It’s been a quiet week in Brooklyn, but as you get ready for all the fun possibilities for New Year’s Eve, there are still great events coming up this weekend. Here are our top picks.Thursday, December 27
• Bingo? Bingo! The Park Slope Bingo Club is meeting at Union Hall at 7:30pm, with games starting at 8pm, when they’ll be giving away drinks, show tickets, and cash.
Union Hall, 702 Union St, 21+, free to hang out, $5 for a card pack
• Tickets are still available for the Dar Williams show at the Bell House at 8:30pm. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, here are some quotes from her about her most recent album: “I want to write a biker song!… I want to write an epic biker song… And then I thought, why don’t I really freak out my record company and make a whole album about Greek mythology?”
Bell House, 149 7th St, 21+, $25
• The Ed Cherry Trio, with Ed Cherry on guitar, Pat Bianchi on organ, and Diego Voglino on drums, is bringing grooves to Two Boots from 10:30pm-1:30am.
Two Boots Brooklyn, 514 2nd Street, no cover, no minimum
• This weekend is your last chance to see animals at the Prospect Park Zoo open presents! Stop by on either/both Saturday and Sunday at 11am to watch Geoffrey’s tamarins tear open gifts, and at 3:30pm to watch the North American river otters try to adorably navigate the wrapping paper.
Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue, adults $8, children (3–12) $5, seniors (65+) $6, children under 3 free
• End the day by going out in sweatpants. Seriously. The Super-Sweet Sweatpants Semi-Formal comes to the Bell House at 11pm. All the easier to dance in?
Bell House, 149 7th St, 21+, $5 before midnight, $10 after
• Enjoy a show that’s becoming a holiday tradition at Puppetworks: “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” and “Nutcracker Sweets.” This is the last day of performances (at 12:30pm and 2:30pm) of the show, so bring the kids (ages 3 and up) to check it out before it’s gone.
Puppetworks, 338 6th Ave, adults $9, children $8
Photo: Julie Larsen Maher, WCS