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Winter of Love Valentine’s Market, Girlpool, Metal Yoga, Craft Spirits Fest, Mardi Gras — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (2/7–2/13)

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Groove into your most psychedelic hippie attire and get into a mellow mood – on Sunday, February 11 from 1-7pm, we’re going back to the 1960s at the Greenpointers Winter of Love Valentine’s Market. The Greenpoint Loft (67 West Street) will become our sky high Woodstock stuffed with more than 60 local vendors, FREE fun activities, live music, food & drink plus plenty of positive vybz. RSVP here!

Flip Cupid the bird and celebrate singledom at the skint’s Third Annual “It’s Friday, I’m (Not) in Love” Anti-Valentine’s Party on Friday, February 9th at littlefield (635 Sackett St).

Hug yourself and sway as the aptly-named DJ Gordon Gloom (Feeling Gloomy, YDH2S) spins songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today. Purge your emotional baggage with our cleansing anti-love ritual. Use our photo booth to show the world (and your exes) how much better you’re doing on your own. Lubricate yourself with themed drink specials.

Dress in black. All black. Only black. Creativity will be rewarded. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Buy tix [sponsored]

WEDNESDAY 2/7

^ Author Talk: Thomas Werner “The Fashion Image” @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave), 6:30pm, FREE, Acclaimed curator, former owner of Thomas Werner Gallery, Photography Program Director at Parsons School of Design, and Editor-at-Large of Paris-based IRK magazine, Werner shares his insight into the fashion design process, More info
♫ The Warhawks // The Nuclears // Not Amused // Edna @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 7:30pm, $10, Buy tix
♫ Dervisi @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, FREE, Bittersweet melodies of passion and hashish from the old-time Greek Rembetika underworld, More info
☺ Limited Resources 14 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $6, Featuring Guillermo Pizarro (Philly), Richard Kamerman, Sandy Ewen, & Chris LiButti, More info

THURSDAY 2/8

# Scandinavian Spirits @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $30, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland share a spirited history of drinking traditions—most notably around aquavit. Learn about the world of Scandinavian spirits and the traditions that have grown up around them, Buy tix
♫ Girlpool @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 8pm, $18, Buy tix
# Same Same But Different @ Magick City (37 Box St), 7pm, $40, We are collaborating on a Cambo-Chino mashup of scents, flavors, and traditions to celebrate two distinct cultures that share the same passion for family, fun, and good food. (And pickled things.), Buy tix
♫ Whitney Fierce x Elle Dee @ Rose Gold (96 Morgan Ave), 10pm, FREE/$10, More info Continue reading

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Tennis, Japan Eats!, Rich Medina, Drag Queen Story Hour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/17–1/23)

WEDNESDAY 1/17

# A Taste of Japan Eats! @ Heritage Radio Network (100 Bogart St), 6pm, $40, Japan Eats! is coming to life, and you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with Akiko Katayama and some of her favorite guests and friends. Incredible small bites (Kaiseki, Spicy Dan Dan Ramen and Gyoza) and beverages included with ticket, Buy tix
♫ The Blues Bangers, Groove Protectors @ Skinny Dennis (152 Metropolitan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More info
☺ Funhouse Comedy @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), 10pm, FREE, More info

THURSDAY 1/18

# Teas of Asia @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20, Theresa Wong from T shop and Stephen Thomas from Rishi Tea, along with Sarah Rose as moderator (For All the Tea in China), will take you on a journey from the origins of tea in China to tea ceremonies in Asia to modern tea culture in the United States, Buy tix
♦ Calling The Circle @ Spaceworks Williamsburgh Library (240 Division St), 7pm, FREE, An open gathering space for Spaceworks artists and community members to come together to share their stories, experiences, and creativity. Bring something that’s meaningful to you or your culture, RSVP
♫ Goth Star Party w/ Rex Reid, Filthy Wayz, S.B. Rosa and more! @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 7:30pm, $8, Buy tix
♫ The Listeners, Drawing Boards, Bob Carol Ted, Lou Nutting @ Gutter Bar (200 N 14th St), 9pm, FREE, More info
♫ INPUT Presents Outlier | Bonobo (Extended DJ Set) @ Output (74 Wythe Ave), 10pm, $30, More info Continue reading

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Plant Magik, Dune, Soulection, Oteil & Friends — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/3–1/9)

