12/19/16 9:52am
SweetLorraine_by_BettinaMay1

Go glam with Sweet Lorraine’s burlesque stylings (#6) (pic by BettinaMay1)

1. Start your holiday week off with festive cheer at Yule Log 2.016, a daylong animation showcase featuring 50 short films from a diverse array of artists. (Monday, BRIC, FREE)

2. Laugh your way through the Night Train Holiday Spectacular, with a great lineup of jokesters including Michael Che, Nimesh Patel, and Joyelle Johnson, plus puppeteer James Godwin. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Show your love of words at the inaugural Ditmas Lit reading, with BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald, Lambda Literary fellow Jeanne Thornton, satirist Gabrielle Moss, and poet Tommy “Teebs” Pico. (Tuesday, Sycamore, FREE) (more…)

09/30/16 10:30am
Dance it all out at Papi Juice (#5)

Dance it all out at Papi Juice (#5)

1. It’s practically October — say “Prost!” to the first Oktoberfest celebration of many this month, with Bavarian-inspired food and plenty of beers. (Friday, Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten, FREE)

2. Steep yourself in Shakespeare at Dzieci Theater’s immersive, interactive Makbet performed inside a recycling center. (Friday through Sunday, Sure We Can, $10)

3. Do some creative shopping at Shwick’s Artmart, with arts and crafts, performances and visuals, fashion and installations. (Friday through Sunday, 395 Johnson Ave., FREE) (more…)

08/01/16 2:00pm
Go crazy with Adira Amram & the Experience (#6)

Go crazy with Adira Amram & the Experience (#6) (pic by 92Y Tribeca/Flickr)

1. Hear some tough but hilarious decisions get made at Would You Rather?, with funny people Sandy Chansamone, Christian Polanco, Jiji Lee, Ryan T. Bennett, and Yoshi Obayashi. (Monday, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, $8)

2. Rock against the patriarchy at F*ck RapeCulture, presented by Gvrlcvlt and featuring Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan, plus music from Madame Gandhi, The Skins, The New Tarot, and Edith Pop. (Monday, Baby’s All Right, $25)

3. Harken back to your summercamp days at the New York Transit Museum’s Camp Wanna-Catcha-Train, an evening of scavenger hunts, ghost stories, arts & crafts, and bug juice — plus explorations of the amazing decommissioned subway station the museum inhabits. (Tuesday, NY Transit Museum, $15) (more…)

05/31/16 1:00pm
Dance it out with

Dance it out with c.a.t.a.m.o.n. (#9)

1. Prepare your quips, ready your groans, and join Brokelyn at the Punderdome Home Game Preview Party, a night of wordplay, drinks, and punny fun with Punderdome co-creator Jo Firestone, a panel of punxperts, drink specials, and a chance to play the puntastic game weeks before it goes on sale. (Tuesday, Halyards, FREE)

2. Even though the holiday is technically over, stretch it one more day at Griff & Joe’s Memorial Day Memorial Service Spectacular, a talk & variety show with music from Lily McQueen, moves from Cocoon Central Dance Team, comedy from Kendall Farrell, and more. (Tuesday, Union Hall, $8)

3. Get hep to the jive at a dirty ’70s Blaxploitation double-feature: Lola Rocknrolla’s Nefertitty and Nefertitty in Space screened back to back, with interstitial performances by burlesquer Maine Attraction. Dress up killer-diller to get in for less. (Tuesday, C’mon Everybody, $10 in costume; $15 otherwise) (more…)

05/25/16 2:06pm
8 late night happy hours where you can still keep the party going after dark

You don’t need to tap out as early as you thought, after all. Soft Spot / Facebook

Why a late night happy hour? I say, why not a late night happy hour. It’s only right that after spending the better part of an evening patronizing an establishment, we ought to get some sort of reward for our endurance, or just a kickback to keep us buying until last call. The late night happy hour is both a thank-you to customers and a fuck-you to curfews, gathering the night owls for one last surge of drinking before the night’s truly questionable decisions unfold.

