The non-profit UnionDocs brings together a diverse community of activist artists, experimental media-makers, dedicated journalists, big thinkers, and local partners on a search for urgent expressions of the human experience, practical perspectives on the world today, and compelling visions for the future. The Williamsburg stronghold, located at 322 Union Avenue, has a number of educational (and affordable!) upcoming events.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. Many of the events will be followed by discussions with the artists or subjects involved, and tend to last until 10:30PM. See below to get a sense of what intriguing events are happening this winter!
Thursday, Jan 24 at 7:30 pm THERE IS A GAZE THRUST UPON ME Presentation by Joiri Minaya with conversation to follow with Mathilde Walker-Billaud What You Get Is What You See is back for 2019 featuring artist and performer Joiri Minaya. In this installment of the series, Minaya will present her research on tropical pattern design and its roots in exploration, exploitation and labor, and how this history continues through rampant capitalist tourism in the tropics.
Sunday, Jan 27 at 7:30 pm ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES With Nellie Kluz & LJ Frezza We’re thrilled to welcome filmmaker Nellie Kluz all the way from the Windy City to present ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES, a program comprised almost entirely of NYC Premieres of her short documentary works. Vadim Rizov praised her documentary style in Filmmaker Magazine with the observation that ” Kluz’s inquisitive eye captures glimpses of often kitschy or strange events without abandoning well-meaning curiosity.”
Friday, Feb 1 at 7:30 pm CHARACTER LIMIT With Sable Elyse Smith, Brett Story, and Travis Wilkerson & Dr. Alexandra Juhasz This evening focuses in on an article from World Records Volume 2 Ways of Organizing. We’ll gather artists Sable Elyse Smith, Brett Story, and Travis Wilkerson to screen and discuss excerpts from their recent work to examine how and why their practices subvert the formal and political logics of character-driven storytelling.
♫ MUNYA, Hideout, Pueblo @ Zone One Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix * A Wild West Murder Mystery Experience @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, $25, an 1870 whodunnit, Buy Tix ♫ Mother of Mars, Phyllis & Aristotle, Chuck Bettis @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix ♫ Ilegal Wednesday: 2 Katies DJ Night @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info
♦ Wave. Particle. Duplex. by Studio SWINE Public Opening @ A/D/O (29 Norman.), 6pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Japanese Breakfast @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $23, Buy Tix ♦ Art Hole’s First Birthday Party! @ Art Hole at Rubulad (Bushwick), 7:30pm, $15-20, Figure Drawing, Buy Tix ♫ Wonderwheel Recordings 15 in NYC w/ El Búho, Nickodemus & more @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $10-15, Buy TixContinue reading →
Guest curated by Rachel Mckinstry & Friends, Never Before Never Again is a series of performances and events dedicated to improvisation at Triskelion Arts(106 Calyer Street). The goal? Bring together improvisation-based performance artists, cross-pollinate communities, and highlight the varied possibilities and styles of improvisation.
This festival presents artists who chase the surprises and invitations that come along with improvising for an audience and who approach performance as an experiment rather than a pre-determined idea. This is an opportunity for viewer and performer to raise questions, eliminate the tight grip of expectation, and replace it with freedom, risk, and communication. This year’s festival will feature multiple weeks of performances including works by The Lovelies, Site Project, Hannah Wendel & Artists, Sarah Chien, Nicole Wolcott & Guests, and azumi O E + Sean Ali + Carlo Costa.
Never Before Never Again will also offer a variety of free workshops hosted by our festival artists. The workshops are designed to expand our investigation and understanding of improvisational forms. Workshops are open to all movers, shakers, and magic makers. All workshops will take place in Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater.
For a full lineup, see below, and for tickets — $18 in advance and $22 at the door — visit here.
