♦ Grand Opening @ smallhome (770 Metropolitan Ave) FREE, Saturday 3/1, 12 pm, celebrate the Art Gallery/boutique opening with a party and complimentary drinks (6-10pm) at the vintage purveyors’ first brick and mortar location, with cutting boards from Gowanus Furniture, room sprays from South side local Species by the Thousands, and smallhome’s signature sippy cups with metal straws, More Info
WEDNESDAY 2/26 *Hand Job Academy Open Mic Skate Session @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St) FREE, skating and pizza are all part of the Open House Open Mic, oh and a concert too, RSVP ♫ Neighbors / Incan Abraham / Cultfever / Cold Fronts @ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm
WEDNESDAY 3/14 * Chutney Class with DP Chutney Collective @ Good Yoga (73 Calyer St) 7pm, Learn to make and take home 2 fresh chutneys: coriander/mint & tamarind, and one cooked and unusual eggplant chutney, which will be canned. I am personally making RYE SHAKES! Class is $25 and includes all materials and cocktails. Limit 12 people. RSVP to greenpointers (at) gmail.com. ♦ What Would You Do With 4,500 sq ft of Arts Space? @ [email protected] (2 Kingsland Ave) 6-9pm, discussion with Chloë Bass of Arts in Bushwick and Noel Allain of The Bushwick Starr ♫ Permanent Wave Benefit for Right Rides @ Deathy By Audio (49 So. 2nd St.) 8pm, $7, Performances by The Art of Shooting, Hello Phones, Leslie Hong, Beach Mom, plus bake sale and zines
THURSDAY 3/15 • Edward Mullany, Paula Bomer, Melissa Broder and John Dermot Woods @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, a night of emerging voices in short fiction and poetry * Imperial Stout Weekend @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) Thru Sunday 3/18 ♦ Big Reality @ 319 Scholes (Bushwick) 7pm, curated by Brian Droitcour, “Big Reality” proposes that contemporary everyday life seamlessly integrates elements of fantasy and play through consumer technology and networked media. ♫ Lips @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 11pm, Lips has a unique sound characterised by masterful songwriting and a sly sense of humor. Her ability to both transfix and entertain make her a must see live act.
FRIDAY 3/16 ♦ SOUVENIR @ Camel Art Space (722 Metropolitan Ave.) 6:00pm, an exhibition not of art but of objects which recall and refer to the work of artists who have exhibited at Camel Art Space. ♦ A.I.R. Time @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., LIC) 6-9pm, an exhibition that presents a dynamic array of work made by spring residents at the continually evolving Flux Factory, More info ♦ Dave Miko @ Real Fine Arts (673 Meeker Ave.) 7-10pm, Performance at 9pm, An Exhibition of Painting Obscured by Performance ♫ 16mm Noir films & the “Villains of Vaudeville” @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave.) 7:30pm, a curated night of rare and out of print 40’s-60’s Noir Films and TV projected on 16mm, with live “Dark Synth Jazz” sets from the Villains of Vaudeville in between the screenings ♫ SameinSane/Hypnotoad/U-Recken/Eg~Bot & Lauryn @ Europe (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $25, psy-trance
♣ SATURDAY 3/17 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY ♣ • Volunteer at McGolrick Park, 11am, Turn McGolrick green on St. Patrick’s Day! Sign in under the pavilion and pick up grass seed to spread on the barren lawns. Free crafts for kids in the playground! Rain date – Sunday March 18. * North Brooklyn Boat Club Potluck Work Party @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (Ash St. and McGuiness Blvd) noon-4pm, see the club’s new home, learn about the project, help prep the site, grill, drink, rain date Sunday 3/18 • St. Patrick’s Day @ The Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave) Irish Drink & Food Specials • Veronica People’s Closing Party @ VPC (105 Franklin St) 2pm, last chance to eat amazing Antojitos Mexicanos (3pm) and enjoy great coffee, drinks and friends at a favorite local (recently out of the closet) bar in Greenpoint. A “Self Portrait Project” will document goodbyes. ♦ Winter BBQ + Potluck @ [email protected] (2 Kingsland Ave) 4-9pm, Celebrate the ending of Round Robin’s 2-mo. residency, bring stuff to grill, salads, potato salad, pickles, brownies, live Music, games, food, art, beer • Grand Street Pub Crawl (Grand St, Williamsburg) 4-8pm, drink and food specials at bars and restaurants all along the street ♫ St. Patricks Day @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave.) 8pm, bands, corned beef and cabbage, $3 beer all night
• St. Patrick’s Day @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) Free shots, beer pong, games, food specials, 2 for $1 Jello Shots, and $4 irish car bombs, Plus $25 Unlimited Drinking Pass for 2 Hrs, more info • LSJ Presents New Work in Progress @ St. John’s Theatre (94 Norman Ave.) 9pm, play written and directed by Sean Edward Lewis, RSVP: email info (at) stjohnstheatre.org ♫ Fina’mor/So Hideous My Love/Satevis/Alkahest/Druglord @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $17 ♫ Truckfighters/The Midnight Ghost Train/La Otracina @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 8:30pm, $13
SUNDAY 3/18 * BK Swappers Anniversary @ Third Ward (195 Morgan Ave.) 12:30pm–5pm, FREE, a full schedule of demos, talks and alternate swaps, more info • Chess Tournament @ Polish & Slavic Center (176 Java St) 10am-4pm, $20, more info email chesstourney (at) townsquareinc.com * Memorial Ride and Walk @ Manhattan Ave. & Green St. 1:45PM, Organized by the NYC Street Memorial Project, this ride and walk honors cyclists and pedestrians killed on New York City Streets. This year, NAG and Transportation Alternatives have organized a special Memorial Walk focused on the dangerous McGuinness Boulevard. • Fading Ads Walking Tour @ WORD (126 Franklin St.) 2–4pm, get a glimpse into Greenpoint’s history with a walking tour, led by author and photographer Frank Jump. • LSJ Presents New Work in Progress @ St. John’s Theatre (94 Norman Ave.) 9pm, play written and directed by Sean Edward Lewis, RSVP: email info (at) stjohnstheatre.org ♫ Jo Schornikow @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 9:30pm, special set with surprise scottish guest!!! shortbread n oatcakes for everybody
MONDAY 3/19 • Dine in Brooklyn begins (3/19-3/29): While I am disappointed that only 3 Greenpoint restaurants are participating, including Lokal (905 Lorimer St), it’s cool that 2 are Polish: Karczma (136 Greenpoint Ave.) & Krolewskie Jadlo (694 Manhattan Ave.) Closeby, Bamontes (32 Wither St.), an old (I mean old) school Italian-American joint, white table cloths, waiters in tuxedos, major bolognese sauce and kick-ass martinis, is in. Did I hear someone say Greenpointers Restaurant Week?
TUESDAY 3/20 * VCR Party @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $11 variety show, featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, storytellers and video collectors sharing their favorite video clips, more info ♫ Coney Island Novels with Tara Altebrando and Haley Tanner @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Largehearted Lit unites authors and musicians in a celebration of storytelling.
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