Tonight: Action Planning Meeting to Discuss the Future of 4th Avenue

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Fourth Avenue has undergone a slew of changes of late, perhaps more than any corridor in and around Gowanus. High-rise luxury condos now line a street that was once considered just a nasty trucking route; myriad bars dot the upper portion; the traffic lanes have been reconfigured to make the street more pedestrian friendly. And that’s just the beginning.

There will be a gathering tonight at the Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Memorial Park to discuss the future of 4th Avenue, especially as it relates to the new administration in City Hall. The event has been organized by Forth On Fourth, a Committee of the Park Slope Civic Council , and city council members Brad Lander and Steve Levin will be in attendance. Here’s the invite, posted at Pardon Me For Asking:

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Gowanus Happening: Oct 27th – Oct 31st Halloween Your Face Off

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This week we listed Halloween events in both their normal categories section and in the ‘Halloween Related’ section. Also, we added Monday cause we know after a weekend like this and cause Monday is Halloween (the greatest holiday on Planet Earth) we know your not going to work. We hope you have a happy and safe weekend as you get you freak on! All the best!

-GYFO Staff

Thursday October 27th, 2011

Artastic

Proteus Gowanus: Migration - Worldwide, human migration is accelerating at a pace that makes the migratory patterns of the industrial revolution look trivial. These changes of course affect the migratory creatures with whom we share the planet: birds and beasts, microorganisms and the ideas or memes that travel like lightening across continents and, like live creatures, require care and feeding. All this movement drives and is driven by the movement of stuff, the products and things that are consumed, discarded, recycled, dumped and consumed again.

Set Gallery: Moving Forward

Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

Music 

Bellhouse: Rival Schools / Balance and Composure / Hostage Calm - Nearly a decade after the release of their classic debut United By Fate, Rival Schools have finally returned from their hiatus to deliver their long-awaited follow-up, Pedals, available March 8th on Photo Finish/Atlantic Records.

iBeam Brooklyn: Darius Jones Trio - Adam Lane – bass; Jason Nazary – drums; Darius Jones – alto sax and composition

Observatory: ATTACK OF THE MUTANT THEREMIN with Kip Rosser - Thereminist Kip Rosser will demonstrate why Halloween is the perfect time of year for a scholarly and irreverent evening of bizarre history and strange science, featuring live music played on the weirdest instrument on the planet. The theremin was the world’s first electronic instrument, the first amplified instrument, and the original synthesizer. Today, it remains the only instrument ever invented that’s played without being touched.

Rock Shop: Eli Lieb / We Were Lovers

Two Moons: Fabien Sevilla - Sevilla will perform works from his solo album, “Kôans.” A series of short, meditative compositions, the Kôans evoke the aphorisms used in Zen meditation to reach a constraint-free level of consciousness. Sevilla makes use of his masterful technique and keen intuition to captivate audiences and guide them into a heightened state of calm, allowing their imaginations to run free. Amidst these shorter works, Sevilla will also perform contemporary pieces written for solo double bass by the likes of Emil Tabakov, Teppo Hauta-Aho and David Ellis.

Performance / Theatre

Old Stone House: Alice, Or The Scottish Gravediggers - Alice Butler, a young orphan working as a serving girl in her aunt’s inn, is torn. Two of the inn’s lodgers – the wealthy Sir Jack Spleen and the poor but dashing medical student Edward Belton – are vying for her attention. As their competition takes a dark turn, it is soon not simply Alice’s future that is at stake, but her very life. Arriving in time for the Halloween season, this sinister French melodrama from 1829 is René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt’s take on one of the most gruesome and notorious scandals of his day – the Burke & Hare murders, in which the victims’ corpses were sold for use in medical dissections.

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder – Learn to Boulder

Trivia

Halyards: Brain Machetes Trivia – Chef  Emma’s cooking up plant-based bar snacks

Friday October 28th, 2011

Artastic

Proteus Gowanus: Migration - Worldwide, human migration is accelerating at a pace that makes the migratory patterns of the industrial revolution look trivial. These changes of course affect the migratory creatures with whom we share the planet: birds and beasts, microorganisms and the ideas or memes that travel like lightening across continents and, like live creatures, require care and feeding. All this movement drives and is driven by the movement of stuff, the products and things that are consumed, discarded, recycled, dumped and consumed again.

Set Gallery: Moving Forward

Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

Charity / Benefit 

BIG! NYC: BIG!NYC Halloween Benefit -welcome the new green kids on the block BIG! NYC with a Halloween Benefit *thanks Gowans Canal Conservancy for letting us know about this event

Dance Party

Bellhouse: HAPPY HOUSE: HALLOWEEN - Not sure what to do with yourself the day before Halloween? Easy answer: come dancing with us! Whether or not you come out costumed, we’ll be dancing our asses off to Holy Ghost, Penguin Prison, Yuksek and more all night long.

Halloween Related

BIG! NYC: Halloween Costume Swap with GrowNYC – swap your costumes (event listed to the right on page) *thanks Gowans Canal Conservancy for letting us know about this event

BIG! NYC: BIG!NYC Halloween Benefit -welcome the new green kids on the block BIG! NYC with a Halloween Benefit *thanks Gowans Canal Conservancy for letting us know about this event

Bellhouse: HAPPY HOUSE: HALLOWEEN - Not sure what to do with yourself the day before Halloween? Easy answer: come dancing with us! Whether or not you come out costumed, we’ll be dancing our asses off to Holy Ghost, Penguin Prison, Yuksek and more all night long.

Music

Bellhouse: PETER WOLF special seating show - For some, Peter Wolf is the energetic singer of a handful of major hits for The J. Geils Band–”Centerfold,” “Freeze Frame,” and “Love Stinks.” For others, he’s the genre-spanning solo artist whose 2002 album Rolling Stone ranked among its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Douglas Street Music Collective: Ca Caw - Landon Knoblock – piano / Oscar Noriega – saxophone / Jeff Davis – drums

Douglas Street Music Collective:  Jesse Stacken Trio - Jesse Stacken – piano / Robin Verheyen – saxophone / Ziv Ravitz – drums

Douglas Street Music Collective: Matt Mitchell Quartet - Matt Mitchell – piano / Herb Robertson – trumpet / Travis LaPlante – saxophone / Tyshawn Sorey – drums

iBeam: ReDDeer DUO - Go-Zee-Lah 8:30 PM Kyoko Kitramura – voice, laptop Yayoi Ikawa – piano / ReDDeer Duo 9:30 PM Fay Victor – voice Elisabeth Harnink – piano

Rock Shop: The Serious Business Rock & Roll Revue - featuring: Rocketship Park, Benji Cossa, Higgins, Unsacred Hearts

Performance / Theatre

Spoke the Hub: Haerfest Showcase - Featuring New Performance Work By Amber Sloan, Grace Drumsand Adrian Jevicki

Old Stone House: Alice, Or The Scottish Gravediggers - Alice Butler, a young orphan working as a serving girl in her aunt’s inn, is torn. Two of the inn’s lodgers – the wealthy Sir Jack Spleen and the poor but dashing medical student Edward Belton – are vying for her attention. As their competition takes a dark turn, it is soon not simply Alice’s future that is at stake, but her very life. Arriving in time for the Halloween season, this sinister French melodrama from 1829 is René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt’s take on one of the most gruesome and notorious scandals of his day – the Burke & Hare murders, in which the victims’ corpses were sold for use in medical dissections.

Sporty

Homage @ 615 Degraw St: Friday Night Skate

Brooklyn Boulder – Learn to Boulder

Brooklyn Lyceum: Zumba – Sportball

Saturday October 29th, 2011

Artastic

Proteus Gowanus: Migration - Worldwide, human migration is accelerating at a pace that makes the migratory patterns of the industrial revolution look trivial. These changes of course affect the migratory creatures with whom we share the planet: birds and beasts, microorganisms and the ideas or memes that travel like lightening across continents and, like live creatures, require care and feeding. All this movement drives and is driven by the movement of stuff, the products and things that are consumed, discarded, recycled, dumped and consumed again.

Set Gallery: Moving Forward

Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

Comedy

Littlefield: A HAUNTED HOT TUB HALLOWEEN - Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats), Wyatt Cenac, Andres du Bouchet, Found Footage Festival, Ann Carr

 

Spoke the Hub: Elise’s Creative Clubhouse & Altruism Society – Spoke the Hub’s newest creative bandwagon this fall and join STH Founder/Director, Elise Long, on a multi-disciplinary adventure that expands the innate “generosity” of heart and mind – within ones’ self and towards others — and uses those explorations and discoveries as a springboard for creative actions and altruism.

Dance Party

Bellhouse: CHERYLWEEN IV: PRELLRAISER - This year we’re encouraging you to look your best by looking your worst. Think BEAUTY PRODUCTS and HORROR MOVIES. This is PRELLRAISER. (Get it? Prell shampoo and Hellraiser. Duh) Need costume inspiration? How about: Puppet Master Cleanse, Aveenosferatu, Oil of O’Child’s pLay, Johnson & Jason, Burt’s Killer Bees, and The Blistexorcist, Rosemary’s Baby Powder, Candyman-icures, Queen (Helene) of the Damned. DJ Nick (CHERYL Resident DJ) and DJ Rok One (Black Russian / Plant Music) spin an amazing mix of electro, new wave, italo and disco. Because you’re worth it.

Family

Gowanus Print Lab: EGGHEAD HALLOWEEN A no-mess, family-fun Halloween craft activity! Kids choose an Egghead character and dress it up in their choice of silly and spooky Halloween costumes! Start by watching your Egghead character screen printed LIVE on our hand-pulled production press. After choosing from a wide selection of costumes, masks, shoes, and fun accessories to personalize their Egghead, the kiddies cut out the clothing shapes and we heat press the cut-outs on at the end of the activity. Take home your custom Halloween tee that day!

