Archive for March, 2011
Hilarious. Don’t miss his catchphrase near the end of the speech, “great interview, aces.”
This weekend, the Brooklyn Flea will make its Williamsburg debut. That’s 120 vendors taking over the Williamsburg waterfront offering their wares of vintage-chic clothing, cool antique things and delicious foodstuffs. It will still remain in the popular Fort Green location on Saturdays, but Sundays through the summer will be at the East River park.
SXSW is over, but Brooklyn resident Jake Roper put together this nice video for those of us who couldn’t make it to the yearly Austin event. Watch it below and experience all the pedicab-taking, carousel-riding, maximum occupancy-violating fun that you may (or may not) have missed this month.
Always swagged out with a posse of babes, wearing a LVRS cap, probably never not having shades on, it makes sense that paparazzi would always be following around Theophilus London. This song “Why Even Try” is from the Lovers Holiday EP, the first non-mixtape release from TL, and has Sara from Tegan and Sara singing her heart out in the chorus.
Our homegirl over at Downtown Diaries tipped us off on a new play in the works from Brooklyn’s own Perf Productions. A multimedia production which claims to use “live performance, film, motion graphics, illustrations, and music to chronicle the different pockets of one man’s neurosystem,” Degeneration X sure has our attention.
The half-film, half-play, which seemingly takes a nod at some our generation’s favorite films (I’m looking at you, Eternal Sunshine and Science of Sleep), is slated to launch this Fall and seeking funds on Kickstarter in order to put this theatrical masterpiece into full production mode. So refill your karma bank and donate a buck or two, or $25.
Ever see a dolphin giving bouncy rides in the subway? Or have a death bear show up at your apartment to take away your ex-lover’s stuff? Or been at a party that got crack delivered, but it was actually hard sugar candy? Well, the days of you enjoying these Nate Hill’s weird furry art (the self-proclaimed Best Art Show of 2011) may be ending.
At least the well known and much-beloved Free Bouncy Rides and Punch Me Panda will be retired. The last bouncy ride was tonight at 6 train 68th St-Hunter College subway platform. Tomorrow Punch Me Panda, a “safe place to punch someone,” will make its final appearance n the Lexington Ave/53rd St stop of the E, M subway platform at 6 pm.
We will miss you, creepy dolphin lap bouncing sessions in the subway.
Here’s your regular round-up of comings and goings in the bar/restaurant scene.
Lighthouse: Built from scratch by siblings Naama and Assaf Tamir, The Lighthouse is a welcome addition to the South Williamsburg/Lorimer neighborhood. Serving a locally sourced raw bar, whole fish, grilled steaks, pork chops, and pickles the food is fresh and tasty, although a bit on the pricier side. Check out the full listing here. 5 Borinquen Place. Brooklyn, New York 11211
Veronica People’s Club: The popular East Village bar Heathers now has a Greenpoint outpost. Veronica People’s Club serves a dual purpose-a coffeeshop with cafe snacks during the day, and a full bar at night with live music. Check out the full listing here. 105 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222
The Shop: The shop is essentially a super cool bar and coffee shop inside a full-time motorcycle garage. Check out the full listing here. 290 Metropolitan Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Lastly, RIP Elote and Cafe Mode.
Last night I attended the Inflatable Sculpture Show @ 3rd Ward. I was curious to check out the show mainly because of the Air Bear sculptures built over the subway grates a couple years ago that swept across the Internet.
The sculptures at the show last night were produced via the inflatable sculpture class that 3rd Ward offers for people who want to learn the tricks of the trade. There was certainly some interesting pieces at the show, although what I missed was the incorporation of motion that was present in earlier pieces like the Air Bear and other subway grate sculptures.
There was one standout piece from the show, a hybrid cross between an inflatable sculpture and projected light art. Looking forward to seeing what the next round of students produce.