If you can’t think of some book, any book to get her, how strong is your relationship anyway? via Facebook
We’re basically at DEFCON 1 with Valentine’s Day, what with it being this week, and you’re probably panicking a little bit because you haven’t bought your boo a gift. Plus, shouldn’t there be something in this whole thing for you? Well, never fear, because the folks at powerHouse Arena are here with a buy one book, get a second half-off sale that lasts through Valentine’s Day. Finally, some people who recognize that Valentine’s Day is as much about treating yourself as it is treating your alleged special someone. (more…)
Time lords will never be royals. They crave a different kind of fez.
This Saturday’s “Day of the Doctor” 50th anniversary Doctor Who special is probably the most important globally televised event in history that doesn’t involve sports, Korean war doctors or the prolonged explanation of the meeting of mothers. The special — which unites both 11th Doctor Matt Smith and 10th (and best) Doctor David Tennant, plus a slew of sure-to-be-surprises, including John Hurt’s awesome-sounding WAR DOCTOR — will be drawing out all the spacetime nerds from all over Brooklyn like a bowl of hand-churned, farm-raised fish fingers and custard.
You’ve got a couple options to celebrate the event, and a few spots to watch the worldwide simulcast for free too: in a true feat of bigger on the inside, The Way Station, Brooklyn’s Doctor Who HQ in Prospect Heights, has even partnered with some neighboring bars for extra screening room. (more…)
It’s the perfect weekend to watch people explore dungeons
1. Celebrate one year of awesome meat sales with the folks at BrisketTown, by eating meat and then using the energy from the protein to dance (Friday)
2. Come out to a benefit party for the Gotham Roller Derby Girls, because if you don’t, they’ll kick your ass. And you know damn well they can (Friday)
3. Think books are boring? Well what if there’s a party for one about New York City’s drug scene and feature performances from Himanshu of the late, lamented Das Racist? Yeah, not so boring now (Friday)
4. An Adventure Time TV party is better than your average TV party because it’s Adventure Time for Christ’s sake. Plus, they’ll be giving out prizes for the best costume, so dressing like the Ice King is finally an advantage (Friday) (more…)
Expensive storm, free book. Via Concord Free Press.
Hard to think it’s been almost a year since Hurricane Sandy walloped the coastline — after all, some of its most victimized businesses have only squeaked back to life in the past month or so. Even if you spent the summer looking at the damage in the Rockaways while on your way to the beach, the real images of how awful that storm really was are important to remember. Over at the New York Times, our friend Julie Turkewitz writes about The Rockaways, a new photo book from photographer Gilles Peress showing the devastation in Breezy Point and the surrounding areas. And you can get it for free starting today at PowerHouse Arena in Dumbo. (more…)
Karaoke is for everyone. via Flickr user The Great Gray Skwid
Book release parties are usually calm affairs, which makes sense. It’s just a person reading from their book, and hanging out to make some small talk. Which is normally fine. But sometimes they really set themselves apart. Tonight is one of those cases, when Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield has his book release party, for his memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke, at powerHouse Arena (37 Main Street, DUMBO). As his book is about karaoke, there’s going to be karaoke at powerHouse after Sheffield does his reading, and it’s all for free. Forever’s gonna start tonight. (more…)