WEDNESDAY 1/11
* Friends of McGolrick Park Meeting @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell) 7-8pm, will discuss the recent meeting Friends of M. had with all of the officials that preside over the park and talk more about how to spend the $2,500 we raised (and have received!) from Exxon-Mobil, RSVP
Buffalo Trace @ Noorman’s Kil (609 Grand) 7pm, FREE, Taste and learn about Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, RSVP

THURSDAY 1/12
• The Other Nabokov: Paul Russell, in conversation with Chris Bram @ Word (126 Franklin) 7-8pm, RSVP
♫ Guardian Alien/Lushes/Chat Logs/Video Daughters @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan) 9pm
* Ladies vs. Wimpy Guys Armwrestling @ The Diamond (43 Franklin) 8:30pm, Guys under 145 lbs vs. All ladies, $3 to enter, first drink free, cash prize to 1st and 2nd places. Email dave (at) thediamondbrooklyn.com to compete.

FRIDAY 1/13
• Special Blend Curated by Chris Martin @ Journal Gallery (168 No. 1st) Opening Reception 6-9pm, Katherine Bradford, Tamara Gonzales, Joanne Greenbaum
EJ Hauser, Alison Knowles, Justine Kurland, Lauren Luloff, Joyce Pensato, Amanda Ross-Ho, Niki De Saint Phalle, Michelle Tarantelli, RSVP
• sys(x)tem @ Splatterpool (138 Bayard) Opening Reception 7pm, Artists: Shay Arick, Future Archaeology, Megan Feehan, Riley Hooker, Carla Streckwall, Clement Valla, John Cayley, Curator: Tal Sznicer, More info
• Paperazzi @ Janet Kurnatowski (205 Norman) Opening Reception 7-9pm, Group Art Show, Works on Paper
♫ Esme Barrera Tribute/Benefit Show w/ Air Waves, Soft Healer & More @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd) 9pm, $7, All proceeds go to Esme’s Family and to Girls Rock Camp Austin. RSVP

SATURDAY 1/14
* Pancake Breakfast @ Williamsburg Church (231 Ainslie) 10am-noon, $5, All proceeds go towards buying highschool uniforms, RSVP
• Greencycle Swap @ MS 126 (424 Leonard, 1-4pm, recycle gently used & working clothes, shoes, toys, books, cell phones, computers (working and non-working), electronics (working only), and bicycles (working).
♫ The Beatles Complete on Ukulele @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) 3pm, $10, More info
• Dana Bell / Alasdair Duncan / Don Voisine @ Thoeodore Art (56 Bogart, Bushwick) Opening Reception 6-8pm, 3 artists touch on the possibilities of communicating ideas in a space outside of language. RSVP

SUNDAY 1/15

• Greenpoint Chess Club for Kids 1st Meeting @ TBA, Call Deborah: (917) 957-1714 or email deborahfeiner (at) gmail.com
• Cult Logic @ Aeroplane (70 Jefferson, Bushwick) Opening Reception 3-9pm, Join Julie Torres, Ryan Ford, Don Pablo Pedro, and Liz Atzberger for an experimental, collaborative installation, RSVP

MONDAY 1/16 – Martin Luther King Day
♫ Young Yeller @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe) 8pm, $5, Greenpoint-based band headlines at Brooklyn Bowl, RSVP
* Pints & Points Trivia Night @ Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau) 8-11pm, RVSP
Dakar & Drinks @ Matchless (557 Manhattan) 7pm, NYC enthusiasts as we watch recaps and highlights of the 2012 Dakar, the biggest, most audacious Motorsport spectacle in the world! For two weeks in January (every year since 1977), cars, trucks, quads and motorcycles race through the deserts of South America.

TUESDAY 1/17
* What Would You Do With 4,500 sq ft of Arts Space? @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 6-9pm, A panel discussion moderated by Laura Braslow of Arts in Bushwick, panelists include: Christopher Allen of Union Docs, Jason Andrew of Norte Maar gallery, Ray Cross of Bushwick Print Lab, local storyteller Jim O’Grady, local resident and A@R committee member Teresa Gonzalez.
• Booze, Books, & Brownies with Gwen Cooper, Kate Rockland, & Gillian Telling @ Word (126 Franklin) 7-8pm, Wish you could devote more time to your creative side? So did these ladies. Each left their jobs at Rolling Stone to write. RSVP

KEY:
* Greenpointers’ Pick
Pheremones Likely
♫ Music

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