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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
At Play Date, you'll hear new dramatic works & reinterpreted classics read with extreme vigor and pizazz.
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).
SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
The Hook is a talk show, new political speakeasy, in which people of idealistic distinction are interviewed before a live audience, with ample space for interaction, surprise and discovery. Moderated by former Open City Dialogues host Jamie Hook, in the venerable back room of Pete's Candy Store, The Hook is an experiment in the politics of the local, an incubator of new community ideas, and a subscriber to the notion that all you have to do to belong is participate. Join us!.
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.
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!
radio shack comedy hour
FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
A great comedy open mic. Hosted by Chase Montavon, this busy comedy hour is a fun and supportive opportunity for up and coming comics to work on their material and hear others. Sign up at 6:30. Perform 3-5 minute set. The 1st Tuesday of every month.
Writers put down their pens and pick up their mics for an evening that's as much about organizing as it is about words. Come see essayists perform their work - or submit and perform your own! - and then engage with the audience for questions, reactions, and conversations. Rally brings those who are passionate about experience and action together to find out what unites all of us - and how to wield that unity as best we can.