In the Pinc
Delightfully off-kilter, often literally underground trio Pinc Louds will launch a self-titled jazzy doo-wop indie-rock album tonight, which the band describes as “the result of a year-long collaboration between singer Claudi Ausbury, two Nyquils and a bottle of Merlot.” Stop by for fariy tale tunes and a bear on upright bass.
9 pm at Bizarre Bar (12 Jefferson St. between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick, www.bizar
Near and beer
Dive into New York City Beer Week at its Opening Invitational Bash, featuring unlimited two-ounce samples of ales, lagers, stouts, saisons, and varieties from further afield. Sip your way through suds from established Brooklyn brands, including Sixpoint and the Brooklyn Brewery, and chat with the brewers behind relative newcomers such as Strong Rope, Lineup, Folksbier, and Wartega, among many others.
6:30–9:30 pm at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St. at Franklin Street in Greenpoint, www.nycbe
Steve Burns, the former host of “Blue’s Clues” and Steven Drozd, from the Flaming Lips, have teamed up to form the band StevenSteven, and today they launch the melancholy rock opera for kids “Foreverywhere,” which contains a three-song cycle about a unicorn who falls in love with a guitar-playing princess. Everything about this is awesome.
1 pm at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brook
Get your nerd on at new graphic novel shop Anyone Comics, which opens today in Crown Heights! The opening event will feature Aquaman artist Brad Walker signing his comics, a discount on all funnybooks, and a $10 “drink ’n’ draw” for artists to sketch models dressed as superheroes starting at 8 pm.
5 pm at Anyone Comics (1216 Union St. between Nostrand and Rogers avenues in Crown Heights, www.anyon
Fairy big show
Watch out for trolls as you head down to the Manhattan Bridge for “Digital Fairytales,” a series of short films projected on the side of the Bridge as part of the Art in Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk. Art spots all over the neighborhood will show off new work, and you can chat with the Fairytale film creators at the Digital Media Center (30 John St. between Jay and Pearl streets) at 7:30 pm.
6–10 pm at Pearl Street Triangle (Pearl Street at Water Street in Dumbo, www.dumbo.is). Free.