02/07/17 3:55pm
Via Tender Trap.

Via Tender Trap.

Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love with pink hearts and flowers and little cards that have pictures of a trains on them. That’s all kids stuff though. Skip the candy hearts this year and celebrate Valentine’s Day the proper adult way by taking in erotic dancing, shopping for sex toys and enjoying an open bar, all in one place.

So ditch the cute cards and give up on trying to get dinner reservations and instead check out Dirty, an erotic exhibit of photographs, paintings, sculpture, performance, vendors and video happening at Tender Trap in Greenpoint on V-Day. This year, Brokelyn is happy to help present Dirty, which is brought to you by our friends at Get Summered, who are proving an wild and sexy way to spend a day of art, music and dancing. It all starts at 7pm with a one-hour Lagunitas open bar; and we’ve got a special discount for you, because we ❤️ you! (more…)

01/02/17 1:03pm
Flutter into the new year with Munroe Lilly (#7)

Flutter into 2017 with Munroe Lilly (#8)

1. Start the year off groaning at 51 Worst Jokes, where comedians perform their “corniest, unrelatable, most problematic” material — and then get yanked off stage with a cane. (Tuesday, Tender Trap, FREE)

2. Or start it rocking hard at the 11th Annual Doctors Without Borders Benefit, with Runny, Mighty High, Star Spangles, Trashy, and The Whores. (Tuesday, Saint Vitus, $12)

3. Hit all the high notes at Battle of the Divas, billed as what would happen “if Roast Battle and Debate Club had a super gay baby,” with comedy, pop-culture, experts, and drag performances. (Tuesday, Union Hall, $6) (more…)

12/27/16 11:49am
Kick the crap out of this god-forsaken year with The Hipster Heartthrob (#)

Kick the crap out of this god-forsaken year with The Hipster Heartthrob (#6)

1. Show off your smarts at Trivia Tuesdays with NYC Trivia League; prizes range from gift cards to free tix to shows at Bell House and Union Hall. (Tuesday, Fawkner, FREE)

2. Discern what it means to be human at The Adventures of Minami: The Robot From Japan Who Makes You Feel Safe When Loneliness Is Palpable, in which an android gets passed along from household to household. (Tuesday, The Brick, $18)

3. Show your love at the Swipe Left ACLU Benefit Show, with comedy from John Fugelsang, Jordan Carlos, Frank Conniff, Jo Firestone, and David Feldman. (Wednesday, Union Hall, $10)

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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…)

05/27/16 8:00am
Queer up your Friday with Sydni Deveraux (#4) (pic by Ben Trivett)

Queer up your Friday with Sydni Deveraux (#4) (pic by Ben Trivett)

[Note: We have a whole separate roundup just for Memorial Day events!]

1. Get graphic at the launch party for New York Review Comics, which will publish new editions of old masterpieces and translations of books that have never been published in English. (Friday, BookCourt, FREE)

2. Mellow out at the Halcyon Chamber Series, performing works by Ridout, Saint-Saens, Rossini, Hovahnnes, and Bernstein. (Friday, Scholes Street Studio, $15)

3. Support lady culture at the fundraiser for Suffragette City, a DIY intersectional feminist zine, while listening to tunes from Crazy Pills, Hard Nips, Fruit & Flowers, and Decorum. (Friday, Aviv, $8) (more…)

03/21/16 2:37pm
DJ Shakey's Warper Party: this is what we mean by "omnidigital art" (#)

DJ Shakey gettin’ dizzy at the Warper Party (#6) (pic by Adele Fournet)

1. The itinerant Bushwick Book Club — an evening of music and performance inspired by a literary work—is popping up once again, this time in Dumbo. The acts will all celebrate Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and performers include Timothy Dark, Swan QDrsti, Jia H. Jung, and Greg Paroff. (Monday, Superfine, FREE)

2. Can’t possibly get enough of this train wreck of an election season? Then you’ll want to check out new storytelling series Political Tale. The inaugural episode features Frank Conniff, Jeff Kreisler, Harmon Leon, Jenice Matias, and Joey Novick sharing their stories of “unimaginable encounters with the political world.” (Monday, Fawkner, $7)

3. Calling all bakers, preservers, foragers, picklers, brewers, and assorted provision-creators: If you’re looking to share delightful foodstuffs, Bk Swappers is your perfect Tuesday evening. Bring as many of your lovingly homemade treats as you can, and trade them for everyone else’s lovingly made treats. (Tuesday, Fine & Raw, FREE) (more…)

12/24/15 10:15am
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Dar is ready to help you pack up your holiday (#8)

1. If you love beats and don’t want to spend the evening alone, head to TBA Brooklyn for Christmas for Techno Orphans: a potluck dinner followed by dancing to Eddie Krilov, Lera, Connie b2b Maksim, and more. (Friday, FREE)

2. Wind down from all the Chrismasness at Freddy’s while watching It’s a Wonderful Lifebackwards. (Friday, FREE)

3. Feel the tropical post-holiday beat at Bembe’s Xmas Call to Drum, with Afro-Caribbean sounds from DJ Dirtyfinger and 2melo. (Friday, FREE)

4. Work off some of that eggnog at Brooklyn Bowl’s Family Bowl—it’s free all day, so bring the whole crew. (Saturday, FREE) (more…)