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National Sawdust Announces Fifth Season: “Take Root”

National Sawdust is a leading non-profit music venue dedicated to building new audiences for classical and new music

National Sawdust, the hot-on-the-rise performing arts institution in Williamsburg, announced its landmark fifth anniversary, “Take Root.” This season will be focused on celebrating the artistic process, from incubation to dissemination, while honoring the local and global artistic community that National Sawdust serves.

An artistic home for creatives and an incubator of vital new works, National Sawdust has practiced a devotion to representation of voices. In its fifth season, National Sawdust deepens its ties to its community and digs into its roots with the Artists-In-Residence program, which takes artists’ work from incubation to dissemination. This season’s class of residents are Lucy Dhegrae, Ash Koosha, Against The Grain Theatre, Kinds of Kings, Mwenso & The Shakes, and Sonic.

For its fifth season, National Sawdust is dedicating a week to each of its diverse National Sawdust Curators to better ensure that the organization’s curatorial model provides an invaluable platform for the artists selected and guided by the curators to advance their careers through performances on National Sawdust’s stage. This season’s curators are Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) and Ted Hearne.

“Take Root” also sees the public debut of National Sawdust’s partnership with Juilliard: the BluePrint Fellowship Program, a dual-track career, project mentoring, and commissioning course designed to leverage the extensive project development and presenting experience of the National Sawdust team and guest women and female-identifying mentors to help bridge the fellows’ training and bring their interdisciplinary projects to completion at National Sawdust. Guest composers for this first round, spearheaded by Prestini, include Prestini, Claire Chase, Reena Esmail, Nathalie Joachim, Alex Temple, and Laura Kaminsky. 

Also, National Sawdust continues to stretch the boundaries of creative possibility through the launch of a long-term sound partnership with legendary Berkeley company Meyer Sound. With the installation of Meyer Sound’s Constellation® acoustic system as well as its immersive component Spacemap®, National Sawdust builds upon its already stellar reputation as a place for bold experimentation and creativity. Spacemap’s sophisticated, multi-channel panning system provides artists an extraordinary amount of freedom to explore and play with three-dimensional spatial sound, while Constellation offers an almost unlimited palette of acoustic possibilities with the press of a button.

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Art Battle, Papi Juice, Wilder Shores — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/24-4/30)

WEDNESDAY 4/24

♫ Valley Maker, Tomberlin @ The Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.), 7pm, $14, Buy Tix
# Cookbook Club: The Nimble Cook by Ronna Welsh @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, FREE, Bring your favorite dish from The Nimble Cook for a potluck party! RSVP
* Communing with Tree Spirits: A Journey To Discover The Sacred Healing @ Anima Mundi (31 Noble St.), 7pm, $40, meditation to connect more deeply with the trees, Buy Tix
♫ Injury Reserve @ Zone One Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 4/25

♦ Bird Alert: An Exhibition Featuring Works of Sophie Butcher & Annie Novak @ Kings County Brewers Collective (381 Troutman St.), 5pm, FREE, art and conversation around migratory birds, RSVP for 7pm Panel discussion
♦ Art Battle Brooklyn @ House of Yes (2 Wyckoff St.), 6:30pm, $25, live competitive painting, Buy Tix
♦ RISO PRINTING WORKSHOP @ A/D/O (29 Norman Ave.), 7pm, $97.50, Buy Tix
♫ Psychemagik and Fa Tik x Ma Sha at Black Flamingo @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen St.), 10pm, $8, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Greenpoint Gallery Night, Pink Moon Farmraiser, and Earth Love Festival — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/17- 4/23)

WEDNESDAY 4/17

# A Tale of Two Cities: Immigrant Foodways in London & NYC @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St.), 6:30pm, $20, signing + bites from the cookbook, Buy Tix
* Greening the Concrete Jungle: An Intro to Green Roofs @ AgTech (40 Bushwick Ave.), 6:30pm, $29, Buy Tix
♫# A Dinner Party with Daisy the Great @ Le Fanfare (1103 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, $50, Italian food, music and bourbon, Buy Tix
♫ FULL FLEX w/ Dave Q + Ripley @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 4/18

♫ Pink Moon Farmraiser @ The Palace (206 Nassau Ave.), 7pm, $20, a fundraising party for North Brooklyn farms, Buy Tix
# A Brick Lane Bangladeshi Dinner with author Dina Begum @ Archestrauts Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $50, a three course meal, Buy Tix
* Open Full Moon Ritual: The Pink Moon @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, Buy Tix
♦ Mold Session # 3 – Mediareality of the Divine Beyond @ Glass House (246 Union Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Spring TRIVIA, Silent Disco Yoga and Brisket Kings — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/10 -4/16)

