By Peter Y.

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Weekend Music (12/22 – 12/24): Sex Dungeons and Alternate Identities

El Vez moved his Christmas show to San Diego.

This year there were also no quirky holiday theme shows from Ronnie Spector and alt-cabaret icon Tammy Faye Starlite. WTF?

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Let’s Get Trashed and Naked: 9,000 Wristbands Already Sold to Saturday’s Greenpoint Tipsy Mistletoe Bar Crawl!!!

You know that famous bar crawl where you dress up like Santa and get completely wasted with a huge crowd of young hotties?

Aren’t you pissed that they got kicked out of Williamsburg?

Party promotion team Twitchy Fingers is bringing the action back, this Saturday only. They’ve got 64 participating venues, all in Greenpoint this time.

That’s right, it’s Greenpoint’s First Annual Tipsy Mistletoe!

For just a $30 wristband you get, get this, unlimited 25 cent 190-proof grain alcohol shooters from 10 in the morning to 3 AM at night, plus a souvenir cup good for 1 dollar Buds everywhere.

They’ve already sold 90% of their 10,000 wristband allotment, but here’s how to unlock access to the remaining treasure.

Just Twitter them your sexiest photo and they will choose the most titillating people to bring into the magic.

Full details inside.

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Weekend Music (12/15 – 12/18) and a Spirited Defense of the Barcalounger

Contra Dancing in Brooklyn

Good news is, if you’re motivated to head outside, just follow my music suggestions and by the end of the weekend you’ll have a tall blonde in your bed — boy or girl, take your pick — your eyesight will improve and you will know how to dance like a Texan.

Or you can always doze off in an easy chair.

Here’s the how what and where for the go-getters among us.
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Submit Your Film to the Greenpoint Film Festival

The organizers of the 2017 Greenpoint Film Festival want to see if your creativity is worth inserting into their repertoire next year. So if you’ve made a film between January 2015 and January 2017, it’s eligible for entry.

It costs 85 bucks to enter, whether you get accepted or not. So what can you do to increase your chances?

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Meet The Bands Playing Our Holiday Tropical Market

Retail Space

Shining Mirrors. Retail Space. Babetown.

Babetown

No those are not store names in some wacky Williamsburg shopping plaza.

Those are the bands playing at a hulking wood monolith on West Street in Greenpoint this Sunday as part of our holiday market.

Shining Mirrors, transmogrified

The space opens at 1 PM and trouble ensues until 7.

Inside we explore each band member’s favorite sexual fantasy and fashion accessory. Continue reading

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Weekend Music for Cool Kids and Weirdos Too (12/1 – 12/4)

Reverend Horton Heat

Here are some famous acts playing this weekend.

Don’t worry, we also save room in the back for unsung heroes.

The Hold Steady have three sold-out Brooklyn Bowl shows beginning tonight. Additional tickets will be released at 6 PM each night.

Rockabilly’s Reverend Horton Heat is at Warsaw on Saturday and as usual he’s got a full coterie of highly disreputable opening acts, like Unknown Hinson and Nashville Pussy. Tickets are $22 and still available online.

If you joined the Standing Rock protest bandwagon there’s a benefit at Sunnyvale on Saturday at 8 PM and all the bands playing have suitably passive-aggressive names.

Weirdos like me who like classic Latin jazz and folky cabaret somehow find local options around town too. Continue reading

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New Thump City: Wednesday’s Strictly Local Pre-Thanksgiving Parties

If you usually go clubbing the night before Thanksgiving, you might be anxious to avoid a frigid trip to Manhattan or Bushwick in your party clothes.

Within walking distance from you, the following spots are active tonight: The Good Room, Ceremony, Kinfolk, Tender Trap, and TBA Brooklyn.

All have DJ’s to throw heat into the night, what they need now is you for the bonfire. Continue reading

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Weekend Music Greetings and Felicitations (11/3 – 11/7)

Yohuna plays Silent Barn

First, congratulations to the Cubbies on yesterday’s win.

Bill Murray must have earned some good karma visiting us in Greenpoint, because his favorite team won.

Now let’s talk music in North Brooklyn. First, your famous acts.

Roaming around town you can find Girls Against BoysFaster PussycatGirlpool, and The Screaming Females.
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Weekend Music, or a Sensual Evening with Billy Dee Williams

How many of our cultural milestones now seem creepy after Trump and Cosby.

Today my Guide to the Good Life gives you two legendary musicians playing locally and a classical concert at Greenpoint’s iconic Polish church.

Plus, there’s an eight-band pileup at Don Pedro, the best combination drag/cumbia/goth/dive bar on Manhattan Avenue since 2001.

You can also find a lovely velvet painting of Billy Dee Williams at Don Pedro.
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Weekend Music, or Body Painting in the Associated

It’s not too often that our very own neighborhood Associated supermarket gets featured in both Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Post.

And it wasn’t even because of their super-fresh Grade AA eggs, their reasonably priced bone-in chuck steaks (great on the grill), or the cases of Zywiec available in large, hefty glass bottles.

In case you’ve been accidentally locked inside a gas station bathroom for a few days, Gwyneth Paltrow shot some glamour shots at the Associated. In response, Greenpoint residents did mock sexy poses of their own in the aisles then posted them on social media.

Personally I’ll be posing for my own boudoir photos in a pickler’s fortnight among the Polish hams at the Busy Bee on Nassau, but to each his own. Continue reading

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