The dog days of summer are barking for you! Weekday events include Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin & Wood, cheap dates, bloody kale, and more.
Tight Ship — A Comedy Show
When: Monday, August 22, 8:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Freddy’s, 627 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets
What: Brooklyn based comedians Sarah Lazarus and Daniel Lempert host a monthly show where some of the best stand-ups, character performers, and generally funny people showcase their talents. Audience members can expect interactive games, hardy laughs, and meddling co-hosts.
How much: Free.
Cheap Date 6th Anniversary: All Brooklyn Edition
When: Tuesday, August 23, Door at 7:30pm, show at 8pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: A very special 6th anniversary show featuring Brooklyn born and bred performers, co-produced by the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. With Hari Kondabolu, Kerry Coddett, Rae Sanni, Alex Carabaño, Sharron Paul, Calvin Cole, and more.
How much: $8, purchase advance tickets online. $10 at the door.
Veve Mechanique with Billy Martin and Friends
When: Tuesday, August 23, 8:30pm-11:30pm
Where: Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues.
What: Billy Martin’s (Medeski, Martin & Wood) experimental dance music project with special guests.
How much: $20, purchase tickets online.
A/K/A Benjamin Franklin’s Women
When: Tuesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 25, 8pm
Where: Old Stone House & Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: An immersive multi-media concert production by Concrete Timbre.
How much: $15, Purchase tickets online. $20 at the door.
11 Ensemble/Matt Malanowski Trio/Skull Kids
When: Wednesday, August 24, 8:15pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: David Zakarian’s extended 11E nsemble Featuring special Guest Diane Moser. Opening shows: Skull Kids Followed by Matt Malanowski Trio.
How much: $10, at the door
Murder at the Food Coop, part of the New York International Fringe Festival
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2pm and Thursday, August 25 at 6:15pm
Where: Flamboyán Theater at the Clemente, Venue 2. 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey) in Manhattan.
What: The musical by Gersh Kuntzman and Marc Dinkin is a “whodunnit” set in you know where. See our preview article to read more about the show.
How much: $18, Purchase tickets online. (Note: No late seating)
Poetry Book Launch: In My Absence by Stella Padnos-Shea
When: Thursday, August 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Powerhouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets
What: Stella Padnos-Shea releases her debut full-length poetry collection, a luminous collection that serves as an antidote to mindless busy-ness and ersatz ‘connectedness,’ and a choice accompaniment to solitude. Refreshments will be served.
How much: Free, however RSVP is appreciated at RSVP@POWERHOUSEon8th.com.
εὖτόπος, (Eutopia), a site-responsive installation by the Vanderbilt Republic
When: Through Sunday, September 11. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-5pm.
Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.
What: This large-scale, site-responsive exhibition connects artwork and installations by Sabrina Barrios, Sarah E. Brook, Charles Heppner, Carlton Scott Sturgill,TAXIPLASM, TJ Volonis, and Dale Williams to the storied past and bucolic present of Staten Island’s historic Snug Harbor — creating a space to present the energy and form of dreams made real. Curation, lighting & technical design by George Del Barrio. From Gowanus-based Vanderbilt Republic. Check out our review and why you should plan a day trip to see this exhibition.
How much: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students and free for kids 12 and under.
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
When: Through August 27. (This exhibit will be open by appointment. To view, please contact email@example.com)
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way depicts lyrics and quotes by Christopher Wallace, aka The Notorious B.I.G., an artist born and raised in Brooklyn. Hip hop in engrained in the history of Brooklyn and this project aims to serve as a connection to the history of the borough and prompt a conversation about the role of residents and neighbors in preserving it and moving their communities forward. Through cooperation with residents of Brooklyn, Boa Mistura generated conversation about what the borough means to its residents and its visitors, providing a catalyst for the neighborhood to explore their identity and celebrate the aesthetic value of neglected aspects of the neighborhood. At the gallery, Boa Mistura exhibits silkscreen prints alongside video of the mural project. The video, created by Mark and Jack Chandler, documents the process of making the mural, including interviews with the artists. Within this exhibit, the community is invited to continue the conversation that Boa Mistura began with their murals. View our article about the South Slope neighborhood murals.
How Much: Free
Free Yoga in the Park presented by Bend + Bloom Yoga
When: Thursday, August 25, 7pm-8pm
Where: Prospect Park’s Long Meadow, 7pm-8pm. Enter the park at Grand Army Plaza, Garfield, or 3rd Street. Proceed to Long Meadow and look for the sea of mats. Bring your own mat and water bottle plus a friend or two!
What: Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, lululemon athletica Brooklyn, and the Prospect Park Alliance every Thursday night from June 2 through August 25 for free, fresh-air yoga in beautiful Prospect Park. The series draws hundreds of Brooklynites, of all experience levels, each week to celebrate and experience yoga and wellness in our treasured park.
How much: Free, however an RSVP is required to sign the online waiver form.