03/27/17 10:30am
Jump on over to Van Halesque to see Lucy Lipstick (#) (pic by Matthew Ciscart Photography)

Jump on over to Van Halesque to see Lucy Lipstick (#5) (pic by Matthew Ciscart Photography)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Do some literary globetrotting at Fiction in Foreign Cultures, a panel moderated by founder and director of NY Writers Coalition Aaron Zimmerman, featuring Deborah Clearman, Ben Dolnick, Lauren Sanders, and Iromie Weeramantry. (Monday, Greenlight Books, FREE)

2. Karate-chop your way into the week at the inaugural Drunken Masters, a celebration of the best and worst action flicks, with themed drink specials and a discussion of the film’s legacy in cinema, tonight featuring Jackie Chan’s kung-fu classic Drunken Master. (Monday, Knitting Factory, FREE)

3. Escape into destruction at Wreck the Joint’s monthly showcase Flew the Coop, with comedy, storytelling, and performances from Alex Pavone, Sydnee Washington, Melissa Diaz, Otis Gray, Becca Beberaggi, and LeClerc Andre. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $8)  (more…)

02/27/17 12:56pm
Roullez some bon temps with Sabrina Chap (#8)

Roullez some bon temps with Sabrina Chap (#8)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Start your week off silly at Goofy, where performers do their weirdest work, featuring Sandy Honig, Rome Davis, Maya Sharma, and more, plus improv from the Goof Troupe. (Monday, Legion Bar, FREE)

2. Giggle angelically at the February edition of Divine Comedy, tonight starring Mike Recine, Ariel Elias, Nate Marshall, and Harrison Tweed. (Monday, Two Saints, FREE)

3. Make no apologies for checking out Am I Write, Ladies?: Sorry Not Sorry, an evening of new work from women and gender non-conforming artists, from punk blues to spoken word to dance. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $10) (more…)

02/23/17 12:40pm
Fête the Man in Black with Alex Battles & the Whiskey Rebellion (#) (pic by Michelle Talich)

Fête the Man in Black with Alex Battles & the Whiskey Rebellion (#2) (pic by Michelle Talich)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Revel in artistic diversity at the Black Artstory Month closing event, with dance and movement arts, performances, and a pop-up art exhibit. (Friday, BLDG 92, FREE)

2. Fall into a ring of fire at the 12th annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, hosted, as ever, by Alex Battles & the Whiskey Rebellion. (Friday & Saturday, Littlefield, $15)

3. Watch some wild lip-reading at Live-Dubbed Sitcoms: Tropical February, where comedians improvise new dialogue over muted episodes of classic shows; this month featuring Saved by the Bell: Malibu Sands and California Dreams. (Friday, Videology, FREE) (more…)

02/06/17 12:00pm
Wail it out with The Cowmen (#8)

Wail it out with The Cowmen (#8)

1. Hear a new perspective on a very useful skill at Best Friends Forever: The Science of Cooperation, a talk by evolutionary ecologist Dr. Aniek Ivens covering everything from ant colonies to the bacteria in our guts. (Monday, Genspace, FREE)

2. Answer some unusual questions at Queerious February: Our Queer World, a trivia night geared toward LGBTQ folks with themed cocktails, raffles, prize bags, and guest performer Vic Sin. (Monday, Way Station, FREE)

3. Get comfortably morbid at Death Café, hosted by “death educator” Amy Cunningham, where people gather to share their thoughts and feelings on mortality over coffee and snacks. (Tuesday, Green-Wood Cemetery, FREE) (more…)

12/12/16 1:14pm
I CAN go for that. (#6)

I CAN go for that. (#6)

1. Enliven your literary self at the Franklin Park Reading Series season finale, featuring mystery writer and social activist Walter Mosley, plus fiction writers and memoirists Teddy Wayne, Jason Diamond, Alice Sola Kim, and Janice Lee. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

2. Get your panties in a slight bunch at Titillating Trivia Night, an hour and a half of “mildly offensive” questions about movies, hosted by John Duda & Ryan Davis at a volunteer-operated theater. (Monday, Video Revival, FREE)

