What’s Going Down Thursday?

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It’s a big city out there. Bwog continues its (fledgling) series of artsy picks to help you navigate the world below Morningside.

Orhan Pamuk

Pamuk–winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature–is taking time off from his part-time professorial duties to read from his latest, Other Colors: Essays and a Story, a collection of essays about his own life and, well, the world.

Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., (212) 253-0810, 7 p.m. Free.

The Brooklynites Party

Writer Anthony LaSala and photographer Seth Kushner have teamed up to present a documentary on the Brooklynite. Photographing people from Greenpoint, Coney Island, Flatbush, and beyond, the duo has sought to create a portrait of the borough in The Brooklynites. Works from the book will be on display; DJ J.Period and Maya Azucena will be performing.

powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., Brooklyn, (212) 604-9074, 6-9 p.m. Free with RSVP.

Run, Fat Boy, Run Advanced Screening

In Run, Fat Boy, Run (the official release date is October 26), we’ve got a teaming of true genius and absolute mediocrity. The script, written by Stella‘s Michael Ian Black, has to be hilarious. What worries Bwog is former-Friendster David Shwimmer’s directing skillzz (or potential lack thereof). We will, however, give him the benefit of the doubt. After all, the movie’s about a fat security guard that tries to win his ex-fiance back by running a marathon.

Walter Reade Theater, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, (212) 875-5600, 7:30 p.m. $40 (includes screening and after-party at the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery).

High Places + Celebration

You don’t have to spend any money or travel very far to enjoy the first WBAR show of the semester. Expect some good music and (hopefully) some great weather. For some pre-show listening, check out here and here.

Lehman Lawn, 8 p.m. Free.

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