The biggest ever Sumo Stew is coming to East Williamsburg next Tuesday (7/17) at Arrogant Swine (173 Morgan Avenue) from 6-9pm. The event is hosted by photographer Michael Harlan Turkell and Harry Rosenblum, the owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen. The pair teamed up to create a Japan-centered foodie event series (they’ve done more than a dozen at this point) featuring bowls of chankonabe (sumo stew) as the main dish, which sumo wrestlers make and chow down on before a match. And, of course, sumo wrestling matches are live streamed during the evening. This round of Sumo Stew will feature a North Carolina BBQ-style Whole Hog chankonabe, in collaboration with BBQ joint Arrogant Swine. Tickets and complete event info here.
The tickets are $60, but that gets you a whole lot of Japanophile fun. Each participant gets a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, and 2 drink tickets to be used for sake, shochu, or a whisky cocktail – and round after round of sumo. Plus, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society. Here’s a detailed list of all the cool things you’ll get:
Mind-boggling puppet monster movies made on smart phones, an experimental music/tawdry sorcery project, a bloodthirsty feminist cult, fermented foods inspired by Tennessee commune cultures, a living a living VHS museum, underground rock n’ roll, and more are coming to North Brooklyn this weekend! Freak Flag Fest (FFF) is bringing live music, films, art installations, interactive projections, food and drinks to the Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost Street) from June 15th through the 17th, starting at various times each day. FFF is “sonic, video, projection and installation art, plus awesomely discordant music loud and quiet. FFF is homemade vegan treats inspired by queer hippies. FFF is a totally legal underground rock show revival for all, from legit youth to the somewhat middle-aged. There will be chairs and drinks and inflatables. Let your freak flag fly, and remember why we love this town.” The event will be livestreamed on Wave Farm.
Tix range from $15 to $45 for all weekend pass. More info
♦ SummerScreen: Donnie Darko @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, 16th anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko. Gates open at 6pm, grunge-infused rockers Sharkmuffin plays the TIDAL Rising Stage at 7:30pm, and the film starts at sundown, More info # Banned Countries Dinner Series: Sudan Edition @ Franklin Guesthouse (214 Franklin St), 6:30pm, $125, Celebrate Sudanese food and culture by enjoying a family-style feast inspired by Omer Eltigani, author of the forthcoming cookbook The Sudanese Kitchen. Multiple courses, unlimited house wine and vegetarian options are available, Buy tix ♫ WHAT NOW? Sessions: The Sifer, Sakinah Iman, Paco G Train Bandit @ Terra Firma (119 Ingraham St), 8pm, $5, Fusion of the Hip Hop cypher and the Jazz jam session. Emcees bring your bars. Singers bring your melodies. Musicians bring your instruments. Everyone bring your vibe and let’s rock out, RSVP * Microdosing Workshop: Sacred Plants to Enhance Mind-Body-Spirit @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave), 8:15pm, $20, Learn how you can feel better, increase energy, improve focus, inspire creativity, balance mood, relax, sleep well, and expand awareness with sacred plant microdosing, More info
# American Food and Immigration Policy @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20, An evening of thought-provoking discussion, followed by an informal reception featuring light refreshments from Brooklyn Brewery and Sonia Perez, a street cart vendor and member of Street Vendor Project’s Leadership Council, More info ♦ Superhero Figure Drawing @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St), 7pm, $10, Practice your cape drawing skills, with everything from pen to graphite — but leave your kryptonite at home, Buy tix * 3D VHS Festival @ The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $10, In the garden, the Museum of Interesting Things takes us back to a future that the past never saw coming! See excerpts from movies–not just on VHS, but 3D VHS, More info ♦ Jonathas de Andrade Presents Bodanzky and Senna’s Iracema @ Light Industry (155 Freeman St), 7:30pm, $8, Inspired by neorealism as well as the films of John Cassavetes and Jean Rouch, the directors constructed Iracema by enacting a road-movie scenario inside everyday settings, combining artifice and documentary to yield a richly atmospheric parable whose lessons still maintain a grim relevance, More info ♫ DJ Questlove Presents: Bowl Train @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 11:30pm, $10, Buy tix Continue reading →
According to police, a man was slashed and robbed in McGolrick Park Saturday night around 9:30pm. He had seen someone in a group of people drop a pack of cigarettes and went to return them—only to get his head smashed on a metal bar, slashed on his cheek with a knife and robbed of his iPhone, $250 in cash and a bracelet.
