☺ Funny Story @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N.11th St) 8pm, $10, an evening of beers, laughs and weird times featuring, Amy Sohn (Park Slope chronicler), Ed Gavagan (NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour), Maude Sernas (line cook, farmer, tattoo artist and lurker) and Anton Shuford (comic), More Info ♫ No Joy / Weekend / Grand Resort @ Glasslands Gallery 8:30pm, $10, RSVP ♫ DJ HemingYeh and Cormac McBootay @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 11pm, FREE, Brooklyn’s favorite/only literary DJ duo returns spin a mix of Northern soul, post-punk, ’70s/’80s, old school rap and hip hop RSVP
♦ Elliott Sharp: Foliage @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 5/17-5/26, 7-9pm, Musicians perform Sharp’s Foliage: a long-form graphic music score that offers abstract instructions allowing for infinite possible interpretations, RSVP ♥ Broke City: Body Language / BFG / Sleepyhead / Figgy @Bizarre (12 Jefferson St, Bushwick) 10pm, FREE, RSVP
• Go Green! Greenpoint Festival @ McCarren Park, 11-5pm, FREE, Recycle your electronic waste, eco-friendly and educational displays, health & wellness tips & demos, arts & crafts, children’s activities, live music, More Info • Spoons, Toons & Booze @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 11:30, $15, an afternoon of animated childhood favorites such as DuckTales, The Smurfs, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo plus choice of sugary cereal, regular brunch menu; and a full bar, More Info * North Brooklyn Takes the Cake @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6-9pm, $15, Cupcake bake off to benefit NAG! Come to compete or just to eat and drink, prizes, RSVP ♫ Love as Laughter / Starlight Girls / Birthdays / The Feverbreakers / Honduras @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, More Info
• The Punk Rope Games @Newton Barge Playground (Commerical & Dupont Streets) 10am-1pm, $80 per team, suggested, feature teams of 4 in costume competing in 9 events, After Party @ Diamond Bar 1:30-4pm, More Info • Circuit Building and Bending Workshop & BBQ @ The Living Gallery (1087 Flushing Ave) Noon-5pm, FREE, Learn how to build and bend your own instruments, materials will be available and bring grillables, RSVP ♦ Language Objects: Letters in Space, 1970 – 2013 @Southfirst (60 N6th St) Opening 4-6pm, FREE, a retrospective exhibition tracking the evolution from early typewriter-generated forms to more recent four-color drawing poems in the work of American poet Robert Grenier, More Info ♦ Arts in Bushwick Benefit @ Grace Exhibition Space (840 Broadway, 2nd fl) 6-9pm, FREE, 50 BOS participating artists will be showing in this years Benefit preview and art sale, More info ♫ Shark? / The Woolen Men / Lame Drivers / Hippy @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, $8 RSVP
♥ Mac & Movie @ Miles (101 Wilson Ave) 6-11pm, FREE, Free mac and cheese (6-8pm) plus watch the Beastie Boy’s film Awesome; I… Shot That!More Info
♦ I Stay Under Glass @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, Photography by Grant Cornett, RSVP ♫ Bad Credit No Credit / Hard Bodies / Bueno / Rohypnotise @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $7, RSVP
* The Audacity of Hops Book Launch Party @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30-10:30pm, FREE, Tom Acitelli speaks about the history of Brooklyn Brewery, copies of his book will be on sale. Reservation required, email audacityofhopsbook(at)gmail.com, More Info ♫ Starlight Girls / The Suzan / Dangerous Ponies / Slutever @ Death by Audio (49 S. 2nd St)8pm, $7 RSVP
♥ Beloved Birthday Party @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 5pm-Late, Drink specials/Fernet-Branca Bicycle raffle/DJ group Kids With Snakes and a makeout corner! More Info ♦ Resurrection @ The Active Space (566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) Opening Reception 6-10pm, FREE, Artists Katie Bell, Suzanna Goldenberg, Rachel Hayes, JR Larson, Matt Miller, Bridget Mullen, Rosee Tibbles, RSVP ♥ le BUMP: The Revenge @ Over The Eight (594 Union Ave) 10:30pm-Close, FREE, Get sweaty at the newest bar in town with DJs Mister Disco & Brian Blackout, RSVP
• Spring Handmade Cavalcade @ The Space (50 N.3rd St) 10am-5pm, FREE, Featuring over 35 local artisans, designers and crafters, More Info • A Four Roses Kentucky Derby @ Noorman’s Kil (609 Grand St) 2pm, FREE, Listen to the race over the radio, Four Roses Mint Juleps, best dressed contest, RSVP • Kentucky Derby Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 3-7pm, FREE, 3pm, $6 mint juleps and Derby pie, More Info • Kentucky Derby Day @Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer Street) 3pm, Ladies millinery competition, Bluegrass blue-plate special, More Info • Kentucky Der-B-Q @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 4pm, Kentucky BBQ
