04/06/17 11:50am
Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

Norte Maar brings the bizarre ballet (#4) (pic via Facebook)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Start your weekend off chill at Friday Night Zen, where participants “connect and explore how meditation and mindfulness relate to daily urban living.” (Friday, Brooklyn Zen Center, FREE)

2. Peep plenty of photos at Quimby’s Group Photo Show, with a half-dozen photographers’ works on display, plus sculptures, collage, and taxidermy. (Friday, Quimby’s Bookstore, FREE)

3. Get smarter at Nerd Nite, with lectures on the history of late night talk shows, the twisted story behind the creation of one of the world’s bestselling video games, and more. (Friday, Littlefield, $10) (more…)

12/22/16 10:01am
Slash your way through the holiday weekend (#)

Slash your way through the holiday weekend (#9)

1. Get in the (un-)holiday spirit with a screening of Bad Santa — and if you want to redeem yourself with a double-feature, catch It’s a Wonderful Life next. (Friday, Syndicated, $3 ea)

2. Mix and mingle with artists and neighbors at the Open Source Soup Kitchen, a volunteer-made one-pot meal for all comers. (Friday, Open Source Gallery, FREE)

3. Learn how to stand up for others in this frightening new world at an interactive workshop on Bystander Intervention and De-escalation Training. (Friday, Silent Barn, by donation) (more…)

09/12/16 8:24am
Celebrate an entire decade of Jalopy with Karen Poliski (#8)

Celebrate an entire decade of Jalopy with Karen Poliski (#8)

1. Join some of Brooklyn’s best boozy bakers, Butter & Scotch, at the launch of their cookbook — expect free desserts and Jell-O shots, plus discounted cocktails including Honeychile Rider, made with Brooklyn-distilled Dorothy Parker Gin. (Monday, New York Distilling Co., FREE)

2. Hear comedians make tough choices at Would You Rather, where hosts Andre Medrano and JR Strauss dole out stumpers to Chris Pappas, Jana Leigh Heaton, Maya Sharma, Luis Leon, and Ryan Douglass. (Monday, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, $5)

3. Mellow out at Soft Rock Tuesday, with DJ Mara Schwartz Kuge spinning the most relaxed tunes from the ’70s and ’80s, from Boz Scaggs to Kenny Rogers to Olivia Newton-John. (Tuesday, Baby’s All Right, FREE) (more…)

06/23/16 5:09pm
The right partner is all you need (#3)

The right partner is all you need (#3) (pic by Audrey Penven)

1. Drop the beat at the Downtown Brooklyn Get-Down, with a performance by Big Daddy Kane, live graffiti, hip-hop workshops, a sneaker-design contest, and more. (Friday, Albee Square, FREE)

2. Class it up at the Metropolitan Summer Recital Series, featuring arias and duets by soprano Angel Blue, tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Alexey Lavrov. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

3. Pair off at the Circus Revue: Trust + Love, a variety show of partnered acts like Anya Sapozhnikova and Melissa Augerre, Angela Butch and Yoni Kalai, and more. (Friday, House of Yes, $15) (more…)

05/05/16 3:40pm
Take a dramatic journey into the park (#2)

Take a dramatic journey into the park (#2)

1. Honor the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacobs by taking a Jane’s Walk: there are 200+ on offer, from “Hipsters & History in Greenpoint” to “The Brownsville Experience” to “Go Dutch in Flatlands.” (Friday through Sunday, FREE)

2. Find the light at Tunnel Odyssey, an immersive dance-theatre production combining the Odyssey and The Oregon Trail, with folk music by the Oshy Annas. (Friday through Sunday, Grand Army Plaza, FREE)

3. See some tunes at the NYC Soundpainting Festival, three days of multidisciplinary live-composing performances and workshops. (Friday through Sunday, Firehouse Space, $10) (more…)

03/17/16 2:13pm
What could be better than Piano Man puppetry? (#) (pic by Marielle Solan)

What could be better than Piano Man puppetry? (#5) (pic by Marielle Solan)

1. Let les bon temps roulez (a little belatedly) at New Orleans Crawfish Boil, with music from Bro Jo Full Moon Swamp Revue and plates full of bayou crawfish and shrimp. (Friday, The Hall at MP Taverna, $15)

2. Take in some local cinema at the Greenpoint Film Festival, with a range of movies from the experimental to the educational. (Friday–Sunday, Wythe Hotel, $10/film)

3. Calm it down with some classical at the Halcyon Chamber Series, this month featuring Haydn Duo Sonata for Violin & Cello, Ives Piano Trio, and Faure Piano Quartet No. 1. (Friday, Scholes Street Studio, $15) (more…)

02/25/16 9:29am
Anonymous Ensemble is going to take you higher (#) (pic by)

Anonymous Ensemble is going to take you higher (#5) (pic by Anonymous Ensemble)

1. Hear some weird sh*t at Blogologues, where Allison Goldberg, Jen Jamula, and Tommy Heleringer act out the internet, from community forums to Yelp reviews to OkCupid profiles. (Friday, Union Hall, $10)

2. Doll yourself up for the Indie Pop Prom #4 at the newly reopened Market Hotel, with music by Allison Crutchfield, Eskimeaux, Wall, and Pouty. (Friday, Market Hotel, $10 in prom attire/$12 in street clothes)

3. Get radical at Mother Tongue: A Praise Song for Black Girls Reclaiming Our Mothers’ Bones, a multimedia production and performance by actors, artists, and activists. (Friday, Roulette, $35) (more…)

02/18/16 3:31pm
Get brass-tastic with Slavic Soul Party! (#)

Get brass-tastic with Slavic Soul Party! (#4)

1. Go brew crazy—it’s NYC Beer Week! There are dozens of tastings, pairings, demos, classes, and more, from Greenpoint to South Slope. (All weekend, various)

2. Grab your favorite youngs and head to Bushwick for Speak Ya Truth, a youth open mic for MCs, poets, artists, and activists. (Friday, Mayday Space, FREE)

3. Hear some great urban tales at Stories from the City, with raconteurs Boni Joi, Nick E. Finn, Dallas Rico, and Jennifer Harmon, plus music by the Lowliest One. (Friday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE) (more…)

12/03/15 8:16am
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Let art take you to some weird places in DUMBO tonight. Painting by Nadine Boughton, via Facebook

Alright, we did it, we made it to Thursday. Just get through this day and the weekend awaits. You love the weekend, it’s where you can do whatever you want with your time. During the week, things are a bit more limited, but the Brokelyn Events Calendar has a few things that are good for weekday entertainment. Take a look below and pick one, you won’t be disappointed. (more…)

11/30/15 4:17pm
Morgan O'Kane brings the ruckus (#) (pic by Eraj Asadi)

Morgan O’Kane brings the ruckus (#8) (pic by Christian Kropfmuller)

1. Who would possibly want to be at Art Basel where it’s all hot and gross when you could save your money and hang with endless artists right here? Celebrate your prudent decision to stay put by hanging up one of your works at the Living Gallery’s Not in Miami BYOArt fair. (Monday, $5 suggested)

2. The New York Obscura Society specializes in strange and fascinating things, from cemetery parties to unusual lectures. Tonight the group presents Sita Sings the Blues, and animated film about the Hindu text Ramayana via 1930s jazz music. (Monday, $12)

3. Storytelling shows are all the rage, but here’s a new spin: at Take Two, each story will be told twice—the way it actually happened, and then the way it should have. With Cassie J Sneider, Kelli Dunham, Elana Lancaster, and more. (Tuesday, FREE) (more…)