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SATURDAY 4/15, 930pm! Flirt Reynolds takes over the back room spinning 70s disco/funk, 80s new wave/pop, 90s hip hop and 2000s indie dance music, all on vinyl. Dance till you’re dead! Free champagne for those dressed in throwback attire, until it runs out.@ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt Street), FREE!
* Pole Play Wednesday @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Safe space for pole dancers in the NYC community to come out and show their friends and fellow aerialists what they’ve been working on, RSVP ♫ Transit.FM presents Local Service 006 @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, FREE,Transit.FM returns to take over the Bad Room. Breaks, jungle, and more from some of NYC’s best drum and bass selectors, More info ♫ Hot Chip (DJ Set)/ Mike Simonetti @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $30,Renowned indie/electronica band Hot Chip bring their DJ skills alongside one of Brooklyn’s finest selectors Mike Simonetti, Buy tixContinue reading →
# Cook the Book: Gjelina @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30pm, $95, A taste of southern Califiornia to the east coast. An evening of “grain-and-vegetable centric, globally inspired cuisine” inspired by Gjelina, Buy tix ♦ RAW Brooklyn Presents: CUSP @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $22-30, 50+ local creatives showcasing talent across mediums such as visual art, photography, accessory design, fashion, performance art, hair & makeup, film & music, Buy tix =) Fuxedo: The Spring Collection @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 7pm, FREE,In fashion, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out, and the day after that you’re watching improv in the back of a bar in Brooklyn. An on-trend evening of comedy, More info
# Furmint Wine Dinner @ Cherry Point (664 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, $80, New American meet Hungarian flavors with four courses, three Furmints, and three Hungarian winemakers, RSVP ♫ Lost Boro: Beats, Raps & Threads @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, FREE, One part pop-up shop, one part rap show, equal parts dope, More info ♫ Tortoise w/ Little Black Egg & Tara Jane ONeil @ The Hall at MP (470 Driggs Ave), 7pm, $25, (le) poisson rouge presents: Tortoise w/ Little Black Egg (Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo) and Tara Jane O’Neil, Buy tix
*North Brooklyn Safe Streets Meet Up! @ Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) 7pm, FREE, Discuss how we can work together to make our neighborhood streets safer for everyone, More info ^ Stories My Friends Tell Me @ Archestratus (160 Huron St) 7pm, FREE, Hosted series where friends have five to ten minutes each to tell an important story from their lives. By sharing our personal stories we encourage each other to write and be productive, RSVP ♫ BAE // intentions @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, The INTENTIONS edition: with tools, techniques, visuals, spaces, and SOUNDS for arousing your best, lightest self in the midst of it all, RSVP
♦ United In Anger Screening @ The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, $10, Screening of Jim Hubbard’s “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP.” Short performance by drag queen, writer, and activist Miz Cracker plus a discussion with Miz Cracker and the filmmaker, Buy tix ^ January Depression-Fighting Group Reading @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebration of new books and fantastic memoir/essay/literary nonfiction writers featuring Jason Diamond, Chloe Caldwell, Morgan Jerkins, Danielle Henderson and Kat Kinsman, RSVP * New Moon Sound Portal @ The Hollows (151 Bedford Ave) 7:30pm, by Donation, New Moon is a symbolic portal for new beginnings and it’s a perfect time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, and make manifest, RSVPContinue reading →
♦ Williamsburg Holiday Party @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, Meet other locals and get free stuff from local businesses, More Info * Toasted Wedding Event @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St) 6pm, $12, Curated mix of 40+ independent wedding vendors, alternative and modern wedding ideas, handcrafted and eco-friendly goods and a party-like mood. Music, food, goodie bags, raffles, photo booth pix, Buy tix ☺ Trump University Alumni Ball @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, $5, Since leaving from our tremendous, really fantastic alma mater Trump U, we’ve come to realize how important it is to give back. Raising funds for Planned Parenthood and the International Refugee Assistance Project. Comedy show Catch A Writhing Star returns, RSVPContinue reading →
WEDNESDAY 11/23 * BAE // the gratitude edition @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, $5-10, A celebration of the organic movement of Brooklyn’s underground Art & Music scene. 10% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood of NYC and Sacred Stone Camp, More Info ♦ Metanoesis: Opening at The Hollows Artspace @ The Hollows (151 Bedford Ave) 7pm, FREE, “Metanoesis” exhibits systems of materials that are emblematic of their artists’ inferences after their experiences of noetic moments, RSVP ♫ GIVE Thanks w/ TOTH, JunXion, Afrokinetic @ Good Room (98 Messerole Ave) 9pm, $10-$15, A night of song, dance and giving thanks. 20% go towards Give a Beat, a unique channel for activism and philanthropy, Buy Tix
