05/27/15 8:28am
sonya art walk

Look how much fun these people are having with art! via Facebook

It’s late spring in New York City, and you’re probably being inundated with images of all the highly Instagrammable art happenings that are perpetually popping up around here. Though it’s inarguably awesome to have access to so much new art on the reg, maybe you want to have a serious art binge without venturing into Manhattan or taking a boat. Look no further than the 16th Annual SONYA Art Walk this weekend! (more…)

What else are you doing on a Wednesday night that you can't hang out with Hans Landa?

What else are you doing on a Wednesday night that you can’t hang out with Hans Landa?

Ah, summers in Brooklyn where you can see virtually any concert or film you can imagine for free. It almost makes up for the six months of soul crushing snow. Where once stood a sad empty park there is now hundreds of sweaty bodies blocking your view. Now there are certainly times when we want to watch a movie with half of New York (hello Brooklyn Bridge Park movie night lineup) but sometimes it’s nice watch a movie when you’re not competing for seats. Luckily, the People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street) just started a free movie night this summer, so check classics playing every Wednesday from May through July in PRB’s beer garden, starting around 9:30pm. (more…)

05/26/15 9:39am
We've got a good feeling about this one. via Devo

We’ve got a good feeling about this one. via Devo

1. Hear from several community art events organizers in our fair borough at the monthly Art Talks Brooklyn. (Tuesday, FREE)

2. Look over your shoulder to see if Tynan DeLong, Marcia Belsky, Mike Abrusci are creeping up to make you laugh (Tuesday, FREE)

3. Celebrate 10 terrifically literary years with Europa Editions (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)

05/22/15 9:11am

Miss this and you’re gonna be just another sucker MC

1. Say an appropriately loud last goodbye to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Greenpoint with Perfect Pussy and friends. (Saturday, FREE)

2. Browse great wares while listening to live tunes and stories at South Slope’s newest flea market at Mary’s Bar. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

3. Try on some gently used gentlemanly attire at the Lesbian Herstory Archives Boots & Bowties clothing swap. (Saturday, $20 or less with donations) (more…)

05/18/15 8:16am
Let's rock. via Wikipedia

Let’s rock. via Wikipedia

1. Attend an electric-ifying literary mashup when Franklin Park Reading Series teams up with Electric Lit. (Monday)

2. Limber up those wrists to silently shred at the US Air Guitar Championship Qualifier. (Monday)

3. Sip free booze while perusing out-of-print vinyl in a famous backyard at the Daptone Records Super Soul Stoop Sale. (Monday) (more…)

05/15/15 1:57pm
brooklyn half marathon

Not running in this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. Hell, you might have moe fun just watching. via Luna Park’s Flickr

Tomorrow at 7am, around 40,000 people will congregate in their runner’s best at the Brooklyn Museum to start this year’s NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon. Wave 1 – or the first 20,000 people registered, will take off right at 7:00, with wave 2 shortly behind with a 7:45 start time. Let the runner’s high commence!

Don’t get down with running 3 miles consecutively, let alone 13.109? There is still plenty for you (and me) to do before, during and after this year’s race, including a pre-party, a post-race party with a Jimmy Buffet cover band and plenty of places to cheer on your friends or total strangers. (more…)

05/14/15 4:29pm
rooftop films

Up you go. via Facebook

Love outdoor movies but hate being tethered to the filthy ground? It’s a good thing then that Rooftop Films is around with an entire season of outdoor movies going on around New York City’s filthy roofs (and sometimes still the ground, sorry). The schedule for this summer’s films are here, and as always, they’ve got a cool-looking lineup of short films, animation, features and NYC-centric documentaries (because who needs to learn anything about other places). Unless otherwise noted, all the movies are $15, and you can get tickets here. Or you can just go to the free ones exclusively, it’s your life. (more…)

05/14/15 11:38am
So it's like your morning commute, but it smells better and you won't get kicked in the face. Via flickr user Dan Nguyen

Like your morning commute, but smells better and you won’t get kicked in the face. Via flickr user Dan Nguyen

It’s the worst catchphrase in Brooklyn. “It’s showtime!” You’ve practically choreographed a signature eye-roll for every time it happens. And with good reason: because here you are, just trying to get from A to B on a quiet train ride, and all of a sudden someone is blasting music and nearly kicking you in the face on a speeding suwbay train. But this weekend, you can watch a bonafide subway performance from a safe distance! DNA info reports that the Brooklyn Museum’s latest exhibit will feature live showtime dancers on Sunday, in an exhibit called “Public Disruption/Private Powers.” (more…)

05/14/15 8:46am
Tip the scales in your favor this weekend

Tip the scales in your favor this weekend via Flickr user Edward Dalmulder

1. Drink and dance and sweat like you’re in the tropics without getting a horrific sunburn at Friends and Lovers’ tropical dance party. (Friday)

2. Mad Max: Fury Road is out now, but you can see where it all started at Videology’s screening of the original Mad Max. And even better than a movie theatre, your ticket comes with popcorn and beer. (Friday)

3. Get dressed up real fancy-like for a cause at Vodou Bar’s AIDS Awareness Cocktail Gala. (Friday) (more…)

05/13/15 4:01pm
brooklyn kolache company

How many can you eat? via Facebook

Have you ever watched the human food vacuums of the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest and got the urge to jump into the world of competitive eating? You’ve got a chance this weekend, because Bed-Stuy pastry purveyor Brooklyn Kolache Co. (520 Dekalb Avenue, Bed-Stuy) is inviting one and all to visit them for the first-ever kolache eating contest. No need to get qualified by Major League Eating, all you have to do is pay the $10 entry fee and show up Saturday with a burning desire to eat more kolaches than anyone else who shows up. (more…)