03/13/14 8:37am

And do you think you’ve made the right dance move this time?

1. The Brooklyn Public Library’s Four & Twenty Blackbirds cafe is opening, so go and get you some pie and a book (Friday)

2. The Museum of Natural Mystery is a uh…something at the Bell House, that has death metal burlesque, a Please Touch booth, a dance party and much more. Mostly it sounds too weird to miss (Friday)

3. The upcoming edition of dance party Hey Queen! is called Man Eater, because isn’t it about time we had a misandrist dance party? Yes, yes it is (Friday)

4. Spring is almost here, so it’s time to get sexy at Videology by making out to some 90s-era music videos, which you missed out on in the 90s because what were you, like, 6 back then? (Friday) (more…)

four & twenty blackbirds

There’s a rumor the cafe will come with a “Pie in exchange for overdue books” program. Photo by Marcus Nilsson, via Facebook

Going to the library is great way to get educated and and a geat wat to stay involved in your community. And once March comes around, it’s gonna be a great place to eat delicious pies, because Melissa and Emily Elsen of Four & Twenty Blackbirds are taking over the cafe in the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Because pies, like reading, are fundamental. (more…)

02/12/14 11:01am
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Why pay on Valentine’s Day when you can walk through a tunnel of love (of sorts) in Prospect Park? via Flickr user Mambo’Dan

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you know what that means: Duane Reade is guilting you with boxes of overpriced chocolates you now feel pressured to buy for your main squeeze on that “special” day. If you’re reading Brokelyn, you probably want to impress a significant other without breaking the bank (unless you’re these guys) and sometimes collaging pictures together from your road trip to Philly just isn’t going to cut it. In the spirit of romance and all that, here’s a ready-to-go, adventure-packed and couples-approved free Valentine’s Day in BK. It won’t cost you anything, but there may be a few catches along the way.  (more…)

01/31/14 10:36am
Well, not like this. That we know of anyway.

Well, not like this. That we know of anyway.

Public libraries are a precious resource, spreading the joy of reading to people no matter what their socioeconomic status, and doing it without resorting to trickery and tomfoolery. At least that’s why we like them. A new Daily News story shows that other people might like them because they’re easy to steal from, as Brooklynites stole 70,144 books from the Brooklyn Public Library system in 2012. This sounds like a much bigger deal than jaywalking, so we hope you’re listening Mayor de Blasio. (more…)

01/30/14 8:09am

You don’t have to dress like this, but it helps.

1. Duke’s Liquor Box is holding a tasting of a 10-year-old rye whiskey from Masterson’s, and it’s not like we’ve ever known you to turn down a drink (Friday)

2. Head into Black History Month by going to a talk on the book The Invention of the White Race. In this instance, the answer isn’t “Yakub did it.” (Friday)

3. See Eli Smith and Peter Siegel perform the songs of the American labor movement at the Jalopy Theater, because the unions deserve your support more than the plutocrats (Friday)

4. A pop-punk and emo dance party at Glasslands is a perfect place to feel a bunch of feels and sweat them out with vigorous dancing (Friday) (more…)

12/17/13 7:06am
TK. via Facebook

Do you know how to teach people about pandas beyond, “Cuuuuute”?. The the Prospect Park Zoo wants you via Facebook

It’s Christmas Hanukkah Kwanzaa shopping & SantaCon season, which means it’s office par-tay time. But if our No Office Party didn’t fill the cubicle-shaped void in your social life, or if you can no longer look Phyllis from HR in the eye after this year’s holiday rager, you may find yourself looking for a new job. You may also have just realized the tremendous financial toll of your raging candy cane addiction, especially if you’re currently unemployed. Luckily we’re here to help you find some cool ways for you to put panettone on the table. (more…)

10/03/13 4:19pm
There's no way you're reading all of these. Give'em a good home. via Faceboo

There’s no way you’re reading all of these. Give ‘em a good home. via Facebook

How many books do you have sitting around your apartment, taking up space? No, wait, don’t go off to count to get an exact number, that’s not the important thing going on here. The larger point is that you have a limited amount of space and you can free some up by getting rid of some books you won’t pick up anymore. You could put them on your stoop, but you could do even more of a mitzvah by bringing them to the Great American Book Drive at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch this Saturday. (more…)

08/20/13 3:07pm
Can you do it better? Than ESPN wants you

Can you do it better? Than ESPN wants you

Jobs. You need one, but you don’t have one. Or maybe you have one but you hate it, which is also unfortunate since you spend so much damn time punching the clock. And no one wants to be grumpy at work all the time, because it could lead to incidents of boss-punching, which like most punching is illegal. Instead, why not browse these sweet jobs we found for you, like a graphic designer for ESPN, a reporter, a staff writer who’s good at romance or even a model maker at Makerbot. (more…)

08/05/13 2:30pm
This could be your life! (via flickr user Earthworm)

This could be your life! (via flickr user Earthworm)

It’s hard out here for a job seeker in the arts, but luckily the Brooklyn Public Library’s got your back. They’re teaming up with Creative Coalitions to host a job seeker’s seminar at the Living Gallery (1094 Broadway) in Bushwick today, and they’re promising to teach creative types and freelancers how to make those sweet dolla dolla bills we often find so elusive. (more…)

08/01/13 9:30am
Beck! At Prospect Park! via Facebook

Beck! At Prospect Park! via Facebook

1. Point Break is already a cult movie, so of course it’s also a cult stage show coming to the Bell House. Warning: you WILL get wet (Friday)

2. It’s Shark Week at the Rock Shop! No, not the Discovery Channel thing, they’re a garage band from DC. They should be just as fun as the cable Shark Week though (Friday)

3. It’s time for a mystery screening and mystery drinking game to go along with it at Videology’s “Bartender’s Choice Night“. You trust the bartender, don’t you? (Friday)

4. Greenwood Park is kicking out the kids and turning their big ‘ol yard into a big ‘ol dance party. Gonna be a lot of people making out in the graveyard after this one (Friday) (more…)