Happy Birthday Nitehawk!


Nitehawk opened its doors 5 years ago on June 24th and is celebrating all this week with some of their favorite flicks and $5 beers.  To top it off, on Friday they are going all out with free tots! Nitehawk – we love you. Cheers to many more.


Programming Highlights:

Since Nitehawk Cinema opened on June 24, 2011, and overturned the prohibition law banning alcohol in theaters, we’ve been committed to presenting the very best, original programming combining three things we love the most: movies, food, and drinks.

June 22: The Deuce screening of Street Trash. Nitehawk first screened Street Trash in April 2012. THE DEUCE debuted at Nitehawk in September 2013 with a screening of Vice Squad.

June 23: Kevin Geeks Out about Death. Kevin first Geeked Out at Nitehawk in October 2014 with zombies.

June 24 & 25: Midnite screenings of Drive. Drive was one of the first movies that Nitehawk played and we played it for a loooong time. You loved it, we loved it and so we’ve chosen it to be a part of our five year celebration! Also, the drink special for this movie, called The Driver, has never left our menu since 2012.

June 25 & 26: Brunch screenings of The Breakfast Club. Nitehawk kicked off our repertory brunch screenings with The Breakfast Club in January 2012. The brunch lives on in the form of our regular brunch series prix fixe: “The Breakfast Club” ($15) one entree plus mimosa or Bloody Mary. 

June 28: Film Feast – Dazed and Confused. Nitehawk’s FILM FEASTS was first served in October 2012 with a screening of Apocalypse Now with Sixpoint Brewery and is the ultimate example of what Nitehawk does best. Dazed and Confused marks the fourth time we’ve collaborated with Lagunitas Brewing Company.

See you there!

Hawks’ Nite Out: Wicker Men

Nitehawk is venturing out on May Day for a collaboration with Villain. The two will host an installation featuring The Wicker Men, playing simultaneously The Wicker Man original 1973 version of the film as well as the Nicholas Cage remake. Musical accompaniment by DJ Devon E. Levins of Morricone Youth and WFMU’s Morricone Island. Tickets include one specialty beer and salted honey cocktail brought to you by Braven Brewery, New York Distilling Company and Bushwick Kitchen.

Come of your own free will to the windswept coast of Scotland, where hidden amongst shards of land jutting from the sea lies Summerisle, an isolated serfdom still living in service to “the old gods.” Each year, the villagers gather for their biggest celebration: May Day, an annual festival of rituals and rites honoring rebirth, sexual awakening and the dawn of Summer. This May Day falls at an especially calamitous time in the history of the island, and only you have the proper credentials for a sunset meeting with The Wicker Men.

Sunday, May 1st at 5 p.m.

Villain – 50 North 3rd Street

Get your tickets here.


Broad City paint by numbers mural up this weekend on Wythe


Season three of Broad City is almost here! And since they secretly know that coloring is your favorite alone time activity, Broad City graphic artist Mike Perry is putting up a paint by numbers mural right next to Kinfolk this Saturday. The first queens in line will get a free t-shirt. For the rest of us, the drinks will still be flowing at Kinfolk til 5 p.m. AND Bingo Bronson is coming!!! Read more.

WNYC Calls Attention to Local Public School Segregation


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With all of the cultural diversity this city is known for, there is one environment that trails behind: our public schools. New York City notoriously has the most segregated school system in the nation, an issue brought to attention recently with the DUMBO rezoning. This Thursday, WNYC hosts “Power Lines: A Conversation on Race, Class and a City and Its Schools” on the segregation apparent in New York public schools. This will be the first event of their ongoing series to explore “intersections between education, integration, gentrification and culture.”

Activist, poet and parent Staceyann Chin to moderate. Panelists will include:

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones – Reporter for The New York Times Magazine; also reported the acclaimed This American Life Episode, “The Problem We All Live With”
  • Hamilton Harris – Cast member of controversial 1995 film Kids, who is currently developing an all-access documentary on the making of the film and its original cast members (including Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevigny and Jon Abrahams)
  • Collier Meyeron – Reporter at Fusion focusing on race, politics and gender
  • Matt Zoller Seitz – Editor in Chief at RogerEbert.com, TV critic for New York Magazine and current Park Slope parent

The event will be held at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space December 10th at 6 p.m. More information and tickets available here.

NY Distilling Company becomes a stage with ‘Macbeth: Things Bad Begun’


When cooler weather starts to set in, it can be tempting to hole up inside and watch endless amounts of Netflix. But I implore you, fine residents of Williamsburg, venture out while there are still leaves in the trees and temperatures above freezing.

How about a trip to the theatre? FoxWolf Productions presents a fresh take on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in an immersive setting at NY Distilling Company this December 7-13th. The performance is directed by Jamie Watkins and conceived by Alice Allemano and Christopher Hirsh. Musical director Zac Selissen and Pablo Lanuguere will play the score live.

Patrons can imbibe Macbeth themed cocktails, greeted at their seats with “The Done Deed” hot toddy and more provided by The Shanty with an open bar and music following the show. “Macbeth: Things Bad Begun” is the second theatrical event hosted by FoxWolf Productions; their first being a sold out run of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” earlier this year.

Get tickets here.

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Second annual Benefit Drag Extravaganza: MISS HANDEL

Heartbeat Opera is throwing their second Benefit Drag Extravaganza – MISS HANDEL. With two shows each night, don’t miss an opportunity to get glittery and support the arts!

Don your powdery wigs, your dazzling masks, and prepare ye for beauty marks, coloraturas, fans, cocktails, raffle prizes, a costume contest, and so much more! Let Heartbeat Opera handle your pre-Halloween revelries. A joyful, delicious cross-over event, bridging high Baroque art, drag show, immersive theatre, and raucous party. Featuring performances by a bevy of rising talents including Drama Desk Award Winner and Tony Award nominee Lauren Worsham.


The Cotton Candy Machine

235 South 1st St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211


Phil Cook performed Southland Mission at Rough Trade

Southland Mission

Phil Cook and his band The Guitarheels brought sweet Southern sounds to Rough Trade Thursday for the first performance of their two-night tour. Cook has been known in the industry as a great musician for years, but always lending his talents towards another’s vision. Last week, the room was filled with those eager to hear Cook’s debut stepping into the spotlight. Some fans traveled as far as his native Wisconsin to witness is first show supporting Southland Mission – an album built from the journey to find his voice and interpretations of his Southern inspiration. [Read more…]

Fall films with the BK Horror Club

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Cooler weather is rolling in and summer is officially on its way out. But some of our favorite summertime activities aren’t going away, just moving indoors! This fall, Throne Watches hosts a horror film screening series BK Horror Club, starting next Thursday. Tickets are $10 including beer and popcorn. Throne Watches will also offer 10 percent discount for movie goers.


Thursday, September 24th – THE STRANGERS – (2008, directed by Bryan Bertino)
Wednesday, October 14th –  IT FOLLOWS – (2015, directed by David Robert Mitchell)
Thursday, October 29th – SCREAM – (1996, directed by Wes Craven) *Halloween costume party contest!*

Location: 29 Wythe Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Time: Doors open at 8PM, screenings begin at 9PM