Today’s links bring us two adventures into the occult world in North Brooklyn.
HuffPo visits Bushwick’s Catland Books and speaks with tarot card readers Stella, Damon, and Molly. [HuffPo]
Generations – Two Stories from The Moth Book
“The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling…. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.”
MMNY Deadline: 975 performers and 410 locations have already signed up to participate in Make Music New York 2014.
Of special interest to the Williamsburg strang ‘n twang beardo crew: This year, MMNY is taking over Governors Island for PORCH STOMP, a celebration of American Music featuring artists from the bluegrass, old-time, folk and roots communities across New York
You have until midnight tomorrow – Tuesday April 29 – to join the June 21 musical festivities. Signup is here.
Staff from a number of bars and restaurants in North Brooklyn will compete in oyster-shucking, cocktail-crafting, and ladies’ arm-wrestling categories Tuesday night.
Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants (BABAR) is hosting a fundraiser to benefit North Brooklyn nonprofit Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG). Come cheer on your favorite bar as they compete for bragging rights in the North Brooklyn Oyster Shucking Championship, including a best cocktail contest, and a cocktail/oyster pairing.
Music by DJ Oystar! Lady arm wrestlers! Participating bars and restaurants include Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Star, Brooklyn Winery, Cherry Izakaya, Counting Room, Dram, Extra Fancy, Glasslands, Grand Ferry, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co, Hotel Delmano, Kinfolk Studios, Lighthouse, Maison Premiere, Nita Nita, Randolph Brooklyn, Rosarito Fish Shack, The Richardson, Soft Spot, Teddy’s Bar & Grill, The Woods and Union Pool.
Pianist and Composer Paul Morin and Violinist and Composer Patrisa Tomassini will be performing Beethoven’s Spring Sonata and Piazzolla’s Spring from the Four Seasons. Tonight at 8pm, $10
The Firehouse Space 246 Frost
Brooklyn Night Bazaar tonight: indie popsters Oberhofer, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Katrina Ford (of Celebration)’s new band Mt. Royal, and more. Admission is free.
“A fluid, insistent guitar style that’s disco at moments and flanged at others, plus a magnetic, over-enunciating frontman? Yes, that’s Nashville’s Sol Cat, a weirdly thrilling smash-up of first-album Franz Ferdinand and fake-tamed Anthony Kiedis.” — Raymond Cummings for The Village Voice
8 pm, tickets $10-12 @ Cameo