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Greenpoint Gallery Night, The Big Meat, Depresso Carnival – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (3/16–3/22)

Erica-Joy-Dunn_Pre-Natal-Reiki_3-19-16_Wild-Was-Mama_180[sponsored] Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Community Reiki With Erica Joy Dunn @ Wild Was Mama (272 Driggs Ave)
Saturday March 19, 4-5pm, $25–$50 suggested
All are welcome, so come and receive a healing Reiki treatment! During a Reiki treatment, positive energy flows, cleansing the body of built up toxins or pain. It soothes shock, calms the mind and emotions, and accelerates the body’s natural ability to heal itself while promoting a state of total relaxation and well-being. More info

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trufle_flyer_finalWEDNESDAY 3/16
# Gusto del Tartufo @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $79, Chef Timothy Pakron teams up with U.S. Veg Corp for a 4-course truffle-focused vegan dinner, More info
# The Big Meat @ Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) 7pm, $70, A gastronomic look at the Revolutionary Era, featuring oysters, ale flips, roast lamb, and more, Buy tix
*LookBooker Brooklyn Launch Party @Bull in the Heather Salon (219 Calyer St) 7pm, FREE, champagne evening plus a complimentary blow out and Oribe treatment ($120 value), RSVP

Kitsune_500-500x706THURSDAY 3/17
# Out With the Old In With the New @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Help Brouwerij get rid of all their extra beer so they can make room for new beer, RSVP
^ Depresso Carnival
@ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 8pm, FREE, An immersive comedy-show-meets-art-exhibit to celebrate the launch of the book Weeping in Public, RSVP
 Kitsuné Club Night: Disco Edition @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $25, With Todd Edwards / Zimmer / Cassian / Kartell / Justin Strauss / HART, Buy tix

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Domestic Obscura, Charming Disaster, The Prose Bowl – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (3/09–3/15)

a9736135-b654-4848-8606-d5c71c58f954[sponsored] Community Reiki With Erica Joy Dunn @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave)
Saturday March 12, 3pm, $25–$50 suggested
Come and receive a healing Reiki treatment! During a Reiki treatment, positive energy flows, cleansing the body of built up toxins or pain. It soothes shock, calms the mind and emotions, and accelerates the body’s natural ability to heal itself while promoting a state of total relaxation and well-being. More info

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sensibleposterWEDNESDAY 3/09
 The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, Standup showcase featuring Matt Koff, Naomi Ekperigin, and Ashley Brooke Roberts, More info
 Unknown Relatives @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $6, With The Fucktons / The Dirty Blondes / The Casey Hopkins Duo, RSVP

12694974_1729323384020508_8155083786615895312_oTHURSDAY 3/10
^ Book Launch: Streetfight @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Streetfight deconstructs how NYC’s former Director of Transportation Janette Sadik-Khan transformed the streets into dynamic spaces that are safe for pedestrians and bikers, More info
 Someguysenterprise Presents Play @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $5, With Isis Swaby / Neuport / Jamar Jacobs / Steezytroburgers / DJ Noir, RSVP

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The Hustle, Doomsday Freaks, Salsa Picante – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (3/02–3/08)

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10441376_10207025613212891_9060873125762287991_nWEDNESDAY 3/02
* Superfund Seminar @ Polish Slavic Center (176 Java St) 6:30pm, FREE, Join a discussion on the variety of agencies and programs that are cleaning up our community, RSVP
 Salsa Picante @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, With the Adam Amram Experience / Los Salsatanes, & Masam Dream World / DJ That’s So Raben / DJ Ben Robey, RSVP

12670047_661869287287890_4089390922528072874_nTHURSDAY 3/03
^ Local Organic @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Fresh local literature meets wine and cocktail pairings in this revamp of the classic reading series, More info
 Virginia Ostgut Tom @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $10, With Umfang / Olive T / Capablanca / Willie Burns, RSVP

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Moonage Daydream, The Big Glou, Blue Vinyl – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/24–3/01)

theskintOscarsPoster2016_web[sponsored] Academy Awards Screening Party
Sunday 2/28
6pm, FREE, RSVP
L.A. may have the Oscars, but we think Brooklyn has a better view! Join the skint for a red carpet entrance, a free glass of champagne with RSVP, freshly popped popcorn and the Academy Awards on a big screen! There will also be themed drinks based on some of the nominees, a photo booth to capture your red carpet glory, and special ballots to vote on the winners.

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sensibleposterWEDNESDAY 2/24
 The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A weekly comedy showcase at a sensible time, hosted by Josh Gondelman, Chris Duffy, Emma Willmann, and Evan Kaufman, More info
# Movers Meet Shakers @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7pm, $65, A two-hour session hosted by Made Real Vodka that includes crafting three unique cocktails, a ricotta cheese–making lesson, and networking with other like-minded guests, More info

69_EdpTHURSDAY 2/25
* We Bee Spelling @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)8pm, $20–$50, A one-of-a-kind drunk spelling bee and fundraiser for Change for Kids, Buy tix
Kevin Geeks Out About Wigs @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher presents an obsessive look at wigs as they appear in movies, TV, and real life, from toupee-wearing authority figures to hyper-glamorous drag queens, More info

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Five Winter Workouts You Might Actually Do

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Check out Greenpoint’s weirdest (and coolest) winter workouts. Photo credit, clockwise from the top left: © Greenpoint Grappling Club, Rebecca Stevens, Williamsburg Touch Rugby, Streb, BrooklynPaper, and HollywoodStunts.

