Rarely do we come across an event with the tagged-on request to BYOT (bring your own telescope). All right, World Science Festival, you’ve got our attention. The seventh annual celebration of all things fun and deductive takes place at locations all over the city with panels, performances, movies, parties, and experiments galore. Tonight you can enjoy live music at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s urban stargazing party before browsing tomorrow’s Ultimate Science Street Fair in Washington Square Park. See Paul Rudd and Cynthia Nixon as Albert Einstein and his wife in a dramatic reading of Dear Albert at NYU’s Skirball Center, or snack on the science fair’s delicious science fare with chocolate making at Mast Brothers, beer brewing at the Wythe Hotel, and a demonstration of “pie-o-physics” at Momofuku Milk Bar. It’s just a hypothesis, but we suspect this will yield a positive reaction. Various times and locations.

Sat., May 31, noon, 2014