It’s another day, in this case to be specific, it’s Wednesday. The best thing about this day will probably be that temperatures in the 80s allegedly feel less oppressive than temperatures in the 90s, but who can really tell the difference? Well, hopefully that will only be the second best part of your day, with the actual best being you going out and having a good time at one of these events, which were found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar.
BEER AND BURRITOS
Beer? Beer is good. Burritos? Burritos are good too. Combine the two, and you’ve got something that’s double good, or in the common parlance “great.” Bklyn Burro will be setting up for a four hour burrito shift at Mission Dolores, so you can enjoy your burrito inside or outside, and you can wash it down with a special hot sauce IPA from Founder’s Brewery that will be on draft for this one night only.
6pm, Mission Dolores, 249 4th Avenue, Park Slope, FREE
MODEST MOUSE CELEBRATE BROOKLYN BENEFIT SHOW
You see this and you’re asking, “Go to a Celebrate Brooklyn benefit show? Dave, what are we, top hat-wearing billionaires?” You probably aren’t, which is why I recommend you sit outside the gates at any of these recommended spots to still catch the tunes from the indie rock lifers without having to actually pay for the privilege. Bring some wine and cheese too, why not, you’re sitting out in the park during the summer.
7pm Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE
SARAI WALKER AND SARA BENINCASA
Get a double dose of funny ladies as comedian Sara Benincasa talks with author Sarai Walker about her debut novel, Dietland, which involves the protagonist going from dreams of weight loss surgery to getting involved with a guerilla feminist group. Do they blow stuff up? Hopefully, because as exciting as someone’s personal journey to fulfillment in a narrative structure is, explosions are more exciting.
7pm, BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Cobble Hill, FREE
PIONEER WORKS’ SCIENTIFIC CONTROVERSIES: IS REALITY BEAUTIFUL?
Ah, now here’s something you don’t see every day: A group of physicists will debate whether the universe itself is a beautiful thing at the atomic and particle level. I won’t be there to tell you that everything is ugly if you really look at it, and also these people probably actually know how to make the case for art and science and beauty intersecting, so maybe listen to them.
7:30pm, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, FREE
A DRINKING GAME NYC PRESENTS: THE SANDLOT
Love drinking? Love baseball’s brand of nostalgia? Love reworking old movies? Then tonight at Littlefield is right, as it mixes a live performance of baseball classic The Sandlot with a drinking game you play by listening for key words and phrases from the movie. “You’re killin’ me, Smalls” your liver will shout at you, because of all the drinking. It’ll be worth it though.
8pm, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Gowanus, $10