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WEDNESDAY 4/10

♫ Taj Mahal Trio @Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) Door at 6pm, $25, Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal performs blues and roots music, More Info
L Magazine’s and Kanine Records’ 10th Anniversary @Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Xray Eyeballs / Lodro/ Valleys, RSVP 
Araabmuzik @ The OutPost (74 Wythe Ave,) 10pm, $15, Tix

THURSDAY (4/11)

• Williamsburg Greenpoint Food Co-op Community Meeting @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 7-9pm, RSVP
♦ Hyperbolic
@ Beginnings (110 Meserole Ave) Opening Reception 7-9pm, FREE, Artist Matt Leines, RSVP
♫ Brain-Cave Festival 2013 (4/11-4/14) @Europa (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $12-40, Brooklyn music festival featuring the borough’s brightest and most innovative  underground/indie bands, RSVP
AbeMixture: A Storm Of Words @ Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comedians Liz Miele/Rob Cantrell/Justy Dodge/Lauren Ireland/Ken Jepsen and J LaLond, RSVP
♫ Diarrhea Planet / Wild Yaks / Flagland @Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

FRIDAY 4/12

♦ Aura @ The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) Opening Reception 7-10pm, a collection of watercolor + ink works by Amanda Brown, RSVP
♦ Death In Flesh @ Laundry Lung Gallery (67 West Street, Suite #214) Opening Reception 7-9pm, featuring the ink works of Emma Kohlmann and photography by Caroline Schub, curated by Nicole Aiello, RSVP
Static @ Calico Gallery (67 West St #206, Brooklyn) Opening Reception 7-9pm, works by Elana Adler and Hannah Lamar Simmons, RSVP
♫ Wavves / Fidlar / Cheatahs @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, More Info

SATURDAY 4/13

*Greenpointers Spring Market @ From The Source (69 West St) noon-6pm, Drink, Eat (tons of local food vendors), Photobooth, Nail Art, Live Music via Brain-Cave Festival, and Shop an impressive line up of local vendors, RSVP
• Greencycle Swap @ St. Nicks Alliance (2 Kingsland Ave), Williamsburg Beacon(88 N 11th St), Grand Street Campus (850 Grand St) noon-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned gently-used & working items, browse the selection & take as many riches as you can carry! More Info
• Reading @ Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7pm, FREE, a poetry cabaret featuring Michelle Taransky / Emily Hunt / Caitlin Grace McDonnell & Tim Requarth on piano, RSVP
* Curatorial Talk with Lon Black @ City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave) 7:30-10pm, a visit to pre-1907 New York City with a slide show, lecture and tour of “Greetings From the City of New York.”
♫ Doldrums / Friends / Sean Nicholas Savage @285 Kent, 8pm, $12, RSVP


SUNDAY  4/14

• Ridgewood Market @ Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave) 11am, art, vintage, local crafts, food, drinks, RSVP
• Gotham Writers Workshop @ Word (126 Franklin St) 2-3pm, FREE, Join writer Shelly Oria for a fiction writing class on generating ideas and storytelling techniques, then share your work in a dynamic and supportive environment, RSVP
♫ Mmoss / Quilt / Prince Rupert’s Drops / Electric Mess @ Glasslands (289 Kent) 8pm, $10, RSVP

MONDAY 4/15
♫ White Lung / Goosebumps / Syphilitic Lust / Boca Raton @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 8pm, $8, RSVP

TUESDAY 4/16
♫ They Might Be Giants @ Academy Records Annex (96 N. 6th Street,) 7pm, FREE, in-store set and autograph session, More Info

*  Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥  Pheremones likely
♦  Art Event
☺ Comedy Event
#   Foodie Event

 

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What’s Happening? (6/27-7/3)

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WEDNESDAY 6/27
* The Big Splash! @ McCarren Park Pool, 7:30-10pm, $150 donation in support of Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 6/28
* Public Meeting of the Newtown Creek Alliance @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St) 6pm, From Superfund to oil-eating mushrooms, meeting covers all the latest from the Creek, including guest speaker Randall W. Austin, Chief of the Spill Prevention and Response Programs and the NYS DEC
♥ SALUTE YOUR JORTS! Brokelyn Summer Camp Party @ Crown Victoria (60 So. 2nd St) 7pm, $3, FREE BEER 7-8pm, $4 Bug Juice cocktail, all night long, camp activities, raffles, RSVP
♫ Jonas Reinhardt/Hiro Kone/Skint/DJ Ry Fyan @ Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose St) 9pm, a night of Eclectic sounds and cosmic voyages to a land of seashells and good summer vibes, RSVP

FRIDAY 6/29
♫ Spy Music Festival @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave) 8pm, $12, Skeletons/Rhys Chatham – Ryan Sawyer Brass Duo/Gunn – Truscinski Duo/ Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders), More info
♫ Brooklyn Bass Presents Afterhours with Anthony Naples/Judge Wise/T’Angelo/Evan Michael @ Cameo Gallery (93 N6th St) 12am, $5, electronic music, More info

