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…)

06/02/16 4:59pm
North Coast: basically the Brokester's Hamilton (#5)

North Coast: basically the Brokester’s Hamilton (#4)

1. Hear your queerest questions answered at 1 Girl 5 Gays, hosted by Mr. Lady Simon, where the gal asks a panel of gay folks 20 questions about love, sex, and life. (Friday, Macri Park, FREE)

2. Exchange some culture at the opening of By Us For Us: A Month of Black & Asian Futurity, with performances by Holographic BBy Bangz, Moon Bear, Sakuradaijin, and more. (Friday, BUFU Studios, FREE)

3. Bring a date (or find one!) at Is This Love?, an evening of romantic shorts presented by the inimitable Rooftop Films. (Friday, Old American Can Factory, $15) (more…)

05/05/16 3:40pm
Take a dramatic journey into the park (#2)

Take a dramatic journey into the park (#2)

1. Honor the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacobs by taking a Jane’s Walk: there are 200+ on offer, from “Hipsters & History in Greenpoint” to “The Brownsville Experience” to “Go Dutch in Flatlands.” (Friday through Sunday, FREE)

2. Find the light at Tunnel Odyssey, an immersive dance-theatre production combining the Odyssey and The Oregon Trail, with folk music by the Oshy Annas. (Friday through Sunday, Grand Army Plaza, FREE)

3. See some tunes at the NYC Soundpainting Festival, three days of multidisciplinary live-composing performances and workshops. (Friday through Sunday, Firehouse Space, $10) (more…)

03/31/16 2:00pm
Noah Levine will magic up your April Fool's Day (#2)

Noah Levine will magic up your April Fool’s Day (#2)

1. Start drinking early at Mission Dolores’ sixth anniversary, which starts at noon and goes all night long, featuring a whole bunch of fancy bottles and drafts. (Friday, Mission Dolores, FREE)

2. Don’t get tricked at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday: April Fools Edition, with magician Noah Levine, Coney Island sideshow stories, and Brooklyn Bridge hoax trivia. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

3. If you’re a fashionista who likes to laugh, check out Comedy Fashion Variety Mashup Show, where comedians and character performers tell stories inspired by onesies — while wearing onesies. (Friday, Jill Lindsey Clothing Store, FREE) (more…)

03/24/16 3:45pm
DJ REsy ready to rock the chocolate factory (#3)

DJ REsy ready to rock the chocolate factory (#3)

1. Check out awesome printed artworks at Bed-Stuy apartment gallery Gesamtkunst Werkshop’s Spring Flat File Event, with pieces on sale from $5 to $500. (Friday & Saturday, Gesamtkunst Werkshop, FREE)

2. Protect your neck at standup show Whiplash, featuring a killer lineup including Jon Glaser, Jermaine Fowler, Janeane Garofalo, and Aparna Nancherla. (Friday, Bell House, $10)

3. Get your groove on in a very sweet place at Junxion and the Chocolate Factory, with yummy tunes from DJ REsy, Davidson Ospina, MAMBISA, and 2melo. (Friday, Fine & Raw, $22.09) (more…)

03/10/16 1:37pm
Odetta Hartman on the prowl (#1)

Odetta Hartman prowling around (#1)

1. Go on the prowl at Festival of the Hunt, an evening of Americana music & film, with five hours of tunes from the likes of Morgan O’Kane, Feral Foster, and Odetta Hartman. (Friday, Littlefield, $15)

2. Bring plenty of quarters to the Death By Audio Arcade, where indie video games built into 80s arcade cabinets at the venerable DBA (RIP!) will be playable by all. (Friday, Flowers for All Occasions, FREE)

3. Laugh it up while sipping freshly distilled artisanal booze at Crunk City, with jokesters Langston Kerman, Charles Gould, Emily Winter, and more. (Friday, Industry City Distillery, FREE) (more…)

03/03/16 2:54pm
All the best bands play with robots (#) (pic by Lee Hoffman)

All the best bands play with robots (#2) (pic by Lee Hoffman)

1. See some fab art at the opening of “Timeshare,” a group show where FUG Fellowship artists “pit pre-digital memories against post-digital landscapes.” (Friday, Bruce High Quality Foundation, FREE)

2. Watch out for aggressive talent at Dooms Day Freaks, a variety show with performances by Arlowe Price, Garrette Caillouet, Aneya Marie, Cherrie Sprite, and Melissa G., plus music by Super Killer Robots. (Friday, Standard Toykraft, $15)

3. Enjoy a highbrow/lowbrow mashup at Dance-ify That, a tournament where dance duos choreograph on-the-spot routines based on ridiculous viral pop-culture videos. (Friday, Triskelion Arts, $16) (more…)

02/25/16 9:29am
Anonymous Ensemble is going to take you higher (#) (pic by)

Anonymous Ensemble is going to take you higher (#5) (pic by Anonymous Ensemble)

1. Hear some weird sh*t at Blogologues, where Allison Goldberg, Jen Jamula, and Tommy Heleringer act out the internet, from community forums to Yelp reviews to OkCupid profiles. (Friday, Union Hall, $10)

2. Doll yourself up for the Indie Pop Prom #4 at the newly reopened Market Hotel, with music by Allison Crutchfield, Eskimeaux, Wall, and Pouty. (Friday, Market Hotel, $10 in prom attire/$12 in street clothes)

3. Get radical at Mother Tongue: A Praise Song for Black Girls Reclaiming Our Mothers’ Bones, a multimedia production and performance by actors, artists, and activists. (Friday, Roulette, $35) (more…)

02/04/16 1:17pm
Cecil would like to be your man (#)

Cecil would like to be your man (#3) (pic by Jen Houston)

1. Get in the Black History Month groove with the kickoff of the monthlong Black Artstory series: Meet Me at the Gym, an evening of cultural expression and community building featuring the Ingersoll Youth Drumline, Gospel Group Manifest, Sophia Dawson and her Roller Skating Crew, and more. (Friday, Ingersoll Community Center, FREE)

2. See a new side of the Boys in Blue at To Protect, Serve, and Understand, a series of semi-improvised monologues and scenes performed by a group of both civilians and police officers. (Friday & Saturday, Irondale Center, FREE)

3. Fall goofily in love at Griff & Joe’s Valentine’s Day Lovetacular, with comedy and performances by ventriloquist Carla Rhodes and her paramour Cecil, “how-to” expert Matt Beacon, and musician Andy Shernoff. (Friday, Union Hall, $10) (more…)

01/20/16 10:00am
Free! Free! Free! via Flickr user Kent Wang

Free! Free! Free! via Flickr user Kent Wang

Brooklyn is a land of so much culture, with the beating heart of it found in the Brooklyn Museum (seriously though, they don’t tell you this, but there’s a literal giant beating heart pumping culture into the borough in a secret sub-basement in the museum). All that culture takes money, but sometimes you don’t have the cash to see it. Well, leave your squeamishness about giving tiny donations at the door behind, because starting Jan. 21, every Thursday night at the Brooklyn Museum will have free admission from 6pm to 10pm, per a press release from the Museum. (more…)