• 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!

     
  • EPA sneak peeks draft for Canal Clean up

    Park Slope Patch reports that at the recent meeting with Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group the EPA gave a “sneak peek” at the plans for the Gowanus Canal clean up. The Patch reports that the 144 page document indicated that dredging would be used in the clean up on the Canal. This is not an unusual concept considering every group or city entity that has worked on cleaning up the Canal has come up with the same conclusion. –’Dredge the hell out of it and get below the nastiness on top!’ According to the Patch, Christos Tsiamis, the EPA’s Gowanus Canal Project Manager, indicated various locations for pollutions flowing into the Canal, which included: former Manufactured Gas Plants sites, a National Grid site, and the Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) area; Tsiamis explained the various layers of this pollution in the Canal that included massive amounts of, coal-tar, liquid tar, storm drain run off, and sewage run off. The EPA plans to excavate around 500,000 cubic yards of sediment soil from the bottom of the Canal during the dredging process.

    Read the Patch article here: EPA Gives a Preview of Feasibility Plan to Clean the Gowanus

    Read an article from L Magazine here: Environmental Protection Agency Previews Gowanus Cleanup Plan

    Read the EPA stuff here: Clean Up

     

     
  • FROGG TO BE AWARDED


    FROGG (Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus) is set to receive a grant award from the Preservation League of New York State. The award will be used to conduct a survey of  the Gowanus Canal Corridor for the Nomination to The National Register of Historic Places as an Urban Industrial District.

    Details:

    When: Wednesday, October 26th

    What time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Where: Old American Can Factory is located at 232 3rd Street at the corner of 3rd Avenue

     
  • 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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