Calling the low, the weak, and the ungodly! Gather near, ye faithless, ye mentally infirm and spiritually bereft!
This is the end of days and that rumble in the distance is the wagons of The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show, rolling into town to save your sad sinner’s soul. Led by the evangelically infamous Good Reverend Doctor Professor Elucius Clay, this sideshow of cautionary tales will horrify (watch as Stitch the Geek mutilates his own flesh!), titillify (surrender to the undulant charms of the reigning Miss Coney Island, Cherry Delight, and the bosomosity of Miss Direction), and flummox (recoil at Bobby Phobia’s feats of physiology), all to the blood-stirring musicianing of Texas Red (“The Gypsy Fiddler”) and Ratty Mousebites & Miz E of The Hot Sardines.
The Little Top Circus & Medicine Show
Saturday, 2/23 10pm doors
702 Union Street @ 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (directions)
One of the things I miss most about living in San Francisco are the beautiful, cheap Victorian houses that have rooms with large bay windows and boarded up fireplaces with ornate mantles that are perfect for displaying old pictures of your mom from the 70’s, some antlers, and your stash of pot. It really encourages you to stay inside most nights and listen to folky, relaxing music as the fog rolls in. Magic Magic Roses is the perfect soundtrack for such nights. Continue reading →
In order to enter Crest Hardware Store for a sneak peek of the art show, I hopped over a sunshine yellow threshold that was still wet from a fresh coat of paint. Retrospectively, this little leap was something of a magical moment – a transportation into an inspiring oasis that is cultivating both community and creativity in its surroundings. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 6/27 * The Big Splash! @ McCarren Park Pool, 7:30-10pm, $150 donation in support of Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn, Buy Tix
THURSDAY 6/28 * Public Meeting of the Newtown Creek Alliance @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 6pm, From Superfund to oil-eating mushrooms, meeting covers all the latest from the Creek, including guest speaker Randall W. Austin, Chief of the Spill Prevention and Response Programs and the NYS DEC ♥ SALUTE YOUR JORTS! Brokelyn Summer Camp Party @ Crown Victoria (60 So. 2nd St) 7pm, $3, FREE BEER 7-8pm, $4 Bug Juice cocktail, all night long, camp activities, raffles, RSVP ♫ Jonas Reinhardt/Hiro Kone/Skint/DJ Ry Fyan @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 9pm, a night of Eclectic sounds and cosmic voyages to a land of seashells and good summer vibes, RSVP
FRIDAY 6/29 ♫ Spy Music Festival @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $12, Skeletons/Rhys Chatham – Ryan Sawyer Brass Duo/Gunn – Truscinski Duo/ Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders), More info ♫ Brooklyn Bass Presents Afterhours with Anthony Naples/Judge Wise/T’Angelo/Evan Michael @ Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 12am, $5, electronic music, More info
SATURDAY 6/30 * Cowboy Mark’s 10 Gallon Sale (303 Kingsland Ave, #1R) 3-8pm, huge apartment sale of vintage and antique items, furniture, clothing, artwork, kitchenware, records, RSVP ♦ Crest Hardware Art Show @ Crest Hardware (558 Metropolitan Ave) 1pm-7pm, live music, DJs, local, creative art & food vendors ♦ Eleven Hands Clapping @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave) 3-7pm, A one day “festival” of 11 solo artists using sound in a variety of ways, from (un?) pop to (anti?) folk, to experimental electronics, meditative looping, video, spoken words (poetry?), and a surround sound installation, RSVP
TUESDAY 7/3 • Time’s Up 25th Anniversary Party @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $25 donation, includes free Time’s Up! membership to NYCs Direct Action Environmental Organization, appetizers from the farmer’s market, a raffle ticket and free admission to the rockin’ after-party, More info.
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
A drum kit, a table with a computer and synthesizers and about 50 excited people, four of which were extremely eager for the show. This was the scene when Chris Laufman, a.k.a. Wise Blood, took the stage this past Saturday night at Glasslands as part of the Northside Festival. Clad in loafers and a baseball hat, he stepped into the crowd to assume frontman duties as his drummer and MIDI manipulator launched into the first song.
This is where the excitement stopped. Wise Blood’s production puts him among the heavy hitters of the genre (Panda Bear comes to mind) and his live musicians killed it. But when a couple fans are more into the show than the performer is, how is the rest of the crowd supposed to get into it? Continue reading →
The Northside Festival is largely about music, and already hordes of musicians have descended on our area to play shows, live the dream, and cheat on their girlfriends. But if you’re a comedy nerd, make time to see Neil Hamburger at the Knitting Factory on Sunday night.
