1. Pratt Area Community Council will hold a course giving , sponsored by HSBC. To register, email or call Charrisse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-783-3549 ext. 15. PACC, 226 Lefferts Place (at Franklin). 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free.
2. Brooklyn Academy of Music celebrates 150 years in the borough with , including cocktails, a gala dinner and performances by Dr. John. There are a limited number of tickets for the after party. Gala Tent, Ashland Place and Lafayette Avenue. 10 p.m. $150 (After party only).
3. Are you an artist or arts supporter in the neighborhood? Meet like-minded people and get the scoop of exciting things in the neighborhood at . The Emerson, 561 Myrtle Ave. 7 p.m. Free.
4. It's all about the dogs with this triple-team of authors reading works devoted to man's best friend, featuring Josh Dean, Julie Klam and Jim Gorant. , 686 Fulton St. 7:30 p.m. Free.
5. Alternate side parking rules are suspended for religious observances.