Two weeks ago, Nandi Rose Plunkett of spectral pop Half Waif and Johanna Cranitch of synth-pop White Prism returned to Plunkett’s apartment in Crown Heights with iced teas in hand to find an image of Frida Kahlo taped to the door. On the back was a message from a neighbor, Emily Chapman, whom Plunkett had never met. Chapman had been working from home and heard a song Plunkett and Cranitch were performing. She wanted to know how she could buy it.
Cranitch and Plunkett had only just met in person for the first time earlier that day. The song they had been playing and singing was freshly written in preparation for their collaboration for The Hum, where the song would likely be publicly shared for the first and only time. This is the magic of the popular series – seasoned musicians coming together to work on new material to create a truly special experience.
See The Hum, Hypnocraft’s carefully curated first-time collaborations between musicians across different genres, at Manhattan Inn(632 Manhattan Ave) beginning at 9:00 pm every Monday night in October.
Don’t have plans for Oktoberfest? How about rocking out to Van Halen tunes over some tasty brews at The Diamond for Rothtoberfest?
“Diamond” David Lee Roth turns 61 and given that the Diamond is named in honor of him, it’s a holiday they take very seriously. So tomorrow (Sat, 10/10) starting at 4pm, come through The Diamond (43 Franklin St) for food, booze, and an alternating set from Van Halen, German metal, and of course traditional German Oktoberfest tunes.
WEDNESDAY 10/07 # Edible Oktoberfest@ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 6pm, $45, A traditional meal prepared by Astor Center’s executive chef, along with pierogis from the author of Pierogi Love, More info ♫ #MADEINBKLYN @t.b.d brooklyn (224 Franklin St.) 7:30pm-10:30pm, FREE, A celebration of Brooklyn Music, Art, and Culture featuring performances by Chetti/DJ Rob Tellis/Daniel Miz, and more. RSVP * 1m1w1d Short Film Festival@ The Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave)8pm, FREE, With films by Andrew Hasse and Megan Brooks / Samuel Aaron Bennett / Joey Garfield / Ben Dickinson / Matt Lenski, RSVP
THURSDAY 10/08 * Robot Chicken Season 8 Party @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6pm, FREE, Join Robot Chicken co-creators Seth Green & Matthew Senreich for an early look at the new season, RSVP ♫ Chamber Band@ Cameo Gallery (93 North 6th St) 8pm, $5, With The Candy Apples / The Fantastic Plastics, Buy tix
The Village Voice’s Fifth Annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival last weekend filled the Brooklyn Expo Center with over 60 breweries and their fans. Amid a melee of Frisbee, games, balloons, food trucks and tables, there was still room for all the attendees to drink, mingle and even compete in a stein lifting competition.
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
A $60 ticket includes an amazing three-course meal with unlimited wine from Dandelion Wine and beer by Sixpoint. Veggies are from the community garden and meat comes from Sun Fed Beef in upstate NY (and there will be a wonderful veggie option for non meat-eaters).
The meal will be prepared by two talented local chefs : Caroline Fidanza owner of Saltie, the cult Williamsburg sandwich shop, and Millicent Souris, who has cooked at Egg, Roebling Tea Room and the Queen’s Hideaway. Both chefs have published their own cookbooks and regularly contribute to Diner Journal. Continue reading →
[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
WEDNESDAY 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
THURSDAY 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
The tragedies faced by Syrians now turned refugees is undeniable as many families have fled their homeland going anywhere that would accept them openly. As more and more families are displaced, it is nice to know that organizations, such as Punk Rope Games, are making an effort to provide emergency medical services for Syrian refugees. In the past, Punk Rope Games have been distinguished by hilarious costumes, wacky fitness challenges, rope jumping, and good sportsmanship. They are a celebration of play, fitness, and community and are a welcome departure in substance and style from most fitness competitions.
This year, they are combining what they are known for with a humanitarian cause.
Punk Rope’s founder, Tim Haft, has decided to donate 100% of the profits from the event’s registration fees and merch sales to the valiant efforts of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to provide humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees. The 7th Annual Punk Rope Games will take place on Sat, Sept 26 from 11:30am-2pm at Newtown Barge Playground. Continue reading →