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

Five things to do in Brooklyn this week!

Guest of honor: Santa will light up the Christmas tree at MetroTech Commons on Dec. 7.
Photo by Caleb Caldwell


Dec. 24

Flea frenzy

Do your last-minute Christmas shopping at the Brooklyn Flea! You can pick up toys, clothes, jewelry, and all sorts of artisanal goods and second-hand treasures at the market on Christmas Eve — and then relieve some of your holiday anxiety at the bar in the back. Warning: the Flea might close a little early tonight.

11 am–6 pm at Industry City (241 37th St., second floor, between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.brooklynflea.com). Free.


Dec. 25

Doctor’s orders

After a day of opening presents and making nice with the family, you need to get out of the house. So slip out and spend your Christmas night at Dr. Who–themed bar the Way Station, sipping on a Sonic Screwdriver and watching the latest “Dr. Who” Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time,” the final stand of the 12th Doctor.

7:30 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between Prospect and St. Marks places in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.thewaystationbk.com]. Free.


Dec. 26

Holding court

Ever since the Harlem Globetrotters helped Scooby Doo solve the mystery of the Haunted Island, we’ve wanted to see the clown princes of the court in person. Today’s the day! The team brings its ball-spinning action to Barclays Centers for two games against the Washington Senators. Bring the kids!

Modernizing a classic: “The Brooklyn Nutcracker” is a contemporary take on the classic ballet, opening at Irondale Center in Fort Greene Dec. 7.
Julie Lemberger

2 pm and 7 pm at Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave. at Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, www.harlemglobetrotters.com/nyc). $26–$200.


Dec. 27

Raga against the machine

The Indian music collective Brooklyn Raga Massive welcomes jazz drummer Dan Weiss to its weekly jam session. The Brooklyn percussionist, widely hailed as one of the best in the biz, will perform an intimate hour-long set before the whole ensemble grooves together.

8 pm at Art Cafe and Bar (884 Pacific St. at Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights, www.brooklynragamassive.org). $15 ($10 in advance).


Dec. 28

Gay apparel

The holidays can be excessively heterosexual, but “A Gay Show for All People” adds a queer twinkle to the tinsel. Hosts Aaron Jackson (pictured) and Josh Sharp will welcome some of Brooklyn’s funniest, and queerest comedians, including Cole Escola, Liza Treyger, and Bowen Yang, among others.

8 pm at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littlefieldnyc.com). $10 ($8 in advance).

How sweet it is!: Rachel Karpf is producing the three-day “Sweet Shoppe” exhibit, which explores the science of sugar, Dec. 1-3 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Photo by Zoe Freilich

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