Grand Victory

So Long, Farewell… The 2016 Venue Graveyard

Thankfully one of our favorites, Good Room, is still rocking!

From large outdoor clubs to medium-sized rock n’ roll bars to tiny DIY venues to neighborhood staples that hosted local DJs, 2016 saw a lot of great spots disappear—and in an ultimate emo gutpunch, the closures happened right alongside the deaths of music legends David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. WTF 2016?!

So, after the jump, here’s our list of who in the neighborhood bit the dust this year. It’s worth mentioning that we’re hopeful about 2017; Brooklyn Steel will be opening in East Williamsburg this coming April, this past year Brooklyn Bazaar opened in the old Polonaise Terrace banquet hall, The Lot Radio opened in May and has quickly become a neighborhood fixture, and Secret Project Robot just signed a lease on a new space, and there are still plenty of great venues in the neighborhood to catch some great music. Continue reading

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Weekend Music: Greasy Migas Are the Best Migas (4/29 – 5/1)

taco2It’s music and food pairings at Weekend Music today. Where to find the best local wursts, feijoada, and gumbo, all with live bands to accompany the food.

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Weekend Music: Man with a Tan

Your mom used to fantasize to this Yacht Rock classic.

For some bizarre reason I’m in a good mood today, so mostly recommending happy music this weekend.

Yacht rock, political parody, and rockabilly are all on the menu.

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Luminous Flux, Speed Metal Dating, Comedy in Dance – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (4/06–4/12)

12494936_1269884993025031_2859851987474018942_n[sponsored] Dancing on My Own ’80s–’00s Prom
Saturday, April 16, 10pm, $5
Littlefield (622 Degraw St)
This prom season, bury high school in the past and come party with the skint. It’s prom without the pressure, not to mention all those added expenses like dinner, hairdressers, limos, and subsequent limo cleaning (after one too many glasses of punch). There will be music by DJ Steve Reynolds, balloons up the wazoo, $5–8 drink specials, and a virtual date photo booth where you can choose your own arm candy. RSVP

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Edible-16.04-CheeseWEDNESDAY 4/06
# How to Eat Cheese @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, An evening of cheese-centric demonstrations and Q&A with experts, Buy tix
♫ 88′ Cutlass Record Release @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE, With Whocoulditbe / Cozy Craig / Sleep2, More info

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 The Wild Honey Pie Presents Step Rockets EP Release @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $10, With George Clanton / Glassio, Buy tix
* Comedy in Dance Festival @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $17.87, A slew of movement-based work that tickle the audience’s funny bone, Buy tix
☺ Baby Ian Falls Down a Well @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $5, Written by and starring Ian Lockwood and Sophie Zucker; directed by Philip Markle, More info
♫ Joakim @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.) 10pm, $10 or Free with RSVP before midnight, with Paul Raffaele, Buy tix

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Moonage Daydream, The Big Glou, Blue Vinyl – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/24–3/01)

theskintOscarsPoster2016_web[sponsored] Academy Awards Screening Party
Sunday 2/28
6pm, FREE, RSVP
L.A. may have the Oscars, but we think Brooklyn has a better view! Join the skint for a red carpet entrance, a free glass of champagne with RSVP, freshly popped popcorn and the Academy Awards on a big screen! There will also be themed drinks based on some of the nominees, a photo booth to capture your red carpet glory, and special ballots to vote on the winners.

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sensibleposterWEDNESDAY 2/24
 The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A weekly comedy showcase at a sensible time, hosted by Josh Gondelman, Chris Duffy, Emma Willmann, and Evan Kaufman, More info
# Movers Meet Shakers @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7pm, $65, A two-hour session hosted by Made Real Vodka that includes crafting three unique cocktails, a ricotta cheese–making lesson, and networking with other like-minded guests, More info

69_EdpTHURSDAY 2/25
* We Bee Spelling @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)8pm, $20–$50, A one-of-a-kind drunk spelling bee and fundraiser for Change for Kids, Buy tix
Kevin Geeks Out About Wigs @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher presents an obsessive look at wigs as they appear in movies, TV, and real life, from toupee-wearing authority figures to hyper-glamorous drag queens, More info

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Valentine’s Market, Super Bowl, Bologna Negrona – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/03–2/09)

GPT_largesign_275pxGreenpointers Valentine’s Market Greenpoint Loft (67 West St), Sunday (2/7) 1-7pm, FREE More info

If you don’t know, now you know, Greenpoint! Every season, the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft comes alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping. And on Sunday, February 7th (1-7PM) we’re spreading the love the Greenpoint way at our annual Valentine’s Market! RSVP

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12593638_10100741269991019_6502958282802891533_o-220x120WEDNESDAY 2/03
^ Love in Lowercase @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, A talk with authors Francesc Miralles and Gwen Cooper, RSVP
☺ For Love of the Pigskin @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedy and football with Dan Licata, Ana Fabrega, and Carmen Christopher, More info

10436192_10155195782900204_1712537691291794024_nTHURSDAY 2/04
# Champagne & Oysters
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $40, Join Slow Food NYC for a talk and tasting with four sparkling wines paired with a dozen local oysters, Buy tix
* Dress With Love @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $45, Join Susan Alexandra for a workshop on creating garments that you truly love by repurposing them with symbolic paintings and drawing, More info
# Cook It! With Epicurious @ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 8pm, $95, Cook your way through the ultimate nacho playbook, with snacks and drinks provided, Buy tix

