03/27/17 10:30am
Jump on over to Van Halesque to see Lucy Lipstick (#) (pic by Matthew Ciscart Photography)

Jump on over to Van Halesque to see Lucy Lipstick (#5) (pic by Matthew Ciscart Photography)

1. Do some literary globetrotting at Fiction in Foreign Cultures, a panel moderated by founder and director of NY Writers Coalition Aaron Zimmerman, featuring Deborah Clearman, Ben Dolnick, Lauren Sanders, and Iromie Weeramantry. (Monday, Greenlight Books, FREE)

2. Karate-chop your way into the week at the inaugural Drunken Masters, a celebration of the best and worst action flicks, with themed drink specials and a discussion of the film’s legacy in cinema, tonight featuring Jackie Chan’s kung-fu classic Drunken Master. (Monday, Knitting Factory, FREE)

3. Escape into destruction at Wreck the Joint’s monthly showcase Flew the Coop, with comedy, storytelling, and performances from Alex Pavone, Sydnee Washington, Melissa Diaz, Otis Gray, Becca Beberaggi, and LeClerc Andre. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $8)  (more…)

03/02/17 9:00am
Say konichiwa to JK Pop with The Lothario (#5)

Say konichiwa to some JK Pop with The Lothario (#5)

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

1. Get in formation and head to Puppet Playlist #23: Beyoncé, where a dozen puppeteers have prepared short puppet skits to the tunes of the one and only Queen Bey. (Friday, Triskelion Arts, $15)

2. Learn a new way to groove at Brooklyn Contra Dance, a cross between swing and square dancing, with a live 10-piece band. Beginners welcome. (Friday, Camp Friendship, $15)

3. Get funny chills at Comedy Electric #10, with Justin Williams, Alvin Irby, Maria Heinegg, Elsa Waithe, Boris Khaykin, Clark Jones, and a surprise guest. (Friday, Franklin Electric, FREE) (more…)

02/13/17 10:40am
This week in anti-Trump activism in NYC: Resisting President Agent Orange

(Gaby Del Valle / Brokelyn)

Busta Rhymes called Donald Trump “President Agent Orange” on stage last night at the Grammys before reminding us to #resist, and do you really want to go against what he has to say? Without further ado, here are 40+ ways to get informed, get organized, and get involved this week–with a few parties thrown in for good measure. (more…)

02/09/17 10:19am
Save the last dance for The Mad Doctors (#4) (pic by Marisa KM)

Save the last dance for The Mad Doctors (#4) (pic by Marisa KM)

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

Note: Check with organizers to see if any of these events are affected by the snowstorm.

1. Listen to a new frequency at Work x Work On Air, four days of curated programming celebrating the art of storytelling, podcasting, and experiential audio. (Friday through Sunday, Wythe Hotel, FREE)

2. Bring the gals to Eve Productions’ Queer Bingo Mingle, with hot numbers action followed by drink specials and dancing for queer ladies and their pals. (Friday, Club Xstasy, $5 per Bingo board)

3. Learn about dudeliness at It’s a Guy Thing, where Ziwe Fumudoh, Meaghan Strickland, Lucy Randall, and Hamm Samwich explain manly stuff to the womanly hosts. (Friday, Union Hall, $6) (more…)

01/26/17 8:52am
Marvel at movement with MICHIYAYA Dance (#2)

Marvel at movement with MICHIYAYA Dance (#2)

[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 weekend, read on.]

