02/19/15 10:59am
They'll get you off the couch.

They’ll get you off the couch.

1. Gather with people around the world for Pecha Kucha, a presentation event with an eclectic collection of speakers at Livestream. (Friday)

2. Hear Americana-inspired folk music from down under at The Way Station’s Tasmericana Night. (Friday)

3. If you care about fashion but, like us, you don’t like it when people wear clothes, Wasabasco’s Hot Couture: A Striptease Fashion Show is for you. (Friday) (more…)

02/05/15 9:51am
If only we could be that toothpick

If only we could be that toothpick

1. The art in Do You Care About This Feeling explores the meaning of taste and ownership. (Friday)

2. Hear the classiest genre played by the classiest instrument as Jason Kao Hwang plays jazz violin at Sing House & Amygdala. (Friday)

3. Your Friday night was probably going to involve some shame anyway, so hear comedians make you feel better about yourself as they share stories in attempts to out-shame each other at The Shame Game. (Friday) (more…)

01/02/15 1:55pm
Start the year off strong

Start the year off strong

1. See garage punk band Motel Pools at Baby’s All Right and wonder where 14-year-old you’s music dreams went. (Friday)

2. Stop beating yourself up for never seeing Led Zeppelin live and check out Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience live at Brooklyn Bowl. (Friday)

3. Hear 50 shiny brand new punchlines at The 9th Annual 50 First Jokes at The Bell House. (Friday) (more…)

12/15/14 9:51am
Go shopping sangria drunk and find something special for your pet unicorn-donkey.

Go shopping sangria drunk and find something special for your pet unicorn-donkey.

1. Brooklyn, Stand Up (until you fall down giggling) for comedy at The Knitting Factory. (Monday)

2. The next Brooklyn will be, well, Brooklyn. Find out what it might look like in a couple years at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Transitions series. (Monday)

3. Neuroscientist Gary Marcus will be at the Bell House for the Secret Science Club to talk all about future brains, and how they’ll be much better than your lousy present brain. (Monday) (more…)

12/11/14 9:10am
This guy.

This guy.

1. See a few short films about Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Historical Society, but avoid the temptation to yell out “Hey I’ve been there!” We know, we all live here. (Friday)

2. Bitches’ Brew Comedy is celebrating the holidays with a night of free comedy at Lucey’s Lounge. (Friday)

3. Expand your friend circle by adopting the dog, cat, or bunny of your dreams at Best Friends Super Adoption. (Friday-Sunday) (more…)

12/09/14 11:25am
emma sulkowicz

She’s leaving the mattress at home, this time. via The Columbia Spectator

Sexual assault and rape on college campuses, and college administrations’ response to it, is about as hot-button an issue as there is at the moment. Among those keeping the conversation going is Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who is very literally dragging her experience into the open, by carrying a mattress around campus until her alleged rapist is expelled. It’s part of a performance art piece for her senior thesis that she’s calling “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight).”

You may have read about Sulkowicz any number of places, most notably in a profile by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith, who talked with her about the senior thesis, and will now continue the conversation with Sulkowicz at the Brooklyn Museum this Sunday at 2pm. (more…)

11/25/14 10:00am
brooklyn charm shop

Why fight someone over a charm bracelet when you could just learn to make you on the cheap at Brooklyn Charm Shop? via Facebook

Black Friday is upon us and if you completely hate yourself, it’s prime time to buy presents for the holidays. Sure, we get it – the discounts are great, but it’s always a little awkward when your one friend gives you the perfect present and your gift to her was found after a hard won fight at the bargain bin.

Make your friends and family wish you were their secret Santa this year by giving them something you made at one of these six craft classes that you can take for $40 and under. We’re usually against learning anything that’s actually practical, but we would love to find a hand-knit scarf under the tree this year. (more…)

10/23/14 1:46pm
brooklyn museum

Work at a place where everyone will think you must be smart. via Facebook

Hey everybody! We here in Brokelyn have been feeling pretty mature as of late, and feel that it’s time to look into getting an actual, what do you call those? Oh right, a career. Turns out that Brooklyn is tossing jobs all over the place these days, and we’ve gathered up a few of the best just for you. Remember, if you do end up getting one of these jobs, you’ve gotta pay Brokelyn $15 a month for the rest of your life. Okay fine, $5. A swipe with your Metrocard? Fine, whatever. (more…)

10/23/14 9:28am
fort lean

The sound at Fort Lean should be good enough that you don’t need to bend in to hear them. via Facebook

1. Head to Littlefield to see the world premiere of the Comedy Central web series New Timers, about two friends chilling after the apocalypse. (Friday)

2. CMJ 2014 goes through the weekend and we’ve tracked down some free shows for you. (Friday-Sunday)

3. Proceeds from For Ferguson: A Benefit Performance featuring dance and poetry go to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. (Friday) (more…)

10/16/14 9:24am
crest hardware pumpkin carving contest

Carve away your rage, and win something for it, at Crest Hardware. via Flickr user Blissful Girl

1. Make Your Voice Heard with some craftivists at Brooklyn Craft Company. (Friday)

2. Take a contra dance lesson and test out your moves at ContraShock at Camp Friendship. (Friday)

3. Show off your cult film smarts and suits at the Genuine Cult Movie Trivia and Halloween Costume Contest at Freddy’s Bar. (Saturday) (more…)