Wednesday is here and so is some more pretty pleasant weather. How long will it last though? Don’t think about that, it could lead to a bout of sadness. Instead focus only on these fun things to do that have been found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar and figure out which one you want to go to. Hell, you could probably even make it to two of these if you really commit to just being all hungover on Thursday.
ONE TRACK MIND: A STORY OF PRESERVATION AND PERSEVERANCE
You might say that you love the subway system, but it’s gonna be hard to prove you love it more than Phillip Asforth Coppola, who’s spent 30 years drawing every single subway station mosaic in the system. It’s an obsession worthy of a documentary, which was filmed and will be screened tonight, as cameras followed his quest for four years of subway station cataloging.
6:30pm, New York Transit Museum, Boerum Pl and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights, $10
SO FAR GONE: “DRAKE NIGHT” WITH DJ DIRTY SOUTH JOE, GUN$ GARCIA, MAGGLEZZZ
Did you start at the bottom and now your whole team’s fucking here? You got enemies? Got a lot of enemies? Do you rep the 416 every day? The answer to all of these (except maybe the middle questions) is definitely no, because you’re not Drake. Don’t worry about that, instead just worry about getting yourself to Drake Night at Baby’s All Right, where three DJs will be playing Drake “till someone passes out from sheer exuberance, or starts crying tears into their drink over lost lovers or past spurned advances toward strippers.” And if you hear your favorite Drake track, don’t be afraid to ask the DJ to play it back to back.
11:30pm, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg, $10
COLIN WINNETTE PRESENTS HAINTS STAY
Small-press star Colin Winnette is in town from San Francisco to read from and talk about his new novel, Haints Stay, and he has some poetry backup from BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones and the Atlas Review’s Natalie Eilbert. Ask Winnette what a “haint” is and maybe also ask him how to be successful at books while not under the thumb of a big publisher, since you may as well ask a real question too if you’re asking a stupid one.
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE
2 DOPE QUEENS
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams seem to be everywhere in this damn borough, not that I’m complaining. Fresh off celebrating Blaria’s birthday with a live comedic spectacular, here they are with a storytelling night featuring the two of them, Daily Show mastermind Lizz Winstead and storytelling champ Adam Wade, for an evening of laughing but maybe also some learning.
7:30pm, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, $10
EMILY FLAKE: MAMA TRIED
Emily Flake, like many women before her, is now a mother. Instead of pretending everything was all the time though, Flake chronicled her experience with new parenthood and come out of it with Mama Tried, a graphic memoir that tackles the good parts of parenting but also the experiences that suck and make you hate the idea of being stuck with this kid for 18 damn years.
7pm, Bookcourt, 163 Court Street, Cobble Hill, FREE