01/23/17 12:15pm
Have a dark and sultry evening with Audrey Love (#) (pic by WP Photos NYC)

Have a dark and sultry evening with Audrey Love (#4) (pic by WP Photos NYC)

1. Still flying high from the women’s march? Head to Goddess Rising, a night of art and empowerment celebrating the divine feminine and the energy of NYC women, including contortionists, body painters, musicians, and more. (Monday, Living Gallery, $10)

2. Laugh yourself seasick at the Tight Ship Comedy Show, with Arti Gollapudi, Jon Schoss, Bowen Yang, Mike Abrusci, and Addie Werich; hosted by Sarah Lazarus and Daniel Lempert. (Monday, Freddy’s Bar, FREE)

3. Let yourself be carried away at the Final Fantasy Reading Series, a night of readings and performances with an escapist theme, featuring Diamond Sharp, Eve Peyser, Gabrielle Rucker, Rheaa Rao, and Paco Salas Pèrez. (Tuesday, Friends & Lovers, FREE) (more…)

01/05/17 10:55am
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Rock the f*ck out with There Are Four Lights (#2) (pic by Sarah Wilmer)

1. Increase your literary stock for the cold winter ahead at the BYO Book Swap Party, which also features a discussion on diversity in literature and a raffle of self-published works by local woman of color. (Friday, New Women Space, $5 + a book)

2. Start pining for summer at the Punk Island Winter Benefit, with Deadname, MALLRAT, Trashy, Ex. by V., and There Are Four Lights. (Friday, Hank’s Saloon, $10)

3. Rock hard with some tireless musicians at NYC’s Hardest Working Bands of 2016 Live, based on Oh My Rockness’s calculations of who played the most shows last year. (Friday, Baby’s All Right, $10)

4. Creep yourself out at the monthly horror series Fright Fridays, tonight screening The Eyes of My Mother, which combines “an especially bloody strain of slasher pic” with “high-art sensibilities.” (Friday, Videology, $10) (more…)

12/29/16 10:52am
See everything that 2016's got left (#) (pic by Shane Velazquez)

Kinky Demure shows off everything that 2016’s got left (#2) (pic by Shane Velazquez)

1. Dance your way into New Year’s weekend at The Interlude, with visiting French DJ Boulaone spinning Congolese-influenced and -inspired rock & roll all night. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

2. Cap off this horrible year at Rhinestone Gorilla: Dystopian Holiday, with “brave new acts about our brave new world” from Kinky Demure, Angelique A’LaMode, Bourgie Bourgeois, Faux Prophète, and more. (Friday, Bizarre, $10–$20 suggested)

3. Get your candles lit at The First Annual Chanukahstravaganza, with a bevy of Jewish comedians including Emmy Blotnick, Matt Koff, Michael Wolf and Catherine Cohen. (Friday, Union Hall, $6) (more…)

12/19/16 9:52am
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Go glam with Sweet Lorraine’s burlesque stylings (#6) (pic by BettinaMay1)

1. Start your holiday week off with festive cheer at Yule Log 2.016, a daylong animation showcase featuring 50 short films from a diverse array of artists. (Monday, BRIC, FREE)

2. Laugh your way through the Night Train Holiday Spectacular, with a great lineup of jokesters including Michael Che, Nimesh Patel, and Joyelle Johnson, plus puppeteer James Godwin. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Show your love of words at the inaugural Ditmas Lit reading, with BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald, Lambda Literary fellow Jeanne Thornton, satirist Gabrielle Moss, and poet Tommy “Teebs” Pico. (Tuesday, Sycamore, FREE) (more…)

12/08/16 11:16am
Sound the horns and axe out your date! (#1) (pic by BibiBooth)

Sound the horns and axe out your date! (#1) (pic by BibiBooth)

1. Join Brokelyn and the skint to drink like your boss isn’t watching at our 6th annual No Office Holiday Party! There will be live-band karaoke with Rock Star Karaoke NYC, DJ Doctor Mister spinning holiday tunes, our NSFW holiday photo booth, drink specials from cosponsor Coworkrs, drunk food from Yeah Dawg, and more surprises! (Friday, Littlefield, $5)

2. Welcome winter at BHS Free Friday: Let It Snow, where you can make DIY snowflakes, learn to knit, hear how the Ice Age affected New York City, and enjoy accordion music from Matt Veligdan. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

