BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn Oct. 8-11

Shelves of yarn at the Kings County Fiber Festival.
Mildred Salas Photography

Friday, Oct. 8

Patton Oswalt at Kings Theatre: Comedian Patton Oswalt is bringing his stand up show to the Kings Theatre in Flatbush. Comedy fans likely know Oswalt from his roles on shows like ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘Rick and Morty,’ and from films including ‘Ratatouille,’ and ‘Sorry to Bother You.’ His 2020 Special ‘I Love Everything’ was nominated for both an Emmy and a Grammy. 

Oct. 8 at 8:00 pm at the Kings Theatre at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, $39—$75 tickets here

Saturday, Oct. 9

A festival of fibers: Knitters,felters, crocheters, fiber artists, and spinners alike will feel at home at this festival for all things fiber. Festival goers can expect loads of vendors, and the opportunity to make a hat for the annual “Make Warm Hats for the Homeless” drive. Now in its 10th year, the festival will also feature a virtual series of artists talks on Youtube. 

Oct. 9  from 10 am to 5 pm at the Old Stone House on 3rd Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, free. 

Brownstone play festival: Head to Fort Greene on Saturday for the Brownstone Play Festival, a performance of comedic and dramatic one act plays each written by an up and coming playwright and directed by a veteran of the stage. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Emerge’ and features six one act plays. 

Oct. 9 at 138 S. Oxford Street in Fort Greene at 7:00 pm, $15 tickets at door. 

Wine not? Check out the Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday for the Brooklyn Wine Festival, an opportunity to try unlimited wine samples paired with delicious food and live music! 

Oct. 9 at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 1 pm to 6 pm at 72 Noble Street in Greenpoint, $39 tickets here 

All weekend long

A Skate Play: Performed by a troupe of professional skateboarders and actors ‘A Skate Play’ turns the skatepark into a stage. The play is based off of the novel ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ by Richard Bach, which tells the story of Jonathan, a seagull intoxicated by the possibilities of flight. Skateboarders represent Jonathan as they carve about Golconda Skatepark in Downtown Brooklyn. First workshopped in Williamsburg’s McCarren Skatepark in 2013 ‘A Skate Play’ had its world premiere in 2018 at Skateqilya Skatepark in Jayyous, Palestine. 

Oct. 8, 9, and 10 at Golconda Skatepark on Gold and Concord Streets in Downtown Brooklyn, 3:00 pm on Oct. 8, 1:00 pm on Oct. 9 and 10. Free, RSVP here

An opera for trees: Head to Prospect Park for the final weekend of The Last Stand: An Experimental Opera for Trees. The public artwork from artist Kamala Sankaram chronicles the life of a 300 year old Northern Red Oak between the years 1750 and 2050, made with field recordings the artist took in Black Rock Forest in Upstate New York. 

The Last Stand at the Music Pagoda in Prospect Park, Oct. 8, 9, and 10 between 8 am and 6 pm in the Music Pagoda on the Concert Grove, free.