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The three best things to do in New York today

Jillian Anthony

Throw your bangs over one eye at Emo Night Brooklyn
If you never got over the thrill of screaming out a car window at the top of your lungs to Brand New, this night's for you. DJs Marko Desentis of Sugarcult and Gunz from The Gunz Show will play all those songs you still know by heart, from Alkaline Trio to Taking Back Sunday. Beer, along with Saves the Day lyrics, will take you right back to the simpler times.
Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $8 

See Indie 80s at BAM
Tonight kicks off six weeks of over 60 indie films from the '80s, exploring filmmakers' reactions to the "monoculture of the Reagan years."  See A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Thin Blue Line, Blue Velvet and This is Spinal Tap, plus a plethora of other films you may have missed while you were doing the moon walk. Tonight, check out Hollywood Shuffle, a satire produced, directed and co-written by star Robert Townsend. 
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Peter Jay Sharp Building, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30pm, $14, $7 members

Laugh out loud at Point Break Live!
Jaime Keeling spoofs the less-than-classic 1991 film in this cult-fave “reality theater” experience, which first visited NYC back in 2006. A lucky non-actor from the audience plays the costarring role of Johnny Utah, originally non-acted by Keanu Reeves, plus you get a "survival kit" to protect you from all the messy things that get thrown around onstage.
Highline Ballroom, 7:30pm, $25-$35



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