Halloween Related

Bellhouse: HALLOWEEN METAL MAYHEM / MISSTALLICA (ALL-GIRL METALLICA TRIBUTE) / SHOW NO MERCY (SLAYER TRIBUTE) / VIOLENT AGE (MISFITS TRIBUTE) -  Halloween is so metal! Get ready for some serious headbanging with 3 ass-kicking/face-melting cover bands. This is the only proper way to bring in Halloween weekend!

Bellhouse: CHERYLWEEN IV: PRELLRAISER - This year we’re encouraging you to look your best by looking your worst. Think BEAUTY PRODUCTS and HORROR MOVIES. This is PRELLRAISER. (Get it? Prell shampoo and Hellraiser. Duh) Need costume inspiration? How about: Puppet Master Cleanse, Aveenosferatu, Oil of O’Child’s pLay, Johnson & Jason, Burt’s Killer Bees, and The Blistexorcist, Rosemary’s Baby Powder, Candyman-icures, Queen (Helene) of the Damned. DJ Nick (CHERYL Resident DJ) and DJ Rok One (Black Russian / Plant Music) spin an amazing mix of electro, new wave, italo and disco. Because you’re worth it.

Gowanus Print Lab: EGGHEAD HALLOWEEN A no-mess, family-fun Halloween craft activity! Kids choose an Egghead character and dress it up in their choice of silly and spooky Halloween costumes! Start by watching your Egghead character screen printed LIVE on our hand-pulled production press. After choosing from a wide selection of costumes, masks, shoes, and fun accessories to personalize their Egghead, the kiddies cut out the clothing shapes and we heat press the cut-outs on at the end of the activity. Take home your custom Halloween tee that day!

Littlefield: A HAUNTED HOT TUB HALLOWEEN - Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats), Wyatt Cenac, Andres du Bouchet, Found Footage Festival, Ann Carr

Lowlands: Halloween Party - come down and eat more Reese’s Peanutbutter Cups than you ever have before in your life, all while shaking your ass to some smooth Kenny Loggins jams. By three in the morning it won’t be ironic anymore. Just fun.

Movie / TV

Bellhouse: HALLOWEEN METAL MAYHEM OFFICIAL TAILGATE PARTY: HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT - before the main metal event for the official Metal Mayhem Tailgate Pre-party & free screening of the 1986 cult classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot. We’ll have burgers and dogs courtesy of Urban Rustic, happy hour drink specials for all of your beer-shotgunning needs, and one of the greatest documentaries ever made to get you in the mood for headbanging.

Music

Bellhouse: HALLOWEEN METAL MAYHEM / MISSTALLICA (ALL-GIRL METALLICA TRIBUTE) / SHOW NO MERCY (SLAYER TRIBUTE) / VIOLENT AGE (MISFITS TRIBUTE) -  Halloween is so metal! Get ready for some serious headbanging with 3 ass-kicking/face-melting cover bands. This is the only proper way to bring in Halloween weekend!

Douglas Street Music Collective: Kaiser & Robinson / Senhor Vargas / Vavatican -  8 p.m. – Jeff Kaiser and Jason Robinson – trumpet with electronics/saxophone with electronics 9 p.m. – Senhor Vargas is: Josh Sinton, Dan Blake, Brian Settles and Greg Ward – saxophone quartet 10 p.m. – VaVatican – Nathaniel Morgan:saxophone, Owen Stewart-Robertson:guitar, Weston Minissali:synthesizer, Booker Stardrum:drums $10 Suggested Donation

iBeam: Sinopia Quartet - A program of commissions and submissions from young composers who have been challenged to re-imagine the two-piano/two-percussion instrumentation of the Sinopia Quartet.

Littlefield: THE TOYS AND TINY INSTRUMENTS - The Toys and Tiny Instruments are: Alec Betterley – Toy Piano, Melodica and Vocals; Colin Summers – Charango and Vocals; Karen Adelman – Vocals and Salsa Party Time Percussion; Tom Cryan – Tiny and Toy Percussion; Chris Duffy – Tiny and Toy Percussion; Alessandro Tabora – Kazoo and Vocals; Zane Van Dusen – Stylophone, Accordian and Various Toys; And they sound, well, just like that. Toys and tiny instruments.

Rock Shop: NY Band Draft Super Bowl - If you’re not familiar with what New York Band Draft is, imagine uprooting a bunch of local “musicians,” reducing them to humiliating data points and auctioning them off like frightened steer to despotic “captains.” The resultant “bands” are then charged with spending four weeks coming up with a decent name, writing two original songs and performing a cover song in such a way that its inspiration isn’t forever ruined in the minds of the voting audience.” see blog: here

Performance / Theatre

Issue Project Room: Artist-in-Residence James Ilgenfritz: The Ticket That Exploded: An Opera (based on a novel by William S. Burroughs)- Artist-in-Residence James Ilgenfritz presents The Ticket That Exploded:  An Opera based on William Burroughs’ 1962 dystopian novel about identity disintegration, oppression of humanity’s collective consciousness through technological influence, and revolution through the subversion of those very technologies. Featuring vocalists Ted Hearne, Nick Hallett, Melissa Hughes, Anne Rhodes, Steve Dalachnsky, and Ryan Opperman, an ensemble of fifteen instrumentalists, and live video projections from Jason Ponce, the opera will be organized using the same cut-up techniques and emphasis on language that distinguishes Burroughs’ literary work.

Old Stone House: Alice, Or The Scottish Gravediggers - Alice Butler, a young orphan working as a serving girl in her aunt’s inn, is torn. Two of the inn’s lodgers – the wealthy Sir Jack Spleen and the poor but dashing medical student Edward Belton – are vying for her attention. As their competition takes a dark turn, it is soon not simply Alice’s future that is at stake, but her very life. Arriving in time for the Halloween season, this sinister French melodrama from 1829 is René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt’s take on one of the most gruesome and notorious scandals of his day – the Burke & Hare murders, in which the victims’ corpses were sold for use in medical dissections.

Spoke the Hub: Haerfest Showcase - Featuring New Performance Work By Amber Sloan, Grace Drumsand Adrian Jevicki

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Gowanus Canal: Canoe the Canal with the Gowanus Dredgers

Triomph Fitness:Hot Bird Running!- Get running this fall with Hot Bird Running and Triomph’s 4 week Running Program. We’ll take you from 0 to 3.3 miles (Prospect Park loop) in 4 weeks. You’ll feel great and learn how to run strong!

Sunday October 30, 2011

Family Focused

New Moon Art House Cafe on 4th Ave: GHOSTS IN THE GRAVEYARD - CHILDREN/FAMILY, INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE, VARIETY SHOW

Halloween Related

New Moon Art House Cafe on 4th Ave: GHOSTS IN THE GRAVEYARD - CHILDREN/FAMILY, INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE, VARIETY SHOW

Music

Bellhouse: THE LITTLE WILLIES FEAT. LEE ALEXANDER, JIM CAMPILONGO. NORAH JONES, RICHARD JULIAN AND DAN RIESER

Douglas Street Music Collective: Naranjo-Stankova-Young; Dan Blake Solo - a new trio with Ivan Naranjo (electronics) and Maria Stankova (voice-electronics) will be making its debut! The trio has been working on a recording for Peira records that will come out in the winter, and Ivan might even wear the most frightening mask ever conceived (think Karlheinz…)! You can also catch Dan Blake who will play a rare solo set to start things off.

Issue Project: Share – free audio & video jam

Performance

Spoke the Hub: Haerfest Showcase - Featuring New Performance Work By Amber Sloan, Grace Drumsand Adrian Jevicki

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder – Learn to Boulder

TV

Halyards: Dexter / Boardwalk Empire – Dexter at 9 pm, Boardwalk Empire at 10:15

Monday October 31, 2011

Music

Rock Shop: Yukon Blonde -

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder – Learn to Boulder

Triomph Fitness:Hot Bird Running!- Get running this fall with Hot Bird Running and Triomph’s 4 week Running Program. We’ll take you from 0 to 3.3 miles (Prospect Park loop) in 4 weeks. You’ll feel great and learn how to run strong!

Gowanus Happenings: Sept 15-19

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Thursday September 15th, 2011

Artistic

Proteus Gowanus: Yamasaki’s feather installation

Observatory: La Loteria - 3p to 6pm - An international exhibition featuring art inspired by the Loteria Mexicana deck of cards

Set Gallery: Gowanus Lowline Competition – 6p to 9pm – Winners and selected entries from the recent Gowanus by Design Competition

Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

Comedy

Bellhouse: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival – 8:30pm - AN EVENING OF SCIENCE FEATURING STARTALK LIVE WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON PLUS KRISTEN SCHAAL, SCOTT ADSIT, AND EUGENE MIRMAN

Foodie

Halyards: Vegan Thursday - 7pm –  Trivia and Vegan cooking with Chef Emma Gonzalez

Music

Bar Tano: Live Jazz - 8:30pm -Jazz singer “Amanda khiri” and “Dylan Marder on guitar.

Littlefield: JAMES THE MISERABLE / Japanic Attack / New Atlantic Youth / The Red Hot Swamis - 8:30pm -

Lowland:  Sinkane Tell Em – 9:00pm - Sinkane Tell Em from Yeasayer will do a DJ set at Lowlands.

