Let’s do this, 2016 (pic by Michael Galpert/Flickr)

1. Prove your rap mastery by belting out some rhymes at Brooklyn Bowl, where Josh Diggity hosts Hip-Hop Karaoke, which has been going strong since 2004. (Monday, FREE)

2. Get sultry at C’mon Everybody’s monthly burlesque show, tonight featuring Boo Boo Darlin’, Bettina May, and the Maine Attraction. (Monday, FREE)

3. Check out a queer performance spectacle at Hot Fruit, with go-go dancing, burlesque, and boylesque from Sparklez, Rify Royalty, Crush Is Ash B., and Monet Magnolia. (Monday, FREE)

4. Hear some great (and likely hilarious) advice at the Firestone Success Academy, where Jeff Stark and Chelsea Wagner will teach the audience how to set boundaries, hosted by Jo Firestone and Chris Duffy. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Tap into the cultural zeitgeist at Over the Eight’s Memes & Cartoons: An Exegesis Into the Intersection of Visual Humor and Text, with King of Memes Justin Flannagan and caption contest judge Colin Stokes. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Get smarter while listening to tales at How I Learned Gravity Always Wins, with storyteller / comedians Aparna Nancherla, Sean H. Doyle, Sadie Stein, and Colin Dempsey. (Wednesday, $6)

6. Whether you’d like to spend your New Year’s dressed up or dressed down, listening to comedy or singing karaoke, watching aerialists or acting out secret spy fantasies, we’ve got you covered: check out our roundup of more than 50 New Years Eve parties for you to choose from! (Thursday)

7. Start 2016 on a frigid note with the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge—although the way things have been going this winter, it might actually be a nice warm day. (Friday, FREE)

8. Get moving at Brooklyn Bowl’s New Year’s Day Brunch Family Bowl. (Friday, FREE)

9. Or get weird with another Annoyance Theater pop-cultural mashup: The Devil Wears Prada: The Musical featuring the music of Wicked. (Friday, $5)

10. Start the year off dancing at Freddy’s Bar with I Know You Got Soul, featuring Jae Trevor and Ben the Beyonder spinning funk and soul late into the night. (Friday, FREE)

One more awesome thing to do: Sign up for our weekly email!

Related Articles


Delight in a daytime dance party, celebrate solstice on the waterfront, march marvelously with the mermaids, and more ways to party in the sun this weekend.


Luxuriate in lovely literature, wander through trash turned into artistic treasure, wig out in a wig, and more ways to have a wonderful week.


Be boggled at a breakdance battle, swing around at a square dance, bow down to Queen Bey, and more ways to get yourself movin' this weekend.


Try out your weirdest performance, bike home from work into a party, do a new kind of dance, and more ways to keep yourself movin' this week.


Leave a Reply