It’s Thursday, congrats on making it this far in the week. By tomorrow night, everything you struggled with and hated will fade into soothing weekend drinking. Of course, until tomorrow night, you need something to do in order to get over the bridge from Thursday to Friday. That’s where the Brokelyn Events Calendar, and all of its wonderful events comes in. We picked the five best events from it, events we think will make it feel like Friday, which will be great until you have to go into work tomorrow (lol).
SYFY MOVIES WITH A VIEW: ATTACK THE BLOCK
In talking about alien invasions, it’s not really a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “when.” In the event you’re still alive when aliens invade, you better have seen as many alien invasion movies as you possibly could have, so you can be prepared for anything. Not only can you see this one about aliens invading England while sitting in a big field, but it stars John “Guy in the new Star Wars” Boyega, so you can decide whether he’ll ruin your childhood or whatever, based on his performance here.
7pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn Heights, FREE
SPLIT PERSONALITY: COMEDY AND STORYTELLING
Saturday Night Live is generally regarded as funny again, so surely the people who write for it are funny. One way to find out is to attend Split Personality tonight, because SNL writer Josh Patten will be there to tell a story. And if you think you’re also a good storyteller, you can put your name in the hat for a chance to get up in front of the audience and tell a 5 minute story. Just don’t introduce it by saying “Hi, I’m funier than Josh Patten.” That would be rude.
7:30pm, Over the Eight, 594 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE
DR. NINA ANSARY IN CONVERSATION WITH CYRUS M. COPELAND TO DISCUSS THE UNTOLD STORY OF IRAN
Everyone everywhere is yelling about Iran and ISIS and Shias and Sunnis and nuclear bombs and you just have no dang idea what’s going on. Get a look at what’s going on in Iran not from an apocalyptic, arm-waving loony, but from a doctor who’s from there and can shed some light on just what their society is like. And then if you’re really still not satisfied, feel free to fall in with the arm-waving crazies we guess.
7pm, powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, FREE
MUFF SOCIETY PRESENTS: JAWBREAKER
Your summer could always use a sprinkling of cinematic teen death, and fortunately, female filmmaker appreciation and networking group the MUFF Society has just the thing for you, with Jawbreaker. So revel in the accidental death of a popular girl and her friends dealing with the comedic fallout. No, this is the one with Rose McGowan and the death by jawbreaker, not the one with Winona Ryder and teen suicide jokes.
7pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, $5
I’D RATHER BE WEIRD THAN GOOD PRESENTS MAX’S KANSAS CITY
If you’ve ever read Please Kill Me or you’ve just heard old punks go on about the good old days, you’re familiar with Max’s Kansas City, which was CBGB before CBGB was CBGB. Or something. Anyway, in a strange move, comedy variety show I’d Rather Be Weird Than Good is doing a a show at Legion where they turn the whole back room in Max’s Kansas City, complete with the likes of Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol characters. Where the comedy comes in we’re not sure, but this is probably the closest you’ll get to Max’s without a time machine.
8pm, Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE