05/16/16 12:46pm
Celebrate Haitian culture with Anie Alerte (#)

Celebrate Haitian culture with Anie Alerte (#6)

1. Monday nights are tailor-made for comedy, and Side Ponytail is always a good choice. Tonight’s lineup includes Naomi Ekperigin, Kenny DeForest, Cathy Humes, Liz Barrett, and Kyle Kordsmeier (Monday, Over the Eight, FREE)

2. Of course, Monday nights are also tailor-made for boozing, especially if you throw in a sugar rush. Tonight the Well teams up with “original alcoholic cupcake company” Prohibition Bakery for a Beer & Cupcake Pairing, featuring spring-flavored pastries and New Belgium brews. (Monday, The Well, FREE)

3. Get to know some of the people in your neighborhood at the launch party for Joshua D. Fischer’s book Meet the Regulars, which profiles a cross-section of Brooklynites in the places they love, from comedians to hairdressers to Pat Kiernan. The evening features Fischer in conversation with writer and photographer Nicole Disser. (Tuesday, powerHouse Arena, FREE) (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…)

04/18/16 2:00pm
There is zero chance of a normal time with VV/LD TØR∇S (#8) (photo by Katie Kay)

There is zero chance of a normal time with VV/LD TØR∇S (#8) (photo by Katie Kay)

1. Start your week off with some drama: theatrical collective Decent Company presents their bimonthly showcase of new works, including tales of a struggling comic, a heartbroken Greek goddess, a reclusive writer, a gregarious phantom, and the founder of a billion-dollar company. (Monday, Cobra Club, $16)

2. Combine your love of nerdery with your love of burlesquing babes at the inaugural Dirty Nerdy Revue featuring sexy numbers by Kita St Cyr, Mary Cyn, Diane Amore, Magdalena Fox, Anja Keister, and Lily Liqueur. (Monday, Lucky 13 Saloon, $10)

3. BRIC’s Stoop Series continues with Welcome to the Afrofuture, a multimedia exploration including a talk by afrofuturism aficionados Greg Tate and Ashley Clark, a film screening by Terence Nance, avant-garde hip-hop by H Prizm of Anti-Pop Consortium, freestyle dance by Linda LaNaija and Calvin Booker, and live-painting by Ericka Hagan. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE) (more…)

02/01/16 10:29am
Dansez-vous au Les Sans Culottes (#)

Dansez-vous au Les Sans Culottes! (#8) (pic by Ace Darter)

1. Support emerging artists and get something lovely to hang on your wall at Free the Art, where anyone can wander in and choose a piece of art—for free!—to call their very own. (Monday, Living Gallery, FREE)

2. Get a variety of entertainments at The Simple Show, with comedy from Karolena Greenidge and Gary Richardson, a talk on the physical manifestation of the internet by James Folta, and fun from cohosts Kady Ruth Ashcraft and Jenny Nelson. (Monday, Bushwick Public House, FREE)

3. Go back in time with the final installment of House of Yes’s immersive David Bowie film retrospective series, this time screening Basquiat, in which Bowie plays Andy Warhol, followed by an ’80s/New Wave dance party. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $10) (more…)

01/05/16 9:15am
It's hotter than you know. Photo by Daniel Lahr, via LiveScience

It’s hotter than you know. Photo by Daniel Lahr, via LiveScience

It’s Tuesday, the fifth day of the year, and we’re finally leaving things like 2015’s extended summer and Charlotte Flair being a face and staying home and being boring behind. The easiest way to avoid that last one is to look at the Brokelyn Events Calendar, but especially these awesome things I found on it, which are not just the best picks from the events calendar but the best picks for how to spend your night in general. (more…)

Free money! Although you have to leave the house

Free money! Although you have to leave the house

Holiday shopping is stressful, what with your family members asking for bad gifts and the crowded stores and the people waiting to steal your credit card information from online shopping sites. We do what we can to help with our gift guides, but we can’t do it alone. So, the DUMBO Business Improvement District is stepping in to just hand out free DUMBO cash to that’s legal currency at participating businesses in the area. All you have to do to get it is exist in DUMBO while they’re giving it out. (more…)

12/08/15 8:46am
Learn all about some other fantastic voyages today, since we only know about one

Learn all about some other fantastic voyages today, since we only know about one

You know, usually Tuesday feels a little better than Monday. This particular Tuesday though, it feels like the world is just coming apart at the seams. You’ve got a junior Mussolini running on top of the Republican field, you’ve got the Supreme Court thinking about upending the entire idea of voting power in America and the less said about governing in New York State the better. Sorry, didn’t mean to bring you down. Break through Existential Dread Tuesday by checking out the Brokelyn Event Calendar, particularly these fun things to do. (more…)

12/02/15 8:28am
Learn everything about what went into that very specific lettering tonight. via Flickr user Laser Burners

Learn everything about what went into that very specific lettering tonight. via Flickr user Laser Burners

Here we go, Wednesday, here we go! Don’t forget to run out into the world chanting the traditional Wednesday chant we all know and love, because we’re that much closer to the weekend. Also don’t forget though, that the Brokelyn Events Calendar has some great stuff for you to do tonight, especially these five nights out. (more…)

11/05/15 11:13am
What are they planning? Find out tonight

What is the robot menace planning? Find out tonight

“Thursday, Thursday, gotta get down on Thursday,” sang Rebecca Black in her viral shame hit from a couple years back. You kids should follow her advice and go out and do something crazy today. Or at least something fun, which the Brokelyn Events Calendar can help you with. (more…)

11/02/15 8:38am
via Beyonce Voters

via Beyonce Voters

Baseball is over until spring, so on the one hand there’s a good reason to go out and do stuff tonight. On the other hand, the Mets just lost the World Series, so there’s a good reason to sit in the dark and not do anything tonight. If you want to do stuff, the Brokelyn Events Calendar is here for you. (more…)