WEDNESDAY 2/8 Isle of Jura @ Noorman’s Kil (609 Grand St.) 7-9pm, Free Whisky Tasting • Garbage Dreams & Gone Tomorrow: the Hidden Life of Garbage @ Newtown Creek Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave.) 6:30-8:30pm, Free, NYCGrow Recycling Event, Film Screening & Discussion ♫ The Arty Need Show @ The Gutter (200 No. 14th St) Comic Dan Wilbur (The Onion), music of C.C. Carana & and Dan Menke might do his spot on Ron Paul impression, RSVP ♫ Slow Southern Steel @ Europa (98-104 Meserole Ave.) 8:30pm, $15, Southern Metal Documentary Screening with live after party performances by Hail! Hornet & Zoroaster, Tix
THURSDAY 2/9 Withering Frost Valentine’s Block Party @ (Graham Between Withers & Frost & Meeker) 6-9pm, Local shops stay open late, serving drinks and goodies, DJs, sales & fun! Chocolate & Whisky Tasting @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 6-8pm, With expert Jonathan Wingo from the Whiskey Shop. Great deals on all killer vintage glassware with the purchase of a bottle of whisky. Residency Talk in a Bathroom @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave, Garden Level) 7pm, Join BAD AT SPORTS podcast (aka Amanda Browder show! as part of Round Robin Arts Collective) as we interview Nanna Nordstrom about her stay in NYC as part of the Apex Art Residency Program. It will be in the shower room. Puppy Love Fundraiser @ Lady Jay’s (633 Grand St) $45 at door, $40 advance, drinks, food, hugs, kisses, games, prizes, puppies, music and if you play right… a date for Valentine’s Day. Benefit dog habitat rescue, Tix • Opening of Krzysztof Pytlak Exhibition “Artifacts” @ Polish & Slavic Center (177 Kent St) 7pm, World-class ballroom dancer Aleksandra Kozlowska will perform at 7:40. Jazz pianist & composer Lucian Ban will present Elevation featuring Lucian Ban – piano, Abraham Burton – tenor sax, Brad Jones – bass, Willard Dyson – drums Greg Frederick’s Vinyl Pop Art @ LP & Harmony (689 Grand St) Opening Reception 7pm, inspired by modern day street artists Greg’s original pieces are created with recycled materials – mainly broken records, RSVP Special Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 8pm, Potluck & salon in the town-within-the gallery, as part of Banquet for America! Dinner at the banquet table & presentations and performances from participating artists. Bring drinks or something delicious to share!
FRIDAY 2/10 Just Working On My Breakup @ Word (126 Franklin St.) 7-8pm, Just Working On My Novel returns from winter hibernation with a freshly broken heart! For this installment, we’re nodding towards Valentines Day and flipping it off by asking for your sad stories, your breakup stories, your humiliating stores of love gone bad. RSVP in advance to read to russ (at) russcomm.net. Bring: yourself, a bottle of wine, your friends. RSVP Per-Oskar Leu, “Crisis and Critique” @ Triple Canopy (155 Freeman St) Opening reception 7-9pm, a video and audio-sculptural installation by Norwegian artist Per-Oskar Leu. The exhibition considers the distance between historical truths and fiction and asks: What role can or should the artist play during watershed political moments? Of Mind, Body & Soul: An Exploration of the Personal @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St) Opening Reception 7-10pm, an exhibition of new work by seven Brooklyn-based artists curated by Peter Gynd Medley. Opening Reception: Artist Chris Platt @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Chris’ stunning yet subtle works draw attention to the laws of physics, and what amazing art is made in nature. Stop by and enjoy bites, sips, and jams from good friend and DJ extraordinaire Scott Kiernan. Mushroom Universe: Art Opening + 90s Dance Party @ 950 Hart Gallery (950 Hart St. Bushwick) 7-10pm, The 2nd art show of BushwickGallery.com, ‘Mushroom Universe’ is a celebration of the subconscious but overt return to the cultural references, symbols, and colors of the 90’s, RSVP ♫ Enchantment Under The Sea, the North Brooklyn Runners Gala (and fundraiser) @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) $15, 8-10pm, Gala theme will be inspired by 80’s classic “Back to the Future” complete with 1950’s soundtrack and paper-mache’ fish on the walls. Live musical numbers by special guests Gilly and her Achilles. ♫ The Calamity Janes @ Rod & Gun Club (Kent @ N 11th) $10, 9pm, Blue-grass Old-Timey music, includes food and drinks ♫ The Above/Organs/Highway Gimps/Peacekillers @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) 9pm, $6 ♫ Starina and HJA @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave) 9pm, RSVP ♫ The Prince and Michael Experience @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11pm, Prince and Michael Jackson fans go toe-to-toe on the dance floor as dj’s mix album cuts, remixes, rare tracks and hits from the two artists as well as cuts by such ancillary acts as Sheila E., The Jackson 5, The Time and Janet Jackson, RSVP
