MUSIC: Animal Collective at Terminal 5
Catch indie-electro royalty Animal Collective tonight playing songs off their latest (and craziest) album Centipede Hz, their 10th to date. Be prepared for some psychedelia and giant mouths.
Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, (212) 582-6600. 8 p.m. $35.
BOOKS: How to Spell Chanukah at BookCourt
You can basically pound out some variation of multiple C's and H's and K's and get a valid spelling of Chanukah. Nevertheless, Chanukah is still a strange holiday that can be super serious to some but fun and festive to others. Head to BookCourt tonight to celebrate the new book How to Spell Chanukah, a collection of essays on the Festival of Lights, and hear a few authors like Emily Franklin (The Half-Life of Planets), Jill Kargman (Momzillas) and more read selections.
BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Brooklyn. (718) 875-3677. 7 p.m.
CRAFTS: Zine Workshop at Etsy Holiday Shop
Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh of the Brooklyn Zine Fest and the zine "I Love Bad Movies" will be joined by Jenna Freedman of the Barnard Zine Library and the zine "Lower East Side Librarian" to discuss the history and theory of fanzines. Peruse a library of zines for inspiration before starting your own.
Etsy Holiday Shop, 131 Greene Street. 5 p.m.