Ah Wednesday. Some of you who look on the bright side call it Hump Day, but sometimes Wednesday just feels like an anonymous slog in the middle of it all. We’re all just trying to get past Wednesday, it’s otherwise not that special. Yo La Tengo isn’t gonna do a weird, cute video covering “Wednesday I’m In Love” to help you get past it, but the Brokelyn Events Calendar can help you by giving you five excellent ways to spend your Wednesday evening.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
It’s been kind of a wet, hot American summer with all the rain we’ve had this season, know what we mean? Ugh, sorry. Anyway, the cult comedy about the last day of camp is one of the best comedies ever made, so whether you’ve never seen it or you’ve seen it 100 times, you should go tonight. Especially since David Wain will be there showing off a sneak peek at the Netflix prequel series.
6pm, McCarren Park, Bedford Avenue and North 12th Street, Williamsburg, FREE
SECOND ANNUAL PROSPECT HEIGHTS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Who needs some fancy music festival you have to shell out for tickets and transportation and a markup on drugs when you can stay local and enjoy a free festival taking place at The Way Station, Branded, The Saint Catherine, Soda Bar and Tooker Alley? The festival, running through the weekend, kicks off tonight, so wander from bar to bar and see what they’ve got.
7pm, various venues, Prospect Heights, FREE
BOGART AND BACALL MOVIE NIGHT: TO HAVE AND TO HAVE NOT
Ah, Bogie and Bacall, a classic movie pairing that thrilled audiences who didn’t have things like Kik or Instagram to distract them. See if they’re good enough to cut through even your cynical, distracted modern heart tonight with a free screening of this WW2 romance/adventure movie that’s really similar to Casablanca.
7:30pm, Target Community Garden, 931 Bedford Avenue, Bed-Stuy, FREE
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY SPECIAL EVENT
Still need a science fix after last night’s chat at The Bell House about finding new planets? You’re in luck, because a couple of synthetic biologists will be on hand at Genspace to let you know how they’re reworking life itself for the betterment of humanity. Or to lead us into a Universal Soldier future, maybe it’s that, we don’t know.
6:30pm, Genspace, 33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th Floor, Downtown, FREE
HUMANS AGAINST MUSIC
Sometimes you need your karaoke to have a little more danger to go with it. Instead of singing along to lyrics on a screen, which can bail you out if you stumble, here you’ll be singing off lyrics on paper, getting the occasional prompt from one of the co-hosts. It’s like actually being in a band, but not quite as cool!
9pm, Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Avenue, Park Slope, FREE