3. Listen as book people pick up guitars at the Battle of the Literary Bands, featuring ukulele swing from The Dottie Parkers, power pop from No Sky God, ’80s Americana from The Delorean Sisters, and more; proceeds go to PEN America. (Tuesday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE) (more…)

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…)

10/17/16 12:29pm
Catch a great show by Olivia Porter (#8)

Catch a great show by Olivia Porter (#8)

1. Do something nice before the cold weather sets in: Grab any winter clothes you don’t want anymore, cook up something yummy, and head to the Living Gallery’s Coat Drive & Potluck, with the haul going to a local women’s shelter. (Monday, Living Gallery, FREE)

2. Participate in hands-on science at a DIY biolab with PCR & Pizza, where you’ll learn about DNA barcoding and hear a lecture by research designer Helene Steiner, whose work blurs the boundaries between the natural and artificial. (Monday, Genspace, FREE)

3. Hear some terrific tales at Def Stories, a variety show including raconteurs Torae, Kecia E. Cole, and Ashley August, performance artist Steff Reed, choreographer Jamal Story, and musicians Bradd Marquis, Skyzoo, and DJ Spencer Blake. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE) (more…)

07/05/16 3:11pm
Talib TKTKT

Celebrate the anniversary of Bowl Train with Talib Kweli (#8)

1. Prove that all this sun hasn’t started to atrophy your brain at the launch of Nerd Nite’s Sunset Trivia, which will be weekly on Tuesdays all the way until the unthinkable happens and summer draws to a close. (Tuesday, Lizzmonade, $5)

2. Remember the Greatest at Little Cinema’s remixed screening of When We Were Kings, a documentary of Muhammad Ali’s 1974 fight against George Foreman, which will be turned into “live mixed-media art” by El Chico Blanco and AV DJ CHNNLS. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $10)

3. See some big belugas (hopefully) at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Whales in the Harbor tour. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, $10) (more…)

06/06/16 3:00pm
Jazz it up with Heroes Are Gang Members (#4)

Jazz it up with Heroes Are Gang Members (#4)

1. Start the week off easy at The Simple Show, with standup by Eudora Peterson and Matt Strickland, plus a talk on the international movement #ShoutYourAbortion by the NYC chapter’s founders. (Monday, Bushwick Public House, FREE)

2. Or start it off cheeky at Pink and a Smile, with burlesque, go-go, and more from Minnie Tonka, Auralie Wilde, Cecilia Roux, Lillian Bustle, Heather Whatever, Nina La Voix, and Lucy Buttons. (Monday, Lucky 13 Saloon, $10)

3. Learn about some seriously old-school mechanical engineering at the illustrated lecture What Are Medieval Robots? with Elly Truitt, who has literally written the book on the topic. (Tuesday, Morbid Anatomy Museum, $5) (more…)

04/18/16 2:00pm
There is zero chance of a normal time with VV/LD TØR∇S (#8) (photo by Katie Kay)

There is zero chance of a normal time with VV/LD TØR∇S (#8) (photo by Katie Kay)

1. Start your week off with some drama: theatrical collective Decent Company presents their bimonthly showcase of new works, including tales of a struggling comic, a heartbroken Greek goddess, a reclusive writer, a gregarious phantom, and the founder of a billion-dollar company. (Monday, Cobra Club, $16)

2. Combine your love of nerdery with your love of burlesquing babes at the inaugural Dirty Nerdy Revue featuring sexy numbers by Kita St Cyr, Mary Cyn, Diane Amore, Magdalena Fox, Anja Keister, and Lily Liqueur. (Monday, Lucky 13 Saloon, $10)

3. BRIC’s Stoop Series continues with Welcome to the Afrofuture, a multimedia exploration including a talk by afrofuturism aficionados Greg Tate and Ashley Clark, a film screening by Terence Nance, avant-garde hip-hop by H Prizm of Anti-Pop Consortium, freestyle dance by Linda LaNaija and Calvin Booker, and live-painting by Ericka Hagan. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE) (more…)