Friday ,December 27, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The City Reliquary Presents: Holiday Pop-up Shop
The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
If you haven’t gotten acquainted with the quirky collection of New York treasures on display at the City Reliquary, now’s the time to do so — with a big side o’ sweets. Swing by for special tastings and a chance to snag some treats from FattyCakesNY, The Jam Stand and Better Off Spread while perusing the museum’s unique assortment of New York history. Admission to the museum is a $5 donation.
Deal nearby: Hope Garage
Friday, December 27, 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 28, 5 p.m.
Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, Manhattan
Ever wonder what life would be like inside of an Agatha Christie novel? Here’s your chance to be the detective, while exploring the hallowed halls of the Met. A curator has been murdered, and the secrets linked to his untimely demise can only be unlocked by clues connected to the museum’s artworks. Can you crack the code? Tickets are $34.50 to $44.50 per person.
Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Upper East Side)
Saturday, December 28, and Sunday, December 29, 11:45 a.m.
Holiday 35mm Fun Show
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
The holidays are a fine time to be in New York — so much good food to be had, so many sparkling decorations around the city, and so many people being nice to each other (for at least a little while.) We’ll be keeping the spirit alive as long as we can at Nitehawk’s Holiday 35mm Fun Show, a retro lineup best watched with somethin’ off the brunch menu. Yessir, French Toast and Rudolph make for the best weekend morning in Brooklyn. Tickets run $11 per person.
Deal nearby: Supercore
Saturday, December 28, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Are You Game? A Night of Booze, Board Games and Burnin’ Love
Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
Competition can provide such great bonding moments. As children, battling on Mortal Kombat meant sharing beautiful moments with friends while trying to beat the stuffing out of them on the TV screen. Meet some new folks — and find a date for New Year’s Eve if you’re lucky — during this board game extravaganza at Union Hall. Team up and compete for prizes like free booze and event tickets to The Bell House, Union Hall, The People’s Improv Theater and The Big Quiz Thing. Tickets are $15 per person.
Deal nearby: Butter Lane (Park Slope)
Saturday, December 28, 9 p.m.
Magnet Theater, 254 West 29th Street, Brooklyn
Ready for some Inception-like mental playtime? The Magnet Theater is serving up improv inspired by poetry inspired by improv. Audience members show up and write a poem together, then performers improvise scenes based on our fine stanzas. Then another poem, then more improv-poem-improv until the night spins out into hilarity and a final poem is created based on the whole event. According to the folks running the show, “You'll probably laugh, you might cry, you will make an exquisite corpse!” Tickets are $10 per person.
Deal nearby: Bistro La Promenade