$6 Mint Juleps, RSVP ♦ Nurturing Nature Art Exhibit @ The ceeflat (988 Manhattan Ave) 4-10pm, Nature-Inspired pieces by Carla E. Reyes and Ian Montgomery, musical performances from The Devyl Nellys / Mission On Mars / Ghandi, RSVP ♦ Significant Matters @ Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave, 2nd Fl) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, artwork by Nobutaka Aozaki, Miwa Koizumi, Kenichi Nakajima, Andrew Zarou, More Info ♫ Phebe Starr / Clementine & The Galaxy / Bob and Martha @ Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 6-9pm, $12, RSVP ♫ East Bank Music Series @ The Episcopal Church of the Ascension (127 Kent Ave St) 8pm, $10 suggested, Performers from Manhattan School of Music’s put on an evening of contemporary classical music, More Info
SUNDAY 5/5 (Cinco De Mayo)
* Fading Ads of Greenpoint Walking Tour @ All Over Greenpoint, 11:30am, FREE, Join Preservation Greenpoint and photographer Frank Jump on a walking tour of the fading ads of Greenpoint, RSVP for meeting location, More Info ♦ A Lot of Sorrow featuring The National @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) Noon-6pm, $15 , Artist Ragnar Kjartansson sought out The National, to perform their song, Sorrow, repeatedly in a six-hour live loop for this performance, More Info • Cinco De Mayo @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) Noon-2am, FREE, Complimentary Teacate & Dos Equis, prizes, RSVP • Cinco De Mayo Brunch@ Sindicato De Cocineros (57A Nassau Ave) 12-4pm, $1 fish taco, $5 tecate & shot, $6 margaritas, first come first serve • Cinco De Mayo @ Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave) Noon-11pm, Three Amigos playing on the big screen all day plus drink specials, More Info ♦ Works Cited, reprised@ Cleopatra’s (110 Meserole St) 3pm, curated by Olivian Chan, a set of reflections, deflections and thoughtful quotations linked through a shared involvement in a series of displays and programs at the Los Angeles Public Library, RSVP # Greenpointers “Cinco De Mayo” Sunday Supper #5 @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 7pm-9pm, $4o, special “Cinco De Mayo” Greenmarket inspired menu created by Chef Heather Cahill of Farm to Fridge, More Info ☺Run from the Police Comedy@ Muchmore’s (2 Havenmeyer St) 8:30-11pm, FREE ♫ Body Language / Pegasus Warning /#1 Kid @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12, RSVP
MONDAY 5/6 * Greenpoint Landing Public Meeting @ McCarren Park Recreational Center (776 Lorimer St) 6:30pm, learn about Greenpoint Landing, 77 Commercial St, Newtown Barge and Box Street Parks
TUESDAY 5/7 *S.A.S.S. Presents: Historical Figures who Said “Fuck it.” @ Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 7pm, FREE, lecture covers military leaders who gave up when the going got rough / abandoned construction projects / ladies who decided they just had enough, RSVP ☺The Trap-Variety Show @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, Dan St. Germain / Jamie Lee / Will Hines / Natalie Shure / Hand Job Academy, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event
☺Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery (93 No. 6th St) 8pm, FREE, Roger Hailes/Kate Berlant/Shelby Fero and Melinda Hill, More Info ♥ Planned Parenthood Dance Party @ Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 9pm, $10, Shake your booty and raise some money for Planned Parenthood of New York City, 100 % donated, RSVP ♫Sky White Tiger @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave.) 10pm
• Midwest Beer Night @ Barcade (388 Union Ave) Starting at 4pm, Celebrate the brewing process of the majestic Midwest, RSVP • Victory Brewing Night @Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6-10pm, Welcome the great Victory Brewing Company, includes a few special Craft Brewer’s Conference beers, More Info # Yummy Eats Mexican @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7pm, $8-10 Ala Cart, See Menu • Repo Man @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Screen a quintessential 80s cult film, Brooklyn Vegan’s Bill Pearis hosts, drink specials, trivia, giveaways, RSVP ♫ Ice Choir / Eraas / Heavenly Beat / Tempers / Horoscope @285 Kent Ave, 8pm, $10, More Info
FRIDAY 4/26 (ARBOR DAY!)
