BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from SummerSlam to a marching band parade

Take a flying leap at the day

Take a flying leap at the day

Hey wow, it’s Wednesday already, where did the week go? Down the same hole you always seem to lose time down I suppose. Still, you’re halfway to the weekend, which is such good news you should be singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” or something. Maybe not that, maybe just go out and do one of these fun things pulled off the Brokelyn Event Calendar. Less weird than just singing out loud to yourself.

FUNKRUST BRASS BAND, HUNGRY MARCH BAND AND NEW YORK FOWL
Everyone loves a parade, and everyone loves a marching band and everyone also loves booze. Combine all those and you have something it’s impossible not to love a whole lot. Tonight, you get two marching bands (including the always fun Hungry March Band), a parade down Bedford Avenue to kick things off AND loud garage rock to boot. A good time will be had be all.
7:30pm, Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, $10

SUMMERSLAM ’98
If you’re excited about SummerSlam being held in Brooklyn this year, gimme a “Hell yeah!” If you just yelled that, or even said it softly to yourself, head to Nitehawk tonight, because they’re taking a trip back in time and showing SummerSlam ’98 backed up by WFMU DJ Paul Bruno in their street-level bar. This old pay per view had everything: The Rock against Triple H in a ladder match, Stone Cold against The Undertaker for the WWF Championship and of course that weird moment in history where the Insane Clown Posse was heavily involved with pro wrestling.
9pm, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE

SLICE HARVESTER, WITH COLIN ATROPHY HAGENDORF AND FRIENDS
Did you miss yesterday’s pizza-based festivities? Lucky for you then that you get a chance to appreciate pizza on a deep, fundamental level again today. Colin Atrophy Hagendorf, who’s written a memoir about his experience eating every slice of pizza in Manhattan for his zine Slice Harvester, got some friends together to share their musings on pizza, and will of course talk a bit about his book. After this though, you’ll only be able to appreciate pizza literally every day you live here, so don’t miss it.
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE

NOT FOR YOU: STORIES OF MUSIC AND WORK FROM THE SERVICE INDUSTRY
Man oh man, here’s one that anyone with a retail or restaurant job can appreciate: a chat about the weird relationship between bosses, employees and customers with regards to a store or restaurant’s soundtrack. Who is it actually for? Can it be a tool of resistance? How many times can you hear “Wonderful Christmas Time” without committing a murder? Sorry, that last one is just a Trader Joe’s flashback, but if you’ve got terrible (or great) memories of soundtracks at your service job, come share your story.
7pm, Interference Archive, 131 8th Street, Gowanus, FREE

BLACK RADICAL IMAGINATION
Ever feel like you’re living in a dystopian sci-fi novel? It’s probably even worse when every day you look at the news and the government is dehumanizing you one way or another. At the very least it looks like it could lead to some decent art, which you can catch at this screening of shorts in the afro-futurism and afro-surrealism genres.
7pm, 739 Franklin Bar, 739 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights, FREE