7pm: put on your best specs for nerd night trivia and presentations about genetic genealogy, malaria, and ways to ace standardized tests. galapagos, $10-14.
7:30pm: celebrate the launch of hella bitter’s new seltzer cart with all-you-can-drink cocktails at windmill studios (287 kent ave), $10.
8pm (fri-sun thru 3/18): the heights players stage new production the laramie project, examining the impact of the hate-crime death of matthew shepard in wyoming in 1988. 26 willow place (brooklyn heights), $15.
arrive 8-8:30pm (+ 3/9, 16, 23): centralia: six stories + six cocktails: encounter the characters who refuse to leave centralia, pa, while exploring the brooklyn lyceum in ugly rhino’s interactive theatrical experience. $25 ticket includes six cocktail creations (mention brokelyn for $5 off).
8:30pm: the big faux 4: bang your head to ‘the heaviest bands of all time‘ with tribute rockers misstallica (all-girl metallica), show no mercy (slayer), peace sells (megadeth), and thunderbox (anthrax). bell house, $14.
5-11pm: brooklyn museum’s target first saturday celebrates ‘fierce, phenomenal women’ with live music, artist + curator talks, hands-on art, the brooklyn ballet, author sara marcus (girls to the front: the true story of the riot grrl revolution), a dance party, more. free.
8pm-1am: don’t hide your beauty like vashti at ‘your homentaschen are killing me!’, a purim masquerade ball with brass bands, cabaret singers + puppets, hosted by jews for racial and economic justice. industry city (220 36th st., sunset park), $12-$20 (sliding scale).
12am-4am: djs spin indie rock + pop, britpop, post-punk, swedish pop, girl groups, more at the mondo dance party. cameo, $5 ($3 w. invite).
11am-5pm: dig through crates of rare lps, 12″s and 7″s at brooklyn bowl’s collect-i-bowl record show, free
11am-6pm: plan your one-of-a-kind ceremony with 40+ wedding caterers, planners, designers, photographers, djs, and bands at brookyln based’s annual wedding crashers event. the green building and the bell house, $20 adv, $30 dos, $35 vip.
1pm (ends today): a licensed psychotherapist and garden guide leads a special ‘chase away the winter blues‘ tour of the brooklyn botanic garden. free with $10 garden admission.
12pm: the raspberry brothers provide live comedic commentary to a screening of dirty dancing at nitehawk, $11.