01/29/15 4:31pm
She's sure to be just as much of a jawbreaker at Splitty tonight. via rebloggy

She’s sure to be just as much of a jawbreaker at Splitty tonight.

Broad City started up again this month, and TV’s favorite brokesters continue to deliver on the wry, racy laughs that made the show’s first season such a success. Tonight, you can catch the dirtier half of the Broad City duo (that’s Ilana Glazer to you) at Splitty’s weekly comedy show in Clinton Hill. Best part? It’ll only set you back five smackeroos. (more…)

01/29/15 8:56am
Smash the patriarchy

Smash the patriarchy

1. American Candy sketch comedy celebrates all the freaks out there. (Friday)

2. House of Aura presents Lit-Stock at The Bell House, a night of live hip-hop and DJs playing reggae and 90s hip-hop. (Friday)

3. Hear some local musicians chime in at Crown Heights Independent Music Extravaganza. (Friday) (more…)

01/28/15 11:29am
Put Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl every year

Put Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl every year

For a season that’s been a rolling morality/P.R. disaster for the N.F.L., this year’s Super Bowl is about as compelling a matchup the league could possibly have had. It’s almost like they fixed it. On the one side, you have the defending champion Seahawks and their 9/11 truther coach, trash-talking All-World cornerback and no-talking All-World running back looking to repeat as Super Bowl champs. On the other side looking to stop them you have the Patriots, the last team to snag back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 2003 and 2004, helmed as always by maddening pretty boy quarterback Tom Brady and their coach Bill “Not a scientist” Belichick who maybe did or did not engineer the weirdest attempt at cheating in sports in the last 20 years.

Who’ll come out on top? Ah who cares. Ultimately most of you probably aren’t Seahawks or Patriots fans, so all you want to do is yell at a TV and eat wings and other unhealthy crap. Fortunately there are plenty of Brooklyn bars that will allow you to do just that. (more…)

fun in the snow: not just for kids anymore. via Twitter user Rachel Berkowitz (@rachel)

Fun in the snow: not just for the kids anymore. via Twitter user Rachel Berkowitz (@rachel)

[UPDATE: A Parks Department spokesperson tells us they decided not to offer the sleds and hot chocolate today after all. Sorry all]

The snow may have stopped falling, but there’s still a whole white mess on the ground to play with! And if you’re not already out of the house, you must be doing Snowpocalypse 2015 wrong. We’re way past the “I haven’t had brunch yet” excuse; and hey, look at us, we’re up and blogging, aren’t we? The NYC Parks Department figured you’d be too lazy to make up your mind about how to spend the day, so they’re making it easy for you by offering free sleds and hot chocolate in Fort Greene Park all afternoon! (more…)

01/26/15 9:37am
You've got feels, so take 'em out dancing

You’ve got feels, so take ‘em out dancing

1. Learn how best to slay your enemies as Brooklyn Public Philosophers discuss why metaphors make good insults. (Monday)

2. See films about protecting elephants, the Galapagos, and pronghorn migration at Videology’s Wildlife Conservation Film Night. (Monday)

3. Get a Fresh Perspective on comedy with the likes of Anna Drezen, Aparna Nancherla and Tim Racine at Muchmore’s. (Monday) (more…)

Disney's version of Br'er Rabbit and Uncle Remus. What you'll see at BRIC is probably a little more intense

Oh no, don’t open your coffee shop in Williamsburg, it’s way too dangerous there

Hey so, remember how when we first told you about BRIC House’s exciting spring line-up of performances and events, we mentioned that it was pretty much impossible squeeze all their upcoming shows into a single post? Well, we definitely left out a pretty damn interesting show about Brooklyn gentrification. It’s called “Brer Rabbit,” and it’s only playing tonight and tomorrow! Hopefully you’re reading this post in time to cancel any other plans you might have for the evening or the weekend and catch this funky performance while you can. (more…)

01/22/15 8:47am
asslands

Celebrate this. Well, not just hers, yours too.

1. You know you do it, we know you do it, so just wall twerk already at Asslands, a booty + bass dance party. (Friday)

2. Concreatures is releasing their album Pretending to Swim, so wade over to Union Hall to hear some indie lo-fi. (Friday)

3. See some superheroes and supervillains superstriptease each other at Wasabassco Burlesque’s Super 2 at The Bell House. (Friday) (more…)

01/20/15 9:29am
Don't touch the floor, because the floor is lava

Don’t touch the floor, because the floor is lava

Admit it, you’ve totally watched Ninja Warrior (or the watered down American version) on cable and thought, “I could tooootally do that.” Well now’s your opportunity to try it and be humbled as an audience of actually fit people look on, because this weekend Brooklyn Boulders will be hosting their own Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course, Lava Monster. Oh, now that you’ve got the chance to prove you’re a ninja warrior you’re suddenly busy? Convenient. (more…)

01/19/15 11:00am
Study up

Study up

1. Celebrate MLK Day by being a decent human being and volunteering. (Monday)

2. Sneakily learn about human evolution with the help of some cocktails and paleontologists with the Secret Science Club at The Bell House. (Tuesday)

3. Win some uh, helpful equipment, at Sex Toy Bingo at Trash Bar. (Tuesday) (more…)

01/16/15 11:18am
sex toy bingo

Finally, bingo that speaks to your needs

Bingo, for all of its many charms, isn’t really seen as a very sexy thing to do if you’re looking to go out and have a good time. Which we understand, since so much of it involves listening closely to people calmly calling out letter-number combos and then hunting around to see if you got it. A bingo game coming to Williamsburg next Tuesday is ditching the retiree air attached to it though, because in this particular game of bingo, you’ll be competing for sex toys. (more…)