What’s Happening?

Ambient Church, Burlesque Fest, The Saffron Tales – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/28–10/04)

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yasminkhan-large_transeo_i_u9apj8ruoebjoaht0k9u7hhrjvuo-zlengrumaWEDNESDAY 9/28
^ Polish Impact: Ha!wangarda Festlab @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30pm, FREE,  Zenon Fajfer’s poetic performance in Polish, with selected poems in Katarzyna Bazarnik’s translations into English, More info
# The Saffron Tales @ Archestratus Books (160 Huron St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Yasmin Khan’s new cookbook with an evening of conversation and Persian food, RSVP

14257667_1162669420474055_8723062131598551103_oTHURSDAY 9/29
♫ Laguinitas Presents @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, With Self Defense Family / Free/ Pawns, RSVP
# Indian Summer Dinner Party 
@ The Heatonist (121 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $85, bigLITTLE presents a four-course dinner featuring Heatonist hot sauces paired with craft beer and cocktails, Buy tix
♫ Birds @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 8pm, FREE, With Sic Tic / Holly Overton, RSVP 

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Wildflower Festival, Girlskate, Dancify That – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/21–9/27)

slone_poster[sponsored] “The Lay-Up”: Works of the Slone Loc Wots Crew
Whiskey Burger (1025 Manhattan Ave)
9/23, 9pm, FREE
Come see the works of prominent graffiti artist Slone, curated by Giannina Gutierrez. The opening reception includes music from DJ Amore with MC Jen Dog Lone Wolf, MC Nejma Shea, and BeatBoi.

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screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-44-13-pmWEDNESDAY 9/21
^ Almost Completely Baxter @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Cartoonist Glen Baxter signs books and discusses his work with New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake, More info
♫ Dawn of the Satanic Age Album Release @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $8, With Clouds Taste Satanic / Grizzlor / Eternal Black, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-52-59-pmTHURSDAY 9/22
* Dirty Dancing (Not A) Singalong 
@ South 4th Bar (90 South 4th St) 7pm, $20, Say goodbye to summer with a screening of Dirty Dancing plus some special performances, Buy tix
* The Tank Presents “Saw You Yesterday”
@ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $15, A play created by Nadia Tykulsker in collaboration with performers; the evening opens with movement installation “mourn and never tire,” More info
* “Fantastic Planet” With Live Score @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $12, The film will be presented without sound or subtitles, featuring a new electronic score performed by Katie Rex, More info

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Rock the Pulaski, Moon Meal, Cinder Block Comedy – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/14–9/20)

Use discount code "GPERS16" for 30% off tickets (image via The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center)
image via The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center

[sponsored] TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint
East River State Park (90 Kent Ave)
1pm, $35–$100, More info and 30% Discount Code
An annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor, now entering its 7th year. This block party–style event features samples from 50+ of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations, and much, much more.

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12508875_1096479303758294_5491734166576474348_nWEDNESDAY 9/14
^ Banned But Translated @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Members of the PEN America Translation Committee read from translations of books that have been banned in other countries, More info
☺ Cinder Block Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 1opm, FREE, Hosted by Gabe Pacheco and Sameer Naseem, with Sarah Kennedy, Eman El-Husseini, Myq Kaplan, and more, More info

THURSDAY 9/1514066232_10153896022020679_8487956206276721647_o
♦ “Slow Silent” Opening Reception
@ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6pm, FREE, Recent works by Eric Otto, More info
♦  New Red Wine Release & “Geometries”
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A solo exhibition of work by Matti Havens, plus $2 off glasses of BOE 2013 Social Club Red, More info
♫ Gimme Tinnitus Presents @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Parlor Walls / Natural Velvet / Weeping Icon / Plaque, RSVP

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Summer’s End Music Fest, Labor Day Beach Party, Clown Cabaret – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/31 – 9/06)

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Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 4.53.29 PMWEDNESDAY 8/31
* We the People Live @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, A live political podcast hosted by Josh Zepps with guests Corinne Fisher, Myq Kaplan, and James Myers, RSVP
 Your Childhood Bullies Showcase @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, Comedy and stories from Ben Wasserman, Meghan Ross, Kerry Coddett, and Brian Bahe, More info

Screen Shot 2016-08-30 at 4.58.42 PMTHURSDAY 9/01
^ The Parsnip Ship @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7pm, FREE, A live-read radio play hosted by Iyvon Edebiri and Eric Borlaug, RSVP
 Soul Clap Records Night @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl) 10pm, FREE, With Joel Davis & Eli Bamboozle, RSVP

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Brooklyn Comedy Fest, Mezcal BBQ, The Loaded Canon – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/24–8/30)

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13988136_1102866186460185_81533974910017538_oWEDNESDAY 8/24
* Wednesday With Westerns @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, $7, An interactive art experience that will make you feel like kicking saloon doors and spitting a mouthful of tobacco on the floor, RSVP
* Breaking a Monster @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $16, A documentary about teenage metal band Unlocking the Truth, plus a Q&A with the director and band members, More info

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 1.49.37 PMTHURSDAY 8/25
^ The Loaded Canon @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Local literature meets wine and cocktail pairings in this revamp of the classic reading series, More info
* We’ve Come So Far @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 7pm, FREE, A panel discussion on the last days of Death By Audio, RSVP

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LIC Block Party, The Obelisk, Flirt Reynolds – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/17–8/23)

