If you’ve ever found yourself in the audience of one of Shakespeare’s timeless dramas and thought to yourself, “Man, this is awesome, but I wish I could be just a tad bit drunker, and yet somehow—somehow—stay classy,” then put that magic lamp down, Aladdin, because you won’t even need those next two wishes. Truffle Theatre Company (a young and homegrown Brooklyn-based arts organization) is putting on a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, arguably his most beloved comedy, in the mezzanine of 61 Local, arguably Cobble Hill’s most beloved public house (and inarguably New York Magazine’s Best Domestic Beer Hall of 2011). Tickets are just $15 and you can buy them here. And if a few rounds of iambic pentameter and locally crafted ale sound like just the appetizer, you should think ahead and purchase tickets to Local Roots NYC’s upcoming third Supper Club, held at 61 Local on February 1. Admission is limited to 30, and the $40 ticket grants you four expertly-prepared courses centering on that most poetic of fruits: the apple. Locally grown, of course.
Mon December 16, 2013With the temperatures dipping outside, now is a great time to spend a few hours indoors watching one the movies whose name you will no doubt hear dropped around the punch bowl at your next holiday party. This week, we recommend going to see Inside Llewyn Davis. The film’s premise is one […]
Tue December 17, 2013Despite being an institution on the Lower East Side since 1888, Katz’s Delicatessen only just inked its first book deal–though we feel it was more a matter of the right publisher finally persuading its current owner Jake Dell to share his stories. Katz’s, as the 384 page tome is aptly titled, tells the […]
Sat December 14, 2013John Cusack hoisting a boombox over his head to profess his feelings for Ione Skye in 1989′s Say Anything is still an iconic moment in film pop culture all these years later. It’s also possibly the romantic scene people want to reenact most in their own lives next to Patrick Swayze and […]
Sun December 15, 2013Swiss Chris has drummed for everyone from John Legend to Gloria Gaynor, Kanye West and Elton John, and this Sunday, he’s teaching a free drumming workshop for 9-17 year olds at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus. The lesson is part of Music is My First Language’s new program, The Journey of Rhythm: From […]
Fri December 13, 2013If you’re done with shopping, done with the cold or just done with winter in general, there’s really only one cure for what ails you this week, and that’s Brooklyn Comedy Festival’s Winter Wonderlandia at the Paper Box. With free Radeberger beer on tap until 9pm, it’s going to be an all-night, […]