Local artists #SELLOUT this weekend

"#Perrier" by Steve Wasterval

“#Perrier” by Steve Wasterval

“Selling out is the new making it” according to the brains behind the collaborative #SELLOUT at REVERSE Gallery on Frost St. The branding company Worstofall Designs teamed with sponsors Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Zico® to promote 16 fresh art faces who aren’t afraid to make a little cash.

In the room slammed with fans, friends and neighbors last night, curator Steve Wasterval shared his inspiration for the show. “Artists have to pay bills too and getting paid is not a ‘bad’ thing,” stated Wasterval, who also contributes his own pieces. While some artists shy away from teaming up with commercial names, Wasterval, as a designer and painter, readily joins forces with brands to propel art to the masses and the artists represented hold a similar sentiment. Commissioned pieces aren’t seen as soul sacrificing, but collaborative to bring heart and design to a wider audience.

Every inch of the small gallery space is covered with a mishmash of custom pieces including fine art, pillows, scarves, shoe lamps and a video installation. A love of craftsmanship and commercialism bring the seemingly separate collections together. The show also has a slight punk attitude, with the group proudly shouting f*ck you to traditional vanity and gallery shows and not waiting on someone else to tell them their work is worth a buck. [Read more…]

This Weekend: Hipster Dog Show In Greenpoint


The fashion show/contest is part of a bigger event called Bark For Life, “a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.” There will also be face painting and magic shows, which were sort of cool like five years ago.
It all goes down at Monsignor McGolrick Park (at the intersection of Russell and Nassau Avenues), with the dog show competition starting at 10 a.m. For a small donation, you can register your dog to “strut the doggie runway” and compete for prizes for Most Fashionable, Best Celebrity Look Alike, Best Haircut, Best Trick, and Hippest (Dog that Looks Most Like a Hipster).

More at Bark for Life.

Re-opening of the Recession Art space

Recession Art, a gallery that sells afforable art for those among us that aren’t planning on living in the Domino Sugar Condos, is reopening on Saturday. FW friend Danny Ghitis is helping them re-debut in style with photos taken in the Harlem Valley.

Recession Art
47 Bergen Street
6 to 10 pm

More info here.

Make Music New York Happening Thursday, June 21

This Thursday, June 21 hundreds of free concerts in public spaces will be occurring around New York througout all five boroughs thanks to Make Music New YorkMake Music New York is in its sixth year and open to the general public.

From their website:

Make Music New York takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 460 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.”

Show Alert- The Suzan at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge 12/22

Fools Gold Records

Japanese girls are notorious for being wild amongst other asians. Heck, perhaps this applies universally. Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn are four crazy japanese girls with a tropical pop band. They call themselves The Suzan and I call them my favorite girl force. Get a taste of their music through the wacky visuals below.

The Suzan- \”Home\”

[Read more…]

Brooklyn Boulders Birthday Bash

Brooklyn Boulders is the only reason I go to South Brooklyn for weeks at a time. Their birthday party this weekend looks worth a trip on the G.

From the invite:
Eastern Mount Sports
Adidas Outdoor

Chef Master Nieves on the grill.
Sheep Station bartenders at the tap.
Brooklyn Brewery on tap.

Somebody’s winning an annual membership to BKB!
Free 2nd Bday shirts
Photobooth to remember our bday by.
Cornhole tournament.
Premiere of City Slickers: Part 2.
Treasure hunt.
Unicorn rides and so much more…

Members = $12
Non-Members (who like us on FB) = $15

So, for 12 to 15 bucks you will be automatically receiving $50 worth of items,
and a chance to win several hundred more in giveaways and raffles!

More info on the facebook event.

A Year at Rooftop Farms!

Food, drinks, live music and an 8pm auction to raise funds for our friends at Evolutionary Organics, whose barn just burned down. A year’s worth of photos from the farm will be on display.

Sponsors include Brooklyn Brewery, Evolutionary Organics, the Goddamn Cobras, Red Jacket Orchards, and musical by Two Lost Turkeys.

Conveniently right off the G’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn stop!