Since we first rounded up Brooklyn’s late night happy hours in 2012, at least half the spots we had are now defunct. Some have shuttered, and others have simply realized they can afford not to offer cheap drinks past 8pm anymore. But much like we believe in your right to wear jorts, we also believe in your right to save money on alcohol this summer, especially since you’re going to be spending it on all those dumb music festivals and bottomless brunches. So we’re championing the late night happy hour once again, with these seven spots where you can still get an affordable drink after dark. (more…)

05/02/16 9:19am
Catch the Bandits on the Run (#6)

Catch the Bandits on the Run in full color (#6)

1. May is National Chamber Music Month! What better place to celebrate than at Williamsburg’s fancy new classical venue, National Sawdust? The Kick-Off Party features three acclaimed small ensembles: Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue, the Del Sol Quartet, and the Greg Lewis Organ Monk Quintet. (Monday, National Sawdust, FREE)

2. Cobble Hill watering hole Fawkner presents new series LoFi Talks: presentations by interesting people with no PowerPoints, no fancy graphics, no bells or whistles. Tonight’s talks will be on Hidden Science: stories you’d never hear from your science teacher by Tarun Chitra, Kelly Reidy, Deena Walker, and Maryam Zaringhalam. (Monday, Fawkner, FREE)

3. It’s the 50th anniversary of the surreal, satirical, Faustian classic, The Master & Margarita, and just 12 days prior to Mikhail Bulgakov’s 125th birthday. Launch a brand new revised translation with a discussion of this seminal work between Boris Fishman, Darin Strauss, Masha Gessen, and Liesl Schillinger. (Tuesday, powerHouse Arena, FREE) (more…)

04/21/16 3:24pm
Justin Jay will get yo' body moving (#5)

Justin Jay is gonna get your body moving (#6)

1. Upset about this fraught election season? Check out Killing Republicans, a rock opera presented by Funhouse Philosophers. (Friday through Sunday, Shooting Gallery Arts Annex, $15)

2. Grab your wand and head to the Harry Potter Marathon part 2, screening Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince in a fancy underground loft. (Friday, $10 suggested, Gemini & Scorpio)

3. Get philosophical at Persona Non Grata, an experimental music and dance theater piece inspired by William Burroughs’ song “Spare Ass Anny.” (Friday through Sunday, Cloud City, $5–10 suggested) (more…)

02/29/16 10:00am
Cue up your internet explorers: Punderdome is back! Via Punderdome FB.

Cue up your internet explorers: Punderdome is back (#3)! Via Punderdome FB.

1. You know what’s perfect for a Monday? Getting intimate with some creepy-crawlies. Morbid Anatomy Museum has you covered at the Insect, Arachnids, and Reptiles Petting Zoo, which includes an “informal show & tell,” Q&A, and plenty of time for lovin’ and touchin’ some bugs. (Monday, Morbid Anatomy, $12)

2. For a different way to embrace nature, check out a presentation on new book The Rooftop Growing Guide by Annie Novak, co-founder of Greenpoint’s Eagle Street, the nation’s first commercial green roof vegetable farm. The night also includes a panel discussion with experts from Gotham Greens, North End Grill, and more. (Monday, Greenlight Bookstore, FREE)

3. It’s time again for one of our most favorite events: Punderdome 3000! Join Jo Firestone and her Rodney Dangerfield–impersonator dad for a fiercely competitive groan-filled evening of spontaneous punning, which is just returning from its winter hiatus. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8-$10) (more…)

01/07/16 1:28pm
They grow up so fast. via Facebook

They grow up so fast. via Facebook

Okay it’s finally Thursday, and the first hellish full week you’ve had in two weeks is finally basically over. Man that was difficult. You know, you deserve a drink for getting through that, or at least a fun night out. The Brokelyn Events Calendar is full of ways to have one or the other or even both so that when you go in to work on Friday you can be properly hungover and get your Friday non-effort in perfectly. (more…)

12/28/15 9:11am
Rock the mic tonight, the way you've always wanted to. via Flickr user Nev Brown

Rock the mic tonight, the way you’ve always wanted to. via Flickr user Nev Brown

Hello out there, and welcome to another Monday Funday. It’s the very last Monday of 2015, so you’re probably taking stock of what kind of year you’ve had. Have you gone out and gotten drunk enough this year? Have you taken in enough culture? Sang your lungs out enough at karaoke or at shows? If you haven’t, you probably haven’t been paying close enough attention to the Brokelyn Events Calendar. You can still fix it by checking out some great things listed on it tonight, so get out there and make the last Monday a great one. (more…)