Opera’s on tap, and 15 other free things going on this week

We love seeing people with their priorities straight.

We love seeing people with their priorities straight.

1. Side Ponytail Comedy Show is headed back to school. (Monday)

2. powerHouse Arena is celebrating the release of a book about women and their outfits, and is holding a swap meet before and after the reading, just in time for your seasonal fashion shift. (Monday)

3. Stand up for Manifesto! comedy at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn. (Tuesday)

4. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies talks about Power Couples of History, a look at the folks who came before Bey-Z. (Tuesday)

5. Learn about brain-reading bike helmets at Satellite Magazine’s Cities+ speaker series. (Tuesday)

6. We hope King’s County Saloon’s The Party! comedy night won’t be one of those dinners where everyone stands around attempting small talk. (Tuesday)

7. Deliver your well-rehearsed monologue detailing exactly how the MTA should fix bus service at the Transit Museum. (Wednesday)

8. Your years of heavy drinking will pay off at Beer Geek Trivia at Glorietta Baldy. (Wednesday)

9. Fada Comedy’s back this month to make you giggle and chuckle and cackle. (Wednesday)

10. Get serenaded in the classiest way at Home Brewed Opera. (Thursday)

11. Grove Alley Paint Nite features live painting by street artists, food trucks, and live music. (Friday)

12. Head to the opening reception for The Girls Next Door, featuring six female artists from the Park Slope/Gowanus area. (Friday)

13. Booklyn Art Gallery hosts the opening reception for Sto Len’s beautifully descriptively titled Asshats for Shitheads. (Friday)

14. Spoke the Hub presents People’s Choice winners, featuring Swan Lake Canal and In(de)spiration. (Friday)

15. Dance to hip hop, reggae, and house at The Brooklynite. (Friday)

16. Maul some faces shamelessly at Music Video Make-Out Party at Passenger Bar. (Friday)