TONIGHT: Pigeon Life
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
If you’re looking for something to do tonight, look no further. Thanks to the miracle that is the New York Shitty inbox I’ve found it. Or would it have found me? In any case it is called “Pigeon Life” and it will come to pass at Pete’s Candy Store. Here’s the 411 per their press release:
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT???
An Investigation in to a Filthy Bird Slum w/Jamie Hook
Monday, March 8, 2010, 7:30pm
Lorimer Street between Meserole and Calyer is home to a bona-fide pigeon slum. Filthy birds congregate there in curious density, forsaking adjacent inviting areas to crowd in a building-side favela of avian vice and depravity. Most mysteriously, they are supported in their wayward lifestyle by some unseen neighborhood abettor, who reliably finds the most fetid offal form the local garbage bins to sustain (or poison?) these flying rodents: rotten vegetables, maggoty meat, and moldy bread are just a few of the regular leavings that join the lice-encrusted feathers and fecal whitewash littering the sidewalk. Who is the filthy enabler, and why do they do it? Why does the Rite Aid not stop them? What is the neighborhood consensus on this menace? Join Jamie Hook for a hard-hitting Powerpoint investigation.
NOTE: As March 8 is the presenter’s birthday, refreshments will be served!!
JAMIE HOOK is the curator of Open City Dialogue. He has previously lectured on Barry White and Santa Claus–both of whom really get him going. His theatre work includes the coast-to-coast fringe smash Point Break Live! His film work includes August Wilson’s only screen role in The Naked Proof. His writing has appeared in Vogue, Harpers and The Village Voice.
So there have you. If any of you, dear readers, check this out I expect a review in my inbox or comments by tomorrow morning.
Monday, March 8, 2010 starting at 7:30 p.m.
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Image Credits: Pete’s Candy Store