FRIDAY 11/25 * Black Friday Family Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave Ave) 11am, No Cover, Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews & more! More info # The Leftovers: Friday After Thanksgiving Potluck @ Experiment Comedy Gallery (272 Grand St) 4:30pm, FREE, Bring your leftovers to share! We’re having a potluck, and we can’t wait to side with you as you recount your argument with your Drunk Uncle Ted!, RSVP * Brooklyn Swings presents: Cookie Night! @ Brooklyn Swings Williamsburg (231 Ainslie St) 7pm, $5-10, Bring a cookie, learn a short solo routine, dance!, More info ♫ A Dingo Stole My Baby’s @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $10, A night of fine Australian music in NYC, More info ♫ Sci+Tec Showcase @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $45, Dubfire from open to close plus Johnny Trika, Julia Govor, Lancaster, Raul Racio in the Panther Room, More info
SATURDAY 11/26 * Small Business Saturday Soiree @ Dusty Rose (251 Greenpoint Ave) 12pm, FREE, Independent makers bring you a ton of gifts that will make giving feel good this holiday season. Spiced cider (with “adult” options), More info ♫ WILD FEST Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $25, A Benefit for the Mcallister Family Memorial Fund with Iron chic, Laura Stevenson, Worriers, Nude Beach, Shellshag, Outskirts + more special guests, More info ♫ THX FAM Givin’: Benefit Show to Fight Sexual Assault @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9PM, $8, Dance off those Thanksgiving gains with tasty beats and sweet grooves. 100% of proceeds donated to Rainn.org to help victims of sexual assault and violence, More info ♫DISCOTECHNIQUE: The White Party @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave), 10PM, $0-25, Elegance. Opulence. Clean lines. Bright looks. An iconic white party to tribute an iconic era of music – Disco, Buy tix
SUNDAY 11/27 * Women & Trans Bike Repair Workshop@ Time’s Up! Brooklyn (99 South 6th) 1:30pm, FREE, Learn the basics of bicycle repair from female mechanics designed by women and for women. No previous experience with bicycle repair required, More info * Lunation A New Moon in Sagittarius Kundalini Shakti Transmission @ Golden Drum (97 Green St) 5pm $25, During this Lunation we will use Kundalini Shakti, a New Moon ritual and the power of the truth seeking Sagittarius to manifest and walk our truth in an larger than life Sagittarius way, More info
MONDAY 11/28 ♫ Uncle Meg Album Release Party @ Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Ave) 6:30pm, $8, Post-Thanksgiving album release party with Paco The G Train Bandit, Uncle Meg with performance by Jon DEBT, and more, RSVP * Match Cuts Presents: Chantal Akerman’s One Day Pina Asked… @ Spectacle Theatre (124 South 3rd St) 7:30pm, $5, An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th century, a look at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company, More info ♫ Benefit for Planned Parenthood @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St) 8pm, $10, With Dreamcrusher, Razzle Dazzle, LAW$UITS, Rodenticide, and Guido (Mem. Deli Girls), RSVP
TUESDAY 11/29 # Flavors of Cambodian Cooking @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30pm, $95, Light, fresh, and vibrant, Cambodian food tends to be less well known than that of its Thai and Vietnamese neighbors. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore, taste, and learn to love this special Southeast Asian cuisine! More info ♦ No 26: Requiem For A Dream (Recut, Remixed, Rescored) @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 7pm, $12-$100, A live audio visual take on Requiem for a Dream. The film will be re-cut, re-scored and re-imagined using live musicians, dancers, an audio visual artist and 3D video projection mapping, More Info ♦ Rally+Rise: Party for Planned Parenthood (Recut, Remixed, Rescored) @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $0-$50, Learn more about how you can get involved with Rally + Rise’s lobbying efforts to pass laws in New York that will protect our rights—no matter what happens in Washington. DJs and 2-for-1 drinks all night, all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, More Info
* Greenpointers Pick ♫ Music ^ Literary Event ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event ♥ Pheremones Likely
WEDNESDAY 11/09 ^ Romance Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Novelists Joanna Shupe and Jennifer Gracen in conversation with Sarah MacLean, More info ^ Antagonist Storytelling Series: 3-Year Anniversary @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories about the worst things they ever did on purpose, RSVP
THURSDAY 11/10 ☺ Ghostwriter Viewing Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A screening of the first story arc of the early ’90s PBS kids’ show Ghostwriter, which was filmed in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, More info ^ Reading of King of Greenpoint@ T.B.D. Bar (224 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Learn about Peter J. McGuinness, one of the most colorful characters in Greenpoint history, More info Continue reading →