What? You’ve never heard of the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies? Get acquainted with this bookish, history-loving crew tonight when it puts on its Second Annual Sexy S.A.S.S., a pre-Valentine’s Day edition of this monthly lecture series. You’ll learn about the history of New York City brothels, the origins of the engagement ring, and see a collection of photos of handsome long-dead men as presented by Michelle Legro of the hit Tumblr My Daguerreotype Boyfriend. Plus, compete in the “Missed Connections of History” trivia game to win two gift certificates to the Brooklyn Brainery—so you and your sweetheart can make beautiful brainwaves together.

Tue., Feb. 5, 7 p.m., 2013