Let's just say there are certainly worse ways to spend a Sunday evening in spring than listening to indie-pop masters The Shins on the Brooklyn waterfront. $45
Signs of life have popped up on Crystal Stilts' follow-ups to their breakthrough debut, Alight of Night, since culminating in a near perfect five-track package with 2011's Radiant Door EP. While their sound still favors swaddled blacks and grays to a rainbow-hued prism of pop, tonight it'll play foil to The So So Glos' boldly colored punk for a showcase of Brooklyn's best. $12
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
Dan Neustadt, keyboard player for Northern Bells and The Hold Steady, plays a classic album front to back every week. Past selections have included Beck's "Mutations" and Weezer's "Blue Album"
Free trivia at The Gutter from 7pm to 9pm.
Put that fancy college degree to use at Pete's weekly quiz off competition. First place wins a $75 bar tab, second place wins $40 tab, and third a $15 tab. FREE
A free comedy show brought to you by SNL's Jenny Slate, Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman.
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
Tour the brewery and sample beers. Tour free but pay per sample
Weekly comedy night hosted by Hannibal Buress
Playing only Wu-Tang, DJ Thanksgiving Brown brings the motherfuckin' ruckus. FREE; $1 mini-pitchers from noon to 5pm; free snacks