It’s the end of 2012. It was a great year. Here are some things that made an impact on me. Not all necessarily of them are necessarily from this year, but this was the year that they entered my sphere.
Einstein on the Beach
I’ve had a subscription to BAM’s Next Wave Festival for ten years. Einstein on the Beach, Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s 1976 opera, was the opener to this year’s festival, and it was by far the best thing I’ve ever seen at BAM and among the best experiences of music and performance that I’ve ever had. . . . Read on
On Sunday July 29th we will celebrate our 100th Mister ever. It’s true. We counted.
Mister Saturday Night started in a Manhattan club in early 2008. A few parties in, we forged a new path, turning the Mister into a one-of-a-kind, grassroots experience. We rent a private party space, set up our own soundsystem and bring in our own friendly team to work the door and the bar – to make it feel like home. Last year we extended Mister Saturday Night into Mister Sunday, taking over the beloved, tree-specked space at 400 Carroll Street called Gowanus Grove.
On the 29th, we’re celebrating, dressing up the Grove with balloons, getting an extra special food vendor for the day, and letting residents Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter stretch out for a nice, long set. Surprises? Yes, there will be surprises. As a special thank you, we’re making it free for the first two hours of the party. Consider it your opportunity to bring friends who’ve never been before. Just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’re in. After 5pm, it’ll only be $10.
Also, we’ll be selling a limited edition, hand-numbered set of screen-printed Mister 100 posters at the party, and we’ll be unveiling a slew of new, screen-printed Mister tee shirts in a ton of different colors, so you can take a little piece of the party home. There are only a hundred of those posters (how appropriate), so if you want one, get there early.