Friday, Dec. 6
Take an international head trip with “Barber Shop Chronicles,” a play set in seven barber shops across the world, skipping from Johannesburg to London and showing the similarities and differences in how black men communicate with each other while in an all-male space.
7:30 pm at BAM Harvey Theater [651 Fulton St. between Rockland and Ashland Places in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $35–$95.
Saturday, Dec. 7
The Brooklyn Museum opens its doors for the First Saturday party, featuring poetry, music, and drag performances. Take this chance to catch the queer art show “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” (pictured), which closes on Sunday.
5–11 pm at Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue, (718) 638–5000, brooklynmuseum.org). Free.
Sunday, Dec. 8
The great White way
You can sing along with the Brooklyn Theatre Club’s staged reading-style performance of “Into the Woods.” The major roles, including the Witch (pictured) are already taken, but minor chorus parts are open to the audience — and non-singers can take the role of Milky White the Cow!
3 pm at Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (347) 529–6696, bk.knittingfactory.com). $16.
Monday, Dec. 9
Number two, en-Gage!
The fabled 19th-century chophouse “Gage and Tollner” will reopen soon in its fancy Fulton Street digs, and the people behind the revival will talk about the struggles they have faced at tonight’s talk “Restaurant Resurrection: Putting Gage and Tollner Back on the Map.”
6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, brooklynhistory.org). $10.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
Raise the Root!
The fifth annual Roots ’n’ Ruckus Fest kicks off this evening with a performance from queer country band Paisley Fields (pictured), followed by 50 more Americana, bluegrass, and country acts playing on two stages over four full evenings. All the shows are free!
8 pm at Jalopy Tavern (317 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Red Hook, (718) 395–3214, jalopy.biz). Free.