BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from laughing with Hari Kondabolu to a werewolf party

Hari knows what time it is. via Facebook

Hari knows what time it is. via Facebook

It’s Thursday and not be a Davey Downer but it looks like this might be the last really nice couple days before things start dipping down into the dreaded 50s next week. At least if you believe the weather forecast. Instead of arguing about the reliability of said forecasts, let’s all just agree to go out and have a good time, especially at these fun nights out that have been found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar.

MELVILLE HOUSE + BROOKLYN ROASTING COMPANY = AWESOME BOOK GROUP
Coffee and books go together like easy chairs and books, and upon realizing that, Melville House and the Brooklyn Roasting Company decided they’d start a book club. Tonight’s inaugural meeting focuses on the legendary feminist tome The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the tale of a woman trapped in her marriage that proved so controversial in 1899 that it ended Chopin’s career and wasn’t revived until the 1970s. Why? You’ll have to find out at the meeting (where there’ll also be free coffee).
6pm, Brooklyn Roasting Company, 25 Jay Street, DUMBO, FREE

STUCK BETWEEN STATIONS: STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS EDITION
There are some comedy shows in Brooklyn that when they’re free, you wonder if there’s some kind of terrible catch. What have you done in your life to deserve seeing both Aparna Nancherla AND Hari Kondabolu for free in a small room in the back of the bar? Don’t think about it too hard, because you might ruin the wonderful dream world we’re living in where that’s the case. Maybe pinch yourself at the show just to be sure you’re not actually dreaming.
7:50pm, Pacific Standard, 82 4th Avenue, Park Slope, FREE

THE MUFF SOCIETY NYC: GINGER SNAPS
You know how it is growing up as a young woman: Your body goes through changes that can seem scary and no matter how many textbooks you read, you’re never truly prepared for the big moment when the full moon comes out and you become a werewolf. Relive the horrors of experiencing the curse by watching suburban werewolf classic Ginger Snaps with female filmmaker collective The MUFF Society, while also enjoying a greenscreen photobooth and the chance to win movie-themed prizes.
9:30pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, $7

DAN FRIEL RECORD RELEASE PARTY W/ETHEL STRING QUARTET
If you haven’t heard Dan Friel‘s joyful blip bloop computer music, you should do two things: Listen to some of it while you’re at work, and then go see his record release show tonight. And of course, if you have heard it before, you know you’re in for a treat. Just a word to the wise, last time I saw him it was VERY LOUD. Although that’s not a bad thing.
8pm, Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose Street, Bushwick, $10

THE LAWS OF COOKING AND HOW TO BREAK THEM BY JUSTIN WARNER
Still in mourning after Do or Dine bit the bust? It happens, people get attached to restaurants. You can bask in a partial Do or Dine glow tonight though, because co-owner Justin Warner is dropping his cookbook, which breaks cooking down into eleven laws and then recommends you ignore the laws he just laid out. After all, if there’s no more Do or Dine to eat at, you’re gonna have to make its food in your own kitchen.
7pm, powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, FREE