Will Joey “Jaws” Chestnut continue his reign as champion of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest? Will Matt “Megatoad” Stonie steal the mustard belt? Head down to the People’s Playground and see the gorge-ous competition for yourself, instead of letting the live-bloggers have all the fun.
11 am at Nathan’s Famous [1310 Surf Ave. at Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, (718) 333–2202, www.natha
The Grateful Dead reunite for a final concert to celebrate 50 years of jamming. True dyed-in-the-tied Deadheads are soaking in the smoke at the three-day concert in Chicago, but Brooklynites can see it on the big screen at Brooklyn Bowl, which screens the final show tonight.
8 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369, www.brook
In the grim future where wood is rare and fire is forbidden, how will you cook your dinner? Learn at “Apocalypse Chow,” where Flux Factory artists and chefs from Marlow & Sons will serve food cooked in a solar-powered oven (pictured) and talk about creative uses of the sun, followed by a steel pan music performance.
7 pm at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Garden [95 Malcolm X Blvd. between Greene and Lexington avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, (718) 636–4100, www.bam.org]. Free.
Music has the power to move you — but does it also have magic powers? Occult electronic dance music outfit A Place Both Wonderful and Strange releases its new single of “witch house” music at this Bushwick show with Winkie 10 and DJ Sex Knife.
10:30 pm at Kings County Saloon [1 Knickerbocker Ave. at Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, (347) 987-3751, www.kings
Sports save the day! Tonight, “Adventure Time” background artist Sam Bosma releases his graphic novel “Fantasy Sports,” about a mummy’s curse that can only be broken with the power of basketball.
7:30 pm at Bergen Street Comics [470 Bergen St. between Flatbush and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 230–5600, www.berge