your relatives along and together, you can rule the Macri Park as father and son.

7 pm at Macri Park [462 Union Ave. between Conselyea Street and Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 599–4999, www.macri‌park.com]. Free.

All together now: The Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform “Black Mountain Songs” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Nov. 21–23.
Elizabeth D. Herman

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