• Gowanus Happening – The Guide to Your Weekend

    Farmers, Rockers, Dancers, A Sing-Along, Anthropology, A Market, Movers, Shakers, and much more. This is your weekend Gowanus and it will awesome your face off…


     

     


    Thursday April 28th, 2011

    Bellhouse: Aladdin Sing-Along - You neighbors will appriciate that you take a break from Karakeeing to Disney at the 3am by you going to the Bellhouse to belt out your best version of a Whole New World…shiny shimmering…; there will be trivia, costume contest, singing, plus more.

    Green Building: Brooklyn Contro for BK Farmyards - Folk music dance party to help BK Farmyards summer apprenticeship programs. The dance will feature:Live music by Groove Train (Ross Harriss, Neil Pearlman, & Lilly Pearlman)Calling by Dave Harvey (of the NYC Barn Dance)

    Issue Project Room: Theoretical: Veit Erlmann, Reason and Resonance: A History of Modern Aurality - bi-monthly series of critical discourse, with ethnomusicologist, musicologist, anthropologist, and cultural historian Veit Erlmann.

    IBeam Brooklyn: Jim Black Trio - Jim Black on drums, Thomas Morgan on bass, Teddy Klausner on piano

    LittlefieldMARY HALVORSON and JESSICA PAVONEMantra Percussion – performing an excerpt from Michael Gordon’s “Timber”-  Hailed by the New York Times as “…finely polished…a fresh source of energy,” Mantra Percussion is committed to substantially expanding the future of percussion repertoire by commissioning and performing new, significant works for large percussion ensemble by both prominent and emerging composers to breathe new life into the art. Our aim is for most of these works to engage cross-discipline collaborations to produce evening-length events that look toward a grander artistic vision.

    Friday April 29th, 2011

    Bellhouse: The Baseball Project & Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 – The Baseball Project: What happens when your band’s debut album is a run- scoring hit with both music and baseball fans? If you’re The Baseball Project, you grab some friends to fill out your bench, take batting practice by writing songs for ESPN and deliver a strikeout pitch with Volume Two: High and Inside. /  Steven Wynn does not seem to be that famous guy from vegas, but he (or maybe them) and Miracle 3 seem to produce Garage-Indie-Psychedelic Rock.

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Spring Craft Market – the 3rd annual marketplace featuring small business and entrepreneurs who make cool things that you should buy

    Gowanus Art Building: Gowanus Wildlife Preserve Showcase #12 - Spoke the Hub’s longest running concert series of new dance, music and performance. Each program supports five to six artists in varied career stages, from emerging to established. The Gowanus Wildlife Preserve showcase offers a vibrant mix of choreographers, musicians, performance artists and their selected casts the opportunity to work in a professional but informal setting that emphasizes experimentation. Friday Night includes a Dance party with Art Lillard’s Band & Blue Heaven.

    Gowanus Studio Space: Deep / Shallow - FANNY ALLIÉ / GABRIELA ALVA CAL Y MAYOR / JILL AUCKENTHALER / NATALIA PORTER / BEN COHEN / NOAH BREUER / JONATHAN BUTT / ANGELA CONANT / HECTOR CANONGE / GRAYSON COX / KENDRA SULLIVAN / DYLAN GAUTHIER / EMILY ELSEN / BEKA GOEDDE / HALEY HUGHES / KATIE MERZ / RACHEL OSTROW / SARAH NICOLE PHILLIPS / FRANCESCO SIMETI / NICHOLE VAN BEEK / JOHN WHITLOCK. INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE BY ROB ANDREWS Votive Door (K) is a way station. A system that requires containers. We are a channel. Breath is a channel. No library without librarians!

    Halyards: The Birdhive Boys – no cover

    IBeam Brooklyn: Rafiq Bhatia Quartet – Jeremy Viner on woodwinds, Rafiq Bhatia on guitar/compositions, Jackson Hill on bass, Alex Ritz on drums

    Issue Project Room: Littoral: Jacques Demierre and Vincent Barras; Voicing Through Saussure The detailed analysis of the sonorities of the ancient and modern languages, their re-elaboration and re-composition is finally embodied in a score-text, spread out on stage in its concrete dimensions through the language performance of the two sound artists. Barras & Demierre have previously published Voicing Through Saussure, a film by Véronique Goël.

