Go Back to the Future and 16 more ways to harness your lightning this week

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Hook your week up to 1.21 gigawatts of power

1. Get literate at the Franklin Park Reading Series, one of the borough’s best bookish events, this month featuring Shya Scanlon, Mary-Beth Hughes, Jai Chakrabarti, Adam Fitzgerald, and Angel Nafis. (Monday, FREE)

2. Prove your buzzed brilliance with the Beerded Ladies’ Beer Geek Trivia. (Monday, FREE)

3. Honor everyone’s favorite ’90s power couple at the LIT Music & Reading Series, Kurt & Courtney edition. (Monday, FREE)

4. Solve a riddle to figure out the location of this month’s Puzzled Pint. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Learn about the history of revolutionary music as the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies teams up with Groupmuse for live-soundtracked lectures. (Tuesday, FREE)

6. Head to the Park Slope Food Co-op for a documentary about what’s killing wild salmon—and how the Canadian government is working to cover it up. (Tuesday, FREE)

7. Stuff your face at Good Co.’s BBQ Blowout, with City Grit founder Sara Simmons making wings and Domino Records DJs spinning tunes. (Tuesday, $5 to $10)

8. Calling all members of Generation Catalano—don’t miss Passenger Bar’s So-Called Party. (Wednesday,  FREE)

9. Feel like going out to play but don’t know why? Head to the Mingle, a party for no reason. (Wednesday, FREE)

10. Dust off your flux capacitor and go Back to the Future at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn. (Wednesday, FREE)

11. Bring your sweet tooth to Oh Fudge!, a comedy show in a chocolate factory featuring Jo Firestone, Dave Hill, Joyelle Johnson, Liam McEneaney. (Thursday, $7)

12. Get sweaty with Barbados’ legendary soca band Krosfyah, playing with Something Positive and Lead Pipe & Saddis. (Thursday, FREE)

13. Be proud at the Queer Punk Indie Music Showcase, featuring Girlcrush, Bitchtits, Sateen, and Golden Alphabet. (Thursday, $10)

14. Join a bevy of techies, hackers, and creators at the Northside Festival Innovation Expo. (Thursday & Friday, FREE)

15. Map your way through Shoestring Press’ Blueprint Burlesque, hosted by Legs Malone. (Friday, $5)

16. The theme is “strength” at the latest installation of the long-running LGBTQ storytelling series Queer Memoirs. (Friday, FREE)

17. Get your fill of creepy-crawlies during the Brooklyn Brainery’s night of bedbug tales with author Brooke Borel. (Friday, FREE)

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