Here’s what to do in New York City this weekend


Jonah Hill and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street

Jonah Hill and Leonardo Di Caprio play remorseless stockbrokers in "The Wolf of Wall Street." Credit: Paramount Pictures

Thursday, 7:15 p.m.
92nd St. Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
$38 and up, 212-415-5500

Sorry, Leo won’t be attendance, but Jonah Hill’s a nice backup, right? Come listen to the “Superbad” star speak about what it was like kissing Emma Stone before she got famous (he probably won’t speak on that, but a guy can dream, right?) and stay for a screening of his new film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”


Winter Solstice Telescope Party

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Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
175 Central Park West
$13.50-$15, 212-769-5000

It’s a winter solstice party like no other. Hang out with Hayden astronomers and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association, on this final fall night, studying the sky in all its celestial glory. First get a sneak preview inside Hayden’s Space Theater, utilizing its state-of-the-art Zeiss IX planetarium projector, and then hit the telescopes outside.


Fool’s Gold X LTD + Holiday Party

Thursday, 10 p.m.
Secret Location
New York City
Suggested $5 Donation to New York Cares Winter Wishes

It’s the annual Fool’s Gold X LTD holiday party at a secret locale in NYC. You must RSVP to the party to find out the exact spot. Catch DJ sets by Young Chop, Nick Catchdubs, DJ Wonder and more.

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

Saturday, 2 p.m.
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Ave.
$200 ($100 for children), 212-247-7800

Steven Reineke conducts The New York Pops in this concert version of the holiday classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” All your favorite characters and songs, a sing-along and surprises are sure to make you and yours as jolly as can be. After the performance you’ll be in the in the Rohatyn Room for a party that includes food, crafts, cookie decorating and other Peanuts-themed fun. Proceeds go to the visionary music education and community programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Conrad New York’s First Annual Winter Workshop

Saturday, 3 p.m.
Conrad New York
102 North End Ave.
$30 ($25 for children), 212-945-0100

Do your kids dream of being Santa’s little helpers? Do you? Join in the fun for a day of cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and pictures with Santa Claus himself. There’ll be a “Create Your Own Hot Chocolate” station with holiday ingredients like candy canes and crushed ginger breadcrumbs, and mini-bites for both adults and children.

An R&B Christmas

Saturday, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Center for the Performance Arts at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Rd., Flatbush
$36-$45, 718-951-4500

WCBS-FM 101.1’s Broadway Bill Lee hosts this night of R&B music featuring some of the biggest names in the biz. Performers include Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Under the Boardwalk,” “Up on the Roof”), The Coasters (“Yakety Yak,” “Poison Ivy”), and Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”). In addition to their hits expect some surprise holiday favorites to ring in this holiday season.

Holiday Movies at the Porch: ‘Home Alone’

Thursday, 7 p.m.
Southwest Porch at Bryant Park
41 W. 40th St.
Free, 212-768-4242

Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground may be taking the Internet by storm right now, but back in 1990 Home Alone was where it was at. Pizza fame was made when Kevin ordered “a lovely cheese pizza, just for me.” Catch Kevin defending his house against the “wet bandits” free of charge. Discounted food and drinks will be available and everyone who tells their server to “keep the change ya filthy animal” should get something, but probably won’t, so maybe don’t do that.

Conrad New York’s First Annual Winter Workshop

Saturday, 3 p.m.
Conrad New York
102 North End Ave.
$30 ($25 for children), 212-945-0100

Do your kids dream of being Santa’s little helpers? Do you? Join in the fun for a day of cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar and pictures with Santa Claus himself. There’ll be a “Create Your Own Hot Chocolate” station with holiday ingredients like candy canes and crushed ginger breadcrumbs, and mini-bites for both adults and children.

TuTu’s Holiday Brunch Bazaar

Saturday, Noon
25 Bogart St., Bushwick
Free, 718-456-7898

There’s no better way to spend the last Saturday before Christmas than at the ol “Eat & Flea” at TuTu’s. Scarf down that eggs benedict, grab a mimosa (or six), and shop. There will be live jazz music, a photo booth and plenty of vintage clothing, jewelry and assorted collectibles. Holiday shopping’s never been so much fun.


The Breeders

Thursday-Friday, 7 p.m.
Webster Hall
125 E 11th St.
$30, 212-353-1600

It’s the ’90s all over again! First the Pixies came back and Kim Deal decided to part ways with them, but don’t pack your flannel away just yet: Now she’s on tour with The Breeders performing “Last Splash” in its entirety for its 20th anniversary. “Cannonball” was a huge hit for them and this’ll be the first time the same line-up has performed together in years.

Paul Winter Presents: Winter Solstice

Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m. & Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave.
$35-$90, 866-811-4111

It’s the longest night of the year and it’s a cold one. Warm your heart when Brazilian songwriter Ivan Lins teams with Paul Winter for a night of music and dance. It’s the 34th annual Winter Solstice Celebration and what better way to spend it than with Grammy-winning artists

NY Night Train James Brown Christmas Soul Clap & Dance Off

Saturday, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
$15, 718-963-3369

It was seven years ago on Christmas day that the legendary Godfather of Soul James Brown passed away. DJ Jonathan Toubin pays homage to him with this night of all things James Brown: A performance by Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band featuring Black Velvet aka James Brown Jr., a four-hour dance party featuring James Brown songs and the Night Train Dance-Off for a $100 prize. So get up, get on up, and stay on the scene.

Party Like it’s 1999: A Titanic December Edition

Saturday, 10 p.m.
The Bell House
149 Seventh St., Gowanus
Free, 718-643-6510

It was back in 1997 that Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet starred in the biggest tearjerker of the year, “Titanic.” To celebrate the film in true ’90s style get yourself gussied up like Buffy Summers or Jordan Catalano, or maybe even go for a classic Dylan McKay look? Dance like the In Living Color fly girls to pop, hip-hop and rock hits that were the soundtrack to one weird decade.


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