Are you all holiday party’d out? A little more than a week to go! Don’t worry there will be a lot of great local shopping events where you can pick up all your gifts while having a lot of fun!

• Launch Party for Luis Alberto Urrea @ Word (126 Franklin) 7pm, Luis Alberto Urrea returns to Brooklyn for the release of Queen of America, RSVP
• Deck The Walls @ Sardine (286 Stanhope, Bushwick) 7-10pm, a super packed show full of amazing drawings, RSVP
• Kickin’ It Old School @ Brooklyn Ale House (103 Berry) 7-10pm, a show of images showing how the ‘burg was back in the day, happy hour until 9pm, RSVP

• Withering Frost Holiday Block Party @ Graham Between Withers & Frost, 6-9pm, Enjoy sales, complimentary and heavily discounted treats and drinks, live music, merriment, cheer, Graham Avenue pride, RSVP
• Merry Cheer Party @ In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint) 6-10pm, hang out, drink beer from Brooklyn brewery (plus other stuff), get your picture taken with Mrs. Claus, finish up your Christmas shopping, and generally make merry, RSVP
• Psychic TV @ Europa (98 Meserole) $23, 8pm, W/Bryin Dall & Cult of Youth, Buy Tix
• BK Night Bazaare: Winter Edition 149 Kent@ 5pm-1am, independent vendors: food, art, music, drinks, magic, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem DJs, More info

FRIDAY 12/16
• Bushwick Daily Holiday Party @ Paper Swan Loft (260 Moore #301) 8-11pm, and Paper Swan collective invite you to a magical night of winter holiday festivities! In the cozy atmosphere of the lovely Paper Swan Loft, dance, listen, drink, talk and enjoy the winter. The night will feature art, readings and music! RSVP
• BK Night Bazaare: Winter Edition 149 Kent@ 5pm-1am, independent vendors: food, art, music, drinks, magic, Fucked Up performs, More info

• We Are One: Japan Benefit @ Camel Art Space (722 Metropolitan) 10am-9pm, Opening 6pm, artwork for sale to assist with the ongoing earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis relief efforts in Japan, RSVP
• Greenpointers Holiday Market@ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) noon-5pm, food, art, crafts, gifts, photo booth, $1 raffles, free raffle if you bring a recipe, RSVP
• Redhook Ramblers @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 4pm, a New Orleans-style hot jazz band based in Brooklyn. With raucous songs of hijinks and hooch, brassy tunes full of swamp and pep, this band is romping, stomping good time
• BK Night Bazaare: Winter Edition 149 Kent@ 5pm-1am, independent vendors: food, art, music, drinks, magic, The Hold Steady performs, More info
• Arkham Presents: Unsilent Night II @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker) 10pm, Free, deck the halls with poison ivy once again at ARKHAM’s second annual holiday party, DJ Cyclonus, DJ Jose, DJ Frankie Teardrop, Drink Specials, $5 BBQ, Goth, Industrial, EBM, Darkwave, Deathrock & the Dark Side of the 80s, RSVP


SUNDAY 12/18
• Holiday Craft Fair @ Brooklyn Ale House (103 Berry) 1pm-7pm, support local artists while doing your Holiday shopping, pop in for a hot drink and cross some things of your list, RSVP
• Wintermarket IV: Gathering of Fisheries @ New Amsterdam Market (South Street Seaport, NYC) 11am-4pm, 70 vendors celebrating the changing season with winter fare both savory and sweet, warm teas and smoked meats, the scents of juniper and pine, and the festive ringing of market bells, More info

Krampus Party @ Brouwerij Lane (72 Greenpoint) 6-10pm, food, fun, krampus
• Persephone’s Bees perform The Ventures Christmas Album @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 9pm

•Chanukah Comedy Night at the Greenpoint Shul @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble) 8pm, $10, Featuring Danny Lobell (Comical Radio), Nick Vatterott (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Myq Kaplan (Last Comic Standing), Chris Iacono (Comical Radio), Jamie Lee (Last Comic Standing), and Adam Newman (Montreal Comedy Festival), Beer Courtesy of Sixpoint

ALSO: Brunch begins @ CALYER (92 Calyer)

ALL MONTH at The Diamond:
Chili & Mulled Wine are back!
FRIDAYS: 25% of sales from 8-10pm will be donated to the Greenpoint Church Soup Kitchen

Weekend Movie Matinees, 4pm
SATURDAYS: Holiday themed movies & free popcorn
SUNDAYS: Twin Peaks, free donuts

For the whole month of December Papacitos will be pairing a few of their most popular dishes with Negra Modelo Beer. Dec 9th 10pm-11:30pm, Dec 17th 12am-1:30am, Dec 29th 9pm-10:30pm and Dec 30th 9pm-10:30pm. Order a pint at the bar and choose between 4 entrees for free!! RSVP

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