Rock Shop: Savage Republic – 8:00pm - Rising from the Los Angeles underground of the 1980s, Savage Republic forged an astonishing reputation by virtue of five mesmerizing studio albums and a string of legendary live performances. Forever shifting, their brand of ritualistically tribal exhibitions blurred the boundaries of postpunk, industrial and soundtrack music, incorporating minimalist bass rumbles, exotic metal percussion, primal chants, middle eastern melodies and even shards of surf guitar. Add to this iconic letterpress graphics by founder member Bruce Licher, and Savage Republic stack up as one of the most exciting and potent experimental groups to emerge at any time or place during the last three decades.

Poetry / Free Style

Issue Project: Brooklyn Book Festival – 8:00pm - The Poetry of Performed Science and Sound: The Tracie Morris Band and Tyehimba Jess

Physical / Sporty Like

Brooklyn Boulder: Sunrise Yoga

Friday September 16th, 2011

Artistic

Gowanus Ballroom: Paint Works - The premise of Paint Works is pretty straightforward: there are a host of bad-ass painters out in our nearby environs, doing what they do and doing it really well. We are bringing that energy, those skills, and that vibe together in an art show focused solely on innovative contemporary painting.

Minus Space:  Pointing a Telescope at the Sun - 12pm - MINUS SPACE is pleased to present Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, a group exhibition highlighting abstract color painting by five highly-influential NYC-based artists: Gabriele Evertz, Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Doug Ohlson (1936-2010) who passed away last year at age 73.

Observatory: La Loteria - 3p to 6pm - An international exhibition featuring art inspired by the Loteria Mexicana deck of cards

Proteus Gowanus: Yamasaki’s feather installation

Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

Comedy

Bellhouse: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival – 8:30pm - INVITE THEM UP HOSTED BY JON GLASER AS BOBBY TISDALE FEATURING EUGENE MIRMAN,JOHN MULANEY, SLOVIN AND ALLEN AND KURT BRAUNOHLER

Music

ibeam Brookyln: David Whitwell - 8:30pm

Issue Project Room: Minor Musics Japan – 8:00pm - Radu Malfatti/Taku Sugimoto + Takahiro Kawaguchi + Taku Unami

Littlefield: Brooklyn Indie Music Festival - 3:15pm - DJ Chris Alker of Subtrak, Mother Feather, DXA, Lyle Divinsky, Bubble Geese, The Little Death, The Dirty Urchins, People’s Champs, Kimberly Nichole, Taurus, Alana Amram, Swear and Shake, Stately Ghosts, Seth Adam, Bianca Merkley, Keith Paine, Aaron Lee Tasjan

Rock Shop: Jenny Owen Youngs / Sam Bradley / Pree - 8:00pm - Jenny Owen Youngs, singer/songwriter and natural history enthusiast, grew up in the woods of New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Physical / Sporty Like

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder - 9:00pm

Saturday September 17th, 2011

Artistic

Minus Space:  Pointing a Telescope at the Sun - 12pm - MINUS SPACE is pleased to present Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, a group exhibition highlighting abstract color painting by five highly-influential NYC-based artists: Gabriele Evertz, Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Doug Ohlson (1936-2010) who passed away last year at age 73.

Observatory: La Loteria - 12p to 6pm - An international exhibition featuring art inspired by the Loteria Mexicana deck of cards

Proteus Gowanus: Migration - 7:00pm – Wine Reception Contributors: Aileen Bassis, Meredith Bergmann, The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, Lola Bunting, Marie Cieri, Viv Corringham, Dillon de Give, Sarah Lederman, Portia Munson, Lance Rutledge, Randall Stoltzfus, Lorena Turner, James Walsh and, in partnership with Reanimation Library, Ami Yamasaki.

Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

Comedy

Bellhouse: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival - 6:30pm - THE ARCHER VARIETY HOUR AND PANEL FEATURING JON BENJAMIN, AISHA TYLER, ADAM REED, JESSICA WALTER, MATT THOMPSON, AMBER NASH, LUCKY YATES

Bellhouse: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival - 9:30pm - THE TALENT SHOW PRESENTS: THE DRUNK SHOW FEATURING JOHN HODGMAN,IRA GLASS, EUGENE MIRMAN, JESSI KLEIN, LEO ALLEN, PTOLEMY SLOCUM AND MORE! HOSTED BY KEVIN TOWNLEY AND ELNA BAKER

Music

Halyards: Shake the Devil Off - 7pm

ibeam Brooklyn: Daniel Rosenthal Quartet - 8:30pm

Issue Project Room: Minor Musics Japan- 8:00pm - Saritote (Moe Kamura & Taku Sugimoto) + Taku Unami/Takahiro Kawaguchi + Taku Sugimoto

Littlefield: Brooklyn India Music Festival - 12pm - Rolls Choyce, Open Till Midnight, Jonka, Julia Haltigan, Comandante Zero, Kendra Morris, Patchwerk, the Bloodsugars, Julian Velard, Mike Scala, Melody Kills, Jeff Taylor, Jamie Bendell, Jon Sandler, Michaela Anne, My Glorious Mess, Kristin Errett, The Woes, Milly Beau, The Ramblers, Sara Rayani, Cosmos Says Hello, Matt Sucich

Rock Shop: Malajube / Les Sans Culottes / Jonny Chan & The New Dynasty 6 - 8:00pm – Malajube: After a well deserved break and a year long production for their third album. Labyrinthes, was released in Canada in February 2009 on Dare to Care Records, and Malajube is back on stage. The band has recently kicked-off their year long world tour. “Brooklyn’s Les Sans Culottes have taken the whole faux-French-band thing pretty far—the group’s live shows are superenergetic, fake-multicultural events. You might not learn anything about French culcha, but you’ll probably hop around like a lunatic.” Time Out New York

Physical / Sporty Like

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder - 7:00pm

Gowanus Canal: Canoeing with the Gowanus Dredgers - 1pm

Sunday September 18th, 2011

Artastic

Observatory: La Loteria - 12p to 6pm - An international exhibition featuring art inspired by the Loteria Mexicana deck of cards

Proteus Gowanus: Migration - Contributors: Aileen Bassis, Meredith Bergmann, The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives, Lola Bunting, Marie Cieri, Viv Corringham, Dillon de Give, Sarah Lederman, Portia Munson, Lance Rutledge, Randall Stoltzfus, Lorena Turner, James Walsh and, in partnership with Reanimation Library, Ami Yamasaki.

Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

Comedy

Bellhouse: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival - 6:30pm - A SPECIAL FOOD THEMED COMEDY SHOW FOR YOU HOSTED BY EUGENE MIRMAN W/ SARAH VOWELL, LARRY MURPHY, RON FUNCHES AND FOOD WRITER RAQUEL PELZEL

Bellhouse: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival - 9:30pm - PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS FEATURING EUGENE MIRMAN, MICHAEL SHOWALTER, HANNIBAL BURESS, MARC MARON AND MORE

Dance Party

Gowanus Grove: Mister Sunday - 3:00pm - with Eamon Harkin, Justin Carter and very special guest Levon Vincent

Music

Douglass Street Music Collective: Nate Wooley Quintet / Canada Day / Ideal Bread – 8:00pm – Nate Wooley Quintet: Nate Wooley,Josh Sinton, Matt Moran, Eivind Opsvik and Harris Eisenstadt 9 p.m. – Ideal Bread: Josh Sinton, Kirk Knuffke, Richard Giddens, Chad Taylor 10 p.m. – Canada Day: Nate Wooley, Matt Bauder, Chris Dingman, Garth Stevenson and Harris Eisenstadt $10 SUGGESTED DONATION… ROCK!

Littlefield: Brooklyn India Music Festival - 12pm - Le Mood, Wyatt, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Weird Ohio, The Mast, Freddie Stevenson and the Midnight Crisis, Corn Mo, James Maddock, Kaiser Cartel, GoodBye Picasso, Joy Askew, Alfonso Velez, Annie Keating, Mr. Barrington, Adam Levy, Shenandoah and the Night, Lola Johnson, Pete Pidgeon, Craig Greenberg, Chris Q. Murphy, Todd Kramer, Thatch Williams, Aaron Comess, Jordana de Lovely

Rock Shop: In One Wind / Landlady / Town Hall / Relatives - 7:00pm - In One Wind is a six-piece group anchored in New York City. They blur genres, but draw on folk, indie rock, avant-garde, and pop sounds. Their full length debut, “How Bright a Shadow!”, will be release in summer 2011.

Physical / Sporty Like

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder - 7:00pm

Story Time

Issue Project Room: TedxFortGreene Salon – 2:00pm - The second TEDxFortGreene Salon hosted at ISSUE Project Room will feature stories of creativity and innovation. Speakers include curator Ingrid LaFleur; bassist Melvin Gibbs, who will speak about his new work The DNA Project in which he uses DNA databases to reconstruct the roots of his family tree; Dr. Ben Dubin-Thaler, whose Cell Motion BioBus is a high-tech laboratory on wheels; and Elastic City founder Todd Shalom, who presents conceptual walks by artists throughout and outside of New York. Hors d’oeuvre and gourmet pizza by local chefs will be served, along with a wine and cognac tasting.

Workshop

Observatory: Plant Medicine: An Initiation into an Alchemist’s Art - 2:00pm - For millennia people have made medicine for the body and psyche through direct relationship with nature. This knowledge is our birthright. Awakening our senses to the energetics of healing is something we can access with intention and creativity. In this class we will look at the history, myth, science, and art of magical herbal preparations. We will experience first hand local shamanic plants and learn to make our own tincture for creativity and enhanced intuition. Our work with plants will open us to further transformational healing and connection to the natural world.

Futures

Sept 24th & 25th – Gowanus Studio Space: Vent Festival

Sept 25th – Tunnel To Towers Run

Gowanus Happenings: June 30th – July 4th

FLAG

Fun Fact: The first major battle of the American Revolutionary War took place along the banks of Gowanus in August 1776.

