Murray Hill and Linda Simpson will make you feel like you’re in Palm Beach, even while it’s snowing
As struggling artists/freelancers/corporate cogs in Broketown, despite our individual goals, it’s safe to say we all share one common dream: early retirement. And while it is highly unlikely that Gowanus’ Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street) will in any way provide you with the financial security to flip off your boss or landlord and move to sunnier skies, you’ll be able to get a preview of your future golden years (though we all know potable water will be the REAL currency of the future) at their newly announced bingo and Mah Jong nights. (more…)
The Yellow King has been there the whole time. Of course!
Time is a flat circle and we are trapped in eternity, doomed to repeat episodes of True Detective over and over again over drinks, which doesn’t sound so bad actually. Still, you don’t want to do it alone, so why not hit The Silent Barn’s Yellow King welcome party/8-hour marathon of True Detective this Sunday? Starting at 1pm and leading into the big finale at 9pm, they’ll be showing every episode of the first season, with time scheduled afterwards for people to pick their collective jaws off the floor and stop weeping. (more…)
Will Eugene have alpacas with him? You won’t know until you find out. via Facebook
A great thing about Brooklyn is that famous people you see on TV, or whose animated selves you see on TV in this case, just kind of live everywhere. Case in point: Bob’s Burgers‘ Larry Murphy lives so close to Clinton Hill’s Splitty (415 Myrtle Avenue) that he decided to put together a weekly comedy night there. He’s opening it with a bang too, bringing a couple of his co-stars, Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman, and a Brokelyn favorite, Kate Berlant, along with him tonight. Plus, it won’t cost you more than a Lincoln (the bill, not the coin). (more…)
The once and always Mr. Pink will be in Williamsburg
There’s no shortage of famous people you can run into on the street in Brooklyn. My friend rang up Alexis Bleidel at Trader Joe’s once while I made fun of his bagging skills to try to throw him off. Anyway. While there are famous people all around us, it’s still cool to be able to see them down at our level, in a small back room in a bar in Williamsburg. Which is exactly where you’ll find Steve Buscemi on Thursday night, as a guest on the Kevin Corrigan Show at Over the Eight (594 Union Avenue, Williamsburg). (more…)
Hand Job Academy at the No Office Holiday Party. Photo by Patrick Phillips.
With a title like that, you probably don’t need any other information on what this event is, but we’ll give it to you anyway. Our friends in the funny/fierce rap group Hand Job Academy are holding what is sure to be a rad free show tomorrow at the House of Vans, which promises both free skating and the greatest words this side of lunch: FREE PIZZA AND BEER. And because the Olympics are done and buried and never to be spoken of again, that means skateboarding, not icescapades. It’s part of the House of Vans weekly open mic/skate/pizza-and-beer cram sessions, so if you can’t make this show, you can always go back next week for more free hangs. (more…)