WEDNESDAY 4/27 ♫ Soul Slam: Prince Tribute Edition @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, FREE, Prince & the Revolution “Around the World in a Day” presentation by DJ Ron Like Hell and DJ Spinna, RSVP * Wilkommen Deep House Yoga @ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 8:30pm, $20, A weekly yoga class series accompanied by soothing deep house music, Buy tix
THURSDAY 4/28 # Food Book Fair Kick-Off Party @ Achilles Heel (180 West St) 6pm, FREE, Food, drink and magazine specials available for purchase, More info * Way Beer Night @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Meet Alejandro Winocur (partner/brewer of Way Beer) and drink some beers straight from Brazil, RSVP * Kevin Geeks Out About the Devil @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, A video variety show filled with Satanic Panic, deals with the Devil, and Satanimation in 80s cartoons, More info
Everyone groaned when BMW leased the former Brooklyn Night Bazaar space, but it looks as though the dealership is actually doing something really cool with the space/probably trying a little too hard to do Brooklyn right/might still deserve the benefit of the doubt for now. “Amalgated Drawing Office” will feature a restaurant, retail design store, co-working space, and start-up accelerator. One thing it definitely won’t be is an automotive space, but “design” is apparently an open-ended concept for the time being.
Bioremediation workshops are coming to Greenpoint. Details are still to come, but the Newtown Creek Alliance will be laying down some knowledge on urban soil, harnessing beneficial microorganisms with compost tea, and mycoremediation (that’s using fungi for remediation).
While things are popping, other things are drawing to a close. Verboten just got shut down. Fraud, mismanagement, sexual harassment and racism weren’t the official reasons, though. The government seized the property over unpaid taxes.
WEDNESDAY 3/23 ☺ What Are You Afraid Of? @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, $8, Comic tales of fears featuring Jasmine Pierce, Anita Flores, Anna Rose Roisman, and Julio Torres, Buy tix # Sumo Stew @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $5, Watch a sumo match streaming live from Japan while you enjoy bento boxes by outstanding local chefs, More info
THURSDAY 3/24 * Purim Bash @ Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) 6:30pm, $10, With a megillah reading, magic show, face painting, crafts, buffet dinner, and more, More info * You & Yours Grand Opening @ You & Yours Vintage (77 Franklin St) 6pm, FREE, Get drinks, desserts, and amazing vintage finds, More info ♦ “Passing Through” and Motley Cru Wine Release @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Opening reception for a solo exhibition by Fanny Allié, plus a celebration of the release of 2012 Motley Cru, More info
WEDNESDAY 1/20 # Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, FREE, Sample Adelina’s wines paired with Eastern District Cheese, More info * Sumo Party @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $50, Watch Sumo wrestling while eating bento and enjoying whiskey, sake, and beer, More info
THURSDAY 1/21 # The Maine Event @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, FREE, A tasting event featuring beers from Maine Beer Company and others, RSVP ^ Future Shock Zero Launch Party @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of this new comix anthology edited by Josh Burggraf, RSVP * An Evening of Expanded Cinema @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 10pm, $16, An interactive live psychedelic light show featuring a mix of analog and digital projections and live musical performances, More info
[sponsored] Fried Chicken & Champagne NYE No. 7 North, 931 Manhattan Ave December 31, 8pm, FREE We are at it again with NYE take 2! Same fun place, same awesome team (with some additions), and of course fried chicken and champagne! We’ll have specials all night including Jell-o shots and eggnog, plus a fancy list for those of you who want to get fancy. Come hang with us and ring in the new year with no pressure and no cover. Just FUN. RSVP
WEDNESDAY 12/30 ☺ The Struggle Is Real @ The Experiment Comedy Gallery (20 Broadway) 8pm, $8, Four improv teams vie for the most laughs, RSVP ♫ The Beyond Group @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 9pm, $10, With Cheryl Pyle on flute, Bern Nix on guitar, David Tamura on tenor sax, Francois Grillot on bass, and William Ruiz on percussion, RSVP
THURSDAY 12/31 ♫ Jazzy NYE @ Milk & Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, $75–$90, A swingin’ 1920s-themed night with a live jazz trio and a scrumptious four-course menu, Buy tix * Happy Fun Cry New Year’s Karaoke @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, FREE, Spend new year’s singing your heart out—with a champagne toast at midnight, of course, More info * Purple Rain Party @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 8pm, $10, An all-night 80s new wave dance party, with airbrush makeup artists onhand to help perfect your personal 80s look, More info ☺ Broken Comedy New Year’s Eve @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, FREE, Spend new year’s laughing with Mike Denny, Michael Che, Nimesh Patel, and special guests, RSVP See more NYE options
The juvenile genius of Dave Letterman’s early top 10 lists is probably starting to fade in everyone’s memories since the advent of his retirement. But remember that Snuggles the Fabric Softener Bear once listed as one of his top 10 concerns that the Pillsbury Doughboy might ask to be poked a little bit lower. And keep your eye out at flea markets for that top-ranked obscure Norman Rockwell painting entitled, “Turn Your Head and Cough.”
Letterman, well-known by the Connecticut State Police for his lead foot, dreamed in one of his lists of replacing the speedometer in cars with an encouraging voice that just says, “Punch it! Punch it!”
WEDNESDAY 9/16 * The Proof Is in the Processor@ Glasshouse (246 Union Ave) 7pm, $20, Equal parts performance, installation and lecture, this nerdy clown romp covers the entire evolution of information technology, RSVP ♫ The Hunger@ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $10, With Human Jukebox Brass Band / Hungry March Band / Naked Roots Conducive, RSVP
THURSDAY 9/17 ♫ The Get Down @ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 6pm, $30, Deep house yoga + dance party, with music by Tasha Blank and the Get Down Crew, Buy tix ☺ The Big Bupkis @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7:30pm, 25¢, The history of Yiddish vaudeville, with cheap jokes, magic, ukulele music, hypnotism, and ventriloquism, RSVP * The MUFF Society Presents Tank Girl @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $7, With a screening of local filmmaker Emily Carmichael’s sci-fi short STRYKA, More info
TICKET GIVEAWAY! ♫ Greenpointers, Supercrush Studios, and CaraBella Present a Northside Showcase @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) Friday (6/12) 8PM, With Heliotropes / The Meaning of Life / Spritzer / Shark Week / The Teen Age / Oracle Room / DJ Dead_Beat_Dad, Enter for a chance to win here.
WEDNESDAY 6/10 ^ Not for Tourists NYC Book Launch @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, See NYC anew with expert explorers and authors Jane Pirone and Rob Tallia, More info * Dancorcism Dance Party @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 8pm, $15, A one-hour dance party for your soul, with high-energy dance routines, stretching, and meditation, More info
WEDNESDAY 2/18 # Eastern District Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, $18, Pairings of four cheeses and four wines, More info * Beading on the Loom of Time @ Sacred Arts Research Center (107 Green St) 7pm, $65, Learn the basics of loom beading, a versatile and old technique found all over the world, and create a beadwork piece, More info ♫ The Greenpoint Get-Down @ No 7 North (931 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, FREE, DJ Patrick A. Reed spins classic hip-hop, heavy soul, deep funk, ska, and rocksteady, More info