This week, Chicago’s music scene hits Brooklyn, artists of all ages show off their work, and we get a rare look into the mind of David Lynch. Here are our must-do and must-see events for the week:
If you missed out on this year’s record-breaking Record Store Day, don’t despair. This weekend, Chicago record label, Numero Group, will run a massive pop-up shop at the Human Gallery (110 Meserole Ave. at Manhattan Ave.). Not only will visitors be able to pick up records from Numero Group’s collection of reissues, but they’ll also be able to haggle over hundreds of records from a Long Island warehouse. Everything must go!
If you’ll be in the Sunset Park area (or you’re generally interested in new art), head to the neighborhood’s Industry City (220 36th St. nr. 2nd Ave.) for a day of open studios. Artists specializing in everything from photography to sculpture to painting will exhibit their work. For more information head to the Industry City website.
Who says the 90s are over? This Saturday and Sunday, the Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St. nr. Clinton St.) will host the Third Annual Brooklyn Zine Fest, which celebrates the self-published work of local artists and thinkers. Zines will be on sale for $1-$10 and there will also be panels on everything from Queer & Trans* Zinesters to the power of anonymity in zine-making. Admission is first come, first serve.
If you always wanted to meet a playwright while he or she was still a kid, head to The Bushwick Starr (207 Starr St. nr. Wyckoff Ave.) for their two-day Big Green Theater Festival. During the festival, professional actors will perform plays written by 5th graders from Bushwick’s PS 123. Both 4 p.m. shows will be totally free while tickets from the 7 p.m. show on Saturday will directly benefit the Green Theater in its efforts to celebrate environmental education, sustainability in the arts, and community enrichment. Tickets can be purchased online.
Looking to take it slow this weekend? Head to The Diamond (43 Franklin St. nr. Calyer St.) for an evening of Doubles Shuffleboard. The bar will double your $6 buy-in with the total cash pot going to the winning team. On top of that, the victorious duo will get their names on a plaque! To RSVP, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.