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Nomadic Sojourns, Heliotropes, Earth Day, Cashing Out, Save Beer, Ghost Bike Ride, Girl Scout Cookies : What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/17-4/23)

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WEDNESDAY 4/17
 And The Witch / Heliotropes @ Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $12, Heliotropes is back to BK after a cross country tour! More Info
 Rama / Special Guest / Teams / Sleep Over / Splash @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, This show will be filmed for an Intrepid Fox Production, so dress for the big screen! RSVP
The Regular Comedy Show @ The Creek & The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC) 10-11:30pm, FREE, More Info 

THURSDAY 4/18
Nomadic Sojourns @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30-7:30pm, a publishing collective “of staid movement,” presents a night of socially-conscious readings from its annual journal and music, RSVP
Lester Goldman: High Wire @ The Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St.) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, Electric colors, sweeping lines, personal and political symbols, and a variety of media from sculpture to performance.
 On An On @Knitting Factory (261 Metropolitan Ave) 8:30, $12 More Info
 Jenkins/Cardboard/The Top @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, Double album release party! RSVP

FRIDAY 4/19
Marty’s Cool Biennial @Heliopolis (154 Huron St) 7-10pm, FREE, The space’s first annual benefit show featuring donated works 100% of the profits going to  funding the space, RSVP
Cashing Out @ NURTUREart Gallery (56 Bogart St, Bushwick) 7-9pm, FREE,  features artists’ musings on our current financial system and their creative proposals for establishing alternative economies, More Info
Chez Bushwick Presents: Romanian Dance History VII @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $12, In two days artists from around the world will perform dances Choreographed by Brynjar Bandlien, RSVP
 Horn Rebellion Party Ensemble @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 11pm, This 4 weekend residency kicks off with special guest: Jody Watley / Body Language / Savoir Adore / Ernesto, RSVP

SATURDAY 4/20
•4/20 Brooklyn Music Video Festival @ Ivy House Studios (1040 Metropolitan Ave) 3:30-11pm, $6, A celebration of the craft of music video making, learn about the production, art, and business side of music videos, forum for video makers to network, RSVP
Spring Fever Festival @Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 3-8pm, $15 music by Quintron / Black Dice / K-Holes, BBQ, open studios, RSVP

SUNDAY  4/21
• Troop 2822 Girl Scouts Sell Cookies @ Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave) 10am-2pm
• Ghost Bike Memorial Ride @ All Over NYC, noon-5pm, brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city over the past year, bring flowers and other items to honor those lost, RSVP
• Earth Day BBQ/Potluck @ Java St Garden (59 Java Street), 3-6pm, $10 suggested donation, Celebrating Earth Day with the Greenpoint community is invited, there will be fun and food for everyone,bring your favorite dish to share
•Free Spring Bike Tuneup @Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 3-7pm, FREE, pop-up bike shop, with Silk Road Cycles, we’ll provide tools, a stand or two, and a parts-washing station; you just bring your bike, ready for love, More Info


MONDAY 4/22

• Save Our Beer @Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St) 7-9:30pm, FREE, learn more about
the dangers of fracking,  RSVP
• Trivia Night @ Boulevard Trivia Night (579 Meeker) 8-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge and win prizes, fun to had! More Info

TUESDAY 4/23
The Trap @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, Nate Fernald/Kerryn Feehan/The Lucas Bros/Kelly Fastuca/Jason Saenz RSVP
• Collector’s Night @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 N. 11th St) 8-10pm, $15 (includes a beer), All funds raised benefits the City Reliquary

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

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Brain-Cave Festival, Spring Markets, Pre-1907 NYC, Greencycle Swaps, Greenpoint Art: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/10-4/16)

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WEDNESDAY 4/10

♫ Taj Mahal Trio @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) Door at 6pm, $25, Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal performs blues and roots music, More Info
L Magazine’s and Kanine Records’ 10th Anniversary @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Xray Eyeballs / Lodro/ Valleys, RSVP 
Araabmuzik @ The OutPost (74 Wythe Ave,) 10pm, $15, Tix

THURSDAY (4/11)

• Williamsburg Greenpoint Food Co-op Community Meeting @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 7-9pm, RSVP
♦ Hyperbolic
@ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Matt Leines, RSVP
♫ Brain-Cave Festival 2013 (4/11-4/14) @Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $12-40, Brooklyn music festival featuring the borough’s brightest and most innovative  underground/indie bands, RSVP
AbeMixture: A Storm Of Words @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comedians Liz Miele/Rob Cantrell/Justy Dodge/Lauren Ireland/Ken Jepsen and J LaLond, RSVP
♫ Diarrhea Planet / Wild Yaks / Flagland @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

