Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Since the last “Top 5 shows of the weekend”, we’ve crossed the first official day of summer, I’ve somehow managed to survive another full orbit of the sun, and best of all, finally made it out to Hometown BBQ. It hasn’t all been good though, just to add to the rotten run of form 2016 has been on, The Acheron is also closing down soon. Finally, by the time this goes out, you’ll only have a couple more days to make a final purchase at Other Music before it closes on the 25th, so do make some time for that in between catching some great shows.

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Jennifer Aniston visits Bushwick and Mick Jagger spotted in Greenpoint

Joining a long list of celebrities including Beyonce, Jay-Z and Bill Clinton, Jennifer Anniston had a meal at Roberta’s last night:

A-lister Jennifer Aniston, the ultimate Friends star, the stripper/mother from Meet The Millers and an unforgettable sex-hungry boss from Horrible Bosses, made an appearance in Bushwick/East Williamsburg yesterday at around 8 p.m. She was headed for Roberta’s, tells us Jesse Hover, who posted a video of the star on Twitter. [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Nitehawk!

 

Nitehawk opened its doors 5 years ago on June 24th and is celebrating all this week with some of their favorite flicks and $5 beers.  To top it off, on Friday they are going all out with free tots! Nitehawk – we love you. Cheers to many more.

 

Programming Highlights:

Since Nitehawk Cinema opened on June 24, 2011, and overturned the prohibition law banning alcohol in theaters, we’ve been committed to presenting the very best, original programming combining three things we love the most: movies, food, and drinks.

June 22: The Deuce screening of Street Trash. Nitehawk first screened Street Trash in April 2012. THE DEUCE debuted at Nitehawk in September 2013 with a screening of Vice Squad.

June 23: Kevin Geeks Out about Death. Kevin first Geeked Out at Nitehawk in October 2014 with zombies.

June 24 & 25: Midnite screenings of Drive. Drive was one of the first movies that Nitehawk played and we played it for a loooong time. You loved it, we loved it and so we’ve chosen it to be a part of our five year celebration! Also, the drink special for this movie, called The Driver, has never left our menu since 2012.

June 25 & 26: Brunch screenings of The Breakfast Club. Nitehawk kicked off our repertory brunch screenings with The Breakfast Club in January 2012. The brunch lives on in the form of our regular brunch series prix fixe: “The Breakfast Club” ($15) one entree plus mimosa or Bloody Mary. 

June 28: Film Feast – Dazed and Confused. Nitehawk’s FILM FEASTS was first served in October 2012 with a screening of Apocalypse Now with Sixpoint Brewery and is the ultimate example of what Nitehawk does best. Dazed and Confused marks the fourth time we’ve collaborated with Lagunitas Brewing Company.

See you there!

Shi*t! F*ck! Dammit! Now The Acheron is closing

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Last week, we found out we were losing Grand Victory and possibly Secret Project Robot and Palisades. Now Acheron is shutting down its backroom and will no longer be hosting shows. In another week, the only place you’ll be able to see music is the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.  [Read more...]

Queens is hosting their own GovBall in October with an amazing line-up

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In case you’re still bummed that the Kanye West show got cancelled a few weeks ago, here’s your chance to see him again, along with Grimes, Savages and more.

The Queens GovBall, officialy knowa as ‘The Meadows,’ takes place October 1 & 2 at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Pre-sale starts at 11am EST tomorrow and general on-sale starts at 11am EST on Thursday, June 23rd

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Brooklyn Mirage shut down again, this time for safety violations

Mirage; credit:  Scott Lynch/Gothamist

Mirage; credit: Scott Lynch/Gothamist

From DNA:

A slew of safety violations prompted city building inspectors to shut down a 6,000-person party venue for the second time in three weeks, according to an email sent from the Department of Buildings to the local community board. [Read more...]