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The Music Hall of Williamsburg is home to The FilmShop this Saturday night, as they present Unprotected, a “series of 2 minute films” that explore the theme of vulnerability.
Chinese Ruffians. Unsightly Celebrity. Girl adrift. Vulnerable Narcissists. Humdrum Penetration. This is just a sample of what you get when thirty filmmakers reflect on the theme of UNPROTECTED.
The films, shot by members of both the Brooklyn and (newly formed) Hong Kong chapters, will be supported with live performances by the “massively ambitious” Emanuel and the Fear as well as Hank & Cupcakes.
Seven bucks advance, $10 day of, 18 to enter, 21 to drink. Doors open at 8, show is at 9. Everybody gets laid by midnight and we’ll see you for brunch the next day.
Of course, we’re most looking forward to the short film by Zachary Timm, about an infamous Williamsburg hairdo documented by friend of the site, Jeff Simmermon.
the infamous ‘do
Last night Toro Y Moi played a sold out Cameo Gallery with openers Twin Sister and Grandchildren.
The contrast of the impending blizzard doom waiting outside and the endearing and warming stage presence of Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick was further amplified by the lo-fi, mellow “beach” music of Toro Y Moi. The snow did not deter any ticket holders and Cameo (and it’s new high dive of a stage) remained full the entire night. Not without its sound hiccups, the show was a low key and oddly soothing performance with an audience who had already previously seen Toro Y Moi and were seemingly enthusiastic fans.
Check out more pictures after the jump!
Annie, of Greenpoint rooftop farming notoriety, is gearing up for the summer grow season with a fundraiser this saturday.
Hosted by local foods based specialty shop Urban Rustic, the evening will include an endless sampling of seasonal local treats prepared on site by the culinary team at Growing Chefs in partnership with Brooklyn Standard. Look forward to live music to get your foot stompin’ and a spectacular auction guaranteed to make your green thumb start itching to grow.
40 bucks but the food just so so worth it. And they are auctioning the leasing of an apple tree! I’m not even sure what that means but I am very, very interested.
Tickets available at:
‚”At one point, they said I was keeping the gun in a brown paper bag here at Fortunato’s. But we only have white paper bags here‚Äîyou’ll never, ever see brown paper. There was never any evidence.”
The Post covered the recent rash of UFO sightings over Williamsburg, and got some great quotes out of our beloved borough president Marty Markowitz.
Despite meager evidence of intergalactic vehicles touching down in Brooklyn, Borough President Marty Markowitz has already embraced the would-be visitors, claiming that the ‚”creative attire, hair colors, and eclectic body art of our more artistic Williamsburg residents” is evidence that there is already ‚”very fashionable extraterrestrial life walking among us.”
‚”But seriously, I would be thrilled if those from other planets would choose Brooklyn as their gateway to planet Earth. We are a city of immigrants, and when I say Brooklyn is proud home to everyone from everywhere, I really mean everywhere!” said Markowitz.
Community Board 1 Public Safety and “Extraterrestrial Relations Chair” Mieszko Kalita weighed in as well: ‚”If there’s more than one, they’re pretty tiny. They will be hard to arrest, considering the size of the handcuffs from the NYPD, but still they can be contained easily, possibly in a glass jar. Therefore I don’t think it is a huge problem. Their ships can be used in a league game.”
Also, kudos to Aaron Short & The Post for crediting the blogs who’ve recently covered the “story” — McBrooklyn, Gothamist, Vos Iz Neias, and yes, Free Williamsburg — something it doesn’t normally abide by.
Sure looks like it. [Thanks Paul]