Thursday June 30th, 2011

Art Gallery

Gowanus Studio Space: Seaworthy - exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom

Lecture / Talk

Proteus Gowanus: Living Utopia: Attainable Sustainable Cities - join Dickson Despommier of The Vertical Farm and Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE to discuss the radical assertion that the city of the future should provide all necessities for living within its physical borders.

Music

Issue Project Room: TILT Brass (Music by Heiner Goebbels, Richard Barrett, Peter Zummo, & Chris McIntyre) - a wide range of rarely heard chamber works for brass, percussion and electronics by European and NYC-based composers, including the New York première of Herakles 2 by acclaimed German composer Heiner Goebbels.

Littlefield: ABOVE>GROUND>EPISODES (RELEASE PARTY) - a project by J. Wise of the French Kicks, featuring an LP of original songs and a DVD of sequential videos.

Rock Shop: Josiah Wolf / First Nature / Prussia / ohnomoon - Psychedelic, Folk Electronic, melodious, Indielestric

Physical

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Prospect Park: Yoga in the Park - Take your asana outdoors for an hour-long class in the grass! (Special event outside of Gowanus)

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming y’all!

Repair Work

Proteus Gowanus: Fixers’ Collective - Bring your broken thing and with you they will see what can be done.

 

Friday July 1st, 2011

Art Gallery

Gowanus Studio Space: Seaworthy - exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom

Mini Space: Between This Light and That and Space - group exhibition organized by Brooklyn-based abstract painter Douglas Melini and features the work of seven artists.

Music

Bellhouse: THE THERMALS / BIG TROUBLES / EULA – pop, punk, power, indie rock

Gowanus Ballroom: Apocalypse Five and Dime’s CD Release Party – “Anachronistic dance pop and ballads for the end times.” Also, featuring: Flambeaux Fire, Cody Schreger, Collin Couvillion, Jason Novak, Hallie Bulleit, Crooks and Perverts, Morgan O’Kane (a part of ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION art show)

Halyards: The Well-Informed – Post-Modern Dixie, strolling pop, Romantic pop

Rock Shop: Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang / Little Shalimar - Tropical, Soul, Crunk

Physical

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming y’all!

 

Saturday July 2nd, 2011

Comedy

Brooklyn Lyceum: Gentrify Brooklyn - hosted by the twin terrors of east coast improvisation, M.A.D. and SIDECAR.

Fashion & Fuction

Brooklyn Boulder: Gear Swap - BKB’s first ever outdoor gear swap… just Awesome!

Film / TV

Rooftop Film @ Old Can Factory: WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM - a journey from a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, following childhood friends forever changed by a faraway war. (incudes Q & A with filmmaker Heather Courtney and U.S. veterans of the war in Afghanistan)

Music / Dance Party

Bellhouse: British Invasion a Tribute - OASIS VS. BLUR performed by the Streamers, U2 TRIBUTE performed by ‘Beautiful Day’, DEPECHE MODE TRIBUTE performed by Violator

Bellhouse: DJS HIS ‘N HERS - Party all night to the best in mod, brit pop and indie rock!

Gowanus Ballroom: Pre 4th BBQ – withAdriana Mateo, Flambeaux Fire, Cody Schreger, Collin Couvillion, Jason Novak, Hallie Bulleit, Les Bicyclettes Blanches, Yula and the Extended Family, Flambeaux Fire, Cody Schreger, Collin Couvillion, Jason Novak, Hallie Bulleit, (a part of ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION art show)

Littlefield: ZILI MISIKMs / MS. LADY - rhythmic beats, R & B, “booty shaking”

Littlefield: Reggae Retro 1st Saturday Party - NYC’s longest running reggae dance party

Rock Shop: Last Good Tooth / Molly Sweeney / Zachary Cale – folk poppin’

Physical

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Gowanus Canal: Canoe on Gowanus Canal - with Gowanus Dredgers

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming y’all!

 

Sunday July 3rd, 2011

Art Show / Exhibition

Gowanus Ballroom: ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION - features emerging Brooklyn artists working in styles and techniques that recall religious and devotional art of the past.

Film / TV

Halyards: Treme - Season Finally

Foodie

Halyards: True Blood - A night of Bloody Mary’s Blood Orange, Margarita’s, Hot Dogs & Pickles

Music / Dance Party

Gowanus Grove: Mister Sunday Independence Celebration – with Eamon & Justin

Physical

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Brooklyn Lyceum: HoopPath - learn Hoop (Hula Hoop) dancing

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming y’all!

Special Craziness

Bellhouse: AMERICA: F*CK YEAH! - BBQ, Beer, Brooklyn, Brass Bands, & Burlesque!

 

Monday July 4th, 2011

Music

Brooklyn Lyceum: Open Mic

Physical

Brooklyn Boulder: Fundamentals of Yoga Workshop

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming y’all!

 

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*information on this list have been borrowed from the indicated venues’ websites. The use of content is meant to promote the venue and the artists or group.

 

Happenings: June 9th – June 12th

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Thursday June 9th, 2011

Comedy

Halyards: Trivia night – hosted by David and Josh. Stand up comedians extraordinaire!

Music

Zora’s Space: Celebrating Gemini - Donald’s birthday and HooP celebrate Gemini’s with select acts from open mic series.

Rock Shop: Chris Mills - Orchestration Rock with music and lyrics pulled from headlines, horror movies, four-color ash-can adventures, and the black and white reflections of late night re-runs

Littlefield: PRIMARY RECORDS NIGHT / In One Wind / The Building / Names of War / Pony of Good Tidings / Gym / Dear /+ more! - Folky Jazz Gospel Indie

Issue Project Room: Zeelab + IKTUS Percussion Quartet - Modern Organ Styling and Jazz Mix

Bellhouse: THE SOUL OF JONATHAN TOUBIN - new bi-weekly party where you can get down all night long to the most exciting and exquisite 1960s soul tracks (beautiful 45rpm vinyl medium)

Presentation / Nerd Stuff

Bellhouse: SECRET SCIENCE CLUB - World-renowned sensory neuroscientist Jim Hudspeth has revolutionized our understanding of how biological and neural networks process auditory inputs.

Sporting Stuff / Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulders: Learn Boldering – learn how to climb over stuff

Brooklyn Lyceum: The Pink TuTu Ballet Lessons - offering classical ballet training for children and adults

Friday June 10th, 2011

Art Exhibits

MF Gallery: B-HORROR - appointment only group art show featuring horror style art

Mini Space: Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011 - Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery

Gowanus Studio Space: SEA WORTHY: An Exhibition - an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom.

Set Gallery: The Interview

Music

Rock Shop: Chris Bathgate /Apex Manor / The Long Eye - Indietastic Rock & Roll with a bit of folk

Issue Project Room: Wet Ink Ensemble – will play new works by Eric Wubbels, George Lewis, and Kate Soper, as well as Rick Burkhardt’s Alban and Alex Mincek’s Nucleus.

Halyards: Five Deadly Venoms - Roots/Americana music

Douglas Street Music Collective: Douglas Detrick Quartet / Shane Perlown Trio / Gareth Flowers – Jazz Jazz Jazz

Bellhouse: CHEMICAL WORLD – Brit Pop / Indie Rock

Presentation / Nerd Stuff

Littlefield: SUMMERCON 2011 – “the longest-running and hardest-drinking hacker convention in the world”

Sporting Stuff / Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulders: Learn Boldering – learn how to climb over stuff

The Art of Spectacle

Littlefield: Dykes on BiCycles BOOZE, BABES, & BICYCLES Pride Kick-Off - MC Shelly Mars. Comedy, Goldsprints races, raffle prizes

Saturday June 11th, 2011

Comedy

Brooklyn Lyceum: Gentrify Brooklyn - hosted by the twin terrors of east coast improvisation, M.A.D. and SIDECAR.

Art Exhibits

Proteus Gowanus, Observatory: ALCHEMICALLY YOURS – A Group Art Show

Mini Space: Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011 - Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery

MF Gallery: B-HORROR - appointment only group art show featuring horror style art

Gowanus Studio Space: SEA WORTHY: An Exhibition - an exhibition featuring artists who approach water navigation as subject, pushing its potential as a mutable open platform for social experimentation as well as metaphor for personal, artistic, and collective freedom.

Set Gallery: The Interview

Music

Zora’s Space: Cait Rosengarten – singer songwriter

Rock Shop: Yourself And The Air / Ume / The Foxx / Man Your Horse - Semisoft Indie Pop Rock, Pop Post-Punk

Issue Project Room: Composer Larry Austin at Eighty: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, Part I - avant-garde electronic and computer music

Halyards: Shake the Devil Off - plays new Orleans jazz/funk with food provided by pop up master Tchoup shop – new Orleans fare.

Bellhouse: Cheryl - Brooklyn-based video/performance collaborative that throws life-ending dance parties.

Presentation / Nerd Stuff

Bellhosue: FLAVORPILL’S INTERNET WEEK CULTURE HUNT – NYers will follow clues on their iPhones, utilizing GoldRun technology to search for virtual Flavorpill objects throughout venues across NY.

