03/09/17 11:11am
Bend some genders with Viktor Devonne (#) (pic by by Atticus Stevenson)

Bend some genders with Viktor Devonne (#15). Pic by Atticus Stevenson

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

1. Experience international art at Expressions of Middle Eastern Culture, with a screening of The Iran Job, an artist talk by Tarik Sadouma, music from Meredith Monk and Malak el-Nasser, and belly-dancing by Malayeem. (Friday, San Damiano Mission, FREE)

2. Pay your respects to Big Poppa at the opening of 20 B.I.G. Years, three days of art in homage to the Notorious B.I.G. in his own neighborhood. (Friday, Bishop Gallery, FREE)

3. Play around daintily at Game Night: Feminist Politics, featuring interactive, creative games made by artists Rebecca Goyette, Desiree Des, and Željka Blakšić. (Friday, Soho20 Gallery, FREE) (more…)

12/01/16 4:15pm
Catch the surreal stylings of Cheeky Lane (#1) (pic by Steven Menendez)

Catch the surreal stylings of Cheeky Lane (#1) (pic by Steven Menendez)

1. See some strange whimsey at The Winter Wonderland Blunderland Variety Show, starring Trixie Little, The Love Show, Samantha Sterman, Cheeky Lane, Poison Eve, and more. (Friday, House of Yes, $15)

2. Laugh for strong gals at The Fempire Strikes Back, with comedy, videos, and funny songs from sketch troupe American Candy. (Friday & Saturday, Actors Fund Arts Center, $25)

3. Spread some cheer at the Bushwick Starr Holiday Party, with free drinks, free food, dancing to DJ Avg Jo, a mistletoe photobooth, and more. (Friday, Bushwick Starr, $25)

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11/25/16 10:07am
Stretch Armstrong will help you dance off all that turkey (#4)

Stretch Armstrong will help you dance off all that turkey (#4)

1. Get up and get rolling at the Black Friday Family Bowl, free all day and fun for all ages. (Friday, Brooklyn Bowl, FREE)

2. Wander through the wilderness at a Post Turkey Day Tour of one of Brooklyn’s most historic places. (Friday, Green-Wood Cemetery, $15)

3. If you’re not ready to stop stuffing yourself with stuffing, bring your leftovers to the Way Station’s Friendsgiving Potluck. (Friday, Way Station, FREE) (more…)

11/17/16 10:07am
Find your turf with the Inclined Dance Project (#4)

Find your turf with Inclined Dance Project (#4)

1. Schmooze, snack, drink, and chat with museum staffers at MoFAD @ Night while you consume their yummy new exhibit, “Chow: Making the Chinese-American Restaurant.” (Friday, Museum of Food & Drink, $20)

2. See some splendid art at the opening of Plus One, where 22 artists were invited to submit a piece of work, and then invite another artist to be their “plus one” and do the same. (Friday, Trestle Gallery, FREE)

3. Get kinky at Helps to Hate You a Little: A Lovestory, a “tragic farce” that incorporates BDSM, shapeshifting, the absurd, mixtapes, and more. (Friday through Sunday, Cloud City, $18)

4. Surround yourself with mad movement at Inclined Dance Project’s TURF, an immersive, work about social and geographical change performed by an all-female ensemble. (Friday & Saturday, Center for Performance Research, $16) (more…)

11/14/16 8:18am
Falana Fox is gonna nail it (#) (pic by Jenny Pierce)

Falana Fox is gonna nail it (#4) (pic by Jenny Pierce)

1. Get hype for some amazing literary ladies at the Franklin Park Reading Series’ annual Powerhouse Women Night, with six groundbreaking readers: Lynne Tillman, Alexandra Kleeman, Chloe Caldwell, Wendy C. Ortiz, Annie DeWitt, and Leigh Stein. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

2. See a star-studded but still super cheap night of comedy at Night Train’s fourth Anniversary, with fab jokesters Sasheer Zamata, Chris Gethard, Michelle Wolf, Janelle James, Dan Soder, and Dave Ross — plus free pie from Daly Pie. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Learn something at Scientific Controversies: Dark Matter, a lecture and discussion between astrophysicist Janna Levin and physicists Elena Aprile and Peter Fisher on the 25 percent of the universe’s content about which we have no idea. (Tuesday, Pioneer Works, FREE) (more…)

11/07/16 12:00pm
house of yes

Hit the poles on election night at House of Yes (#4). Photo by Tod Seelie.

