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Tacky Prom, Keilbasa Hoagies, and Puppy Bowl XLVIII– What’s Happening Greenpoint, 1/30-2/4

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Pop Your Cherry with Sailor Jerry @ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) Sunday 2/2, 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the birth of Steve Lewis of BlackBookMag with Sailor Jerry drink specials all night, and complimentary cherry tattoos (from Mehai of Fineline Tattoo) for those of you who always want to pop your cherry tattoo cherry (got it?), With DJ Steve Lewis and Special Guests

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THURSDAY 1/30
# Breuckelen Distilling @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6pm, Sample some gin and whiskey, made with locally grown grains
☺ Split Personality: Storytelling & Character Open Mike @ Over the Eight (592 Union Ave) 7-8pm, Free, put your name in a hat for a chance to perform a 5 min sketch or comedy routine, with special guests Frank Garcia Hejl (UCB) / Laura Wilcox (MTV’s Hey Girl) / DJ 106 & Clark, More Info
♦ Dylan J Clarke Opening @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway) 7-10pm, FREE, Revel in Clarke’s explorations of color and space as he transforms the gallery into an experience of geometric psychedelia, with music from KEN South ROCK, RSVP
* BARC Fundraiser & Trivia Night @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, $10, revenues donated to the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition, Hosted by Gusty Winds with a bonus segment entitled, “Are you smarter than a drag queen?”, we don’t know what that question means exactly, but hey, it’s for a good cause Continue reading

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Whiskey Buzz, Mean Girls & Split Personalities – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/16-1/20)

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WEDNESDAY 1/15
* Natural Makeup Class @ Brooklyn Groove (102 B Nassau Ave) 6-8:30pm, FREE, learn tips and tricks to create a flawless makeup routine that highlights your natural beauty, More Info
♦ Comic Book Night @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, Get the inside scoop on the comic world with experts Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story) and Time Leong (Super Graphic) with a signing and Q&A, RSVP
☺ Daniel Koren: The Most Important Thing @ The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8-9pm, $10, composer Daniel Koren’s one-man show features piano tunes accompanies by projected figures, paired with stream of consciousness in this bizarre fusion of music and comedy, More Info
♫  Belly Fire / Hard Nips / Roth Bart Baron @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP
♫  Endless Boogie / Hans Chew / Syphilitic Lust / Ryan Sawyer @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $9, RSVP

THURSDAY 1/16
☺ Split Personality: Storytelling and Character Open Mic @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7-8pm, FREE, Put your name in a hat for a chance to perform a 5 minute story or character sketch, with special guest performers Leslie Meisel (30 Rock, Bachlorette) and Ben Rameaka (UCB, Wolf of Wall St)
♫  Prism House / Foxes in Fiction / Daytona / XNY / Palehound @ Spike Hill (184 Bedford) 7pm, FREE, More Info
♦ Uta Brauser– Human Matter @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7-10pm, Opening Reception for the artist’s collection of line drawings, which explore the nature of matter and the traces of cell life
* Beauty Beyond Boundaries @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 9pm-1am, FREE, Get free cocktails (until 11pm) in exchange for being marketing targets for the new Ricoh Theta spherical camera (which actually looks pretty fun anyway), featuring art installations, live painting, music from Kaoru Wantabe & Motions, a tap-dance bit from Tamango, and DJs all night, plus you get a camera to play with for the evening, RSVP Continue reading

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Haiyan Relief, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, & the British Are Coming – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/20-11/26)

WEDNESDAY 11/20
♦ Drawing 101 @ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Bushwick) 4-6pm, $15 Suggested Donation, Improve those eye-hand coordination skills and learn the basics of drawing, with refreshers on line weight, contrast, perspective, and composition, guided practice for beginners and seasoned artists, RSVP
# Gluten Free Beer and Burger Night @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 7-10pm, $16, sip on cider and a gluten free beer called Plasma (interesting name…), and Margabuchas (kombucha mixed drinks), and fight the pesky enemy of your digestive system, RSVP
• No Man’s Land Launch Party @ Good Co. (10 Hope St) 7pm, FREE, celebrate the launch of this western storytelling app with happy hour (until 8pm), live music by Chase King of Slow Country, and a demo, RSVP
♫ Tyburn Saints / The Howlin’ Houndogs / Ray Mazza / Tiny Hazard / Relatives / Names of War / Our Griffins @ The Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $7, BUY TIX
♫ Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Show @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $7 adv/ $10 door, All proceeds benefit grassroots organizations in the Philippines, with music from Ava Luna / Rebel Diaz / Celestial Shore / Eartheater, RSVP, BUY TIX, DONATE Continue reading

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Wooden Houses, a Touch of BDSM, & a Zillion Art Openings – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (11/6- 11/12)

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♦ The Shape of Control @ Java Studios Gallery (252 Java St, Suite 308) FRIDAY (11/8) 7-11 pm, FREE, Group show featuring paintings, photographs, and sculptures that depict human interaction with nature, exploring the way in which reality is preserved and/or distorted through documentation and storytelling, includes work from artists Robby Rose (paintings of defaced sculptures of ancient Greek heroes)/ Nathalie Shepherd (paintings of idealized female muses) / Vriginia Ines Vergara (photographs wilderness dioramas through multiple lenses) / Divya Anantharaman (brings the animal into our environment with Black Bear Taxidermy), on view through December 6, RSVP, Catalog

