01/29/15 8:56am
Smash the patriarchy

Smash the patriarchy

1. American Candy sketch comedy celebrates all the freaks out there. (Friday)

2. House of Aura presents Lit-Stock at The Bell House, a night of live hip-hop and DJs playing reggae and 90s hip-hop. (Friday)

3. Hear some local musicians chime in at Crown Heights Independent Music Extravaganza. (Friday) (more…)

01/26/15 9:37am
You've got feels, so take 'em out dancing

You’ve got feels, so take ‘em out dancing

1. Learn how best to slay your enemies as Brooklyn Public Philosophers discuss why metaphors make good insults. (Monday)

2. See films about protecting elephants, the Galapagos, and pronghorn migration at Videology’s Wildlife Conservation Film Night. (Monday)

3. Get a Fresh Perspective on comedy with the likes of Anna Drezen, Aparna Nancherla and Tim Racine at Muchmore’s. (Monday) (more…)

Disney's version of Br'er Rabbit and Uncle Remus. What you'll see at BRIC is probably a little more intense

Oh no, don’t open your coffee shop in Williamsburg, it’s way too dangerous there

Hey so, remember how when we first told you about BRIC House’s exciting spring line-up of performances and events, we mentioned that it was pretty much impossible squeeze all their upcoming shows into a single post? Well, we definitely left out a pretty damn interesting show about Brooklyn gentrification. It’s called “Brer Rabbit,” and it’s only playing tonight and tomorrow! Hopefully you’re reading this post in time to cancel any other plans you might have for the evening or the weekend and catch this funky performance while you can. (more…)

pregame with some apropos food porn. (Via Flickr user yosoynuts)

Here, pre-game with some apropos food porn. (Via Flickr user yosoynuts.)

Pining for pita in Downtown Brooklyn after you’ve spent a night at drinking in culture (and wine) at BAM? Fear not, falafel addicts: you’re getting your own spot in Fort Greene, and it’s got all the fixings for you right near home. According to Fort Greene Focus, the new spot will be taking over the empty storefront at 711 Fulton Street, and will feature six different types of balls. Oh thank heaven.

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01/15/15 4:24pm
See what kind of American sniping was worthy of an Oscar nod, before everyone gets mad it wins Best Picture

See what kind of American sniping was worthy of an Oscar nod, before everyone gets mad it wins Best Picture

Okay, okay, so we were all a little underwhelmed by the pallor of this year’s Oscar picks. The Academy redeemed itself ever so slightly by its Lego Movie nomination of ”Everything is Awesome” for Best Original Song, but we’re still grumpy! That said, you’re definitely going to want to beef up your knowledge about the films in question before the appointed hour. In order to help you with that, here’s a rundown of where in BK movie theaters you can still see any of the 2015 nominees. (We stuck to Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress, Best Director and Best Foreign Language film. Otherwise this post would take us until Oscar night to publish.) (more…)

01/13/15 4:28pm
She's a BRIC, house (party)

She’s a BRIC, house (party)

There’s no need to waste any more time figuring out what BRIC actually stands for, since you’ll be too busy enjoying all the stuff that’s happening inside of it this spring! Our favorite multi-disciplinary art house just released the first bit of 2015 arts programming, and a lot of it’s already got our favorite price tag on it (none). (more…)

01/12/15 9:56am
Fun fact: matching outfits are how people found each other in clubs before cell phones

Fun fact: matching outfits are how people found each other in clubs before cell phones

1. See what X-ACTOly the Brooklyn Collage Collective has been up to at their exhibition Volume 002 (Cut & Paste). (Monday)

2. Sharpen your No. 3 pencils and learn how standardized tests are melting students’ brains from the author of The Test. (Monday)

3. Tie your hair in its first Side Ponytail of the year and hear some comedy at Over the Eight. (Monday) (more…)

01/05/15 10:21am
MakeDamnSure you're there

MakeDamnSure you’re there

1. BookCourt launches The Boy in the Black Suit, an uplifting tale of a teen who starts working in a funeral home after his mom dies. (Monday)

2. Of all the times to talk about race and politics, now seems like as a good a time as any. So see author Jason Sokol talk about the Northeast’s struggle with racism with New York Times reporter Brent Staples at Greenlight. (Monday)

3. Run From The Police isn’t just terrible advice if you’re not white, it’s also a free comedy show at Muchmore’s! (Monday) (more…)

baba cool

We now know at least one good thing is happening in 2015. via Facebook

So, it’s officially 2015, in the sense that you can no longer revel in New Year’s Day or post-New Year’s Day haze where you said you were just too tired to work or act like a normal human. Back to the same soul crushing grind you had last year, oh well. At least you can start your awful grind it with a free pick-me-up this year, as Fort Greene Focus points out that Fort Greene coffee shop Baba Cool (64B Lafayette Avenue) is giving away coffee weekday mornings for two weeks to start the year. (more…)

cumbe

This could be you! Well, with practice, so get to it. via Facebook

Just as we’re done mourning the places we lost in 2014, it’s time to turn the page and wring whatever enjoyment we can out of the places slated to close in early 2015. Take the Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance, which is being kicked out of its Fort Greene home at the end of January. They might be saying goodbye, but they’re not bitter about it, which they’re proving with discounted classes all month as a gesture of thanks for their community support the last three years. (more…)