11/07/14 2:15pm
curling prospect park

Could this wind up being you? Maybe! via Flickr user Peter Miller

Most of us give up on our dreams of making the Olympics at around the same time we realize that it involves a ridiculous amount of work and we really aren’t that good at sports. We’re still traumatized by high school track, but some Olympic sports give us pause. Just try to walk past a TV with curling on and see if you can ignore the graceful release of the stones and the frantic scrubbing that ensues. Well now you can try curling yourself! The Brooklyn Lakeside Curling Club is throwing a free open house at the LeFrak Center (171 East Drive) on November 9 between 2pm and 4pm. (more…)

11/06/14 10:50am
royal palms shuffleboard club

Win or lose, you’ll be doing a good deed. via Flickr user Robyn Lee

1. Hop on the soul train at R&B and funk dance party The Mess Around. (Friday)

2. Ebola is on everyone’s minds, so why not enjoy grindhouse exploitation flick Ebola Syndrome at Spectacle Theater? (Friday)

3. Go claim your two Brooklyn Brewery beers and some laughs at Greenpoint Comedy Night. (Saturday) (more…)

11/05/14 3:03pm
red hook grain terminal

Mourning always looks better in black and white. via Flickr user Alexander Rabb

Haven’t you heard? Our once beloved borough is dead, and all we got was this lousy fair-trade, organic t-shirt. The death knell has rang over and over for many of our favorite Brooklyn venues and clubs, so a moment of silence for those dearly departed: 285 Kent, Public Assembly, Pyramids, Southpaw, Studio B, Savalas, Royal Oak, Supreme Trading, Luna Lounge, Luxx, Death by Audio and Glasslands.

Instead of crying into our kombucha, we may as well raise a glass in memoriam at Brooklyn is Dead: Feeling Gloomy’s Tribute to when Brooklyn was Painfully Hip. (more…)

11/05/14 12:10pm
bric house

It’ll be like this, but everyone will be dressed worse because we’re bloggers. via Facebook

So you came here to Brooklyn to conquer the media world. Maybe your plan is working, maybe you’re floating around wondering what you’re doing still. Either way, it couldn’t hurt to meet a few people and check out some resources available for your campaign of domination. So in the spirit, BRIC is stepping up and hosting the BK Media Maker Meet-Up on Monday, November 10, where you can hang out and meet your fellow media dominators, have some drinks, check out some equipment and plot media domination with other people instead of doing it by your lonesome. (more…)

11/04/14 10:06am
royal palms shuffleboard club

They’re doing it for fun, but you can do it for fun AND good. via Facebook

One of the best things about living in Brooklyn is its strong sense of community. What with Sour Patch Kids and glammed up yuppies moving in across the street, it’s important for us to stick together. We can’t forget that some of our neighbors are really struggling this season. Good thing Brooklynites are so good at having a blast while lending a helping hand. You can do just that this weekend, by playing shuffleboard and drinking at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street, Gowanus) at a fundraiser for soup kitchen CHiPS on Sunday, November 9 from 4pm – 7pm. (more…)

11/03/14 2:02pm
threes brewing

Find out what’s in those barrels Saturday. via Instagram

We’re not sure if we’ll ever stop getting excited about new bars, especially since more bars means more chances to avoid people we owe money. There’s a new bar, brewery and events space opening in Gowanus and they’re giving you a sneak peak this Saturday from noon to midnight. Threes Brewing (333 Douglas Street) is set to open later this month, and to get everyone excited they’re hosting Smite the Brite, which will feature their new IPA, food from Delaney BBQ and live bluegrass. (more…)

11/03/14 9:58am
Friendships will tested

Friendships will tested

1. Everyone loves the entitled, so go hear humorist Simon Rich read from his short story collection Spoiled Brats. (Monday)

2. Brooklyn Public Philosophers is discussing the moral importance of humanity, intellectual disability, and the role of literature in moral reasoning. (Monday)

3. Videology’s Local Filmmakers Showcase presents Screeners, a look at the funniest webseries out there. (Monday) (more…)

sunshine laundry

It’s gonna be bumping

In case you were unaware, the marathon is this Sunday. No, we don’t mean the New York City marathon, we don’t care for people in better shape than us. We mean the third Sunshine Laundry pinball marathon, during which, Greenpoint’s famed laundromat/pinball arcade Sunshine Laundry (860 Manhattan Avenue) will make all of their machines free for the duration of the NYC Marathon. Can your flipper fingers handle that kind of intensity? We hope so. (more…)

10/30/14 9:50am
Will you be this year's zombie prom king or queen? Or will they just eat your brain?

Will you be this year’s zombie prom king or queen? Or will they just eat your delicious brains? via Facebook

1. If you don’t want to buy a halloween costume just go get it drawn on you at these tattoo shops for $31! (Friday)

2. Go liquor treating at a rye whiskey with rock candy syrup tasting at at the Greene Grape. (Friday)

3. Eight of Swords is celebrating Halloween and their third anniversary with music, dancers, costume contests, and the opening of their newest art show, Arise O’ Ancient Ones. (Friday)

4. Spend Halloween with bands covering Marilyn Manson, Limp Bizkit, Queens of the Stone Age, The Cure, and Pantera at Spike Hill. (Friday) (more…)

10/29/14 4:29pm
running late with scott rogowsky

Three years of sitting at a desk with his initials on it. via Facebook

Think about the things that you’ve done for three years straight. Not too many things come to mind, beyond “staying employed”do they? No, because commitment to anything is terrible and we fickle millennials run from any use of the c-word. We gotta hand it to Scott Rogowsky then, because tomorrow, Thursday October 30, he’s celebrating doing three years of Running Late with Scott Rogoswky, which in terms of talk shows means that he lasted longer than when Conan had The Tonight Show. We’ve also gotta hand it to him because instead of charging a premium, Scott is throwing open the doors and making this a free show, and everyone knows laughter is better when it’s free. (more…)