09/18/14 9:19am
If you have any better ideas of how to get people to hold your hand we'd like to hear them.

If you have any better ideas of how to get people to hold our hands we’d like to hear them. via Facebook

1. Join the DJs, musicians and artists of Late Bloomers at 7 Dunham to help out the New York City Urban Debate League. (Friday)

2. Why contra dance on land like a mere peasant when you can dance on a barge? (Friday)

3. OK GO are spinning DJ sets at Glasslands, hopefully from the comfort of a treadmill. (Friday) (more…)

dr-horrible sing along blog

This, sadly, is who you are inside, not Captain Hammer

In the comic book movie that is our lives, we go around thinking that we’re the heroes, but there are only so many heroes out there. The sad reality is that we’re much more likely to be the hapless bystanders or even hapless villains of our own stories. So, why not embrace that reality next month by buying a ticket to the Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along Party at Union Hall and singing your hapless, loveless lungs out with other wannabe world rulers? (more…)

ghostbusters

You afraid of this ghost? No? Then check out this chat with its creator.

Aside from having awesome gear and the rakish wit of a young-ish Bill Murray, the Ghostbusters had another important factor for success: great #branding. Their logo, a ghost in a “not allowed” circle, says everything you needed to know about the Ghostbusters, namely, that they were anti-ghost. On Saturday, you can hear from the man who made that logo, Michael C. Gross, when he pops in to Pratt on Saturday, September 20 for a FREE talk about design and his career in the humor business. If you are in fact afraid of some ghosts, you’re still allowed to go, but we wouldn’t recommend it. (more…)

09/16/14 10:34am
meow day 2

Dawww. via Flickr user play4smee

Now that fall is on the horizon, things have gotten a little too quiet around your apartment but you aren’t quite ready for the drama of dealing with actual people. It might be time for an animal. Don’t lie, we know your browser history is filled with cute cat pics. Why fight it anymore? If you have ever so much as seen a kitten and felt your heart melt, check out Meow Day 2, a free cat adoption event on Oct. 26 between 12pm and 5pm hosted by the Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave). (more…)

09/15/14 11:01am
We guess the view's ok

We guess the view’s ok

1. The comics at Brooklyn, Stand Up!! won’t bully you into standing up, which is more than we can say for some entertainers out there. (Monday)

2. Enable a bunch of comedians as they glorify times they’ve been complete jerks at ASS: Antagonistic Storytelling Series. (Monday)

3. There’s so much going on for the Brooklyn Book Festival that they had to spread it out over a week. (Monday – Friday) (more…)

09/12/14 2:21pm
Books in the best borough! (via BBF Flickr)

Books in the best borough! (via BBF Flickr)

September bring crisp fall air, back to school, leaves on the ground, and the Brooklyn Book Festival! Marty Markowitz may be gone, and we might not get to see Tony Danza rap again, but this year’s festival looks like it’s going to kick ass. There are also a lot of cool bookend events going the week leading up to the festival. We combed through the long list of events and found the ones that we think you should go to. Check them out below. (more…)

sunset park army terminal

Fortunately, you won’t have to walk through an x-ray machine to see the art. via chashama

Brooklyn, a culmination of creative minds from all over the world, supported by the city and its people, creative thinkers and doers alike have come together and have proudly built a community of exquisite taste, a culture of art and artists of all different kinds, and next weekend you can get a peek into this world and the processes along the way to creating this world of art, for free, on a tour of artist studios in Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal. (more…)

09/11/14 8:32am
A good headshot means more people will want to hire and/or make out with you

A good headshot means more people will want to hire and/or make out with you

1. Some comics at Union Hall want to make you a mix tape. (Friday)

2. If you go to this fundraiser for Friends of the Greenpoint Library, you’ll get drinks and food from Brooklyn Brewery and Milk Truck, plus admission to the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair all weekend. (Friday)

3. Learn all about and drink lots of bubble tea at Brooklyn Brainery. (Friday) (more…)

09/09/14 3:35pm
renegade craft fair

Retail rebels. via Facebook

You’re tired of the same old stuff in your apartment and your Pinterest board is so full of promise, but think about it. As great as DIY sounds, your feeble attempts never looks like the photos. Might as well save yourself the glue headache and leave it to the crafting professionals. Fortunately, there will be a whole street full of them at the free Renegade Craft Fair (50 Kent) September 13 and 14. (more…)

09/09/14 2:02pm
escape music festival

The Joy (will be) Formidable. via Facebook

Do you ever imagine what Brooklyn would be like without music festivals? Well we’re pretty sure it would be really quiet and unfestive, so we’re glad we don’t need to picture that too much since Brooklyn’s getting another one: Escape Music Festival is coming to Pier 9 at the Red Hook Container Terminal (Degraw Street and Van Brunt Street) October 11-12 and it’s bringing really major festive musicians with it. (more…)