If I said ‘jingles’ last week, I have to say JINGLES this week. The Holiday season arrived in Bushwick in all its power of a million Christmas lights from Family Dollar.  Our top event + things to do selection this week naturally has to belong almost exclusively to the Holiday spirit and spirits. Enjoy responsibly, friends!

#1 Have your ultimate Holiday portrait taken with a giant Xmas candy at a photo booth at Bushwick Daily Holiday Party @ Brooklyn Fire Proof on Sunday! Don’t forget, the photo show is from 6-9PM; the lights go dim at 9PM to midnight for 3 incredible music formations (Kent Odessa, Ana Lola Roman, Phantom Power). Admission free; donations for your fav blog in 2013 more then welcome!


#2 We are now convinced that Brooklyn Wayfarers are a bunch of pagans. Join them for Seasonal Exorcism to vamp up the karma of their gallery and art studios. This fun is happening today, on Friday at 6PM.


#3 Go check out one of the Holiday Art/Craft/Food Markets in the hood. Seriously, is there anything better?!


#4 Take a walk through Bushwick after dark, and immerse yourself in the Holiday decoration. Take pictures or, even better, animated gifs. But make sure to take a buddy with you! Unfortunately, the Bushwick rapist doesn’t seem to be in jail yet.


#5 Tonight, on Friday, head over to Bushwick’s most beloved art supply store, Low Brow Artique. They are featuring silkscreen prints of 25 artists from around the world. The fun starts at 7PM.

#6 On Saturday head to Sardine. Jon Lutz curated a BIG group show of affordable art featuring local artists. Everything is under $200, which creates a perfect opportunity for you to get your loved one something ultra-special and unique, and to support local arts!


#7 On Saturday starting at 7PM, go check out the solo show of street art female legend, Imminent Disaster at Weldon Arts. Awesome!


#8 Discover contemporary literature being created in Brooklyn and beyond. In other words, join curators Mike Lala and Eric Nelson for a special Holiday edition of literary reading series Fireside Follies on Saturday at 7PM at Brooklyn Fire Proof.


#9 One of our most favorite coffee shops in the world, Little Skips is having a holiday party! Join the Skippers on Saturday at 8:3oPM on Saturday for a dose of caffeinated Holiday Spirit alongside with performances and music.


#10 Henry Gluckroft has a pop up holiday shop on 69 Central Avenue. He promised booze, good music and, most importantly, awesome gift ideas from local artists, crafters, designers and other creatives. See you on Sunday 2-9PM!