jafflechutes

These aren’t just parachutes. They’re parachutes with sandwiches attached. via Instagram

Tired of having your food handed to you from behind some counter, or delivered to your table by a server? Aren’t we all? Well now thanks to an Australian-born cheese sandwich company, Jafflechutes, we can finally get our food falling from the sky attached to miniature parachutes when they show up at The Diamond (43 Franklin Street) in September. (more…)

08/25/14 9:29am
Both his literary brilliance and his smolder will be at powerHouse Arena.

Both his literary brilliance and his smolder will be at powerHouse Arena.

1. British journalist Peter Snow presents his book on the War of 1812, When Britain Burned the White House. Peter Snow, are you mocking us? (Monday)

2. Salman Rushdie joins Vanessa Manko as she discusses her novel The Invention of Exile. (Monday)

3. Videology is showing Persistence of Vision, a documentary on the greatest animated film to never happen. No, not Heavy Metal(Monday) (more…)

08/22/14 12:17pm
1133 manhattan ave

Here’s a look at a place you’ll never live

Hey remember when 53,000 people applied for affordable artist housing up in Harlem, and we all thought, “Well, it can’t possibly get any worse”? Yeah, we shouldn’t have thought that, because it has gotten worse, much closer to home, with the Daily News reporting that 58,832 people applied for affordable housing in a Greenpoint development that has 105 spots. Happy Friday! (more…)

08/21/14 9:47am
Lianne La Havas will be there. Will you?

Lianne La Havas will be there. Will you?

1. Learn how hard all your beloved John Hughes characters sold out at Forty-Six Candles, an evening of disillusioned fiction. (Friday)

2. Morgan Avenue Underground’s Komputer Love is a night of cyberpunk film, art, and robotic dancing. (Friday)

3. Controversially Speaking is an exhibit of conversation-provoking art along with some music and spoken word. (Friday)

4. The lWlVl Festival (pronounced low-level, obviously) brings live music and giant interactive art installations together for two nights. (Friday-Saturday) (more…)

08/13/14 7:00am
north brooklyn wine happy hours

You don’t have to be a Lannister to love wine

Brokelyn’s collective enthusiasm for dive round-ups and Beer Books is something near and dear to my heart, but I confess that wine is my preferred libation just about always. While discounted beer and well drinks are a dime a dozen, the cold, bubbly fact is that wine is rarely invited to happy hour. Perhaps wine’s European aura implies dollar signs, or the fact that it comes in smaller bottles than liquor – with annoying corks, at that – or maybe it’s because “tempranillo” is harder to pronounce than “ale,” but people seem to think wine is too fancy for happy hour. THAT’S NOT TRUE.

I won’t be fated to a life where my only options are expensive wine at a bar or cheap old grapes at home… and if committed to going out, I’d like to be somewhere $20 gets me three glasses rather than two. I’ve found bars with awesome wine happy hours for me, and therefore I found bars with awesome wine happy hours for us. (more…)

07/17/14 4:18pm
greenpoint ferry

Won’t this be a welcome sight in Greenpoint. via Facebook

Hey, remember that whole looming G train shutdown that Greenpoint residents have been staring down the barrel of since the start of the summer? It’s almost here, which combined with the collapsed dock for the Greenpoint stop on the East River Ferry was gonna mean chaos reigns in Greenpoint. Looks like that fate is about to be averted though, because DNA Info reports that the dock  should be up and running by next Friday, before the shutdown starts next Saturday. (more…)

07/17/14 9:56am
Like this, but fewer layers.

Like this, but fewer layers. via Facebook

1. Even if you somehow hate music and produce, go to Turnip the Beet Rooftop Concert to at least salute that masterful pun. (Friday)

2. Show ManBoobs, featuring Danny Tamberelli, some support at their comedy show at Union Hall. (Friday)

3. Find out if comedy/rock show Birthnado is as terrifying as whatever you visualize when you see the word “Birthnado.” (Friday)

4. Rooftop Films is screening Mateo, about a white guy who picks up mariachi music in prison and goes busking in Cuba. (Friday) (more…)

07/14/14 10:27am
sharknado

If you haven’t seen this happen yet, go see this happen.

1. Watch a cyclops travel through multiple dimensions, without having to take acid for once, at a screening of Loves of a Cyclops at Videology. (Monday)

2. Franklin Park Reading Series’ annual “Travels and Journeys” brings stories from all sorts of far-off settings. (Monday)

3. Ride your potentially-airborne bike to Coney Island to see E.T. (Monday) (more…)

brooklyn craft company

You could make one of those adorable dog things! via Facebook

Feeling the need, the need to create? It can strike at any time, and if you don’t have a bunch of doodads and bits and yarn to make things with, you could find yourself driven crazy by the urge. We’ve got an outlet for those urges though, because the Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Avenue) is having a crafting party with nine different kinds of crafting projects this month, where you can glue, embroider and knit to your heart’s content. (more…)

06/30/14 8:40am
The_Jedi_Doth_Return

We have a feeling a lot of folks die in the end.

1. Hear how storytelling and immigration reform go together with artists at the Brooklyn Public Library. (Monday)

2. Supercollider screens Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will. Learn from history so that we don’t end up repeating it. (Monday)

3. Float away at Coney Island with a screening of Gravity. (Monday) (more…)