    Root Hill’s Trash Pony Bar: Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies - The group plays mostly original music drawn from the Roots Americana style they love so much. Stan feels though, that they give the music a contemporary twist that makes it all their own.

    Zora’s Space: Kai Ando’s Grand Cru - Kai Ando is an active bassist in New York City. He can be heard playing with many up and coming artists around the city. Most recently, Kai was featured in American Place Theatre’s production of ‘The Things They Carried’, based on the novel by author Tim O’Brien.

    Saturday April 30, 2011

    Bellhouse: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys & Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social Club - Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. / Jesse Malin, the unofficial “Mayor Of St. Marks Place” has evolved from the glam/trash sounds of D Generation to the more mature singer-songwriter approach of his heroes such as Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Spring Craft Market - the 3rd annual marketplace featuring small business and entrepreneurs who make cool things that you should buy

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Dale Radio Live! Join the “Voice of the Gowanus,” Dale Seever, for a live version of his cult-podcast, Dale Radio! Highlighting things he enjoys, Dale chats with special guests from the worlds of comedy, arts, music, and food, many of whom are drawing inspiration from the fetid little canal we all love.

    IBeam Brooklyn: Sarah Bernstein QuartetUrsel Schlicht Trio – Sarah Bernstein Quartet: Sarah Bernstein on violin/compositions, Kris Davis on piano, Stuart Popejoy on bass guitar, Ches Smith on drums / Ursel Schlicht Trio: Ursel Schlicht on piano, Reuben Radding on bass, Harris Eisenstadt on drums

    Prospect Park: Brooklyn PTA’s 5k run for School - The PTAs of Brooklyn’s public schools and office of Brooklyn City Council Member Brad Lander are coming together to sponsor the fourth annual PTA 5-kilometer race/walk/stroll/toddle in Prospect Park.

    Littlefield: KINDIEFEST FAMILY FESTIVAL! – featuring: The Verve Pipe, Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower, Tim & the Space Cadets, Aaron Nigel Smith, Oran Etkin, Heidi Swedberg

    Rock Shop: Pearl And The Beard & Kingsley Flood & Ugly Purple Sweater - Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul.

    Zora’s Space: Afternoon Poetry with Kate Light & Harry Newman - Kate Light’s volumes of poetry include Gravity’s Dream (Donald Justice Award), Open Slowly, and The Laws of Falling Bodies (Nicholas Roerich Prize).  Her poetry has been featured four times on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and is included in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet and many other publications. / Harry Newman’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Ecotone, Asheville Poetry Review, Rattle and The New Guard.  His poems have been nominated twice for Pushcart Prizes and shortlisted twice for the Bridport Prize in England.

    Sunday May 1, 2011:

    Bellhouse: THE GUTTERBILLY BBQ AND ARKHAMS 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY! - Featuring THE GODDAMN GALLOWS, THE ARKHAMS, AMOUR OBSCUR, LABRETTA SUEDE, AND THE MOTEL 6

    Brooklyn Lyceum: Spring Craft Market - the 3rd annual marketplace featuring small business and entrepreneurs who make cool things that you should buy

    Everywhere: TD 5 boro bike tour - more than 30,000 cyclists will experience New York City from a perspective unlike any other: pedaling down 42 miles of car-free streets through all five boroughs, taking in views of iconic landmarks like the Empire State building, Brooklyn Bridge, historic Harlem, and the Statue of Liberty. Support individuals and charities riding this great race.

    Gowanus Art Building: Gowanus Wildlife Preserve Showcase #12 - Spoke the Hub’s longest running concert series of new dance, music and performance. Each program supports five to six artists in varied career stages, from emerging to established. The Gowanus Wildlife Preserve showcase offers a vibrant mix of choreographers, musicians, performance artists and their selected casts the opportunity to work in a professional but informal setting that emphasizes experimentation.

    Zora’s Space: Tom Stamp Storytelling - Songs and Stories for the whole Family; Recommended for School Age and Up

    Future:

    May 6th: Bellhouse – The one, the only Reverend Horton Heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A Texas Rockabilly band that will melt your face off!!!!

    May 11th: Brooklyn Lyceum – The Little Prinsinn: Inspired by Antoine Saint-Exupery’s famous fable, a team of visual artists, puppeteers, movers, and doers weave a dream circus told through many mediums.

     
 

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