02/23/17 2:15pm
This Sunday is the 89th tiny gold men reunion. Photo via Wikipedia

This Sunday is the 89th tiny gold men reunion. Photo via Wikipedia

This Sunday, celebrities will come together to cry, make political statements, wear sparkly gowns and bestow upon each other tiny golden men. It’s the 89th Academy Awards, and whether or not you’ve seen La La Land or don’t even have the attention span to get through anything but a Disney film, lots of venues are making a night of it across the borough so go out and watch if for nothing but the booze and so you can sound cultured at work in the morning.

Here’s where we’re deciding between to spend our Sunday night. (more…)

02/24/16 12:08pm
Consider this your academy for the academies. Davidlohr Bueso / Flickr.

Consider this your academy for the academies. Davidlohr Bueso / Flickr.

The Academy Awards are just a few days away, and that means going over to a coworker or friend’s house, wearing a tie and getting drunk on a Sunday. But let’s be real: You probably didn’t see any of the movies besides Mad Max. Look, we get it: Star Wars was this year, plus Avengers 2, Jurassic World, Furious 7, and Minions. MINIONS. With all that culture, who has time for three hours of Matt Damon in space?

Not to worry. Brokelyn’s crack team of film buffs has you covered. We’ve got talking points to help you pretend that you saw all eight (yeah, they can nominate eight now) Best Picture nominees while boosting your Brooklyn street cred along the way. Did you know that one of the films shares a connection to a bar on Atlantic Avenue? Did you catch Leo in Williamsburg doing beard research for The Revenant? No big deal, because we did! And we’re passing all our savvy to you.

Memorize as many of these phrases and directives as you can. If you start floundering, just riff on how white the Oscars are this year: everyone will have to listen to you or else they’ll look like the racist. (more…)

02/20/15 9:34am

The crowds at these parties will be just as cool, don’t you worry

The Academy Awards are here again, which means it’s time to get all dolled up and watch with baited breath as Leonardo DiCaprio wins nothing. But what if you’re, ironically, a starving actor with no TV? Or if you’re just someone who needs someone to grab onto if things start getting too wild? Whether you have strong opinions about the nominees for Best Live Action Short Film, or if you have no idea what Selma‘s about, here are places to watch selfie history unfold. (more…)

02/19/15 10:59am
They'll get you off the couch.

They’ll get you off the couch.

1. Gather with people around the world for Pecha Kucha, a presentation event with an eclectic collection of speakers at Livestream. (Friday)

2. Hear Americana-inspired folk music from down under at The Way Station’s Tasmericana Night. (Friday)

3. If you care about fashion but, like us, you don’t like it when people wear clothes, Wasabasco’s Hot Couture: A Striptease Fashion Show is for you. (Friday) (more…)

02/27/14 8:53am
daft punk

Pay tribute to the unappreciated robots of Daft Punk at Union Hall on Saturday night

1. Kevin Corrigan sits down with Jonathan Ames and Michael Rapaport at Over the Eight. Hey, Rapaport has worked with Spike Lee, maybe he’ll talk about the rant heard ’round the world Brooklyn (Friday)

2. Beast is turning nine years old, and like every good nine-year-old’s birthday, there’s gonna be free beer and hors d’oeuvres (Friday)

3. Hey there Browncoat, Videology is showing a couple episodes of Firefly, so why not go nerd out with your fellow Filliacs (Friday)

4. LoftOpera is performing La Boheme for one more weekend, so it’s now or never if you’re gonna pretend you’re a mature, cultured individual (Friday, Saturday) (more…)