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.
Your November culture calendar: No spray tans, no candy corn (unless you want it, but we’re definitely judging), no sexy anesthesiologists, no pantsuits, no puppets or bad hombres, (though there are plenty of nasty women on this list). Just 10 excellent things to read, watch, experience and enjoy. Yes, they still exist and you’re very welcome.
Autumn in New York is the quintessential season. With the leaves changing color in Central Park, the steam rising from the subway grates, and the magic of the holidays right around the corner, November is the perfect time for families to crush on the city we call home…before temperatures drop and we can go back to complaining about the weather again. Here are 11 ways to appreciate the great city we live in, with kids in tow.
Yes, it’s all about costumes and candy this week in Brooklyn events, but you can also catch Art History Happy Hour, see a musical legend and score tickets to a holiday classic.
“New Kings” is a very hard-hitting, declarative statement from TRON and DVD, two newcomers to Kiam Records, who emphasize self-empowerment and a proactive mindset in advocating about never losing sight of what’s important.
“I feel different when I’m in a room of all women,” says Melissa Wong, New Women Space co-founder, sitting with co-founder Sandra Hong in the light-filled East Williamsburg space they’ve dedicated to female empowerment.