04/06/17 11:50am
Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

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

1. Start your weekend off chill at Friday Night Zen, where participants “connect and explore how meditation and mindfulness relate to daily urban living.” (Friday, Brooklyn Zen Center, FREE)

2. Peep plenty of photos at Quimby’s Group Photo Show, with a half-dozen photographers’ works on display, plus sculptures, collage, and taxidermy. (Friday, Quimby’s Bookstore, FREE)

3. Get smarter at Nerd Nite, with lectures on the history of late night talk shows, the twisted story behind the creation of one of the world’s bestselling video games, and more. (Friday, Littlefield, $10) (more…)

03/24/16 3:45pm
DJ REsy ready to rock the chocolate factory (#3)

DJ REsy ready to rock the chocolate factory (#3)

1. Check out awesome printed artworks at Bed-Stuy apartment gallery Gesamtkunst Werkshop’s Spring Flat File Event, with pieces on sale from $5 to $500. (Friday & Saturday, Gesamtkunst Werkshop, FREE)

2. Protect your neck at standup show Whiplash, featuring a killer lineup including Jon Glaser, Jermaine Fowler, Janeane Garofalo, and Aparna Nancherla. (Friday, Bell House, $10)

3. Get your groove on in a very sweet place at Junxion and the Chocolate Factory, with yummy tunes from DJ REsy, Davidson Ospina, MAMBISA, and 2melo. (Friday, Fine & Raw, $22.09) (more…)

03/21/16 2:37pm
DJ Shakey's Warper Party: this is what we mean by "omnidigital art" (#)

DJ Shakey gettin’ dizzy at the Warper Party (#6) (pic by Adele Fournet)

1. The itinerant Bushwick Book Club — an evening of music and performance inspired by a literary work—is popping up once again, this time in Dumbo. The acts will all celebrate Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and performers include Timothy Dark, Swan QDrsti, Jia H. Jung, and Greg Paroff. (Monday, Superfine, FREE)

2. Can’t possibly get enough of this train wreck of an election season? Then you’ll want to check out new storytelling series Political Tale. The inaugural episode features Frank Conniff, Jeff Kreisler, Harmon Leon, Jenice Matias, and Joey Novick sharing their stories of “unimaginable encounters with the political world.” (Monday, Fawkner, $7)

3. Calling all bakers, preservers, foragers, picklers, brewers, and assorted provision-creators: If you’re looking to share delightful foodstuffs, Bk Swappers is your perfect Tuesday evening. Bring as many of your lovingly homemade treats as you can, and trade them for everyone else’s lovingly made treats. (Tuesday, Fine & Raw, FREE) (more…)

09/09/15 4:15pm
Help make this truck go. via Facebook

Help make this truck go. via Facebook

Like so many people who’ve moved here, I’ve had a checkered work history. Barely making it as a nanny, a stint as a hostess at an Italian restaurant where my manager was a bit too “friendly,” and worst of all, a personal assistant to an Upper East Side socialite who was without a doubt out of her freaking mind. The final straw for that job came on a cold, bleak morning in February when she told me to “get rid of the cat” and then lie to her son that Nemo died in his sleep. Fortunately, I eventually found a  job (relatively) free from crazy mothers, devoid of creepy managers and consistent enough so I could afford to eat. Brokesters, if  you’re reading this thinking “Holy mother of pearl, this speaks to me; I need a new job,” keep on reading, because we’ve got some great job leads for you! (more…)