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Friday

March 7

Not canon

Calling all Mary-Sues and Marty-Sams — “Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction” is back at Union Hall, where comedians battle on stage for laughs and points by penning their own erotic fan fiction about film and TV characters. This edition’s lineup includes Bridget Everett, Travon Free, Max Silvestri, Claudia Cogan, and more.

8 pm at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, (718) 638–4400, www.unionhallny.com]. $10.

Saturday

March 8

Flower power

Get your thumbs green at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 33rd annual “Making Brooklyn Bloom.” This year’s workshops include “dive into compost bins,” “soil contamination in urban gardens,” and “farmer’s yoga.” There will also be exhibits from local greening organizations, walking tours of the garden, and a keynote address by urban farmer Karen Washington.

10 am at Brooklyn Botanic Garden [900 Washington Ave. at Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights, (718) 623–7200, www.bbg.org].

Sunday

March 9

Enter the dragons

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a troupe from Cangzhou, China, tumble into the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College for “Cirque Ziva” — an awe-inspiring display of balancing, juggling, and contortion, mixed with traditional dance and eye-catching costumes.

3 pm at the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts [2900 Campus Rd. between Amersfort Place and Kenilworth Place in Flatbush, (718) 951–4500, www.brooklyncenter.com]. $35.

Tuesday

March 11

How you doin’?

Could this trivia night BE any more nostalgic? Grab your man’s bag, feather your Rachel hair and head to Central Perk, err, 15 Yemen Rd., Yemen, err, the Tea Lounge in Park Slope for a night of “Friends” trivia. Rounds include true and false, quotes, character identity, and a final lightning round.

8 pm at the Tea Lounge [837 Union St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues in Park Slope, (718) 789–2762, www.tealoungeny.com]. Free.

Wednesday

March 12

Clean machine

Consume Wes Anderson classic “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” in more ways than one at Nitehawk Cinema. As part of the theater’s “Film Feasts” series, a four-course meal with beer pairings will be served up at specific points in the film, with dishes such as the “fluorescent snapper” of snapper crudo, pesto de esteban, and red amaranth, paired with a brew from Captain Lawrence.

7:15 pm at Nitehawk Cinema [136 Metropolitan Ave. near Berry Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–3980, www.nitehawkcinema.com]. $75.

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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, but there MUST be something less cringe worthy going on, on March 11th. Isn't there a fingernails on the blackboard contest going on at the Brownsville VFW Hall that night? Just an alternative suggestion, if you don't mind.
March 7, 2014, 5:51 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I see nothing listed for this evening. Come to Lowlands bar and say hello to you're good friend John Wasserman in the flesh.
March 10, 2014, 5:50 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
"your" LOLL" (lot's of Llamas)
March 10, 2014, 5:51 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
It was very enjoyable to meet some of you yesterday evening! Pardon the multiple comments.
March 11, 2014, 6:36 pm

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