Ok so it seems that Summer is officially done and done… and for two weeks we’ll get to enjoy “Fall” before Winter sets in. So get out there! Catch some international burlesque, see a movie, visit an art studio! Because soon enough it’ll be zero degrees with a wind chill of -20.

See ya in the streets!

14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival Premiere Party
Friday, September 30th
At Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave


This year’s kick off for the New York Burlesque Festival takes over Brooklyn Bowl for the night with dozens of burlesque performers, some of whom hail from as far away as New Zealand and Sweden.

At $12-$15, this is probably the most bang for your buck in terms of burlesque, ya know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion
Sept. 29, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1st at 7pm
At The City Reliquary370 Metropolitan Ave

Curated by Sarah Celentano, manager of The City Reliquary, this exhibition is devoted exclusively to Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion and asks viewers to consider the importance of ruins in the modern age. Archival images from Bill Cotter show the Pavilion at its height during the Fair; photographs by Phil Buehler, Marco Catini, and Robert Fein capture the beauty of the building in its ruined state.

The opening reception for this exhibition will be Saturday, October 1st at 7pm. It will include a screening of the documentary Modern Ruin at 7:30 PM followed by a Q&A with its creator, Matthew Silva.


9th Annual Bushwick Film Festival
Sept 29 – Oct 2
Various venues and times

This year’s festival includes 26 screenings: 10 documentaries, 10 narratives, 4 short film screenings, a web series screening, and an art house film selection and a number of special events as well. With this weather, it may be your best bet this weekend.

Check out this year’s selected films trailers

Tickets available here.


Bushwick Open Studios
Oct 1 – Oct 2
Various Venues and times

Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is an arts and culture festival hosted October 1-2, 2016 by the volunteer-run organization Arts in Bushwick. Most studios are open 11am – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. There are a ton of events. And more than a few open studios.

Here’s a map!

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