03/06/17 1:15pm
Ask her!

Ask her! Photo by Gaby Del Valle / Brokelyn

It’s finally here, y’all: the women’s strike. And while the strike is intended to show just how much work women do, and is ultimately one of the biggest shows of force this week, that doesn’t mean every woman has the ability or resources to take a day off work. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to take action against Trump before, after, and during this Wednesday. Without further ado, here they are: (more…)

01/09/17 12:57pm
Drag yourself out for an evening with Aja Queen (#8)

Drag yourself out for an evening with Aja Queen (#8)

1. Get literary at the first Franklin Park Reading Series of the new year: Short Fiction Night, featuring Adam Haslett, Mary Miller, Rion Amilcar Scott, Uzodinma Okehi, and Rebecca Keith. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

2. Have an unassuming laugh at The Simple Show, with comedy from Mitra Jouhari and Nayomi Reghay, plus a lecture on the linguistic differences between liberals and conservatives by Melanie Hoff. (Monday, Bushwick Public House, FREE)

3. Be engaged at the inaugural episode of The Hook, a “political speakeasy” and live talk-show, tonight welcoming NYC City Councilmember Steve Levin to discuss whether there’s any hope in politics today. (Tuesday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE) (more…)

08/15/16 10:13am
The end of summer is nigh — dance out your sorrow with DJ Ella Hu$$le (#10)

The end of summer is nigh — dance out your sorrow with DJ Ella Hu$$le (#10)

1. What else can you do in this hellish heat but head for water? Join Rooftop Films in Coney Island for Flicks on the Beach, tonight presenting the inimitable Purple Rain. (Monday, Coney Island, FREE)

2. Wyatt Cenac is on vacation, so the always hilarious Night Train has a different guest host each week. Tonight is Giulia Rozzi, with a terrific lineup including Todd Barry, Matteo Lane, Theo Von, Ramon Rivas II, Rob Haze, and Marcia Belsky. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Help reform our criminal system at Trivia for Justice, a fundraiser, trivia night, and social for the New York chapter of Equal Justice USA, which “works to build a justice system that is the solution instead of the problem.” (Tuesday, Koelner BierHalle, $20) (more…)

05/19/16 4:09pm
The girls of Guys We F*cked

Get intimate with the girls of Guys We F*cked (#2)

1. Lament the state of Bk today at Gentrifucked, a hip-hop and art show with performances by Ni Dios Ni Amo, Master Vicent Vega, MC Joha, Bestia, and a dozen more. (Friday, Mayday Space, $5)

2. Promote sex positivity at Guys We Fucked, the anti–slut shaming podcast where hosts Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson interview fellas with whom they have been amorous. (Friday, Bell House, $10)

3. Raise money for musical gals at Words & Guitars, a two-day zine, music, and art fest to benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, with lots of bands including Fisty, the Shook Ones, and Lady Bizness. (Friday & Saturday, Bushwick Public House, $10) (more…)

12/17/15 9:08am
Whatever's going on here, you can get more of it at the No Office Party tonight

Whatever’s going on here, you can get more of it at the No Office Party tonight. Photo by Sarah Bibi Gainer

A wise man/squid/thing once spoke these wise words: “Let’s get crazy baby! Woo!” Tonight especially, I think you should live by those words. After all, you did it. You made it to the last Thursday contained in any week of consequence in 2015. Think about it, next week it’s Christmas Eve on Thursday and the week after that is New Year’s Eve. You did it. Time to look at the Brokelyn Events Calendar and think of something fun to do. I’ve got your back there. (more…)

11/12/15 3:03pm
OPERA FIGHT! via Facebook

OPERA FIGHT! via Facebook

Thursday night’s alright for fighting, so get a little action in. That’s the old song they sing, right? So anyway, you could stay home and watch the new Missy Elliot video on repeat the whole night, and I could respect that. On the other hand, it really would be good if you looked on the Brokelyn Events Calendar, called some friends and decided to do something. They miss you. (more…)