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?!
WEDNESDAY 11/09 ^ Romance Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Novelists Joanna Shupe and Jennifer Gracen in conversation with Sarah MacLean, More info ^ Antagonist Storytelling Series: 3-Year Anniversary @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories about the worst things they ever did on purpose, RSVP
☺ Ghostwriter Viewing Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A screening of the first story arc of the early ’90s PBS kids’ show Ghostwriter, which was filmed in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, More info
^ Reading of King of Greenpoint@ T.B.D. Bar (224 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Learn about Peter J. McGuinness, one of the most colorful characters in Greenpoint history, More info Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 10/12 ♦ Dauntless Media Be Dauntless @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, a riveting video installation by Eight of Spades filmmaker and video artist Melisande Bliss, RSVP * ASS: Antagonism Storytelling Series @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories of when they were assholes on purpose, RSVP
♫ BKLYN R&G Presents @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7pm, $10, With Noah Harley / Gato Paloma / Rashad Brown, RSVP
^ Psychocandy 33 1/3 Release Party @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Big Ups / Greys / Yucky Duckster, Buy tix ♦ Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, A monthly potluck and art salon, More info
WEDNESDAY 8/31 * We the People Live @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, A live political podcast hosted by Josh Zepps with guests Corinne Fisher, Myq Kaplan, and James Myers, RSVP ☺ Your Childhood Bullies Showcase @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, Comedy and stories from Ben Wasserman, Meghan Ross, Kerry Coddett, and Brian Bahe, More info
THURSDAY 9/01 ^ The Parsnip Ship @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7pm, FREE, A live-read radio play hosted by Iyvon Edebiri and Eric Borlaug, RSVP ♫ Soul Clap Records Night @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl) 10pm, FREE, With Joel Davis & Eli Bamboozle, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 8/03 ^ Craig’s List Chronicles Book Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Former Greenpointers writer Kim Masson launches her first novel, with Q&A with Brooklyn writer Oriana Leckert, More info * SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, A screening of The Royal Tennenbaums with music beforehand by Honduras, More info
THURSDAY 8/04 ♦ BOE 10th Anniversary Retrospective Art Exhibit @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A showcase of the artists who have contributed to BOE labels over the past ten years, More info ^Hot and Bothered Launch@ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Hot and Bothered with readings and visual art from the issue, RSVP ♫ Summer Soundsystem Slam @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $5, With Obsessive Discipline / DJ Knifesex / MC Disaronno Records, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 7/20 ♦ Fat & Fabulous Figure Drawing @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 6:30pm, $5 suggested, GIRL PARTY and Greer Morrison team up to celebrate all iterations of body, mind, and spirit, More info * SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Northside presents The Fast & the Furious, with music beforehand by Taylor Bennett, More RSVP
THURSDAY 7/21 * Adelina’s 4-Year Anniversary @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, FREE, With DJs, drink specials, pizza by guest chef The Mississippi Vegan, and more, More info ♫ Noise Love Presents @ The Gutter (200 North 12th St) 9pm, $5, With Dinowalrus / Zenizen / Cold Blinds, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 6/22 * Himapan: Lotus Leaf Painting @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 3pm, $95, Flex your creative muscle and paint a lotus masterpiece; get 30% off with code PAINT, More info ♫ James Brown vs. Prince @ The Hall at MP (470 Driggs Ave) 8pm, $18, Featuring members of the Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Turkuaz, Kung Fu, Rubblebucket, Jazz Is PHSH, and more, Buy tix
THURSDAY 6/23 * Craft Party @ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $55, Make five different DIY projects, from macrame to mini-bookbinding to glass etching, More info ♫ The Wild Honey Pie Presents @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 8pm, $15, With Soak and Overcoats, Buy tix * Puppet Playlist #21: Dolly Parton @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8:30pm, $13, A group of puppeteers and musicians create original works of puppetry and music based on a musical theme, Buy tix
Northside Festival Showcase at Bar Matchless brought to you by Greenpointers, Supercrush, and Carabella!
June 10th, 8PM, $7 @Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave)
Check out live performances by some of our favorite artists at one of our favorite local haunts! Line Up: Heliotropes, Very Fresh, Los Bronson, Secret Crush, Friend Roulette. Preview here and RSVP.
[sponsored] Northside Festival Presents: Unit J Record Label Launch Party June 9, 7pm, $5
House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave)
Celebrate the launch of Unit J records with 19 different cool artists & videos made at Unit J.
WEDNESDAY 6/08 * Trans in the Indie Theater Scene @ Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Ave) 5pm, FREE, A panel discussion led by Charles Battersby with Maybe Burke, Arrie Davidson, Francis Weiss Rabkin, and Kit Yan, More info ^ ASS: Antagonist Storytelling Series @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Hear Calvin Cato, Justin Auslander, and Adam Selbst tell true stories of the worst things they’ve ever done on purpose, RSVP
THURSDAY 6/09 # Cleavage & Po-Pos Pop-Up @ Daddy’s (437 Graham Ave) 7pm, FREE, Diane Chang will be cooking Sichuan dishes while DJs Nina Bower Crooke, Ashlyn Ace, Kristin Malossi, and Nicole Nicole operate the decks, RSVP ♦ Macrame Wall-Hanging Workshop @ Dusty Rose Vintage (251 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $100, Learn the basic knots necessary to create a wall hanging to take home, More info ♫ Gimme Tinnitus Northside Showcase @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 7pm, $10, With Yonatan Gat / Grooms / Crown Larks / Zula / THICK, and more, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 5/25 ☺ Orphan Action League @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 8:30pm, $10, Watch as the orphans battle child-labor-factory-owning Grandpa Moneybags who’s out to overtake the town, More info * Blonde Ambition @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, A comedy show by blondes, for blondes, More info
THURSDAY 5/26 * The Quirk Thing @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 6:15pm, FREE, A talent show with a twist, More info
^ Ladies Night @ Big Irv’s (381 Hooper St) 7:30pm, FREE, An evening of storytelling by all girls hosted by Shelby Thompson and Adam Selbst, RSVP * Kevin Geeks Out Abou Sex Scenes @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher welcomes his wife and co-host (romance novelist Rebecca Rogers Maher) for a two-hour video variety show looking at pop culture’s most memorable sex scenes, More info
WEDNESDAY 5/18 ^ Book Launch: Shrill @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer Lindy West’s memoir, More info ♫ Real Cool Times @ Troost (1011 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, Musician, artist, and longtime Greenpoint resident Dylan Ewing spins an eclectic mix of musical delights, More info
THURSDAY 5/19 # Tracing North Brooklyn’s Polish Food Heritage @ MoFAD Lab (62 Bayard St) 6:30pm, $16, A panel discussion moderated by educator Annie Hauck-Lawson and featuring urban anthropologist Filip Stabrowski and local business owner Andrew Konopka, More info * Performancy Forum @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, FREE, With Michael Reinsch, Jennifer Williams, Florence Nasar, and Uniska Wahala Kano, RSVP