07/29/15 2:24pm
Business dog is all business, via Petfinder

Business dog is all business, via Petfinder

Considering getting a dog or a cat? Have you been browsing /r/aww obsessively? This Saturday is your chance to find a cute companion at the Prospect Park Adoptapalooza. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will show off more than 150 dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies which you can adopt right on the spot. There are also free activities and giveaways at the event even if you’re not yet ready for a furry friend. (more…)

07/29/15 7:58am
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Stare at this picture of Alf long enough and you realize he’s kind of horrifying

I’ve got a friend who claims he was so excited about today being Wednesday, last night he said “Nice, tomorrow’s Wednesday” out loud, to no one. I can’t say I’m that excited that it’s Wednesday, but it’s better than some of the other days of the week. It also has so many good things going on that recommending just five from the Brokelyn Event Calendar was kind of mentally painful. I mean, not that painful, let’s not be silly here. It was just tough to pick only five things today. (more…)

07/28/15 7:40am
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There’s big trouble on the horizon, but your old pal Jack Burton is here to take care of it

It’s Tuesday, which is fine, we guess. Certainly it means that if you’re just learning about Montero’s going away soon, at least that dread isn’t combined with Monday’s existential dread. Other than that? Eh, not a huge difference between today and Monday. Except of course that the Brokelyn Event Calendar has new and different fun things for you to do tonight, different things than last night. (more…)

07/27/15 4:25pm
Naomi Ekperigin and friends want you harness your laughter for a cause. via Facebook

Naomi Ekperigin and friends want you harness your laughter for a cause. via Facebook

After the tragic, racist attack on churchgoers at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, you maybe have been left wondering how you could help the church and its parishioners. This week at least, you’ll be able to do something beyond getting into Facebook fights with those couple of friends who don’t think there’s anything wrong with the Confederate flag. This Wednesday, July 29, some great comedians are getting together at The Bell House for Stand Up For Charleston, a show that benefits Mother Emmanuel AME Church. (more…)

07/27/15 10:40am
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Many heads make, uh, light music? #10 (Pic by leesan on Flickr)

1. Play hard at the Kickstarter panel Talking Shop: Building Community Around Games, with speakers from Babycastles, Bitsummit, and Indiecade. (Monday, FREE)

2. All aboard for the alt-comedy showcase Night Train, with guest host Aparna Nancherla, and featuring comedians Rob Cantrell, Ayanna Dookie, Guy Branum, and Robert Dean. (Monday, FREE)

3. Be poetic at Mental Marginalia, featuring Nicole Steinberg, Gregory Crosby, Sara Jane Stoner, and Emily Skillings. (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)

07/27/15 8:01am
Let's talk about a book-free future. No, not as a goal, ya dummies.

Let’s talk about a book-free future. No, not as a goal, ya dummies.

“Monday, Monday” goes the old song, although I’m surprised to learn it’s actually about a relationship or something and not about someone complaining that the weekend is over. Well, you learn something every day! Like how you’re here to learn what wonderful things there are to do tonight that can be found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)

07/24/15 10:57am
They're all able to still show you a good time

They’re all able to still show you a good time

It’s been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed, and while disabled people face less outright discrimination and more curb cuts, one factor of American life they’re still trying to make more headway into is the world of entertainment. Seriously, before RJ Mitte’s nuanced turn as Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad, who was the most memorable three-dimensional disabled character in pop culture? Jimmy and Timmy from South Park? As you might imagine, disabled entertainers themselves have something to say about this, and you can see a whole bunch of them for free this weekend at the BAM Fisher Building at the day-long Cripfest at 2pm on Saturday. (more…)

07/24/15 8:11am
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Zines as far as the eye can see, #13 (pic by Liz Henry on Flickr)

1. See the 1929 Russian film Man with a Movie Camera accompanied by an improvised live score by the Bakia Quartet. (Friday, $10)

2. Support the work of 596 Acres, which strives to increase community access to vacant lots, at their Summer FUNraiser, with drinks, snacks, face-painting, and dancing to DJ Dirtyfinger. (Friday, $15)

3. Watch SoulRebel Dance and vocalist Anita Purcell explore historical narratives at Kumble Theater with Bigger Than Hip-Hop. (Friday, $20) (more…)

07/23/15 8:01am
See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

It’s Thursday, congrats on making it this far in the week. By tomorrow night, everything you struggled with and hated will fade into soothing weekend drinking. Of course, until tomorrow night, you need something to do in order to get over the bridge from Thursday to Friday. That’s where the Brokelyn Events Calendar, and all of its wonderful events comes in. We picked the five best events from it, events we think will make it feel like Friday, which will be great until you have to go into work tomorrow (lol). (more…)

The rules of the road are going to be thrown out the window this Friday. Image via Facebook

The rules of the road are going to be thrown out the window this Friday. Image via Facebook

We’re only a few weeks away from entire parts of Manhattan being open for us to walk/bike/run without fear of getting crushed by cars/buses/ice cream trucks etc. Summer Streets is an event that we all look forward to, but this Friday, you can experience the freedom of Brooklyn streets free of all those machines in Bay Ridge’s annual Summer Stroll. (more…)