1. The Brooklyn Brainery and Brooklyn Historical Society have teamed up for a new series, and tonight’s the first installment: Our Pesky Neighbors Part 1: Pigeons features Margaret Mittelbach, founder of The Secret Science Club, holding forth on those ubiquitous rats of the sky. (Monday, BHS, $10)

2. And speaking of pests: On the eve of this hellscape election, check out The Drumf and the Rheingold: An Operatic Apocalypse, a political satire and parody of Wagner’s Ring Cycle performed by an ensemble of NYC musicians. (Monday, Pioneer Works, $15)

3. VOTE. VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT — BECAUSE, FOR SO MANY, IT DOES. Here’s how(more…)

10/06/16 11:32am
Rock out with Shamir for Housing Works (#2)

Rock out with Shamir for Housing Works (#2)

1. Celebrate the season at Live at the Archway: Oktoberfest, a temporary outdoor beer hall with oompah bands, virtual apple picking, arts & crafts, festive food, and Bavarian beer in limited-edition steins. (Friday & Saturday, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

2. Furnish your digs at Housing Works’ popular interior-design benefit, Design on a Dime, with a Brooklyn outpost for the first time ever. Kicking things off is the Creative Independent’s Friday Party, with readings, music, and art. (Friday through Sunday, Industry City, FREE / $20)

3. Explore the nuances of cultural identity at What’s an Afro-Latina/o?, a panel discussion with Afro-Latina poet and artist Venessa Marco, Owner of the Peralta Project M. Tony Peralta, and more. (Friday MoCADA, FREE) (more…)

09/08/16 4:08pm
Dream up a dark fairytale at Cloud Cuckooland (#4)

Dream up a dark fairytale at Cloud Cuckooland (#4) (pic by Michael Blase)

1. See a scrappy troupe at Circus Amok: Smaller, Rawer, Freer, a radical inclusive circus featuring feats of balance, jaunty jugglers, elaborate escapology, and more. (Friday, Sunset Park, FREE)

2. Watch what happens when a community comes together at a screening of Saving Jamaica Bay, a doc about cleanup and recover post–Superstorm Sandy. (Friday, Prospect Park Picnic House, $15)

3. Get rowdy at the Brooklyn Bazaar Grand Reopening, with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah presented by Gothamist. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20) (more…)

08/11/16 3:09pm
Rock out with Sharkmuffin (#4)

Rock out with Sharkmuffin (#3)

1. Buy yourself something nice at the Bushwick Night Market, with local vendors, live performances, DJs, and more. (Friday, Silent Barn, FREE)

2. See some musical art at Vinyl Vandals: Brasilian Edition, showcasing old record albums “remixed” into new art, with a half-dozen DJs sountracking the afterparty. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $5)

3. Wish Pancakes & Whiskey a rollicking good birthday at their bash with The Skins, Sharkmuffin, and The Teen Age. (Friday, Rough Trade, $10) (more…)

07/07/16 4:00pm
They're all in your mind (#4)

They’re all in your mind (#4)

1. Art it up at the Endangered Species book release and party, with NYC street artists displaying their work and doing art talks. (Friday & Saturday, 67 West, FREE)

2. Catch some multicultural films at We’re Already Here, a showcase by the Diverse Filmmakers Alliance. (Friday, UnionDocs, $9)

3. Take in a plethora of plays at Strange Fire Summer Theater BBQ Fest, three days of drama and eats. (Friday through Sunday, Secret Project Robot, $10) (more…)