Pete's hosts some sweet events

AND ALWAYS FREE

 

OPEN MIC

EVERY SUNDAY 5-8 / SIGN UP STARTS AT 4:30PM

The Open Mic at Pete's has been running for 15 years and has provided a springboard for many a New York performer, now booking gigs around the city and beyond.  Join host Bruce Martin in Pete's intimate music room for a lively night of performances.

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quizzo

EVERY WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30PM

NYC's finest trivia beckons. Got the brains? Bring your friends and wrack your noodles with six rounds of clever, fun, HARD trivia. The most experienced trivia hosts in the city will test your mental mettle in areas of General Knowledge, Music, Top Tens, and Visual Identification. First Prize is a $75 bar tab, Second Prize is a $40 bar tab and Third Prize is a $15 bar tab. But the real prize (besides bragging rights for those who place, and a berth in the twice yearly finals) is the time honored social scene of the Quizz-Off crowd. Give it a try smart guy! And come early for a good table - we DO NOT take reservations.

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Funhouse comedy

EVERY WEDNESDAY 10PM-MIDNIGHT

Gabe Pacheco and Sameer Naseem have been putting on a dynamic indie comedy showcase with top shelf performers for over a year now. Every week they invite their favorites to Pete's Candy Store, in the heart of Williamsburg to entertain the locals in an intimate performance space. It's a great chance for comedy lovers to discover stand-up gems while enjoying delicious brews and starting their weekends on Wednesday.

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Pete's reading series

EVERY OTHER THURSDAY AT 7:30PM

Over the course of 15+ years, Pete's Reading Series has earned a reputation as Brooklyn's premiere reading series, where today's literary icons and tomorrow's stars take the stage regularly. The series is curated and hosted by Jillian Capewell and Brian Gresko.

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pete's big salmon (poetry series)

PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR DETAILS

Pete's Big Salmon, the celebrated poetry series now curated by poet Michael Broder, is the jewel of Brooklyn poetry series. The roster of past poets rolls out like a veritable who's who of up and coming poets.

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prose bowl

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 6:30PM

Four writers come in, one writers leave - or all of them do. But somebody gets a free drink. The Prose Bowl is a light-hearted open mic showdown between writers of fiction. It's one part literature, one part bloodsport, one part American Idol. Bring a thousand words and pitch your fiction against other New Yorkers' for a prize. 

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Quirky talent show

FOURTH THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Talent show with a twist. It's not about being polished, instead it's raw & real & unique. Be inspired from the audience or share with us on stage. Experience things like: improv melodic gibberish, vulnerable poetry written from amidst a hurricane, free-style rap in Chinese, avant-garde Ukulele songs, or spontaneous stories bringing us to tears. 

Created by: Living Quirky, Hosted by: Christina Salerno, Featured Guest: Stefanie Rennert

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play date

THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

At Play Date, you'll hear new dramatic works & reinterpreted classics read with extreme vigor and pizazz.

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The All stars of comedy

FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

The daily grind of living in NYC got you down? Feel like a hamster on a wheel not accomplishing the dreams you moved here to pursue? The All Stars of Comedy are here to help! Who are we? Why, we are Jolenta Greenberg (The Moth, NY Public Radio), JiJi Lee (Reductress, You're Gonna Die, Girl podcast), Michelle Onufrak (The Moth, Nights of Our Lives), Chris Pappas (Facebook Live!, Funny Ha! Ha! Funny Queer), & Anna Roisman (Just For Laughs, UCB), and you'll be tickled to discover just how qualified we are to boost your self esteem. In addition to our stunningly self aware sense of humor, our hour long show features guests who are some of the country's most exciting, up-and-coming comedians. Together we take our failures and misfortunes and spin them into an evening of comedy gold. You’ll leave the bar feeling like an All Star, too!

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cool as f***

FOURTH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

A new literary series that brings musical performance and stand up comedy to the reading series format. Announced featured writers and musicians appear alongside a surprise showcase artist who will be profiled in a separate podcast. The series is hosted by Bill Lessard (McSweeney’s, NPR, Prelude) and Bud Smith (The Rumpus, Hobart, Vol. 1 Brooklyn).

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let me break you up

EVERY THIRD FRIDAY

Let's be honest, love doesn't exist, couples suck, and Valentine's Day is bullshit. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin as she tests real life couples to see if they are meant to be together (they aren't). The couple with the least amount of points at the end of the night will have to break-up because we all die alone anyway and what's the point of anything really? It'll be FUN!

 

Computer juice

EVERY MONDAY (STARTING IN SEPTEMBER)

Computer Juice is a platform for producers and electronic artists to showcase their music on a weekly basis. Each week there will be a sign up sheet to have the opportunity to play your music to a dark room full of like minded people. Follow the page and come down to Pete's Candy Store on September 5th @ 8pm + every Monday after.