Based on the life and work of Lewis Carroll and his disturbing relationship with Alice Liddell, the young girl he loved and for whom he wrote Alice in Wonderland, this is the opposite of passive theatergoing: it's a real adventure through the proverbial looking-glass. Performed in a 100-year-old institutional building that has been dressed to look and feel like an old asylum, crammed with all kinds of creepy Carroll ephemera, it viscerally arrives at is the awful standoff between a little girl and an older man who loved her inappropriately and made something beautiful for her to salve his pain—and also to ensnare her forever. It gets across the full horror of what that meant for her, and also what that means for us. $95-$125
DJ Don S spins Latin, House, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Classics - keeping the packed house gyrating all night long. General info: 7pm-4am, $5 cover after 10pm, weekly drink specials. $5 cover after 10PM
Joined by special guests, Kid America spins 50s and 60s dance rock on Lit's bottom level. Very retro.
Michael "Mistress Formika" Jones and DJs/hosts Honey Dijon, Cazwell, Kindbud, Amanda Lepore, Joey Israel, Paisley Dalton and Edie Baez invite you to a 2-floor blowout featuring outlandish performances, in-your-face visuals and serious party antics. The hotline to find out each week's F-Word is 212-613-6255. Say the "F-Word" at the door for reduced admission; $3 mixed drinks before midnight
Tour the brewery and sample beers. Tour free but pay per sample
Free badminton at the Open House Gallery's indoor park.
Every Saturday on the Williamsburg waterfront between North 6th and North 7th St., at the East River, from 11am to 6pm, Smorgasburg brings together food entrepreneurs and established purveyors from New York City and across the region selling both packaged and prepared foods, fresh produce, and other food-related stands (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of approximately 100 vendors. The market is open rain or shine. FREE
Advance tickets available here. $15, $30 at the door
Covering 400 years with 18 songs, this musical revue revisits milestones of Village history with raunchy music and dance. $35
Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. $65 and $37
This behind-the-scenes musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons is surprisingly compelling and deservedly won the 2006 Tony Award. $26.25 - $121.50
You know all about this already, presumably, but just in case: a $75 million musical spectacle with music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge, originally directed by Broadway auteur Julie Taymor but deemed too confusing and ambitious, dumbed and dulled down, now with more flying! Oh, it's also about a nerdy boy from Queens who gets bitten by a spider and becomes a Spider-Man who can fight evil, but risks losing those he loves. $67.50-$140