♦ Polish & Spanish Poetry Reading @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30-7:30pm, FREE ♥ The Craft @ McCarren Park Summerscreen (No. 12th & Bedford Ave) 6pm, FREE, Performances by La Misma / Potty Mouth / Divorce Money ♫ Rumors / Junior Prom / Behaviors @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8 ♫ Bear Hunt Controversy @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St) 10pm, $8
♦ Out Of The Sea / Into The Sea @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, An evening of ocean inspired imagery from photographer Bobby Fisher spanning the globe from the Maldives to Montauk, RSVP ♫ Heliotropes / The Suzan @ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy) 7pm, $12 ♦ Smashfest @ Villain (50. N.3rd St) 7pm, $15-30, a curated collection of film, art and culture about the NY surf community, ticket includes drinks & snacks, thru Sunday, more info ☺ The Cause B Show: Whistleblow Your Mind Comedy Show @ Over Eight (594 Union Ave) $5, 8:30-10:30pm, featuring some of NYC’s top comedians raising money for The Bradley Manning Defense Fund, RSVP ♫ This Frontier Needs Heros @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm, FREE
♦ Close Quarters @ Yes Gallery (147 India St.) Opening 6-10pm, Artwork by Nichole Handel & Jack Jerz ♫ Ghastly City Sleep / Ancient Sky / Don’t @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St.) 8pm, $8 ♦ Rooftop Films Animation Blockparty @ Automotive HS Lawn (50 Bedford Ave) 8pm live music, films begin 9pm, $13, Afterparty @ Matchless, More info • U Screening @ Transmitter Park (Greenpoint Ave & East River) 8:30pm, FREE, Ages 6 & up, Mona is a princess who lives a lonely existence in a dilapidated castle by the sea. She is cruelly mistreated by a pair of rats until a unicorn named U appears to protect her…
# NY State Food & Beer Expo @ East River State Park (Kent Ave & No. 8th St) 10am-7pm, $10, sample over 40 exclusive beers from over 20 NY microbreweries & farm-to-table foods from NY, More info • Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info ♫ Bushwick Block Party w/ Action Bronson / Pictureplane / Jamaican Queens / World’s Fair / MC Todd / Death Threat @ Moore St betw. Bogart St & White St, noon, FREE ♥ Bike Swap & BBQ @ East River Bar (97 South 6th St.) 3-7pm, FREE, Bring your bike parts, frames and bike related stuff to East River Bar and buy/sell/trade at no vendor cost or cover charge, RSVP ♫ The Due Diligence, Hippy, Journalism, Healing Stoned @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm ♫ Hollaback Afterparty with War on Women / Shady Hawkins & Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque@ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $10, Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world, RSVP
• Ridgewood Market @ Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (59-03 Summerfield St) 11-5pm, Art, Vintage, Handmade, Food, More info ♦ Flux Fest @ Sandbox Studios (154 Morgan Ave.) 6-11:30pm, $15-20, a festival of 10 short films with time travel asan overarching theme, open bar, More info* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event
WEDNESDAY 6/19 ♫ Hard Art, DC 1979 @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Photographer Lucian Perkins and musician/writer Alec MacKaye present chronicle the rise of punk scene DC, moderated by Jason Diamond of Vol. 1 Brooklyn ♫ WKC / Dead Night / Early Spring / Hemlock Shaw @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $7 ♫ Song Preservation Society @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10 ♫ Beach Day / Hellbirds / Butter The Children / Hippy @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10 ♥ Circus of Dreams @ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 9-11pm, a show that happens in the ecstasy of Limbo, the little in between place where circus freak meets beautiful body poet meets performance art meets dancer, interactive, possibly disgusting, possibly sexy, RSVP ♫ Cold Cave / Boyd Rice @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) Midnight, $15
THURSDAY 6/20 ☺ The Cause B Show: Frack Attack @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 9pm, $10, a stand-up comedy show to benefit Riverkeeper, NY’s clean water advocate, RSVP ♫ The Swamp Donkeys @ The Exley (1 Jackson St) 8-11pm, FREE, Asswhippin’ Live New Orleans Jazz, $8 Aged Sazerac Cocktails ♫ The Can’t Tells / Hospital Ships / Slow Warm Death @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm
