☺ 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
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 3/27 • Newtown Creek CAG Meeting @ LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E500) 6-8pm, a conversation with the EPA and NYCDEP about Superfund and Newtown Creek ♦ Free Cities Party NYC-Flint @ Metropolitan Exchange (33 Flatbush Ave) 8-10pm, silent auction, crepes, virtual tours, booze from Michigan, RSVP * Daiquiris & Dub @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, DJ Kahncept spinning heady dub and reggae, $7 Denizen Rum cocktails
THURSDAY 3/28 ♫ Gondola / Helioscope / Jeremy Mark Freer / Satellite Radion @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Avenue) 7pm, $6 ♥ Is Feminism Sexy? @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Jennifer Armstrong discusses what feminism means to young women today, RSVP * Skate Night Rockaway Benefit @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 9pm, FREE, live music, dj’s, mini ramps, art auction, raffle and prizes, food and drinks, RSVP ♥ Pussy Power Aerial & Variety Show @ House of Yes (342 Maujer St, Bushwick) 8pm, $15, estrogen-fueled super-circus celebrating the Va-J-J herself, RSVP ♫ Dichroics / Circle of Buzzards / Dead Stars @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10 ♫ Reggae Bash @ RBar (451 Meeker Ave) 9:30pm, FREE, 3 Kings Sound, RSVP ♫ Archipelago / Belle Mare / Ora Cogan @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm
SATURDAY 3/30 * Easter Egg Hunt @ McGolrick/Winthrop Park, 11am, $5, Pack a picnic lunch and celebrate the start of spring! • Compost Harvest & Housecleaning @ North Brooklyn Compost Project (McCarren Park, N12th St and Driggs) 1-4pm, harvest compost, take some home, help fancy up the site ♥ Meat All About It @ TBD (214 Franklin St) 2pm, “lets make Misteaks together … bringing back the STEAK! and other yummy outdoor food, DJs Greg Smith & the Broken English at 6pm ♫ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / Jamaican Queens / Free Blood / Zula @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, $8
SUNDAY 3/31 – Happy Easter! ♦ Easter Craft Fair @ Fashion Rock (372 Tompkins Ave, Bed-Stuy) 4-10pm, More info ♫ Unstoppable Death Machines / Fake Hooker / Respect / Laughters / Mtns. @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm
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
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
*NYC Land Use Review: A Citizen’s Guide Workshop @El Puente Green Light District (289 Grand St) 6:30-8:30pm, Want to know who decides what development happens in our neighborhood? Interactive workshop about ULURP, the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, RSVP ♥Salsa Wednesday @ School Settlement Association (120 Jackson St) 7-8pm $7, 1-hour lesson, More Info • Quizz Off @Pete’s Candy Shop (709 Lorimer St) 7:30pm, FREE Wrack your brains with six rounds of twenty questions, 1st prize $75 bar tab, 2nd prize $40 bar tab, 3rd prize $15 bar tab More Info
♦Museum Mixtape @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 7:30-10:30pm, a series of videos in which amateur rappers perform freestyle rhymes as live critiques of museums in the southeast United States, RSVP ☺A Most Wondrous Evening of Comedy @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm $6, Host Ross Parsons/Michael Lawrence/Sheng Wang/Michelle Wolf/Bryson Turner, RSVP ♫A$AP Rocky/Bodega Bamz/DJ Getlive/ASAP Ferg/4th Pyramid @Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 9pm, FREE, More Info
THURSDAY 2/21 ♦Another Landscape @440 Gallery (440 Sixth Ave, Park Slope) Opening 6-9pm, Presenting new works by Greenpointer Jennifer Williams & Jason Varone, features work operating outside the canon of the traditional landscape, RSVP ♦Secondment @ Beginnings Gallery (110 Meserole Ave) Opening 7-10pm, Peter Nencini solo show reveals a world of never-before-seen colors and structures that we have always known, a class of brand new shapes that we have always seen, RSVP Tom Shillue’s Funny Story @The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10 (includes a beer), Tom Shillue is a master tale spinner and each month puts together a program of great, true stories from various raconteurs More Info ♦Littoral: Perec! Queneau!OuLiPo! @155 Freeman St, 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the publication of Georges Perec’s La Boutique Obscure and the expanded edition of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises with an evening of readings, RSVP ♫Happy People/House of Fools,/Momma Holler/Robbers @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $10 RSVP ♫XXYYXX/Teen Daze @ 285 KENT, 11pm, $10, First show sold, (2nd) 11pm show added! TIX
