[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]
1. Start off a very literary week at the Franklin Park Reading Series, featuring Jenny Zhang, Melissa Febos, Chelsea Martin, and more — it’s also one of the kickoff bookend events leading up to this weekend’s Brooklyn Book Festival. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)
2. Stretch your artistic muscles at The Joy of Painting and Drinking, with classic Bob Ross episodes, painting supplies, and $4 Stellas all night. (Monday, Full Circle Bar, FREE)
3. Hear innovative music at Radical Black Composition, a panel discussion on Butch Morris and other composers whose work combined European avant-gardism and the African-American vernacular tradition, plus a performance by Phantom Station. (Tuesday, Issue Project Room, $12)
4. Delight in diasporic drag at A+: The Pan-Asian Drag Revue, featuring Mr Kikkoman, Philly Pina, Sundari Indian-Goddess, Wang Newton, Emi Grate, and more. (Tuesday, Bizarre Bar, $10)
5. Get your fill of food and laughs at Devour Hour: Antipasto, with snacks for all and jokes by Casey James Salengo, Jenn Welch, Sarah Kennedy, Stephen Bolles, and more. (Wednesday, Hank’s Saloon, FREE)
6. Have a crazy time at Clown Night, hosted by the International Burning Circus, with performances by Gina Murdock, Ben Wasserman, Alexandra Tartarsky, and Miss Bettie O., plus clown cartoons, clown art, and more. (Wednesday, The Glove, $7)
7. Queer the hell out of NY Fashion Week at DapperQ: R/Evolution, celebrating LGBTQ bodies and fashion with art, food, drinks, and a runway show featuring looks by 10 queer NYC designers. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, $10)
8. Live it up en Français at Blanc et Noir, an outdoor evening of classic black-and-white films paired with wine and Two Boots pizza. (Thursday, City Reliquary, $20 includes two slices and two glasses of wine)
9. Booze it up at BHS Free Friday: Bourbon, with drink & draw, a lecture about the Bourbon Dynasty, Masters of Social Gastronomy on bourbon battles, and plenty of bourbon from Kings County Distillery. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)
10. Start your weekend with All Good Things, a new comedy and variety show featuring Jeff Seal, Joe Pera, Marie Faustin, and Josh Gondelman, plus magic by Tanya Solomon and music from Fantasy Grandma. (Friday, Cloud City, FREE)
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