Welcome to the start of another week, R.I.P. weekend. If you didn’t melt into a puddle on account of the oppressively hot and thick air this weekend, congratulations! You deserve to celebrate, maybe by taking advantage one of these fun things to do that we found for you on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. And if you did melt into a puddle, hey go out and celebrate anyway because you’re a sentient puddle and what a weird miracle that is.
BOOKS BENEATH THE BRIDGE: JAMIE ATTENBERG AND KATE BOLICK
Starting off the week with a trip to the park is a good idea. It’s a doubly good idea when you’re visiting a park as nice as Brooklyn Bridge Park. It’s a triply good idea when that visit is to go listen to authors Jamie Attenberg spin a yarn about a Bowery saint and Kate Bolick explore women who choose not to get married.
7pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn Heights, FREE
CONEY ISLAND FLICKS ON THE BEACH: THE GOONIES
You could also start the week off with a trip to the beach, which will maybe help the week feel more than the weekend. Especially since that trip to the beach will involve seeing the classic 80s movies about a pair of brothers and their friends searching for a buried pirate treasure to keep their house from being knocked down and turned into a golf course. A timeless concept, really.
8pm, 1001 Boardwalk West, Coney Island, FREE
BRIXTON PRESENTS: BROADCAST BROOKLYN, FEATURING NUDE BEACH AND HONEY
So here’s how to do Monday night at Baby’s All Right uh…correctly, tonight. First, show up early, because during happy hour, perfect frozen summer drink the Pink Baby (vodka, grapefruit, yorba mate) is only $3. Buy them without worrying about how much you’re spending, because the show is free, so it’s not like you need your cash for concert tickets. Then listen to some chill, summer-friendly music. See, Monday’s not THAT bad.
8pm, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg, FREE
CHRIS GETHARD COMMITS CAREER SUICIDE
Sure these days you could see Chris Gethard on Fusion, both internet and cable television editions, but there’s still nothing like seeing a performer you like sweat their way through a live show. So see him and pal Emilyn Brodsky do some comedy about fun things like suicide, depression, substance abuse and other upbeat topics in the intimate Union Hall basement.
8:30pm, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, $8
ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA
Ornette Coleman didn’t become one of the most famous jazz artists in America by sticking closely to a script, he did it by being great at improvisation. So fittingly, someone made a documentary about him that’s more than just talking heads, one that followed him starting in the 1960s and the evolution of his career from that era. See if for a reminder that jazz is more than Whiplash, or if you really like Ornette Coleman.
7:30pm, Spectacle Theater, 124 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg, $5