Staring Contest, Sumo Party, Emo Night – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/13–5/19)

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

10481197_10152745404635895_5066230437571905273_oWEDNESDAY 5/13
^ Paradise Bought @ Triple Canopy (155 Freeman St) 7pm, $5, A reading and discussion of the mystery genre, the difficulties of ghostwriting (and of employing ghostwriters), the free rein of capital, the concept of xenospace, and more, More info
 Another [email protected]*#ing Group Show @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Art curated by Russell Murphy and Andrew H. Shirley, plus music from Faces of Weed / Unstoppable Death Machines / Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, RSVP
♫ RBMA Presents Raw Sound Transgressions @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, With Merzbow / Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE + Aaron Dilloway / Pharmakon / Prurient / Ron Morelli / Marshstepper / Uniform, Buy tix

9358607_origTHURSDAY 5/14
* May Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 7pm, FREE, A sidewalk BBQ, exhibition preview, and artist talks, in association with LIC Arts Open, More info
* Staring Contest @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 7:30pm, $3, If you think you’ve got what it takes, line up against some other wide-eyed enthusiasts, More info
 Louder When Bombed @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 9pm, FREE, MorriShe spins 80s new wave, synth-pop, and post-punk, and hosts Smiths karaoke, More info

11228923_10206721129377067_1311289002704515128_nFRIDAY 5/15
* (Dis)Placed Histories of South Williamsburg & Bushwick
@ El Museo de Los Sures (120 South 1st St) 7pm, FREE, An exhibit that tells these histories through the lenses of de-industrialization, housing, social and cultural resilience, and the role of artists in Brooklyn, RSVP
♫ Breakdown Brass Band @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 7pm, FREE, With Gedeon Luke and the People /
Saun & Starr / Ismael & The Radiant Select / DJ Thomas Brenneck, RSVP
* Movement Research Festival @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $10, An evening of diverse sound, dance, and performance works, with a common thread of translation (secret or otherwise) running throughout, Buy tix
♫ Emo Night @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11:30pm, $5, With special guest DJs Mark Capicotto of Glamour Kills Clothing, and members of recently reunited band Acceptance, Buy tix

582SATURDAY 5/16
♫ Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg (90 Kent Ave) 11am, FREE, With DJs Justin Miller / Eamon Harkin / Jefre Cantu-Ledesma / Jack Tatum / Matt Werth, RSVP
* 13 Steps Around Dutch Kills 
@ Jackson Ave & 23rd St, 11am, $20, Join NY Obscura Society and Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman to see the then and now of Dutch Kills tributary, once known as the “workshop of the United States,” Buy 
# Sumo Party @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 4pm, $35, Watch sumo matches, eat traditional sumo stew Chankonabe, and drink Nikka, some of the finest Japanese whiskey, Buy tix
♫ Choral Chameleon’s StoryTime @ Acme Brooklyn (63 North 3rd St) 8pm, $28, Masters of vocal color, multi-genre musical imagery, and theater arts come together, More info

tenants-517x500SUNDAY 5/17
* Tenants Rights Workshop
@ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 4pm, FREE, Covering topics like: what to do if you receive an eviction notice, how to tell if you are (or should be) rent stabilized, how to form a tenants association, and current issues within the North Brooklyn community, More info
* Presentation Party Night
 @ Livestream Public (195 Morgan Ave) 7pm, FREE, With presentations on the Measurement of Time / Urban Homesteading / Eating Insects & Bug-centric Cuisine / 75 Years of Catwoman, More info
♦ Girls! Girls! Girls! Pinup Variety Show
@ Pumps Bar (1089 Grand St) 7pm, $17, A night of debauchery in the form of burlesque, pole art, song, dance,  and live music, all by the ladies of Pumps Bar, RSVP
♫ Exceptet Inaugural Concert @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 8pm, $15, With Fjóla Evans / Brooks Frederickson / Paul Kerekes / Brian Petuch / Eric Shanfield, RSVP

11259086_10101310708217265_5992616706162853631_oMONDAY 5/18
♫ Brooklyn Air Guitar 2015 Qualifier @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $5, Watch the best air shredders get crazy on the stage to channel everything that makes seeing a live band fun…except for that whole “playing music” part, RSVP
♫ King Isto’s Tropical String Band @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, With Bill Bartholomew / Nick Kinsey / Masty Huba, More info

29_EdpTUESDAY 5/19
* School of Making Things Spring Party @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, $15, Drinks, food, live performances, art auction, prizes, and dancing, Buy tix
☺ Michael Che’s Birthday Show @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $20, Super secret lineup, More info 

* Greenpointers Pick
♫ Music
^ Literary Event

♦ Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
♥ Pheremones Likely

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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