Lucie Levine is the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, licensed New York City tour guide, and freelance writer with a passion for the city’s social, political and cultural history.
When you think of love in February, you might think Valentines Day, or Galentine’s day or any amount of candy-covered sentiments…but if you are interested in thinking about the true meaning of love – even in the face of impossible odds, check out the brand new production of BENT, coming to Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St.) in February featuring a Greenpoint-based production team, and LGBTQ+ cast.
BENT is a tragic love story set in Nazi Germany that follows the relationships and persecution of gay men during the Holocaust. The 1979 play, which originally starred Ian McKellen and Richard Gere, grabbed a Tony nod during its original Broadway run, and put playwright Martin Sherman in line for a Pulitzer.
Now, director, producer and Greenpoint resident Emma Coulter is bringing it back to the stage. Coulter and her team, who have staged the show before, know the power of the story they are telling. “…[Bent reminds us that] it’s worth the risk to care, and to love. Even if it means being killed. Because if we don’t do that, there is no point to living,” Coulter says. Producer Kira Geiger promises the show is “surprisingly funny, incredibly sexy, and absolutely heartbreaking…you will leave the theater a changed person.”
♫ Valley Maker, Tomberlin @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 7pm, $14, Buy Tix # Cookbook Club: The Nimble Cook by Ronna Welsh @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, FREE, Bring your favorite dish from The Nimble Cook for a potluck party! RSVP * Communing with Tree Spirits: A Journey To Discover The Sacred Healing @ Anima Mundi (31 Noble St.), 7pm, $40, meditation to connect more deeply with the trees, Buy Tix ♫ Injury Reserve @ Zone One Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info
♦ Bird Alert: An Exhibition Featuring Works of Sophie Butcher & Annie Novak @ Kings County Brewers Collective (381 Troutman St.), 5pm, FREE, art and conversation around migratory birds, RSVP for 7pm Panel discussion ♦ Art Battle Brooklyn @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff St.), 6:30pm, $25, live competitive painting, Buy Tix ♦ RISO PRINTING WORKSHOP @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 7pm, $97.50, Buy Tix ♫ Psychemagik and Fa Tik x Ma Sha at Black Flamingo @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen St.), 10pm, $8, Buy TixContinue reading →
# A Tale of Two Cities: Immigrant Foodways in London & NYC @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $20, signing + bites from the cookbook, Buy Tix * Greening the Concrete Jungle: An Intro to Green Roofs @ AgTech (40 Bushwick Ave.), 6:30pm, $29, Buy Tix ♫# A Dinner Party with Daisy the Great @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50, Italian food, music and bourbon, Buy Tix ♫ FULL FLEX w/ Dave Q + Ripley @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Pink Moon Farmraiser @ The Palace (206 Nassau Ave.), 7pm, $20, a fundraising party for North Brooklyn farms, Buy Tix # A Brick Lane Bangladeshi Dinner with author Dina Begum @ Archestrauts Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $50, a three course meal, Buy Tix * Open Full Moon Ritual: The Pink Moon @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, Buy Tix ♦ Mold Session # 3 – Mediareality of the Divine Beyond @ Glass House (246 Union Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More InfoContinue reading →
# Brisket King NYC 2019 @ Biba Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave.), 6pm, $85, 20 chefs, all inclusive drinks, Buy Tix ^ Poetry & Translation @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7pm, FREE, More info ♫ Lisa Carver, God is my Co-Pilot, Bob Bert, Blyre Cpanx ! @ Noise Workshop (389 Melrose St.), 7:30pm, FREE, More Info ☺ U UP? – A Brooklyn Comedy Show and Storytelling Competition @ The Corners (395 Nostrand Ave.), 8:30pm, FREE, RSVP
♫ Multi Culti with Thomas Von Party, Facets, Myn, RTMC & Andi @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, FREE before midnight with RSVP/ $5 after, More Info ♫ SWMRS @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $21, Buy Tix ♫ Savoir Adore (Album Release), Sulene, Crush Club (DJ) @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix ♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency at Black Flamingo @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, FREE, More InfoContinue reading →
Our Flower Power-themed Greenpointers Spring Market is THIS SUNDAY (April 7th, 1-7PM) inside one of Brooklyn’s historic spaces, the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St)! Shop from 60+ highly curated local crafters and artisans while enjoying live music, views of the NYC skyline, FREE fun activities like roof deck yoga, dreamcatcher workshops, butterfly making station, immersive fairy glen, photo booth decked out with a floral art installation, 3D avatar creation, poetry, & more! Celebrate the season with peace, love, and supporting local indie business.