SATURDAY 6/30
* Cowboy Mark’s 10 Gallon Sale (303 Kingsland Ave, #1R) 3-8pm, huge apartment sale of vintage and antique items, furniture, clothing, artwork, kitchenware, records, RSVP
♦ Crest Hardware Art Show @ Crest Hardware (558 Metropolitan Ave) 1pm-7pm, live music, DJs, local, creative art & food vendors
♦ Eleven Hands Clapping @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave) 3-7pm, A one day “festival” of 11 solo artists using sound in a variety of ways, from (un?) pop to (anti?) folk, to experimental electronics, meditative looping, video, spoken words (poetry?), and a surround sound installation, RSVP

SUNDAY 7/1
♫ The Summer Patio Sessions & BBQ @ Lady Jay’s (33 Grand St) 4pm, Dan and Rachel/Debe Dalton/The Blind StaggersRSVP

TUESDAY 7/3
• Time’s Up 25th Anniversary Party @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $25 donation, includes free Time’s Up! membership to NYCs Direct Action Environmental Organization, appetizers from the farmer’s market, a raffle ticket and free admission to the rockin’ after-party, More info.

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (4/11-18)

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Wednesday 4/11
♫ The Brutalist School/ Spaces/ Mascara/ Le Sphinxx@ Public Assembly Back Room (70 North 6th St.) 8pm, $8

Thursday 4/12
♦ All A Are Not B: On Diagrams @ Triple Canopy (155 Freeman St) 7pm, $5, a discussion of diagrams with David Joselit, Susanne Leeb, Prudence Peiffer, & Amy Sillman
* Lagunita Brewery Event @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) 6-8pm, featured beer cocktails & discounted growlers

Friday 4/13
♫ Hello Phones @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 10pm, RSVP

Saturday 4/14
• FEAST #13 @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 5-8pm, $20 donation, More info
♦ Everything That Rises Must Converge @ 950 Hart Gallery (950 Hart St. #103) 7pm, A group exhibition that explores the connection between six emerging photographers and their neighborhoods. Curated by Carl Gunhouse and Ginevra Shay, More info
♫ Manawi Thorn/Heavy Breath/Dagwood/Fake hooker @ Tommy’s Tavern (1041 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $6, “the best dive bar in greenpoint, you, me, and up to 80 metric tons of fresh suet,” RSVP

Sunday 4/15
* Vegan Shop-Up @ Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St.) 12-6pm, Free, We’re talkin’ kale chips, raw cookies, croissants, mac ‘n’ cheese, fresh juice, marshmallows, kombucha, teas, granola bars, falafel, soft pretzels, cake truffles, plus, eco-friendly clothing, soaps, tinctures, jewelry, plants, etc, More info
♫ Confessions of an Online Dater @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, an evening of music, comedy and titillating stories

Monday 4/16
* Yummy Eats Dim Sum Dinner @ EAT (124 Meserole Ave) 7pm, $75, Join in a night of whimsical dim sum fantasy at Eat Cafe with Yummy Eats preparing dishes featuring all natural and organic foods, wild caught fish, and sustainably grown meats, BUY TIX

♥ Coming Up: Wednesday 4/18, 8pm: Greenpointers Comedy Night to Benefit Dog Habitat @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

 

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What’s Happening? (4/4-4/10)

WEDNESDAY 4/4
• Hayseed’s Big City Farm Grand Opening @ (218 India St) 7pm, live music, drinks, chat with urban farmers
♥ Kiss & Tell: Bumblebee Disco @ Bellwether (594 Union Ave.) 9pm, $5, a night of the sweetest dance music you’ve ever heard, w/ Mike Servito, Patrick Russell, Ivy Feraco

THURSDAY 4/5
♫ Fletcher C. Johnson/The Goddamn Rattlesnakes/The Waivers @ Unions Pool (484 Union Ave) 9pm, $5
♫ Funky Warsaw @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) 10pm, 60′s soul 45′s, drink specials

FRIDAY 4/6
♦ Wine Release Party and Opening Solo show for Artist Jeff Huntington @ Brooklyn Oeneology (209 Wythe Ave at N. 3rd) 7pm
♫ Hunx & His Punx/Natural Child/The Foxx @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave.) 8:30pm, $10 in advance, $12 at door, BUY TIX
• Brooklyn Soul Club @ Kinfolk Studios (11th@Wythe) 10pm, Non-Stop Dance Party with Jack Dutone

