Before the onslaught of family Christmas time takes over, there’s one more weekend of fun to be had. El Museo Del Barrio and Kanine Records will be hosting special holiday parties, and the Bell House takes us back in time to the ’90s with a Titanic-themed showdown. Happy Holidays!
[Recreation] Just in time for the holidays, the much anticipated Lakeside Skating Center in Prospect Park features both an outdoor and covered rink and café on 26 acres of parkland. Kudos to the Prospect Park Alliance, which raised $19 million in private donations toward the cost of the $74 million skating center, which will operate year-round, with roller skating in warm weather. Only a three-minute walk from the Parkside Station on the B and Q lines, the rink is open seven days a week. — AB
At 9 a.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, $6-$8, children under 12 skate for free; skate rental is $5.
[Art] The Living Gallery presents a one-night-only exhibition featuring work by Isaac Brune and Geanette Tywang. Both artists share visions inspired by life in New York, pop culture, and their childhood experiences. Brune’s work has been seen in shows at Webster Hall, and this is Tywang’s debut. Both artists will be on hand to discuss their art and their methods. Tonight’s event includes music by DJ Jamesy, as well as free wine, beer, and light snacks.
At 8 p.m., The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, $4.
[Art] Painter, graphic novelist, and native New Yorker, Eric Drooker presents a musical slide lecture about growing up in Lower Manhattan. Also performing are punk veteran Dr. Stza Crack and Lauren Oakes. Drooker’s work has previously appeared on the cover of the New Yorker, among other places.
At 8 p.m., The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, $5.
[Holidays] Celebrate the holidays at El Museo Del Barrio’s SUPER SÁBADO! Partake in holiday activities including crown-making, lively traditional sing-alongs, and a concert by the inspiring music of El Sistema.
At 11 a.m., El Museo Del Barrio, free.
[Comedy] Tonight’s Comedy Outliers: A Free Monthly Stand-Up Comedy Show features Oni Perez (EastVille Comedy Club, Las Vegas Comedy Festival), Adrienne Iapalucci (Last Comic Standing, Late Night with David Letterman), Ari Shaffir (The Stand, Conan), Chris Lamberth (The Mundane Festival, Gotham Comedy Club), and more special guests.
At 7 p.m., Lily O’Briens, free.
[Comedy] Photographer Seth Olenick releases his new book Funny Business with the help of some of the comedians featured in the book.
At 8 p.m., Union Hall, Brooklyn, $8.
[Party] In 1997, one of the biggest films ever was released. Yes, we’re talking about Titanic. Party Like It’s 1999: A Titanic December Edition celebrates the film — and obviously does not include playing Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” Instead, tonight’s ’90s party features the best mix of pop, rock, hip-hop and r&b from the era. Don’t let go, Jack!
At 10 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn, free.
[Lit] See rare books such as the first English translation of the Iliad and a first edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in the “Extraordinary Gifts: Rare Books Presented to the New York Society Library 1754-2012” exhibition. This special display ends on December 31.
At 9 a.m., The New York Society Library, free.
[Party] Kanine Records hosts its last Holiday Party of the year, featuring three Kanine Records artists including Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, and Splashh, with special guest Little Big League. Also, DJ Paulie Primavera spins the best indie tunes from the ’90s and now.
At 8:30 p.m., Glasslands, Brooklyn, $10
[Comedy] Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory, Hannibal Buress (The Awkward Comedy Show, Saturday Night Live writer) hosts Comedy at the Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, and more.
At 9 p.m., Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, free.