Have you visited Cacao Prieto, yet? Well get on it. Photo by Karen Yau Østensjø
Hey, remember the Brooklyn Spirits Trail, the self-guided tour of Brooklyn’s booze makers that gets you a look at Brooklyn’s thriving alcohol industry? The spirit trail now has a spirit guide, our own Fikriyyah George, who’s set up a tour that will get you a guaranteed spot on a tour of four of the locations on the trail in Red Hook, along with lunch. Which you’ll need, because of the booze. Man, she thought of everything. (more…)
The Brooklyn Wildlife Festival makes sure you see green somehow
1. Voodoo Boogaoo describes themselves as what you’d get if you gave “Mary and Joseph 20 hits of acid and a MacBook.” See them at Freddy’s Bar to check if they match your exact image of that description. (Friday)
Ever think that you’re a work of art when you’re on your bike? Well then hop on that sweet ride of yours on Thursday and cruise on down to Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11 Street, Williamsburg) for ARTCRANK a bike-themed art show, featuring posters that celebrate bikes and the people who ride them. (more…)
Dumb and Dumber might be on your radar for a couple reasons at the moment. For one, there’s that sequel, which we will henceforth never mention again. Also, it’s a comedy classic so you probably think of it more than you’d admit in public. Here’s another reason to be thinking of the movie right now: tonight at the Trash Bar, you can see a band that’s devoted themselves to only playing covers off the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack. Bring your new age girl, she’ll like it. She’ll like it a lot. (more…)
We can’t promise you won’t end up at the bottom of a human pyramid, but it’ll totally be worth it.
There’s no scarcity of comedy shows here in Brooklyn, which could make you think you’ve filled your laugh quota. No. You are wrong. Stop being wrong. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is back for its 7th year and once again it’s got some pretty funny names, or rather some normal names that represent funny people. (more…)
The Grove Alley party looks bright and summery, and it’s happening in September. So summer is still alive. via Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Damn, it’s September already, which unfortunately means the summer is coming to a close and the return to a depressing life of sweatshirts and flannels and bundling up. Let’s not focus on that though. Let’s focus on squeezing the last bit of life out of this summer, which lasts until September 21, and enjoy it instead of being sour and admitting the defeat of the winter’s return. So because we know you don’t want to give up just yet, here’s your final installment of 93 Days of Summer. (more…)
Roundy bartooned our own Tim Donnelly at our Beer Book release party at The Graham earlier this year
Some bars just look better on paper. Without the sticky floors, rowdy ex-frat boys and frustrated bartenders, your favorite bar sounds so much more idyllic. Bar Scrawl illustrates Brooklyn bars in their most perfect states, in a series of comics that bring you to your favorite drinking establishments without the tab.
Bill Roundy, also known as the artist behind Bar Scrawl, will be exhibiting his drawings at South Slope bar Supercollider (609 4th Avenue) for the month of September! Head out on Friday, September 5 for the opening reception, where you can drink a selection of 18 beers, the taps of which have already been illustrated by Roundy himself. (more…)
Habana is the place to ha be at. Sorry. via Facebook
Procrastinated on buying notebooks for the upcoming school year? (Hint: a stack of post-its works pretty well in a lecture). Need some stilt walkers, rowdy children, and arts and crafts to get you psyched about starting a new semester? Good news, students! Habana Outpost (757 Fulton St., Fort Greene) is hosting its annual back to school bash on Monday, September 1, from 11am-3pm. (more…)
3. Wassabasco is kicking it olde school at with their latest burlesque show. Really old school, like when people thought the world was flat and witches were burned at the stake old school. (Friday) (more…)