Apologies for my delay this week. I was on one of those really special trips that make you sad to be going home no matter how much you love it. Luckily, we have hundreds of fun options right here in our own backyards to cheer me up and remind me how amazing life is in Bushwick! Here are a few fantastic choices for all of us.

Tonight

Art! "STOREFRONT is pleased to announce On Display, a three-person exhibition curated by Hrag Vartanian (ed note: Yay!) featuring paintings by Sharon Butler and Cathy Nan Quinlan with sculptural objects by Joy Curtis." 6-9pm 

Nearby Centotto Gallery will hold a 2nd opening for its current show Spazi Segreti, or Mendacity, Mood from 7-10pm and an afterparty will follow both openings at The Narrows. (And folks – if you still haven’t gone there… jeez, go!)

Music + Dancing at Beauty Bar’s Rainbow Dreams Quattro: "straight off the boat from Barcelona and Paris, we’re bringing you a SPECIAL LIVE performance by Marco Tulio Thrash." Plus, a new overhead projector and if you know me you know that I love overhead prjectors! ‘Twill certainly be fun.

REFUGEnyc teams up with ROYALPINK to celebrate their 2 year anniversary with HEAVY: warehouse party. "A night dedicated to the HEAVIER side of the spectrum with drops so low and bass heavy madness." Go early, stay til dawn.

Saturday

Goodbye Blue Monday hosts the ExperiMENTAL music festival all day Saturday and Sunday - check the site for deets.

Art it up once again at Famous Accountants’ Opening Reception for TUNNELING: curated by Will Pappenheimer: a spiraling group show featuring works by 11 artists and collaborators exploring the idea and aesthetics of "tunneling" in its various interpretations as a hallucinatory, near death, out of body, religious, …underground, confining, degenerating, myopic, transitional, liberating experience or cultural moment." If you haven’t gone over to Gates Ave yet, you’re missing out on all the fabulousness that made L Magazine name FA the Best New Brooklyn Gallery last week!

It’s a big night at Bushwick Starr. Local celeb turned indie superstar Sharon Van Etten will be back for a night of music with the amazingly talented Mike Visser (he’ll break your heart and the lift you right back up again) … AND Reggie Watts! Go.

Tandem will host an after party for PS1′s Warm Up. Plan on staying awhile – it sounds awesome.

Another opportunity to dance it out locally: "Nininja Party: DJ Monchan (Dailysession/Vinylmania) ‘s monthly secret bare foot dance party. Tripped out music Experience – Disco,Soul,House,Funk,Breaks!" Cedar Party Room at 17 Cedar Street."

Sunday

Check out Roberta’s Tiki Disco party featuring Andrew Pry Ortega, James Friedman, Lloyd Harris, Eli Escobar.

Lady Magma has organized an all-star benefit night at K&M to help out Bushwicker Noah Gould’s father. All-you-can-eat BBQ $5, suggested $10 at the door (give what you can) for 6 bands and good karma. 

Monday

Remind yourself what Feburary feels like and get outdoors to watch some films! Moviehouse CinemaParque presents: A Crushing Love. "A moving documentary tells the story of activist single mothers who managed to be parents and effect broad-based social change at the same time. Plus Latino selections from the Ultra Short 30-Second Film Festival: Art By Chance."

Please don’t forget to check Bushwick Music for more music recommendations and delights as well as the fast-filling Bushwick Culture Calendar. Let’s give a big Bushwick welcome to Melissa Smario, who will be helping out posting your illustrious events to the calendar weekly and making all of our lives better and more interesting! Thanks, Melissa!