Cymbeline is tonally ambiguous, dramaturgically elusive. This is no weakness of Shakespeare’s so-called tragedy, but it stands out in being one that ends in reunions and discoveries instead of wars and death while featuring beheaded characters and disguised lovers. It’s no wonder, then, that critics have long debated whether Cymbeline is drama, romance, comedy, or something in between. Perhaps Shakespeare was pushing genres out and contemporary storytelling, with its mix of laughter and catharsis, forward. Regardless of category, Stay Awake! Theatre’s production of Cymbeline at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Ave.) in Williamsburg is firm in its footing thanks to its minimalist approach and rather strong performances. Continue reading
Roam the High Line after-hours and be transported as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and a world of hidden surprises.
This event is free, and admission is based upon capacity, first-come first-served with RSVP
SummerScreen, Pokémon Go Bar Crawl, Rock & Roll Playhouse – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (7/20–7/26
♦ Fat & Fabulous Figure Drawing @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 6:30pm, $5 suggested, GIRL PARTY and Greer Morrison team up to celebrate all iterations of body, mind, and spirit, More info
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Northside presents The Fast & the Furious, with music beforehand by Taylor Bennett, More RSVP
* Adelina’s 4-Year Anniversary @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, FREE, With DJs, drink specials, pizza by guest chef The Mississippi Vegan, and more, More info
♫ Noise Love Presents @ The Gutter (200 North 12th St) 9pm, $5, With Dinowalrus / Zenizen / Cold Blinds, RSVP
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance in helping to clean up and improve the North Henry Street shoreline site this Sunday. Volunteers can assist with tasks like garbage pickup, weed removal, planting and path making. Gloves will be provided, and please dress accordingly. No RSVP required.
The North Henry Street site is host to the NCA Living Dock. With money from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, NCA created the Living Dock; a 200-sq foot floating habitat structure for marine organisms. Despite poor environmental conditions, wildlife is returning to the Creek. The Living Dock is a way to encourage and document this trend. Come see the site, visit the Living Dock and lend a hand!
Well, we’ve made it. To where? I’m not quite sure but it’s hot and sticky and ain’t nobody wearing any clothes. Welcome to Summer in Brooklyn!
This weekend the moon will pass both Saturn and Mars, which means you absolutely should ride yr bike, say hi and smile to strangers, accept an invitation to dinner, and enjoy a frozen beverage, but only one. (BRAIN FREEZE, Y’ALL).
Oh, and check out some arts!
See you in the streets.
A Decalogue of Tenebrous Luminaries
Friday, July 15, 6-9pm
at 289 Meserole St.
Curated by norton, this group exhibition includes works by Joshua Rosenblatt, Chris Rucker, Levi Haske, Eleanna Anaganos, Jenyu Wang, Patrick Neal, Richard Schwamb, norton, Hazel Lee Santino, Chris Ketchie and includes a live performance by Dirty Churches at 8pm.
These ten artists express the landscape journeys they traverse in the ways their unique individual natures and intelligences take them. They spread across the floor and walls, using traditional as well as variant materials with distinctive results. Representational, abstracted, conceptual, in the end seeing light in the darkness, defying the negation of the black hole. They share their singularities, defying you to leave the strong grasp of their singularities.
BOMB partners with HIP Lit for the launch of our summer issue. Join us for a night of art, drinks, and dancing. Lots of dancing.
The night will include a rare installation of Ben Vida and Jeff DeGolier’s “Metal Fatigue Music”—the greatest sound piece ever to incorporate a Toyota Priva minivan—as well as projections from Jason Simon and Moyra Daveys legendary One Minute Film Festival.
All-vinyl DJ sets by Damian & Tallboy (PICNyC)
Additional music by Simone White.
MoonBurn is a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper from Bay Area illustrator and street artist Lauren YS. The product of half dreams and a nomadic lifestyle, MoonBurn is an exploration of the artist’s own fierce imagination as personified through supernatural characters and personal symbols of iconography collected throughout her travels and flights of nocturne.
Utilizing a palette of creams and her signature muted neons, Lauren’s works from MoonBurn approach an updated ukiyoe woodblock aesthetic. Lauren combines melodic application of linework with washes of mint greens and coral pinks to imbue Eastern sensibilities with an astral bent.