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756665-250WEDNESDAY 8/17
 Stir Crazy Wednesdays @ Slick Willie (179 Meserole Ave) 8pm, FREE, A weekly comedy show hosted by Aldo Marachilian, More info
 Comedians You Should Know @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 9pm, $5, With Roy Wood, Jr., Aparna Nancherla, Jeffrey Joseph, Sean Patton, and more, Buy tix

13096009_1105717279490869_5515907230013458971_nTHURSDAY 8/18
 RAW Brooklyn Presents Reveal @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 7pm, $20, A multimedia event featuring 60+ local artists in visual art, fashion, music, film, photography, and more, More info
* The Return of Flirt Reynolds @ Richlane (595 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, DJ Flirt Reynolds spins dancey vinyl from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and now, RSVP

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Wildcat Cabaret, Band Lotto, SummerScreen – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/10–8/16)

ClassicalMusicConcertMcGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance invites you to spend August in McGolrick!​ ​To celebrate the park’s 125 anniversary, the Alliance is hosting​ ​five events, kicking off with​ ​a classical music concert in the Park Pavilion on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at 7 pm. ​A local musical group, t​he Church Park Quintet​,​ will perform works by Haydn, Boccherini and others.​ Please join us tomorrow in McGolrick Park!​ [sponsored]

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coloring-club-drink-and-draw-extravaganza-95WEDNESDAY 8/10
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, This year’s audience choice selection will be Almost Famous, More info
* Coloring Club Drink & Draw @ New York Distilling Co (79 Richardson St) 7:30pm, $5, An unlimited supply of coloring pages are available, as well as colored pencils, crayons, and markers, plus cocktail specials, Buy tix

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 7.07.54 PMTHURSDAY 8/11
# Kreung Cambodian Pop-Up Dinner @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 6pm, FREE, Chef Chakriya Un will be preparing a delectable spread of delights, RSVP
 Classical Music in the Park @ McGolrick Park, 7pm, FREE, A concert by the Park Church Quintet, More info
^ Bad Advice from Bad Women @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Emily Books presents Niina Pollari, Ruth Curry, Jade Sharma, Chloe Caldwell, Melissa Gira Grant, and Natasha Stagg, More info

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Latinx Punk Fest, Full Moon Snow Cones, Cartoon Monsoon – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/03–8/09)

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unnamed_0WEDNESDAY 8/03
Craig’s List Chronicles Book Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Former Greenpointers writer Kim Masson launches her first novel, with Q&A with Brooklyn writer Oriana Leckert, More info
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, A screening of The Royal Tennenbaums with music beforehand by Honduras, More info

Anniversary-Invite-Final-2-300x251THURSDAY 8/04
♦ BOE 10th Anniversary Retrospective Art Exhibit @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A showcase of the artists who have contributed to BOE labels over the past ten years, More info
^ Hot and Bothered Launch @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Hot and Bothered with readings and visual art from the issue, RSVP
 Summer Soundsystem Slam @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $5, With Obsessive Discipline / DJ Knifesex / MC Disaronno Records, RSVP

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Puppies n Pints, Mini Zine Fest, Ubu the King – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (7/27–8/02)

CRUELSUMMER2016-2[sponsored] The Skint’s Cruel Summer ’80s Dance Party
Friday July 29 @ The Bell House (149 7th St) 8pm, $5 with code “TakeOnMe”
The city heat and humidity have us hiding inside with the air conditioning at full blast, which means it’s time for our 4th annual ’80s dance party at The Bell House!  Live 10-piece ’80s band The Engagements will kick summer right in the pants by playing all the classics along with Party Like It’s 1999 DJ Steve Reynolds, who’ll play even more hits and deep cuts, and take your requests. More info

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Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 12.57.04 PMWEDNESDAY 7/27
* NAG Community Map Fair @ McCarren Park Pool Community Room (776 Lorimer St) 6:30pm, FREE, A science fair–style event, with groups presenting issue-focused maps and related information, RSVP
* Illuminati Comedy Showcase @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, With Brandon Scott Wolf, Jennie Sutton, Merrill Davis, Andrew Casertano, and Amy Schiller, More info

Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 1.06.14 PMTHURSDAY 7/28
* Dreamcatcher Workshop @ Line & Label (568 Manhattan Ave) 5pm, $50, Make your own leather, feather, beaded, and fringed dreamcatcher, RSVP
Janice Gunter: Ghost Hunter Preview Screening @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, The series follows Janice as she enters the world of the paranormal, hauntings and spirits of all kinds, RSVP
* Ubu the King
@ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7:30pm, $12 suggested, Rough House Theater presents a puppet adaptation of the Alfred Jarry play, RSVP

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Funky Plot and Savory Performances for Shakespeare in the Theater’s “Cymbeline”

Curt James (foreground) and Josh Krebs in "Cymbeline" at The Brick
Curt James (foreground) and Josh Krebs in “Cymbeline” at The Brick

Cymbeline is tonally ambiguous, dramaturgically elusive. This is no weakness of Shakespeare’s so-called tragedy, but it stands out in being one that ends in reunions and discoveries instead of wars and death while featuring beheaded characters and disguised lovers. It’s no wonder, then, that critics have long debated whether Cymbeline is drama, romance, comedy, or something in between. Perhaps Shakespeare was pushing genres out and contemporary storytelling, with its mix of laughter and catharsis, forward. Regardless of category, Stay Awake! Theatre’s production of Cymbeline at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Ave.) in Williamsburg is firm in its footing thanks to its minimalist approach and rather strong performances. Continue reading

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