Sun, June 17, 2012
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Tickets here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/113025
WEDNESDAY 6/13 ♦ Star Lab Summer Benefit @ School Settlement Association (120 Jackson St) 6-8pm, a fun filled evening of live music, prizes and surprises from the Star Lab young artists, RSVP • A Sweet Evening with Victoria Belanger and Fany Gerson @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Join dessert aficionados Victoria Belanger (Hello Jell-O) and Fany Gerson for a look at the art of satisfying your sweet tooth. Treats will be served, RSVP • Greenpoint Business Alliance Meeting @ Seven Hills Cafe (849 Manhattan Ave) 7pm • VCR Party @ Nitehawk Cinemas (136 Metropolitan Ave.) 9:30pm, $10, the Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind comedy event showcasing videos discovered at garage sales and thrift stores throughout North America, more info ♫ Habibi (DJ set) / Bosco Del Ray / Wild Yaks / Beast Make Bomb / Indian Rebound @ Public Assembly (70 North 6th St) 8pm, $8
THURSDAY 6/14 • PS 34 Annual Flag Day Ceremony @ PS 34(Eckford & Norman) 9am • Grand Opening Party @ Brooklyn Industries (658 Manhattan Ave) 6-8pm, Grand Opening of “98% Recycled” store. Crabbies, Bee’s Knees, bai5, Tito’s Vodka will be served ♦ Crimes of the Future @ Medical Office (1002 Manhattan Ave) 6-9pm, art exhibition at Medical Office • Norman St Community Book Launch @ 110 Kent Ave, 7pm, a fun evening of celebration of community activism, RSVP
FRIDAY 6/15 ♫ Children’s Concert @ Cooper Park, 11am, TreesNYC concert & puppet show, rain location: School Settlement Association, (120 Jackson St), More Info ♦ Many Conversations @ Present Company (101 N 13th St) 6pm-Midnight, Showcasing a diverse selection of 26 North Brooklyn artists, RSVP ♦ Space Half Empty @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St) 7-10pm, features the work of 14 Fowler artists and highlights the unique influence the collective has had on these artists and their work, RSVP • Greenpoint Soup Kitchen Supper Club Fundraiser @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St ) 7:30pm, cocktails, four-course vegetarian meal, live music, RSVP ♦ Dangling Modifier – After The Comma @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, #1) 8-10pm, Panoply Performance Lab examines complex systems and traces epistemic, emotional, and socio-political viewpoints/theories using music, text, analog electronics, video, etc, More info ♫ Many Arms / Father Murphy / August Wells @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St, Bushwick) 9pm, RSVP
SATURDAY 6/16 • Newtown Creek Walking Tour @ Albert E. Short Triangle Park (Jackson Ave & 23rd St, LIC) 11am-1pm, $10, Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of Newtown Creek’s Dutch Kills tributary, More info ♦ McGolrick Park Art Show @ Center of McGolrick Park, 11:30am-1pm, Rain location: Messiah Church (129 Russell St) Support McGolrick Park and our local students as they exhibit McGolrick Park-inspired art for prizes and recognition, More info • Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St) 12:30pm-9:30pm, craft and specialty beer, food, live music, More Info ♦ Patterns of Behavior Exhibition & Zine Release @ Booklyn (37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th Fl) 6-10pm, a group exhibition exploring the artists’ use and redefinition of pattern and repetition, More info ♫ An Evening of Untold Stories and Unheard Reggae Gems @ 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts (17 Frost St) 8pm, $25, internationally known reggae producer Clive Chin will unveil his rare archive of previously unknown and unreleased recordings by many of Reggae’s greatest stars during the heyday of Ska and Early Reggae, virtually unheard by anyone for nearly 40 years, afterparty @ Loreley (64 Frost St), RSVP, BUY TIX
SUNDAY 6/17 ♦ Chromatic Hi-Five @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 9am-12pm, Public art fabric installation by Amanda Browder, RSVP • NYC Urchin Bike & Shoe Drive @ Brooklyn Flea (Waterfront @ No. 6th & 7th) 10am-4pm, a used bike and shoe drive in support of Pedals for Progress and Soles 4 Souls, More info
TUESDAY 6/19 • Financial Planning For New Parents @ Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave) 6-8pm, FREE, seminar specifically designed for new and upcoming parents to learn how they can provide a secure financial future for their families, More info ♦ Dissecting the Greenpoint Art Community @ Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30pm, talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Juliana Cope of The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Layman Lee of GrowNYC and Katie Denny of North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART). • The One Well Presents: Electric Gourmet @ Ran Tea House (269 Kent Ave) 7-10pm, $35 a NEW Brooklyn based supper club featuring the decadent yet nutritious creations of Personal Chef Kerry Jones, the inaugural evening will feature exclusively vegan dishes inspired by New American, Latin, and Asian cuisines.RSVPBUY TIX
