Midnight Murakami, Southside Stories, Sicilian Sex Ghosts – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/06–8/12)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

WEDNESDAY 8/06
* SummerScreen Presents The Big Lebowski @ McCarren Park (Bedford Ave & North 12th St) 6pm, FREE, With live music before the film presented by Showpaper, More info
* Rooftop Films Presents Forest of the Dancing Spirits
 @ Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd) 8pm, FREE, Filmmaker Linda Västrik provides a glimpse at a culture so ancient that its denizens still inhabit the mythic world, More info
* Arrested Development Bingo
 @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30, FREE, Come as a “never-nude” and get a free drink and a frozen banana, More info

THURSDAY 8/07
* Kickstarter Presents: New Trends in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fiction @ Kickstarter HQ (58 Kent St.) 7pm, FREE, Five SF/F editors—and successful Kickstarter creators—speak about their work, new trends in the genre, and tips for publishing your own SF/F stories, RSVP
* Festival de Cine @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (334 South 5th St) 8pm, FREE, El Padrecito screens as part of the Latin American Film Festival in a patio that was once in the shadow of the now-demolished Commodore Theater, More info
♫ Funky Warsaw @ Warsaw (261 Driggs St.) 10pm, FREE, DJ Bobby J plays all vinyl, 60’s soul, funk, power-pop, pop-pop, post-apocalyptic punk, and pre-historic hip-hop, More info

FRIDAY 8/08
The Pizza-Themed 10-Minute Play Festival 
@ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Five notable NYC writers create pizza-themed short plays; free pizza for all attendees!
♫ Latino Punk Fest 2014 @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St) 7pm, $15, With Rebuschaos / Gusano / Eske / Anazasi / Generacion Suicida / Pura Mania, RSVP
♫ Rinsed: Surveillance @ Secret Williamsburg location, 11pm, $25, With Julio Bashmore / Illich Mujica / Dan Wender / Blacky II, Buy tix

SATURDAY 8/09
* Local Organic @ Word Bookstore (126 Franklin St) 6:30pm, FREE, The Greenpoint Writers Group returns with the latest installment of their reading series, More info
* House of Screwball Presents Sicilian Sex Ghost Lectures @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave) 7pm, $5 suggested, Lecture by Paul Koudounaris, author of Empire of Death and Heavenly BodiesRSVP
* Multiplicity: City As Subject / Matter @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7:30, $9, An international survey of artworks sharing an interest in the politics and poetic potential of contemporary urban environments, More info
♫ Climate Change: Party to Stop It @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St.) 8pm, $7, Performances by  Friend Roulette and Field Guides; proceeds go to nonprofit student organization CliMates, More info
* Body Paint Night @ Denart Body Paint Studio (232 North 12th St) 9pm, $25, Mix and mingle with artists, models, photographers as you become a living canvas for one of the artists, Buy tix

SUNDAY 8/10
♫ Sundays on the Roof @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 2pm, $15, Punch Drunk Love with Frank & Tony, Eirikur, Buy tix
* Women’s Self-Defense Class @ Traditional Okinawan Karate (248 McKibben St) 4pm, FREE, Learn self-defense techniques to escape a violent altercation, and discuss how to reduce your chances of getting into one in the first place, RSVP
* Southside Stories: Audio Walk Launch
 @ Bedford Ave & North 7th, 6pm, FREE, See the neighborhood with fresh eyes during this immersive audio journey featuring the residents of Williamsburg’s Southside, RSVP

MONDAY 8/11
* Arts in Bushwick Summer Mixer @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St.) 7pm, FREE, Meet the Arts in Bushwick organizers and learn about opportunities to get involved with Bushwick Open Studios, RSVP
* Midnight Murakami
 @ Word Bookstore (126 Franklin St) 10:30pm, FREE, Count down the minutes until the release of Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage with readers sharing their favorite Murakami passages, More info

TUESDAY 8/12
* Bad-Ass Monarchs
 @ The Bedford (110 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, In the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies‘ third-annual Battle of the Bad-Asses, the audience will decide which historical monarch is the most badass of all, RSVP
♫ The Sandwich Show
 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, cost: 1 sandwich, With Turnip King / Lazyeyes / Ghost Pal / No Ice / Eric VitoffRSVP

* Greenpointers Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
☺Comedy Event
# Foodie Event

About Oriana

Oriana is a writer, editor, and hipstorian [sic] who is kind of obsessed with Brooklyn. She is the author of "Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity" (Monacelli, 2015) and creatrix of the website of the same name. She is the events editor for Brokelyn, QNS, and Greenpointers, and her writing has appeared on Slate, Atlas Obscura, New York Post, Matador, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Curbed, Brooklyn Magazine, Brooklyn Based, and more. Follow her at @orianabklyn.

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