a shot from Greenpointers 2013 Spring Market

A shot from Greenpointers 2013 Spring Market

Get excited: this is the time of year when we all collectively slough off months of social dormancy and reacquaint ourselves with humanity by attending a million events and fairs and festivals all piled on top of each other. It might feel a little overwhelming but once it gets warm there’s nothing in the word that can touch us, right? In addition to the return of the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, our friends at Greenpointers have announced the vendors for their annual Spring Market Sunday, April 13 from 1 pm-7 pm at Greenpoint Loft.

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01/15/14 11:19am
These girls look like brainiacs, naked must be the new glasses. via terijade.wordpress.com

These girls look like brainiacs, naked must be the new glasses. via terijade.wordpress.com

Geez, these days, girls just can’t seem to keep their clothes on while reading in public. There’s no real answer to asking why; more pertinent is the when and where. So if you are bored tonight around 9 p.m. and feeling both horny and literary, you can check out the collective Naked Girls Reading, reading naked and being girls at Under St. Mark’s.  (more…)

09/18/13 9:00am
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08/09/13 12:32pm
Sure you could bike there, we suppose. via Facebook

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…)

07/25/13 2:00pm
Sexy typewriter not included. Photo via Flickr user by Safe Amplification Site Society.

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…)

04/05/13 11:40am
By the end of your day there, you too will be able to make something this nice

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 Dime Magazine.

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…)

01/25/13 1:45pm
Kind of a drag: Merrie Cherry is the event's hostess. Via Next Magazine.

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…)

01/18/13 10:16am
Hair Force One is really excited about your new haircut. Photo via Ronika McClain.

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…)

11/29/12 1:53pm

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…)