Tag Archives: art events

Another Look @ Tomorrow’s Featured Artist

Tomorrow night: Andrew Butler @ The Clover Club

Right now:  Andrew & the rest of the Political Subversities cast doing their “MTA” song.

Wednesday Night @ The Clover Club

The Clover Club, in Carroll Gardens, is famous for their kinda-fancy, slightly-retro libations done at a reasonable cost.  (Check out their menu online, in which they break drinks, alone, up into categories including “swizzles,” “juleps & smashes,” and “sours and daisies,” to name just a few.

Combine that artisinal flair for booze with a hilarious up-and-coming artist and you have DTE’s August Featured Artist Event, taking place next Wednesday (the 18th) from 6pm-8pm, with Andrew Butler.

Above is a video from Andrew’s sketch comedy group, Tenured Faculty.  On Wednesday, he’ll be performing original songs like these. (Check out Amsterdoodle, which may or may not include a line where he rhymes with the word/Geographic entity, Leidseplein)

Michele Carlo’s Fish Out of Agua Release Party

Michele Carlo (Green-Wood Angel 2005-present) would like to invite the entire world (or all who love DTE and ANGELS & ACCORDIANS) to the launch party/signing for her book, FISH OUT OF AGUA: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, (Citadel Press)  a memoir about growing up as a freckle-faced redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in New York City back when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. For more info, go to: http://www.michelecarlo.com

Michele is a great Angel and a wonderfully engaging story-teller, even when she’s not in official story-telling mode, so I’m sure her book is great.  Martha just bought a copy so maybe we’ll have a review soon!

Come to the launch parties/signings:
FREE drinks & snacks; including my world-famous Triple X Coquito!
Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn

Hosted by H.R. Britton, with FREE drinks & snacks; including my world-famous Triple X Coquito!
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 97 Orchard Street, off Delancey Street

Hilarious (if only somewhat-related) Video

On the DTE front:  What of the Night? was great, lots of fun, great audience.  We’ll post some video soon- in the meantime head over to facebook for some pics & such.

But right now, check out this strangely hypnotizing and hilarious video from Nichi Douglas & Political Subversities.

You will never look at this inane subject the same way again.  So what’s the tie-in to the DTE community?  The video was shot & edited by PoliSub member Andrew Butler, who’s our featured artist this month at the Clover Club.

I have to say, the song was even funnier when I saw it live at UCB, so check out PoliSub before its run is over at the PIT.

Putting on a Play

For the last month, I’ve been working with an incredible group of students/artists/friends on staging Maria Irene Fornes’s play, What of the Night?

Now all our work & passion will be funneled into two performances this weekend.

Friday & Saturday, 7pm, at the Cornell Paper & Box Company loading dock .

It’s right behind Valentino Park & Pier, actually in the same exact place we put the stage for the Red Hook Fest, for those of you who’ve been to it in the last three (four?) years.

What of the Night? is a beautiful play, and the cast is wonderful. Plus it’s a unique place to see some theater, with the sun setting right over your shoulder as you sit less than fifty yards from the water.  Come on out to support some emerging artists, Red Hook-style.

DTE Honored by Bailey’s Cafe

From the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center Blog:

Saturday, June 19th Bailey’s Cafe, will be hosting Voices of Change, a fundraiser featuring dinner, theater, live music by Michael Hill’s Blues Mob, and dancing in honor of Brooklyn Change Makers at the Hattie Carthan Garden from 5:00-9:00 pm. The garden is on Marcy Avenue between Clifton Place and Lafayette Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The Mediation Center is appreciative to be among this year’s list of deserving honorees, which also includes Black Veterans for Social Justice, Dance Theatre Etcetera, Yonnette Fleming, Groundswell Community Mural Project, 651Arts, and Urban Bush Women.

DTE is honored (of course) to be honored, especially alongside such great organizations.  Get your tickets at the Bailey’s website and while you’re there check out the cool stuff they’ve been up to lately.

Kentler Benefit Tomorrow Night

Florence Neal & the Kentler Gallery have been down here about as long as any of the Van Brunt St. Crew. From an email:

May 13, 6pm

8th Annual Benefit
20 Years of exhibitions and public programs.


BENEFIT TICKET HOLDERS: Doors will open at 5:30.
Drawings by:
Mary Frank · André Gregory · Henrietta Mantooth
Private tour:
Donald Judd’s NY home /studio (Judd Foundation)
Items by Brooklyn artisans:
She-Weld, Metal and Thread, Rapisarda

All of the Benefit proceeds contribute to the presentation of the 2010 schedule of exhibitions, events and public programs at Kentler International Drawing Space.

Kentler International Drawing Space, founded by two artists as a non-profit space in 1990, has given New York exposure to over 1000 artists from around the country and around the world. Kentler presents shows of contemporary drawings and work on paper by emerging and under-recognized local, national and international artists and works energetically and creatively to integrate these shows into the cultural fabric of the community. We encourage dialogue and interaction between exhibiting artists and the public while providing artists with the opportunity to experiment, explore and expand the definition of art in society.

Your support makes a difference.