Watch porn scripts on stage this Friday

first comes love


Valentine’s Day can be a sad reminder of your lonely, single life, or you can enjoy the upcoming holiday as the perfect excuse to drink copious amounts of wine, eat an entire box of chocolates and embrace your sexual freedom. One place to celebrate just that is at Pine Box Rock Shop this Friday to see “First Comes Love”  – a live performance of actual porn scripts. Yes, I’ll repeat – a live performance of actual porn scripts.

Comedian Kyle Ayers posted a fake job ad soliciting aspiring porn writers on Craigslist to send him their best stuff and after reading them quietly in his bathroom for years, debating how to share these masterpieces, he decided to let comedians and actors bring them to life on stage.

“It’s like a bad high school production of an adult film,” said Ayers.

The show began last year, and to celebrate its anniversary, Ayers is putting on a free performance just in time for Single’s Awareness Day. The date is no coincidence – he’s hoping everyone in the audience will find love… or at least get laid.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t say that literally every single person who comes to the show doesn’t leave super, duper horny.”

Dr. Dog Ticket Giveaway!

Mondays really suck. But you can make next Monday a little better with Dr. Dog. That’s right. We’ve got two hot tickets to the January 12th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg to turn that Monday frown upside down. Just comment below and tell us how mundane your Mondays are and we’ll give one winner two tickets to bring you out of your misery. Good luck!

The Grand Street BID throws a holiday party on Saturday


Lights are up on Grand Street, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to the Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID). And this Saturday, they’re throwing a holiday party and everyone is invited.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen the BID’s signs on Grand Street, but never really thought about what it meant. Well, turns out life can be tough in the city, and BIDs help make it a little easier for the neighborhood. The Grand Street BID formed in the 80s to help out small businesses between Union and Bushwick Avenues. Their goal, according to Executive Director Artineh Havan is to “improve the quality of life for the community” by keeping the areas clean, attracting new businesses, doing things like lobbying for new sidewalks, roads, lights and trees, which by the way can take YEARS. [Read more…]

Xi’An Famous Foods is finally opening this Saturday in Greenpoint


And to celebrate the occasion they’ll be serving up free noodles! From their Facebook page:

GREENPOINT LOCATION is opening THIS SATURDAY 12/6/14 11:30am-5pm! You know what that means…

Come for some FREE noodles or burgers! Just follow one of our social media sites and prove you are a follower with your phone when you order!
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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Electric Youth at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Photo credit: Vanessa Heins

Photo credit: Vanessa Heins

In 2011, Drive hit the silver screen and gave us the best soundtrack since Titanic. Retro electro pop sounds filled car stereos everywhere, with Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero” topping the charts. Now, the Canadian duo finally releases a full length album, “Innerworld,” with more transcendent, cinematic tunes perfect for cruising.

We’re giving away two tickets to their upcoming show at Music Hall of Williamsburg Wednesday November 12. Comment below and we’ll pick a lucky winner on Tuesday.

Want to see Sylvan Esso? *Ticket Giveaway!*


We’ve got a couple of hot tickets to see the oh-so-addicting electropop duo Sylvan Esso at Rough Trade (side note: it’s sold out) and want to pass them off to a loyal reader. Leave a comment below, tell us why you want ‘em and we’ll pick the winner on Tuesday at noon. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Win tickets to all of Glasslands Gallery’s Northside Festival Showcases

ggWant to win tickets to all of Glasslands Gallery’s killer Northside Festival showcases this weekend? Yeah, us too.  Alas we can’t enter our own contest (cue “Tears In Heaven”), but you definitely should. Just visit Glasslands’ giveaway page, strap on your lucky pair of underwear, and enter the FREEwilliamsburg Giveway. Good luck and god speed, fellow music freaks.

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Listen to photographs in Greenpoint

Everything is better with its own soundtrack, even art. That is where Justin F. Valls comes in. This sound designer and photog combines his passions in a unique exhibition titled Peacock Farm, which strikes ears and eyes together telling the sequential story of a natural builder. Valls’ photography will stick around a while, but to get the full experience, you have to stop by Milk & Roses in Greenpoint tomorrow. The audio array “rises” at 6 p.m. and “sets” at 8 p.m.