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Support Indie Cinema: Spectacle Theater Needs a New Projector

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North Brooklyn is a hub for film. There are countless big name shows and movies shot and produced here, production design warehouses dot the industrial backstreets of the neighborhood, plus there are giant soundstages, and we have some pretty significant annual film festivals held here. And of course, we’ve got a small handful of quirky indie cinemas in the ‘nabe too: Film Noir (122 Meserole St), Light Industry (155 Freeman Street), the soon-to-be-opened Stuart Cinema & Cafe (West Street & Milton), Videology (308 Bedford Ave), Syndicated (40 Bogart St), and Spectacle Theater (124 S 3rd St) in South Williamsburg.

Spectacle is run entirely by volunteers, and shows rare cinematic gems, often with live scores, interactive performances and filmmaker appearances. It’s BYO-snacks and very DIY, and they keep ticket prices real with most screenings costing only $5.

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ARTNOIR, Free Ice Cream Party, Zodiac Market and Geek Happy Hour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/23 – 5/29)

WEDNESDAY 5/23

* 61 Franklin St Garden Fundraiser @The Diamond (43 Franklin St.), 6:30pm, $15-20, entry door gets you a free drink and the opportunity to give back to this sweet space. Expect an auction with awesome prizes. Buy Tix
♫ The Order of Elijah, Upon A Broken Throne, Fuck Your Birthday @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave.), 7:30pm, $8-10, Buy Tix
♫ Defeated Sanity, Behold…The Arctopus, Scaphism, Aeviterne @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 7:30pm, $15, Buy Tix
* Trivia Night Birthday Bash!! @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 8:00pm, FREE, Join our News Editor on her birthday for a very special Trivia Night!!! Once we’re done with the Q’s we’ll hang out for a party! RSVP

THURSDAY 5/24

♫♦ Live Classical Bushwick Bash: Massivemuse Movie Night! @ Mayday Space (175 St. Nicholas Avenue), 7pm, $25, Silent Movie, Live Score, Free Beer, Buy Tix
♦ Time Let Me Play: Paul Rekret @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave.), 7:30pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ VINYL Launch Party @ Molasses Books (770 Hart Street), 8pm, FREE, More Info
☺ Mrs. Doubtfire Entirely From Memory @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave.), 9pm, $10, Buy Tix
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Gardens of the Galaxy, Hot Sauce Expo, Greenpoint Gallery Night, Spring Fling — What’s Happening Greenpoint (4/18-4/24)

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Secure your spacesuit, prepare for takeoff and get ready to blast off into the cosmos at our Gardens Of The Galaxy Spring Market this Sunday, April 22 in the Greenpoint Loft on 67 West Street! It’s going to be a star-studded day with live music, free fun activities like massages, rooftop yoga henna, nail art, refreshments and food. Check out the full details of what’s in store hereRSVP on Facebook.  Preview our star-studded vendors here.

WEDNESDAY 4/18

7 Minutes In Heaven, Six Stories Told, Out Of It and more @The Kingsland (269 Norman Ave), 6pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ The Afghan Whigs & Built to Spill @Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St.), 7pm, $40, Buy Tix
^ The Big Big: Staged Reading + Puppet Demo @Areté Venue and Gallery (67 West St. #103), 7:30pm, FREE, A bittersweet non-romantic love story about fear, lies, Asian American identity, and the great outdoors, More Info
♦ The Master — Free Screening @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Avenue), 8pm, FREE, Staring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, More Info

THURSDAY 4/19

♦ See Change @ Williamsburgh Library (240 Division Ave), 5:30pm, a solo exhibit of new works by Tara DePorte, FREE, More Info
^ Birding at the Bridge @Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Avenue), 6pm, FREE,Heather Wolf shares tips for birding in Brooklyn and talks about her book Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront. More Info
# Why Chopsticks? @MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20-25, A History and Culture of Chopsticks, Buy Tix
# Sfincione Night @Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $18, An evening of Sicilian-style Pizza! RSVP
Nap Eyes, She Devils @ Zone One at Elsewhere (599 Johnson Ave), 8pm, $10-12, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Winter Solstice, The Murder of Santa Claus, Holiday Festivities in North Brooklyn – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (12/21–12/27)

