Welcome to Thursday! You survived most of the week and the great almost-apocalypse of 2015. Congratulations! Reward yourself by doing one of these fun things we found on our event calendar, like the kickoff for the Brooklyn Bridge Park movies or learning some stuff about Greenpoint. What? Learning is fun.
BY BROOKLYN THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR WITH RAAKA CHOCOLATE
Regular, alcohol-based happy hours are great of course, you’re never gonna hear a complaint from us. Especially if they also involve, say, $1 oysters. This happy hour at By Brooklyn won’t have oysters, but it will involve chocolate from local chocolate wizards Raaka Chocolate, as well as cocktails, so who are we to complain? Seriously, don’t complain.
5pm, By Brooklyn, 142 Grand Street, Williamsburg, FREE
SYFY MOVIES WITH A VIEW: HIGH NOON
Even if you think Westerns are an outdated movie form better left for grandpas, it’ll definitely be fun to see one of most unique Westerns ever made. Especially since you’ll be watching it outside, sitting in the grass, with a view of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.
6pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn Heights, FREE
MY TEENAGE DREAM ENDED 09: ‘MERIKAN MERKANTILE
You have a lot of chance to see art and performance art in Brooklyn, but rarely does said art promise “spaghetti, shiny flags, awkward situations with police, music, questionable nudity, sounds, cheese puffs, dancing, or karaoke,” like the performance at Over the Eight tonight promises. So go see it, maybe.
9pm, Over the Eight, 594 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE
It’s our opinion that you should see Jo Firestone as often as you can before she’s so famous that you can only see her on the television. Also, as we’ve written before, we’re fans of Myrtle Comedy, and we frequently appear on BK Live with Myrtle Comedy’s host Greg Johnson. And since Jo is going to be at Myrtle Comedy hosted by Greg Johnson tonight, we heartily recommend checking it out for some laught. Q.E.D.
8pm, Splitty, 415 Myrtle Avenue, Clinton Hill, $5
GREENPOINT’S FORGOTTEN PAST
Author and Greenpoint resident Geoffrey Cobb wants to teach you some stuff about Greenpoint that has been forgotten to the mists of history. Then, once you know it, it won’t be forgotten history anymore, and some other neighborhood can have a bunch of history that no one can remember.
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE