“YOU SHOULD BE DANCING,” read a large, in-your-face billboard somewhere in Randomtown, NY when it hit me: “This is a message for me and I totally should be dancing.” To explain myself, I’ve been reading Pam Grout’s E-Cubed, a super-lovely book, in which the author offers nine DIY experiments to prove that our thoughts and wishes truly impact what we manifest in our lives. One of the assignments was to manifest a billboard with a message just for you. And I think this message applies to all of us in Bushwick. I mean, the temperature tomorrow is hitting 75 degrees (!!!!!) and with these epic events none of us will stop dancing! Ever! So hug your cat or human friend, and let’s go!
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#1 “MAKING HISTORY” @ Storefront Ten Eyck(SUN. 4-7PM, $free, raffle tix $200) #art
324 Ten Eyck St, E. Williamsburg
400 artists are about to make history, beginning this Sunday with an opening reception of “Making History” inside the gallery and project space of Storefront Ten Eyck. Presented by Arts in Bushwick, this massive exhibition also reminds us that Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) 2015 is right around the corner!
#2 Dance For Humanity @ Bushwick Warehouse (SAT-SUN 8PM-10AM, $15-40) #party
Yes, you read those hours right– this is a legit 14-hour dance party offering shamanic awareness classes, tantra learning, meditation, ecstatic dance, and all around a bumpin’ time. Plus 20% of the proceeds will go to charities. Perfect sunrise afterparty for Bang On! Anyone?
#3 BangOn!NYC presents: “Creatures of the Night”@ Secret Warehouse (SAT 10PM, $40) #party
Near Jefferson L, Bushwick
In case you needed any more reasons to check out this epic rave (zipline, glow worm cuddle zone, The Golden Pony), we played 20 questions with the promoters.
#4 Queer Porn Festival @ The Spectrum (2PM till late, full day passes $35 & go all the way down to $10 for the after-hour party) #community
59 Montrose Ave, E. Williamsburg
The day will also consist of workshops that will, “motivate, inspire, and build community around queer art, porn, awareness, theory, and activism.” There will be also be multiple porn showings, duh. A variety of films, “underground, experimental, political, artistic, hardcore, AND mainstream… will be screened in the form of one epic mixtape.”
#5 Myrtle Ave Street Fair @ Myrtle Ave Improvement District (SUN 12-6PM, $free) #community
60-82 Myrtle Ave, Ridgewood
Spring festival is going down this Sunday in Ridgewood. Expect vendors, food, games, rides & more! Entertainment to take place from Wyckoff Av to Stephen St (at the 71st Av Pl).
#6 Brooklyn Music Video Festival 5 @ Secret Loft (SAT 4:20PM, $?) #community
255 McKibbin St #406, E. Williamsburg
The Brooklyn Music Video Festival celebrates the craft of music video making. You can learn more about the production, art, and business side of the music video industry while providing a forum for video makers to exchange ideas and network with viewers, artists, and other like minded professionals. Bring a yoga mat or a pillow.
#7 How ‘Bout Now? curated by Dan Kopp @ Temporary Storage Gallery (FRI, SAT, SUN 12-6PM or by appointment, $free) #art #sponsored
119 Ingraham St, E.Williamsburg
This is the last week to see “How ‘Bout Now!” a group show of 12 artists, all of whom rely heavily on the meaning of their materials. Stop by this weekend or email [email protected] to set up a time to see the show.
#8 bsh/wck HAUS @ The Basement (formerly Hail Hail) (FRI 10PM, $free) #party #sponsored
249 Varet St., E. Williamsburg
It’s getting hot this year! And so bsh/wck HAUS returns this Friday to steam up The Basement (formerly Hail Hail) with DJs Madame Turk, WhereisFenix, and bropro. Special performance by Rob Zilla & (Brooklyn bred, Jamaican MC) Jah Banks.
#9 Starvue presents: I Love Vinyl @ Secret Bushwick Loft (SAT 10PM, $?) #party
STARVUE is a truly special and unique venue – standing out like a blaze of colour against the greige of current clubland. These guys don’t use any laptops; their medium of choice is analog, hi-fi sound system; including a bozak mixer, macintosh amps and legendary klipschorn speakers. RSVP for info about the party: starvue234[AT]gmail.com
#10 “Iterations” @ Theodore:Art (SAT 6-9PM. $free) #art
56 Bogart St, E. Williamsburg
Theodore:Art hosts a tri-exhibit “Iterations” featuring artists Lisa Beck, Michael Scott, and Jay Shinn. This optical centric show will have you trippin’ whether your flyin’ above or below the influence, it will surely shake those last bits of mental winter haze.