Cheap Friday the 13th tattoos are a longstanding (as in, a long time standing in line) tradition. Last week, Armageddon Ink Gallery, in Williamsburg, observed it for the second time in its 17 year history. For a $13 charge, and a lucky $7 tip to round things out, patrons walked away with tattoos of everything from umbrellas to Medusa.
Watch our video to hear from the shop’s artists and see the ink.
Video by Eric Ramirez, Eva Revear and Igor Carrasco.
Pat O Ween Union Pool, 484 Union Ave, Williamsburg, 10pm
Here comes Pat! A lot of them, actually. Attendees are to dress as their favorite pat, whether it’s Pat Sajak or Patti Smith. The pat-sibilities are endless. Union Pool has the music down pat, as well: B+B favorite and DFA artist Lauren Flax of CREEP will be DJing with JD Samson of MEN and Le Tigre, Andy Pry of Tiki Disco, and Amber Valentine.
Yep, the new season of BoJack Horseman hit Netflix today, but that is not a reason to plunk down in front of the tv and spend your weekend day-drinking in a bathrobe. BoJack is to be watched, not emulated. Instead, have a look at our newly relaunched events calendar, located on the top right of this screen, and also (in expanded form) right here. This weekend, there’s a devil’s masquerade, a summer market, some free shows, a film-and-music mashup, some beachbashes, and sooo many more reasons to get out and about. Check back often, because we’ll be tossing more events in there regularly.
Another Bushwick Open Studios has come and gone. In order to make sense of it all (though, let’s face it, there was no making sense of the above) we took some photos and talked to some artists whose work we dug. Click through our slideshow, below, to see this year’s highlights and lowlifes. More →
You’ve seen him on flyers around town — now come see Dan Perino in person! He’ll be Looking for a Girlfriend this Saturday. In Dan’s words, this is not a joke. Starting at noon, the legendary lamppost lothario will be posted up at our booth during the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, speed-dating anyone who’s open to the possibility of a relationship morphing into something more profound. You know who you are.
To get the conversation flowing, we’ll have free beer from Brooklyn Brewery while it lasts (Torst will be selling exotic brews all day). And Greenpoint’s new apothecary, Botica & Co., will be serving up its medicinal Aphrodisiac Cocktail, featuring its alchemical “love elixir.” Get there early to sign up for a date with Dan — he’ll be there till 2 p.m. when Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean) hits the decks. More →
Brooklyn Brewery giveaway at 2pm, Nancy Whang at 2:30, and Museum of Love at 4.
Strap on the party hat: it’s time again for the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, our outdoor extravaganza of food, shopping and muzak. This Saturday, Oct. 25, we’re once again bringing our fave-most North Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan restaurants, makers, and vendors to the Hester Street Fair in the LES. To make it a party, there’ll be free beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Plus beats by Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean) as well as Museum of Love, the deliriously danceable DFA Records outfit featuring Pat Mahoney (also of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day). (The Juan Maclean’s new album dropped last month and MoL’s new video, off of their just-released self-titled album, is up today.)
Good eats are just the start of it: Papercut Press is bringing indie books, Creeps Annual is hawking zines, iMakris showing off 3D-printed toys, and there’ll be used vinyl from The Punk Guy as well as new vinyl from Greenpoint indie label Captured Tracks. To help you nail that Halloween outfit, Catlandwill add a pinch of occult weirdness, and there’ll be tons of vintage and artisan jewelry, clothing, crafts, home wares and art from vendors like Etsy NY, Fair Folks & a Goat and many, many more.
This Sunday, days before a United Nations summit on climate change, some 1,400 organizations will come together on the Upper West Side for the People’s Climate March. According to a press release, some 100,000 attendees are expected, including actor Mark Ruffalo and senators Bernie Sanders and Sheldon Whitehouse. More →
As promised, we’re coming to you live from 20 Cooper Square with apanel discussion that asks: “What in the world are Buzzfeed, Mashable, and VICE News up to as they expand their international coverage?” Tune in at 6:30 p.m. as Amy O’Leary of the New York Times innovation team speaks toJason Mojica (Editor in Chief of VICE News, center), Louise Roug (Global News Editor at Mashable, left) and Miriam Elder (Foreign Editor at Buzzfeed, right).
If you’re unable to join us live, the talk will be archived here later.
Protest attendee dons a Ukrainian flag at Sunday’s gathering. (Photo: Jasmine Lee)
Iryna Vitkovska says NATO’s involvement in Ukraine’s conflict with Russia will not bring peace to her country. “They should have looked at it a long time ago, and not just waking up right now when it’s too late,” said the 27-year-old bartender of the Sly Fox. The bar is located on the ground floor of the Ukrainian National Home in the East Village, next to a sidewalk memorial for Ukrainians who’ve died in ongoing clashes with pro-Russian separatists. More →