greenpoint gallery night

Get a look at this work from Jonathan Campolo, and more, as you stroll trough Greenpoint Gallery Night. via Facebook

Spring has just about sprung, and you’re feeling like you want to stretch your legs and get a good walk in. You can do that and get get your wine and cheese on at this Friday’s Greenpoint Gallery Night. The first Greenpoint Gallery event of the new year, this Friday’s art walk (weather permitting) promises a chance to hobnob with local artists and explore the environs of Greenpoint gallery scene.  (more…)

03/16/15 9:48am
Just sit back, we'll handle the planning

Just sit back, we’ll handle the planning

1. Hear about Hollywood’s ritzy olden days as Kate Alcott discusses her latest novel A Touch of Stardust. (Monday)

2. Mondays feel like purgatory anyway, so step them up with We’re Going to Hell Comedy at Bar Chord. (Monday)

3. Get folksy with some singer-songwriters at Union Hall Song Club. (Monday)

4. Videology’s local filmmaker showcase brings you Days of Grey, a dystopian film to remind you things here may not be so bad after all. (Monday) (more…)

03/13/15 2:24pm
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Some people just don’t get it

As beret-toting creatives, we take ourselves pretty seriously–and rightly so. We’ve read Proust, we’ve listened to Bitches Brew, we’ve seen Wild Strawberries, we know Art. We’re inspired dammit! and we have thoughts on the nature of truth and beauty and darkness that have never been thought before, nope not even remotely. Videology is snickering at us for some reason though, probably because their taste is manufactured and not a channel to seek a higher intellectual purpose. They claim we’re passing through some phase, that they had a pretentious artistic past as well. Phase? Past? We and our Art believe in eternalism, thank you very much. And we and our art believe in commanding respect and a lot of attention, which is why you’ll see us showing up to their Bullshit Olympics in protest. Because it is only by reading our latest brilliant existentialist musings that we will enlighten these poor, lost souls. (more…)

Mmm that fart seltzer. Image via.

Mmm that fart seltzer. Image via.

Remember the first times you tried beer? And it tasted like someone had just thrown soggy crackers and creek water in a blender? But you wanted to be cool and proudly downed that those Keystone Lights and Coors Lights and crusty solo cups of Natty Ice? Well if your palate has been refined to appreciate the nuance among some of the finest macro-brews out there, the ones we’ve done everything possible to avoid since college, your skills could come in pretty handy. The Diamond is hosting a chili cookoff this weekend, and if that’s not exciting enough for you, there will also be a macrobrew blind tasting where your high tastes could win you $20. (more…)

03/12/15 9:43am
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Nutella: It’s what gets every couple hot

1. Make this the best Friday the 13th ever, or the most remorseful, or both, by getting a deal on that new tattoo. (Friday)

2. Thrown on your astronaut helmet and float around this space party at The Silent Barn. (Friday)

3. We bet you can earn a ton of strategic Instalikes at Pioneerworks’ opening reception for Under Construction, an exhibition the value of photography in the 21th century. (Friday) (more…)

03/10/15 2:51pm
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A whole musical about this guy? Sure, makes sense to us. via Facebook

Another Friday the 13th is coming up this week, but now it’s really the last one until November. That means it’s also the last valid excuse to throw a spooky, transcendental party! Luckily, the folks over at Silent Barn have got you covered: they’re having another 100% party, and this one’s outer space themed! Hosted at the Barn by resident company Title:Point and self-approved as a “logical follow-up” to their previous 100% parties (dinosaur and robot themed, respectively), this Friday’s affair is sure to really take off! Groan.  (more…)

03/09/15 4:15pm
BeerProv Champion

It’s your duty to decide: who will win the BeerProv Mug of Champions? Photo via BeerProv.com

Do you ever get the feeling that something is missing from improv? No, we’re not talking about a script, or a set, or costume design, which are also all missing from improv. We’re talking about beer, and for the first time in Brooklyn, that’s going to change, thanks to beer-drinking improv troupe and competition, BeerProv. (more…)

03/09/15 3:02pm
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Namaste fresh, y’all. via Verboten

Inner peace is important to us, especially when we’re clubbing like the rapture’s in half an hour. We want to fist pump ourselves into a complete frenzy, but we also want to make sure we’re the purest, most balanced beings this side of the Ganges. The EDMeditators at Verboten have been championing strobe enlightenment for a year now, and they told us to celebrate their first birthday they’re offering free Willkommen Deep House yoga classes today and tomorrow, where you can peacefully get downward dog with live DJs. If death metal yoga wasn’t quite the right fit for you, we think you’re in luck.  (more…)

03/09/15 9:25am
Know your priorities this week

Know your priorities this week

1. Wear your party hats slight off center and stuff your face with free cake at Side Ponytail comedy’s first birthday. (Monday)

2. Franklin Park Reading Series is also celebrating their birthday (ooo tension) with readings by Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman and author James Hannaham. (Monday)

3. Catch an interview with Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan, then discuss, laugh and get quizzed on politics with Allen McDuffee and John Flowers at 61 Local’s Politics & Pints. (Tuesday) (more…)

03/06/15 2:02pm
No Phoebe, the honor is ours

No Phoebe, the honor is ours

Story time has such a special place in our hearts. Pretty much any time someone says “and lemme tell you something else,” we immediately plant ourselves cross-legged at their feet, chin in palms, ready for whatever magical tales, or rants, they have for us. You know what really gets us pumped though? Story time from strong female leads, because it is 1) empowering and sometimes makes us tear up a little and 2) reminds us of our favorite Netflix microgenre. If you’re as into hearing ladies share stories that make you cackle and cry as we are, you might just be crazy for March Madness: An Evening of Readings By Women We Love, brought to you by Jezebel and The Bell House. (more…)