Friday, January 8: Finally, a tale of baseball, masculinity, athleticism and repressed homosexuality! Starting tonight, the Heights Players revive Richard Greenberg’s tragic-comic play, “Take Me Out,” which is set almost entirely in the locker room (watch out for those towel snaps!). The play won a Tony, but we’ll be there for the nudity (yes, there’s nudity).
8 pm. “Take Me Out,” at the Heights Players [26 Willow Pl. between Joralemon and State streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 237-2752]. Tickets are $15.
Saturday, January 9: First, the spy came in from the cold, now the Brooklyn Flea is doing the same thing, setting up shop inside the ground floor of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower in Fort Greene. The Flea’s 100 vendors will only be inside for the next 12 weekends, so satisfy your craft and antique browsing desires now before the whole operation moves back outdoors.
10 am–5 pm. Brooklyn Flea (1 Hanson Pl. at Flatbush Avenue in Fort Greene). Visit www.brooklynflea.com for info.
Sunday, January 10: What? You still have that tinsel-covered Evergreen standing in your living room? Sure, it’s always sad taking down the tannenbaum, but thankfully, we have the annual Mulchfest to turn it into a feel-good event. So take off those decorations and drag your tree to Prospect Park to get that fir turned into fertilizer. Better yet, Mulchfest is a cult happening, believe us.
10 am–4 pm. MulchFest 2010 [Prospect Park West at Third Street in Park Slope and Carroll Street at Verandah Place in Cobble Hill, (212) 360-1331].
Fun for all
Friday, January 15: The Bell House has a new regular happening: Midnight Special. Every Friday night (technically Saturday morning, we know), join comedian Eugene Mirman and a revolving crew of talent. This week, Gordon “The Grandfather of Folk-Punk” Gano of the Violent Femmes will be on hand along with the legendary Pontani Sisters of Coney Island (pictured).
Midnight. Midnight Special at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643-6510]. Tickets are $25.
Meet the Friedmans
Saturday, January 16: It’s an all-Friedman evening at Union Hall. Starting at 9:15, comic Jon Friedman will lay a humorous foundation for his better-known brother Andy, the New Yorker cartoonist-turned-country singer, whose down-tempo ballads once led this very newspaper to call him “the truest singer-songwriter in the borough.” Friedman also rocks, so be prepared to dance a bit.
9:15–midnight. An Evening With the Friedman Brothers at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638-4400]. Tickets are $12.