03/16/17 11:13am
Let dancers cast a spell on you (#)

Let dancers cast a spell on you (#15)

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

1. Have a lucky weekend with St. Patrick’s at Irish Haven: corned beef and cabbage with your beers on Friday, Irish rock ‘n’ roll revue on Saturday, and live traditional Irish music on Sunday. (Friday through Sunday, Irish Haven Bar, FREE)

2. Empower the ladies at ¡Manifest! Women’s History Month Celebration, with two days of forums, workshops, vendors, art, and performances. (Friday & Saturday, El Puente, FREE)

3. Have a very queer time at Kweendom, a night of comedy and storytelling that’s “sure to make Mike Pence uncomfortable.” (Friday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE) (more…)

02/16/17 9:50am
Try not to startle Subhah Agarwal (#

Try not to startle Subhah Agarwal (#2)

Stay informed about fundraisers and other anti-Trump events across NYC in our weekly activism roundup here.

1. Get tingly at the book launch for Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, with readings by contributors as well as performances and more. (Friday, Industry City Distillery, FREE)

2. Giggle about what’s good at the Silver Linings Comedy Show, featuring Patrick Schroeder, Subhah Agarwal, Mike Abrusci, Courtney Maginnis, and more. (Friday, Precious Metal, FREE)

3. Affirm creativity for all at this month’s Queer Abstract, with comedy by Lou Gonzalez, music by Carissa Matsushima, poetry by Paul Tran, dance by Nia and Ness, and more. (Friday, Starr Bar, FREE) (more…)

07/14/16 3:00pm
Frisk around in a park with the Cradle Theatre Company (#1)

Frisk around in the park with the Cradle Theatre Company (#1)

1. Be mischievous at the Cradle Theatre Company’s modern-day retelling of As You Like It. (Friday through Sunday, Prospect Park, FREE)

2. Get campy at Psycho Beach Party, a slasher/1960s comedy mashup full of cool kids, multiple personalities, and murder. (Friday & Saturday, Old Stone House, FREE)

3. Show your love of literature at the Bomb Magazine Issue 136 Launch Party, with art, music, drinks, and dancing. (Friday, Be Electric Studios, FREE) (more…)

07/07/16 12:00pm
Soccer fans pack in for the match at Woodwork. Photo via Facebook

Soccer fans pack in for the match at Woodwork Bar in Prospect Heights. Photo via Facebook

On Sunday at 3pm, Portugal will play the winner of today’s semifinal match—Germany or France—for the EuroCup Championship. Whether you’ve been a football fanatic this past month or will be watching fresh-eyed, Sunday’s match will certainly deliver, regardless of which team advances.

Portugal’s star Cristiano Ronaldo was sensational yesterday against Wales, whom Portugal defeated 2-0, scoring the first goal on a header in the 50th minute and assisting teammate Luis Nani for the second only three minutes later. Both France’s and Germany’s squads dominate with young talent, 23-year-old midfielder Paul “Pogboom” Pogba and 25-year-old striker Antoine Griezmann leading the crusade on France’s side, and 20-year-old Joshua Kimmich holding it down at right back while 22-year-old Emre Can shines at midfield for Germany.

But even if you don’t really care about soccer, a 90-minute air-conditioned and beer-fueled respite from the dead heat of the afternoon (the high is 85 degrees on Sunday) would get anyone cheering. So here’s a list of bars and event spaces where you can catch the match! (more…)

05/02/16 9:19am
Catch the Bandits on the Run (#6)

Catch the Bandits on the Run in full color (#6)

1. May is National Chamber Music Month! What better place to celebrate than at Williamsburg’s fancy new classical venue, National Sawdust? The Kick-Off Party features three acclaimed small ensembles: Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue, the Del Sol Quartet, and the Greg Lewis Organ Monk Quintet. (Monday, National Sawdust, FREE)

2. Cobble Hill watering hole Fawkner presents new series LoFi Talks: presentations by interesting people with no PowerPoints, no fancy graphics, no bells or whistles. Tonight’s talks will be on Hidden Science: stories you’d never hear from your science teacher by Tarun Chitra, Kelly Reidy, Deena Walker, and Maryam Zaringhalam. (Monday, Fawkner, FREE)

3. It’s the 50th anniversary of the surreal, satirical, Faustian classic, The Master & Margarita, and just 12 days prior to Mikhail Bulgakov’s 125th birthday. Launch a brand new revised translation with a discussion of this seminal work between Boris Fishman, Darin Strauss, Masha Gessen, and Liesl Schillinger. (Tuesday, powerHouse Arena, FREE) (more…)

10/02/15 8:50am
Is it getting hot in here...? (Pic courtesy of Flambeaux Fire)

Is it getting hot in here…? (Pic courtesy of Flambeaux Fire)

1. We are very excited about the Parks Department’s outdoor October movies, which begin tonight at McCarren Park with Fright Night. (Friday, FREE)

2. Get trippy at the Rock Shop’s Electronic Music and Visual Experience, with performances by DJ/VJ TM5, redgreenblue, and I, Synthesist. (Friday, $10)

3. The whole weekend is full of Bushwick Film Fest, with screenings, panels, and more—plus use code BFF2015 to get 20% off. (Friday through Sunday, $12) (more…)