1. Giggle demurely at LAWL, an all-gal comedy show with Amy Zimmer, Madonna Refugia, Dominique Nisperos, and Milly Tamarez. (Friday, New Women Space, FREE)

2. Watch wild moves at the Director’s Choice Showcase, with dancers including City Stompers, 5th Digit, and MICHIYAYA Dance. (Friday through Sunday, Spoke the Hub, $15)

3. Read some lips at Live-Dubbed Sitcoms: New Boss Edition, where comedians improvise dialogue over muted episodes of Cheers and Seinfeld. (Friday, Videology, $5) (more…)

01/05/17 10:55am
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Rock the f*ck out with There Are Four Lights (#2) (pic by Sarah Wilmer)

1. Increase your literary stock for the cold winter ahead at the BYO Book Swap Party, which also features a discussion on diversity in literature and a raffle of self-published works by local woman of color. (Friday, New Women Space, $5 + a book)

2. Start pining for summer at the Punk Island Winter Benefit, with Deadname, MALLRAT, Trashy, Ex. by V., and There Are Four Lights. (Friday, Hank’s Saloon, $10)

3. Rock hard with some tireless musicians at NYC’s Hardest Working Bands of 2016 Live, based on Oh My Rockness’s calculations of who played the most shows last year. (Friday, Baby’s All Right, $10)

4. Creep yourself out at the monthly horror series Fright Fridays, tonight screening The Eyes of My Mother, which combines “an especially bloody strain of slasher pic” with “high-art sensibilities.” (Friday, Videology, $10) (more…)

11/10/16 9:08am
Watch Maiko Kikuchi's wild and weird puppetry (#2) (pic by Richard Termine)

Watch Maiko Kikuchi’s wild and weird puppetry (#2) (pic by Richard Termine)

[Ed note: Although this roundup is written as if this is a normal weekend, it’s clearly not. We are all still in shock, and if you’re looking for places to go and things to do to work on that, we got you. But if you’re ready for regular fun, here’s our 20 funky and fascinating things to keep you going.]

1. Celebrate our borough’s bounty at BHS Free Friday: Harvest, with pie tastings, a cranberry sauce demonstration, a Brooklyn landscape drink-n-draw, artist-led tours of exhibitions, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

2. Stretch your ideas of performance at the In Flux Festival with five weekends of puppetry, dance, theater, poetry, and live music, beginning tonight with a piece by Maiko Kikuchi and Sachiyo Takahashi. (Friday & Saturday, FiveMyles, FREE)

3. Take a journey to Bad Neighbor Theater’s The Little Prince, a modern-day retelling of Saint-Exupéry’s classic set here in New York City. (Friday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, $10)

4. Imbibe some history at Drinking with the Devil, an exploration of the uses of wine in witchcraft through the lenses of alchemy, ritual, and science — followed by a wine tasting, of course. (Friday, Catland, $12) (more…)

10/20/16 2:25pm
Get witchy with Reverend Mother Flash (#4)

Get witchy with Reverend Mother Flash (#4)

1. Booze it up at this month’s BHS Free Friday: Oktoberfest, with Brooklyn beer history from the archives, a beer tasting with Brooklyn Brewery, a screening of Beauty and the Beer, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

2. Giggle demurely at LAWL: Ladies and Women Laughing, an all-gal comedy show with Jenny Nelson, Keisha Zollar, Rachel Joravsky, and Nayomi Reghay. (Friday, New Women Space, $10)

3. Go on an odd journey to Wonder Island: The Pointless Sock Pursuit, which promises capers, historical artifacts, tight coconuts, and more strangeness. (Friday, Cloud City, $5) (more…)

09/22/16 3:16pm
Have a jamboree with Queen Esther (#2) (pix by Paul Ker)

Have a jamboree with Queen Esther (#2) (pic by Paul Ker)

1. Start your weekend off with a plethora of plays at Pop! Performance Festival, with more than 30 works around Bushwick throughout the weekend. (Friday through Sunday, various locations, FREE)

2. Stomp your feet and clap your hands for the second annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, with nearly 50 bands at several bars and venues, from Queen Esther to The Defibulators to Alex Battles. (Friday through Sunday, various locations, FREE)

3. Blast off at Midnight Radio Show’s Tour of the Galaxy Cabaret, with shadow puppets, dance, poetry, music, and more. (Friday, Fairyland, $20)

4. Get delirious for Princess, an all-Prince cover band starring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum. (Friday & Saturday, Brooklyn Bowl, $30) (more…)