Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Lunch, Launchpad, Links


- Launchpad has another great slate of events this week, including their inaugural "LunchPad" get-together for all those who live and work nearby. Check it out:

Wednesday, August 7th @ 8pm
Best Friend's Thread - Improv Comedy Showcase


You know how this goes! We love each other! We love improv! You should come to this awesome place in Brooklyn and enjoy the crap out of the aforementioned details!

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8p; $5 suggested donation


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Thursday, Augsut 8th @ Noon
LunchPad


Every Thursday in August from 12-2pm, we invite you to bring your lunch to LaunchPad. Get out of the house and enjoy free wi-fi, backyard, A/C, ice water and coffee. And, mingle with other people who live and work in the area!

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
Noon; Free!

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Thursday, August 8th @ 7:30pm
Screenwriter's Workshop and Meetup


A table-read is one of the most valuable forms of feedback in screenwriting. The Screenwriters Meet-Up is a place for writers to bring screenplays or scenes to read out loud and workshop with other writers. If necessary, we ask that people with longer scripts (30+ pages) have specific scenes picked out so we can accommodate a higher number of people present at a given session.

Everyone is welcome, including beginners or actors who only want to read.

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
7:30p; Pay what you wish

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Friday, August 9th @ 8pm
Anything Goes - Open Performance Night


A new open performance/screening series where anyone can present anything under 10 minutes. We will accept almost anything including music, readings, video, demonstrations, film, comedy, dance, animation, presentations and more! Performance slots are limited so register in advance:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FRvMvza-G-o_taYYUVE6ZnAWkeGsB9xom1XUbJ5T03E/viewform

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8p; $5 suggested donation

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Monday, August 12th @ 7pm
Dancercize!


Join us for a fun activity open to all that combines aerobic exercise with simple dance moves. Set to different types of music, come to learn new moves, show off your old moves, or just get your heart rate up while meeting new friends. All levels are welcome, leotards and leg warmers optional.

Wear: Exercise Clothes + Sneakers

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
7p; Pay what you wish

And because they start with the same letter as "lunch" and "Launchpad," some links:

 - Jonathan Butler, founder of Brownstoner and the Brooklyn Flea, sat down for a thoughtful interview with the Observer earlier this week about his latest Brooklyn-based venture, 1000 Dean Street.

- Tablet reports that Crown Heights is home to the offices of a new, American Idol-style singing competition for Orthodox Jews around the world, titled "A Jewish Star."

- Tablet also did a podcast with Bulletproof Stockings, a Hasidic alt-rock duo who hails from the neighborhood.

- The L Magazine was the latest in a long line of local news outlets to write on the explosive rise of rents in Crown Heights, picking up on DNAInfo's coverage of the CHCA Affordable Housing meeting last week. Brownstoner ran a similar post, asking whether "gentrifiers are gentrifying gentrifiers."

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