BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from getting down with R.B.G. to a Night Train birthday

via Beyonce Voters

via Beyonce Voters

Baseball is over until spring, so on the one hand there’s a good reason to go out and do stuff tonight. On the other hand, the Mets just lost the World Series, so there’s a good reason to sit in the dark and not do anything tonight. If you want to do stuff, the Brokelyn Events Calendar is here for you.

LIT: A MUSIC AND READING SERIES: BEYONCE AND JAY-Z
Sure you might be telling your more credulous friends back home that you’re friends with Jay-Z, Beyonce or even both of them. Some people, like the ones reading tonight at music-based fiction, poetry and essay series Lit, have taken the stories a step further and actually written them down. Great, just more details for you to make up to tell those friends.
8pm, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue, Crown Heights, FREE

NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
It seems like just yesterday we were telling you about this newfangled comedy show at Littlefield, Night Train, where former Daily Show correspondent and King of the Hill voice actor Wyatt Cenac planned to host the best comics in Brooklyn and beyond. Mission freaking accomplished, and tonight you can celebrate three years of that with him, Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancherla, Seaton Smith and even more comics AND free empanadas and pies.
7:30pm, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Gowanus, $8

FOOD WHORE, BY JESSICA TOM
It’s the same story we’ve all heard a thousand times before: High-powered NYC food critic loses his sense of taste, gets a young up-and-comer secretly acts as his palate in exchange for food and designer clothing, young up-and-comer begins to resent the older critic for getting the credit for her work. Oh wait, this isn’t a story we’ve all heard before, but you can hear it tonight and eat samples from Fitzcarraldo to boot.
7pm, powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, FREE

IRIN CARMON PRESENTS: THE NOTORIOUS R.B.G.
We live in an age where there’s an internet-based cult of personality around Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Maybe it’s a little weird, but there are worse cults of personality that have gripped this country. Find out what makes Ginsburg so appealing beyond the fact that her initials work out to something like the Notorious B.I.G. as author Irin Carmon chats with Jezebel founder Anna Holmes.
7:30pm, Greenlight Books, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, FREE

MODERN RITUALS
You’ve seen comedians like Anna Drezen and Julio Torres do comedy before, of that I’m relatively certain. BUT! Have you ever seen them do weird rituals or ceremonies influenced by the paths in life they’ve walked? If you have, please stop looking in their apartments with binoculars, and only watch them do it tonight at Over the Eight, okay? There are laws, man.
8pm, Over the Eight, 594 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE