1. New Directions poetry editor Jeffrey Yang discusses his translation of , a collection of poetry by Liu Xiaobo, an imprisoned Chinese dissident who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. , 686 Fulton St. 7:30 p.m. Free.
2. Taking audiences on a high energy verbal adventure that raises poetry to playful and thought-provoking heights, seek to inspire students with the power of the spoken word. , 30 Lafayette Ave. 10:30 a.m. (Grades 3-6) $10.
3. Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-Brooklyn, in an event featuring elected officials, labor unions and community supporters. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 210 Joralemon St. (Downtown Brooklyn) 11:30 a.m.
4. Seven-year-old Joey goes on the lam when his older brother fools him into thinking he’s shot and killed him in director Mary Engel's , a film showing Coney Island at the top of its early-20th century splendor.
5. Alternate side parking rules are in effect.