Holiday Shopping Brooklyn Style: First Ever #EATANDFLEA Brunch Bazaar

Alkhemi9 at Tutu's, photo courtesy of @vlaforever

Alkhemi9 at Tutu’s, via @vlaforever

‘Tis the season… for holiday markets to popup all over the city. People line the streets hoping to score local handmade goodies and artisanal wares. Sure these markets are great places to hit with your Xmas checklist, but now, for the fist time ever, Press Vintage brings the flea to you. Introducing the First Annual #EATANDFLEA Brunch Bazaar, a holiday pop-up taking place at Tutu’s and combining all of your favorite weekend activities in one. Eat. Drink. Shop. Be Merry.

Frustrated with the commotion of other holiday fairs, Emma Bracy and Ben Martel, founders of Press Vintage, partnered with Tutu’s to create the first ever #EATANDFLEA Brunch Bazaar: brunch in the front, bazaar-ing in the back, with some special added touches (like sexy live jazz and free Perrier) that will take you out of holiday hell while you get your necessary shopping on.

This one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience highlights local vendors with fly gifts for all. Between Press Vintage‘s men’s–women’s–unisex offerings and Various Love Affairs‘ handmade designer digs you’ll have your clothing needs covered. Friends think they fancy, huh? Check out the jewelry selection, including Alkhemi9‘s metal masterpieces and the special sneak-peak of jewelry line KRI.MARINO (formerly of Downtown Diaries fame).

#EATANDFLEA taking place at Tutu’s, 25 Bogart Street, noon to 6pm on Saturdays (12/14) and  (12/21).

via @pressmatters

via @pressmatters


VIDEO: Small Black – “Free At Dawn”

TONIGHT: Catch SZA at Glasslands, Free EP Download

Leave it to me to love anything that kicks off with a Fleetwood Mac sample, excerpts from Rosemary’s Baby and lyrics like “I’ll be your good witch, call me,” but beyond my go-to approval qualifications, SZA has been on my brain since her sort of under-the-radar debut release See.SZA.Run.

You can download her newest S EP below for free, and catch her tonight at Glasslands with Cascine dream Chad Valley and number one crush Rush Midnight. Tickets are moments away from being sold out, so get yours now!

Indians – “Lips Lips Lips” (Darby Antlers Remix)

Royal Oak Reincarnation, Over The Eight Opens This Weekend

After the short-lived stay of light and airy restaurant Bellwether, the vacancy at 594 Union Ave. is to yet again be filled by a drink swilling newcomer.

These walls are haunted by the sweaty dance parties of Williamsburg ‘yore and Over The Eight promises to tip its proverbial hat to what once made this space so successful — “readings, art shows, dance parties, and straight up-and-down good food and music.”

Here’s hoping Over The Eight can tap into the bygone spirit of Royal Oak — the way we all choose to remember it, and not its inevitably douche-filled end. And if Saturday night’s party is any indication, the OTE team is off to a promising start.

Janet Jackson – “Someone To Call My Lover” (Giraffage Remix)

Are you guys loving this as much as I am? Or am I just being old and nostalgic?

Glasslands Offers Summer Pass For Shows (Including FREE Drinks)

From our friends over at Glasslands:

Kick back and picture this Summer: the BBQs, the parks, the lemonade, the never-ending string of concerts, events, and parties.

Leave that last part to us. This limited-run season pass gets you:

– Entry into every Glasslands event this Summer, no matter what price, no matter how full, no funny business

– One free drink every time you stop by

That’s over 120 events, so bring a sleeping bag maybe and settle in for the long haul?

** Very limited run **

Looks like other season passes will be available in the future as well. Get yours here for the steep upfront cost of $225 — although when you do the math, this hip little card ultimately pays for itself if you’re looking to do a show or two a week through the season. Here’s hoping the Popgun boys can make some of that sweet new Williamsburg waterfront property money.

Little Boots “Broken Record” (Hackman Remix)

With intergalactic synthesizer vibes, today marks the release of the Hackman Remix of previously teased single “Broken Record” from Nocturnes, the upcoming sophomore studio release from Little Boots (neé Victoria Hesketh) — just in time for your sunny day wind down.

Catch Little Boots at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 7th with AVAN LAVA and (one of our newest favorites!) Feathers, celebrating the same day release Nocturnes — featuring contributions from members of Simian Mobile Disco as well as Hercules and Love Affair, with production credit to DFA co-founder Tim Goldsworthy. Basically, we have super high hopes for this record… Not convinced quite yet? Take a listen to fellow Nocturnes track “Motorway” here.

Get your tickets here for what’s sure to be disco synth and babe-filled night!