We have snow in Bushwick! Yay! But also hmmm because suddenly it feels like you want to stay inside where it’s warm, and nice. You want to bake cookies, catch up on movies and books or play with your lazy cat. But guys, brace yourself, and celebrate the fact that we live in Bushwick where creativity and good times grow on trees, indeed! Also this week there are a bunch of great events going on – but if you’re really lazy, at least do these 5 things because they are really awesome!
#1Art Hack Day @ 319 Scholes
Have you been to 319 Scholes? It’s an art space in an old warehouse, which focuses on technology in art, internet art, and art in technology. This weekend, they will have about 60 geeky artists over, who will be cracking open the process of art-making with special reverence toward open-source technologies. On Saturday, the space is open to the public.
Saturday 7-11:30pm, Free, RSVP
#2 Sublimated Violence & Visual Excess @ Microscope Gallery
Microscope Gallery on Charles Pl, behind Little Skips, has a great event series going on. Mostly on Mondays, they have screenings of art films, performances, etc. This Monday, they will feature a night of films and video titled Sublimated Violence & Visual Excess. Artists James Fotopolous and Laura Parnes will be present at the screening, which will provide a great opportunity to discuss their pieces after the screening. Furthermore, you can check out current exhibition of drawings by James Fotopolous on the gallery’s walls. The event costs $6, but the gallery pays the artists for the screening, so it’s well worth it.
Monday, 7-9pm, $6, RSVP
#3 Cage Transmitted @ Norte Maar
Bushwick’s non-profit for arts has a great project to join worldwide celebration of the centennial of John Cage. Norte Maar will present twelve evenings of performances of music, poetry, theater, visual art, and dance, occurring once each month. Most of the performances will take place in the front room of Norte Maar’s apartment gallery, and will be broadcast onto the street and live streamed on the web. The first night will feature a broadcast of John Cage delivering a lecture to students at Harpur College, Binghamton, NY on January 24, 1967. And if you are really lazy, you can just watch it live-streaming starting at 6:45pm at http://www.livestream.com/nortemaar.
Tuesday 7pm, Free, web
#4 New Moon Celebration-Meet Your Spirit Guide @ Boutique Yoga
It’s Chinese New Year, and new moon! Celebrate the time of new beginnings in a spiritual fashion. At Boutique Yoga they have a night of movement to break up stagnant energy, powerful kundalini breath work, guided meditation, sound healing and a song sharing celebration. Get excited also for some world music percussion!
Monday, 8-10pm, Donation of $7-12 or free if you share a song, RSVP
#5 Concert Photography @ Fort Useless
Bushwick is mecca for the arts, but we don’t see as much photography among the visual art exhibitions as we could. DYI venue Fort Useless will feature a photography group show for every music fan. Go check it out on Friday night.
Friday at 6pm, Free, RSVP2012-01-23