• Gowanus Happenings: Oct 20th – Oct 23rd

    Thursday October 20th, 2011

    Comedy 
    Bellhouse: HOW WAS YOUR WEEK? LIVE / JULIE KLAUSNER / TED LEO / PAUL F. TOMPKINS / FRED ARMISEN / BILLY EICHNER  - *sold out Join How Was Your Week? host Julie Klausner on October 20th as she welcomes guests PAUL F. TOMPKINS, BILLY EICHNER and rock star TED LEO, who will be on stage the entire night to play a live, full-length version of the How Was Your Week? theme song, in addition to other music that is important for you to have in your ears.

    Foodie

    Halyard: Vegan Thursdays - Vegan bar food from our lovely pop-up chef Emma is on as usual beginning

    Music

    IBeam: Darius Jones Trio Four Week Residency - The Darius Jones Trio will be in residency to celebrate the release of Big Gurl (Smell My Dream) which officially hits the streets October 11th. This is Jones’s eagerly anticipated second recording as a bandleader that documents the next chapter of his autobiographical “Man’ish Boy” series of compositions introduced on his widely acclaimed 2009 debut, Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing).

    Littlefield: FRANKIE ROSE, WIDOWSPEAK, TALK NORMAL, BLUES CONTROL, AMEN DUNES, NOVELLER WITH WNYU DJS - WNYU Presents CMJ:Fucking amazing music

    Rock Shop: Dinosaur Feathers / the Lonely Forest / Lord Huron / Strand Of Oaks - ”Brooklyn’s Dinosaur Feathers are plenty fun to listen to, but even more fun to watch. Between the mohawked drummer, left-handed bassist rocking a Hofner (just like Beatle Paul McCartney), and bespectacled Stewart Copeland look-alike on keyboards, they offer up a spectrum-ranging study in visual contrasts. Playing on borrowed gear at Kings Barcade on Thursday, they took the skittery rhythms of Vampire Weekend and rocked ‘em up.

    Performance

    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. Presenting the play for the first time in English anywhere, Polybe + Seats further explores its backdrop – a moment in medical history when doctors and anatomists routinely paid top dollar for the freshest corpses available. Moving between London and the Scottish Highlands, this alternately bizarre, hilarious, and heartbreaking story explores the meaning of “sacrifice” by asking, “What are you willing to give to get what you want?”

    Friday October 21st, 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.

    Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

    Lecture

    Observatory: Manly P. Hall and The Secret Teachings of All Ages - A Talk and Visual Presentation by Mitch Horowitz

    Music

    Bellhouse: JONATHAN RICHMAN - Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor, untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness.

    Douglas Street Music Collective: Dollshot - Rosalie Kaplan (voice) Noah Kaplan (sax) Wes Matthews (piano) Giacomo Merega (bass)

    IBEAM: Soren Raaschou Trio feat. Travis Laplante - Soren Raaschou – guitar / Travis Laplante – tenor sax / Kenneth Dahl Knudsen – doublebass / Rasmus Toystrup Iversen – drums

    Littlefield: CAITHLIN DE MARRAIS (EX-RAINER MARIA) / LAURA STEVENSON & THE CANS / THE SHONDES / ALINA SIMONE – CMJ: fucking more awesome music!

    Rock Shop: Masters of the Hemisphere / Hallelujah the Hills / Plus / Minus (+/-) - Masters of the Hemisphere is an indie pop band that originated in Athens, GA and have been making music since 1996. In 2002, the band took a break to explore new locations and solo projects. They recently recorded a new album, Maybe These Are The Breaks which is set to be released by Kindercore and Magic Marker Records in late 2011

    Performance

    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. Presenting the play for the first time in English anywhere, Polybe + Seats further explores its backdrop – a moment in medical history when doctors and anatomists routinely paid top dollar for the freshest corpses available. Moving between London and the Scottish Highlands, this alternately bizarre, hilarious, and heartbreaking story explores the meaning of “sacrifice” by asking, “What are you willing to give to get what you want?”