FRIDAY 4/12

♦ Aura @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, a collection of watercolor + ink works by Amanda Brown, RSVP
♦ Death In Flesh @ Laundry Lung Gallery (67 West Street, Suite #214) Opening Reception 7-9pm, featuring the ink works of Emma Kohlmann and photography by Caroline Schub, curated by Nicole Aiello, RSVP
Static @ Calico Gallery (67 West St #206, Brooklyn) Opening Reception 7-9pm, works by Elana Adler and Hannah Lamar Simmons, RSVP
♫ Wavves / Fidlar / Cheatahs @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, More Info

SATURDAY 4/13

*Greenpointers Spring Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, Drink, Eat (tons of local food vendors), Photobooth, Nail Art, Live Music via Brain-Cave Festival, and Shop an impressive line up of local vendors, RSVP
• Greencycle Swap @ St. Nicks Alliance (2 Kingsland Ave), Williamsburg Beacon(88 N 11th St), Grand Street Campus (850 Grand St) noon-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned gently-used & working items, browse the selection & take as many riches as you can carry! More Info
• Reading @ Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, FREE, a poetry cabaret featuring Michelle Taransky / Emily Hunt / Caitlin Grace McDonnell & Tim Requarth on piano, RSVP
* Curatorial Talk with Lon Black @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-10pm, a visit to pre-1907 New York City with a slide show, lecture and tour of “Greetings From the City of New York.”
♫ Doldrums / Friends / Sean Nicholas Savage @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP


SUNDAY  4/14

• Ridgewood Market @ Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave) 11am, art, vintage, local crafts, food, drinks, RSVP
• Gotham Writers Workshop @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2-3pm, FREE, Join writer Shelly Oria for a fiction writing class on generating ideas and storytelling techniques, then share your work in a dynamic and supportive environment, RSVP
♫ Mmoss / Quilt / Prince Rupert’s Drops / Electric Mess @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, RSVP

MONDAY 4/15
♫ White Lung / Goosebumps / Syphilitic Lust / Boca Raton @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

TUESDAY 4/16
♫ They Might Be Giants @ Academy Records Annex (96 N. 6th Street,) 7pm, FREE, in-store set and autograph session, More Info

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

 

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Brain-Cave Festival Invades Greenpoint (4/11-4/14): Interview With The Organizers

Greenpointers could not be more excited to welcome Brain-Cave Festival (4/11-4/14) to the neighborhood this year! We admire founder Luis Velasquez (CaraBella Presents) and co-producer Gabo Rodriguez (Supercrush Studio) and jumped at the chance to team up with them again (past events have included CMJ Showcase and Fuck Off Sandy Benefit)!

In addition to a packed 4 day festival at Europa (98 Meserole Ave), the Greenpointers Spring Market (4/13) will play host to 3 Brain-Cave acts, for FREE!

Remember to get your tickets early! (4 day pass and single day passes available)

We interviewed Luis and Gabo and picked a few shows we are extra excited about:

GP: Can you tell us how Brain-Cave Festival came to life and how the festival is structured?
Luis: I started Brain-Cave with Justin Stivers (former member of the Antlers) back in April 2011, at Shea Stadium in Bushwick. I wanted to bring-out and pay respect to Brooklyn’s artists from all mediums that represent the culture of this neighborhood.
Gabo: This year, we’re planning a 4-day multimedia experience, that includes most forms of art and entertainment. We want people’s senses to be stimulated at all times.

GP: Explain the partnership with Carabella and Supercrush. How do you guys know each other and why are you working together?
Gabo: We met by chance but, one might say it was fate. Luis is part of the art collective, Art Pussy. They were planning a 2-day festival in Puerto Rico, his mother’s native homeland. They contacted me for one of the artist I book for, and we started talking about the festival. I’m also Puerto Rican, so I was really interested in the festival they were trying to produce. Being that we both had the same interests in producing something beautiful for the island, we both decided that it would be a good idea that I go help out. I did, and from then on we’ve been working together!
Luis: I think we’re both honest and true to ourselves when we do something. That’s an important quality to have when you’re trying to create any type of art.

GP: Brain-Cave moves to different hoods ever year. Why Greenpoint this year? Did you have any other parts of Brooklyn in mind?
Luis: We chose Greenpoint because, similar to the festival, it’s a neighborhood that’s always changing. Greenpoint has a lot of history. Also, my brother was born in Greenpoint, so there’s a lot of personal history there, as well.

GP: Europa?! What should we expect?
Luis: A dark cavernous space that will mess with your senses.

GP: The flyer artwork is rad. Who is the artist?
Luis: The artwork was done by Abbey Ley. She’s an amazing illustrator, with a lot of history in the indie-DIY scene.

GP: How did you curate the bands?
Luis: We both did a list of all the artists that we respect and would love to see live. We combined them, and saw which ones would do great together. It’s definitely a work of collaboration.

GP: How many people are you expecting? 
Gabo: We hope the whole neighborhood shows! 

GP: Who are some of the big headliners of the festival?
Gabo: We consider all the artists headliners, and we’re excited to see all of them! Here are links to most of the artists! – Check-out the full Brain-Cave Festival 2013 Line-Up, here!

Greenpointers: Some of our personal faves are:
(all shows held at Europa except for shows held at the Greenpointers Spring Market)

Thursday, April 11th 
Gunfight!
Eula
The Suzan

April 12th 
J.Viewz

April 13th –Greenpointers Spring Market
Viento
Jon Mizrachi
Backwords

April 13th – Europa
Monogold
Ice Cream

April 14th
Black Cobra

GP: Where will you be grabbing a beer when you are done working?
Luis: Beloved is definitely like a second home to me. They treat me like family there.
Gabo: Diamond Bar is definitely great for a chill beer spot. But, I’ll probably be hanging with Luis all weekend, so, Beloved it is!

 

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Pot Smoking Prez, Doom Poop, Meatballs, Bizarre Jazz, Mad Men, Face Paint+Feathers, Bird Shit: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (4/3-4/9)

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WEDNESDAY 4/3
* Story Love @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30-7:30pm, The Story Pirates need you, help tens of thousands of children write a complete, original story, provide positive, personalized feedback for each and every one, RSVP
• 
Work it Brooklyn
@ Acme Studio (63 N 3rd Street) 7-9pm, $5, Spring Networking Fling, with speed-networking, beers, and mingling, RSVP
♫ Rosy Street / Bill Bartholomew + The Governours / Oy Vey @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Close Encounters moves it show to the bar scene! RSVP
♫ Waxahatchee / Certain Spiders / Modern Hut / Radiator Hospital @ 285 Kent 8pm, $10, RSVP

THURSDAY  4/4
Yummy Eats @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7pm, Korean Food Night, More Info
4th Annual Meatball Slapdown @ The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7-10pm, $50, Buy Tix
Classic Simpsons Trivia @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 7:30pm, $10 per team, RSVP
♫ Ice Cream / Animal Tropical / The Roulettes / Claire’s Diary @ Big Snow (89 Varet St, Bushwick) 8pm, RSVP
♫ Bizarre Jazz and Blues @Bizarre (12 Jefferson St, Bushwick) 9pm, FREE, plays in a style that harkens back to an era when jazz was the pop music of the day, More Info
♫ The Juan Maclean / Tim Sweeney / Dan Wender@ The Output (74 Wythe Ave)10pm, $15, RSVP

 

FRIDAY 4/5
 The Unknown @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, New paintings by Feargal Doyle, RSVP
 Fractured @ Projekt722 (722 Metropolitan Ave) Opening Reception 6pm, two-person exhibition featuring works by Brad Parsons and Mikel Durlam, RSVP
#Wine & Food Fest @ O Live Brooklyn (60 Broadway) 6-8pm, $10, An evening of wine and food tastings, by D.O.C. RSVP
‘One Hundred Foot’ 16MM FILMS @ CPR-Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $6, 20 beautiful films presented on 16mm film, curated by Jim Hobbs (Q&A), Mono No Aware provides snacks & refreshments, RSVP
♦ Tracking Signals High And Low @(566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) 7-10pm, FREE, most recent works by two artist collectives – vydavy and Project 59 dealing with global and domestic behavioral patterns, RSVP
♫ Conveyor / Sky White Tiger / Grandchildren @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $10, Conveyor, an art-rock band from Greenpoint will be performing new sounds, RSVP 
♥ Spring Warriors with TalkFine / Jangula / Wild International / FancyCats @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 9pm-4am, $5, Dance Party! Feathers, face paint and beads will turn you into the fierce warrior inside you, RSVP
The Ladies of Bushwick Present: The Vagina Monologues (4/5-4/7) @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 9pm, $15, 3 performances to raise money for Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a BK advocacy organization for young women, More Info

SATURDAY 4/6
*61 Franklin St Garden Meeting @Good Yoga (73 Calyer St) 2pm, The newest community open green space in Greenpoint, with an herb bed, native plants and flowers and a community meeting space, finalizing design, discussing membership, scheduling a build day, RSVP
 “No Ocean Here” Book Launch @ The Cee Flat (988 Manhattan Ave) 4-7pm, a published poetry collection that aspires to bring social change using words, RSVP
♦ “try as we may to make silence, we cannot” @ Calico (67 West St, #205) 6-9pm, Parsons MFA fundraiser with silent auction, RSVP
♦ Halsey Hathaway @ Rawson Project (223 Franklin St) Opening Reception 6-8pm, FREE, RSVP 
BBOX Presents: Chemistry @ Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory (288 Seigel St, Bushwick) 8pm, a night of DJs, dancing and…chocolate! Cheap beer Brooklyn Brewery beer, all bar proceeds to BBOX Radio — Brooklyn Community Radio RSVP 
♫ Nate Young / Eli Keszler / Monopoly Child Star Searchers / Sugarm / Ducktails @ 285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP
♫ No Sky God / Lonesome Leash / John Houx / Scott Rudd @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $5, RSVP
♫ Zozobra / Kowloon Walled City / The Austerity Program @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP

SUNDAY  4/7
• Birdshit @ Moma PS1 (22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC) 2-6pm, Inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull with elements of Ginsberg’s Kaddish, BirdShit is a multimedia performance piece that combines theater, dance, video, live and pre-recorded music, and a few surprise elements, RSVP
Open Your Eyes and Ears: Open Mic @Yes Gallery (147 India St) 5-7pm, FREE, Anyone can play music, sing, read, tap dance, the last day to see the Almost Priceless show, RSVP
*Prohibition Parallels @ The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 7-10pm, FREE, Join the president of the American Pot-Smokers Association for a discussion about the parallels between alcohol prohibition and marijuana, RSVP
♥ Mad Men Premiere Party @ Trash Bar (256 Grant St) 8pm, $7, Pre-game it with a little garage and punk rock, Open bar 8-9. Food and drink specials inspired by the show, decade appropriate attire strongly encouraged! More Info

MONDAY 4/8
♫ Nick Waterhouse / Jonathan Toubin @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 9pm, $10, More Info
☺ Broken Comedy @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Hosted by Mike Denny/Michael Che/Nimesh Patel, More Info

TUESDAY 4/9
Bad Movie Brooklyn Presents, Over The Top @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE,  Sylvester Stallone stars in “Over The Top” which bravely merges the sensitive story of a single father trying to win back custody of his son with the raw manliness of competitive truck driver arm wrestling, Bonus: Arm wrestling challenges to begin immediately afterwards RSVP

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

 

 

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Do Drugs, Brooklyn Brewery’s 25th Bday, Handjob Academy, Space Art, Sweat-lodge & Crayfish Boil and Terrific Comedy: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (3/20-3/26)

“Let’s make mischief!”
― Shimamoto Shozo, Kirin (1960’s Japanese children’s poetry magazine)

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WEDNESDAY 3/20
Performance and Prose @Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, a night of storytelling, reading, and poetry, Writer Mike Albo, poet Boni Joi, author Reverend Jen, and poet Ronna Lebo will each perform, followed by a Q&A and signing, RSVP
Huck Unplugged @Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 8pm, FREE, lineup of live, acoustic music: Sammy Gallo/Forrest Hudes/Wayward Daughter, RSVP
Heavy Metal Laser Place Comedy Show @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Hosted by Tom Cowell and John Anderson/Michael Che/Amber Nelson/Brad Austin, RSVP
Big Terrific Comedy Show @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, FREE, Claudia Cogan/Michael Che/Emily Heller and more, RSVP
*Local X Local w/ Beach Fossils @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, FREE, Celebrating the best in locally brewed music, arts, media and 25 years of Brooklyn Brewery! RSVP
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat/Body Parts/Yvette @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm, $7, RSVP

THURSDAY  3/21
Backwords/The Meaning of Life/Cold Warps/Hippy/Dead Young Friends @The Grand Victory (245 Grand St) 7pm, $8 More Info
Tom Shillue’s Funny Story @The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $10, The premise is simple: Comedian Tom Shillue and guests tell their best true stories, you drink Brooklyn beer and enjoy the show, Eugene Mirman/Nick Tuner/Abby Sher/Mishka Shubaly/Joel Weidl, RSVP 
70’s Disco @The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 8pm, FREE, Get down and boogie, drink specials and prizes for best 70’s get up! More Info
Cool Runnings @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, The true story of the first Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, throwback jamz by Living Single (Sista/Sista) after the screening, More Info
*Bad Credit No Credit/Disposable Rocket Band/Toys and Tiny Instruments/Handjob Academy @Death By Audio (49 S 2nd St) 8pm, $7, RSVP
We Are The Wilderness/Teen Girl Scientist Monthly/Jackpot/Tiger/Pool @Cameo Art (93 N. 6th St) 8pm, $7, RSVP
Input:Bok Bok/Kingdom/L-Vis 1990/Girlunit/Mike Q/Rizzla/Kelela @Output (74 Wythe Ave) 10pm, $15, RSVP

FRIDAY 3/22
Barrier Brewing Night @Eastern District (1053 Manhattan Ave) 6-8pm, FREE, Long Beach’s Barrier Brewing is back up and running after a post-Sandy rebuilding, taste a wide selection of Barrier’s fantastic beers for free! RSVP
Rocking on Empty @Fowler Arts Collective (67 West Street, Unit 216) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Hyun Jung Cho appropriates and repurposes found objects and everyday cultural ephemera such as tires, guitar picks, and chains and assigns them new, idiosyncratic meanings, More Info
Fugue State @Janet Kurnatowsk Gallery (205 Norman Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Ben La Rocco’s panoramic paintings reveal the possibility of a visual space-time continuum, More Info
Bueno/Zula/Celestial Shore/Baked/Ovlov @Big Snow (89 Varet St, Bushwick) 8pm, More Info 
Behold…the Arctopus/Helen Money @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP

SATURDAY 3/23
* Esben And The Witch/Heliotropes @Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $12, More Info
Hundred Waters/Salt Cathedral @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP

SUNDAY  3/24
*Massive Record Sale @Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St) 1pm, FREE, Flip through thousands of LP’s, EP’s, CD’s, 45’s, 12″ & 7″, listening station so you can try before you buy and drink specials, RSVP
The Double Boiler! Sweat-lodge & Crayfish boil @The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin Ave) 3pm, Sweat-lodge, plunge-pool, and shaman–you just bring your bathing suit and your sinful self plus a genuine Crawfish Boil for those who like their schvitz a bit fishy! RSVP
Straw Bale Gardening Workshop @Bushwick Fireproof (119 Ingraham St, Bushwick) 1-3pm, $35, step-by-step on what one needs to get started with a Straw Bale Garden, local resources for Straw Bales will be shared, and a limited number of bales will be available for purchase at each workshop, More Info

MONDAY 3/25
Broken Comedy @Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Chris Distefano/Phil Hanley/Andrew Schulz and Mike Cannon, Hosted by Nimesh Patel/Michael Che and Mike Denny, More Info
Man in Room @Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE, influenced by artists ranging from Aphex Twin to Arvo Part to Tim Hecker—performs electronic music embracing both the abrasive and the delicate, More Info

TUESDAY 3/26
*  The Masters of Social Gastronomy: Do Drugs @Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7-9pm, FREE, monthly free lecture on the history and science behind some of your favorite foods, This month: cooking with illicit substances dating back to the Victorian ages, RSVP

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

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Nude Beach, Paper Box Jam Fest, Trap Comedy Show, Foodie Sales Tips, Domino Community Forum, Arcade Contest, St. Patty’s Day Parties: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (3/13-3/19)

“Brooklyn was a dream. All the things that happened there just couldn’t happen. It was all dream stuff.”
― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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WEDNESDAY 3/13
Tullamore Dew Tasting @Noorman’s Kil (609 Grand St) 7pm, FREE, Prepare yourself for an Irish True St.Patrick’s Day, RSVP
*How to Sell : Edible Brooklyn + BK Brewery @Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30-1opm, $5, If you’re a budding entrepreneur or looking to get started selling your product, this is an inspiring event you won’t want to miss, More Info 
Nude Beach/Call of the Wild/Tweens/What’s Next @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8-11:45pm, $8, RSVP

THURSDAY  3/14
*NAG Action: Domino Community Forum @The Woods (48 S. 4th St) 6pm, Community meeting about the proposed new development at the Domino Sugar Factory, Jed Walentas and the Two Trees team will be walking us through their whole plan, providing you an opportunity to learn about the proposal and get answers to your questions, More Info
Within Sight: Photographers for Recovery @Picture Farm (338 Wythe Ave) Opening Reception 6-11pm, group photography show curated by professional surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple, showcasing large scale photographic prints from several of the most dynamic surf photographers in the industry, RSVP
Some Things @Beginnings Gallery (110 Meserole Ave) 7-10pm, FREE,  The first solo presentation in the US by the Dutch artist, Helmut Smits, the show is a retrospective of 20 works made between 2005 and the present, RSVP
Rachel Brotman w/Noble Hunter/Mike Brun/Aviva Jaye @Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, Rachel Brotman is a NYC native vocalist, composer and pianist whose music is rooted in jazz-based improvisation amidst r&b influences, and culminates into smart, soulful tightly woven compositions and arrangements, RSVP
Ta-Ku/B. Lewis/Figgy @285 Kent 8pm, $8, RSVP
Hockey/The Midnight Hollow/Young Unknowns @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $12, RSVP
*Gregory Crewdson Documentary @IndieScreen (289 Kent Ave) 9:15pm, $12, the theatrical photographer who specializes in epic photo shoots using Hollywood studio-style set boasts some Brooklyn roots, a fact you learn in the documentary, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, TIX

FRIDAY 3/15
Color Corrupted @Calico Gallery (67 West St #206) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, featuring works by Hyun Jung Cho, Alicia DeBrincat, LJ Lindhurst, and Wilson Parry, expect a lot of color! RSVP
Cosmonaut w/Adios Ghost/Torn Shorts @Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 8pm, $8, RSVP
Live Cumbia and Latin Soul @Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, RSVP
Ya’ll Lost Control/Doll Parts/Dubl Handi @Don Pedros (90 Manhattan Ave)9pm, $5, Country-western, Joy Division cover band! RSVP

SATURDAY 3/16
Williams Manufacturer Challenge @Barcade (388 Union Ave) noon-7pm, $20 registration, 1st ever “Twin Galaxies”x“Barcade” arcade contests, one day event and will feature six William’s games: 
Robotron, Defender, Sinistar, Moon Patrol, Make Trax, and Joust prize purse will be $1000! More Info
The Modern Wind Symphony @Grand Street High School Auditorium (850 Grand St) 2-3:30pm, $10 suggested donation, The Brooklyn Wind Symphony and the Grand Street Community Band perform beautiful classical music. Each group has more than 60 volunteer members with a goal to perform wind music for the NYC public, More Info
Single and Looking @ArtHelix Gallery (56 Bogart St, Bushwick) 6pm-12am, Closing art/date auction, single and looking hopes to explore the blurred line between the social and commercial aspects of art, dating, and the marketplace, More Info
To Preserve+Protect: Art Exhibition+Zine Release @Booklyn Artists Alliance (37 Greenpoint Ave 4th Fl) 7-10pm, FREE, To Preserve and Protect is a group exhibition featuring five artists who incorporate different time-honored trades and materials into their work, with the shared goal to revive these processes through contemporary art, RSVP
Kerri Lowe/Valerie Kuehne/Liz Hogg @Close Encounters (55 Nassau) 8-11:30pm, FREE, BYOB An all female line up in celebration of Women’s History Month, RSVP
Brutal Truth/Total Fucking Destruction/Psychic Limb/Hivesmasher @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10, RSVP

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY  3/17
38th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parage (Park Slope) Noon, FREE More Info
*Grand Street- Saint Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl @Various Grand St pubs, Noon-6pm, Paint the East Williamsburg green with events up and down the block! More Info  
St. Billy’s Brisket BBQ @The Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave) 4pm, FREE Brisket and $4 happy hour until 8pm (that includes Guinness!) Plus FREE bagel brunch starting at noon, RSVP
Black Rabbit (81 Greenpoint Ave) 1pm, corned beef & cabbage, irish stout, green beer, irish music and powers whiskey picklebacks, More Info
Blanche Blanche Blanche/Happy Jawbone/Ryan Power/Son of Salami @285 Kent, 8pm, $8, More Info 

TUESDAY 3/19
Weather in the Watershed Kickoff @Sunnyside Library (43-06 Greenpoint Ave) 4:30pm, This workshop will explore the weather data we are collecting from the roofs of public libraries throughout the Newtown Creek watershed, and learn what it tells us about conditions on the creek More Info 
Paper Box Jam Fest @Paper Box (17 Meadow St, Bushwick) 7pm, FREE All musicians and fans are invited to participate in a free all night jam session, 3 rooms (Main stage + studio rooms) with full backlines, including drum kit and PA. Bring your own instrument, or rent one of ours (guitar/bass/ drum sticks), RSVP
The Trap Comedy Show @Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8pm, FREE, hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts/Dan St Germain/Emily Fleming/Gonzalo/Cordova/Alison Leiby/Neal Stastny, RSVP

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

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Greenpointers Comedy Night Tonight – Tuesday 3/12!

We are getting pumped for Greenpointers Comedy Night which is TONIGHT – Tuesday March, 12th, 8pm at Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave). We hope you can make it! RSVP

$5 buck at door. 100% pays the comics!

Plus, Saint Vitus is donating $1 from every drink that night to the Writer’s Fund!

Hosted by Kerryn Feehan
Nimesh Patel
The Lucas Bros
Anthony DeVito
Michelle Wolf
Hadiyah Robinson
Justy Dodge

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Andrew W.K., Brooklyn Armory Night, Circus Now, Greenpointers Comedy, Movieoke, Vegan Spring Break Shop-Up: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (3/6-3/12)

“Go the rest of the day without underwear.”
-Andrew W.K., Party Tip

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WEDNESDAY 3/6
*Stongbow Complimentary Tasting @One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 8-10pm, FREE, RSVP
Andrew W.K./Dom/Cities Aviv/Cool Serbia/Blue Hawaii/Dickpic @285 Kent 8pm, $16, OPEN BAR, RSVP
Heliotropes/Beliefs(Toronto)/Quiet Loudly/Eastern Hollows @Death By Audio (49 S.2nd St) 8pm, $7 RSVP
Ava Luna/Moon King/Leapling/The Can’t Tells @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, $8, RSVP
Django Django/Night Moves @Music Hall of Williamsburg (66 N.6th St) 8pm, $20, TIX
Donner Party Picnic/Very Rare/Big Muff @Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave) 9pm, FREE, RSVP

THURSDAY  3/7
Circus Now @Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, $10, an evening celebrating contemporary American circus and The Ordinary Acrobat, hosted by Duncan Wall with presentations and performances from the circus community! TIX
Bad Credit No Credit/Aza Nizi Maza/Popular Culture/Sophia Knapp @Cameo Gallery (93 N.6th St) 7:30pm-1:30am, $8, Tarot card readings by Sophia Knapp, interactive digital installation and dance performances, RSVP
The Thermals/Hilly Eye/Habibi @285 Kent Ave 8pm, $15, RSVP
Callers/Teen/Olga Bell @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8, RSVP
Lucy Love/Linkoban/Kelow @Public Assembly (70 N.6th St) 10pm, $10 More Info

FRIDAY 3/8
Movieoke @Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8-11:30pm, FREE, Presents Movieokekaraoke for movie geeks. Pick a DVD from Videologys collection (or bring your own), they put your favorite scene on the big screen with the captions and without sound, and you act it out for an adoring audience plus, trivia, prizes! More Info
Small Black/Heavenly Beat/Imperial Topaz/Beach Fossils Djs @285 Kent Ave 8pm, $10, RSVP
Javelin/Hard Nips/Chances With Wolves @Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 11:30pm, $12, RSVP

SATURDAY 3/9
*Vegan Spring Break Shop-Up @Pine Box (12 Grattan St, Bushwick) 12-5pm, FREE, Vegan Shop-Up is NYC’s only all vegan pop-up market featuring the best small businesses around, RSVP
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Manuel Gnam/Taslima Ahmed @Real Fine Arts (673 Meeker Ave) Opening reception 7-10pm, performance at 9pm, More Info
Bushwick’s Armory Night: “Awakening Spirit” @The Living Gallery(1087 Flushing Ave, Bushwick),  Enjoy the Heart Core Installation and view a rare film screening of the early avant garde works of Jay Masonek and a selection of experimental animation short films of Eric Leiser RSVP
Williamsburg After Hours Gallery Event @Various Williamsburg locations, 7-10pm, This year Williamsburg galleries proudly echo the spirit of The Armory Show, the largest art fair in New York City, with a series of individually curated after hours events, soirees, video installations, exhibitions, and performances, collectively entitled, More Info
♦/Giggles Art Opening w/Live Comedy @Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St, Bushwick) 8-11pm, Art and Laughs! RSVP
PAWS/Bambara/Lost Boy?/Lame Drivers @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St,Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/10
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $5, Free Fun Salsa Lessons, RSVP

TUESDAY 3/12
Christopher Wilcha’s The Target Shoots First @Light Industry (155 Freeman St) 7:30pm, $7, Screening- In 1993, recent college grad Christopher Wilcha landed his first real job at the offices of mail-order music giant Columbia House in New York, where he discovered that his knowledge of punk rock minutiae was more valuable than his philosophy degree RSVP
Greenpointers Comedy Night @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $5, To benefit the comics! hosted by Kerryn Feehan/Nimesh Patel/The Lucas Bros/Anthony DeVito/Michelle Wolf /Hadiyah Robinson/Justy Dodge RSVP
Leprechaun in the Hood @Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE, Bad Movie Brooklyn is proud to present the most St. Patrick’s Day movie they know, “Leprechaun in the Hood” RSVP
Irish Night Karaoke @Muchmore’s (2 Havenmeyer St) 8:30pm, FREE, all drinks can be made into green drinks upon request! RSVP

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

 

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Volcanos, The Suzan, Heavy Metal Comedy, Vans House Party, Brew’n’Chew, Greenpointers Dance Party, Open Mic Nights: What’s Happening Greenpoint? (2/27-3/5)

“That’s how people who dance become people who dance. They dance.”

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WEDNESDAY 2/27

Outrage:Traffic Issues in North Brooklyn @Saint Francis of Paola Church (219 Conselyea St) 6:30-9pm, Come Learn about The Illegal Truck Enforcement Task Force, A  presentation by New York State Department Transportation  on the Kosciuszko Bridge Project and the impacts on North Brooklyn and NYC DOT will be present to address issues of traffic in Williamsburg and Greenpoint RSVP
Heavy Metal Laser Plane: Comedy Show @Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Bryson Turner/Billy Prinsell/Tim Dillion/John Anderson RSVP
VANS House Parties w/ New Lurk City @House of Vans (25 Franklin) 7pm, FREE, Beer and Pizza also FREE More Info
Poetry Teachers NYC: Open Mic @Milk and Roses(1110 Manhattan Ave)Sign up 7:30pm, FREE, Sing, dance, music, rap, comedy, poetry, or just come and be yourself! More Info
Little Big League/Pocket Hercules/Kerbivore/The Brooklyn What/RadKey @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8 RSVP
Double King/The Suzan/Cold Fronts @ Public Assembly (70 N6th Street) 8pm, $10, RSVP
Heaven’s Gate/Hurricanes of Love/Buck Gooter/Dyin’ Breed @The Ho_se (28 Lawton St, Bushwick) 8:30pm, $5, RSVP

