It'd be tempting to only focus on CMJ events this weekend, but there are, as always, plenty of interesting/fun/adorable/enlightening events to be endeavored in the LES, so we thought we would offer a little bit of both this weekend. Have fun running around in this perfect Autumnal stretch, and stop by and fill us in on all of the fun that you had.
Eat & play well,
The enchanting London based songstresses The Smoke Fairies will bring their bluesy ballads to the Living Room tonight, with additional sets by the Fieros, Beau Jennings, JD Southern, and more. Doors at 8:30
CMJ happenings.One of our all time favorites, Dean Wareham (formerly of Luna) will be joined by the Crocodiles, Wakey! Wakey!, Brian Bonz and the Major Crimes, James Vincent McMorrow, and Young Buffalo for a showcase at the The Bowery Ballroom that is sure to be a can't miss. Doors open at 6pm. 6 Delancey Street between Bowery & Christy.
Eric Drooker, former LES Street artist tuned professional illustrator will be giving a lecture at Blue Stockings Books called "Art is a Weapon". Join him as he shares excerpts of his work, beginning at 7pm, $5 suggested donation. 172 Allen Street.
Drooker with Alan Ginsburg
dogs and costumes, oh my.
The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade kicks off Saturday. All are welcome for this celebration of dogs, Halloween, dress up, and the Lower East Side. Join them at 12pm at E.9th Street between A & B.
Head over to Pianos on Sunday as they join forces with the CitizensMusic for a day long extravaganza of shows. It is the perfect CMJ parting gift/exit strategy. The music starts at 2pm and will go on throughout the day. 158 Ludlow Street.