    Saturday October 22nd, 2011 

    Artastic

    411 Gallery at Digital Plus: On the Line - New Yrok Kitchen presents a photography exhibit and food event featuring images from its blog and food provided by selected restaurants. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit SHARE OUR STRENGTH.

    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.

    Textile Arts Center: YIELD: Making Fashion Without Making Waste

    Comedy

    Bellhouse: PAUL F TOMPKINS – *sold out - Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian. I’m sorry– Paul F. Tompkins is THE comedian. He was the host of VH1′s Best Week Ever for a while. You may have or may yet see him on Mr. Show with Bob and David, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Real Time with Bill Maher, Countdown with Keith Olbermann and over four other things.

    Halloween Party

    Observatory: Halloween and Day of the Dead Party - costume party featuring brand new episodes of Ghoul A Go-Go and The Midnight Archive, as well as burlesque, music, piñata, food, beverages, sugar skulls, a costume contest, and more! Please, please (!!!) come in costume! All costumes welcomed!

    Foodie

    By Brooklyn – Brooklyn Hard Candy *just outside Gowanus

    Music

    Bellhouse: JONATHAN RICHMAN - Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor, untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness.

    Douglas Street Music Collective:  ANGELICA SANCHEZ TRIO / JESSE STACKEN TRIO - 8 pm – ANGELICA SANCHEZ TRIO Angelica Sanchez – piano, Sean Conly – bass, Rogerio Bocato – drums. 10 pm – JESSE STACKEN TRIO Jesse Stacken – piano, Evind Opsvik – bass, Jeff Davis – drums. Part of the “October at Douglass Street” series $10 suggested donation each set.

    IBEAM: Fabien Sevilla - Fabien Sevilla solo bass with special guest Andy Milne.

    Issue Project:  Ensemble Klang - Formed in The Hague in 2003, Ensemble Klang’s innovative programs, their commissioning of work from some of the most exciting composers working today, and the inception of their own record label, has seen them quickly rise to become “one of the top ensembles” (NRC Handelsblad) in the Netherlands’ rich contemporary music scene.

    Lelya’s: Youth of Today (secret show) - Special guests: The Last Stand, Mouthpiece *GYFO recommends to use caution with event 

    RockShop: Last Good Tooth / Elizabeth and the Catapult / Matt Cranstoun, Chris Cubeta & Liars Club, Misty Boyce, Bryan Dunn, Little Anchor – CMJ Presents

    Performance

    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. Presenting the play for the first time in English anywhere, Polybe + Seats further explores its backdrop – a moment in medical history when doctors and anatomists routinely paid top dollar for the freshest corpses available. Moving between London and the Scottish Highlands, this alternately bizarre, hilarious, and heartbreaking story explores the meaning of “sacrifice” by asking, “What are you willing to give to get what you want?”

    Protect Yourself

    Crossfit Brooklyn: Self Defense Training – THERE IS NO REASON TO LIVE IN FEAR! Learn how to protect yourself and kick major ass!

    Sporty

    Gowanus Canal: Canoeing – join the Gowanus Dredgers in taking an epic trip down the Gowanus Canal

    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 23rd, 2011

    Comedy

    Bellhouse: PAUL F TOMPKINS - *sold out

    Family

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Mil’s Trills - An innovative way to share music with your child through an engaging live performance series with weekly musical guests. Led by composer & musician,  Amelia Robinson who charms audiences with quirky, whimsical original songs and an enchanting voice.

    Environmental 

    Ennis Park: Plant a tree  - Join Gowanus Alliance and Gowanus Conservancy in planting some brand spankin’ new trees.

    Music

    Issue Project: Share – because music should be played together

    Rock Shop: Polica / Votel / Paper Tiger - The crowd that had gathered at Nick and Eddie on Sunday for the debut of Polica, the new band led by Channy Moon Casselle of the recently split Twin Cities favorite Roma di Luna, was teeming with excitement. The little that has been heard of Polica so far on the band’s website is as promising as a Ryan Olson-produced project could sound: Auto-Tuned majesty, with a heavy bassline and a sexy, lonely rhythm. It is Gayngs featuring Channy, essentially, and without the whole ’70s-bedroom vibe.

