This week, a blowout celebrating the life of Adam Yauch/MCA, artist Kara Walker will mount a massive show at the Domino Sugar Factory and we celebrate all things Kentucky. Here are our must-do and must-see events for the week:
If you've got an especially green thumb and live in or around the Cobble Hill area, head to the Annual Cobble Hill Tree Fund plant sale this Saturday at Cobble Hill Park (Clinton & Congress Sts.) The massive market will not only include its share of trees, but there will also be annuals, perennials, herbs and geraniums for purchase. Attendees who spend $75 or more will get a free t-shirt as a bonus and there will also be plant identification games for the kiddies. Note: if it rains, the market will be moved to May 4.
This Sunday, will mark two years since the passing of Beastie Boys member, Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA). The man is gone, but certainly not forgotten. In honor of all he did for music, Brooklyn and, really, America, Gowanus' Littlefield (622 Degraw St. nr. Third Ave.) will host an epic MCA Day party in Yauch's name. The day will feature "music to vibe to, art to view, good folks to chill with, and of course some fresh new surprises to bring you joy." Sounds like a good time to us.
There's no denying that Kickstarter (58 Kent St. nr. West St.) has played a big role in the success of many a Brooklyn company, which is why it's not surprising that they recently chose Greenpoint as the location for their new headquarters. This Saturday, the company will host a massive block party featuring a market and performances from Kickstarter alums, food from local businesses like Butter & Scotch and Brooklyn Soda Works and, of course, art! And lots of it! All events are open to the public, but make sure to RSVP here to the activities you really want to check out.
This Sunday and Tuesday, legendary Louisville, KY rock band, Slint, are putting on two shows at Bowery Ballroom and the Music Hall of Williamsburg, respectively. But before they perform, they'll make an appearance at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave. at N. 11th St.) for a special screening of a documentary about the band called Breadcrumb Trail and a Q&A with its founding members. Before the doc screening, there will be a live screening of this year's Kentucky Derby and a meal lovingly prepared by Louisville chef Sean Rembold. Attendees are invited to dig into pimento cheese sandwiches, cucumber benedictine, mini hot browns, pulled pork sliders, and bourbon chocolate pecan pie. Tickets can be purchased here.
This week, it was announced that not only had Adam from Girls been chosen as a member of the cast for Star Wars Episode VI, but that the three leading cast members from Episodes 4-6 would be returning as well. Interesting news to say the least. If you're not quite ready to deal with that news, why not head to Supercollider (609 4th Ave. nr. 18th St.) for an epic evening of Let The Wookie Win trivia, featuring questions about the original trilogy only. Admission is $5 per player for teams with up to six players.