If your head is not spinning too much after New Year’s Eve, it will be after this. Connecticut band Magik Markers hits the Union Pool, supported by local acts Degreaser and Lushes. The Sonic Youth-influenced noise-pop outfit is renowned for its manic live shows, full of the band’s signature fuzz and feedback.
9 pm at Union Pool (484 Union Ave. between Conselyea Street and Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg, www.union-pool.com). $10.
A new year demands some new music. Brooklyn’s premiere floating chamber music performance space, Bargemusic, delivers with its “Here and Now Winter Festival,” four days of new works — most of which are being performed for the first time — by the likes of John Zorn, Sandeep Bhagwati, and David Del Tredici.
7 pm at Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing [near the corner of Furman Street and Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 624–4924, www.bargemusic.org], $35.
Every inch a king
Three-time Tony Award winner Frank Langella received rave reviews for his turn as King Lear with the UK’s prestigious Chichester Festival Theatre last year, and now he and the company are bringing their rendition of Shakespeare’s tragedy across the Atlantic to Brooklyn.
7:30 pm at Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Harvey Theater [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $25–$125.
Can Brooklyn ever have too many storytelling events? No. Comedian and storyteller JiJi Lee is launching “Split Personality,” a new open mic storytelling night in Williamsburg. Anyone can put their name in a hat for the chance to try out a new routine or character, alongside special guest performers. This edition will feature Upright Citizens Brigade regular Mike Lane and “Moth StorySLAM” host David Crabb.
7 pm at Over the Eight (594 Union Ave. between Richardson and Frost streets in Williamsburg, www.overth