After the Fyre Festival of pizzas, Brooklyn is very close to reaching peak festival—but The Korean American Film Fest, now in its 11th year (so you know it’s legit), is happening this weekend in Williamsburg on Saturday, October 14th and it’s set to be a full day of fascinating and entertaining cultural talks and film screenings. From 1pm till midnight the fest will take over the Wythe Hotel Screening Room (80 Wythe Ave) and is digging into the topic of Infinite Culture through specific lenses: Food, Fashion, Worldwide Korean Connection, Migration, and Crazy, Rich Asian Americans (yes, that’s a real category!). In addition to screening 25 short films and 2 feature length films, the audience will also get the opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions with the filmmakers during moderated panel discussions. Plus free food samples following the food film screening at 1pm! Tickets are only $15 for the entire day, when you use the 50% off code WEB50.
WEDNESDAY 6/20 * North Brooklyn Boat Club Summer Solstice Party @ Broadway Stages Boat Yard (49 Ash St) 6pm-12am, Free, Food, Drink, Dancing, More info • Reclaiming Vacant Land for Public Use @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St) 7-9pm, Paula Z. Segal of 596 Acres explains NYC’s land use, vacant lots, and share success stories of communities gaining access to public land, RSVP ♫ Rapture/Tanlines/David P (DJ) 8pm, Free, All Ages, RSVP
THURSDAY 6/21 ♫ Make Music NY Ukelele Mass Appeal @ McCarren Park, (Lorimer & Bedford) 5-8pm, open mic, strum along, performances by Bliss Blood, Joe Silver, the Suaverinos, BYOUkelele, More info ♫ Greenpoint Film Festival Sunset Cruise Fundraiser (India St Pier) 6:15pm, $120, music by Anthony Hall and DJ Moosaka, local food and drink, Afterparty @ The End (18 Kent St), $25 at door, Music by Kid Savant, Drink, Hors d’oeuvre, More info/BUY TIX
FRIDAY 6/22 ♫ Admirals/Hello Phones/ Sun Club/ Vows @ XPO (929 Broadway, Bushwick) 9pm, $8, More info • Summer Circus Cabaret @ Big Sky Works (29 Wythe Ave.) 8pm, RSVP
SATURDAY 6/23 • PS 132’s Eighth Annual Kite Festival @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St) 12-5pm, Kites, Crafts, Rides, Food, Entertainment * 2012 Cheesemonger Invitational @ Larkin (47-55 27th St, LIC) 6pm, $50, All you can eat & drink, the stinkiest, funkiest, curdtastic party for cheesemongers, Premier Fromager Steve Jones prepares a feast of cheese nirvana accompanied with beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The main event of the evening is Cheese-O-Mania. The best cheese shops’ finest mongers compete in a no-holds barred cheese battle extravaganza, BUY TIX
SUNDAY 6/24 • Newtown Creek Birdwatching Excursion, 8am-10am, FREE, RSVP for location, morning excursion via minivan to the hottest bird spots on the creek; the juxtaposition of extremes makes for a unique birdwatching experience on Newtown Creek, rsvp (at) newtowncreekalliance.org • Zombie Dash 2.5mi Run & Party (Lombardy St & Scott Ave – Check-in) 9-10:30am, Free Sign-up to be a Zombie, Sign up to be a runner, Afterparty @ Greenpoint Heights, More info
TUESDAY 6/26 ♥ Masters of Social Gastronomy: Gelatin @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7-9:30pm, FREE, learn about the origins of gelatinous desserts, starting long ago when jiggly delights were made with drippings from beef stew or extracts from the swimbladders of sturgeon, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones Likely ♦ Art Event
WEDNESDAY 5/30 ♦ Flux Death Match: The New Aesthetic @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 8-11pm, Panelists will argue over The New Aesthetic – a recent visual culture meme born of a Tumblr account and propelled into heated on- and off-line discussions, More info
THURSDAY 5/31 • Pickling Workshop with Kate Payne @ Word (126 Franklin St) $30, In this interactive class you’ll learn about small-batch pickling and fermentation, includes a copy of her book The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking, Buy Tix ♥ Ladies Arm Wrestling @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St.) 8:30-10:30pm, $3 to compete, includes a free beer, pre-register by 8:15, free to watch
