If you think animation is just for kids (or, that animation for adults is just the gross-out, bro-core stuff on Adult Swim) you need to get the Squidbillies off your mind and head to the ninth annual Animation Block Party at BAM and Rooftop Films this weekend. The festival, the largest on the East Coast, highlights work from pros and students alike, including work produced at Pratt Institute in Clinton Hill. The fun starts off at the Automotive High School in Williamsburg on Friday evening (with an afterparty at Matchless with free beer from Radeberger), then moves to BAM for the rest of the weekend with multiple shows each day (including a kids’ program on Saturday at noon) with a wrap party at Habana Outpost with free Six Point Ale and Habana’s famous corn. You can purchase tickets for individual shows ($12) or an all-festival pass ($40, includes entrance to a filmmaker party at BAM on Saturday night).
Meet the 5th Brooklyn Scouts, a group of children and parents who love the outdoors and whose motto is “traditional scouting for everyone.”
A clear picture of the Trump administration’s stance toward immigration of all kinds is beginning to emerge and it’s not pretty.
Atlantic Social is a sports bar with a surprising menu from Dale Talde. Come for the game, stay for the General Tsos wings and the Detroit-style pizza.
Advocates from Make the Road New York outlined how the ongoing immigration raids are becoming more aggressive and how to help immigrants in New York.
Yes, Mozart had a sister. Mozart’s Sister is also the name of Canadian musician Caila Thompson-Hannant’s ecstatically pop-y project, on tour now.