When it comes to going to bars, we’ve all killed off a few brain cells — so why not add a some as well? Say hello to the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies, a new Brooklyn experiment that proves school would have been much better with a full bar. (Their motto: All the history you knew but forgot, and all the booze you need to forget it again.) In conjunction with the Brooklyn Brainery, SASS has been hosting free lectures on the first Tuesday of every month, and next week’s is all about a certain day devoted to love. Hear all about scandalous romances, the evolution of marriage, and undergarments of yesteryear. All this plus a performance by burlesque performer Dottie Dynamo and a raffle for $50 to Brooklyn Fox Lingerie. Definitely beats out 9th grade history.
Society for the Advancement of Social Studies, Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St. Free.