ah, the iconic new york bodega. the reason that we are truly incapable of planning too much, because we know it will always be there, open for business. the keeper of both the fanciest of exotic chip flavors and overpriced kombucha as well as the greasiest of BECs and muddy, oversweetened coffees. it’s that high-low, push-pull we crave about new york. it’s humbling and elevating and intoxicating. it will nod approvingly as we strut in at midnight wearing too-tall heels for a red bull to accompany our flask on the subway, and will reserve all judgement when we trudge in the next morning in too-tall heels to retrieve a breakfast sandwich to accompany our hangover. it’s the question and the answer, the yin and the yang, the apha and omega, because we know that in the end of everything, there will somehow be a bodega and a little bodega cat to greet us warmly.
i will be your virtual bodega. i’m a guiding light for your weekend. i’ll be the reason you don’t have to plan ahead. i’ll be both the catalyst and the cure for your hangover, the pandora’s box of indulgences and keeper of your late-night secrets. ill be the feeling you get when you reach into your pocket and feel that $5 scratcher you forgot you bought last night.and like your classic new york bodega, i have everything you needed plus plenty of surprises, along with a cat, wandering around, always.
so bring your ragged heart and curious mind and come, dear brooklynites, like moths to the neon OPEN sign. your weekend guide awaits. come and get it.
El Jefe’s Nachoria Pop-Up Dinner at The Diamond, Brooklyn.
The Naked Heroes play Don Pedro, East Williamsburg.
this edgy brooklyn duo embodies the name of their band on (and off!) stage in all of its pure, unadulterated and genuinely courageous connotations. if you’ve never seen these guys play live, absolutely go to this show. and if you have seen them, i’ll see you there. their sound uses “rock ‘n’ roll as a springboard and infuse it with elements of r&b, blues, and dance music to create their own unique foot-stompin’, ass-shakin’, soul redeeming elixir.” (there’s no way i could have described that better.) see what i mean by checking out all their cool shit here then see them play in the back of the kitschy grunge of don pedro alongside winkie and bunny x. it all starts at 8pm. 90 manhattan ave.
Dirty Thursday: 90s Night at House of Yes, Bushwick.
LoftOpera presents Rossini’s Otello at Lightspace Studios in Bushwick.
The Lot Radio’s One Year Anniversary Party at the Brooklyn Bazaar, Greenpoint
the lot radio. the happening that was born out of the small triangle of land that some guy had been squatting on for yearssss has now become a radio station run off of coffee sales and out of a converted container, with a huge antique tour bus hang out space and a pretty sacred collab with the hipster mission church across the street. this is why we live in brooklyn, so come celebrate it. this event takes over the entire bazaar saturday night with 5 rooms of djs, karaoke, games, prizes, dancing, and everything you love about life. tickets. $15 advance, $20 at the door – available here with all other info too. 7pm-5am, 150 greenpoint ave.
DJ Bengey at Union Hall, Park Slope.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happy Hour at Die Stammkneipe Beer Garden, Fort Greene.
Unicorn Party at The Abbey, Williamsburg.
come help me move!
Doughnuts Cooking Class at Brooklyn Kitchen, Williamsburg.
Stephane Wrembel plays Barbes in Park Slope.