09/15/16 3:15pm
Hop, skip, and jump your way into the weekend with Double Dutch Empire (#1)

Hop, skip, and jump your way into the weekend with Double Dutch Empire (#1)

1. Relive your scholastic youth at BHS Free Friday: Back to School, with a full roster of fun including a Double Dutch Empire workshop (gym), a talk from Astronomy on Tap (science), tips from Jolie Kerr of Ask a Clean Person (home-ec), and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

2. Celebrate another country’s rich culture at the fourth annual Venezuelan Film Festival in New York, with eight different films and curated shorts throughout the weekend. (Friday through Sunday, Syndicated, $10/film)

3. Spend the entire weekend laughing, with not one but two comedy festivals across the borough: Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest and Cinder Block Comedy Fest. (Friday through Sunday, varies) (more…)

05/27/16 3:00pm
Dance your face off with DJ Ali Coleman (#)

Dance your face off with DJ Ali Coleman (#6)

1. Plan for a cruelty-free feast at Haymarket’s Vegan Memorial Day Sale, with 10 percent off all BBQ supplies, plus treats by pop-up vendors Ponycakes, Brooklyn Whiskers, and Yeah Dawg. (Haymarket’s Corner, FREE)

2. Compete for swag prizes at Syndicated’s Downeast Cider Popup, featuring an oh-so-challenging single-hole putt-putt course, plus cider cocktails and a special cider-infused meal. (Syndicated BK, FREE)

3. Gorge and groove and gorge again at the YES Memorial Day BBQ // Pig Roast & Dance Party, with tunes by Tunico, Bonzai, and Saint Glock. (House of Yes, FREE) (more…)

05/12/16 4:00pm
Don't be too chicken (sorry!) to see Tanya Solomon's one-woman magic show (#2)

Don’t be too chicken (sorry!) to see Tanya Solomon’s magic show (#2) (pic by Adrian Buckmaster)

1. Try to solve the mystery at We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun, a play delving into the sensationalism surrounding the life and death of a drag queen. (Friday & Saturday, Standard Toykraft, $15)

2. Get slayed by trickery at Tanya Solomon: Truth Assassin, a one-woman magic show featuring live fish, knives and blindfolds, rubber chickens and lots of illusions. (Friday & Saturday, Voorhees Theater, $20)

3. See some strange films at They Read By Night: an experimental cinema extravaganza featuring movies by Simon Liu, Preston Spurlock, and Josef Von Weikkmann. (Friday, Pet Rescue, FREE) (more…)

04/18/16 2:00pm
There is zero chance of a normal time with VV/LD TØR∇S (#8) (photo by Katie Kay)

There is zero chance of a normal time with VV/LD TØR∇S (#8) (photo by Katie Kay)

1. Start your week off with some drama: theatrical collective Decent Company presents their bimonthly showcase of new works, including tales of a struggling comic, a heartbroken Greek goddess, a reclusive writer, a gregarious phantom, and the founder of a billion-dollar company. (Monday, Cobra Club, $16)

2. Combine your love of nerdery with your love of burlesquing babes at the inaugural Dirty Nerdy Revue featuring sexy numbers by Kita St Cyr, Mary Cyn, Diane Amore, Magdalena Fox, Anja Keister, and Lily Liqueur. (Monday, Lucky 13 Saloon, $10)

3. BRIC’s Stoop Series continues with Welcome to the Afrofuture, a multimedia exploration including a talk by afrofuturism aficionados Greg Tate and Ashley Clark, a film screening by Terence Nance, avant-garde hip-hop by H Prizm of Anti-Pop Consortium, freestyle dance by Linda LaNaija and Calvin Booker, and live-painting by Ericka Hagan. (Tuesday, BRIC, FREE) (more…)

04/11/16 1:00pm
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A kinder, gentler talk show with Nasty Canasta & Sapphire Jones (#8)

1. Get your week started with a boozy sugar high: The Well is doing a beer & cupcake pairing with Prohibition Bakery. Mouthwatering combos include Margarita (Gose beer + tequila lime cupcakes with fleur de sel), White Russian (coffee stout + vodka, Kahlua, and espresso cupcakes), and a bunch more. (Monday, The Well, FREE)

2. We’re always excited for each new edition of the Franklin Park Reading Series, and this one is no exception. Memoir night will feature five excellent writers of nonfiction personal narrative: Heidi Julavits, Mark Leyner, Rob Roberge, Syreeta McFadden, and Jillian Steinhauer. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

3. If you’re all about Ethan and Joel, you’re going to want to stay close to East Williamsburg’s new “dinner & a movie” theater this week. Syndicated kicks off seven days of Coen programming tonight with Coen Brothers Trivia, and the rest of the week they’ll be screening everything from Raising Arizona through to Inside Llewyn Davis. (Tuesday, Syndicated, $10) (more…)

01/25/16 9:56am
Sweet Lorraine will warm you right up (#) (pic by Studio Rezin)

Cold? Sweet Lorraine will warm you right up (#6) (pic by Studio Rezin)

1. We all know the truth is out there—find it at the fancy new East Williamsburg movie house Syndicated, which will be screening the X-Files movie, followed by the debut of the new miniseries. (Monday, Syndicated, $3 for one; $5 for both)

2. For a different otherworldly option, head to Secret Science Club for a lecture with professor and marine mammal researcher Diana Reiss, who has been studying dolphin cognition and communication for 30 years. (Monday, Bell House, FREE)

3. Penina Roth, curator of one of Brooklyn’s best lit events, the Franklin Park Reading Series, is launching a brand-new series in a brand new Crown Heights spot. The Manhattanville Reading Series will focus on emerging writers with one featured author each time; the kick-off will have Will Chancellor, Madeline Stevens, Yahdon Israel and Jesse Kohn. (Tuesday, Manhattanville Coffee, FREE) (more…)

01/15/16 2:45pm
Syndicated opens tonight with $3 tickets, food and beer.

Syndicated opens tonight with $3 tickets, food and beer.

It’s not often lately that you hear the words “new” “opening” and “Bushwick” without it being about a bar with tiny cocktails or a restaurant with a woodsy name. But today is different, because Bushwick is getting its own movie theater. Syndicated, the new repertoire theater at 40 Bogart St., plans to show classics, indies and cult favorites, and opens tonight with a screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 6 and 9. It’s a theater/bar/restaurant hybrid like Nitehawk but a little bit smaller, with seats for 50. But the best part is tickets are only $3. How’s that for a New York value, Ted Cruz? (more…)