03/13/17 11:12am
Have a fiercely feminine week with Maude Gun (#) (pic by Mulography)

Have a fabulously feminine week with Maude Gun (#6) (pic by Mulography)

[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 laughing at the three-years anniversary of the Side Ponytail Comedy Show, featuring Adam Lowitt, Ian Fidance, Charles McBee, and Julia Claire. (Monday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)

2. Get dramatic with Exquisite Corpse’s Drinks & Drama: Other Entities, presenting six new plays developed in the Spring 2017 Writer’s Lab, from burning caves to outer space; under water to on the moon. (Monday, Happylucky No 1, $5) (more…)

12/08/15 8:46am
Learn all about some other fantastic voyages today, since we only know about one

Learn all about some other fantastic voyages today, since we only know about one

You know, usually Tuesday feels a little better than Monday. This particular Tuesday though, it feels like the world is just coming apart at the seams. You’ve got a junior Mussolini running on top of the Republican field, you’ve got the Supreme Court thinking about upending the entire idea of voting power in America and the less said about governing in New York State the better. Sorry, didn’t mean to bring you down. Break through Existential Dread Tuesday by checking out the Brokelyn Event Calendar, particularly these fun things to do. (more…)

11/10/15 9:03am
This is the new way standup comedy happens. Photo by Matt Lief Anderson, via Facebook

This is the new way standup comedy happens. Photo by Matt Lief Anderson, via Facebook

Oh no it’s raining and kind of cold today. Let’s forget all about that nice weather we’ve all been having and moan about the everlasting darkness in our lives from now until April probably. It’s all over, all over. Well, that’s fine, that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun stuff to be found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar, so you should still get out there and enjoy yourself. It’s good for the soul. (more…)

10/13/15 11:54am
Why is everyone staring at you in horror? Find out tonight!

Why is everyone staring at you in horror? Find out tonight!

I’m not gonna lie to you guys, there’s only one thing you should be doing tonight, and it’s not watching the Democratic debate. It’s getting out there and watching the New York Mets in their potential clinching game in the National League Division Series (here’s why and where you can watch). If for some reason you insist on not being a part of this potential magic, there are some other things to do that can be found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar, but will any of them be better than playoff baseball at Rocky’s? (more…)

09/08/15 10:01am
Someone really had a plan to put a dome over New York City. Learn all about it, tonight!

Someone really had a plan to put a dome over New York City. Learn all about it, tonight!

Well, here it is, the first day after Labor Day and everyone’s ready to throw in the towel on good times and hot weather. Except that it’s hot and muggy and might get up to 90 degrees today and you still might have music from the West Indian Day Parade bouncing around your skull. So use all of that as your foundation of energy to go out tonight, what with these great things pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar that will show you a good time. (more…)

08/11/15 8:09am
So someone argue that So Crates is the world's best philosopher, and hope no punches are thrown

So someone argue that So Crates is the world’s best philosopher, and hope no punches are thrown

What do you do with a problem like…Tuesday. Bet you thought there was gonna be another song thing there, but no, not today. Poor anonymous Tuesday, no one know what to do with you. Oh, I know what you can do. You can do one of these great things pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar, because not only are they fun any day of the week, but they beat the usual routine of Existential Dread Tuesday. (more…)

04/10/15 1:52pm
No need to be sad, you don't have to miss Game of Thrones if you don't have a TV

No need to be sad, you don’t have to miss Game of Thrones if you don’t have a TV

So winter is no longer coming, with more promising forecasts are on their way. One thing that should be on your cultural relevance radar though is the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere this Sunday. And whether you are a Lanister lover, Stark supporter, Dinklage devotee, or just want to creep on that fine ass piece of dragon tail, Khaleesi — you along with the majority of people will be tuning in Sunday at 9pm to see the debut. Oh, but is there a looming Northern Wall that is getting in way? Say, no TV? We’ve got you covered with a list of places that will be showing the premiere in true Iron Throne style. (UPDATE: Please check individual locations before going in case HBO has shut down the screenings.) (more…)

04/04/14 9:52am
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Don’t be sad if you don’t have a TV, you can still see Game of Thrones on Sunday!

With the Walking Dead season finale last Sunday, it can seem like there is nothing to look forward to on Sunday nights but isolated feelings of depression and despair about Monday work woes. However, HBO is here to rescue you from boredom (or reading) with the Game of Thrones season premiere this Sunday at 9pm. Don’t own a TV? That’s fine! Brooklyn bars (and a close-to-Brooklyn-bar on the Manhattan side of the L) have got you covered if you don’t want to have to avoid spoilers Monday or and maybe play some awesome drinking games. (more…)

06/20/13 12:48pm

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The Bedford
110 Bedford Ave., at N. 11th St.
Williamsburg
(718) 302-1002

What is it: If you only go into the front room, with the entrance on Bedford, you may have missed this amazing back room bar. Beyond the gastropub is a speakeasy lined with dark wooden and round marble tables.

Why We love it: The bar is typically the perfect amount of crowded allowing you to order your drink, perhaps some appetizers, and sit down and relax. This is special because it seems most speakeasy bars tend to lend themselves to tiny cramped corners. It’s a beautiful room that serves as a respite from the Bedford Avenue craze. (more…)