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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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Bowie Farewell, Improv Fest, Prose Bowl – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/13–1/19)

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12208564_10204867951086580_7039729733595674277_n-220x120WEDNESDAY 1/13
 aLIVE in January @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, $5–$15, Poetry, performance, and music from Valerie Kuehne, Niina Pollari, Syreeta McFadden, Jane Gabriels, and Nejma Shea, More info
 Match Game @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Contestants try to answer fill-in-the-blank questions, with the objective being to match the answers given by a celebrity panel, More info

downloadTHURSDAY 1/14
2nd Annual Improv Fest @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, Honor the power of immediate presence in performance, through dance, music, Butoh, action theater, comedy, lighting, and more, Buy tix
Debonair Thursdays Kick-Off @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 8pm, FREE, A new dinner & disco party with DJ Disgonuts and friends mixing up sophisticated disco, house, soul, and dance vibes, More info

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Tarantino Brunch, Vertical Travel, Lou Reed Tribute – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/06–1/12)

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12401912_1364239096974510_7989446753439096515_oWEDNESDAY 1/06
* Twin Peaks Bingo @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, FREE, Gather with fellow Twin Peaks lovers and play a damn fine game of bingo, More info
 Funhouse Comedy @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, With Peggy O’Leary, Wendi Starling, DC Benny, Will Miles, and more, RSVP

12348146_562927627202872_6981867182447836745_nTHURSDAY 1/07
 “KTHXBAI” Opening Reception @Idio Gallery (976 Grand St) 6pm, FREE, Brooklyn Vegan presents a memorial retrospective for beloved music photographer Chris La Putt, RSVP
# Flavors, Intact @ Museum of Food & Drink (62 Bayard St) 6:30pm, $20, Learn about Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, an international project to preserve culinary culture and biodiversity, More info

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New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Beyond – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/30–1/05)

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Fried Chicken & Champagne NYE
No. 7 North, 931 Manhattan Ave
December 31, 8pm, FREE
We are at it again with NYE take 2! Same fun place, same awesome team (with some additions), and of course fried chicken and champagne! We’ll have specials all night including Jell-o shots and eggnog, plus a fancy list for those of you who want to get fancy. Come hang with us and ring in the new year with no pressure and no cover. Just FUN. RSVP

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6166_10154236211236664_538133771419931886_nWEDNESDAY 12/30
 The Struggle Is Real @ The Experiment Comedy Gallery (20 Broadway) 8pm, $8, Four improv teams vie for the most laughs, RSVP
♫ The Beyond Group @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $10, With Cheryl Pyle on flute, Bern Nix on guitar, David Tamura on tenor sax, Francois Grillot on bass, and William Ruiz on percussion, RSVP

12314596_1235718459778933_5583565490218831980_oTHURSDAY 12/31
Jazzy NYE @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $75–$90, A swingin’ 1920s-themed night with a live jazz trio and a scrumptious four-course menu, Buy tix
* Happy Fun Cry New Year’s Karaoke @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Spend new year’s singing your heart out—with a champagne toast at midnight, of course, More info
* Purple Rain Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8pm, $10, An all-night 80s new wave dance party, with airbrush makeup artists onhand to help perfect your personal 80s look, More info
 Broken Comedy New Year’s Eve @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Spend new year’s laughing with Mike Denny, Michael Che, Nimesh Patel, and special guests, RSVP
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