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 The Shape of Control @ Java Studios Gallery (252 Java St, Suite 308) FRIDAY (11/8) 7-11 pm, FREE, Group show featuring paintings, photographs, and sculptures that depict human interaction with nature, exploring the way in which reality is preserved and/or distorted through documentation and storytelling, includes work from artists Robby Rose (paintings of defaced sculptures of ancient Greek heroes)/ Nathalie Shepherd (paintings of idealized female muses) / Vriginia Ines Vergara (photographs wilderness dioramas through multiple lenses) / Divya Anantharaman (brings the animal into our environment with Black Bear Taxidermy), on view through December 6, RSVP, Catalog

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WEDNESDAY 11/6
• Muchmore’s Free Poker Tournament @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7-8:30pm, FREE, ok gamblers, this one’s for you… except instead of losing money you get to play for free and potentially win a $25 bar tab (!!), RSVP

 

THURSDAY 11/7

* GCEF Networking Event @ Polish Slavic Center (176 Java St) 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, network with community members who are applying for grants from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund
 Opening: John F. Moore Jr. @ The Habitat (998 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Moore exhibits his abstract, trippy paintings, RSVP
* Greenpoint Designers MEET UP @ Broken Land (105 Franklin St) 7-9pm, there’s a lot of you design-y folks around here (I see you lookin’ all cool, working on your typography), how about you meet each other and talk about it over drinks and prizes and form a community, or whatever RSVP
 Daniel Johnston: here @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 7-9pm, Opening for a traveling exhibition of images taken of the iconic singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston by documentary/portrait photographer Jung Kim, capturing his life on the road and at home in Waller, TX, More Info
* Everyday is Like Sunday @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Catch a special screening of this Toronto film about “being young and getting older/drinking too much,” co-starring Nick Thorburn of the band Islands and formerly The Unicorms, the theme hits a little close to home, but hey, the Toronto Star called it “Scrappy but endearing,” RSVP
♫ Heliotropes / Flown / Black Lagoon / Beech Creeps @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 8pm, $10 (I must be tired because I read Beech Creeps as “Beach Crepes” and got really excited/hungry), RSVP

Jaclyn Jurist @ The One Well

FRIDAY 11/8
♫ The Low Anthem / Robert Ellis / Grandchildren / DJ Stephen Pandolfi @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 6pm, FREE, More Info
 State of Wonder Opening & Trunk Show @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, FREE, Check out work from this online gallery and take home some exclusive, limited edition art works for the apartment, featuring pieces by Yuri Shimojo / Rob Fisher / Andrew Rawlinson / Cynthia Rojas / Linda Zimmerman / Sara Woster, RSVP
Brooklyn Fishing Derby @ Dream (673 Manhattan Avenue) 6pm, price TBD, Get in touch with your nautical side on this 3 day/2 night urban fishing extravaganza along the East River, culminates with a fish fry on Sunday 10/11, Hosted by the famous Brooklyn Chowder Surfer, Ben Sargent,  More Info, Even More Info
 TELL THEM I HATE THEM @ Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (67 West St, #320) 7-9pm, Opening reception for this group show dealing with patterns on top of patterns that affect other patterns (words from Chuck Palahniuk), featuring work from Samantha Bittman / Ryan Travis Christian / Evie Falci / Eric Shaw / Geoffrey Todd Smith, More Info
 Darkness Becomes Light || An Opening Reception @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, FREE, Revel in this collection of new works from Jaclyn Jurist, which fuse printmaking, painting, and collage, RSVP
 Split Seven @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St, #216) 7-9pm, group exhibition curated by Matt Philips and loosely fashioned after the Split 7″ EP, all the works will be presented in pairs to promote a conversation between and within the entire show, RSVP
 Thomas Buildmore: Zoetrope @ Calico Brooklyn (67 West St, #206) 7-9pm, FREE, opening reception for solo exhibit of work by Thomas Buildmore, a multifaceted artist best known for his appropriated neo-pop mashups and drippy spray painted bouquets, RSVP
♫ Hard Nips / Mean Creek / Life Size Maps / Haybaby / Butterscotch Stanley @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, $8, RSVP

SATURDAY 11/9
* Wooden Houses of Greenpoint Walking Tour @ meeting location TBD, 11am-12:30pm, $20, Join the Wooden House Project for a tour of the wooden houses that give our streets character and are actually closely tied to early shipbuilding history, Buy Tix
* Learn to crochet a rectangle: Oh the possibilities! @ Greenpoint Public Library (107 Norman Ave) 12-2pm, FREE, get crafty with crocheted rectangles, perfect for coffee cup cozies, coasters, hand warmers and more clever uses, yarn is provided but bring your crochet hook, RSVP
 Ceramic Popup Shop @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave) 12-6pm, FREE, warm with a cup of coffee while shopping for some local, hand-crafted ceramics, hosted by Clayspace
♫ Lady Lamb the Beekeeper / Ski Lodge / Pearl & the Beard / DJ Lady Byrd @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar, (165 Banker St) 6pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Williamsburg School of Music Grand Opening @ WSM (400 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, every cool neighborhood needs a music school so it’s about time, head over for food, drinks, live music, and a chance to check out the space and lesson offerings, More Info
 Concrete & Barbed Wire @ Bushwick Community Darkroom (1087 Flushing Ave) 7-9pm, Group show featuring images from Bushwick and surrounding areas, including work from Belkis Carrasco / Sean Corbett / Marissa Delano / Jessye Herrell / Christian Kelly / Jake Selvidio / Andrew Williams, More Info

SUNDAY 11/10
 Something New: Innovation in Contemporary Comedy @ MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 12pm, $10 adv/ $12 doors, Curator/writer Miriam Katz hosts this show that explores innovative ways to make audiences laugh, showcasing Cocoon Central / Josh Fadem / Jeffrey Joseph / Joe Pera / Rory Scovel with performances that involve dance, music, characters, and plays on form, More Info
* Greenpoint Swaps @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 1-4pm, $5 donation, Drop off a bag of stuff you don’t want anymore and leave with a bag of COOL STUFF you want!, clothes, shoes, books, toys, bikes, electronics,&; random household items are fair game, left overs will be donated to the Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition
• Gotham Writers Workshop: Screenwriting with Raven Burnett @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 2pm, FREE, polish those screenwriting skills, RSVP
Coffee’s Night Out @ particpating coffee shops, 5-8pm, FREE, enjoy curated culture (art, music, spoken word, + film) with speciality brews at the many great independent coffee shops around G-Point, RSVP
 “Kisses to Kink” class @ Shag Brooklyn (108 Roebling St) 6pm, $35/$55 per couple, Get in touch with your inner dominatrix and learn a trick or two from BDSM experts, RSVP
* Presentation Party Night NOVEMBER @ Bat Haus Coworking Space (279 Starr St, Bushwick) 7-10pm, FREE, sip on BK Brewery beers and munch on potluck snacks, while learning a thing or two from your talented/genius/wonderfully weird neighbors turned lecturers, RSVP
♫ Laura & Greg / Reverse People / Single Ben @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, RSVP

MONDAY 11/11
♫ Anna Calvi / Gems @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N 6th St) 8pm, $20, BUY TIX

TUESDAY 11/12
* SASS Presents: American History Mythbusters @ The Bedford (110 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, Learn the TRUTH about some commonly held American history misconceptions, like the REAL STORY of Thanksgiving, why the American Civil War had to be a thing, and why some people still feel in their hearts that 9/11 was a giant conspiracy, RSVP

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