Last night (out of nowhere!) I dreamt about the final scene in Slumdog Millionaire, when the entire cast breaks out into an amazing dance routine – and the best part – I was dancing with them. (I really dreamt this. I have no idea why.)
This morning I saw a new event on our Greenpointers calendar…
Himanshu Suri, of the late Das Racist, is spinning ’60s and ’70s Bollywood vinyl at Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) tonight, Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 7-11pm!
Join us Sunday, April 7th - 7pm at The Exley (1 Jackson St) for Classic Cocktails mixed by Young Nathan (the man in the middle), inspired music by Darryl St. Christopher Specht, and the 2 Hour Season Premiere of Mad Men Season 6.
THURSDAY 3/7 •Circus Now @Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, $10, an evening celebrating contemporary American circus and The Ordinary Acrobat, hosted by Duncan Wall with presentations and performances from the circus community! TIX ♫Bad Credit No Credit/Aza Nizi Maza/Popular Culture/Sophia Knapp @Cameo Gallery (93 N.6th St) 7:30pm-1:30am, $8, Tarot card readings by Sophia Knapp, interactive digital installation and dance performances, RSVP ♫The Thermals/Hilly Eye/Habibi @285 Kent Ave 8pm, $15, RSVP ♫Callers/Teen/Olga Bell @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8, RSVP ♫Lucy Love/Linkoban/Kelow @Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 10pm, $10 More Info
FRIDAY 3/8 •Movieoke @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8-11:30pm, FREE, Presents Movieokekaraoke for movie geeks. Pick a DVD from Videologys collection (or bring your own), they put your favorite scene on the big screen with the captions and without sound, and you act it out for an adoring audience plus, trivia, prizes! More Info ♫Small Black/Heavenly Beat/Imperial Topaz/Beach Fossils Djs @285 Kent Ave 8pm, $10, RSVP ♫Javelin/Hard Nips/Chances With Wolves @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 11:30pm, $12, RSVP
SATURDAY 3/9 *Vegan Spring Break Shop-Up @Pine Box (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 12-5pm, FREE, Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market featuring the best small businesses around, RSVP ♦Check out all Brooklyn Armory Events Here ♦Manuel Gnam/Taslima Ahmed @Real Fine Arts (673 Meeker Ave) Opening reception 7-10pm, performance at 9pm, More Info ♦Bushwick’s Armory Night: “Awakening Spirit” @The Living Gallery(1087 Flushing Ave, Bushwick), Enjoy the Heart Core Installation and view a rare film screening of the early avant garde works of Jay Masonek and a selection of experimental animation short films of Eric Leiser RSVP ♦Williamsburg After Hours Gallery Event @Various Williamsburg locations, 7-10pm, This year Williamsburg galleries proudly echo the spirit of The Armory Show, the largest art fair in New York City, with a series of individually curated after hours events, soirees, video installations, exhibitions, and performances, collectively entitled, More Info ♦/☺Giggles Art Opening w/Live Comedy @Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St, Bushwick) 8-11pm, Art and Laughs! RSVP ♫PAWS/Bambara/Lost Boy?/Lame Drivers @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St,Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP
TUESDAY 3/12 ♦Christopher Wilcha’s The Target Shoots First @Light Industry (155 Freeman St) 7:30pm, $7, Screening- In 1993, recent college grad Christopher Wilcha landed his first real job at the offices of mail-order music giant Columbia House in New York, where he discovered that his knowledge of punk rock minutiae was more valuable than his philosophy degree RSVP ☺Greenpointers Comedy Night @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $5, To benefit the comics! hosted by Kerryn Feehan/Nimesh Patel/The Lucas Bros/Anthony DeVito/Michelle Wolf /Hadiyah Robinson/Justy Dodge RSVP •Leprechaun in the Hood @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE, Bad Movie Brooklyn is proud to present the most St. Patrick’s Day movie they know, “Leprechaun in the Hood” RSVP ♥Irish Night Karaoke @Muchmore’s (2 Havenmeyer St) 8:30pm, FREE, all drinks can be made into green drinks upon request! RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
It’s 12.21.12, so does that mean we made it, or will everything implode when the clock strikes midnight tonight? Since all the apocalypse parties are tonight, let’s just go with tonight. But don’t worry, I think we are going to get through this, Greenpoint!