♦ The Other Kind @ Pierogi Gallery (177 No. 9th St) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Tony Fitzpatrick crafts relatively small works to hold a world of information, More Info • Don’t Have Red in Sight @ Janet Kurnatowsky Gallery (205 Norman Ave) Opening Reception 7-9pm, new paintings by James Biederman ☺Abemixture: We Hug Wood @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-9:30pm, FREE, In celebration of Arbor Day & National Hugging Day embrace the comedy of Sara Roan/Erin Lennox/Matt Ruby/Ross Hyzer/Mollie Roth/Corey Reppond and Chris Gardner, RSVP ♫ Weekend/Slander/Napoleon/Lodro @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St)8pm, RSVP • Fake French Presents: Clinical Trials / Claire’s Diary / Boy Toy / Big Quiet @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, RSVP ♥ Naked City w/Andy Pry + Keith Edward @ Over The Eight (594 Union Ave) 10pm-4am, FREE, Celebrate the opening of Over the Eight, dance, drink and be merry, RSVP
*2013 Brooklyn Skillshare @ Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St, Gowanus) 9:30am-10pm, $10 (suggested donation), sample clasess: Japanese Bookbinding / Make Your Own Ricotta / 596 Acres: How to Reclaim Vacant Public Land / Intro to Juggling / Bike Mechanics 101! RSVP #Brunchtacular @ T.B.D (224 Franklin St) Noon-3pm, $30, 10 restaurants sample dishes, vote on who serves the best brunch in Brooklyn, unlimited mimosas, supports Greenpoint Reformed Church Food Pantry! More Info * Brooklyn Vintage Crawl +After PArty @Various locations, Noon-8pm, A Shop and Bar Hop through Williamsburg & Greenpoint More Info ♫If These Trees Could Talk / Signal Hill / No Grave Like The Sea @ Public Assembly (70 No. 6th St) 8pm, $10, RSVP ♫ The Hairs / Olson / Rydholm / and Forester / Pale Lights / Sapphire Mansions / Calico Cat @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm
• Zaarly Bazaar @(50 No. 3rd St) 3pm, free foods, drinks, and $20 credit to use towards purchases with your favorite amazing storefront owners on Zaarly, More Info • Cooperative Economic Exchange: Game Day @ NUTUREart (56 Bogart St) 3-6pm, Join The Brooklyn Torch and TimeBanksNYC for an afternoon of play exploring cooperative exchange, RSVP • Greenpoint Pre-Apocalyptic Theatre Festival Preview Party @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm-12am, FREE Start the night with an ace pair of subway troubadours and fall forward into a sea of performances by brilliant local artists, More Info
# The Masters of Social Gastronomy Meet Their Sweet Tooth @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, FREE, Brooklyn’s had a long relationship with sugar, from Domino Sugar Factory to the Navy Yard’s love child Sweet n’ Low, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event
WEDNESDAY 4/17 ♫ And The Witch / Heliotropes @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $12, Heliotropes is back to BK after a cross country tour! More Info ♫ Rama / Special Guest / Teams / Sleep Over / Splash @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, This show will be filmed for an Intrepid Fox Production, so dress for the big screen! RSVP ☺The Regular Comedy Show @ The Creek & The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC) 10-11:30pm, FREE, More Info THURSDAY4/18 • Nomadic Sojourns @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30-7:30pm, a publishing collective “of staid movement,” presents a night of socially-conscious readings from its annual journal and music, RSVP ♦Lester Goldman: High Wire @ The Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St.) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, Electric colors, sweeping lines, personal and political symbols, and a variety of media from sculpture to performance. ♫ On An On @Knitting Factory (261 Metropolitan Ave) 8:30, $12 More Info ♫ Jenkins/Cardboard/The Top @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, Double album release party! RSVP
FRIDAY 4/19 ♦Marty’s Cool Biennial @Heliopolis (154 Huron St) 7-10pm, FREE, The space’s first annual benefit show featuring donated works 100% of the profits going to funding the space, RSVP ♦Cashing Out @ NURTUREart Gallery (56 Bogart St, Bushwick) 7-9pm, FREE, features artists’ musings on our current financial system and their creative proposals for establishing alternative economies, More Info ♦Chez Bushwick Presents: Romanian Dance History VII @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $12, In two days artists from around the world will perform dances Choreographed by Brynjar Bandlien, RSVP ♫ Horn Rebellion Party Ensemble @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11pm, This 4 weekend residency kicks off with special guest: Jody Watley / Body Language / Savoir Adore / Ernesto, RSVP
SATURDAY 4/20 •4/20 Brooklyn Music Video Festival @ Ivy House Studios (1040 Metropolitan Ave) 3:30-11pm, $6, A celebration of the craft of music video making, learn about the production, art, and business side of music videos, forum for video makers to network, RSVP ♫Spring Fever Festival @Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 3-8pm, $15 music by Quintron / Black Dice / K-Holes, BBQ, open studios, RSVP
