What a week, huh? I am personally in need of a night or two off, but how can I possibly be expected to stay in when there are so many amazing (and free, people – don’t even start with me) events happening literally all over our small town? If you haven’t been to all of our local art galleries, this is your big chance. Check out these events as well as many, many, many more on the Culture Calendar.

Tonight

Little Skips presents its 4th art show Beauties and Beauty. And they report that business is picking up daily – yay Bushwick enrepreneurs!

Friday

It’s a big night in the Bushwick art world. Three major openings with times staggered to make it easy for you to hit them all:

6-9pm: STOREFRONT presents work by Pocket Utopia founder Austin Thomas. Drawing on the Utopic: new collage and text.

7-10pm: English Kills is back after a summer hiatus with a solo show of new paintings by Jim Herbert

7-11pm: Famous Accountants presents: Alvin Baltrop Color Photographs 1971-1991. The first posthumous solo exhibition in the United States by the late African American photographer, Alvin Baltrop: Color Photographs 1971-1991 also marks the only extensive survey of his color work, featuring dozens of previously unseen images. All the photographs will be destroyed on the last day of the show, and copies of a catalogue designed and published by Famous Accountants will be available for sale. It will be good! See you there, art stars.

8-11pm: Grace Exhibition Space will host a benefit party for Women’s Voices Now with a Graffiti Art Battle, Guest DJ, Silent Art Auction, open bar and catered snacks. Tickets $25.

Saturday

3rd Ward presents annual event The Last Supper: "An unforgettable celebration of food & art, benefitting the Food Bank For NYC."

There will be a big block party on Bogart and Seigel: "Rahtid Sound and guest DJs will transmit a 10 hour set via shortwave radio frequency to car stereos creating a temporary sound sculpture." Also – Post bike park, custom cars, art (a Bushwick event without art? Never).

Tandem will be hopping per usual with monthly party Full Service with Cousin Cole, Skinny Friedman & Knifeshow. "Hand clappin, bass droppin, bmore clubbin, ghetto rappin, finger snappin, footwork jukin, lazer blastin, NYC DJ prowess. Also featuring visuals by MILK OF PARADISE ART COMPANY all night."

Vampire Cowboys brings back its series, The Saturday Night Saloon, a monthly party at The Battle Ranch on Johnson "featuring brand new genre-bending serialized plays by NYC’s hottest indie theatre artists. The shows hit every third Saturday night of the month from September through January. The Saloon is always free, and all-you-can-drink beer (or until we run out) is always only a mere five dollars."

Sunday

It’s Octoberfest in September at Roberta’s with Pass Kontrol, Lady Magma, PostMagic, and Gunfight! (And bratwurst and beer… naturally.)

Tuesday

The first All-Male Drink & Draw is on: Always featuring a male model and open to everyone who wants to draw, male or female. (Space is limited, so please RSVP by responding to this Facebook event or emailing draw@danielandtravis.com).

There’s a Market Hotel Project Meeting which you should attend. I want my indie music venue.

ISCP presents a Salon with artists Stephanie Syjuco & Theaster Gates.

Wednesday

Even more cute event names? We got ‘em. Smarty Pants Trivia at Beauty Bar and Hissy Fit Karaoke at Tandem (I hear you’ve been tearing it up back there, Bushwick!)

Hey video artists: NURTUREart is currently accepting submissions of single-channel video work for its new video project space. Don’t say I never did anything for ya. I want to see some local work up in there, dudes.