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BKLYNER Weekday Events Spotlight: November 7-10

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Mike Birbiglia performs at Union Hall on Thursday, November 10. (Photo via Mike Birbiglia / Facebook)

Weekday events, you ask? Check out Mike Birbiglia, being bound for pleasure, and more, we answer.

We’re assuming you’ll have your eyes glued to the screen on Tuesday night for the election returns. With that in mind, here’s a big ol’ list of places for you to choose from.

Our new expanded coverage features events this week in Park Slope, South Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. Are there places you love seeing events? Email ideas to donny@bklyner.com.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
When: Monday, November 7, 7:30pm (door), 8:00pm (show)
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: Hosted by Brooklyn-based comedy favorite Wyatt Cenac, Night Train show features comedy from the best local and international stand up comedians, and–at times–special guest appearances by musicians, local celebrities, and the occasional surprise only found in Gowanus.
How much: $5-$8 in advance.

Bound for Pleasure: Introductory Rope Bondage Class with Yin Q
When: Wednesday, November 9, 7pm-9pm
Where: Please, 557 5th Avenue at 15th Street
What: Are you interested in playing with teasing and restraint while holding your partner captive? Or perhaps you’d like to struggle for freedom yourself? Rope bondage can add some kink to your fantasy, or can be practiced as an artform all its own. Please is excited to offer this hands-on, two-part series for novices who are interested in learning and practicing the basic ties of rope bondage. We’re a big fan of this class. And we know what we speak of because we took it.
How much: $30-$58 (depending on single or couple). Purchase tickets online here. Tickets may also be purchased in-store. For any questions, please contact us at 718-788-6969 or email workshops@pleasenewyork.com.

ShapeShifter+ Presents: Mostly Other People Do the Killing Triple Bill
When: Wednesday, November 9, 7:30pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: Danny Fox Trio, Vincent Sperrazza Group, and Moppa Elliott’s Advancing on a Wild Pitch.
How much: $10

Roots n’ Ruckus
When:Wednesday, November 9, 9:00pm
Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street (Between Hamilton and Woodhull), Carroll Gardens
What: Jalopy Theater Presents, “Roots n Ruckus,” a night of folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday starting Jan. 9th, 2008. You will see and hear people playing banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and featuring a stellar group of musicians. Come and be a regular! The gig happens every week.
How much: No cover.

Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
When: Thursday, November 10, 6:30pm (doors), 7:00pm (show)
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street and 5th Avenue
What: Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia just filmed his Netflix special Thank God For Jokes after 4 years of developing it- a lot of it here. This is his NEW HOUR OF COMEDY. Early stages. Unfinished. These shows are unique. Funny. One of a kind. Help Mike work it out. See some material that is not good enough for Mike’s next show and some material that’s TOO GOOD for it. Also, there are always some unannounced guests who are always awesome.
How much: $20, purchase tickets online.

Jela Krecic in conversation with Slavoj Zizek
When: Thursday, November 10, 7pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue (between Garfield Place and Carroll Street)
What: Jela Krecic’s None Like Her is a witty, sharp-edged tale exploring the romantic misadventures of a 21st century crypto-mysogynist. Matjaž is fearful of losing his friends over his obsession with his ex-girlfriend. To prove that he has moved on, he embarks on an odyssey of dates around Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Jela will be joined in conversation by her husband, philosopher Slavoj Zizek.
How much: Free.

Another Space: Permanent Construction
When: Through Thursday, December 1. Regular hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm.
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: After encountering a community of people on the Mediterranean coast who were living in scaffolded structures to avoid housing taxes, the French artist Pierre Huyghe began to develop his own concept for an “unfinished” architecture. It was not only the aesthetics of the half-done houses that had appealed to him, but the form of sociality he believed they prompted: “there is not a fixed moment of com­pletion, you live in a work in progress, life unfolds in a transitory state, permanently under construction.” In a world where precarity reigns and nothing seems exempt from further development, Permanent Construction looks at the complicity of architectural, aesthetic, social, and artistic modes of being under permanent construction.
How Much: Free

Victoria Behm, 1000 Drawings of NYC
When: Through November 27. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-7:00pm. 
Where: 
440 Gallery, 440 6th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
What: 440 Gallery is pleased to present 1,000 Drawings of NYC – a solo exhibition by Victoria Behm. Consisting of 1,000 5” x 5” black-ink drawings and collages on hand-made paper, Behm’s presentation captures fragments of daily life, past and present, in unexpected, idiosyncratic ways. Beam’s wanderings in the five boroughs of her city are the inspiration for this new body of work.
How much: Free.

Katarina Jerinic: Cloud Shadows and Drifting Vapors
When: Opening night on Thursday, November 10. Runs through November 27. Thursday and Fridays, 3pm-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-7pm
Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue (note new location)
What: Join us for the exhibition opening of Cloud shadows and drifting vapors, an exhibition about the surface of the Gowanus Canal, replete with its floating debris, mucky formations and reflections of Brooklyn skies, signs and structures. As rendered in Katarina Jerinic’s upside down cyanotype photographs, a dingy urban landscape is transformed into images of sublimely cloudy skies. The show’s title is taken from one of Asher B. Durand’s Letters on Landscape Painting, a sort of art and nature manifesto for the Hudson River School artists who lamented growing industrialization around the same time that the Gowanus Canal was taking shape.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.

Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality featuring Walter Potter’s Kittens’ Wedding
When:  Through Sunday, November 6, 12pm-6pm everyday. Closed Tuesdays,
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: This exhibition seeks to illuminate the strange and profound human connection to preserved animals through the exhibition of seldom-seen taxidermied treasures from private collections. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Kittens’ Wedding, the final and perhaps most unforgettable of all of the works of Walter Potter, completed in the 1890s. Equal parts perverse and adorable, and utterly spellbinding, The Kittens’ Wedding transcends kitsch through its tenderness and sensitive attention to detail. The Kittens’ Wedding was created by Walter Potter, a self-trained British Victorian country taxidermist best remembered for a series of anthropomorphic tableaux in which he posed stuffed animals such as kittens, rabbits and squirrels as if engaging in human activities. These works were exhibited for nearly 150 years until the museum he founded was divided at auction in 2003. The pieces then moved the homes of private collectors around the world, most of them never shown since.
How much: Admission to the exhibition & library is $12. Seniors and students are $8, and children 12 and under are free.

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