03/23/17 10:35am
Drag yourself out for a ruff night with Ruby Roo (#1) (pic by Natalie Molina)

Drag yourself out for a ruff night with Ruby Roo (#1) (pic by Natalie Molina)

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

1. Fancy yourself up for Drag Me Out to Lot 45 to watch the season 9 premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race, plus a Quick Drag competition, trivia, giveaways, and performances from Ruby Roo, Shiny Penny, Hannah Lou, and more. (Friday, Lot 45, $5)

2. Warm up at No Enemies to the Left: It’s Getting Hot in Here, a music and comedy fundraiser for the Union of Concerned Scientists to combat climate change. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20)

3. Listen to some lovely tales at the Ladies Night Storytelling Show, hosted by Shelby Thompson — pink jackets not required. (Friday, Big Irv’s, FREE) (more…)

03/02/17 9:00am
Say konichiwa to JK Pop with The Lothario (#5)

Say konichiwa to some JK Pop with The Lothario (#5)

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

1. Get in formation and head to Puppet Playlist #23: Beyoncé, where a dozen puppeteers have prepared short puppet skits to the tunes of the one and only Queen Bey. (Friday, Triskelion Arts, $15)

2. Learn a new way to groove at Brooklyn Contra Dance, a cross between swing and square dancing, with a live 10-piece band. Beginners welcome. (Friday, Camp Friendship, $15)

3. Get funny chills at Comedy Electric #10, with Justin Williams, Alvin Irby, Maria Heinegg, Elsa Waithe, Boris Khaykin, Clark Jones, and a surprise guest. (Friday, Franklin Electric, FREE) (more…)

02/27/17 12:56pm
Roullez some bon temps with Sabrina Chap (#8)

Roullez some bon temps with Sabrina Chap (#8)

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

1. Start your week off silly at Goofy, where performers do their weirdest work, featuring Sandy Honig, Rome Davis, Maya Sharma, and more, plus improv from the Goof Troupe. (Monday, Legion Bar, FREE)

2. Giggle angelically at the February edition of Divine Comedy, tonight starring Mike Recine, Ariel Elias, Nate Marshall, and Harrison Tweed. (Monday, Two Saints, FREE)

3. Make no apologies for checking out Am I Write, Ladies?: Sorry Not Sorry, an evening of new work from women and gender non-conforming artists, from punk blues to spoken word to dance. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $10) (more…)

12/22/16 10:01am
Slash your way through the holiday weekend (#)

Slash your way through the holiday weekend (#9)

1. Get in the (un-)holiday spirit with a screening of Bad Santa — and if you want to redeem yourself with a double-feature, catch It’s a Wonderful Life next. (Friday, Syndicated, $3 ea)

2. Mix and mingle with artists and neighbors at the Open Source Soup Kitchen, a volunteer-made one-pot meal for all comers. (Friday, Open Source Gallery, FREE)

3. Learn how to stand up for others in this frightening new world at an interactive workshop on Bystander Intervention and De-escalation Training. (Friday, Silent Barn, by donation) (more…)

12/08/16 11:16am
Sound the horns and axe out your date! (#1) (pic by BibiBooth)

Sound the horns and axe out your date! (#1) (pic by BibiBooth)

1. Join Brokelyn and the skint to drink like your boss isn’t watching at our 6th annual No Office Holiday Party! There will be live-band karaoke with Rock Star Karaoke NYC, DJ Doctor Mister spinning holiday tunes, our NSFW holiday photo booth, drink specials from cosponsor Coworkrs, drunk food from Yeah Dawg, and more surprises! (Friday, Littlefield, $5)

2. Welcome winter at BHS Free Friday: Let It Snow, where you can make DIY snowflakes, learn to knit, hear how the Ice Age affected New York City, and enjoy accordion music from Matt Veligdan. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

3. See some revolutionary art at the opening of Sister Outsider, a show of protest and solidarity featuring 20 artists who belong to communities that have been directly threatened by Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric. (Friday, Underdonk, FREE) (more…)

11/03/16 12:54pm
Get your rave on with Roisin Murphy (#5) (pic by Nicole Nodland)

Get your rave on with Róisín Murphy (#4) (pic by Nicole Nodland)

1. Find something to hang on your walls at Prints Gone Wild, where Cannonball Press have assembled a smorgasbord of posters all for $50 or less. (Friday, Littlefield, FREE)

2. Stuff your face at Brooklyn Kitchen’s 10th Birthday Weekend, featuring demos, workshops, giveaways, contests, booze, and more foodie festivities. (Friday through Sunday, Brooklyn Kitchen, FREE)

3. Try to find the humor at Playing Politics: Dirges for Democracy, where classical musicians take on the election, including an operatic performance of Trump tweets. (Friday, City Reliquary, $15)

4. Rave it out at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, with highlights including Kerri Chandler, Benji B, The Black Madonna, Honey Dijon, and Róisín Murphy. (Friday through Sunday, varies) (more…)

10/27/16 10:10am
Rozay Labeija will slay you at Cryptkeepers (#4)

Rozay Labeija will slay you at Cryptkeepers (#4)

1. Start your Halloween weekend artfully with Norte Maar’s Beat Nite Greenpoint, with 10 galleries around the neighborhood open late. (Friday, Greenpoint, FREE)

2. Be a relaxed witch at Chick Flicks & Coloring, with Halloween-themed coloring books, group tarot readings, a screening of Practical Magic, midnight margaritas, and more. (Friday, Threes Brewing, $13)

3. See a slew of musicians in costume at the Halloween Cover Bands Bash, with performances of everyone from MC5 to Green Day to Marvin Gaye to Sonic Youth. (Friday & Saturday, The Gutter, FREE) (more…)

10/06/16 11:32am
Rock out with Shamir for Housing Works (#2)

Rock out with Shamir for Housing Works (#2)

1. Celebrate the season at Live at the Archway: Oktoberfest, a temporary outdoor beer hall with oompah bands, virtual apple picking, arts & crafts, festive food, and Bavarian beer in limited-edition steins. (Friday & Saturday, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

2. Furnish your digs at Housing Works’ popular interior-design benefit, Design on a Dime, with a Brooklyn outpost for the first time ever. Kicking things off is the Creative Independent’s Friday Party, with readings, music, and art. (Friday through Sunday, Industry City, FREE / $20)

3. Explore the nuances of cultural identity at What’s an Afro-Latina/o?, a panel discussion with Afro-Latina poet and artist Venessa Marco, Owner of the Peralta Project M. Tony Peralta, and more. (Friday MoCADA, FREE) (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…)

09/01/16 11:03am
Clown around with Les Bunheads (#3) (pic by Muriel Leclerc)

Clown around with Les Bunheads (#3) (pic by Muriel Leclerc)

1. Start saying goodbye to the season at the Summer’s End Music Festival, three days of bands from Guerilla Toss to Mal Blum to Kississippi to Psymon Spine. (Friday through Sunday, Aviv, $10–$15 day/$30 weekend)

2. See unusual artists from all over the world at the Experi-MENTAL Performance Art Festival, including Cultural Fits, Wild Torus, Murmurists, Little Water Radio, and many more. (Friday through Sunday, Silent Barn, $10/day)

3. Yuck it up at the monthlong Clown Theater Festival, beginning tonight with a Clown Cabaret starring Les Bunheads, The Heist, Contemporary Mime, and more. (Friday, Brick Theater, $15) (more…)