You know, usually Monday comes around and I’m all glum and tell you guys to enjoy the night in spite of the fact that it’s Monday. Screw that today though, holy crap did you see Jon Stewart hit John Cena with a chair last night? Attack the week like you’re making a vicious and unexpected heel turn, starting by going out and having a great time at one of these events pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar.
BOOTS RILEY: TELL HOMELAND SECURITY – WE ARE THE BOMB
Boots Riley of The Coup has spent a whole life making dangerous music, which is probably what got him spied on by Homeland Security (that or the original cover art to Party Music). Listen to him talk about his life in the underground music scene and his new book that covers his songs and their meanings tonight, because you never know what night the revolution just might kick off.
7pm, powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, FREE
MOVIES THAT MAKE YOUR EYEBALLS GROW EYEBALLS
One way to have a good time with short films is to go to a screening that has a whole crapload of them, so even if you don’t like one it’s followed up immediately by something else. That’s exactly what’s going on at Movies That Makes Your Eyeballs Grow Eyeballs, with 12 movies being shown from a range of filmmakers. One of them is by our old pals the Cocoon Central Dance Team, and we’re sure they wouldn’t get involved with something lame.
7pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE
FLICKS ON THE BEACH: DESPICABLE ME
Before there was the weird internet cult of Minions and its related Minion erotica, there was Despicable Me, the story of the world’s greatest villain being undone by his love for three adorable orphan children. Whether you love family movies or want to have sex with the Minions, make it out to Coney tonight, because this is also the final Flicks on the Beach screening of the summer.
8pm, 1001 Boardwalk West, Coney Island, FREE
Brooklyn’s own Exploding In Sound Records spent the whole weekend with some cool shows to say thanks for being a friend and supporting them. The celebration is running into this week too, with a show that will have a little something of everything, from the loud screaming of Gnarwhal to psychadelic rockers Zula and the chilled out, fuzzed out rock of Baked.
8pm, Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Avenue, Bushwick, $10
WILD WOMEN: MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, AMELIE
Eat gluten-free, hormone-free pizza while watching the whimsical adventures of a young Parisian woman who devotes her life to helping other in need, sadly at the expense of her own potentially whimsical love life. And since there’s never a bad time time buy more underwear, you’ll also have a chance to buy socially conscious, menstruation protection underwear from THINKX while you’re there.
7pm, Wild, 340 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE