Ready for the weekend? If you’re looking for something fun to do close to home, we’ve rounded up some of the great events coming up in the neighborhood:
Bridging Gowanus Working Groups Meeting
When: Thursday, January 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: PS 58, 330 Smith Street
What: Nobody seems to have gotten the email announcing this meeting, but if you went to the first meeting last month and were interested in joining one of the working groups — Environmental Infrastructure, Social and Cultural Infrastructure, Strengthen the Mix of Uses, Affordable Housing — they’re all coming together tonight to brainstorm and review ideas for the future of the Gowanus neighborhood. Call 718-499-1090 for more info.
Get Healthy: Michael Moss
When: Friday, January 17, 7pm
Where: Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street
What: Journalist (and Coop member) Michael Moss will discuss his four-year investigation of the processed-food industry, which led to his book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. There will be refreshments (not processed, we’re guessing).
How much: Free, and open to both members and non-members!
Joe Pino Organ Trio
When: Friday, January 17, 8:15pm
Where: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place
What: Featuring Joe Pino on trumpet and flugelhorn, Anthony Pocetti on organ, and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums.
How much: $10 at the door
Annie Mok: Screentests
When: Saturday, January 18, 7pm
Where: Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street
What: Cartoonist Annie Mok reads from her new work, Screentests. She’ll be joined by Rebecca Mock, Kat Mukai, Laura Knetzger, and O. Horvath. A Q&A and signing will follow the readings.
How much: Free!
Crazy $ince Da 90$
When: Saturday, January 18, 10:30pm
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street
What: Put your jeans on backwards and dance to the hits of the ’90s while drinking $6 gin and juice specials all night long.
How much: $5 before midnight, $8 after, tickets available in advance
When: Sunday, January 19, 5pm
Where: Barbès, 376 9th Street
What: Due to a logging practice known as clear-cutting, the spruce tree that the acoustic guitar has been manufactured from for hundreds of years is on the brink of disappearing. In this documentary, owners of the top guitar makers unite with Greenpeace in the hope of finding a sustainable solution.
How much: $5 suggested donation