Tonight in New York City: Take part in a pun competition, watch Independence Day along the Brooklyn Waterfront, or test out your trivia knowledge. By Carly Petrone.
Matthew Thomas in Conversation with Joshua Ferris
Matthew Thomas debuts his novel, We Are Not Ourselves, tonight at McNally Jackson. He will sit down with three-time novelist Joshua Ferris to talk about the multi-generational epic set in Jackson Heights and New York. The book chronicles one family’s pursuit of prosperity and status in the latter half of the twentieth century. Event starts at 7 p.m.
Red Hook Flicks: Independence Day
It’s hard to believe that Red Hook Flicks is almost over. Come celebrate with the film series’ second to last screening: Independence Day. The 1996 blockbuster movie starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, and Jeff Goldblum follows the survivors of a planet-wide attack on Earth. Together they make a last-ditch effort to fend off the alien invadors. Don’t forget to grab a slice from Mark’s Pizza and something sweet from Steve’s Key Lime and King Leche Cremes. Come early to stake out your spot. Film starts at 8:30 p.m.
Housing Works Bookstore
Punderdome 3000 is back in Manhattan! Watch as the always-adorable Jo Firestone and her hilarious father host this addicting pun competition. Sign up to be a part of the fun and share your best play on words for the audience (after all, they’re the ones judging you on the Clap-O-Meter). Plus, there’s fun prizes and celebrity judges guaranteed. Tickets are $10 and show starts at 8 p.m.
Comedy Central Corporate Retreat
Looking to laugh with some seriously funny up and coming comedians? Head over to UCBeast tonight at 8 p.m. to watch Adam Newman host Comedy Central Corporate Retreat. Tonight’s comics to watch include John Early, Naomi Ekperigin, and Tanisha Long. Tickets are just $5 for a night of fun.
Full Circle Trivia
Full Circle Bar
It’s Tuesday night and that means it’s time for Full Circle Trivia. Get your team together (2-5 players) and head down to Brooklyn because you can enjoy free skee-ball, hot dogs, and jumbo pretzels before the games even begin. Take advantage of happy hour, which starts at 5 p.m. and start brainstorming because trivia begins promptly at 8:30 p.m. Winner receives a $75 bar tab prize.