03/20/17 10:04am
Be ravished by Jezebel Express (#3)

Be ravished by Jezebel Express (#4) (pic by slipperroom/Flickr)

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

1. Laugh at illustrated jokes at the Picture This Two-Year Anniversary, where comedy from Jon Glaser, Phoebe Robinson, Jo Firestone, and Seaton Smith gets animated in real time by Bryan Brinkman, Dan Pinto, Victoria Montes, and more. (Monday, Bell House, $8)

2. Score some sweet spring duds at Thrift On, where you can “shop” your heart out at a plethora of free clothing rummage tables while DJ Shakey spins a soundtrack. (Monday, The Keep, FREE)

3. Hear a slew of bitchy screeds at Las Culturistas: I Don’t Think So, Honey, where 50 comedians, including Anna Drezen, Alise Morales, Mo Fry Pasic, Phoebe Robinson, and Julio Torres, go off for one minute each about something they hate. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8) (more…)

03/09/17 11:11am
Bend some genders with Viktor Devonne (#) (pic by by Atticus Stevenson)

Bend some genders with Viktor Devonne (#15). Pic by Atticus Stevenson

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

1. Experience international art at Expressions of Middle Eastern Culture, with a screening of The Iran Job, an artist talk by Tarik Sadouma, music from Meredith Monk and Malak el-Nasser, and belly-dancing by Malayeem. (Friday, San Damiano Mission, FREE)

2. Pay your respects to Big Poppa at the opening of 20 B.I.G. Years, three days of art in homage to the Notorious B.I.G. in his own neighborhood. (Friday, Bishop Gallery, FREE)

3. Play around daintily at Game Night: Feminist Politics, featuring interactive, creative games made by artists Rebecca Goyette, Desiree Des, and Željka Blakšić. (Friday, Soho20 Gallery, FREE) (more…)

02/24/12 12:26pm

Rachel and Sari from Hoax Zine are among the participants.

The air in Brooklyn has felt ultra heated this week. Between the mid-week’s mid-summer dream weather and the call to protest tv’s latest bastardization of an American sub-culture, my winterfied bones are all a-tingle again. And good thing, because the fiery magic continues tomorrow at Brooklyn’s first ever Feminist ZineFest. Writers, thinkers and artists will be converging on Brooklyn Commons to showcase their feminist works and overall radical bad-assery.

In case you thought zines were stuck in the 90s along with Portland and “The Rachel,” this event should help you remember why the smudged, error-strewn pages of a zine are the perfect tiny vessel for carrying big, wild ideas.  And whether your feelings on feminist zines are filled with a “my first time” level of nostalgia, or you’re still not certain what either means, this event offers ample opportunities for weighing the F-word on a different scale from the blogs and books you’re used to reading. (more…)