04/24/14 3:05pm
thee oh sees

Oh, they see. via Facebook

Another day, another free summer show being dangled in front of your face as a reminder that you gotta start making sure you’ve got your basketball jerseys ready to wear. We already knew CHVRCHES was playing one free McCarren Park show, and now we’ve got the news that garage rockers Thee Oh Sees will be playing the park for free, as part of the Northside Festival. Summer can’t get here soon enough (although we’re bound to wait for it due to calendric law). (more…)

04/24/14 9:52am
judy-chicago-butterfly

Fireworks are great, vaginas are great, Prospect Park is great. So vagina fireworks at Prospect Park must be triple great . Photo by Donald Woodman, via Prospect Park

1. Welcome spring with Clams and Jams at Brooklyn Launchpad, which is just what it sounds like, as long as you think it sounds like seafood and music (Friday)

2. Humor reading series Rebel Girl welcomes funny internet humans Alex Pareene, Tricia Lockwood Ann B. (@a_girl_irl) and more to Morgan Town Bar. Guaranteed laughs! (Friday)

3. Silent Barn is flipping off winter with their Rites of Spring party, that’s going to have dance, astrology, tarot card readings and LARP (Friday)

4. Lost-obsessed podcast Back to the Island invites all you Lostiacs to Union Hall for a taping of their newest episode talking about that famous show with the ending everyone hated (Friday) (more…)

04/23/14 2:42pm
heart of the sea

See Rell “Kapolioka’ehukai” Sunn do her thing at Proteus Gowanus on Thursday night. Photo by Tom Keck, via Facebook

Whether the summer turns out to be hot and rainy or hot and not so rainy, the important thing is that it’s gonna warm up soon and your thoughts might turn to surfing. If you can surf, anyway. If you can’t though, you may as well start living vicariously through other people’s shredding now, and you can do that by heading to Proteus Gowanus (543 Union Street) on Thursday night to see three documentaries on women who’ve dominated the oceans with their board skillz. (more…)

04/21/14 9:37am
class_of_nuke_em_high

Just like when you were in high school

1. Roll the dice on Game Night at Spike Hill, since the odds are pretty low that everyone they booked won’t be funny (Monday)

2. Or, check out Brooklyn, Stand Up at Over the Eight, which changes the formula of your usual standup show by promising interactive games. Hopefully the game isn’t “Make fun of the audience”

3. Mountain Dew or crab juice? The age-old question is asked and answered at Simpsons Club this week when the Simpsons visit New York (Monday)

4. See free play Bully Me Down just once, or follow them to every bar they perform at and see it all week. Either way, you get free pirate-themed theater (Monday – Friday) (more…)

04/18/14 3:36pm
broken bike

This might be beyond the help of the clinic though. via Flickr user Janne Moren

Has your bike barely survived this winter without falling apart, the same that the rest of us have? No shame in that, it’s been a tough winter for things being sentient and non-sentient. But if you want to give it some love, and you’re a lady or identify as one, WE Bike NYC invites you to Crown Heights’ Bicycle Roots at 6pm on Saturday evening to get a rundown on how to get your bike ready for spring and summer. Sorry, no boys allowed though. (more…)

04/17/14 11:03am
broad city

Look, they’re on their way now! via Facebook

If you’re like us, one of your favorite things in the world right now is Broad City. Like no other TV show before it, it really hits on what it is to be young, live in the city and not GAF about anything but getting high, slacking off at your job and hooking up with really weird people. Well, trying to hook up with what you think are normal people only to have them keep trying to turn the whole thing into an “accidental” orgy. Anyway, if you know what that means, you’ll love this: tonight in the tiny back room at Over the Eight (594 Union Avenue, Williamsburg), Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will be guests on The Kevin Corrigan Show. And it’s free! (more…)

04/17/14 8:33am
darlings

They look relaxed and casual here, but don’t worry, Darlings put on a good show. via Facebook

1. Been feeling a little rootless lately? Well then a gypsy rock party at Radio Bushwick will fit your mood perfectly (Friday)

2. Torn between shopping and listening to music? Why not choose both, which you can do at the Thrift Disco pop up thrift store (Friday)

3. Hometown hero Prince Rama is playing Baby’s All Right, and being around royalty is always nice, even if the title is just made up (Friday) (more…)

coney island cat

Just because this cat is homeless doesn’t mean it has to be miserable. via Flickr user Mingo Haven

Coney Island has a lot of cool things to offer, like the Cyclone and the Cyclones and a beach and Nathan’s. But it also has a fair number of feral cats, which are being scattered thanks to development along the boardwalk. Now, cat rescue non-profit Brooklyn Rescue Umbrella is determined to help those cats, and is holding a meeting tonight in Coney to lay out their plans and find volunteers to help them implement it. If you love cats, and hate suffering, this could very well be the place for you. (more…)

04/14/14 10:53am
leonard cohen

Greenlight Books is devoting Thursday night to the study of fedora aficionado Leonard Cohen

1. Literal genius George Saudners will be at St. Francis College to talk about his great writing, wave around his certificate declaring he’s a genius (Monday)

2. It’s warming up so it’s time to dance, and no more fitting dance party to do it at than Tropicante at Bembe (Monday)

3. Frank Grimes, or “Grimey” as you call him even though he hates it, comes on the scene at the latest screening of the Simpsons Club at Nitehwak (Monday) (more…)

04/11/14 10:44am
dad jams

Will YOUR dad be there? via Dads Are The Original Hipsters

What is it about dads that fascinate people? Is it their weird love of Bob Seeger? Their insistence on paying for everything even when everyone else is insisting they pitch in? The way they have a garage full of bikes? Whatever it is, people love dads, so it makes sense that Glasslands is devoting a party this month to nothing but dad jams, and has priced it at a very dad-friendly five bucks. (more…)