How many new things can you learn in an hour? Let’s just say you’ll be amazed at how intelligent you’ll feel after all the life-improving lessons you’ll receive at the third annual 5 Minute Lectures. Hosted by Christina Ewald and Fritz Donnelly of Hi!Christina—our Best of New York winners for putting on the wackiest events in the city—the evening includes quickie tutorials on such topics as “Sex Standing Up,” “How to Be a Casual Scientist,” “Make Money While Just Sitting There,” and “Using a Scarf as a Neck Brace and Other Household Remedies.” If you have some wisdom you’d like to share, you can contact Hi!Christina to be put on the program or just show up with your lesson. You never know who might be the recipient of your genius ideas (past attendees have included Bored to Death writer Jonathan Ames and actor Jason Schwartzman).

Fri., April 15, 10 p.m., 2011