things i’m actually not doing this weekend, as i’ll be traveling through southeast asia. come with me!
how? here, of course.
C’est la Vie and Those Who Say It, Greenpoint.
this is absolutely lovely and should be at the top of your list this weekend… (it seems it’s at the top of mine). from triple canopy and the people behind vanitas magazine, a night of poetry readings with themes of “Fleetingness, transitoriness, emptiness, a general unease with respect to narrative and character, indeterminate scale and scope.” i’m already in. featuring Gabriela Jauregui, Maxwell Paparella & Mónica de la Torre 7:00 p.m.155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, New York$5, free for members
GoGoGreen Celebration, We Work Brooklyn Heights.
it’s earth day eve! and that only means one thing-
sky day. it’s the day you prepare for earth day. and no better way to do it than by celebrating the beauty of discovering and sharing all that our wonderful planet has to offer. if you’re reading this, chances are you dig travel and events- come join fellow explorers and creators behind the app gogobot that helps you find the best a city has to offer, wherever you are. until brooklyn, i’m trying becomes hey entire world, i’m trying, there’s gogobot. and no they aren’t paying for this and no i don’t know why. go to this event- free drinks, free food, free friends, free pre-earth day celebration. RSVP here, 195 montague st, 630-930pm.
Backyard Pig Roast, the Hall at MP Tavern, Williamsburg.
doesn’t get more earthy than this, folks. (right?) what comes from the earth must be cooked in the earth and then eaten by earthlings. back yard pig roast at MP tavern- leave it to michelin chef michael psilakis to class this up. $35 gets you traditional pulled pork or korean bbq style, plus live music and moon views all night. 7pm, 470 driggs ave. eat up.
TV Girl, George Clanton at Alphaville, Bushwick.
GAH tv girl, and george clanton play at alphaville. if you haven’t listened to TV girl, listen to this song immediately. it’s like a mixed media art exhibit- sound bytes from pop culture blends with hip-hop beats overlayed with harmonious lyrics and catchy pop tunes. in other words, everything your little heart desires. tickets are 10 bucks. GO. for me. 8-1130pm, 140 wilson ave. at alphaville– this place is truly the first of its kind!™
ROOTS Poetry Series, Roots Cafe, Park Slope.
get back to your roots. because it’s the third friday of the month and that’s what we do on third fridays of the months. poetry series, contributors and observers welcome. 8-10pm, 639 fifth ave. seek, here.
Bon Voyage Dance Party, Baby’s All Right, Williamsburg.
ah! baby’s all right is having a sendoff party for me, just… on the wrong day. that’s ok! go celebrate anyway and dance your ass off at the bon voyage party, featuring justin jay and all of your best friends. starts at midnight, $10. 146 broadway– ahoy!
Culture Shock Highline Kickoff Celebration, the west side of Manhattan.
come celebrate the greatest elevated park-promenade in the greatest city in the world. your reason to cross the river this weekend– the highline kickoff celebration, an all-day cerebral influx of music, dance, poetry, comedy, storytelling, and spoken word- plus all of your favorite food vendors, terroir wine bar, urban craft breweries and other surprises just for you. get up there, folks. it’s time.
Hot Sauce Expo, Greenpoint.
yowzas! sometimes you have to shock your hangover away. with spices. trust me, if you have something burning your esophagus you usually can’t focus too much on other alcohol-induced pain. just a little secret i’d pass along. check out the hot sauce expo at that monstrosity of an expo center on franklin ave for hot sauce, hot food, cold beer, good times. starts at noon, $10, 79 franklin st. heat ’em up, beat ’em up.
Brooklyn Spaces Bike Tour, Gowanus.
meet the makers that call brooklyn home on this four-hour bike tour of brooklyn artists’ spaces, hosted by oriana leckert and jonah levy, two people who know our borough and its artists best. each tour visits 6-8 spaces, ranging from unusual museums, experimental spaces, and quirky shops, plus talks, demos, and discounts at each. $40 (or $30 early bird!) includes a snack stop by trough catering. tour starts at royal palms shuffleboard club, 514 union st, gowanus. tickets, here!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Brunch, Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg.
because you always want an excuse to extend brunch, how about 144 minutes worth of it, complete with catchy tunes and cheery characters? you got it. chitty chitty bang bang brunch at the nitehawk, 136 metropolitan ave, sunday, 11am. tickets and a pretty adorable synopsis, here. yes you can wear your jammies.
Boombox Retrospective at Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights.
lady’s and gentlemen, this… is boombox (retrospective) (come on, do yourself a favor and click that song link while you read this. it’s good for you.) this tribute to the “icon of street culture” by tom sachs transforms the entryway of brooklyn museum into a living soundsystem, leading into his 18-piece exhibition on the boombox. 200 eastern parkway, 11am-6pm. get in there.
where to drink this weekend
Crown Victoria, 60 South 2nd, Williamsburg.
beloved williamsburg outpost is being eaten up by the big bad gentrification monster. while you still can, go drink at this charming gravel pit of a bar. sit on the picnic tables among friends. play bocce, gaze that the base of the williamsburg bridge. and cry into your beer, because it’s about to be a shiny, faceless luxury apartment building.
where to eat this weekend
Traif, 229 South 4th St, Williamsburg.
traif, a yiddish term for food that should be avoided, comes a taste exploration of small plates so flavorful that in any religion, they should be forbidden. a rotating menu “celebrating pork, shellfish, and globally- inspired soul food,” it’s also one of the only places you can get foi gras. which makes it pretty unfoigrattable in my book. (not sorry about that one).
party on, brooklyn.