Sunday, March 29: Everyone remembers the scene with the raw eggs, but did you ever think of “Cool Hand Luke” as one of the great Christ references in American pop culture? As part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s ongoing tribute to the late great (and Jewish) Paul Newman, watch as Luke Jackson lives out the passion of the Christ decades before Mel Gibson took it literally.
3, 6 and 9 pm. BAM [30 Lafayette Ave. neat St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100]. $11.
Alyssa on 1st
Monday, March 30: Charming “Charmed” star and sexy baseball groupie Alyssa Milano will read from her new book, “Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic.” The Brooklyn-born television actress, who also starred in the classic 1980s sitcom, “Who’s the Boss?” is a longtime baseball fan and sex symbol. We know — where was she when you were getting married, right?
7 pm. Alyssa Milano at BookMark Shoppe [8415 Third Avenue at 84th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 833-5115]. Free.
Olga in bloom
Thursday, April 2: Olga Bloom, founder of Bargemusic, Brooklyn’s favorite waterborne concert venue, celebrates her 90th birthday in globetrotting style with serenades from the Shanghai String Quartet and St. Petersburg String Quartet, as well as several other acts and a special performance by the birthday girl herself.
6 pm. Olga Bloom birthday celebration. Bargemusic [Fulton Ferry Landing, Old Fulton Street at the East River in DUMBO, (718) 624-2083]. $90.
Friday, April 3: Do you love Japanese B-movie monsters (and who doesn’t?)? Then head to Warsaw in Williamsburg for Kaiju Big Battel, a mock fight between towering, city-crushing Nipponese nemeses. These stage travelling multi-media kitsch-fests feature costumed monsters, referees, an MC, and an “urban renewal expert” who rebuilds the cityscape after each encounter.
8 pm. Kaiju Big Battel. Warsaw [261 Driggs Ave. at Eckford Street in Williamsburg, (718) 387-0505]. $20.
Bring in da Norse
Saturday, April 4: Here she comes, Miss Norway of Greater New York! Straight from the land of Vikings, fjords, and herring, this beauty contest brings you the finest ladies that the Nordic New York-area community has to offer. Festivities will also include the anointing of Miss Norwegian Heritage and Little Miss Norway, as well a raffle and live accordion music.
2 pm. Miss Norway of Greater New York 2009. Norwegian Christian Home [1250 67th St. between 12th and 13th avenues in Dyker Heights, (917) 656-1552]. $30.
Books: Everyone wants to get to second base with Alyssa Milano, which makes sense because the sexy star loves baseball, too. She’ll be reading from her new baseball book next week in Bay Ridge. Comments (3).