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BarnFest 2017, Pete’s Big Salmon, Shadow Puppet Show – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/11–1/17)

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WEDNESDAY 1/11

♦ New Solo Female Work @ New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Rd) 7pm, $15, Featuring female solo performance, poetry, singer-songwriters, stand up, puppetry or maybe something we haven’t seen before, Buy tix
* Open Pole Night @House of Yes (2 Wyckoff Ave) 9pm, FREE, Fancy yourself a pole qween? Come ride our long, hard, steel all night. Come out and show friends and fellow aerialists what you’ve been working on, More info Continue reading

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Greenpointers Advice: How Do I Socialize with a Friend Who Doesn’t Drink?

Bullet Mouth is Greenpointers’ advice column, here to answer your questions on life’s many vexing issues, and share how hanging out in Greenpoint can help.

Cocktails at Esme: A Good Soldier (Becherovka, Bourbon, corn lemon, cinnamon) and A Los Suicidas (Mezcal, Pimms, Strawberry, Lime, Beet) . Photo: Rosie deBelgeonne
Cocktails at Esme. Photo: Rosie deBelgeonne

Dear Bullet Mouth: I just found out that a new friend doesn’t drink alcohol. That’s totally cool by me, but short of only hanging out with her during the day, how do I work her into my social life? I don’t invite her out to bars, right? What about get-togethers where there will be alcohol?

Answer: Though it’s hard to imagine living in a booze-laden metropolis—or even a one-saloon town—as a teetotaler, recent excesses have me contemplating the potential benefits of going off the sauce. Namely, “hair of the dog” would cease to be an integral part of my vocabulary, cash would start piling up and I’d probably lose ten pounds. I would also have to completely overhaul my social life and acquire some new hobbies. Continue reading

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Sumo Stew, Puppet Playlist, Nitehawk Shorts – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (11/09–11/15)

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14908208_10210791975973026_4715981555088793233_nWEDNESDAY 11/09
^ Romance Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Novelists Joanna Shupe and Jennifer Gracen in conversation with Sarah MacLean, More info
^ Antagonist Storytelling Series: 3-Year Anniversary @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Comedians tell true stories about the worst things they ever did on purpose, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-5-21-19-pmTHURSDAY 11/10
☺ Ghostwriter Viewing Party
@ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 7pm, $5, A screening of the first story arc of the early ’90s PBS kids’ show Ghostwriter, which was filmed in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, More info
^ Reading of King of Greenpoint
@ T.B.D. Bar (224 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Learn about Peter J. McGuinness, one of the most colorful characters in Greenpoint history, More info
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Wildflower Festival, Girlskate, Dancify That – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/21–9/27)

slone_poster[sponsored] “The Lay-Up”: Works of the Slone Loc Wots Crew
Whiskey Burger (1025 Manhattan Ave)
9/23, 9pm, FREE
Come see the works of prominent graffiti artist Slone, curated by Giannina Gutierrez. The opening reception includes music from DJ Amore with MC Jen Dog Lone Wolf, MC Nejma Shea, and BeatBoi.

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screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-44-13-pmWEDNESDAY 9/21
^ Almost Completely Baxter @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Cartoonist Glen Baxter signs books and discusses his work with New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake, More info
♫ Dawn of the Satanic Age Album Release @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $8, With Clouds Taste Satanic / Grizzlor / Eternal Black, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-52-59-pmTHURSDAY 9/22
* Dirty Dancing (Not A) Singalong 
@ South 4th Bar (90 South 4th St) 7pm, $20, Say goodbye to summer with a screening of Dirty Dancing plus some special performances, Buy tix
* The Tank Presents “Saw You Yesterday”
@ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $15, A play created by Nadia Tykulsker in collaboration with performers; the evening opens with movement installation “mourn and never tire,” More info
* “Fantastic Planet” With Live Score @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $12, The film will be presented without sound or subtitles, featuring a new electronic score performed by Katie Rex, More info

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Rock the Pulaski, Moon Meal, Cinder Block Comedy – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/14–9/20)

Use discount code "GPERS16" for 30% off tickets (image via The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center)
image via The Firehouse North Brooklyn Community Center

[sponsored] TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint
East River State Park (90 Kent Ave)
1pm, $35–$100, More info and 30% Discount Code
An annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor, now entering its 7th year. This block party–style event features samples from 50+ of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries, along with live music, demonstrations, and much, much more.