THURSDAY  2/28
Yummy Eats End of February Party @The Diamond (43 Franklin At) 7pm, Taste all kinds of fantastic snacks for $6 per plate or $20 for four plates! RSVP
*Artifact Official Grand Opening Party @Artifact (155 Freeman St) 8-10pm, FREE, Come celebrate Greenpoint’s newest shop with wine from Dandelion Wine, beer from Radeberger Pilsner, Gin from Greenhook Ginsmiths with music provided by D.J.A.D.D. RSVP
The Monte de Rosas Band/Indian/Belle Mare/Josh Quat @Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $6 RSVP
Selebrities/Rush Midnight/Bowmont @Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $1o RSVP
Field Mouse/Napoleon/Family Photos & AK @ La Piazetta (442 Graham Ave) 9:30pm, $5 RSVP
Prince Klassen/Dope Shoes/rotating TTL DJs + special guests @Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave, Bushwick) 10pm-4am RSVP

FRIDAY 3/1
Born Again² / FOUNTAIN SEND-OFF @Calico Brooklyn (67 West St, #206) 7-9pm, closing party for “BORN AGAIN” and simultaneously HI-FIVE Calico as they prepare to set sail for Fountain Art Fair! RSVP 
Nature Is Ancient: Icelandic Landscapes @The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, FREE, Photographer Meg Wachter- inspired by the music of Björk and subsequent visit to the musician’s homeland,”Nature is Ancient” documents the ever-changing and hauntingly beautiful volcanic landscapes of Iceland RSVP 
PC Worship “Beat Punk” LP release/Pop. 1280/Burning Star Core/Diamond Guardian Diffusion/Ducktails DJS @Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick) 8pm, FREE (donation suggested) RSVP
Samothrace, Howl, Pilgrim, Bezoar @Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $12 RSVP
Crush Distance/Sonic China Doll/Indian Rebound/Lucas Bros @Cameo Art Gallery (93 N. 6th Street) 8pm, $7 RSVP
Freshkills/Violent Bullshit/Chron Turbine @Union Pool(484 Union Ave) 9pm, $8 More Info
*Title Goes Here//Greenpointers Dance Party @The Warsaw (261 Driggs) 10pm-2am, FREE, Get your dance on with Greenpointers and Supercrush Studio DJ’s, FREE Potato Pancake Buffet (10-11pm) and $4 Gin & Tonics! RSVP

SATURDAY 3/2
*Brooklyn Torch Trade Store @Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin Street) 2-6pm, Local currency project that provides a new paper means of exchange in North Brooklyn that circulates to support the resident community in North Brooklyn More Info
Brew N’ Chew @The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 4-6pm, $10/13, See the Swillin’ Swines duke it out with the Green Grove Brewers, your vote will decide who wins! Entry fee gets you a taste of homebrew and snack pairing from each team and the proceeds will be donated to the Greenpoint Reform Church Food Pantry More Info
The Bomber Jacket/Cymbals Eat Guitars/Grooms/Pretty & Nice/Maquina Supervium @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $10 RSVP
Octo Octa/Maria Minerva/Pharoahs/Magic Touch @285 Kent 11pm, $10 RSVP

SUNDAY 3/3
Collect-I-Bowl Record Show @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe)11am-5pm, FREE, Over 40 vendors and thousands of rare and collectable records into one room RSVP
Stephan Pastis and Timmy Failure @Word (126 Franklin) 4pm, FREE, Bestselling author and cartoonist Stephan Pastis, introduces his first kids book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, with a multimedia presentation and signing for all ages! RSVP
*Sunday Supper @The Diamond (43 Franklin) 7-9pm, $40, The third installment of Greenpointers Sunday Supper! Tix
Beach Fossils/Chris Cohen/Divorce Money/Lodro @285 Kent 8pm, $12 RSVP

MONDAY 3/4
Boulevard Trivia Night @Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker) 8-10pm, FREE, Test your knowledge and win prizes More Info

TUESDAY 3/5
Things that I have to tell you right now @Cafe Royal (195 Nassau Ave) 7-9pm, FREE,  A monthly gathering of creative writers, dreamers, and other generally sensitive souls to unite and share their works with each other. Come and read, sing, show, and tell us anything you want under 10 minutes, participation optional.
The Trap: Comedy/Variety Show @Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 8-10pm, FREE,  With performers from Comedy Central, Conan, Fallon and more! Hosted by Ashley Brooke Roberts

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


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Dance With Us At Warsaw This Friday! Free “Placki” & $4 Gin & Tonics (3/1)

It’s all true! Dancing + free placki (potato pancakes) (10-11pm) + $4 Brooklyn Gin & Tonics!!! NO COVER!

Title Goes Here Dance Party 

This Friday (3/1), Supercrush Studio known for the DJ-night called The New___Sounds, and Greenpointers will be taking over the Warsaw, one of Brooklyn’s most established and integral music venues.

Come and get your dance on (and eat some pierogis) with Greenpointers at this old meets new dance party!

SPECIALS!!!

• FREE “Placki” potato pancake happy hour buffet, provided by The Warsaw 

• $4 Gin and Tonic Cocktails Courtesy of Brooklyn Gin*

 

 

 

 

* While supplies last

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