Katarina Hybenova


If you can’t wait for Halloween and for all the darkness it brings, then you’ll be happy to hear that Walpurgis Night is coming up, and it’s basically Halloween without the candy nonsense. Obvi, Bushwick parties dressed in Goth. 

And that’s not all! We have one fab event for you for every night of the week. Not enough? Head to our community calendar and start planning right now! Our calendar is open to all members of our community to list their events for free! 

Bushwick Entrepreneurs Club at last month’s KCBC meeting. Photo by courtesy of Rafael Fuchs.

Monday: Bushwick Entrepreneurs Club April Happy Hour

8-10 p.m., Unruly Collective, 200 Cooper St., Bushwick, FREE

The monthly informal happy hour for all Bushwick entrepreneurs and self-employmed people functions as a platform to share, meet, and get inspired. We bitch and brag about business and compare notes with the goal to do good and do well. This month we’re meeting at Unruly Collective. Yours truly is the organizer. RSVP here

Tuesday: Movie Night: Legend / Labyrinth

Starts at 7:30 p.m., Sunrise/Sunset, 351 Evergreen Ave., Bushwick, FREE

Bushwick’s fave laid back bar and cafe Sunrise/Sunset will make your Tuesday night memorable thanks to two excellent movies they’ll be screening. Get ready for the 1985 movie “Legend,” which starts at 7:30 p.m. And once you’re there, the wine is good, why wouldn’t you sneak in another movie. The 1986 musical fantasy “Labyrinth” starts at 9:30 p.m. 

Wednesday: Ellis Ashbrook with Tongues Unknown & The Karma Exchange

8 p.m. – 1 a.m., House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick, $12

On Wednesday night, leave it up to the famous House of Yes to bring you a night of soulful and experimental rock music from some of Brooklyn’s finest up and coming bands. 

Thursday: Kristen Buckels & Lacey Jeka of Between Two Bushes: “We’re Fighting” with Chris Gethard, Janeane Garofalo, Will Miles and music by Hiccup

7:30 – 11 p.m., Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, $5-8

Don’t you just love it how there’s so much comedy easily available in our necks of the woods? Kristen Buckels and Lacey Jeka of Between Two Bushes have some seriously funny comedian guests coming in this Thursday at Knitting Factory. Get your tix before it’s too late. 

Friday: ARKHAM: Walpurgis at Bizarre Bushwick

10 p.m. – 4 a.m., Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St., Bushwick, FREE

You just gotta love Bushwick’s Bizarre bar. On Friday they’re hosting a gothic dark dance party to celebrate Halloween’s spring sister holiday, Walpurgis Night. So lace up those boots and corsets, party’s on. 

Saturday: The Evolution of Sexuality

starts at 10 p.m., Secret Bushwick location, $10-20

On Saturday night, we’re down for an LGBTQ+ dance party at a secret location. The XOXA party collective is bringing together DJs and circus performers. (Don’t you just love Bushwick?). Check out their Insta page for an outfit and mood inspiration

Sunday: Artist Talk – Hanne Tierney

4-5:30 p.m., Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth

Thanks to their giant space and tall ceilings, Knockdown Center has the most interesting art shows in the area. (Also don’t be discouraged by their Maspeth address. KC is easily walkable from the Jefferson L.) On Sunday catch a talk by artist Hanne Tierney whose exhibition “Baby, Said Alice B. Toklas” is currently on view at KC. The show features a a giant self-performing object theater, which includes a series of vignettes that come to life as cloth figures, hula hoops, and satin configurations, which gesture, twirl, and sway, manipulated by a system of motors and robotic electronics, designed by engineer Oskar Strautmanis. 

Photo: Knockdown Center