    Performance

    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. Presenting the play for the first time in English anywhere, Polybe + Seats further explores its backdrop – a moment in medical history when doctors and anatomists routinely paid top dollar for the freshest corpses available. Moving between London and the Scottish Highlands, this alternately bizarre, hilarious, and heartbreaking story explores the meaning of “sacrifice” by asking, “What are you willing to give to get what you want?”

    TY Watchin’

    Halyards: Dexter / Boardwalk Empire - serving up more authentic Mexican for the evening — the guac is killer. Just like Dexter, which screens at 9 pm. And, come to think of it, also just like most of the characters on Boardwalk Empire, which we show at 10:15ish (so you can enjoy a short, drink re-filling intermission).

    Future

    Film Biz Recycling: Lights Camera Auction

     
  • Gowanus Happenings: Oct 13th – Oct 16th

    Thursday October 13, 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

    Lecture

    Observatory: The Empire of Death: Spectacular Ossuaries and Relics in the 16th and 17th Centuries - Lecture and book signing with Dr. Paul Koudounaris, author of The Empire of Death

    Learn / Make Stuff

    Gowanus Print Lab: DIY Wedding - A no experience necessary week of workshops that will guide you through designing and printing yor invitations, save the date cards, place cards, thank you notes, menus, even favors – everything!

    Music

    Littlefield: BLIND BENNY / Flamm / Avery Wilson / Kaze Stewart / The Tomcats / + special guests! - Blind Benny will sweet-talk your heart, rip it out of your chest, pull it on stage, and walk away leaving you with bittersweet conflict as to why you hadn’t discovered them sooner. This eclectic rock band with melodies you’ll be singing well after the song is over has so effortlessly made rock pop while managing to capture the soul. Whether it be acoustic or a full band performance, the energy is explosive.

    Politics

    PS 154, 1625 11th Avenue: Participatory Budgeting in the 39th District - Residents in our district will come together to decide what to do with $1 million in capital funding, the part of the budget that is used to repair streets, improve parks, buy school technology, or build bike lanes. Community members will exchange and debate ideas, work together to turn ideas into project proposals, and then decide what ideas get funded at the ballot box. The process will make budgeting more transparent and accessible.

    Presentation

    Bellhouse: THE SECRET SCIENCE CLUB PRESENTS LANDSCAPE ECOLOGIST AND MANNAHATTA AUTHOR ERIC SANDERSON What was here before New York City? Ecologist Eric Sanderson wanted to know-and his curiosity turned into a decade – long environmentaland cartographicinvestigation. To discover what Manhattan looked like 400 years ago, he mined through historic documents and scientific data-and digitized everything. The resulting3D maps revealed a lost world of diverse ecosystems: Forestscovering what’s now Times Square. Beavers in Greenwich Village. Wolves pacing the Lower East Side.

    Trivia

    Halyards: Brain Machetes! Trivia - This Thursday David and Josh are back with another night of fun trivia, strong drinks from Mickey behind the bar and tasty vegan snacks from Chef Emma Jane Gonzalez. Theme will be announced shortly!Booze-type prizes will be in abundance. vegan chef Emma will be cooking from 7 pm, making, among other items, an almond butter/chocolate/coconut pressed sandwich & a roasted butternut squash sandwich with red bean spread and arugula. Because everyone loves a sweet and a savory..

    Friday October 14, 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

    Learn / Make Stuff

    Gowanus Print Lab: DIY Wedding – A no experience necessary week of workshops that will guide you through designing and printing yor invitations, save the date cards, place cards, thank you notes, menus, even favors – everything!

    Movie

    Observatory: Blake Leyh of “Treme” and “The Wire”: Sceening and Moderated Discussion with Author John Swenson - Night Three of the New Atlantis 2020 Series

    Music

    Bellhouse: THOSE DARLINS / THE BEETS / BROTHERS - This latest collection of songs reveals the Darlins’ road-weary and hardened spirits as the full-throttle charge of their freewheeling early anthems, such as “Red Light Love” and “Wild One,” has faded into the clarity and the life lessons of , “Let You Down,” “Be Your Bro,” and the album’s title track.

