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4 pm. “Yellow Sub­marine” at Cobble Hill Cinema [265 Court St. between Butler and Douglass streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 596-9113]. For info, visit bigmoviesforlittlekids.

3 pm. Discussion on food safety at Park Slope United Methodist Church [Sixth Avenue at Eighth Street in Park Slope, (718) 496-5139].


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Laugh it up for Haiti We all want to do more to help Haiti, but for now, a good way to help is to cough up $50 for a celeb-studded fundraiser at the Bell House. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon (pictured), the evening will also feature performances by The Wrens, Rhett Miller and Cold War Kids. Proceeds go to Save the Children and Partners in Health.

Last year’s outstanding Comic Con at the Brooklyn Lyceum had one major problem: not enough girls! But the Brooklyn Public Library is going to put female comic book artists front and center as Jessica Abel (pictured), Gabrielle Bell and Jillian Tamaki showcase their current projects and discuss their work. 7 pm. Brooklyn Women in Comics at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch [Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway in Park Slope, (212) 677-4650].

Two for Friday If you like books, you’re going to have a tough time tonight. First, at 7 pm, T.C. Boyle — author of so many books, including “Wild Child” and “The Women,” will make his first-ever Brooklyn appearance. Then, a half-hour later, rising star Josh Ferris will read from his new book, “The Un­­named.” 7 pm. T.C. Boyle at Power­House Arena [37 Main St. at Water Street in DUMBO, (718) 6663049]; 7:30 pm. Josh Ferris at Greenlight Book­ store [686 Fulton Street, at South Portland in Fort Greene, (718) 246-0200].

6 pm. Haiti fundraiser at The Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue, (718) 643-6510].

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Film, “Soundtrack for a Revolution”: A new documentary by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman. 2 pm. Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. near St. Felix Street. (718) 636-4100], Theater, “Take Me Out”: Richard Greenberg’s tragi-comedy about a gay baseball player. $15. 8 pm. Heights Players [26 Willow Pl. between Joralemon and State streets in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 2372752], Dance, Ballroom social: Hosted by Joe Valvo, featuring live music, dancing, door prizes and more. $10 (donation). 7:30 pm– 1 am. Crystal City Dance [1305 86th St. at 13th Avenue in Bensonhurst, (718) 646-0402]. Music, Daniel Glaude Quintet: $6. 6–8:30 pm. Puppet’s Jazz Bar [481 Fifth Ave. at 11th Street in Park Slope, (718) 499-2622], www. Reading, Nick Flynn: Author of “The Ticking is the Bomb.” 7 pm. BookCourt [163 Court St. between Pacific and Dean streets in Cobble Hill, (718) 875-3677], www. Theater, “As You Like It”: Shakespeare’s comedy, directed by Sam Mendes. $25-$95. 7:30 pm. BAM Harvey Theater [651 Fulton St. at Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100], Theater, “A Brief History of Murder”: Two interlocking plays, “Detective” and “Victims,” explore violence in the small town of Sentinel, OK. $18 for either play/$25 for both. Brick Theater [575 Metropolitan Ave. at Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 907-6189], www. Music, “Die Fledermaus”: One World Symphony presents Johann Strauss’s classic. $40 ($30 seniors & students). 8 pm. St. Ann’s Church [157 Montague Street at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 7071411], Comedy night: Hosted by Nick Turner (College Humor) and Jason Saenz (DC Comedy Festival). Free. 8 pm. Coco66 [66 Greenpoint Ave. between Franklin and West streets in Greenpoint, (917) 807-6045],

Find lots more listings online at Fort Greene, (718) 230-4100], www. Music, Serena Maneesh: With Zaza and Cruel Black Dove. $12 ($10 in advance). 10 pm. Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Gowanus, (718) 855-3388],


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Dance fever: “Hairspray” comes to Brooklyn Center on Jan. 24. Music, Danielle Parente: Soul and blues singer performs. Free. 9 pm. BAM Café [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 230-4100], Improv comedy, “Gentrify Brooklyn!”: Weekly improv show with troupes Sidecar and M.A.D. 10 pm. Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope, (718) 857-4816], www.

