Tired of getting your wrist stamped at the same ol’ boring clubs? Check out these parties in some very far-out locales.
Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert Sept. 20th from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Broadway Stages Boatyard, 437 McGuinness Boulevard, Brooklyn; entry $5
The Brooklyn Blowhards, Semi Femme, and Twin Wave are among the bands that will be jamming atop shipping containers alongside Newtown Creek — which, in this instance, Justin La Mort of the North Brooklyn Boat Club describes as a “superfun(d) site.” He promises the fun(d)raiser for the boat club will involve “grilled delights, cold beer, and joyous dancing.” More →
Brace yourselves, upstanding citizens, Steampunk Weekend arrives this Friday, bringing with it a maelstrom of polyester fedoras, burlesque dancers, mustaches waxed with bee butt derived from animatronic wasps, forced Daniel Day Lewis diction, and yes, “extreme balloons.” More →
Dagmara Dominczyk at Word — Greenpoint glamor! (Photo: Suzanne Rozdeba)
Sure, we’re making a big fuss about William S. Burroughs’s 100th, but in the Times Sunday Book Review, James Parker argues that the idea of the literary bad boy is “a legend only, a creature of folk memory,” and the media isn’t as interested in Norman Mailer types these days (even if Matthew Barney is). In an accompanying essay, Rivka Galchen points out that even Burroughs mocked the idea of the literary bad boy. More →