Calorie counting be damned—doesn’t “the ultimate celebration of the latke” at The Brooklyn Museum sound like an incredible plan for an otherwise humdrum Monday night? Now in its 11th year, the Annual Latke Festival will bring dozens of local restaurants together for this beloved tasting event that showcases the best and most creative potato pancakes in the city. Tickets are $75 apiece, which includes unlimited food and drinks, and all proceeds benefit The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching kids how to cook and eat better. If that price point is a little too aggressive for your holiday budget, St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe is hosting a Belgian Ale and Cheese Tasting at 7pm that will only run you $25. You can squeeze in some holiday shopping on Atlantic Ave. afterward.