(sponsored) Dina Gadia: Non Mint Copy Opening Reception
Owen James Gallery, 61 Greenpoint Ave, Suite 315
May 8th, 6pm, FREE
Dina Gadia is a mixed-media artist who subverts the artifice often found in the commercial and popular culture influences in her native Philippines. Through her reuse of vintage material, Gadia reveals the inherent antagonism and prejudices applied to elements of taste, cultural imperialism, sexuality, and nationalism. More info

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

* Bullshit Olympics @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, A safe space where artists and performers gather to celebrate the pretentious highlights of their artistic and intellectual pasts, More info
^ Outer Space Is Infinite and Empty and So Am I @ Mellow Pages Library (56 Bogart St) 7pm, FREE, Readings from John Mortara / Sarah Jean Grimm / Anna Meister / Sabra Embury / Hannah Lilith Assadi / Bud Smit, RSVP
* Lucha Lubre @ Don Pedro’s (90 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, The world’s only lube-based Lucha Libre wrestling federation, More info

 Tumbleweed Colony @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $30–$200, A site-specific gathering and installation by environmental fiber artist Abigail Doan to benefit Textile Arts Center, More info
 IlluminArias @ The Ark (107 Green St) 8pm, $15, A series that showcases virtuosic musicians, cutting-edge research on sound and vibration, film, and sound healers, all with a profound connection to the human spirit, More info
 Awkwafina’s NYC Book Release Party @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 7pm, $13, Hosted by The Chelsea White, with performances by DJ Toy, Underground System, Sung Lee Beats, Awkwafina, and more, More info


 Synaesthetics Opening
@ Reverse (28 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, Experimental work in optical sound and neurofeedback technology, RSVP
* Risky Talking @ Streb (51 North 1st St) 7pm, $30, A no-holds-barred discussion about risk and change with Laura Flanders, Piper Kerman, Donna Hylton, and Elizabeth Streb, More info
Puddles the Cat Comedian: No Thank You @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, With Marcia Belsky / Mikey Heller / Colin Burgess / PUDDLES, RSVP
* Cakeface @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, An investigation of omnipresent insecurities that are, perhaps, imaginary, Buy tix

^ Book & Bake Sale @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 12pm, FREE, All proceeds benefit the Greenpoint Library, More info
* LIC Springs Block Party @ Vernon Blvd, 12pm, FREE, Live music, dance, and theater performances, lessons, art, and sculpture-making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, pop-up activities, games, and more, RSVP
♫ Almost Summer Series @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, With Julie Ruin / Bleached / Youth Code, More info
* Horrorchata’s Double Quinciñera @ Lovegun (617 Grand St) 10pm, $5, With DJ Lauren Flax, Amber Valentine, and Izla, plus Lady Quesadilla, Domonique Echeverria, the Culture Whore, and more, RSVP

* Stairwell Theatre’s As You Like It
@ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 2pm, $10, Feast and carouse with the actors as you learn about loss, life and love in the Forest of Arden, Buy tix
* Women & Trans* Bike Repair Class @ Time’s Up (99 South 6th St) 1:30pm, FREE, Learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics; no experience required, More info
Refracting Lumiere
@ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7pm, $9, A subset of experimental films that re-stage, re-situate, or re-purpose filmic scenarios initiated by the Lumières, RSVP

^ The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30pm, FREE, Jessica Hopper, a juggernaut of music writing and criticism, releases a collection of work from more than two decades in the front row, RSVP
^ Jerkpoet Poetry Digest Issue #5 Release @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6:30, FREE, Poetry readings, sandwiches, drinks, books, RSVP

* SASS Presents Villains & Vixens of History @ The Bedford (110 Bedford) 7pm, FREE, Lectures include: “Gangs of New York” / “A Brief History of the Femme Fatale” / “Where Do Mobsters Fit in History?” RSVP
♫ Punk Rock Karaoke @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $15, Sing karaoke while backed by a live band featuring members of such storied punk acts as Social Distortion, the Adolescents, Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, and more, Buy tix

* Greenpointers Pick
♫ Music
^ Literary Event

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