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Weekly Arts Roundup May 3–6: The Other and Moniker Art Fairs, the INCALL encore, and More

The Other Art Fair returns May 3–6

The art fairs are coming. Those, and some noir films, art-that’s-not-at-fairs-but-that’s-still-art, and Cinco de Mayo celebraciónes. Below is your weekly roundup, Greenpointers!

The Other Art Fair
Brooklyn Expo Center | 72 Noble Street
May 3–6 | Times vary
Tickets info, $13.50–$30

The Other Art Fair is returning to Brooklyn, popping up May 3–6 at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. This is the third edition of this Other Art Fair, New York’s leading market for a new generation of art buyers that runs biannually in the spring and fall. 130 artists will be featured this spring, and nearly 60% of them are women.

Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse, hosting the Moniker Art Fair May 3–6

Moniker Art Fair
Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse | 73 West Street
May 3–6 | Times vary
Tickets info, $15–$28

Moniker Art Fair comes to the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse. Here you will find some of the most talked-about artists, galleries, and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

Change of Art, a pop-up, zeros in on the theme of Brooklyn

Change of Art
122 Waterbury Street
May 3 | 7–9 PM
Tickets info, $20 admission that includes open bar

JP PR’s Change of Art exclusive art pop-up will showcase artwork from three NYC-based photographers, and two NYC-based visual artists (painters), centered around the theme of “Brooklyn.” Come for the art, stay for the all-inclusive booze!

The “American Jesus” exhibit begins May 4

“American Jesus”
Art During the Occupation Gallery | 119 Ingraham St
May 4–27 | Times vary
More info, Free

“American Jesus,”Art During the Occupation Gallery’s first solo exhibition of the work of Chris Bors, is titled after the Bad Religion song and presents new paintings using bold graphics and text commenting on our current political climate, commodification, trash culture, and personal obsessions.

A Nighthawk tradition!

Cinco de Mayo Screening of Desperado
Nitehawk Cinema | 136 Metropolitan Avenue
May 5–6 | 11:15 AM
More info

Nitehawk in Williamsburg will host its annual Cinco de Mayo screening during brunch on May 5 and 6, showing Desperado with a live performance by Las Flores mariachi band during the pre-show. Movies, Mayo, and Mariachi — can’t go wrong!
INCALL will have an encore presentation
Encore Screening of INCALL
Film Noir Cinema | 122 Meserole Avenue
May 6 | 8 PM
More info, $10
Film Noir Cinema in Greenpoint is having an encore screening of INCALL, an indie cult horror film. The film has been called “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer meets Brokeback Mountain.” After the film there will be a Q&A with the director. See the film‘s trailer and buy tickets here!
A Zulponian work at its best
UP & UP
1969 Gallery | 103 Allen Street, New York, NY
Now–June 10
More info
Greenpointer (and previous Thursday Spotlight friend) Aaron Zulpo is celebrating his first major exhibition in New York City, consisting of eight new narrative paintings and the debut of oil pastels on paper. If you dare to cross over the East River, you won’t be disappointed in Aaron’s proficiency, artistic ambition and long-standing interest in architecture and sequential art through the composition of his paintings.
Mothership NYC
via Mothership NYC

Mothership 2nd Tuesdays
Mothership NYC | 252 Green Street
May 8th | 7:30PM
More info

Mothership brings a Columbian-Italian band playing energetic Latin-influenced music and poetry, a slideshow from Brooklyn performance art photographer Walter Wlodarczyk, and resident artist and painter Claire Zakiewicz, for their monthly informal, salon-style gathering.

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Greenpoint Film Festival, Kentucky Derby Party, Salsa Sunday and Spelling Bee — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/2-5/8)

WEDNESDAY 5/2

♦ Mean Girls with a Strawberry Daiquiri @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave), 6:30pm, $24, Buy Tix
^ The Garbage Times: Sam Pink with Jonny Diamond @ McNally Jackson Williamsburg (76 N. 4th St), 7pm, FREE, reading and Q+A, More info
Rawhide, Pyrolatrous, Mirror Queen @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 8pm, $8, Buy Tix
♦ No Country For Old Men @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue), 8pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 5/3

♦ Moniker International Art Fair @ Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse (73 West Street), 5pm, $25, Moniker Art Fair makes its New York debutBuy Tix
♦ Greenpoint Film Festival @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave), 6pm, $10-56, Buy Tix
# The Language of Flavor in Honey @ MOFAD (62 Bayard), 6:30pm, $30, Italian-trained honey expert Carla Marina Marchese will show you how to taste and pair honey., Buy Tix
♫ She Spends One-Year Anniversary Party @ New Women’s Space (188 Woodpoint Rd.), 6:30pm, $10, Wine and La Croix will be provided for free. Bring a little cash to participate in raffles, Buy Tix
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Polish Film “The Conductor” Screening TONIGHT (1/24) at Film Noir Cinema + Q&A

Krystyna Janda in The Conductor, aka Dyrygent — © New Yorker Films/Collector
Krystyna Janda in The Conductor, aka Dyrygent — © New Yorker Films/Collector

WHAT: Dyrygent / The Conductor (1979) + Q&A with actor Andrzej Seweryn
WHERE: Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Ave
WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 630pm-9pm
RSVP on Facebook, $20 tickets here or at the door

Kinomaniacy! Polish Filmmakers NYC is presenting a screening of the 1979 film The Conductor (Polish title: Dyrygent) tonight at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), about an orchestral love triangle and love affair of music. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with lead actor Andrzej Seweryn. Here’s a summary of the film via IMDB/Polish Cinema Database: Continue reading

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Acclaimed 80s Polish TV Drama “The Decalogue” Showing at Film Noir — All 10 Epic Episodes

The Decalogue

Unless you’re Polish or a cinephile (or both), you may not have heard of the late 80s Polish TV drama miniseries The Decalogue. The critically acclaimed and 97% Rotten Tomatoes-rated Decalogue is made up of ten one-hour films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each episode explores characters living in a hard-knock housing project in 1980s Poland as they face moral dilemmas related to the commandments. Each episode follows different characters, though some of them are connected to each other in some way.

