Monday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.
John Hodgman’s Trivia Night for Cheaters
Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn
In the age of smart phones and instant information (hey, remember encyclopedias?) a game of trivia these days is 88% search restraint. While our brains stall up trying to remember who invented the Post-it note, our fingers are twitchin’ to unlock our phones to beg Siri for answers. At this week’s quiz bowl cheating isn’t just a thing done on the sly – it’s a part of the game. Prizes will go to the team that gets the most correct answers (with the help of ye ol’ interwebs) as well as those former Academic Decathlon champs that team only used their noggins. Tickets are $25 to watch the brain-game unfold.
Deal nearby: Tiny Empire
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Roberta’s Cookbook Party
The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn
Since opening in 2008, Roberta’s has been serving Bushwick some legendary slices. Here’s our chance to get a look behind the scenes at where the greatness begins: the kitchen. Chef Carlo Mirarchi and the Roberta’s crew are visiting The Brooklyn Kitchen to celebrate their new cookbook and whip up some of its recipes for a taste. Each ticket is $40 and includes a copy of the book, so be sure to stick around and get it signed by the bona fide pizza experts.
Deal nearby: Santos Anne
Wednesdays through Sundays until November 26th
DVD Dead Drop: The Last DVD
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Queens
Who says we don’t need optical drives? At the Museum of the Moving Image, find the inconspicuous slot in the museum’s outer wall and inserting a blank DVD-R. The DVD comes back with a digital art exhibition, a collection of media, and plenty of other featured content from the exhibit to explore. Stop by any time of day before November 26th to get a copy. On November 27th, the hole gets closed up forever. (Solidifying our remaining discs’ futures as coasters.)
Deal nearby: Cavo
Wednesday, November 20, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Where the Wild Things Are: A Wine Pairing Dinner
Madiba, 195 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
We’d like to think that, as the king of the Wild Things, Max would grow up to do some awesome things. The musician Max Wild takes a cue from his namesake at this adventurous wine pairing dinner. Hailing from Zimbabwe, Max will play his fun brand of jazz to get the wild rumpus started while folks enjoy spicy South African food and wine. Tickets are $40 per person.
Deal nearby: Lola BKLYN
Thursday, November 21, Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24
Nitehawk Shorts Festival
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
With our ever-shortening attention spans, short films are on the rise. Celebrate the film format of the fure at the Nitehawk Shorts Festival, which kicks off this Thursday. The lineup focuses on local filmmakers working in the five boroughs, so swing by on opening night for a chance to join in on a Q&A with fellow New Yorkers. Tickets are $11 per screening.
Deal nearby: Supercore