Friday, Nov. 22
Before you settle down to your turkey feast, check out “Thanks but no Thanksgiving,” a show hosted by three Native American comedians: Brian Bahe (of Tohono O’odham, Hopi, and Navajo heritage), Tai Leclaire (Mohawk and Mi’kmaq), and Dash Turner (Yurok). They will take on the myth of happy Pilgrim-Indian relations through sketches, stand-up, and audience games.
10 pm at Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue. (718) 638–4400. unionhallny.com. $10 ($8 in advance).
Saturday, Nov. 23
Hop on that midnight train to Georgia — or the 8 pm train to the Kings Theatre — to catch a concert from Gladys Knight! The Empress of Soul has left the Pips behind, but for this show the 75-year-old singer will perform with guest Will Downing, because that’s what friends are for.
8 pm at the Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Ave. between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place in Flatbush, www.kingstheatre.com). $60–$100.
Sunday, Nov. 24
Lute the place
Ready for a little more knight music? This afternoon, you can hear the tale of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, performed on medieval instruments by the band Alkemie. The group will play the new epic “Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction” on its antique instruments, for the Brooklyn portion of the Five Boroughs Music Festival.
4 pm at Areté Venue and Gallery, 67 West Street #103, between Noble and Milton Streets. aretevenue.com. $25 ($15 seniors and students).
Monday, Nov. 25
Look, mock the pumpkin spice latte all you want — it continues to be a tasty beverage. But what if it were combined with beer? Then you get the best of all possible drinks, or the Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout, brewed by Randolph Beer nano-brewery in Williamsburg. It is best served alongside a pumpkin cheesecake bread, made with leftover pumpkin from the brewing process.
11 am–11 pm at Randolph Beer Williamsburg Randolph Beer Williamsburg (104 S. Fourth St. between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, www.rando
Thursday, Nov. 28
After you’ve filled up on turkey and pie, do not succumb to the drowsy-making effects of tryptophan! Instead, make your way to Prospect Park’s ice rink, which will be open until 6 pm on this holiday, so you can strap on some skates and burn off calories as you cruise across the frozen water.
9 am–6 pm at LeFrak Center at Lakeside (171 E. Drive in Prospect Park, enter on Ocean Avenue between Parkside Avenue and Lincoln Road, www.prospectpark.org). $11 (plus $8 skate rental).