Those who lust for liquor and literature, such as myself, will be happy to know that tomorrow is the 2012 Brooklyn Lit Crawl.
Created by the deviant bibliophiles behind San Francisco’s Litquake, the Brooklyn Lit Crawl is exactly what you think it is: a book-and-booze fest that will feature over thirty authors (including my literary crush, author and New York Press columnist Amy Sohn) and fourteen separate events at ten different venues, including La Casita Yarn Shop, Camp, Micro Museum, Zombie Hut, and Book Court.
Oh yeah, and it’s all free.
View the entire schedule below.
Posted in Books, Drink, Event, New York City, Random, Random Cool, Ratchet, Writers, writing
Tagged Amy Sohn, Book Court, Brooklyn, Camp, La Casita Yarn Shop, Lit Crawl, Litquake, Micro Museum, Zombie Hut
Last night, I attended the Hip-Hop is For Lovers Mixer at Therapy Wine Bar in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. The event was hosted by the lovely ladies of HH4L, Uche, Lenee, and Jakema, and boasted a nice, mixed crowd of music lovers, tastemakers, jetsetters, and liquor enthusiasts.
Uche held things down on the music front, playing the role of DJ and spinning everything from classics (Biggie’s “One More Chance/Stay With Me”) to more recent jams (Big Boi’s “Tambourine”).
I had a few adult beverages, including the concoction for which Hip-Hop is For Lovers is infamous: the Slow Motion. It features a sweet mélange of tropical flavors that will sneak up on that ass and then leave you on your ass.
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Tagged Bed Stuy, Bedford Stuyvesant, Big Boi, Brooklyn, Hip-Hop is For Lovers, The Notorious B.I.G., Therapy Wine Bar
The last giveaway was a rousing success, so I’ve decided to give my Dear Readers another opportunity to win a autographed copy of GUESTLIST. But here’s the thing … you gotta be on Goodreads to participate!
The giveaway begins today and ends on Friday, April 6, so you better get involved now! Check out the details below, then hit the link to be entered to win!
We’re giving away an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers!
“GUESTLIST is a coming-of-age novel for the Twitter age.”
-Abigail Ekue, author of The Darker Side of Lust
GUESTLIST provides a look at the people and shenanigans seen once the sacred threshold of the velvet rope has been crossed. It uncovers a debaucherous world of sexual politics, alcohol-fueled antics, and gluttonous consumption populated by the socialites and social climbers who, of course, want to see and be seen.
GUESTLIST is the story of a bunch of beautiful people doing some very ugly things. It’s spectacularly sexy, funny, and, at times, shocking. It’s an audacious novel and the debut of a unique voice that’s sure to be around for years to come. Continue reading
As you should already know, GUESTLIST is finally released. To celebrate the novel’s release, we held a book release party this past Monday at cocktail bar Hanson Dry in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
The party was a grand success – friends, colleagues, co-workers, drinking buddies, women I
lust after adore, everyone came out to celebrate, and it was a good time.
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Tagged Book Release, Brooklyn, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, Hanson Dry
On Saturday, January 28, Miami nightspot Eve plays host to the listening party for #FML, the latest project from hip-hop duo The Vagabonds. The event is hosted by the duo of Baysiqly and E.R. as well as Vice City Cypher.
There will be live performances by The Vagabonds, plus School Bus, Dashius Clay, Shottie (of IDEE4), Vurn, and Serum & Manifesto. The side stage will host an open mic competition, plus have additional performances by Rolls Royce, Yung Spec, Tay G, Lil Gunna, Roc Sol & DJ Cheo, Straight No Chase, and Blokaholics. DJ Twin will be holding it down on the 1s & 2s.
Posted in Event, Miami, Music
Tagged #FML, Baysiqly, Blokaholics, Dashious Clas, Dashius Clay, DJ Twin, E.R., Eve Miami, hip-hop, Lil Gunna, Miami, Roc Sol & DJ Cheo, Rolls Royce, School Bus, Serum & Manifesto, Shottie (of IDEE4), Straight No Chase, Tay G, The Vagabonds, Vice City Cypher, Vurn, Yung Spec
Yesterday, a small gathering of friends convened at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn for The First & Only Mac & Cheese Throwdown, or what I’ve decided to call The Fort Green Smack & Cheese Competition. The competition arose due to “a lot of smack talkin’ by a lot of folks” and the winner would walk away with bragging rights.
There were three entrants: my friends Cynthia, Jonathan, and Sean. Each person prepared unique and delicious takes on the dish. Dishes were judged on three official criteria (taste, presentation, innovation) and one unofficial (comfort). So, who won? Hell, if you ask me, since those in attendance were fortunate enough to taste each offering, we were all winners.
Oh, but you want to know who won the competition? Well, just check out the video above. Then hit the jump for additional photos. Continue reading
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Tagged Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Moe's Bar Family, The First & Only Mac & Cheese Throwdown, The Fort Green Smack & Cheese Competition
On Thursday, January 19, Brooklyn-based poet Knickie D hosts The Exhibitionist, a monthly showcase and open-mic night at Linger Café & Lounge in Boerum Hill.
Held every third Thursday of the month, each show has featured performer in addition to the seven open-mic slots. This month’s performers are Jamaal St. John and Deacon Jackson.
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Tagged Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, Deacon Jackson, Jamaal St. John, Knickie D, Linger Café & Lounge, Open Mic, poetry, The Exhibitionist