Politics and Pints
April 27, 2015 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
61 Bergen St. Cobble Hill
Part comedy, part politics and all beer: “Politics & Pints” is back April 27th.
The monthly live show returns to Brooklyn’s 61 Local and welcomes Slate’s Amanda Marcotte as guest. She’ll join hosts Allen McDuffee and John Flowers as they attempt to answer the big questions of 2016: Can Hillary woo progressives? Does Rand stand a chance? And will Cersei and Jaime ever find true happiness?
Comedian Kendra Cunningham emcees the night and musician Jeremy Carlstedt rocks the beat.
Cost is free. **But** space is limited. So, PLEASE: reserve your spot via Eventbrite today. (event is mixed seating and standing, so arrive early)
UDP at the Brooklyn Public Library: Kate Colby, A. Maxwell and Simone White
April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza, Crown Heights
Join UDP for its annual reading at the Brooklyn Public Library. This year’s event features authors Kate Colby, Andrew Maxwell, and Simone White.
Akashic All-Stars: Punk New York, Past and Future
April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
686 Fulton Street, Ft. Greene
Brooklyn independent publisher Akashic Books brings together the authors of three of its most exciting spring titles for a great evening of fiction and celebration! Love Maps is the second novel by Fort Greene writer Eliza Factor, author of The Mercury Fountain (which she launched at Greenlight in 2012); the new book is a meditation on love, violence, and the roots of creativity set in 1980s New York. Nathan Larson is an award-winning composer (formerly of the rock band Shudder to Think); his new novel The Immune System is the third book in his Dewey Decimal series of crime novels set in post-apocalyptic New York. Stacy Wakefield is the author of the photo/essay book Please Take Me Off the Guest List, as well as the seminal squatter’s memoir Not for Rent; her new novel The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory follows a young aspiring punk squatter in the East Village and Williamsburg in the 1990s. Join drop in for energetic readings by the three authors, followed by a beer reception and book signing.
Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This week featuring Joey Johnson, ArcoIris Sandoval, Nick Jost, Curtis Nowosad
Every Tuesday Night
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
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
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!