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WEDNESDAY 12/21

♦ William Blake’s ‘The Book of Urizen’ @ Park Church Co-op (129 Russell St) 8pm, $10, Encore performance of THE BOOK OF URIZEN, live painting by Caritas Young drawing inspiration from the text and music, More info
♥ Winter Solstice @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl) 9pm, FREE, An exchange of thoughtfulness, generosity, merriment, love and light, and some supremely magical dance moves! Holiday pop-up showcase and parties 4 peace techno tree debutMore info


THURSDAY 12/22

♫ Danny Krivit Celebrates 45 Years of DJing @ Output (74 Wythe Ave) 6pm, $10, In 1971, Danny Krivit started programming tapes with dance music and custom edits for the Ninth Circle, a lounge turned gay bar to serve the growing queer community, More info
♫ Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance Party for Queers & Co. @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, FREE, Hosted by Jessica Louise Dye (High Waisted) and Jamie McCarty (Fashion Designer, Stylist)More info
♫ All I want for Christmas is ACID. with Mike Servito & Octo Octa @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $5, A Thursday night holiday escape. Our ACID drenched Christmas special will feature extended sets from Mike Servito and Octo Octa with reinforced bass and ACID Christmas decor + a 6 hour ambient set in the Bad Room, Buy tix Continue reading

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Comic Arts Brooklyn, Wiiiitch, Election Night – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/02–11/08)

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Watch the Election Results come in on the big screen @Sottocasa Pizzeria Williamsburg (232 North 12th St) Tuesday, 11/8, 7PM Celebrate or commiserate with 2-for-1 drinks specials, like the “That Nasty Woman” or “The Deplorable”, as states are won and lost. Win a round or Nutella pizza by competing in short rounds of presidential. [Sponsored]

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downloadWEDNESDAY 11/02
* Zodiac Club: Wiiiitch @ Sunview Luncheonette (221 Nassau Ave) 6:30pm, FREE, An observation of liminal time with film screenings, tarot readings, and potion service, More info
♫ Toots & the Maytals @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $28.50, One of the great voices of Jamaica, with opener Selectress Iriela, More info

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☺ Laughter in the Darkness
@ Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway) 8pm, $12, With Mother of Three, Dave Hill, Seaton Smith, Seth Herzog, and Lauren Mayberry, More info
* 8th Annual Collaborations in Dance Festival
@ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 8pm, $16, A celebration of movement-based performance developed along with artists working in other media, More info

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Summer Shakeup, Summer Thunder, Independence Day – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (6/29–7/05)

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13424000_775790775890289_5977694055260702131_nWEDNESDAY 6/29
* Summer Shakeup @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer St) 7:30pm, $16, Featuring Ezra Goh, Nicole von Arx and Dancers, Sarah Rose and Dancers, and many more, Buy tix
 Rocker Stalker Presents Rock for Orlando @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $10, With Courtesy Tier / Pussywolf / Marco With Love / Outernational, RSVP

13-atxxlTHURSDAY 6/30
 Covers Night @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $10, With The Sweater Songs performing Weezer and The Chumps performing Green Day, More info
☺ The Dingleberry Theater Foundation @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $10, Attendees of this interactive theatrical seminar will learn valuable office skills to optimize their performance in the workplace and their personal lives, More info

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Moonage Daydream, The Big Glou, Blue Vinyl – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/24–3/01)

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Sunday 2/28
6pm, FREE, RSVP
L.A. may have the Oscars, but we think Brooklyn has a better view! Join the skint for a red carpet entrance, a free glass of champagne with RSVP, freshly popped popcorn and the Academy Awards on a big screen! There will also be themed drinks based on some of the nominees, a photo booth to capture your red carpet glory, and special ballots to vote on the winners.