The Decalogue was never formally released in US theaters, but was finally released on DVD and video in 2000. Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave) will be showing the film series in its entirety starting on January 22nd, running through January 31st at varying times. You can buy tickets to all ten screenings here, and tickets to individual episode screenings via their site. 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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Nazi Leprechauns and Killer Crabs at Film Noir Cinema Presented by The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies! (Tomorrow, Tues, 9/19)

Paperbacks from Hell
Paperbacks from Hell

Tomorrow night (Tues, 9/19) at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies presents NYC-based author, performer and miscreant Grady Hendrix, who will chat about his latest book, Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction, followed by a panel discussion with the talented artists behind some of the most disturbing horror novel covers of all time. After trolling the shelves of secondhand shops and used bookstores, Grady was inspired to pen a detailed history of horror fiction’s big boom in the late ’70s and early-to-mid ’80s. Three big-hit books kicked off the popular category: Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist and The Other. Prior to that, “Horror was not a genre,” says Grady.

"The Little People" book cover

After their colossal success, publishers saw a ripe new market, and a moneymaking opportunity—and the crazy cover graphics were essentially advertisements for the books themselves. Some of the smaller horror publishers couldn’t afford B-list or even C-list writers, so they’d put all of their budgets into hiring the best cover artists. “They knew the one chance they had to sell this book was the cover art,” Grady says. “You want to stand out… and you’ve got one chance.” And the more over-the-top the cover art was, the better. Grady’s seen ’em all: from a skeleton delivering mail to Nazi leprechauns to killer crabs, horror art was definitely having its heyday. Continue reading

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We Bee Spelling, Point Break, Eyehategod, Washed Out — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/23–8/29)

WEDNESDAY 8/23
♫ Ed Askew Band, Andrew Cedermark, New Love Crowd @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave), 7pm, $5, More info
☺ Brooklyn Comedy Festival, We Bee Spelling @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave), 8pm, $10, Comedy Spelling Bee Game Show Supporting Human Rights with Alex Greer, Will Miles, Tom Cowell & Casey James Salengo, Buy tix

THURSDAY 8/24
♫ Point Break Comes Alive! @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 6pm, $10, Point Break in all it’s ultimate glory with a live surf rock soundtrack!, Insidious Rays, Buy tix
♫ Handpan Workshop with Nadishana @ Golden Drum (97 Green St), 7pm, $35, Learn new techniques, rhythms, and percussion elements with Siberian virtuoso Nadishana, Buy tix
♦ Neighborhood Food Drive (Q&A with Director Jerzy Rose) @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave), 7:30pm, $16, (trailer), Buy tix
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An Unquiet Night: Reel Orchestrette Live Scores Faust at Film Noir Cinema

Film Noir Cinema at night © Julie Congo
Film Noir Cinema at night © Julie Congo

When Will Malitek, the owner of Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), turned an old Greenpoint funeral home into his gorgeous new 54-seat movie theater, he remodeled with very specific plans in mind. There’s a sizeable gap between the screen and the first row, where Will says he could have added more seats, but he wanted space to present live music.

This summer, Film Noir Cinema has launched a new series presenting silent films with live music by Reel Orchestrette, a collaboration between musicians Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh.

Faust Film Noir Cinema July 22 2017After a sold-out screening of Nosferatu in June, Reel Orchestrette is returning to Film Noir Cinema on Saturday, July 22 at 9pm with a live score for Faust, a 1926 German silent film directed by F. W. Murnau.

These two events are only the beginning. Malitek hopes to continue the series with screenings of all the major German silent films: Metropolis, Waxworks, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and more. And in October, he says we can expect to see a full lineup of silent horror films.

Tickets for Faust are $15 and on sale now at Film Noir Cinema (where you should also take a moment to flip through their incredible collection of films available to rent).

To find out more about the performance, we spoke with Reel Orchestrette’s Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh. Continue reading

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Film Noir Will Never Die: New Movie Theater on Meserole Avenue

Inside the new Film Noir Cinema © Julie Congo
Inside the new Film Noir Cinema © Julie Congo

In a time when almost every other video rental store has closed its doors, it feels like a miracle that Greenpoint’s beloved Film Noir (formerly at 10 Bedford Avenue, and previously profiled by Greenpointers in 2014) has not only survived, it’s expanding.

On March 31st, owner Will Malitek moved shop and opened a gorgeous, 54-seat art house cinema at 122 Meserole Avenue. You can still stop in to browse and rent hard-to-find titles. But now, even better, you can also catch carefully curated screenings of cult classics and underground films in an intimate neighborhood movie theater. Check out what’s playing on their site.

We stopped by to talk with Will about how he got started, his new location, and what Film Noir Cinema has in store for the future.

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