we are entering into the doldrums of winter, folks. where we don’t see the sun for days at a time and just a slightly brighter grey shade of sky fills us with a sad hope, where those little gnat-like snowflakes are just constantly flying around, never seeming to land, where our whiskey intake steadily increases along with the frequency of our cursing into the wind every time we turn a corner.
oy, grim, isn’t it? well, good thing i’m here. to keep you warm all winter. and how will i do this? by providing you with so much ill shit to get involved in, to be a part of, to raise a glass to (not that you were waiting for one, you lush), with things that will make you move. because we spend too much in rent to be sitting at home, listening to the cantankerous clattering of the radiator. get out and make your own noise. stir up some discord baby, bang around. feel alive. be free.
right this way, boo.
International Pop-Up Dinners at The Diamond, Greenpoint.
ah, the diamond. among the most charming and unique watering holes in greenpoint, the land of charming and unique watering holes. thursday night bring another rendition of their international pop-up dinners, this week featuring el jefe’s nachoria’s arepas! that’s right our favorite nachos expand to bring us those warm and pillowy delights called arepas. you don’t want to miss it. 6-10pm, pop-in anytime. all other info here. 43 franklin st.
Launch of October at Threes Brewing, Gowanus
Chroma Key, part of the Exponential Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg.
Heartbreak Karaoke at Pete’s Candy Store, Williamsburg
the last weekend of january means that trump is the fucking president and also that we have about 2 weeks to find a lover, or something like one, in time to be wined and dined on valentine’s day. so, let a little of that heartbreak out baby and let’s start fresh and clean in february. do it with a live band at pete’s candy store, the sweetest bar in brooklyn. oh yeah, plus there’s trivia with brooklyn-themed prizes because brooklyn is dope as fuck. no cover, 5-730pm, sing your heart(break) out baby. all other info here. 709 lorimer st.
Hall of Magic at The William Vale, that hotel monstrosity in Williamsburg.
Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Fest, Industry City
oh and do yourself a favor and take a tour of industry city distillery. feel like your back in science class while you pleasantly slip into a tipsy liquid state sipping (yes, sipping) vodka that is goddamn good. they run saturdays at 3pm, so get on it quick. tour info here. 33 35th st.
Hot Glass, Cold Beer at Brooklyn Glass Studio, Gowanus.
Chinese New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival
listen, i would never tell you to go to midtown on a saturday if there wasn’t a really fucking good reason. all you need to know is that this is a very extravagant immersive theater experience based on the surrealist and dada movements of the 1920s and 30s. slip stealthily and unsafely into the minds of salvador dali, rene magritte, max ernst, man ray. for a dazzling transportive evening. this will be the new sleep no more. trust me. plus, there will be plenty of absinthe. tickets are really expensive so buy one for me too, eh? cool. all info here. it’s at the charming and historic roger smith hotel (ok so you have 2 reasons to cross the river this weekend.) 501 lexington ave.
Magick City Supper, Greenpoint.
brooklyn may technically be the fourth largest city in the country, but it’s also a collection of communities, it’s a common mindset, it’s an unbreakable bond that we are holding on to with all our might against the fight of gentrification. here’s one way to do it. sunday suppers at magick city are a family-style multi-course meal showcasing the best of the season from their farm upstate and greenhouse. these are the north brooklyn farm folks, in a space that doubles as a music venue and art space in NoGreePo, my preferred brooklyn neighborhood. $75, drinks are provided. this event will be magick. even if that wasn’t in the name. tickets and info here. 7-10pm, 37 box st.
New Moon Healing Society, Brooklyn Kitchen
it’s the new moon and we must respectably observe and audaciously celebrate. come to brooklyn kitchen sunday to learn about what herbs, spices, barks and roots have healing properties and how we can use this to rejuvenate our spirits and souls in this precious and cosmic time. from their site “Teas, tinctures, infusions, and decoctions: all are welcome. Come with questions! Probably leave with more questions, but different questions!” haha. anyway check it out. besides the brooklyn kitchen is just such a gem. the event is free, all info here, 3pm, 100 frost st.
that’ll do, brooklyn. that’ll do.