12/5-6: All Beatles, All Uke, All Day Long

Plus David Cross and Fred Armisen live, Anita Lo’s walking/eating tour and more

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    On Sunday, hear all 85 songs of the Beatles canon on uke.

    BEAT THAT: Roger Greenawalt and David Barratt have enlisted 60 singers, 40 ukuleles, and – wait for it – 16 Yoko Ono impersonators to play the entire Paul/Ringo/George/John catalogue at the 2nd Annual Beatles Complete on Ukulele Festival. Fest proceeds will go to the real Yoko Ono, to be distributed to charities of her choice. At Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl, Sunday, 2-10PM.

    CHESTNUTS ROASTED: It’s a loaded marquee at the sketch series Tearning the Veil of Maya’s holiday show at Brooklyn’s Bell House on Sunday: Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter, “Arrested Development”’s David Cross, and “SNL”’s Fred Armisen are among those scheduled to appear. That’s a lot of top-shelf funny for just $10. Sunday, 7:30PM.

    LO COUNTRY: Moira Campbell's Rum & Blackbird culinary walking tours welcome a special guest on Saturday: Chef Anita Lo strolls you through Hell’s Kitchen (no, we’re not calling it Clinton) to sip and sup at local eateries and answer all your burning Qs. Saturday, more details here.

    WO’ PROBLEMS: Fans of the peculiar brand of weirdly subversive aw-shucks humor patented by Garrison Keillor shouldn’t miss “Prairie Home Companion” broadcasting live from the Town Hall on Saturday at 5:45PM.

    RHYMES WITH ORANGE: We owe a lot to Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange”: a certain mod aesthetic, the resurgent popularity of bowler hats (we’ll also give that to “Cabaret”), and the inability to ever listen to “Singin’ in the Rain” the same way again. If you don’t get that last reference, then you really need to see the movie, playing Friday and Saturday night at IFC Midnights as part of the Kubrick Masterworks series, 12AM.