SATURDAY 4/7
• Easter Egg Hunt & Party @ McGolrick Park & Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St.) 10am, Egg Hunt (free) in park, followed by a party at the Church. $3 per person if you bring a snack, dancing, arts & crafts & refreshments.
* 79 Years of Session Beers @ Diamond (43 Franklin St) April 7 is the day prohibition ended, but only for session beer drinkers. The first baby step of Repeal only allowed beer under 4% to be consumed by the American public. Celebrate the anniversary of this happy occasion all day and night with the best session beers in New York City! Serving up a special list of craft-brewed, quaffable American beers around 4% for just $4 each!
• Shop, Drop & Drink @ Williamsburg (Neighborhood-wide) All day, 50 businesses will offer various sales, special events, and performances, including; Bird, In God We Trust, Life:Curated, Jumelle, Shoe Market, Catbird, The Commodore, Momofuku Milk Bar, plus Smorgasburg reopens for the season!
* Spring Weekender
@ Dekalb Market (138 Willoughby St.) 10-6pm, Contributor Joann Kim produced event includes 10am Mimosas, Easter egg hunt, a curated flower and garden flea market, urban farming demos, live music, etc!
♫ Solo Dame Indie Pop! @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave.) 11:30pm, $3, Spinning your favorite indie-rock, dream-pop, electro-pop and powerpop from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, and all over Latin America!

SUNDAY 4/8
• Easter Extravaganza @ Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St) 11am worship followed by Jazz Band, Photo Booth, Food, Easter Egg Hunt, Puppet Show, 2:30 BYO-Dessert Contest, 4-7pm help make a meal for the homeless & hungry.

MONDAY 4/9
* Living Small: Free Lecture @ Peter’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 7:30pm, Exploring the Small House Movement w/Jeffrey McKean

TUESDAY 4/10
♥ Speed Dating @ Tuffet (286 Graham Ave.) 7:30pm, FREE, drink cocktails and listen to old-school hip hop jams while chatting with other fun Brooklyn singles. Limited space. RSVP artfuldater (at) gmail.com

COMING UP:

Friday 4/13/12, 7pm - Cajun Feast Soup Kitchen Benefit hosted by Greenpointers & Yummy Eats @ Greenpoint Church, $40, More info

Sunday 4/15/12, 2pm – Greenpointers Juice Cleanse Workshop with Deborah from Juice Pirate @ Human@Ease, $25 with option to sign-up for a 3-day cleanse, More info

Wednesday 4/18/12, 8pm – Greenpointers Comedy Night to Benefit Dog Habitat Rescue @ Saint Vitus, $5

Monday 4/23/12, 7pm – Greenpointers Rice Ball Class & Supper with Jen @ Paulie Gee’s, $35, includes wine, More info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (3/21-3/27)

WEDNESDAY 3/21
• Greenpoint Environmental Projects Benefits Community Meeting @ The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 6:30-8:30pm, Learn about the $19.5 million available from New York State’s settlement with ExxonMobil to benefit the environment of the Greenpoint community
♦ Flux Death Match: Art & OWS @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 8-11pm, a new initiative that takes online debates into real-space

THURSDAY 3/22
• NAG Action: Bike Share Community Planning Workshop @ Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie St.) 6-8pm, roundtable planning workshop to help decide how bike share should work and where stations should go in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, RSVP
♦ A Loaded Camera @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, All photographs were shot in Greenpoint, by Will Star and feature iconic scenes with a touch of humanity, RSVP
• Hari Kunzru presents Gods Without Men @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-8pm, RSVP, Are we alone in the universe? Does life have meaning? What are we all doing with our lives, anyway? Meet the author and novel, RSVP

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FRIDAY 3/23
♦ Formulas for Now @ Pierogi (177 North 9th St) 7-9pm, Artwork by Jane Fine
♦ Mercedeh Mirshamsi Solo Photography Show @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd) 8pm, RSVP
♦ Lucid Intervals @ YES! Gallery (147 India St.) 7pm, an exhibition featuring works by Charles Comer, curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky, RSVP
♥ Between the Covers Spring Singles Mixer @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 7-9pm, Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring — and to some new potential connections — at our latest literary singles mixer. We’ll celebrate the Spring Equinox, nerdery, and tasty tasty beer with a drink special for attendees. GLBT friendly! Tunes provided by DJ Marley.

SATURDAY 3/24
• Brooklyn Mutt Show @ Brooklyn Lyceum (227 4th Ave) 11am-6pm, proceeds will benefit Sean Casey Animal Rescue, More info
♫ Brooklyn Wind Symphony @ Grand Street Campus High School Auditorium (850 Grand St.) 2pm, $10, RSVP
♦ Future Pieces @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave.) 7-11pm, recent works work by Lisha Bai, Leah Tacha and Sun You, curated by Jon Lutz, performance by pianist Ian Sarver at 8pm, RSVP
♦ Spring Break LIC @ The Art School Project @ Chashama (26-15 Jackson Ave, LIC) 7pm, One Night exhibition and performance event by invited resident artists, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/25
• Yummy Eats & Greenery NYC Present a Terrarium Workshop @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 1-4pm, $75, learn how to build and maintain verdant miniature environments in glass, food is complimentary to all participants, BUY TICKETS (Note: this is not Greenpointers Terrarium Class with Jon on 4/1 @ Diamond – that class has SOLD OUT)

