things i’m doing this weekend… that don’t include fooling my readers for any events happening friday.
Indigo Shibori Workshop, Dusty Rose Vintage, Greenpoint.
don’t dingy whites make you want to dye. ME. TOO. come learn the ancient practice of shibori dyeing with apprvl nyc this thursday at dusty rose vintage and leave with new and revamped textiles and the ability to turn any fabric into a deep indigo dream. oh also- they will have wine. bring your own clothing to breathe fresh life into and use fabrics, tools, and dyes provided. tickets HERE. 7-9pm at dusty rose, 251 greenpoint ave. wine and dye me, baby.
Ryan Hemsworth, Output, Williamsburg.
AH, i love ryan hemsworth. if you’re not familiar with his stuff listen to this tune on repeat a few times and you’ll get what i’m saying. he’s right in the midst of this amazing electro-R&B-soul scene and he’s playing at output, tomorrow. somehow i got on a secret list (might have something to do with my impending celebrity… might also have something to do with every other brooklyn listerv i’m subscribed to. you choose) (don’t.) and i have 4 +1’s. come be one of them. 74 wythe ave, i’ll be at the back of the club tryin’ to call your phone. if you aren’t there. (that’s a line from the song.) (but i’ll actually do it if you leave me your number. and some love. in my comments area.)
In Memory of Michael, a live show by Atomic Funk Project, Brooklyn Bowl, Williamsburg.
atomic funk project brings you all of their big-band funk, soul, and bluesy groovin’ energy to play michael jackson’s off-the-wall album in its entirety, plus other funky classics! doors at 6pm, show at 8pm. tickets, $10, 61 wythe ave. I’ll bring the funk.
New Orleans Crawfish Boil, The Hall at MP Taverna, Williamsburg.
all night. spicy creole cuisine and funky fresh lowlands bands can’t be bad. I’ll buy your ticket if you can tell me the difference between a crayfish, a crawfish, and a crawdad (leave it in the comments!) tickets here, bands start at 6 but music and crustaceans will be crackin’ all night long baby. at MP Tavern, 470 driggs ave. shell i save you a dance?
First Friday’s Nachos with El Jefe Nachoria, The Diamond, Greenpoint.
nachos cheese torched before your eyes, just after they ask for it. because they are naughty nachos that give themselves away for free. go, partake. i won’t tell anyone. nachoing begins at 730pm. beers run all day, all night. 43 franklin st. get tipsy and chipsy.
Light Painting at Little Water Radio, South Street Seaport, Lower Manhattan.
be part of the installation, just by gettin’ in the groove… and finding your reason to cross the river this weekend. part of the Out to See festival, this performance art exhibit meets dance party meets flashlight tag all-night event will have you performance-dancing, questioning who your friends are, and dodging seizures until the wee hours. 7-midnight, 192 front st. lighten up.
24-hour Creation Loop, The Wise Guys House, Bushwick.
it’s like double-dutch but with artistic endeavors. jump in and help keep this 24-hour loop of creation alive by contributing anything from sculpting, filming, rapping, drawing, web development, car painting, live theater, zombie dancing and so, so much more. at The Wise Guys House (this is an apartment, by the way), 154 Ellery St. i will be contributing my talent for shadow puppets of past presidents’ countenances, so don’t take that one. don’t be out of the loop.
**disclaimer- the information about this event disappeared almost as quickly as i reported on it, shrowding it an added layer of april-fools-day-mystery-or-foolery. so super rad if you decide to go. report back, ok?
Live Music at Milk and Roses, Greenpoint.
this enchanting little gem in NoGreePo beckons you in with its rustic charm- antique books line the walls, a baby grand piano with a live pianist nightly, a hidden garden in the back with gnomes peeking out of the bushes, giggling and chirping just ever so perceptively. oh yeah, and their cocktails are dope. live music every friday so pop in and get lost in there, for a while.
One Night Only, McCarren Hotel, Williamsburg.
ah, brooklyn! relentlessly redeeming yourself from inflating rents with dope parties like this.
one night only, until next month! 10pm-2am, this season’s first of a summer-long partnership of rooftop pool parties at the mccarren park hotel. so what if it’s still cold. so what if it’s supposed to rain. so what if you can come up with any other excuse that you find valid- so what if you find me there? i’ll let you buy me a drink, of course. 160 N 12th st. dive in.