04/06/15 8:46am
colin quinn

He’s coming back to Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn

1. See some kind of messed up shorts and music videos at Madcuts at Videology’s Local Filmmakers Showcase. (Monday)

2. Brooklyn native Colin Quinn is back, in case you hadn’t heard, and he’s noticed some things about his old home town he’d like to talk about with you at Over the Eight. (Monday)

3. Spend a lovely Monday evening talking about the death penalty at Greenlight Books, because let’s face it, it’s not like Mondays aren’t depressing enough as it is. (Monday) (more…)

04/02/15 10:20am
Bring it.

Bring it.

1. Get a laugh at the intersection of feminism, farts and fun at the premiere of the web series Wildcats at Videology. (Friday)

2. See Casey Balsham, Ronny Slowik, and plenty of other comics at The Bridges. (Friday)

3. Welcome Main’s Bunker Brewing to Brooklyn with a tap takeover at Covenhoven with the Beerded Ladies. (Friday) (more…)

04/02/15 8:48am
baby's all right

Hey, that’s exactly what we’re thinking. Photo by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

What makes a happy hour an even happier hour? What if, in some magical occurrence, the beers are discounted all the way down to “free” as opposed to just a dollar or two off? That would certainly make things happier we think, and fortunately for you, that theory can be tested tonight, because the folks at Brooklyn Vegan are inviting you for some drinks on them tonight at Baby’s All Right. (more…)

03/31/15 8:53am
See what Basquiat was scribbling about these guys all those years

See what Basquiat was scribbling about these guys all those years

Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the city’s coolest, most legendary icons, not to mention a Brooklyn native. We know this not just because of our deep art and hip-hop history knowledge, but because Jay-Z and Kanye keep rapping about him. It follows, then, that the works of one of New York’s biggest legends pay a visit only to one of the city’s coolest museums. The Brooklyn Museum has gotten a hold of Basquiat’s rare notebooks, and you can see his 160 pages of sketches, poems, observations, and general scribblings of ideas starting this Friday. (more…)

03/30/15 9:40am
Get that ca$h Leo owes you

Get that ca$h Leo owes you

1. Hear what Michaela angela Davis and other activists have to say about gentrification in East New York at Brooklyn Stand Up. (Monday)

2. Una LaMarche talks about her hairier, awkwarder days of her youth with Unabrow at BookCourt. (Monday)

3. Brooklyn Public Philosophers discuss takes on Adaptive Preferences and the Women in the Global South. (Monday) (more…)

03/27/15 3:00pm
Shaina Stigler

If Shaina Stigler hears the word “actress” one more time, she’s gonna blow her top. via Shark Party Media

It’s all any of my female friends can talk about right now: a three-day event starting tonight called Bad Assery: The Women & Comedy Conference.  It’s a weekend-long summit curated by Natalie Wall and Shaina Stigler, two NYC-based comedians who got tired of hearing silly, gendered terms like “comedienne” being tossed around. There’s more than that on the female ballot, of course — there’s also the age-old matter of pay disparity, though that’s thankfully getting some celebrity attention. But what makes this particular conversation about the future of comedy pressing (and prescient) enough to warrant a three-day affair that costs $75 to attend? We turned to Wall and Stigler for answers about why the Brooklyn’s funny-women model sets the stage better than any other city for a conference like this. (more…)


Like Ferris & Co., we take our drinking games quite seriously

We’ve all got an elaborate hooky plan—doesn’t matter whether you actually follow through with that wild Wednesday afternoon, spent tearing down the BQE with the top down, running amok at the Brooklyn Museum. While helping you play hooky would be pretty un-American of us, we can direct you to a celebration of everyone’s favorite leisure-fest! Tonight, Union Hall is paying tribute to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with a live reading-cum-drinking-game of the movie, to help you forget the whole adult responsibility thing. (more…)

03/26/15 11:22am

Sheet music beats an iPod DJ. by Sam Bodkin

What’s a regular Friday night look like for you? Does it involve drinking and socializing in a cool apartment? How about a string section? Oh yeah, you heard me. There’s a new beat in town for all you Brooklyn culture-seekers, and it involves all of the above.

Groupmuse is a social events platform that organizes live performances of classical masterworks—BYOB, since the performance will be in someone’s apartment. “A concert hall isn’t a particularly engaging social scene,” says Groupmuse founder Sam Bodkin. That’s why he moved the music into living rooms, and pared down the concert ticket price to just $10. So for the cost of a cocktail, you can experience some of the greatest music in history, ten feet away from you. No black tie necessary. (more…)

03/26/15 9:55am

Just don’t dance so hard it ends in the death of a disco dancer

1. We were going to suggest you go to this Smiths party at The Bell House to find yourself a Charming Man, but decided against it since that joke isn’t funny anymore. (Friday)

2. Dance to free indie slash synthpop in tandem at Tandem Bar. (Friday)

3. If you can hear anything over the sound of your self viciously devouring free pizza, you’ll probably enjoy the comics at Videology’s Comedy Killed the Video Star. (Friday)


03/23/15 7:00am

Chitra Ganesh breaks down gender and myth while you break it down

1. James Hannahan discusses his latest sad-sounding novel, Delicious Foods, which follows a grieving widow as she becomes a drug addict. (Monday)

2. Another edition of Creep has lurked back into our lives, and this time their lineup includes Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Brett Davis, and Liza Treyger. (Tuesday)

3. Join Dawn Luebbe as she bravely revisits her preteen years at My 1992 Diary at WORD. (Tuesday) (more…)