Don't stay home this week when there is so much going on. Here are our picks for things to do:
Start off the week with a laugh at Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, which features comedy from local and international stand up comedians and sometimes musicians, local celebrities, and the occasional surprise. Littlefield Art & Performance Space, 622 Degraw St, bet. 3rd and 4th avenues, 8 p.m. $5.
Even if you're not Jewish, there's no reason not to partake in latke season. So head to the Chabad Chanukah Party at Franklin Park where there will be hot latkes, Hors d'oeuvres, sufganiyot (traditional holiday donuts), dreidels and grand menorah lighting. Plus live music by Sam "the Morocco maestro" Thomas & Elie "the rock from Gibraltar" Massias! $10 Admission Visit Chabad of Prospect Heights' facebook event page for more information. 618 St. John's Place at Franklin Avenue, $10. (There's also the Grand Army Plaza Menorah Lighting every night this week, but this event has the great benefit of being indoors.).
Get out of your rut. Head to Washington Avenue for the first Chrysanthemum: Rare Teas & Flowers Tea Class, where you will learn not only how to appreciate tea, but also how to prepare it and serve it using the proper tea ceremony etiquette. Chrysanthemum, 669 Washington Ave. at St. Marks. 6 p.m. $35.
Hallelujah! There is now a Messiah sing along in Park Slope. So if you can sing (or even if you can't) head to Garfield Temple for the 1st Annual Park Slope Messiah Sing-Along, where you will sing-along with professional musicians. Funds go to the Old First Ceiling Restoration Fund. Brng your own score. Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place at 8th Avenue, 7:30 p.m. $20.
Finally, a place to donate used toys! Second Chance Toys collects gently used plastic toys, then cleans and redistributes them to children in need, including Sandy survivors. There's a Holiday Toy Drive Dec. 14- 17 at 808 Union St. bet. 6th and 7th avenues as well as several locations in Manhattan. More information at the link.