Tonight's Events in Dumbo (Thu, 28May2009)

Washington Street and Manhattan Bridge

1) The Non-Motivational Speaker Series

When: Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 pm
Where: JLA Studios, 63 Pearl St (between Water St. and Front St.), Brooklyn, NY 11201

BROOKLYN (what?) will be this month’s theme. Speakers include Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver [interview here]; Gersh Kuntzman, the irrepressible editor of Brooklyn’s most irrepressible rag, the Brooklyn Paper [interview here]; and Tom Folsom, author of the The Mad Ones, a biography of “Crazy” Joe Gallo, the Brooklyn mafioso immortalized by Bob Dylan [interview here].

Free. For more info:

2) BUSTED Exhibition

When: BUSTED Opening Reception, Thursday, May 28, 2009, 7-9pm
Where: The powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn

Remember when you got grounded in 10th grade for coming home drunk and vomiting on the dog? Or the time you got caught selling fake ecstasy and were escorted out of that after-hours dive? Or how about the time your girlfriend got your password and broke into your Gmail account, only to discover you had an online honey? Man, if you had a dollar for every time you got busted, you’d be able to post bail right about now.

Held in conjunction with the publication of Busted (powerHouse Magazine Issue 5), The powerHouse Arena will host an exhibition of art that celebrates all that goes wrong when you’re up to no good. Come join us to point and laugh at all the failures, fiascos, and hilariously embarrassing situations captured by these talented artists. Busted promises the most eclectic mix of nogoodniks, anarchists, and frisky kids ever caught between two covers. RSVP:

3) Digital DUMBO Drinks #5 : Rock the House With Freedom + Partners

When: Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 6:30 – 8 pm
Where: Water Street Lounge, 66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Digital design and technology shop Freedom + Partners will rock the house and ring in the Spring season at this month’s upcoming Digital DUMBO. Based on their award winning website for Pearl Jam ( F+P will re-fashion the site and dedicate the music, the imagery and visualization to our beloved neighborhood between the bridges. The installation will include tunes reminiscent of Brooklyn’s past and present and the imagery will be of our local surroundings.

The event will be hosted in the Bonita lounge, located in the downstairs area of Water Street Restaurant. Just walk in and make your first right down the stairs!