BY Gabi in Feminizzle on Jan 12, 2011 |
QuORUM FORUM is a ten-day extravaganza of knowledge, skills, and talents for the purpose of creating and supporting sustainable community projects. It includes workshops, discussions, skillshares, performances, and parties. All events are FREE. Workshops range from topics such as queer sexual health, a drag tutorial, and book-making.
QuORUM (Queers Organizing for Radical Unity and Mobilization) is a network of radical queers and queer ... Read More
BY Gabi in Eat Me on Jan 10, 2011 |
4th Annual Brooklyn Pie Contest on January 23rd! Presented by Brooklyn Homesteader at The Bedford. The funds raised at this event will benefit, Growing Chefs, a field to fork educational program.
For the pie contest, the rules are as follows: 1. You must make the pie crust yourself, FROM SCRATCH!
2. Pizza pies do not count. We love them, but it's not the same thing at all...Sorry! No pizza.
3. The first 50 pies in attendance will be judged. All pies ... Read More
BY emily dirienzo in Artsy on Oct 13, 2010 |
Recently I coined the term school-sickness as a way of describing the existential crisis many of us have when we’re reluctantly ripped from the protective womb of academia. Not only does the Brooklyn Skill Share have a remedy for the post-grad blues, but the grassroots organization offers a priceless experience for those of us who didn’t have the luxury of attending fancy art schools.
Brooklyn Skill Share is organized and taught by local ... Read More
BY Susan in Music Stuff on Sep 30, 2010 |
Why waste time this weekend trying to start pre-gaming, get to the party, then find the after party? Why not start with an after party and keep it going into Sunday? Yes, that's right, it's a 24 hour party here, people!
Not only is this just for fun, but this is a fundraiser to help our friends from Superchief find a new DIY venue in Brooklyn. So help keep the DIY spirit alive and get yourself to this SUPERFEST.
A lot of F.O.Bs (Friends of BUST, fyi) will be there ... Read More
BY emily dirienzo in Music Stuff on Sep 24, 2010 |
Neverland’s got nothing on the whimsical world constructed by Pearl and the Beard. The N.Y.C. based trio carries listeners on their backs through a DIY dreamland that is unpredictable, yet safe and warm like the comfort of one’s own bed.
The band’s debut album God Bless Your Weary Soul, Amanda Richardson is adventurous and may require a compass. Pearl and the Beard pairs the mythical and distant, as in the track “Vessel” a ... Read More
BY Susan in Music Stuff on Sep 14, 2010 |
When Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield realized her "Dear Lilith Fair 2010" blog wasn't going to land her a spot on the returning Lilith Fair tour she decided to start a women's music festival of her own! The first annual Tinderbox Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Southpaw (125 5th Ave) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and will feature 19 female artists including Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray ... Read More
BY emily dirienzo in Artsy on Aug 21, 2010 |
Folks in N.Y.C, San Francisco or Baltimore better run for cover ‘cos Julia Wertz is gonna rip a big one! This September comic artist Julia Wertz, creator of the charmingly awkward comic The Fart Party and editor of I Saw You…, is set to release yet another collection of angst-wrought, potty-mouthed, visual vignettes for our viewing pleasure.
September 3rd Wertz gets drunk in public with Drinking at the Movies a ... Read More
BY Nissa in General on Jul 16, 2010 |
Need to update your summer reading list? Why not check out the most contemporary of lit fests at Brooklyn's Market Hotel next weekend? On July 24 and 25, lit curators will come together for readings, screenings and performances.
Featured writers include
Alaina Stamatis, Anna Fitzgerald, Ben Fama, Brett Price & Dani Leventhal, Carter Edwards, Dan Magers, Eddie Hopely, Emily Pettit, Evan Burton, Gina Abelkop, Jamie Peck, James Copeland, Jordan ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner in Artsy on Jul 13, 2010 |
Do you like bicycles, art, and weird shit?
What a silly question, of course you do!
That said, you’re going to want to attend the silent auction benefit, "Bizarre! Weird Bikes! Weird Art!” (plus, I think it’s common knowledge that anything with three exclamation points in the title is guaranteed to be awesome).
It all goes down tonight from 8-midnight @ Brooklyn Fireproof Bar (119 Ingram St.).
Not only ... Read More
BY Sophie Johnson in Music Stuff on May 12, 2010 |
In spite of losing two of their band mates in the past year, John Ptacek and Andy Cobb of The Itchy Hearts have managed to put out an impressive second album titled 'Do Ya Best'. The tracks combine Dylan-esque folk with elements of bluegrass, zydeco, and even a little punk. Even those who normally steer clear of this type of music can find themselves swept up in the ruckus.
The Itchy Hearts will be on a tour of the US this Summer. Check the ... Read More