PERFORMANCE: Thurs, January 17 at 8pm: Luther Bangert / Patrick Ferreri / indecisiveProductions / Singer Joy / Nicole Wolcott & Guests / Sarah Chien
PERFORMANCE: Fri, January 18 at 8pm: Nicole Wolcott & Guests / Sarah Chien
OPEN SESSION: Sat, January 19 at 6pm: Headlining Festival Artists & Friends along with Jason Mears (saxophone), Matteo Liberatore (guitars), and Andy Dickerson (lighting) come together to create an improvised piece. It’s an open session, an experiment; a laboratory; an invitation for viewer and performer.
PERFORMANCE: Sat, January 19 at 8pm: Nicole Wolcott & Guests / Sarah Chien
WORKSHOP: Sun, January 20 | 12-2pm FREE! — BE MOVED TO EMBODY DEMOCRACY hosted by The Lovelies
PERFORMANCE: Thurs, January 24 at 8pm: G^2 / BREAKTIME / Laurel Synder / The Lovelies / Site Project
PERFORMANCE: Fri, January 25 at 8pm: The Lovelies / Site Project
PERFORMANCE: Sat, January 26 at 8pm: The Lovelies / Site Project
WORKSHOP: Sun, January 27 | 2-4pm FREE! – Who is this body? hosted by Laurel Snyder
Greenpointer and undefeated heavyweight contender Adam ‘Babyface’ Kownacki (18-0, 14 KOs) faces former title challenger Gerald Washington (19-2, 12 KOs) in the co-main event taking place at Barclays Center on Jan. 26. You’re invited to the pre-fight meet and greet on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6.p.m. at Greenpoint’s Amber Steakhouse (119 Nassau Ave.).
♦ Katya Grokhovsky: Bad Acts @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE w/ RSVP, video, live performance and Q+A part of the Wythe Hotel Artist Residency Series, more info * VOCÊ episode 4: real talk, realpolitik @ Bar Uni (674 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, FREE, poetry, music, meditation, comedy and politics, More Info ♫ Bot Garden, The Big Net, Hard Pass, **Secret Set** at SPR @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 7:30pm, $8, rock, Indie and punk, More Info * Late Nights On Air / mayday heyday parfait / Landing Sites @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave), 7:30pm, $10-12, Buy Tix
* Intro to Dream Interpretation @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, Buy Tix ^♫ Houston Rap Tapes: Lance Scott Walker and Jacques Morel @ McNally Jackson Williamsburg (76 North 4 St.) 7pm, FREE, an oral history of Bayou City Hip Hop, More Info ♦ The Image You Missed @ Union Docs (322 Union Ave.), 7:30pm, $10, Personal history interspersed with the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Buy Tix ♦ Opening Reception: Self-Indulgence VS Subtexture @ Sage Brooklyn (299-301 Graham Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More InfoContinue reading →
Calling all creative crafters, makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc!! Get nostalgic with us at our vintage rose themed Valentine’s Market inside the historic Greenpoint Loft on Sunday, February 10, 2018 (1-7PM)!
We will be kicking off our first market of the year with a full day of free fun activities, live music, and rosewater cocktails.
NOTE: Vendor spaces are reserved for local independent makers and small businesses. If you don’t meet this criteria, email [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities and help support local!
