Wednesday, May 16, 2012


If someone has forwarded this list to you and you want to get it yourself, send an email to Poor Folks Specials- Check out these sites for great free things for shows for booze is now RIP for openings not all free, but mostly for shows Recommended art stuff Most, but not all galleries are closed Sunday and Monday and usually open 11-6 ******************** Check with for openings, for shows... also****************** ********************** “Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics” Characters as diverse as Mickey Mouse, the historical Buddha, Tomb Raider Lara Croft, and the Green Lama have something in common: Tibet. For more than sixty years Tibet has figured in comic books from around the world, at times creating and at times perpetuating notions of an otherworldly land roamed by the yeti, inhabited by wise and powerful lamas, or full of dark magic. Hero, Villain, Yeti features the most complete collection of comics related to Tibet ever assembled, with examples ranging from the 1940s to the present. More than fifty comic books from the Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, and the United States reflect on the depiction of Tibet, tracing the historical roots of prevailing perceptions and stereotypes and their visual and narrative evolution over time. Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th St at Seventh Ave (212-620-5000, December 9, 2011 - June 11, 2012 also****************** ********************** "Keith Haring 1978–1982" Brooklyn Museum,Ending: Sun Jul 08 200 Eastern Pkwy First Saturday of every month 5–11pm free. also****************** ********************** Holton Rower Pour Paintings April 28th – May 26th, 2012 The Hole is pleased to announce the first New York solo exhibition of pour paintings by Holton Rower. Filling all galleries at the Hole with nineteen enormous pours, Rower will present the variations in technique that produce wildly different effects. The Hole 312 Bowery St. New York, New York 10012 also****************** ********************** A Rolling Stone Jason Bryant, JaH-HaHa, Naoto Hattori, Jennifer Murray, Adam Normandin, Johnny Romeo, TwoOne April 5 - May 26, 2012 opening six Thirty to Eight Thirty pm on 548 w 28th street also****************** ********************** Vivian Maier: Unseen Images Exhibition: April 12th - May 26th Opening Reception: April 12th, 6-8pm Also Showing: Chip Simone Steven Kasher Gallery is delighted to again present the recently discovered work of Vivian Maier. Vivian Maier: Unseen Images features 35 black and white prints. When Maier died in 2009, she left behind more than 120,000 negatives and 2,000 undeveloped rolls of film. Last year, a couple hundred of these rolls, shot in the 1960s and 1970s, were finally developed. A selection of these images make their debut in this exhibition. Maier, whose day job was as a nanny, made over 100,000 distinctive street photographs, mostly in New York City and Chicago. What is known about Ms. Maier is that she was born in New York in 1926, lived in France (her mother was French) and returned to New York in 1951. Five years later, she moved to Chicago, where she worked for about 40 years as a nanny, principally for families in the North Shore suburbs. On her days off she wandered the streets of New York and Chicago, most often with a Rolleiflex camera. She did not share her pictures with others; many of them she never saw herself. Steven Kasher Gallery | 212 966 3978 | | 521 W. 23rd Street | New York | NY | 10011 also****************** ********************** Before They Were Famous: Behind The Lens of William John Kennedy American photographer William John Kennedy’s exhibition of newly published prints of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana is believed to be the only such images in existence capturing the artists with their works, among them Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and Indiana’s LOVE. After almost half a century in storage, a select number of the nearly forgotten images were carefully chosen, and are now being published for the first time as a collection. Thursday, April 19 – Tuesday, May 29 Wednesday–Friday 12am–6pm Monday & Tuesday by appointment 109 Norfolk Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10002 