See Salman Rushdie, and 16 other free things to do this week

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Both his literary brilliance and his smolder will be at powerHouse Arena.

1. British journalist Peter Snow presents his book on the War of 1812, When Britain Burned the White House. Peter Snow, are you mocking us? (Monday)

2. Salman Rushdie joins Vanessa Manko as she discusses her novel The Invention of Exile. (Monday)

3. Videology is showing Persistence of Vision, a documentary on the greatest animated film to never happen. No, not Heavy Metal(Monday)

4. Did you miss the Macaulay Culkin Show Summer Comedy Festival on Sunday? And Monday? Good thing it continues at with some of the same performers at Fresh Perspectives at Muchmore’s. (Monday)

5. Play some old school video games on top of the Gowanus Whole Foods. (Tuesday)

6. Art Talks Brooklyn brings speakers from the Brooklyn Museum, FiveMyles Gallery, and Brooklyn Metal Works to The Way Station. (Tuesday)

7. Did you miss the Macaulay Culkin Show Summer Comedy Festival on Sunday? See some of the same performers AND TV’s Greg Johnson at The Tuesday Special at Over the Eight. (Tuesday)

8. You’ll never guess what neighborhood Dumbo Comedy takes place in. (Tuesday)

9. Masters of Social Gastronomy presents Caffeine, Cocaine, and the Soda of a Nation, where they’ll ponder how cola came to be. (Tuesday)

10. Watch Marlon Brando blow some whistles in On the Waterfront at the last movie of the summer on the Red Hook waterfront.  (Tuesday)

11. Did you miss the Macaulay Culkin Show Summer Comedy Festival on Sunday? And Monday? And Tuesday? Geez, here’s your last chance to catch a piece of it at Adelina’s Comedy Night in Greenpoint. (Wednesday)

12. WORD releases That’s When the Knives Come Down, a tale of cities, relationships, and the moment things get pretty weird. (Wednesday)

13. Democracy’s pretty nice. Honor it by voting for, and then watching, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s last outdoor movie of the summer. (Thursday)

14. Go to the Way Station station for the folk and blues, stay for the Spanish guitar. (Thursday)

15. Serenade all of Union Hall with The Kings of Karaoke. Go ahead, request Whitney and Adele, we believe in you. (Friday)

16. Cuddle Buddies Comedy presents This Better Not Suck, and we’re sure it won’t, because how could comedy and a dance party involving cuddling and friendship suck? (Friday)

17. We think you’re gonna need a bigger boat, to fit all the good times to be had at a free screening of Jaws at Videology that comes with a free can of Narragansett (Friday)

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