04/10/14 3:49pm
roger that community garden

Save both the Roger That garden and the view of the sweet mural overlooking it.

A little while back, we told you that Crown Heights’ Roger That community garden was facing the prospect of being closed and replaced with some condos. They’re not just rolling over and giving up though. Instead, they’re having a benefit party Saturday to help fund their purchase the deed to the land  so that Crown Heights can keep a little green space amidst all the new condos. What does the party mean for you? Oh, just a bunch of dancing and good times and raffle prizes. (more…)

the cyclone coney island

Ready? Ready? Annnnnd…. via Facebook

Cheesy Pete, that rent news is really depressing. We need a reset, something that actually makes life worth living still. Oh, here’s something: Sunday is Coney Island’s official opening day, and in addition to the Cyclone being blessed so as to get rid of all it’s bad winter-absorbed juju, the first 100 people in line get to ride for free. Maybe everything will be alright? Well, it won’t be, but man, let us just pretend for a day. (more…)

04/10/14 9:28am
Milton Berle and Fozzie

Sometimes you just need this at the end of a weekendunio

1. Head On is pitting two of the most beloved MTV programs of your youth, and their music choices, against each other with 120 Minutes versus The Grind. Choose what you dance to wisely (Friday)

2. Winter finally died so celebrate by checking out some art inspired by the passing of the seasons at the Equinox Solstice show at Eight of Swords (Friday)

3. Sick of enjoying movies merely because they’re skillfully made and deserving of the money and attention lavished on them? See two days of movies so bad they’re great at the Bad Film Fest (Friday and Saturday) (more…)

04/07/14 9:44am
It's gonna be great, so be there!

It’s gonna be great, so be there!

1. Get a brief bit of power by judging other people’s short films at Passenger Bar’s Monday Movie Night short film competition (Monday)

2. Get your monthly requirement of dizzying wordplay made up on the spot at Freestyle Mondays at Spike Hill (Monday)

3. Comedy show Apocalypse Wow is going through their own spring rebirth, but unlike your frustrating search for an apartment, theirs involves a set by Inside Amy Schumer head writer Jessi Klein (Monday) (more…)

04/07/14 8:37am
king beard

Does your face have what it takes to be named King Beard? via Flickr user Mike Mozart

If you’re thinking of spring cleaning, don’t get rid of your winter beard just yet. You might not need it for cold-weather-protection on the walk to the subway these days, Astoria’s Quays Pub (45-02 30th Avenue) has just announced a “Battle of the Beards” competition on Tuesday, where you could win prizes and fame just for showing off your facial hair. (more…)

04/04/14 9:52am
game of thrones brooklyn

Don’t be sad if you don’t have a TV, you can still see Game of Thrones on Sunday!

With the Walking Dead season finale last Sunday, it can seem like there is nothing to look forward to on Sunday nights but isolated feelings of depression and despair about Monday work woes. However, HBO is here to rescue you from boredom (or reading) with the Game of Thrones season premiere this Sunday at 9pm. Don’t own a TV? That’s fine! Brooklyn bars (and a close-to-Brooklyn-bar on the Manhattan side of the L) have got you covered if you don’t want to have to avoid spoilers Monday or and maybe play some awesome drinking games. (more…)

04/03/14 9:15am
daenerys targaryen

Can you spell “Daenerys Targaryen” from memory? Nerd. Also, go to WORD on Saturday

1. You know the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster. Learn the schlocky story of his daughter, Lady Frakenstein, at the Spectacle Theater (Friday)

2. Get your footwork in order for dance party Footwerq at The Trophy Bar, because you don’t want to be the only one there who can’t make it bounce (Friday)

3. Get your daily recommended dose of exploding heads at a free screening of Scanners (Friday) (more…)

04/02/14 3:23pm
toasted brooklyn wedding expo

When you want chaos to reign at your wedding, getting a wedding photographer from the Toasted Brooklyn Wedding Expo. via Facebook

Getting married any time soon? What a bummer for you. Or we think it’s a bummer, we don’t know, we get all of our relationship exposure from sitcoms. Either way, just because you’re getting married, it doesn’t mean you need to do the same old crap that everyone else does, nor does it mean you need to give things over to a wedding planner who physically strikes you for not knowing an appetizer fork from a main course fork. And you won’t have to do that if you check out the Toasted Brooklyn Wedding Expo next Sunday, April 13, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. (more…)

03/31/14 7:00am
America's favorite ugly high school weirdos

America’s favorite ugly high school weirdos

1. Broken Comedy welcomes TVs own Lucas Brothers, and what better way to start your week than by being in the presence of some dudes with a TV show (Monday)

2. You don’t cry over spilled milk, but you can cry because you’re very moved at the Spilt Milk Poetry Reading at Milk and Roses (Monday)

3. Muchmore’s is hosting a Slumber Party with improv group Future Wives, but it’s not what you think. Unless you thought it was a night of free comedy, in which case, you guessed right (Monday) (more…)

03/27/14 11:24am
What're you havin?

What’re you havin?

The Brokelyn Beer Books are out, our Bar Guide is here and that means it’s time to celebrate! Naturally, we’re inviting to drink on the cheap for a night, but we’re also gathering up some of the hardest working people who keep our glasses full. Our launch party Hey Bartender! on April 10 at The Graham in E. Williamsburg features a night of  stories of humor, horror and wonder from some of Brooklyn’s best bartenders.

Join us, special guest  Rosie Schaap —New York Times Drink columnist, author of Drinking With Men (and a bartender at Park Slope’s South too) — and others as they share tales and give some expert tips on the ever elusive bar etiquette. Since it wouldn’t be a Brokelyn party without cheap drinks, we’ve got a special extended happy hour featuring $2 tallboys and $1 tacos!  (more…)