Half of the awesome things that are going on this weekend in Brooklyn are happening at BAM, the hottest cultural institution this side of Flatbush.
Awesome Thing #1: The BQE, composed and performed by Sujan Stevens
We talked about this earlier, and it remains pretty sweet looking. Mooseknuckle, Pizappas, Plainclothesman and someone else went last night. Imaginarydomain and I are going tonight. So, if it’s not obvious, all the cool kids are doing it. If you don’t have tickets already, you may be SOL because I hear all the smarmy Craigslisters are really reaming people on the scalped tickets.
It’s a three night engagement that began last night and will finish up tomorrow (Saturday) at BAM.
Awesome Thing #2: Takeover BAM!
BAM invites you to party artistically on Saturday night…all night. They have a bunch of bands, DJs, artists, movies and (apparently) burlesque performers. It sounds classy and fun! You’ll find me watching the Lindsay Lohan Mid Career Retrospective while sniffing paint thinner from a rag.
Awesome Thing #3: Pig Roast at Cherry Tree
Though you wouldn’t know it from their painfully un-updated website, The Cherry Tree is hosting its monthly pig roast this Saturday. I’m a vegetarian and this sounds horrendous to me, but the way my carnivorous friends talk about it, you’d think it was the second coming or something. So, go eat something that once loved. Go on. You brutes.
Awesome Thing #4: NYC Marathon
The Marathon is going right up 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, so I may try to roll out of bed and look at the people doing something productive with their lives on Sunday morning. Probably not though. More importantly, you can catch what seems to be miles of live music performances all along the course. But again, if you’re hip, 4th Avenue is where you’ll be. Lazy Brooklyners represent!