Nevermind recent indicators that he has retired from touring — David Bowie fans have a lot to be excited about, including a new photo book, a forthcoming play based on The Man Who Fell to Earth that will feature original songs by the Thin White Duke himself, and an epic box set featuring some of Bowie’s best albums (David Bowie aka Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, Aladdin Sane, and PinUps) as well as a concert recording, the soundtrack to Ziggy Stardust, and two discs worth of singles and rarities.
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For he’s a jolly good Fela, and so is David Lee Roth. This Saturday, celebrate the legendary frontmen and bon vivants at these two fests.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 4pm at The Diamond, 43 Franklin St., Greenpoint; free.
Might as well jump. The Diamond’s annual birthday celebration of its namesake will have you doing air kicks like “Diamond” Dave himself. The soup savants at Good Stock will be serving up Brat.s for Teacher and Runnin’ with the Deviled Eggs, to go along with that Roggen with the Devil beer from Greenpoint Brewing Co. (Hopefully there won’t be an “eruption” in your stomach, har har.) And rest assured you’ll be able to dance the night away: DJs Easetheseatback and Frau Mary will be spinning Van Halen tunes along with German metal and (sorry, no way around this) Oktoberfest tunes. But please, respect The Diamond’s neighbors. No dancing in the street.
Two B+B favorites, comedian Greg Barris and actress/comic Bridey Elliott (Fort Tilden), have teamed up for a new webseries that plays like a millennial Odd Couple. The first episode of Roommates hit the webz today. (And here you thought the latest, butthole-burning webisode of Hack Into Broad City would be the highlight of your day.)
Carolina Sarria, a boutique for the modern woman with a wild side, is opening on Ludlow Street. [Bowery Boogie]
Pearl & Ash has a new executive chef in Trae Basore, a former executive sous-chef at Colicchio & Sons. [Grub Street]
It’s going to be pretty hard to beat Taran Killam’s impression of Donald Trump (above) during the season opener of Saturday Night Live, but the intrepid improvisers at UCB are giving it a shot tonight at 8 p.m. “Trump is President and he’s giving a luxurious speech from the East Room of the White House,” goes the blurb for Trump Dump: President Luxury. “Join him and his paid audience as he updates America on the Hunt for Rosie O’Donnell, the construction of the first ever transcontinental hair oil pipeline and his plan for bronzing illegal immigrant’s babies and using them for actual ships anchors.”
The Michelin inspectors just made their opinions known (congrats especially to Williamsburg’s Semilla, East Village’s Somtum Der, and Bowery spots Rebelle and Uncle Boons, all of which snagged their first stars). But put off following in their footsteps and hit these pop-up dinners and foodie collabs while you can.
SweetWater Honey Hole
Oct. 1 and 2, starting at 4:20pm, at 1 Knickerbocker Ave., Bushwick; RSVP for free entry.
Tonight and tomorrow the moribund King’s County Saloon goes out with a bang, with animal-roast maven Eclectik Domestic taking over the kitchen and local bands hitting the stage. Cotillon plays tonight, and tomorrow is your chance to see Fort Lean for free if you don’t feel like shelling out $5 for their album release party at Baby’s All Right tonight. Stop by and score brews by SweetWater Brewing Co. for $4.20, or get a glass for free if you order a $4.20 food item. Tonight there’ll be a sloppy joe with IPA-braised cabbage, and tomorrow is all about chili and cornbread.
The New York Comedy Festival wasn’t exactly hurting for more star power, what with heavy hitters like Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman and Nathan Fielder already in the mix. (Above, peep the loopy trailer for the forthcoming season of Nathan For You.) But it has gone and upped the ante by adding a bunch o’ top-notch acts, starting with a Comedy Central-branded night headlined by Williamsburg’s own Hannibal Buress, at the Kings Theatre.
Used to be Anella was the go-to for fancy Italian near the Greenpoint waterfront, but after six years it finally has some competition in the form of Naked Dog. Executive chef Amit Rabinovich was a line cook at Salumeria Rossi and then a sous chef at Mario Batali’s beloved Village spot Babbo before opening up in Greenpoint this past weekend.
It was like something out of Grand Theft Auto.
VideoGamesNewYork, the East Village video-game store with the giant Super Mario in the window, was robbed at gunpoint late Monday night.
Two men thought to be in their early twenties entered the store around 11 p.m., pistol-whipped the clerk, and snagged an undetermined amount of cash from the register, the police say. The clerk was treated at Bellevue Hospital.
Check out surveillance footage of the heist, above.
People say we’re living in a golden era of television and that’s apparently true: not only is Television playing a rare (free!) gig at the House of Vans in October (if you failed to RSVP, they’re also doing a Boston date), but the band’s ex-guitarist, Richard Lloyd, is playing Bowery Electric later in the month.
If there’s one thing we learned last week, it’s that pizza has a dark side. Sometimes a slice just wants to be dragged down a flight of stairs by a rat and left lying on the putrid subway floor. And so it was that Rizzo’s Fine Pizza hosted “Darkside of New York Pizza,” a one-night-only exhibition of Sarah Sweeney’s perverse pizza drawings.