03/09/17 11:11am
Bend some genders with Viktor Devonne (#) (pic by by Atticus Stevenson)

Bend some genders with Viktor Devonne (#15). Pic by Atticus Stevenson

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Experience international art at Expressions of Middle Eastern Culture, with a screening of The Iran Job, an artist talk by Tarik Sadouma, music from Meredith Monk and Malak el-Nasser, and belly-dancing by Malayeem. (Friday, San Damiano Mission, FREE)

2. Pay your respects to Big Poppa at the opening of 20 B.I.G. Years, three days of art in homage to the Notorious B.I.G. in his own neighborhood. (Friday, Bishop Gallery, FREE)

3. Play around daintily at Game Night: Feminist Politics, featuring interactive, creative games made by artists Rebecca Goyette, Desiree Des, and Željka Blakšić. (Friday, Soho20 Gallery, FREE) (more…)

02/16/17 9:50am
Try not to startle Subhah Agarwal (#

Try not to startle Subhah Agarwal (#2)

Stay informed about fundraisers and other anti-Trump events across NYC in our weekly activism roundup here.

1. Get tingly at the book launch for Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, with readings by contributors as well as performances and more. (Friday, Industry City Distillery, FREE)

2. Giggle about what’s good at the Silver Linings Comedy Show, featuring Patrick Schroeder, Subhah Agarwal, Mike Abrusci, Courtney Maginnis, and more. (Friday, Precious Metal, FREE)

3. Affirm creativity for all at this month’s Queer Abstract, with comedy by Lou Gonzalez, music by Carissa Matsushima, poetry by Paul Tran, dance by Nia and Ness, and more. (Friday, Starr Bar, FREE) (more…)

01/26/17 8:52am
Marvel at movement with MICHIYAYA Dance (#2)

Marvel at movement with MICHIYAYA Dance (#2)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here. If you just need diversion for your weekend, read on.]

1. Giggle demurely at LAWL, an all-gal comedy show with Amy Zimmer, Madonna Refugia, Dominique Nisperos, and Milly Tamarez. (Friday, New Women Space, FREE)

2. Watch wild moves at the Director’s Choice Showcase, with dancers including City Stompers, 5th Digit, and MICHIYAYA Dance. (Friday through Sunday, Spoke the Hub, $15)

3. Read some lips at Live-Dubbed Sitcoms: New Boss Edition, where comedians improvise dialogue over muted episodes of Cheers and Seinfeld. (Friday, Videology, $5) (more…)

01/12/17 10:31am
Get on down with Soul Science Lab (#4) (pic by Sindayiganza)

Get on down with Soul Science Lab (#5) (pic by Sindayiganza)

1. Dork out at the Nerd Nite, with lectures on mind-reading, the science of hangovers, and the history of music videos. Come early for trivia before the presentations. (Friday, Littlefield, $10)

2. See some northerly artistry at BarnFest 2017, a showcase of works developed at the Barn Arts Collective in Maine, with 20+ performances throughout the weekend. (Friday through Sunday, Cloud City, $12)

3. Listen to literature in many languages at Us & Them, a writer/translator reading series featuring Bonnie Chau, Elisa Wouk Almino, Jeremy Tiang, and Virginia Konchan. (Friday, Molasses Books, FREE)

4. Hear from smart and funny folks at Pulitzer Surprises, with a slew of comedians including Hasan Minhaj, Eliza Cossio, and Caroline Schaper, plus actual Pulitzer Prize-winner Amy Harmon. (Friday, Union Hall, $6) (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…)

10/13/16 8:49am
En garde! for Silvia Salamanca (#3)

En garde! for Silvia Salamanca (#3)

1. Check out Bushwick’s newest art gallery at “Opening,” a group exhibition curated by Yael Azoulay and Sol Erez, with music by Romi Hanoch. (Friday, Space Heater, FREE)

2. Get carried away at Games, Dames, and Acromobiles, a nerdy circus revue hosted by a PhD and a former dominatrix, with contorting Avengers, kinky acrobats, airborne Pokemon trainers, and plenty more. (Friday through Sunday, Big Sky Works, $25)

3. Don’t get cut at the Swords and Skirts Showcase, starring Silvia Salamanca and belly dancers including Dalia Carella, Irina Akulenko, and Matt Elliott. (Friday, Kumble Theater, $25) (more…)

