09/02/15 11:24am
Hey hey, my my, jorts will never die

Hey hey, my my, jorts will never die

Between cast members showing up at screenings of it, multiple public screenings happening with or without said cast members, a prequel show on Netflix and even a full immersion in a Bushwick lot, it seems like we’ve been living in the summer of Wet Hot American Summer. So of course Videology is capping it off the best way they could think of, with a free all-day marathon of Wet Hot American Summer.
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09/02/15 9:37am
It was funny was Elvis did it, it's still funny today

It was funny was Elvis did it, it’s still funny today

Welcome to Wednesday, the fulcrum of your week. If you’ve been having a bad one, here’s your chance to really turn things around and make it a good week. If you’ve been having a good week, this is where you could slip up and start doing the wrong thing and all of a sudden it’s a bad week. Either way, these things to do as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar will make sure that you salvage your week or keep it going well. (more…)

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…)