08/16/13 9:32am
Like this, but at the beach. via Facebook

Like this, but at the beach. via Facebook

Man, Rippers is really gonna be the place to be this weekend. Not that it usually isn’t a great place to be, but not only are they hosting short film selections from the Queens World Film Festival on the beach in front of them on Saturday, but they’re also hosting a sweet concert to benefit Restore Rockaway with a whole bunch of summer-friendly garage rockers. (more…)

05/20/13 4:13pm
Fun fun, oh baby, fun fun

Fun fun, oh baby, fun fun

1. A professional psychotherapist stops by BookCourt to talk about the WAR over the DSM V. Maybe he’ll diagnose you while he’s there (Monday)

2. Gowanus Open Studios is here to remind people that art happens in places south of Williamsburg, so see what they’re all about at their launch party (Monday)

3. McSweeney’s and Vanity Fair cartoonist Lisa Hanwalt drops by Powerhouse to talk about her wacky illustrations (Monday)  (more…)

If they want bumper cars and skeeball, who are we to argue?

If they want bumper cars and skeeball, who are we to argue? via Facebook

OK, so it’s summer now, right? What’s that about 50 degrees this weekend? Whatever who cares. Summer! Which of course has us thinking about Coney Island. Almost 6 months after Sandy, the businesses there are still trying to get over the hump and get ready for the summer throngs. And sure, they could fill out a bunch of FEMA forms and hope that some lunatic Tea Party rep from backwater Alabama doesn’t get people to go along with the idea that sending the rest of the Sandy relief money is “against God’s will.” But they can also turn to us and ask for a little help, which is exactly what they’ve done. (more…)

04/02/13 1:38pm
Maybe give some to Occupy Sandy. via Facebook

Maybe give some to Occupy Sandy. via Facebook

So we’ve already got one way to argue over how to spend gobs of money, at least if you live in Brad Lander’s district and want to be part of his participatory budget-palooza. If you don’t live in Lander’s district, don’t get bummed out about not being able to spend huge amounts of money, because you’ve got two more chances in front of you. One, involves how Ikea should help Red Hook, and and the other is the big kahuna: how do we spend the money the federal government gave us after we clawed it out of their horrible hands. (more…)

Delicious, and charitable. Great, sign us up. Via Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Delicious, and charitable. Great, sign us up. Via Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Food! Do you like it? Haha, of course you do! What’s the only problem with it? Yep, that’s right, eventually you eat al of it and it’s gone. Yet you still want more. On occasion there are ways around this problem though, and this weekend is one of those occasions: an all-night spaghetti buffet bash that benefits the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen. Food and charity? Hell freaking yes. (more…)

03/21/13 8:51am
He doesn't look THAT angry

He doesn’t look THAT angry

1. See Curtis Eller, America’s “angriest yodeling banjo player” do his thing at Branded, because this is Brooklyn in the year 2013 (Friday)

2. It’s a fundraiser/pizza making contest, so you can show off, fill up and still claim to be doing good for the world. A rare win-win-win (Friday)

3. The Brick hosts plays based on conversations with internet chat machine Cleverbot. Expect things to be…robotic? (Friday)

4. The Toothaches and Eskalators really ramp things up at Death By Audio (Friday) (more…)

We hear volunteering gives you real sex a-peel.

We hear volunteering gives you real sex a-peel

We’ve given some attention to New York’s slow but encouraging recovery from Sandy, whether it’s something like Fairway re-opening or the Wonder Wheel starting its season on time, but despite those encouraging signs, there’s still a lot of work to be done. But if you’re not an actual superhero, what can you do to help as volunteer opportunities fade to the background? You can do food prep for good at the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen, that’s what. (more…)

03/11/13 9:00am
Please teach them. Our livelihood kinda depends on it

Please teach them. Our livelihood kinda depends on it

It’s almost outdoor festival season, which means that a whole bunch of jobs are cropping up around Celebrate Brooklyn! and related events. BRIC Arts is a multi-disciplinary non-profit dedicated to bringing the borough’s art to the people. They’re looking for a full-time program coordinator, temporary web specialist, and a whole bunch of other positions. If you’re looking for something a little less long-term and a little more sweat-outdoors-while-listening-to-music, maybe you can sign on as merch or entrance staff. The possibilities are endless.

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If you can look this clean at the end of the day, we salute you

If you can look this clean at the end of the day, we salute you

Just because the Super Bowl is over doesn’t mean wing season is over. As it turns out, wing season lasts the entire year, which is great news for people who like chicken but don’t want to be bothered with a fork and knife. More good news for wings fans: it’s almost time for the fourth annual Best Wings in Brooklyn competition, at Red Star Bar. Get your stomachs in gorging shape, guys. (more…)

02/28/13 1:02pm
Was this your boat? Tell Your Story wants to hear about it. Photo by Ben Britz

Was this your boat? Tell Your Story wants to hear about it. Photo by Ben Britz

If you were in Red Hook during Sandy, what were you going through? Was it scary? Did you think you were going to get washed away? Or was it more resigned irritation, knowing you’d have to clean all that shit up after the storm subsided? Did you form new bonds with neighbors? Where did you stay if you had to leave? If you’ve got answers to these questions or any other experiences you can only have by living in Red Hook during a hurricane, Tell Your Story wants to hear it! (more…)