FRIDAY 2/22 ♫Deafheaven/Sannhet (record release)/Cleanteeth/Theologian @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8-11pm $13, RSVP ♫Legs Like Tree Trunks/Zula/The N’ere Dowells/Nic Lawless @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $7 RSVP ♫Money and King/French Camp/Bird Dog @ The Gutter (200 N.14th St) 8pm, $5 Record release show RSVP ♫King Cake/Le Boum/Air For Ants/Hello Phones @The Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 8pm, $8 RSVP *7th Anniversary Party @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 9pm DJ Spaz spins the tunes, dancing and free munchies and surprises! RSVP
SATURDAY 2/23 *Flea Market Party @ 151 Kent (apt 312) 7pm-12am, $4 Vintage clothes for sale, cocktails, and DJ’s spinning, entry gets you one cocktail and all proceeds will go to the funding of Parsons thesis show catalogue, RSVP • Grand Opening Party @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 9pm-3am, $5 Tarot Readings, Esoteric Standup from Kat Toledo, special performance by “Your 33 Black Angels”, DJ’s: Judge Wise, T’Angelo, and Evan Michael Free with RSVP ♫ Sleeping Bag/Speedy Ortiz/Shark?/Plates of Cake @ Cameo Gallery (93 N.6th St) 8-11pm, $7 RSVP ♥ Soul a Go-Go @ The Grand Victory (245 Grand St) 11pm-4am, FREE Join the “Empress of Soul” for a twisting night night of Soul and R&B 45′s More Info
SUNDAY 2/24 •Roof Top Supper Club: Communion @ (Location TBD) Noon-3pm, $45 They say brunch is the new church, take culinary communion with new friends in the sanctuary of a classic Williamsburg loft overlooking the city, TIX *7th Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival @ D.B.A Brooklyn (113 N.7th St) 4pm, FREE (tastings pay as you wish) 16 rare and interesting casks promised, including authentic ‘real ales’ from England, rarities and vintage bottles up for grabs at the Mega Beer Raffle More Info
MONDAY 2/25 ☺Broken Comedy@ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE Guy Branum/Aparna Nancherla/Adam Lowitt/Craig Baldo/Phoebe Robinson. Hosted by Nimesh Patel, Michael Che, Mike Denny More Info
TUESDAY 2/26 *Between the Bread: The Masters of Social Gastronomy Talk Sandwiches @Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, FREE The history of sandwiches is laced with vice, ingenuity, and industry RSVP ♦ Talking to Strangers Screening @ Light Industry (155 Freeman St) 7:30pm, $7 A noncommittal, increasingly unreliable, disintegrating protagonist as he tackles the world; this choreography also includes a series of strangers, who remain strangers to us and him despite being confronted with probing questions about life, religion, ethics, art, love, followed by a conversation with Porterfield and Tregenza More Info
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
WEDNESDAY 2/13 ♥Valentine’s Eve Eco Love @Freckle (154 Nassau Ave) 6-8pm FREE, Spend the night before V-Day with Freckle and SW Basics! $10 Eco Friendly Manis, create your own custom scent with S.W. Basics, champagne and chocolate RSVP Mandatory ☺AbeMixture: A Creamy Kind Of Love @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $5 Jokes, videos, some possible tumbling, nearby booze and a ton of great music after the show RSVP ♦The Impossible Project Artist Talk @Reverse Space(28 Frost St) 7:30pm, FREE The Impossible Project will present and discuss the conceptions of creative minds in a casual, open forum RSVP ☺Big Terrific Comedy Show @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8-10pm, FREE Max Silvestri/James Adomian,/Myq Kaplan/Street Seidell RSVP ♥Spectacle’s Sexy Soiree @Spectacle Theatre (124 S.3rd St) 8pm, Karley Sciortino, aka Slutever (runs the Slutever blog) will be screening a collection of erotic shorts, stag films, some of her favorite sex scenes from movies, and some quality artsy clips. More Info