also****************** ********************** Courtney Love. and shes not even prettty Through Jun 15, Fred Torres Collaborations, 527 W 29th St, 212-244-5074 also****************** ********************** Opening Reception May 10: A Cut Above: 12 Paper Masters at Christopher Henry Gallery 127 Elizabeth Street May 10 to June 24, Christopher Henry Gallery | 127 Elizabeth Street | New York | NY | 10013 also****************** ********************** Ivy Brown Gallery Presents Solid gold hits A tribute to the beastie boys 675 hudson street fourth floor (9th ave and 14th) thru june 21 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Take off your ascot and slip into something a little more comfortable Turtleneck! The Final Score A Retro Futuristic Playground This is not the end. This is not the beginning. This is the end of the beginning. Join DJs Ursula 1000 and Xerox as we take a trip to back in time to the future! ...Fly with us at supersonic speeds as we take a groovy romp through space age pop, spy soundtracks, tv themes, exotica plus all the swingin tunes from Bedrock all the way to Orbit City. And in the back room we will have the finest Lounge, soul, exotica, future jazz combos around Tonights Bands 10-Score! 11-Lightning Kites After a year and a half we are going to be folding up our Turtlenecks and putting them on mothballs for awhile. $5 Hawaiian Sunset Martinis All Night 9 pm to 4 am Free At Ottos Shrunken Head 538 East 14 Street New York, NY *Black Tie Optional Thursday, May 17, 2012 Tiswas Productions Presents SPACEHOG PISSER, LINFINITY, DJS NICK MARC & JUSTINE DTHU 5/17Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm TICKETS $10.00 at Brooklyn Bowl also****************** ********************** Audiophile: Caveman with NewVillager Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor New York–based band Caveman blends spaced-out guitars and driving percussion, and multi-media artist collective and band NewVillager performs psychedelic pop. The Audiophile series is curated by Shirley Braha of MTV Hive’s Weird Vibes. This program is free with Museum admission. at brooklyn Museum also****************** ********************** Baby Shakes with 1-800-band at Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY, US also****************** ********************** at the jewish musuem LA FRENCH SALON SOIREE Thursday, May 17, 8 to 11 pm Experience the artistic social scene of early 20th century Paris. Dress in your finest salon era garb and celebrate in style. Acrobatic performances by Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey, Music by Les Chauds Lapins, Tours of the exhibition Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890–1940, Master illusionist Jeff Grow, Live event drawings by artist Luma Rouge, Open bar. $12 in advance, $15 day of event also****************** ********************** FRANK WOOD presents: THURSDAY NITE ROCK MAY 17, 2012 at DELANCEY BAR 168 Delancey Street NYC NE c/o Clinton and Delancey Streets CRAZY GLENN and CHEALSEA AWFUL start letting you in at 7:30pm. 8:00pm SKELETAL LIFE Punk rockers ( 9:00pm HURTIN' UNITS Rock'n'Roll ( 10:00pm SONNY VINCENT Formerly of THE TESTORS and RAT RACE CHOIR (Scott Asheton - Stooges, Cheetah Crome - Dead Boys and Captain Sensible - The Damned). ( 11:00pm THE STALKERS More Punk Rockers! ( with DJ ROB NITRO between the bands! Cover: $10.00 $3.00 PBRs - - - - ALL NIGHT LONG! ! ! ! ! After 11:00pm: $5 = PBR + shot Friday, May 18, 2012 Bowery Elektric FRIDAY MAY 18: rock with Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman! with openers The Master Plan and Daddy Long Legs / 7:30 / $10ADV / $12DOS / 21+ also****************** ********************** Free at Ottos REBEL NIGHT NYC's only Rockabilly (50's Rock n' Roll) Party. Listen to good music, show off your vintage clothing and dance Jive, Bop and Stroll (Beginners who want to learn should come early)! Location Otto's Shrunken Head 538 East 14th Street (between A and B) Always Free, always crazy also****************** ********************** Organs w/American Sun, Tungs (VA) & Heavy Midgets (VA) Friday, May 18, 2012 9:00pm Lone Wolf 1089 Broadway, Brooklyn Come down to Lone Wolf and bring you're dancing shoes cause garage trash punks Organs will be shakin' it up along with the psychedelic sounds of hometown