10/22/14 4:26pm
roller derby jeer leaders

They’ve got spirit, how about you? via Facebook

So you read about what it’s like to try out to be a Brooklynette, and you decided it’s not for you. But you still have so much excess spirit in you all the time! You could dull it with drugs and alcohol, but you could also try out to be a different kind of cheerleader this weekend. One who wears fishnets and causes a ruckus. If that’s the kind of thing that might sound up your alley, you should try out to be a Gotham Girl Roller Derby jeerleader on Sunday. If not that, we just don’t know what you can do with that extra cheer you have. (more…)

How you'll feel if you miss this party

How you’ll feel if you miss this party

It must be because it’s fall that everyone is stuck on school stuff, that or we’re caught in some kind of inescapable nostalgia trap Still, here it is, because we’ve taken you to homecoming and now Mary’s Bar in Park Slope wants to take you to prom. Mary’s Bar isn’t having just any prom though, they’re having a prom on Halloween itself. A Carrie-themed Halloween prom. Wear something nice, but not so nice that you can’t get it covered in blood or burnt up in it. (more…)

10/20/14 9:51am
dogtoberfest

Tis the season. via Pets Adviser Flickr

1. Radical Hardware V features short films and music videos to accommodate your dismal attention span. (Monday)

2. Stand Up for free comedy at the Knitting Factory, because if you stand for nothing you’ll fall for anything. (Monday)

3. CMJ is here, and so are a whole bunch of free shows, which means you can spend more on beer and drunkenly buy band merch. The system works! (Monday – Friday) (more…)

10/20/14 9:14am
cold war kids

The Cold War Kids have a conflict of interest, and you’re invited (for FREE!). via Facebook

Between October 21 and October 25, over 1,300 artists will perform at more than 80 venues during CMJ 2014. You could pay to experience the whole thing, with a $549 full badge or a $140 show pass (that gets you into the week’s concerts), but there are so many free shows during the week, why bother? It can be tricky and time consuming to pick the best shows to go to, and while we can’t help you with that, we can help you by at least pointing to all of the free shows the festival offers. (more…)

greenlight bookstore

Ain’t no party like a bookworm party cause a bookworm party is smart. via Facebook

It turns out that we weren’t the only ones celebrating the milestone of turning five this week. Reason to move to Fort Greene Greenlight Books is also having a big party to celebrate reaching kindergarten age this weekend, and we’re all invited. Well, everyone but you, Jeff Bezos, you stay far away from these good times. The rest of you, come buy some discounted books and drink wine! (more…)

10/16/14 1:08pm
seth meyers

When the roles are reversed, let’s see how Seth Meyers likes being interviewed. via Facebook

What’s easier than getting tickets to a taping of Late Night? Many things, actually. But if you’re a big Seth Meyers fan, your chance to see him, for free, has arrived, when he sits down for a chat at Hill Country Barbecue next week. Even if you’re not a nighttime TV person, the event starts at 6:30pm, so you can get a Seth Meyers experience that can get you home before bedtime. (more…)

10/16/14 9:24am
crest hardware pumpkin carving contest

Carve away your rage, and win something for it, at Crest Hardware. via Flickr user Blissful Girl

1. Make Your Voice Heard with some craftivists at Brooklyn Craft Company. (Friday)

2. Take a contra dance lesson and test out your moves at ContraShock at Camp Friendship. (Friday)

3. Show off your cult film smarts and suits at the Genuine Cult Movie Trivia and Halloween Costume Contest at Freddy’s Bar. (Saturday) (more…)

10/15/14 3:05pm
crazy 8 festival

Make sure the tattoo artists also gives your Popeye his tattoos, so you can get double tattoos

Hey dudes, do you know what every girl loves? A bad boy that’s in touch with his sensitive side. Well how does one achieve that you ask? It’s funny you ask, because I happen to know the perfect way, with a tattoo of Minnie Mouse! And just your luck, DNA Info points out that you can get Minnie, or any of your other favorite cartoon characters tattooed permanently onto your body this weekend for only 8 buckaroos! (more…)

10/14/14 2:53pm
Brokelyn High is pretty much as fun as this

Brokelyn High is pretty much as fun as this

If you hadn’t heard yet, it’s party time. The Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance is only days away, and beyond being full of awesome raffle prizes, cheap beer, fashionable Brooklynites and our own marching band, we’re gonna dance our asses off courtesy of DJ Brian Blackout. We want to know though, what are the songs you associate with high school? What brings you back to the days of slouching in late to homeroom, of making excuses why you didn’t do your homework, of cutting class to go surfing (we went to high school on the beach). (more…)

eric garner

Let’s talk about it

Hey, you know what’s not at all a contentious issue in New York City? Race. You know what also isn’t a contentious issue in New York City? The police. Oh no wait, those are actually really contentious issues in New York City, our mistake. Instead of just sitting on the sidelines while the city simmers and waits to blow up in retaliation of another instance of police being too aggressive, BRIC is holding a free town hall tonight at the BRIC House (647 Fulton Street) on the issues of race, policing and civil rights. (more…)