11/25/13 9:50am
buffy the vampire slayer

Do you know who this is? Great, you can answer at least one question at Buffy trivia. via Facebook

1. Say hello to Rough Trade, Williamsburg’s newest record store, by hanging out at their opening night concert by soul singer Charles Bradley (Monday)

2. DJ Jonny Romero is spinning some dad jams in Fort Greene, so show up in your vintage T-Bird and get ready for a Seeger-heavy night, we guess (Monday)

3. Attend a serious discussion about the future of the welfare state in Europe, both because the experiment there could affect things here, and because you can sit in back and make fart noises with your hands and mouth (Monday) (more…)

08/12/13 9:17am
Don't need money, don't need fame

Don’t need money, don’t need fame

1. Say goodbye to Books Beneath the Bridge forever until next summer when Book Court hosts Ayana Mathis (Monday)

2. The Franklin Park reading series hosts a number of their favorite authors, according to them, one of whom is a carpenter. Maybe he can tell you how to fix that janky shelf after he reads his story (Monday)

3. Toni Braxton is playing a free show at Wingate Field. Be sure to look out for Nets’ rookie head coach Jason Kidd (Monday) (more…)

05/28/13 3:57pm
Ketih Johnston pops in to the Jalopy Theater to sing some Jamaican songs of the seas. Photo by Nick van der Grinten, via BAC

Ketih Johnston pops in to the Jalopy Theater to sing some Jamaican songs of the seas. Photo by Nick van der Grinten, via BAC

1. You’ve got two chances to show off your Arrested Development knowledge, at the Brooklyn Winery and at Chez Lola (Tuesday)

2. The Moth’s Dan Kennedy has a new book out and he wants you to come to Powerhouse Arena so he can talk to you about his new book. You should do it (Tuesday)

3. The Masters of Social Gastronomy talk about futurism and food, and ironically, futurism actually comes from the past (Tuesday)

4. Swing by Mental Marginalia to bring poetry from the margins of your mind to the forefront (Tuesday) (more…)

05/28/13 11:14am
Miss these and you're really gonna feel like you blue it

Miss these and you’re really gonna feel like you blue it

Even before Arrested Development rose from the ashes like some kind of chicken phoenix, were the kind of person who was always going on about it? Did you memorize every background joke? Know the characters so well you finish each of their…sandwiches? Well, your time has come, with the opportunity to take part in two AD trivia events and one bingo game. (more…)

03/29/13 3:59pm
The Doctor does undercover work between seasons

The Doctor does undercover work between seasons

Sunday is a big day for people of a certain faith. Who look to great books to answer their questions about life, human nature and moral ways to act. What? No, what’s Easter? We were talking about it being a day that three cult television shows air on the same day, two of them at the same time even. Game of Thrones and Doctor Who kick off their long-awaited new seasons Sunday (Doctor Who premieres Saturday for you fancy lads with cable, but the party is Sunday), while third season of The Walking Dead shambles to its season finale, with all the related clifhanging and shocks that go along with it. And if you don’t have a TV, you’re missing out. Or are you? Here a few spots that will get you your fix of either time traveling, bloody court intrigue or zombies, depending on what you want. (more…)

01/29/13 11:15am
They're calling it the Harbauwl this year. True story

They’re calling it the Harbauwl this year. True story

The problem with throwing a Super Bowl party in Brooklyn apartments is one of simple logistics: it requires space you don’t have. Even if your Bushwick loft does have the capacity to host a couple dozen drunks and a fifteen-foot hoagie, chances are you and your nine roommates haven’t gone in for basic cable, and maybe even a couple of them loathe sports and the average loud, loyal football fan. You’ve already shelled out to learn about football, so what do you do to keep your investment from being a waste? As with so many Brooklyn conundrums, where-to-watch-the-Super-Bowl is a question best answered with a trip to the bar. Here’s a list of spots showing the Big Game. (more…)

10/01/12 9:36am

That’s what it means, right?

1. Enjoy Brooklyn’s brand new comedy show, DTF. Which, as we all know, stands for down to (have) fun. Right, that’s what it stands for? (Monday)

2. Brooklyn Winery’s got a Poltergeist and The Amytiville Horror double feature. We’ve experienced an Amityville horror ourselves, it’s called “visiting the suburbs.” (Tuesday)

3. The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies tells you what all the explorers not named Christopher Columbus did. Maybe they’ll talk about Giovanni di Prinzo, first European explorer to catch an STD. (Tuesday)

4. Satirical/critical reading series Animal Farm claims to have been AWOL because they were at Rikers, so now that they’re back, they might be a little stabby until they readjust to society. (Tuesday)

5. Why don’t you take your problems to the United Nations Evening Dilemma? It’s a new advice show recording at Word. (Wednesday) (more…)

Here’s a little secret: I work in TV and I don’t have a working TV. Just today a coworker was discussing the obscene amount she pays for cable, which is probably a good chunk of her rent, especially if it’s one of these apartments. I’m all for watching seasons a few years late (that’s what Netflix is for) but this time Nitehawk Cinema is allowing me to run with the cool kids. Starting this Sunday, Williamsburg’s indie movie mecca will be screening the new season of AMC’s Breaking Bad in its lobby for FREE; or you can watch the season at the nearby Brooklyn Winery, which is doing free screenings too. (more…)

05/17/12 7:29am


Have you heard about this Bon Appétit Brooklyn Grub Crawl (June 1-3)? It’s a weekend-long noshfest at some of the  most hyped restaurants in three Brooklyn ‘hoods that costs a full $550 for a weekend pass, plus a ticketing fee of $26.45 (On Eventbrite?). Join the roving scarfathon and you can sip cocktails at the Clover Club, nibble on crostinis at Frankies, and munch fried chicken at Fort Defiance. And so on. But why so steep? Can any human being possibly eat that much over two and a half days? The simple answer is no, and, it turns out, so is the complicated one.  (more…)

04/13/12 4:10pm

Bed Stuy bar crawl is back this weekend. Photo via Clay Williams.

You may not have won the mega millions, but we do win the weather lottery this weekend with predicted temperatures between 70-80 degrees for both Saturday and Sunday. Here our some of our picks for the best free and cheap events this weekend, culled from our new Brokelyn events calendar. Don’t see your awesome event listed? What are you waiting for? Add it right now! It’s free and easy and will be seen by lots of eye balls that belong to eager people looking for something to do.

FRIDAY

7pm: You know those twig terrariums you see at The Flea every week? The founders wrote a book and are having a release party tonight with Brooklyn Brewery treats and even a palm reader. Free!

9pm: This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything described as “swing/folk” music. Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg is playing host to the quintet Djangos and Tangos again tonight. Free!

12:30am: Sing like a dirty rock star at Trash Bar’s free late-night karaoke (also Saturday night). Free! (more…)