WEDNESDAY 1/10

* Plant Magik 101: The Seeds @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave), 7pm, $20, We will explore all of the fertile magik of the seed and the historic, traditional and folk usages of plant magik and it’s component parts, Buy tix
♫ ZZZWalk • New Rose • Brendan Sullivan @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave), 8pm, $8, More info
☺ Mid Riff 13 @ The Twenty (177 Grand St), 8:30pm, FREE, Featuring the crazy hot comedians: Samantha Ruddy, Diego Lopez, Jessica Watkins, Julia Shiplett, Lizzie Martinez and Sean Patton, More info
☺ Funhouse Comedy @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), 10pm, FREE, The lineup is hot to offset this true winter bs, More info

THURSDAY 1/11

♫ Nerveshatter / Prostitution / Blackest / Wreath of Tongues @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St), 7pm, $10, Buy tix
* Guided Meditation + Affirmations w/Linzi Silverman + It’s Not Personal @ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd), 7:30pm, $15, We’ll write love letters to ourselves, develop morning affirmations and finish with a self-love mantra you can take with you in your pocket, Buy tix
♫ Mike Donovan and Purling Hiss with Justin Frye @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 8pm, FREE, More info
♦ Blocked & Reported @ The Woods (48 S 4th St), 9pm, FREE, Meme themed art show/party featuring all your favorite internet outcasts lmao, More info
♫ Pond @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave), 9pm, $25, Buy tix Continue reading

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Candyland Market, Gary Numan, Craftacular, Santa, Qigong — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/6–12/12)


Our lips are chapped, our winter coats on, and our hearts and tummies are ready for some holiday treats and cheer – it must be time for the annual Greenpointers Holiday Market!
This year, it’s going to be extra sweet: We’ll be transforming the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) into a Winter Candyland of local vendors. Come join us and all our favorite indie Brooklyn businesses to reel in 2017 on a sugary high note Sunday, December 10th (1-7pm). RSVP here!

WEDNESDAY 12/6

# Desserts of Nepal and Lebanon @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $25, Rachana and Jeanette from The League of Kitchens will expand your dessert horizons by introducing you to sweet treats from their home countries, Nepal and Lebanon, respectively, Buy tix
♫ Ace Clark @ Sunnyvale (1031 Grand St), 7pm, $15, A show full of R&B and Soul to support the release of Dia Malai’s debut project Echo Street, Buy tix
♫ Limited Resources 12 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $6, Drone night at Limited Resources. Come vibrate to some sustained tones, More info

THURSDAY 12/7

* Wildfire & Climate Change @ Leonard Library (81 Devoe St), 6:30pm, FREE, Columbia University’s Park Williams will discuss what we know on recent devastating wildfires in the United States and around the world, and their possible connections to human-caused climate change, RSVP
♫ Vinnie Moore, Gus G, Andee Blacksugar @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave), 7pm, $20, Buy tix
♫ Gary Numan @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St), 7pm, $30, Buy tix
☺ Branded Content 6 Month Anniversary Show! (Party City) @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St), 8pm, FREE, Jackson Fisher and Simone Norman have spent the last 6 months traversing corporate America to learn what it truly means to #rep #that #brand. All of that is behind them now, More info
♫ FOMO Holiday House Party @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 10pm, FREE, RSVP
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The Hold Steady, Deer Tick, Babes All Right, Holiday Markets — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/29–12/5)

WEDNESDAY 11/29

* Witchcraft 101: Saintcraft @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave), 7:30pm, $20, Explore the age-old use of Catholic Saints and iconology within folk magic traditions throughout the world, Buy tix
♫ The Hold Steady @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 8pm, $40, Buy tix
♫ Susie Ibarra (Album Release) w/ DreamTime Ensemble @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St), 8pm, $15, The pieces for this album were inspired by the idea of perception and sensory experiences. Perception allows the ability to take in sensory information, make it into something meaningful and to interact with our environment, Buy tix

