Gov Ball and Nitehawk present Weird Al’s UHF Film Feast

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As you may know, Nitehawk Cinema, the best (in my opinion) movie theater in NYC, loves to pair the movies they’re showing with delicious, thoughtful and eclectic dishes to match. Building on that, they also have what they call FILM FEASTS, where they create an entire menu for one movie (food AND drink). It’s usually a classic, like Pulp Fiction, Christmas Vacation, and Big Lebowski. Or it’s one that is relevant to the now, like the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer screening which is sold out (the prequel show on Netflix is out July 17).

And what does this have to do with Governor’s Ball Music Festival (next weekend), you ask?!

This Tuesday, June 2nd, before Weird Al Yankovic himself takes the stage on Randall’s Island on Sunday June 7th, Nitehawk is teaming up with the Gov Ball team to show his wacky, absurd Wayne’s World-one-upping cult classic UHF (1989). It’s the only movie Weird Al’s ever made, and it features Fran Drescher, Michael Richards, and Kevin McCarthy, among others.

Check out the crazy and unpredictable menu (including the infamous Twinkie Wiener Sandwich) below and grab tickets HERE. They’re sure to go quick.

“Waiters of the Lost Ark”
Big Edna burger & Twinkie Wiener Sandwich with “just about done” Fries
Drink Pairing: Rolling Rock Golden Idol – Rolling Rock Extra Pale, Mango Pureé, Fresh Lemon Juice

“Philo’s Chemistry Set”
Prickly Pear Limoncello Shot

“Mr. Butterfingers’ Red Face”
Finger Sandwich – Prosciutto, Arugula, Parmesan, Red Pepper Coulis
Drink Pairing: Blood and Sawdust – Bulldog Gin, Clarified Fresh Vegetable Juice, Pimento Dram

“What’s it gonna be, Weaver?”
Wheel of Fish Ceviche – Red Snapper, Avocado Pureé, Pineapple, Paprika, Mystery Box
Drink Pairing: Blueberry Daiquiri – Flor de Caña 4 yr. Rum, Blueberry Syrup, Fresh Lime

“Good Watermelon”
Avua Cachaça, Fresh Watermelon

“Cuz They’re Real Fishy”
Margherita Pizza with White Anchovies
Drink Pairing: Something Orange – Prosecco, Aperol Infused Orange Wedge

“Fifth Blood Part 1″
Classic Bahn Mi – Country Pork Paté, Ham, Pickled Carrot, Cucumber, Cilantro Mayo
Drink Pairing: Supplies! – Junmai Nigori Sake

Governor’s Ball 2015: Reasons to get to the island early

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Well folks, we are officially only NINE DAYS out from this year’s Governor’s Ball weekend on Randall’s Island, so it’s time to start planning. Although… you probably already have your outfits picked out, don’t you? Schedules, food vendors, transportation options, the festival grounds map and more have been released by the Gov Ball team, and we’re here to help you make the tough decisions easier.

P.S. can’t make it the whole weekend, but still want to come for a day? Well you’re in luck! They’ve re-released a limited number of single day tickets - GET ON IT HERE.

So one of our favorite things to do is entice you to get there EARLY. There are so many fun and amazing smaller acts playing this year that are well worth your waking up a little bit earlier, and really get your wristbands’ worth! Plus this is not to mention the food options curated by The Infatuation. Those are probably well worth it on their own…

Keep reading to find out what acts we think you should check out every day of the festival before 5. Plus our choices of food vendors, which may or may not depend on how many 24 oz Foster’s you’ve consumed by that time.

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2015 Kentucky Derby parties in Brooklyn – where to watch the Derby

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It’s that time of year again. Let’s drink mint juleps, wear gaudy hats, and put on our best pastel suits and dresses.  The 141st Kentucky Derby is coming this Saturday, May 2!

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Over the Counter: This Week in New and Interesting Music

institute“Over the Counter” is a column focused on new and interesting music that isn’t heavily featured on major music blogs. In this edition: Institute, Collapsing Scenery, Shark? and Prurient. [Read more...]

Deals at Beacon’s Closet this weekend

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One year ago, much-loved thrift store Beaon’s Closet left its home on North 11th  for a trek up to Greenpoint. The new location is bigger than before, meaning more rad vintage digs to sift through. To commemorate the move, the store is having a two-day sale. Details below!

Beacon’s Closet is celebrating the one year anniversary of its flagship store’s move to Greenpoint with a special promotion the last weekend of March. Come shop the racks at 74 Guernsey St. and save on everything you need for your spring wardrobe. It is our way of thanking all of our customers who have made our first year in Greenpoint such a successful one!

Saturday March 28 + Sunday March 29 at the Greenpoint Store only:

Spend $100 + get 10% off
Spend $150 + get 15% off
Spend $200 + get 20% off

Blue Tags are 50% off

Even Abbi and Ilana love it.

Alleged murderer Robert Durst made millions in Williamsburg last year

durstRobert Durst, a member of one of the wealthiest real estate families in NYC and three time accused murderer (yet somehow never convicted even after admitting to dismembering his neighbor) has been in the news constantly this week. He was [Read more...]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

GBHappy St. Patrick’s Day everyone. Pour a Guinness, throw on some Primordial, and settle in with another edition of This One Goes To Eleven, now an official green-Exorcist-puke-free institution.

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Video: Helmet played Saint Vitus

Long running NYC noise makers Helmet brought their 20th anniversary tour for 1994′s album Betty to Saint Vitus in Greenpoint last Sunday. The record was played in full, with an additional second set of career highlights. You can watch part of the two hour long set below.

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