Feel for Chaka Khan and 15 more ways to make it through the fire this week

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Chaka in Osaka, feeling for you

1. Don’t kill yourself rushing to Union Hall for Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide. (Monday, $8)

2. Everybody loves some good creepy clowns, right? Get your fill at Scary Ben’s Surréaliste Clown Cabaret. (Monday, $7 suggested)

3. Hear from a bevy of literary ladies at Greenlight’s Evening with She Writes Press. (Tuesday, FREE)

4. Listen to Scarface telling it like it is at SummerStage. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow goes over the entire history of human progress—from stone tools to quantum physics—at Secret Science Club. (Tuesday, FREE)

6. Get in the family way at Eleanor Kagan and Kseniya Yarosh’s pregnancy-themed comedy variety show, to benefit the Doula Project. (Wednesday, $15)

7. Shout from the rooftops (well, one rooftop) about how much you love Bushwick Notebook‘s first issue. (Wednesday, FREE)

8. Listen to Chaka Khan tell you something good as she opens the 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn summer concert series. (Wednesday, FREE)

9. Brush up on your Chekov with the Wax Factory’s modern interpretations. (Wednesday, FREE)

10. Get folksy at the LIC block party celebrating the American Folk Art Museum’s new facility. (Thursday, FREE)

11. Try to keep it together at Split Personality Comedy, featuring Phoebe Robinson and Isaac Oliver. (Thursday, FREE)

12. Take in a double-feature premier of performance artist Michelle Sui’s films, along with live music. (Thursday, $8)

13. Explore sounds and sights of the distant past at Morbid Anatomy Museum’s evening of obsolete media technologies. (Thursday, $10)

14. Listen to modsters, garage-rockers, and psychedelic punks at the Hidden Volume Field Trip. (Friday, $7)

15. Learn 19th-century Brooklyn liberation history at Weeksville Center with Kameelah Rasheed’s FUTURE PERFECT / indices & marginalia. (Friday, FREE)

16. Channel your inner ’90s alt-culture lover during the Pioneer Works Zine Exchange. (Friday, FREE with a zine)