Things To Do This Week, Through December 11: Three Short Plays, BHeard Town Hall On Climate Change, And Panel On Black Women In Media

Things To Do This Week, Through December 11: Three Short Plays, BHeard Town Hall On Climate Change, And Panel On Black Women In Media

Below you’ll find information on events through the week in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Check back Thursday to see what’s scheduled this weekend!

For family-friendly and kids events, see this week’s (through December 15) Kid Calendar.

Submit your event listing to our BROOKLYN-WIDE CALENDAR.


2015-BID-meeting_front2015 BID Annual Meeting & Holiday Happy Hour
Monday, December 7 from 5:30-8pm
Where: Soco Bk at 509 Myrtle Avenue
What: Please join the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership for the 11th BID Annual Meeting & Holiday Happy Hour. Join us to celebrate our achievements, look ahead to 2016, and network with fellow Myrtle Avenue property owners, merchants and residents over festive drinks. Guest Speaker will be Hon. Assembly Member Walter T. Mosley. For questions, call the BID office at (718) 230-1689 ext. 6#.
How Much: FREE, but RSVP is required

ken olshanskyBRIC Media Talk: Ken Olshansky
When: Monday, December 7 from 6-8pm
Where: BRIC Media Center at 647 Fulton Street
What: Ken Olshansky is a television writer and producer with a broad range of comedy, family, and animated programming credits. Currently a supervising producer at CNN, Ken has worked at Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and at media companies including Granada, Scholastic Entertainment, and Sony Wonder.
How Much: FREE, but RSVP

Playing On Air: Three Short Plays
When: Monday, December 7 at 7:30pm
Where: BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street
What: Experience an electric evening of three short plays — “The Wonderful Thanksgiving Violet,” “2 Dads,” and “The Press Conference” — as they are being recorded live for public radio broadcast and podcast, which are available at! Playing on Air presents contemporary 10- and 20-minute plays, written and performed by dynamic, award-winning playwrights and actors.  An interactive Q&A with the actors and playwrights follows each play.
How Much: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

brooklyn eats on myrtle

Monday Night Karaoke
When: Mondays from 8-11pm
Where: Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle at 474 Myrtle Avenue
What: Show off your range while hitting all the notes in your favorite song during Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle’s weekly karaoke event.  Between 8pm and 11pm, enjoy food and drink while enjoying the vocal stylings of fellow locals.


Ask a Tech
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 11am
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn about computer hardware and software. Learn how to use the mouse, search the library website. Surf the internet and setup an email address.

Free Movie Tuesday: “Whiplash”
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 2pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: 2014 Film – Drama, Music – A promising young drummer enrolls in a cut-throat conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Rated R – Running Time 107 min.

Photo via PS 56.
Photo via PS 56.

Community Education Council District 13 Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30pm
Where: P.S. 56 at 170 Gates Avenue
What: Raise concerns about local school issues and get updates on rezoning and the MS313 move.

Resume Workshop
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free drop-in resume assistance: No appointment necessary. Bring your resume with you or ask for help creating one. Brush up on your interviewing techniques. Asisstance with LinkedIn and other social media accounts.

bric stoop series - black women in media

Stoop Series: Black Women In Media
When: Tuesday, December 8 at 7pm
Where: BRIC House Stoop at 647 Fulton Street
What: Join us for a dynamic discussion that seeks to create real dialogue about the issue of negative stereotypes of Black women in media.  Panelists will deconstruct stereotypes like the Angry Black Woman, Gold Diggers, Baby Mamas and Sexy Vixens and encourage the audience to think critically about media consumption and to commit to redefining the existing media narrative.


Image via Baba Cool.
Image via Baba Cool.

DIY: Knitting and Crocheting
Wednesday, December 9 at 5pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn basic knitting and crocheting skills. Please bring your own needle and yarn.

Aerobics Class
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 6pm
Where: Bedford Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free fitness class for all ages.

Community Board 2 General Meeting
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 6pm
Where: NYU Polytechnic at 5 MetroTech Center
What: Get the latest update on civic matters in the neighborhood. Bring questions!

