Tuesday, September 23, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Empiricist League #12: Creativity

Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn

Creativity: when you’re feelin’ it the world is your oyster. When you’re not, well… that’s what whiskey is for. But what is creativity? And where does it come from? The Empiricist League tackles some big questions this week at Union Hall with “a round panel discussion with three of the world’s foremost scientific experts on genius, expertise, and creativity.”

Deal nearby: The Burger Bistro (Park Slope)

Tuesday, September 23, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Doctor Who Trivia Tournament: NYC Regional Qualifier Finals

The House of Brews, 302 West 51st Street, Manhattan

Think you know the good Doctor well? Hop in the TARDIS and make way for Comic Con this week. Fans of the classic BBC show will go head-to-head on their knowledge of “the eras of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth doctors.” Admission is $15 per person, and each ticket includes a free copy of a Doctor Who novel from Broadway Books. Plus the winning teams will receive Doctor Who-themed prize packs that include gift certificates from Broadway Books, the BBC and The House of Brews.

Deal nearby: Al Horno Lean Mexican Kitchen

Wednesday, September 24, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The NYC Taxi: Past Present Future

Brooklyn Brainery, 190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn

Sure we hop into the back seat of them all of the time, but what do we know about the history of the illustrious New York City taxi? The Brooklyn Brainery dives into the history of the roving yellow cab, then they’ll discuss the system’s current logistics — how do they conquer the whole city every day? — and the future of the iconic transportation. They’ll even answer one of our biggest questions: why, in fact, are they yellow?

Deal nearby: Feluccio

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday, September 28
The New York Art Book Fair

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens

Lazy Sunday afternoons this autumn would be nothing without hot coffee, ample blankets and a big stack of books. This weekend, we’ll be stocking up on the latter over at the New York Art Book Fair. For four days, MoMA PS1 will play host to the annual fest, with rare finds, out-of-print editions and eclectic reads from a variety of exhibitors. One of the highlights? A live performance from Thurston Moore. Admission is free.

Deal nearby: Alewife