They're called hipsters and these days they can be found in just about any major metropolitan area. You can spot them by their tattoos, skinny jeans, and v-neck shirts. They make up a cultural phenomenon that seems to be an amalgamation of at least half a dozen styles from generations past. They are a clique of artists, they have a fascination with all things retro, and they love coffee shops. It's almost as if Andy Warhol was assembling his legions from beyond the grave. Any world class city has its enclaves that draw in untold numbers of young artistic dreamers. In Chicago its called Logan Square.
For many going to see a movie is a default acvitvity meant only for when there seems to be nothing else going on. Why fill up on overly buttered popcorn and drugstore candy varieties when you could enjoy a delicious three-course beer pairing dinner? Most of us would take the latter option over stale popcorn any day of the week. Thanks to Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema's Beer Dinner program you can catch a screening of Army of Darkness on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:15 pm, while drinking five pints of Founders Brewing Co.'s craft brew and chowing down on dinner courses inspired by the film. With the premiere of the Evil Dead reboot being a recent box office smash, Evil Dead, and its subsequent sequels, will top everyone’s film list for the foreseeable future.
When the weather gets warm and the Chicagoans emerge from their apartments like bears from caves and people flood in for the baseball games, Wrigleyville, the heart of Chicago's night life scene, comes alive with all the allure of a Florida beach town on spring break. Every year thousands of people will make the trip to Wrigleyville under the guise of seeing the Cubs, but every knows the real reason they're there is for the bars of Clark Street. This article is for all the bar crawlers who might be looking for a different way to party after the game.
The New York jazz scene is alive and well in locations all over the city. Escape the usual club atmosphere for something more sophisticated-cool by heading to any of these four jazzy eateries that either specialize in showcasing jazz performances or have a designated night dedicated to the sweet, soothing sounds of live jazz. Enjoy craft cocktails, uniquely American cuisine, and dance to the beat supplied by the rhythm and horn sections of premiere jazz ensembles. You’ll be crooning like a trumpet in no time!
The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend after another successful year of premiere films, many of which will generate buzz once again during awards season. While the entire city was swarmed by A-list actors, the after-parties post film screenings were without a doubt one of the hottest places to be during the TFF. On Friday evening, deep below the crowded Ace Hotel lobby bar movie buffs, beer drinkers, and party-goers alike gathered in the green-lit Liberty Hall space to celebrate director David M. Rosenthal’s film A Single Shot. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Jeffery Wright, William H. Macy, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs, and Joe Anderson and tells “a personally driven father-daughter fable” that is “an engaging and suspenseful piece of work that is indie genre at its most spirited.”
A mentally unstable man walks into a room full of strangers...thus begins Bullet Catch, a riveting show written and performed by Rob Drummond and directed by David Overend at 59E59 Theaters. The 75 minute show just had its US premiere and will be running through April 21st. The bullet catch is an infamous magic trick, so dangerous that Houdini himself refused to even attempt it. It has claimed the lives of at least 12 illusionists, assistants, and spectators since its conception in 1613. The trick goes as this—a volunteer is told to aim a gun at the magician's face and pull the trigger. If all goes well, the bullet will be caught between the magician's teeth. If all doesn't go well...well, you can imagine the mess. Rob Drummond tells the tale of this epic piece of magic, all while entertaining with mind reading, levitation, and heartfelt storytelling. The tension rises as the show draws nearer to the end and audience members are anxious to witness the show's notorious finale.
Last night, award-winning singer Kelly Rowland, kicked off Courvoisier Cognac's latest program, Courvoisiology, with a live performance. The event took place at SIR Stage 37 in New York City and the former Destiny's Child singer promoted her upcoming album, Talk a Good Game. Joonbug is no stranger to Courvoisier's new concept, Courvoisiology—read all about their New York City launch here.
Last night, celebrities gathered at New York City hot spot, Beaumarchais, to celebrate the launch of Magnifico Giornata's Essence Collection a new line of infused sparkling wines. The party was hosted by VH1's Carrie Keagan, who is a partner in the brand. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvre pairings with each flavor of the collection, which included Ginger Peche, Grapefruit Blanc, and Lavender Honey. The new sparkling wine collection is the perfect girly drink to celebrate any special occasion and comes in a beautiful gold bottle.
Once a month in 77 markets across the United States and Australia, RAW: Natural Born Artists organizes hand-selected artist showcases that highlights independent creative that specialize in all creative realms. RAW events features visual artists, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography, models, and performance artists. RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists with the necessary tools, resources, and exposure need to inspire and cultivate their creativity. The organization wants artists of all mediums to “be seen, heard, and loved.” By hosting these monthly gatherings in artistic communities such as New York, San Francisco, Austin, Brisbane, and Sydney artists are able to educate others, connect with artists like themselves, and exposes emerging talent in the art world.
Even though it's just now April, you better get prepared for May. Santa Teresa, Venezuela's oldest rum producer is going to host a free weekly tasting series at Union Square Wines & Spirits, featuring their flagship rum, Santa Teresa 1796. The tastings will be held on Friday evenings, from May 10th through May 31st. The series will feature rum on the rocks, neat and in classic cocktails and will also be paired with food items. Daniela Curiel, Brand Manager of Santa Teresa Rum says, “As an aged rum, it’s perfect for sipping or even pairing with foods like chocolate. It takes classic cocktails, from daiquiris to nightcaps, to a whole new level. It’s also an ideal gift, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up.” Below is the itinerary for the series. See ya there!