03/22/17 5:48pm
How could anyone with a heart defund this? Photo via Brooklyn Children's Museum / Facebook

How could anyone with a heart defund this? Photo via Brooklyn Children’s Museum / Facebook

With The Donald’s 2018 budget proposal to cut all federal arts fundings, local organizations which benefit and rely on those millions of dollars in funding are joining forces in the name of their communities and the beloved programs the groups provide to them.

“In light of the threat to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), eleven Brooklyn cultural institutions have banded together to explain the collective impact of culture across the borough,” the Brooklyn Historical Society wrote in an email containing a list of the following recent cultural initiatives that NEA and NEH funding have supported: (more…)

01/16/17 12:48pm
Honor MLK with Lattice Crawford (#1) (pic by Damien L. Sneed)

Honor MLK with Lattice Crawford (#1) (pic by Damien L. Sneed)

1. Honor MLK all day: Start off at the 31st annual Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., then head to the 13th annual A Shared Dream MLK Tribute Concert, with Vashawn Mitchell, Latice Crawford, James Hall, and more. (Monday, BAM/Walt Whitman Theater, both events FREE)

2. Or for something completely different, say konnichiwa to the Brooklyn Japanese New Year Festival, with a Shamisen sitar performance, folk dances, the Shishimai Lion Dance, mochi pounding, food vendors, crafts, and more. (Monday, Roulette, $15)

3. Combine your love of literature and music at the Bushwick Book Club, where John S. Hall, Terry Radigan, Don Rauf, Sweet Soubrette, and more perform songs inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s A Man Without a Country. (Tuesday, Barbès, FREE) (more…)

01/10/17 3:35pm
This could be your office headquarters in 2017. via FB

This could be your office headquarters in 2017. via FB

New year new you, sure, but what about a new job? If you’re still rubbing the gunge of 2016 from your eyes, quitting is a sure-fire wake up call. And whatever soul-sucking environ was keeping you semi-comatose for the better part of last year, we’re sure you can think up a good excuse for why you need to leave without upsetting that sweet severance pay/future reference.

This week’s job pile includes a few big name cultural institutions in the borough alongside low-key gigs in the backend of BK. We’ve got a gig in marketing, one in publicity, even beer-related crime fighting. Haven’t you always wanted to be a superhero who drinks a lot? Maybe you already are one. Anyway, read up and apply to what looks good: (more…)

10/05/16 11:40am
Let me live my damn life Sidney via. Quotesgram

Let me live my damn life Sidney via. Quotesgram

Throw on the Psycho theme, because we’re ready for the ultimate spook. You could stay in bed and watch a scary movie (probably with the lights on, wimp) but what will you do about the lingering shadows keeping you up at night?

If haunted houses aren’t your cup of blood, watching a scary movie in a theatre is the next best scare: that slight chill from the air conditioning, the hushed whisper and focus of everyone waiting for what happens next, the swell of suspenseful music that inevitably leads to someone starting to scream profanities at the screen.

In that spirit (get it?), here’s Brokelyn’s spooktacular roundup of scary movie showings all around the borough. We’ll keep updating this list with additional series as they are announced. In the meantime, head to these movies, and keep the creepy clown costumes at home (also burn them). (more…)

11/20/15 8:46am
You will not regret seeing the Regrets (#)

You won’t regret partying with the Regrets (#12) (pic by Max Branigan)

1. Go back in time at the Brooklyn Historical Society—for free this evening only. (Friday, FREE)

2. Support the great work of Interference Archive with a benefit party at Verso Books, which will include a silent auction of “social movement ephemera.” (Friday, $20)

3. Dance the night away at Zodiack: Scorpio Boxxx in the basement of the Idio Gallery, replete with “carnal performances,” gritty music, and sensual visuals. (Friday, $5 // Scorpios free) (more…)

07/24/15 10:57am
They're all able to still show you a good time

They’re all able to still show you a good time

It’s been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed, and while disabled people face less outright discrimination and more curb cuts, one factor of American life they’re still trying to make more headway into is the world of entertainment. Seriously, before RJ Mitte’s nuanced turn as Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad, who was the most memorable three-dimensional disabled character in pop culture? Jimmy and Timmy from South Park? As you might imagine, disabled entertainers themselves have something to say about this, and you can see a whole bunch of them for free this weekend at the BAM Fisher Building at the day-long Cripfest at 2pm on Saturday. (more…)

06/03/15 4:01pm
BAM, and, by proxy, David Byrne need you. Via Flickr

BAM, and, by proxy, David Byrne need you. Via Flickr

Do you need a new job? What? No, you don’t? Are you sure? No, it’s fine…I just spent all this week rounding up the best job posts in New York, specifically for you. I mean, these are some fantastic, amazing jobs that I’ve found, but I guess if you’re totally fine, then whatever. Are you sure you don’t want to at least look? Does your job involve medieval art and mastery of the perfect pie? You should probably at least do a quick browse, you know, just for fun. And to find a new career that will make you truly happy in life. Happy hunting! (more…)

05/05/15 3:28pm
mexrrissey

Este hombre encantador

Given that he’s seen as about as dour a singer as they come, you might be thinking that there isn’t a supergroup of Mexican musicians who are out there recording joyous Mexican-style covers of the man’s solo efforts and Smiths songs. Well, turns out you’re wrong, because Mexicans LOVE Morrissey and one talented group of Mexican musicians loves him so much that they came together to form Mexrrissey, so they can show that love with cover songs. Intrigued? We thought so, and what’s even better is that Mexrrissey is playing BAM this weekend. What’s even better than that is that you can win a pair of tickets to see what is sure to be an awesome occasion. (more…)

03/19/15 8:00am
Ladies...

Ladies…

1. Nibble on cheap lobster rolls at Brooklyn Bridge Park, since we imagine nibbling is how rich people eat. (Friday)

2. See art in Brooklyn about art in Brooklyn at Made in Brooklyn, a four-night pop-up gallery. (Friday)

3. We know you’ve still got some teenage angst left in you, so begrudgingly drag it all to Videology for My So-Called Life party. (Friday)

4. Get tips on how to grapple with your most crippling lulls in creativity at Overcoming Writer’s Block, a workshop at Made in NY Media Center. (Saturday)  (more…)

01/29/15 8:56am
Smash the patriarchy

Smash the patriarchy

1. American Candy sketch comedy celebrates all the freaks out there. (Friday)

2. House of Aura presents Lit-Stock at The Bell House, a night of live hip-hop and DJs playing reggae and 90s hip-hop. (Friday)

3. Hear some local musicians chime in at Crown Heights Independent Music Extravaganza. (Friday) (more…)