Thursday, December 10, 2009

Secret Science and the not-so-secret OVERFLOW EXTRAVAGANZA!

Okay, silhouette of a hot chick swirling--but in which direction? Focus on the spinning foot aaaaand there she goes--switched directions. Now she's just going back and forth. Wait...what's going on?

Well, that's exactly what visual neuroscientist Ben Backus explained to a crowd of drunk nerds this Tuesday during this month's meeting of the Secret Science Club. Yep, every month the Secret Science Club meets at the Bell House to drink booze and learn shit, like how squids don't have blind spots in their eyeballs or how the Pulfrich Effect was discovered by a guy with one eye.

So if you're one of us nerds who hasn't gotten enough of powerpoint presentations and lectures, you're in luck--the Secret Science club is holding another event next Tuesday! This time climatologist James Hansen will teach you why all those people who don't believe in global warming need to take step 1 and admit they're in denial.

But first, because you can never have enough South Brooklyn fun, come celebrate the release of OVERFLOW's fourth issue tonight at Littlefield!! We promise visual AND audio stimulation, not to mention alcohol and a free (as always) copy of our new issue! See you there!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Looking to Live Cheap this Holiday Season?

Not in the mood to spend lots of dough on gifts this year? (I mean, is anybody ever really looking for that...)

Check out Brokelyn's guide to how to spend less this Holiday season. They have some great $25 and under gift ideas, including herbal slippers to keep warm and a spiral notebook made for the sole purpose of storing your endless supply of online passwords. (What a great idea, and only $13!)

And if you're looking to save not only on gifts, but on the tree as well, check out Brokelyn's latest post about where to get the cheapest tree.

And don't worry, us Jews haven't been forgotten about. For cheap Chanukah ideas, there's yet another post.

And last but not least, don't forget to celebrate with OVERFLOW tomorrow night!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

[Sh]it's Goin' Down THURSDAY!

If you're a random smattering of any of these categories, chances are that you'll enjoy a Thursday night with OVERFLOW. Shame on you if you haven't yet heard of our big bash! But it's alright, we're here to keep you updated (TimeOut seems to know what's up):

Come to Littlefield in Gowanus to see Bear Hands, Ribbons, and Peephole play in celebration of our new Winter issue! It's a perfect place to take that hot-young-thing you'll be picking up tomorrow at the BK Meatup for a second night out...

Don't be shy... take your plaid-ladden, bearded, iphoned selves out for a night!

Tickets $8 through Littlefield

Monday, December 7, 2009

Union Hall Bocce Bailout 2009!

For those of you unaware of
Union Hall's brilliant marriage between bar and bocce, it's about time you acquainted yourself with this novel concept. Okay, so maybe alcohol has always been what makes most games fun. But who would've thought to take a beloved backyard pastime and stick it in an establishment dedicated to good times and getting drunk? Union Hall is like the non-lame version of a bowling alley.

So put down those darts and cue sticks, and get ready to bocce! On December 30th, Union Hall is holding an elimination bocce ball tournament. Grab a partner and sign yourselves up for a chance to win $300!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ready to put the "He" back in Hebrew?

Have you been waiting to get your yarmulkes bouncing and your tzitzit swaying?

Well then, your time has come! "Good For The Jews," an organization started by Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin, is having its annual tour, stopping at the HighLine Ballroom in Park Slope this Monday, Dec. 7th at 8:00 p.m.

The event will feature, "Jewish music for people who hate Jewish music." The acts will include: the band DeLeon and comedians Morgan Murphy, Seth Herzog and Rachel Sklar.

Want two free tickets? Our friends at "Fucked In Park Slope" are offering two free tickets to the person who can come up with the most creative answer to this question:

Which sexy assed Jew, living or dead, would you most like to get it on with and why?

Send in your answers ASAP to win free tickets to the best Jew event of the year.