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.
Welcome to another edition of Your Ideal Week, Brooklyn summer style. News flash: Still hot out. There are also still tons of ways to keep yourself entertained and occupied while staying local, starting with The Great Brooklyn Lobster Boil taking place this Sunday at The Landing in Industry City.
Here are three ways to take full advantage of the season and get up on a rooftop, take a deep breath, absorb the view and appreciate the moment.
Win Son is a Taiwanese-American spot that serves delicious small plates, dumplings, noodles, sandwiches and more, with an excellent cocktail menu, friendly staff and a welcoming bar. In other words, a go-to neighborhood restaurant.
Ghostbusters is about GHOSTS and what are ghosts but our own projected fears? What could be more revealing about us as a culture?
An at times biting narrative that’s tenderly observed, regardless what kind of work you do or who your friends are, it is so easy to recognize parts of your own life in the fabric of Mike Birbiglia’s new movies, “Don’t Think Twice.”