* Bushwick Adult Dancing @ Earth Arts (936 Madison St.), 7pm, $10-$20, This class is focused on a creative and supportive system for women, fem and female identifying communities from all walks of life and body types. The mission is to create physical, emotional, spiritual strength and healing through dance. Buy Tix * Doctor’s Orders Presented By The Shift Workshop @ The William Vale (111 N. 12th St.), 7pm, FREE, What happens when a biologist, physician, neuroscientist and sex researcher join together to answer questions you may have never felt comfortable asking your own doctor? More info ♫ Limited Resources 28 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer), 9pm, $10 donation, More Info ♫ Homecoming Spring Affair with DJ Greg Poole @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info
* Transportation Committee Mtg — Community Board 1 @ Swinging 60s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.), 6:30pm, FREE, More Info ♦ LIGHT YEAR 48: Digital Fairy Tales, Vengeance is Mine @ Pearl Street Triangle, 7pm, FREE, video art projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, More Info ♫ Canned Heat: A Jamiroquai Party @ Schimanski (54 N. 11th St.), 8pm, FREE w/ RSVP til 9pm, $10 after, RSVP ♫ The Buck Stops at Pete’s @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.), 11pm, $5 suggested, More InfoContinue reading →
☺ The Nerds on The Wall. @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 7pm, FREE, Stand Up Comedy, RSVP ♫ Hereyouare Launch Party: Social Experiment 1 @ Good Room (98 Meserole St.), 7pm, $6-10, drink, dance, get a tattoo, do some Karaoke, Buy Tix ♫ Tank/ Sabine Holler/ Steph Chrysalis/ Breakaway @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, FREE, RSVP ♫ Funk You: 2 Year Anniversary @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, FREE, RSVP
# Ovenly Studio ONE54: Intro to Cake Decorating @ Ovenly Studio One54 (154 Franklin St.), 6:45pm, $105, learn how to decorate Ovenly’s Brooklyn Blackout Cake, Buy Tix ♦ Neotenic Design – Closing Night Conversation & Panel Discussion @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.) 7pm, FREE, RSVP ^ Meet Josh Frank, author of Giraffes on Horseback Salad @ WORD (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, $5, A graphic novel about the true story of Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made! Buy Tix ♫ Alien Trilogy / 1980Special Twin / Mez Swimmers / 2uarm / Alex C @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $7, More InfoContinue reading →
# Pantry Party: PRESERVING CITRUS, a class @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 6pm, $35, Learn about fermentation. Go home with a new recipe, and a jar of something delicious, Buy Tix ♫ Spring Equinox Supermoon Sound Bath @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 7pm and 9pm, $21-$33, Buy Tix ♦ Vimeo Staff Picks with Live Director’s Commentary #2 @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Avenue), 7pm, $18, Buy Tix ♫ Purim: Night Of A Thousand Faces @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 10pm, $30, Buy Tix
# Between Two Whales: Chinese/Japanese Influence on Korean Cuisine @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $35, Buy Tix ♦ A Collection of Shorts: The Illusionist’s Reality @ Transmitter (1325 Willoughby Ave.) 7pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Godcaster/ Starla/ Great Crane/ Buka/ In Spirit @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $10, More Info ♫ Gui Boratto (live), Gilles Wasserman, L&L&L Record Club @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, $20, Buy TixContinue reading →
♦ Outside the Lines: A Monthly Artmaking Program for Adults @ Bushwick Library (340 Bushwich Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, looking to create and connect with other artists in a relaxed setting? Brooklyn Public Library’s Bushwick branch is proud to bring you a brand new, therapeutic, and fun artmaking program just for adults. More Info ^ WORD Presents Hampton Fancher and Mary-Beth Hughes @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, $5, a guide to the craft of screenwriting and an evening with the screenwriter of Blade Runner, Buy Tix ♫ Ilegal Wednesdays: Night Powers, TaDA!, China Wyte @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Avenue), 7:30pm, $10, More Info ♫ Paul Arámbula, Kindnεss, Basil Leaf, Mitchell Keaney @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $7, More Info
# Timballo Dinner @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 6:30pm, $30, Buy Tix ♫ Alex Zhang Hungtai (fka Dirty Beaches) @ San Damiano Mission (85 N. 15th St.) 8pm, $20, Buy Tix ♫ Frank/ieConsent Album Release w/Holy People,Cal Fish,Boiled Wool @ Rubulad (Secret Location), 8pm, $8-10, More Info ♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, $10, More InfoContinue reading →
* Parks & Waterfront Committee Mtg — Community Board 1, Brooklyn @ CB1 District Office (435 Graham Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, More Info ♦ An Evening with Craig Baldwin @ Light Industry (155 Freeman St.), 7pm, $8 suggested, found-footage filmmaking, More Info ♦ An Evening with Morbid Anatomy: Carnival of Souls @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, $18, Buy Tix ^ WORD + the William Vale Present Amber Tamblyn and Uzo Aduba @ The William Vale (111 N 12th St.), 7:30pm, $29, includes signed copy of Era of Ignition, Buy Tix
* 25th Anniversary Screening: The Break with Q&A @ Stewart Cinema (79 West St.), 8pm, $5 suggested, Greenpointers and present a 25th Anniversary Screening of The Break! We’ll be joined by Ben Jorgensen aka ‘Monk,’ who will be taking questions regarding his upcoming book, he may even read a chapter; More Info ♫ Aurora @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $25, Buy Tix # Puerto Rican Dinner with Chef Ana Ortiz @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $65, Buy Tix ♫ Jorge Ben vs Willie Colón @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, FREE, dress to sweat, Buy TixContinue reading →
♫ What Would Tilda Swinton Do, Sean Spada, BackUp @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, $5, More Info ♫ Stone Series: Peter Evans @ National Sawdust (80 N. 6th St.), 7pm, $25, Buy Tix * Scent + Sound Bath With Sara Auster & Alex Falk @ The William Vale (111 N. 12th St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix ♫ Starla/ Agua Viva/ Sammy Weissberg + Hillai Govreen /SylbieShade @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $10, More Info
# Learn Fondue BK @ Le Fond (105 Norman Ave.), 6:30pm, $20, Buy Tix ♫ The Cat Empire @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $29.50, Buy Tix # Eggplant Parm Dinner @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 6:30pm, $30, Buy Tix ♫ Project Pablo x Beto Cravioto ~all night long @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, $10, Buy TixContinue reading →