Weekday Fun: The Best Events February 24-26

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Kimberly McCreight via Facebook
From stories about Malcolm X as told by a longtime friend of his, to a tale about a band where the lead singer wore a large fake head, to the account of the emergence of a hot-ticket hot sauce, there are a lot of fun things to learn about in the neighborhood this week. Here’s a look at those and more:

Stories Of Malcolm X
When: Monday, February 24, 6-8pm
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Abdullah Abdur-Razzaq, a longtime friend of Malcolm X, will share stories about the legend for business and community members.
How much: Free!

Brooklyn Pride Fundraiser
When: Tuesday, February 25
Where: ChipShop, 338 5th Avenue
What: If you’re feeling hungry and you want to support a local organization, ChipShop will be donating 15% of all receipts, both in-house and take-out, on Tuesday to Brooklyn Pride, the largest organization serving the borough’s LGBT community.

Kimberly McCreight Reading
When: Tuesday, February 25, 6:30pm
Where: Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue
What: The Park Slope-based author (pictured above) will read from and discuss her book Reconstructing Amelia, which, in addition to receiving heaps of praise since its release last year, will be adapted into a movie, starring and produced by Nicole Kidman.
How much: Free!

Beer Union Book Signing
When: Tuesday, February 25, 7pm
Where: The Gate, 321 5th Avenue
What: Giancarlo and Sarah Annese, BeerUnion founders and authors of the new book Beer Lover’s NY, will be signing copies, talking about, and, of course, drinking some of the beers featured in the book. Just one of many New York City Beer Week events going on in our area.
How much: Free!

Burnin’ Down The Mouth: Sriracha, Ghost Peppers, And History Of Heat
When: Tuesday, February 25, 8pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: Join the Masters of Social Gastronomy for a food lecture about how the rooster-branded hot sauce became so ubiquitous, what makes an innocuous-looking chili pack so much punch, and more.
How much: Free!

On The Genealogy Of Color
When: Wednesday, February 26, 7pm
Where: Central Library, InfoCommons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Ever wondered whether other people’s color experience is the same as your own? The monthly series Brooklyn Public Philosophers presents Zed Adams, of the New School, who will detail the history of how philosophical questions about the subjectivity of color experience came to be questions in the first place. Heady stuff, but it’s a discussion even non-philosophers will find compelling.
How much: Free!

Jon Ronson’s Frank Story
When: Wednesday, February 26, 8pm (doors 7:30pm)
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: The author of The Men Who Stare At Goats has co-written a film based on a very strange story from his life, about playing in the Frank Sidebottom Band, and he’s performing the true story that inspired the film. He performed it at Union Hall last week, which sold out, and we hear it’s not to be missed, so grab tickets now.
How much: $6, available in advance

Photo via Kimberly McCreight

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