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October 18

Surfer spoof

Are you a graduate of the Keanu Reeves School of Acting? Then check out “Point Break Live!” a theatrical lampoon of the 1991 cult-classic about surfing bank robbers. The most excellent part? One audience member will be chosen at random to play Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Utah, an ex-college football star turned undercover agent who delivers the epically monomial line: “You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf?” So, get in touch with the big, empty space in your head, freshen up on your inexplicable head jerking, and head over to Littlefield for the show, bro!

8 pm at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, (718) 855–3388,] $21–26.


October 19

Taking it to the stoop

Hundreds of women will congregate in the courtyards and on the stoops of Park Place in Prospect Heights this Saturday to discuss feminism in a live art piece called “Between the Door and the Street,” and you’re invited to watch. Be forewarned, this will not be some clucking, hen house discussion about men, dating, or the hatred of men and dating. The conversations, spurred by the public art piece’s orchestrator, Los Angeles-based artist Suzanne Lacy, will concentrate on gender issues like immigration and reproductive rights. Lacy created a similar politically-minded performance piece in 1999 called “Code 33” in which she placed 150 teenagers and 100 cops on a rooftop in downtown Oakland to talk, share experiences, and rethink ideas.

4:30 pm [Park Place between Underhill and Vanderbilt Avenues in Prospect Heights, enter from Vanderbilt,] Free.


October 20

Gun it to Lola’s

Got brains on the brain? If so, Ft. Greene’s Lola BKLYN will screen season four of “The Walking Dead” every Sunday at 9 pm. Sip on zombie cocktails and swoon over Michonne’s sweet Samurai skills with fellow apoc-aholics while gorging on the gory AMC hit. The bar will also feature a monster-inspired menu in association with the parody cookbook “Snacking Dead,” plus special, in-store giveaways — here’s hoping it’s a zombie-ear necklace!

9 pm at Lola BKLYN [387 Myrtle Ave. between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues in Ft. Greene, (718) 858–1484] Free.


October 22

Half-shell happy hour

Dollar oysters can seem like a dream. But if you go to the wrong spot, they can be a nightmare the next day. Yet, when a classy joint like the Brooklyn Star offers the delicious delicacies for a mere greenback a pop, you’ve got the green light to be a glutton. Every Tuesday, from 4 – 7 pm, the warm and woodsy Williamsburg eatery will offer a $1-oysters happy hour that includes a $6 daily drink special to boot — a special worthy of a “woot-woot!”

4 – 7 pm at the Brooklyn Star [593 Lorimer St. between Metropolitan Avenue and Conselyea Street in Williamsburg, (718) 599–9899,].


October 23

Nerding out

Ever go to a fancy molecular mixology bar, watch the dry ice steam from your bacon-and-saffron infused gimlet, and think: “I miss science class?” Quench your longing for lab equipment with the Bell House’s “Secret Science Club,” a monthly scientific talk centered on a specific topic. This month features a lecture by, Jeffrey Friedman, the biologist who co-discovered leptin — a hormone that lurks in our fat cells that tells us to stop eating — but not stop drinking! — so head down to this free event, grab a leptin-inspired libation, and gain some knowledge while killing brain cells.

8 pm at The Bell House [149 7th St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510,] Free.

Updated 1:04 pm, October 20, 2013
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