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Gowanus Happenings: An Apocalyptic Weekend

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 [email protected] 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.

 


 

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