Friday, June 14, 2013

This Weekend: Crown Heights Assembly, Five Myles, LaunchPad, High School Bandmates, Links

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.

June 14-15, 2013
Opening with Live Music, Sat. June 15, 7pm
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.
- The Crown Heights Assembly are holding their monthly meeting, focused on housing justice, at Georgia's Place (Prospect and Bedford) at 2pm on Saturday.

- LaunchPad hosts a full weekend of interesting events:

Friday, June 14th @ 8pm
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

Saturday, June 15th @ Noon-5pm
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

Saturday, June 15th @ 8pm
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.

1 comment:

  1. From the Streets to Five Myles High - For those of you that missed it last night there were a CRAZY number of AMAZING musicians jamming at Five Myles. Though it was technically an art opening it appeared to be more an excuse to anonymously get together a power group of high profile players. Considering the number of electric guitars in the room I'm surprised the art didn't vibrate off the walls. This was a group of musician's musicians and though I recognized some Living Color folks this was anything but a cult of personality. They were all there just to play.