1. Hear a good story. Storytelling abounds tonight with Tell It Brooklyn at The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect from 7-9 p.m. and Little Stories at Little Zelda, 728 Franklin Ave. bet. Sterling and Park beginning at 9 p.m. No cover.
2. Get out of your musical rut. If you're looking for something different, head to BAM for opening night of a cello opera that includes singing and dance. Oprea runs through Saturday night with an artist talk following the performance on Friday. Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Ave., 7:30 p.m., $20.
3. Sort out treatment options for autism. SUNY Downstate Medical Center is hosting Autism: Different Approaches to Treatment, a lecture followed by a panel discussion. 395 Lenox Road at New York Avenue, 6 p.m. Free.
4. Find out if your train is running. FastTrack returns for the 1,2,3 lines on Oct 15-19 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. In addition, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Manhattan-bound Q trains are running express, according to the MTA.
5. Move your car. Alternate side is in effect today. The next suspension won't be until Friday, Oct. 26 for Idul-Adha, according to the NYCDOT.