Things you’d like to be doing at the moment: sitting on the beach, drinking frosty beverages, eyeing cuties who walk by. You can’t do that because it’s Monday so that means you have to work. Unless you’re on vacation or work retail and have the day off, in which case get outside it’s nice out. For the rest of you, we’ve at least got some good things for you to do tonight, courtesy of the Brokelyn Event Calendar.
BOOKS BENEATH THE BRIDGE: GREENLIGHT POETRY SALON
It’s time to sit in Brooklyn Bridge Park and relax with some literature again, this time with poetry from Natalie Eilbert, Camoghne Felix, Ross Gay and Patrick Rosal, all courtesy of Greenlight Books. Even if you’re not that into poetry, you only have so many weeks to listen to people read with the view Books Beneath the Bridge provides, so expand your horizons a bit, huh?
7pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn Heights, FREE
Sometimes you can’t decide what you want to do. Trivia? Dance party? One allows you to show off your big brain full of useless knowledge possibly resulting in making out, the other one lets you get close and sweaty with people possibly resulting in making out. So, Jampardy solves that crisis by combining trivia with a dance party, and tonight’s all about R&B, so make sure your brain and your dance moves are set to “extra sexy.”
8pm, Trophy Bar, 351 Broadway, Williamsburg, FREE
SACKET STREET WRITERS’ WORKSHOP AT BOOKCOURT
Hey every want to know what really goes into publishing a book? Since someday you’d like your book published? Turns out it’s more than just dreaming and gumption, so let four editors from publishing houses St. Martin’s Press, Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins give you the skinny on how to become a lit superstar. PLEASE leave your unpublished manuscript at home.
7pm, BookCourt, 163 Court Street, Cobble Hill, FREE
TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S JELLYFISH EYES SNEAK PREVIEW
You’ve probably got a long life ahead of you with plenty of art to be gawked at, but still, it helps to be first and to see it for free, right? Right! So, check out acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s debut film Jellyfish Eyes at Videology, because it’s a sneak peek about a film about childlike wonder, something you used to have.
9pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BONING: SEX ED WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR
Were you one of those kids whose parents opted them out of sex ed? Or did you just not pay attention in class when it was happening? Not to worry, comedian Lux Alptraum and some other comedian friends of hers are taking you to school (sex school) with a night of looking and laughing at old sex ed videos. Take notes.
7:30pm, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, $8