BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from laughing with Muslims to a Zodiac party

You could give Negin Farsad a hug, but she'd probably rather you just laugh at her jokes tonight. via Facebook
You could give Negin Farsad a hug, but she’d probably rather you just laugh at her jokes tonight. via Facebook

Welcome to another warm spring Monday. The blossoms are blossoming, the grass is getting green and life is returning to a planet devastated by winter. Hmm, what’s that? It’s December? And it’s 60 degrees again? And winter temperatures haven’t happened here, much less fall ones? Well, rather than worry about that, best to worry about making plans in the here and now using some cool stuff from the Brokelyn Events Calendar. We can all worry about the consequences of a spookily warm late fall and early winter some other time.

In the world of astrology, Sagittarius is a centaur, a healer and an archer. Now that you know that, the only thing you need to know is that if your birthday is represented by this half-horse with a bow and arrow, you can get cheap drinks tonight at Sycamore as they’ll be celebrating all of you people at their star sign party tonight. Even if you’re not a Sagittarius, there’s still stuff for you here tonight: You can get a tarot reading, snag a flower crown or try to make a cosmic connection.
8pm, Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park, FREE

This was the year the Supreme Court made gay marriage legal across the entire country, and while the LGBTQ fight for equality is hardly over, it was a big victory. Tonight you can go back in time to see another big victory in that fight with a documentary about Harvey Milk, who became one of the country’s first openly gay elected officials in the 1970s. Then, stick around after the movie for a chat with his nephew, Stuart Milk, the co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation.
6pm, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepoint Street, Brooklyn Heights, FREE

Boy it sure is cool that in America in 2015 we’re going through a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment that politicians are surfing on towards elected office. So now is as good a time as ever to come out to a night of comedy by Muslim comedians who’ll show you that not only are they not terrorists, they’re just as awful and neurotic as sexually hung up as any other comedian out there. Don’t forget that you can get in for free if you’re a Muslim yourself.
9:30pm, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, 20 Broadway, Williamsburg, $10

Despite their buttoned up reputation, book worms love a good party. Don’t believe me? After they politely watch people like O. Henry Prize-winning author Chinelo Okparanta, Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skaywalker Can’t Read and poet Nina Pollari read their works, check out how nuts they get slamming shots and $4 drafts and telling each other their can’t-miss ideas for novels.
8pm, Franklin Park, 618 St. John’s Pl., Crown Heights, FREE

While you’re out there enjoying yourself tonight, never forget that it’s a great big world out there and you’ve always got room in your head for more stuff to learn. So, this standup show with comedy from Tim Platt and Jenny Nelson also comes with a lesson on anxiety in mice from comedian Shannon Odell, who just so happens to have a PhD in neuroscience. She also probably has a bunch of jokes about how whatever anxiety mice might feel pales in comparison to the ways you worry about how your latest date went.
8pm, Bushwick Public House, 1288 Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick, FREE

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