You got through Monday yesterday, congratulations! Not only that, but the weather forecast for the whole week has taken a turn away from rainy and towards the summery. It’s time to celebrate by going out on a Tuesday and enjoying the bounty of cool stuff to do around Brooklyn. Or more specifically, these five things we found on our events calendar. Do one of these, they’ll be great, we promise!
TO BID YOU ALL GOODBYE: CIVIL WAR STORIES
“Ugh, learning” you’re thinking. Well look, it just so happens that the country seems to be re-litigating the Civil War for like the ten thousandth damn time, and you should get a little bit of knowledge about the people who fought in it and helped crush the traitorous South. So check out the chapel at Green-Wood tonight, because it has an ongoing exhibition about 20 people who fought in the war and are now buried at there, along with letters, photos and other historically relevant objects. That way you can be smug AND knowledgeable about the debate we’re somehow still having.
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Green-Wood Heights, $5
CAGED ANIMALS AT SHEA STADIUM
See, it’s not all learning about dead brave Union soldiers, we’ve also got a rock concert for you to go to. We think this one should be just enough for a Tuesday, with Caged Animals and Journalism providing laid back rock that’s perfect for a Tuesday night concert. Especially one happening at a small venue with no air conditioning.
8pm, Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow Street, Bushwick $7
HOW TO TALK TO ROCK STARS
Of course, you might be a little worried that you’ll run into one of the band members after the show and you’ll have no idea what to say to them or how to say it. It’s a common problem, don’t be ashamed! Instead, learn how from bonafide rock critic and human who’s talked to rock stars, Alli Marshall, whose talking about her debut novel fittingly called How to Talk to Rock Stars. And then next time you’re faced with a post-concert chat with a bassist, you’ll know exactly what to say.
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE
STAND UP AND SING, WITH BRANDON SCOTT WOLF AND LYNN BIXENSPAN
Are standup comedy shows a little too predictable for your tastes? It’s all jokes this, laughing that, keen insights into the human condition all the damn time. If you want a comedy show that’s not quite like other comedy shows, might we suggest Stand Up and Sing, which forces the visiting comedians to do karaoke in addition to their normal act. Tonight’s show will feature Myq Kaplan, Liza Treyger, Sam Evans and Saturday Night Live’s Sasheer Zamata (who’s previously shown off her pipes on SNL).
9pm, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, $10
MORBID MOVIE MADNESS
Ever wonder what scared your grandpa, besides free love, Joe Namath and the prospect of Tojo coming back to life to finish the job Imperial Japan started? You can find out tonight at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, as their resident film genius Joel Schlemowitz takes you on a tour of serials from the 30s and 40s that include the likes of monster robots and flying bat men. Honestly, it sounds like not too much has changed in the business of fear in the last 70 years.
8pm, Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424A 3rd Street, Gowanus, $10