04/14/14 10:53am
leonard cohen

Greenlight Books is devoting Thursday night to the study of fedora aficionado Leonard Cohen

1. Literal genius George Saudners will be at St. Francis College to talk about his great writing, wave around his certificate declaring he’s a genius (Monday)

2. It’s warming up so it’s time to dance, and no more fitting dance party to do it at than Tropicante at Bembe (Monday)

3. Frank Grimes, or “Grimey” as you call him even though he hates it, comes on the scene at the latest screening of the Simpsons Club at Nitehwak (Monday) (more…)

04/04/14 9:52am
game of thrones brooklyn

Don’t be sad if you don’t have a TV, you can still see Game of Thrones on Sunday!

With the Walking Dead season finale last Sunday, it can seem like there is nothing to look forward to on Sunday nights but isolated feelings of depression and despair about Monday work woes. However, HBO is here to rescue you from boredom (or reading) with the Game of Thrones season premiere this Sunday at 9pm. Don’t own a TV? That’s fine! Brooklyn bars (and a close-to-Brooklyn-bar on the Manhattan side of the L) have got you covered if you don’t want to have to avoid spoilers Monday or and maybe play some awesome drinking games. (more…)

04/03/14 9:15am
daenerys targaryen

Can you spell “Daenerys Targaryen” from memory? Nerd. Also, go to WORD on Saturday

1. You know the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster. Learn the schlocky story of his daughter, Lady Frakenstein, at the Spectacle Theater (Friday)

2. Get your footwork in order for dance party Footwerq at The Trophy Bar, because you don’t want to be the only one there who can’t make it bounce (Friday)

3. Get your daily recommended dose of exploding heads at a free screening of Scanners (Friday) (more…)

03/31/14 7:00am
America's favorite ugly high school weirdos

America’s favorite ugly high school weirdos

1. Broken Comedy welcomes TVs own Lucas Brothers, and what better way to start your week than by being in the presence of some dudes with a TV show (Monday)

2. You don’t cry over spilled milk, but you can cry because you’re very moved at the Spilt Milk Poetry Reading at Milk and Roses (Monday)

3. Muchmore’s is hosting a Slumber Party with improv group Future Wives, but it’s not what you think. Unless you thought it was a night of free comedy, in which case, you guessed right (Monday) (more…)

03/27/14 3:44pm
Hey remember this? Photo by Joe Delaney

Hey remember this? Photo by Joe Delaney

Signs of spring approaching include baseball, free trees and people making lists about signs of spring approaching. We can also add the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg reopening to that list, and hey, look at that, next Saturday, April 5, the Flea and Smorgasburg will indeed be back. Where will they be? Pretty much everywhere: Williamsburg, DUMBO, Fort Greene and Park Slope are all getting a piece of the action. Hell, by the time you read this, they may have signed a deal to open an annex in your kitchen. (more…)

03/24/14 7:00am
soul train

If you’re gonna learn history, you may as well learn some funky history, and you can this week at Restoration Plaza

1. Saw Her Stand Up There is the all-female standup comedy show the world needs, especially when it features funny ladies like Sue Smith and Anna Drezen (Monday)

2. Liza Monroy, who was a featured reader at the very first Franklin Park Reading Series, is coming back with a tale of her green card marriage (Monday)

3. BK foodists like Shamus Jones of Brooklyn Brine and Daric Schlesselman of Van Brunt Stillhouse will be talking the indie food scene in Brooklyn at panel discussion BKLYN Artisanal Army at BRIC (Tuesday)  (more…)

game of thrones

They’re making things cuter for Brooklyn. Nah, just kidding, there’s still gonna be blood everywhere. via Facebook

We’re all praying for spring, but things are going to stay icy in Brooklyn all the way this month, because on March 20 at 7pm, the Barclays Center is hosting a sneak preview of the Game of Thrones‘ Season 4 premiere, before its April 6 TV premiere at 9pm. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 6 for just $15, and the lucky 7,000 people who manage to fight their way through the cold world called the King’s Landing, the internet, will win a viewing of the anticipated new episode on a stadium sized screen, with accompanying costume and prop displays from the traveling exhibition, photo ops on the Iron Throne, and more. (more…)

postage stamps

You can have it all/My empire of stamps. via Flickr user waitscm

You come across the occasional weird thing being given away on Craigslist. Your tank full of bugs, your excess breast milk, a sex swing stand. But ever have we come across something as sad this this listing giving away a dead guy’s stamps,some used and some not used which was apparently part of his last wishes. It’s very sad, but on the other hand, if you have some wedding invitations to send out, you should stop by Fort Greene soon. (more…)

02/03/14 1:17pm

Brooklyn 2013, home of the marginally less rich than Brooklyn 2012. via Flickr user Dougtone

Brooklyn! Ancient Canarsee for “Land of One Thousand Expensive Apartments.” Please don’t look that up. Anyway, Brooklyn rent was high last year, but did you know it wasn’t as high as it was in 2012? According to a report by MNS Real Estate, that’s the case, with average rents across the borough falling a whole 1.12% from $2,617 in 2012 to $2,587 in 2013. Let’s all have a party. (more…)

01/30/14 8:09am

You don’t have to dress like this, but it helps.

1. Duke’s Liquor Box is holding a tasting of a 10-year-old rye whiskey from Masterson’s, and it’s not like we’ve ever known you to turn down a drink (Friday)

2. Head into Black History Month by going to a talk on the book The Invention of the White Race. In this instance, the answer isn’t “Yakub did it.” (Friday)

3. See Eli Smith and Peter Siegel perform the songs of the American labor movement at the Jalopy Theater, because the unions deserve your support more than the plutocrats (Friday)

4. A pop-punk and emo dance party at Glasslands is a perfect place to feel a bunch of feels and sweat them out with vigorous dancing (Friday) (more…)