Soulful Chicago singer JC Brooks blew us away at an intimate Greenpoint show a few weeks ago. His performance tonight at Brooklyn Bowl, with backing band the Uptown Sound, is sure to be much more raucous, but we expect that it will be just as great.
8 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brook
On Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love for cartoon ponies (you watch “My Little Pony,” just admit it). The three-day PonyCon celebrates the tiny magical equines (and the power of friendship) with artists, voice actors from the TV show, and pony-inspired bands like the Shakeups in Ponyville. And if it gets to be too much for you, there’s a beer hall on the ground floor!
10 am–10 pm at Grand Prospect Hall [263 Prospect Ave. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Park Slope, (347) PONY-790, www.ponycon.nyc]. $35 ($15 kids).
The last time we experienced human emotions was at the Broadway musical “Fun Home,” where Michael Cerveris stunned as a tortured, tyrannical father. Tonight the two-time Tony-winner will express more positive feelings as he celebrates the release of his folk-influenced solo album “Piety.”
8 pm at Jalopy Theatre [315 Columbia St. between Hamilton Avenue and Woodhull Street in Red Hook, (718) 395–3214], www.jalop
It is either a little late or very early for Christmas, but this week you can experience “Christmas Again,” a film about a man working the night shift at a sidewalk Christmas tree lot on the streets of Brooklyn. After the screening, ask Brooklyn writer and director Charles Poekel about his own time spent peddling the holiday plants.
5–11 pm at Nitehawk [136 Metropolitan Ave. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.niteh
Tonight producer Calvin Ramsey screens some raw footage from his upcoming documentary about “The Negro Travelers’ Green-Book,” a guide for African-Americans looking for a safe spot to stay during the years of Jim Crow. It features interviews with people who used the guides, and some animated segments.
6:30 pm at the Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111], www.brook