The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday • Brooklyn Paper

The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Well, Brooklyn, the holidays are looming. Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and you know what that means: it’s full-throttle until 2012. But as this week comes to an end, there’s plenty to celebrate: 11-11-11, Veterans Day, the 43rd anniversary of Equatorial Guinea joining the United Nations — and most importantly: it’s finally, finally the weekend. Here here!

• Laugh it up on Friday night, as the New York Comedy Festival comes to Brooklyn for the very first time! Foul-mouthed comedienne Sarah Silverman will kick it all off with a performance at BAM — not to be missed!

• Then, head over to Littleneck, a new clam shack in Gowanus, and chow down on a delicious clam or lobster roll. Everyone’s obsessed with this place!

• On Saturday morning, make your way to the Brooklyn Museum and take a stroll through the new show, “Youth and Beauty: American Art of Twenties.” It’s gorgeous, so get your fix before the Museum gets mobbed next weekend for the opening of controversial show “Hide/Seek.”

• Have a delicious afternoon cocktail — because that’s what weekends are for, am I right? — at Blueprint bar in Park Slope, where there’s a mezcal drink, with buckwheat honey and fresh-squeezed lime juice. that will knock your socks off, guaranteed.

• There’s nothing better than some free wine to go with your healthy dose of culture: Saturday evening, go check out the grand opening of the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery’s new Brooklyn space on Atlantic Avenue!

• BAM’s on fire this weekend! On Saturday night, go check out their brand new production, “Brooklyn Babylon” — and while you’re there, make sure to order a frosty bottle of BAM’s Brooklyn Brewery signature brew, BamBoozle.

Norton Juster comes to the Brooklyn Historical Society on Sunday afternoon, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Best part? It's free with RSVP!

• Afterwards, head north and soak up some of that BAMBoozle with a simply delicious dinner at Williamsburg’s new Lorimer Street eatery, Walden — we recommend the braised pork shoulder. Mmm.

• Need something else to munch on? Get your Midwest fix at Burnside Brooklyn, where cheese curds are gleefully deep-fried with reckless abandon. Yes, we approve.

• Ah Sunday! What better way to start the day than by heading down to the Brooklyn Historical Society, and celebrating one of the greatest children’s books of all time — with its author! Join Norton Juster for the 50th anniversary of “The Phantom Tollbooth.”

• In the mood for a little flamenco? Great! On Sunday, make your way to the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts for Jose Porcel’s ferociously rich, rhythmic and colorful performance of his dance piece, “Gypsy Fire.”

• How about a nightcap? Take a trip to Red Hook and pay old Sunny Balzano a visit at his legendary neighborhood watering hole, Sunny’s. A piece of history AND a few cold beers to round out your weekend? Sounds pretty good to us.

• Last but not least: go get dirty on Sunday night with funnyman J.B. Smoove at a comedy show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg!

• And as always, these and other great events are in our exclusive family calendar, our great nightlife calendar, and our matchless events calendar.

Go see J.B. Smoove on Sunday night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg!
Courtesy of Fox Broadcasting Corporation / James Dimmock

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