08/20/14 3:12pm
battle of brooklyn

This pub crawl will be infinitely easier than the events it’s exploring. via Wikipedia

This Saturday, August 23, grab your tri-cornered fedoras and relive the Battle of Brooklyn through the eyes of a drunken Hessian mercenary. Local writer and historian Connor Gaudet will lead a free pub crawl through the area the Continental Army defended against a British assault on New York in the Revolutionary War. Gaudet will stop at and describe various key historical sites throughout the Heights of Guan (Gowanus) and, most importantly, raise a pint or two at eleven bars and pubs along the way. (more…)

08/20/14 10:06am
friends of single people

Like this, but Danny Tamberelli and Emmy Blotnick will be up there instead of your lousy friends. via Meatball Presents

Have you been unlucky at love this summer? That’s a shame, what with everyone trying their damndest to get a summer boo to spend lazy days at the beach and bone-filled nights at home (or the beach) with. Don’t despair just yet though, because if you’re single and want a little help meeting that special someone, tonight’s Friends of Single People takes the power to find you love away from your lousy useless friends and gives it to the people who know you best: Brooklyn comedians who you’ve probably never met! (more…)

08/19/14 11:10am
our princess is in another castle

Hell yes we’ll kill some Excitebike

If you’re like us, you still have some vestigial Nintendo thumb skills that aren’t being put to use at the moment because either you don’t have an old Nintendo sitting around, or you have one but you don’t have a TV. Well, it’s time to put those skills you developed as an unathletic 8-year-old to use, because competitive Nintendo league Our Princess Is In Another Castle is setting up every Tuesday night at the Gowanus Whole Foods now. (more…)

08/18/14 7:00am
independence-day-speech

With a speech this good, you can celebrate Independence Day all year

1. Spike Hill’s Game Night is celebrating the Brooklyn Comedy Festival with jokes from Josh Gondelamn, musical duo The Reformed Whores and more good clean fun (Monday)

2. Vanessa Manko drops her debut novel, The Invention of Exile at powerHouse Arena, with a reading and a chat with the former Mr. Padma Laskshmi, Salman Rushdie  (Monday)

3. It’s audience choice night at Coney Island Flicks and Grease was the one that they want, ooh ooh ooh  (Monday) (more…)

littleneck

You can eat this, for a good cause, at Littleneck on Friday night

Don’t worry, you won’t need a swimsuit, or more accurately a biohazard suit, to dive into Gowanus this Friday. Instead, bring an appetite, some cash, and a willingness to drink a lot in order to support the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, when restaurants around the neighborhood show their support with Dive in Gowanus. (more…)

08/14/14 8:41am
Please don't run head-first into this.

Please don’t run head-first into this.

1. Turnip the Beet with some folk and bluegrass music at Brooklyn Grange. (Friday)

2. Escort is a (really) big ole “disco orchestra” and they’re headed to The Bell House. (Friday)

3. Resident Advisor’s Level BBQ is a small, cozy, bumpin’ backyard house music fest. (Saturday) (more…)

08/12/14 3:00pm
screen-capture-1

Good Will Hunting, in which the genius played a genius.

Yesterday we were heartbroken to learn we lost Mrs. Doubtfire, Genie, Mr. Keating, Dr. Sean Maguire, Peter Pan, Mork, and one of the most brilliant actors of the last couple decades, when Robin Williams took his own life. Williams left a hell of a cinematic legacy, so a couple spots in Brooklyn will be honoring him with free marathon screenings of his work. (more…)

08/11/14 11:36am
Channel everyone's hero for a night.

Channel everyone’s hero for a night.

1. Franklin Park Reading Series takes a look at indie lit with five inventive writers. (Monday)

2. Side Ponytail’s comedy lineup is a bit off center. (Monday)

3. Maybelle’s Cafe’s FaithFocusFlash photo gallery opening has free snacks and booze, and also photos. (Monday)

4. Muchmore’s Pizza Beach comedy hour will make you laugh so you don’t cry about how you’re neither at the beach nor in a pizzeria. (Monday) (more…)

08/07/14 9:36am
Does Celebrate Brooklyn really have to go?

Does Celebrate Brooklyn really have to go? via Facebook

1. If you don’t have an air conditioner, definitely check out this BookCourt reading about an Antarctic voyage, which should at least make you think you’re cold for a minute or two. (Friday)

2. Country Club Disco NYC brings some well-groomed house to Glasslands. (Friday)

3. How cruel can summer be when you’ve got an 80s dance party? (Friday)

4. See Jenny Lewis pre-Rilo Kiley in The Wizard at Videology. (Friday) (more…)

07/31/14 7:00am
Don't worry, you're not too old.

Don’t worry, you’re not too old.

1. Head to Industry City for R100, a Japanese film about a guy who joins an underground S&M club and discovers things can get weird when you do that. (Friday)

2. Salute one of humanity’s greatest inventions (or was it a discovery?) with a four-course cheese-centric meal at this Speakcheesey. (Friday)

3. See garage rockers Galapagos Now! and the Dreadful Crows at Glasslands. (Friday) (more…)