Shape Up Dance Fitness
When: Wednesday, December 9 fat 6:45pm
Where: Clinton Hill Library at 380 Washington Avenue
What: Free fitness class for all ages and experience levels.

bric bheard town hallBHeard Town Hall: The Cost Of An Urban Climate Crisis
When: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30pm
Where: BRIC Arts at 647 Fulton Street
What: From the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy to ever-rising insurance rates, climate change has already begun to take its toll on our community’s standard of living. In a city where affordable housing is scarce and grocery and utility bills are climbing, how can we make ends meet and plan for the future? We may think of climate change as a problem for scientists to solve and world leaders to enforce, but it’s herenow, already affecting us all–especially struggling families.

putnam's pub via facebook

Trivia Night
When: Wednesdays from 8-11pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Weekly trivia competition to win gift cards of $100 to Putnam’s. Beer specials all night.
How much: Free

Trivia Wednesdays
When: Wednesdays at 9pm
Where: Moot Bar at 579 Myrtle Avenue
What: Inaugural trivia night! Five rounds of 10 questions each on variety of subject matter from cereal box characters to physics. Winning team gets $50 off their bar tab.
How much: Free


Movement Class For Older Adults
When: Thursdays from 11am-12pm
Where: Ingersoll Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue
What: Led by Mark Morris Dance Center faculty. Explore movement and music in a creative and fun way. Designed to use gentle movement to explore and increase range of motion for older adults.
How much: FREE

holiday bells (1)Holiday Stories and Singalong For All Ages
When: Thursday, December 10 from 4-5:30pm
Where: Greenlight Bookstore at 686 Fulton Street
What: In what has become an annual tradition, Greenlight hosts a family holiday event in the middle of Chanukah and in anticipation of Christmas! We’re inviting our neighbors to celebrate with tasty cookies and cider, our annual reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and a community singalong for all ages. Join us to celebrate the season with your community at the bookstore.

Winter ESOL Class Registration
When: Thursday, December 10 at 5:30pm
Where: Bedford Library at 496 Franklin Avenue
What: Learn English Free English Classes for adults 17 and older Daytime, Evening and Saturday class schedules available. All classes meet two days per week. Sign up for a class at any registration session. Space is limited. Classes close quickly.

Vertical Thursday Wine Tasting
When: Thursdays from 5:30-8pm
Where: Corkscrew Wines at 489 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free weekly wine tasting. Educational and casual to explore specific grapes or a region. Discover what makes your favorite wines unique. You are the expert of what works for you, Corkscrew is here for you to discover what that is.


BRIC and UrbanGlass Happy Hour
When: Thursday, December 10 from 6-9pm
Where: BRIC House at 647 Fulton Street
What: Join BRIC and UrbanGlass for a happy hour throughout the galleries and spaces of 647 Fulton Street! It’s a chance to explore both organizations, see all of the exhibitions on view, hear live music, and grab a happy hour special at Hungry Ghost cafe! $5 beer, $6 punch, 10% off UrbanGlass shop.
How Much: FREE admission

theo croker

B-Side: Theo Croker
When: Thursday, December 10 from 7:30-9pm
Where: BRIC Studio at 647 Fulton Street
What: Join BRIC TV for an exclusive, live in-studio performance and interview with THEO CROKER.

Comedy Thursdays
When: Thursdays from 7:30-10pm
Where: Splitty at 415 Myrtle Avenue
What: Greg Johnson and Larry Murphy (Bob’s Burgers) host this weekly comedy show featuring a curated night of stand-up, characters, and the unexpected.
How much: $5 cover

Live Music
When: Thursdays at 9pm
Where: The Great Georgiana at 248 DeKalb Avenue
What: Truly Yours, presented by Akalepse.

Function Thursdays Live Music
When: Thursdays at 9pm
Where: Putnam’s Pub at 419 Myrtle Avenue
What: Jessica Mahasin and DJs Jeff Haze/Asen James
How much: Free


Photo courtesy of Corkscrew Wines
Photo courtesy of Corkscrew Wines

Wine Tasting
When: Fridays from 5-8pm
Where: Leon and Son Wine & Spirits at 995 Fulton Street
What: Free tasting at the new Clinton Hill shop!

Greene Grape Wine Tasting
When: Fridays from 6-8pm
Where: Greene Grape Wine Store at 753 Fulton Street
What: Come sample a selection of this week’s wines!

Comedy Show
When: Fridays at 8pm
Where: Five Spot Soul Food at 459 Myrtle Avenue
What: Free comedy show every Friday night.

Karaoke Night
When: Fridays from 8pm-12am
Where: SIP Bar at 14 Putnam Avenue
What: Every Friday night. Hosted by Kings of Karaoke.
How much: Free

Image via BAM.
Image via BAM.

BAMCafe Live: Antoinette Montague
When: Friday, December 11 at 9:30pm
Where: BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building at 30 Lafayette Avenue
What: Antoinette Montague breathes new life into jazz standards and unexpected covers alike with her bold, brassy voice. An old-school chanteuse in the vein of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Montague is adept at uptempo swing and slow-burn blues numbers alike. She takes the stage at BAMcafé fresh from the release of her third album, World Peace in the Key of Jazz.


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