SUNDAY 4/21 • Troop 2822 Girl Scouts Sell Cookies @ Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave) 10am-2pm • Ghost Bike Memorial Ride @ All Over NYC, noon-5pm, brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city over the past year, bring flowers and other items to honor those lost, RSVP • Earth Day BBQ/Potluck @ Java St Garden (59 Java Street), 3-6pm, $10 suggested donation, Celebrating Earth Day with the Greenpoint community is invited, there will be fun and food for everyone,bring your favorite dish to share •Free Spring Bike Tuneup @Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 3-7pm, FREE, pop-up bike shop, with Silk Road Cycles, we’ll provide tools, a stand or two, and a parts-washing station; you just bring your bike, ready for love, More Info
MONDAY 4/22 • Save Our Beer @Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St) 7-9:30pm, FREE, learn more about the dangers of fracking, RSVP • Trivia Night @ Boulevard Trivia Night (579 Meeker) 8-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge and win prizes, fun to had! More Info
TUESDAY 4/23 ☺The Trap @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, Nate Fernald/Kerryn Feehan/The Lucas Bros/Kelly Fastuca/Jason Saenz RSVP • Collector’s Night @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St) 8-10pm, $15 (includes a beer), All funds raised benefits the City Reliquary
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event
WEDNESDAY 4/10 ♫ Taj Mahal Trio @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) Door at 6pm, $25, Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal performs blues and roots music, More Info * L Magazine’s and Kanine Records’ 10th Anniversary @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Xray Eyeballs / Lodro/ Valleys, RSVP ♫Araabmuzik @ The OutPost (74 Wythe Ave,) 10pm, $15, Tix
• Williamsburg Greenpoint Food Co-op Community Meeting @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 7-9pm, RSVP
♦ Hyperbolic @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Matt Leines, RSVP ♫ Brain-Cave Festival 2013 (4/11-4/14) @Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $12-40, Brooklyn music festival featuring the borough’s brightest and most innovative underground/indie bands, RSVP ☺AbeMixture: A Storm Of Words @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comedians Liz Miele/Rob Cantrell/Justy Dodge/Lauren Ireland/Ken Jepsen and J LaLond, RSVP ♫ Diarrhea Planet / Wild Yaks / Flagland @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP
♦ Aura @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, a collection of watercolor + ink works by Amanda Brown, RSVP ♦ Death In Flesh @ Laundry Lung Gallery (67 West Street, Suite #214) Opening Reception 7-9pm, featuring the ink works of Emma Kohlmann and photography by Caroline Schub, curated by Nicole Aiello, RSVP ♦Static @ Calico Gallery (67 West St #206, Brooklyn) Opening Reception 7-9pm, works by Elana Adler and Hannah Lamar Simmons, RSVP ♫ Wavves / Fidlar / Cheatahs @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, More Info
*Greenpointers Spring Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, Drink, Eat (tons of local food vendors), Photobooth, Nail Art, Live Music via Brain-Cave Festival, and Shop an impressive line up of local vendors, RSVP • Greencycle Swap @ St. Nicks Alliance (2 Kingsland Ave), Williamsburg Beacon(88 N 11th St), Grand Street Campus (850 Grand St) noon-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned gently-used & working items, browse the selection & take as many riches as you can carry! More Info • Reading @ Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, FREE, a poetry cabaret featuring Michelle Taransky / Emily Hunt / Caitlin Grace McDonnell & Tim Requarth on piano, RSVP * Curatorial Talk with Lon Black @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-10pm, a visit to pre-1907 New York City with a slide show, lecture and tour of “Greetings From the City of New York.” ♫ Doldrums / Friends / Sean Nicholas Savage @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP
• Ridgewood Market@ Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave) 11am, art, vintage, local crafts, food, drinks, RSVP • Gotham Writers Workshop @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2-3pm, FREE, Join writer Shelly Oria for a fiction writing class on generating ideas and storytelling techniques, then share your work in a dynamic and supportive environment, RSVP ♫ Mmoss / Quilt / Prince Rupert’s Drops / Electric Mess @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, RSVP
Remember to get your tickets early! (4 day pass and single day passes available)
We interviewed Luis and Gabo and picked a few shows we are extra excited about:
GP: Can you tell us how Brain-Cave Festival came to life and how the festival is structured? Luis: I started Brain-Cave with Justin Stivers (former member of the Antlers) back in April 2011, at Shea Stadium in Bushwick. I wanted to bring-out and pay respect to Brooklyn’s artists from all mediums that represent the culture of this neighborhood. Gabo: This year, we’re planning a 4-day multimedia experience, that includes most forms of art and entertainment. We want people’s senses to be stimulated at all times.
