1. You need to get the kids out of the house. Let their voices ring at held by Jennifer Hyjack of ArtsCetera, 212 Smith St. between Butler and Baltic. 1:30 p.m. $10 per family up to two children; intended for ages 4 and younger.
2. You need a night (to geek) out. Show off your best Alex Trebek accent at —it may even win you a door prize of $50! Brooklyn Tavern, 31 Third Avenue at Atlantic, 9:00 p.m. Free.
3. You need to have dinner somewhere before it explodes. Carroll Gardens newcomer Battersby was just voted one of the Top 20 Most Underrated NYC Restaurants by readers and staff at Eater.com. Get there ahead of the throngs so you can say you tasted it way back when. Battersby, 255 Smith St. between Douglass and Degraw, 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
4. You need to know if your train is running ... The F and G trains are running normally this week, but will be skipping Smith-9th St, 15th St-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway, according to the MTA.
5. ... And if you have to move your car. Yes. Alternate side won't be suspended again until Monday, Feb. 13 for Lincoln's Birthday, according to the NYCDOT.
About this column: Carroll Gardens information and events you won't want to miss, including the subway and alternate side info each day.