Brooklyn’s Nautical Purgatory takes center stage in the latest comic book in the “Tales of the Night Watchman” series, titled “It Came from the Gowanus Canal Again!” Be the first to read the tale of baristas battling sludge monsters tonight, when its creators launch the book with a party just a few steps from the fetid waters of its setting.
7–10 pm at Gowanus Souvenir Shop [567 Union St. between Nevins Street and Third Avenue in Gowanus, (424) 888–2869, www.gowan
The surf rock party band High Waisted returns to its home town tonight, playing the final show of its cross-country tour at Rough Trade in Williamsburg. Come out and catch the boisterous band, playing with garage band The Coax, Brooklyn rock four-piece the Hundred Hounds, and punk trio Beechwood.
9 pm at Rough Trade (Rough Trade NYC [64 N. Ninth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, (718) 388–4111, www.rough
This afternoon is your best chance to catch the quickly selling out first production in the newly renovated Billie Holiday Theatre, “The Old Settler,” about the tension between two sisters when a handsome young man takes a room in their 1943 Harlem tenement. If you can’t make it, the show from Brooklyn playwright John Henry Redwood continues through Nov. 19.
3 pm at the Billie Holiday Theatre [1368 Fulton St. between New York and Brooklyn avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, www.thebi
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Museum of Food and Drink! The party will feature, naturally, plenty of tasty food and drinks, including pan de muerto — the “bread of the dead” — Mexican hot chocolate, and mezcal, along with a community altar, crafts, and a discussion of the lore behind the festival.
6:30 pm at Museum of Food and Drink [62 Bayard St. between Lorimer and Leonard streets in Williamsburg, (718) 387–2845], www.mofad.org. $35.
The musical comedy duo Reformed Whores will premiere their new choose-your-own-adventure video series “Journey to Greatness!” at tonight’s comedy variety show “Up ’N’ Coming,” along with stand-up performances from Jim Tews, Katie Hannigan, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and fellow comedy band the Dreamstalks.
9 pm at Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave. between Jefferson and Troutman streets in Bushwick), www.cobra
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