Morgan O’Kane brings the ruckus (#8) (pic by Christian Kropfmuller)
1. Who would possibly want to be at Art Basel where it’s all hot and gross when you could save your money and hang with endless artists right here? Celebrate your prudent decision to stay put by hanging up one of your works at the Living Gallery’s Not in Miami BYOArt fair. (Monday, $5 suggested)
2. The New York Obscura Society specializes in strange and fascinating things, from cemetery parties to unusual lectures. Tonight the group presentsSita Sings the Blues, and animated film about the Hindu text Ramayana via 1930s jazz music. (Monday, $12)
3. Storytelling shows are all the rage, but here’s a new spin: at Take Two, each story will be told twice—the way it actually happened, and then the way it should have. With Cassie J Sneider, Kelli Dunham, Elana Lancaster, and more. (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)
Anything out of the ordinary happen during your Thanksgiving? Yeah, ours was pretty normal too. One reader of the site though, claims he had the weirdest Thanksgiving of them all, coming across one of New York City’s fabled sewer alligators swimming around the East River, just outside of East River State Park. These photos of an alleged East River alligator that we’ve named Noam Chomsky on account of all his teeth were sent to Brokelyn by a reader this morning. Is this finally proof that the famous NYC urban legend about alligators living in the sewers is real? (more…)
Give a coat, get either some stuff or just the warm glow of knowing you did the right thing. via Flickr user A Healthier Michigan
Once you’re all shopped out from Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday steals, don’t forget that there are people out there who can’t afford to do either. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, which benefits individuals and communities in need of a little holiday cheer, or just basic food and shelter in the colder winter months.
Giving doesn’t have to be a slog, either: various organizations in the borough are offering fun ways to donate to a good case — including the ALMOST WORD SERIES CHAMPION NEW YORK METS. We rounded ’em all up for you here, so the only rummaging you have to do is in your closet. (more…)
Heck, who needs the hot cocoa? via flickr user Bryan Ochalla
Thanksgiving dinner may be a thing of the past, but you aren’t out of the woods, no sir. Now there’s Christmas to focus on, and that’ll bring its own host of food-related challenges unless you strengthen your kitchen game in time for the holidays. Lucky for you, we’ve got a way for you to save money on your next cooking adventure.
Gentrification and other losing battles be damned: in 2015, the comedy scene in Brooklyn has been looking pretty good. Most any well-known show you attend these days, be it Night Train or The Macaulay Culkin Show, features a rotating cast of smart, funny comedians that aren’t all dudes, or all straight, or all white. (Or all straight white dudes, god forbid.)
When we sat down with the Korean-born, Chicago-bred comic to talk about his career, though, he mentioned something that’s been bothering him: “People don’t call me a comedian. They call me a ‘gay Asian comedian.” As a Korean-born man who dates other men, Booster has spent the better part of his career reckoning with the labels thrust upon him. And as he shares with us in this interview, standing out in the comedy crowd isn’t exactly the freedom he was looking for. (more…)
And you thought you had a tough time with your relationship
Yes, I know, it’s Monday. On this particular Monday though, you should really avoid all the “Ugh, Mondays amirite?” that everyone’s prone to, because come on, we just had a really short week. The good times where we didn’t work couldn’t last forever, but you can jump right back into your habit of having fun nights by consulting the Brokelyn Events Calendar. Or make it even easier and just consult this list of the best things harvested from it. You can do whatever you like. (more…)
By Black Friday, the love and warmth you feel for your family might be worn down to a nub and you’ll feel the need to get out of the house. Or you’ll just feel really gluttonous and you need to get some energy out. You don’t want to go to the mall though, and Brooklyn Boulders’ offer of free climbing doesn’t jibe with your fear of heights. Fortunately for you, Crunch Gyms in Brooklyn and around the country are going to be open and free to use for anyone who wanders in looking to lift some weights or throw around some medicine balls. (more…)
Well, here it is, the final night in New York before Thanksgiving. Things are a little sleepy out there, what with people freeing their employees to either go back to their faraway homes or just drink in their nearby homes with friends. If you don’t want to do either of those though, the Brokelyn Events Calendar is here for you, as usual, with some cool stuff to do. Just one more thing to be thankful for. (more…)