WEDNESDAY 4/10

# Brisket King NYC 2019 @ Biba Williamsburg (110 Kent Ave.), 6pm, $85, 20 chefs, all inclusive drinks, Buy Tix
^ Poetry & Translation @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7pm, FREE, More info
♫ Lisa Carver, God is my Co-Pilot, Bob Bert, Blyre Cpanx ! @ Noise Workshop (389 Melrose St.), 7:30pm, FREE, More Info
☺ U UP? – A Brooklyn Comedy Show and Storytelling Competition @ The Corners (395 Nostrand Ave.), 8:30pm, FREE, RSVP

THURSDAY 4/11

♫ Multi Culti with Thomas Von Party, Facets, Myn, RTMC & Andi @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 10pm, FREE before midnight with RSVP/ $5 after, More Info
♫ SWMRS @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $21, Buy Tix
♫ Savoir Adore (Album Release), Sulene, Crush Club (DJ) @ Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 8pm, $15, Buy Tix
♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency at Black Flamingo @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Flower Power Spring Market, L’Rain, Torst 6th Anniversary and Brooklyn Beerlesque — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/3 – 4/9)

Our Flower Power-themed Greenpointers Spring Market is THIS SUNDAY (April 7th, 1-7PM) inside one of Brooklyn’s historic spaces, the beautiful Greenpoint Loft (67 West St)! Shop from 60+ highly curated local crafters and artisans while enjoying live music, views of the NYC skyline, FREE fun activities like roof deck yoga, dreamcatcher workshops, butterfly making station, immersive fairy glen, photo booth decked out with a floral art installation, 3D avatar creation, poetry, & more! Celebrate the season with peace, love, and supporting local indie business.

WEDNESDAY 4/3

* Bushwick Adult Dancing @ Earth Arts (936 Madison St.), 7pm, $10-$20, This class is focused on a creative and supportive system for women, fem and female identifying communities from all walks of life and body types. The mission is to create physical, emotional, spiritual strength and healing through dance. Buy Tix
* Doctor’s Orders Presented By The Shift Workshop @ The William Vale (111 N. 12th St.), 7pm, FREE, What happens when a biologist, physician, neuroscientist and sex researcher join together to answer questions you may have never felt comfortable asking your own doctor? More info
♫ Limited Resources 28 @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer), 9pm, $10 donation, More Info
♫ Homecoming Spring Affair with DJ Greg Poole @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 4/4

* Transportation Committee Mtg — Community Board 1 @ Swinging 60s Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.), 6:30pm, FREE, More Info
♦ LIGHT YEAR 48: Digital Fairy Tales, Vengeance is Mine @ Pearl Street Triangle, 7pm, FREE, video art projected onto the Manhattan Bridge, More Info
♫ Canned Heat: A Jamiroquai Party @ Schimanski (54 N. 11th St.), 8pm, FREE w/ RSVP til 9pm, $10 after, RSVP
♫ The Buck Stops at Pete’s @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.), 11pm, $5 suggested, More Info Continue reading

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Calico Relaunch, Cabinet of Curiosities and Art @ Three’s — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (3/13 – 3/19)

WEDNESDAY 3/13

♦ Outside the Lines: A Monthly Artmaking Program for Adults @ Bushwick Library (340 Bushwich Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE, looking to create and connect with other artists in a relaxed setting? Brooklyn Public Library’s Bushwick branch is proud to bring you a brand new, therapeutic, and fun artmaking program just for adults. More Info
^ WORD Presents Hampton Fancher and Mary-Beth Hughes @ Word (126 Franklin St.), 7:30pm, $5, a guide to the craft of screenwriting and an evening with the screenwriter of Blade Runner, Buy Tix
♫ Ilegal Wednesdays: Night Powers, TaDA!, China Wyte @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Avenue), 7:30pm, $10, More Info
♫ Paul Arámbula, Kindnεss, Basil Leaf, Mitchell Keaney @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $7, More Info

THURSDAY 3/14

# Timballo Dinner @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 6:30pm, $30, Buy Tix
♫ Alex Zhang Hungtai (fka Dirty Beaches) @ San Damiano Mission (85 N. 15th St.) 8pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ Frank/ieConsent Album Release w/Holy People,Cal Fish,Boiled Wool @ Rubulad (Secret Location), 8pm, $8-10, More Info
♫ Tropical Past & Future Residency @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, $10, More Info Continue reading

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On Air Fest, Panorama Challenge and Women’s Suffrage Walking Tour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint (2/27 – 3/5)

