News on the Quick
First off, apologies for the lack of a Thursday Preen yesterday. We had something in the works but then found out the company we were going to feature is sort of made up of jerks. And that's no fun for anyone. We'll make up for it next time though. So on to the end of week bits.
A Yard Grows in Brooklyn
Opening day at the canal-side outdoor party site, BKLYNYard, is this Saturday. Brainchild of MeanRed Productions, the parties usually feature DJs and/or a choice live act, lots of beer and sangria, and a ton of cart food, a fair amount of which is or can be made vegetarian. The opening day is free (FREE!) and features DJs Chris Annibell of Afrokinetic and DJ Emilee from the record shop Halcyon. Good times, good times.
BAM is hosting a massive outdoor bazaar with over 250 vendors from around the world as part of the DanceAfrica program. It'll feature food, crafts, and cultural stuff from Africa, the Caribbean, and the good ol' US and is billed as 'rain or shine.' So take THAT 30% chance of thunder storms! Goes from noon to night Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Everyone Heard You Were Terrible in Bed
Still gotta gripe with that jerk-ass you used to date? Let the world...er...at least the LES know next week when NYC collective Illegal Art erects The Break Up Wall. From their event description: "...write down the name of someone you broke up with or who broke up with you. First name. Last name. Or both. Think of it as the "Wailing Wall of Relationships". The names of the participants of the collective broken relationships of the neighborhood, the city and world." The wall's going up in front of our favorite LES eco-boutique, Kaight, at 38 Orchard Street, between Broome and Grand, this Monday and will remain up until the following Sunday, May 31st. We suggest full names, horrid details, and, preferably, email addresses.
REALLY Late Brunch
Speaking of Orchard Street, right across the street from Kaight, the always awesome vegan super store, MooShoes, will be holding an event with super-chef and vegan cookbook extraordinaire, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She'll be on-hand to give out some goodies from her cookbook, Vegan Brunch, like mini-muffins, biscuits + gravy, and mimosas, so don't miss this one. Monday, June 1, 7PM. Be there sharp. Vegans will EAT UP some free food, no joke.
Vegans in Space
Magazine favorite, Bust, is holding a contest to give away tickets to an exclusive listening party for that lovable vegan techno dude, Moby, being held at the Hayden Planetarium next Tuesday (spacey, man). Details on how to enter here, but the deadline's Monday, so you better get Rushing and start to Bodyrock. Sorry. I obviously just have the Play album...
Tim Gunn, Superhero
Tim Gunn + Marvel Comics = Models Inc., a new mini-series comic where the fashion industry battles evil super-villains!... No, really. Checkout this quote from the Times: "In the debut issue’s second story, Mr. Gunn becomes an action figure — jumping into Iron Man’s suit of armor to save a fashion exhibition from evildoers." More here. Illustration: Phil Jimenez/Marvel Entertainment.
That's it from us. Enjoy the long weekend, and remember: In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape his sight! Let those who worship evil fashion's might beware the power of Tim Gunn! I'm looking at you, Karl Lagerfeld.