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…)
GrandeMarshall is shouting into the mic that he wants you at the party on Friday. via Facebook
Friday marks the 6th anniversary for Fool’s Gold Records and they are bringing in a sick lineup to SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Avenue, Gowanus) to celebrate the occasion. The Brooklyn-based record label has been establishing themselves as a standout label in the industry by merging the two distinctive sounds of hip-hop and electronic music, and now they’re celebrating their success. Some of the label’s big hitters (A-Trak, Danny Brown and Chromeo) will be missing the show due to conflicting tour schedules. However, don’t make the mistake of underestimating this B- Team, each with a dynamic sound of their own, these guys are blazing their own trail and securing their future in hip hop. (more…)
The scene at a previous Streetup in Manhattan. Let’s get even more people at this one, BK. via Facebook
Today is a good day for thinking about the kind of city you want to live in in the future. Of course, that can be depressing and overwhelming if you’re thinking about it on your own, especially if you’re staying sober while you’re doing it. So lucky for you then, that Transportation Alternatives is coming to Bushwick bar we love duckduck to gather activists in one place to meet each other and drink free beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. (more…)
Aliens invade a wedding in Green Death, one of the many short films you can see at Nitehawk. Courtesy Nicholas Bedo
In these gogo fast times full of personal brands and tweeting your way through breakups and movies, our attention spans just aren’t any good for carefully crafted two-hour feature films. Apocalypse Now? More like Apocalypse Zzzzz, grandpa. Tell your two-hour stories at the nursing home, we’re the short film generation! Nitehawk Cinemas knows that, so this week they’ll be honoring the best in the world of short films, with a three day festival featuring award winning-short films movies from local and international filmmakers. Not one movie longer than 20 minutes, guaranteed! (more…)
“I’m telling you guys, it was the Germans who bombed Pear Harbor!” Bluto would have been perfect for “Bullshit History”
1. Spike Hill’s “Game Night” is celebrating two years of providing laughs and being more fun than a barrel of monkeys (the game and hypothetical idea of stuffing a barrel full of monkeys) (Monday)
2. Nitehawk’s Simpsons Club is showing the first half of the famous “Who Killed Mr. Burns?” two-parter. If you somehow still don’t know, you can try to play along with the mystery! (Monday)
3. Williamsburg bar The Exley is beginning their Twin Peaks screenings, the show that proves that yes, someone actually gave David Lynch money to make a network TV show. Plus, free doughnuts and David Lynch burlesque (Tuesday) (more…)
Bands in Brooklyn take playing secret underground venues with DIY equipment as a badge of honor. The Yellow Dogs had no choice when they were in Iran, where they could only play their banned music in a hidden former trash room turned studio under Tehran, with styrofoam insulation and a World War II era gas can for a mike stand. You might not have been lucky enough to know about the band, a Williamsburg warehouse dance pop outfit, before Monday’s horrific shooting massacre, but you can help pay tribute and raise money for families of the deceased on Monday at Brooklyn Bowl, which is hosting a memorial featuring Nada Surf, Dirty Fences, The Men and many more. (more…)
It’s the perfect weekend to watch people explore dungeons
1. Celebrate one year of awesome meat sales with the folks at BrisketTown, by eating meat and then using the energy from the protein to dance (Friday)
2. Come out to a benefit party for the Gotham Roller Derby Girls, because if you don’t, they’ll kick your ass. And you know damn well they can (Friday)
3. Think books are boring? Well what if there’s a party for one about New York City’s drug scene and feature performances from Himanshu of the late, lamented Das Racist? Yeah, not so boring now (Friday)
4. An Adventure Time TV party is better than your average TV party because it’s Adventure Time for Christ’s sake. Plus, they’ll be giving out prizes for the best costume, so dressing like the Ice King is finally an advantage (Friday) (more…)