Pete's hosts some sweet events
AND ALWAYS FREE
EVERY SUNDAY 5-8 / SIGN UP STARTS AT 4:30PM
The Open Mic at Pete's has been running for almost 20 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.
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.
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.
Pete's reading series
EVERY THIRD THURSDAY AT 7:30PM
Over the course almost 20 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.
pete's big salmon (poetry series)
SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7PM
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.
THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
At Play Date, you'll hear new dramatic works & reinterpreted classics read with extreme vigor and pizazz.
THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Bobby Hankinson hosts a diverse line-up of LGBTQ performers for an evening of comedy and storytelling that is sure to make Mike Pence uncomfortable. It's not just gay, it's GAAAAAYYYYY. Gay like The B-52s are gay. Gay like Hocus Pocus is gay. Gay like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is gay. Come for the laughs, stay for the fresh faces in your Grindr grid. Donations welcome for Streetwise & Safe, a local organization that works with LGBTQ youth of color.
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
The heart of a march in the body of a reading series—The Rally is a place where readers, writers, activists, and citizens find the stories they have in common. Following live readings, writers engage the audience in brief conversation: listeners can ask questions, offer their own thoughts, and respond in any way that is respectful and productive. In those stories we hope to find actionable, meaningful ways to cultivate change, and advance a stronger future for our community and democracy.
826 nyc reading series
SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
826NYC, a nonprofit providing free writing programs to under-resourced New York City students, runs a hot new reading series with great emerging writers on the 2nd Monday of every month. Hosted by Danielle Sinay. Please join us for a fantastic night of fun and literature!
Pete’s comedy Mic
FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Jokes? Bits? Gags? Punchlines? We want em! Try them out in this intimate and supportive space. Host Sam Zee will make you feel cozy if you're feeling cold, all for a one drink minimum. Walk-ins welcome, but emailing email@example.com secures you a spot and enters you in a raffle to win a half-price drink.
EVERY FOURTH THURSDAY
A comedy show about dating, loving and getting f*cking ghosted, hosted by Savannah DesOrmeaux. Watch NY’s most stunning comedians/storytellers perform every month, with one special guest getting interviewed by Savannah on a time they were tragically ghosted or ghosted someone else.
special delivery w/dougie poole
EVERY THIRD TUESDAY
Special Delivery is a talk show recorded live in Brooklyn hosted by country singer Dougie Poole and his sidekick Jordan Michael. Each episode features music from an upcoming artist, new songs and covers by Doug and an interview with a special guest.
My Dentist’s son
SECOND SUNDAY - EVERY MONTH
There are stories in our lives that don't exactly fit. Magical occurrences that challenge our notion of reality, synchronicities nearly impossible to fathom, and otherworldly experiences that defy the boundaries of what we think is possible. Our narratives of life have little room for these anecdotes, regardless of their beauty or significance. My Dentist's Son is a support group for mystical experiences. A safe space where we can collectively revel in these tales of magic and wonder. A space to engender a more beautiful world where these occurrences are met with awe and respect. This is a place for stories that don't fit. Come share your tale.
girl + gang live
EVERY FIRST MONDAY
Girl + Gang Live! is a comedy talk show hosted by Leah Hulgin and featuring all female and queer comedians.
words and guitars
EVERY SECOND THURSDAY
Words and Guitars is a monthly reading series that celebrates music and the community that music fandom creates. We gather together writers, artists, and musicians for a night of essays and performances for a night that will be as thought-provoking as it is fun. If you love music, then you're already invited.
keeping it fresh
EVERY SECOND TUESDAY
Every month Emily Walsh and Amanda Van Nostrand host just a few of New York's hottest stand out comedians.
Dead Pete's Society
EVERY FIRST FRIDAY
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race." If you need a reminder of how human you are, join us for an open mic poetry night on the first Friday of every month. We can sound our barbaric yawps over the rooftops of the world (or just in Pete's back room). All are welcome! Tune in, turn on, and drop dead.
EVERY FOURTH MONDAY
News Stand is a live-streamed topical mic for jokes with short shelf-lives. If you'd like to perform, email firstname.lastname@example.org