I know many of you are flying out of here to eat flightless birds and have uncomfortable political discussions in somewhere that's not-New York -- but for those of you stuck 'round these parts over the holiday, there's still plenty to do. Welcome to Whassup: Thank God I'm in Brooklyn Edition!
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On this day of Occupy Wall Street political action, let us not forget to keep having fun. Don't let your anger get in the way of your smiles. Don't let your fist pumps crowd out your scissor kicks. Continue to rawk on Park Slope, with Whassup: Day of F***in' Action Edition:
* Thursday, Nov. 17: OWS Day of Action, Citywide: Shit has just straight been going down this past week with Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements across the land. Much of that shit has involved police batons, unfortunately. In response, the movement is conductin a "Day of Action" today, including "occupations" of subway stations in BK and a march across the Brooklyn Bridge -- prime opps for Slopers to join up. Subway stops in BK (3pm), march over Brooklyn Bridge (5pm). FREE, even for capitalist swine.
Now that it's getting dark at 5:00, I'm pretty sure that means you can start drinking at 4:00. And the descent of early evenings doesn't have to mean you stay at home crying in the darkness EVERY night. Come on out for some post-daylight saving's fun. It's Whassup: Fun in the Dark Edition:
* Friday, Nov. 11: None More Eleven, Rock Shop: Well, this is pretty brilliant. The Rock Shop celebrates 11/11/11 with a tribute to Spinal Tap. If you don't know why that's appropriate, then you probably wouldn't be interested, so I won't explain. Come check out a heap of musicians covering "Big Bottom" and other choice bits from the catalogue of one of England's loudest bands. 8pm, $10.
Hello, dear Park Slope enjoyers of things that are fun. I trust Saturday's slushy shitstorm kept none of you from donning skimpy things and devils horns. Because to not do so would mean giving up. Now, you may wonder what to do with all your satanic urges with beggar's night just a barely remembered drunken haze. Never fear, there's still plenty of irresponsible fun to be had. Welcome to Whassup: Remember November Edition:
* Thursday, Nov. 3: Russian Cartoon Music, Brighton Beach: I don't have to tell you that Russians in Brooklyn are kinda' big right now. Well, there's some non-embarrasing cultural heritage there, too. Check out the Brooklyn Philharmonic playing through the long tradition of classical music set to Russian animation. Russian and Ukranian actors voice screenings of the cartoons. 8pm, $15-$55.
Show of hands, how many of you are already wearing your costumes? Ok, you can put your hands down. I can't really see them -- this is a blog. And, anyway, you're gonna need every single one of your hands for grasping candy, carving pumpkins, and pointing at the sexiest/funniest/most-falling-apart costumes you see. Mask up, because it's Whassup: Halloween Edition:
* Thursday, Oct. 27: Tales of the Creep, Union Hall: Wear your favorite costume and a pair of boxers you don't mind shitting. Ghost stories are scary enough, try hearing them on several pints of Checker Cab. This night of goose-pimple narration ends with live music by The Living Kills and others. 7:30pm Doors, $7.