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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.

Gowanus Happenings: July 28th – July 31st

Thursday July 28th, 2011

Foodie / Drinkie

Mission Doloros: Wandering Star Beer Brewery comes to MD - Their beers have appeared, quietly, over the last couple weeks, just here and there. But this Thursday, for four hours, you can drink all of Wandering Star’s () beers at the same time and place:–Raindrop Pale Ale – pale–Mild at Heart – English dark mild–Bash-Bish Bock – maibock–Alpha Pale – American pale ale–Bert’s Disqualified Imperial Stout–a mystery firkin.

Karaoke / Sing-Along

Littlefield: CARELESS WHISPER KARAOKE - 8pm - It’s a karaoke throwdown presented by The Birthday boy” – Boris + “DJ SwirlDriver” – Shirley of Cruel Black Dove. Tambourines, egg shakers, cow bells and air instruments encouraged!

Music

Bell House: WALT MINK / VALLEY LODGE/ THE HRNY WRMS - 8pm – a power trio, power pop rock, and experimental post punkin

Douglas Street Music Collective: Gowanus Co. – 8p - An evening of free-form improvisations as played by James Falzone, Josh Sinton, Owen Stewart-Robertson, Dominic Lash, James Ilgenfritz, Weasel Walter and more.

Rock Shop: New Atlantic Youth / Heroes Of The Open End /  Pistols 40 Paces / The Seth - 7:30pm doors – Post Punk Rock

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder – 9pm

Prospect Park Long Meadow: Yoga in the Park – 7pm  *event outside of Gowanus

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming

 

Friday July 29th, 2011

Artastic

Gowanus Print Lab: Studio as Petri Dish -  6pm – a circular, shallow dish used for culturing microorganisms, bacteria and in our case, ART. Opening!

Minus Space: Au Plein Air: Simon Ingram + Douglas Melini, The Suburban, - 12p to 6pm - Simon Ingram’s Radio Paintings “results from a sequence of material conversations of unseen and unheard information.” Ingram’s Abstract paintings are produced via a machine that scans the electromagnetic spectrum. Douglas Melini’s tightly pattern symmetrical abstractions will be juxtaposed with an audio component for his project at The Suburban.

Set Gallery: SUMMER BREAK DUSK TO DAWN WINDOW INSTALLATION - Videos by Andrei Severny

Karaoke / Sing-Along

Bell House: THE NEWSIES SING-ALONG – 8pm – SECRET FORMULA PRESENTS one crazy night of singing the film Newsies

Music

Rock Shop: The Dig / Freshkills / My Dear Mycroft - 8pm – Pop Rock lock Rock

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder – 9pm

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming

 

Saturday July 30th, 2011

Artastic

Gowanus Studio Space @Gowanus Canal: Anne Percoco: Shrines of the Gowanus Canal - 4pm – Launch and Tours

Gowanus Print Lab: Studio as Petri Dish -  6pm – a circular, shallow dish used for culturing microorganisms, bacteria and in our case, ART. Opening!

Minus Space: Au Plein Air: Simon Ingram + Douglas Melini, The Suburban, - 12p to 6pm - Simon Ingram’s Radio Paintings “results from a sequence of material conversations of unseen and unheard information.” Ingram’s Abstract paintings are produced via a machine that scans the electromagnetic spectrum. Douglas Melini’s tightly pattern symmetrical abstractions will be juxtaposed with an audio component for his project at The Suburban.

Set Gallery: SUMMER BREAK DUSK TO DAWN WINDOW INSTALLATION - Videos by Andrei Severny

Comedy

Brooklyn Lyceum: Gentrify Brooklyn - 10pm - Improve & Comedy

DIY It

Brooklyn Artist Gym: DIY SilkScreen - 12:00pm

Family

Littlefield: MIL’S TRILLS SUMMER BASH: A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC & STORIES FOR KIDS – 3pm doors

Movie / TV

Rooftop Films @ Old Can Factory: KILL SCREEN VIDEOGAME FILM FESTIVAL – 8pm - DAS RACIST: “WHO’S THAT? BROOOWN!”, GET REAL!, EIGHT BITS (Valere Amirault, Jean Delaunay, Sarah Laufer, Benjamin Mattern | France | 7 min.), MINECRAFT: THE STORY OF MOJANG (EXCERPT), MINECRART INTERSTATE, CLASSIC VIDEO GAME DEATHS, DEAD ISLAND TRAILER, SUPER THERE WILL BE BLOOD, POST NEWTONIANISM. with music by TINY VICTORIES

Music

Bellhouse: CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE / PATRICK PARK - 8pm-  Seminal indie/punk/emo legends with a super special guest, Patrick Park

Halyards: Shake the Devil Off - 9pm – Music

Littlefield: MARISSA NADLER / Faces On Film – 8pm start –  tricky folk rock

Rock Shop: The Dig / The Wicked Tomorrow / Heaven - 8pm - Pop Rock lock Rock

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder – 7pm

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming

Gowanus Canal: Canoe on Gowanus – 1pm - Bring a friend for a self-guided Canoe trip sponsored by the Gowanus Dredgers to raise awareness of Harbor Issues – meet at 2nd St. Canal Launch Site

Theatre

Brooklyn Lyceum: Piper Theatre Workshops - Youth Education Programs

 

Sunday July 31, 2011

Dance Party

Gowanus Grove: Mister Sunday - 3pm – Disco at the Grove with Eamon, Justin and Horse Meat Disco

Movie / TV

Halyards: True Blood - 7pm – True Blood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, a Entourage with Oysters & Lobster Rolls by Brooklyn Oyster Party

Music

Brooklyn Lyceum: Jazz on Sundays – 9pm

Rock Shop: Boy Without God / Milkman’s Union / Whale Belly / The Grownup Noise - 7:30pm - a thunderous clap of folk rock

Sporty

Brooklyn Boulder: Learn to Boulder – 7pm

Thomas Greene Playground: Douglas & DeGraw Pools – swimming

 

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