09/22/16 3:16pm
Have a jamboree with Queen Esther (#2) (pix by Paul Ker)

Have a jamboree with Queen Esther (#2) (pic by Paul Ker)

1. Start your weekend off with a plethora of plays at Pop! Performance Festival, with more than 30 works around Bushwick throughout the weekend. (Friday through Sunday, various locations, FREE)

2. Stomp your feet and clap your hands for the second annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, with nearly 50 bands at several bars and venues, from Queen Esther to The Defibulators to Alex Battles. (Friday through Sunday, various locations, FREE)

3. Blast off at Midnight Radio Show’s Tour of the Galaxy Cabaret, with shadow puppets, dance, poetry, music, and more. (Friday, Fairyland, $20)

4. Get delirious for Princess, an all-Prince cover band starring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum. (Friday & Saturday, Brooklyn Bowl, $30) (more…)

09/08/16 4:08pm
Dream up a dark fairytale at Cloud Cuckooland (#4)

Dream up a dark fairytale at Cloud Cuckooland (#4) (pic by Michael Blase)

1. See a scrappy troupe at Circus Amok: Smaller, Rawer, Freer, a radical inclusive circus featuring feats of balance, jaunty jugglers, elaborate escapology, and more. (Friday, Sunset Park, FREE)

2. Watch what happens when a community comes together at a screening of Saving Jamaica Bay, a doc about cleanup and recover post–Superstorm Sandy. (Friday, Prospect Park Picnic House, $15)

3. Get rowdy at the Brooklyn Bazaar Grand Reopening, with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah presented by Gothamist. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20) (more…)

02/11/16 8:18am
Baby Soda Jazz Band is going to rock the Bootlegger's Tea Party (#)

Baby Soda Jazz Band is going to rock the Bootlegger’s Tea Party (#7)

1. No matter your feelings on the loviest holiday, we can all agree: your ex was the worst. Head to Syndicated for an Erase Your Ex Double-Feature of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. (Friday & Saturday, Syndicated, $5)

2. Get fit while finding—or rejecting!—love at Just Friends: The Chillest Valentine’s at a climbing gym, with live music, chocolates, and tandem climbing routes. (Friday, Brooklyn Boulders, $22)

3. Turn the love outward at the Bushwick Love Party, a charity fundraiser and kickin’ dance party with DJ sets by Chew-Fu, DJ Pony, and ILLspokinn. Proceeds go, via the 108 Lives Project, to earthquake sufferers in Phulping, Nepal. (Friday, Fine & Raw, $15) (more…)

10/17/15 9:00am

HONK NYC! joins forces with legendary art party Rubulad to take over the cavernous Bushwick venue, The Wick, for a night of unadulterated celebration. This is going to be an epic, fantastic festival shindig & street band explosion!

Dress Fiesta Wear: parade pomp, Carnavale queens, second-line sinners: get your March Band Geek Freak on.

TIX: Specially priced, $15 tickets (and other tiers, with rewards) available on our Kickstarter to support the 2015 Fest: http://tinyurl.com/nzlsdq8

Live Music by:

Sxip Shirey & His JANK Band (NYC)
http://www.sxipshirey.com/

Batala NYC with samba maestro Marcus Santos (Brazil/Boston)
www.batala.nyc
http://www.grooversity.com/

AFRO-BLOCO dancing led by Nao Yamada during this set!

Underground Horns (NYC) https://www.facebook.com/undergroundhorns

Drumadics (NYC)
http://www.drumadics.com/

Les Vilains Chicots (Paris)
http://lesvilainschicots.com/

Environmental Encroachment (Chicago)
http://www.encroach.net/

New Creations Brass Band (New Orleans) https://www.facebook.com/newcreationsbrass

Stefan Zeniuk & His Flaming Bari Sax
DJs:

DJ Mojo 2000
DJ Baby K
DJ Kris Anton

Plus:

Projections by The Sperm Whale
G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Film Fest
Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur
Hooping by Celia Bklyn Hooper
Sensational Stilts
Photo Booth by Archbishop Tutu
U-Kraft-It Costume Booth
Scrumptious Pizza in the Backyard
Semi-Precious Jewelry and Other Gorgeousness by Khenti and Stacia