featuring an exciting auction of fabulous eccentric artworks, readings, music, giveaways, and general good times to celebrate Booklyn artists and the completion of the cataloging of the First Booklyn Decade Archive.
It’s free, and there may actually be literate members of the opposite sex.
186 Bedford Ave, 7-10pm
Judging by the amount of people in McCarren Park right now, we’re guessing you may not have to be at work tomorrow morning. Even if you do, it’s no excuse to miss the Holy Spirits / Mutual Benefit 12″ release show tonight at Glasslands. B’more’s Lands and Peoples round out the bill, and have been getting their own slew of buzz lately.
After giving us the chance to premiere their video the other day, BK’s Baby Alpaca gave us the skinny on their show this THURSDAY night with buzztastic Timber Timbre. And of course, we’ve got your back:
a PAIR OF TICKETS goes out to the reader who posts the cutest/strangest picture/video of a Baby Alpaca in the comments below. Be sure to include your email address to receive the spoils.
And for the rest of us here’s another token of love (courtesy of our friends at Popgun) go HERE & use promo code CREEPON to get discount tix for $10. So basically there’ll be no good reason to miss this.
Doors at 8, we’ll keep you updated with the details.
[Speaking of Hipster Traps...]
If you aren’t already imbibed at this point today, you may be a long way off (Our friends over at The Skint give a pretty good hour-by-hour guide to the day). What again is St. Patrick’s Day even a celebration of? Green beer? Scaring the snakes out of Ireland?
For those looking to catch up, MeanRed & Good Peoples are turning Public Assembly into a beer hall (with DJs) this evening to celebrate this Alcoholiday. And they mean it– $20 gets you unlimited craft brews & whiskey, 8PM-2AM. Try standing after that one.
Of course, what kind of neighborhood blog would we be if we didn’t HOOK UP ONE OF OUR READERS with a pair of tickets? They go to the first commenter who can tell what the odds of finding a 4-leaf clover are.
For fans of Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile, catch him at a free in-store tonight at Other Music. Starts at 9PM, though we’d advise getting there a few minutes early, these things tend to fill up quick.
You can stream his album Smoke Ring For My Halo over at at NPR right now. It comes out on Matador today. It’s a slow burn, but one that’s sure to grow on you.
Trying to decide whether you wanna leave your house today or not? The weather’s actually quite nice, so turn off Season 4 of whatever you’re ‘trying to catch up on’ and go check out some art & music.
Stroll over the bridge & catch Abrons Art Center: Henry Street Settlement’s open studios today, with works themed around René Daumal’s novel Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing. Yep. That means the one and only cult classic (based on Daumal’s book), Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain, will be screening at 7pm.
Exhibition 12-9p, free, 466 Grand St (Manhatten)
If you need a different kind of insanity, or the snow is making you too lazy to leave the hood, get your fix at Rabid Hands’ Sequence of Waves. With performances and ephemera throughout the day, this convent at 21 Monitor St will have an electric gamelan orchestra, a giant zither connected to a mural, and a (Parts + Labor)-curated ‘House Show’ (whatever that means).
If you wanna get a little daytime dancing in, hit up this chip music event off Graham:
“The biggest I/O dance party yet will feature five chip musicians performing dirty, lo-fi dance music from 6-10p whilst four visual artists project motion graphics on every surface of the venue (audience included).”
Can’t argue with that.
26 Bushwick Avenue, 6-10p; $5
…and later tonight…
A new space in town, Good Units (356 W. 58 St) launches off 2011 with the re-up of DARK DISCO (remember them?). I hear to expect crazy art installations, pretty people, and lots of debauchery.
Love or hate post-dubstep, d’n'b, & the sounds of sister London, their diffusion into the world of music is undeniable. Burial to James Blake, we are seeing electronic music that constantly reinvents itself and for that I have to give credit. Tonight two of the leftfield’s maestros, Jakwob and Falty DL, should give a pretty good idea of where its heading .
Oh yea, and Blaqstarr plays a live set.
$15 if you buy online, $20 door
Last night I fought the cold to visit Brooklyn’s Outpost Lounge – packed & rowdy for a gathering of SUPERMACHINE : a monthly poetry journal founded by poet and publisher Ben Fama and friends that has been putting on reading events for almost two years now. The readings were sublime; a joyous respite from the usual pretensions of said affairs.
They have two issues of the SUPERMACHINE journal published thus far and are now going through Kickstarter to try and fund the 3rd and 4th issues. A $30 donation or more gets you a year’s subscription + 2 signed chapbooks; $100 or more gets you a lifetime subscription (better hold them to it).
At present their rule stands that poets may read only once at the reading series, in an effort to maintain a freshness in the poetry scene. Those who read are encouraged to submit; open submissions are accepted also. Support your local (punk) scene here, folks!
These days talk of China’s rising world status seems to go on ad infinitum, whereas I’ve posted about their drinking habits and view of the War on Terrorism lately, but I must admit I am most impressed with the dedication Chinese scientists have now taken in dressing up in panda costumes to decrease the ‘human contact’ during the reintroduction of cubs into the wild.
Or who the hell am I kidding, I just find it hilarious. Catch the rest of the pics over at huffpo.