You might find it hard to believe, but all this world ending drama was just stirred up by the media, which is strange because they never sensationalize anything. According to the BBC who interviewed Morandir Armson, a New Age Scholar, ”the heightened fear around this date is, in his view and that of other experts, almost entirely due to the internet. More specifically they blame the blogosphere.”
Since Russia’s Minister of Emergency Situations said he has “’methods of monitoring what is occurring on the planet Earth,’ and that he could say with confidence that the world was not going to end,” I am officially going on the internet record to say that 12.21.12 will not be the last day on earth for all mankind, especially Greenpointers. We survived the Newtown Creek overflowing into the streets during Sandy, so we can survive pretty much anything. Plus, Russia would never lie to it’s citizens.
But my promise isn’t enough to quell everyone’s fears. According to a Reuter’s Poll, about 10% of people worldwide think the world could end in 2012 according to the Mayan prediction. In Greenpoint, that means about 4000 people might be losing sleep over the impending doom. The other 90% will be partying all night at one of the many local apocalypse parties, or just don’t give a shit, like real New Yorkers.
Here are our doomsday party picks:
♫ Apocalypse Party @ 285 Kent Ave, 8pm, $8, Music by Prince Rama / Dickpic /Ami Dand, All Ages, RSVP ♫ Karaoke to the End! @ Connie O’s (158 Norman Ave) 10pm, apocalyptic holiday buddy-hang at Greenpoint’s best drive bar! RSVP ♫ End of The World Party@ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 11:30pm, $10, Music by Peter Hadar & Funkbot, DJ’s, cheap drinks, Buy Tix ♫ Apocalypse Party @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 11:55pm, $15, French electro-jazz electronic experimentalist, Joakim curates a soundtrack to end all and NYC disco king, Jacques Renault takes the stage, RSVP
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WEDNESDAY 12/19 ♦No Wave Performance Task Force Presents “Women’s Group” @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave) 7:30pm, Conceptual open house, all welcome to perform or provide audience/response, purpose is to brainstorm, share work and party before Christmas! More Info •Poker Philanthropy @ T.B.D (224 Franklin St) 7:45pm, Support Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded veterans. RSVP to pokerphilanthropy (AT) gmail.com •Mexi-Christmas Movie @ La Gringa Taqueria (800 Grand St) 8pm, FREE screening of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” underneath an army tent out with wood-burning stove, large-format movie screen, free Mexican hot chocolate and cookies, RSVP: 718-640-0500
THURSDAY 12/20 •Krampus Party @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6-10pm, More Info *Nouveaux Cinemas Film Festival @ Berry Park (4 Berry St) 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, Screening of short films and a live concert by VideoVideo, More Info *Drink for a cause @ Exley (1 Jackson St) 7-9pm, $5, Brooklyn Kickball & The Automotive Highschool bring you a night of Free Beer and Holiday Cheer benefiting the Williamsburg Automotive HS, RSVP *The No Office Holiday Party @ Littlefield (622 Degraw St, Gowanus) 8pm, $6, Wyatt Cenac Stand-up set, inappropriate photo opps in Hot Santa photobooth, dancing, spiked punch, More Info
FRIDAY 12/21 – APOCALYPSE!!! • Holiday Market + Bender @ Gowanus Print Lab (54 Second Ave) 6-11pm, Local artisans present their wares and works plus custom gift wrap, booze, music, screen printing, More Info ♫ Apocalypse Party @ 285 Kent Ave, 8pm, $8, Music by Prince Rama / Dickpic /Ami Dand, All Ages, RSVP ♫ Karaoke to the End! @ Connie O’s (158 Norman Ave) 10pm, apocalyptic holiday buddy-hang at Greenpoint’s best drive bar! RSVP ♫ End of The World Party @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 11:30pm, $10, Music by Peter Hadar & Funkbot, DJ’s, cheap drinks, Buy Tix ♫ Apocalypse Party @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 11:55pm, $15, French electro-jazz electronic experimentalist, Joakim curates a soundtrack to end all and NYC disco king, Jacques Renault takes the stage, RSVP
SATURDAY 12/22 • The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show @ Union Hall (702 Union St, Park Slope) 8:30pm-midnight, Sermons, snake oil, magic, feats of strength, burlesque, geekery and jazz so hot you’ll swear you smell brimstone. RSVP
SUNDAY 12/23 •A Christmas Story @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) noon, $11, instead of watching it on TV, see it on the big screen! More Info ♦Holiday Party + 1- Year Anniversary @ Storefront Bushwick (16 Wilson Ave) 4-6pm, curated by David Harper. RSVP ♥ Xmaslites in Dyker Heights and Dim Sum @ City Hall (131 Duane St, NYC) 12:30pm, Five Borough Bicycle Club (5BBC) combines two Christmas traditions—colorful lights and Chinese food—on this 20 mil. group ride. More Info
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event
While we don’t have any actual business affiliations with Bushwick Daily, I feel like it’s a sister site to Greenpointers because the same love and enthusiasm we try to bring to our audience about Greenpoint, Bushwick Daily brings to its readers about Bushwick. The website is fantastic, Editor Katarina is a true comrade, and the mutual support we share is inspiring and helps us both grow.
