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Crazy Cat Ladies & Gents: Cat Party in Bushwick This Saturday! (7/21)

Meowmania 2018

Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St) is hosting Meowmania 2018 this Saturday (7/21) from 2pm-6pm. Expect to see: adoptable kittens, cat swag vendors, kitten selfies, a contest for best cat-themed outfit, prize raffles, photo ops and more! The event will help fundraise to save kitties, and if you buy a rescue wristband you’ll be entitled to drink discounts. Cat adoption organization Whiskers-a-GoGo, cat rescuers North Brooklyn Cats & Bushwick Street Cats and pet shop Bushwick Bark have organized the feline fête.

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Creative, Coffee & Cabinetry: Greenpoint Gigs—Week of 5/1

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Looking for a new gig or side hustle? Check out this fresh round up of some Greenpoint-based jobs for the week of May 1st.

Oxomoco (128 Greenpoint Ave) is still looking to fill front and back of house positions.
Do you make a stellar cup of java? Vittles (94 Franklin St) needs baristas.
BRC shelter seeks a full time activities specialist.
Get creative and innovative: A/D/O (29 Norman Ave) is hiring for a combined receptionist/production assistant role.
Are you handy? Brooklyn1234 is looking for a great custom cabinet maker.
Quick fire challenge: apply for the kitchen manager and line cook positions at The Brooklyn Barge (3 Milton Street).
All sales mavens should check out this gig: inside sales/customer service at Kitchenall.
Internship alert: Catbird (219 Bedford Ave) is looking for a communications intern.
More coffee jobs: Variety (145 Driggs Ave) needs a full time barista and so does Swallow Cafe (205 N 9th St).
If you feel like traveling, Toby’s Estate Coffee wants a wholesale driver.

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Beer Yoga is a Thing, and it’s Happening Tonight! (4/30)

Beer Yoga The Well
Image via The Well

We’ve got crystal water bottles, matcha in everything, collagen beverages, plogging (that’s running while picking up trash, in case you didn’t know), and regeneration classes. Perhaps all these trends are just too much, and it’s a smarter move to go back to the basics. Like beer. And yoga. Now you can practice your smoking camel pose at The Well (272 Meserole St) in Bushwick at their Downward Donut Beer Yoga sessions. The class is $20 but includes a token for a free beer. Today’s class will be held outdoors in the backyard (omg, is it finally Spring…?!). RSVP on Facebook.

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Bark To The Future: Dog Adoption This Saturday! (4/14)

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Local Long Island City organization Korean K9 Rescue, are committed to ending the Korean dog meat trade and rescuing dogs from South Korean streets. And they’re having a dog adoption event this Saturday, April 14th at The Storefront (194 Irving Avenue). So if you’re in the market for a world traveled cutie pa-poochie, get there from 12-4pm on Saturday afternoon. You can check out a list of available dogs here, and more details can be found at their site. Many of the animals have heart-wrenching stories of being scooped up after wandering the streets or rescued from dog meat farmers—and after making the journey from Korea to NYC they are waiting and ready for your love and affection!

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Goat Yoga is a Thing, And It’s Coming to North Brooklyn

Goat yoga is a thing. Image via NY Goat Yoga
Yoga with goats. It’s a thing. Image via NY Goat Yoga

Holistic wellness and convening with nature is so on trend right now, and so it only makes sense that the next cool thing would be Goat Yoga. Aside from being the cutest farm animals ever with their playful demeanor and crazy rectangle eyes, baby goats have a natural ability to calm and delight everyone around them. NY Goat Yoga, usually based upstate in Gilbertsville, is popping up in Bushwick (at 74 Ingraham St) in April, May and June for both Goat Yoga classes and Goat Yoga Happy Hours. You can view their full schedule on Facebook. Continue reading

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Awesome Gig Alert: Beekeeper Wanted in Bushwick

Beekeeper via Honey's
image via Honey’s

Enlightenment Wines, Bushwick’s artisanal meadery and an integral part of cocktail bar Honey’s (93 Scott Ave) is currently seeking a beekeeper. Details below:

Working with master hive designer and all around super smart guy Tim O’neal, we are one step away from building a very cool observation hive at Honey’s. That means you can watch the bees in their hive, but they can also fly outside. However we will need help maintaining it. We are open to a variety of barter options on the subject, including trading for space on our rooftop for even more bees of said helper, plus the obvious drink options. However said helper needs to have experience with hives and to come regularly to visit. Serious inquiries only. Send an email to [email protected]com. Spread the word!

