Monday, Feb. 2
The Brooklyn Historical Society is kicking off Black History Month with a screening of William Greaves' “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One,” a groundbreaking 1968 film, in which Greaves blended fiction and documentary to create an experimental classic. It'll be introduced by award-winning actor Steve Buscemi and a post-screening discussion will follow with Richard Brody of The New Yorker and Shola Lynch from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 6:30-9 p.m. 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. Tickets are free, but you must book online.
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Straight off their hit show on the NYC Life network, "The Big Quiz Thing" is bringing their multimedia game-show to SubCulture Tuesday evening. Described by The Onion as “way more than a middlebrow excuse to drink beer,” "The Big Quiz Thing" features six rounds of live quizzing, including a Lightning Round, a Text Message Challenge and the Buzzertastic Three Way Finale. There’s also “Smart-Ass Points” for wrong but right answers. Hosted by the "geek savant" comedian Noah Tarnow. $15. From 7 p.m. 45 Bleecker St., NoHo.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
English author Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "About a Boy") chats about his new book "Funny Girl," the tale of a reluctant beauty queen from Blackpool navigating her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet in 1960s London. At Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St., Union Square. From 7 p.m. Free.
Thursday, Feb. 5
Time’s Up!, a local environment-focused nonprofit offers free classes in bicycle maintenance. Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m, they’re offering a fix-your-bike workshop at 156 Rivington St., in the Lower East Side. In their Brooklyn location, 99 S. 6th St., Williamsburg, learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics at the workshop designed by and for women. No previous experience with bicycle repair required.