10/29/14 4:29pm
running late with scott rogowsky

Three years of sitting at a desk with his initials on it. via Facebook

Think about the things that you’ve done for three years straight. Not too many things come to mind, beyond “staying employed”do they? No, because commitment to anything is terrible and we fickle millennials run from any use of the c-word. We gotta hand it to Scott Rogowsky then, because tomorrow, Thursday October 30, he’s celebrating doing three years of Running Late with Scott Rogoswky, which in terms of talk shows means that he lasted longer than when Conan had The Tonight Show. We’ve also gotta hand it to him because instead of charging a premium, Scott is throwing open the doors and making this a free show, and everyone knows laughter is better when it’s free. (more…)

popcorn machine

Your path to popcorn moguldom beings today

One of the difficult things about living in New York City is that you have to settle for popcorn from either a microwave or a stovetop, because no one owns a popcorn machine except for movie theatre owners. You can finally stop eating popcorn like a goddamn caveman though, because someone on Craigslist is letting the world know there are two free popcorn machines sitting out on the curb in front of the Bell House today. Truly, this is the land of opportunity that Taylor Swift sang about.

Not only do these two popcorn machines work, but they’re also said to be “in perfect condition,” by whoever is leaving them out on the curb. This is the perfect opportunity for whoever hosts a lot of movie nights, has a lot of popcorn kernels for some reason, or is ready to take their first step on the road to being a popcorn mogul. Pick these up and one day when Fortune asks you how you got your start, you can proudly tell them, “I got two popcorn machines out of the garbage in Gowanus.”

10/10/14 12:52pm
Chat about The Craft, even if you don't practice the craft

Chat about The Craft, even if you don’t practice the craft

When Halloween falls on a week day, Brooklyn celebrates Halloween all month long. This year, Halloween is on a Friday and well, that’s still not stopping us from partying with witches and goblins all throughout the month of October, nor are we excluding Mondays. On this upcoming Monday, October 13, femme-centric film podcast Bonnie & Maude is hosting a spooky “Monday the 13th” evening of music and presentations centered around witchcraft seen in movies, pop culture and television called All of Them Witches at the Bell House (Monday the 13th, get it?! Don’t turn inside out!). (more…)

10/09/14 3:41pm
romy and michelle's high school reunion

Dress to impress, your old high school crush just might be there

So it turns out we’re not the only kids on the block celebrating turning high school memories from youthful regrets to grown up good times. Our pals over at the skint are giving beloved ugly ducklings to beautiful swans movie Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion the dance party tribute it deserves with Time After Time: Romy and Michele’s Tribute Dance Party at Littlefield on Saturday night. Torn at the idea of paying $5 in advance or $7 at the door, but then not being able to buy a nice guy a drink? Well check it out, you can win a pair of tickets from us! (more…)

10/09/14 9:42am
Roll up in the rink like

Roll up in the rink like

1. Before Citizens plays at Webster Hall, they’re giving a free show at Fred Perry Brooklyn Surplus Shop. (Friday)

2. Roth-toberfest is the Van Halen pig roast we never realized we were missing. (Friday)

3. Making Movies creates a sound that sounds like Buena Vista Social Club jamming with Jimi Hendrix. Hear them free at the Knitting Factory. (Friday) (more…)

10/08/14 4:28pm
gowanus wild

Nice place for a walk, just don’t fall in! via Miska Draskoczy

You might already be pretty acquainted with Gowanus and its eponymous canal. You may have canoed in it. You may have even helped fund a show that takes place in it. Still, according to Park Slope Stoop, artist Miska Draskoczy aims to show you a different side of the Gowanus with his upcoming photography exhibit and walking tour entitled “Gowanus Wild,” with an emphasis on studying the delicate balance between natural beauty, a modern, vibrant urban environment, and all that damn sewage that you can find in a place most recently made nationally famous for trapping a poor dolphin and most known for being so very gross in general. (more…)

10/08/14 2:49pm
The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

The roller disco at Lola Star will be like this, but on roller skates. So really, really scary

‘Tis the season to put out the pumpkins, deck the halls with boughs of cobwebs and stir your cauldron pot, because Halloween is in our midst. In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Brooklyn World, Halloween is the occasion to party and no other boroughs can say anything about it. So don your creepiest outfits and head out to the hottest happenings in BK. (more…)

10/06/14 9:17am
streb

Learn new ways to walk at Streb. via Streb

With the warm weather transitioning into lower digits outside volleyball at Pier 5 won’t be a copacetic way to keep yourself moving and fit. Colder weather might make you want to hibernate and accumulate a nice layer of fat under our sweatpants and black slacks, but you can combat this by keeping a smidge in shape with some of Brooklyn’s most wallet-friendly indoor options. Depending on the class, trade in your Lulemon see-through yoga pants for some respectable workout or dance gear. Now repeat after us “jeggings are not work-out clothes.” (more…)

10/02/14 9:29am
We hope your outfit's as glamdamn good as this.

We hope your outfit’s as glamdamn good as this.

1. Go ahead and just Freakout with some garage rock at Don Pedro. (Friday)

2. Claim the glory that comes with starting a soul train at this funk and R&B dance party. (Friday)

3. Pink Floyd show The Machine is performing at The Brooklyn Bowl and they wish you were here. (Friday) (more…)

morbid anatomy museum

Oh sure, not spooky at all. via Facebook

Remember when it was cool to wear all black and be openly depressed and obsessed with death? Being a teen goth wasn’t my thing, but just because you choose to dress in color and be optimistic about life and the world doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate and partake in the creepier thing sin life. Like the death-obsessed Morbid Anatomy Museum (424A 3rd Avenue) in Gowanus, for instance. And with this Amazon local deal of the day you can appreciate it for less, with 55% off an annual membership! (more…)