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
WEDNESDAY 6/6 ♦ PS34 Art Show @ From The Source (69 West St) 6-8pm, students’ awesome art work • Save Face: A Ladies Only Chat About Money Featuring LearnVest @ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 7-8pm, $5, a ladies only chat about money! Buy Tickets
THURSDAY 6/7 • Backwards Beekeepers Spring Mixer @ Hayseeds Big City Farm Supply (218 India St) 7-9pm, bee related travel tales featuring dispatches and stories from Ethiopia, Hong Kong and Paris, screen printing for $5 dollars, bring a t shirt or tote, BYOB, RSVP ♫ The Storm: An Apocalyptic Folk Opera @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St., Bushwick) 8:30pm, $10, a story of five animals and their struggle for survival against a cataclysmic squall, thru June 9th, more info
FRIDAY 6/8 * 4 Year Anniversary Party @ Kill Devil Hill (170 Franklin St) 6-8pm, drinks, gift bag with purchase ♦ Where They Swam @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Photographer Gina Pollack exhibits her images of McCarren Park Pool before the renovation. The images capture the decaying pool after 28 years of abandonment. ♫ Levi Strom with Cave Country/GondolaNames of War/Aaron N. Brooke @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, Free
ALL WEEKEND (6/9-6/10) ♦ Figment Art Fair (Governors Island) 10am-6pm, a spectacularly colorful event, with over 200 participatory art projects in every conceivable medium, a bigger-than-ever-before TreeHouse, a delightfully whimsical Interactive Scuplture Garden and inspired Minigolf Course, More info • Williamsburg Walks (6/9-6/10) 3-8pm, a series of car-free Saturday afternoons on Bedford Avenue, more info
SATURDAY 6/9 * Freckle & Friends Garden Party @ Freckle Skin & Hair (154 Nassau Ave) 5:30pm, makeup consultation, face and neck organic airbrush tanning from Amber Organic Tan, goody bags, discounted cosmetics, packages and services, wine from Grapepoint Wines, snacks ♦ Bionic Garden @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 1-4pm, an exhibition that unveils how humans have adapted to grow plants in the most unlikely of ways and places, More info ♫ Those Mockingbirds/Gabriel The Marine/Sun and Flesh/Happy Problem @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $8, Buy Tix ♫ O’Death/ Pop1280/ Colin. L Orchestra @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12-14 Buy Tix
SUNDAY 6/10 • Nature Walk Tour at Newtown Creek @ Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 1pm, a tour of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk with designer and environmental sculpture artist George Trakas. • Polish American Folk Dance Company End of Season Performance @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 3pm, $15, new dances: Mazurka, Kopciuszek Mazur, Kolomajki, Kurpie and Szamotuly, as well as classic favorites like Krakowiak and Warszawska!, more info ♫ Hips or Lips Festival @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 3pm, $15 Help Josh get hip replacement surgery, Line-up: Tough Shits/ Andy Animal Band w Anna Copacabana, Tommy Volume/ BreedLove/ Pretty Quick/ Strange haze/ Ex human/ Daddy Long Legs/ Games/The Babyshakes, DJs: Avi Spivak Human Being Lawn Mower/ Sophie Thunder/ Billy & Miriam Norton Records/ Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus/ THE END! Jonathan Toubin with very special guest, More info
TUESDAY 6/12 • Buying Into Brooklyn: A Crash Course in Home Buying For First Timers @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30-9:30pm, Whether you’re obsessively searching sales listings for the perfect apartment, or you just like to fantasize about owning your own brownstone, a crash course on everything you need to know about buying a home, experts, beer & hot dogs, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
Brian Binsack, 30, is one of four owners of The End New York in Brooklyn, a new multifunctional creative facility, which combines professional recording and photo studio and a rehearsal room. It has a rooftop space for social event rentals and even art-gallery with paintings and sculptures of contemporary artists.
Binsack signed a lease for the space at the western waterfront on Greenpoint Avenue in February this year, and held the first arts event in May 2011. Later in the fall, the End New York finished the latest makeover works and organized a launch party to introduce their latest addition, a new performance venue.
Binsack is a professional composer converted into a businessman. In a short interview he describes his journey from music to entrepreneurship and approach in making a successful startup in New York City.