Monday, January 20, 7:30 p.m.
Muppet Vault: Gonzo the Great
Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
Gonzo: an awesome writing style from Hunter S. Thompson and also one of our favorite muppets. In this instance, we’re raising our glasses to the latter of the two at Union Hall’s Muppet Vault: Gonzo the Great. They’ll screen a classic Gonzo-centric episode of the Muppet Show, along clips of his best moments throughout the show’s run. Sing along with the audience, grab a drink special, snag a cool giveaway, or just kick back and revel in the jokester’s legacy. Admission is $8.
Deal nearby: Butter Lane (Park Slope)
Monday, January 20, 8 p.m.
Whitney Houston Jukebox Musical: A Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience
Cameo Gallery, 93 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
Don’t you wanna dance? Say you wanna dance! Yep, we want to — especially to Whitney Houston songs all night long. Cameo Gallery brings us this Whitney Houston Jukebox Musical, or what the organizers are calling “A Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience.” The crowd is invited to join in on the performance, and do their best to belt out “I Will Always Love You.” (But if you can’t hit those nights like Whitney, don’t worry, they’ll offer some non-singing roles too.) Admission is $10 per person.
Deal nearby: Supercore
Tuesday, January 21, 6 p.m.
Beertopia: Winter Series
Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Avenue, Brooklyn
When we hear the term “Beertopia” images of a 21+ version of Willy Wonka’s factory. This Tuesday, Beertopia becomes a reality (minus the ominous Oompa Loompas and mysterious disappearances) at the Village Pourhouse with the Winter Series, a lineup of seasonal brews ripe for the tastin’. Each $37 ticket grants each guest 5 tastings and 1 full pint of their choosing, from tangy ales to crisp lagers. Beertopia, we’re excited to visit you.
Deal nearby: Purple Ginger
Wednesday, January 22, 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
You’re the Expert Live Taping
Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
Think you can guess what a distinguished professor in an obscure field does all day...without knowing anything about him or her? A panel of three comedians will give it their best shot, through a series of games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses. Host Chris Duffy leads the night of hilarity, with panelists Robert Woo, Anna Drezen and Myq Kaplan. Go ahead and laugh heartily while the tape rolls: this’ll be a live recording for the new public radio podcast. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Deal nearby: The Pines