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

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

Brooklyn Artist Gym: “within________distance” by Just Us Artist Initiative - The idea of distance, in its various forms, is so often simplified and overlooked, despite its presence in our daily lives. The exhibition will include artists presenting their perceptions and interpretations of distance. Whether it is within viewing, reaching, or even a non-existent distance, the work presented in “within_______distance” will approach spatial distance, literally and figuratively. “within_______distance” will include works in various mediums, including video, animation, printed and painted images, and three-dimensional installations.

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

Brooklyn Artist Gym: “within________distance” by Just Us Artist Initiative - The idea of distance, in its various forms, is so often simplified and overlooked, despite its presence in our daily lives. The exhibition will include artists presenting their perceptions and interpretations of distance. Whether it is within viewing, reaching, or even a non-existent distance, the work presented in “within_______distance” will approach spatial distance, literally and figuratively. “within_______distance” will include works in various mediums, including video, animation, printed and painted images, and three-dimensional installations.

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 HALLOWEENA 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

Artastic

Brooklyn Artist Gym: “within________distance” by Just Us Artist Initiative - The idea of distance, in its various forms, is so often simplified and overlooked, despite its presence in our daily lives. The exhibition will include artists presenting their perceptions and interpretations of distance. Whether it is within viewing, reaching, or even a non-existent distance, the work presented in “within_______distance” will approach spatial distance, literally and figuratively. “within_______distance” will include works in various mediums, including video, animation, printed and painted images, and three-dimensional installations.

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

Artastic

Brooklyn Artist Gym: “within________distance” by Just Us Artist Initiative - The idea of distance, in its various forms, is so often simplified and overlooked, despite its presence in our daily lives. The exhibition will include artists presenting their perceptions and interpretations of distance. Whether it is within viewing, reaching, or even a non-existent distance, the work presented in “within_______distance” will approach spatial distance, literally and figuratively. “within_______distance” will include works in various mediums, including video, animation, printed and painted images, and three-dimensional installations.

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!

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