Five things to do in Brooklyn, Dec. 8–14
Cheers: Owners Ayana and Tobias Holler will host the Grand Opening of Black Forest Smith Street on Dec. 9.
You don’t need to read to education yourself about booze! Cartoonist Em Sauter launches her graphic novel “Beer is for Everyone (of Drinking Age)” tonight at the Brooklyn Brewery, an illustrated guide to the brewing process and the many malt beverages it can produce.
7–9 pm at Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, www.brooklynbrewery.com). Free.
Celebrate Oktoberfest a little late, when German beerhall Black Forest Brooklyn celebrates the official grand opening of its second spot on Smith Street. The early-evening four-course meal is sold out, but grab a pretzel at the bar and wait for 9 pm, when the owners will tap a keg of free booze and begin the traditional stein-holding contest.
9 pm at Black Forest on Smith [181 Smith St. between Warren and Baltic streets in Boerum Hill, (718) 522–1806, www.blackforestbrooklyn.com]. Free.
It’s not all booze this week! Get a taste of classic film with “True Heart Susie,” a 1919 romance starring Lillian Gish as a girl who falls for the boy next door. Today’s show is a tribute to late pianist Stuart Oderman, who helped launch the monthly film series in 2002, and who started his career as a film accompanist after meeting Gish in 1954.
12:30 pm at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch [10 Grand Army Plaza, between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 230–2100, www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org]. Free.
Now, back to booze with Scrooge! At “Drunk Christmas Carol,” the inebriated actors of Drunken Restoration will combine a reading of the Charles Dickens classic with a drinking game, with the audience getting in on the action along with that notorious sot the Ghost of Christmas Present (pictured). God beer us, every one!
8 pm at New York Distilling Company (79 Richardson St. between Lorimer and Leonard streets in Williamsburg, www.drunkrestoration.com). $12 (includes one free drink).
How Swede it is!
Aw yeah, it’s time to party with the Swedish Consulate General! The diplomatic group chose the lineup for tonight’s Sweden Makes Music 2017 show, featuring four female-fronted bands from the Scandinavian country, including pop singer Janice (pictured), rock act Pale Honey, folk singer Sarah Klang, and unclassifiable electronica act sweeep.
7 pm at Baby’s All Right [146 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 599–5800, sweden-makes-music-2017.confetti.events]. Free with RSVP.
Updated 5:51 pm, July 9, 2018