Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Weekend

Protest sign from Occupy Wall Street

I am feeling so lazy right now.  Even though it's a gorgeous day outside I just want to get back in my bed and sleep for a few more hours.  Maybe it's not laziness.  Maybe this is my body saying "Go the f*ck to sleep woman so that I can recover from this week!"  Regardless, I'm not listening.  I've got too much to do!


Yoko Ono has leased a building at 76 Wooster Street to celebrate what would have been Jon Lennon's 71st birthday.

From Gothamist:

"According to the Observer, the visual tribute to her late husband (called Gimme Some Truth) will be on view from October 7th to 10th, and the space will house Lennon's artwork... which you can buy (this is to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels). The 100 pieces were created by Lennon between 1964 and 1980.

'The artwork for sale consists of lithographs, seriographs and copper etchings of the pen, pencil and Japanese sumi ink drawings of John Lennon, and each are “signed” in the Japanese tradition with Mr. Lennon’s “chop,” a personalized red stamp which in his case reads “Like a Cloud, Beautiful Sound.” Also available are lithographs of some rare Bag One drawings, the portfolio of wedding drawings and controversial erotic works (some depicting himself and his wife), which Mr. Lennon gave Ms. Ono at their wedding.' "

The gallery is open until 7pm tonight, from 11am to 6pm on Sunday (Jon Lennon's birthday), and from 11am to 6pm on Monday.

Tonight there is a late night dance party happening at BAM Cafe.

From their event page:

"MELTING POT GLOBAL invites you to 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY @ the center of the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas, BAMcafe!

On Saturday, October 8th, the event that NYC Cool calls "an amazing auditory, visual, and highly charged experience" will celebrate 9 years of exposing the underground dance music to the masses. For this special occasion, founder DJs Kervyn Mark and Kamala Jefferson—members of the tour-de-force underground dance collective come together to bring you the best in deep, soulful house. Long time Melting Pot Global members, Reggie Johnson (WBAI-FM), Louis "Loose" Kee, Daren and "Loftkid" Luis are hosts of this late-night dance party in BAMcaf√©. Get your groove on until 3:30am.

The party starts at 11pm, and it's free!  You can find more info here.  
On Sunday evening, the long awaited Brooklyn Night Bazaar will be happening, starting at 5pm at the Dekalb Market for a single night.

From the event page:
"We are super excited to announce the inaugural Brooklyn Night Bazaar to be held at Dekalb Market for a single night – Sunday October 9, from 5PM to 12 Midnight. The inspiration for the event comes from the night markets across Asia. On this night we will be showcasing local artists, vendors and musicians from Brooklyn and beyond. Here’s what you can expect to experience:

· Live music with YACHT, Monogold, Trouble Andrew and DJ Sets
· More than 50 independent merchant and food vendors
· Beer & wine garden featuring local breweries courtesy Sixpoint, Great Brewers
and Brooklyn Winery
· Light and sculpture installation by Jason Krugman
· Games like Petanque and more"

The event is free to the public but the music performances do require you to purchase a ticket.  

Enjoy your weekend and take advantage of this gorgeous weather!  xo