03/06/17 1:15pm
Ask her!

Ask her! Photo by Gaby Del Valle / Brokelyn

It’s finally here, y’all: the women’s strike. And while the strike is intended to show just how much work women do, and is ultimately one of the biggest shows of force this week, that doesn’t mean every woman has the ability or resources to take a day off work. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to take action against Trump before, after, and during this Wednesday. Without further ado, here they are: (more…)

01/30/17 10:52am
Get fierce with HaraJuku Queen (#10)

Get fierce with HaraJuku Queen (#10)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here. If you just need diversion for your week, read on.]

1. Freak out in some strange corners of the internetz at D E E P, Chris Osborn’s curated night of weird and wild web videos, described as a “public internet K-hole.” (Monday, Videology, FREE)

2. Get wasted while gaming at Super Trashed Bros East, where comedians, merrymakers, and the audience battle each other at video games while also battling their own inebriation. (Monday, Way Station, FREE)

3. Participate in a vibrant discussion at A Community Conversation About Culture in Brooklyn, helping NYC develop its first-ever New York City Cultural Plan. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE) (more…)

06/02/16 4:59pm
North Coast: basically the Brokester's Hamilton (#5)

North Coast: basically the Brokester’s Hamilton (#4)

1. Hear your queerest questions answered at 1 Girl 5 Gays, hosted by Mr. Lady Simon, where the gal asks a panel of gay folks 20 questions about love, sex, and life. (Friday, Macri Park, FREE)

2. Exchange some culture at the opening of By Us For Us: A Month of Black & Asian Futurity, with performances by Holographic BBy Bangz, Moon Bear, Sakuradaijin, and more. (Friday, BUFU Studios, FREE)

3. Bring a date (or find one!) at Is This Love?, an evening of romantic shorts presented by the inimitable Rooftop Films. (Friday, Old American Can Factory, $15) (more…)

04/21/16 3:24pm
Justin Jay will get yo' body moving (#5)

Justin Jay is gonna get your body moving (#6)

1. Upset about this fraught election season? Check out Killing Republicans, a rock opera presented by Funhouse Philosophers. (Friday through Sunday, Shooting Gallery Arts Annex, $15)

2. Grab your wand and head to the Harry Potter Marathon part 2, screening Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince in a fancy underground loft. (Friday, $10 suggested, Gemini & Scorpio)

3. Get philosophical at Persona Non Grata, an experimental music and dance theater piece inspired by William Burroughs’ song “Spare Ass Anny.” (Friday through Sunday, Cloud City, $5–10 suggested) (more…)

10/06/14 10:21am
drink and draw macri park

The drinks will enhance your skills immensely. via Facebook

1. Kick off autumn with free skee ball and a funniest flannel contest at Full Circle Bar. (Monday)

2. Macri Park Bar brings in a model for you to sketch at Drink and Draw. (Tuesday)

3. Manifesto is taking over the People’s Republic of Brooklyn with laughter for the people. (Tuesday) (more…)

03/18/14 1:19pm
this n' that drink and draw

Drink and draw at This n’ That is a relaxed atmosphere in which to hide your alcoholism behind some culture. via Facebook

Drinking is no doubt a great vice to have in moderation. Drinking and drawing is an even sweeter combination in a borough full of such artistic ambition. The proliferation of drink n’ draw in Brooklyn brings to mind when Picasso found friends in Henri Matisse, Joan Miró and George Braque and would meet with them to exchange ideas in his and their craft. I picture them in Paris, the capital of the arts, drinking…and drawing together every week. Here’s a roundup of drink n’ draws in Brooklyn, whether you’re Picasso or just Picasso in your own mind: (more…)

01/16/14 8:00am
An interview with NY1's Pat Kiernan at Late Night Basement

An interview with NY1’s Pat Kiernan at Late Night Basement

Get your event featured here by listing it on our events page!

1. Get lucky at Poker Night at Branded Saloon. [Friday]

2. Repent, repent for all the live music you haven’t been seeing and check out Pixies cover band The Shitty Pixies play the Rock Shop. [Friday]

3. Hear from the creators of web series High Maintenance at Late Night Basement at Pine Box Rock Shop, a Brokelyn-sponsored event. [Friday]

4. Attend a monthly workshop for Black Female Tech Start-up Entrepreneurs at Launchpad, hosted by Founders of Beau Exchange, with food catered by Breukelen Coffeehouse. [Saturday]

5. Learn to knit for free at Come Get Stitchy With Us at Brooklyn Craft Company in Greenpoint. [Saturday]

6. Go see Brooklyn-based duo Isle of Rhodes play at Spike Hill Bar. [Saturday]

7. Celebrate David Bowie’s birthday at Feeling Gloomy’s Cheer Up, Bowie dance party at Grand Victory. [Saturday]

8. Read a story you’ve completed or a work-in-progress, throw back $6 beer-and-a-shot specials like a real writer for Literate Sunday at The Plank Bar. [Sunday]

9. Eat $1 oysters from Fishers Island, then learn about the history of NYC’s oysters at a talk by the Center for Investigative Research at The Diamond Bar. [Sunday]

10. See alt-country group The Nightmares of Nashville, plus Michaela Anne, Omega, Sirius Moon and Grundel Thunder at the Paper Box. [Sunday]

11. Practice figure drawing to a live model at at Macri Park Bar’s weekly Drink and Draw . [Sunday]

This is the nineteenth in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we spotlight a Beer Book newcomer, Macri Park, a gem of a bar/lounge tucked between less-chattable Barcade and Union Pool.

Macri Park, photo via NY Mag

462 Union Ave., Williamsburg

What it is: Semi-quiet Macri Park that’s set up to flop — with seating outside in front and behind, booths, and vintage flicks playing. (more…)