FRIDAY 6/1 ♦ The Visitor @ Black and White Gallery/Project Space (483 Driggs Ave) Opening Reception 6-9pm, Suggestive of the cult sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth starring David Bowie. In the context of the show the viewer is the Visitor, an Other who is invited to penetrate the artists’ seemingly fantastical but plausible realms in an attempt to save his own personal home planet, More info • Chicago Brooklyn @ Book Thug Nation (100 N3rd St.) 7-9pm, The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography brings a showcase of its published writers to town for a reading, joined by Moonshot Magazine and hosted by Brooklyn Spaces ♫ noon:30/ play/start / Leda w/ DJ Sebastian @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $8, presented by Permanent Waves, a network of feminist artists and activists who want to challenge gender inequality as it manifests itself in art, politics, and our personal lives, and want you to join, RSVP
♦♦♦All Weekend: Bushwick Open Studios ♦♦♦ An open and inclusive event that benefits the neighborhood by sharing artistic projects and encouraging community interaction and dialogue. BOS brings the neighborhood’s thousands of artists and performers out into the streets and in view of each other, other community residents, and the general public, More info
SATURDAY 6/2 • McCarren 5K Run/Walk 2012 @ McCarren Park, 10am, Funds raised from this Run/Walk will help support programs and services to over 2,500 children and youth of modest means in their summer camp and after school programs in North Brooklyn, Event Brochure, Register ♦ The Project Collective, Art & Music Fundraiser @ Dekalb Market (138 Wiloughby St) 10am-10pm, proceeds from the event will go to UpRoar Art, a non-profit working very hard to bring free or low-cost art education to Brooklyn Public Schools and other arts organizations, artwork, events include, newspaper planting pots for kids, nail art by Ria Nailz, tarot card reading, music by SuperCrush, RSVP • Sun Boxes @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden for AMBLE (900 Washington Ave.) 12pm, Sun-Boxes, a solar-powered sound installation from Craig Colorusso, presented by Paper Garden Records, will make for a beautiful day as you wander through the Gardens, RSVP • Summer Stand-Up to Poverty Comedy Show and Fundraiser BBQ @ The Cee Flat (988 Manhattan Ave) 4pm, The Asian Affairs Committee of UNA-SNY Young Professionals invites you to an evening comedy performance and summer barbecue to benefit humanitarian aid, RSVP ♦ DIVISION 169 @ Rawson Projects (223 Franklin St) 6-8pm, a group exhibition curated by Justin Adian and Wendy White, RSVP ♫ Ondyne’s Demise/Lussuria/Believer @ Big Sky Works (29 Wythe Ave) 8:30pm, $10, a haunting evening of dark music with trapeze and dance, RSVP
SUNDAY 6/3 * Opening Day: McGlorick Park Farmers Market @ McGolick Park (Russell St) 11am-4pm, Click here for vendors ♫ Frolic! Rock Fest @ CitiStorage (5 North 11th St.) 12-6pm, family event on the East River will featuring children’s amusement rides, BBQ food, Brooklyn Brewery beer, Italian ices by Uncle Louie G’s, and the Frolic! Rock Fest – a free concert, all proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Brooklyn FundRSVP ♫ Collect-i-Bowl Record Show @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave.) 11am-6pm, FREE, 1000’s of rare and collectible vinyl, DVD’s, CDs and more! Two full bars, Blue Ribbon food, DJ Uncle Mike, 16 bowling lanes, More info
TUESDAY 6/5 ♥ The History of Fun and Games @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St), 7pm Free, presented by SASS: What did people in history do when they weren’t busy killing each other and dying of preventable causes?
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones Likely ♦ Art Event