MONDAY 3/26
• The Fighting 14th Lecture @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 7:30pm, FREE, Civil War Simulacra w/Matt Dellinger

TUESDAY 3/27
♫ Practice @ Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave.) 9pm, Free, Noveller/Tom Carter/Diamond Terrifier/Ben Vida/DJ Dutch E. Germ/The Oracle DJs/visuals by Sleepy Peopl

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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WHAT’S HAPPENING? (3/14-3/20)

WEDNESDAY 3/14
* Chutney Class with DP Chutney Collective @ Good Yoga (73 Calyer St) 7pm, Learn to make and take home 2 fresh chutneys: coriander/mint & tamarind, and one cooked and unusual eggplant chutney, which will be canned. I am personally making RYE SHAKES! Class is $25 and includes all materials and cocktails. Limit 12 people. RSVP to greenpointers (at) gmail.com.
♦ What Would You Do With 4,500 sq ft of Arts Space? @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 6-9pm, discussion with Chloë Bass of Arts in Bushwick and Noel Allain of The Bushwick Starr
♫ Permanent Wave Benefit for Right Rides @ Deathy By Audio (49 So. 2nd St.) 8pm, $7, Performances by The Art of Shooting, Hello Phones, Leslie Hong, Beach Mom, plus bake sale and zines

 

THURSDAY 3/15
• Edward Mullany, Paula Bomer, Melissa Broder and John Dermot Woods @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, a night of emerging voices in short fiction and poetry
* Imperial Stout Weekend @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) Thru Sunday 3/18
♦ Big Reality @ 319 Scholes (Bushwick) 7pm, curated by Brian Droitcour, “Big Reality” proposes that contemporary everyday life seamlessly integrates elements of fantasy and play through consumer technology and networked media.
♫ Lips @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 11pm, Lips has a unique sound characterised by masterful songwriting and a sly sense of humor. Her ability to both transfix and entertain make her a must see live act.

FRIDAY 3/16
♦ SOUVENIR @ Camel Art Space (722 Metropolitan Ave.) 6:00pm, an exhibition not of art but of objects which recall and refer to the work of artists who have exhibited at Camel Art Space.
♦ A.I.R. Time @ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St., LIC) 6-9pm, an exhibition that presents a dynamic array of work made by spring residents at the continually evolving Flux Factory, More info
♦ Dave Miko @ Real Fine Arts (673 Meeker Ave.) 7-10pm, Performance at 9pm, An Exhibition of Painting Obscured by Performance
♫ 16mm Noir films & the “Villains of Vaudeville” @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave.) 7:30pm, a curated night of rare and out of print 40’s-60’s Noir Films and TV projected on 16mm, with live “Dark Synth Jazz” sets from the Villains of Vaudeville in between the screenings
♫ SameinSane/Hypnotoad/U-Recken/Eg~Bot & Lauryn @ Europe (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $25, psy-trance

♣ SATURDAY 3/17 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY ♣
• Volunteer at McGolrick Park, 11am, Turn McGolrick green on St. Patrick’s Day! Sign in under the pavilion and pick up grass seed to spread on the barren lawns. Free crafts for kids in the playground! Rain date – Sunday March 18.
* North Brooklyn Boat Club Potluck Work Party @ North Brooklyn Boat Club (Ash St. and McGuiness Blvd) noon-4pm, see the club’s new home, learn about the project, help prep the site, grill, drink, rain date Sunday 3/18
• St. Patrick’s Day @ The Habitat (988 Manhattan Ave) Irish Drink & Food Specials
• Veronica People’s Closing Party @ VPC (105 Franklin St) 2pm, last chance to eat amazing Antojitos Mexicanos (3pm) and enjoy great coffee, drinks and friends at a favorite local (recently out of the closet) bar in Greenpoint. A “Self Portrait Project” will document goodbyes.
♦ Winter BBQ + Potluck @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 4-9pm, Celebrate the ending of Round Robin’s 2-mo. residency, bring stuff to grill, salads, potato salad, pickles, brownies, live Music, games, food, art, beer
• Grand Street Pub Crawl (Grand St, Williamsburg) 4-8pm, drink and food specials at bars and restaurants all along the street
♫ St. Patricks Day @ Mark Bar (1025 Manhattan Ave.) 8pm, bands, corned beef and cabbage, $3 beer all night

• St. Patrick’s Day @ One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Ave) Free shots, beer pong, games, food specials, 2 for $1 Jello Shots, and $4 irish car bombs, Plus $25 Unlimited Drinking Pass for 2 Hrs, more info
• LSJ Presents New Work in Progress @ St. John’s Theatre (94 Norman Ave.) 9pm, play written and directed by Sean Edward Lewis, RSVP: email info (at) stjohnstheatre.org
♫ Fina’mor/So Hideous My Love/Satevis/Alkahest/Druglord @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $17
♫ Truckfighters/The Midnight Ghost Train/La Otracina @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 8:30pm, $13


