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Sure you could bike there, we suppose. via Facebook
Was anyone else aware the Brooklyn didn’t yet have its own comedy festival until just this year? I know, it’s crazy, right? It seems like you can get almost anything without leaving the borough, especially festivals. We got concerts, food, film, and art. And it’s Brooklyn, so of course we got jokes. This year, said jokes will be organized into a weekend-long festival under the appropriate header, “Brooklyn Comedy Festival.” It’s the only one there is. (more…)
BYOTypewriter. Photo via Flickr user by Safe Amplification Site Society.
You may have heard of the 48-Hour Film Project; but have you heard of a 24-hour ‘zine challenge? To celebrate International ‘Zine Month, the Booklyn Artist’s Alliance is challenging everyone to create a 24-page ‘zine from start to finish in just one day. Some of us brokesters used to put together a regular quarterly ‘zine and we know how tough it can be. Guess what? You can help. It’s open to everyone to come cut, paste, and collaborate harder than Vichy France to make Brooklyn’s fastest micro-publication. (more…)
By the end of your day there, you too will be able to make something this nice
Did you secretly want to go to art school in the city, but somehow ended up at a small liberal arts college in some upstate town? Did you maybe already graduate from art school but somehow missed out on such important knowledge as freelance skills and how to repurpose plastic bags? Well, tomorrow is your day. Head down to the Pratt Free School for a day of practical art and design classes, which, you guessed it, are free. (more…)
It’s true: Fabolous really loves Brooklyn. via Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets want you to know that they’re in Brooklyn. They really, really want you to know just how Brooklyn they are, and so this Sunday, they’re going to prove it, not just with art, not just with fresh kicks, but with a sneaker-themed art contest judged by Brooklyn rapper Fabolous, songmaster of “You Be Killin’ Em” fame. (more…)
Kind of a drag: Merrie Cherry will be your hostess for the evening. Via Next Magazine.
The Brooklyn scene has officially gotten so big that it now needs nightlife to celebrate its nightlife. And what better way to do that than with drag queens, an awards show, and a night out in Williamsburg? This Sunday, the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards are going down, and they’re taking you with them. (more…)
Hair Force One is really excited about your new haircut. Photo via Ronika McClain.
You know how sometimes you want a cool, trendy, maybe asymmetrical haircut, but you feel like that your East Village barber will judge you for it? Aren’t salon prices just too damn high? Do you not look gay enough? Do you want to dance? Amazingly enough, we’ve got something for you. (more…)
Soundtrack this injury and you can start your road to the Grammys. via HitFix
“My roommate” was watching Teen Mom the other day and there was one song that played on loop throughout the episode and I thought, “Damn, if I was this band I’d be kinda pissed at my manager.” But I also had never heard of the band before so it was cool that they were getting play in a show that exposes them to a (sadly) huge number of viewers. Find out how to get your songs featured in teen dramas and into the ear holes of the youth of America at a Music Industry Secrets event at Knitting Factory on Tuesday, Dec. 4. (more…)
If you have a job that does not allow you to be a slave to your Twitter feed, you may not yet be familiar with Strike Debt or the Rolling Jubilee. In which case, you’re welcome. It is potentially a very big deal and something brokesters in particular need to know about.
An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, Strike Debt is an initiative seeking to build popular resistance to all forms of debt imposed by banks. Last week they announced a new project called “The Rolling Jubliee,” which aims to buy personal debt for pennies on the dollar and, instead of coming after you like collections companies, abolish it entirely. (more…)
Finally, a race for those of us who’d rather do homework than play dodgeball. This Friday marks the first Moby Dick Marathon, a three-day reading of the Herman Melville classic taking place in three bookstores, two boroughs, and including over 100 readers. (more…)