FRIDAY 6/21 ♫ Silent Barn & Warper Block Party (Stanwix & Jefferson) 11am-6pm, FREE, Performances by Storyboard P / Run DMT / Hair Jail / Uumans / Amaru Cloud / Ashcan Orchestra & more ♫ Make Music New York @ All Over Greenpoint – Milk & Roses, McGolrick Park, Newtown Nature Walk, Kinfolk Studios, Cato’s Army Navy, American Playground – Life Free Music Festival – All Day, Greenpoint Shows On Our Calendar, More info ♫ Voice Activated: New Music Flash Choir @ Newtown Creek Nature Walk (Paidge Ave near Provost) 4-6pm, Creative singers take over for a late afternoon event of unamplified site-specific vocal music, RSVP ♫ Summer Solstice Benefit Concert @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (437 McGuinness Blvd @ Ash) 6:30pm, $5, All Ages, Performing: Fetzig / Sasha Dobson / Taluna / Radicators / Daredevils of the Red Circle
SATURDAY 6/22 • Renegade Craft Fair @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 11am-7pm, 300+ modern makers, workshops, installations, and food, RSVP ♫ Summer Thunder w/ Jonny Fritz / Wild Yaks @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 2pm, FREE ♦ …all different: for I do, I suppose, partake of multitude @ Interstate Projects (66 Knickerbocker Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, a performance by Kevin Beasley, Curated by Cleopatra’s ♫ Handjob Academy Fundraiser & Bake Sale @ 49 Wyckoff Ave, 9pm, $7, free with Kickstarter donation, Performance by Clint Michigan, Ratchet By Nature, Jams Dean, Zebra Baby, Hand Job Academy, DJ set by Good Goose, RSVP ♫ The Numerators / The Eeries / Trash Tide @ Don Pedro’s (90 Manhattan Ave.) 9:30pm, $6, Brooklyn Burros’ Food!
SUNDAY 6/23 • Sunday Beast @ Bushwick Inlet Park (Kent Betw. No. 9th & 12th) 9am, Pay What You Wish, High intensity interval training that would make the honey badger proud, RSVP • Renegade Craft Fair @ East River State Park (90 Kent Ave) 11am-7pm, 300+ modern makers, workshops, installations, and food, RSVP # Sustainable Seafood Fest Fundraiser @ TBD (224 Franklin St) noon-4pm, Learn how to shuck and oyster & steam a lobster, Lobster Rolls $16, 1/2 dozen oysters $8, Ceviche $7, proceeds for Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. – opening Fall ’13 # Founder’s Farewell Lu’au @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 6-10pm, $35, founder Dave Herman is saying goodbye to the Big Apple and hello to Hawaii’s Big Island, roast pig, hula dancers, live music, DJ Stasher, local brews and bourbon, surprises ♫ Bring Back the Music Benefit @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave.) 6-9pm, $10 adults, $5 kids, fundraiser for IS318 After School Program, Stephen Levin and Joe Lentol will be performing
MONDAY 6/24 ♫ Live Footage @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE
TUESDAY 6/25 ♫ Vinyl Tuesdays @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7:30-11pm, each week features different genres vinyl records played by vinyl aficionados, More info
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event # Foodie Event
Try to take in too much at the Northside Festival and you’ll lose your mind; just putting together this guide was a harrowing experience! However, if you wander out into the wilds of the Brooklyn music circuit with no itinerary, you’ll find yourself in just as much of a state.
In addition to four days of music and five days of film, this year’s festival includes a tech conference called NExT (Northside Entrepreneurship + Technology). Although it’s nice to see that Northside–now in its fourth year–is expanding and going strong, this guide will focus on the music side of things.
Swans, Chelsea Wolfe at Warsaw, 7pm ($32): If Iceage and A Place to Bury Strangers aren’t going to be loud enough for you, go to this. Come early for Chelsea Wolfe’s spooky folk.
Kisses, Selebrities, Rush Midnight, Chad Valley, The Ice Choir at Cameo Gallery, 7:30pm ($15): If you like your “Ice” bands a little dreamier, then this is the show for you. The hotly-tipped ‘80’s throwbackers Selebrities and the pleasing electro vibe of Chad Valley should steer the night away from being too overly-twee. Continue reading →