If those not-so-subtle emails from your mother with links to Kindle covers haven’t tipped you off yet, this Sunday is Mother’s Day, and it would probably behoove you to do something nice for the woman who birthed you, lest she spend the rest of the year reminding you she didn’t even get a sappy Hallmark card from you. Luckily, there are lots of things going on in Brooklyn this weekend, so if your loving matriarch’s headed over to these parts, you can celebrate her in style. Here are a few ideas. (more…)
Oh hello, job hunters! Now that you’ve gotten off Craigslist, you’ve no doubt shut your computer and are going door-to-door begging some poor sucker to give you a job, ANY job, seriously, LOOKIT MY FACE, HOW CAN YOU REFUSE THIS FACE. We’ve been there, don’t worry. Luckily, there are a whole bunch of jobs opening up this season to get your summer rent in place — check them out below: (more…)
2. With a name like “Koshka” what else could this band play but gypsy garage rock? (Friday)
3. It’s the first Saturday of the year, so it’s time for the first First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. Everything seems to check out (Saturday)
As we mentioned earlier today, HOLY SHIT UNEMPLOYMENT IS BELOW 8 PERCENT. There are two ways to react to this news: 1. Be a weirdo who insists Democrats are lying about being employed, or 2. Take advantage of the fact that there are freaking jobs available, load some resumes into your employvolver and hit the streets. We can’t help you with the first one, but we’ll be glad to help with the second! Sweet places to work in Brooklyn and its newly annexed piece of Manhattan (the Lower East Side) have some openings that don’t require you to know HTML7 or whatever the hell they’re up to like you know English and are worth jumping on. (more…)
Attention Brooklyn visual artists: Here’s your chance to compete for a chance to show your work to your neighbors and their out of town parents at Brooklyn Museum! The exhibit is the culmination of “Go: A Community-Curated Open Studio Project” and will premiere at free Target First Saturday on Dec. 1, and run through the end of February 2013. Featured artists will be chosen through an American Idol-esque nomination process in which the community will visit artists studios during the weekend of Sept. 8-9 and vote for which artists should be included in the show. But it’s not quite as simple as texting Art06 to an 866 number as instructed by Ryan Seacrest. There is a registration process for both artists interested in participating and art lovers/friends of artists who want to vote. The “Official Rules” are long, legal and poorly drafted, but we’ll try to explain some of them below. You’re on your own for the rest. (more…)
The Brooklyn tech scene is booming, what with all those NYU geeks on the way and the freshly minted Brooklyn Tech Triangle. But no, you don’t need to be a C++ programmer to get a job in our fine borough right now. What follows are are six plum non-tech jobs that it took me about six minutes to dig up. All of these companies have other positions open as well, so if you don’t see something you like, poke around on their sites and maybe you will: (more…)
7pm: musician/author and former soul coughing leader mike doughty discusses his book the book of drugs: a memoir at book court, free
8pm: new skaters get assigned to their teams at the gotham girls roller derby annual blow-out: the derbytaunt ball. free brooklyn brewery beer 8-9pm (while supplies last), $4 mixed sailor jerry cocktails and $2 sailor jerry shots all night long. littlefield, $15. (more…)
8pm (+ 2/4): poets, puppeteers, musicians and other artists join forces for an evening of puppets + poetry at brooklyn arts exchange, including alphabet arts, dolly parton cover band doll parts, and the occupy wall street puppetry guild. $10.
Here’s another reason to take advantage of tomorrow’s Heart of Brooklyn Free Summer Sunday cultur-palooza with free admission and special programs at six BK institutions including Brooklyn Museum, the Prospect Park Zoo and the carousel: Brokelyn will be there with sweet surprises! Come say hi to Team Brokelyn at our table in Grand Army Plaza next to the (free) Brooklyn Icons mini-golf, from 12-5pm. In addition to games and Brooklyn-themed goodies, we’ve got a big present for you: the debut of our brand-new, super-stylish Brokelyn t-shirts! The designers shirts come from Brooklyn Royalty‘s Bob Bland and sell for only $20.
(In the event of rain, we’ll be in the Brooklyn Public Library)
Today is a rainy mess, sure, but it’s also Art Museum Day, which means free or reduced admission to lots of museums in the city (and across the nation), and waltzing into a museum for free is a pretty nice way to spend a rainy day. It’s the second year the Association of Art Museum Directors has organized the Art Museum Day, and today is also International Museum Day, which this year is focusing on the theme Museum and Memory. Participants in today’s discount include the Brooklyn Museum and MOMA. See a full list below, via WNYC: (more…)
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