GETTING MORE OUT OF 'WORK': Anglo-Swiss scribe Alain de Botton has made a career out of holding up a mirror to the upper-middle-class ennui of the overeducated -- and everything that preoccupies them, from travel to possessions to self-help; his latest outing, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, mines exactly that. He'll discuss at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library at 7PM.
BECOMING TIRED… VERY TIRED: If all you know of hypnosis you've seen in movies and Vegas, the Open Center's primer session will be an eye-opener: It may not make you do anything unusual once I count to three and clap my hands, but it can help you eliminate all sorts of bad habits (from smoking to stress). The Introduction to Hypnosis is free. 6PM.
FEELING BREWISH: South Slope's Beer Table brings you another excellent tasting event: Matt Polacheck of the Shmaltz Brewing Company will introduce you to a handful of their brews -- including He'Brew, the Chosen Beer and a couple of Coney Island pours -- expertly paired with noshables. 7PM.