How awesome the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club will look, if you donate.
Anybody can come up with an idea, but not everybody has the money to execute it. It seems you’re either blessed with one or the other. Think, for every five buck happy hour draft that’s inspired you with a half-buzzed idea you never saw to fruition, you can donate that money to some people who actually have their shit together, or who are at least good at faking it. Check out these five Brooklyn-based Kickstarters that you can help, well, kickstart. (more…)
Items acquired from the World’s Longest Yardsale. Can probably be found at significantly shorter yardsale, but who’s keeping track. Via Kickstarter.
Kickstarter: it’s the field of dreams of the Internet. If you build it, they will come and give you money. Unless your project is terrible, in which case you’ll just sink to the bottom with all the other dredges of would-be Internet glory. But that’s what it’s about, right? It’s about making a project so good that other people will want to pay for it before it’s even started. Here’s a few Brooklyn-based projects that might be worth your spare change. Think about it as buying the bragging rights to knowing these folks before they got famous. (more…)
TropFest, the world's largest short film festival, is happening in Prospect Park on June 22nd
There’s only one day left to win two VIP passes to Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, coming to Prospect Park on June 22nd. These tickets will get you access to the VIP tent where you’ll rub shoulders with host Liev Schreiber, other celebrity judges, and all the participating filmmakers. You’ll also get food, drink, and in-tent monitors to watch all the films comfortably.
Starting at 3 p.m. Chairlift, the DJs from Neon Indian, Bear in Heaven, Ghost Beach, and People Get Ready will be spinning and playing. At 6:30 there’s a black carpet event in the VIP tent with Liev Schreiber and the judges. Then at 8, Liev takes the stage and kicks off the main event: the screening of the short film competition.
To enter just put in your e-mail address below. You can earn more entries by liking Tropfest on Facebook, tweeting about it, and getting friends involved. As you can see below, the clock is ticking. Don’t miss out on this chance to experience Tropfest like a movie star!
Hopefully your video doesn’t require this many takes. via abs2
Aspiring Brooklyn comedian: do you like to drink? Of course you do. You’re a comedian. But, man cannot live on alcohol alone, not that we haven’t tried. So if you’re stuck trying to choose between paying rent and buying beer, we suggest taking a page out of Nick and Jack Packard’s book and wowing a beer company with your talent and alcoholism. (more…)
Round up your 6 roommates, grab your bodega guy, throw in a Brooklyn native with a thick fuggedaboutit accent, and apply today for a chance to race around your apartment looking for the random crap on live television in a Brooklyn-week teaser version of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Skype Scavenger Hunt. (more…)
If you’ve ever dreamed of chicken dancing (that is, provocative “chicken” style dancing, as featured on Arrested Development) your way to stardom, dream no longer. Fox is currently filming a new season of the brilliant, yet misunderstood situation comedy Arrested Development — yes, that show you spend too much time rewatching on Netflix instead of looking for jobs. New episodes are due out next year – and creator Mitch Hurwitz wants to feature “walk-ons” from mega-fans. But how do you gain a coveted spot in the annals of television history?!? It’s actually pretty simple: (more…)
Twenty dollars doesn’t go as far as it used to. Hell, with the exception of the Gotham City Lounge, it’s probably impossible to walk into a bar in this town and leave a shambling, slurring mess. Fortunately, frat council-in-exile Thrillist can put some value back in your Jackson with a three-hour open bar in Williamsburg later this month.
So OK, you’ll have to convince your friends to go to a rave (c’mon, it’s still the 90s!), but the reward for showing up to LINEJAMS on Oct. 19 at Williamsburg’s PIPS is all the Tiger beer you can drink from 9 until midnight. (more…)
If you didn’t get hired as BAM’s celebrity concierge, there’s a new listing for a BAMcinématek assistant that sounds as groovy as any entry-level position involving meeting minutes, budget tracking and conference-room management can be. Because 1) your job involves movies at BAM, and 2) “liaising with talent.” We like liaising with talent! The very reasonable requirements include “a basic knowledge of and interest in repertory film.” Here are more details ripped straight from the job listing, awesome journalism-style: (more…)
Sue and Eric are back with another episode of their web series Brokelandia, this time taking on the pretensions of bikram (or BI-kram) yoga. And it includes a special guest star Grizz Chapman from 30 Rock! Warning: contains ample bare Eric chest. (more…)
Add another uniquely wacky Brooklyn event to the already massive to do list this weekend (see also: GoogaMooga, Litquake, etc.). On Sunday, May 20, the “world’s strongest men” will return to tear, bend and demolish their way through Coney Island for the first time in over 60 years. (more…)