girls American Sun! You're also in for a treat cause Richmond's post-punk groovers Tungs & Heavy Midgets are in town to freak you out and fry your brain! FOR REAL. 9pm $5 also****************** ********************** UKRAINIAN FESTIVAL May 18 to 20 East 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues New York, NY Delicious Ukrainian Foods Ukrainian Dance performances Music Artwork ... and much, much more! Sponsored by St. George Church also****************** ********************** The Piggies play this Friday night at the Gutter in Brooklyn, our first gig of the frightening post-Lakeside Lounge era. Our pals the Gentlemen are first, then us at 10 PM or so. Then another band called Of Jupiter, about whom we know nothing. 5 bucks cheap! The Gutter 200 N. 14 St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 also****************** ********************** at the trash bar in williamsburg 12:00 - THE ARKHAMS 11:00 - JETBLACK BULLSEYE 10:00 - EXPLODED VIEW 9:00 - CHRIS AND THE FITZGERALDS 8:00 - THE BALBOANS OPEN BAR FROM 7-8 WITH $8 ADMISSION also****************** ********************** FRIDAY MAY 18TH !!!! LOUD AND SCARY ROCK N ROLL !!!!!! THE BANDS WITH BASS IN IT !!!! SKIP JENSEN (Montreal, Canada) Ex-Scat Rag Boosters, Ex-Demons Claws, PRESENT KICK ASS ROCK N ROLL BAND !!! BIG RIFF SCARY AND NOISY GARAGE PUNK VS THE BANDS WITH NO BASS !!! ... (Quebec, Canada) 2 brotha from the same motha, think thee oh sees but french canadian. TWIN GUNS IF SUICIDE WAS A USING A GOOD OLD GUITAR AND A REAL DRUM 6$ Brooklyn Fireproof 119 Ingraham street., Brooklyn, NY 11237 also****************** ********************** COURTESY TIER (12) THE JAY VONS (11pm) THE EVERYMEN (10pm) SO SO GLOS (9pm) MOONMEN ON THE MOON, MAN (8pm) +balloons $8, 8pm doors 21+, please bring your ID CAKE SHOP NYC 152 LUDLOW STREET, New Saturday, May 19, 2012 The 39th Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival. May 19th & 20th 2012 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9th Avenue, New York City 42-57th St. Rain or Shine!! A New York City tradition you can't miss! Experience the delightful taste of various cuisines from different countries like Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, Thailand and many others. Games and fun activities for the children. There will be live stage entertainment of international music and dance at 55th Street on Saturday May 19th & Sunday May 20th. NO ENTRANCE FEE! also****************** ********************** NYC DANCE PARADE IS MAY 19th! also****************** ********************** Habibi, Pale Lights, Outerhope, Lisa BouvierSpike Hill NYC Popfest also****************** ********************** Above, Skip Jensen, The Living Kills, and Ponctuation at Parkside Lounge, New York, NY, US also****************** ********************** HULLABALOO! LONG GONES, The Foxx, American Sun, Jigglers, DJs @DON PEDRO Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:00pm until 3:00am A wopbabaloobopawapbamBOOZle! If you're like us, you've just recovered from your St. Patrick's Day hangover. And you're ready for more. Good news! We're back once again at the home of the primitive, Brooklyn's Don Pedro, with an all star and all new (to us anyway) bill of greatness ! Topping the bill are Ohio's LONG GONES, whose recent collection of lost gems 'Highway Sound' woke a lot of folks up to one of the few current bands worth spelling 'Cincinnati' correctly for. More recently they've been favorites of Joe Belock's Three Chord Monte program on WFMU (where they'll be recording a set on this trip) and recorded with Peter Greenberg of DMZ/Barrence Whitfield fame. Supporting these dudes are the ladies of THE FOXX, a glammed up groop of Bowie stompers from New Mexico via NYC and AMERICAN SUN, an all Brooklyn conglomeration of local ladies whose 7" drew a glowing MRR review last month! As always, DJs Charles Gaskins and Shimmy will put their own sit'n'spin on the night, guaranteed to keep you moving (and drinking!) also****************** ********************** 2012 Joey Ramone Birthday Bash featuring Various Artists Performing "...ya know" plus Ivan Julian / The Indecent / The Brats / The Threads / The Gobshites / The Bullys Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:30 