05/14/15 11:38am
So it's like your morning commute, but it smells better and you won't get kicked in the face. Via flickr user Dan Nguyen

Like your morning commute, but smells better and you won’t get kicked in the face. Via flickr user Dan Nguyen

It’s the worst catchphrase in Brooklyn. “It’s showtime!” You’ve practically choreographed a signature eye-roll for every time it happens. And with good reason: because here you are, just trying to get from A to B on a quiet train ride, and all of a sudden someone is blasting music and nearly kicking you in the face on a speeding suwbay train. But this weekend, you can watch a bonafide subway performance from a safe distance! DNA info reports that the Brooklyn Museum’s latest exhibit will feature live showtime dancers on Sunday, in an exhibit called “Public Disruption/Private Powers.” (more…)

05/14/15 8:46am
Tip the scales in your favor this weekend

Tip the scales in your favor this weekend via Flickr user Edward Dalmulder

1. Drink and dance and sweat like you’re in the tropics without getting a horrific sunburn at Friends and Lovers’ tropical dance party. (Friday)

2. Mad Max: Fury Road is out now, but you can see where it all started at Videology’s screening of the original Mad Max. And even better than a movie theatre, your ticket comes with popcorn and beer. (Friday)

3. Get dressed up real fancy-like for a cause at Vodou Bar’s AIDS Awareness Cocktail Gala. (Friday) (more…)

05/13/15 4:01pm
brooklyn kolache company

How many can you eat? via Facebook

Have you ever watched the human food vacuums of the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest and got the urge to jump into the world of competitive eating? You’ve got a chance this weekend, because Bed-Stuy pastry purveyor Brooklyn Kolache Co. (520 Dekalb Avenue, Bed-Stuy) is inviting one and all to visit them for the first-ever kolache eating contest. No need to get qualified by Major League Eating, all you have to do is pay the $10 entry fee and show up Saturday with a burning desire to eat more kolaches than anyone else who shows up. (more…)

05/13/15 2:42pm
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The Chris Gethard Show via Flickr user Emily Rides

Comedian Chris Gethard, the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show is taking “the most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City,” from public access television to a major network. Gethard, who’s a regular at comedy events around Brooklyn and wrestled Joe Perra at a recent Jo Firestone show, has been trying to get his show on network TV for a while, getting rejected by Comedy Central and a bunch of other TV networks. Saving him from future anxiety and mental breakdowns, Fusion came along and picked up the series, which will premiere on Fusion TV on May 28. In celebration of Gethard getting them checks, Fusion, along with Brooklyn Vegan is celebrating the show’s premiere with a free screening and concert at Rough Trade in Williamsburg on the day of the premiere. (more…)

No laughing, no blinking. via Flickr user Perry McKenna

No laughing, no blinking. via Flickr user Perry McKenna

Despite whatever dreams of sports stardom you may have harbored as a child, you’ve grown up and come to the conclusion that you’re never gonna be a starting NBA point guard (not even on the Knicks). Partially because you decided to spend your time staring at screens, never blinking in an attempt to drink in everything the blessed LCD had to show you. Well now you can put those staring skills to work and make some money, because The Diamond is hosting a staring contest Thursday night that comes with a cash prize for the winner. (more…)

05/11/15 4:18pm
friends of single people

Dudes, be there. via Meatball Presents

It’s spring/summer, when a young man/woman/gender fluid human’s fancy turns to thoughts of sweaty disgusting summer sex in non-air conditioned apartments. Pretend like you aren’t thinking that all you want, but we know you are and that’s okay. You might be denying it because you don’t currently have someone to do it with in a hot room, so lucky for you that Friends of Single People, the dating game where all of the eligible single people are represented by their friends answering questions like they think their single friends would, is happening tomorrow, Tuesday May 12 at 7pm at Littlefield. And because this is just the time we live in, they’re desperate for dudes to show up, so admission for guys is two-for-one. There’s a prize for other single people though: FREE VIBRATORS. (more…)

05/11/15 8:49am

Shirts optional

1. Reaffirm your cultural relevance to everyone at Hops Hill as you crush trivia night. (Monday)

2. Wear your fanciest off-center up-do to Side Ponytail comedy’s prom date show, featuring prom queens Carolyn Busa and Charla Lauriston. (Monday)

3. Rock writer Jessica Hopper will be at WORD to present The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, so check out what she’s learned writing about music for twenty years. (Monday) (more…)

He's already upset that you're trying to duck out of this.

He’s already upset that you’re trying to duck out of this.

You don’t know what love and fandom is until you create a whole podcast devoted to your favorite actor and review every movie they’ve ever been in. Comedians W. Kamau Bell of FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery, writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver know this kind of love with their podcast Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period. And they’re bringing the podcast with the ridiculously long name to Brooklyn with a live recording at Union Hall on Monday May 11 at 9pm. (more…)

05/07/15 9:03am
So many haikus, so little time

So many haikus, so little time. via Flickr user Joe Hall

1. See what two years of Brooklyn College MFAing creates at Chain Reaction, the spring thesis exhibition at SIGNAL Gallery. (Friday)

2. Ride the Wonder Wheel while poets serenade you with Coney Island-inspired work at Poem-a-Rama. (Friday)

3. Help out the Free Portrait Project by very quietly collecting original paintings and prints at this Silent Art Auction Fundraiser at Shoestring Press. (Friday) (more…)

05/06/15 2:26pm
free portrait project

Help make more of these happen. via Facebook

Last month, we talked about Rusty Zimmerman’s Free Portrait Project, which involves him painting up to 200 oil portraits of his Crown Heights neighbors over one year. It’s a cool idea, because hey, who doesn’t want a fancy oil portrait of themselves done for free buy a noted professional painter? Whether you’re hoping to get a fancy picture or you just want to help people get theirs, you can give the project a boost on Friday at an art auction that benefits the effort.   (more…)