It’s nice on the one hand that you’ve made it to Wednesday and that in the summer Wednesday is closer to the end of the week than usual, but that gravy train is almost over. Soon, people will expect you to actually put in a full effort on Fridays and man what a bummer that’s gonna be. Don’t dwell on it though, instead get out there and have a good time at one of these fun nights out pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar, because nothing says “I value fun more than work” like a Thursday hangover.
HOW I LEARNED YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
Not being able to have the things you want should be a pretty familiar subject for you. No no, not because you’re you, because you’re human. Geez, it’s not all casual insults here. Anyway, hear stories from the likes of Dave Hill, Abbi Crutchfield and other guests so that you can realize that even funny, charming people face disappointment sometimes in life and maybe learn to deal with yours a little better.
8pm, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, $10
BOGART AND BACALL MOVIE NIGHT: KEY LARGO
No, it has nothing to do with “Kokomo.” Instead, Key Largo is the very last on-screen pairing of Bogey and Bacall, and is a much darker story than the song that references the key. Here, instead of taking a relaxing trip, Bogart plays a World War Two vet haunted by the war’s violence who’s eventually driven to violence once again by the evil deeds of a group of gangsters holing up in the same hotel he’s staying in until a hurricane passes.
7:30pm, Garden of Hope, 392 Hancock Street, Bed-Stuy, FREE
FRIENDS OF SINGLE PEOPLE: BKCF EDITION
Not only is Jo Firestone’s Dating Game-style game show the perfect place for you to find your friends love (or have them find you love), tonight’s edition features a panel of some of Brooklyn’s best comedians like Greg Johnson, Joe Pera and Anna Drezen who’ll give you the kind of useful romantic insight that only comedians, known for their sobriety and stability in the field of romance, can give you.
9pm, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Gowanus, $7
RYAN BERG PRESENTS: NO HOUSE TO CALL MY HOME
It’s just your average Wednesday night look at a problem in the world, as social worker Ryan Berg talks with with former homeless and fostered activist Gabriel Matthews about his book on the ways NYC’s foster system has failed the city’s LGBTQ teens.
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE
ROSY STREET/DREAM TEAM/CAGED ANIMALS/KISSING IS A CRIME
The flyer and description for this show are completely understated, but don’t get it twisted, it’s still definitely worth going to if you want to experience a bunch of different styles of rock and roll. You’ve got laid back (Rosy Street and Caged Animals), jittery (Kissing Is A Crime) and explosive high energy (Dream Team).
8pm, Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, $8