1. You know what’s perfect for a Monday? Getting intimate with some creepy-crawlies. Morbid Anatomy Museum has you covered at the Insect, Arachnids, and Reptiles Petting Zoo, which includes an “informal show & tell,” Q&A, and plenty of time for lovin’ and touchin’ some bugs. (Monday, Morbid Anatomy, $12)
2. For a different way to embrace nature, check out a presentation on new book The Rooftop Growing Guide by Annie Novak, co-founder of Greenpoint’s Eagle Street, the nation’s first commercial green roof vegetable farm. The night also includes a panel discussion with experts from Gotham Greens, North End Grill, and more. (Monday, Greenlight Bookstore, FREE)
3. It’s time again for one of our most favorite events: Punderdome 3000! Join Jo Firestone and her Rodney Dangerfield–impersonator dad for a fiercely competitive groan-filled evening of spontaneous punning, which is just returning from its winter hiatus. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8-$10)
4. Inspired by Oscars Week, immersive screening series Little Cinema presents last year’s winner: Birdman, accompanied by circus acts and with a remixed score performed live by King Koala. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $10)
5. Have a worldly evening at the Fifth Annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day, with interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana, Ghana, and India, plus a discussion on how to preserve and sustain traditional rituals and cultural ceremonies in Brooklyn. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)
6. Grab a bunch of your savviest friends and prove your pop culture mastery at Pat Kiernan’s Third Annual Red Carpet Trivia Night, a team competition with multiple rounds, a raffle for one-on-one trivia time with Pat himself, a high-stakes “showdown” finale, and plenty of prizes (including a Brokelyn Beer Book!). (Wednesday, Bell House, $15)
7. Take the subway down south to Ditmas Park’s queer party Q Train, which promises bingo with Ariel Speedwagon, drag splendor by Heidi Haux, and tunes all night by DJ Gogo Gadget. (Thursday, Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, FREE)
8. Or go much farther south for Sloth Village’s A Very Florida Birthday on the day the state was officially added to the union, with a wide array of strange delights including tunes from Borts Minorts, Mokita the Lion, Nappy G, and Jan Woo, plus kooky performances, a decrepit psychic, a kiddie pool filled with mysterious liquid, and a lot more. (Friday, Paper Box, $10)
9. Check out the premiere of a new play, Rhinbecca, NY, featuring Brokelyn’s own Sam Corbin. It’s an “insane little piece of theater” about a small town, their missing mayor, and a strange visitor who takes it all a little too seriously, using source material from works by Hitchcock and Ionesco. (Friday, The Brick, $18)
10. Show some sympathy for the “mistake on the lake” at Cleveland Against the World, a comedy show hosted by Ramon Rivas II and featuring Cleveland-inspired laughs from Jim Tews, Phoebe Robinson, Ray Devito, Brendan Eyre, and Dave Arena. (Friday, Union Hall, $10)
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