THURSDAY 11/30

♦ Brickman Brothers Art Galla @ Terra Firma (119 Ingraham St), 6pm, FREE, The Brickman Brothers have decided to join forces to bring to you a night of our art. Accompanying the art will be amazing music spun on vinyl by Rich Chwastiak, More info
# Vegan Night @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St), 7pm, $20 or less, An evening of Sicilian, family-style food inspired by Nonna, RSVP
* How To Love Yourself: Raw & Real w/ Kaela May @ Root Mamma (236 Richardson St), 7:30pm, $22, Discuss how we can actively release and shed the inner conflict & battle while shifting into ease & acceptance, RSVP
♫ Babylawns, Travis Alexander, Dodgeball, hammydown @ Gutter Bar (200 N 14th St), 9pm, FREE, More info
☺ Ya’ll Ready for This @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave), 9:30pm, FREE, C’mon and slam!, More info
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A Triumphant Lineup At Brooklyn Steel: Pure Bathing Culture, Land of Talk And American Football

Pure Bathing Culture at Brooklyn Steel
Pure Bathing Culture at Brooklyn Steel

Any other rainy Sunday night would find us Netflix-ing but this week we decided to beat our Sunday scaries by heading to Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St) to see a night of talented bands. Pure Bathing Culture and Land of Talk may have been the openers for American Football but the entire lineup provided stellar performances. Since Brooklyn Steel tends to be a pretty prompt venue, if you had arrived slightly late on Sunday, you would have regretted missing either of these opening bands. Continue reading

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Matthew Weiner, Timballo, Hot Chip, Stanley Tucci — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/8–11/14)

WEDNESDAY 11/8

* ¡Pa’lante Puerto Rico! Happy hour benefit @ Mcondo Los Tacos (502 Grand St), 6pm, FREE, All proceeds raised at the bar will go to benefit front-line efforts in Puerto Rico! Every $1 raised will be multiplied and matched by $8!, More info
^ Matthew Weiner presents “Heather, the Totality” @ WORD (126 Franklin St), 6:30pm, $32, From the creator of Mad Men, “Heather, the Totality” examines power, privilege, and family and will provide fascinating fodder for the discussion between Weiner and Bailey Prize-winning novelist A.M. Homes, Buy tix
* Sacred Tantric Sound Healing @ Narayana Yoga Project (191 Nassau Ave), 8pm, $40, Enjoy sacred sound mantras to clear and open chakras, be present in the moment through journey via senses and connect our hearts and spirits, RSVP
♫ Canticum Interruptus? @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 9pm, $8, Canticum Interr_ptus? new breeds in music and media performance, More info

THURSDAY 11/9

# Timballo Night @ Archestratus Books + Food (160 Huron St), 7pm, $18-ish, An evening of Sicilian-style timballo, (a highly theatrical savory multi-layered pie). Beer, wine & Uncouth Vermouth for sale, RSVP
♦ CPR Presents: Fall Movement Festival 2017 @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave), 7:30pm, $10, The Fall Movement series includes works-in-progress, finished pieces, and premieres of creative and unique collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists, Buy tix
♫ The Bloody Beetroots, Rituals of Mine, Hiyawatha @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave), 8pm, $25, Buy tix
♫ Ekstatik: A New Jack Witch Ritual Dance Party @ Tilt BK (248 McKibbin St), 10pm, FREE, Featuring dark electronic, freestyle, 90s rave, and more. Dancing is witchcraft, More info
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Review: Cypress Hill Got Insane On Monday at Brooklyn Steel

Cypress Hill at Brooklyn Steel, October 30 2017. Photo by Dylan Lappin
Cypress Hill at Brooklyn Steel, October 30 2017. All photos by Dylan Lappin

When Halloween comes to town, so do the bands. This weekend was lined up with an insane number of fun shows to check out. I, personally, was able to enjoy two great ones at Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street). First one being Cypress Hill on Haunted Hill and then Primus the next night on Halloween.

When I first heard Cypress Hill was performing down the street it was a no brainer to check the show out. Being a weed enthusiast I thought I might even have a chance to hit their infamous giant bong. Sadly, there was no onstage bong, not even much of a stage setup at all. I figured a well-known act like Cypress Hill, who are only doing three Haunted Hill shows, might at least have a giant pumpkin (or even a small pumpkin!) smoking weed on stage, but sadly they didn’t. That being said…. I left this show stoned out of my gourd. I mean supreme dream.

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Review: Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band at Brooklyn Steel

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band. Photo by Melissa Loseby.

