08/04/15 7:49am
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Get out there and have fun like it’s the first day of camp

Good old anaonymous Tuesday is back, just where it always is between Monday and Wednesday. No one really ever has anything to say about Tuesday, which is kind of sad for the day, but then you think about it for a second and realize it’s early in the week so people would say something nasty about it. Especially if they hadn’t gotten a look at the Brokelyn Event Calendar and seen there was some pretty good stuff happening on any given Tuesday. (more…)

08/03/15 12:38pm
Do you heart ice cream? Us too. via Facebook

Do you heart ice cream? Us too. via Facebook

1. It’s your penultimate chance for the waterfront lit series Books Beneath the Bridge. This week Word Books showcases fantasy novelists Naomi Novik and Peter V. Brett. (Monday, FREE)

2. Relive your youthful g-l-o-r-y—or create some glory your young self never knew—at the Williamsburg Spelling Bee. With any luck, you might even get m-e-m-e-d while you’re at it. (Monday, FREE)

3. If spelling’s not your thing, prove you’re not just some sucker MC at Hip-Hop Trivia, hosted by rapper / producer / funny man Donwill. (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)

08/03/15 8:05am
tk. Photo by Etienne Frossard, via Facebook

tk. Photo by Etienne Frossard, via Facebook

Another Monday. Used to be you could come out of the weekend saying “Well, at least this is one more day closer to retirement.” Now, we’re never going to retire ever, because CEOs need your pension money for gold-plated bathtubs and bribes. Sorry, we mean “lobbyists.” Anyway, think less about that and more about enjoying yourself tonight, with these fun nights out found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

07/31/15 2:54pm
These people are all happy because they learned death is nothing to fear. via Morbid Anatomy Museum

These people are all happy because they learned death is nothing to fear. via Morbid Anatomy Museum

As we went over on Monday, death permeates everything surrounds us, and will eventually befall you and everything you love. In that sense, it’s nothing to fear, but it’s also such an abstract concept full of unknowns that rote acceptance is hard. So, the Morbid Anatomy Museum is here to help with Death Cafe, an event where British funeral planner Louise de Winter, a kind of Mary Poppins of death, will chat with you about any topic on death you’d like to talk about. (more…)

07/31/15 8:30am
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Blunderland (#5) mastermind Eric Schmallenberger, who probably woke up like this (pic by Sarah Stuve)

1. Think Brooklyn is the only place artists get displaced en mass for condos? Think again at UnionDocs’ screening of Tomorrow We Disappear, the story of India’s massive Kathputli artist colony. (Friday, $9)

2. Be swept away with Groupmuse‘s Symphonie Fantastique, featuring 70+ musicians performing Berlioz, accompanied by Muse Circus acrobats. (Friday, $20)

3. Travel to Stockholm to learn the complex story of a young transgender woman there at Pioneer Works’ screening of Something Must Break. (Friday, $10) (more…)

07/30/15 2:02pm
A water slide in the middle of the street in Manhattan is just one of the awesome ways to spend time in August. via Facebook

A water slide in the middle of the street in Manhattan is just one of the awesome ways to spend time in August. via Facebook

Holy sunburns and iced coffee spills Batman, it’s August! The summer has reached its halfway point, which means that we’re half a summer away from fall and the end of Daylight Savings. Soon we will wear shirts that go below our elbows and we won’t have to worry about stinking up an entire train car because we forgot to apply deodorant before leaving the apartment. While some of you may already be thinking that summer is over, it is not. To prove it, we have events for you every day of August, so you can still have some wonderful and hopefully not traumatic experiences around this wonderful, crazy city of ours.  (more…)

07/30/15 9:03am
They want to know: Did you do it?

They want to know: Did you do it?

Congratulations to you for making it to what is essentially the weekend. I know, I know, it’s “Thursday” “technically” but you know, it’s been a long hot week and you don’t want to think about working Friday. Me neither. So, go to one of these great events I found you on the Brokelyn Event Calendar, and treat the whole night like it’s Friday. Which means, of course, drink and never look back. (more…)

07/29/15 2:24pm
Business dog is all business, via Petfinder

Business dog is all business, via Petfinder

Considering getting a dog or a cat? Have you been browsing /r/aww obsessively? This Saturday is your chance to find a cute companion at the Prospect Park Adoptapalooza. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will show off more than 150 dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies which you can adopt right on the spot. There are also free activities and giveaways at the event even if you’re not yet ready for a furry friend. (more…)

07/29/15 7:58am
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Stare at this picture of Alf long enough and you realize he’s kind of horrifying

I’ve got a friend who claims he was so excited about today being Wednesday, last night he said “Nice, tomorrow’s Wednesday” out loud, to no one. I can’t say I’m that excited that it’s Wednesday, but it’s better than some of the other days of the week. It also has so many good things going on that recommending just five from the Brokelyn Event Calendar was kind of mentally painful. I mean, not that painful, let’s not be silly here. It was just tough to pick only five things today. (more…)

07/28/15 7:40am
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There’s big trouble on the horizon, but your old pal Jack Burton is here to take care of it

It’s Tuesday, which is fine, we guess. Certainly it means that if you’re just learning about Montero’s going away soon, at least that dread isn’t combined with Monday’s existential dread. Other than that? Eh, not a huge difference between today and Monday. Except of course that the Brokelyn Event Calendar has new and different fun things for you to do tonight, different things than last night. (more…)