04/07/14 8:37am
king beard

Does your face have what it takes to be named King Beard? via Flickr user Mike Mozart

If you’re thinking of spring cleaning, don’t get rid of your winter beard just yet. You might not need it for cold-weather-protection on the walk to the subway these days, Astoria’s Quays Pub (45-02 30th Avenue) has just announced a “Battle of the Beards” competition on Tuesday, where you could win prizes and fame just for showing off your facial hair. (more…)

04/04/14 9:52am
game of thrones brooklyn

Don’t be sad if you don’t have a TV, you can still see Game of Thrones on Sunday!

With the Walking Dead season finale last Sunday, it can seem like there is nothing to look forward to on Sunday nights but isolated feelings of depression and despair about Monday work woes. However, HBO is here to rescue you from boredom (or reading) with the Game of Thrones season premiere this Sunday at 9pm. Don’t own a TV? That’s fine! Brooklyn bars (and a close-to-Brooklyn-bar on the Manhattan side of the L) have got you covered if you don’t want to have to avoid spoilers Monday or and maybe play some awesome drinking games. (more…)

04/03/14 9:15am
daenerys targaryen

Can you spell “Daenerys Targaryen” from memory? Nerd. Also, go to WORD on Saturday

1. You know the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster. Learn the schlocky story of his daughter, Lady Frakenstein, at the Spectacle Theater (Friday)

2. Get your footwork in order for dance party Footwerq at The Trophy Bar, because you don’t want to be the only one there who can’t make it bounce (Friday)

3. Get your daily recommended dose of exploding heads at a free screening of Scanners (Friday) (more…)

04/02/14 3:23pm
toasted brooklyn wedding expo

When you want chaos to reign at your wedding, getting a wedding photographer from the Toasted Brooklyn Wedding Expo. via Facebook

Getting married any time soon? What a bummer for you. Or we think it’s a bummer, we don’t know, we get all of our relationship exposure from sitcoms. Either way, just because you’re getting married, it doesn’t mean you need to do the same old crap that everyone else does, nor does it mean you need to give things over to a wedding planner who physically strikes you for not knowing an appetizer fork from a main course fork. And you won’t have to do that if you check out the Toasted Brooklyn Wedding Expo next Sunday, April 13, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. (more…)

03/31/14 7:00am
America's favorite ugly high school weirdos

America’s favorite ugly high school weirdos

1. Broken Comedy welcomes TVs own Lucas Brothers, and what better way to start your week than by being in the presence of some dudes with a TV show (Monday)

2. You don’t cry over spilled milk, but you can cry because you’re very moved at the Spilt Milk Poetry Reading at Milk and Roses (Monday)

3. Muchmore’s is hosting a Slumber Party with improv group Future Wives, but it’s not what you think. Unless you thought it was a night of free comedy, in which case, you guessed right (Monday) (more…)

03/27/14 11:24am
What're you havin?

What’re you havin?

The Brokelyn Beer Books are out, our Bar Guide is here and that means it’s time to celebrate! Naturally, we’re inviting to drink on the cheap for a night, but we’re also gathering up some of the hardest working people who keep our glasses full. Our launch party Hey Bartender! on April 10 at The Graham in E. Williamsburg features a night of  stories of humor, horror and wonder from some of Brooklyn’s best bartenders.

Join us, special guest  Rosie Schaap —New York Times Drink columnist, author of Drinking With Men (and a bartender at Park Slope’s South too) — and others as they share tales and give some expert tips on the ever elusive bar etiquette. Since it wouldn’t be a Brokelyn party without cheap drinks, we’ve got a special extended happy hour featuring $2 tallboys and $1 tacos!  (more…)

03/27/14 10:51am
Purple-Rain

He wants YOU to come get sex with him

1. Get a look at some actual manufacturing in Brooklyn at a tour of the Ice Stone Factory at the Navy Yard. Don’t worry, they make nice things out of recycled glass, not ice (Friday)

2. The Graham is hosting what they’re calling an eltectroswing speakeasy, which sounds like a completely insane mashup of things, but then, that’s why you moved here, right? (Friday)

3. On a more traditional note, you could also stick with what you know and hit up a 90s R&B sing-along at Union Hall. Yes, that counts as “more traditional” these days (Friday) (more…)

03/26/14 1:39pm
red wednesday built for collapse

RED WEDNESDAY ain’t your mama’s theatre. Unless your mama is kinda weird. via Facebook

Looking for something free to do this week? Tired of phoning it in with bar food and sapling grabs? Take heart: sometimes art is free too, and we’re not just talking about weekly museum hours. On Thursday, March 27, the LaGuardia Performing Arts College (LPAC) is collaborating with the Center for Holographic Arts (HOLOCENTER) to host a completely free theatre festival called the Rough Draft Festival, in celebration of one of the most obscure beloved world holidays, World Theatre Day. (more…)

03/25/14 10:54am
coven hoven

Everyone there is spellbound. via Facebook

Humpday got you down? Lift your spirits — and maybe invoke a few — at Covenhoven, Brooklyn’s newest beer shop/tap room/garden in Crown Heights that’s celebrating its physical and spiritual arrival with a grand opening party free to the public on Wednesday, March 26 from 7 to 11pm. The event will also serve as a NYC tap takeover, featuring fine brews from five of our own local purveyors — well, one from each of four boroughs and one from upstate. Can you guess which borough is missing? Way to go, Staten Island. What are they, ruled by an evil clown or something? (more…)

03/24/14 2:01pm
liza dye

You can help get Liza Dye looking this healthy again

Getting hit by a subway car is probably one of the most calamitous things that can happen to someone in New York on any given day. If you’re lucky enough to live through it, you’re gonna have a long road to recovery ahead of you. Unfortunately for Bed-Stuy comedian Liza Dye, she did get hit by a train, and while she survived it at least, she also came away with a mangled leg and big hospital bills. But Liza has good, funny friends who are trying to help her pay her medical bills, and they’ll all be at Littlefield on Thursday telling jokes for money, money that goes to Liza. (more…)