12/15/16 10:00am
Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)

Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)

1. Go gonzo with Clocktower Radio’s #trashDAY, a live-audience radio broadcast where hosts k(Rob), Doe Derek, and guests investigate the works of current MoCADA exhibiting artists. (Friday, MoCADA, $8)

2. Giggle at all sorts of holiday antics at the premiere screening of MINDTROLL Snows It In, an hour of music and performance followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. (Friday, Video Revival, FREE)

3. Show solidarity while enjoying great performances at Seems Fake But Ok, a variety show with proceeds benefitting the undocumented-youth-led NYSYLC. (Friday, Mayday Space, $5) (more…)

10/20/16 2:25pm
Get witchy with Reverend Mother Flash (#4)

Get witchy with Reverend Mother Flash (#4)

1. Booze it up at this month’s BHS Free Friday: Oktoberfest, with Brooklyn beer history from the archives, a beer tasting with Brooklyn Brewery, a screening of Beauty and the Beer, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

2. Giggle demurely at LAWL: Ladies and Women Laughing, an all-gal comedy show with Jenny Nelson, Keisha Zollar, Rachel Joravsky, and Nayomi Reghay. (Friday, New Women Space, $10)

3. Go on an odd journey to Wonder Island: The Pointless Sock Pursuit, which promises capers, historical artifacts, tight coconuts, and more strangeness. (Friday, Cloud City, $5) (more…)

03/18/14 1:19pm
this n' that drink and draw

Drink and draw at This n’ That is a relaxed atmosphere in which to hide your alcoholism behind some culture. via Facebook

Drinking is no doubt a great vice to have in moderation. Drinking and drawing is an even sweeter combination in a borough full of such artistic ambition. The proliferation of drink n’ draw in Brooklyn brings to mind when Picasso found friends in Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and George Braque and would meet with them to exchange ideas in his and their craft. I picture them in Paris, the capital of the arts, drinking…and drawing together every week. Here’s a roundup of drink n’ draws in Brooklyn, whether you’re Picasso or just Picasso in your own mind: (more…)

11/12/13 3:36pm
drink n' draw 3rd ward

Get ready to draw, get ready to drink, all over again.

We all got bummed out when 3rd Ward closed. Not about your art that was either your livelihood or your work’s culmination, now stuck within the shuttered premises, or your recently purchased membership. No, nothing like that. It was the apparent demise of the weekly Drink N’ Draw class. Well all is not lost, for the Drink n’ Draw anyway: the alcohol-infused art class has found a new home –  Bushwick’s Bat Haus (279 Starr Street) – and will set up there for the first time tomorrow at 8pm. (more…)

11/08/13 4:21pm
john mangum twerk

Can you make a vine better than the reigning King of Vine twerking?

Get outta here MTV at the Barclays trying to emulate that real Brooklyn vibe! If you want real, check out the Vine Film Fest tomorrow night in Bushwick proper. The first, and free, iteration of the award show lets you enter submissions by tweeting your Vine pièce de résistance with the hashtag #tinylittlevideos. Finally, another instance where tiny is a good thing.
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06/03/13 2:51pm
Pride, bitches. Via Switch N Play on Facebook.

Pride, bitches. Via Switch N Play on Facebook.

You may know that June is Pride month. You also may not know that June is Pride month because you celebrated too hard last year and lost yourself in a wave of rainbow wishes and Smirnoff dreams. But whether or not you remember, Pride is back, and it’s ready for you. This weekend is Brooklyn Pride, which of course, is about a lot of things, like history and visibility and community. Naturally, we express this through parties, parades, and (let’s be honest) tacky rainbows. Here are some party options that will take you above and beyond that hot, glittery mess. (more…)