02/27/17 12:56pm
Roullez some bon temps with Sabrina Chap (#8)

Roullez some bon temps with Sabrina Chap (#8)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Start your week off silly at Goofy, where performers do their weirdest work, featuring Sandy Honig, Rome Davis, Maya Sharma, and more, plus improv from the Goof Troupe. (Monday, Legion Bar, FREE)

2. Giggle angelically at the February edition of Divine Comedy, tonight starring Mike Recine, Ariel Elias, Nate Marshall, and Harrison Tweed. (Monday, Two Saints, FREE)

3. Make no apologies for checking out Am I Write, Ladies?: Sorry Not Sorry, an evening of new work from women and gender non-conforming artists, from punk blues to spoken word to dance. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $10) (more…)

01/02/17 1:03pm
Flutter into the new year with Munroe Lilly (#7)

Flutter into 2017 with Munroe Lilly (#8)

1. Start the year off groaning at 51 Worst Jokes, where comedians perform their “corniest, unrelatable, most problematic” material — and then get yanked off stage with a cane. (Tuesday, Tender Trap, FREE)

2. Or start it rocking hard at the 11th Annual Doctors Without Borders Benefit, with Runny, Mighty High, Star Spangles, Trashy, and The Whores. (Tuesday, Saint Vitus, $12)

3. Hit all the high notes at Battle of the Divas, billed as what would happen “if Roast Battle and Debate Club had a super gay baby,” with comedy, pop-culture, experts, and drag performances. (Tuesday, Union Hall, $6) (more…)

11/28/16 1:00pm
Have a revealing night with Clementine Dandy (#) (pic by Hunter Peress)

Have a revealing night with Clementine Dandy (#6) (pic by Hunter Peress)

1. Watch some wonderful movement at Danceroulette, tonight presenting Triangle Theory, “a dance-driven series of studies mixing craft values with pared down shapes/textures and abstract femme iconography.” (Monday, Roulette, $10)

2. Laugh off the Mondays at the final Divine Comedy of the year, featuring Joe List, Subhah Agarwal, Jeremy Hammond, and Shelby Taylor. (Monday, Two Saints, FREE)

3. Experience queer experimental music and movement at Revolting Grace & Execution, with performances by Aarron Ricks, DOOM MAIDENS, gage of the boone, CRE, Frank M Jones, TAPHARI, Mineko, and more. (Tuesday, The Spectrum, $5–$20 suggested) (more…)

11/14/16 8:18am
Falana Fox is gonna nail it (#) (pic by Jenny Pierce)

Falana Fox is gonna nail it (#4) (pic by Jenny Pierce)

1. Get hype for some amazing literary ladies at the Franklin Park Reading Series’ annual Powerhouse Women Night, with six groundbreaking readers: Lynne Tillman, Alexandra Kleeman, Chloe Caldwell, Wendy C. Ortiz, Annie DeWitt, and Leigh Stein. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

2. See a star-studded but still super cheap night of comedy at Night Train’s fourth Anniversary, with fab jokesters Sasheer Zamata, Chris Gethard, Michelle Wolf, Janelle James, Dan Soder, and Dave Ross — plus free pie from Daly Pie. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Learn something at Scientific Controversies: Dark Matter, a lecture and discussion between astrophysicist Janna Levin and physicists Elena Aprile and Peter Fisher on the 25 percent of the universe’s content about which we have no idea. (Tuesday, Pioneer Works, FREE) (more…)

09/06/16 11:00am
Don't be too tied up to see Nelson Lugo the Charming Trickster (#10)

Don’t be too tied up to catch Nelson Lugo the Charming Trickster (#10)

1. Have a damn fine cup of coffee, some cherry pie, and breakfast for dinner at Twin Peaks Tuesday, when Butter & Scotch transforms into the Double R Diner. Free Jell-O shots for anyone in costume! (Tuesday, Butter & Scotch, FREE)

2. Listen to an international roster of virtuosic singers at the Resonant Bodies Festival, three nights of innovative contemporary vocal artists. Opening night features soprano Julia Bullock, Ethiopian-born Swedish improviser Sofia Jernberg, and lyric soprano Alice Teyssier. (Tuesday, Roulette, $20)

3. See such stuff as dreams are made on at Torn Out Theater’s all-female, mostly nude production of The Tempest: “a celebration of body freedom and freedom of expression.” (Wednesday to Saturday, Prospect Park, FREE) (more…)

