Do you ever have those nights with friends when someone brings up some silly internet clip he saw recently which, somehow, no one else has seen? So you all huddle around the closest laptop or smartphone to watch it, which inevitably reminds someone else of this other silly internet clip which she needs to show you, and it will just take a second but you have to see it, you’ll love it, until it’s an hour later and you’re all watching Brodyquest for the seventh time? Well this Wednesday you can do that, but for prizes!
Check out Littlefield’s YouTube Wars, and more of this week’s local fun:
Live: Brooklyn Jazz Warriors
When: Monday August 12, 8 pm
Where: Two Moon Art House & Cafe, 315 4th Avenue
What: Brooklyn Jazz Warriors, “Kings County’s own soul music soldiers” performs live in the intimate coffeehouse venue. They just recorded their 2nd album, so come by to check out new original music.
How much: Free!
When: Tuesday August 13, 8 pm (7:30 doors)
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street
What: Hosted by comedian Eliot Glazer, it’s a battle to show who knows the best and latest of the YouTube memes out there. The rules are simple: teams or individuals compete in a bracket-style tournament, each playing a YouTube video to win over the crowd and host. Anyone can sign up, so get there early (with some 1-minute-or-less clips saved to your smartphone or email account). Winner receives “lavish prizes and eternal fame.” Plus, drink specials and free popcorn.
How much: $5, tickets available here.
Susie Pak at Community Bookstore
When: Wednesday August 14, 7 pm
Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue
What: Get a behind-the-scene look at the complex world of financial, social, and political world of early 20th century Wall Street with writer and historian Susie Pak, author of Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J. P. Morgan.
How much: Free!