Love and dance until you achieve independence. Photo via House of Yes

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Ponder Trump’s reaction to an alien invasion and then drink about it at an Independence Day screening/drinking game. Get nice and sloppy with mid-nineties Jeff Goldblum. (Monday, Videology, $12)

2. Lose all sympathy for comedians at ASS: Antagonist Storytelling Series, a night of comics describing the worst things they’ve ever done, hosted by Jake Hart and Nick Padilla with Nathaniel Cocca-Bates Anthony Corballis and Adam Selbst. (Monday, Tender Trap, FREE)

3. Celebrate America’s birthday by eating so much you get sick at the July 4th Party & Burger Eating Contest, with burgers from Duncan’s Burgers and cash prizes of up to $300 for the winner. (Tuesday, Dromedary Urban Tiki Bar, $10 to participate, FREE to attend)

4. Party all day with the House of Yes crew at their July 4th Summer of Love at the Park and Afterparty, with booze, meat, interactive art and music by Eli Escobar followed by a late-night dance party. (Tuesday, Vander Ende-Onderdonk House and House of Yes, FREE with RSVP)

5. Look at something besides your phone at Birds of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a talk about our skyward neighbors and tips for spotting them with birder and naturalist Heather Wolf. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, $5)

6. Do sit with us (on hot cement) at SummerScreen’s Mean Girls screening, the first of this year’s series, with an opening set from musical guest Yucky Duster. (Wednesday, McCarren Park, FREE)

7. Get jealous of others’ flexibility at an evening of dance from the troupe Pilobolus, known for magic, shadow puppetry and insane gymnastics, presented by Celebrate Brooklyn. (Thursday, Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE)

8. Dance, even if you live south of the park, at “Ditmas Park’s only Queer party,” Q-Train, with Queer Bingo, Gogo dancing and dancing, dancing, dancing with Flora de Lis, Adriana Trent and Nico. (Thursday, Sycamore, FREE)

9. Enjoy one of Brooklyn’s last pure DIY venues and listen to some fun, heartfelt pop music at Ad Hoc Presents: Mal Blum and The Blums with Sammus, Mallrat and Wild Yawp. (Friday, Silent Barn, $10 in advance/$12 at the door)

10. Do what Whitney never could and dance with somebody at Party Like It’s 1987, an evening of nostalgic wonder hosted by DJ Steve Reynolds. (Friday, the Bell House, FREE)

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