Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
Nov. 20-23, 6:30 p.m.
Wythe Hotel,80 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Indie films get some large-scale attention this weekend. Screenings include “Like Sunday, Like Rain,” which stars Leighton Meester, Debra Messing and the American Idiot himself, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, plus themed nights like “High Drama,” “Make Em Laugh” and an “Out of this World” sci-fi and horror shorts collection.
Tom Shillue’s Funny Story
Nov. 20, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Brewery,79 N. 11th St., Williamsburg
Storyteller Tom Shillue – you may recognize him from stints on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and performing in Jimmy Fallon’s Barbershop Quartet – teams up with Brooklyn Based for a night of funny stories and local beers. Guests include “Daily Show” writer J.R. Havlan, standup comic Eddie Brill (“The Late Show with David Letterman”) and three-time Emmy winner Dave Konig.
A film screening-cum-fashion show benefiting Love146, a nonprofit dedicated to ending child trafficking across the world. Enjoy an open vodka bar from 6-7 p.m., followed by screenings, fashion exhibits and a runway show.
Holiday Spirits Bazaar
Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.
The Invisible Dog,51 Bergen St., Cobble Hill
The Dizzy Fizz hosts this holiday spectacular taking over two floors of The Invisible Dog – one to be dubbed Winter Whiskey Tavern and the other Sparkling Spirited Parlor. Pick your poison, or enjoy it all with unlimited holiday cocktails and punches from some of NYC’s best bartenders. In the end the gloves will come off for a Punch-Off, in which a panel of judges and the audience will select a winner. A portion of proceeds will benefit Children’s Aid Society.
Meet and Greet for NYC Sustainable Food + Beverage Event Producers
Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
The Richardson, 451 Graham Ave., Williamsburg
This night of discussion will include drinks and treats with sustainability and community in mind. Small batch food producers, distillers, brewers, farmers or simply just interested neighbors are all welcome to meet otherlike-minded individuals.
The Barr Brothers
Nov. 21, 8 p.m.
Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St.; 18+
This Montreal indie folk band really does contain two brothers with the surname Barr, but their most distinguishing element is harpist Sarah Page, who uses her grandiose instrument to unexpected effect. The Barrs know their way around a plaintive, November-ish melancholic ballad, but they can also bust out some raw, gutsy blues-rock on tracks like “Half Crazy.”
Nov. 22, 2 p.m.
BrewHeister Homestead,200 16th St., South Slope
Aren’t you getting tired of having to schlep all the way to the corner store for a beer? Now you can learn to brew your own! Join the crew at BrewHeister for a “brewtorial,” enjoy some snacks, and sample a few homebrews while you’re at it. You’ll be brewing your own beer, and in a few weeks you can return to pick up your bottles and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
New York Book Fair
Nov. 22-23, 10 a.m.
Goddard Riverside Community Center, 965 Columbus Ave.
Amazon and Hachette may have reached a deal to sell cheap books, but they can’t compare to the New York Book Fair’s prices: half off thousands of brand-new books and gifts. Plus proceeds benefit Goddard Riverside’s programs for New Yorkers in need.
International Fight Night
Nov. 21, 7 p.m.
Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park
$50, 718-215-2828 www.rwnewyork.com
New Legend Boxing presents professional boxing matches with some of the greatest international stars. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the best talent – who knows, maybe we’ll find the next Rocky Balboa.
Nov. 22, 2 p.m.
Jackson Heights Food Court, 73-07 37th Rd., Jackson Heights
Another year, another Momo crawl taking over the Jackson Heights Food Court! Buy a $3 Momo map and receive $1 momo dumplings from any of the restaurants and street vendors slinging them that day. Play the whistling game at GangJong Kitchen, where you can win a free dinner if you can successfully whistle after eating a momo with chef Tenzin’s special sauce, take a momo-making class, and of course, vote for the day’s best momo.
Andrew W.K. (A Very Special Solo Show)
Nov. 22, 11 p.m.
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
Andrew W.K. is bringing his party to the stage in this special solo performance at the Knit. Party Hard with the man who is basically a walking party himself – not to mention an accomplished pianist, motivational speaker, a columnist for the Village Voice and… well, this list goes on and on.