Mezcaleria La Milagrosa – a Williamsburg speakeasy hidden behind a Mexican deli’s freezer

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The hidden bar is in the back of a bodega on Havemeyer Street. It’s owned by the same people behind the fantastic Mexican joint, La Superior. If you can get in, they serve five types of Margaritas: regular, mezcal, Jamaica, guava and tamarind. The Observer, which is no longer owned by Complicit Kushner, has more:

Mezcaleria La Milagrosa is a new concept locale from Felipe Mendez, the chef and owner of Williamsburg’s La Superior and Cerveceria Havemeyer, which is located just next door. Unlike Mendez’s other restaurants, this mezcal bar is exceedingly difficult to find for those who don’t know about it—and there’s a disco ball. [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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So glad we got to spring forward into this glorious weather we’ve been having. If you want to avoid all the St Patrick’s Day nonsense (why people think this is any better than Santacon I don’t know…), here are a few chances to avoid people pretending to be Irish, leprachauns, or generally broing out.

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First Annual Relix Live Music Conference – May 10th

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The Relix Live Music Conference​ is billed as “a conference for professionals in the live music industry, designed to shed light on the fast-paced and ever-changing live music business.”

For one day only, on Wednesday May 10th, a full line-up of panels and discussions will take place at Brooklyn Bowl
, including a presentation on Technology by Justin Bolognino (META.is), who invented and spearheaded The Lab at last year’s Panorama Festival.

Keynote speakers include Peter Shapiro (​​Founder of Dayglo Ventures, Relix, BK Bowl, etc) and Ron Delsener (​NY Music Live Nation), moderated by the great Peter Fricke (Rolling Stone). Another panel features Dave Frey (Lockn’ Festival & Silent Partner Management), Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival), Dan Berkowitz (CID), Janine Small (Janine Small, PLLC), and Robin McNicol (Superfly) discussing the current state of music Festivals, with a capital “F”.

Tickets are $115 now, and may soon jump to $125. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, a year’s subscription to Relix Magazine, and a ticket to that evening’s show The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt & The Secondmen at Brooklyn Bowl.

NYC Podfest 2017 coming to Brooklyn

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For its 5th year, NYC Podfest is bringing your faves to Brooklyn’s Bell House. And we really mean it when we say faves—the all-star lineup includes actors, comedians, reporters, and podcast extraordinaires Michael Ian Black, Eugene Mirman, Mike Myers, Kevin Allison, Krysta Rodriguez, Kevin McDonald, Janeane Garofalo, David Cross, Michelle Buteau, Cipha Sounds, Andy Borowitz, Travon Free, and H. Jon Benjamin. [Read more…]

Brooklyn Flea returning to Williamsburg in April

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Sure, we’re about to be blanketed in two feet of snow by Stella, the ominous Nor’easter that’s approaching. But be that as it may, Spring is just around the corner. Starting April 1, Brooklyn Flea will be happening on Saturdays in Williamsburg. We sadly said goodbye to the Sunday Flea in 2015, so we’re happy to see them return. Sorry Fort Greene:

The original, Brooklyn Flea, has just announced that it’s folding up its Fort Greene market– yes, the one that started it all– and moving it to Williamsburg. The Saturday Flea, which has been in Fort Greene for nine years, will now take place alongside Saturday Smorgasburg in East River State Park. [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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We return to our regular schedule after a much needed weekend away… Looks like a cold one this weekend, so you’re going to need to put on an extra layer or two and deal with it.

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Pictures from yesterday’s International Women’s Day rally

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It was quite the exciting scene in Washington Square Park yesterday afternoon! Thousands of men, women, children, (dogs!), and non-binaries of all credences, ethnicities, and ages gathered in support of International Women’s Day. FREEwilliamsburg was there to capture the fervency, togetherness, and inclusivity of herstory in the making. [Read more…]

Where to support women in NYC this International Women’s Day

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With the lingering fear and uncertainty of the future of equal rights in our country, it’s more important than ever to support your fellow ladies.  [Read more…]