02/23/15 9:06am
No, we're fine, someone's just chopping onions

No, we’re fine, someone’s just chopping onions

1. It’s New York Beer Week, so check out the cheap events brewing around town. (Monday-Friday)

2. Hear about Eric Walrond, a black writer who introduced Americans to the literary Caribbean, at Greenlight Bookstore. (Monday)

3. Catch Janeane Garofalo, Anna Drezen and a host of other comics performing for free in the back of Muchmore’s at Fresh Perspectives. (Monday) (more…)

02/16/15 9:49am
issa rae

Just a little awkward though. via Facebook

1. Your fate doesn’t have to feel so bleak thanks to the comics at We’re Going to Hell Comedy Show at Bar Chord. (Monday)

2. Issa Rae from the web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl will be launching an eponymous book at powerHouse Arena. (Monday)

3. The panelists at Kickstarter’s Talking Shop: How to Pay Your Writers will help you keep your publication from becoming a writer sweatshop. (Tuesday) (more…)

12/05/14 3:41pm
muppet christmas

Spending some time this Christmas season with the Muppets at Union Hall is just one of the many ways to enjoy the season this year

Santa was ushered into Macy’s at the conclusion of the Thanksgiving Day parade, thus officially signaling the beginning of another holiday season. There’s no denying that New York City in December is breathtakingly beautiful. The holiday markets, ice rinks, display windows, the omnipresent smell of evergreens in the air… and ahh yes, the herds of tourists. Want to avoid the crowds and subsequently becoming a Grinch? Stay in Brooklyn for all seasonal festivities. Whether you’re a Buddy the Elf or an Ebenezer Scrooge, Brokelyn has your one-stop holiday guide for fun and festive happenings in your favorite borough, all under $30. (more…)

12/01/14 10:47am
roast of santa

Dig up Santa’s past. Photo by Sarah Bibi

1. Singer/songwriter Mackenzie Shivers is powering through some ballads at Pete’s Candy Store. (Monday)

2. Start your week off with some dancing and bathtub liquere at Moonshine Monday. (Monday)

3. Jackknife Comedy brings some cutting jokes to Brooklyn Colony. (Tuesday) (more…)

11/24/14 12:54pm
Time for some seasonal movies and bitter betrayal.

Time for some seasonal movies and bitter betrayal.

1. Go tell the folks at Brooklyn, Stand Up!! how thankful you are for their free jokes. (Monday)

2. Don’t forget to go to Brooklyn Public Philosophers’ talk Memory Holes, where they’ll be discussing memory manipulation and the self. (Monday)

3. Filthy Stinking Rich is Brooklyn’s most expensive free comedy show, so wear your good monocle to this one. (Monday) (more…)

11/17/14 10:39am
Oh we are about to do some damage.

Oh we are about to do some damage.

1. Brainstorm ways the Eastern Parkway Branch Library can serve the community better, like by sending librarians to deliver bedtime stories and possibly snacks. (Monday)

2. The Old Souls Collection Launch Party features an experimental steel furniture installation along with free music and snacks. (Monday)

3. Rocket and Lightship’s author discusses his collection of essays from famous writers exploring how literature can illuminate our ethics, politics, and pleasures. (Tuesday) (more…)

09/22/14 10:45am
Your outfit's already been planned out.

Your outfit’s already been planned out.

1. See if you can think of any topics that aren’t covered in 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write. (Monday)

2. Plunge right into Dive Comedy at Freddy’s Bar. (Monday)

3. Art Talks, and boy does it (and speakers from BRIC, Soapbox Gallery and Gridspace) want to have a word with you. (Monday) (more…)

09/02/14 9:28am
dirty dancing

Table 87 won’t put summer in a corner, they’ll show you Dirty Dancing outdoors

1. BookCourt releases Cold Type, a Death of a Salesman-esque father-son tale. (Tuesday)

2. It might be past Labor Day, but there are still outdoor movies to enjoy, like Dirty Dancing at Table 87 in Gowanus. Have the time of your life. (Tuesday)

3. Voodoo Boogaoo’s eccentric neo-soul is sliding over to The Way Station. (Wednesday) (more…)

08/25/14 9:29am
Both his literary brilliance and his smolder will be at powerHouse Arena.

Both his literary brilliance and his smolder will be at powerHouse Arena.

1. British journalist Peter Snow presents his book on the War of 1812, When Britain Burned the White House. Peter Snow, are you mocking us? (Monday)

2. Salman Rushdie joins Vanessa Manko as she discusses her novel The Invention of Exile. (Monday)

3. Videology is showing Persistence of Vision, a documentary on the greatest animated film to never happen. No, not Heavy Metal(Monday) (more…)

07/07/14 10:59am
You're gonna feel real cultured after this one.

You’re gonna feel real cultured after this one.

1. Chuck Klosterman is back with new cultural critiques and a new book he’ll be talking about at BookCourt. (Monday)

2. Why do books inside though? Books Beneath the Bridge at Brooklyn Bridge Park starts tonight with, Liberty’s Torch, Elizabeth Mitchell’s account of how the Statue of Liberty was built. (Monday)

3. Videology’s local filmmaker showcase shows off the internet’s best comedic web series. You can be up there one day too, if you follow our advice. (Monday)

4. If your air conditioner’s broken, join the herd of children flocking to Coney Island to watch Frozen and sing along to that overhyped “Let It Go” song. (Monday) (more…)