I hear tell that the rain gods took their cloud pissings all over the Wilco show this past Monday, which is totally the suck! I hope many of you stuck out the wetness for the sake of all the good Tweedy to be had, though. And now that you've presumably dried off, there's nothing but sky, blue sky of fun times ahead (well, starting Sunday). Welcome to Whassup: Blue Sky Edition:
* Thursday, July 26: Food/Kitchen Swap, Krrb (Williamsburg): Oh come all ye Brooklyn foodies, and share of your bounty. This totally BK event, co-produced by FiPS' writer Vee, invites the swapping of your dishes, as well as the dishes they came in. So much stomach happiness ensues. 6-9pm, $5.
* Friday, July 27: Black Punther Goes Away, Littlefield: The thing about having tons of weekly or monthly weird little shows, as Park Slope has in spades, is that it produces weird local celebrities. Here's one, Noah Philip Smith, aka "The Black Punther" of PunderDOME 3000 fame (sorta). Well, as so many of us Brooklyn transplants must eventually do, he is returning home to his native Midwest (Columbus, OH) to spawn (I'm assuming). With Jo Firestone, PunderDOME co-host, the Punther says farewell with a night of puns, stand-up, and "non-celebrity." 8pm, $5.
* Saturday, July 28: Muppet Sing-a-Long, Prospect Park: Fresh off their commendable, muppety stand against the anti-gays at Chick-Fil-A, the muppets are even more awesomely loveable. So, even more reason to join voice with the furry little weirdoes at the Bandshell. 6:30pm, FREE.
* Sunday, July 29: Mike Birbiglia, Union Hall: Excellent comedian Mike Birbiglia, he of the also excellent one-man show Sleepwalk with Me, hurls jokes and stories all over your Brooklyn faces. 8pm, $12.
* Tuesday, July 31: BK Zines, BK College Library: Zines are totally a thing again, you guys, thanks to the efforts of people probably too young to remember the first time zines were a thing. No matter, it's cool, and this BK College Library collection, opening today, celebrates BK-centric varieties of the self-made publications. Readings from zinesters and BK College students. 7-9pm, FREE.
* Wednesday, Aug. 1: MTV '80s Sing-a-Long, Union Hall: Thirty-one years ago today, a neon-colored astronaut planted a flag and MTV killed the radio star. This sing-a-long hearkens back to a time when musicians couldn't even upload shit onto youtube, like at all. Get ready for some Eurythmics, MJ, The Buggles, and more. 8pm, $8.