Here is a man who looks ready for Christmas. via Facebook
Looking for that one original copy of Last Exit to Brooklyn or perhaps The Necronomicon? Do you have a friend who just goes nuts over rare and vintage books? Well then you guys should head to the Old Stone House this weekend for the Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, which will feature a huge collection of rare, vintage and out-of-print books being sold by some of Brooklyn’s best independent booksellers. Plus Paul Auster, legendary man of cheer as you can see above, will be reading Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story. (more…)
2. Mondays will be just a little funkier thanks to the Motown on Mondays DJs spinning the best of soul, disco and R&B at Brooklyn Bowl (Monday)
3. Brokelyn alum Sue Smith has Free Cable for you, but it’s a comedy show, not a way to watch Girls without paying. Eh, at least this way you aren’t waiting around all day for a technician (Monday) (more…)
Just another totally normal day in the universe of Phillip K. Dick
Who doesn’t love Dick?
Come hither, dystopian science fiction loving friends! The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is back for it’s second year and it is jam packed with spacey, science-y goodness. The festival will feature a few Dick inspired feature films, as well as a slew of shorts from all over the world. If you’re thinking that you’ll just be seeing another screening of Minority Report or Blade Runner, you’re at the wrong festival. (more…)
You gotta know how to use a griddle if you’re gonna go camping
The temperatures might be dropping, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for you to pack away your camping dreams, far from it. Winter camping means drinking whiskey, it means appreciating that fire even more and it means sleeping bag sex holding on for dear life to the person you’re in the sleeping bag with. Next Thursday you can get a look at some sweet gear that’s good for winter camping, drink free whiskey (an winter camping essential) and possibly even win some free camping gear, courtesy of Bush Smarts and Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co. (more…)
Do you know who this is? Great, you can answer at least one question at Buffy trivia. via Facebook
1. Say hello to Rough Trade, Williamsburg’s newest record store, by hanging out at their opening night concert by soul singer Charles Bradley (Monday)
2. DJ Jonny Romero is spinning some dad jams in Fort Greene, so show up in your vintage T-Bird and get ready for a Seeger-heavy night, we guess (Monday)
3. Attend a serious discussion about the future of the welfare state in Europe, both because the experiment there could affect things here, and because you can sit in back and make fart noises with your hands and mouth (Monday) (more…)
Mrs. Claus shares secrets at last year’s No Office Holiday Party. Photo by Sarah Gainer.
Be you naughty or nice, employed or un, freelance or free-spirited, we can all agree that holiday parties should not be the sole provenance of desk-chained office workers. So polish off your karaoke caroling voice, lube up your mistletoe lips and hang your jeggings by the chimney with care, because the No Office Holiday Party is back for a third year on Dec. 12! Brokelyn is partnering with blogging buddies the skint and Greenpointers this year to bring our seasonal party back for an evening of holiday cheer, live-band karaoke, comedy and dancing that’s guaranteed to be so fun, you’d be embarrassed to go to work the next day if this was your real office. Details below! (more…)
Where Brooklyn at, where Brooklyn at? If you’ve got a single hip bone in your body, you’ll be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on tomorrow, November 21, at 7pm for Hip-Hop 101: Told It First Hand to kickoff the Bodega Education Initiative Series. The series will feature discussions with artists, writers, and others involved in the creation of Brooklyn hip-hop. (more…)
Time lords will never be royals. They crave a different kind of fez.
This Saturday’s “Day of the Doctor” 50th anniversary Doctor Who special is probably the most important globally televised event in history that doesn’t involve sports, Korean war doctors or the prolonged explanation of the meeting of mothers. The special — which unites both 11th Doctor Matt Smith and 10th (and best) Doctor David Tennant, plus a slew of sure-to-be-surprises, including John Hurt’s awesome-sounding WAR DOCTOR — will be drawing out all the spacetime nerds from all over Brooklyn like a bowl of hand-churned, farm-raised fish fingers and custard.
You’ve got a couple options to celebrate the event, and a few spots to watch the worldwide simulcast for free too: in a true feat of bigger on the inside, The Way Station, Brooklyn’s Doctor Who HQ in Prospect Heights, has even partnered with some neighboring bars for extra screening room. (more…)