03/31/15 12:37pm
Ratnatunga and Goldberg want to give you more, give you, give you more. via Instagram @surir

Ratnatunga and Goldberg want to give you more, give you, give you more. via Instagram @surir

Calling all Spears fans: have you always wanted to know what made Britney so Lucky? Wish you knew what pitted her Against the Music? Do you find yourself wondering what happened while she was Not a Girl anymore, but Not Yet A Woman? Now you can find out all that stuff, and you don’t have to stalk her on TMZ or go to college all over again to do it. According to DNA Info, there’s a “Britney Spears 101″ workshop being offered in Greenpoint, and it’ll only cost you $25.  (more…)

Delilah's Steaks

Delilah’s wants you to get your cheesesteak on, fo free. via Facebook

We’ve got to hand it to ‘em: Philly did a pretty good thing when they invented the cheesesteak. Thinly sliced beef, melted cheese, sauteed onions and peppers, if you’re trying to be healthy…you might even say it’s a sandwich worth celebrating. Luckily, the holiday fairies agreed when they created National Cheesesteak Day, and to tout the noble feast, Delilah’s Steaks is giving away their cheesesteaks for free all day on Saturday. (more…)

greenpoint gallery night

Get a look at this work from Jonathan Campolo, and more, as you stroll trough Greenpoint Gallery Night. via Facebook

Spring has just about sprung, and you’re feeling like you want to stretch your legs and get a good walk in. You can do that and get get your wine and cheese on at this Friday’s Greenpoint Gallery Night. The first Greenpoint Gallery event of the new year, this Friday’s art walk (weather permitting) promises a chance to hobnob with local artists and explore the environs of Greenpoint gallery scene.  (more…)

Mmm that fart seltzer. Image via.

Mmm that fart seltzer. Image via.

Remember the first times you tried beer? And it tasted like someone had just thrown soggy crackers and creek water in a blender? But you wanted to be cool and proudly downed that those Keystone Lights and Coors Lights and crusty solo cups of Natty Ice? Well if your palate has been refined to appreciate the nuance among some of the finest macro-brews out there, the ones we’ve done everything possible to avoid since college, your skills could come in pretty handy. The Diamond is hosting a chili cookoff this weekend, and if that’s not exciting enough for you, there will also be a macrobrew blind tasting where your high tastes could win you $20. (more…)

03/12/15 1:15pm
Flann O'Brien will be there. Well, his books will be there.

Flann O’Brien will be there. Well, his books will be there.

Whether you’re the kind of person who’s going to grit his teeth and just try to get through St. Patrick’s Day or you’re the kind of person who’s going to put on green and go to all of the bars on the Grand Street pub crawl, there’s one thing both of you fictional archetypes can agree on: free books are good. The Irish Arts Center agrees with you on that one, and so to promote Irish culture and remind people that the holiday isn’t only about Americans drunkenly singing “Danny Boy” and cursing the vile English, they’re going to have volunteers stationed around the city to give you free classics of Irish literature. (more…)

03/12/15 9:43am
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Nutella: It’s what gets every couple hot

1. Make this the best Friday the 13th ever, or the most remorseful, or both, by getting a deal on that new tattoo. (Friday)

2. Thrown on your astronaut helmet and float around this space party at The Silent Barn. (Friday)

3. We bet you can earn a ton of strategic Instalikes at Pioneerworks’ opening reception for Under Construction, an exhibition the value of photography in the 21th century. (Friday) (more…)

Just look at how happy that tree has made her

Just look at how happy that tree has made her

Spring is on its way, sort of, which means bright trees and bunnies and joy and other things we forgot exist are slowing creeping back into our frostbitten hearts. While we can’t do much to provide you with more bunnies and joy than we usually do, we can help you get some trees. As part of MillionTreesNYC, New York Restoration Project is hosting a tree giveaway this weekend, where you’ll be able to get a tree to plant and hug and do whatever else the kid in The Giving Tree does (except at the end, that part was sad). (more…)

03/09/15 9:25am
Know your priorities this week

Know your priorities this week

1. Wear your party hats slight off center and stuff your face with free cake at Side Ponytail comedy’s first birthday. (Monday)

2. Franklin Park Reading Series is also celebrating their birthday (ooo tension) with readings by Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman and author James Hannaham. (Monday)

3. Catch an interview with Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan, then discuss, laugh and get quizzed on politics with Allen McDuffee and John Flowers at 61 Local’s Politics & Pints. (Tuesday) (more…)

03/02/15 8:41am
Take on the week

Take on the week

1. Share your poems, stories, and jokes with the strangers who really care at Kings County Saloon‘s Open Mic. (Monday)

2. Hear Rob Lieber discuss his latest book on how parents should talk to their kids about money, and either thank or resent your parents for the financial wisdom they passed you. (Monday)

3. Your smarts could win you booze, which we hear make you even smarter, at The Grand National’s Brooklyn Trivia. (Tuesday) (more…)

02/27/15 10:40am
citi bike

Coming soon to a Williamsburg near you. Photo by Mary Dorn

Hey, remember Citi Bike? Probably not, since you’ve spent the entire winter cooped up inside, thinking about anything but riding a bike (you still can ride though). However, #summeriscoming, so it’s time to start thinking about getting outside again and topics related to the outside, like that Citi Bike expansion we talked about last year. This isn’t going to be some piddling little expansion either, not according to a map the Brooklyn Paper has showing a slew of new stations that are supposed to land in Williamsburg and Greenpoint by the end of the year. (more…)