Tip Sheet: Nov. 12-18


The economy sucks, so we’re advocating a stay in on weeknights/go out big on the weekend philosophy this week at Brooklyn Based (the weekend starts on Thursday in our book). Here’s where we’ll be this weekend.

THURSDAY: Wild Styles
In celebration of Film Forum’s weeklong screening of 1982 independent hip hop classic Wild Styles, Showpaper is throwing Wild Style Goes DIY: 25th Anniversary Party at Danbro Studios Warehouse in Bushwick. Kick it old school with Bus Bee, Grand Master Caz, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Double Trouble alongside alterna-rap electro duo Spank Rock. The party starts at 8pm.

FRIDAY: Fashion Action
If you spent the past season of Project Runway sneering at Suede “I refer to myself in the third-person” Baum’s couture travesties, then 3rd Ward is giving you the chance to right fashion wrongs at Fashion Wars Live — A Party for Independent Style. Style yourself, wear your own designs, coif yourself like crazy and then head over to 3rd Ward to have your photograph taken before diving into the sartorial soiree. The winning photograph receives a fashion spread in ZOOZOOM, The Original Online Glossy and a lap dance from Nina Garcia. (Ok, only the spread.)

The Devil is in the Details
Finally, a graphic novel that isn’t about sensitive art school students. Eisner-award winning Brazilian artist Rafael Grampá’s gritty, intricately detailed “Mesmo Delivery” gets its due with a release party at Desert Island Comics.

robotdonut_sm1Mmmm, Donuts and Robots
Artist Eric Joyner has been obsessed with ’50s-style robots for a while, but only recently has his obsession turned to donuts, hence the appropriately titled “My Other Robot is a Donut” at the McCaig-Welles & Rosenthal Gallery in Williamsburg. Opening reception 7-10pm, and show up early — the first 50 guests get a signed print!

Park Slope Food Coop hosts a book, CD, DVD, and video swap — even open to non-members — from 10am to 2pm. Items for trade should be in good condition and must be dropped off by 1:30pm.

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Back in 2003, indie icon Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü and Sugar fame) discovered electronic music, teamed up with house artist/producer/remixer Richard Morel and started a dance party in D.C. called Blowoff. The party, which hit the road two years ago, touches down at Southpaw at 11pm. Past eclectic sets have seen bands like MGMT spun right after ’80s faves like Simple Minds. Get advance tickets.

Charity Smackdown
Forgotten Championship Wrestling takes over the Brooklyn Lyceum at 8pm, bringing us back to a time when wrestling was entertainment and matches were, shall we say, staged. The evening, billed as Bare Bones 2008, features eight matches of both WWE stars and rising wrestling newcomers. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps wounded vets transition back to civilian life. Get your tix here.

SUNDAY: Buy Local
The Brooklyn Indie Market plays host to the local Etsy designers of {NewNew} York Street Team from 11am to 7pm. For this one-day shopping event, the BIM’s red and white striped tent will house more than 20 booths of handmade jewelry, clothing, soaps, artwork, and more.

The Wizard (Starring You!)
The LoveSac NES Classic at Barcade pits 20-something man-children against each other with speed runs of classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Winner gets a bronzed Power Glove.

Sent by Chrysanthe, Keith, Nina and Jocelyn. Photos (from top): Wild Style image courtesy of Showpaper, Mesmo Delivery image courtesy of the artist, “My Other Robot is a Donut” image courtesy Eric Joyner, Bob Mould, Brooklyn Indie Market photo via adiything.