REVENGE OF THE NERDS: Speed-dating meets Comic-Con at Nerd Nite, a match-making event for the dorkily inclined. Cycle through three-minute stints with potential mates, then hit the bar and listen to science lectures while making sex-eyes through your double-thick lenses or flirting in Klingon. Galapagos, DUMBO, 7-9PM.
MOBY'S SCHTICK: Seriously, when are you ever going to get the chance to go to a VIP listening party with Moby in an old cannery again? And then hear him play his poptronica live? Never, that's when. The bespectacled sampler fundraises for arts outfit Issue Project Room. Old American Can Factory, Gowanus, 6:30PM.
IN THE MOODY FOR LOVE: American gothic chronicler Rick Moody - whose most recent work, Right Livelihoods, is a fiction triptych - will read highlights from his works (e.g. The Ice Storm, Demonology) at the West Side YMCA, followed by a reception. 7PM.