Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: May 31-June 2

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‘Quality Wood’ by Karen Gibbons is one of many pieces of local artwork for you to take home this Thursday from ArtWorks 2016 – A Benefit for Arts Gowanus. (Courtesy of Arts Gowanus)

Welcome to the week, which features very engaging events to say the least: A Morbid Anatomy book launch, a Gowanus art fundraiser, lesbian sex secrets, and more

The Griff & Joe Memorial Day Memorial Service Spectacular
When: Tuesday, May 31, Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street (near 5th Avenue)
What: Once again, roommates and holiday lovers Griffin Newman and Joe Garden invite you into their home to celebrate Memorial Day and the start of summer. You never know WHO will drop in! With Lily McQueen, Cocoon Central Dance Team, Matt Beacon, Kendall Farrell, Griffin Newman, and Joe Garden.
How much: $8, tickets available online. $10, day of show.

Eugenia Choe Trio
When: Wednesday, June 1, 8:15pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place (between 1st and Carroll Streets)
What: Pianist Eugenia Choe releases her debut album for SteepleChase Records, which showcases her unique ear for composition and improvisation. The music has a personal sound and touch. Soulful, lyrical melodies combine with intricate rhythm and counterpoint. The band is comprised of like-minded colleagues who have been playing together for some time, giving this band a true collective sound.
How much: $8, at the door.

Anatomical Venus Book Launch at the Strand Rare Book Room
When:  Thursday, June 2, 7pm-8pm
Where: The Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway at 12 Street (Manhattan)
What: Head to The Strand’s Rare Book Room as Joanna Ebenstein, co-founder and creative director of the one and only Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, celebrates the release of her new book Anatomical Venus. Joanna pulls back the veil on these life-size dissectible wax women reclining on moth-eaten velvet cushions complete with glass eyes, strings of pearls, and golden tiaras crowning their real human hair.
How much: $15 for admission and gift card. $35 for admission and signed copy, tickets available online.

Free Yoga in the Park presented by Bend + Bloom Yoga
When: Thursday, June 2
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.

The Great American Casket Company at Green-Wood Cemetery
When: Thursday, June 2 throughout Thursday, June 16. 7pm
Where:
Green-Wood Cemetery, 5th Avene at 25th Street entrance.
What: Join BREAD Arts Collective for an original, sensory, theatre experience in Green-Wood cemetery this June. You’ll be led down a performance rabbit hole as the sun sets on Green-Wood’s historic 478 acres, and you’ll land at a reception with some of Brooklyn’s favorite vendors hosted by Co-Producer Modern Rebel & Co.
How much: Free.

Jay Friedenberg: The Panoramic Landscape
When: Opens on Thursday June 2 and showing through July 3. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-7:00pm. 
Where:
440 Gallery, 440 6th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
What: 440 Gallery will be presenting the second solo show by Jay Friedenberg, featuring large-scale panoramic scenes from around the globe. Friedenberg’s artwork is a combination of traditional and modern photographic techniques that is enhanced by digital effects to create fantastic color and compositions. The opening reception is Saturday, June 4 from 6pm-9pm.
How much: Free.

ArtWorks 2016 – A Benefit for Arts Gowanus
When: Thursday, June 2 between 7pm-10pm 
Where: 
Gowanus Loft61 9th Street #C8 (between 2nd Avenue and the Gowanus Canal.
What: An excellent opportunity to support the amazing artists of the Gowanus neighborhood. Each attendee gets to take home the work of a Gowanus local artist. An open bar will be available, presented by many local businesses. See our preview of the event here.
How much: Purchase tickets online here. $250 Individual Ticket: Includes entrance to event for ONE and ONE piece of original artwork; $300 Couples Ticket: Includes entrance to event for TWO and ONE piece of original artwork. Tickets are going fast, so make your purchase quickly! Keep in mind the event is for 21 and up. And don’t forgot that you can make a contribution even if you can’t make the fundraiser.

Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men…And Women
When: Thursday, June 2 between 7:30pm-9pm 
Where: 
Please New York, 557 5th Avenue (at 15th Street)
What: Take your Sapphic skills to the next level in the workshop version of Amy Jo’s best selling book Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men. There is so much variation in what works for individual women that we all need a road map for how to sex them up. And heterosexual sex frequently follows an antiquated model that leaves so much out in the realm of women’s pleasure. Fortunately, there are some people who can offer men (and others!) the empirical knowledge gained from a lifetime of pleasing women – and getting pleased by them. In this workshop, we’ll pack in as much as we can about making sex with women great: how to approach a woman’s body, how to kiss, how to go down on her with skill, and how to bone her in all the right ways. Heck, after a recent design your own sex toy workshop, how can you go wrong with their programming?
How much: $30. Purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased in-store. For any questions, please contact us at 718-788-6969 or email workshops@pleasenewyork.com.

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