Tuesday, March 11, 8 p.m.
Secret Science Club Presents The Origins of Good and Evil
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn
We learned the basics of good and evil from cartoons and comic books by the time we hit grade school. The good guys save the day and wear white stetsons. The bad guys laugh maniacally. But what happened in the prequel? Explore the nuanced beginnings before the epic battles at the Secret Science Club’s presentation of The Origins of Good and Evil — like watching Breaking Bad end-to-end to figure out just what happened to Walt. Cognitive scientist and author Paul Bloom leads the discussion along with “volatile experiments, chemical libations and star-gazing sounds.” Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Michael & Ping’s
Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Twitter Fiction Festival
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
It can be nice to settle down with a thick tome on a cold winter day in NYC, to shun social interactions and order in something appropriately greasy. But when there’s only time for a quick literary fix, there’s a lot that can be crammed into a short story. The Twitter Fiction Festival is upping the ante and cutting it down even further, to a svelte 140 characters. All the little birdies behind these tales gather this Wednesday at SubCulture for a live celebration of the pointed prose. Authors R. L. Stine, Dave Hill, James Braly, Diana Spechler, Matthew Robert Gehring, and James & Emily Carmichael will give on-stage performances, along with a few other surprises. Admission is $15.
Deal nearby: Da Marcella
Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m.
Free Bacon (and a Show)
The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Queens
Forget two drink minimums, we’ll take two slices of bacon, please. The Creek and the Cave is doing things right this Wednesday with an alluring prize for making it out to their comedy show: yep, that means bringin’ home the bacon er, eating it at the bar right away. Six comedians take the stage, along with hosts Kevin Berrey and Farah Brook and special guests. Admission is pay-what-you-wish and all proceeds will be donated to help Liza Dye, a local comedian who was hit by the subway, to cover her medical bills. Yes, we’ll be telling our doctors that it can be good to eat bacon.
Deal nearby: Alewife
Thursday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mis/Adventures in Science: How to Make Eggs in Space
The New York Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, Manhattan
Many things are far more difficult to accomplish in zero gravity than they are here on Planet Earth. Exercising, using the bathroom, and even eating some good grub can prove challenging in outer space. Astronaut Charlie Camarda, space nutritionist Sara Zwart and Dave Mosher of Popular Science give us a look at how folks out in orbit go about living their daily lives — and how what they’ve learned could help us here on ol’ terra firma. Tickets are $25 per person at the New York Academy of Sciences.
Deal nearby: Salaam Bombay