Wow, has it been cold or what?! I mean, like, we went straight past Netflix-binge-cold to I-hope-the-delivery-man-doesn’t-freeze-to-death-cold. (Also, I know y’all tip heavy so I won’t even get into that.)
This first week of 2018 hasn’t exactly been very welcoming, what with that bomb cyclone. Trendy storm names, though, so that’s cool!
But we’re past that now, y’all. We made it to the other side. It’s gonna be near 60 degress on Friday! Time to get out there and support your local artist community.
We have a ton of openings happening this week and this weekend, starting tonight, so bundle up and get amongst it!
Opening January 8th and on view through February 3rd, this collaboration between Precious Okoyomon and Hannah Black presents a process of digestion, shitting out, decaying and rebirthing, seeking human-like if not reliably human assistance through playful figuration: teddies, dolls, and creatures both cooked and raw.
I Need Help comprises a disintegrating iteration of Black’s recent solo show at the Chisenhale Gallery in London, Some Context, with works by Okoyomon made in response.
Safe Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by John Newman from the last 35 years. The seed of the exhibition is Newman’s completion of 65 drawings, for his 65 years, while in France in the summer of 2017. Newman thinks of, and titled, these drawings as Developing Old Negatives: Bringing extant images to life again. Some are drawings of existing sculptures from Newman’s 40-year career, some are speculative spaces, and others are ideas for future sculptures. Installed in the gallery’s front room, these drawings provide a roadmap to Newman’s ideas about space, structure and form.
An Urban Spookfest is coming to the Greenpointers Fall Market this Sunday (10/30, 1-7PM)!! Spiced Hot Cider with Sailor Jerry’s and Crimson & Clove spices, craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale, henna tattoos, massages by [email protected], tarot card readings, nail art, face painting, live music, 50+ vendors & more!!! RSVP
WEDNESDAY 10/26 * Scary Pumpkin Carving @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 5pm, FREE, Pumpkins, tools, and candles provided, RSVP ^ Meals & Spiels @ Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church (275 North 8th St) 6pm, $50, Support the City Reliquary and enjoy a feast from local culinary rockstars and fascinating tales from everyday NYC heroes, Buy tix
* GIFoween @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, a screening of the winners of Giphy’s Halloween-themed animation loop contest, RSVP
* The Pumpkin Patch Playground @ Greenpoint Playground (Franklin St & Dupont St) 3pm, FREE, Pumpkin decorating, face painting, activities, music, tricks, and treats, More info
* Suspiria @ Dobbin Street (64 Dobbin St) 6:30pm, FREE, A projected screening of the film within a site-specific installation inspired by Dario Argento’s colorful vision and cinematography, RSVP ♫ Skeletonwitch @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $16, With Iron Reagan / Oathbreaker / Homewrecker, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 8/24 * Wednesday With Westerns @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, $7, An interactive art experience that will make you feel like kicking saloon doors and spitting a mouthful of tobacco on the floor, RSVP * Breaking a Monster @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, $16, A documentary about teenage metal band Unlocking the Truth, plus a Q&A with the director and band members, More info
THURSDAY 8/25 ^ The Loaded Canon @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Local literature meets wine and cocktail pairings in this revamp of the classic reading series, More info * We’ve Come So Far @ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 7pm, FREE, A panel discussion on the last days of Death By Audio, RSVP
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
Greenpointers Spring Market Sunday, April 17, 1pm, FREE, The historic Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl), which has been beautifully restored to its pre-war glory, will come alive with old-timey themes and music. Over 60 vendors will be offering locally crafted items and food to purchase and there will be fun, free activities. More info and RSVP
[sponsored] Dancing on My Own ’80s–’00s Prom
Saturday, April 16, 10pm, $5
Littlefield (622 Degraw St)
This prom season, bury high school in the past and come party with the skint. It’s prom without the pressure, not to mention all those added expenses like dinner, hairdressers, limos, and subsequent limo cleaning (after one too many glasses of punch). There will be music by DJ Steve Reynolds, balloons up the wazoo, $5–8 drink specials, and a virtual date photo booth where you can choose your own arm candy. More info
WEDNESDAY 4/13 * Volunteer Season Opener @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave) 4pm, FREE, Help get North Brooklyn Farms back in action with their first volunteer day of the season, RSVP # Second Servings: Eat Your Grief @ Greenpoint address upon purchase, 7pm, $35, Girl Party presents a five-course tasting event with foods for emotional healing, Buy tix