The Calico exhibition space is located within the larger “Calico Studio” space, which also currently provides working studio space to five artists. For Calico’s Summer show, we present recent work by this group of studiomates: Mark Mann, Michael Hambouz, Kate Nielsen, Thomas Henry, and Calico’s Director, Scott Chasse.
The fourth annual BLONDE ART BOOKS – BABZ FAIR will feature new and recent publications by independent publishers, and individual artists and writers.
Since 2012, Blonde Art Books has been dedicated to promoting independent publishing & self-published art books through exhibitions, book fairs, talks, and online exposure.
This year, for the first time, we have invited exhibitors from outside the New York City region.
Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend. Full Program here.
In its new premises in Williamsburg, The Hollows is pleased to inaugurate The Hollows Eastyard, an outdoors summer programming series taking place in the garden of The Hollows townhouse, housing installations by three artists, kinetic disco ball pieces, Inverse and Tear by Kiichiro Adachi, Shaddows in Faacad, a vertical city mapping mural by Halaburda
With a $10 suggested donation, you’re welcome to hang out all day. For more information on this event and the Summer series, visit http://www.hollows.info/sound/
Sweet Creek, a show by Sarah Greenbaum and collaboration with Robert Pounding, is on view at Flux Factory (39-31 29th Street, LIC) this weekend.
* Dance Film Feastival @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 7pm, $10, Experience site-specific visual escapades as well as character-driven narratives in this exclusive two-night event, Buy tix
* Brooklyn Craft Co’s Outdoor Paint Night @ T.B.D. Bar (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, $30, Hang out in a garden and paint figurines—all supplies provided, More info
# Ice Cream Battle @ Museum of Food & Drink (62 Bayard St) 6:30pm, $20, Unearth the stories behind the origins of ice cream and learn about some of history’s wildest bygone flavors, More info
^ On Bowie @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Join Rob Sheffield and Amanda Petrusich for a listening party to celebrate Rob’s new book, More info
☺ The Blender: Improv Jam @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, Mix it up with the freedom to let your freak flag fly, More info
* Maker Park Brainstorm @ ROOT BKN (131 North 14th) 7–9pm, FREE. Maker Park is hosting a public brainstorming meeting on reusing the industrial structures that sit on a parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park land. More info
Greenpoint’s only outdoor/online radio station, The Lot Radio, is hosting a series of events with their neighbors the San Damiano Mission. Join them this Saturday evening for a special performance of 67Yarc.info, an interactive multimedia project by Joakim, followed by an ambient live set, befitting to the pious venue.
Suggested donation is $10 and 100% of all proceeds go towards the renovation and refurbishment of the San Damiano Mission’s pipe organ, originally installed in the mission in 1912.
The Lot Radio & Crowdspacer present: 67Yarc at The Mission
Saturday, July 9th
at The San Damiano Mission
21 Nassau Ave. (next to The Lot Radio)
* Outdoor Cinema @ Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd) 7pm, FREE, Film Forum & Rooftop Films present The African Queen, More info
♫ Rootless Residency @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE, With Hipro / Tidal Channel / Peter Seligman / VJ Jim Tuite, RSVP
^ The 50-Year Mission: A Star Trek Launch Party @ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 7pm, $29.99, join WORD for a party to celebrate the release of Ed Gross’s The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek, More info
♫ The Wild Honey Pie Presents @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, With The Dig / Marvelous Toy, RSVP
♫ Sewer Rats Bk @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8:30pm, $8, With Love Spread / Deli Girls / Lance Blisters, RSVP
The McCarren Park pool, which has only been up and running as a functional pool since 2012, is back in business for the summer 2016 season.
The pool was originally opened in 1936 by Robert Moses, who was curator for many of New York City’s open spaces and actually opened one pool every week during the summer of ’36, totaling 11 pools for the Works Progress Administration project, with the help of Mayor LaGuardia. At the time of its opening, it was one of the biggest public pools in the world, and is three times the size of a standard Olympic pool. It had a capacity of 6,800 swimmers. Today, officials cap it at 1,500 people. Continue reading