Immersive Orchestra, Comics of Most Races, and Bamboo in Bushwick: Weekly Events Guide

Katarina Hybenova


Inhale, exhale. I hear you, the tax day is near, and you’re still wrestling with TurboTax, plowing through a bajillion receipts. I’m sending you some good tax energy right now: ✨ ✨ ✨

Now you can take the week as an opportunity to be good to yourself and go see some great art, comedy, and performances in Bushwick, and its immediate area. 

All these events and MORE are listed in our community calendar, which allows all of our community members to insert their events for free. Take a peak!

Monday: YES: Joseph Moore and Josh Sender

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Ave., 2B, Bushwick, $6-8

Start your week at Microscope, a Bushwick gallery focused on film and time-based media. Tonight they are launching a series of video works by emerging artists called “YES.” The program features works made entirely using the tools and content offered by the internet. 

Tuesday: Most Races Show on Earth

8 p.m. – 11 p.m., Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg

Go see some good stand-up comedy that finds and features the best multicultural comedians in North America.

Wednesday: Opus Concert Series presents: Black Angels

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick, $20-40

If House of Yes puts on an orchestra concert, you can be sure that it will be an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Black Angels is an immersive concert experience featuring the live orchestral sounds of Ensemble LPR, film noir projections by Chnnls, visuals by Christian Hannon, and aerial performance spectacles by House of Yes.

Thursday: Bamboo In Bushwick

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center, 1474 Gates Ave., Bushwick, $0-25

A new play by The Working Theater, Bamboo in Bushwick, explores gentrification in this neighborhood from various angles. The synopsis reads: “As a group of old friends gather for a round of dominoes, outside forces converge on their street corner. In an alternate reality, inspired by the psychedelic murals that have taken over many walls in the neighborhood, a turf war breaks out on the icy tundra. Is there room in Brooklyn for both penguins and polar bears?”

Friday: Jerry Walden: Seven Twice, Seven Twice

6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Robert Henry Contemporary, 56 Bogart St., East Williamsburg

This Friday head for an art opening at the “big yellow building” across the Morgan L train stop, and marvel at colorfully geometric paintings by Jerry Walden.

Saturday: Flight Over Wasteland (Performance and Q&A)

3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth

The spacious Knockdown Center will be hosting a very interesting collaboration between a visual artist, a composer, and a choreographer that reimagines T.S. Eliot’s modern epic poem, “The Waste Land.”

Sunday: Comedy At The Knitting Factory hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest

After you pay your taxes (or send in an extension), you may find yourself in an utter need of laughter. There’s not much going on in our neck of the woods because of Easter, but luckily, The Knitting Factory has a free comedy night, which was started by Hannibal Buress, and is now hosted by trio Will Miles, Clark Jones, and Kenny DeForest. 

Cover image: Knockdown Center via Knockdown Center’s website

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