If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolution (if you made one at all) is already abandoned, and training for a half-marathon has been replaced with a snowy sprint to the bodega.

Never fear, my fellow hibernating, chubby, and cocooned Greenpointers! Below is a list of 5 fitness programs bizarre enough to get you out of the apartment and maybe even in shape before winter’s over, without even having to get on the subway: Continue reading

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Yas Kweens, Lita Ford, Soundpainting – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/17–2/23)

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12711090_10100347597020044_6263871422539753445_oWEDNESDAY 2/17
 The Black Swan Featuring Chicago @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 8pm, $10, A staged version of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan combined with showstopping numbers from the Broadway hit Chicago, More info
* PussyPower Presents Yas Kweens @ Kinfolk (94 Wythe Ave) 9pm, FREE, Watch the premiere of the new season of Broad City with music, DJs, surprise guests, swag bags, and more, RSVP

12439041_1676418399238475_6642309185137827805_nTHURSDAY 2/18
 Working Rhythms @ Reverse (28 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, An interactive music installation in which visitors play and mix rhythm bases and sound loops, More info
* RAW Artists Brooklyn Presents Futures @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 7pm, $20, Independent film screenings, pop-up galleries, fashion shows, live performance art, and more, Buy tix

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Valentine’s, Galentine’s, Pinball, and Perfume – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/10–2/16)

Anti-V-Day-poster[sponsored] It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party
Friday, February 12th, 10pm
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St
$5, Buy tix
Leave the expensive brunches and Airbnb staycations to the lovebirds! Free yourself from the chains of Valentine’s Day this year and celebrate those who fly solo. With tunes from DJ Gordon Gloom, $5-8 drink specials, and cheap admission, you’ll spend way less than you would on flowers, chocolates, and other stuff that those “happy” people in relationships do.

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12646612_965417676826801_6053643717064878259_oWEDNESDAY 2/10
* Spring Pinball League Kickoff Party @ Sunshine Laundromat & Pinball (860 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Start off the new season at Sunshine’s newly opened bar, RSVP
Nitehawk Naughties @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $15, Celebrate Valentine’s with a 35mm presentation of Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour, More info

cartoon-monsoonTHURSDAY 2/11
* Glass Etching & Mixology
@ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $65, Make your own custom barware, then learn how to fill it in style, More info
* Natural Perfumery Workshop @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $75, Learn the natural perfumer’s craft in this bespoke scent-creating class with Hi Wildflower, More info
 Cartoon Monsoon @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave)9pm, $5, Comedians Joe Rumrill and Mary Houlihan invite you to a cavalcade of original costumed characters, animations, and sketches, More info

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Valentine’s Market, Super Bowl, Bologna Negrona – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/03–2/09)

GPT_largesign_275pxGreenpointers Valentine’s Market Greenpoint Loft (67 West St), Sunday (2/7) 1-7pm, FREE More info

If you don’t know, now you know, Greenpoint! Every season, the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft comes alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping. And on Sunday, February 7th (1-7PM) we’re spreading the love the Greenpoint way at our annual Valentine’s Market! RSVP

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12593638_10100741269991019_6502958282802891533_o-220x120WEDNESDAY 2/03
^ Love in Lowercase @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, A talk with authors Francesc Miralles and Gwen Cooper, RSVP
☺ For Love of the Pigskin @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedy and football with Dan Licata, Ana Fabrega, and Carmen Christopher, More info

10436192_10155195782900204_1712537691291794024_nTHURSDAY 2/04
# Champagne & Oysters
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $40, Join Slow Food NYC for a talk and tasting with four sparkling wines paired with a dozen local oysters, Buy tix
* Dress With Love @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $45, Join Susan Alexandra for a workshop on creating garments that you truly love by repurposing them with symbolic paintings and drawing, More info
# Cook It! With Epicurious @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 8pm, $95, Cook your way through the ultimate nacho playbook, with snacks and drinks provided, Buy tix

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Soulsa Jams, Berning Down the House, Rise & Fall – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/27–2/02)

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Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 7.38.40 PMWEDNESDAY 1/27
* Look at Yourself, Man @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $6.27, A selfie workshop for dudes, presented by TEDxxx, Buy tix
☺ Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, FREE, Featuring hosts John Mahone and Alan Yaspan, More info

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.52.20 AM THURSDAY 1/28
* Asylos Traverses
@ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7:30pm, $10, A staged reading with movement, choreography, lip synching, dinosaur bones, and drinks, RSVP
♫ Berning Down the House @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $10, A fundraiser for Bernie Sanders featuring an array of artists, musicians, DJs, and advocates, RSVP
♫ Do You Like Disco 1-Year Anniversary @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, With SPRKLBB / Yam Bataller / Nita Aviance /  David Sokolowski, RSVP

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Donut Fest, Cardboard Robot Battle, Unholy Women – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/20–1/26)

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Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 4.40.34 PMWEDNESDAY 1/20
# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, FREE, Sample Adelina’s wines paired with Eastern District Cheese, More info
* Sumo Party @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $50, Watch Sumo wrestling while eating bento and enjoying whiskey, sake, and beer, More info

12540832_972392232835063_2946615336283675085_nTHURSDAY 1/21
# The Maine Event @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, FREE, A tasting event featuring beers from Maine Beer Company and others, RSVP
^ Future Shock Zero Launch Party @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of this new comix anthology edited by Josh Burggraf, RSVP
* An Evening of Expanded Cinema @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 10pm, $16, An interactive live psychedelic light show featuring a mix of analog and digital projections and live musical performances, More info

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