Sunday, November 15: Celebrate our Dutch ancestry today, as the Old First Reformed Church host an authentic 17th-century service with period costumes, music and food. Later, head for the Lefferts Homestead and look over some old papers detailing Dutch-American life in the 1600s.
11 am. Authentic service at Old First Reformed Church [729 Carroll St. at Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 638-8300]. Tickets, $25; 1 pm. Dutch documents at Lefferts Historic Homestead [enter Prospect Park on Flatbush Avenue near Empire Boulevard, (718) 965-8999].
All Sohn up
Monday, November 16: Yes, we know you’re sick of Amy Sohn’s “Prospect Park West” (sick because you know it’s true!), but tonight, Sohn (pictured) shares a stage with Said Sayrafiezadeh, whose debut novel, “When Skateboards Will be Free,” is so good, that earlier this year, he upstaged Jonathan Safran Foer at PS 107.
8 pm. Franklin Park (618 St. Johns Pl. between Classon and Franklin avenues in Crown Heights, no phone). For info, visit www.franklinparkbrooklyn.com.
Wednesday, November 18: If there is any pop band that truly deserves the title of “Most Underrated,” it would have to be Big Star. Formed in 1971 with Alex Chilton at its core, the band would make just three records before breaking up amid critical success, but commercial failure. But Chilton and Co. influenced everyone from REM to the Replacements. Now, they’re back.
7 pm. Brooklyn Masonic Temple [317 Clermont Ave. at Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 383-2322]. Tickets, $35.
Jew gotta be kidding
Thursday, November 19: Between Woody Allen and Larry David, you’ve probably heard enough great Jewish storytellers to last until Tisha B’av. But tonight, Heeb magazine will trot out a fun evening of “Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish” featuring Shana Liebman, Mike Albo (pictured), Robbie Chafitz, Lynn Harris and Abby Sher. You’ll laugh your tuchas off.
7 pm. PowerHouse Arena [37 Main St. at Water Street in DUMBO, (718) 666-3049]. Free.
Saturday, November 21: It’s not very often that we recommend a night out that takes you to a working factory, but tonight, glassmakers Jeff Zimmerman and the Burnt Asphalt Family will figuratively blow you away as they create unique glass art right before you eyes.
7 pm. Urban Glass [647 Fulton St., between Rockwell Place and Ashland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 625-3685]. Tickets $20–$175 (it’s a fundraiser).
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