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Weekend Music Picks, or, Nights in Black Satin (1/29 – 1/31)

Lily Virginia; black velvet

 

I’d like to make you feel something and maybe one day you’ll sing a song of mine a little too loudly walking down the street. 

That’s what we’d all want out of life, right? Or at least out of a recent crush.

I grabbed that from Lily Virginia’s Bandcamp page. She plays the Brooklyn Convergence at Muchmore’s on Friday.

Details, and dirty music from Mexico plus Mardi Gras magic below. Continue reading

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade Marks the Arrival of Summer in NYC!

The 32nd Annual Mermaid Parade ©Laura Weyl

This past Saturday, June 21st, New Yorkers had a chance to grow back their tails, don their eye patches, and be part of that worlddd at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Mayor Bill de Blasio was there, maybe you were there, and Greenpointers was definitely there…getting the full scoop. Continue reading

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House of Vans Open Skate, Art Openings, Vegan Bake Off, V-Day Markets, Warrior Dance Party and Mardi Gras: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (2/6-2/12)

Missing a kick
at the icebox door
It closed anyway.
— Book of Haikus – Jack Kerouac

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

WEDNESDAY 2/6
WABC 7’s Town Hall Meeting @ Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights) 7-8:30pm, Brooklyn residents will have an opportunity to speak directly to reporters, in an open town hall forum, “Brooklynites” can discuss any of the issues they believe are important to their neighborhoods or the city at large
Vans Open Skate @House of Vans (25 Franklin St) 7pm-11pm, FREE Every Wednesday night from now until it warms up Vans is opening the doors to anyone and everyone who wants to come in from the cold and get their skate on FREE pizza, RSVP required houseofvans (at)gmail.com

THURSDAY 2/7
EV’RYDAY @R.B.W. (174 Franklin Street) Opening Reception 6-10pm, Spring 2013 Artist curation featuring rruka Drawn Textiles “The Original Series” and the debut of her lighting “City Lights” Series 1 More Info
On An On/Tiny Victories/Young Heel @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10 RSVP 
Funky Warsaw @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs St) 10pm, FREE DJ Bobby J plays all vinyl, sassy-ass 60’s soul, funky funk, power-pop pop-pop, post apocalyptic punk, and pre-historic hip-hop

FRIDAY 2/8
♦  Amy Lincoln: Plants, Portraits, and a Distant View @Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave, 2nd Fl) Opening Reception, 6-9pm Solo exhibition of paintings by Bushwick artist Amy Lincoln More Info
 *Born Again @Calico (67 West St #206) Opening 7-9pm, featuring works by Thomas Buildmore, Allison Maletz, and Charles Wilkin. Each artist takes something from the past a concept, an image, a sound – and recontextualizes or recreates it to be experienced in a new light, from a different angle than originally intended RSVP
Structure of Feeling @ Heliopolis (154 Huron St) Opening 7-10pm, An exhibition featuring Sandra Sitron and Ted Kennedy,Painting, video, haptics with special guests Christian Science Minotaur (in the Annex) RSVP
Heralds of all Revolutions @The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, Colorful paintings comprised of dots on small wooden panels assembled into larger forms comprise this show RSVP
Loose Lips: A Night of Erotica @Bushwick Fireproof (119 Ingraham St)7-11pm, $5 suggested Papercut Press presents a celebration of erotic art, film, and literature. Laurie Weeks (Zippermouth) is to headline the readings and Don Pablo Pedro will be among the artists showing work More Info
Heliotropes/JCK Davey/Dead Stars/The Veda Rays/Strangers@Paper Box (17 Meadow St) 7:30pm, $7 More Info
♦  Alan Watts/Yvette/Absolutely Free/Breeding Program/DJ Porkchop @ Big Snow (89 Varet St) 8pm, $7 Readings More Info
The Urban Circuit with Aputumpu Presents: Winter Warriors @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow Street) 8pm-4am, $7 Live Bands, DJs, Dancing, Interactive Art Installation: Part 1 Rock out to indie-rock bands, TalkFine, Jangula and Wild International, Part 2 Shake your booty on the dance-floor with DJ duo The FancyCats and DJ Norm RSVP
Portlandia Party @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 10-11pm,Every Friday night see Portlandia on Boulevard’s big screen! Grills open too,$5 all-you-can-eat BBQ! More Info
Adult Animation Midnights @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) Midnight, $5  a month long series of cartoons that are definitely NOT for children More Info

SATURDAY 2/9
 *Greenpointers Valentine’s Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, Picking up a local gift for your honey will be easy with over 45 vendors under one romantically decorated roof: Gifts, Food, Drinks, Nail Art, Couple Astrology Readings, Prizes, Raffle, Photo Booth, Message In A Bottle! RSVP
Vegan Valentines Shop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, ) noon-5pm, NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market, V-Day edition, featuring the best small businesses around. More Info
Joe Goddard (Hot Chip DJ set) @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th St.) 11:30-4am, $20 RSVP

SUNDAY 2/10
The Skint’s Vegan Bake Off @The Bell House(149 7th Street,Gowanus) 3pm, $15(includes raffle) Feed and bump elbows with other local vegan-sweet seekers plus  judges Chef Adam Sobel (owner of the insanely-popular Cinnamon Snail Food Truck and Certified Orgasmic),Sarah Gross, organizer of the annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and owner of Rescue Chocolate, and whip-smart comedian Myq Kaplan TIX
Yob/Hull/Bezoar @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7:30-10:30pm, $15 RSVP

MONDAY 2/11
 *Greenpoint Environmental Benefit Projects Program @ The Polish & Slavic Center (176 Java St) 5-8pm Get updated on the program’s progress mee the general administrator and weigh in on the types of environmental projects you want to see funded in Greenpoint, Learn More 

FAT TUESDAY 2/12
Mardi Gras @Mable’s (44 Berry Street) 7-11pm, Mardi Gras Party on Fat Tuesday at with Catahoula Cajun Band for an incredible night, toe-tappin foot stomping dance music, and comfort food specials RSVP

 *  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event

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