Sat, Jan. 23

OUTDOORS AND TOURS Tour, Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1 pm. Brooklyn Botanic Garden [1000 Washington Ave., at Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, (718) 623-7220],

PERFORMANCE Theater, “Lyrics from Lockdown”: A true story of Brooklyn’s own Nuyorican Grand Slam champion, Bryonn Bain, who is wrongly imprisoned. Free. 3 pm. Kumble Theater at Long Island University [DeKalb and Flatbush avenues in Downtown, (718) 488-1624], www.

civic Calendar Sun, Jan. 24

Bay Ridge Community Council. Monthly meeting. 7:30 pm. Shore Hill Community Room [9000 Shore Rd. at 91st Street in Bay Ridge, (646) 322-2145].

Civil rights festival. 11 am–12:30 pm. Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture [53 Prospect Park West at Second Street in Park Slope, (718) 768-2972],

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Tues, Jan. 26

78th Precinct Community Coun­cil. Monthly meeting. 7:30 pm. John Jay HS building [Seventh Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets in Park Slope, (718) 636-6411].

Community Board 2 Youth Com­ mittee. Monthly meeting. 6 pm. Long Island University [Flatbush Avenue at DeKalb Avenue in Down­ town, (718) 596-5410]. Community Board 1 Youth Com­ Theater, “A Brief History of Murder”: See Friday, Jan. 22. Theater, “As You Like It”: See Friday, Jan. 22. Theater, “Take Me Out”: See Friday, Jan. 22. Music, The Clark Sisters: One of the top female gospel groups in the country. $30, $40. 8 pm. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College [2900 Campus Rd. at Hillel Place in Flatbush, (718) 951-4500]. Music, Don Braden Quartet: $25. 8 pm. Brooklyn Conservatory of Music [58 Seventh Ave. between St. Johns and Lincoln places in Park Slope, (718) 622-3300], www. Music, Classical concert: The Salome Chamber Ensemble plays Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Haydn and Dvorák. $45 ($40 senior, $20 student). Bargemusic [Fulton Ferry Landing, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street in DUMBO, (718) 6242083], Music, Fred Ho and the Green Monster Big Band: Jazz performance. Free. 9 pm. BAM Café [30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in mittee. Monthly meeting. 6:30 pm. Community Board 1 office [435 Graham Ave. between Frost and Richardson streets in Williamsburg, (718) 389-0009],

Thurs, Jan. 28 Community Board 6 Landmarks Committee. Monthly meeting. 6 pm. PS 32 [317 Hoyt St. between Union and President streets in Boerum Hill, (718) 643-3027], www. To list an event in the Civic Calendar, e-mail

Park Slope Greenmarket: Brooklyn’s answer to Union Square. 9 am–4 pm. Grand Army Plaza [Union Street at Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, (212) 788-7900], PS 321 Flea Market: Free. 9 am–5 pm. PS 321 schoolyard (Seventh Avenue and First Street in Park Slope), Brooklyn Flea: Indoor crafts and antique market. Free. 10 am–5 pm. One Hanson Place (1 Hanson Pl. at Ashland Street in Fort Greene), Artists and Fleas: Free. Noon–8 pm. Artists and Fleas (129 N. Sixth St. between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street in Williamsburg), www.


Benefit art show: For Haitian earthquake victims. 1–4:30 pm. Tabla Rasa Gallery [224 48th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, (718) 833-9100], www. Reading, Artists Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour: Authors of “The Novel of Nonel and Vovel.” 2 pm. Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638-5000], Film, “Soundtrack for a Revolution”: See Friday, Jan. 22. Reading, Nick Flynn: Author of “The Ticking is the Bomb.” 3 pm. Greenlight Bookstore [686 Fulton Street, at South Portland in Fort Greene, (718) 246-0200]. Art, Opening reception, “The Ant”: Xavier Roux’s 60-foot-long sculpture. 6 pm. Invisible Dog [51 Bergen St. in Cobble Hill, (347) 9814186],

Sun, Jan. 24


Tour, Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1 pm. See Saturday, Jan. 23.


Theater, “Take Me Out”: 2 pm. See Friday, Jan. 22. Music, The Brooklyn Philharmonic: Orchestra performs compositions highlighting works

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