You’re familiar with flash mobs: those pantsless subway riding, spontaneous grocery store musical-ing, viral video modern mischief makers. A Cash Mob takes those critical mass organizing ideas and uses them to support struggling locally owned businesses. So instead of using your crowd sourcing skills to destroy some guy’s fragile psyche, you can use it give an economic boost to a business you think is deserving. Cash Mobs have sprung up all over the country in the past year; so far the only local one is in Soho, but the website encourages you to start your own. And Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports the next one is scheduled for Wednesday at Odessa on Avenue A! Odessa holds a special place in our hearts as being one of those cheap oases we know to seek out when stuck in the city: one half is a diner ($4 hamburgers and such) and the other side is a ridiculously cheap bar. Will you go? Who’s going to start the BK Cash Mob?
Let’s cut to the chase: Last night’s episode of Girls is not the kind of thing that lends itself to the kinds of flip, jokey recaps we typically produce. In fact, being the one to discuss the episode at all feels slightly icky, as it focuses specifically on the experiences of young women placed in […]
[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.] 1. Start your week off silly at Goofy, where performers do their weirdest work, featuring Sandy Honig, Rome Davis, Maya Sharma, and more, plus improv from the Goof Troupe. (Monday, Legion Bar, FREE) 2. Giggle angelically […]
We’re officially more than a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, and though there have definitely been plenty of challenges (terrible cabinet nominees, an uptick in deportations, an increase hate crimes across the country, you name it), the resistance continues, from small community meetings to (some of) the speeches at the Oscars. This week offers plenty […]