abonesThis kind of weather demands a hot toddy, and Otto’s Shrunken Head wants to give ya one. Tonight at 8 p.m., they’re hosting a tribute to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the hard-drinking, voodoo-vamping singer-pianist best known for “I Put a Spell On You” (and not as well known for “Constipation Blues”). Hawkins — who in the ’80s appeared in Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train and had a weekly engagement at an East Village restaurant called Jack the Ribber — died 14 years ago yesterday.

In addition to the free toddies, Avenue B’s Thicker Than Water will be doling out Sailor Jerry tattoos (first come, first served) and Otto’s will be serving “Alligator Wine,” which we assume is just a tiki drink named after the Hawkins song — but with Obscura selling actual reptile wine around the corner, who knows. Brooklyn garage rockers the A-Bones will play, and nightclub designer/consultant/blogger Steve Lewis will be on the decks. Make sure to RSVP here.