BK Top 5: The best things to do tonight, from singing the blues to welcoming Christmas

And you thought you had a tough time with your relationship
And you thought you had a tough time with your relationship

Yes, I know, it’s Monday. On this particular Monday though, you should really avoid all the “Ugh, Mondays amirite?” that everyone’s prone to, because come on, we just had a really short week. The good times where we didn’t work couldn’t last forever, but you can jump right back into your habit of having fun nights by consulting the Brokelyn Events Calendar. Or make it even easier and just consult this list of the best things harvested from it. You can do whatever you like.

All of that being said, Monday is as good a time as any to hail Satan, and it’s always better to do that in a group than at home with a lonely animal sacrifice by yourself. So head on down to Sycamore for their monthly evening celebrating punk, metal, and garage rock, which as you know are His favorite types of music.
10pm, Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park, FREE

On the other hand, maybe you want to praise that other deity, ol’ whatshisname. If you’re more aligned with the ones above us than below us, you can’t go wrong with an evening with the Reverend Vince Anderson and his Love Choir, who’ll sing you the kind of energized gospel that could almost turn a godless wretch into a fierce believer. More important than that though, it’s music you can really dance to, so bring your dancing shoes.
10:30pm, Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, FREE

With all the real life wars and conflicts going on in the world, it could be nice to retreat into a fantasy one that has no real life consequences. In that case, The Way Station has got you covered with a free screening of Krull, the 80s sci-fi/fantasy flick about a horde of otherworldly invaders from the future with lasers who attack a planet where the people don’t have lasers. Don’t worry though, unlike real wars, this one has a clean, happy ending.
7pm, The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights, FREE

Thanksgiving was here, but now it’s gone and it’s time for us to move on to Christmas. Thank you, Thanksgiving, for your service, but you’re dead now. If you’re not of a Grinchy variety, you can welcome Christmas to Brooklyn with a tree lighting ceremony Downtown that’s sure to inspire better yuletide feelings than say, listening to Bob Dylan croak out “Little Drummer Boy.” Even if you’re not totally sold on Christmas, this could be a decent event to stop in to if you’re nearby, since there will be free snacks!
5pm, MetroTech Commons, Downtown, FREE

Relationships fall apart every day, but not all of them manage to inspire great or even good art. In the case of Sita Sings the Blues though, Nina Paley’s pain is your gain, as she dealt with her strained marriage by making a beautifully animated film that parallels her own struggles with a marriage from a Hindu legend that involved demons and monkey armies and haunted woods.
9:30pm, Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, $12

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