The Way Station bar is bravely hosting a night of music from Australia and New Zealand at a time of fraught relations between the two countries — the middle of the Cricket World Cup. “Tasmericana Night” will feature the Antipodean sounds of Ben R. Mackie, City Walls Autumn Falls, the Hookey Brothers, and Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies, plus hopefully some good-natured smack talk.
8 pm at the Way Station [683 Washington Ave. between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights, (347) 627–4949, www.wayst
It ain’t over until the fat lady sings — or at least eats the last slice of grandma pie. Get your pizza with a free side of culture when Brooklyn’s own Regina Opera Company gives a one-hour preview of its upcoming performance of “The Barber of Seville” live at Bay Ridge’s Vesuvio Restaurant.
3 pm at Vesuvio Restaurant [7503 Third Ave. between 73rd and 74th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 745–0222, www.regin
If you can handle the weather, head down to Sunset Park to ring in the Year of the Sheep at the annual Lunar New Year Parade. Bring an umbrella and snow boots (the forecast calls for both), and warm up by watching the lion dances, kids’ performances, and firecrackers.
Noon (Starts at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street in Sunset Park). Free.
Didn’t win your office Oscars pool? You can still claim awards season glory at Pat Kiernan’s now-annual Red Carpet Trivia Night. Brooklyn’s beloved news anchor will quiz contestants on award-winners from movies, television, Broadway, music, and literature, with themed prizes up for grabs.
7:30 pm at the Bell House [149 Seventh St. between Second and Third avenues in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebe
Dr. Dre just turned 50, and event organizer Good Peoples is saying happy birthday to everyone’s favorite rapper turned headphone purveyor with its annual Dre Day celebration at Kinfolk in Williamsburg. There will be tunes via Nick Hook, Project Matt, and World’s Fair plus gin and juice specials all night.
10 pm at Kinfolk (94 Wythe Ave. between N. 10th and 11th streets in Williamsburg, www.tinyu