Usually when it comes to packs of speeding lunatics going around and around in circles for hours, you’ve gotta go find New York’s closest NASCAR track (which is upstate in Watkins Glen). Fortunately, you’ve got a free, somewhat similar, bike-based option here this weekend. Want to watch packs of cyclists speed around a street track at upwards of 35mph on brakeless bicycles? Come watch the Red Hook Crit on Saturday. (more…)
Have you had a chance to listen to Heems’ new solo album from this year, Eat Pray Thug? You should go listen to it right now, it’s great. Before you run to Spotify to load it up though, run to a new tab to RSVP for the free Heems show going down at Northside this summer. And then prepare to run to McCarren Park to see the show, since we imagine that it’s gonna be one of the more popular free shows of the whole festival. (more…)
Yohance Collins rules the stage at the Knitting Factory, one of Brooklyn’s best free stand-up nights. Photo by Ray Krump via Comedy at the Knitting Factory Tumblr.
When BFF comedy trio Max Silvestri, Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman brought free indie stand-up show Big Terrific to life in 2008, it was a welcome antithesis to the pricey and decidedly not-chill Manhattan comedy clubs. Seven years later, after paving the way for Brooklyn’s path to indisputable comedy dominance, Big Terrific is closing up shop (catch the final show tonight!). Max is heading to L.A., following Gabe and Jenny, who went West in 2012. But as we say goodbye to Big Terrific, say hello to everything else our fine borough has to offer. We’re part of a new comedy era, characterized by a quirky, casual approach that ditches old-school standards including the two-drink minimum and reserved seating.
Behold and befriend your comprehensive guide to the cheapest (almost all free, but none over $10) funniest, smartest shows in Brooklyn, and get your fill of stand-up on any night of the week. This is where you go to find everything from the groundbreaking comedians to watch to the frequent big-name drop-ins. Bookmark it; we’ll keep it updated. (more…)
Now you can relive your Ghostbusters fantasies at their official fire station. via flickr user Joi Ito
Haven’t you always wanted to pretend you were answering a five-alarm fire call? Suit up, slide down a giant pole, jump in a bright red truck and take off to save the day? Well, you probably can’t do all that without getting arrested. But you can see where all the magic happens. Gothamist reports that next weekend, on May 2, every firehouse in the city will be open to the public. (more…)
Like a lot of late 80s/90s kids, you may have spent a whole lot of time listening to Sonic Youth as you grew up, and you might have even developed a crush on Thurston Moore or Kim Gordon. If you did, you’ve got a chance tonight to proffess your love for Kim Gordon in a small room (don’t actually do this), because tonight she’ll be appearing on The Corrigan Show at Over the Eight, and you can see it all, for free. (more…)