Weekday Fun: The Best Events August 11-13

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage via Murakami on FB
We’re back to the daily grind on a Monday, but there’s no need to let it get you down when there’s so much going on in the neighborhood to enjoy outside of work! From a karaoke celebration of a book release, to a talk about poison, to awkward stories about science, and more, there’s a lot to help get you through the week. Details on those events and more:

Karaoke Murakami: A Midnight Release Party
When: Monday, August 11, 9pm-1am
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue
What: Stop by the store after hours to celebrate the release of Haruki Murikami’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage! Purchase the book and be entered into a raffle to win a signed copy, and enjoy some beer, Japanese snacks, and karaoke!
How much: Free!

Secret Science Club Presents Biochemist And “Poisonologist” Mandë Holford
When: Tuesday, August 12, 8pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street
What: Hear from a biochemist from the City University Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History who’s exploring the fine line between deadly poisons and medical cures!
How much: Free!

The Fancy Show
When: Tuesday, August 12, 8pm
Where: Bar Reis, 375 5th Avenue
What: Looking for a fun night of stand-up and free popcorn? Then this is the place for you. This week features Kareem Green, Maria Heinegg, Lorelei Ramirez, and more, and is hosted by Simmons McDavid.
How much: Free! Email thefancyshowbrooklyn@gmail.com ahead for reservations.

Trivia Night
When: Wednesday, August 13, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: The Roof at Whole Foods, 214 3rd Street
What: Trivia NYC presents a fun, free night of trivia where you’ll not only get bragging rights if you win, but some prizes.
How much: Free!

The Story Collider: Awkward Science
When: Wednesday, August 13, 8pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: Five true, awkward personal science stories of parents, police, pseudoscience, and more.
How much: $10, available in advance.

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