Never heard of William Onyeabor? No problem — you probably have heard of David Byrne, Money Mark, Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, and Luke Jenner from the Rapture, who will all be honoring the mysterious Nigerian synth composer with this tribute show.
8 pm at the Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. $35–$65.
Popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter shows off its newish digs in Greenpoint with a block party. Tour the company’s new headquarters, then check out food, art, games, and performances from local Kickstarter-funded creators — including the PitchBlak Brass Band and “Johann Sebastian Joust” — the greatest party game ever invented.
Noon–6 pm at the Kickstarter HQ (58 Kent St. between West and Franklin streets in Greenpoint, www.kickst
Give a toothy grin for this one — Grammy-winning a capella octet Roomful of Teeth will perform at Galapagos Art Space as part of the Five Borough Music Festival. The group uses an eclectic range of vocal stylings such as Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, and Korean p’ansorito to explore the musical potential of the human voice.
7 pm at Galapagos Art Space [16 Main St. at Water Street in Dumbo, (718) 222–8500, www.galapa
Get on your bike and ride to the Brooklyn Historical Society for this two-wheeler-themed trivia night. The emphasis will be on bicycles and other alternative transportation methods in pop culture — not technical stuff — so even motorists should be in with a chance. There will also be beer.
6:30 pm at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrpont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.brookl
Call it literary karaoke. In “Reading Roulette,” contestants compete by reading famous literary passages — but the catch is that they don’t get to choose which passage or the voice they must read it in. Performances will be judged by literary industry professionals, and the night will be emceed by Isaac Fitzgerald of the Rumpus and Buzzfeed.
7 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebel