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Jan. 28th: Cedar Room!

dj’s: MKL & Bradford James



(M Train To Central Ave located 2 Blocks South on Cedar Street)


Jan. 28th: Miss Twin Peaks

David Lynch inspired burlesque:

Jan. 28th: Delorean Sisters

SAT 1/28: 9pm Doors / $10
Ever wonder what it would sound like if Depeche Mode went back in time to 1927, hit up the nearest whiskey still and grabbed a banjo? Probably pretty rad. Ever wish the Carter Family played at your prom in 1985? Of course you have. Well, you’re in luck: the DeLorean Sisters have just the thing for you.

The Sisters are all children of the 80s with souls as old as the resin in your grandpappy’s corn cob pipe. Together they’ve taken to reimagining synth-pop hits and keytar karaoke staples as old timey, early 20th century Americana. Diane Wohland and Jessica Spiegel both play guitar and harmonize like feather-haired angels; Clive Thompson plays lead guitar and harmonica;Brian Braiker is on banjo, slide guitar and ukulele, and Gary Lowery sings, hollers, washboards, and tinkles the meanest triangle you ever did hear. It’s Marty McFly with a washboard; Hank Williams in legwarmers. The Dust Bowl meets the Superbowl Shuffle.
Menage A Twang is a Brooklyn-based, all-girl, comic country trio that blends lovely three part harmonies with razor sharp wit, acoustic guitars with an anti-depressant pill bottle shaker, and camp irony with a genuine love for folk music. In the spirit of trios gone before-notably the Dolly, Emmy Lou, and Linda collaboration, the Dixie Chicks, and, of course, Destiny’s Child- the Menage’s debut album, available at, delivers songs that address the unique challenges that fabulous ladies face when navigating big city life.
A Dolly Parton cover band? Doll Parts is the next best thing to the big-busted diva herself.

Jan 28th: Winter Vintage Ball

Dance your way into a different century and feel history come alive in our unique 1929 Buttenwieser Hall ballroom as you learn and enjoy social dances and music from the Victorian era.

All are welcome; no experience necessary. Refreshments will be served. Period or formal attire encouraged. Hosted by Marc Casslar and Specialty Productions.

7:15-8:15 pm workshop; 8:30-11 pm dancing and music; $20 advance/$25 at door

Jan 28th: Kevchino

Kevchino The Sky Report & Musicology NYC Present’s 10 year anniversary celebration featuring . . .

Matt Bauer
Dana Falconberry (EP release show)
Prairie Empire

DJ David King (of The Confirmed Bachelors) & DJ Kevchino and Easy Lover will be spinning between sets.

Join us for an evening of celebration, bowling and music!

Saturday, January 28th at The Gutter

$8 at the door

The Gutter
200 North 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Jan 28th: Family Dinner

7pm: arrive at 6pm for a free meal (while it lasts… last week’s was southern style shrimp stew over grits!) at culturefix in the l.e.s. and stay for comedy night with hosts aaron glaser and danny jolles, and guests brooke van poppelen, justy dodge, david sidorov, and rob stern. free.

Jan 28th: Talk and Book Launch / The Sounding of the Whale, by D. Graham Burnett

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2012, 5–7 pm
Location: Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn (map and directions here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary

Please join us for the launch of Cabinet editor D. Graham Burnett’s book The Sounding of the Whale (University of Chicago Press), an event featuring whale images, whale talk, whale songs, and whale appetizers (mock whale, that is—culinary conjurings by cuisine genius Kiel Borrman).
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Jan. 28th: Soft Opening for Dustin Yellin

THE artist Dustin Yellin likes big things. The jawbone of a sperm whale hangs in his studio. His most recent sculpture weighs more than 12 tons. And in June, he became the owner of the former Time Moving and Storage building, a 24,000-square-foot Civil War-era warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, for which he paid $3.7 million…

Jan 28th: Rubalad

Rubulad Presents: Enter the Dragon

A Celebration of the Chinese New Year. Live music by Lily and the Parlour Tricks, Not Waving But Drowning, and Gull. Your DJs: Dirty Finger, Mike Simonetti, and Gaylord Fields (WFMU).

Plus: G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Film Fest, Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francouer, Hot F***ing Tamales, Modern Dance Awareness Society, and Old Timey Chinese Grilled Cheese Cart. Dress: Bruce Lee meets the Lady from Shanghai.

523 3rd Avenue, between 12th and 13th streets, Brooklyn
9p doors, 10p show; $10 before 11p or way late, $15 in costume all night, $20 otherwise
D, F, G, N, R to 4th Avenue station

Jan 28th: Activist Demo Day

Activist Technology Demo Day
Eyebeam (540 W. 21st St., Manhattan)

From Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, technology has played an important role in shaping contemporary resistance and the representation of these events in the media. What new tools of protest and occupation have emerged over the past year? How does their use help to shape tomorrow’s democracies? The Urban Research Group @ Eyebeam and The Public School New York have invited activists, technologists, artists, designers, and community organizers who have a working prototype of an activist technology to occupy a worktable at Eyebeam and share their work with the public. Drawn from proposals submitted through an open call, we have selected a group of projects and communities that extend the creative use of technology and its social implications. Our interest is in creating a platform for encounter, conversation and collaboration. Visit here for participating project information.

This public event will culminate with a panel discussion at 5pm with special guest Stephen Duncombe, Associate Professor at the Gallatin School and the Department of Media, Culture and Communications of New York University and co-creator of the School for Creative Activism; Sarah Resnick, the editor of Occupy!, a semi-regular, forty-page broadsheet newspaper inspired by the Occupy movement; Mary Mattingly, Eyebeam Fellow and the creator of Waterpod; and moderated by Taeyoon Choi, Eyebeam Fellow and member of The Public School New York committee.