Thursday, September 29 GOWANUS A Hyde Unhappy Hour at Littlefield, 7pm, tickets $15↠
Friday, September 30 PARK SLOPE Oktoberfest at Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten, 7pm, FREE↠
Saturday, October 1 BUSHWICK Bushwick Open Studios, all day, FREE↠ • DITMAS PARK Pig and Goat Roast at Sycamore, starting at 1pm, tickets $30↠ • PROSPECT PARK Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Pepper Festival, 10am-6pm, Adults $20↠ • INDUSTRY CITY I Am Art, noon-10pm, tickets $20 for both days↠
Monday, October 3 CROWN HEIGHTS Brooklyn Draw Jam at Shoestring Studio, 7-10pm, $5 suggested donation↠
Tuesday, October 4 DUMBO Cookbook launch party for Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on the Farm at West Elm, 6:30pm, $45 includes book, treat beer and wine↠ • FORT GREENE It’s Brewing in Brooklyn at BRIC House Stoop, 7pm, FREE with RSVP↠
Wednesday, October 5 BROOKLYN HEIGHTS Discussion of The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide at Brooklyn Historical Society, 6:30pm tickets $10↠
This week started out with crushing anxiety/despair as we anticipated the first debate between the two presidential nominees, because it’s impossible to feel confident when the adversary is as chaotically craven as he who I will never refer to seriously as “Mr. Trump.” Now it’s all over and Hillary clearly won, but more importantly won so handily that even people who would normally deny the fact of her victory, like Giuliani and Trump himself, are left resorting to eminently dignified tactics like claiming the questions were unfair or Trump’s mic was broken. (Sidebar: When I was 7 or 8 a kid in my class had a birthday party at our local bowling alley and invited his neighbor who didn’t go to our school. For the entire 3 hours, this kid complained after every turd he threw into the gutter that someone had put “grease or something” on his– and only his–bowling balls and ultimately dissolved into an epic, red-faced, tear-filled tantrum that caused a minor stir in the snack bar area. I unfortunately have forgotten the mini McEnroe’s name after all these years, but I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out he is now a Trump campaign strategist. But I digress…)
The point of this all is to say that there is a tentative, tiny sense of hope this week that we might get to the other side of this thing, and that is reason to celebrate and take advantage of the fun stuff going on around here this week.
Bushwick Open Studios is happening this weekend, so be sure to check that out if you’re hankering for some artistic inspiration (or maybe a new piece to go above your couch). And if you always get shut out of the Moth when it comes to the Bell House because it sells out so fast, take note of the fact that tickets to next Wednesday’s show go on sale today at 3pm.
Finally, here’s something to plan ahead for: Wilderness Field Notes is running another all-inclusive fall weekend retreat in the Adirondacks on October 14-16 and it sounds like the best of summer camp in a fall setting upstate, so what’s not to love? The weekend promises quiet, whiskey, delicious communal meals, late night bonfires, and daytime activities that include archery, arts and crafts, kayaking, and chopping wood. The cost for the whole shebang, including cabin lodging with a comfy bed, starts at $435 per person, but our readers get 15% off if you use the code BROOKLYNBASED.
Setting our sights back on this week, we’ve got more tips to fill up all your days, so be sure to read on and start making plans. Happy fall to all! (more…)
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