12/29/16 10:52am
See everything that 2016's got left (#) (pic by Shane Velazquez)

Kinky Demure shows off everything that 2016’s got left (#2) (pic by Shane Velazquez)

1. Dance your way into New Year’s weekend at The Interlude, with visiting French DJ Boulaone spinning Congolese-influenced and -inspired rock & roll all night. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

2. Cap off this horrible year at Rhinestone Gorilla: Dystopian Holiday, with “brave new acts about our brave new world” from Kinky Demure, Angelique A’LaMode, Bourgie Bourgeois, Faux Prophète, and more. (Friday, Bizarre, $10–$20 suggested)

3. Get your candles lit at The First Annual Chanukahstravaganza, with a bevy of Jewish comedians including Emmy Blotnick, Matt Koff, Michael Wolf and Catherine Cohen. (Friday, Union Hall, $6) (more…)

05/04/15 10:41am
Bring your own pillow/bunny/chicken

Bring your own pillow/bunny/chicken

1. You can talk about yogurt and eat yogurt at Greene Grape Annex’s Get Cultured tasting, but please don’t multitask and choke. (Monday)

2. See Lynas and Dapwell of Das Racist play whatever they feel like playing at Friends and Lovers’ Budz. (Monday)

3. Stand up for something this week, like jokes with Comedy Central’s Drew Fraser and Liza Treyger at The Paper Box. (Monday) (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…)

03/16/15 9:48am
Just sit back, we'll handle the planning

Just sit back, we’ll handle the planning

1. Hear about Hollywood’s ritzy olden days as Kate Alcott discusses her latest novel A Touch of Stardust. (Monday)

2. Mondays feel like purgatory anyway, so step them up with We’re Going to Hell Comedy at Bar Chord. (Monday)

3. Get folksy with some singer-songwriters at Union Hall Song Club. (Monday)

4. Videology’s local filmmaker showcase brings you Days of Grey, a dystopian film to remind you things here may not be so bad after all. (Monday) (more…)

03/06/15 11:00am
Bar Chord

Bar Chord

Bar Chord, 1008 Cortelyou Road, (Stratford and Coney Island ave), Ditmas Park

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What it is: A charming locals’ bar with plenty of soul and sound. From an impressive jukebox to even more impressive daily live performances, this candlelit bar is a great time any night of the week. Also home to Underdog Guitars, a carefully curated selection of vintage guitars for sale and on display. A definite music hub for the neighborhood.

Why we love it: Live music, funky guitars, a large and inviting backyard (heated in winter, people), eight rotating taps, and plenty of great cocktails on the menu. It’s easy to see why this Cortelyou bar quickly won the hearts of locals and live music lovers alike. It’s busy but not packed, so grab a seat and enjoy the nightly 9pm performance. Check the calendar first because often it’s jazz, but many other musical genres grace the stage—either way rest assured that music is a constant and loud. Bring friends or lovers who are into live music and want to see a great performance. Good for groups, something more intimate or basically anything. (Did we mention live music?)

What to order: Craft beers on draught, wines by the glass, a solid selection of whiskeys and agave based spirits. For cocktails the Mezcal Mule is a must-have. Plenty of free bar snacks.

Regular tip: The jukebox is praiseworthy enough with its fantastic selection of albums, but slip 2 bucks in there and you’ll get 7 songs!

Beer and flowers and then more beer sure sounds like a nice way to spend a day.

Beer and flowers and then more beer sure sounds like a nice way to spend a day.

Hey there, winter weary homebody who’s just dying to get out of the house. Have you listened to our frequent entreaties to go to Ditmas Park and have some fun there because it’s a really nice neighborhood full of great places to eat and drink and cool houses to stare at when you’re kind of tipsy and sad you’ll never own a house? If you still haven’t, March is the month to do it, because March is Eat and Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou, which means Cortelyou Road will be home to both pub AND sandwich crawls this month. (more…)

02/12/15 12:42pm
Finally, a chance to wear that unicorn onesie!

Finally, a chance to wear that unicorn onesie!

1. Make this Friday the 13th worth remembering with a $13 tattoo from any of these fine tattooerys. (Friday)

2. Side Ponytail will get a little help from Matteo Lane of Comedy Central and Christi Chiello of Girl Code to make sure you do your Friday the 13th-Valentine’s Day mashup right. (Friday)

3. Bitches Brew Comedy has music by Reformed Whores, so we’re sure there won’t be any potty mouth from the comics to worry about. (Friday) (more…)

02/09/15 7:00am
Like this, but less abs

You said you cared about theatre, didn’t you?

1. Franklin Park Reading Series: Novel Night features two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey along with four other authors. Don’t worry though, you won’t have to listen to them read their entire books. (Monday)

2. Sing your Monday blues away at Canal Bar’s Karaoke Mondays. (Monday)

3. Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) has a new novel and he’s talking about it at BookCourt, and while it’s not Trainspotting it is sadomasochistic tale of shared psychosis, so it’s clearly still weird. (Monday) (more…)

02/02/15 10:33am
Flaunt your sophisticated taste

Flaunt your sophisticated taste

1. Discover all the cool sounds stringed instruments can make at Subsonic Emissions II String Theory. (Monday)

2. If you need some dancing stat, get to Emergency Room for vogue, trap, and underground hip-hop. (Monday)

3. You might want to repent now just in case you die laughing at We’re Going to Hell Comedy. (Monday) (more…)

01/22/15 8:47am

Celebrate this. Well, not just hers, yours too.

1. You know you do it, we know you do it, so just wall twerk already at Asslands, a booty + bass dance party. (Friday)

2. Concreatures is releasing their album Pretending to Swim, so wade over to Union Hall to hear some indie lo-fi. (Friday)

3. See some superheroes and supervillains superstriptease each other at Wasabassco Burlesque’s Super 2 at The Bell House. (Friday) (more…)