So again, this singles night thing is really a fluke, but sometimes these events make me wish that I were single. Radio Lab’s Jad Abumrad takes over the Brooklyn Brewery for a night of stories, neurological results (hey I’m just reading the cue card here), and hopefully some romance. I have trouble seeing how that’s possible because, if you haven’t been to the Brooklyn Brewery, it’s a bit like drinking beers in an unfinished basement that smells like a brewery; romance isn’t what pops to mind. Perhaps more like a night full of regretful passes followed by getting kicked out of your “date’s” bed when she doesn’t recognize who the hell you are. Definitely a bit dodgy when compared to S.O.B.’s — so for those of you who consider yourself more upscale, this may not be for you (see For The Singles, Quiznight with WNYC’s John Schaefer).
For an example of what kind of show you can expect, check out the last episode of radio lab (52 MB mp3 file):
Jorge Luis Borges wrote, “Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire,” and it’s as close a definition as we have. But maybe if we slow time down enough, or speed it up enough, we can unlock its secrets. On this week’s Radio Lab, we’re using our hour to try and do just that.
Hey, it’s not for everyone. But it may be for someone like you. They are promising activites that bring you into contact with the opposite sex . . . If nothing else, there’s “free” food and beer with admission:
When: Thursday, June 7, 7-10pm
Where: Brooklyn Brewery 79 North 11th Street (at Wythe Street), Brooklyn
How do I get there?! Take the L to Bedford and quit crying about it, Abigail-May.
Ticket price: $35; $40 at the door (complimentary beer and hors d’oeuvres included)
Since this one runs until 10pm and includes food and drink, I can’t really suggest much else on top of it. That’d just be overkill.