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Weekend Art Roundup: Sept 23 – 25

Askew One and Yvette Vexta working on their mural on Berry Street for The Greenest Point
Askew One and Yvette Vexta working on their mural for The Greenest Point

Funny stories, Mozart in a Loft, a choreography competition, a street art rooftop party, and a “roof (farm) to plate” pizza party… here’s your weekend roundup!

Also? Ted Leo is playing BK Night Bazaar, Morrissey is playing Kings Theatre, but you knew that already. Y’all love that Morrissey!

See ya in the streets!
Andy

 

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Summer Stories at The City Reliquary: Back To School
Friday, September 23, 2016
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Ave
$5 at the door

Summer Stories is a monthly comedic storytelling series hosted by City Reliquary in Williamsburg. Come enjoy one of Brooklyn’s quirkiest museum, grab a drink at our donation based bar, and hear some of the city’s best comedians, writers, and storytellers present personal anecdotes with a new theme every month.

Hosted by NYTVF’s Kady Ruth Ashcraft & Alise Morales, this month’s theme is “Back To School” and will feature Meghan Ross (Slop Sandwich), Alyssa Limperis (The Scene), Pat Regan (UCB), Ian Adams (ISTDM Podcast), Sydnee Washington (The Warm Up), Steven Poletta (UCB), Catherine Cohen (UCB), and Gary Richardson (Don’t Think Twice).

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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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Weekend Art Roundup: July 15 – 17

End of Days or Beginning of Summer? Photo: @femmmbot
End of Days or NYC Summer? Photo: @femmmbot

Well, we’ve made it. To where? I’m not quite sure but it’s hot and sticky and ain’t nobody wearing any clothes. Welcome to Summer in Brooklyn!

This weekend the moon will pass both Saturn and Mars, which means you absolutely should ride yr bike, say hi and smile to strangers, accept an invitation to dinner, and enjoy a frozen beverage, but only one. (BRAIN FREEZE, Y’ALL).

Oh, and check out some arts!

See you in the streets.

 

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A Decalogue of Tenebrous Luminaries
Friday, July 15, 6-9pm
at 289 Meserole St.

Curated by norton, this group exhibition includes works by Joshua Rosenblatt, Chris Rucker, Levi Haske, Eleanna Anaganos, Jenyu Wang, Patrick Neal, Richard Schwamb, norton, Hazel Lee Santino, Chris Ketchie and includes a live performance by Dirty Churches at 8pm.

These ten artists express the landscape journeys they traverse in the ways their unique individual natures and intelligences take them. They spread across the floor and walls, using traditional as well as variant materials with distinctive results. Representational, abstracted, conceptual, in the end seeing light in the darkness, defying the negation of the black hole. They share their singularities, defying you to leave the strong grasp of their singularities.

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The Summer Party: An Issue Launch for BOMB 136
Friday, July 15, 9pm
at Be Electric Studios
1298 Willoughby Avenue

BOMB partners with HIP Lit for the launch of our summer issue. Join us for a night of art, drinks, and dancing. Lots of dancing.

The night will include a rare installation of Ben Vida and Jeff DeGolier’s “Metal Fatigue Music”—the greatest sound piece ever to incorporate a Toyota Priva minivan—as well as projections from Jason Simon and Moyra Daveys legendary One Minute Film Festival.

All-vinyl DJ sets by Damian & Tallboy (PICNyC)
Additional music by Simone White.

More Details and RSVP here.

 

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MoonBurn: Lauren YS solo exhibition
Friday, July 15, 7pm
at SuperChief Gallery in Tender Trap
66 Greenpoint Ave

MoonBurn is a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper from Bay Area illustrator and street artist Lauren YS. The product of half ­dreams and a nomadic lifestyle, MoonBurn is an exploration of the artist’s own fierce imagination as personified through supernatural characters and personal symbols of iconography collected throughout her travels and flights of nocturne.

Utilizing a palette of creams and her signature muted neons, Lauren’s works from MoonBurn approach an updated ukiyo­e woodblock aesthetic. Lauren combines melodic application of linework with washes of mint greens and coral pinks to imbue Eastern sensibilities with an astral bent.

 

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Studiomates
Friday, July 15, 7-9pm
at Calico
67 West St, suite 203

The Calico exhibition space is located within the larger “Calico Studio” space, which also currently provides working studio space to five artists. For Calico’s Summer show, we present recent work by this group of studiomates: Mark Mann, Michael Hambouz, Kate Nielsen, Thomas Henry, and Calico’s Director, Scott Chasse.
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Bushwick Art Book and Zine Fair 2016
Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 17, 1pm-7pm
at SIGNAL
260 Johnson Ave.

The fourth annual BLONDE ART BOOKS – BABZ FAIR will feature new and recent publications by independent publishers, and individual artists and writers.

Since 2012, Blonde Art Books has been dedicated to promoting independent publishing & self-published art books through exhibitions, book fairs, talks, and online exposure.

This year, for the first time, we have invited exhibitors from outside the New York City region.

Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend. Full Program here.

 

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Outdoors: The Hollows Eastyard
Saturday, July 16, 2-8pm
at The Hollows
151 Bedford Avenue

In its new premises in Williamsburg, The Hollows is pleased to inaugurate The Hollows Eastyard, an outdoors summer programming series taking place in the garden of The Hollows townhouse, housing installations by three artists, kinetic disco ball pieces, Inverse and Tear by Kiichiro Adachi, Shaddows in Faacad, a vertical city mapping mural by Halaburda

With a $10 suggested donation, you’re welcome to hang out all day. For more information on this event and the Summer series, visit http://www.hollows.info/sound/

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The Hollows: Permeate The House

"Little Universe" by Jakob Hentze at The Hollows
“Little Universe” by Jakob Hentze at The Hollows

Generally, the galleries in Williamsburg and Greenpoint are small, windowless rooms hidden away on side streets or third floor lofts. But on Wednesday evening I attended a group art exhibition on Bedford Avenue between N 8th and N 9th in one of those beautiful brownstones. Featuring nearly twenty artists throughout the entire five-story building, this show, “Permeate The House”, acted as the inaugural exhibition for a new gallery/collective/artist residency in the heart of Williamsburg called The Hollows.

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