3. See some revolutionary art at the opening of Sister Outsider, a show of protest and solidarity featuring 20 artists who belong to communities that have been directly threatened by Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric. (Friday, Underdonk, FREE) (more…)

12/01/16 4:15pm
Catch the surreal stylings of Cheeky Lane (#1) (pic by Steven Menendez)

Catch the surreal stylings of Cheeky Lane (#1) (pic by Steven Menendez)

1. See some strange whimsey at The Winter Wonderland Blunderland Variety Show, starring Trixie Little, The Love Show, Samantha Sterman, Cheeky Lane, Poison Eve, and more. (Friday, House of Yes, $15)

2. Laugh for strong gals at The Fempire Strikes Back, with comedy, videos, and funny songs from sketch troupe American Candy. (Friday & Saturday, Actors Fund Arts Center, $25)

3. Spread some cheer at the Bushwick Starr Holiday Party, with free drinks, free food, dancing to DJ Avg Jo, a mistletoe photobooth, and more. (Friday, Bushwick Starr, $25)

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11/28/16 1:00pm
Have a revealing night with Clementine Dandy (#) (pic by Hunter Peress)

Have a revealing night with Clementine Dandy (#6) (pic by Hunter Peress)

1. Watch some wonderful movement at Danceroulette, tonight presenting Triangle Theory, “a dance-driven series of studies mixing craft values with pared down shapes/textures and abstract femme iconography.” (Monday, Roulette, $10)

2. Laugh off the Mondays at the final Divine Comedy of the year, featuring Joe List, Subhah Agarwal, Jeremy Hammond, and Shelby Taylor. (Monday, Two Saints, FREE)

3. Experience queer experimental music and movement at Revolting Grace & Execution, with performances by Aarron Ricks, DOOM MAIDENS, gage of the boone, CRE, Frank M Jones, TAPHARI, Mineko, and more. (Tuesday, The Spectrum, $5–$20 suggested) (more…)

09/01/16 11:03am
Clown around with Les Bunheads (#3) (pic by Muriel Leclerc)

Clown around with Les Bunheads (#3) (pic by Muriel Leclerc)

1. Start saying goodbye to the season at the Summer’s End Music Festival, three days of bands from Guerilla Toss to Mal Blum to Kississippi to Psymon Spine. (Friday through Sunday, Aviv, $10–$15 day/$30 weekend)

2. See unusual artists from all over the world at the Experi-MENTAL Performance Art Festival, including Cultural Fits, Wild Torus, Murmurists, Little Water Radio, and many more. (Friday through Sunday, Silent Barn, $10/day)

3. Yuck it up at the monthlong Clown Theater Festival, beginning tonight with a Clown Cabaret starring Les Bunheads, The Heist, Contemporary Mime, and more. (Friday, Brick Theater, $15) (more…)

08/11/16 3:09pm
Rock out with Sharkmuffin (#4)

Rock out with Sharkmuffin (#3)

1. Buy yourself something nice at the Bushwick Night Market, with local vendors, live performances, DJs, and more. (Friday, Silent Barn, FREE)

2. See some musical art at Vinyl Vandals: Brasilian Edition, showcasing old record albums “remixed” into new art, with a half-dozen DJs sountracking the afterparty. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $5)

3. Wish Pancakes & Whiskey a rollicking good birthday at their bash with The Skins, Sharkmuffin, and The Teen Age. (Friday, Rough Trade, $10) (more…)

08/01/16 2:00pm
Go crazy with Adira Amram & the Experience (#6)

Go crazy with Adira Amram & the Experience (#6) (pic by 92Y Tribeca/Flickr)

1. Hear some tough but hilarious decisions get made at Would You Rather?, with funny people Sandy Chansamone, Christian Polanco, Jiji Lee, Ryan T. Bennett, and Yoshi Obayashi. (Monday, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, $8)

2. Rock against the patriarchy at F*ck RapeCulture, presented by Gvrlcvlt and featuring Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan, plus music from Madame Gandhi, The Skins, The New Tarot, and Edith Pop. (Monday, Baby’s All Right, $25)

3. Harken back to your summercamp days at the New York Transit Museum’s Camp Wanna-Catcha-Train, an evening of scavenger hunts, ghost stories, arts & crafts, and bug juice — plus explorations of the amazing decommissioned subway station the museum inhabits. (Tuesday, NY Transit Museum, $15) (more…)