i’m worried about us, brooklyn. about all of us. that pleasant little breeze that’s been in the air, licking our skin and whispering in our ears, “feels good, doesn’t it?” well it might as well be the kiss of death. it’s coming brooklyn.
i don’t want to stop seeing your knees.
so let’s shed our clothing with our inhibitions and show off that summer skin all the way to the end, holding hands and listening to this song and not looking back, even once.
you’re getting warmer already….
Loaded Canon Reading Series at Brooklyn Oenology, Williamsburg.
may this photo serve as evidence that wine and storytelling are impossible to separate. so many tales from these weathered boots and bota, from this inimitable truth comes thursday night’s loaded canon reading series at brooklyn oenology. it’s literature and storytelling meet cocktails and wine meeting all of you meeting each other. this series focuses on the unfinished works from the city’s rising generation of authors, and the fresh and untested words will juxtapose the earthy, complex, and matured wines flawlessly. 6-9pm at brooklyn oenology, 209 wythe ave. because you can’t spell raconteur without
oenology having a little wine first.
Vegan Blue Plate Dinner at Archestratus, Greenpoint.
family dinner goes vegan at archestratus thursday night, as owner Paige Lipari attempts to prove that sicilian food can stand alone without meats and cheeses. and egg products. and meats. come thursday for this family style meal of homemade calzones, plus bread and beer and wine, at one of my favorite places in greenpoint. $17 for the plate, drinks are for sale, all info here. 7-9pm, 160 huron st.
DJ Reaganomics at Threes Brewing, Gowanus.
the olympics inspired us to do a lot, inspire us to be more active, show us that any goal, no matter how seemingly insurmountable, is attainable, and make international diplomacy seem within our reach, among other things. but with all this rio coverage i haven’t been able to get that samba out of my hips. and i want to try to work some of it out, with you, at threes brewing. meet me thursday night for dj reaganomics, spinning all of your favorites samba, salsa, mambo, basically everything you need to loosen up those hips and make some bad decisions. it’s free, 333 douglass st, at threes brewing- i’ll try anything thrice.™
Dirty Thursday at House of Yes, Bushwick.
i don’t know about you but once the heat wave lifted i’ve felt a bit too clean, a bit too unsweaty. and i had a handy cleaner come monday and she did the standard mild-to-average bit of cleaning, and i’ve only told
three four lies this week. i’m too clean. i don’t want to wait until friday to get dirty, ya heard? join me thursday at the house of yes for dirty thursday, their weekly opportunity to make the baddest of decisions, with all of your closest friends and future one-night-stands, plus an outdoor garden, djs all night, and cheap cheap drinks. get down and dirty fo’ free, all info here, 1-pm-2am, 2 wyckoff ave. at the house of yes– they put the sensual in consensual.™
Party at San Damiano Mission, Greenpoint.
yep, that’s at a church. with friar bartenders. but in the brooklyn way, we might as well go to the source. sinning and asking for forgiveness at the same time. and place. having a bit of the sacrament and the poison. and dance yrself clean, or dirty, there’s no judgement there. that of course is reserved for the big guy. party starts tonight at 8:30pm, doors at 8. suggested donation at the door- $10, cash or credit. all other info here. 21 nassau ave. at the san damiano mission, “meeti…” (i didn’t make that one up, it’s actually on their website…)
Taculitos Pop-Up at Brooklyn Safe House, Greenpoint.
there is nothing safe about the brooklyn safe house. and not in the “hey babe, take a walk on the wild side” kind of way. it’s bad in there. but something about taculitos makes my little butt come a runnin’. every friday night, these babies pop up and serve you the cutest and most asstastic taculitos you’ve ever eaten. go there, i guess. maybe take one to go. i’m probably just going to hold my breath and reach my hand in the doorway and get my taco and run for the hills. 120 franklin st, 7pm-1am. check out their hilarious instagram here, then get your sweet little ass there.
Miss Favela, dance parties every weekend, Williamsburg.
BBQ and Mezcal Bonanza at Esme, Greenpoint.
you know those days this summer that you wished you could have all of your friends in one place? you know, the smart one, the smokey one, the drunk one, and the odd one… well they are all waiting for you just dow the street at esme’s mezcal and bbq bonannnnnza! all of your neighborhood homies- archestratus books, oddfellow’s icecream, duke’s liquor box and brujo mezcal converge upon esme’s enchanting outdoor garden for a smokey celebration of pulled pork and fermented cacti. it’s bbq and mezcal folks and it’s just for you. 1-6pm free. at esme- where it’s not you, esme.™
PS1 Summer Warm-Up, Long Island City.
Machine Gun America, part of Fringe Fest, Clemente Center, LES.
9th Annual South Slope Derby, South Slope.
RoofTop Above Pool Party at the McCarrren Hotel, Williamsburg
Brooklyn Bike Rave, in Brooklyn.
so I’m not the biggest fan of paying for your enjoyment on a bicycle. but if it goes towards making more bike lanes and involves bedazzled bikes, I’m in. 6-10pm, tickets $50 here. let’s just hope you haven’t vejazzled recently. because, well. you know. nothing offeets a good bike bedazzling like a recent vajazzing
Mean Red’s Dark Disco on the Roof at Output, Williamsburg.
ah, of course- you can always do the rooftop party another time. next fucking summer. stop kidding yourself, and head to output’s rooftop satruday for mean red’s dark disco on the roof. sounds dangerous, sounds precarious, but i guarantee the only sound you’ll here are the sweet motherfucking beats of rezz, cry baby, hiyawatha, and the unending and infectious cries of joy from all of your best friends. tickets and info here, at output– where you have to put out to get in.™
Tomato-ness at Archestratus, Greenpoint.
Bulletin Market Pop-Up, Williamsburg.
Mister Sunday at Nowadays, Ridgewood, Queens.
Coney Island Street Art and Beach Run, Coney Island.
The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte, Governors Island.
because the only way to get inside his head seems to be to get outside your own, governor’s island brings us a uniquely immersive dive deep into the complex subconscious of rene magritte, surrealist visionary and artistic genius. or mad man. of which there is little difference, of course. the exhibit runs through 25 sept but go now. $15 tickets and info here, at house 17, nolan park, governors island. one thing you won’t regret this weekend- magritte.
what not to do this weekend- tove lo plays webster hall.
and then we hold hands and watch the sunset and turn our backs to september as it approaches and weep together.