In case you’re strung out from scrolling our Calendar page (too many cool things to do, we know) we’ve made the list for you! From poetry to sexy witches, we’ve got your week’s culture covered. You can thank us later.
TUESDAY: POETRY PROM
8:30 p.m. at Rebecca’s, 610 Bushwick Ave.
Ah, prom. The night when high schoolers wear pricy dresses, ride in a limousine to sweaty gyms, crown the coolest kids, and ask Taylor Swift to a school dance via YouTube. Get out your glittery gowns and power suits because this Tuesday Rebecca’s is fusing prom-core with poetry. There will be readings by Kay Gavriel, Liz Bowen, Precious Okoyomon, Ruby Brunton, and Sophia Giovannitti. And if you were wondering, yes, they spiked the punch.
WEDNESDAY: OUTDOOR SALSA
5-8 p.m., Willoughby Plaza, 409 Fulton St.
Whether you’ve always wanted to pick up salsa (not the chip kind) or are aching to dance off the stress from a long day, enjoy the beautiful weather and find your rhythm this Wednesday. There will also be a donation area for Puerto Rico Relief where you can donate clothing, non-perishable foods, first aid supplies– and basically anything else. Get your groovy good samaritan on.
thursday: rosemary’s baby screening
6:30-8:30 p.m., Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave.
On my calendar, Halloween is a month-long affair. And what better way to kick off October with Roman Polanski’s legendary film, “Rosemary’s Baby,” a must-see for aspiring movie buffs and spook-seekers alike. If you haven’t seen the delightfully creepy classic, Videology is the perfect place for a memorable first viewing. Get cozy with a hot toddy and some popcorn: Halloween is starting early. Tickets are $12.
friday: a dead dog’s eye
7 p.m., Aquarius Studios, 1116 Wyckoff Ave.
Meditate on your flesh case this Friday. Curated by Deric Carner, this group show is centered around the ambiguity of identity and physical embodiment. Eight multidisciplinary artists will present works that reflect self-representation and its inherent complications.
8 p.m., Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave.
Trans-Pecos is my go-to spot for discovering new music. Saturday’s lineup is a solid mix of Colleen Green’s angsty pop-punk, Winter’s ’90s dream pop, and Gold Connections’ melodic lo-fi alternative rock. Take advantage of this intimate performance by indie lovelies before they blow up. Tickets are $12.
Sunday: sex witch talent show
9:30-11:30 p.m., Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson St.
Highlighting the provocative intersections between sex, feminism, and witchy women, authors Jacqueline Frances and Kristen J. Sollee are joining forces for the Sex Witch Book Tour this fall. To mark the release of Striptastic! and Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, the Brooklyn-based duo will be hosting Sex Witch Slams and Sex Witch Talent Shows around the country, engaging local artists, witches, and sex workers to join them in celebrating sex positive, femme magic in its many incarnations through intimate readings, rituals, and one-of-a-kind performances.
Cover image courtesy of Aquarius Studios