All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Tuesday, Aug. 30: Nantucket Lightship Lecture as you board a historic floating lighthouse docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park for a talk about rising sea levels and extreme storms, 6 pm, Atlantic Avenue at Furman Street. Also there are Waterfront Workouts, Tuesdays, 7 pm until Sept 6. Pilates Mat Classes. A Scot in the Dark launch party, 7 pm, with bestselling author and Washington Post columnist Sarah MacLean with the latest installment of her “Scandal and Scoundrel” book series at Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St. between Milton and Noble Streets. Manhattanville Reading Series 7:30 pm, at the monthly Crown Heights showcase for emerging writers features award-winning novelist Laura van den Berg, along with Saxon Baird, Jen Choi, and Bruna Dantas Lobato at Manhattanville Coffee, 167 Rogers Ave. at St. Johns Place. Aliens movie 8:30 pm, on the Red Hook waterfront, Valentino Pier, Coffey Street at Ferris Street. Frank Sinatra like singer Carl Thomas 7 pm at Dyker Heights Park, 86 Street and 14th Ave.
Wednesday, Aug. 30: Der Secret as Jazz966 presents a free outdoor show, 5:30 pm, Putnam Triangle Plaza, Fulton Street at Grand Avenue. Paris Blues is about two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in love with two American tourist girls. Starring Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, and Joanne Woodward, 8 pm, Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, Greene Avenue at Franklin Avenue. The What You Want Comedy Show, 8:30 pm, Jenny Young and Ryan Bard host a free standup comedy show, Halyards, 406 Third Ave. at Sixth Street.
Thursday, Sept. 1: Thursday Nights at the Brooklyn Museum are free, 6-10 pm, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue, also there is Disguise-Masks and Global African Art, $16 suggested donation. This exhibit connects work from 25 contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 am–6 pm until Sunday, Sept. 18.