Littlefield: SUMMERCON 2011 – “the longest-running and hardest-drinking hacker convention in the world”

Sporting Stuff / Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulders: Learn Boldering – learn how to climb over stuff

Gowanus Canal: Canoeing – Gowanus Dredgers take you along the famous waterway

The Art of Spectacle

Littlefield: HACK THIS 2 – THE OFFICIAL SUMMERCON 2011 AFTERPARTY featuring Burlesque from Sugar Shack

Sunday June 12th, 2011

Art Exhibit

Proteus Gowanus, Observatory: ALCHEMICALLY YOURS – A Group Art Show

Music

Rock Shop: Don McGlashan of The Mutton Birds / Field Theory

Gowanus Grove: Mister Sunday – with Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter

Issue project Room: Advanced Rhythm Workshop with Jacob Adler - demonstation of  simple tools for performing complex time proportions and ratio relationships

Issue Project Room: Share - free audio & video jam – featured guest Ranjit Bhatnagar

Bellhouse: R. STEVIE MOORE / JONNY CORNDAWG / TROPICAL OOZE / LOST BOY? - original Lo-Fi pop rock with DIY uniqueness, Folk Music, Comedy Music

Sporting Stuff / Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulders: Learn Boldering – learn how to climb over stuff

Brooklyn Lyceum: The Pink TuTu Ballet Lessons - offering classical ballet training for children and adults

Future

Exhibit / Art Explosion

Gowanus Ballroom: THE ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION - June 24th

In Park Slope – OffTheAirStudios:YourVoiceIsAHealingTool – June 18th

 

 

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Gowanus Happenings

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Thursday May 26th, 2011

Sing-ALong/ Ridiculous Activity:

Bellhouse: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH SING-ALONG – Pretty sure this explain itself

Issue Project Room: Jooklo Duo + Bill Nace - deep-psychedelia to free-jazz

Music:

IBeam Brooklyn: Bishop / Mackstaller / Ilgenfritz / Sperrazza – musicians kick it with a guitar, bass, drums, & woodwinds

IBeam Brooklyn: Michael Jefry Stevens’ Generations Trio – featuring: Joe Fonda, Michael Jefry Stevens and Emil Gross, with special guestsLily White and Zach Layton

Littlefield: BEN ALLISON BAND & DARCY JAMES ARGUE’S SECRET SOCIETY - Jazz

Rock Shop: Noah Champion Band (ex-Sam Champion) / Takka Takka / Little Racer – Indie Rock / Mystic Rock

Movie /Cinema:

Brooklyn Lyceum: The Vinyl Frontier - people who are nuts about recreating actions figures into a new form of art

Repair & Engineering Stuff:

Proteus Gowanus: Fixers’ Collective - a social experiment in improvisational fixing. Bring your broken thing and together we will see what can be done.

Friday May 27th, 2011

Art Galleries:

Gowansu Studio Space : Deep/Shallow

Mini Space: Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011 - Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery

MF Gallery: B-HORROR - appointment only group art show featuring horror style art

Set Gallery: The Interview

Club Dancing:

Bellhouse: Happy House - dance party with DJ Brian Blackout!

Foodness:

Brooklyn Boulder: Memorial Weekend BBQ – BBQ!!!

Music:

Halyards: The Pickup Band – not exactly sure style of music, but we’ll go with folksy

IBeam Brooklyn: Broadcloth Trio - improvisational music with Anne Rhodes – voice, Nathan Bontrager – cello, Adam Matlock – accordion/recorders

IBeam Brooklyn: Architeuthis Walks on Land – improvisational music with Amy Cimini – viola, Katherine Young – bassoon

Movie:

Littlefield: Short Film Slam – DYIers pop of some cool films. Movies: Not Interested, Home Again, Pilgrimage, + more!

Rock Shop: The Donkeys / Snowmine / This Frontier Needs Heroes – Folk Rock / Indie Rock

Sporting Stuff:

Thomas Greene Park: IPATH Demo – Video Premiere and Skate Boarding party

 

Saturday May 28th, 2011

Art Galleries:

Gowansu Studio Space : Deep/Shallow

Gowanus Print Lab: MASS MoCA’s “The Workers - presents a contemporary portrait of the precarity, invisitiblity, and mobility of laborers today. Works by: Carla Herrera-Prats and Anthony Graves of Camel Collective

Mini Space: Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011 - Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery

MF Gallery: B-HORROR - appointment only group art show featuring horror style art

Set Gallery: The Interview

Comedy:

Brooklyny Lyceum: Gentrify Brooklyn – standup comedy host by M.A.D. and SIDECAR

Dancing:

Leyla’s: Soul Babees - DJ Soulfinger Sam, DJ Das, DJ Kervyn Mark, DJ Doc TCS, and more

Karaoke:

Bellhouse: Bunnie England & The New Originals – Live Band Karaoke: Rock, Pop, Punk, Metal

Sports Viewing:

Halyards: European Champions League Final – Manchester United Vs. FC Barcelona

Sports / Physical Stuff

Gowanus Canal: Canoeing – Gowanus Dredgers take you along the famous waterway

Going Outside: Outside is available free of charge to everyone. Try it!

Music:

Bellhouse: SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS – rhythmic drum music

Brooklyn Lyceum: GALA NYC (Global Art – Local Audience) – Musician and artist get together and create magic

IBeam Brooklyn: We Can Build You + El MuCo & El MuCo solo - improv electronica

Rock Shop: David Dondero / Justice Of The Unicorns – record release show. Experimental / Folk Rock / Psychedelic

Rock Shop: Rana / Mock Duck / Joanna Erdos & The Midnight Show – Indie Pop

 

Sunday May 29th, 2011

Art Galleries:

Gowansu Studio Space : Deep/Shallow

Gowanus Print Lab: MASS MoCA’s “The Workers - presents a contemporary portrait of the precarity, invisitiblity, and mobility of laborers today. Works by: Carla Herrera-Prats and Anthony Graves of Camel Collective

Mini Space: Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011 - Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery

MF Gallery: B-HORROR - appointment only group art show featuring horror style art

Set Gallery: The Interview

Dance Party:

Gowanus Grove: Minister Sunday – the outdoor dance venue returns with Minister Sunday, Eamon, Justin and Four Tet

Leyla’s: Sunday Soul Lounge – DJ SoulFinger Sam, DJ Rob Flow, and more

Music:

Brooklyn Lyceum: Jazz Sunday’s - it’s Jazz! featuring Seth Trachy

IBeam Brooklyn: Jesse Stacken Trio - Jesse Stacken- piano, Eivind Opsvik- bass, & Jeff Davis- drums

IBeam Brooklyn: Vinnie Sperrazza Trio –  Jacob Sacks- piano, Dave Ambrosio- bass, Vinnie Sperrazza- drums, plus Jacob Garchik- trombone

Issue Project Room: Share – free audio & video jam - featured guest: Shinya Sugimoto

Sports / Physical Stuff

Going Outside: Outside is available free of charge to everyone. Try it!

 

Monday May 30th, 2011 Memorial Day

TV / Movie:

Bellhouse: TV Party – Freaks & Geeks – presented by Secret Formula

Music:

Brooklyn Lyceum: Open Mic

Douglas Street Music Collective: Dan Blake Presenets, plus Peter Evans - Dan Blake presents a new suite of compositions for Jason Palmer (trumpet), Jorge Roeder (bass), and Richie Barshay (drums). Pete Evans solo & duo improv

Halyards: Spinning II Electric Boogaloo – Monday nights with Mickey

Rock Shop: The Shining Twins / The Bengsons / The Reckless Sons / The Courtesy Tier – Garage Rock Pop

 

Future:

Zora’s Space: Project Silence – Film Screening on June 2nd, 2011

Community Board 6 meeting on Whole Foods Market on June 2nd, 2011

Historic District Council: Gowanus Bike Tour on June 4th, 2011

Rooftop Films at the Old Can Factory on June 5th, 2011

Gowanus Happenings: An Apocalyptic Weekend

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May 21st is judgement day according to some religious folks, so you should go out and have the most kick as time in the best neighbor in the universe.

Enjoy yourself cause your doomed anyways!

 

 

Thursday May 19, 2011

Comedy:

Littlefield: THE SPECTACULAR SUPERFRIENDS SHOW! ADAM WARROCK – with The Ampersands, Michael Kupperman, Dan St. Germain, Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner.

Music / Dance:

Ultra Violet: CALIENTE! - is the hot new salsa and Afro-Latin dance party featuring NY legend Nappy G on turntables and percussion!

Repair Art:

Proteus Gowanus: Fixers’ Collective - social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending

Theatre / Opera:

Brooklyn Lyceum: The Little Prinsinn - Inspired by Antoine Saint-Exupery’s famous fable

Bellhouse: THE FELICE BROTHERS & TOM BROSSEAU – Folk meets Rock has a fight about it and becomes hip

Friday May 20, 2011
Not worried about ‘the wrath’? hit at least 2 of these!

Art Gallery:

Gowanus Print Lab: ”identity shift” - works of diverse approaches around the common theme of physical and emotional migration

Mini Space: Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011

MF Gallery: B-HORROR - appointment only group art show featuring horror style art

Set Gallery: The Interview

Textile Arts Center: Play - an experience we all know one that can bring us laughter and perhaps at times bring us tears

Comedy:

Littlefield: CHRIS HARDWICK 1st Show – Chris makes regular appearances on Chelsea Lately, The Soup and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Littlefield: CHRIS HARDWICK 2nd Show – Chris makes regular appearances on Chelsea Lately, The Soup and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Music:

Rock Shop: The Lisps / Schwervon! / The Fancy - a line up of date your date, find a date, kind of music!

Issue Project Room: Lycaon Pictus + Thank You Rosekind – Art-Punk & Visually/Music Stimulation

IBeam Brooklyn: Alec Spiegelman’s Bebop Trio & Carmen Staaf Trio

Bellhouse: REAL ESTATE / JULIAN LYNCH / BIG TROUBLES / FAMILY PORTRAIT – Pop, PowerPop, NewWave, Folky Rock

Bellhouse: PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 – MAY EDITION of the 90s loving event

Theatre / Opera:

Brooklyn Lyceum: The Little Prinsinn - Inspired by Antoine Saint-Exupery’s famous fable

Saturday May 21st, 2011
It’s Reckoning Day, so make it a good one!

