01/25/17 4:44pm
You could help run events in this awesome space at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. Via facebook. Photo by Shaul Schwarz via Royal Palms.

You could help run events in this awesome space at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. Via facebook. Photo by Shaul Schwarz via Royal Palms.

Do you need a job? Do jobs even matter any more? Should you still pay taxes? Will we all be reduced to bartering spare pickle juice and loose Timberlands within a few weeks as the economy crashes around us? Who knows! For now you still need a job to eat and pay rent and afford all those tattoos and piercings so conservatives can make fun of you as you march for basic human rights.

We’ve got a prime roundup of jobs this week, perfect for anyone who loves the world of obscure wonders, music, saving the environment or just playing shuffleboard in Gowanus. Read on! (more…)

12/15/16 10:00am
Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)

Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)

1. Go gonzo with Clocktower Radio’s #trashDAY, a live-audience radio broadcast where hosts k(Rob), Doe Derek, and guests investigate the works of current MoCADA exhibiting artists. (Friday, MoCADA, $8)

2. Giggle at all sorts of holiday antics at the premiere screening of MINDTROLL Snows It In, an hour of music and performance followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. (Friday, Video Revival, FREE)

3. Show solidarity while enjoying great performances at Seems Fake But Ok, a variety show with proceeds benefitting the undocumented-youth-led NYSYLC. (Friday, Mayday Space, $5) (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…)

07/28/16 4:00pm
Peep some peculiar puppets tonight (#4) (pic by Joe Mazza)

Peep some peculiar puppets tonight (#4) (pic by Joe Mazza)

1. Have a cartoonishly good time at the 13th annual Animation Block Party, with screenings all weekend from international shorts to cartoon restorations to animated ads. (Friday through Sunday, BAMcinématek, $14/program)

2. Shine on at Glow@Grove, a dance party that lights up the night with a cosmic light show, body-painting, roaming light performers, and DJs Chela and Jubilee to keep you moving. (Friday, Grove Alley Night Market, FREE)

3. Find your groove at the Brooklyn Get Down house music festival, with a dozen DJs, a film screening, a panel discussion, and an indoor/outdoor art installation. (Friday & Saturday, Greenwood Beach, $10) (more…)

07/14/16 3:00pm
Frisk around in a park with the Cradle Theatre Company (#1)

Frisk around in the park with the Cradle Theatre Company (#1)

1. Be mischievous at the Cradle Theatre Company’s modern-day retelling of As You Like It. (Friday through Sunday, Prospect Park, FREE)

2. Get campy at Psycho Beach Party, a slasher/1960s comedy mashup full of cool kids, multiple personalities, and murder. (Friday & Saturday, Old Stone House, FREE)

3. Show your love of literature at the Bomb Magazine Issue 136 Launch Party, with art, music, drinks, and dancing. (Friday, Be Electric Studios, FREE) (more…)

10/16/15 8:58am
Dance the (Sun)day away. (pic by Flickr user John M.)

Dance the (Sun)day away. (pic by Flickr user John M.)

1. Try not to get a pie in the face at Standard Toykraft’s That Slapstick Show, a curated evening of silent film’s comedy gems. (Friday, $10)

2. Diversify our hilarity at the brand new Experimental Comedy Gallery with Affirmative Laughter: Black Girls Are Funny, featuring Marie Faustin, Nicky Sunshine, Chanel Ali, and more. (Friday, FREE)

3. Sate your taste for melodrama while watching the Debussy opera Pelleas and Melisande—on a boat. (Friday through Sunday, $30) (more…)

09/15/15 8:45am
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Don’t make her prove she knows how to use that thing

Hmm…how does that old song go? “Just another manic Tuesday,” I think that’s it right? You too might find yourself with a manic Tuesday, because on the one hand you’re going to be down when you have to go to work. On the other hand, you can look forward to one of these fun things to do, as pulled off the Brokelyn Event Calendar, in order to dangerously and suddenly whip your Tueday into a more positive emotional state. (more…)

09/14/15 10:38am
The Big Bupkis

It may be a whole lotta nothing but we never miss a Yiddish bullfight. (No. 7)

1. It’s the most literary time of the year: the Brooklyn Book Festival approaches! The fest itself isn’t until Sunday, but there’s a whole week of “bookend” events leading up to it, and tonight is the official Bookend Kickoff Party, co-presented by an amazing roster of lit luminaries: Catapult, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, PEN American Center, and Tumblr. (Monday, FREE)

2. Calling all Virgos—Sycamore Bar is having a party just for you (well, and everyone else too), with tarot readings, flower crowns, drink specials, and dancing all night long. (Monday, FREE)

3. You don’t need a car for the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club’s Drive-In Movie Night, a double-feature of Nefertitty in Space and Barabarella, with witty commentary by Lola RocknRolla, World Famous BOB, and Bastard Keith. (Tuesday, $7) (more…)

07/10/15 10:50am

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1. Bid a sad farewell to Proteus Gowanus, the latest in an endless series of losses for alternative spaces in Bk. (Friday, FREE)

2. Baila to the diverse offerings at Celebrate Brooklyn’s Latin Alternative Music Conference, Bajofondo, Astro, and Los Auténticos Decadentes. (Friday, FREE)

3. Whip up some laughs at Bitches Brew, featuring comics Ryan Donahue, Jeff Simmermon, Farah Brook, and more. (Friday, FREE) (more…)

05/28/15 8:33am
Come aboard, sailor. via Flickr user Kevin Coles

Come aboard, sailor. via Flickr user Kevin Coles

1. Join the (cross-dressing) lotus eaters in Coney Island at Switch & Play’s Odragyssey. (Friday, $15)

2. Run away to Industry City for Rooftop Films’ 19th season opener, showcasing a series of short films about cinematic escapes. (Friday, $15)

3. Cringe through Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli’s Relationshit, where comedians tell relationship stories and then get advice from therapists right there on stage. (Friday, $8) (more…)