Note: a version of this piece first appeared on Big Ass Lens, Sunday, June 24th. Though the text is reprinted in its entirety, the gallery presented here contains photos that differ from the original posting.
Standing at the foot of the bridge, with its green paint and imposing size, I tried to predict what lay ahead of me. It was the Saturday of Governor’s Ball, and we had packed no less than 10 waters, an eighth of the good stuff, some mildly addictive stimulants, and a schedule that included Santigold, Major Lazor, Passion Pit and Duck Sauce. Would we manage to smuggle our goodies in? Would security deny the lens and all its girth? We had more questions than answers, yet we looked ahead to a day of hard partying, oversized beers, and shellfish sandwiches. There was no mistaking: today was going to rule, and nothing was going to stop us.
Time to pass through security. I think I’ll choose the line with the friendly black lady who might be more lenient with me. I pass through without a problem. I breathe a sigh of relief and stroll into the open field, passing bodies clad in neon threads, eyes obscured by bright sunglasses, honeys all around. Dance music blares from afar; although we do not know who plays, it is a welcome sound that passed through our chests, filling it with anticipation and hope for the fun times ahead. Today, we shall party and dance with reckless abandon without regard for tomorrow.
No plans tonight? Stop by Nitehawk Cinema at 7PM for a special free screening of the popular film Klown with an in-person intro & Q + A. Below is a summary of the film:
KLOWN follows two wildly inappropriate friends as they semi-kidnap a child and run amok through the Danish countryside, plowing through endless social taboos and unspeakable debaucheries. Through armed robberies, bizarre brothels, hospitalizations and even prison, the three paddle downstream from one chaotic misadventure to the next culminating with a final shocking reveal that you’ll never be able to unsee.
Get your free tickets here.
Collider has the full scoop on the film: http://collider.com/klown-trailer-red-band/163509/
Two-year-old Bedford Avenue picnic favorite Radish doesn’t currently have any seats to offer you, but when it launches its event space and supper club this fall, it’ll be able to host dinners for 75. Co-owner Amy Marks says the shop’s burgeoning catering business led her and partner Laura DeRemer to seek a larger kitchen space. The one they found on 190 North 14th Street (between Berry and Wythe) has a 1,500-square-food venue attached, so they snapped that up too. The pair will rent it for corporate meetings and events, weddings, and other parties, when it’s not in use by night they’ll host the occasional ticketed supper club, with a seasonal, global menu.
Marks said she’s looking forward to “having a way of hosting our customers in a seated environment, which we can’t do now.” A full liquor license means they can host wine- and cocktail-paired dinners in the space, which is decorated with dark bamboo floors, handpainted Mexican tiles, reflective copper light fixtures, and a white marble bar.
Sunday afternoon the first Zombie Dash occurred on the industrial streets of Greenpoint. This informal 2.5 mile race originally started as an idea between friends and quickly evolved into a large event with about 150 participating runners. You could sign up as a human or as a zombie. These were not the slow moving zombies of years past but super fast and in shape runner zombies who definitely kept the participants on their toes. Keep your ears open for a more formal, sponsored zombie dash around Halloween.
Bigfoot and Wildboy
We couldn’t be more excited to return to everyone’s favorite borough for the 8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn on June 23 + 24, 2012 from 11am-7pm each day at the East River State Park, aka the Williamsburg Waterfront (just a few blocks from our old location in McCarren Park)! Join us as 300+ of today’s very best indie makers from the Empire State and beyond show their best handmade goods. Get creative at one of our hands-on workshops. Enjoy great music, tasty local food, and much more, all while enjoying a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline. Brooklyn, this is gonna be a good one.
Check out the mega-taleneted artists + crafters participating in RCF Brooklyn here!
More information here.
Via The Morning News
With blockbusters like Snow White and the Huntsman, Zombie Overkill, and Yahtzee: Alien Invasion, it’s already a smash hit for summer movies. But serious film buffs know Summer 2012 will be even better—and we’re not just talking about Jerry Bruckheimer’s live-action Hungry Hungry Hippo Apocalypse.
Justice League Avengers: Manchild Uprising
DC and Marvel Comics unite for the first time on the big screen. When an army of middle-aged men in Iron Man T-shirts storm the Justice League to avenge the heresy of merging the two comic book universes, heroes from DC and Marvel team up to protect superherokind. In addition to Aquaman, Superman, and Captain America, Justice League Avengers will feature less familiar superheroes such as Bolphunga, Cicada, King Tut, Poundcakes, Thundarr, Valerie Van Haaften, Ferret Boy, and the Green Juggalo. (Cameos by the Hulk, Thor, and Zach Galifianakis.)
Margot Tenenbaum vs. Max Fischer
In the tradition of Alien vs. Predator, director Wes Anderson plots Margot and Max—his two most memorable twee creations—in an epic battle to see who can be the most adorably precious. Early teasers hint at plotlines including a Trapper Keeper, a Bunsen burner, an extinct bird known as the Slender-Billed Curlew, alphabet refrigerator magnets, and Bill Murray in a tweed suit. With fonts including Rotis Semi Serif and Berthold Light Condensed Italic. Music by Sufjan Stevens and Crocheted Lampshade.
Read it all here.