Art Shows:

Zora’s Space: I Am Another - featuring: Rob Caruso, Roc Cayard, JT Crockett, Erté DeGarcesWilliam HempelDavid HinkleJennifer Olsen, Destiny Shegstad, Aldrin Valdez. Curated by Kaloyan Ivanov “K”.

Gowanus Print Lab: ”identity shift” - works of diverse approaches around the common theme of physical and emotional migration

Mini Space: Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011

Textile Arts Center: Play - an experience we all know one that can bring us laughter and perhaps at times bring us tears

Textile Arts Center: Good Work - Brooklyn Studio Tour’s Artwalk

Set Gallery: The Interview

MF Gallery: B-HORROR - appointment only group art show featuring horror style art

BookWorms:

Littlefield: ANDREW COTTO BOOK RELEASE - WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CHRIS CUBETA, DANNY LANZETTA AND BETTER DAYS

Bingo:

Littlefield: Rebel Bingo - The nights feature:Keeping secrets – Dancing – Drawing – Listening to music that is too loud.

Charity:

Halyards: Brooklyn Aikikai Spring Fundraiser - evening of drinks, food and music to benefit Brooklyn Aikikai. Raffle Prizes!

Gowanus Canal: Spring Cleaning - join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and hundreds of volunteers to clean and plant along the Gowanus Canal

Comedy:

Brooklyn Lyceum: Gentrify Brooklyn - hosted by the twin terrors of east coast improvisation, M.A.D. and SIDECAR.

Music:

Rock Shop: Here Come The Warm Jets: LIVE! - featuring Travis Morrison (Dismemberment Plan), Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), Richard Baluyut (Versus),Rob Christiansen (Eggs), Amy Klein (Titus Andronicus), Ben Trokan (Robbers On High Street)

Rock Shop: Black Onassis (ex-Kasabian/Daylights For The Birds) / BNLX – electronic rock and general awesomeness

Proteus Gowanus: Soundscapes in 3-D - Join Mike Eber and friends in our courtyard as they create a three-dimensional soundscape that creates the sensation of swimming through sound.

Issue Project Room: Share – free audio & video jam. Featured guest Gad Baruch Hinkis

IBeam Brooklyn: Anatomy of the Idea: Fibonacci’s Dreams of Music – featuring: ELI ASHERZIV RAVITZFRANTZ LORIOTJEAN-BRICE GODETDAN LOOMIS

Douglas Street Music Collective: GOWANUS JAZZ FEST presents Tivoli Trio - w/Frank Carlberg, John Hebert and Gerald Cleaver. In addition to jazz The Tivoli Trio will present music drawing from cinematic and circus inspirations.

Douglas Street Music Collective: GOWANUS JAZZ FEST presents Avant-Guitarist Joe Mossis - Intensely personal in his music Morris refuses to follow trends and fashions, instead forging his own path while informed by the groundbreaking work of Ornette Coleman and Cecil Taylor.

Brooklyn Lyceum: GALA/NYC Music Series - a one-of-a-kind presentation of performances from a variety of musical styles and art media

Bellhouse: THATS MY JAM #32 – featuring Little Victory and Backstage

Sexy Time:

Root Hill’s Trash Pony Bar: Cowboy Burly Q: - A night of down & dirty burlesque (yee-ha!) hosted by Coney Island’s Mermaid Hawley

Sporting Life

Gowanus Canal: Canoeing – Gowanus Dredgers take you along the famous waterway

Theatre / Opera:

Littlefield: PUCCINI’S IL TABARRO (MATINEE OPERA) – presented by Brooklyn Repertory Opera

Brooklyn Lyceum: The Little Prinsinn - Inspired by Antoine Saint-Exupery’s famous fable

Sunday May 22nd, 2011
All hell fire and damn nation time!

Art Shows:

Textile Arts Center: Good Work - Brooklyn Studio Tour’s Artwalk

Lecture / Sexy Time:

Root Hill’s Trash Pony Bar: BOOBS, Wondrous, Magical, & Everywhere! - Coney Island’s own: Miss Mermaid Hawley brings us her expertise (and she has a lot of it!)!

Music:

Rock Shop: NYC POPFEST - Fan Modine / Panda Riot / The Motifs / Silver Swans / Procedure Club / Persian Rugs / Kids On A Crime Spree / The Hairs

Littlefield: LITTLEFIELD 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - PARTY WITH SMOOTH MOVE AND CARELESS WHISPER KARAOKE

Brooklyn Lyceum: Jazz on Sundays – Jazz

Brooklyn Lyceum: Dale Radio - The Season 3 Finale of Dale Radio

Theatre / Opera:

Littlefield: PUCCINI’S IL TABARRO (MATINEE OPERA) – presented by Brooklyn Repertory Opera

Future

May 27th – Littlefield: SHORT FILM SLAM 2 – presented by Kings County Cinema Society

May 29th – Gowanus Grove – Mister Sunday Opening Day - with Eamon, Justin and Four Tet, Gowanus Grove (formerly known as BKLYN Yard), Brooklyn

May 30th – Douglas Street Music Collective: Dan Blake Presents - a new suite of compositions for Jason Palmer (trumpet), Jorge Roeder (bass), and Richie Barshay (drums). The evening will also feature Peter Evans in a set of solo and duo improvisations.

If you wish to have your Gowanus event listed please send an email to GowanusYourFaceOff@gmail.com and we will gladly include the event and a link about the event in our weekly post.

*information on this list is borrowed from the indicated venues’ websites. The use of content is meant to promote the venue and the artists or groups.

 


 

Just Shat Ourselves, Star Trek Ball is Coming!!!

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image via: WhatWouldShatnerDo.blogspot.com

There is a constant battle within GYFO about who is the better Captain Kirk or Picard. Luckily Bellhouse is focusing on just one (the best one) for their Star Trek themed party, The Shat Ball 3! The June 16th ball will celebrate the man, the myth, and the legend Captain James Tiberius Kirk…er…William Shatner! The event will have themed comedy acts, a Star Trek band, Costume Contest (Nerdgasm!), Star Trek trivia, spacey drinks: Romulan ale and Klingon blood-wine, and of course the DJ will be blasting William Shatner albums to kill any earwigs.

Gotta find my vulcan ears….ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Missing this Party would be illogical.
–Spock

More info at: Bellhouse

ROCK TO WALK: A BENEFIT FOR LEO MARK HODSON

A Benefit for Leo Mark Hodson

In March 2009 Leo Mark Hodson fell 18 feet from a balcony and was severerly injured. Over the past two year with surgery and his amazing will power he has improved greatly, but remains paralyzed from the neck down. At Littlefield this Friday a benefit will be held to help Leo get the equipment the insurance companies will not cover. The events got a great lineup of rock and techno including: Dirty ExcuseDJ Roze-RoyzeDJ Noa DIngie Pop, and more…

More details at Littlefield

To learn more about Leo Mark Hodson check out his website and a recent article in Encore Online

Gowanus Happenings – May 5th to May 8th

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Thursday May 5, 2011

Zora’s Space: Little Canyon / Touch / I Love Luci – Movie Seres

Rockshop:  Cordero / Reid Paley Trio - CINCO DE MAYO PARTY • TACOS!! Ani Cordero founded the bilingual indie-rock band in Tucson, Arizona in early 1999. She borrowed members of Tucson’s Calexico and Giant Sand and called the group by her Puerto Rican family name, Cordero. / Reid Palye: “A voice to turn good girls bad…Maybe crazy but damn exciting.”–The Village Voice

Littlefield: Barbés presents: CINCO DE MAYO: BANDA DE LOS MUERTOSCHICHA LIBRE - Banda de Los Muertos will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a selection of classic tunes to get dead drunk to, with a supergroup of sorts featuring alumni of Slavic Soul Party and other NY top players. With Oscar Noriega & Chris Speed – clarinets; Jakob Garchick – Sousaphone; Jim Black percussion; Patrick Farrell & Rachel Drehman – ; Alto horn; Curtis Hasselbring & Brian Drye – trombones and many guest singers tba. / While not a Mexican band per se, Chicha Libre plays Cumbia, probably the most popular form of dance music in Mexico and most of Latin America.

IBeam Brooklyn: Vinnie Sperrazza / Mike McGinnis Duo; Mike McGinnis – Clarinet, Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums

Issue Project Room: Kenny Millions + Starlicker - Virtuoso saxophonist and clarinetist Kenny Millions invented the hum ha horn, and unleashes what is sometimes called “creative terrorism,” in performances both comic and enigmatic. / Starlicker is a unique trio, blending the origins of sound with imperative immediacy and sublime power.

Friday May 6th, 2011

Knitted Boobs

Textile Art Center: Day of Service : Knit A Boob Workshop – presented by Oak Knit Studio - knitting prosthetic boobs for patients and survivors of breast cancer who have lost their breasts to surgery. The pattern is inspired by Beryl Tsang, a knitter and cancer survivor who started knitting her own prostheses and began Titbits. In addition, the prostheses will be lovingly donated to BreastCancer.org. So, if you know how to knit, or have been itching to learn, this is a great way to take part in a wonderful day of service.

Textile Arts Center: Oks Gallery: GOOD WORK – A Fiber Arts show curated by Tali Weinberg. This May Day the Textile Arts Center and Oak Knit Studio are celebrating the textile workers, artists, designers, and activists who make our world more beautiful and just—all makers tied together by the products of our labor—all makers whose work tries to do good in a multitude of ways. Artist: Abigail Doan, Atefeh Khas, Belinda Smith, Charlene Lam, El Hombre Sobre la Tierra in collaboration with Global Goods Partners and Via Nativa, Erica Harris, Erin Considine, Hilary Steel, Jill Magi, Maya Valladares, Michele Pred, and Susan Weltman

Root Hill’s Trash Pony Bar: Bonobos in the Mist - prints by Shelly Mars gallery closing. Better known as a performance artist for twenty five years, her latest performance piece, Homo Bonobo Project, led Shelly to print making. These prints reveal a freeness that is consistent with the irreverence and punch of her performance style.

