Sure, your first priority this weekend probably involves lying in the grass with a margarita blender, but don’t let the lurvley weather keep you from doing your civic duty. Between an epic town hall on the Lower East Side and the launch of Participatory Budgeting in North Brooklyn, in the next days you’ll have some choice opportunities to bend the ears — and pull at the pursestrings — of the city and state’s power players.
As if all the holiday markets weren’t enough, these pop-ups and sample sales are still more reason to fill yr shopping bag with locally made chicness.
Carleen Pop-Up at Erica Weiner
Nov. 21 to Jan. 1 at Erica Weiner, 360 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill; 718-855-2555
A B+B favorite, Bushwick-based Kelsy Parkhouse, is debuting her Carleen line’s Fall 2014 collection via a pop-up inside of Erica Weiner’s Boerum Hill shop. Look for a “Weiner”-ized version of Carleen’s “Utopia” sweatshirt and outerwear incorporating vintage quilts.
While reporting from remote locations for NY1, Roger Clark has sung Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” and shredded on the air guitar for a solid minute of live television. For the past decade, viewers of his feature stories have come to know Clark as a loveable dork with rock star reveries. But he really does have a bit of musical street cred. Clark and co-worker Bunny Hirsch play monthly gigs as Perp Walk, a drum/bass duo with songs like “Tranny Man” and “Stench In My Kitchen.” They’re jamming tonight at Hank’s Saloon and then again in March at The Way Station, as part of a Lou Reed tribute.