07/05/16 3:11pm
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Celebrate the anniversary of Bowl Train with Talib Kweli (#8)

1. Prove that all this sun hasn’t started to atrophy your brain at the launch of Nerd Nite’s Sunset Trivia, which will be weekly on Tuesdays all the way until the unthinkable happens and summer draws to a close. (Tuesday, Lizzmonade, $5)

2. Remember the Greatest at Little Cinema’s remixed screening of When We Were Kings, a documentary of Muhammad Ali’s 1974 fight against George Foreman, which will be turned into “live mixed-media art” by El Chico Blanco and AV DJ CHNNLS. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $10)

3. See some big belugas (hopefully) at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Whales in the Harbor tour. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, $10) (more…)

06/27/16 1:00pm
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Get down at Soul on the Horn at SummerStage (#5)

1. Nothing says Brooklyn summer more than eating Nathan’s on the Coney Island boardwalk. If you’ve ever wondered how the iconic hot-doggery came to be, head to Brooklyn Historical Society for a documentary screening and book signing by the grandson of Nathan himself. (Monday, BHS, FREE)

2. The always-hilarious Night Train with Wyatt Cenac has a particularly killer lineup tonight — including Sasheer Zamata, Hari Kondabolu, and Maeve Higgins — to celebrate the launch of their first season on Seeso. The evening’s proceeds will benefit Why Hunger. (Monday, Littlefield, $12)

3. Did your heart love til now? Bring it to the House of Yes for the latest Little Cinema immersive film screening: Romeo & Juliet, co-presented with the Love Show dancers and Modern Gypsies, with video-mixing by CHNNLS. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $10) (more…)

06/23/16 5:09pm
The right partner is all you need (#3)

The right partner is all you need (#3) (pic by Audrey Penven)

1. Drop the beat at the Downtown Brooklyn Get-Down, with a performance by Big Daddy Kane, live graffiti, hip-hop workshops, a sneaker-design contest, and more. (Friday, Albee Square, FREE)

2. Class it up at the Metropolitan Summer Recital Series, featuring arias and duets by soprano Angel Blue, tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Alexey Lavrov. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

3. Pair off at the Circus Revue: Trust + Love, a variety show of partnered acts like Anya Sapozhnikova and Melissa Augerre, Angela Butch and Yoni Kalai, and more. (Friday, House of Yes, $15) (more…)

06/13/16 1:00pm
Make like a woodsman and chop something (#)

Make like a woodsman and chop something (#8)

1. Channel all your weekend fun into something lyrical at the Brooklyn Poets Yawp, a monthly workshop and open mic. Tonight’s workshop leader is the poetically named Sampson Starkweather, and one of the evening’s readers will be declared Poet of the Month by audience vote. (Monday, 61 Local, $5)

2. Freak yourself out with some throwback paranoia at Fear-Indexing The X-Files, a presentation by artists Steve Warwick and Nora Khan on their ongoing project documenting the groundbreaking series’ “conspiracy theories, urban legends, and endless figurations of bogeymen” and how they relate to the psychological anxieties of ’90s internet culture. (Monday, UnionDocs, $9)

3. For a second day in a row of otherworldliness, head to a lecture on Mysterious Beast Monsters by Brooklyn Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma, who promises to talk not just Loch Ness but also modern-age dinosaurs, child-stealing birds, and more. Ticket price includes a beer from Threes Brewing. (Tuesday, Berg’n, $12) (more…)

05/20/16 9:00am
(L-R)  Hugh Jackman, Andy Serkis

(L-R) Hugh Jackman, Andy Serkis

“Dinner and a movie” conjures visions of a too-simple date idea for dummies who don’t know how to harness all the wildly entertaining first date ideas in the borough. But here’s one Dinner and a Movie that isn’t for dummies though: in fact, it’ll make you smarter. Brokelyn is partnering with with Think Olio (who offer the classes you wish you took in college) and our friends at Berg’n (one of our Beer Book bars!) for the new Dinner and a Movie Film Series, which brings top professors to the beer and food hall to analyze a classic film, with drink specials.

The first screening will be on June 8  (It’s been moved to June 15) at 8pm with a screening of the gorgeously complex and star-packed Christopher Nolan film The Prestige (yup, that’s the one where Batman and Alfred faceoff against Wolverine and Black Widow, with David Bowie as Nikola Tesla). On hand to discuss it will be Oxford doctorate and BMCC professor Geoff Klock. (more…)