04/27/17 9:25am
Tumble around with the Golden Dragon Acrobats #16). Photo by Drew Pion

Tumble around with the Golden Dragon Acrobats (#18). Photo by Drew Pion

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Start your weekend off artfully at Greenpoint Gallery Night, with 11 art spaces across the neighborhood open late, from Jave Project to The Yard. (Friday, Greenpoint, FREE)

2. Eat some eats and tell some tales at the Beyond Bubbe Backyard Potluck, a dinner and storytelling event where everyone brings a food that evokes a memory. (Friday, City Reliquary, $2 with food / $9 without)

3. Get your twang on at the 9th annual Brooklyn Folk Festival, with 30+ acts, from Feral Foster to Tennessee Stiff Legs to Locust Honey String Band. Brokester exclusive: use code BFFBRK17 for 15% off tickets. (Friday through Sunday, St. Ann’s Church, $20–$35) (more…)

04/24/17 10:27am

Get brassy with RadicalAss Burlesque (#6). Photo by Nisha Sondhe

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Have a raucous start to your week at Film Shoot Punk Show, where you can bid a fond farewell to the almost-closed Don Pedro, be an extra in a movie, and listen to Debbie Downer, Night Screams, Dead Sexy Sheila, Fruit & Flowers, and Bad Look. (Monday, Don Pedro, FREE / $5 after 9pm)

2. Watch something real weird at Horror Boobs Movie Night, where Matt & Mike do strange comedy and then screen Breakfast of Aliens — plus free beer. (Monday, Tender Trap, FREE)

3. Go down under at Anzac Day, a celebration of Australia right here on a Greenpoint rooftop, with games of Two-Up, Coopers beer and shot specials, sausage and spinach rolls, and more. (Tuesday, Northern Territory, FREE) (more…)

04/20/17 10:00am
Blunder bemusedly with Topher Bousquet (#). Photo via Facebook

Blunder bemusedly with Topher Bousquet (#13). Photo via Facebook

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Queer up your comedy at Kweendom, a night of stand-up and storytelling featuring Elsa Waithe, Dylan Marron, Sarah Kennedy, Rachel McCartney, and Jeffrey Marx. (Friday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

2. Learn to hear better at A Massive Listening Experience, an immersive evening of classical music where you can interact with the performers throughout the show. (Friday, Pioneer Works, $25)

3. Get your groove at Bring the Beat Back, a queer, black, sci-fi, music-theater experience set in a futuristic, groove-centered reality. (Friday & Saturday, Jack, $18)

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04/17/17 9:27am
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Feel fabulous AF with Emi Grate (#2). Photo by Jessye Herrell Photography

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Show off your nostalgic smarts at Totally ’90s Trivia, with questions ranging from music to TV to film to pop culture, plus themed prizes and drink specials. (Monday, Way Station, FREE)

2. Have a fabulous time at Grate Night Show, a new weekly theatrical talk show starring Burmese drag star Emi Grate, this week joined by Crimson Kitty and Jessica L’Whor. (Monday, Starr Bar, FREE)

3. Hear about how to clean this borough the heck up at Superfund Brooklyn, where Executive Publisher of City Limits Jarrett Murphy talks to a panel of experts about three major BK environmental remediation projects. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5) (more…)

04/13/17 10:11am
Have a messy Spring Break with Chris Harder (#). Photo via Facebook

Have a messy Spring Break with Chris Harder (#3). Photo via Facebook

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Hit a home run at BHS Free Friday, which also celebrates their new Jackie Robinson exhibit and includes drink-n-design pennants, lots of Dodgers ephemera, and much more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

2. See some tuneful flicks at Jumpin’ Jive: Vintage Musical Shorts, a curated evening of shorts, “soundies,” and television and film appearances ranging from the late 1920s to the early 21st century. (Friday, City Reliquary, $8)

