Lots going on this weekend, and lots of news this week. First, the events:
- Five Myles presents "From the Street to Five Myles High" as part of its Summer SpaceProgram tonight and tomorrow night.
Opening with Live Music,
From the Street to FiveMyles High
Curator: Richard Admiral aka Bama
This weekend exhibition shows contemporary art works done by eight well-known New York City street artists from the seventies and early eighties.
Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.
The FiveMyles SpaceProgram is in part supported by Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Kevin Noblet Family.
- LaunchPad hosts a full weekend of interesting events:
Exit Strata Presents "Exhibit A: Re/Production"
The exhibit's opening will not only be kicked off with the standard libations and celebration (and music from DJ Mickey Perez) but will also feature a panel discussion / roundtable on CREATIVE CAPITAL and STRATEGIES FOR RESILIENCE for the ARTIST as ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR
Who Controls Your Food? Stories from Venezuela to Brooklyn
What is the relationship between food justice and sovereignty in Venezuela and the United States? Join us for a screening of the award-winning film "Growing Change," which explores Venezuela's grassroots food justice movement, followed by a discussion
Wake Up People!
A night of improv comedy hosted by the Warren team
- It's not in Crown Heights, but a bandmate from high school jazz band has his own trio now, and they'll be rocking out at the Metropolitan Room on Saturday night. Check 'em out.
On to the links:
- The Daily News has been on the Crown Heights beat lately. Their "Eating Along the 4 Train" series has included rundowns of both Franklin (shout-outs for TasteBuds, Little Zelda, and Rosco's) and Utica. They also ran a nice interview with Penina Roth of the Franklin Park Reading Series.
- The Patch folks have been on their game, too, liveblogging the CB8 meeting (who gets liquor licenses being a point of contention and interest) and reporting on the latest literary success to emerge from the neighborhood.
- Finally, in deeply troubling news, a pair of attacks on young girls rattled the neighborhood's Chabad Lubuvitch community last week (and should rattle all of us, of course). Investigations are underway.