SUNDAY 3/18

* BK Swappers Anniversary @ Third Ward (195 Morgan Ave.) 12:30pm–5pm, FREE, a full schedule of demos, talks and alternate swaps, more info
• Chess Tournament @ Polish & Slavic Center (176 Java St) 10am-4pm, $20, more info email chesstourney (at) townsquareinc.com
* Memorial Ride and Walk @ Manhattan Ave. & Green St. 1:45PM, Organized by the NYC Street Memorial Project, this ride and walk honors cyclists and pedestrians killed on New York City Streets. This year, NAG and Transportation Alternatives have organized a special Memorial Walk focused on the dangerous McGuinness Boulevard.
• Fading Ads Walking Tour @ WORD (126 Franklin St.) 2–4pm, get a glimpse into Greenpoint’s history with a walking tour, led by author and photographer Frank Jump.
• LSJ Presents New Work in Progress @ St. John’s Theatre (94 Norman Ave.) 9pm, play written and directed by Sean Edward Lewis, RSVP: email info (at) stjohnstheatre.org
♫ Jo Schornikow @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 9:30pm, special set with surprise scottish guest!!! shortbread n oatcakes for everybody

MONDAY 3/19
• Dine in Brooklyn begins (3/19-3/29): While I am disappointed that only 3 Greenpoint restaurants are participating, including Lokal (905 Lorimer St), it’s cool that 2 are Polish: Karczma (136 Greenpoint Ave.) & Krolewskie Jadlo (694 Manhattan Ave.) Closeby, Bamontes (32 Wither St.), an old (I mean old) school Italian-American joint, white table cloths, waiters in tuxedos, major bolognese sauce and kick-ass martinis, is in. Did I hear someone say Greenpointers Restaurant Week?

TUESDAY 3/20
* VCR Party @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $11 variety show, featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, storytellers and video collectors sharing their favorite video clips, more info
♫ Coney Island Novels with Tara Altebrando and Haley Tanner @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Largehearted Lit unites authors and musicians in a celebration of storytelling.

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What's Happening? (3/7-3/13)

WEDNESDAY 3/7

* Yummy Eats Dim Sum & Wine @ Underground Supper Club (TBA), 7pm, $75, a four course-eight dish menu featuring wine pairings by Sommelier Lauren Johnson, Tix

• 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St.) 7pm

♥ Ladies with Ink @ Word (153 Franklin St.) 7pm, Join Stacy Pershall (Loud in the House of Myself) & Kitty Jo Sainte-Marie and Sue Jeiven (East River Tattoo) for a panel discussion of what it can mean to be a tattooed lady.

• Purim Masquerade @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St.) 7:30pm, $13, Open bar & appetizers, RSVP: rabbi (at) greenpointshul.org

♫ Faster Pussycat @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) $15, 8:30pm

THURSDAY 3/8

♦ Your Day is My Night Screening @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, Round Robin presents a preview & live performance by Lynne Sachs, in the film a collective of Chinese and Puerto Rican performers living in New York City explores the history and meaning of “shiftbeds” through verité conversations, character-driven fictions and integrated movement pieces, RSVP

♫ WOW/Hex Hex Hex/Lovestruck/Mondo Ray @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $7

FRIDAY 3/9

• New Parents Group @ Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave.) 1-4pm, Free, More info

♦ Arts Not Fair @ Like the Spice Gallery (224 Roebling St.) 6-9pm, Come March 11th, those other art fairs will have packed up and left town but Like the Spice will still be going strong, giving you a peak at what happens after the party ends when all that’s left are white walls, flat champagne, and unsold art. “Arts Not Fair” will ask the viewer to question what is a gallery? What is an art fair? As viewers do we want to see or be seen? is ART FAIR? RSVP

♦ Unexpected Party @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave.) 7pm, Artwork by Dana Crossan, RSVP

Happy Birthday to Caribou Baby! All weekend – sales & giveaways (272 Driggs Ave.)

SATURDAY 3/10

♫ Beach Ball Family Dance Party @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) noon-3pm, $10/adult, $5/kid, to benefit the Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School, Tix

Greenpointers Gallery Tour (30+ locations) 6-9pm, FREE, hosted by Greenpointers.com, many galleries and alternative locations will stay open late exhibiting artwork from local artists, download the map here, or pick up a copy in the WG, RSVP

♫ Greenpointers Gallery Tour After Party @ TBD (224 Franklin St.) 9pm, FREE, food by Yummy Eats, Music by DJ Ning Nong & Brooklyn Soul Club, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/11

• Greencycle Swap @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 1-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned, gently used clothing, shoes, books, toys, bicycles, computers, electronics, phones & household items

• Po Prostu Milosz @ Third Ward (195 Morgan Ave, Bushwick) 7pm, $5, a series of videos in which vvitalny explores the politics of writing and the “Polish school of poetry ” through conversations – about legendary Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz – with leading American poets Bob Holman, Jane Hirshfield and Robert Pinsky

MONDAY 3/12

* Illuminating the Illuminating @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 7:30pm, FREE, A Lecture on the Moon w/Jamie Hook

♥ Moto Mondays @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, watch the weeks races on the big screen.

