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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org secures you a spot and enters you in a raffle to win a half-price drink.
LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Quitting: we’ve all done it, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. But that doesn’t mean we can’t laugh about it. Self-proclaimed quitters Ian Goldstein (Splitsider, Doin’ It with Mike Sacks) and Sam Corbin (The New Yorker, Reductress) — who have given up on just about everything you can think of — host an evening of therapeutic comedy, featuring special guests revisiting cringe-worthy material. From half-baked bits to stories of personal failure, this show promises to heal your inner quitter. Or your money back.
THIRD TUESDAY - 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.
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.
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.