SATURDAY 2/11 Love Birds Valentine’s Market @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 12-5pm, Greenpointers is hosting! Find delicious local food, artwork and gifts! Plus a birdy photo booth, love letter writing table, free astrology readings, raffle prizes, surprise gifts & Holler performs at 3:30pm. More info.RSVP. • Greencycle Swap @ New Beginnings (99 Nth 5th St.) 1-4pm, recycle gently used & working men’s, women’s, & children’s clothes, shoes, toys, books, & cell phones! (no electronics or computers) ♫ Holler Double Header @ Love Birds Valentine’s Market (129 Russell St) 3:30-4:30pm & @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 9pm, RSVP * Ugly Sweater Pré Ski Party & Chili Cook-off @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 6-9pm, Ugly Sweater Discount, Chili Cook-Off, Live Ski Lounge Piano Stylings by Skip & Edie Northbottom, More info Michel Auder’s Chasing the Dragon @ Terminal Project (1455 Atlantic Ave, Crown Heights) 7-10pm, Adam Gordon and Ben Hall are happy to announce the opening of Terminal Projects and it’s first exhibition. RSVP Adventure[s] Presents The Broken Hearted Ball: Breakup/Hookup @ Matchless, The Back Room (557 Manhattan Ave) 8-10pm Break-Up Songs, 10pm Hook-Up Songs, Drink Specials
SUNDAY 2/12 Vegan Valentine’s Shop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market featuring the best small businesses around, More info Williamsbrides @ The Space at Fifty North Third (50 North 3rd St) $25, 1-5pm, an alternative, interactive wedding event. Williamsbrides will pair couples with an assortment of New York’s best wedding vendors in a unique and dramatic venue, More info * The Healing Drum Workshop @ Human@Ease (31 Nassau Ave) $35, 1:30-3:30pm, Techniques on Shamanic Healing: open yourself up to the experience of using a drum as a healing tool and instrument, playing with different sounds and rhythms. Tix • Baby Massage Workshop @ Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave) $40, 3-5pm, Taught by Ellynne Skove, for babies 6 weeks to pre-rolling & their parents, Tix In God We Trust Valentine’s Event @ IGWT (129 Bedford Ave) 4-7pm, refreshments, nail art, secret jewelry discounts Heaven Know’s I’m Miserable Now – Speed Dating to the Smiths @ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, hosted by Dave Hill Heart-Breakers and Lonely-Hearts Party @ Arts@Renissance (2 Kingsland Avenue, Garden Level) 7-10pm, The Round Robin Collective invites you to come break our heart, a piñata heart that is, and share music about love lost, love gained, love revenged, and everything in between. We will make a big beautiful piñata heart filled with sweet candies that we invite you to come bash to your hearts delight! BYOB. RSVP ♫ KC Jones/The Morrow/Al Duvall @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) Free, 8:30pm
MONDAY 2/13 • Newtown CAG Meeting @ LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Ave., LIC) 6-8pm * Running the Rift with Naomi Benaron @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, A breathtaking novel about a Rwandan runner trying to make his way to the Olympics during the Hutu-Tutsi conflict, RSVP • Artisanal Pencil Sharpening with David Rees @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 7:30pm, Free Lecture, Learn about the lost art from one of its only living practitioners as he prepares for a nationwide pencil-sharpening tour. $15 artisanal hand-sharpen pencil sharpening, returned with shavings & a certificate of sharpening. • New York City Broken Comedy @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, Every Monday night at Matchless, New York comics Mike Denny, Michael Che and Nimesh Patel host this comedy showcase featuring a mix of the best and up-and-coming comics in the country. • Lady Returns for Drag Race Season 4 @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin St) 9pm, Watch the new show Drag Race, Commercials will be replaced by Live drag performances, games & prizes! Happy hour ALL NIGHT! Free shot to anyone who shows up in drag, RSVP
VALENTINE’S DAY– 2/14 Algonquin Night @ Word (126 Franklin St.) 7-8pm, featuring Jonathan Evison and Kevin Fox, a chance to win $150 worth of Algonquin titles of your choice and beer and wine sampling that pair perfectly with Algonquin’s full-bodied, hand-crafted fiction, RSVP Do You Love Me? BabyCastles Lectures @ Public Assembly (70 No. 6th St) 7-9pm, lectures on issues of gender and love, cross-play and roleplaying games, RSVP No Lights, No Lycra V-Day Dance Jam @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 8-9:30pm, $5, Come DANCE your HEART out in the DARK. Bring your sweetheart or come alone! Playing a loved up selection with WHITNEY tributes of course!! RSVP Chocolate & Wine @ Dandelion Wine (153 Franklin St) 6-9pm, Spanish wines paired with Mast Brothers Chocolate 4th Annual Anti V-Day Riot Grrrl Cover Band Show @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) RSVP