It keeps being nice out, so you should really consider stopping with the “Oh but it’s dark at 2:30” moaning and just enjoy as much 70 degree weather as you can. The easiest way to do that is to do one of these things I found for you on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. Once it’s dark and cold at the same time, then we can all really start the complaining.
THE EDUCATION OF KEVIN POWELL
It turns out that just because you’re on the first season of The Real World, you’re not doomed to a life of camera chasing and increasingly desperate Real World/Road Rules crossover episodes. At least if you’re Kevin Powell, who appeared on the show’s first season and is talking about his new memoir tonight detailing the rest of his life, including his rise from poverty, journalism career and runs for Congress.
7:30pm, Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, FREE
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: THE BROOKLYN TRIAL OF KGB SPY RUDOLF ABEL
Time was, when the Russians threatened our very way of life (the first time, not this time), there were spies everywhere. And of course, one of the most famous instances of catching one happened right here in Brooklyn, USA when a paperboy was given a hollow nickel with a microfilm inside it as a tip. The spy ring it brought down was made into the movie Bridge of Spies, but you can also hear the fascinating true story of how the KGB was all over Brooklyn tonight at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
6:30pm, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepoint Street, Brooklyn Heights, $5
2 DOPE QUEENS
It’s always a good idea to see a show Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are putting on, but tonight it’s an even better idea because they’ve got Kurt Braunohler there, all the way from L.A. Maybe he’ll announce that him and Kristen Schaal are moving back here because L.A. is a cesspool of cocaine on tap and traffic jams, and they’re bringing Hot Tub back with them.
7:30pm, Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, $10
STRANGERS WITH CANDY BINGO
Before Stephen Colbert was a household name and Amy Sedaris was a Netflix voiceover star and before Comedy Central was an unstoppable basic cable juggernaut, there was Strangers With Candy, Sedaris’ very strange show about a 46-year-old “junkie whore” turning it all around by going back to high school. Celebrate the weirdness of the after-school special comedy by watching a couple episodes and playing BINGO as you do.
9pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE
ONE NON BLONDE DJ NIGHT
Looking for a good bar DJ who’ll oblige your wish to spend a night listening to all-lady indie, punk, garage, psych, lo-fi, girl-groups, blues, and surf? Brokelyn alum Caroline Shadood is just that DJ, and she’ll be at Our Wicked Lady spinning all that. Even better, there’ll be $1 records you can buy, and if you stay late enough there’s a second happy hour from midnight to 3am. Go ahead, stick around for it and be hungover on a Thursday.
8pm, Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue, Bushwick, FREE