Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: May 13-15

Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: May 13-15
bike jumble
The New York Bike Jumble will be at the Old Stone House on Saturday, May 14. (Photo via ridermarc)

Welcome to the weekend, which features many events: bike jumbles, truck touching, kiddie Bowie, and more.

The Cowards Choir performs Name The Fear
When: Friday, May 13, 2016, Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
Where: Brooklynworks at 159, 159 20th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: After a successful Pledge Music campaign, D.C. based band The Cowards Choir, fronted by songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Andy Zipf, have created their first full-length album, NAME THE FEAR, along with a ‘visual score’ from Will Davis of the creative production company Small Creatures. This spring the group embarks on an east coast tour, during which they’ll perform the album in its entirety at each show, with the visual score as a backdrop.
How much: $15, tickets available here.

Fear Not To Appear — Paintings, Drawings, and Books, 1980-1997 by Dale Williams
When: Through Sunday, May 22. By appointment only.
Where: Gowanus Loft, 61 9th Street #C8 (between 2nd Avenue and the Gowanus Canal.)
How much: Free — contact for an appointment.

6/15 Green Annual Plant Sale
When: Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 11am-3pm
Where: 6/15 Green Community Garden, Corner of 6th Avenue and 15th Street.
What: The garden will also be conducting its annual plant sale, selling flower and vegetable plants, in addition to heirloom plants in order to raise funds for the garden; donations are also most welcome. Plant sale dates have been extended this year due to expanded public interest.

New York Bike Jumble
When: Saturday, May 14, 10am-4pm
Where: Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: The New York Bike Jumble returns to Washington/JJ Byrne Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn. for the seventh year in a row. Fulfill all your cycling needs for the summer! Get yourself a new or used bike, new and used accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork, overstocks, and bargains galore.

PS 295 Touch-a-Truck Street Fair 2016
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12pm-5pm (rain or shine)
Where: 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
What: Do you have little ones that love trucks? Have an aspiring firefighter? Wonder what the Sean Casey Animal Adoption Van looks like from the inside? Enjoy eating delicacies from local food trucks? If you answered yes to any of these, then the Touch-a-Truck street fair is for your family! Loved by people from all age groups, the sixth annual Touch-a-Truck is hosted by PS 295. The event is a fundraiser to support academic, arts, and enrichment programs at this small Title I school. View our preview article for more information.
How much: $8 per person (no charge for infants worn or carried by their parent)

PS 321 Flea Market
When: Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 9am-5pm
Where: 180 7th Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets – in front of PS 321
What: This market is considered a Park Slope institution by many, and plans to be open year round. The flea is under new management this year.

Karen Gibbons: Pachamama
When: Through May 29. 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 is pleased to present new sculptures, drawings and collage by Karen Gibbons. This exhibit is a continuation of Gibbons’s idiosyncratic sensibility, where collaged elements create a dream-like near-narrative. Her new work introduces the use of plaster substrates, a material that gives each piece a substantial, weighty dimension. Gibbons’s work entwines feminine imagery and references to the earth.  In the large scale piece, “Pachamama”, Gibbons creates a mountainous structure out of plaster, painting the form in earthy greens and yellows.  Through collage elements, the face of the Virgin Mary peers from the top of the mountain; her hands surround her mountain/body in a comforting embrace.
How much: Free.

I Want To Agree With You But You Are Making It Very Hard For Me
When: Saturday, May 14, 7pm-9pm
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: P_A_C was born on October 8, 2015, in the Internet, (EU). It is made up of A & Z who produce multi disciplinary work through performance, video and text. They borrow, steal and lie in an attempt to understand how to function as a unified self. The performance is about never having being bought a bottle of whiskey, and that my mother bribed my passport. It’s got everything to do with kissing a gorilla and that my grandparents are Yemenite Jews. It’s because there is always a little box to tick and that it never asks what colour your discharge is. It’s a journey and you will learn that ‘A’ started for the sake of sanity and ‘Z’ began as it has to end somewhere. Everything we say is true and everything you hear can be held against you. We have your story to tell you, about who we are from, what I fuck and where we will die.
How Much: Free

House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1869-1922
When:  Through May 30. Thursdays-Sundays 12-6pm (open everyday except Tuesdays)
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: House of Wax will exhibit a selection of waxworks once shown as part of Castan’s Berlin-based Panopticum (1869-1922). The full collection, never before exhibited in the US, will later be installed at the forthcoming Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn.
How much: Regular admission fees: Admission to the exhibition & library is $5. Seniors and students are $3, and children 12 and under are free.

Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
When: Exhibit through May 28. Regular hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 2pm-6pm.
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: Rawiya presents In Her Absence I Created Her Image, an exhibit of documentary photography. The exhibit will explore the lives of communities and individuals in the Middle East through documentary photography, focusing on social, political, and human rights issues across Arab countries. At a time when Islamophobia in the U.S. runs rampant and many view the Middle East with suspicion, efforts to create understanding are of the utmost importance. This exhibit, the title of which is inspired by a poem by Mahmoud Darwish, includes work by photographers Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, Myriam Abdelaziz, and Tamara Abdul Hadi, members of the Rawiya photography collective. Rawiya aims to dispel stereotypes about this often misunderstood and underrepresented region by shining a light on the everyday hardships and shared experiences of its inhabitants, thereby encouraging a more compassionate and empathetic worldview. Within In Her Absence I Created Her Image, individual projects and varied themes contribute to an overarching theme of humanity, dignity, and empowerment.
How Much: Free

Rock Bands for Kids: A Tribute to David Bowie
When: Saturday, May 14, 1:15pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street and 5th Avenue
What: With Blue Lightning, Running On Ice, The Black Fedoras, The Brooklyn X-Rays, Out Of Order, Piece of Cake, and Control the Sound.
How Much: $5, tickets available online. This event is for minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian

Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair
When: Sunday, May 15, 12am-6pm (rain or shine)
Where: 5th Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street
What: et ready to join an upbeat sea of neighbors, businesses, and bands as they take over 5th Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street. Music and other entertainment will take place throughout the day, most by local and non-profit organizations. You can see the entire schedule here. View our preview article for more information.

Brooklyn Flea at Grand Army Plaza
When: Every Sunday beginning May 8 through October 23, 11am-6pm.
Where: Grand Army Plaza
What: Care for a few summer orbs for gardening? Fancy some occult jewelry? Feel like biting into a lavender cake donut? You won’t have to travel far at all to do any of these things, as the Brooklyn Flea has set up Sunday shop at Grand Army Plaza.

Smorgasburg at Prospect Park
When: Sunday, May 15, 11am-6pm
Where: Prospect Park, Breeze Hill (Located near Lakeside and the Lincoln Road entrance)
What: Smorgasburg begins its warm weather months in our beautiful backyard. Find 100 vendors and food from all over the world every Sunday at Breeze Hill, located near Lakeside and the park’s Lincoln Road entrance.  Find the market on Google Maps here. Presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Dog friendly.


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