The Black Friday shopping extravaganza happens today, so you should stay as far from the stores as you can. How about a visit to the park instead? Bundle up and head to the outdoor ice skating rinks at LeFrank Center in Prospect Park, which will be open all day — a few turns around the ice will help you feel better about all the turkey and gravy you ingested the previous day.
9 am–9 pm at LeFrak Center at Lakeside [171 East Dr. at Ocean Avenue in Prospect Park, (718) 462–0010]. $15 with skate rental ($12 before 4 pm).
Okay, Thanksgiving is over, you’ve had a day to recover — time to dive headlong into the Christmas season! Brooklyn’s first tree-lighting ceremony happens tonight at the corner of the J.J. Byrne Playground on Fifth Avenue, where carolers, hot cocoa, and a quick visit from Santa will get you in the holiday spirit.
6:30–8 pm at Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street in Park Slope, www.parks
Spending time with the nephews over Thanksgiving made us realize that we only know one non-dirty joke — and the “interrupting cow” routine gets old quick. Steal some clean material from comedian-for-kids Billy Kelly, who will host a family-friendly afternoon show to celebrate the release of “My First Comedy Album,” filled with jokes about toddler news, cavemen, and poopy-heads.
2 pm at Jalopy Theatre [315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Red Hook, (718) 395–3214], www.jalop
Genderqueer rapper Uncle Meg hosts a release party for their new 15-track album “Bug” tonight. Meg will be spitting funny and filthy rhymes about living in Brooklyn, dating Taylor Swift, and killer clowns at the show, performing with John Debt and opening act Naughty by Nurture.
9:30 pm at Don Pedro [90 Manhattan Ave. at Boerum Street in Williamsburg, (718) 218–6914], www.donpe
Comedian Mike Lebovitz hosts the stand-up show “Comedians You Should Know” at the Gutter bar and bowling alley in Williamsburg. Tonight’s list of essential funny folk includes “Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr., Hadiyah Robinson, Gilbert Lawland, and David Drake.
9 pm at the Gutter [200 N. 14th St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, (718) 387–3585, www.thegu