Is it just me or is this winter especially interminable? When the weather is crappy, the days are short, and my seasonal affective disorder kicks in, I am always on the lookout for activities that do not involve borderline lethal doses of booze and/or cheese. I also have this completely unjustified image of myself as a crafty person, so the Jewelry Making Workshop at powerHouse Arena naturally caught my eye. Tatty Devine, a cult-fave British jewelry brand whose unique, offbeat pieces have been sported by Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry, has a book out that promises to make brilliant bauble designers out of all of us. The brains behind the operation, two art school grads who got their start selling leather cuffs at London’s Portobello Market, will be providing supplies, tips, and inspiration to attendees who want to try their hand at making stunning accessories from everyday objects like keys, playing cards, and tape measures. Reserve a spot by emailing RSVP@powerHouseArena.com.–K.H.
Despite early promises from President Obama that buying affordable insurance would soon be as simple as shopping on Amazon, the process of selecting a health-care provider is more than just a matter of picking and clicking. Plans, premiums and out-of-pocket expenses under Obamacare vary greatly from state-to-state and person-to-person, depending on factors like household size, annual […]
Sat March 15, 2014If you’re one of the lucky few with a patch of greenspace to call your own, this thaw we’re experiencing means it’s time to get work on prepping, pruning and planting for spring. To that end, you’re going to want to swing by Green-Wood Cemetery this Saturday at 2pm to pick up […]
Tue March 18, 2014Head to Pioneer Works on March 18 for the first of three workshops where you’ll learn to design and print your own 3D jewelry using Rhino–the software program not the odd-toed ungulate. Instructor Sergei Tiourine will walk you through the process, from sketching to surface modeling, creation, manipulation, packaging and printing. You […]
Wed March 12, 2014Rough Trade only opened its Brooklyn outpost in November, but the English music import is quickly becoming a mainstay in Williamsburg’s music scene. From now through March 29, Rough Trade has teamed up with TomTom Magazine to present the world’s largest modern Moog installation, a 25-day residency program devoted to sound experimentation […]
Wed March 12, 2014Way before Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos or even Scarface and The Godfather set the gold standard for gangster sagas, director Raoul Walsh was one of the first to turn his lens on organized crime, bringing realism to the rough-hewn existence of immigrants living on the Bowery in 1915′s Regeneration. The silent, biographical […]