Oh, hello there. I didn’t think anyone would be around, doing nerd stuff like reading today, what with the sudden onset of spring-like weather hitting again and chasing away any thoughts of fall moving its stuff in and getting comfortable. That being said, you’re here, so at the very least I can let you know some good stuff to do tonight that I found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. You could even get out there and do it wearing a t-shirt.
IF THE RAINDROPS UNITED, BY JUDAH FRIEDLANDER
You might know Judah Friedlander as the guy with the hats from 30 Rock, you might know him as Ron from Wet Hot American Summer or you might know him from some other comedy. What you probably don’t know is that he draws pictures, and that he’s got a whole book of illustrations that are strange and unsettling but also funny. Well, you know it now, so check out his book release where he’ll show them off and talk about them, and also probably wear a weird hat.
7pm, powerHouse Arena, 30 Main Street, DUMBO, FREE
CHOOSE YOUR OWN CONCERT ADVENTURE SHOW II
What’s the biggest downside to going to most shows? The answer of course, is that you almost always have a good idead of what the band is gonna play, even if you don’t know the exact set list. Tonight at Freddy’s though, you can throw all that crap about predictability away, because all of the music for tonight’s concert, from the type of music to the number of songs to the number of musicians will be determined by cards filled out by you the audience and then randomly selected.
8pm, Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Avenue, South Slope, FREE
BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY ARTIST SESSIONS
We’ve told you about The Sketchbook Project before, the art library devoted to holding doodles from 33,000 artists from around the world, and if you’ve been there, the one thing you missed out on was probably the chance to hear from some of the artists whose work is hosted at the archives. Tonight though, you can hear from four artists featured in the Sketchbook Project, who’ll give you insights into their work (which is good) and into the creative process (which is even better).
6:30pm, Brooklyn Art Library, 103A North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, FREE
SPOOKY RAD JOKEZ
Hey here’s something to take advantage of while it’s still warm out: Free comedy on a bar’s rooftop. Given how late in the year it is, the fact that you could still enjoy something like this would usually mean it doesn’t matter how bad the lineup is, but tonight’s Spooky Rad Jokez features Marlena Rodriguez from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and hometown hero/weirdo Jo Firestone, which means it’s doubly worth checking out.
8:30pm, Supercollider, 609 4th Avenue, South Slope, FREE
PAUL MURRAY: THE MARK AND VOID
A novel that starts out with someone experiencing living death from boredom at their bank job starts becoming an oddly self-referential adventure when the protagonist is approached by an author who spices up his life named Paul, in a book written by a guy named Paul. Which is all well and good, that his life becomes better, but meanwhile the financial crisis looms just ahead of all the characters. So long as you can laugh at the most recent market collapse, this could be a good night to learn about skillfully inserting yourself into your fiction.
7pm, Bookcourt, 163 Court Street, Cobble Hill FREE