1. You need some intellectual stimulation. Head to the , where will discuss his new book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now. 10 Grand Army Plaza, 7 p.m., Free.
2. You need music. Head to to hear a night of singer songwriters: . 683 Washington Ave. bet. St. Marks and Prospect, 9 p.m. Free.
3. You need to get the kids out of the house. It's supposed to rain, so stick close to home. There's for the little ones at , 755 Dean St (at the corner of Underhill Ave) at 10:30 a.m., $5/family and for kids ages 5-12. , 524 Bergen St. bet. Carlton and Sixth, 5-6 p.m. Free. See our for more events.
4. You need to know if your train is running ... The No. 3 train is running normally this week, but between 11:45 p.m. and 5 a.m. weeknights through Friday, Q trains are running every 30 minutes between Atlantic Avenue and Stillwell Avenue. Brooklyn-bound trains will drop you at Pacific and you will have to walk to Atlantic and wait for the next leg (the reverse Manhattan-bound), according to the MTA.
5. ... And if you have to move your car. You do (though most of Prospect Heights has Wednesdays off). Alternate side won't be suspended again until Monday, Feb. 13 for Lincoln's Birthday, according to the NYCDOT, so try to grab a Tuesday spot now.