Brooklyn Night Bazaar Kicks Off Tonight: There Will Be Bands to See, Gifts to Buy, Foods to Eat, Attractive People to Admire

12/15/2011 1:05 PM |

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Here we have a holiday craft market for the cool kids, one that doesn’t shut down until the wee hours of the morning (1am to be exact) and features shows by the likes of everyone’s favorite hardcore punk band (that being Fucked Up) and a DJ set by everyone’s favorite quasi-retired frontman (that being James Murphy), amidst the 100 or so local merchants offering you delicious foods and one-of-a-kind gifts to buy. (Check out a list of the vendors here.) The nomadic Brooklyn Night Bazaar, which first visited the Dekalb Market in October, sees its second opening at a 40,000 square feet warehouse at 149 Kent Avenue (between N5th and N6th) in Williamsburg tonight, spreading itself out over Friday and Saturday from 5pm-1am.

Can’t forget about the locally sourced beer and wine garden (this starts at 5pm for a reason, right?) or the artist films, projections and installations giving the space a distinct feel. Admission is free, except for the ticketed, all-ages performance space; details on that below. For general info, check out bkbazaar.com.

Thursday, December 15
DFA presents: James Murphy DJ set with Poolside, Crystal Ark and Midnight Magic
Buy tickets here, $22

Friday, December 16
BrooklynVegan presents: Fucked Up with Dom, Big Troubles, Radical Dads and Caged Animals (plus DJ sets by Frankie Rose and Bill Pearis)
Buy tickets here, $10 (For what it’s worth, I just tried buying one, and it doesn’t look to be sold out.)

Saturday, December 17
The Hold Steady with Titus Andronicus, WakeyWakey! and w/o
But tickets here, $18