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WEDNESDAY 12/4
* Chanukah on Ice @ McCarren Rink (776 Lorimer St) 5:30-6:30pm (kids skate), 7-9pm (adults skate), $12/adult, $10/kids (includes skates and dinner), Celebrate the festival of lights with latkes, donuts, hot drinks, and an ICE MENORAH (how cool is that?), while skating under the stars to the sounds of “Jewish music,” RSVP
 War Reporting: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St) 7:30-9pm, $25, Join photojournalist Ashley Gilbertson as he talks about his experiences shooting battle zones and the bedrooms of fallen Iraq soldiers, in coversation with VICE Editor in Chief, Rocco Castoro, All proceeds benefit RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues), More Info
 XXXMas Trivia @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge of the less family-friendly holiday films, like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Home Alone (?), with drink specials to keep your wits about you
*  Punk Rope for the Philippines @ 99 Meserole Ave, 7:30-8:30, All proceeds benefit DAMPA, a grassrots women-led peoples’ federation of 217 urban and rural poor community groups organized throughout the Philippines, after party with drink specials at the Soft Spot (128 Bedford) from 9pm-12am, RSVP
♫ Sean Nicholas Savage / Zula / Regal Degal / SoftSpot / EyeBodega visuals @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $7, RSVP
♫ Local X Local featuring O’Death @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 With Ave) 9:30pm, FREE with RSVP

THURSDAY 12/5
# Fornino Holiday Party: Wine, Pizza, and Impressing the (future) Inlaws @ Fornino Greenpoint (849 Manhattan Ave) 6-8pm, $20, Learn how to impress the family during holiday time with this pizza and wine pairing class + fresh mozzarella demonstration, and…all you can eat pizza (!!!), BUY TIX
# Larks & Jars Presents Food + Foraged Films @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7:30-9:30pm, $25 (includes screening, small bites, & a drink), an evening of short films + clips related to food, hosted by Tom Schiller, More Info
♫ Com Truise (Live set) / Aeon Rings / Kodachrome @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $10
♫ Missing Words (DJ Set) @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, FREE, check out this monthly vinyl soiree, spinning the best in punk, soul, and indie
 Funky Warsaw @ Warsaw (261 Driggs) 10pm, Get down with DJ Bobby J, as he plays all vinyl “sassy-ass 60’s” soul, funky funk, and poppy pop, $1 well drinks for us ladies and $2 beers for the gents

FRIDAY 12/6
*  GCEF Final Applicant Webinar @ The Internet, 11am-12:30pm, FREE, Your last chance to get more info about the environmental grant program, for potential applicants who want guidance on their proposals, RSVP

• Philip K. Dick Film Festival @ Indie Screen (289 Kent Ave) 6:30pm (through 12/8), $10, get comfy for this showcase of indie films engaging with supernatural, horror, and of course sci-fi, RSVP
• Twelve Days of Dunham @ 7 Dunham Place, 12-7pm (daily through 12/18), FREE, A holiday market pop-up featuring By Jove Vintage, Chelsea Erin Ray, Dusty Rose Vintage, Kombucha Brooklyn, and other local favorites, RSVP
 The Snow Show @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-10pm, FREE, Get ready for winter with this collection of photographs taken during the coldest of seasons, all sales proceeds benefit the artists, RSVP
♫ Teen / Forest Fire / Splashh / Valleys / Insound DJ’s at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 6pm-12am, FREE, More Info
 Mono No Aware 2013 @ Lightspace Studios (1115 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 7pm, FREE, an exhibition of 16mm, super-8, and 35mm slide projections combines with live music, spoken word, and ensemble dance, as well as installation art and sculpture, after party DJ sets will keep the party going late, More Info
*  Winter Grand Salon Show @ Greenpoint Gallery (290 McGuinness Blvd) 8pm, FREE, Support your local arts community by giving the gift of actual physical artwork this holiday season at this double-decker art and music extravaganza, submissions are still being accepted through 12/5, More Info
 Soul & Funk Part II @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm-4am, FREE, DJ Bengey is back and ready to get the funky soul dance party started, RSVP