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Bowie Farewell, Improv Fest, Prose Bowl – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/13–1/19)

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12208564_10204867951086580_7039729733595674277_n-220x120WEDNESDAY 1/13
 aLIVE in January @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, $5–$15, Poetry, performance, and music from Valerie Kuehne, Niina Pollari, Syreeta McFadden, Jane Gabriels, and Nejma Shea, More info
 Match Game @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Contestants try to answer fill-in-the-blank questions, with the objective being to match the answers given by a celebrity panel, More info

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2nd Annual Improv Fest @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, Honor the power of immediate presence in performance, through dance, music, Butoh, action theater, comedy, lighting, and more, Buy tix
Debonair Thursdays Kick-Off @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 8pm, FREE, A new dinner & disco party with DJ Disgonuts and friends mixing up sophisticated disco, house, soul, and dance vibes, More info

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Buff Monster, Ubu Rex, Winter Wonderlandia – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/09–12/15)

GOS_Artists_Mixer_12-10-15Greenpoint Open Studios December Artists Mixer
December 10th, 7:30pm, FREE
Dirck the Norseman, 7 North 15th St
Hey Greenpoint artists and art lovers! Put your paintbrushes down and join Greenpointers to talk art over delicious locally brewed craft beer.
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KARCHER_umbrella_1 copy_180[sponsored] The Karcher’s Holiday Open House
December 13th, 6pm, FREE
72 Greenpoint Ave
Holiday open house to introduce our Spa and skin care Department through the magical back yard of the salon
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unnamed-1WEDNESDAY 12/09
* Macbeth: Things Bad Begun @ The Shanty (79 Richardson St) 7pm, $35, FoxWolf Productions presents a night full of spirits, a dramatic live score, and visceral consequences, Buy tix
* Video Music Box
@ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Look back over 30 years of Ralph McDaniels’ Video Music Box, featuring rare and unseen live-footage of Nas, Notorious BIG, Run DMC, and more, More info

12238345_1517647018561003_234713789187476565_oTHURSDAY 12/10
♦ Mnemonic Tectonics
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Opening reception for a solo exhibition of work by Ben Boothby, More info
* Holiday Warmup with North Brooklyn Boat Club @ Dirck the Norseman (7 North 15th St) 7pm, FREE, Get to know fellow paddlers and share war stories about winter paddling, RSVP

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The Moth GrandSLAM, Cat Lady Crafts, MUFF Society – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/18–11/24)

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12185053_10153213090122919_3657195506646023222_oWEDNESDAY 11/18
^ Not For Tourists: Brooklyn
@ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, The team behind the Not For Tourists series presents the new edition of the Brooklyn guide, RSVP
* Jeff Seal & the Raving Jaynes @ Triskelion Arts (102 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, Jeff Seal mixes standup, storytelling, characters, and clowning; the Raving Jaynes combine dance and improv to create highly physical, spontaneous pieces of dance/theater, Buy tix

downloadTHURSDAY 11/19
* DIY Decals Workshop @ You & Yours Fine Vintage (649 Morgan Ave)7pm, $65, Spice up old vintage tableware and with awesome decals you’ll cut out and apply own your own, More info
♫ CC Carina
 @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, With Carrie Ashley Hill / Ryley McCarthy / Matthew Lusk / FDR Soundsystem, RSVP
* MUFF Society: But I’m a Cheerleader @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $7, In addition to the movie, there will be a local short film, film-themed prizes and freebies, and a cheer-inspired photobooth, More info

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CMJ, HONK NYC, Oyster Roast – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/14–10/20)

CMJ_Showcase_2015_550pxCMJ Festival 2015 Showcase brought to you by Greenpointers, SuperCrush and CaraBella
Friday, October 16, 8PM
Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave.)
$7
RSVP
With Spritzer / Tall Juan / Holy Tunics / Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser / Winstons

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[sponsored] Nightfall at the Distillery: A pre-Halloween party at NY Distilling Co.
Tuesday, October 20, 6-10PM
NY Distilling Co. (79 Richardson St.)
$25 advanced tickets online; $35 at the door (cash only) – RSVP
WhiskeyWisemenNYC + Bombshell Bakers presents an almost Halloween party with booze tasting and performances, More info

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xScreen-Shot-2015-10-07-at-12.31.31-PM-2.png.pagespeed.ic.gZVg1_0SJRWEDNESDAY 10/14
♫ Violent Mae CMJ Show @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, With Grand Courriers / Slight / Sweet Bronco / Warehouse Eyes, RSVP
* Human Rights Through a Different Lens @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7:30pm, $9, Screening of Civil Rights activist documentary The Bus, plus a teaser for Whose Streets, More info

Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 12.39.17 AMTHURSDAY 10/15
♫ Get Summered CMJ Showcase 
@ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $10, With Lance Neptune / Isiah Panther / Trove, More info
* The MUFF Society Presents Ginger Snaps 
@ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, There will also be film-themed prizes and freebies, plus a werewolf-inspired photobooth, RSVP

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