TUESDAY 3/13

• Release Party for Matthew Meets the Mann @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-9pm, FREE, a reading party complete with music, photo-booth, and more presented by author/illustrator Travis Nichols. All ages welcome!, RSVP
♫ Free Advice @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 11pm, When Bailey and Travis started playing, they had no idea they we’re related. But after extensive blood tests they found our that their musical link was also genetic…Free Advice is a family band whose aim is to exploit a unique, genetic communication.

Coming up: March 14, 2012, 7pm, Greenpointers Chutney Class with Drake from DP Chutney Collective @ Good Yoga, make and take home chutney, $25, more info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (3/7-3/13)

WEDNESDAY 3/7

* Yummy Eats Dim Sum & Wine @ Underground Supper Club (TBA), 7pm, $75, a four course-eight dish menu featuring wine pairings by Sommelier Lauren Johnson, Tix

• 94th Precinct Community Council Meeting @ Church of the Ascension (122 Java St.) 7pm

♥ Ladies with Ink @ Word (153 Franklin St.) 7pm, Join Stacy Pershall (Loud in the House of Myself) & Kitty Jo Sainte-Marie and Sue Jeiven (East River Tattoo) for a panel discussion of what it can mean to be a tattooed lady.

• Purim Masquerade @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St.) 7:30pm, $13, Open bar & appetizers, RSVP: rabbi (at) greenpointshul.org

♫ Faster Pussycat @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.) $15, 8:30pm

THURSDAY 3/8

♦ Your Day is My Night Screening @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-9pm, FREE, Round Robin presents a preview & live performance by Lynne Sachs, in the film a collective of Chinese and Puerto Rican performers living in New York City explores the history and meaning of “shiftbeds” through verité conversations, character-driven fictions and integrated movement pieces, RSVP

♫ WOW/Hex Hex Hex/Lovestruck/Mondo Ray @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, $7

FRIDAY 3/9

• New Parents Group @ Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave.) 1-4pm, Free, More info

♦ Arts Not Fair @ Like the Spice Gallery (224 Roebling St.) 6-9pm, Come March 11th, those other art fairs will have packed up and left town but Like the Spice will still be going strong, giving you a peak at what happens after the party ends when all that’s left are white walls, flat champagne, and unsold art. “Arts Not Fair” will ask the viewer to question what is a gallery? What is an art fair? As viewers do we want to see or be seen? is ART FAIR? RSVP

♦ Unexpected Party @ the one well (165 Greenpoint Ave.) 6pm, Artwork by Dana Crossan, RSVP

Happy Birthday to Caribou Baby! All weekend – sales & giveaways (272 Driggs Ave.)

SATURDAY 3/10

♫ Beach Ball Family Dance Party @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave.) noon-3pm, $10/adult, $5/kid, to benefit the Williamsburg Neighborhood Nursery School, Tix

Greenpointers Gallery Tour (30+ locations) 6-9pm, FREE, hosted by Greenpointers.com, many galleries and alternative locations will stay open late exhibiting artwork from local artists, download the map here, or pick up a copy in the WG, RSVP

♫ Greenpointers Gallery Tour After Party @ TBD (224 Franklin St.) 9pm, FREE, food by Yummy Eats, Music by DJ Ning Nong & Brooklyn Soul Club, RSVP

SUNDAY 3/11

• Greencycle Swap @ Greenpoint Shul (108 Noble St) 1-4pm, $5, Drop off your cleaned, gently used clothing, shoes, books, toys, bicycles, computers, electronics, phones & household items

• Po Prostu Milosz @ Third Ward (195 Morgan Ave, Bushwick) 7pm, $5, a series of videos in which vvitalny explores the politics of writing and the “Polish school of poetry ” through conversations – about legendary Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz – with leading American poets Bob Holman, Jane Hirshfield and Robert Pinsky

MONDAY 3/12

* Illuminating the Illuminating @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 7:30pm, FREE, A Lecture on the Moon w/Jamie Hook

♥ Moto Mondays @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, FREE, watch the weeks races on the big screen.

TUESDAY 3/13

• Release Party for Matthew Meets the Mann @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7-9pm, FREE, a reading party complete with music, photo-booth, and more presented by author/illustrator Travis Nichols. All ages welcome!, RSVP
♫ Free Advice @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St.) 11pm, When Bailey and Travis started playing, they had no idea they we’re related. But after extensive blood tests they found our that their musical link was also genetic…Free Advice is a family band whose aim is to exploit a unique, genetic communication.

