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Gowanus, Brooklyn
The crack between two hipster neighborhoods, home to the now superfunded Canal, the flash point for the new 'Buy Local' and textile revolutions, & filled with brilliant bohemians. . . this is Gowanus & it’ll awesome your face off.

Happenings: June 16th – 19th

Thursday June 16th, 2011
‘Bloomsday’

Art Shows

Brooklyn Artist Gym: 50/50 Fundraising - Connect 50 artists and their work to 50 art lovers exhibit

Gowanus Studio Space: SEA WORTHY - 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

Nerdtastic Stuff

Bellhouse: THE SHAT BALL 3 – Party to celebrate the man, the myth,  the hero of the Universe, Captain James T. Kirk…er… William Shatner

Brooklyn Lyceum: Bloomsday - resident Joycean scholar, Emmet Mc Gowan, host a casual gathering for this Irish Holiday that celebrate James Joyce and his book Ulysses.

Fixers’ Collective - social experiment in improvisational fixing. Bring your broken things and they see what they can do

Music

Rockshop: Aeroplane Pageant / Slothbear / The Sixty 90s – Indie Trippy Pop Psychedelic

Douglas Street Music Collective: Kelly/Rainey Duo / Nilsson Brothers w/Tony Malaby & Mark Helias – Jazz improv presented by Nerve Attic

Issue Project Room: Red Light New Music / Mario Diaz de Leon – Opera and Contemporary Music

Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Friday June 17th, 2011

Art Shows

Brooklyn Artist Gym: 50/50 Fundraising - Connect 50 artists and their work to 50 art lovers exhibit

Gowanus Studio Space: SEA WORTHY - 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 / Dance Party

Bellhouse: JOSE GONZALEZ (DJ Set) - Official Celebrate Brooklyn Afterparty

Bellhouse: DEAN WAREHAM PLAYS GALAXIE 500 / THE VACANT LOTS - Alt Swaying Rock from someone with 3 decades of experience

Rockshop: Kathryn Calder (of New Pornographers) / Mattison / Old Monk – soft popish indie rock

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture: Pyeng Threadgill – Afro-beat Jazz Rock *a little outside of Gowanus

Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Saturday June 18th, 2011
‘Mermaid Day’

Art Shows

Brooklyn Artist Gym: 50/50 Fundraising - Connect 50 artists and their work to 50 art lovers (for only $100)

Gowanus Studio Space: SEA WORTHY - 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

Comedy

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

Movie / TV

Bellhouse: THE MUPPET VAULT: BONDS AND BLONDES! - afternoon of classic Muppet clips involving secret agent intrigue and lovely ladies brought to you by the creators of Muppet fan website ToughPigs.com and Secret Formula!

Music / Dance Party

Bellhouse: Party Like It’s 1999, June Edition – pop rock 90s dance party

Bellhouse: JAMES MCMURTRY / JONNY BURKE - Americana Country Music

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

Issue Project Room: Artist-in-Residence Nate Wooley with MIVOS Quartet + Nate Wooley / Peter Evans Duo – strings, bass, and made awesome trumpet

Littlefield: Farewell to Normal Scene - collaboration of the 3 bands, NEW BEARD, YULA AND THE EXTENDED FAMILY, and GATO LOCO. 3 unique, different, but somehow related ensembles, as well as puppets, aerialists and anything else.

Rockshop: Heylady / Jones Street Station / Kuf Knotz – soul funk popiness & hip-hop

Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

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

Poetry / Spoken Word

Zora’s Space: Forugh’s Night - An evening of music, spoken word, acting from the text and film in a tribute to ForughFarrokhzad (1935-1967) who broke through the imprisoning patriarchal ideals of womanhoodwith her earthy, yet militant poetry.

Super Special Events out of GYFO jurisdiction

Coney Island Mermaid Parade – Mermaids descend on Coney Island for a unique parade that you won’t wanna miss

Off Air Studio: Your Voice as a Healing Tool – Voice expert and singing teacher, Jeannette LoVetri, introduces this concept of voice/sound healing

Sunday June 19th, 2011

Karaoke /  Sing Along

Bellhouse: THE LION KING SING-ALONG – you know it, you love it, you sing it in the shower; now come out and belt some notes with a whole bunch of other people.

Music / Dance Party

Gowanus Grove: Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter - (formerly the BKLYN Yard) Dance Party outside next to the Canal

Rockshop: Kris Delmhorst / Session Americana – Folk Indie Americananess

Issue Project Room: Share - free audio & video jam – featured guest Gemini Wolf (Michael McDermott & Megan Cauley)

Physical Activity

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder

Future
we have a crystal ball

June 24th - Gowanus Ballroom: THE ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION

June 25th – Brooklyn Artist Gym: Voyeur: See and Be Seen

June 25th – Littlefield: Undead Jazzfest

August – Gowanus Print Lab: Youth Summer Program

 

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

 

 

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