Get ready to be dazzled by Pearl Noire (#8) (pic by Clubesque)
1. Have a lovely literary time at the kick-off to this year’s Books Beneath the Bridge, where a different bookstore curates writers each week. Tonight Word Books brings out Rumaan Alam and New York Times bestseller Emma Straub. (Monday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)
2. Galvanize your taste buds with the Masters of Social Gastronomy lecture series, which takes on a different food each month. Tonight is all about barbecue: Sarah Lohman delves into its culinary history, and Jonathan Soma tackles the science behind the meaty magic. (Monday, Old Stone House, FREE)
3. See another side of Africa at Celebrating African Film, curated by the collaborative project Afripedia. There will be a series of films followed by a discussion with Afripedia co-directors, Teddy Goitom and Senay Berhe. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE) (more…)
Welcome to the working week, I know it don’t thrill you, I hope it don’t kill you. Elvis Costello, everybody! Uh, anyway, yeah, it’s Monday and no one’s happy about that. It’s my sincere hope that Monday itself doesn’t kill you, and that nothing else does today. Also that you find some kind of thrill from one of these things to do I found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)
Let’s talk about a book-free future. No, not as a goal, ya dummies.
“Monday, Monday” goes the old song, although I’m surprised to learn it’s actually about a relationship or something and not about someone complaining that the weekend is over. Well, you learn something every day! Like how you’re here to learn what wonderful things there are to do tonight that can be found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)
They never say die, so maybe you can learn to stop giving up too.
Welcome to the start of another week, R.I.P. weekend. If you didn’t melt into a puddle on account of the oppressively hot and thick air this weekend, congratulations! You deserve to celebrate, maybe by taking advantage one of these fun things to do that we found for you on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. And if you did melt into a puddle, hey go out and celebrate anyway because you’re a sentient puddle and what a weird miracle that is. (more…)
First question: Do they or do they not want scrubs?
Things you’d like to be doing at the moment: sitting on the beach, drinking frosty beverages, eyeing cuties who walk by. You can’t do that because it’s Monday so that means you have to work. Unless you’re on vacation or work retail and have the day off, in which case get outside it’s nice out. For the rest of you, we’ve at least got some good things for you to do tonight, courtesy of the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)
The Patti Smith appearance from 2012 still pretty much says it all. Photo by Julienne Schaer, via Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn is nothing if not literary, and we also love our parks. So it makes sense we’ve made Brooklyn Bridge Park’s outdoor summer reading series Books Beneath the Bridge successful enough the past two years that it’s coming back for 2014. So we’ve got another year of all your favorite local bookstores hosting readings at the park’s Pier 1 Granite Prospect. (more…)
2. The Franklin Park reading series hosts a number of their favorite authors, according to them, one of whom is a carpenter. Maybe he can tell you how to fix that janky shelf after he reads his story (Monday)