09/01/15 8:20am
See if our local BK celebs can match the style of the original crew

See if our local BK celebs can match the style of the original crew

You know, for some reason, they never say “Thank god it’s Tuesday.” Probably in part because T.C.I.T. could just as well be for Thursday, but I figure the fact that it’s not Monday anymore is worth celebrating a little bit. Maybe you agree too, and in that case you should go out and do one of these awesome things going on, as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

08/31/15 10:30am
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The artistry of edibles, by Flickr user Raphaël Labbé

1. Snap your fingers and feel like a beatnik: tonight at Threes Brewing, the Out of Your Head Jazz Collective puts together groupings of musicians who have never rehearsed to make beautiful, improvised music together. (Monday, $10 suggested)

2. Or head to Over the Eight for Shit Bits, where comedians share their most unloved jokes, with bombs from Evan M. Williams, Lorelei Ramirez, Bill Stiteler, and more. (Monday, FREE)

3. Get deep with Columbia Professor Skye Cleary, who will give a talk on Existentialism and Romantic Love, using Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, and Nietzche to help you figure out how to get off of OKCupid. (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)

08/31/15 8:33am
If you loved "Porcupine Racetrack," we've got an event for you tonight

If you loved “Porcupine Racetrack,” we’ve got an event for you tonight

So I understand a number of you might be busy tonight, what with running out to start laying the groundwork for the Kanye West ’20 presidential campaign. That being said, you should make sure you carve out some time to have some fun tonight, because the Brokelyn Event Calendar is filled with some good stuff to do, like the picks below. Maybe do your telephone polling for candidate West’s favoribles and unfavoribles at work, on your boss’ dime. (more…)

08/28/15 9:37am

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1. Get wet & wild at Pour Some Water on Me: A Brokelyn 80s Splashback Party, an adults-only takeover of the splash pad at Lakeside in Prospect Park, featuring an 80s hair metal dance party, SuperSoaker target practice, roller skating, an all-male wet T-shirt contest, watery limbo, summery raffle prizes, photos, drinks, and on and on. (Friday, $18)

2. Honor your kink at Roulette with Dan Savage’s Hump, an amateur dirty film festival. (Friday – Sunday, $25, $15 via Goldstar)

3. Ease on down the road to Fulton Park for the African Film Fest screening of The Wiz. (Friday, FREE) (more…)

08/27/15 10:55am
Sasheer Zamata is just one many comics who'll be performing at the closing party on Saturday. via BKCF

Sasheer Zamata is one of many all-stars slated to perform at the closing show on Saturday. via BKCF

The Brooklyn Comedy Festival ends this weekend, on Sunday, August 30. If you’re thinking, “Oh no thanks, I already know comedy, it’s sitting in a dark room with some guy tells jokes at the front,” then you should definitely be catching at least one of these last few shows. (more…)

08/27/15 8:41am
These nice young men want to show you a rocking good time. via Facebook

These nice young men want to show you a rocking good time. via Facebook

Thursday is here and it’s time for you to partyyyyyy. Seriously though, get out there and have a good time, because you’ve worked for most of the week and for a few of those hours, you probably even put in an effort that went beyond merely going through the motions. So! Reward yourself by having a good time at one of these fun nights out found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

08/26/15 2:55pm
Celebrate it. Photo by Deena Atkinson

Celebrate it. Photo by Deena Atkinson

As you know, it takes a lot for us to recommend you go somewhere in Manhattan. Not that Manhattan is so bad, but it’s all the way over there and you’re over here. Tonight though, we have a pretty good reason for you to party in Manhattan tonight though: free pizza slices and free whiskey shots, in celebration of everyone’s good friend, pizza. (more…)

08/26/15 8:10am
It's your chance to hook your friend up with someone else's friend by being that friend

It’s your chance to hook your friend up with someone else’s friend by being that friend

It’s nice on the one hand that you’ve made it to Wednesday and that in the summer Wednesday is closer to the end of the week than usual, but that gravy train is almost over. Soon, people will expect you to actually put in a full effort on Fridays and man what a bummer that’s gonna be. Don’t dwell on it though, instead get out there and have a good time at one of these fun nights out pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar, because nothing says “I value fun more than work” like a Thursday hangover. (more…)

08/25/15 10:49am
So you can't see Serena, but maybe you'll see someone who gets beat by Serena. via Facebook

So you can’t see Serena, but maybe you’ll see someone who gets beat by Serena. via Facebook

Tennis is as hot as it’s ever been, what with Serena Williams crushing Grand Slam titles and and crushing magazines and crushing Drake, so it only makes sense if you want a piece of all of it. The good news is that the U.S. Open has landed in Queens. The bad news is that it’s expensive to take in a match. The good news (see, it’s like volleying back and forth) is that you can see some of the U.S. Open for FREE, by taking in the tournament’s qualifying round this week. (more…)

08/25/15 9:10am
It'll be just like this, hopefully

It’ll be just like this, hopefully

So yesterday I told you to attack the week like Jon Stewart attacked John Cena. Hopefully if you did that, the week didn’t hit back at you like John Cena did to Jon Stewart last night. Even if it did though, just get a couple friends to drag you off the mat and to one of the cool events going on tonight, especially one pulled off the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)