Beyond noshing on hamentashen from Lee Avenue in Williamsburg and attending an all-day reading of the Book of Esther, there are four events to fill your weekend with Purim activities where you can shake your graggers and take in the whole megilah without wandering more than a few blocks from the L train.
Saturday, Feb. 27
The festival of joy kicks off Saturday evening, when Heeb Magazine teams up with 3rd Ward Brooklyn (195 Morgan Ave.) to throw Pour ‘em, the ultimate Purim party for the masses.
In commemoration of the deliverance of the Jewish people from ancient Persia and the bravery of Queen Esther, 3rd Ward is offering complementary Colt 45 from 9 to 10 pm, drink specials and seven hours of music, featuring live performances by Team Facelift, The Dirty Fences and The Shining Twins and DJ sets from Cowboy Mark, DJ Drew Heffron and DJ Kool Jew.
The Pour ‘em party starts at 9 pm and continues to 4 am. Tickets are $10 until February 26, at http://www.heebmagazine.com/store/view/60, and they will be $15 at the door. Costumes encouraged.
It will be a busy night for revelers, as Chabad North Brooklyn (132 North 5th St.) hosts its annual Purim blowout Saturday night. This year, Brody and Diwon will be joining the Chabad straight outta the Holy Land. Fresh off their West Coast tour, the duo is known for their Lecha Dodi remix of Akon, the Shir HaShirim Moroccan beat meditation, and promises new Middle Eastern music you can move to following an 8:30 pm megillah reading.
The party begins at 8 pm. The suggested ticket price is $10, $5 if you come in costume. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 718-388-0748.
Sunday, Feb. 28
On Sunday morning, return to Chabad North Brooklyn (132 North 5th St.) for traditional services and readings throughout the holiday weekend, but check out Sunday’s Family Purim Party. Revelers of all ages are encouraged to come in costume in order to win a prize and participate in the masquerade. There will be a megillah reading, circus entertainment, face painting, hamentashen, graggers, and a buffet lunch.
The party starts at 11 am. The suggested donation is $18 per family.
Monday, March 1
Head to Williamsburg’s south side and join Worst Cooks in America’s Rachel Coleman, also known as “Pop Jew” for a shredding, costume-themed Purim Party at Death By Audio (49 South 2nd Street), featuring So So Glos, Beachniks, Tough Knuckles, and Sundelles. All ages are welcome. And yes, thankfully, Coleman will not be cooking for anyone other than delicious Purim mayhem.
Tickets are $7. Doors open at 8 pm.