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)

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.

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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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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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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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The hook

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!. 

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KWEENDOM

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.

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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! 

 

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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.

 

bombpop! up

FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Come see art, music, & mingle at BombPop!Up Art Collective’s new residency! Brooklyn-based artists Drea Cofield, Gaby Collins-Fernandez & Jonah Parzen Johnson bring you ever-changing and popularly repeating art & music events including Live Music, Life Drawing, Video Screenings, Pop-Up Sculpture Garden Shows, Guided Music Meditations, and so on! Always changing, always amazing, First Fridays at Pete’s!

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l'hyams comedy

LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

A monthly showcase of NY's hottest up and coming stand-ups in an intimate venue. Come down on the last Thursday of every month to see comics you'll see on TV one day and say to yourself in your living room, "Oh my god, I saw them at Pete's! They were two feet from my face!"

 

foreign affairs

SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Foreign Affairs is a game show that highlights global culture and the ability to connect with people around the world. Part Foreign Service Exam, part Japanese Game Show, Foreign Affairs tests contestants knowledge in increasingly challenging and spectacular events, culminating in live streaming and calling strangers around the world. 

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girls room

FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Carly Ann Filbin and Mary Beth Barone only let the cool people sit down at their table, and do stand up at their show. Join NYC's hottest and most popular comedians for a night of hilarious comedy and elevated status. It'll be so fetch. 

 

EM'S DAMN GOOD ROGERING

SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

A monthly showcase of NY's hottest up and coming stand-ups in an intimate venue. Come down on the last Thursday of every month to see comics you'll see on TV one day and say to yourself in your living room, "Oh my god, I saw them at Pete's! They were two feet from my face!"