Watch her pump that thing, and be amazed. via Shilpa Ray
Here we are on Thursday and we haven’t been washed away by a hurricane yet. Now the word is that all the rain and the wind and the need for sandbags will come this weekend, so you know what you should do today? Make today your weekend! As the Brokelyn Events Calendar shows, there’s plenty to do, and those things to do have a weekend-y edge to them like a jamborree, a rock show and a dance party. (more…)
Shalom Japan LOOKS fancy, but you can still eat there without breaking the bank. via Facebook
As they do every year, Michelin is about to announce what they consider to be the best restaurants in New York City. And while we all love a good meal out on the town, sometimes you don’t want to take out a mortgage to be able to afford it. So that’s why we have the Michelin Bib Gourmands, which are the best restaurants the prestigious guide says you can get two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. Brooklyn is all over the list, with 32 restaurants to eat out at and look fancy and impressive, which is great. However, when it comes to choosing the dessert or the wine, don’t ask us what you to do. It’s your journey. (more…)
Friday’s finally here, which means Sunday’s just a hop-skip away. But don’t turn your brain off just yet: you’ll need it for all the literary schmoozing you’ll be doing at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday! We’ve already rounded up the best of the festival, and told you about great bars for reading in. Now, it’s time to tell you how to party like the true liberal arts college graduate that you are, or might have been.
Greenlight Bookstore is kicking off the festival with a “Brooklyn-sized” bash tonight. Considering the size of the borough, we’re pretty sure that means big. And if you’re the kind of discerning individual who prefer dancing among like-minded intellectuals, then this is definitely your scene. (more…)
As we all know, Manhattan has not just one, but two cat cafes. The nerve of that expensive borough hogging all the cat cafes in this city just makes our blood boil. But oh what’s this? A pop-up cat cafe is coming to Brooklyn starting this weekend, just in time for cuddling season. So long Manhattan, we don’t need you for a damn thing anymore (except most of your jobs we guess)! (more…)
Someone really had a plan to put a dome over New York City. Learn all about it, tonight!
Well, here it is, the first day after Labor Day and everyone’s ready to throw in the towel on good times and hot weather. Except that it’s hot and muggy and might get up to 90 degrees today and you still might have music from the West Indian Day Parade bouncing around your skull. So use all of that as your foundation of energy to go out tonight, what with these great things pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar that will show you a good time. (more…)
Fall in love with Terror Amor’s garage rock tonight. via Facebook
Hooray, it’s Thursday. That means that tomorrow night will be Friday night, and in a twist that’s even better than your usual Friday night, it’s going to be a Friday night on a three-day weekend, so you can be more irresponsible than usual. Still, don’t give Thursday a short shrift, not when there are so many cool things to do as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)
Coffee shop or bar? These places, like Greene Grape Annex, are both. Photo by Tim Donnelly
The Williamsburg Starbucks made news this week by starting to offer beer along with their soy-frappe-cappuccino-whip-drinks. Count us among the unimpressed. Starbucks may be good at cake-pops and pumping out a Pumpkin Spiced Latte in under fourteen seconds, but the borough is filled to the brim with local spots that serve up the coffee/beer combo without sending most of your money back to Seattle. Whether you’re craving a post coffee stout in Park Slope or an IPA with your espresso in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn coffee shops offer you many (better) options than beer from Starbucks. (more…)
Finally, a place to go where a pizza face is honored and respected.
It’s another dang Tuesday, but at least it’s Tuesday in the summer. On a Tuesday in the summer, you can get outside and enjoy things, as opposed to any upcoming Tuesdays in October and November, where if it’s warm enough to enjoy anything outside you have to worry about this finally being the day it’s so hot worldwide the ice caps finish melting and the angry ocean swallows you. So! Here’s some fun things to do, found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. Get out there and enjoy one. (more…)
Let’s talk about a book-free future. No, not as a goal, ya dummies.
“Monday, Monday” goes the old song, although I’m surprised to learn it’s actually about a relationship or something and not about someone complaining that the weekend is over. Well, you learn something every day! Like how you’re here to learn what wonderful things there are to do tonight that can be found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)
It’s been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed, and while disabled people face less outright discrimination and more curb cuts, one factor of American life they’re still trying to make more headway into is the world of entertainment. Seriously, before RJ Mitte’s nuanced turn as Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad, who was the most memorable three-dimensional disabled character in pop culture? Jimmy and Timmy from South Park? As you might imagine, disabled entertainers themselves have something to say about this, and you can see a whole bunch of them for free this weekend at the BAM Fisher Building at the day-long Cripfest at 2pm on Saturday. (more…)