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Peace, Love, and Dopeness in The Bushwick Starr’s New Spaceship Spectacular

"The Brobot Johnson Experience" with Darian Dauchan, photo by Maria Baranova
“The Brobot Johnson Experience” with Darian Dauchan, photo by Maria Baranova

“An Unidentified Flying Boombox has landed in Bushwick.”

This announcement, along with a pre-show layer of purple haze, are harbingers for Brobot’s cosmic arrival. Cast out of the planet Nubian, he’s here to share the human — er, robot — experience in order to save planet earth. (The reason our blue marble is in jeopardy is never made clear, but look no further than daily headlines to grasp Brobot’s desperation to save us.)

Brobot arrives, lays down some beats, and harnesses audience enthusiasm à la Tinker Bell resuscitation to refuel his spaceship and return home. This is the flimsy and stilted premise of Darian Dauchan’s new show, The Brobot Johnson Experience, now playing at experimental powerhouse The Bushwick Starr (207 Starr Street) through March 17. Dauchan writes and stars in his a one-robot, existential spaceship-palooza, and though director Andrew Scoville keeps the pacing breezy and the staging kinetic, the show remains rather plotless: After a few numbers, a craving for conflict (or other characters) settles in. Without any dramaturgical verve, all fuel (literally absent from the ship) must come from our trusted time and space traveler.

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Review: Rinsed’s Immersive Performance “Under The Influencer” is #selfieaware

Annie Georgia Greenberg in Under The Influencer
Annie Georgia Greenberg in Under The Influencer. Photo: Megan Penmann

Music, party and performance art collective Rinsed debuted their latest theatre project Under The Influencer last week in Bushwick, after more than a year of ideation, planning, writing and recording an original score, building out a unique set, script writing, revisions and rehearsals. The show is immersive, but not in the same way as Sleep No More or Then She Fell—it’s more lo-fi than that, and the audience doesn’t interact one-on-one with the performers. But, what Rinsed has produced this time around is an extremely engaging ravey rockout, and straight up funny.
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Clothing Swap at House of Yes This Thursday! (2/8)

House of Yes Clothing Swap

The renowned Bushwick venue House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) is hosting a Clothing Swap this Thursday at 9pm. They’ll have items from the House of Yes costume collection for trade, so you know that stuff is gonna be fab-u-lous! Plus, afterward there’s a free dance party so you can let your freak flag fly and don the glamorous duds you just picked up.

WHAT: CLOTHING SWAP NIGHT!
WHERE: House of Yes | 2 Wyckoff Ave
WHEN: Thursday, February 8th | 9pm-12am
COST: FREE (Bring your own Bag), RSVP Continue reading

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Experimental Indie Theatre in North Brooklyn at The Exponential Festival This Weekend!

 

Dandy Be Good
Dandy Be Good at Vital Joint

The Exponential Festival is back again this January 2018, bringing a diverse collection of experimental and indie theatre, performance, dance and art to North Brooklyn and beyond. The last two weeks of the fest are happening right now, with these unique performances happening right here in our ‘hood this weekend and next week at varying times. We’ve listed all the remaining local performances below, and you can check out the rest of the fest’s calendar here.

VITAL JOINT | 109 Meserole Street
Dandy Be Good, Jan 17-20, 24-27 @ 8pm, RSVP to [email protected] — Dandy Be Good is a site specific interactive performance and a sexy, queer, underground cabaret! Dynamic host GJ is teaming up with a marvelous array of performers to bring you a fantastic bouquet of storytelling. Continue reading

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