This Sunday 12/16, Bushwick Daily is celebrating 2012 with a photography and music show at Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St) from 6-9pm. The show titled Bushwick 2012 will feature 14 photographers in the largest contemporary photography exhibition yet, plus live music.
Admission is free, but it is a fundraiser and I just LOVE the what Katarina wrote about why it’s important to support:
Because it takes 400+ hours every month to create Bushwick Daily in its current form. The team of editors and contributors is dedicated to bringing you 3-5 posts every working day containing plenty of original writing and photographs. We curate your art, music and cultural guides every week making sure that excellent events don’t stay undiscovered. We bring you features of local artists, businesses and galleries. In other words, our mission is to spread the word about this incredible eclectic neighborhood in all its richness.
• Training Tips for Rescue Dogs @ Empire of The Dog (415 Grand St) 7:30pm-9:30pm, FREE, Seminar with personal Q&A to help acclimate your rescue dog in his forever home. RSVP: Shana (AT) empireofthedog.com
♥ Greenpointers Comedy Benefit For AdoptNY @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, $7, 100% Proceeds + 10% Bar donated, hosted by The Lucas Brothers, drink specials, RSVP
* Show and Tell (And Trade) @ KRRB HQ (99 Richardson St) 7-10pm, hosted by Dan Kennedy of The Moth, in celebration of the author, Benjamin Anastas’ new book “Too Good to Be True,” Anastas will do a reading and trade a signed copy, More info
♦ Bad on It’s Own @ Calico Brooklyn (67 West St #206) 7-9pm, featuring recent works by Amanda Browder & Martin Esteves, RSVP
♦ Patterns, Marks, Repititions @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Work by Eric Timothy Carlson, Jungil Hong, Hiro Kurata
* Skip Macy’s : Acme Studio (FREE) Holiday Photo Op @ Acme Studio (63 N 3rd) 10am-3pm. Acme Studio is building a winter wonderland set for kids to interact with and will have a photog on hand to capture the moment and send parents home with hi-res file. More Info
♥ Rockaway Renegades and Magic Marc present: Aprés-Rescue! @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6-9pm, A disaster volunteer appreciation and unwind party – serving you some relief, “Don’t change. Come dirty.” RSVP
♥ ♫ Bands, Beers & Hugs: Sandy Benefit @ Public Assembly (70 No. 6th St) 1-9pm, 18 BANDS play to raise money for New York Cares Sandy Relief, RSVP
♥ Soup Bowl Fundraiser @ EAT (124 Meserole Ave) 4-6pm, $25, Chose a handmade bowl, enjoy a soup from The Splendid Spoon and a Brooklyn Brewery Beer, All Proceeds Benefit Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, Reserve Your Bowl Now
♥ Mini Pie Social & Hot Toddy Sandy Relief Benefit @ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) 5-8pm, Bring mini-pies of the savory or sweet variety to exchange with other Pie-eaters or purchase a mini pie for a small free, all proceeds benefit Brooklyn Community Foundation
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music ♥ SANDY BENEFIT
♦ Art Event