♫ Def.GRLS Merisi (Mpls MN) Substitute Vat Of Acid @ Diviera Drive (131 Berry St.), 9pm, $7, More Info ♫ Open Decks – Session 45 @ Tilt BK (248 McKibbin St.), 9pm, FREE, open genre, open format, More Info ♦ The House That Jack Built @ Syndicated (40 Bogart St.), 9:45pm, $7, New horror comedy starring Matt Dillon, now through Sunday, Buy Tix ♫ Escapism @ Jupiter Disco (1237 Flushing Ave), 10pm, FREE, More Info
* Incense, Burnables, & Ritual Smoke Blends @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, an in-depth look at incense & smoke blends in witchcraft, Buy Tix ♫ Tiny Moon / New Restaurants / Pocket Protector/ An English Place @ Gutter Bar (200 North 15 St.) 8pm, $7, Buy Tix ♫ Doyle (of the Misfits) @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 9pm, $17.50-$66, Buy Tix ♫ Paisano & Friends w/ Willie Graff @ TBA Brooklyn (395 Wythe Ave.), 10pm, FREE, More InfoContinue reading →
# New Year Cacao Ceremony @ Anima Mundi Apothecary (31 Noble St.), 7pm, $45, come together in circle to reflect on the year and create clarity and space for what is to come in 2019, buy tix * TRIVIA Night! Deck the hall, Drop the ball! @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 8pm, FREE, SANTA! SNOW! JINGLE BELLS! RESOLUTIONS! PRESENTS! CHAMPAGNE! TINSEL! Alright! Please join me for holiday trivia!!! Expect categories to be various, beer innumerable, arancine aplenty. There will be three rounds + a lightning round, but only one epic trophy. Win Beer! Win Rice Balls! Win Cookies! Study up Renaissance man style!!!!!!!! RSVP ♫ Bradley Zero, Toribio, Darker Than Wax @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, FREE before midnight w/ RSVP, $10-$20 without, RSVP ♫ Dirty Thursday: Ugly Sweater Party @ House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave), 10pm, FREE, RSVP
♦ Meet the Confetti King! @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, FREE w/ admission, The biggest confetti event in the country is New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Did you know that all the confetti is tossed by hand? The man who makes it all happen is Treb Heining. He’ll be in New York to run the confetti operation at Times Square for the 27th consecutive year, and will make an appearance at the City Reliquary to talk about his work! Learn what it takes to be the Confetti King! More Info ♫ Autograf @ Schminanski (54 N. 11th) 9pm, $12-25, Buy Tix ♫ Loveless Records and Friends Holiday Spiral @ Kinfolk 90 (90 Wythe Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info ♫ Nevermind – ’90s Alternative (& Pop) Nite @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 11pm, FREE w/ RSVP, RSVPContinue reading →
With the end of the year approaching, you may be looking for ways to give back to the community during this holiday season. The local hunger-relief programs offer great opportunities to give back in North Brooklyn, either with a one-off session or on a weekly basis.
The hunger program is also currently hosting a crowdfunding campaign to provide essential hygiene products for young girls and women. The ‘fem-kits’ will be available at the food pantry and the campaign seeks to fund three months of supplies for 400 women.
The North Brooklyn Angels are a local nonprofit organization that started in the winter of 2016 and by the summer of 2017, launched the “Angelmobile,” a 40-foot mobile soup kitchen powered by volunteers, and started serving free meals on the streets of Brooklyn. NBA sends out bi-weekly emails with updates on the volunteer schedule. They also use social media (@northbrooklynangels) to post emergency volunteer opportunities. Signup for email updates here. Continue reading →
☺ TOO MUCH! A Free Comedy Show!@ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6:30pm, FREE, More Info ♫♦ RAW:Brooklyn presents Holiday RAWk @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 6:30pm, $22-$30, featuring 50+ hand-selected emerging artists across fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair, makeup and accessory design, Buy tix * Happy Hour with Park Church Co-op @ Goldie’s (195 Nassau Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, More Info ♦ Smoke Mixtape @ Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), 9:30pm, $10, A curated program of animations, performances, sounds, and other selected sensations, followed by the LA premiere of Smoke’s Last Thought, a new film by Miranda Javid, Buy Tix
♦ Darkest Day Of The Year III–Solstice Stouts and Holiday Movies! @ The Well (272 Meserole St.), 6pm, FREE, Scrooged, Nightmare Before Christmas, Die Hard, Gremlins, beer on tap, More Info ♫ Haybaby, Fern Mayo, Thelma, UV Rays @ Trans-Picos (9-15 Wyckoff Ave.) 8pm, $10, Buy Tix ♫ All I want for Christmas is ACID with DJ Pierre, Turtle Bugg @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, $15, Buy Tix ♫ Cinematic Holiday Party @ Lot 45 Bushwick (411 Troutman St.), 10:30pm, FREE, RSVPContinue reading →