Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the opening of the “Red Envelope Show,” featuring original artwork from more than 150 artists, drawn or painted on red envelopes — each of which contains a mystery surprise for its buyer. Check it out, and enjoy the traditional lion dance at 8:30 pm.
7–10 pm at Gumpy Bert [82 Bond St. between State Street and Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, (347) 855–4849, www.grump
A guy thing
Veteran rocker Amy Rigby, a former member of cowpunk bands Last Roundup and the Shams, launches her latest solo album “The Old Guys” tonight in Bushwick, pairing her clever, often confessional lyrics about touring and old dudes like Robert Altman and Philip Roth with rock hooks. Lenny Kaye opens at 8 pm.
9 pm at the Safari Room at El Cortez (17 Ingraham St., between Bogart Street and Morgan Avenue in Bushwick, www.elcor
There’s nothing kids love more that the Revolutionary War, so bring your youngsters to today’s Rock and Roll Playhouse, where the band plays the music of “Hamilton!” This show may be better than the Broadway version — here, no one is going to shush you when you yell the lyrics along with King George!
11:30 am at Brooklyn Bowl [61 Wythe Ave. between N. 11th and N. 12th streets in Williamsburg, (718) 963–3369], www.brook
Feel up the Dark Side
There is no try — only do me! Visit a sexy galaxy of far, far-out fan-fiction at “Star Wars: An Erotic Live Reading,” where comedians read outrageous, saucy stories set in the Star Wars universe, including the sadomasochistic mash-up “Fifty Shades of Rey.” The night will also feature a “Force Off” game where the audience can win prizes.
8 pm at Littlefield (635 Sackett St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littl
This evening edition of the digital arts showcase “Teknopolis” gives grown-ups a chance to play with the wonderful toys. It features four floors of interactive installations, including visual art that reacts to your touch, a voice-activated wall of lights, films that you can direct and enter, virtual reality experiences, and the 360-degree film “Asteroid!”
7:30 pm at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl. between Hanson Place and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, www.bam.org). $25.