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December 2015

By David Finck | on December 21,2015 at 2:35PM

Lazy Queen
Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamburg

Lazy Queen plays high energy psychedelic indie rock inspired by experimental bands the like of the Pixies, Nirvana, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Blur and Jesus & The Mary Chain. Their live shows have earned a reputation as explosive and engaging

The Sixth Annual Night of Gospel Laughs
Saturday, December 26, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Kumble Theatre at LIU Brooklyn
One University Plaza, Ft. Greene

NOGL is a gut-busting inspirational standup comedy experience featuring the newest and best Christian comedians in the country. This year’s comic line-up will be promoted with the official hashtag #GOSPELLAUGHS on all social media platforms and includes comedians such as:
    • 2013 Dove Award Comedian of the Year BONE HAMPTON
    • NBC’s Last Comic Standing MR. KASAUN T. WILSON
    • 2015 McDonald’s Gospel Fest Best Comedian SIMON ADENIYI
    • 2015 Akintunde Search for the One Winner MARK GREGORY
And a Special Carol Performance by The New York Jingle Belles

NOGL will also feature Santa Claus, bearing gifts for children ages 12 and under (with an accompanying adult) as well as the signature red carpet area where guests can mingle, network, and enjoy classical carol music before the show starts.

Registration details can be found at or by texting 917.826.3566.

According to Gbenga Omotayo, NOGL’s host & executive producer, “You can’t beat a good bit of laughter, especially at Christmas when the emphasis is on being jolly! Tis the season to be jolly, so why not treat yourself to a Christmas themed comedy gig?”

Obsolete Cinema presents The Farce Awakens
Sunday, December 27, 2015, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Freddy's Bar & Back Room
627 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope South

Had enough Star Wars hype? This holiday season, restore freedom to your galaxy with enough spoofs, goofs, and knock-offs to sink an Imperial fleet.

First up is the infamous, George Lucas-disapproved ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ (1978). This WTF variety show is bonkers at worst and transcendent at best, proven by its left-field guest appearances: Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Jefferson Starship, and Harvey Korman (not to mention the expected Star Wars players). And introducing animated Boba Fett!

Following are two timeless spoofs, the industrial-powered ‘Hardware Wars’ (1978), featuring a flying waffle maker and a googly-eyed ‘Wookie Monster,’ and Mel Brooks’ infinitely quotable ‘Spaceballs’ (1987). Bill Pullman is Lone Starr, John Candy is Barf, Rick Moranis is Dark Helmet, and Yogurt’s schwartz is bigger than anyone’s!

Join the Obsolete Rebel Alliance at Freddy’s, where the Farce is strong and the drinks are stronger!

They Might Be Giants
Thursday, December 31, 2015 9:00 p.m.

The Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N 6th Street, Williamsburg

Might be? No, in our minds, they are! John and John (and co.) wrap up a year of monthly concerts at this venue on New Year’s Eve, and we can’t think of a better way to rock out the old year and rock in the new.

FlipBooKit Show Brooklyn
December 5, 2015- January 3, 2016

Grumpy Bert
82 Bond St., Boerum hill

The FlipBooKit Show is coming back to Brooklyn! It's a fun interactive art show with works from over 40 artists.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 5th 6-9pm.

Read a Review of Brownstone Agents

Brownstone Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker
372 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Posted 7/16/2015 by John H.

I found these guys on yelp about a year ago, and boy did they ever deliver.

My wife and I were looking for agents to list our co-op in Kensington, and we happened upon Arny Cohen. He and Robert Bryan came by to check out the place and immediately struck us as honest, hardworking guys with lots of personality. Our cat also approved, so we decided to give them the listing.

We got an above asking, all cash offer about two weeks in and were ready to close. Robert, being the scrupulous and well informed gentleman that he is, caught that we hadn't owned it long enough to avoid paying capital gains tax, so dissuaded us from the deal, instead encouraging us to wait. In this type of market it is VERY rare to have anyone remotely involved in your deal not pushing you to close as quick as you can - I'm sure it was difficult for Robert and Arny to walk away from a sure thing, but they did have our best interests at heart.

We relisted with them with the intention of buying another place. They quickly got another (much higher) all cash offer that unfortunately didn't pan out, but that didn't stop them from tirelessly showing us open houses in the far corners of Brooklyn every single weekend of the past cold winter. Sure enough, another offer came in that they negotiated up close to asking from a lowball initial offer and we got into contract. We closed yesterday. Thank you, Robert Bryan and Arny Cohen for working so hard for us and having a good time while doing it, too. We really appreciate it!

John, Mir, Zelda and Timber

Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?
Wednesdays-Sunday, Noon – 6:00 p.m. Through May 29, 2016
$10 Museum Admission

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. This exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. Visitors are invited to look beneath the surface into the problems, challenges, and issues that each of these neighborhoods faced in the creation of the sewer system, and the factors that made an integrated municipal system for sewerage an absolute necessity.

The exhibition was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free afterschool museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.
The Truth is I See You
Hank Willis Thomas
in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev
Now through June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

MetroTech Commons
Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most diversely populated areas in the world, bringing together cultures from all corners of the globe. The Truth Is I See You is part of an ongoing series by Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas that explores the nature of truth and understanding across cultures. Using the phrases of a poem written in collaboration with artist Ryan Alexiev, the core of the exhibition is a new series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in twenty-two of the many languages spoken in Brooklyn. Installed along the MetroTech Promenade, each sign features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide. Thomas arrived at these translations by working with an extended network of friends to communicate the essence of each English statement, as opposed to a direct translation.

Within the Commons, the speech balloon is repeated in new sculptural works: two benches of rolled steel create circular spaces for contemplation, while a large-scale steel tree has branches that seem to grow into thought bubbles. Together these works invite us to approach our different perspectives on truth with a new sense of understanding.

Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg

Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope

Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope

Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope

The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm

Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park

Every Sunday
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"

 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg

Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!