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…)
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…)
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…)
“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…)
Yes yes y’all, it’s back!
After a Sandy-related postponement, Brooklyn’s best amateur barbers are back in action in Bed Stuy. HalloVember, formerly known as OktoberPHRESH, is a monthly-ish queer pop-up barbershop dedicated to spreading hard love and good looks. The Hair Force One collective will be giving $10 haircuts tomorrow night to benefit Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. (more…)
Controversy is swirling around the city over the Mayor’s decision to proceed with the ING NYC Marathon as planned on Sunday. Critics argue that the thousands of volunteers, medical personnel and police officers that help along the route should be focusing attention on Hurricane Sandy cleanup and relief instead. Valid point, but, as Bloomberg pointed out, the Marathon is a major tourist dollar injection into the local economy, which small businesses could certainly use right now. So if you are a huge athletic supporter and want to help out, here’s how.
While we miss Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s Hot Tub Comedy, gone because because LA kidnapped Schaal(boo), their enchanting comedic legacy lives on. Night Train, a new comedy show hosted by Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac, launches on Monday, November 5 and will take place every Monday at 8pm, at Littlefield (yay!). (more…)
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