Superhero Figure Drawing, 3D VHS Festival, Brooklyn Bike Rave, Synthwave Party — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/19–7/25)

WEDNESDAY 7/19

♦ SummerScreen: Donnie Darko @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, 16th anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko. Gates open at 6pm, grunge-infused rockers Sharkmuffin plays the TIDAL Rising Stage at 7:30pm, and the film starts at sundown, More info
# Banned Countries Dinner Series: Sudan Edition @ Franklin Guesthouse (214 Franklin St), 6:30pm, $125, Celebrate Sudanese food and culture by enjoying a family-style feast inspired by Omer Eltigani, author of the forthcoming cookbook The Sudanese Kitchen. Multiple courses, unlimited house wine and vegetarian options are available, Buy tix
♫ WHAT NOW? Sessions: The Sifer, Sakinah Iman, Paco G Train Bandit @ Terra Firma (119 Ingraham St), 8pm, $5, Fusion of the Hip Hop cypher and the Jazz jam session. Emcees bring your bars. Singers bring your melodies. Musicians bring your instruments. Everyone bring your vibe and let’s rock out, RSVP
* Microdosing Workshop: Sacred Plants to Enhance Mind-Body-Spirit @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave), 8:15pm, $20, Learn how you can feel better, increase energy, improve focus, inspire creativity, balance mood, relax, sleep well, and expand awareness with sacred plant microdosing, More info


THURSDAY 7/20

# American Food and Immigration Policy @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20, An evening of thought-provoking discussion, followed by an informal reception featuring light refreshments from Brooklyn Brewery and Sonia Perez, a street cart vendor and member of Street Vendor Project’s Leadership Council, More info
♦ Superhero Figure Drawing
@ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St), 7pm, $10, Practice your cape drawing skills, with everything from pen to graphite — but leave your kryptonite at home, Buy tix
* 3D VHS Festival @ The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $10, In the garden, the Museum of Interesting Things takes us back to a future that the past never saw coming! See excerpts from movies–not just on VHS, but 3D VHS, More info
♦ Jonathas de Andrade Presents Bodanzky and Senna’s Iracema @ Light Industry (155 Freeman St), 7:30pm, $8, Inspired by neorealism as well as the films of John Cassavetes and Jean Rouch, the directors constructed Iracema by enacting a road-movie scenario inside everyday settings, combining artifice and documentary to yield a richly atmospheric parable whose lessons still maintain a grim relevance, More info
♫ DJ Questlove Presents: Bowl Train @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 11:30pm, $10, Buy tix

FRIDAY 7/21

$ The Le Sigh Vendors Market @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave), 6:30pm, FREE, Browse zines, embroidery, weaving, books, perfume, tarot, holistic remedies, clothing, and more from local female & non-binary vendors, More info
* Brooklyn Swings’ Band & Coffee & Clothing Swap 
@ Trinity Grace Church (231 Ainslie St), 7pm, $10-15, Special Coffee Night! Learn a Short Solo Routine, swing dance to live music by The Big Cat Menagerie plus clothing swap, More info
♫ Gender Work + friends summer tour @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave), 7:30pm, With Gender Work, Elaine Rasnake, Power Horse, and Gladys The Gardener, More info
♦ SummerStarz Movies: ZOOTOPIA @ Transmitter Park, 8pm, FREE, Bring a picnic blanket, friends & family to Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront. Come early and have an awesome time, More info
♫♦ RIDM Takeover @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave), 9pm, $10-20, RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Film Festival) will show work from award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sylvain L’Espérance. Meet the RIDM team, hang out in the backyard, enjoy complimentary craft beers (10PM-midnight) and get on the dance floor, Buy tix

 

SATURDAY 7/22

* Mapping our Stories through Geographic Technology and Design
@ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd), 1pm, $10, Mobilize and get equipped with dope tech skills to develop new frameworks for resistance. Tell stories through geospatial visualizations by learning how to use powerful cartograms on QGIS and CARTO, More info
# Oxalis NYC Pop-Up Dinners
@ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St), 6pm, $95, Dinner will begin with a cocktail hour hosted by Piper Kristensen accompanied with a few snacks to start, followed by a series of plated courses in the kitchen by Chef Nico Russell, Buy tix
* Brooklyn Bike Rave 2017
@ Greenpoint Landing (1 Commercial St), 7pm, $25-45, Bedazzle your bikes, put on your craziest outfit, blast some party tunes live from Newtown Radio Station and be ready for sensory overload as you ride along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, More info
♫ Teen Body/ Abbi Press/ Safari Explorer/ Low Fem @ Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell St), 7pm, $10, With visuals by Ulysses Popple and Valeria Divinorum, Buy tix
♫ Night.Wav ll – A Synthwave Party @ Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave), 11pm, FREE, With DJs Valentine, Faith In The Glitch and Aeon Rings. For fans of Kavinsky, Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, Robert Parker, Drive, Stranger Things, The Terminator, Blade Runner and all things synth, RSVP


SUNDAY 7/23


♫ Royal Sunday with Adriatique, Thugf*er 
@ Brooklyn Mirage (140 Stewart Ave), 12pm, $60, Sunday day into night affair with some favorite artists including Adtriatque, Thugf**er, Jon Charnis, Bilaliwood, More info
♫ Tiki Disco @ The Well (272 Merserole St), 2pm, $10, Sunday magic with resident DJs Eli Escobar, Andy Pry, Lloydski, Buy tix
♫ Classic Album Sundays: Kraftwerk ‘Trans-Europe Express’ @ Magick City (37 Box St), 4pm, $10, Kraftwerk’s trademark electronic beats are at their cleanest here, while the glacial tones and angelic backing vocals have never since resonated with such purity. Hear this album on Magick City’s legendary audiophile soundsystems, Buy tix


MONDAY 7/24


* Transportation Alternatives North Brooklyn Activist Committee Launch
@ El Puente (211 South 4th St), 6:30pm, FREE, Open to everyone interested in neighborhood transportation issues and there will be food provided, More info
^ Akhil Sharma A Life of Adventure and Delight w/ Suketu Mehta @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 7pm, FREE, Akhil Sharma’s deeply perceptive collection of short stories weaves between India, New York, and New Jersey, profiling flawed characters as they stumble, repent, reform, and relapse, More info
♦ Staff Picks: Magic Mike XXL @ Videology Bar (308 Bedford Ave), 8:45pm, $12, “It’s the EASY RIDER of the 21st century. It is progressive, it is inclusive, it is kind, but above all, it’s a really good time.” -Stephen Kuhn, Event Manager, Buy tix


TUESDAY 7/25


# NYC Food Waste Fair 
@ Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St), 9am, $50, The NYC Food Waste Fair will equip business owners and managers with the knowledge, tools and connections to build a waste prevention plan from scratch, or take existing programs to the next level, Buy tix
^ Cool as F*** July @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), 6:30pm, FREE, Showcasing fearless fiction with Donato, Dunn, Langlois, Plus Special Guests, More info
* How Comic Books Illuminate Real World Issues @ Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave), 7pm, $12, 90-minute class (with a beer break) on how the superhero genre of comic books lends itself to explorations concerning the metaphysical puzzles of personal identity over time, More info

* Greenpointers Pick
♫ Music
^ Literary Event
♦ Art & Film
☺ Comedy Event
# Foodie Event
♥ Pheremones Likely

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