Now that your taxes are done, how will you spend your weekend without spending your return before it even posts to your account? Here’s your Weekend Art Happenings to help you in this matter: Continue reading
Meet – Brooklyn Collage Collective, a group of 14 local collage artists who utilize the cut and paste medium to convey their own aesthetic. With a wide range of approaches and techniques from paintings on wood to creating a gigantic collage building comprised of smaller buildings.
You may have noticed the posters on the subway about the Bushwick man named Jay Ott who has been missing since March 22, 2014. He is 6’2″, 180lbs with light brown hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. If you see him or know his whereabouts please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Thomas Pisano, 90th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-963-5368.
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♦ BiblioCraft Book Launch Party @ Brooklyn Craft Company (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7–8:30pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects by Jessica Pigza, with craft projects and pink sugar cookies, RSVP
☺ The Cause B Show VII: Bushwick Bound @ Cobra Club (6 Wyckoff Ave) 8–10:30pm, FREE (plus free beer with donation), this monthly comedy series raises money and awareness for Make The Road, a Bushwick organization that serves and engages New York communities facing shared hardships and injustices, RSVP Continue reading
I asked psych-sludge slingers Heliotropes‘ lead singer/guitarist Jessica Numsuwankijkul to assemble this week’s mix. Hear the killer song bouquet she arranged after the jump.
Dark electro-pop darlings We Are The Wilderness welded together this week’s uplifting mix. Ready to get elevated?
Our local shopping Holiday Market is all about finding quality made goods right here in New York as an alternative to mass consumerism shopping, which is often unethical in its treatment of workers overseas and terrible for the environment. Often times a great option is shopping vintage not only because the unique styles and high quality is hard to find, but let’s face it – it can be a great deal and better for curvier body types!
This Saturday (11/2) will mark the 4th year that the Vintage Crawl has blessed us with a mapped route of shopping bliss, complete with sweets deals, cocktails, and seasonal sweaters galore. And this year, it’s expanded to the uncharted land of Bushwick.
Shoppers can navigate with a self-led interactive map on their smart phones (flip phone Philistines can rely on an old-timey paper map). The crawl encompasses over 25 vintage stores and 10 bars across North Brooklyn, culminating in an after-party at Brooklyn Bowl, featuring Brooklyn-via-Detroit songstress, Alex Winston, synth pop greats, Joywave, and local fav, Deidre & The Dark.
After-party tickets are available here. Bring them to the crawl for even more discounts that will make your bargain-hunting thrift queen give your inner cheap-o a hearty pat on the back.
Here (drum roll) are the participating stores:
Greenpoint: Seven Wonders Vintage | Fox & Fawn | Ana Chronos | Kill Devil Hill | BKLYN Curated | Mahps Vintage | Adaptations
Williamsburg: Malin Landaeus | Horizons | Antoinette | RePop | Le Grand Strip | About Glamour | Awoke Vintage | Brooklyn Reclamation | Rabbits | Treehouse | Lavai Maria | Artists & Fleas [select booths] | C&C Pop up Truck
Bushwick: Collections | Worship | Fox and Fawn | Friends Vintage | Nouveau Vieux | Chess and the Sphinx
And..the bars: The Three Diamond Door | Dear Bushwick | High Horse Saloon | Commodore | Soft Spot | Duke’s Liquor Box | Skinny Dennis | The Gibson | Sage | Park Luncheonette
There will also be a Vintage Truck–the C&C Pop-Up mobile (from the A&E show, Storage Wars NY) will be stationed along McCarren Park in Williamsburg, selling various vintage knickknacks, clothing, and home goods.
Here is a little taste of some of the steals n’ deals going down:
Champagne and 20% off at Ana Chronos
$10-20 Rack and Endless Summer Taco Truck at Antoinette
2 for 1 sale rack at Fox and Fawn
Mimosas all day at Nouveau Vieux
25% off vintage at Treehouse
Look for us there. We’ll be the ones buying way too many Fall boots (while delicately sipping mimosas).
It was a strange sight for Bushwick– a queue of smartly-dressed young people stretching several blocks down a warehouse-lined street on a Friday night. There were women in flowing vintage gowns arm-in-arm with men in suits and bowties. Some wore sparkling Mardi gras masks; others were adorned in festive hats and capes.
A truck with massive speakers crawled past the line, pumping amateur rap beats, followed by a guy yelling into a microphone and another one filming the crowd. Paper-bagged beers could be spotted being passed around the hands of prim and polished party-goers.
Meserole looked like the entry way to a post-collegiate prom from an alternate universe. The crowd had cleaned up for the mandatory costume/formal-wear request that came with their tickets; they looked like real adults who owned homes and attended galas, their dirty-cool-tossled-apathetic selves Clark Kent-ed away under pressed linen and cuff-links.
The line snaked its way to the entrance of 299 Meserole, a former sheet metals and plastic factory, with a layout resembling that of a parking garage. The bare space was specially outfitted with disco balls, metallic cone-hangings, and glitter, like a high school gym before the dance.
This was, of course, the not-so-secret secret Arcade Fire show, with the band performing under the moniker, The Reflektors, to promote a new album, Reflektor, around buzz for the new single (you guessed it), “Reflektor.” And the buzz was zzz-ing all over the internet, especially around scalpers selling tickets for $1000 and the show selling out in under a minute.
• Bear Republic Brewing Night @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8pm, buy a beer, keep the glass. Flights, pairings, and great company.
• Poker Philanthropy Fundraiser @ t.b.d. Brooklyn (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, FREE, 20 seat Texas Holdem tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, RSVP to pokerphilanthropy [at] gmail [dot] com for a guaranteed seat, More Info
• Storytelling with Barry Gifford @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, FREE, Author of Wild at Heart celebrates his new short story collection, The Roy Stories, with a reading accompanied by jazz guitarist, Miles Okazki, RSVP
♫ New Year World Rock Festival 2013 with SKATERS / Hunters / Teen / Free Time / DJ Vapors @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $12, BUY TIX, RSVP Continue reading