Friday, September 18, 2009

The Weekend: 9.18-9.20

This weekend, Brooklyn's all about the three C's - comedy, country and couture.

Friday, September 18

Comedy: The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival kicked off last night, and continues on into the weekend with Invite Them Up tonight at The Bell House (149 7th St.) in Gowanus, or Daniel Kitson at Park Slope's Union Hall (702 Union St.) tonight. Click here for the full schedule and to buy tickets.

Couture: Two fashion festivals hit Williamsburg, featuring up-and-coming local designers as well as art and performance. The longer running of the two, Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, takes over Secret Project Robot (210 Kent Ave.), while newcomer Brooklyn Fashion Festival comes to the Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave.).

Musical improv: Blind Ear goes loopy with improvisational instrumental music, as musicians trade the music stand for a laptop. 8 p.m. at Park Slope's Brooklyn Lyceum (227 Fourth Ave.). Tickets $10.

Guitar Gods: Littlefield observes the 39th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix with a show that spotlights two bands that carry on the legacy of the Legendary JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE 3-piece format. With 24-7 SPYZ and special guests California King and DJ shErOck*21. Doors 8 p.m. Tickets $10. Located at 622 Degraw Street.

Saturday, September 19

Country: The Brooklyn Country Music Festival returns to Southpaw, with hootin' and hollerin' from some of the local scenes best newcomers and established acts. Tonight's closing night lineup includes festival founder Alex Battle's own band, the Whiskey Rebellion. Tickets $10. Shows start at 4 p.m. Located at 125 Fifth Avenue.

Sunday, September 20

Music: Experimental "stringstress" Jody Rehage celebrates the release of her band Fire in July's debut album "Ancient Star" tonight at MonkeyTown in Williamsburg. Chamber music meets pop. At 8 p.m. Tickest $10, including a $10 minimum, so make it dinner and a show. Located at 58 N. 3rd Street.

Arts: This week at the Community Brooklyn Urban Arts Market, party and shop, as the market will feature live music, visual art, food from Myrtle Avenue restaurants, and 50 local, DIY vendors selling fashion, art, and accessories. Music line-up includes Soul Summit, blkvampires, School of Rock All Stars, and Stage Life Youth DJs. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. near BAM on Myrtle Avenue between Grand Ave and Emerson Place. Free.


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