5th Ave in Park Slope is the O.G. of quality Brooklyn dining, with restaurants like al di là among the first to bring fine dining to the borough. Tonight, some of the best and brightest will be appearing at the annual Taste of 5th Avenue, taking place at the Grand Prospect Hall. Just $35 ($20 of which goes to your choice of local nonprofits) gets you music, dancing, complimentary wine and beer, and tastes from a number of the drag’s top restaurants, like al di là, Blue Ribbon, Palo Santo, and the new location of Dizzy’s Diner on 5th Ave. Perhaps most notably, the event also provides a sneak peek of one of the most anticipated new joints in the nabe, Dale Talde’s Pork Slope, which is bringing porky snacks and pitchers of beer to the late-night Slope scene.
Jessica Lea Mayfield will be performing Saturday, April 26 at Rough Trade, 64 N. 9th st., Brooklyn, 8pm, $15; and Monday, April 28 at the Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., Manhattan, 6:30pm, $15. The first thing you might think when listening to Jessica Lea Mayfield’s music for the first time, especially her new album, Make My Head […]
Industrial films, how-to videos, birthday parties and piano recitals, public access television shows and exercise routines from pretty much every B-list celebrity–when you look at American culture through the lens of discarded VHS tapes what emerges is a vision of an ever-aerobicizing tribe clad in high-cut leotards, hellbent on learning how to do everything from […]
Already mourning the impending retirement of Carl Kasell from Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me? Obsessed with RadioLab, Brooke Gladstone’s voice, or tune into Brian Lehrer every morning? You should get tickets to RadioLoveFest now. From June 4-8, the people behind the best shows on public radio will be on stage at BAM–including a live taping of Wait Wait with Mo Rocca and Jessi Klein. […]
Wed April 23, 2014Half the beauty of street art is stumbling upon it in an unexpected place, on the wall of an old factory, or the corrugated curves of a metal gate. Joseph Carini has moved street art to an even more surprising spot–underfoot, in carpets he designed. Like another creative rug designer we featured this […]
Thu April 24, 2014Get ready for a good laugh on Thursday night. Rather, get ready to spend an hour or two solid timing your sips of beers so that you don’t immediately spit them out because you’re cracking up. We have five, count ‘em FIVE great storytellers, comics and weirdos, plus the top weirdo of […]