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sensibleposterWEDNESDAY 2/24
 The Sensible Show @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A weekly comedy showcase at a sensible time, hosted by Josh Gondelman, Chris Duffy, Emma Willmann, and Evan Kaufman, More info
# Movers Meet Shakers @ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7pm, $65, A two-hour session hosted by Made Real Vodka that includes crafting three unique cocktails, a ricotta cheese–making lesson, and networking with other like-minded guests, More info

69_EdpTHURSDAY 2/25
* We Bee Spelling @ Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave)8pm, $20–$50, A one-of-a-kind drunk spelling bee and fundraiser for Change for Kids, Buy tix
Kevin Geeks Out About Wigs @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, Comedian Kevin Maher presents an obsessive look at wigs as they appear in movies, TV, and real life, from toupee-wearing authority figures to hyper-glamorous drag queens, More info

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Soulsa Jams, Berning Down the House, Rise & Fall – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/27–2/02)

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Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 7.38.40 PMWEDNESDAY 1/27
* Look at Yourself, Man @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $6.27, A selfie workshop for dudes, presented by TEDxxx, Buy tix
☺ Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, FREE, Featuring hosts John Mahone and Alan Yaspan, More info

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.52.20 AM THURSDAY 1/28
* Asylos Traverses
@ Humboldt & Jackson (434 Humboldt St) 7:30pm, $10, A staged reading with movement, choreography, lip synching, dinosaur bones, and drinks, RSVP
♫ Berning Down the House @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 8pm, $10, A fundraiser for Bernie Sanders featuring an array of artists, musicians, DJs, and advocates, RSVP
♫ Do You Like Disco 1-Year Anniversary @ The Metropolitan (559 Lorimer St) 10pm, FREE, With SPRKLBB / Yam Bataller / Nita Aviance /  David Sokolowski, RSVP

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Spectacle Theater, Cinematic Dealer in All Things Weird and Wonderful, Has Reopened

Spectacle Theater is back in business, and one of the films they are screening this month is a good reminder of why we needed them back.

Director Sang-ok Shin, Actress Choi Eun-Hee

Before getting into details of the film, you’ve got to hear how it got made. A commercially successful South Korean film director was happily rollin’ in mad skrilla, until North Korea jack-nabbed his actress trophy ex-wife off a Hong Kong street, dragged her up North, then jacked him when he went to find her.

 

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Numero Uno then forced them to make movies for him.

It’s all very “Princess Leia in Chains.” Movie details below.

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Greenpoint Block Fest, Nightsoil, Cider Celebration – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/23–9/29)

BrooklynPour_Logo_Ad_2015[sponsored] 5th Annual Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St,
Saturday 9/26, 3pm, $55
Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York and beyond, aficionados can sample the best seasonal, micro, and reserve brews, plus enjoy food, entertainment, and more! Buy tix

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Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 2.15.31 PMWEDNESDAY 9/23
* Who Is Bozo Texino? @ Light Industry (155 Freeman St) 7:30pm, $8, A poetic inquiry into the aesthetics and culture of hobo graffiti, More info
♫ Fancy Hair @ Macri Park (462 Union Ave) 11pm, FREE, With DJs Dicap and Timothy Allen Living, shows, tattoos, and more, RSVP

fall-feteTHURSDAY 9/24
* Archipelago Books Fall Fête @ Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $60, Celebrate world literature and independent publishing with an open bar, appetizers, live music, raffles, gift bags, and good books, More info
# Aaron Burr Cider Celebration @ North Brooklyn Farms (320 Kent Ave) 7pm, $95, A sampling of Aaron Burr ciders will be paired with a bountiful five-course farm-to-table meal, Buy tix
☺ Drunk Science @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $5, Three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of real scientists, More info
* Out of the Ash @Glasshouse ArtLifeLab (246 Union Ave) Opening night 8pm, $25 An immersive, multimedia theater experience that transports guests to a fantastically maniacal realm where a cyclically diabolical house party takes place. Buy tix

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