House of Escher
Family getting on your nerves after Thanksgiving? Distract them with the trippy artwork of “Escher: The Exhibition and Experience,” on display in Sunset Park. Adult tickets are just $15 this weekend, and today at 2 pm and 4 pm (and for $40) you can reserve a tour of the exhibit with David Masunaga, of the National Museum of Mathematics, who will explain some of the principles behind Escher’s perspective tricks.
9 am–9 pm at Industry City (34 34th St. between Second and Third Avenues in Sunset Park, www.esche
Claus for celebration!
Okay, Thanksgiving is over. Time for Christmas! Get a big first dose of the holiday season at this tree-lighting ceremony in Park Slope, featuring members of Opera On Tap singing carols, free hot cider and donuts from local shops, giant bubbles from the BubbleDad, and a visit from Santa and his elves! The lights come on at 6 pm sharp!
4–6 pm at JJ Byrne Playground (Fifth Avenue at Fourth Street in Park Slope, www.parks
Explore a Victorian Flatbush home in Ditmas Park as it transforms into a a cruise ship, a television studio, and a funeral parlor during the course of “Consumption,” a play that demonstrates that the course of true love never did run smooth. In the piece, two actors portray five different couples, using each room of the house as a different place and time period.
8 pm at Beverley Social Club [1016 Beverley Rd., between Stratford Road and Coney Island Avenue in Kensington, (917) 991–7689, www.mason.holdings/consumption]. $25.
House of Yorke
There are a few seats left to see “Radiohead” frontman Thom Yorke perform an electronic show at the Kings Theatre tonight and on Tuesday, where he will bust out songs from his solo albums “The Eraser” and “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,” while visual artist Tarik Barri creates breathtaking projections on the screen behind him.
8 pm at Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kings
Photographer Larry Racioppo spent most of the 1970s and early ’80s roaming the streets of Brooklyn with a camera in his hand, and he has collected those images in his book “Brooklyn Before: Photographs, 1971–1983.” Tonight, hear him discuss the art of street photography with journalists from the Daily News and Village Voice.
6 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brook