11/21/14 11:00am
Up yours, VICE. (via Flickr user Anne Helmond)

Up yours, VICE. (via Flickr user Anne Helmond)

Vice Media, the big bad Pulitzer & Hearst of the 21st century, hasn’t seemed to cease fire in the slashing and burning of South Williamsburg’s local businesses in order to make way for the expansion of their behemoth media megaplex. This time the victim is The Muse, the best place in Williamsburg to see fire-breathing, colorful scarves and aerial acrobatics. The acrobatic training space and multi-disciplinary performance venue on South 1st Street has to vacate to make way for Vice’s space-age utopia, and early construction is forcing the circus out even earlier than they’d planned to leave. It’s not the end yet though: You can help them finance a new home in Bushwick on Kickstarter(more…)

11/20/14 10:59am
This, plus drinking games.

This, plus drinking games.

1. Soul Understated brings their soul-hip-hop-jazz sound to The Classon Social Club. (Friday)

2. The author of 33 Artists 3 Acts discusses her work on behind the scenes narrative studying artists like Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons, and Carroll Dunham. (Friday)

3. Laugh, cry, make witty cultural references, and call your mom at Videology’s Gilmore Girls Party. (Friday)

4. See apolocalyptic art rock trio Bugs in the Dark and find out of that genre is as scary as their name. (Friday) (more…)

11/19/14 4:15pm
We love this body-inclusive fashion spread from Issue 01 of Golly Magazine (via @gollymagazine)

We love this body-inclusive fashion spread from Issue 01 of Golly Magazine (via @gollymagazine)

We’re at that magical sweet spot – the calm before the storm, the capitalist insanity that is the holiday season. Come Black Friday, it will officially be a present buying (or more likely, procrastinating) race against Father Time AND Father Christmas, which is enough pressure and daddy issues to make us want to crawl into bed with a month’s supply of eggnog and hope for the best.

Instead of making that slightly pathetic image a reality, why not get a leg up on the competition this year and casually peruse some great vintage and designer wares, sip on some free PBR, subscribe to a brand new magazine, and maybe get a hand poke by an up-and-coming, Insta-famous tattoo maven? All things you can do at Golly Magazine’s holiday pop-up shop Friday. (more…)

11/17/14 12:57pm
Saying goodbye to Glasslands the only way we know how: sweating glitter and girl power. (Image via "Dancing on My Own")

Saying goodbye to Glasslands the only way we know how: sweating glitter and girl power.

Konichiwa, bitches. We’re still mourning the death of some of Williamsburg’s iconic venues, most recently Death by Audio and Glasslands. But before Glasslands stops paying the ConEd bill, they’re giving us one final Robyn dance party to sweat glitter and dance on our own. And when we say final, we mean FINAL. This is the last Robyn dance party this experienced crew of Robyn dance party throwers is ever putting on.
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11/17/14 10:39am
Oh we are about to do some damage.

Oh we are about to do some damage.

1. Brainstorm ways the Eastern Parkway Branch Library can serve the community better, like by sending librarians to deliver bedtime stories and possibly snacks. (Monday)

2. The Old Souls Collection Launch Party features an experimental steel furniture installation along with free music and snacks. (Monday)

3. Rocket and Lightship’s author discusses his collection of essays from famous writers exploring how literature can illuminate our ethics, politics, and pleasures. (Tuesday) (more…)

11/14/14 1:47pm
lola star

You could work with that dog. via Facebook

The holidays are here, and with Christmas and Hanukkah comes the efforts of people to sell you their stuff which you can give to your families in exchange for love. If you need a little extra cash for the “buying stuff” side of the ledger, than good news: bubbly Coney Island boutique Lola Star is opening a Williamsburg pop-up store and needs help selling t-shirts, cool nautical-themed novelties, nail polish and all the other good stuff they sell. Better working for scrappy underdog Lola Star than an Illumnati-based fake indie stores. (more…)

11/13/14 9:12am
Gato Party's gonna be a fun time

Gato Party’s gonna be a festive time

1. Park Slop Food Coop hosts a Non-Violent Communication Workshop just in time for you to have Thanksgiving with those racist, sexist family members you’ve been avoiding. (Friday)

2. English rocker musician and producer Glyn Johns discusses his new memoir at BookCourt. (Friday)

3. Check out and maybe even buy some art inspired by the best borough at My Muse, Brooklyn. (Friday-Sunday) (more…)

11/12/14 10:38am
Did we mention they offer cooking classes? They offer cooking classes. (Courtesy of Flickr user anjuli_ayer)

Did we mention they offer cooking classes? They offer cooking classes. Courtesy of Flickr user anjuli_ayer

Do you dream at night of owning a state-of-the-art slow cooker? Forever kicking yourself that you scoffed when your mom tried to pawn off her copy of Joy of Cooking to you? Well your culinary crusade could become a reality this week with The Brooklyn Kitchen’s 8th birthday sale! (more…)

11/07/14 4:03pm
ebola syndrome

This should be a meditative, not-at-all panic-driven approach to the disease

It’s more or less receded to the background (in New York, anyway, we should quickly point out), but maybe you’re one of those people who are still fascinated by Ebola. Or you’re terrified of it and have been walking around in a hazmat suit for like a month. Either way, if you can’t get enough of Ebola, 1996 called and they’ve got the perfect movie for you. Nope, not Outbreak (that was ’95), we’re talking Ebola exploitation movie Ebola Syndrome, which is infecting the screen at Spectacle Theater (124 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg) tonight. (more…)

11/06/14 10:50am
royal palms shuffleboard club

Win or lose, you’ll be doing a good deed. via Flickr user Robyn Lee

1. Hop on the soul train at R&B and funk dance party The Mess Around. (Friday)

2. Ebola is on everyone’s minds, so why not enjoy grindhouse exploitation flick Ebola Syndrome at Spectacle Theater? (Friday)

3. Go claim your two Brooklyn Brewery beers and some laughs at Greenpoint Comedy Night. (Saturday) (more…)