SATURDAY 12/7
• Macha Jewelry Open Studio @ Macha Studio (67 West St, #328) 10am-5pm, FREE, Do some early holiday shopping and pick out your favorite pieces in person at the sutio and showroom, More Info
• DIY Gift Boot Camp @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 11am-5pm – all day craft-a-thon, some of the best holiday gifts are those made with your own two hands, craft class prices start at $45, includes all materials + hot chocolate, More Info
* Holiday Pom Pom Craft Workshop @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 12-2pm, FREE, Local artist, designer and author, Sarah Goldschadt will teach this workshop on making pom pom ornaments and garlands for your tree (or cheerleading practice), More info
# Honey & Cheese Tasting with Mike’s Hot Honey @ Eastern District (1053 Manhattan Ave) 4-6pm, FREE, Paulie Gee knows the secret mouth explosion that is Mike’s Hot Honey, if you haven’t tried it for yourself, you really should, More Info
♫ Au Revoir Simone / Spires / Splashh / Grooms / Insound DJ’s @ BK Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 6pm-12am, FREE, More Info
*  Greenpoint Lions Toys for Tots @ Warsaw (261 Driggs) 7:30-11:30pm, $20, Bring an unwrapped gift for a child in need and feast on a buffet of dishes donated by local residents, More Info
♫ Live Bluegrass with the Gotham City Pickers @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, RSVP
 A Hip Hop Christmas Pageant @ Secret Loft (255 McKibbin St, Bushwick) 9-11pm, $10, A night of underground hip hop and dance music, keg beer, and holiday cheer, with live burlesque dancers, a sexy santa/ugly sweater context, and DJ Henry Chinaski (for the Bukowski fans among us), RSVP

SUNDAY

* Greenpointers Holiday Market @ 67 West St, 5th fl, 1-7pm, FREE, Browse hand-made local gifts from 70+ vendors in this old-school loft with sweeping views of the East River, with a Holiday Photo Booth, DIY nail art, terrarium making, HOT BUTTERED RUM, massages from Human @ Ease, and delicious snacks from Adelina’s and Ovenly…OH, and you get a free ride there and back courtesy of Uber, need we say more??? RSVP
# “Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut” Gallery Talk & First Meeting of the Donut Dunkers Club @ The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 3pm, FREE, Check out the City Reliquary’s newest exhibit (hint: it’s about donuts) and meet with Donut Dunkers Club (it’s real) to practice your best dunking techniques, everyone will get an official club membership card and a mug of Oslo coffee, RSVP
*  Slowfax + Treehouse = Party! @ Treehouse Brooklyn (430 Graham Avenue) 6pm, FREE, browse and shop for curated vintage wears and jewelery from the two local stores, while nibbling on tasty snacks…and booze, RSVP
*  BYOB Knit Night @ 7 Dunham (7 Dunham Place, S.Williamsburg) 7-10pm, $10 (with supplies)/$25 (without), Slip on your comfiest socks, bring a bottle of wine, and get cozy with a knitting project, firt-time knitters can learn the tricks of the trade, BUY TIX
# Human @ Ease Holiday Party @ Human@Ease (31 Nassau Ave) 7-10pm, FREE, Toast the inagural B.E.S.T. training team and join the Phat Fit Potluck Challenge (bring an item that is free of gluten, processed sugars, etc) and embrace your inner wellness guru, RSVP

MONDAY 12/9
♫ The Stepkids @ Rough Trade (64 N. 9th St) 7pm, FREE
♫ Here We Go Magic @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $10, BUY TIX

TUESDAY 12/10
  SASS Presents: The History of Really Big Things @ The Bedford (110 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, get enlightened about some BIG things like SKYSCRAPERS, OBESITY, and “Walls that are large and in charge” (really large walls?), We’re not sure about that last one, but it’s guaranteed to be educational(ish) but mostly just fun, RSVP
*  Artlab Presents: Film + the Unconscious @ The West (379 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, join Artlab for what is sure to be a rousing discussion between cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Heather Berlin, and local filmmaker, Alexandra Stergiou, as they explore what happens to the brain while we (it?) watches movies, RSVP
 2nd Annual Twist and Shout Show/Dance Party Contest @ The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC) 10pm, FREE, Cross the Pulaski for a comedy show followed by a dance contest followed by a dance party followed by a trophy awarded to the best dancer, “you don’t have to dance to come but you do have to dance to be cool,” got it? RSVP

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