09/15/14 11:01am
We guess the view's ok

We guess the view’s ok

1. The comics at Brooklyn, Stand Up!! won’t bully you into standing up, which is more than we can say for some entertainers out there. (Monday)

2. Enable a bunch of comedians as they glorify times they’ve been complete jerks at ASS: Antagonistic Storytelling Series. (Monday)

3. There’s so much going on for the Brooklyn Book Festival that they had to spread it out over a week. (Monday – Friday) (more…)

09/12/14 1:56pm
rocka rolla

What’s a little listeria between friends though, really? Photo by David Colon

It’s not every day that Williamsburg gets an awesome new bar, especially since these days Williamsburg is fast becoming the domain of complete fucking assholes. Still, we were heartened to see the appearance of Rocka Rolla (486 Metropolitan Avenue), a rock and roll bar with a party vibe and gigantic beers for not much money. Sadly, the squares at the Health Department didn’t seem to share our love of the new bar and slapped the food truck in the back with a violation. This also supports our theory that the bar is clearly on a cursed corner. (more…)

09/11/14 3:33pm
thetfordtobaccodetail

A grass-fed bag, the perfect pairing for your grass-fed burger. via Marlow Goods

If the plastic bag ban and farm-to-table movement hooked up, this is probably what it would look like.

You probably didn’t pay much notice to the September 5th opening of Marlow Goods pop-up at the Wythe Hotel. With leather totes that start at $650, the luxury Marlow goods are a bit out of the Brokelyn budget, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eye them… Especially because they are reportedly made out of the animals you can eat at the Wythe Hotel’s restaurant, Reynard. (more…)

09/11/14 8:32am
A good headshot means more people will want to hire and/or make out with you

A good headshot means more people will want to hire and/or make out with you

1. Some comics at Union Hall want to make you a mix tape. (Friday)

2. If you go to this fundraiser for Friends of the Greenpoint Library, you’ll get drinks and food from Brooklyn Brewery and Milk Truck, plus admission to the Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair all weekend. (Friday)

3. Learn all about and drink lots of bubble tea at Brooklyn Brainery. (Friday) (more…)

09/10/14 11:27am
Time 2 learn

Time 2 learn

If you’re suffering the wave of back-to-school nostalgia that Target commercials and Old Navy window displays forces on the post-grad crowd, you’re not alone. You may be done shopping for dorm supplies (take a minute to celebrate never needing a shower caddy again) and composition books may never be in your life again, but you’re never too old to continue learning.

College classes are tempting, and expensive, to broaden your education, but there are plenty of university-less classes in New York that will teach you valuable, and practical lessons, like new languages, how to further your career, make a ceramic bowl, code an app, and much more, and you shouldn’t have to take out any loans to do it! Plus, you may learn a new marketable skill. Etsy always has room for another liberal arts grad… (more…)

09/09/14 3:35pm
renegade craft fair

Retail rebels. via Facebook

You’re tired of the same old stuff in your apartment and your Pinterest board is so full of promise, but think about it. As great as DIY sounds, your feeble attempts never looks like the photos. Might as well save yourself the glue headache and leave it to the crafting professionals. Fortunately, there will be a whole street full of them at the free Renegade Craft Fair (50 Kent) September 13 and 14. (more…)

09/08/14 1:19pm
death by audio

Well, so much for this. via Flickr user Nev Brown

After 285 Kent closed its doors earlier this year, we were able to say, “Well, at least we still have Glasslands and Death by Audio.” We can’t say that anymore though, because Death by Audio just posted a note to its website saying that they’ll be closing their doors at the end of November. According to prophecy, it’s so that they can become The Andrew WK Center for Ear Drums Damaged By Partying, but we imagine it won’t be something that cool. (more…)

09/08/14 9:31am
We love seeing people with their priorities straight.

We love seeing people with their priorities straight.

1. Side Ponytail Comedy Show is headed back to school. (Monday)

2. powerHouse Arena is celebrating the release of a book about women and their outfits, and is holding a swap meet before and after the reading, just in time for your seasonal fashion shift. (Monday)

3. Stand up for Manifesto! comedy at the People’s Republic of Brooklyn. (Tuesday) (more…)

09/05/14 3:58pm
block bust

This robot will be there. Will you??

Remember the days of your wayward youth when you bought one movie ticket and hid in the back row so you could marathon every single movie on the schedule? It’s a sad state we’re in now that we can’t watch everything we want without going broke. We love options! We just wish our wallets could keep up with us. If you miss going to the movies and believe that you really can have it all, check out Block Bust, a pop-up film festival held September 7, 7pm at Williamsburg Cinemas (217 Grand St). (more…)

09/05/14 3:28pm
ny clown theatre festival

Clowns being hit by pies. What else do you need? via Facebook

Williamsburg, it’s nothing by clowns, amirite? While you bury your head in your hands at the utter staleness of that joke, the people who managed to get through it will be let in on a fun piece of news. Tonight in Williamsburg at The Brick Theatre (579 Metropolitan Avenue), there’s going to be a giant pie fight involving clowns, and if you want, involving you. Get that pie throwing arm ready! (more…)