It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Sweden’s greatest living legend, Robyn, and now that Lena Dunham’s done popularizing songs that were already popularized on hit TV shows for a bit, we’re left with nothing but an MP3 of “Who’s That Girl?” and a lifetime of bleach blonde, platformed memories to keep us disco-ready. Luckily, though, those Robyn dance parties we love so much NEVER DIE, and party-planners Silent Drape Runners are dropping another Body Talk-themed soiree at the Bell House this month. (more…)
The right chair can make or break your productivity, especially if you work from home. Have an uncomfortable chair, and while you can work for a little bit, you’re bound to get annoyed and try to work somewhere else. Like your bed. And then you fall asleep. So why not avoid that mess by designing your own chair this weekend at KRRB’s Makeshift Chair Workshop at Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus? It could be the difference between actually getting work done and just watching downloaded Mad Men episodes in bed. (more…)
If you’re not planning on shelling out $20 to watch a 3-D Leonardo DiCaprio and his accent dance to
jazz Jay-Z this week, well, you’re not alone. But fear not: there are so many free outdoor movies happening this summer, you won’t miss Carey Mulligan’s dimples for a second. Rooftop Films announced its full summer series schedule today, and there are a few gratis independent films, forums and Q&As are coming to town soon (regular screenings are $13). Here’s what’s happening in Brooklyn, with notes on what’s free: (more…)
1. Check out the release for Louder Than Hell, an oral history of heavy metal. We hear if you read it backwards, it tells you to kill your parents (Monday)
2. We virulently disagree with Bad Movie Brooklyn that They Live is a bad movie, but hey, a free showing of They Live is a free showing of They Live (Monday)
1. It’s Greenpoint Gallery Night, so check out all the art they’ve been making up there. Or just wait until you see it on Girls (Friday)
2. In order to prove that Bushwick does in fact, rock, Brooklyn Fireproof invites you to their concert series, Bushwick Rock City (Friday)
3. Nerds + party = AWESOME, or at least that’s what the promo materials for Attack of the Party Nerds claim. But a bunch of nerds probably wrote them (Friday)
1. Relive an era you weren’t alive for at The Bell House’s Grease Sing-Along and 50s Dance Party. Should be fab. Wait…that’s the 60s, isn’t it? (Friday)
2. Cannibal Ferox might be the most violent movie ever made. And now it’s screening in Brooklyn. Bring the kids! (Friday)
3. You have not one, but two chances to see Austin garage rock bad motherfuckers A Giant Dog make their Brooklyn debut: Friday night at Don Pedro and Saturday night at Death By Audio. Both shows will be great because they’re great (Friday, Saturday) (more…)
It’s weird to think about, but it’s been almost a full year since MCA died. And surprise! It still sucks. But, we could sit around crying about it, or we could have a party celebrating the man’s life. And we could do it in Brooklyn, the land of his birth. Oh hey, Littlefield is doing just that. Awesome. (more…)
This Saturday marks the return of the Kentucky Derby, and while Brooklyn’s no Churchill Downs, the borough’s fairly into feting things like fast horses, fancy hats and Southern cocktails. My one-and-only horse race experience was one blessed beer-soaked day at Preakness, and there was way more Budweiser-induced grass-vomiting than mint julep-swilling, but, hey, things are a little less hoity-toity in Baltimore. It seems like Brooklyn’s day at the races will be a happy medium between the two, here are some events to check out around town: (more…)
1. Go to the Gowanus Yacht Club, because summer (Friday)
2. Head to Brooklyn Fireproof, will they will take you back in time, to the 19th century. Steampunk attire encouraged (Friday)
3. You might think this reading at Unnameable Books is like any other reading, but there’s a twist: it’s outdoors
Hope you didn’t get too excited when you saw our previous story about the possibility of the Williamsburg Night Bazaar heading south to Gowanus. It sounded like a plan that could be fun in theory, but obviously was going to rile up local opposition, what with the attempt at getting a liquor license and the rumored four or five thousand people showing up each weekend. And lo and behold, organizer Aaron Broudo has pulled out after said opposition, leaving seekers of artisanal Brooklyn goods wandering the streets in vain, unsure of where to find them. (more…)
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