By Katarina Hybenova

Quiet after storm. That’s Bushwick this week after last week’s art+music insanity. But it wouldn’t be Bushwick if its quietness didn’t come with creativity and in style with great music and poetry in the air. What should not be missed this week? Here is our selection!


#1 Fireside Follies on Saturday

If you’re into reading, writing and listening, do not miss the second installment of this summer’s Fireside Follies. This popular Bushwick reading series is happening this Saturday at 7pm at its usual Brooklyn Fire Proof. Curators Eric Nelson and Mike Lala invited Marci Blackman (Tradition), Tobias Carroll (Vol. I Brooklyn), Emily Brandt, Erika Moya and Josh Milberg to read.

#2 Poetry Reading at Sudio 10 on Saturday

We’re predicting some hard times for literary minded folks on Saturday. At the same time like Fireside Follies, another great event is taking place at a gallery Studio 10. Brooklyn Poets Reading Series will start at 7pm and will feature a strong trio of poets Alex Dimitrov, Timothy Donnelly, and Dorothea Lasky.

#3 Soft Black playing at Shea Stadium on Thursday

Soft Black belongs to one of the cult Bushwick bands. They will be playing on Thursday at Shea Stadium. Head there with $8 in your pocket, and be ready to see also Island Twins, Weird Rivers, & Makeup Monsters.

#4 You Are Here Festival still going on at Secret Project Robot

Awesome installation and a lot of experimental music at Secret Project Robot can be expected to be seen at Secret Project Robot until August 4. Join them also tonight for Noise Wednesdays: Episode 1 featuring the duets of Erik Zajaceskowski and Greem Jellyfish, Adam Marciewicz and Sto, Amy Cimini and Annegret Falkner, Patrick Spadine and Eli Lehrhoff. None of these people has ever jammed together before. Sounds like fun!

#5 Mary Meyer’s one year anniversary + massive sale

There will be a massive sale at Mary Meyer boutique on Bogart Street. They are celebrating 1 year in the hood and invited DJ, bands and will be serving free booze. Go buy something nice and don’t forget to paarty!