YOU GUYS. YOU GAYS. YOU GUAYS. Disobedience is officially in theaters tomorrow, and I am BEYOND excited about that, because everyone else was like “OH MY GOD CAROL WAS SO GOOD” and I was like “NO”, so I feel like this is the universe finally giving me the film I deserve to love. Unless I don’t love it, in which case I will be mad at Carol AND at Disobedience. Only time will tell. Anyway, it gives me yet another opportunity to hate on Carol, which, if you’ve been reading BWB for a while, you should know I do v. often. Yes, Carol is our GIF theme. No, I am not sorry. Yes, I will be telling you about things to do other than see Disobedience. No, I will never be able to walk through Bed-Stuy again without suspecting everyone is secretly in a homosexual relationship. Yes, Carol is playing at Videology on Saturday. No, I will not be going because do you have to ask.
Before we start chit-chattin’ about all your options the next few days, here’s some rad stuff you might’ve missed on BYT:
- First, obviously go read about all the queer (female-geared) movies and web series I think you should watch online if you can’t get to the theater to see Disobedience in a timely manner.
- Speaking of queer stuff, I interviewed Lauren Ruth Ward about what it’s like to live in LA, how it’s been to date fellow musician LP, how she identifies and more! Go read it and kick yourself if you missed her show at Baby’s All Right on Monday ’cause it was fire!
- I had a chat to actor/photographer/musician Adam Goldberg about how he had a dream he could play music, and now he does. He also tried and failed at becoming a tattoo artist. And no, he’s not the ABC TV show guy, DON’T EVEN ASK. (Don’t worry, I didn’t ask, but apparently the next person to interview him after me did. He left a voicemail on my phone to say so.)
- I went to the NYC Hot Sauce Expo and watched people eat a lot of Carolina Reapers, which they regretted. There was also a chihuahua beauty pageant. It was all v. good and v. spicy.
- I ate a CBD oil hot fudge sundae and it was delicious but I felt nothing. (Then again I am generally unfeeling.)
- Also, OMG CHAMPION FIGURE SKATER KAREN CHEN CALLED ME ON MY PHONE.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
- For starters, get ready for ALL OF THE GLITTER over at House of Yes’ light + space event! Ariana & The Rose will be putting on the first of three immersive performance art slash concert slash disco dance parties, and tickets are $20 a pop!
- Speaking of $20 a pop, as of this writing there are MIRACULOUSLY some tickets left to see Ilana Glazer & Friends at Union Hall, so snap ’em up quick or else!
- Meanwhile, it’s the Comedy Co-op at Littlefield ft. Janeane Garofalo, Liza Treyger, Seaton Smith and MORE of our favorite people for $30!
And so the nightmare begins.
- You can, of course, catch a Chrome Sparks / Machinedrum show at Elsewhere for $30…
- …plus Sedona will be at The Glove for $10…
- …AND Minus the Bear and The Coathangers will be at Warsaw for $35!
- AND back at Elsewhere you can cut a rug via a $15 TR/ST DJ set!
- More into movies? Catch a $4 screening of Persepolis at Syndicated!
U-Hauling: The Origin Story
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
- GO SEE DISOBEDIENCE, DUH!
- Tunes-wise, most definitely get to Secret Project Robot for a $10 BOYTOY record release show!
- AND head to Baby’s All Right for a Half Waif record release gig, too! Tickets are $13-$15.
- Miss Minus the Bear and The Coathangers last night? Catch ’em again at Irving Plaza for $32.50+!
- Too poor? See Sunflower Bean at Space Ninety 8 for free! (And/or take advantage of the bonus complimentary Sixpoint!)
- Just wanna d-d-d-d-dance? Head to Output for a $20-$30 Le Youth set!
- Or if roller skating dance parties are more your speed, then hit up a Madonna vs. Britney-themed one at Prospect Park! Tickets are $18+.
[Therese plays Nickelback softly.]
- Plus House of Yes is hosting an 80s roller disco prom situation tonight for $10-$20 entry!
- AND it’s a Britney vs. Taylor mashup dance party at Brooklyn Bowl! Tickets are $10.
- For comedy vibes, get to Union Hall for an $8-$10 evening with the inimitable Sam Taggart!
- (And stick around for This Is It w/ Chris & Chris after that for $5-$8!)
- Or if you want to prove a Friday point by staying up past your bedtime, get to a midnight drinking game screening of Kill Bill Vol. 1 at Videology! Tickets are $12.
[Therese stops playing Nickelback softly.]
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
- For starters, pop over to Catland for a new Zodiac Market! IT’S TAURUS TIME, Y’ALL!
- It’s also WFMU’s record fair over at the Brooklyn Expo Center, so if you’re into vinly, probably swing on by!
- In terms of tunes, Ryan Hemsworth is at Elsewhere for $15-$17, and so is Lapalux for $12-$15!
- Meanwhile, Michigander and Cape Francis will be at Rough Trade for $10…
- It’s also Emo Night at Brooklyn Bowl! Tickets are $15.
- You can also head to Union Hall for a new round of Picture This w/ Seth Herzog, Emmy Blotnick and more! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
- (PLUS stick around for White Chocolate w/ Janelle James, Christi Chiello and more! Also $8-$10!)
- If a Moulin Rouge singalong is more your jam, then head on over to the Bell House for exactly that! Tickets are $12-$15 a pop.
- Or MAYBE you want to go watch Carol for some reason, in which case do that at Videology! Tickets are $24 and include a bonus dry martini.
- (But if I were you, I’d shell out $25 for their Goodfellas screening instead, which features a bonus Death in the Afternoon cocktail and, unlike Carol, is a great movie.)
(Words I have never uttered.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
- First, GO STALK SOME CORGIS AT HILLSIDE DOG PARK!
- Too lazy? Hit up Nitehawk for brunch screenings of The Sound of Music AND Easy Rider!
- In the music department, we’ve got Follakzoid and Shana Falana at Rough Trade for $13…
- …plus obviously pour one out for Silent Barn, where there’ll be sets by MALLRAT, Crosslegged and more for $10!
Girl, always take the free trip to France.
- If you wanna skip the tunes and hit up the movies instead, catch a $20 screening of The Virgin Suicides at Videology and get a bonus peach Schnapps! Huzzah!
- Or if you just wanna swap some clothing ‘n costumes, head on over to House of Yes between 3pm and 7pm! Free!
- For comedy, get to Sunnyvale to LOL w/ Jo Firestone, Ayo Edebiri and more! Tickets are just $6.
- If drinking is more your MO, then get to The Museum of Interesting Things’ latest Secret Speakeasy! Doomsday themed! $10 tickets! Be there or be square!