THURSDAY 4/14 * Performancy Forum @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, FREE, An evening of performance art projects by five artists dealing with intersections between their own bodies and bodies politic, RSVP * April Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 8pm, FREE, Flux’s monthly potluck dinner and art salon, RSVP ♫ Disc’occult @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 10pm, FREE, A night of disco music, ritualistic dancing, hedonism, and gory cult classics, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 3/30 * Participatory Budgeting Expo @ Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) 6pm, FREE, Meet your neighbors and learn about each of the proposed projects on the ballot from the people who developed them, More info * We Missed You Party @ Kinfolk (94 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the relaunch of Vice‘s completely redesigned magazine, More info ♫ Jacques’ Experimental Church Concert @ San Damiano Mission (85 N 15th Street), 8pm, FREE, Anyone is welcome to bring a random object to contribute and Jacques, a French electro artist, will incorporate it into his soundscape of experimental electronic music. More info
THURSDAY 3/31 ☺ We the People Live @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comics and journalists join HuffPost LIVE host Josh Zepps to break down the headlines—and one another, RSVP ♦ Trauma Salon: Idealism & Icthyosis @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, With Robert Pepper, David Ian Griess, Alex Cohen, Sylva Dean and Me, and Janna Pelle, RSVP ♫ In Memory of Michael @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $10, Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall performed in its entirety by 11-piece band Atomic Funk Project, More info
WEDNESDAY 1/13 ☺ aLIVE in January @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, $5–$15, Poetry, performance, and music from Valerie Kuehne, Niina Pollari, Syreeta McFadden, Jane Gabriels, and Nejma Shea, More info ☺ Match Game @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Contestants try to answer fill-in-the-blank questions, with the objective being to match the answers given by a celebrity panel, More info
THURSDAY 1/14 ☺ 2nd Annual Improv Fest @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, Honor the power of immediate presence in performance, through dance, music, Butoh, action theater, comedy, lighting, and more, Buy tix ♫ Debonair Thursdays Kick-Off @ Battery Harris (64 Frost St) 8pm, FREE, A new dinner & disco party with DJ Disgonuts and friends mixing up sophisticated disco, house, soul, and dance vibes, More info
[sponsored] Nightfall at the Distillery: A pre-Halloween party at NY Distilling Co. Tuesday, October 20, 6-10PM NY Distilling Co. (79 Richardson St.)
$25 advanced tickets online; $35 at the door (cash only) – RSVP WhiskeyWisemenNYC + Bombshell Bakers presents an almost Halloween party with booze tasting and performances, More info
WEDNESDAY 10/14 ♫ Violent Mae CMJ Show@ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 7pm, FREE, With Grand Courriers / Slight / Sweet Bronco / Warehouse Eyes, RSVP * Human Rights Through a Different Lens@ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave) 7:30pm, $9, Screening of Civil Rights activist documentary The Bus, plus a teaser for Whose Streets, More info
♫ Get Summered CMJ Showcase @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $10, With Lance Neptune / Isiah Panther / Trove, More info
* The MUFF Society Presents Ginger Snaps @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, There will also be film-themed prizes and freebies, plus a werewolf-inspired photobooth, RSVP
WEDNESDAY 9/30 * Voices of Brooklyn: Fathers Beyond Blood @ St. Paul’s Theater (334 South 5th St) 6:30pm, FREE, Hear stories about the men that helped to shape artist and performer Alberto Cortes’ experience while he was growing up in Williamsburg, RSVP ^ Melville House Book Club@ Rough Trade (64 North 9th St) 6:30pm, FREE, Discuss The Next Next Level, a book about Juiceboxxx, rap, art, fandom and friendship, RSVP
THURSDAY 10/01 # Cheese & Pickle Tasting @ Eastern District (1053 Manhattan Ave) 6pm, FREE, Tastings from Sheila Flanagan of Nettle Meadow Farm and Elena Balletta of Brooklyn Brine, More info * The Pharmacy Project’s Pearl @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, This performance explores how a name builds strength in character, and the associations it maintains as time goes on, Buy tix
WEDNESDAY 6/17 # Brooklyn Waterfront Tastes @ Glasserie (95 Commercial St) 6pm, $175, Unlimited tastings from Brooklyn’s finest restaurants, liquor from Brooklyn distilleries, and thrills from surprising and quirky entertainments, Buy tix ^ Meet the Presses with Akashic and Dzanc Books@ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Featuring two authors from each press for a night of readings, More info ♫ The Hunger (Third Course) @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30, $10, With Hungry March Band / Shayfer James / The Woes, RSVP