WEDNESDAY 6/22 * Himapan: Lotus Leaf Painting @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 3pm, $95, Flex your creative muscle and paint a lotus masterpiece; get 30% off with code PAINT, More info ♫ James Brown vs. Prince @ The Hall at MP (470 Driggs Ave) 8pm, $18, Featuring members of the Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Rubblebucket, Jazz Is PHSH, and more, Buy tix
THURSDAY 6/23 * Craft Party @ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $55, Make five different DIY projects, from macrame to mini-bookbinding to glass etching, More info ♫ The Wild Honey Pie Presents @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 8pm, $15, With Soak and Overcoats, Buy tix * Puppet Playlist #21: Dolly Parton @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8:30pm, $13, A group of puppeteers and musicians create original works of puppetry and music based on a musical theme, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 6/01 # Domestication en Flux: Mushrooms @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 6:30pm, FREE, Learn how to cultivate and grow edible mushrooms in your own home, More info * How to Make Edible Magazine @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, Learn about the process that brings each issue to newsstands and mailboxes, Buy tix
THURSDAY 6/02 ♦ “Between Worlds” @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Opening reception for a solo exhibition by Jen Ferguson, featuring $2 off glasses of BOE 2013 ‘Friend’ Riesling, RSVP ♦ New Work by Jody Erickson @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Solo show opening with free wine, RSVP ♫ Sign o’ the Times @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $12, Members of Brian Blade Fellowship, Starchild, and more play Prince’s seminal album in its entirety, More info
When our intrepid group of cannabis cooks walks into the room, we think maybe, just maybe (just for a moment, from afar), that the green spread out across the tables is the real green.
Turns out it’s a more innocuous herb, but that brief moment of enchantment is enough to make us realize we’ve entered a magical land of possibilities. The land of cannabis cooking.
We’re guessing you, in your 420 haze at home, didn’t even know this class was happening in your backyard (at least, that’s what we call Williamsburg when we’re feeling less charitable) — but just barely. Just beyond the BQE lies the golden land called The Brooklyn Kitchen with its massive, well-stocked classroom, and if you’re willing to ford or float across, that’s where a razor, a shiny knife has taken up residence. Details on the next class after the jump. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 3/30 * Participatory Budgeting Expo @ Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) 6pm, FREE, Meet your neighbors and learn about each of the proposed projects on the ballot from the people who developed them, More info * We Missed You Party @ Kinfolk (94 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the relaunch of Vice‘s completely redesigned magazine, More info ♫ Jacques’ Experimental Church Concert @ San Damiano Mission (85 N 15th Street), 8pm, FREE, Anyone is welcome to bring a random object to contribute and Jacques, a French electro artist, will incorporate it into his soundscape of experimental electronic music. More info
THURSDAY 3/31 ☺ We the People Live @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comics and journalists join HuffPost LIVE host Josh Zepps to break down the headlines—and one another, RSVP ♦ Trauma Salon: Idealism & Icthyosis @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, With Robert Pepper, David Ian Griess, Alex Cohen, Sylva Dean and Me, and Janna Pelle, RSVP ♫ In Memory of Michael @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $10, Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall performed in its entirety by 11-piece band Atomic Funk Project, More info
[sponsored] Academy Awards Screening Party
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.
WEDNESDAY 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
THURSDAY 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
Greenpointers 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 ourannual Valentine’s Market!RSVP
WEDNESDAY 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
# 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
^ Not For Tourists: Brooklyn @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, The team behind the Not For Tourists series presents the new edition of the Brooklyn guide, RSVP * Jeff Seal & the Raving Jaynes @ Triskelion Arts (102 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, Jeff Seal mixes standup, storytelling, characters, and clowning; the Raving Jaynes combine dance and improv to create highly physical, spontaneous pieces of dance/theater, Buy tix
THURSDAY 11/19 * DIY Decals Workshop @ You & Yours Fine Vintage (649 Morgan Ave)7pm, $65, Spice up old vintage tableware and with awesome decals you’ll cut out and apply own your own, More info
♫ CC Carina @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, With Carrie Ashley Hill / Ryley McCarthy / Matthew Lusk / FDR Soundsystem, RSVP * MUFF Society: But I’m a Cheerleader @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $7, In addition to the movie, there will be a local short film, film-themed prizes and freebies, and a cheer-inspired photobooth, More info
[Sponsored] Subject Matters Double 6 Studio, 66 Green St, Saturday and Sunday 11/14-15 4pm, FREE
An exhibition presenting a group of photographers who each communicate distinct perspectives, aesthetics, and themes, More info
Greenpoint Artist Mixer & Open Meeting The Diamond, 43 Franklin Ave
November 11, 7:30pm, FREE, RSVP
We are gearing up for a Spring 2016 Greenpoint Open Studios (end of April) and want to bring Greenpoint artists and arts appreciators together for an initial open meeting. Extended happy hour until 9pm!
* Pot Painting Workshop @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $50, Create a symbolically charged, hand-painted flower pot with symbolic meaning, More info ♫ Antibalas Residency@ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $15, With Santigold and Superhuman Happiness, More info
* Coloring Book Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Join the coloring craze with the exquisite, kaleidoscopic designs of Payton Cosell Turner, More info ☺ Monko Sexo Trasho @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $8, A night of video oddities and standup comedy, RSVP
♦ Splash Stick Splash @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Frontal Labotomy presents a sculptural installation by audiovisual artist William Tucci, RSVP ☺ A Night of 100 One-Liners: Erik Burgstrom Fundraiser @ Creek & Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave)8pm, $20, The comedy community comes together to celebrate and raise money for the king of one-liners himself, Buy tix
* Sleepy Hollow in Brooklyn @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 8pm, $15, Drama of Works’s large-scale shadow-puppetry silent-movie exploration of the Washington Irving classic, Buy tix ♫ Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Pre-Party @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, With Laidback Luke / Gina Turner / Julia Govor, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 9/09 * Never Odd or Even@ The Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $18, A new original production by Title:Point, RSVP ♫ East Bank Music @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St),8pm, $10, Chicago-based duo Sun Speak presents their new release, Sacred Rubble, More info
THURSDAY 9/10 * The First Cask Ale of Fall @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 5pm, FREE, Tapping Greenpoint Brewing’s Kentucky Common aged in Van Brunt whiskey barrels, More info
# The Bees Knees Spicy Tasting @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6pm, $15, A night of spicy and sweet concoctions, from cocktails to snacks to dessert, More info