1. Celebrate Evacuation Day! "On November 25, 1783, the defeated British occupying forces left New York City for good, and for more than 100 years, New Yorkers celebrated this event as Evacuation Day." At Red Hook restaurant, Fort Defiance, they observe this holiday on the day before Thanksgiving with a pig roast, beans, greens, cornbread, and Sixpoint beer for sale beginning at 3 p.m.
Free IKEA shuttle service will run from 6 to 8 p.m. to the Bell House for the Musical Extravaganza benefit show featuring Roseanne Cash.
2. Hear a good story. Head to Little Stories at Little Zelda, 728 Franklin Ave. bet. Sterling and Park beginning at 9 p.m. No cover.
3. Improve your writing. The Writhing Society meets weekly at Proteus Gowanus to practice and discuss the techniques of constrained writing—rules that drive a writer to "say what you hadn’t expected to say in ways you never would have chosen to say it," acording to the group. Because Proteus Gowanus, is unfortunately still without power, they are meeting in various locations in the meantime. Newcomers should email email@example.com to find out location information, 7:00 p.m., $5.
4. Encourage new talent. Tonight is the montly event This Is Not On The Radio, a showcase of up and coming artists at Branded Saloon. 603 Vanderbilt Avenue at Bergen, 9 p.m. No cover.
5. Move the car. Alternate side parking is in effect today. It will be suspended on Thanksgiving—but rules are in effect on Friday, according to the NYCDOT.