all of the best things to do in the borough, curated and delivered weekly. a list of adventures for the brave at heart. get in here, i’ve made plans for you.
Mynabirds and Luke Rathborne at Sunnyvale in Williamsburg.
Safeword Burlesque at C’mon Everybody in Bushwick.
108 Sun Salutations for the Fall Equinox at Daya Yoga Studio in Bushwick.
International Pop-Up Dinner with Index Brooklyn at the Diamond, Greenpoint.
Horror Trivia Night with the Brooklyn Paranormal Society at Teddy’s in Williamsburg.
Bushwick Open Studios, allover Bushwick.
Manhattan Inn Reunion Spectacular at Union Pool in Williamsburg.
Almodovar Dystopia at Dixon Place, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
New Women Space One Year Anniversary, Bushwick.
we are so lucky to have so many amazing breweries and beer bars in this town, and hence, plenty of opportunities to celebrate oktoberfest without crossing the pond. come to the kickoff this saturday at greenpoint ale for a mug-holding competition, complimentary beer if you come in costume, plenty of german delicacies to make sure you don’t get too tipsy while drinking down specialty kegs and imports from deutschland. 7 north 15th st.
Cancer Can’t Kill Love Benefit Concert at Leif Bar in Bay Ridge.
come #revelwithacause at this all-day benefit concert, all proceeds going to cancer research. this 5th annual show is thrown by a group of 20-somethings who have all been affected by the disease, as i would argue, we all have. come. spend your money and your time on something that matters, plus enjoy some amazing bands and drink specials. tickets and info here, 6725 fifth ave.
Taco Takeover at The Well in Bushwick.
tacos. tequila. margaritas. cerveza mexicana. nacho eating contest. live music. and maybe a chance to bob for churros? yeah. it’s all of the magic you’ve always wanted happening this saturday at the well. go fold yourself in the warm and corny embrace of a tortilla while you dance to a live mariachi band with all of your best friends. tickets and info here. it’s happening at the well, 272 meserole. be like timmy, fall in the well™
5 Boro Pizza Challenge, in all five boroughs.
ok, ok. i admittedly get super annoyed with the desire of this city to fuse together so many events into one to make them more appealing or instagram-worthy or whatever. stefon knows what i’m talking about. but, this sounds kinda fun. it’s a multi-borough relay race for pizza. be the first to eat a slice in all 5 boroughs without using a car and you win… i don’t know what you win, but it will sure as fuck be my respect. and a full belly. and i’ll tell you what, i’ll buy you a beer. this is a fundraiser for Transportation Alternatives, so all us bikers (and pedestrians, and straphangers) can feel good about indulging. info here. go get ’em.
Sex Expo at the Expo Center in Greenpoint.
go expose yourself at the expocenter in greenpoint. or, at least your sex life. the sexpo descends upon that rather unfortunate eye sore of a building to seduce, intrigue, and enhance your sex life. demonstrations, discussions, and advice from some of the leading thinkers, inventors, and fuckers in the biz. yeah. in other words if you wake up saturday morning depressed to know that he wasn’t as good as you’d hoped, grab a quick brunch at le gamin and then “accidentally” stumble upon the sexpo then go home and make things better. all info here. 72 noble st.
Roof to Table Pizza at with Eagle Street Farm at Archestratus in Greenpoint.
farm to table feels often like something that is forced down your throat. this is farm to table, they say and slap on an extra $15 charge to it all. what farm? and where? and i guaran-damn-tee that it touched something else in between that farm and this table… well sunday you willfully shove it all down your throat at roof to plate pizza at archestratus, featuring ingredients from eagle st rooftop. build your own pizza. they are all personal and made to order $15. beer and wine for purchase. pick up a copy of Annie Novak’s (from eagle st rooftop farm) book while you’re there and learn to start your own. pizza from 4-6pm. all info here. 160 huron st.
El Born in Greenpoint.
head to el born in greenpoint tonight for live flamenco guitar and some of the best, authentic, catalan-style tapas and paella this side of the atlantic. why? becaue you miss me and you want to kind of pretend you’re in spain with me right now. it’s ok. just go, disfruta. 651 manhattan ave.
i’ll be back soon, brooklyn. stay tuned.