GP: Explain the partnership with Carabella and Supercrush. How do you guys know each other and why are you working together? Gabo: We met by chance but, one might say it was fate. Luis is part of the art collective, Art Pussy. They were planning a 2-day festival in Puerto Rico, his mother’s native homeland. They contacted me for one of the artist I book for, and we started talking about the festival. I’m also Puerto Rican, so I was really interested in the festival they were trying to produce. Being that we both had the same interests in producing something beautiful for the island, we both decided that it would be a good idea that I go help out. I did, and from then on we’ve been working together! Luis: I think we’re both honest and true to ourselves when we do something. That’s an important quality to have when you’re trying to create any type of art.
GP: Brain-Cave moves to different hoods ever year. Why Greenpoint this year? Did you have any other parts of Brooklyn in mind? Luis: We chose Greenpoint because, similar to the festival, it’s a neighborhood that’s always changing. Greenpoint has a lot of history. Also, my brother was born in Greenpoint, so there’s a lot of personal history there, as well.
GP: Europa?! What should we expect? Luis: A dark cavernous space that will mess with your senses.
GP: The flyer artwork is rad. Who is the artist? Luis: The artwork was done by Abbey Ley. She’s an amazing illustrator, with a lot of history in the indie-DIY scene.
GP: How did you curate the bands? Luis: We both did a list of all the artists that we respect and would love to see live. We combined them, and saw which ones would do great together. It’s definitely a work of collaboration.
GP: How many people are you expecting? Gabo: We hope the whole neighborhood shows!
GP: Who are some of the big headliners of the festival? Gabo: We consider all the artists headliners, and we’re excited to see all of them! Here are links to most of the artists! - Check-out the full Brain-Cave Festival 2013 Line-Up, here!
GP: Where will you be grabbing a beer when you are done working? Luis: Beloved is definitely like a second home to me. They treat me like family there. Gabo: Diamond Bar is definitely great for a chill beer spot. But, I’ll probably be hanging with Luis all weekend, so, Beloved it is!
WEDNESDAY 4/3 * Story Love @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30-7:30pm, The Story Pirates need you, help tens of thousands of children write a complete, original story, provide positive, personalized feedback for each and every one, RSVP
• Work it Brooklyn @ Acme Studio (63 N 3rd Street) 7-9pm, $5, Spring Networking Fling, with speed-networking, beers, and mingling, RSVP ♫ Rosy Street / Bill Bartholomew + The Governours / Oy Vey @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Close Encounters moves it show to the bar scene! RSVP ♫ Waxahatchee / Certain Spiders / Modern Hut / Radiator Hospital @ 285 Kent 8pm, $10, RSVP
THURSDAY 4/4 # Yummy Eats @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7pm, Korean Food Night, More Info # 4th Annual Meatball Slapdown @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7-10pm, $50, Buy Tix Classic Simpsons Trivia @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 7:30pm, $10 per team, RSVP ♫ Ice Cream / Animal Tropical / The Roulettes / Claire’s Diary @ Big Snow (89 Varet St, Bushwick) 8pm, RSVP ♫ Bizarre Jazz and Blues @Bizarre (12 Jefferson St, Bushwick) 9pm, FREE, plays in a style that harkens back to an era when jazz was the pop music of the day, More Info ♫ The Juan Maclean / Tim Sweeney / Dan Wender@ The Output (74 Wythe Ave)10pm, $15, RSVP
FRIDAY 4/5 ♦ The Unknown @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, New paintings by Feargal Doyle, RSVP ♦ Fractured @ Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave) Opening Reception 6pm, two-person exhibition featuring works by Brad Parsons and Mikel Durlam, RSVP #Wine & Food Fest @ O Live Brooklyn (60 Broadway) 6-8pm, $10, An evening of wine and food tastings, by D.O.C. RSVP ♦‘One Hundred Foot’ 16MM FILMS @ CPR-Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $6, 20 beautiful films presented on 16mm film, curated by Jim Hobbs (Q&A), Mono No Aware provides snacks & refreshments, RSVP ♦ Tracking Signals High And Low @(566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) 7-10pm, FREE, most recent works by two artist collectives – vydavy and Project 59 dealing with global and domestic behavioral patterns, RSVP ♫ Conveyor / Sky White Tiger / Grandchildren @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $10, Conveyor, an art-rock band from Greenpoint will be performing new sounds, RSVP ♥ Spring Warriors with TalkFine / Jangula / Wild International / FancyCats @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 9pm-4am, $5, Dance Party! Feathers, face paint and beads will turn you into the fierce warrior inside you, RSVP * The Ladies of Bushwick Present: The Vagina Monologues (4/5-4/7) @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 9pm, $15, 3 performances to raise money for Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a BK advocacy organization for young women, More Info
