Buddha Monk shares stories of the legendary Ol’ Dirty Bastard, from their days as childhood friends to when the Wu-Tang Clan topped the charts. In conversation with co-author Professor Mickey Hess and hip-hop writer Shawn Setaro, Monk will be dropping knowledge about Big Baby Jesus aka ODB aka Dirt McGirt in the neighborhood where it all began, Bed-Stuy. Reception and book signing to follow.
Paint Nite atCiti Field
Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.
Baseball season may be over, but Citi Field is too good a venue to let sit empty all winter. Come out tonight for a painting class to create a miniature portrait of Citi Field — let’s just hope you paint better than the Mets play baseball, right? All supplies will be provided.
Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour
Nov. 6, 8 p.m.
Music Hall of Williamsburg,66 N. Sixth St.
Choreographer to every major female pop star from J.Lo to Lady Gaga and Beyonce,Manwe Sauls-Addison, turns his talents to burlesque, combining humor, music, pop culture and, of course, sex appeal. Catch “Star Wars”- and “Game of Thrones”-themed dances by some of the most popular Suicide Girls and pick up some cool merch while you’re at it – have it signed if you buy a VIP ticket!
Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
Nov. 7-8, 9 p.m.
Various venues, Williamsburg
Leave your instruments at home this weekend; you won’t need them. Combining notable acts with hot newcomers, this festival is known for its variety and quality, with Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Shift K3Y and tons more on the roster.
Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge
Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
WFA Offices,419 Lafayette St.
Got what it takes to make a short film in two days? You’ve got 48 hours to decide what you’re going to do, write a screenplay, assemble props, costumes and actors, rehearse, shoot, score and edit your film to win a portion of over $13,000 in prizes from The Paint Place, Chelsea Piers, Sleep No More/The McKittrick Hotel, Pole Position and more. You won’t sleep a wink.
Peter Hook and the Light
Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
Irving Plaza,17 Irving Place
Since Joy Division is long gone and you’ll never get to see them live, you might as well catch their bassist with his new act performing their songs, and then you can say you sort of saw Joy Division.
Nitehawk’s Country Brunchin’
Nov. 8-9, 11:30 a.m.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the movie that put spaghetti Westerns on the map and introduced Clint Eastwood as “the man with no name,” Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars” will be screening while you scarf down eggs Benedict and mimosas. The TarantinosNYC will perform a pre-screening performance to set the mood.
If spending your Sunday digging through crates of records seeking out first pressings, rare picture discs and long-lost gems is your idea of a good time, then welcome to the revolution — the Vinyl Revolution Record Show. Over 30 dealers, all-day drink specials and a food tent for your nutrition needs.
Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt
Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42 St.
There’s more to Grand Central than trying to avoid tourists and seeking out the fastest route from the 6 train to the Hudson Magazine stand. Check out hidden art, the famous whispering gallery, mysterious markings in theconstellation ceiling, ghost train arrivals and more.