VALENTINE’S DAY 2/14 ♥Valentine’s Day with the Williamsburg Orchestra @Paper Box (17 Meadow St) Doors 6pm, $8-12 Celebrate Valentines Day with the the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, DJ EM, Nieves Dance Studio will perform, and Joey Corsica will be giving Free Fun Salsa Lessons! Tix ♥Valentine’s Day Singles Party-Ladies Night @Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 8pm, FREE Ladies drink for $3, DJ Heather and Blind Dance. More Info ♫Rated R V Day @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St)8-11pm, $12 Lemonade/ILLLS/Empress Of/Heathered Pearls (DJ)/Evan M RSVP ♥Warm Sensations Valentines Party @Secret Project Robot Art Experiment (389 Melrose St) 9pm, $5 Shadow Lover/Little Band of Sailors/Doom Trumpet and videos! RSVP ♦Flux Thursday: Valentine’s Day Edition @Flux Factory (39-31 29t Street, LIC) More Info ♥Valentine’s Day: Makeout Dance Party @The Woods (48 S. 4th St) 10pm, DJ Slutbag RSVP
FRIDAY 2/15 ♦Ashes57 @Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 7-9pm, A collection of illustration, graphicdesign and typography works from Ashes57 RSVP ♦Darina Karpov: Sudden Leap into the Interior @Pierogi (177 N. 9th St) Opening 7-9pm, Exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by Darina Karpov with a focus on interiority, both literal and metaphorical More Info ♦Inside Out @Laundry Lung Gallery (67 West St) Opening 7-9pm, Laundry Lung Collective has teamed up with several outsider artists from Hospital Audiences Incorporated, a therapeutic arts
workshop centered around healing, growth and learning through engagement in the arts More Info ♦Morph @Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St, #216) Opening 7-9pm, Morph investigates the body as a conduit for different artistic and theoretical strategies, which reveal the body’s fundamental role in comprehending our sense of self RSVP ♫Patrick Higgins/Josh Modney/Elli Keszler/Ashley Paul/Jess Snyder/Sam Pluta/Federico Ughi @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick) $8, 8pm RSVP ♥Over it: Bushwick Valentine’s Apocalypse @Bushwick Coffee House (44 Wilson Ave) 7pm-1am ,$5 A 90s MTV-style match up game, Love Is Nice art show,live music, dance party and prizes! RSVP ♥Eyes Wide Fucked: A Valentine’s Masquerade Ball @Cheap Storage (49 Wyckoff Ave) $5, 8pm-8am All night masked soul, motown, slow-jam dance party, masks available at the door, fog machine RSVP
SATURDAY 2/16 ♫True Trill Death @The Flat (308 Hooper St) 11pm, FREE A night of the only the trillest and the illest hip hop and R&B from the 90s Freddie Machete/Don Castillo/Mr. Sniffles RSVP ♫Percussion Lab presents: Chrissy Murderbot/Galapagoose/Archie Pelago @Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St)12am-4am, $7 RSVP
SUNDAY 2/17 ♦Brooklyn Analog Opening Party @Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) Opening 3pm, Photo Exhibit featuring work from Brooklyn Analog More Info ♦Big Law Country Club Gallery Opening @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick) Opening 6-8pm FREE, after party 8pm-12am, $7 New gallery space opening in Silent Barn featuring artists Eli Lehrhoff + Ginny Benson, performance from Alaskas/Eartheater/Mochs RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
WEDNESDAY 2/6 •WABC 7’s Town Hall Meeting @ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights) 7-8:30pm, Brooklyn residents will have an opportunity to speak directly to reporters, in an open town hall forum, “Brooklynites” can discuss any of the issues they believe are important to their neighborhoods or the city at large •Vans Open Skate @House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm-11pm, FREE Every Wednesday night from now until it warms up Vans is opening the doors to anyone and everyone who wants to come in from the cold and get their skate on FREE pizza, RSVP required houseofvans (at)gmail.com
