02/20/17 12:00pm
Show your support for Moose Lambs with Usama Siddiquee (#2)

Show your support for Moose Lambs with Usama Siddiquee (#2)

Stay informed about fundraisers and other anti-Trump events across NYC in our weekly activism roundup here.

1. It’s President’s Day, so celebrate the end of this country as we know it at U.S.O.ver, a “depraved evening” of songs, dance, and shtick with Amy Aniobi, Stephen Balliet, Nikita Chaudhry, Sam Corbin, and many more. (Monday, Jack, $15)

2. Or support one of the groups most under attack at the moment at Ban This: Moose Lambs Unlimited, a night of the “loudest, brownest comics,” including Aparna Nancherla, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Usama Siddiquee, Nasser Khan, and Eman El-Husseini. (Monday, Union Hall, $8)

3. Have a morbid evening at New York: City of the Dead, a look at the evolution of cemeteries in this city, their place in its history, and some of the “secret” ones hidden all around us. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Brainery, $10) (more…)

08/25/16 1:00pm
Get your giggles on with Reggie Watts (#3) (image via PopTech/Flickr)

Get your giggles on with Reggie Watts (#3) (image via PopTech/Flickr)

1. Take in some drama at the Bed-Stuy Theater Group’s August in August, with performances this weekend of “Two Trains Running” by August Wilson. (Friday in Fulton Park; Saturday in Herbert Von King Park, FREE)

2. Check out Smash Industries, a brand new community space, at a pre-opening party with music by Cutters, Forfeit, Zanois, and more, plus a visual art gallery, a mosaic-making room, and more. (Friday, Smash Industries, $10)

3. Laugh it up at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, with shows all weekend from Knitting Factory to the Bell House starring Reggie Watts, Julie Klausner, Phoebe Robinson, and tons more. (Friday through Sunday, varies) (more…)

06/18/14 11:33am
the mystery lights

The Mystery Lights and 19 other bands want you to celebrate pizza. Oh, and garage rock too. via Facebook

Fact: there is nothing better than pizza. Double fact: yes, there is, and that’s a weekend filled with garage rock, fuzz, and, oh yeah, pizza.

Brooklyn label King Pizza records is bringing their artists and friends together for the first ever Pizza Fest, taking place June 20-22. With 20 bands in 3 days, this festival thrown by the small indie label is proof you don’t need Randall’s Island or Prospect Park in order to throw a summer festival. It helps to have pizza though, did I mention the pizza? There will be cheap, delicious pizza for everyone, including a specialty Pizza Fest slice covered in bacon, which definitely completes some kind of internet BINGO card out there. (more…)

05/02/13 2:52pm
TK reference

Cooler than Clifford. Via Facebook

1. Relive an era you weren’t alive for at The Bell House’s Grease Sing-Along and 50s Dance Party. Should be fab. Wait…that’s the 60s, isn’t it? (Friday)

2. Cannibal Ferox might be the most violent movie ever made. And now it’s screening in Brooklyn. Bring the kids! (Friday)

3. You have not one, but two chances to see Austin garage rock bad motherfuckers A Giant Dog make their Brooklyn debut: Friday night at Don Pedro and Saturday night at Death By Audio. Both shows will be great because they’re great (Friday, Saturday) (more…)