04/10/14 2:19pm
mad men season 7

One last chance for you spend time with these racist, sexist, alcoholic fossils

All good things must come to an end; yes, even the booze, cigarettes, and misogyny of the mid-century establishment had their day in the sun–although we suppose those weren’t really all good things. If popular culture’s obsession with Mad Men is any indication, though, their heyday continues to fascinate and entertain well into the 21st century, so here are a few places in our beloved borough to see some of our favorite friends interact with one another like real adults this Sunday at 10pm. (more…)

04/10/14 9:28am
Milton Berle and Fozzie

Sometimes you just need this at the end of a weekendunio

1. Head On is pitting two of the most beloved MTV programs of your youth, and their music choices, against each other with 120 Minutes versus The Grind. Choose what you dance to wisely (Friday)

2. Winter finally died so celebrate by checking out some art inspired by the passing of the seasons at the Equinox Solstice show at Eight of Swords (Friday)

3. Sick of enjoying movies merely because they’re skillfully made and deserving of the money and attention lavished on them? See two days of movies so bad they’re great at the Bad Film Fest (Friday and Saturday) (more…)

04/07/14 9:44am
It's gonna be great, so be there!

It’s gonna be great, so be there!

1. Get a brief bit of power by judging other people’s short films at Passenger Bar’s Monday Movie Night short film competition (Monday)

2. Get your monthly requirement of dizzying wordplay made up on the spot at Freestyle Mondays at Spike Hill (Monday)

3. Comedy show Apocalypse Wow is going through their own spring rebirth, but unlike your frustrating search for an apartment, theirs involves a set by Inside Amy Schumer head writer Jessi Klein (Monday) (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…)

03/28/14 10:38am
beastanetics

Beastanetics will graciously kick your ass to get you in shape after this miserable winter. via Facebook

So, as you can tell by the freezing weather outside, spring is obviously here. That means, regretfully, that layers will quickly be shedding, and people will be realizing just how much cheese was consumed over this winter. So yeah time to hit the gym. You can’t head into spring without your beach bod, but unfortunately you don’t have the money to pay someone to follow you around and yell at you…huh, when you write out what a trainer does, it sounds like a weird job. Anyways, for some excellent ways to get fit that fit your budget, here are some of our suggestions (or, you know, just go outside, find something heavy, and lift it): (more…)

03/27/14 10:51am
Purple-Rain

He wants YOU to come get sex with him

1. Get a look at some actual manufacturing in Brooklyn at a tour of the Ice Stone Factory at the Navy Yard. Don’t worry, they make nice things out of recycled glass, not ice (Friday)

2. The Graham is hosting what they’re calling an eltectroswing speakeasy, which sounds like a completely insane mashup of things, but then, that’s why you moved here, right? (Friday)

3. On a more traditional note, you could also stick with what you know and hit up a 90s R&B sing-along at Union Hall. Yes, that counts as “more traditional” these days (Friday) (more…)

03/24/14 2:01pm
liza dye

You can help get Liza Dye looking this healthy again

Getting hit by a subway car is probably one of the most calamitous things that can happen to someone in New York on any given day. If you’re lucky enough to live through it, you’re gonna have a long road to recovery ahead of you. Unfortunately for Bed-Stuy comedian Liza Dye, she did get hit by a train, and while she survived it at least, she also came away with a mangled leg and big hospital bills. But Liza has good, funny friends who are trying to help her pay her medical bills, and they’ll all be at Littlefield on Thursday telling jokes for money, money that goes to Liza. (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…)

Eugene Mirman stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers the other night, and explained that since the Gowanus Whole Foods is trying to make nice with local artists, he had some paintings he’d like them to display. We’re no art critics, but we think the paintings, with names like “Couple Under A Tree Wishing They Were Biracial” and “Vegan On His Way To The Complain Store” would fit in perfectly with Whole Foods’ other ridiculous items. And as you can see below, Mirman also brought his campaign to Twitter. (more…)

brooklyn boulders

Hang out outside Brooklyn Boulders this weekend and get a deep discount. Hang out, get it? Get it? You get it. via Facebook

People seem to like Brooklyn Boulders, but one thing that no one ever likes is paying for things. We’re sure for instance, if there was a way to download a huge climbing facility from The Pirate Bay, people would do it. The next best thing though, is getting access to one really cheaply, which is what Brooklyn Boulders will give you this weekend if you’re crazy enough to show up at eight in the damn morning. But check out how cheap things will be if you show up that early: first person in line outside the store gets a free four-month spring pass. (more…)