General poll: how many of you are currently still at least 50% turkey? Well done! Of course, I know that you young Brooklynites from everywhere-in-America probably couldn't make it home for Mom's home-cooked, store-bought pumpkin pie so, instead, you had "Friendsgiving," because you're good at wordplay and only wanted to eat organic whatevers. Whatever. So long as you ate too much of those whatevers, I approve. But now, it's time to work off some of that holiday fat by having so much fun it's almost like exercise. Welcome to Whassup: Post-Turkey Get Down Edition:
* Thursday, Nov. 29: Bare! Anniversary, Bell House: The sex storytelling show's one-year anniversary, delayed by some bitch named Sandy who blew everyone (sex reference!), finally gets its day in the red lights! Come see comedians, storytellers, and other purveyors of entertaining communication talk all about the things our stanky parts make us do. 8pm, $10.
* Friday, Nov. 30: Flanks Album Release Show, Jalopy: A local, down-and-gritty country band, The Flanks, will just about have you pulling Alabama dirt from your fingernails. No. But you'll probably stomp the ground a bit. Plus, these guys just love performing, which is fun to see. Say "y'all" at them and feel good doing it. Two sets by the Flanks, with fellow folk jammers Flight Feathers and the Strung Out String Band taking the other slots. 8pm, $15.
* Friday, Nov. 30: !For Science! NEW Comedy Show, Two Moon Cafe: There's lots of storytelling (and, of course, a metric shit ton of indy bands) around these parts, but less standup. Well, here ya go: a NEW weekly set of stand up. Maybe it's good! 10pm, $5.
* Saturday, Dec. 1: Ye Olde Booke Faire, Old Stone House: Ok, it's not really called that -- I upped the olde tyme kitchiness a tad (sorry, tadde). But the first ever "Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair" will delight your bespectacled eyes with rare and antique books, maps, and other such schtuff from BK indy booksellers. It's so charming, I just coughed coal dust into my top hat. 12pm, FREE.
* Tuesday, Dec. 4: Geeking Out: The Hurricane Sandy Relief Show, Union Hall: FiPS' own Number One (Star Trek reference, guys) hosts this celebration of embarrassing enthusiasm. Also a Hurricane Sandy benefit show, this set of fandom stories features, among other high-quality talent, the amazing storyteller (and habitual Moth champion) Adam Wade. That dude can tell a story like I can come up with amazing similes. 8pm, $8.
* Tuesday, Dec. 18: Pete & Pete Jukebox, Union Hall: Hey, yo, those two beloved gingers from our youths, the actors behind "Pete & Pete," will take the stage at this hybrid sing-a-long/comedy show. I mean, I'd mark it on my calendars -- Pete & Pete! 8pm, $5.