Brooklyn-based singer songwriter, Josh Ritter and his Royal City Band, provided safe harbor from the storm at Brooklyn Steel (309 Frost St) during Sunday’s torrential downpour. The weather was a nice touch for a show supporting Ritter’s ninth full-length studio album, Gathering, an album Ritter has described as a “record full of storms”.

This is Ritter’s 20th year of playing and recording music and his latest album, while marking a departure from some of his more traditional folk roots by incorporating aspects of rockabilly and gospel, remains original, fresh and an organic next step. His songs across these nine albums span the full spectrum of the human experience, allowing his listeners to reach for one during a break up, one when experiencing the giddiness of new love, another when at a crossroads, but all with an undercurrent of optimism that leads you to believe that even when your heart is breaking, there’s a silver lining you just haven’t uncovered yet. It is likely that this is the reason that Sunday’s audience clearly felt such a strong connection to each word and poetic turn of phrase he performed on stage. Returning to Ritter’s music often feels like an old friend draping a warm and comforting blanket around your shoulders. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Wine Fest, Vegan Market, Roller Disco, Booze + Tattoos, Halloween Paddle — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/25–10/31) The Spooky Edition

The Brooklyn Wine Fest returns to Greenpoint this Saturday, October 28th in the Brooklyn Expo (72 Noble St) with unlimited samples of over 100 styles of wine from around the world, paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games!

Choose from two 4 hour sessions and don’t forget to Use the Code GREENPOINTERS at check out to receive $25 off the ticket! (sponsored)

The seventh annual Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) gala celebrates the 23 year history of advocacy on behalf of the North Brooklyn community on issues of environment, open space and public planning this Thursday, October 26th, 7pm to 10pm, at Biba Williamsburg (110 Kent Avenue). This year NAG has partnered with the Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning (GWAPP) to develop a strategic plan for the creation of a new, larger community civic association. The gala is . Tickets start at $100, with sponsorship opportunities starting at $500 and up. 4 tickets for $300, discounted tickets can be made available. (sponsored)

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WEDNESDAY 10/25

♫ Maryla Rodowicz @ PSFCU (100 McGuinness Blvd), 5pm, FREE, Legenda polskiej muzyki rozrywkowej spotka się ze swoimi fanami/The legendary Polish singer & actress is stopping by Greenpoint to meet her fans, More info
# White Wine + Cheese @ Bedford Cheese Shop (265 Bedford Ave), 6pm, $60, An educational adventure into the practice of pairing – and an introduction into how milk makes cheese, how grapes make wine, and how to make the most of the pairing possibilities, Buy tix
♫ Cocomo Presents: Noia / Elsz / Evan Ønly @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave), 7pm, $5-$10 suggested, More info
♫ Willie Watson and Colter Wall @ Rough Trade (64 N 9th St), 8pm, $20, Buy tix
* Alotta Trivia & a Movie – Hocus Pocus @ Metropolitan Bar (559 Lorimer St), 9pm, FREE, Watch a screening of Hocus Pocus with trivia right after with Alotta McGriddles!!! Win Pitchers or Wells for every round and Free Pizza!!!, More info

THURSDAY 10/26

♦ PAFF x Alexi Lubomirski Present: Young Poland @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave), 6pm, FREE, Curated by Alexi Lubomirski, Young Poland will serve as an insight to the next generation of accomplished photographers born in Poland in the 1980s and ’90s, More info
☺ Sad, Sad 🙂 – Talking Comedy and Depression @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St), 6:30pm, FREE, Gregory Uzelac moderates an inciteful and darkly funny discussion with fellow NY comedians to talk about their own experiences with mental illness and how that translates into humor on stage, More info
* Medicinal Mushrooms: Healing Body, Soul, & World @ Root Mamma (236 Richardson St), 7:30pm, $20, Fungi are the web that weaves us all together! Join us to learn about the amazing, multi-faceted healing aspects of mushrooms and fungi, considered by many to be our most intimate allies, Buy tix
♫ Stefan Zeniuk and Green Mambo @ Threes Franklin + Kent (113 Franklin St), 8pm, FREE, A steamy, goofy, and fun night of old-school mambos, with the occassional cha cha cha, rumba, and psychedelic jungle trance, More info
♦ Independent Women: The Babadook @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 9:30pm, $12, A widowed mother (Essie Davis), plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. Costumes are strongly encouraged, Buy tix
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