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors) The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY 16 years and over also****************** ********************** TIME TRAVELERS! BEN ROBEY + UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES ! + James David Saturday 10:00pm DJs BEN ROBEY (ninjasonik) + James David (hotel chantelle/midnite vultures/glamdammit) LIVE PERFORMANCE BY @THE UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES feautring BENROBEY OF NINJASONIK ! OPEN BAR PBR ( past blue ribbon ) 12am-1am BROCK BEHIND THE BAR OVERLY POURING DRINKS! ALLNIGHT LONG 10 pm till 4 AM ! UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES & JAH JAH perform at 12am ! :::NO COVER:: Broomies Bar New York, NY May 19, 20, 2012 GoogaMooga An Amusement Park of Food & Drink - May 19th & 20th, 2012 - Brooklyn's Prospect Park sold out boo Sunday, May 20, 2012 The Hudson Hornets play Guvnor's Vintage at The Fabulous 5th Ave Street FAIR Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:00pm until 4:00pm THE HUDSON HORNETS will rock the block! SHIRO AND THE RAW DOGS - debuting this brand new rockabilly band! DOLLSVILLE NYC will sell special selections from their Spring/Summer collection! Guvnor's 178 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 also****************** ********************** ARTS IN BUSHWICK BENEFIT ART SALE and BOS PREVIEW Sunday, May 20, 6-9pm Grace Exhibition Space 840 Broadway, 2nd floor (at Park Ave) Bushwick, Brooklyn It's time for the 5th annual Arts In Bushwick Benefit featuring works donated BOS 2012 participating artists. All artwork will be sold in a $50 raffle with the first ticket drawn having first pick, and so on, until all the pieces are gone. The MC for the raffle this year is performance artist Lisa Levy. This is a chance to meet the artists and have a preview of some of the works that will be shown during Bushwick Open Studios June 1-3. To celebrate our 5th anniversary William Powhida will be launching a limited edition print of his piece: "About Bushwick"! The Prints are made by There will also be a separate raffle to win a 3rd Ward membership! This is a chance to meet the artists and have a preview of some of the works that will be shown during Bushwick Open Studios June 1-3. Come mingle with local artists, curators and the the Arts In Bushwick volunteers that make it all happen. All proceeds go to support Arts in Bushwick and BOS 2012. Refreshments and snacks lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, Big Tree Bottles wine, Brooklyn Salsa, Sweet and Shiney cupcakes, and Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee. Grace Exhibition Space 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206 also****************** ********************** Midnight movies at Manitobas Free films, free snacks 99 ave b at 7th st they start at midnight Monday, May 21, 2012 Regulars Small beast multi genre curated event at the delancey-free Breedlove Magic Mondays every Mon free at the former Annex, now Tammany Hall. Cabaret, bands. Now at ten, usually some free beer first hour Such a great night! and its free!!!! also****************** ********************** Williamsburg Regulars- Every monday night DJ Drews ultimate r'n'b 45 throwdown at Macri Park in Williamsburg and then you can drop in on Cowboy Mark and Tony spinning their country night at union pool Tuesday, May 22, 2012 the sweet ones May 22, 2012 Broomies Tuesday 9:30 PM Brooklyn (the old beauty bar BK in bushwick also****************** ********************** regulars Hot Dog Dj Night at Matchless in Greenpoint Two for one drinks and awesome tunes. Amazing fries. House DJs include DJ Xerox, Shimmy, Charles Gaskins, Handsome Van Zant and more. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Copycat, a night of cover songs presents A Tribute to Cream Dj Xerox and super special Guest DJ Captain Heartlock spin crazy covers and rocking remixes of all the hits (Garage, rock, soul, old wave and new) PLUS Live bands play cover versions of their favorite songs along with original tunes. Tonights bands: 11 pm-Persephones Bees (performing Disraeli Gears) 10-AKG NO COVER $5 Strange Brew Cocktails all night Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday! at Ottos Shrunken Head 538 East 14 Street, Near avenue B 9 pm to 4 am L Train to First Avenue