3. Let it all hang out at Wasabassco’s Spring Break: Gowanus, a night of burlesque and striptease from Chris Harder, Delysia La Chatte, Dolly Debutante, Ivory Fox, Penny Wren, Sapphire Jones, and Sydni Deveraux. (Friday, Bell House, $20) (more…)

04/10/17 11:58am
Q-Tip in a halcyon haze at SummerStage in 2009. Photo via SummerStage's Facebook

Q-Tip in a halcyon haze at SummerStage in 2009. Photo via SummerStage’s Facebook

Free live outdoor music (and dance, and theater) are one of the key elements that make New York City summers worth the wait through the long winter. For the past six months you hunkered down and hibernated in your apartment with fleeting amounts of vitamin D and ever-growing heat bills, contemplating moves to warmer climates and cheaper towns and now it has paid off: City Parks Foundation has released this year’s SummerStage lineup, and it’s reliably filled with big and small acts spanning the genres to perform across the boroughs for the affordable price of free. (more…)

04/10/17 11:07am
Get sweet on comedy with American Candy (#). Photo via Facebook

Get sweet on sketch comedy with American Candy (#3). Photo via Facebook

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Start your week off with a plethora of verse at the fourth anniversary of the Brooklyn Poets Yawp, a combined open mic and workshop led by former Brooklyn Poet Laureate D. Nurkse. (Monday, 61 Local, FREE)

2. Put on your coat of many colors and head to the Monday Night Tribute: Dolly Parton, where 14 different musicians will play tunes inspired by the Backwoods Barbie for a full-on Dollyfest. (Monday, C’mon Everybody, $8)

3. Laugh sweetly at American Candy: Live, an “edgy, irreverent, cheeky, and naughty” musical and sketch comedy show produced by comedian Hollie Harper. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE) (more…)

04/06/17 11:50am
Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Start your weekend off chill at Friday Night Zen, where participants “connect and explore how meditation and mindfulness relate to daily urban living.” (Friday, Brooklyn Zen Center, FREE)

2. Peep plenty of photos at Quimby’s Group Photo Show, with a half-dozen photographers’ works on display, plus sculptures, collage, and taxidermy. (Friday, Quimby’s Bookstore, FREE)

3. Get smarter at Nerd Nite, with lectures on the history of late night talk shows, the twisted story behind the creation of one of the world’s bestselling video games, and more. (Friday, Littlefield, $10) (more…)

04/03/17 10:06am
Vamp it up with Took Edalow (#6) (pic via Facebook)

Vamp it up with Took Edalow (#6) (pic via Facebook)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Learn about all the good graphic novels can do for the world at Comics as a Force for Social Change, with authors John Jennings, Damian Duffy, and Thi Bui. (Monday, Greenlight Books, FREE)

2. Watch weird animation late at night at Dirty Morning Cartoons, with dozens of strange shorts by Sick Animation, Leah Shore, Nick DenBoer, Felix Colgrave, and many more, curated by Cartuna. (Monday, Lo-Res Bar, FREE)

3. Hear a host of nontraditional voices at A Path of Their Own: Asian American Creatives, with presenters including producer Jaeki Cho, curator Hawa Arsala, composer Kavita Shah, content creator Jaysn Kim, and many more. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE)  (more…)

03/30/17 10:36am
Get lyrical with OSHUN (#2) (pic by @bettsydabait)

Get lyrical with OSHUN (#2) (photo by @bettsydabait)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Hurl yourself down a mountainside (metaphorically) at Dynamic Alpine Sexual, a site-specific multimedia theatrical experience following anti-hero skiing legend Dirk Dassler. (Friday & Saturday, Umbrella Factory, $15)

2. Get lyrical at Poetry 2017: Word. Sound. Power., an eclectic showcase of spoken-word artists, including The Peace Poets, OSHUN, Frank Waln, and Lady Logic. (Friday & Saturday, BAM, $20)

3. Flaunt your feminine side at An All Alpha Female Experience, with live painting and live performances curated by Monique Cheri Welsh and Color Scenes, plus free food and wine. (Friday, Bushwick Street Art, $10) (more…)