BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from opera in a bar to a guide to Brooklyn style

Like most of you, this is most of my exposure to opera. That can change, tonight!
Like most of you, this is most of my exposure to opera. That can change, tonight!

Congrats on making it once more the end of the working week. Sure this was easier than most because it was a short one, but don’t let anyone take that accomplishment away from you. Get out there and enjoy yourself at one of these fun times found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar, because if it’s wrong to make yourself debilitatingly hungover on a Friday during a 4-day work week, well, I don’t want to be right.

Want a throwback evening? Boy have I got one for you. Attorney Jason Flores-Williams, who represents an accused cop-killer who hijacked a plane and took it to Cuba in the 70s, is reading and signing an essay he wrote critiquing American society as compared to life in Cuba. And your parents told you they were the only ones who got to hang with radical lawyers down with things like hijackings, hah!
7pm, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, FREE

What is about Brooklyn style that has people aping it, naming it and wanting to be a part of it? Fuck if I could tell you, I dress one step up from a common hobo during the summer. However, the fashionistas at tonight’s panel at powerHouse Books include people like Girls and Orange Is The New Black costume designer Jennifer Rogien, Williamsburg designer Titania Inglis who should be able to shed some light on why Brooklyn has become some kind of fashion mecca. And if they don’t, please don’t come back asking me about it.
7pm, powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, FREE

Everyone’s got their favorite films that they think fly under the radar, it’s just that comedians are usually better at explaining what makes them great in front of a room full of people than your average Joe. That’s what makes the Low Standards Show work, as tonight Blair Socci, Joe Zimmerman and Amber Nelson will be regaling you, the audience, with jokes and then observations from their favorite overlooked movies.
9pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE

You might be busy laughing at kids going back to school, but there’s after a summer spent melting your brain at the beach, it couldn’t hurt to get it stretched out a little. One great way to do that is listening to some live opera, which you can do while you drink thanks to Opera on Tap, especially as tonight’s sung selections are all about learning. Maybe one of the pieces will teach you about how to pull off a complicated revenge plot.
9pm, Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Avenue, South Slope, FREE

There’s no time like the day before the weekend starts to talk about rape culture, so here’s a chance to listen in to writer Kate Harding’s case that America takes better care of accused rapists than it does rape victims. After all, it’s just a matter of time before America’s next high-profile sexual assault allegation comes with a smattering of “Aw he wouldn’t do that” and “But what did she do to lead him on?”
7pm, WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, FREE

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