Monday, January 6, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Mac & Movie Monday
Miles, 101 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn
At long last, the stars have aligned – three of our favorite m-words banding together on a Monday night. We’re talkin’ mac’n’cheese, movies and music, friends. Suddenly the start of our week doesn’t seem so rough – two free hours of cheesy goodness from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., followed by a free screening of a music-themed flick. Suddenly Mondays are quite a bit less manic.
Deal nearby: El Mio Cid
Tuesday, January 7, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Pre-History with the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies
Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
What on earth did we do before smartphones? Before the internet? Before computers? Heck, what did we do before the invention of the wheel? Explore life without laptops at this talk from the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies. They’re traveling back to prehistoric times to discuss what our cave-dwelling ancestors did every day without Netflix recommendations to lean on. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Supercore
Wednesday, January 8, 7 p.m.
The Lost & Found Show: First Anniversary Edition
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
Every month, the Lost & Found Show brings together some of the city’s wackiest storytellers to spin tales about objects they might find in a Lost & Found box. According to the folks who run the show, they’ve previously featured the likes of burlesque stars, magicians, Moth Grand Slam winners, actors and even a ukulele player. This First Anniversary installment will showcase seven of the show’s favorite raconteurs from 2013. Admission is free. (And please, let us know if you come across that Pound Puppy we lost at that t-ball game oh so many years ago.)
Deal nearby: CAMAJE French-American Bistro
Thursday, January 9, 8:30 p.m.
Shouting at the Screen with Wyatt Cenac and Donwill
indieSceen, 285-289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
We’ve all done it at some point. Yelling at the movie screen is a pastime that’s probably as old as the silver screen itself. At this indieScreen event, the behavior is not only allowed but encouraged by the likes of The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac and comedian Donwill. They’ll be servin’ up wisecracks all throughout this month’s installment of Shout at the Screen, an event that showcases outrageous 1970’s exploitation cinema. Tickets are $10 per person.
Deal nearby: Tiny Empire