Brooklyn Spaces book launch, Obscura Day, Menu for Mars – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/27–6/02)

https_proxyBrooklyn Spaces book launch party @ Gowanus Ballroom (55 9th St), Saturday 5/30, 7pm, $10 suggested. RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook
Hi there! This is your events editor, Oriana. After more than a year of sharing everyone else’s wonderful events, this week I bring you my own: the launch party for my book Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity. It’s going to be a wild night, with a punk/folk banjo player, a 50-woman AfroBrazillian drumming troupe, a renegade brass band, a flaming saxophone, aerialists, a photo show, food trucks, and more. Come!

11295876_962384057129146_8497428144378547233_n(sponsored) Tuesday Night Recession Special @ No. 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave)
We are officially open on Tuesday evenings now! Tuesdays are going to be very special as we’ve decided to do a separate, special, unbelievably affordable dinner menu including Tyler’s FAMOUS fried chicken, broccoli tacos, and a new favorite Elote Siete. Come out and DRINK with us because we will be stirring and shaking up delectable cocktails as always in addition to this stirring meal. More info

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

11174439_678505008458_6148738831846624122_oWEDNESDAY 5/27
* Can Small Businesses Survive in North Brooklyn? @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 7pm, FREE, A policy roundtable to discuss how neighbors, small businesses, and artist-run spaces can work together, stand up for themselves, and fight for our communities, RSVP
* Voices of Brooklyn: Workers in the Vineyard of NYC @ St. Paul’s Theater (334 South 5th St) 7pm, FREE, Guitar and piano-driven music paired with stories of immigrant mothers taking care of their families and each other on the streets of Williamsburg, RSVP

11237240_1208877822471805_3976699891668143210_oTHURSDAY 5/28 
♦ Do You Know the Kids Down the Block? @ Living Gallery (1094 Broadway) 5pm, FREE, A group showcase of art by 6th-grade Scholars at Achievement First Brownsville Middle School, RSVP
☺ After Hours: A 1960 Comedy Soirée @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, Comedy and music from Kyle Raiche / Mystery Cruise / Judith / Henry Koperski / Nicole Adsit / Michelle Pastor / Ashley Medeiros, RSVP
☺ Unisex, Lies, and VHS @ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $5, Masculine/feminine sketch comedy that is titillating as well as terrifying, More info

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 9.14.16 PMFRIDAY 5/29
* Unveiling of NOAA’s USS Monitor Trail Marker & History Fair @ Greenpoint Monitor Museum (56 Quay St) 10:30am, FREE, Ceremonial unveiling followed by a History Fair with displays, music, and presentations at the Brooklyn Expo Center, More info
Menu for Mars Kitchen Opening @ The Boiler (191 North 14th St) 7pm, FREE, Visitors are invited to prototype meals using dried and thermostabilized ingredients; in July, the prototype dishes and a summary of findings will be sent to NASA to augment their preparations for colonizing Mars, More info
* EveryHere Logistics Fundraiser @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 7pm, $10, An auction of various destructifying experiences, including the Smash Truck, to help fund the Everyhere Logistics box truck art convoy, RSVP
* Asylum: Performance Art @ Big Irv’s (381 Hooper St) 7:30pm, FREE, Featuring Zavé Martohardjono / Jaime Wright / Eric Allan Schwartau / Salome Asega, RSVP

imageSATURDAY 5/30
* Obscura Day 2015 @ Worldwide, 12pm, varies, A chance to celebrate the world’s most curious and awe-inspiring places, with two in Greenpoint: free pinball at Sunshine Laundromat and the “Islands of the Undesirables” cruise on the Water Table, More info
* DIY Collage Workshop
@ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 12pm, FREE, Spend the afternoon making woven paper collages accompanied by a music and snacks, More info
* May Market @ Liloveve (457 Grand St) 1pm, FREE, Featuring fine & studio jewelry, clothing, drawings, ceramics, flower crowns, organic skincare, and more, More info
* Meditation and the Creative Process @ Cinders Gallery (700 Lorimer St) 4pm, Join Ethan Nichtern for a talk about the link between meditation and the creative process, and a signing of his new book, RSVP

25-emdSUNDAY 5/31
# Taco / Ceviche Pop-Up and Guac-Off
@ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 2pm, FREE, Each taco plate comes with four different guacs—vote for your favorite, More info
 Gene Ween Does Billy Joel @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6pm, $15, Backed by a 7-piece band of fellow Joelophiles, Gene tears through the hits from the man from Oyster Bay, Buy tix

10924193_700093603422832_3046228535072587223_oMONDAY 6/01
♫ Sky Captains of Industry @ Cameo Gallery (93 North 6th St) 8pm, $8, With Civil Youth / Sadek / Stabwounds, Buy tix
* Trivia Night @ Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Ave) 8pm, FREE, Win shots, bar tabs, and the satisfaction of crushing your foes, More info

552562-250TUESDAY 6/02
 # Momos for Nepal: Himalayan Dumpling Relief @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $100 for all-you-can-eat momos, Eat, drink beer, and show your support for Nepal—all proceeds go to Direct Relief, providing emergency medical supplies to the Himalayas, More info
^ Bushwick Notebook Issue #1 Launch Party @ Secret Bushwick roof (address with RSVP), 8pm, FREE, Pick a copy of the magazine, and enjoy free beer, pizza, and bands, 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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