BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from opera Olympics to a Thanksgiving pageant

OPERA FIGHT! via Facebook

OPERA FIGHT! via Facebook

Thursday night’s alright for fighting, so get a little action in. That’s the old song they sing, right? So anyway, you could stay home and watch the new Missy Elliot video on repeat the whole night, and I could respect that. On the other hand, it really would be good if you looked on the Brokelyn Events Calendar, called some friends and decided to do something. They miss you.

HOME BREWED OPERA: OPERA OLYMPICS EDITION
You know what opera is frequently missing? The thrill of competition. The Opera Olympics looks to solve that problem by pitting opera singers against each other for YOUR amusement. Enjoy yourself as eight trained sopranos and altos and whatever else they call opera singers compete against each other in competitions like best breath control and fastest coloratura, because when else are you going to see this?
9pm, Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Avenue, Park Slope, FREE

TALES FROM THE VAULT: WAR CORRESPONDENCE
Veteran’s Day is over, but that doesn’t mean paying attention to war stories should be over. Beyond being a battlefield during the Revolutionary War, Brooklyn has been home to plenty of soldiers in other wars. Tonight, you can hear their stories as the Brooklyn Historical Society shares letters and stories from American troops who have called Brooklyn home.
6:30pm, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepoint Street, Brooklyn Heights, FREE

ROUNDTABLE: “WE WANTED A REVOLUTION”
There’s always something new you can learn about feminism, and it’s especially easy to if you head to the Brooklyn Museum tonight. That’s because to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, feminist thinkers and artists will all be talking about how women of color asserted themselves in the fight for equality and justice in the 1970s.
7pm, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights, FREE with museum admission

THE 8TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING PAGEANT
You might not normally associate Thanksgiving with pageants, but don’t let that stop you from skipping this particular pageant. After all, would you want to miss things like musical comedy from Matt Radlow, standup from Aparna Nancherla, a special surprise of some sort and drinking, just because the idea of a Thanksgiving pageant hadn’t previously crossed your mind? No! Of course not!
7:45pm, Bushwick Public House, 1288 Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick, FREE

THE KING KAHN & BBQ SHOW, MILK LINES, THE MYSTERY LIGHTS
The King Kahn and BBQ show plays the kind of dirty, filthy rock and roll that’s perfect for the weekend, and even more perfect for declaring “Fuck it, I’m going into work on Friday and not giving two shits about how hungover I look or smell.” This show is gonna be all sorts of fun, and the only downside is that you somehow have to drag yourself to work tomorrow. Eh, that’s a thing to think about in the morning, not now or during the show.
8pm, The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, $17