“I’m telling you guys, it was the Germans who bombed Pear Harbor!” Bluto would have been perfect for “Bullshit History”
1. Spike Hill’s “Game Night” is celebrating two years of providing laughs and being more fun than a barrel of monkeys (the game and hypothetical idea of stuffing a barrel full of monkeys) (Monday)
2. Nitehawk’s Simpsons Club is showing the first half of the famous “Who Killed Mr. Burns?” two-parter. If you somehow still don’t know, you can try to play along with the mystery! (Monday)
3. Williamsburg bar The Exley is beginning their Twin Peaks screenings, the show that proves that yes, someone actually gave David Lynch money to make a network TV show. Plus, free doughnuts and David Lynch burlesque (Tuesday) (more…)
It was Wilford something, right? Via Tutu’s Instagram.
You’ve seen the ads at L Train stations. You have watched the moral ambiguity again and again on Netflix. You are ready to start the final episodes of Breaking Bad on Sunday … and you don’t have cable. But even if you have AMC, it’s more fun to watch your favorite TV shows with an audience and themed drinks. Luckily for you, lots of bars are giving you the chance to watch Walter White’s swan song, for free. Here is your official Brokelyn Breaking Bad Breakdown viewing (and drinking) guide. Remember no matter where you are the show premiers at 9pm. (more…)
What are you going to do with these people? Via Flickr’s Robotpolisher.
‘Tis the season for jorts, drunkenly re-installing a window unit (advice: no) and — eep — parent visits. Assuming your M &/or D have a few New York trips under his or her belt, it’s time to mix it up from the Met-High Line-Grimaldi’s trifecta. Continue to impress your parents or at least give them reason to act impressed by taking any of our suggestions come their next pilgrimage. Make them proud by showing off your savvy, budget-conscious tour of the city, and maybe you’ll impress them enough they’ll buy you a real meal in a sit-down restaurant for once. (more…)
What it is: A bar and music venue located steps from the Morgan L stop in an old casket factory.
Why we love it: Owners/oft-bartenders Jeff and Heather are awesome people, encouraging a laid back, dog-friendly vibe where a good conversation isn’t hard to find. It’s also the best place in the area to catch some football while tipping back a local microbrew like Alphabet City Dizzy Brewnette or the latest Brooklyn Brewmaster’s Reserve. You can look over the old show stubs that are scattered as part of the bar top and wonder how many thousands of dollars of concert money are represented beneath your beverage. Live music in a sectioned-off venue, karaoke, Walking Dead watching parties…what’s not to love? (more…)
It’s pretty freakin miserable out there today, huh? Don’t despair though, it’s going to be March in two days, which heralds the arrival of spring. Pretty exciting, huh? Of course, we’re not in college anymore (except for those of you in grad school), so we can’t take to the streets screaming “WOOOO SPRING BREAK!” But now maybe we can, because Pine Box Rock Shop is hosting another Vegan Shop-Up, and it’s named for the annual rite of regrettable decisions by college students. (more…)
“What’s the deal with patriarchy??” via Flickr user Sherlock77
The Vagina Monologues are 17 years old this year, on the cusp of womanhood. And while it may have lost some of its transgressive power in a world where 2 Broke Girls is making tampon jokes on network television, it’s still necessary. The proof? We just finished an entire election cycle hinging on whether or not a woman’s womb can “shut the whole thing down” when she gets raped, and now we’ve got conservatives arguing that women are too precious for combat on the front lines. So if you think that’s as ridiculous as we do, why not head to the planning meeting for a Bushwick production of the Vagina Monologues this Saturday at Pine Box Rock Shop? (more…)