If you are guilty of escaping to the beach on this bright, hot day, you still have plenty of time to catch some great shows at the Northside Festival tonight. You can even keep the party going past 3 AM, because that’s when DJ and track producer Traxman takes the stage at Palisades. More recommendations below…
This weekend’s music picks are dedicated to our favorite dance and club music around town. We’ve also provided some advice about clubbing properly, sourced from some classic songs about the experience.
Johnny Rotten, Shoe Cocktail Party, Spring Circus Cabaret, Greenpointers Spring Market – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/22–4/28)
Electric Wildflowers Bloom at the Greenpointers Spring Market @ Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl) 4/26 Sunday, 1-7PM, Local shopping and delicious food, plus FREE fun activites: Nail Art, Massages, Face-Painting, and a Photobooth, Music curated by ALT CITIZEN. Refreshments: Strawberry Gin courtesy of Brooklyn Gin, specialty craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale, coffee by Cafe Grumpy. Complimentary chips by Kettle Brands and membership discounts by Enterprise CarShare RSVP
# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5:30pm, $18, A pairing of four Eastern District cheese and four Adelina’s wines, More info
^ Or, the Whale @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6:30pm, FREE, Threadbare Theatre Workshop presents a staged reading of its new adaptation of Moby-Dick, RSVP
* Buying into Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $10, Brooklyn Based presents a crash course on everything you need to know about buying a home in this incredibly competitive market, Buy tix
A few decades ago, if I wanted to buy a Gorilla Biscuits or Dead Kennedys t-shirt, it meant dragging my scared, skinny fifteen-year-old self to St. Mark’s Place to find it. Nowadays, kids can buy subversive band t-shirts at any neighborhood Hot Topic. Punk music is not just a more convenient affiliation than in past years, it is more rewarding too, as can be witnessed in some fine bands playing in Bushwick at the New York’s Alright Festival.
* Burned out Buildings, Take Berlin, and Kicking out Money-Changers @ Parables (334 South 5th St) 7pm, $15, Learn the stories and sounds of your neighborhood, through local storytellers, musicians, and interactive art, RSVP
* Everything’s Coming Up Profits @ Spectacle Theater (124 South 3rd St) 8pm, $5, An evening of corporate ephemera with Steve Young sharing delightfully catchy, weird, and excruciatingly rare gems, More info
No 7 North & Brooklyn Brewery Superbowl Party
at No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 5:30pm, FREE
Watch the Superbowl with $15 buckets of beer, Superbowl-themed cocktails, boilermaker specials, and snacks like broccoli tacos and altered beast fries. Food til the end of the game; drinks til 2am. More info
♫ Voices of Brooklyn @ Parables (334 South 5th St) 6:30pm, $15, Learn the stories and sounds of Southside of Williamsburg through stories, music, and interactive art, RSVP
* Ric Burns’ New York Documentary @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, The Diamond screens the eight-part, 17½-hour documentary film on the history of New York City one disc per week, RSVP
♫ Cry & Wine: A Party for Your Feelings @ Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) 8pm, FREE, DJ Leesh will be spinning the kinds of tunes that make you wanna write in your journal, and all four of La Pirata Kitchen‘s signature cookies will be available for sale, RSVP
# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, A tasting pairing four organic tap wines with four specialty cheeses from Eastern District, RSVP
☺ Literati @ Molasses Books (770 Hart St) 8pm, FREE, A night of selected readings from the greatest American novels never written, RSVP
♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed will spin classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, rocksteady, and more, More info Continue reading
Okey-Panky Launch Party, Force Majeur Vaudeville, Trashy History – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (1/07–1/13)
* Zombie Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, John L. Campbell launches Drifters, the final book in his Omega Days trilogy, with Roger Ma, author of The Zombie Combat Field Guide, RSVP
☺ Meditation Guided by Laughter @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, FREE, With Brett Davis / Eliza Hurwitz / Scott Nossen / Joe Pera and more, RSVP
♫ Le Noize @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, Sing your heart out at this new monthly karaoke party, RSVP
(sponsored) No. 7 North NYE Party: Fried Chicken and Champagne!
931 Manhattan Ave, 8pm, FREE, More info
No.7 North, a neighborhood cocktail bar with an awesome red felt pool table, is doing a crazy cool, awesome, fun, no pressure, no cover, super fun New Years Eve! We’ll be mixing up cocktails and serving up super delicious (and cheap) food. $2 Fried Chicken, $3 Broccoli Tacos, $4 for one of each!
♫ Gimme Tinnitus NYE @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 6:30pm, $8, With the Gradients / Celestial Shore / Palberta / Baked / Multicult / Palehound / The Big Sleep / Vomitface / Parlor Walls, RSVP
# Prix Fixe NYE @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 6:30pm, $65–$125, Four-course menu, champagne toast, and DJ Michna, Buy tix
* Happy Fun Cry Karaoke Party @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Ring in the New Year with live karaoke, plus a midnight champagne toast, RSVP
* Roaring 1920s NYE @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, FREE, Live jazz, themed cocktails, complimentary canapés, and a midnight prosecco toast, More info
☺ Naked Comedy Show @ The Creek & the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave) 11:45pm, $12, Featuring NYC’s best & bravest comedians performing in the nude; audience nudity optional, Buy tix