03/20/14 3:30pm
nba jam

Oh hell yes, this is going down at Union Hall

1. Handsome young rock and roll man Luke Rathborne will be at Rough Trade Records to perform and make you feel old (Friday)

2. Or see hardcore music performed with violins instead of guitars, which apparently promotes “an egalitarian message of global change” instead of punching people, at Metal in the Meadow (Friday)

3. The Suzan and a bunch of other all-girl bands are going to be at Death By Audio for She’s United, a celebration of women in the music industry (Friday)

4. You’ve seen the comedians from Bob’s Burgers live at Splitty’s, now watch them in their natural, animated habitat at a TV party (Friday) (more…)

03/10/14 9:30am
hank comedy

Sure HANK Comedy’s story of a man who marries a pizza slice seems cliche, but maybe they’ll bring something new to the table Friday at Videology

1. powerHouse Arena supports the troops by hosting a reading from Redeployment, Iraq veteran Phi Klay’s short story collection about soldiers’ experiences at war and at home (Monday)

2. Game Night rolls the dice on another set of comedians this month, including Dan St. Germain, Drew Michael and Ryan Beck (Monday)

3. Or check out upstart new comedy show kid on the block Side Ponytail at Over the Eight (Monday)

4. Mondays inevitably have a dangerous lack of soul, so get some in there with a brass band concert at The Plank (Monday) (more…)

02/13/14 1:24pm
brooklyn night bazaar

A Brooklyn Night Bazaar SuperPass will allow you to play free mini-golf, but don’t let the competitiveness ruin your date night. via Facebook

Whether you’re in a highly dysfunctional relationship, pissed that you’re single, or (gasp!) happily dating get your head in the game this Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot of cool stuff going on. Yes, some of it revolves around gushy love stuff or lonely angst, but hey, nothing’s perfect. Skip the Groupon prix fixe dinner in Midtown and check out some of these Valentine’s alternatives:

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01/29/14 1:35pm
richard sherman interview

We’re as excited for this as Richard Sherman

Even if you’re not from Washington or the great state of Colorado (JOHN ELWAY WILL RISE AGAIN!), this Sunday’s Super Bowl warrants your attention. Be you diehard football fan, winner of your fantasy league, advocate for the legalization of marijuana or just a gosh-darn American, there aren’t too many days a year when one can yell and eat and drink for hours (in daylight! in PUBLIC!) and watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers wrestle with a bajillion dollars worth of production values…plus, Bruno Mars. The commercials are conversation-starting, the wing sauce is all over your hands, and your apartment is simply too miserable a place to celebrate in. So do what we all do best this Sunday: go to a bar! (more…)

01/20/14 11:32am
via Deadspin

Tom Scocca went to bat for snark on the internet, now see him do it live and in person. via Deadspin

1. Head to BAM and find out just how badd Angela Davis was at a free screening of Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners (Monday)

2. #girlsweek might be over here, but you can keep it going at BookCourt at a reading from the female-focused compilation True Tales of Lust and Love (Monday)

3. African authors Ishmael Beah and Dinaw Mengestsu come to Greenlight to talk about Beah’s new novelRadiance of Tomorrow, and heartwarming topics like civil war in Africa, child soldiers and foreign exploitation (Monday)

4. The first Game Night of 2014 will feature a performance from the identical twin brother comedy team The Lucas Brothers, and allegedly, a dance-off! (Monday) (more…)

12/06/13 9:04am
meatball shop

Sometimes you’re just drunk and need some balls, know what we mean? via Facebook

There’s no point in ignoring the drunk munchies, or the drunchies. They will come for you nightly. They lurk in the back alleyways of cocktail bars, around the corner from the neighborhood tavern and sometimes they flash you blatantly as you polish off that 6-pack of Tecate from the bodega. What you can do is make them less depressing by enjoying them among friends, and at the right places. So here’s a rundown of some of the best late-night drunken eating in the borough.  (more…)

12/02/13 9:00am
sue smith free cable

Our pal Sue Smith getting fit to deliver some ha-ha’s to you. Photo by Sarah Gainer

1. Celebrate the holiday with an edge of (funny) doom at standup show an Apocalypse Wow Christmas (Monday)

2. Mondays will be just a little funkier thanks to the Motown on Mondays DJs spinning the best of soul, disco and R&B at Brooklyn Bowl (Monday)

3. Brokelyn alum Sue Smith has Free Cable for you, but it’s a comedy show, not a way to watch Girls without paying. Eh, at least this way you aren’t waiting around all day for a technician (Monday) (more…)

11/18/13 9:00am
bluto animal house

“I’m telling you guys, it was the Germans who bombed Pear Harbor!” Bluto would have been perfect for “Bullshit History”

1. Spike Hill’s “Game Night” is celebrating two years of providing laughs and being more fun than a barrel of monkeys (the game and hypothetical idea of stuffing a barrel full of monkeys) (Monday)

2. Nitehawk’s Simpsons Club is showing the first half of the famous “Who Killed Mr. Burns?” two-parter. If you somehow still don’t know, you can try to play along with the mystery! (Monday)

3. Williamsburg bar The Exley is beginning their Twin Peaks screenings, the show that proves that yes, someone actually gave David Lynch money to make a network TV show. Plus, free doughnuts and David Lynch burlesque (Tuesday) (more…)

11/11/13 12:29pm
Look at James Murphy and tell him you're gonna pick Cut Copy instead. via Facebook

Look at James Murphy and tell him you’re gonna pick Cut Copy instead. via Facebook

1. CSA members compete against each other in the cooking competition The Great CSA Smackdown. You’re the real winner since you get to eat without cooking for yourself (Monday)

2. Get through the end of your Monday by drinking to your knowledge of ephemera at Roebling Inn’s trivia night (Monday)

3. The world isn’t over, which means comedy show Apocalypse Wow is still at the Cameo Gallery to keep making you laugh (Monday) (more…)

10/03/13 8:53am
Chile Pepper Festival master of ceremonies Stephen Ringold will help you kick thing sup a notch this weekend. Photo by Michael Ratliff

Chile Pepper Festival master of ceremonies Stephen Ringold will help you kick thing sup a notch this weekend. Photo by Michael Ratliff

1. Learn that yes, people really are still woodworkers, by taking a woodworking tour at the Navy Yard (Friday)

2. Or perhaps you prefer your tours to be more food-based, in which case tour the Pfizer Building to see Jacques Torres Chocolate and Kombucha Brooklyn take care of business (Friday)

3. Honestly ask yourself how often you get to go to a masquerade. Never, right? So check out this one at Launchpad (Friday) (more…)