Rockshop: Ferraby Lionheart / Vandaveer / Two Dark Birds – Two Dark Birds: A strange and beautiful trend is making it’s way across the independent music landscape: Talented musicians are paying respectful tribute to the music of classic Americana, while still creating songs and sounds that are unquestionably contemporary. The Felice Brothers are fine examples of this movement, as are Two Dark Birds, a band born of Pakatakan Mountain and the mind of Maplewood alum Steve Koester.

Littlefield: DENISON WITMER & CAITHLIN DE MARRAIS (OF RAINER MARIA) & THE POISON TREE – Witmer, gentle guitar and soothing voice are deceptively powerful, enough to put even the most jaded indie rockers in touch with their inner James Taylor. / Caithlin De Marrais is a torch singer for a novel kind of heartache. She channels Emily Dickinson, telling truth at a slant. It’s no surprise, De Marrais used to be lead singer and bassist with critically acclaimed indie rock band Rainer Maria (’95-’06). / The Poison Tree’s new record could easily have been found on an some old reels of 1/2″ tape buried under a mattress in the Chelsea hotel.

Issue Project Room: Paul Flaherty Quartet + Indignant Senility + Family Underground w/ DJ Sets by Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting - aul Flaherty (tenor & alto sax ) has been playing free improv music for the past 40 years. His music is an attempt each time to release to whatever sounds or improvised themes that need to emerge. There are no written tunes, pre-arranged outlines, or  group leaders once the music begins. / Indigent Senility: Slowly demented and nightmarish wasteland sequences from Portland, Oregon’s Pat Maherr, crafting his debut album under the Indignant Senility moniker. / Pat Maherr aka Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting (aka DJ Yo-Yo Dieting) first appeared on the radar with the dilapidated droneworks of his Indignant Senility releases.

IBeam Brooklyn: BEN HOLMES & PATRICK FARRELL/Curated by Rich Johnson – Ignite a Noise Brass. Holems & Farrell: The duo of Patrick Farrell (accordion) and Ben Holmes (trumpet) have collectively traveled to study music in Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, and Hungary. The duo combines the results of these journeys with a deep knowledge of the Klezmer repertoire, original writing, the odd 60s pop chestnut, and an all-abiding love of a good melody regardless of source to present an exciting and varied program of music in an intimate chamber setting. Curated by Rich Johnson – Ignite a Noise Brass Free jazz fire, a Nick Drake cover, and melodious folk tunes.Rich Johnson – trumpet; Kirk Knuffke – cornet; Brian Drye & Curtis Hasselbring – trombones

Bellhouse: REVEREND HORTON HEATREVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND - Undeniably, The Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, is the biggest, baddest, grittiest, greasiest, greatest rocker that ever piled his hair up and pounded the drinks down. The king of Rockabilly Music! / The Big Damn Band is very much a family affair, with the good reverend on finger-style resonator guitar and lead vocals, his wife “Washboard” Breezy Peyton on washboard and vocals, and distant cousin Aaron “Cuz” Persinger on drums and bucket. *GYFO pick of the wknd

Saturday May 7th, 2011

Rock Shop: Julia Nunes / Allison Weiss – Julia Nunes (pronounced NOONZ) is a native of upstate New York. She is a talented singer-songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player. Allison Weiss is an energetic 23-year-old with an electric guitar, an avid online following, and a whole lot of feelings. With her quirky charm and sharp pop sensibilities, Weiss makes losing a little more fun.

Rock Shop: Dax Riggs / Cristina Black - Louisiana’s own dark star and Orpheus of the underground, Dax Riggs – the fool in your tarot deck – trippin’ over his own tombstone, reaching into the atmosphere and pulling spirits from the air. An alchemy of all roots music, doom metal and glam-punk poetry.  It sounds like voodoo, feels like redemption and puts off heat like a burning oil rig. / Cristina Black is a singer – songwriter.

Littlefield: REGGAE RETRO 1ST SATURDAYS PARTY – Littlefield welcomes the legendary dance party Reggae Retro, which features a blend of classic reggae music and pays tribute to the legends of reggae music. Established in 2002, Reggae Retro is NYC’s longest running reggae dance party and takes place on the 1st Saturday of each month. Since its early roots at the dawn of the new millennium, Reggae Retro has become the most anticipated underground monthly reggae event, featuring DJs Jase, Silence, Point Blank Sound & Strugglers Movement.

Issue Project Room: David Linton + Bruce Tovsky - All of David Linton‘s time-based multiple media work of the last 30 years has it’s roots in the late “electric” phase of the second half of the 20th century as it anticipated and thereby prepared the transition to the “electronic” present which we now inhabit. This is not to say that he advocates nostalgia… but that he chooses to continue to pursue understanding the elusive miracles of this formative transitional period in mass human communication and technology through the perspective of his own lived experience – by now ever so slightly enhanced by the wisdom of hindsight – above all else. / Bruce creates live video and sound improvisations, often in collaborations with other artists and musicians. He studied with Fluxus greats Bob Watts, Geoff Hendricks and Daniel Goode, and showed his video work across the USA, Europe and Japan.

IBeam Brooklyn: Lash,Dent, Eisenstadt Trio / The Quartet - Trio: Dominic Lash on Bass, Harris Eisenstadt on Drums, David Stent on Guitar, The Quartet: Josh Sinton on woodwinds, Matt Bauder on woodwinds, Kamala Sankaram on  voice & accordion, Cory Smythe on piano & electronics.

Douglas Street Music Collective: Frank Carlberg Quintet w/Christine Correa, John O’Gallagher, Johannes Weidenmüller, Michael Sarin in a performance of settings to contemporary poets such as Anselm Hollo, Kai Nieminen and Jim Gustafson. This gig is also a CD-release concert celebrating their new “Uncivilized Ruminations” recording on Red Piano Records.

Douglas Street Music Collective: Tony Malaby in a set of rare solo saxophone performances.

Brooklyn Lyceum: Up in Arms - With arms raised high in triumph, the Alternative Arts Association is proud to unite for our five year anniversary show, UP IN ARMS.

Brooklyn Lyceum: GALA/NYC Music Series - a one-of-a-kind presentation of performances from a variety of musical styles and art media, anchored and developed by the versatile Juilliard trained cellist and composer, Mike Block, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the ideal musician of the 21st Century.

Brooklyn Lyceum: Gentrify Brooklyn – Comedy Show: GENTRIFY BROOKLYN is hosted by the twin terrors of east coast improvisation, M.A.D. and SIDECAR. Its’ mission is to take the city’s most talented improvisers, stand ups, and sketch comedians out of hateful, smutty Manhattan and to insert them into pastoral, loving Brooklyn, where they all live anyway.

Bellhouse: THE 137TH KENTUCKY DERBY - ALL DAY (Plates by URBAN RUSTIC) 1pm to 5pm DJ stylings by Party Like It’s 1999′s Steven R. Reynolds in the front lounge. Hats available from Brooklyn milliner La China Loca. 3pm to 5pm Square dancing led by David Harvey & NYC Barn Dance. No experience required: all dances taught on the spot! 5pm to 6pm Call to the Post by bugler Ryan Resky leads to the main room.The singing of My Old Kentucky Home by The Nouvellas.Prizes for Best Formal Hat, Best Informal Hat and runners up, plus Sharp Dressed Man and runners up. Hosted by Michael Andrews Bespoke. 6pmPOST TIME — and they’re off! 7pm Live Band Karaoke with Bunnie England and the New Originals on the big stage. Trophies awarded for Most Inspiring Performances.

Sunday May 8th, 2011

Issue Project Room: Share – free audio & video jam. SHARE is first and foremost a platform to explore expression, in a variety of artforms. Through its weekly open jam sessions, SHARE.nyc engages its participants and spectators in a continually changing dialog on art and culture. As such, SHARE represents an ongoing exploration of collaborative performance as cultural exchange. It mines the relationship of artistic practice to cultural identity, remapping a multiplicity of cultural discourses. The act of creating artistic content in a multicultural collaborative context is a fascinating and natural extension of the SHARE concept.

Douglas Street Music Collective: Family Concert featuring Daniel Kelly. A monthly series presented by Sam Sadigursky

Brooklyn Lyceum: Up in Arms - With arms raised high in triumph, the Alternative Arts Association is proud to unite for our five year anniversary show, UP IN ARMS.

Brooklyn Lyceum: Brandon Lee – Jazz on Sundays

Bellhouse: NACHOSNY.COM PRESENTS: GUACTACULAR 2011 – 20 Guacs face off in a battle of taste and flare! So much guacamoles and craziness that you won’t know what hits you!

Future

May 15th - 248th MAD SCIENTIST SCIENTIFIC EXPOSITION EXPLOSION SCIENCE FAIR! Use all of your most creative intellectual prowess, or borrow some, to construct a verifiable scientific experiment which includes one experimental variable following the scientific method or just make a diorama full of dinosaurs (not everybody has to win)! Having trouble digesting all the information? Worried that it is against the rules to get your parents’ help? Take a look at these ribbon-winning suggestions: Why is the sky blue when reflected in the black Gowanus? Which acts are nominally legal and which ones will actually get you arrested? (highly dangerous research, proceed with caution) How many MORE eggs can a fat person eat?Do people actually look better when I’m drunk?Graphic representation of where your hands have been for the past two weeks.

