07/23/15 8:01am
See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

See what all the hoopla and hype was about. via (Diet) Coke and Sympathy

It’s Thursday, congrats on making it this far in the week. By tomorrow night, everything you struggled with and hated will fade into soothing weekend drinking. Of course, until tomorrow night, you need something to do in order to get over the bridge from Thursday to Friday. That’s where the Brokelyn Events Calendar, and all of its wonderful events comes in. We picked the five best events from it, events we think will make it feel like Friday, which will be great until you have to go into work tomorrow (lol). (more…)

07/08/15 9:31am
big freedia

Read everywhere, read everywhere. via Flickr user Kowarski

Iiiit’s Wednesday! Halfway through another slog of a workweek. Unless you work a retail/freelance schedule, in which case maybe it’s your weekend or you haven’t worked all week. Whatever the status of your week is, the one thing that’s inarguable is that there are some great things you can find to do tonight on our events calendar. (more…)

07/01/15 8:53am
Inglourious Basterds

It’s Hitler’s worst nightmare, after losing in the World Cup

Welcome to July, you did it! We mean, if that’s where you were trying to get to, you did it. We have a question though. If everyone is fucking off from work on Friday, is Wednesday still the halfway point of the week? Or is this one of those holiday weeks where by Thursday everyone has just decided they’re done with everything? Even the mayor already left town, do we even have laws anymore? Ponder our new lawless, half week thing as you enjoy the best nightlife Brooklyn has to offer, as found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

06/23/15 10:50am
books beneath the bridge

What a view for some words. Photo by Etienne Frossard, vis Brooklyn Bridge Park

Outdoor summer stuff, there’s so much of it! You’ve got your free concerts, your more free concerts, your free movies, your more free movies, your many locations to drink yourself numb under the stars. What about people who love to read though? Hey great news, you haven’t been forgotten, because Books Beneath the Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s free outdoor reading series, is back with another lineup curated by all of your favorite local book stores. (more…)

03/30/15 9:40am
Get that ca$h Leo owes you

Get that ca$h Leo owes you

1. Hear what Michaela angela Davis and other activists have to say about gentrification in East New York at Brooklyn Stand Up. (Monday)

2. Una LaMarche talks about her hairier, awkwarder days of her youth with Unabrow at BookCourt. (Monday)

3. Brooklyn Public Philosophers discuss takes on Adaptive Preferences and the Women in the Global South. (Monday) (more…)

03/09/15 9:25am
Know your priorities this week

Know your priorities this week

1. Wear your party hats slight off center and stuff your face with free cake at Side Ponytail comedy’s first birthday. (Monday)

2. Franklin Park Reading Series is also celebrating their birthday (ooo tension) with readings by Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman and author James Hannaham. (Monday)

3. Catch an interview with Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan, then discuss, laugh and get quizzed on politics with Allen McDuffee and John Flowers at 61 Local’s Politics & Pints. (Tuesday) (more…)

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…)