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WEDNESDAY 11/6
• Muchmore’s Free Poker Tournament @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7-8:30pm, FREE, ok gamblers, this one’s for you… except instead of losing money you get to play for free and potentially win a $25 bar tab (!!), RSVP

 

THURSDAY 11/7

* GCEF Networking Event @ Polish Slavic Center (176 Java St) 6:30-8:30pm, FREE, network with community members who are applying for grants from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund
♦ Opening: John F. Moore Jr. @ The Habitat (998 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Moore exhibits his abstract, trippy paintings, RSVP
* Greenpoint Designers MEET UP @ Broken Land (105 Franklin St) 7-9pm, there’s a lot of you design-y folks around here (I see you lookin’ all cool, working on your typography), how about you meet each other and talk about it over drinks and prizes and form a community, or whatever RSVP
♦ Daniel Johnston: here @ Reverse Space (28 Frost St) 7-9pm, Opening for a traveling exhibition of images taken of the iconic singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston by documentary/portrait photographer Jung Kim, capturing his life on the road and at home in Waller, TX, More Info
* Everyday is Like Sunday @ Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Catch a special screening of this Toronto film about “being young and getting older/drinking too much,” co-starring Nick Thorburn of the band Islands and formerly The Unicorms, the theme hits a little close to home, but hey, the Toronto Star called it “Scrappy but endearing,” RSVP
♫ Heliotropes / Flown / Black Lagoon / Beech Creeps @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 8pm, $10 (I must be tired because I read Beech Creeps as “Beach Crepes” and got really excited/hungry), RSVP

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This is HALLOWEEN (& other things are still going on too) – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (10/30-11/5)

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WEDNESDAY 10/30
• Box Street Park Meeting @ Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Ave. at N. 9th St) 6-7:30pm, more info, RSVP: newtownbox [at] parks.nyc.gov
• Allie Brosh @ WORD (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, the blogger and cartoonist behind Hyperbole and a Half presents her memoir of the same name, RSVP
♫ Gigawatts presents: Your Favorite Halloween Covers Show @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $10, your chance to belt Third Eye Blinds songs in public, with Dead Stars as Nirvana / Butter the Children as Pixies / Le Rug as At the Drive-in / Turnip King as Velvet Underground / Heeney as Third Eye Blind, RSVP
• Beco Movie Series: Halloween Special @ Beco Bar (45 Richardson St) Celebrate halloween with the first Brazilian horror film At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1963), More Info
♫ A Halloween Party with Neighbors! @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, costumes and music by Neighbors / Cosmonaut / C▲RL S▲G▲N, RSVP BUY TIX
* Spinnin’ Pizza Party @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, Groove to vinyl ONLY DJ’s spinning garage, soul and rock n’ roll, with FREE PIZZA at (about) midnight & $3 PBR/Yuengling, More Info

THURSDAY 10/31
• Halloween Bash @ Brooklyn Fire Proof East (119 Ingraham St) 5-11pm, FREE, pumpkin carving/costume contests, free cinnamon tequila shots, and music from Computer Age / Grey Nurse / Journalism / Due Dilligence and tributes to Neil Young, The Ramones, Tom Petty, and the Velvet Underground, RSVP
* Haunted Canoe Tours to Dutch Kills @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (49 Ash St) 5:30-11pm, $15 for boat, Party FREE, Tickets to see the toxic creek monsters up close are sold out, but don’t despair! The Boatyard Party will still be raging with a bonfire, scary tales of Newton CREEP, and halloween tunes, guaranteed to be the most SUPERFUND party of the night (pun credit goes to the boat club for that one), RSVP
• Hair Metal Halloween Cocktail Party @ Hair Metal Salon (200 Franklin St) 5-10pm, FREE, Celebrate with tiki drinks, finger foods, and grab bags before heading out for the evening, RSVP
• Horror Film Composer Alan Howarth / Liturgy @ 285 Kent, 7pm, $13, Horwarth has composed all or part of the score for the Halloween movies, as well as sound design and effects for Poltergeist, Escape from New York, and many others, BUY TIX
5th Annual Greenpoint Zombie Crawl @ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, Gather with your half-dead brethren at Black Rabbit, before crawling to Browerij Lane (8pm), t.b.d (9pm) and Mark Bar (10pm) for a feast, with a live performance from Skulk the Hulking (10:30) and drink specials for zombies all night
* Sailor Jerry’s Halloween Bash @ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) 7pm-4am, FREE, Come in your finest B-Movie & Cult themed costumes (i.e. Barbarella vs. the Toxic Avenger) to score prizes before enjoying a full burlesque show at 8:30, an open bar with PRB and Sailor Jerry from 7-8, and haunted toons from DJ Any Rourke (formerly of the Smiths) & Steve Lewis (Blackbook Magazine), RSVP
♫  SOUL DRACULAS: A Groovy Greenpoint Halloween @ Coco66 (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, with Mighty Fine / Madam Robot & The Lust Brigade / The Juggs / DJ Shimmy / DJ Captain Heartlock / Cavestompin’ Near You, RSVP
*Halloween Dance Party @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Dance party and costume contest at midnight, winner gets drinks and C$SH MONEY, RSVP
• Union Ghouls!! @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ’s + death/booze/blood/satan/skulls and TACOS, with drink specials all night, More Info Continue reading

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