    IBeam Brooklyn: Mayas/Wooley/Buck - Magda Mayas – piano, Nate Wooley – trumpet, Tony Buck – drums

    Littlefield: Album Release Show for “All Things Will Unwind” - MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND WITH YMUSIC / DM Stith – My Brightest Diamond: As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden’s voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera House to Lincoln Center to the House of Blues. She’s performed under the experimental-pop moniker My Brightest Diamond for the last seven years, and counts Bryce Dessner (The National), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and each of The Decemberists among friends and fans. They are just a few of the many who’ve fallen in love with Worden’s mystical voice and mythic storytelling.

    Rock Shop: Thomas Wynn / Ed Vallance - Thomas Wynn & The Believers are “Southern Rock Muscle” – The Orlando Sentinel. They are a combination of blistering rock and southern soul. This tight six-piece, fiery ensemble has been playing the Orlando original music circuit for the last few years and has quickly garnered local celebrity press status and fan buzz. Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals are uniquely supported by sister Olivia Wynn’s engaging and captivating voice and presence.

    Performance

    The Home Of: The Troubadour Struck By Lightning - stage reading. The Troubadour Struck By Lightning tells the story of deviant medieval musicians who created love songs. What does the South of France have to do with the tan, man-positive Moors of Spain? How much fun is it to be a heretic? Prepare to be blinded by the light!

    Saturday October 15, 2011

    Artastic

    Gowanus Studio Tours: Various locations - A community gets the art it deserves. 135 artists at 32 sites!

    Brooklyn Artist Gym: Gowanus Studio Tour

    Gowanus Print Lab: Gowanus Open Tour -  free live street-side screen printing as GPL turns the sidewalk into studio.

    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

    Craft Fair

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Lyceum Market - “Where swap meets the Slope”

    Fashion Show

    Triomph Fitness: The lululemon Brooklyn Fall Showcase - Time to update your Fall Fitness wardrobe? The lululemon Brooklyn Showroom and Triomph Fitness.Health.Wellness are teaming up to bring you the latest and greatest in athletic wear. You are personally invited to attend a lululemon Trunk Show at Triomph on Saturday, Oct. 15th from 7-9 pm. Come ready to mingle and splurge!

    Learn / Make Stuff

    Brooklyn Artist Gym: Intro to Oil Painting

    Brooklyn Artist Gym: Figure Drawing

    Proteus Gowanus: Workshop: Broom-making from Gowanus Broomcorn - The Gowanus brooms are the culmination of the project “SWEEP” by the collaborativeHusk with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and with support from the Brooklyn Arts Council and FEAST Brooklyn.

    Music

    Bellhouse: WILD FLAG / LEE RANALDO + BAND - What is the sound of an avalanche taking out a dolphin? What do get when you cross a hamburger with a hot dog? The answer is: WILD FLAG. WILD FLAG is a Portland, OR and Washington DC based quartet consisting of Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony, Rebecca Cole, and Janet Weiss. *sold out!

    Douglas Street Music Collective: Ted Brown & Matt Pavolka - 8 pm – Ted Brown – tenor sax, Kirk Knuffke – cornet, John Hebert – bass, Ziv Ravitz – drums 10 pm – Matt Pavolka – bass Mark Ferber – drums, Kirk Knuffke – cornet, Loren Stillman – alto, Jacob Garchik – trombone. Part of the “October at Douglass Street” series $10 suggested donation each set

    Issue Project Room: Pete Swanson + Mouthus - Pete Swanson was one half of the Portland, Oregon, noise duo Yellow Swans, which ran from 2001  2008. Mouthus is a duo of Brian Sullivan and Nate Nelsonof Brooklyn and they absolutely destroy, fuzzing minds wherever theyblow. Super psyche-snarled feedback guitar and overload drum squall w/hep sick-wave edge. A brain-gouged cross of Manowar head implosion andNew York dustbomb detonation.