SATURDAY 4/6 *61 Franklin St Garden Meeting @Good Yoga (73 Calyer St) 2pm, The newest community open green space in Greenpoint, with an herb bed, native plants and flowers and a community meeting space, finalizing design, discussing membership, scheduling a build day, RSVP ♦ ”No Ocean Here” Book Launch @ The Cee Flat (988 Manhattan Ave) 4-7pm, a published poetry collection that aspires to bring social change using words, RSVP ♦ “try as we may to make silence, we cannot” @ Calico (67 West St, #205) 6-9pm, Parsons MFA fundraiser with silent auction, RSVP ♦ Halsey Hathaway @ Rawson Project (223 Franklin St) Opening Reception 6-8pm, FREE, RSVP * BBOX Presents: Chemistry @ Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory (288 Seigel St, Bushwick) 8pm, a night of DJs, dancing and…chocolate! Cheap beer Brooklyn Brewery beer, all bar proceeds to BBOX Radio — Brooklyn Community Radio RSVP ♫ Nate Young / Eli Keszler / Monopoly Child Star Searchers / Sugarm / Ducktails @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP ♫ No Sky God / Lonesome Leash / John Houx / Scott Rudd @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $5, RSVP ♫ Zozobra / Kowloon Walled City / The Austerity Program @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP
SUNDAY 4/7 • Birdshit @ Moma PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 2-6pm, Inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull with elements of Ginsberg’s Kaddish, BirdShit is a multimedia performance piece that combines theater, dance, video, live and pre-recorded music, and a few surprise elements, RSVP •Open Your Eyes and Ears: Open Mic @Yes Gallery (147 India St) 5-7pm, FREE, Anyone can play music, sing, read, tap dance, the last day to see the Almost Priceless show, RSVP *Prohibition Parallels @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7-10pm, FREE, Join the president of the American Pot-Smokers Association for a discussion about the parallels between alcohol prohibition and marijuana, RSVP ♥ Mad Men Premiere Party @ Trash Bar (256 Grant St) 8pm, $7, Pre-game it with a little garage and punk rock, Open bar 8-9. Food and drink specials inspired by the show, decade appropriate attire strongly encouraged! More Info
MONDAY 4/8 ♫ Nick Waterhouse / Jonathan Toubin @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $10, More Info ☺ Broken Comedy @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Hosted by Mike Denny/Michael Che/Nimesh Patel, More Info
TUESDAY 4/9 •Bad Movie Brooklyn Presents, Over The Top @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE, Sylvester Stallone stars in “Over The Top” which bravely merges the sensitive story of a single father trying to win back custody of his son with the raw manliness of competitive truck driver arm wrestling, Bonus: Arm wrestling challenges to begin immediately afterwards RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event
WEDNESDAY 3/20 ♦Performance and Prose @Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, a night of storytelling, reading, and poetry, Writer Mike Albo, poet Boni Joi, author Reverend Jen, and poet Ronna Lebo will each perform, followed by a Q&A and signing, RSVP ♫Huck Unplugged @Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 8pm, FREE, lineup of live, acoustic music: Sammy Gallo/Forrest Hudes/Wayward Daughter, RSVP ☺Heavy Metal Laser Place Comedy Show @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Hosted by Tom Cowell and John Anderson/Michael Che/Amber Nelson/Brad Austin, RSVP ☺Big Terrific Comedy Show @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, FREE, Claudia Cogan/Michael Che/Emily Heller and more, RSVP *Local X Local w/ Beach Fossils @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, FREE, Celebrating the best in locally brewed music, arts, media and 25 years of Brooklyn Brewery! RSVP ♫Ed Schrader’s Music Beat/Body Parts/Yvette @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, $7, RSVP
