To have a normal weekend feels really precious these days. There is no apocalypse on the schedule, just the pure fun of Bushwick life. Normal should not be taken for granted, so let’s be grateful for all the creativity and good people we are surrounded with every day!

Feeling a little nostalgic, I also have to say that here at Bushwick Daily we’ve been collecting and highlighting events for almost two years now. While during the first year we were able to list everything in one short side bar, nowadays we need a special calendar where everyone can list their events because there are just too many things happening every day! Bushwick is maturing and it’s maturing good!

Now let’s take a look at 12 coolest cultural events happening this week!

#1 “Myth, Science, and Color” by Cycle @ Weldon Arts (Thursday, 6-9pm)

Weldon Arts, a gallery on Irving Ave that is popular among street artists and other color loving folk, is inviting you tonight to the the opening of Cycle’s Myth, Science, and Color. They are promising a trip through time and unconscious thought. Music will be provided by DJ I-Truth and drinks from Balls Vodka. Oh yeah!

#2 DRAGnet: Thanksgiving Edition @ Metropolitan Bar (Thursday, 10pm-4am)

Whether you’re in drag or you just like to watch, come to Metropolitan Bar tonight. Oh, it’s also Thanksgiving around the corner and today is the 10th anniversary of Metropolitan Bar. Happy drag birthday!!


#3 Ellipsis: new works by Allison Somers @ Microscope Gallery (Friday, 6-9pm)

At Bushwick Daily, we LOVE Allison Somers! This Bushwick-based photographer and filmmaker creates subtle, intelligent and beautiful works, and we highly recommend you check out her second solo exhibition at Microscope Gallery off the Myrtle-Broadway JMZ stop.


#4 Surfaces, Supports’ Tatiana Berg and Evan Nesbit/project space: Mark Sengbusch @ Storefront Bushwick (Friday, 6-9pm)

This Friday, Storefront Bushwick opens Surfaces, Supports curated by David Harper from BAM. Check out the interaction between the works of Tatiana Berg and Evan Nesbit. Do not miss Mark Sengbush in the tiny project space in the back.


#5 Makin Nothing Happen: Strange Poetics by Barry Dunca @ The Seltzer Room (Friday, 6-9pm)

When Peter Hopkins and his crew were leaving Bogart Salon, they said that they would be back soon. We’re happy to state that those were not just empty words. ArtHelix is the name of their new formation. Their first show is taking place at The Selzer Room of Brooklyn Fire Proof and will feature Barry Duncan, “the world’s greatest palindromist” who “will be producing in real time a master work of artistic/poetic reversibility in situ.” We can’t wait!


#6 Rewriting the Portraiture @ Low Brow Artique (Friday, 7-10pm)

By day, Low Brow Artique is an art supply store with the focus on everything street art. By night, this lovely establishment turns into a gallery. On Friday, they will be rewriting portraiture in an all lady group show extravaganza featuring works of excellent collagist Vahge, Jilly Ballistic, Vexta, and Rachel Hays.


#7  Brooklyn Gypsy presents Brooklyn Flo-etry           

Modesto Flako Jimenez aka Brooklyn Gypsy is inviting everybody to a magical night of experimental poetry, art, photography and music at The Bushwick Starr. Flako who was born in Dominican Republic came to Bushwick as a child with his family. As a scholarship recipient he studied art and after his arrival back home he realized his neighborhood had changed. Poet, filmmaker and former Latin Kings member is encouraging artists, poets and musicians to talk Brooklyn in its flow, in all its colors, and in all its richness.


#8 Vishnupati Worshop – Money Miracles and Spiritual Bliss @ Boutique Yoga (Friday, 8-10pm)

If your idea of a Friday evening is something deeply spiritual, ideally something to bring a lot of bliss and abundance to your life, head to Boutique Yoga off the Kosciuzsko J stop. Popular spiritual teacher Hermangi is inviting you to meditate and do some yoga with her.


# 9 Show #4 @ The Parlour (Saturday, 6-9pm)

If you are in the JMZ train area, go check out The Parlour, a gallery on Bushwick Ave. They are opening their Show #4 and will feature works of Chris Marshall, Bridget Mullen, Christopher Patch, and Janice Sloane.


#10 Fireside Follies Reading @ Brooklyn Fire Proof (Saturday, 7-9pm)

Fireside Follies has become a signature event of Brooklyn literary scene. Curated by Mike Lala and Eric Nelson (who is now also a contributor to Bushwick Daily, yay!), this month’s installment will bring poetry of Dorothea Lasky (Thunderbird), Macgregor Card (Duties of an English Foreign Secretary), and Alex Crowley, as well as prose from Courtney Maum (Big Things in Small Places) and Olivia Kate Cerrone.


#11 Presentation Party Night @ Signal (Sunday, 7:30-11pm)

Presentation Party Night is a series of playful lectures on number of interesting topics, such as home brewing or problems with fertility. Free food and drinks follow the lectures. I mean is there anything better you could be doing on a Sunday night?


#12 338 Secret Show (Sunday, 3-6pm)

Hybrid Movement Company is an acrobatics-and-dance collective based in New York. They’ve teamed up with Spice Hound Music, a psych rock duo, to bring an extraordinary show to Bushwick.