BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from finding a new planet to ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Is there something else out there? Like a planet with two suns? Find out tonight at The Bell House!

Is there something else out there? Like a planet with two suns? Find out tonight at The Bell House!

Is it Friday yet? Haha, no, of course not, it’s only Tuesday which means your week of drudgery has barely begun! My goodness, what would make you think you get to skip to Friday so quickly? Let’s not focus on that. Also don’t focus on the meeting you’re at right now, instead focus on choosing which of these five cool things pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar you’re going to do tonight.

ABOUT A GIRL LAUNCH PARTY, WITH SARAH McCARRY AND FRIENDS
We will warn you, this book launch party is for the third and final book in Sarah McCarry’s “Metamorpheses” trilogy, but it’s also a story about a teenage girl looking for answers that’s loosely based on Greek mythology. Also McCarry is bringing friends to read with her, like Rahawa Haile, who we’re a fan of. Just don’t keep asking people what’s going on with the plot, you can catch up later.
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE

A BIOGRAPHY OF EAST NEW YORK
East New York is both a place that real, living breathing people live and a place that’s talked about in almost mythical terms as a place for the city to renew with promises of affordable housing and development. Also sometimes unfortunately as “a new frontier.” Tonight, learn the neighborhood’s past, present and future from people who live there and urban experts.
6:30pm, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepoint Street, Brooklyn Heights, $5

SECRET SCIENCE CLUB PRESENTS PLANET HUNTER JEREMY KASDIN
Do you not to want to live on this planet anymore? We can’t exactly help you with that in the immediate term, but Princeton astronomer Jeremy Kasdin will hang out tonight and tell you about the exciting developments in NASA’s attempts to find an Earth-like planet somewhere out there in the Universe.
7:30pm, The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus, FREE

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD SCREENING IN CELEBRATION OF GO SET A WATCHMAN
Everyone is freaking out about Go Set a Watchman, both because it’s a new Harper Lee book and because it apparently blows everything up and turns Atticus Finch into a racist loon. Go back to a simpler time when people were comfortable naming their children “Atticus” with this screening of the 1962 film based on the book. Admittedly this is in the afternoon, but if Don Draper used to fuck off and see movies in the middle of the day, so can you!
2pm, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights, FREE

COMING TO AMERICA
Oh man is this movie good and seeing it outside will also be so good. It has something for everyone: New York nostalgia fetishists, Arsenio Hall fans, people into made up African kingdoms and of course people who are just into really solid and well-crafted comedies. Also, it has this guy and the “Taste the soup!” joke which is never not funny.

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