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Friday, Dec. 9 (See map view)

Comedian Kevin Maher and guests host a video variety show celebrating weird and wonderful holiday specials. 7:30 pm.

Brooklyn College Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s masterpiece. 7:30 pm.

The Brooklyn Ballet adds a bit of hip-hop to the classic show, set in Brooklyn from the Dutch settlers to modern-day Flatbush Avenue. 7:30 pm.

Gelsey Kirkland Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” may be the borough’s most traditional take on the classic ballet. The diverse company features dancers from all over the world, and its production takes place on a romantic set inspired by a baroque theater. 7:30 pm.

The William Shakespear play performed by Cheek by Jowl, was originally conceived to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. With actors in casual modern dress and the intelligent use of simple sets, director Declan Donnellan, who won a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale this summer, renders the time- and location-shifting storyline fluidly and clearly. 7:30 pm.

Comedian Kevin Maher and guests host a video variety show celebrating weird and wonderful holiday specials. 7:30 pm.

Gallery Players presents the critically acclaimed and timely riveting courtroom drama that investigates both the essence of our military and the Marine code of honor; as impactful today as the day it was written. 8 pm.

Argentinian guitarist Carlos Pavan is joined by Frances Brodeur (flute) and Kirin McElwain (cello) for a night of tango-infused jazz and classical performances. 8 pm.

Fun-filled family musical centers on a Christmas tree named Douglas Fir. Douglas enthusiastically 8 pm.

A sexy take on the classical ballet, featuring opera, circus, vaudeville, burlesque and naughty fun. 8 pm.

A dance party on the Rooftop of McCarren Hotel and Pool. 8 pm–2 am.

Gallery Players presents the courtroom drama about the essence of the military and the Marine code of honor. 8 pm.

Fun-filled family musical follows a Christmas tree named Douglas Fir, who finds a new purpose after being thrown in the trash. 8 pm.

Brokelyn and the skint present: Brooklyn’s best holiday party for everyone who ain’t about that office life. With a live-band karaoke, DJ spinning holiday tunes, a holiday photo booth, sexy Santa and Lady Santa, and drink specials. 8 pm.

With Endless Boogie, 75 Dollar Bill, and DJ Michael Slaboch. 8:30 pm.

Comedian Will Carey combines storytelling, stand-up comedy, and music to tell a personal narrative of painful life stories made bearable with jokes. 8:30 pm.

Solve a mystery set in an upscale gentlemen’s club. The audience member who figures out the killer will receive a prize. 9 pm.

All your favorite holiday hit music videos, many of them interpreted by your favorite pop stars, with all the lyrics on screen so you can sing alongside your fellow XMAS fans! 9:30 pm.

Drink spiked eggnog and sing along to pop renditions of Christmas carols. With free milk and cookies, a bad holiday sweater contest, and photos with Santa. 9:30 pm.

Lord Easy (of Karaoke Killed the Cat) launches a new incarnation of the supportive and energetic karaoke dance party with Jeremy (Sir Jarlsberg) Gibson! 11:59 pm.

Saturday, Dec. 10 (See map view)

The Rockettes are kicking up their heals for another fabulous season of ho, ho, ho. This holiday tradition begins when the curtain rises, the music swells, and the dancers kick their way onto the stage. Enjoyable for every age. various times.

To represent the abundant birdlife and environment of the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Hilary Lorenz has arranged the richly colored and textured prints along the hallway in groups of aquatic birds including Canada geese, mallard ducks, wood ducks, mergansers, seagulls, and more. 8 am–11 pm.

Participants will enjoy a light breakfast along with child-focused activities while the marine mammals, including sea lions and otters, enjoy their own morning meals. The program includes an animal encounter with sea creatures such as horseshoe crabs or urchins. 9:30 am to 1:30 am.

Bring your little ones to visit Santa, sip come cocoa, take a photo, and get your hands into some arts & crafts! 10 am–noon.

The Etsy team is hosting its first week long shopping event, offering greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, sweets; and so much more. 10 am to 7:30 pm.

Based on the Izhak Scheiger-Dmi’el book, this is a magical and interactive musical for children, about the power of good deeds. Children will help create the world of the play by crafting paper masks, costumes, and set pieces with the actors. The show is 50 minutes with no intermission. 10 am and noon.

More than 150 New York City landmarks are recreated in miniature out of bark, nuts, leaves and other plant parts. Large scale model trains zip around such familiar sites as the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. A recent addition of 3,000-square-feet of exhibition has made room for new trains, bridges and tracks. See website for extended hour). Closed on Thanksgiving. Reservations strongly recommended. 10 am to 5:30 pm.

5th Annual Holiday Train Show is an iconic holiday image of a model train, whirring by as it circles the base of a brightly-lit tree, evoking feelings of warmth and wonder in children and adults alike. To the delight of all, Lionel trains will journey along a 34’ long, two-level, “O”gauge model train layout, departing from a miniature replica of Grand Central Terminal on their way to the North Pole. This year’s exhibit showcases Lionel’s Grand Central Express, Metro-North, Pennsylvania Flyer, Polar Express, and vintage subway train sets against a backdrop designed for the Museum’s 40th anniversary. 10 am to 6 pm.

The exhibit feature ancient, rarely seen fossils, and life-like models, including a 23-foot-long feathered tyrannosaur (Yutyrannus huali) and a small four-winged dromeosaur (Anchiornis huxleyi) with a 22-inch wingspan and vivid, patterned plumage. Visitors will encounter a tiny dinosaur whose sleeping posture precisely echoes that of a living bird, an extinct-dinosaur nest containing remains of the adult that guarded the hatchlings, and the fossil cast of a relative of Triceratops that had simple feathers on its body. 10 am to 4 pm.

The cast of the largest dinosaur that ever walked the earth is now on exhibit. The 122-foot long dino is residing on the fourth floor. This giant herbivor belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, and weighed about 70 tons. 11 am to 5 pm.

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