THURSDAY 3/21 ♫Backwords/The Meaning of Life/Cold Warps/Hippy/Dead Young Friends @The Grand Victory (245 Grand St) 7pm, $8 More Info ☺Tom Shillue’s Funny Story @The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, The premise is simple: Comedian Tom Shillue and guests tell their best true stories, you drink Brooklyn beer and enjoy the show, Eugene Mirman/Nick Tuner/Abby Sher/Mishka Shubaly/Joel Weidl, RSVP ♥70′s Disco @The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 8pm, FREE, Get down and boogie, drink specials and prizes for best 70′s get up! More Info •Cool Runnings @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, The true story of the first Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, throwback jamz by Living Single (Sista/Sista) after the screening, More Info *Bad Credit No Credit/Disposable Rocket Band/Toys and Tiny Instruments/Handjob Academy @Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7, RSVP ♫We Are The Wilderness/Teen Girl Scientist Monthly/Jackpot/Tiger/Pool @Cameo Art (93 N. 6th St) 8pm, $7, RSVP ♫Input:Bok Bok/Kingdom/L-Vis 1990/Girlunit/Mike Q/Rizzla/Kelela @Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, RSVP
FRIDAY 3/22 •Barrier Brewing Night @Eastern District (1053 Manhattan Ave) 6-8pm, FREE, Long Beach’s Barrier Brewing is back up and running after a post-Sandy rebuilding, taste a wide selection of Barrier’s fantastic beers for free! RSVP ♦Rocking on Empty @Fowler Arts Collective (67 West Street, Unit 216) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Hyun Jung Cho appropriates and repurposes found objects and everyday cultural ephemera such as tires, guitar picks, and chains and assigns them new, idiosyncratic meanings, More Info ♦Fugue State @Janet Kurnatowsk Gallery (205 Norman Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Ben La Rocco’s panoramic paintings reveal the possibility of a visual space-time continuum, More Info ♫Bueno/Zula/Celestial Shore/Baked/Ovlov @Big Snow (89 Varet St, Bushwick) 8pm, More Info ♫Behold…the Arctopus/Helen Money @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP
SATURDAY 3/23 * Esben And The Witch/Heliotropes @Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $12, More Info ♫Hundred Waters/Salt Cathedral @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP
SUNDAY 3/24 *Massive Record Sale @Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 1pm, FREE, Flip through thousands of LP’s, EP’s, CD’s, 45′s, 12″ & 7″, listening station so you can try before you buy and drink specials, RSVP •The Double Boiler! Sweat-lodge & Crayfish boil @The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin Ave) 3pm, Sweat-lodge, plunge-pool, and shaman–you just bring your bathing suit and your sinful self plus a genuine Crawfish Boil for those who like their schvitz a bit fishy! RSVP •Straw Bale Gardening Workshop @Bushwick Fireproof (119 Ingraham St, Bushwick) 1-3pm, $35, step-by-step on what one needs to get started with a Straw Bale Garden, local resources for Straw Bales will be shared, and a limited number of bales will be available for purchase at each workshop, More Info
MONDAY 3/25 ☺Broken Comedy @Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Chris Distefano/Phil Hanley/Andrew Schulz and Mike Cannon, Hosted by Nimesh Patel/Michael Che and Mike Denny, More Info ♫Man in Room @Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE, influenced by artists ranging from Aphex Twin to Arvo Part to Tim Hecker—performs electronic music embracing both the abrasive and the delicate, More Info
TUESDAY 3/26 * The Masters of Social Gastronomy: Do Drugs @Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7-9pm, FREE, monthly free lecture on the history and science behind some of your favorite foods, This month: cooking with illicit substances dating back to the Victorian ages, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
WEDNESDAY 3/13 •Tullamore Dew Tasting @Noorman’s Kil (609 Grand St) 7pm, FREE, Prepare yourself for an Irish True St.Patrick’s Day, RSVP *How to Sell : Edible Brooklyn + BK Brewery @Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30-1opm, $5, If you’re a budding entrepreneur or looking to get started selling your product, this is an inspiring event you won’t want to miss, More Info ♫Nude Beach/Call of the Wild/Tweens/What’s Next @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8-11:45pm, $8, RSVP
