07/24/15 10:57am
They're all able to still show you a good time

They’re all able to still show you a good time

It’s been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed, and while disabled people face less outright discrimination and more curb cuts, one factor of American life they’re still trying to make more headway into is the world of entertainment. Seriously, before RJ Mitte’s nuanced turn as Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad, who was the most memorable three-dimensional disabled character in pop culture? Jimmy and Timmy from South Park? As you might imagine, disabled entertainers themselves have something to say about this, and you can see a whole bunch of them for free this weekend at the BAM Fisher Building at the day-long Cripfest at 2pm on Saturday. (more…)

07/24/15 8:11am
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Zines as far as the eye can see, #13 (pic by Liz Henry on Flickr)

1. See the 1929 Russian film Man with a Movie Camera accompanied by an improvised live score by the Bakia Quartet. (Friday, $10)

2. Support the work of 596 Acres, which strives to increase community access to vacant lots, at their Summer FUNraiser, with drinks, snacks, face-painting, and dancing to DJ Dirtyfinger. (Friday, $15)

3. Watch SoulRebel Dance and vocalist Anita Purcell explore historical narratives at Kumble Theater with Bigger Than Hip-Hop. (Friday, $20) (more…)

07/23/15 8:01am
See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

It’s Thursday, congrats on making it this far in the week. By tomorrow night, everything you struggled with and hated will fade into soothing weekend drinking. Of course, until tomorrow night, you need something to do in order to get over the bridge from Thursday to Friday. That’s where the Brokelyn Events Calendar, and all of its wonderful events comes in. We picked the five best events from it, events we think will make it feel like Friday, which will be great until you have to go into work tomorrow (lol). (more…)

The rules of the road are going to be thrown out the window this Friday. Image via Facebook

The rules of the road are going to be thrown out the window this Friday. Image via Facebook

We’re only a few weeks away from entire parts of Manhattan being open for us to walk/bike/run without fear of getting crushed by cars/buses/ice cream trucks etc. Summer Streets is an event that we all look forward to, but this Friday, you can experience the freedom of Brooklyn streets free of all those machines in Bay Ridge’s annual Summer Stroll. (more…)

07/22/15 8:17am
Drink with people pretending to be them, it should be fun.

Drink with people pretending to be them, it should be fun.

It’s another day, in this case to be specific, it’s Wednesday. The best thing about this day will probably be that temperatures in the 80s allegedly feel less oppressive than temperatures in the 90s, but who can really tell the difference? Well, hopefully that will only be the second best part of your day, with the actual best being you going out and having a good time at one of these events, which were found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)

07/21/15 8:06am
Agent Cooper approves

Agent Cooper approves

I know these usually start with some pleasantries (or well, unpleasantries) about where we are in the week and how it relates to enjoyment, but I’ll be honest: it’s too damn hot for jokes. It’s so hot the dog is shaving all of her fur herself. It’s so hot that your Gawker takes feel more like a gorgeous spring breeze than an angry fire. It’s not so hot though, that you can’t enjoy the five best things to do tonight, as found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)

07/20/15 10:03am
Don't get put in a corner! Let your week take flight with Dirty Dancing at SummerScreen

Don’t get put in a corner! Let your week take flight with Dirty Dancing at SummerScreen. (#5)

1. Never say die—head out to Coney Island to watch Goonies under the stars. (Monday, FREE)

2. Get literary in Dumbo with the Books Beneath the Bridge series, this month presented by powerHouse Books and featuring readings from Jami Attenberg and Kate Bolick. (Monday, FREE)

3. Join a NY Transit Museum discussion about the ways the MTA uses technology to accommodate the diverse needs of its differently abled ridership. (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)

07/20/15 7:00am
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They never say die, so maybe you can learn to stop giving up too.

Welcome to the start of another week, R.I.P. weekend. If you didn’t melt into a puddle on account of the oppressively hot and thick air this weekend, congratulations! You deserve to celebrate, maybe by taking advantage one of these fun things to do that we found for you on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. And if you did melt into a puddle, hey go out and celebrate anyway because you’re a sentient puddle and what a weird miracle that is. (more…)

07/17/15 10:04am
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It’s the weekend, glamdammit. (Pic via bowiepills tumblr)

1. Watch some seriously creative kids perform dance, music, and spoken word at the Educated Little Monsters Summer Showcase. (Friday & Saturday, $10)

2. Bid on fabulous art at Tender Trap to support New Orleans community development group Our School at Blair Grocery. (Friday, FREE)

3. See some art in the dark at Brooklyn Fire Proof, where the group show Luminary will light up the pitch-black gallery. (Friday, FREE) (more…)

07/17/15 7:00am
Butts butts butts butts or sad sad sad sad, your choice

Butts butts butts butts or sad sad sad sad, your choice

You made it to Friday! Congratulations! Sadly, no one will throw you a parade, even if you feel like you deserve it. You can’t even throw yourself one, because this isn’t New Orleans. On the other hand, the Brokelyn Events Calendar is full of great ways to have fun now that the week is over, and we picked the five best things happening today, just for you. (more…)