10/15/14 3:05pm
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Make sure the tattoo artists also gives your Popeye his tattoos, so you can get double tattoos

Hey dudes, do you know what every girl loves? A bad boy that’s in touch with his sensitive side. Well how does one achieve that you ask? It’s funny you ask, because I happen to know the perfect way, with a tattoo of Minnie Mouse! And just your luck, DNA Info points out that you can get Minnie, or any of your other favorite cartoon characters tattooed permanently onto your body this weekend for only 8 buckaroos! (more…)

10/14/14 2:53pm
Brokelyn High is pretty much as fun as this

Brokelyn High is pretty much as fun as this

If you hadn’t heard yet, it’s party time. The Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance is only days away, and beyond being full of awesome raffle prizes, cheap beer, fashionable Brooklynites and our own marching band, we’re gonna dance our asses off courtesy of DJ Brian Blackout. We want to know though, what are the songs you associate with high school? What brings you back to the days of slouching in late to homeroom, of making excuses why you didn’t do your homework, of cutting class to go surfing (we went to high school on the beach). (more…)

eric garner

Let’s talk about it

Hey, you know what’s not at all a contentious issue in New York City? Race. You know what also isn’t a contentious issue in New York City? The police. Oh no wait, those are actually really contentious issues in New York City, our mistake. Instead of just sitting on the sidelines while the city simmers and waits to blow up in retaliation of another instance of police being too aggressive, BRIC is holding a free town hall tonight at the BRIC House (647 Fulton Street) on the issues of race, policing and civil rights. (more…)

10/13/14 4:21pm
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Spanglish Fly coordinates their outfits with their drums so you know they’re serious.

Sometimes in life you’ve gotta just blow some horns and bang on some drums, and that time is right now. Starting tonight, Honk NYC! is bringing together sixteen bands for six festive days of brass and percussion street music concerts. You’ll have twelve chances to catch the over 200 musicians hailing from New York, Moscow, Paris, Lyon, Chicago and Seattle cause a musical raucous in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Jersey City. (more…)

10/13/14 10:54am
But remember: just because it's National Dessert Day doesn't mean the entire nation is a dessert.

Celebrate

1. The Nomads are playing their jazz interpretation of Middle Eastern folk at The Tea Lounge. (Monday)

2. Your obsession with old school R&B will pay off at Jampardy, a dance party trivia night. (Monday)

3. Side Ponytail comedy night gets spooky. (Monday)

4. Every day is National Dessert Day for us, but apparently some people like Sweet Dynasty Ice Cream celebrate it with free tastings once a year. (Tuesday) (more…)

red hook initative

Help them, help you, at Th Diamond on Sunday. via Facebook

In the famous words of the internet and some guy on TV, winter is coming. That means it’s time to switch out your closet replacing all those fun summer clothes with parkas and flannel. Instead of banishing your t-shirts to a forgotten corner of your room for the next five months, do some good by bringing them to a clothing swap to support the Red Hook Initiative at The Diamond. (more…)

10/10/14 12:52pm
Chat about The Craft, even if you don't practice the craft

Chat about The Craft, even if you don’t practice the craft

When Halloween falls on a week day, Brooklyn celebrates Halloween all month long. This year, Halloween is on a Friday and well, that’s still not stopping us from partying with witches and goblins all throughout the month of October, nor are we excluding Mondays. On this upcoming Monday, October 13, femme-centric film podcast Bonnie & Maude is hosting a spooky “Monday the 13th” evening of music and presentations centered around witchcraft seen in movies, pop culture and television called All of Them Witches at the Bell House (Monday the 13th, get it?! Don’t turn inside out!). (more…)

10/09/14 3:41pm
romy and michelle's high school reunion

Dress to impress, your old high school crush just might be there

So it turns out we’re not the only kids on the block celebrating turning high school memories from youthful regrets to grown up good times. Our pals over at the skint are giving beloved ugly ducklings to beautiful swans movie Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion the dance party tribute it deserves with Time After Time: Romy and Michele’s Tribute Dance Party at Littlefield on Saturday night. Torn at the idea of paying $5 in advance or $7 at the door, but then not being able to buy a nice guy a drink? Well check it out, you can win a pair of tickets from us! (more…)

10/09/14 9:42am
Roll up in the rink like

Roll up in the rink like

1. Before Citizens plays at Webster Hall, they’re giving a free show at Fred Perry Brooklyn Surplus Shop. (Friday)

2. Roth-toberfest is the Van Halen pig roast we never realized we were missing. (Friday)

3. Making Movies creates a sound that sounds like Buena Vista Social Club jamming with Jimi Hendrix. Hear them free at the Knitting Factory. (Friday) (more…)

10/08/14 2:49pm
The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

‘Tis the season to put out the pumpkins, deck the halls with boughs of cobwebs and stir your cauldron pot, because Halloween is in our midst. In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Brooklyn World, Halloween is the occasion to party and no other boroughs can say anything about it. So don your creepiest outfits and head out to the hottest happenings in BK. (more…)