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YOU GUYS. Death Becomes Us is finally here and in full swing! ALL OF OUR TRUE CRIME DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE! Damien Echols! Paul Holes! Amanda Knox! (PS, she just wants to make hats, okay?) And so many more panels and screenings that we’re mega-hype on! Scope the full schedule here, but also, you can just stay put and read this latest edition of BWB, ’cause I am about to tell you everything you need to know in the widely-beloved, mildly-demented style of Megan Burns! (That is me! I will also tell you other things to do in the event you’re not a true crime fan! We still love you, though maybe a little less than before!)

Our GIF theme this weekend is Zodiac, because we’re doing a special screening of it TONIGHT at Nitehawk Williamsburg! (PS, remember this photo of Jake Gyllenhaal and K. Dunst? I think about it daily.) Before we get into all the murdery action, though, here’s some rad #CONTENT you might’ve missed on BYT this week while you were getting SO PUMPED TO TALK ABOUT TRUE CRIME!

Thursday, March 21

  • Meanwhile, it’s Brooklyn, Stand Up! at the Bell House w/ Kerry Coddett and guests Nore Davis, Rob Haze and more! Tickets are $15.
  • If it’s tunes you’re after, then get to the Apollo Theater for what is sure to be a v. magical performance by Jose Gonzalez and the String Theory! Tickets are $44+.
  • You can also hit up Carnegie Hall for a Van Morrison tribute ft. performances by Patti Smith, Lee Fields, Shawn Colvin and more! Tickets to that will run you $48+.
  • Plus Wye Oak will be at Merkin Hall w/ the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for $25+!
  • In the market for something $20 or less? Head to Mercury Lounge for an $18 Oberhofer show…
  • …plus Dilly Dally will be settin’ up shop at Music Hall of Williamsburg for $20!
  • OR just go d-d-d-d-dance your face off for free (w/ RSVP) at House of Yes for the latest edition of Dirty Thursday, where it’s BLOG HAUS NITE! They’ll be spinnin’ everybody from Uffie to Justice to Chromeo! (THE GOOD OL’ DAYS AMIRITE?!)

Friday, March 22

  • ANOTHER GLORIOUS DAY OF DEATH BECOMES US! While HLN Night with Golden State Killer Investigator Paul Holes is SOLD OUT, you can still catch Paul at the aforementioned Billy Jensen show (provided you are reading this on Thursday, and not later) AND/OR at a special DBU edition of Tinder Live w/ Lane Moore on Saturday!
  • Plus HLN Night continues at Gramercy Theatre by way of Forensic Files Uncorked  w/ Wine & Crime Gals! Tickets to that one are $21.50 each!
  • In terms of comedy, Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher will be at the Bell House! Their first seating is totally sold out, but you can still grab $35 tickets to the second one if you act fast!
  • You can also hang out with Dan Licata and Joe Pera for Dan + Joe + DVD Show (+ Special Features) at Union Hall for $10-$12! Grab tickets to the early and/or late seatings.

  • Tunes-wise, my top pick for tonight is Torres and Annie Hart at LPR! Tickets will run you $16-$20 a pop.
  • Plus it’s night TWO of Jose Gonzalez and the String Theory at the Apollo Theater! Once again, tickets are $44+.
  • More in the mood to see KISS? Well, you’re gonna have to get yourself out to Long Island and cough up $54+, but who knows! If Detroit Rock City taught us anything, then the answer is a hard “maybe”!
  • If cutting a nostalgic rug is your MO, then RSVP to an EmoTronic dance night over at the Knitting Factory instead! (Free before midnight!)
  • Or if art vibes are more your jam, head to the opening night of The Lot Radio’s Lot Photo exhibition starting at 6pm!

Saturday, March 23

  • In terms of Purim vibes, Littlefield is hosting an interactive musical (ft. loads of drinking and costumes) called A Very Beatles Purim! Tickets are $15-$20 a pop.
  • Or if you wanna skip the musicals and just hit up a show instead, Brooklyn Steel will host a $40 Jawbreaker gig tonight!
  • In the market for something a little less $$$? Shilpa Ray, Holly Overton and Think Tank will be doing a $5 show at Secret Project Robot starting at 4pm!
  • Just wanna d-d-d-d-dance? Sleigh Bells will be doing a DJ set over at Brooklyn Bowl for $15!
  • Plus it’s DAFT DISKO at the Knitting Factory tonight in case you’re in the mood for some French house vibes! Free before midnight w/ RSVP!
  • AND Broadly is hosting a v. red Aries party at Villain ft. all of the astrology vibes! (I feel like a bad queer because I do not know about astrology vibes! In place of my rising sign I usually just tell people I don’t think Steven Avery did it!) Tickets are $20+.

Sunday, March 24

  • You should also make space in your schedule to swing by House of Yes for BK Queer Flea’s The Pin Ball, which is a pop-up market showcasing some of the best queer-made pins (and other rad stuff) out there! No cover // SUPPORT QUEER ARTISTS, Y’ALL!
  • Speaking of shopping, it’s day two of MoMA PS1 and Other Music’s third annual Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market! Admission is $10 for the day.
  • Plus it’s this month’s Vegan Market at Market Hotel ft. all of the delicious non-animal foods! (They exist!)
  • Then skate it all off at Dreamland Roller Disco’s benefit for the Sean Casey Animal Rescue! 100% of proceeds from the roller disco party will go toward SCAR, and tickets are $20+ each.
  • More into LOLs? There are TWO seatings of #ADULTING w/ Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos over at Union Hall! Both the 5pm show and 7:30pm show will run you $10.
  • Shifting over into tunes territory, Jawbreaker have another $40 show at Brooklyn Steel tonight!
  • Or swing by Brooklyn Bowl to catch a $10+ show from High Waisted, The Furies, Talay and Treads!

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