08/31/15 8:33am
If you loved "Porcupine Racetrack," we've got an event for you tonight

If you loved “Porcupine Racetrack,” we’ve got an event for you tonight

So I understand a number of you might be busy tonight, what with running out to start laying the groundwork for the Kanye West ’20 presidential campaign. That being said, you should make sure you carve out some time to have some fun tonight, because the Brokelyn Event Calendar is filled with some good stuff to do, like the picks below. Maybe do your telephone polling for candidate West’s favoribles and unfavoribles at work, on your boss’ dime. (more…)

08/28/15 9:37am

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1. Get wet & wild at Pour Some Water on Me: A Brokelyn 80s Splashback Party, an adults-only takeover of the splash pad at Lakeside in Prospect Park, featuring an 80s hair metal dance party, SuperSoaker target practice, roller skating, an all-male wet T-shirt contest, watery limbo, summery raffle prizes, photos, drinks, and on and on. (Friday, $18)

2. Honor your kink at Roulette with Dan Savage’s Hump, an amateur dirty film festival. (Friday – Sunday, $25, $15 via Goldstar)

3. Ease on down the road to Fulton Park for the African Film Fest screening of The Wiz. (Friday, FREE) (more…)

08/27/15 10:55am
Sasheer Zamata is just one many comics who'll be performing at the closing party on Saturday. via BKCF

Sasheer Zamata is one of many all-stars slated to perform at the closing show on Saturday. via BKCF

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival ends this weekend, on Sunday, August 30. If you’re thinking, “Oh no thanks, I already know comedy, it’s sitting in a dark room with some guy tells jokes at the front,” then you should definitely be catching at least one of these last few shows. (more…)

08/27/15 8:41am
These nice young men want to show you a rocking good time. via Facebook

These nice young men want to show you a rocking good time. via Facebook

Thursday is here and it’s time for you to partyyyyyy. Seriously though, get out there and have a good time, because you’ve worked for most of the week and for a few of those hours, you probably even put in an effort that went beyond merely going through the motions. So! Reward yourself by having a good time at one of these fun nights out found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

08/26/15 2:55pm
Celebrate it. Photo by Deena Atkinson

Celebrate it. Photo by Deena Atkinson

As you know, it takes a lot for us to recommend you go somewhere in Manhattan. Not that Manhattan is so bad, but it’s all the way over there and you’re over here. Tonight though, we have a pretty good reason for you to party in Manhattan tonight though: free pizza slices and free whiskey shots, in celebration of everyone’s good friend, pizza. (more…)

08/26/15 8:10am
It's your chance to hook your friend up with someone else's friend by being that friend

It’s your chance to hook your friend up with someone else’s friend by being that friend

It’s nice on the one hand that you’ve made it to Wednesday and that in the summer Wednesday is closer to the end of the week than usual, but that gravy train is almost over. Soon, people will expect you to actually put in a full effort on Fridays and man what a bummer that’s gonna be. Don’t dwell on it though, instead get out there and have a good time at one of these fun nights out pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar, because nothing says “I value fun more than work” like a Thursday hangover. (more…)

08/25/15 10:49am
So you can't see Serena, but maybe you'll see someone who gets beat by Serena. via Facebook

So you can’t see Serena, but maybe you’ll see someone who gets beat by Serena. via Facebook

Tennis is as hot as it’s ever been, what with Serena Williams crushing Grand Slam titles and and crushing magazines and crushing Drake, so it only makes sense if you want a piece of all of it. The good news is that the U.S. Open has landed in Queens. The bad news is that it’s expensive to take in a match. The good news (see, it’s like volleying back and forth) is that you can see some of the U.S. Open for FREE, by taking in the tournament’s qualifying round this week. (more…)

08/25/15 9:10am
It'll be just like this, hopefully

It’ll be just like this, hopefully

So yesterday I told you to attack the week like Jon Stewart attacked John Cena. Hopefully if you did that, the week didn’t hit back at you like John Cena did to Jon Stewart last night. Even if it did though, just get a couple friends to drag you off the mat and to one of the cool events going on tonight, especially one pulled off the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

08/24/15 3:59pm
Here's your chance to see The Special Without Brett Davis without having to go all the way to Manhattan. Photo by Orlando Olier, via Facebook

Here’s your chance to see The Special Without Brett Davis without having to go all the way to Manhattan. Photo by Orlando Olier, via Facebook

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival is upon us, and you might be forgiven for thinking, “Hey, aren’t we living the Brooklyn Comedy Festival every day?” Well yes in a sense we are, but who are we to look an entire comedy festival gift horse in the mouth, especially when it means stumbling into a number of bars means a chance to see some of the city’s best comics all performing together, including in some shows that usually only happen in Manhattan. Still, unless you clone yourself you’re not going to be able to make it to every show in the festival (and if you do clone yourself maybe do more than just watch comedy). So, we’re here to help with our recommendations on which shows you should be checking out each night week in order to maximize your laughs. (more…)

08/24/15 10:58am
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Have a face-meltingly good week.

1. Surely you’ve always thought your face was too empty, so why not check out Steve Girdrd’s evening of short films at Videology, Movies That Make Your Eyeballs Grow More Eyeballs? (Monday, FREE)

2. Brooklyn Comedy Festival is going strong all week, with super special editions of all your favorite shows. Tonight is the BKCF Night Train, with guest host Seaton Smith and performances by Myq Kaplan, Michelle Buteau, Kevin Barnett, Charles McBee, and DJ Jean Grae. (Monday, $5)

3. Suck in your tummy and head to powerHouse Arena to launch Alexandra Kleeman’s debut novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, which Vogue calledFight Club for women.” (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)