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pompadours welcome – Reverend Horton Heat coming to Bellhouse

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So last mouth Bellhouse put on a ‘whotastic’ event with the BBC America/Secret Formula Page Doctor Who event. And we thought no event could ever be greater. . . but coming this weekend the Bellhouse is going to eclipse itself with the Reverend Horton Heat. If you have not heard of Reverend Horton Heat than you have yet to live. The group is a staple of Texas rock music and represents the cool part of Texas (one away from Politics) were everyone ropes cattle during the day and shreds on their guitars at night. The Reverend Horton Heat is the gospel of Rockabilly music, which in the simplest terms is: Country meets Punk gets hopped up on hardcore Blues and starts an impromptu Honky Tonk rave. With classic tunes like: Big Red Rocket of Love and the Jimbo Song the groups sound has been emulated, but never matched. The bass, the drums, and the guitar rifts will give you a tingling urge not felt since you discovered beer! Sure we could also review their latest album and tell you that Laughing and Crying keeps to their tradition punk country feel, while adding in a little more swing bounce beat, but the album is so badass that simplifying in print seems insulting to its’ sound. Just take a listen and you will know what we mean. This is the must see show of the year hands down. Don’t walk…Run and Get your ticket!!!

* GYFO Warning: This show will melt your face off, not metaphorically, but literally. The Reverend Horton Heat is a God playing music in the world of men!


Gowanus Happening – The Guide to Your Weekend

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Farmers, Rockers, Dancers, A Sing-Along, Anthropology, A Market, Movers, Shakers, and much more. This is your weekend Gowanus and it will awesome your face off…


 

 


Thursday April 28th, 2011

Bellhouse: Aladdin Sing-Along - You neighbors will appriciate that you take a break from Karakeeing to Disney at the 3am by you going to the Bellhouse to belt out your best version of a Whole New World…shiny shimmering…; there will be trivia, costume contest, singing, plus more.

Green Building: Brooklyn Contro for BK Farmyards - Folk music dance party to help BK Farmyards summer apprenticeship programs. The dance will feature:Live music by Groove Train (Ross Harriss, Neil Pearlman, & Lilly Pearlman)Calling by Dave Harvey (of the NYC Barn Dance)

Issue Project Room: Theoretical: Veit Erlmann, Reason and Resonance: A History of Modern Aurality - bi-monthly series of critical discourse, with ethnomusicologist, musicologist, anthropologist, and cultural historian Veit Erlmann.

IBeam Brooklyn: Jim Black Trio - Jim Black on drums, Thomas Morgan on bass, Teddy Klausner on piano

LittlefieldMARY HALVORSON and JESSICA PAVONE Mantra Percussion – performing an excerpt from Michael Gordon’s “Timber”-  Hailed by the New York Times as “…finely polished…a fresh source of energy,” Mantra Percussion is committed to substantially expanding the future of percussion repertoire by commissioning and performing new, significant works for large percussion ensemble by both prominent and emerging composers to breathe new life into the art. Our aim is for most of these works to engage cross-discipline collaborations to produce evening-length events that look toward a grander artistic vision.

Friday April 29th, 2011

Bellhouse: The Baseball Project & Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 – The Baseball Project: What happens when your band’s debut album is a run- scoring hit with both music and baseball fans? If you’re The Baseball Project, you grab some friends to fill out your bench, take batting practice by writing songs for ESPN and deliver a strikeout pitch with Volume Two: High and Inside. /  Steven Wynn does not seem to be that famous guy from vegas, but he (or maybe them) and Miracle 3 seem to produce Garage-Indie-Psychedelic Rock.

Brooklyn Lyceum: Spring Craft Market – the 3rd annual marketplace featuring small business and entrepreneurs who make cool things that you should buy

Gowanus Art Building: Gowanus Wildlife Preserve Showcase #12 - Spoke the Hub’s longest running concert series of new dance, music and performance. Each program supports five to six artists in varied career stages, from emerging to established. The Gowanus Wildlife Preserve showcase offers a vibrant mix of choreographers, musicians, performance artists and their selected casts the opportunity to work in a professional but informal setting that emphasizes experimentation. Friday Night includes a Dance party with Art Lillard’s Band & Blue Heaven.

Gowanus Studio Space: Deep / Shallow - FANNY ALLIÉ / GABRIELA ALVA CAL Y MAYOR / JILL AUCKENTHALER / NATALIA PORTER / BEN COHEN / NOAH BREUER / JONATHAN BUTT / ANGELA CONANT / HECTOR CANONGE / GRAYSON COX / KENDRA SULLIVAN / DYLAN GAUTHIER / EMILY ELSEN / BEKA GOEDDE / HALEY HUGHES / KATIE MERZ / RACHEL OSTROW / SARAH NICOLE PHILLIPS / FRANCESCO SIMETI / NICHOLE VAN BEEK / JOHN WHITLOCK. INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE BY ROB ANDREWS Votive Door (K) is a way station. A system that requires containers. We are a channel. Breath is a channel. No library without librarians!

Halyards: The Birdhive Boys – no cover

IBeam Brooklyn: Rafiq Bhatia Quartet – Jeremy Viner on woodwinds, Rafiq Bhatia on guitar/compositions, Jackson Hill on bass, Alex Ritz on drums

Issue Project Room: Littoral: Jacques Demierre and Vincent Barras; Voicing Through SaussureThe detailed analysis of the sonorities of the ancient and modern languages, their re-elaboration and re-composition is finally embodied in a score-text, spread out on stage in its concrete dimensions through the language performance of the two sound artists. Barras & Demierre have previously published Voicing Through Saussure, a film by Véronique Goël.

Root Hill’s Trash Pony Bar: Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies - The group plays mostly original music drawn from the Roots Americana style they love so much. Stan feels though, that they give the music a contemporary twist that makes it all their own.

Zora’s Space: Kai Ando’s Grand Cru - Kai Ando is an active bassist in New York City. He can be heard playing with many up and coming artists around the city. Most recently, Kai was featured in American Place Theatre’s production of ‘The Things They Carried’, based on the novel by author Tim O’Brien.

Saturday April 30, 2011

Bellhouse: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys & Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social Club - Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. / Jesse Malin, the unofficial “Mayor Of St. Marks Place” has evolved from the glam/trash sounds of D Generation to the more mature singer-songwriter approach of his heroes such as Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

Brooklyn Lyceum: Spring Craft Market - the 3rd annual marketplace featuring small business and entrepreneurs who make cool things that you should buy

Brooklyn Lyceum: Dale Radio Live!Join the “Voice of the Gowanus,” Dale Seever, for a live version of his cult-podcast, Dale Radio! Highlighting things he enjoys, Dale chats with special guests from the worlds of comedy, arts, music, and food, many of whom are drawing inspiration from the fetid little canal we all love.

IBeam Brooklyn: Sarah Bernstein QuartetUrsel Schlicht Trio – Sarah Bernstein Quartet: Sarah Bernstein on violin/compositions, Kris Davis on piano, Stuart Popejoy on bass guitar, Ches Smith on drums / Ursel Schlicht Trio: Ursel Schlicht on piano, Reuben Radding on bass, Harris Eisenstadt on drums

Prospect Park: Brooklyn PTA’s 5k run for School - The PTAs of Brooklyn’s public schools and office of Brooklyn City Council Member Brad Lander are coming together to sponsor the fourth annual PTA 5-kilometer race/walk/stroll/toddle in Prospect Park.

Littlefield: KINDIEFEST FAMILY FESTIVAL! – featuring: The Verve Pipe, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Tim & the Space Cadets, Aaron Nigel Smith, Oran Etkin, Heidi Swedberg

Rock Shop: Pearl And The Beard & Kingsley Flood & Ugly Purple Sweater - Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul.

Zora’s Space: Afternoon Poetry with Kate Light & Harry Newman - Kate Light’s volumes of poetry include Gravity’s Dream (Donald Justice Award), Open Slowly, and The Laws of Falling Bodies (Nicholas Roerich Prize).  Her poetry has been featured four times on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and is included in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet and many other publications. / Harry Newman’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Ecotone, Asheville Poetry Review, Rattle and The New Guard.  His poems have been nominated twice for Pushcart Prizes and shortlisted twice for the Bridport Prize in England.

Sunday May 1, 2011:

Bellhouse: THE GUTTERBILLY BBQ AND ARKHAMS 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY! - Featuring THE GODDAMN GALLOWS, THE ARKHAMS, AMOUR OBSCUR, LABRETTA SUEDE, AND THE MOTEL 6

Brooklyn Lyceum: Spring Craft Market - the 3rd annual marketplace featuring small business and entrepreneurs who make cool things that you should buy

Everywhere: TD 5 boro bike tour - more than 30,000 cyclists will experience New York City from a perspective unlike any other: pedaling down 42 miles of car-free streets through all five boroughs, taking in views of iconic landmarks like the Empire State building, Brooklyn Bridge, historic Harlem, and the Statue of Liberty. Support individuals and charities riding this great race.

Gowanus Art Building: Gowanus Wildlife Preserve Showcase #12 - Spoke the Hub’s longest running concert series of new dance, music and performance. Each program supports five to six artists in varied career stages, from emerging to established. The Gowanus Wildlife Preserve showcase offers a vibrant mix of choreographers, musicians, performance artists and their selected casts the opportunity to work in a professional but informal setting that emphasizes experimentation.

Zora’s Space: Tom Stamp Storytelling - Songs and Stories for the whole Family; Recommended for School Age and Up

Future:

May 6th: Bellhouse – The one, the only Reverend Horton Heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Texas Rockabilly band that will melt your face off!!!!

May 11th: Brooklyn Lyceum – The Little Prinsinn: Inspired by Antoine Saint-Exupery’s famous fable, a team of visual artists, puppeteers, movers, and doers weave a dream circus told through many mediums.