It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is... looking for alternative indoor activities to shake up his napping regimen? That's how we'd hope he'd proceed under the circumstances, anyway. Which is why we've compiled this fantastic (if we do say so ourselves) list of ways to beat drizzle drowsiness. Just in case you were considering copping out by getting back into bed yourself.

WE DON'T WANT TO MISS:

SUMMER SAKE BOMB DJ NITE
Friday, May 20, 6 p.m.
Booze meets art meets music meets charity at the Japan Society's Summer Sake Bomb DJ Nite. View their lauded exhibition, Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, while sipping (or, more appropriately, chugging) sake bombs and taking in "pop, metal and synth music, [spun] against a backdrop of Japanese horror, to accompany the eye-popping aesthetic" of the exhibit. Donate to the Society's Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and be entered to win PUREVILE jewelry or an APRRO Design sake "bomb."
japansociety.org

ALSO WORTH CHECKING OUT:

RE: TELLING
Friday, May 20, 8 p.m.
There are certain questions you go through life wondering the answers to: How many times can Super Mario die? Does the devil drink milk? Did Indiana visit Borges or was it the other way around? You know, pressing stuff. The answers to which can be found by reading the literary anthology, Re:Telling. Or by visiting Prospect Heights bar The Way Station, where contributors to the book will regale you with a night of "fact, fiction and good, old-fashioned story telling."
waystationbk.blogspot.com

WIZARD WORLD BIG APPLE COMIC CON "SPRING EDITION"
Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m.
If you're nerdy enough to get excited about the next Twilight movie or a marathon screening of the original Starwars trilogy (we don't care what you say, you are a nerd; just embrace it), then the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con "Spring Edition" is for you. Aside from gathering tons of sci-fi and comic fanatics in one place, some big names (like Tom Felton of Harry Potter fame and James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will also be making appearances.
wizardworld.com