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12508875_1096479303758294_5491734166576474348_nWEDNESDAY 9/14
^ Banned But Translated @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Members of the PEN America Translation Committee read from translations of books that have been banned in other countries, More info
☺ Cinder Block Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 1opm, FREE, Hosted by Gabe Pacheco and Sameer Naseem, with Sarah Kennedy, Eman El-Husseini, Myq Kaplan, and more, More info

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♦ “Slow Silent” Opening Reception
@ The Yard (33 Nassau Ave) 6pm, FREE, Recent works by Eric Otto, More info
♦  New Red Wine Release & “Geometries”
@ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A solo exhibition of work by Matti Havens, plus $2 off glasses of BOE 2013 Social Club Red, More info
♫ Gimme Tinnitus Presents @ Aviv (496 Morgan Ave) 8pm, $8, With Parlor Walls / Natural Velvet / Weeping Icon / Plaque, RSVP

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Brooklyn Comedy Fest, Mezcal BBQ, The Loaded Canon – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/24–8/30)

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13988136_1102866186460185_81533974910017538_oWEDNESDAY 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

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 1.49.37 PMTHURSDAY 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

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Wildcat Cabaret, Band Lotto, SummerScreen – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/10–8/16)

ClassicalMusicConcertMcGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance invites you to spend August in McGolrick!​ ​To celebrate the park’s 125 anniversary, the Alliance is hosting​ ​five events, kicking off with​ ​a classical music concert in the Park Pavilion on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at 7 pm. ​A local musical group, t​he Church Park Quintet​,​ will perform works by Haydn, Boccherini and others.​ Please join us tomorrow in McGolrick Park!​ [sponsored]

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coloring-club-drink-and-draw-extravaganza-95WEDNESDAY 8/10
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, This year’s audience choice selection will be Almost Famous, More info
* Coloring Club Drink & Draw @ New York Distilling Co (79 Richardson St) 7:30pm, $5, An unlimited supply of coloring pages are available, as well as colored pencils, crayons, and markers, plus cocktail specials, Buy tix

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 7.07.54 PMTHURSDAY 8/11
# Kreung Cambodian Pop-Up Dinner @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 6pm, FREE, Chef Chakriya Un will be preparing a delectable spread of delights, RSVP
 Classical Music in the Park @ McGolrick Park, 7pm, FREE, A concert by the Park Church Quintet, More info
^ Bad Advice from Bad Women @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Emily Books presents Niina Pollari, Ruth Curry, Jade Sharma, Chloe Caldwell, Melissa Gira Grant, and Natasha Stagg, More info

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Latinx Punk Fest, Full Moon Snow Cones, Cartoon Monsoon – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/03–8/09)

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unnamed_0WEDNESDAY 8/03
Craig’s List Chronicles Book Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Former Greenpointers writer Kim Masson launches her first novel, with Q&A with Brooklyn writer Oriana Leckert, More info
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, A screening of The Royal Tennenbaums with music beforehand by Honduras, More info

Anniversary-Invite-Final-2-300x251THURSDAY 8/04
♦ BOE 10th Anniversary Retrospective Art Exhibit @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A showcase of the artists who have contributed to BOE labels over the past ten years, More info
^ Hot and Bothered Launch @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Hot and Bothered with readings and visual art from the issue, RSVP
 Summer Soundsystem Slam @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $5, With Obsessive Discipline / DJ Knifesex / MC Disaronno Records, RSVP

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A Labor of Love: Kim Masson Debuts Her Novel at WORD Tonight (08/03)

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Author Kim Masson and her husband, artist Teo Gonzalez \ Photos: Rosie de Belgeonne

“Online dating can work,” insists Kelly Brixi, heroine of Kim Masson’s debut novel, Craig’s List Chronicles: byte-size tales. “I know a girl who met her husband that way. When they got married, they gave out little chocolate computers as gifts.” The year is 2000, and Kelly is heading off to a blind date at the Met. She runs through the safety precautions with her best friend and hopes for the best, at least when it comes to looks, because she’s never seen her date before.

“Back then, Craigslist did not have pictures,” explains Masson (because I was born in the late ’80s and have no memory of those times), “blind dates were true blind dates.”

We’re sitting outside at Baoburg, where a few diners are bent determinedly over their phones, and I turn my microphone app on, slide it across the table, and begin asking Masson the hard questions about writing your first novel, indie publishing, and meeting the love of your life online. Continue reading

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SummerScreen, Pokémon Go Bar Crawl, Rock & Roll Playhouse – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (7/20–7/26

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13528313_1280388621986335_8262207335536431882_oWEDNESDAY 7/20
♦ Fat & Fabulous Figure Drawing @ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St) 6:30pm, $5 suggested, GIRL PARTY and Greer Morrison team up to celebrate all iterations of body, mind, and spirit, More info
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, Northside presents The Fast & the Furious, with music beforehand by Taylor Bennett, More RSVP

13615517_621527718016566_6973356127392160761_nTHURSDAY 7/21
* Adelina’s 4-Year Anniversary @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, FREE, With DJs, drink specials, pizza by guest chef The Mississippi Vegan, and more, More info
 Noise Love Presents @ The Gutter (200 North 12th St) 9pm, $5, With Dinowalrus / Zenizen / Cold Blinds, RSVP

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