So, this is happening.  I sort of can’t believe it and curiosity alone will force us all to go, but boy do we really know how to push it around here.  And I thought last week’s dog "making art" was weird.   Keep it coming though: nothing amazing ever happens without a little shove.

Today

ISCP artist-in-residence Tang-Wei Hsu, along with a handful of Brooklyn Preparatory High School Students, have spent the past 3 weeks creating Constellations, a cosmos-inspired installation in the school‘s basement.  I realize we’re cutting it a little close but if you can, go check it out!  Opening reception is today from 4 to 5:30pm.

Barcey’s Coffee introduces another open mic option for the neighborhood.  This one is BYOB, hosted by Benjamin Schwabe, and sign up begins at 6:30pm.  Sounds like some Irish coffee is in order here.

And things are getting funky over at Tandem, for the first ever "get BK funk" party.  Head to that back room around 10pm and catch the best in (cover-free) 80′s funk.  And if you get there early, grab some dinner first.  There’s a brand new burger on the menu that can only be delicious.

Friday

The Bushwick Book Club will be presenting original songs and cocktails inspired by Feynman, the new comic book biography of celebrated scientist Richard Feynman.  The fun starts at 8pm at Goodbye Blue Monday.

In the building next door to Brooklyn Fireproof, at 109 Ingraham, studio #410 will be open for a special viewing of Harvest Toon, a new body of works by William Anskis and Vincent Strijkan.  And if you can’t make tonight, you get one more shot: space will also be open Saturday from 2 to 8pm.  

Camel Art Space is hosting a pie party (bring one!) and open discussion on the living and working conditions of NYC artists.

And there’s quite the comedy show happening at Vaudeville Park.  For just $5, The Kings County Comedy Hour will have you laughing your ass off.  This big event is hosted by Matt Koff of The Onion News Network, and stars writers and performers from some serious big names: The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing, UCB Theatre, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and more!

Saturday

Let’s welcome The Birth of Baby X, Marni Kotak’s month-long performance and installation piece at Microscope Gallery — culminating with the birth of her first child.  FOR REAL.  "Beginning October 8, Kotak will transform Microscope into her home birthing room, complete with her grandmother’s bed, and her old rocking chair. The exhibit has been orchestrated around Kotak’s official due date. Visitors should be prepared to find themselves suddenly as witnesses to a live birth."  Life experiences as works of art?   It’s an idea.

There’s a new series kicking off tonight at 319 Scholes, one dedicated exclusively to electronic music.  Leisure, a monthly social exchange involving music & visual performances, costs $10 and features a well-rounded line-up of international performers.  Full list is here.

That Super Coda is really gettin’ around town….
This week, they play 13 Thames (Anarchist HQ, I love it), with performances by $50 Trumpet, SK Orchestra, and a few others.  Show kicks off at 8pm.

Also: Wickfest III, all day & night music and BBQ, is at Goodbye Blue Monday; Soccer Mom’s release their latest record at Xpo929, and bring along Glass Rifle, Django Voris, and Chandeliers, to help celebrate; And "Love Groove Tribe," the vinyl only dance party, will be going all night at Cedar Party Room.

Sunday

It’s American Meat (take two) at 3rd Ward.  This thought-provoking documentary on the practices of the American meat industry returns for a second Moviehouse screening.  Apparently once isn’t enough, and I say we find out why.

Monday

The Bushwick Starr hosts another free reading event beginning at 8pm.  This month’s presentation will be "The World Gets Lowen and Joe" by Frank Boudreaux, a dual portrait of the lives and families of two very different 65-year-olds.

Wednesday

There’s live music in the Brooklyn Fireproof gallery, starring Mitten, Once a Pawn, Aye Nako, and Troubled Sleep.

And it’s another hardcore night at The Acheron.