Coming up: March 14, 2012, 7pm, Greenpointers Chutney Class with Drake from DP Chutney Collective @ Good Yoga, make and take home chutney, $25, more info

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (2/22-2/28)

WEDNESDAY 2/22 * NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY! *
* Newtown Creek Public Meeting Invitation @ Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Visitor Center (329 Greenpoint Ave) 6:30pm, NYSDEC and DEP want to consider and include comments from the public in the Newtown Creek Watershed/Waterbody Facility Plan (WWFP) before it is finalized, Review the plan
• Financing Your Future @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6:30pm, Free, The goal of the workshop is to help you learn the value of establishing a credit history for your business that will eventually allow you to access higher amounts of capital, presented by Accion USA, RSVP

THURSDAY 2/23
• Largehearted Lit: Jesse Browner & Joe Wallace @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Theme: New York City novel. Both authors will each read from their book, discuss music’s influence on their writing and vice versa, and a musician will share a book anecdote and perform, RSVP
♫ Don’t/The Pioneers of Seduction/Cobretti/Beef Wellington @ Grand Victory (245 Grand St) 7pm, $8, Tix
♫ Them Damn Ninjas Show @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8:30pm, RSVP

FRIDAY 2/24
♫ Kielbasa @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin St) 10pm, Free Booze 11-11:30 AND 1-1:30, “See you there, Queen!” RSVP
♫ Turbotax w/Terrence Parker/Doc Daneeka/Octo Octa @ The Cove (108 N 6th Street) Free before 11pm, $5 till Midnight, $10 after, More info
♦ Dreaming Without Sleeping: Criminy Johnson @ The Active Space (566 Johnson Ave, Bushwick) 7-10pm, Join The Active Space in celebrating the grand opening of its new gallery space with an artist’s reception Criminy Johnson, RSVP

SATURDAY 2/25
* Best Wings in Brooklyn Competition @ Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint Ave) 2pm, Free, Proceeds to benefit the Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation
♦ Artist Talks @ Fowler Arts Collective (67 West St) Talks by Ellie Murphy and J.F. Lynch in association with their work in Of Mind, Body & Soul: An Exploration of the Personal, RSVP
♫ Arkham Presents: Club Tenebrarum @ Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 10pm, Goth tribute party to Italian Horror Cinema, RSVP
• Rumours @ The Loft Above Public Assembly (70 N. 6th St.) 10pm, $5, DJ Tanner presents the latest installation of Williamsburg’s hottest queer dance party. 80′s, post-punk, disco, 90s, old skool, & new wave.
SUNDAY 2/26
♦ A-Maize-ing Grain @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) noon-4pm, Suko Presseau, farm-educator for McEnroe Organic Farms in upstate NY, along with Caroline Burghardt present a family friendly food and crafts day that will explore Maize (corn) through a variety of hands-on activities, RSVP
♫ Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Paris in the Twenties @ St. Ann (157 Montague St, Brooklyn Heights) 3pm, $18, Kids Free, Nicholas Armstrong, Artistic Director, More info
♫ Roaring Twenties @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 10:30pm, As part of the Live Music Series

MONDAY 2/27
* Amazonian Dream @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 7:30pm, Free slideshow & lecture with Katherine Needles
* Lady Returns for Drag Race Season 4 @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin St) 9pm, Watch the new show Drag Race, Commercials will be replaced by Live drag performances, games & prizes! Happy hour ALL NIGHT! Free shot to anyone who shows up in drag, RSVP

TUESDAY 2/28
* Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: Candy @ Public Assembly (70 North 6th St) 7pm, Free Lecture with Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma, drinks and samples, RSVP
• Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom @ Word (126 Franklin St) Starting with her anxiety attacks in high school, Benincasa writes about her descent into agoraphobia (and related phobias) and recovery without skipping any of the gory stuff, but also without resorting to melodrama or self-pity. RSVP

* Greenpointers’ Pick
♫ Music
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event

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What’s Happening? (2/15-2/21)

WEDNESDAY 2/15
♥ Phil Collins Day Celebration @ Alan Nederpelt Gallery (60 Freeman St.) 12-10pm, confess your trials and tribulations of love, obsessions, endless loves, crushes and heartbrokens welcome. Mask making for anonymity’s sake. All confessions will be sent directly to (and only) Phil Collins, More info.
♦ Brooklyn Arts Council Black Brooklyn Renaissance Archive Release Reception @ Brooklyn Public Library (Grand ARmy Plaza) 6:30-8pm, In celebration of Black History Month, BAC is releasing the full digital archive from its landmark project, Black Brooklyn Renaissance: Black Arts & Culture, 1960 – 2010
♥ Noir Night @ The G-Spot (199 Green St) 7-11:30pm, Film Noir handpicked by Elizabeth DeCoursey: Sleep My Love 1948, Dir Douglas Sirk &The Big Heat 1953, Dir Fritz Lang, popcorn, bring sweets and drinks, RSVP
• Common Pitch NYC – Collaborative Consumption @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 6-9pm, non-traditional party-meets-pitch competition – featuring celeb judges, live entertainment and a live and digital crowd – will bring eight selected entrepreneurs to the stage to expose the freshest ways social technologies can be used to borrow, share and trade the things we all need. RSVP
♫ Captain Baby @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) Free, 10pm, “If you haven’t seen Captain Baby live, chances are you’re in America. These Hindi influenced Halloween rockers hail from all over the country and recently united in NY to continue the musical problem they’re creating.”