THURSDAY 2/7 ♦EV’RYDAY @R.B.W. (174 Franklin Street) Opening Reception 6-10pm, Spring 2013 Artist curation featuring rruka Drawn Textiles “The Original Series” and the debut of her lighting “City Lights” Series 1 More Info ♫On An On/Tiny Victories/Young Heel @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10 RSVP ♥Funky Warsaw @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs St) 10pm, FREE DJ Bobby J plays all vinyl, sassy-ass 60′s soul, funky funk, power-pop pop-pop, post apocalyptic punk, and pre-historic hip-hop
FRIDAY 2/8 ♦ Amy Lincoln: Plants, Portraits, and a Distant View @Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave, 2nd Fl) Opening Reception, 6-9pm Solo exhibition of paintings by Bushwick artist Amy Lincoln More Info *Born Again @Calico (67 West St #206) Opening 7-9pm, featuring works by Thomas Buildmore, Allison Maletz, and Charles Wilkin. Each artist takes something from the past a concept, an image, a sound – and recontextualizes or recreates it to be experienced in a new light, from a different angle than originally intended RSVP ♦Structure of Feeling @ Heliopolis (154 Huron St) Opening 7-10pm, An exhibition featuring Sandra Sitron and Ted Kennedy,Painting, video, haptics with special guests Christian Science Minotaur (in the Annex) RSVP ♦Heralds of all Revolutions @The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Colorful paintings comprised of dots on small wooden panels assembled into larger forms comprise this show RSVP ♦Loose Lips: A Night of Erotica @Bushwick Fireproof (119 Ingraham St)7-11pm, $5 suggested Papercut Press presents a celebration of erotic art, film, and literature. Laurie Weeks (Zippermouth) is to headline the readings and Don Pablo Pedro will be among the artists showing work More Info ♫Heliotropes/JCK Davey/Dead Stars/The Veda Rays/Strangers@Paper Box (17 Meadow St) 7:30pm, $7 More Info ♦ Alan Watts/Yvette/Absolutely Free/Breeding Program/DJ Porkchop @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7 Readings More Info ♥The Urban Circuit with Aputumpu Presents: Winter Warriors @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow Street) 8pm-4am, $7 Live Bands, DJs, Dancing, Interactive Art Installation: Part 1 Rock out to indie-rock bands, TalkFine, Jangula and Wild International, Part 2 Shake your booty on the dance-floor with DJ duo The FancyCats and DJ Norm RSVP •Portlandia Party @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 10-11pm,Every Friday night see Portlandia on Boulevard’s big screen! Grills open too,$5 all-you-can-eat BBQ! More Info •Adult Animation Midnights @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) Midnight, $5 a month long series of cartoons that are definitely NOT for children More Info
SATURDAY 2/9 *Greenpointers Valentine’s Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, Picking up a local gift for your honey will be easy with over 45 vendors under one romantically decorated roof: Gifts, Food, Drinks, Nail Art, Couple Astrology Readings, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle! RSVP Vegan Valentines Shop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, ) noon-5pm, NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market, V-Day edition, featuring the best small businesses around. More Info Joe Goddard (Hot Chip DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St.) 11:30-4am, $20 RSVP
SUNDAY 2/10 •The Skint’s Vegan Bake Off @The Bell House(149 7th Street,Gowanus) 3pm, $15(includes raffle) Feed and bump elbows with other local vegan-sweet seekers plus judges Chef Adam Sobel (owner of the insanely-popular Cinnamon Snail Food Truck and Certified Orgasmic),Sarah Gross, organizer of the annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and owner of Rescue Chocolate, and whip-smart comedian Myq Kaplan TIX ♫Yob/Hull/Bezoar @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7:30-10:30pm, $15 RSVP
MONDAY 2/11 *Greenpoint Environmental Benefit Projects Program @ The Polish & Slavic Center (176 Java St) 5-8pm Get updated on the program’s progress mee the general administrator and weigh in on the types of environmental projects you want to see funded in Greenpoint, Learn More
FAT TUESDAY 2/12 •Mardi Gras @Mable’s (44 Berry Street) 7-11pm, Mardi Gras Party on Fat Tuesday at with Catahoula Cajun Band for an incredible night, toe-tappin foot stomping dance music, and comfort food specials RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event