Our new list of free fall events!

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Check this running tally of free events for the fall season when you’re looking for something fun when you don’t have money to spare. If we missed one, send events to free[at]brokelyn.com and we’ll list it here!

11/28
Readings/lectures
OCD lecture series: SENSUAL CIPHER: The Work of Carlo Mollino, Architect and Designer
7:30pm
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
Yale professor Daniel Sherer discusses the life and work of the influential, though unsung, Italian architect, furniture designer, photographer, pilot and race-car driver.

11/29
Comedy
NPR’s Ask Me Another taping
7:30pm
Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus
Join in for a live pilot taping of NPR’s newest radio show — an hour of puzzles, games, and trivia called Ask Me Another. All attendees should be seated by 7pm. RSVP required.

11/29
Art
No Sombrero
6pm
The Poetry Club, 317 Putnam Ave BSMNT, Bed-Stuy
No sombrero is an exhibition that reunites young artists and designers from
Mexico to show the world how the new, young and emerging Mexican artist
comes with no ‘sombrero’ .
Through 12/10

11/30
Readings/lectures
Jump Rope Girls, 23 years on
7pm
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza
Celebrating the Jump Rope Girls documentary project. Twenty-three years ago, reporting for The New York Times, Susan Hartman wrote about a group of girls, who lived on her Brooklyn block. Athletic and graceful, they were expert Double Dutch jumpers, and often performed a rapping, clapping game they called “cheers.”

11/30
Television
Twin Peaks Season 1 Finale 
9:30pm
Veronica Peoples Club, 105 Franklin ST, Greenpoint
Relive the conclusion of the first season of David Lynch’s cult series Twin Peaks, accompanied by a live soundtrack, at Veronica Peoples Club. Surprise special guests and all night drink specials.

11/30
Readings/lectures
Book Launch: I’ll Be Dead by the Time You Read This: The Existential Lives of Animals by Romeo Alaeff
7-9pm
Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St., Dumbo
Internationally exhibited artist Romeo Alaeff will discuss and sign copies of his new book which pairs detailed line drawing of animals with overheard snippets of angst-ridden human conversation.

12/1
Music
Bats in the Bell House goth dance night
9pm
Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus
DJs Doug Mosurock and Bunnicula return to the Bell House with vintage Goth, new wave, electro-pop, industrial, punk, glam, and the ever-attendant darkness between genres. Closeted and practicing Goths welcome to mingle and dance in the decay of the Gowanus.

12/1
Music
Karaoke killed the cat
Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope
Weekly free karaoke show designed for people who don’t expect to ever like karaoke. Hosted by Chris Goldteeth and Lord Easy.
Every Friday. 

12/2
Comedy
The Kings County Comedy Hour
8pm
Vaudville Park, 26 Bushwhick Ave, Williamsburg
The monthly comedy show returns to Brooklyn. This month’s lineup will feature talented comedians from VH1, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Onion.

12/2
Readings/lectures
Coralie Bickford-Smith and Grace Bonney on books, design and more
7pm
Book Court, 163 Court St., Cobble Hill
Coralie Bickford-Smith is an award-winning designer of Penguin Books (U.K.), where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London. Grace Bonney is the founder of DesignSponge.com, the influential blog on accessible design, and the author of Design Sponge at Home. She lives in Brooklyn.

12/3
Shopping
Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
10am-6pm
Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St., Williamsburg
Featuring more than 35 local vendors, artisans, crafters and designers. The first 200 shoppers to arrive will receive free goodie bags packed with a unique sampling of wares.

12/3
Music
Solo Dame Indie Pop
10pm-3am
Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave., Greenpoint
Spinning your favorite indie-rock, dream-pop, electro-pop and powerpop from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, and all over Latin America!

12/4
Music
Collect-I-Bowl Winter Record Show
12pm-6pm
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Crates upon crates of the finest, rarest vinyl around, featuring the record collections from NY and out of state that were hand picked for their eclectic vinyl collections of Jazz, Blues, Soul, R & B, Reggae, Punk, New Wave, Metal, LP’s, 12 inch, 7 inch, Picture Discs, Imports, Rare and Out Of Print vinyl.

12/6
Readings/lectures
The Voltaire of the Nile: A Panel Discussion on Albert Cossery
7pm
Word Bookstore, 126 Franklin St., Greenpoint
In celebration of two new translations, The Colors of Infamy and Proud Beggars, New Directions and NYRB Classics present a panel discussion of the late Egyptian author Albert Cossery. With biting wit and an anarchist bent, Cossery’s novels explore the political and cultural pitfalls of the Middle East. The panel features: Robyn Creswell, poetry editor of The Paris Review; Anna Moschovakis, poet and translator of Cossery’s The Jokers; and Anna Della Subin, associate editor of Bidoun, and will be moderated by translator Alyson Waters.

12/6
Readings/lectures
Society for the Advancement of Social Studies
7pm
Public Assembly, 70 No. 6th St., Williamsburg
December’s lectures will cover the history of Russia from the start of imperialism to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Come learn about crazy czars, rad revolutionaries, pissed-off peasants and demanding dictators. Oh yeah, and our guest lecturer is a real-live Russian guy who knows more facts than you can shake a beet at.

12/8
Music
Karaoke killed the cat
Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope
Weekly free karaoke show designed for people who don’t expect to ever like karaoke. Hosted by Chris Goldteeth and Lord Easy.
Every Friday. 

12/10
Shopping
PS 321 Holiday Shop
10am-5pm
PS 321, 180 Seventh Ave., Park Slope
One-stop holiday shop for the Park Slope community and beyond. A selection of artisans will be showing their wares: handbags, knits, kid’s clothing, pottery, jewelry, toys, art, soaps and more. Featuring stroller parking, coat check, a variety of soups, savory and baked treats. Plus a performance by Tim and the Space Cadets, movie shorts playing throughout the day, stellar hair braiding and face painting.

12/12
Readings/lectures
OCD lecture series: NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND: Re-purposing NYCʼs adscape
7:30pm
Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
Street artist Posterboy covertly reconfigures NYC subway ads into eye-popping collages that poke fun at Big Brother and consumptive celebrity culture. Posterboy will be on hand to discuss his work, process and how making subversive art can land you in Rikers.

12/13
Comedy
Dumbo Comedy
8:30pm
Jay St Bar, 68 Jay St, Dumbo
Standup Comedy comes to DUMBO. Featuring Jason Schneider, Aaron Kominos-Smith and some of the top comics from Comedy Central, HBO and MTV.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.

12/15
Music
Karaoke killed the cat
Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope
Weekly free karaoke show designed for people who don’t expect to ever like karaoke. Hosted by Chris Goldteeth and Lord Easy.
Every Friday. 

Calendar maintained by Brokelyn intern Sarah Bradley. Fall graphic by Meghan Doherty.

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