Happening on the Lower East Side this weekend:
–Justin Vivian Bond’s annual holiday extravaganza continues at Joe’s Pub this weekend. 9:30 p.m., $35. Ticket info here.
–Tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m., the Metropolitan Playhouse on East 4th Street features, “Golden Light for a December Night,” Chubby Boy’s “mellifluous classical saxophone sound.” $25, details on our Calendar.
–It’s your last chance to check out the Lowline Lab at the Essex Street market before the holiday break. 140 Essex St., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
–Sunday at the Museum at Eldridge Street, it’s the debut concert of “Book of Questions,” which is described as a “song cycle inspired by ethnographer and playwright S. Ansky’s classic study of Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement in the early 20th century.” $20, 3 p.m. More info here.
–On Sunday at 12:30 p.m., international knish expert Laura Silver appears at the Village Temple, 33 East 12th St. She’ll be talking about the “disappearance of her beloved Brighton Beach knish shop (Mrs. Stahl’s) and on her seven-year, three-continent quest for traces of the humble hunk of stuffed dough and the uncanny discovery of her own roots….in the Polish town of Knyszyn.”
–On Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon, you can join the LES Ecology Center and the Audubon Society for the annual “Christmas Bird Count” in East River Park. Meet at the Fire Boat House at Grand Street.