THURSDAY 2/16
• Michael Showalter is Mr. Funny Pants @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, The man responsible for bringing us The State, Wet Hot American Summer and other comedies you probably own, returns to WORD for the paperback release of his dubiously honest, thoroughly engaging memoir Mr. Funny Pants. Hilarity guaranteed to ensue. RSVP
♦ Carbon Copy @ Journal Gallery (168 North 1st St.) 6-9pm, an exhibition of paintings by Peter Demos.
♦ Cars and Drivers @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6-8pm, new work by Subtexture, RSVP
♫ Soul Searching Party @ Berry Park (4 Berry St) Free, 8pm-2am, DJ Concerned spin classic, new funk and soul. 2 for 1 drinks from 8-10pm.

Ward Shelley: Teenagers, 2012

FRIDAY 2/17
♦ Unreliable Narrator @ Pierogi (177 North 9th St) 7-9pm, new works by Ward Shelley, including new takes on his intriguingly dense, infographic paintings.
♦ The Illusions of Democracy: Charles Atlas @ Luhring Augustine Bushwick (25 Knickerbocker Ave) 6-9pm, inaugural show in new Bushwick space, a solo exhibition of the American film and video artist Charles Atlas, RSVP
♦ All Talk @ Pandemic Gallery (37 Broadway) 7-11pm, “ALL TALK” features some of New York City’s boldest anti-heros, cynics and preachers, RSVP
• Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave.) 8pm, 9pm runway shows start from Minnae Chae, Derrick Hinds, Melissa Lockwood (IQTEST), Andrea Diodati & Mark Tauriello, More info
♫ Missing Ships/Coolin Towers/Madam Trashy @ Spike Hill (186 Bedford Ave) Free, 8pm, RSVP
♫ Kielbasa @ Veronicap People’s Club (105 Franklin St) 10pm, Open bar 1-11:30 & 1-1:30, $4 cosmos all night! RSVP


SATURDAY 2/18

Farm To Baby Demos (McCarren Park Green Market) 10am-1pm, samples of locally made baby food, More info
♦ Prismatic Vortex Community Sewing Day with Amanda Browder @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 12-5pm, Donate / Trim / Sew / Install – all of these processes will be different acts of sculptural collaboration in the making of a fantastic new piece. More info
• Williamsburg Fashion Weekend @ Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Ave.) 8pm, 9pm runway shows start from Marco Santaniello, Uta Brauser & Kaliptus, Nathalie Kraynina, Laura Texter, Stephanie Hinson & Noname Collective, More info
• Big Trouble In Little China @ IndieScreen (285 Kent Ave) 10pm mai tai drink special, then You Da Balm presents a midnight screening of the 80′s cult classic, Buy Tix

SUNDAY 2/19
♦ A Blizzard Built @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 12-4pm, More info Bring on the storm, bring on the snow! Build a collaborative interactive installation of not-just-paper snowflakes.

MONDAY 2/20 – PRESIDENT’S DAY
• Trivia Night @ Greenpoint Heights (278 Nassau Ave) 8pm
• President’s Day Special @ One Stop Beer Shop, All Day Sunday & Monday, All domestic bottle beers half off.
• Lady Returns for Drag Race Season 4 @ Veronica People’s Club (105 Franklin St) 9pm, Watch the new show Drag Race, Commercials will be replaced by Live drag performances, games & prizes! Happy hour ALL NIGHT! Free shot to anyone who shows up in drag, RSVP

TUESDAY 2/21
• Bookbinders for Beginners Workshop @ Word (126 Franklin St) 6-8pm, Join Nathaniel Kressen, local writer, for an interactive workshop. Everyone will make a notebook to take home! Registration is $25, and includes materials and a copy of Concrete Fever. Register online, in-store, or by calling us at 718-383-0096.
♦ Open Drawing Night @ Arts@Renaissance (2 Kingsland Ave) 7-9pm, Join Round Robin Collective for a loosely structured studio drawing workshop, bring your own supplies and BYOB, More info
♫ Practice @ Zubulon (258 Wythe Ave) Free, 9pm, Uumans, Diamond Terrifier, MAS YSA, Ganjatronics, w/DJ Laurel Halo, RSVP

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