    Performance

    Brooklyn Lyceum:  Superheroes Who Are Super JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 with an all-star cast of… SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, AQUAMAN, THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, MARTIAN MANHUNTER …and more!

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Mil’s Trills - Music & Stories for Children (& Grown Ups)

    Littlefield: SPANK LIVE! - Ssion, a special reading by Justin Vivian Bond, Decades, Clifton, Princess Xtravaganza, Thin Skin Johnny, early readings: Brother, My Lover with Robert Smith, SPANK DJs : WILL AUTOMAGIC & SEAN B, Host: Linda Simpson, Photobooth: Walt Cessna

    Politics

    Occupy Wall St / Brooklyn @ Grand Army Plaza#occupyGRANDARMYPLAZA

    Puppets

    Brooklyn Lyceum: The Puppet People Present - Firebird

    Sports Your Face Off

    Gowanus Canal: Canoeing with the Gowanus Dredgers - take a tour of the world most famous Canal

    Sunday October 16, 2011

    Artastic

    Gowanus Print Lab: Gowanus Open Tour -  free live street-side screen printing as GPL turns the sidewalk into studio.

    Gowanus Studio Tours: Various locations - A community gets the art it deserves. 135 artists at 32 sites!

    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.

    Charity Sports

    Brooklyn Boulder: BKBeasts Climb-a-Thon - The Climb-a-Thon is a team fundraiser to raise funds for the BKBeasts, Brooklyn Boulders’ Youth Climbing Team. It is important for the climbers to feel empowered and to experience contributive ownership over the team. The experience will strengthen the team mentality. Raised funds go to: + Team Uniforms, + Equipment Bags, + Shoes, + Chalk

    Craft Fair

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Lyceum Market - “Where swap meets the Slope”

    Foodie

    Bellhouse: THE 3RD ANNUAL BROOKLYN BACON TAKEDOWN - The Best don’t rest! Oct 16 2PM at the Bell House! This is the 3rd year the good idea in bacon of a takedown is happening! It is a proud thing to eat 20 local bacon recipes, and to shrewdly deduce who is champs! And it’s an especially proud thing to hang with these cooks- the funnest good people ever. And your jaw will go SLACK at the bacon OPTIONS!!! A mere $15 to come and enjoy yourself massively! *sold out!

    Learn / Make Stuff

    Brooklyn Artist Gym: Sewing 101

    Music

    Issue Project Room: SHARE – With Ear to the Earth – a free audio/video jam

    Rock Shop: Ivan Julian / MOA - As The Naked Flame makes clear, after a lifetime of making music, Ivan Julian’s musical fire continues to burn as brightly as ever.

    Spoke the Hub @ Gowanus Arts: Carey Family Concert “Let’s Sing & I’m Happy” - Elena Carey (formerly on STH staff and now lead singer of the infamous and enchanting “Madame Beak” band), mother Nadine Earl Carey (soprano), father Norman Carey (pianist), and husband/songwriter & musician of “Madame Beak” Todd Leibowitz, will bring a concert of original and classical “song” to the Gowanus. Come be transported by the whole clan’s musical talents with all proceeds going to support the CCH*, a new girls’ school and orphanage in the south of Haiti Spoke the Hub began partnering with in 2010. (Come a little early and you can also tour the artists’ open studios in the rest of the building as well, as part of the weekend’s annual Gowanus Art Tour.)

    Performance
    Brooklyn Lyceum:  Superheroes Who Are Super 
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 with an all-star cast of… SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, AQUAMAN, THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, MARTIAN MANHUNTER …and more!

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Mil’s Trills - Music & Stories for Children (& Grown Ups)

    Puppets 

    Brooklyn Lyceum: the Puppet People –  Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    TV Watchin’

    Halyards: Dexter / Boardwalk Empire - serving up more authentic Mexican for the evening — the guac is killer. Just like Dexter, which screens at 9 pm. And, come to think of it, also just like most of the characters on Boardwalk Empire, which we show at 10:15ish (so you can enjoy a short, drink re-filling intermission).

     
 

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