BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from devouring comedy to making bad pop songs good

Chow down on some comedy tonight
Chow down on some comedy tonight

Hey you know what’s great so far about the end of summer? It’s still pretty nice out there, all things considered. Forget “sweater season,” it’s barely flannel season out there. That’s good news for you if you wanna get out there and do something fun, and the Brokelyn Events Calendar has plenty of options for you to choose from. Still, don’t assume it’s gonna be like this forever. Get out there now, because one day you’ll wake up, it’s gonna be cuffing season and no one will want to go to a comedy show with you.

Sometimes you go to a dance party and it’s fun but you don’t really feel the music in your chest. That’s probably not going to be a problem at HONK NYC’s dance party, where 5 live booming bands like the Brooklyn United Marching Band drumline and Spanglish Fly will be there to bleat and bang and otherwise make a ton of noise with their instruments, all in the service of you busting some moves.
7pm, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Gowanus, $12

It’s impressive to run a comedy show for a full year in a place like Brooklyn, and what’s more impressive is when you run a comedy show for a year that includes free food at the show. So, Devour Hour is celebrating their accomplishment with a lineup of comics including Francesa Day and Brett Druck and most importantly for you, FREE CAKE.
8pm, Hank’s Saloon, 46 3rd Avenue, Boerum Hill, FREE

You drink a lot of beer, but how much do you know about it? A lot, you say? Well, put your beer-soaked money where your beer-filled mouth is tonight at a trivia night devoted to all things beer. The Beerded Ladies will be quizzing you on everything from beer history to the process of making the famous sudsy beverage we all love. Win, and you get swag from special guest brewery SweetWater Brewing Co., who’ll also be providing drink specials all night.
8pm, Glorietta Baldy, 502 Franklin Avenue, Bed-Stuy, FREE

Is there anything funnier than the prospect of comedians trying to sing? I guess comedians doing comedy, but let’s put watching them try to sing as a close second. Eliot Glazer is a comedian who actually can sing, but he’s also dragging The View‘s Michelle Collins out for his show where he turns ridiculous pop songs into expertly orchestrated ballads in an attempt to improve them.
8pm, The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Gowanus, $12

It feels like ancient history, but the “I Have A Dream” speech was only 52 years ago. Travel back to the days of the 1960s-era civil rights movement with a screening of the documentary The Bus, which captured the journey of activists traveling from the Bay Area across the country to Washington, DC for what turned out to be Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech. Then, stick around to get a look at the new civil rights movement with a screening of Whose Streets, a look at how Michael Brown’s death galvanized the people of Ferguson and the country as a whole to confront police brutality.
7:30pm, Union Docs, 322 Union Avenue, Gowanus, $9

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