It looks like the end of days is near and the Mayans have us all freaked. Naturally, that won’t stop some of us from partying our faces off for as long as we have them. Grab your closest friends and face whatever comes our way over the next few days and December 21st with dancing, drinks and art. Here is what’s happening in Bushwick and beyond as we finish the current b’ak’tun, at Long Count 188.8.131.52.0.
#1 The Great ‘APE-POCALYPSE’ – Last Chance to Dance Party! @ Paper Box (8PM, $7, RSVP)
The Paper Box is preparing early with their Last Chance to Dance Party beginning tonight at 8pm! The event will also serve as a toy drive for Sandy victims; so don’t forget to grab a toy on your way out. Hosted by Ant Boogie, a few other musical guests include DJ Bino, The Great Apes, Mariella and more!
#2 Fuchs Projects Holiday Party (6 – 11PM, free, RSVP)
Fuchs Projects would like to thank all of its supporters and contributing artists with their end of the year holiday party this Thursday, December 20. DJ Tomeeo will start at 8pm but prints and photography books will be offered all night! A few local talents in the show: Rafael Fuchs, Katarina Hybenova and Phil Knott.
#3 The Holiday Show @ Studio 10 (7 – 9PM, free, RSVP)
Studio 10 will exhibit work by sculptor Matt Freedman and visual artist Mike Ballou with an opening reception on Thursday, December 20. The gallery has transformed into a holiday grotto and invites everyone to experience the art that awaits you before the end! Regardless, the exhibit will be on display through December 30.
#4 The Making of East WillyB: Sneak Peak of New Season & Panel @ Brooklyn Museum (7 – 9:30PM, free with museum entry, RSVP)
The Making of the First Community Funded Latino Web Series: Screening and Panel will take place at the Brooklyn Museum this Thursday. Meet the creators and actors of EastWillyB from Bushwick and enjoy stimulating conversation before the new season begins!
#5 Cage Transmitted Final Event Celebrating the End of the World @ English Kills (7 – 10PM, $20 in advance/$25 at the door, RSVP)
Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) celebrates the year of programming centered on the life of John Cage in his centennial year. The fundraiser to support Norte Maar will be at English Kills Gallery on Forrest Street in Bushwick. Performances begin at 8pm with Paul D’Agostino, DJ jojoSOUL and more! Pizza and beer is included.
#6 The Shirey Presents: FIN (6:12PM, contingent on extra-planetary events)
FIN is a sculpture and painting exhibit that shows our fixation with the end of human civilization. It begins at 6:12 pm on Friday, the exact moment of galactic alignment and our ultimate destruction! Inaccurate as we all hope it may be, you should still stop by and submerge yourself in the art. A few featured artists: Philip Ashley, YuHi Hasegawa and Matthew White.
#7 Broke City, STRONGBROS & Apostrophe Present the End of Days (8PM, $10 after 10PM, RSPV)
Dance till the end with a complete lineup of DJ’s at Apostrophe this Friday! Free entrance from 8 – 9pm and $1 beers from 9 – 10pm. DJ Yolo bear, Illusion and Giorgio + Sophia M.A. are just a few in attendance providing tunes for the evening.
#8 The World is Going to End (10PM – 4AM, $10, RSVP)
If you’d like to venture beyond the world of Bushwick, head over to 9 Bleeker Street on Friday for some serious dancing and birthday celebrating organized by our contributor/birthday girl Jen Hitchings! Slow Warm Death and 90’s cover band Hot Damn will be there to provide awesome tunes until the end.