Celebrate National Dessert Day, plus 15 more free things to do this week

But remember: just because it's National Dessert Day doesn't mean the entire nation is a dessert.

Celebrate

1. The Nomads are playing their jazz interpretation of Middle Eastern folk at The Tea Lounge. (Monday)

2. Your obsession with old school R&B will pay off at Jampardy, a dance party trivia night. (Monday)

3. Side Ponytail comedy night gets spooky. (Monday)

4. Every day is National Dessert Day for us, but apparently some people like Sweet Dynasty Ice Cream celebrate it with free tastings once a year. (Tuesday)

5. Broke-ass Stuart is honoring the Young, Broke, and Beautiful (that’s you!) with free music and cheap drinks at Dardy Bar. (Tuesday)

6. Keep the conversation on Race, Policing, and Civil Rights going at a community town hall at BRIC Arts Media House. (Tuesday)

7. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies reminds you of what to be afraid of with presentations on the history of coffins, the Salem Witch Trials, and America’s forgotten serial killers. (Tuesday)

8. Satellite Magazine’s Cities+ speaker series explores the changes in Willets Point, New York’s Haitian arts scene, public and affordable housing, and the role of art in community advocacy. (Tuesday)

9. Spend your evening marathon watching Meryl Streep films at Rye Restaurant’s Movie Tuesday. (Tuesday)

10. Brooklyn Public Philosophers talk love, faith, and sci-fi with a little help from Kierkegaard. (Tuesday)

11. See the premier of the new comedy web series SingleDumb at Huckleberry Bar. We really connect to that title so we have high expectations. (Wednesday)

12. Learn about the engineering behind getting New York City electrified and all shiny at a discussion and signing of New York Power. (Wednesday)

13. Do autumn right with a pumpkin beer bar crawl with Elysian Urban Pumpkin Patch. (Wednesday)

14. Split Personality brings comedy and storytelling to Over the Eight. (Thursday)

15. The Brooklyn YWCA is hosting a night of art, performance, and survivor testimony against domestic violence with Community Voices for Peace & Power. (Friday)

16. Horn band The Rad Trads will be blowing through Brooklyn Night Bazaar. (Friday)