Off the wall
Get a quick dose of culture tonight at “He Did What?” — a free, 10-minute animated opera about a pair of senior citizens plotting a murder. The show will be projected on a loop onto an outside wall of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and headphones will be available so you can hear the music.
7–10 pm at BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building (at Lafayette Ave. and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). Free.
Beauty and the East
Brooklyn Museum’s free First Saturday party celebrates the recent re-opening of its Art of China and Art of Japan galleries. Take a tour of the redesigned exhibits with the curators at 5:30 pm, then catch Asian rockers, poets, and comedians all night.
5–11 pm at Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights, (718) 638–5000, www.brook
Fleet-footed runners with the New York City Marathons will stream through Brooklyn all morning, and one of the best places to watch is along Fourth Avenue, anywhere from Bay Ridge to Atlantic Avenue. The last group sets out at 11 am, so you have time to get energized at brunch and still cheer as they pass.
9 am–1 pm on Fourth Avenue (between 92nd Street in Bay Ridge to Atlantic Avenue in Park Slope, www.nyrr.org). Free.
Where did all those cowboys go? Find out tonight, when Park Slope comedian Ophira Eisenberg interviews crooner Paula Cole for National Public Radio’s trivia show “Ask Me Another,” recorded live at the Bell House.
7:30 pm at Bell House [149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue in Gowanus, (718) 643–6510, www.thebe
Brooklyn native Larry Racioppo spent years snapping photos of basketball courts and hoop players around the city. His new book “B-Ball NYC” collects those images, and you can take a close-up look at his gallery show tonight, where he will be signing books.
6–8 pm at Brooklyn Arts Council [20 Jay St. between John and Plymoth streets in Dumbo, (718) 625–0080, www.brook