02/13/17 10:40am
This week in anti-Trump activism in NYC: Resisting President Agent Orange

(Gaby Del Valle / Brokelyn)

Busta Rhymes called Donald Trump “President Agent Orange” on stage last night at the Grammys before reminding us to #resist, and do you really want to go against what he has to say? Without further ado, here are 40+ ways to get informed, get organized, and get involved this week–with a few parties thrown in for good measure. (more…)

12/15/16 10:00am
Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)

Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)

1. Go gonzo with Clocktower Radio’s #trashDAY, a live-audience radio broadcast where hosts k(Rob), Doe Derek, and guests investigate the works of current MoCADA exhibiting artists. (Friday, MoCADA, $8)

2. Giggle at all sorts of holiday antics at the premiere screening of MINDTROLL Snows It In, an hour of music and performance followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. (Friday, Video Revival, FREE)

3. Show solidarity while enjoying great performances at Seems Fake But Ok, a variety show with proceeds benefitting the undocumented-youth-led NYSYLC. (Friday, Mayday Space, $5) (more…)

01/07/16 10:08am
Her snark is worse than her swipe. via website

Don’t worry, her snark is worse than her swipe. Photo by Katia Temkin

Hey kids, it’s Thursday, which means it’s almost the weekend, which means it’s almost time for your next rendez-vous with a stranger. And whether you’re out meeting people in bars or at home reviewing their dating profiles, it’s equally disappointing to discover that the pickings are ever slim, and your standards are ever negotiable.

Thankfully, a comedian is having similar life experiences, so she can make us laugh about it together. Tonight, funny lady Lane Moore hosts a show called Tinder Live! — and yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. (more…)

12/02/15 8:28am
Learn everything about what went into that very specific lettering tonight. via Flickr user Laser Burners

Learn everything about what went into that very specific lettering tonight. via Flickr user Laser Burners

Here we go, Wednesday, here we go! Don’t forget to run out into the world chanting the traditional Wednesday chant we all know and love, because we’re that much closer to the weekend. Also don’t forget though, that the Brokelyn Events Calendar has some great stuff for you to do tonight, especially these five nights out. (more…)

11/23/15 8:53am
How does this crazy Hadron Collider thing work? Will it destroy us all? Find out, tonight at The Bell House. Photo by Maximilien Brice, via CERN

How does this crazy Hadron Collider thing work? Will it destroy us all? Find out, tonight at The Bell House. Photo by Maximilien Brice, via CERN

Some bad news: it’s Monday. Some good news: it’s a short week. Some bad news: Sheamus is your WWE world champ following an underwhelming Survivor Series. Some good news: the Brokelyn Event Calendar is still full of some good stuff to do tonight despite a lot of venues going into holiday hibernation. I say, focus on the good news. (more…)

10/23/15 2:00pm
This is all well and good but we really want to see Jim Webb in there. via Facebook

This is all well and good but we really want to see Jim Webb in there. Photo by Mindy Tucker, via Facebook

It’s approximately Year 35 of the 2016 presidential race, and that means certain things are happening. Candidates are dropping out, candidates are saying weird creepy things in an attempt to seem relatable and comedians have perfected their candidate impressions. The two biggest characters of the election, regardless of the legitimacy of their politics, have also been identified, with sons of the outer boroughs Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump delighting America with their dueling philosophies and charming accents. “Oh man I’d love to see Sanders debate Trump,” has gone the drunken conversation when the election has come up, and now we’re getting that fantasy debate America, when comedians James Adomian and Anthony Atamanuik bring their dueling impressions of the candidates to a show at The Bell House. (more…)

10/14/15 3:16pm
We're getting the word out to help you nerd out with Pat Kiernan

We’re getting the word out, to help you nerd out with Pat Kiernan

Pat Kiernan isn’t just a beloved anchorman and TV personality. He’s also the host of his very own book trivia night at the Bell House, called Pat in the Hat. How about that? And in honor of Kiernan’s last show of 2015 next Wednesday, he’s held two shiny tickets exclusively for Brokelyn readers!

This is a great opportunity to test your wits against your fellow BK bookworms and intellectuals, not to mention Kiernan himself. Want to be our lucky winner? Cool, all you gotta do is answer Kiernan’s customized BK trivia question below. The first person to answer correctly gets the tix! (more…)

10/14/15 11:29am
Chow down on some comedy tonight

Chow down on some comedy tonight

Hey you know what’s great so far about the end of summer? It’s still pretty nice out there, all things considered. Forget “sweater season,” it’s barely flannel season out there. That’s good news for you if you wanna get out there and do something fun, and the Brokelyn Events Calendar has plenty of options for you to choose from. Still, don’t assume it’s gonna be like this forever. Get out there now, because one day you’ll wake up, it’s gonna be cuffing season and no one will want to go to a comedy show with you. (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…)

10/06/15 9:18am
You were thinking it. via Fuck Yeah Legolas and Gimli

You were thinking it. via Fuck Yeah Legolas and Gimli

It’s Tuesday, it’s sunny and mild outside and the Mets playoff series that will turn you into a couchbound emotional wreck doesn’t start until this weekend. Even better than that, there’s so much good stuff going on today that picking just five fun things to do from the Brokelyn Events Calendar was hard. Not that I wasn’t happy to do it for you, because I want you to check out Sloane Crosley’s first novel or Running Late’s birthday or an erotic fan fiction competition that could awaken something deep inside of you. (more…)