BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from dancing yrself clean to comedian karaoke

Go back to the days when James Murphy was more than just a guy who owned a wine bar

Go back to the days when James Murphy was more than just a guy who owned a wine bar

It’s a beautiful day out there! Not just because the NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION NEW YORK METS are celebrating winning the pennant. Not just because it feels like spring out there still. Not just because…well actually it’s only beautiful because of those two things, but that’s enough, no? Get out there and enjoy yourself tonight, specifically at one of these nights out pulled from the Brokelyn Events Calendar.

STAND UP AND SING
Why pay for a ticket to see entertainers do one thing when you can pay to see them do two things? Tonight’s 2-for-1 bargain of a lifetime is the chance to get to see the likes of Aparna Nancherla, Julio Torres and Mara Wilson tell jokes and also do karaoke. Hopefully you don’t accidentally sing along to their comedy and laugh at their singing, that could get awkward.
8:30pm, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, $10

AIDAN LEVY PRESENTS DIRTY BOULEVARD: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF LOU REED
Well it’s such a perfect day, why don’t you spend it with Lou? I guess you can’t exactly, since he’s dead, but you can spend the day with him in spirit. Journalist Aidan Levy will tell you all about his new biography of the famous rock and roll grump, which should be cool since it’s full of new interviews from Reed’s old collaborators, friends and romantic partners.
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE

BROOKLANDIA
There’s nothing like a good old fashioned Thursday night dance party, when you go out and rage into the early hours of the morning only to realize you took molly at 2am and you’re still grinding your teeth on the way to work. Shake it to the best early-2000s hits like you did when you were younger, as Alex English and Tolga Brogon spin everything from Lady Gaga to The Strokes to Phoenix.
10pm, The Graham, 151 Montrose Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE

AN EVENING WITH HANG DAI EDITIONS
Comics aren’t just for neeeeerds anymore, the world has pretty much decided that. So when you decide tonight to spend some time with the founders of limited edition graphic novels and comic imprint HANG DAI Editions (including Dean Haspiel, the man behind the forthcoming The Red Hook), know that you’re doing something cool.
7pm, Greenlight Books, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, FREE

OR, THE WHALE – AN ADAPTATION OF MOBY DICK
Why merely read Moby Dick (also available online) when you can watch it all unfold in front of you? Today you can do that, and even cooler, you can watch it unfold on a barge on the water, as 8 actors from the Threadbare Theater workshop present a telling of the tale of the white whale and one man’s obsession with killing it good.
7:30pm, Brooklyn Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover Street, Red Hook, $18