WEDNESDAY 2/27

♫ What Would Tilda Swinton Do, Sean Spada, BackUp @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 6pm, $5, More Info
♫ Stone Series: Peter Evans @ National Sawdust (80 N. 6th St.), 7pm, $25, Buy Tix
* Scent + Sound Bath With Sara Auster & Alex Falk @ The William Vale (111 N. 12th St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix
♫ Starla/ Agua Viva/ Sammy Weissberg + Hillai Govreen /SylbieShade @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $10, More Info

THURSDAY 2/28

# Learn Fondue BK @ Le Fond (105 Norman Ave.), 6:30pm, $20, Buy Tix
♫ The Cat Empire @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $29.50, Buy Tix
# Eggplant Parm Dinner @ Archestratus Books and Foods (160 Huron St.), 6:30pm, $30, Buy Tix
♫ Project Pablo x Beto Cravioto ~all night long @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl.), 10pm, $10, Buy Tix Continue reading

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A Hartstop Affair, Virgin Beasts, Sunday Salon and Vale Drink & Draw — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/23 – 1/29)

WEDNESDAY 1/23

♫ Sonoro x Pragmatik w/ Daylomar[Unleash London] @ 101Brooklyn (134 Metropolitan Ave.), 6pm, FREE, 2-for-1 drinks 6-7pm, music all night, More Info
* The Five Elements Within: Connecting With Your Body’s Road Map @ Anima Mundi (31 Noble St.), 7pm, $35-140, a 5-element workshop series, Buy Tix
♫ Daddy Issues, Leggy, Desert Sharks @ Baby’s Alright (146 Broadway.), 8pm, $12-14, Buy Tix
♦ We’re Going to Eat You (1980) by Tsui Hark @ Spectacle Theater (124 S. 3rd), 10pm, $5, Hong Kong New Wave fantasy, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 1/24

* Public Visoning for Bushwick Inlet Park Design @ Bushwick Inlet Park Building (86 Kent Ave.), 6pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Laraaji, Rachika S @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St.) 7pm, $15-18, Buy Tix
^♫ NationalSawdust+: Paul Muldoon’s “Against the Grain” @ National Sawdust (80 North 6th), 7:30pm, $29-34, Literary music series, Buy Tix
♫ FYRN – bowed guitar quartet @ Arete Venue and Gallery (67 West St #103.), 8:30pm, $15, More Info Continue reading

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Art Hole, Cartoon Carnival and Brooklyn Soup Takedown — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/16-1/22)

WEDNESDAY 1/16

♫ MUNYA, Hideout, Pueblo @ Zone One Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave.), 7pm, $10-12, Buy Tix
* A Wild West Murder Mystery Experience @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave.), 8pm, $25, an 1870 whodunnit, Buy Tix
♫ Mother of Mars, Phyllis & Aristotle, Chuck Bettis @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ Ilegal Wednesday: 2 Katies DJ Night @ Our Wicked Lady (153 Morgan Ave), 9pm, FREE, More Info

THURSDAY 1/17

♦ Wave. Particle. Duplex. by Studio SWINE Public Opening @ A/D/O (29 Norman.), 6pm, FREE, More Info
♫ Japanese Breakfast @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.) 7pm, $23, Buy Tix
♦ Art Hole’s First Birthday Party! @ Art Hole at Rubulad (Bushwick), 7:30pm, $15-20, Figure Drawing, Buy Tix
♫ Wonderwheel Recordings 15 in NYC w/ El Búho, Nickodemus & more @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, $10-15, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Lady Moon and the Eclipse, Brooklyn Overground, Strikes for Strays and Mocktale Comedy — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/9-1/15)

WEDNESDAY 1/9

♦ Katya Grokhovsky: Bad Acts @ Wythe Hotel  (80 Wythe Ave.), 6:30pm, FREE w/ RSVP, video, live performance and Q+A part of the Wythe Hotel Artist Residency Series, more info
* VOCÊ episode 4: real talk, realpolitik @ Bar Uni (674 Manhattan Ave.), 7pm, FREE, poetry, music, meditation, comedy and politics, More Info
♫ Bot Garden, The Big Net, Hard Pass, **Secret Set** at SPR @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 7:30pm, $8, rock, Indie and punk, More Info
* Late Nights On Air / mayday heyday parfait / Landing Sites @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave), 7:30pm, $10-12, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 1/10

* Intro to Dream Interpretation @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave.), 7pm, $15, Buy Tix
^♫ Houston Rap Tapes: Lance Scott Walker and Jacques Morel @ McNally Jackson Williamsburg (76 North 4 St.) 7pm, FREE, an oral history of Bayou City Hip Hop, More Info
♦ The Image You Missed @ Union Docs (322 Union Ave.), 7:30pm, $10, Personal history interspersed with the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Buy Tix
♦ Opening Reception: Self-Indulgence VS Subtexture @ Sage Brooklyn (299-301 Graham Ave.), 8pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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