Tiphanie Yanique – Land of Love and Drowning
July 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
163 Court Street, Cobble Hill
A likely award contender this year, Tiphanie Yanique’s debut novel follows in the style of her acclaimed story collection with a magical realist vision of the Virgin Islands in the early 1900s. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of the island of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Uniquely imagined, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, and the author’s own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evoke an entire world and way of life and love.
Kalen and the Sky Thieves
July 21, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
289 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg
Kalen is a singer/songwriter/keyboard player is known for her unique rock-noir sound. Kalen & The Sky Thieves (on drums: Wayan Zoey (The Funk Ark, Russ Kaplan), on bass: Jay Giacomazzo (I, Revere) and on guitar: Will Hanza (Loopgrass), is a high-energy dance-rock, trip-hop band based in Brooklyn. Since forming earlier this year to promote the release of Kalen’s Fallen from the Sun EP, Kalen & The Sky Thieves has packed venues throughout the Northeast. The band was nominated for Artist of the Year through Brooklyn’s RAW chapter.
Every Tuesday Night
A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show
The People's Republic of Brooklyn
247 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens
Every Tuesday at 8 pm, Tim Ellis and Mo Fathelbab host Manifesto! -- a comedy uprising in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They bring a lineup of the best comedians in NYC and beyond to The People's Republic of Brooklyn -- a current hotbed of comic dissent. The revolution will be hilarious...and FREE!
The TUESDAY, JULY 22nd Manifesto! will feature these amazing performers*:
Emmy Blotnick, Carrie Gravenson, Stephanie Holmes, Ben Kronberg, Thomas Attila Lewis, Jason Saenz, Brad Steuernagel, and Sam Grittner, who continues his residency
*Lineup is subject to change
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope
The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!