THURSDAY 3/14 *NAG Action: Domino Community Forum @The Woods (48 S. 4th St) 6pm, Community meeting about the proposed new development at the Domino Sugar Factory, Jed Walentas and the Two Trees team will be walking us through their whole plan, providing you an opportunity to learn about the proposal and get answers to your questions, More Info ♦Within Sight: Photographers for Recovery @Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) Opening Reception 6-11pm, group photography show curated by professional surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple, showcasing large scale photographic prints from several of the most dynamic surf photographers in the industry, RSVP ♦Some Things @Beginnings Gallery (110 Meserole Ave) 7-10pm, FREE, The first solo presentation in the US by the Dutch artist, Helmut Smits, the show is a retrospective of 20 works made between 2005 and the present, RSVP ♫Rachel Brotman w/Noble Hunter/Mike Brun/Aviva Jaye @Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, Rachel Brotman is a NYC native vocalist, composer and pianist whose music is rooted in jazz-based improvisation amidst r&b influences, and culminates into smart, soulful tightly woven compositions and arrangements, RSVP ♫Ta-Ku/B. Lewis/Figgy @285 Kent 8pm, $8, RSVP ♫Hockey/The Midnight Hollow/Young Unknowns @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12, RSVP *Gregory Crewdson Documentary @IndieScreen (289 Kent Ave) 9:15pm, $12, the theatrical photographer who specializes in epic photo shoots using Hollywood studio-style set boasts some Brooklyn roots, a fact you learn in the documentary, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, TIX
FRIDAY 3/15 ♦Color Corrupted @Calico Gallery (67 West St #206) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, featuring works by Hyun Jung Cho, Alicia DeBrincat, LJ Lindhurst, and Wilson Parry, expect a lot of color! RSVP ♫Cosmonaut w/Adios Ghost/Torn Shorts @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $8, RSVP ♫Live Cumbia and Latin Soul @Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, RSVP ♫Ya’ll Lost Control/Doll Parts/Dubl Handi @Don Pedros (90 Manhattan Ave)9pm, $5, Country-western, Joy Division cover band! RSVP
SATURDAY 3/16 Williams Manufacturer Challenge @Barcade (388 Union Ave) noon-7pm, $20 registration, 1st ever “Twin Galaxies”x“Barcade” arcade contests, one day event and will feature six William’s games: Robotron, Defender, Sinistar, Moon Patrol, Make Trax, and Joust prize purse will be $1000! More Info ♫The Modern Wind Symphony @Grand Street High School Auditorium (850 Grand St) 2-3:30pm, $10 suggested donation, The Brooklyn Wind Symphony and the Grand Street Community Band perform beautiful classical music. Each group has more than 60 volunteer members with a goal to perform wind music for the NYC public, More Info ♥Single and Looking @ArtHelix Gallery (56 Bogart St, Bushwick) 6pm-12am, Closing art/date auction, single and looking hopes to explore the blurred line between the social and commercial aspects of art, dating, and the marketplace, More Info ♦To Preserve+Protect: Art Exhibition+Zine Release @Booklyn Artists Alliance (37 Greenpoint Ave 4th Fl) 7-10pm, FREE, To Preserve and Protect is a group exhibition featuring five artists who incorporate different time-honored trades and materials into their work, with the shared goal to revive these processes through contemporary art, RSVP ♫Kerri Lowe/Valerie Kuehne/Liz Hogg @Close Encounters (55 Nassau) 8-11:30pm, FREE, BYOB An all female line up in celebration of Women’s History Month, RSVP ♫Brutal Truth/Total Fucking Destruction/Psychic Limb/Hivesmasher @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY 3/17 •38th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parage (Park Slope) Noon, FREE More Info *Grand Street- Saint Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl @Various Grand St pubs, Noon-6pm, Paint the East Williamsburg green with events up and down the block!More Info •St. Billy’s Brisket BBQ @The Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 4pm, FREE Brisket and $4 happy hour until 8pm (that includes Guinness!) Plus FREE bagel brunch starting at noon, RSVP •Black Rabbit (81 Greenpoint Ave) 1pm, corned beef & cabbage, irish stout, green beer, irish music and powers whiskey picklebacks, More Info ♫Blanche Blanche Blanche/Happy Jawbone/Ryan Power/Son of Salami @285 Kent, 8pm, $8, More Info
TUESDAY 3/19 •Weather in the Watershed Kickoff @Sunnyside Library (43-06 Greenpoint Ave) 4:30pm, This workshop will explore the weather data we are collecting from the roofs of public libraries throughout the Newtown Creek watershed, and learn what it tells us about conditions on the creek More Info ♫Paper Box Jam Fest @Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 7pm, FREE All musicians and fans are invited to participate in a free all night jam session, 3 rooms (Main stage + studio rooms) with full backlines, including drum kit and PA. Bring your own instrument, or rent one of ours (guitar/bass/ drum sticks), RSVP ☺The Trap Comedy Show @Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts/Dan St Germain/Emily Fleming/Gonzalo/Cordova/Alison Leiby/Neal Stastny, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event