Every month we co-curate a night of storytelling, hilarity and beer at Brooklyn Brewery. We call it Funny Story with Tom Shillue, our co-curator and very funny host–you may have seen him singing in a barbershop quartet on Jimmy Fallon or opening for Jim Gaffigan, but we love him best when he’s at the helm of Funny Story. Usually the fun goes down on the third Thursday of the month, but for November we’ve rearranged the schedule a bit to be part of NYC Comedy Week, so the show is on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8:30pm (doors at 8pm) and tickets are a two-for-one special–$10 gets you and a buddy seats at what promises to be a great show (no beers with these tix though, so you’ll have shell out for your IPA or pumpkin brew). As for storytellers, we have Amanda Duarte, actor, writer and host of Dead Darlings, a show where writers and other artists present cut, rejected, or otherwise dying-on-the-desktop material; Abe Goldfarb, actor and burlesque host; and stand-ups Ryan Hamilton and Gary Gulman. Get your two-for-one tickets now and have the friend you bring buy the first round of beers.
Free music is one of most redeeming qualities of the New York summer. In exchange for sweaty and pungent subway rides, and co-dependent relationships with our air conditioners, we are rewarded with free entertainment, in settings that, with a perfectly timed breeze, make us remember why we’re here in the first place. This year’s 4Knots Music […]
If we can swing it, we’ll be crisscrossing Brooklyn from Dumbo to South Slope, Prospect Park to Bushwick to make our way to seven stellar events in BK this week. Between David Shapiro’s book launch (you know the guy who writes the reviews of Pitchfork‘s reviews), a special South African film screening as part of […]
For those who love Brooklyn (and this likely means you), a map of the borough is like symbol of devotion. Scan the totes at any farmer’s market, study the walls of any Brooklyn apartment, and chances are you’ll stumble on a map of Brooklyn. But what about Brooklyn flags? Have you ever thought about those? […]
Contrary to popular opinion, the summer song of 2014 to me is not “Fancy ” by Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX. Rather, it’s “Always” by the Australian electronic trio Panama, off of its most recent EP of the same name. There’s really lots to love about this track as it’s danceable, hypnotic, sophisticated, romantic and […]
When we learned that Rockabus wouldn’t be making any trips to the beach this summer, we were decidedly bummed—riding a school bus to the Queens coastline with a cooler full of cold ones clamped between our knees was the most convenient way we’d come across to get to the Rockaways. We hear that Rockabus founders, Sam […]