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When I first walked by HiChristina, all I saw was a whirl of lights, projection screens, and people dancing like they were having the time of their life. I was intrigued to say the least. Having done a little digging, I found out that the space is run by Christina Ewald and Fritz Donnelly, who host regular themed events that combine the avant garde and performance art, and sometimes dance parties. From the sounds of it, I wasn’t sure if I had attended enough drama classes in my life to fit in with this crowd. My one and only attempt was a performance art class in college that involved me picking up trash in an empty gallery in front of the whole class for 20 minutes. Yikes. But sure enough every time I walked by, I would see people dressed up wearing Lady Gaga-esque bubble ensembles or Pee Wee Herman projected onto a screen. If you’re as curious as I am, tonight is the perfect opportunity to see for yourself with their “Make New Friends” party.  Think of it as a mixer for the creatively-inclined, complete with kool-aide, crafts, and like minded strangers aka your new B.F.F’s. It starts at 5, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy this freakishly nice fall weather.

Sodafine Sunday

If you’re a chump like me who does the ol’ Monday through Friday work routine, Sunday nights can be bittersweet since they mark the inevitable return of the work week. But they don’t have to be anymore, the good people at Sodafine and other local boutiques have been hosting regular Sunday night shindigs at Bruar Falls, that include spinning fantastic soul music, a pop-up vintage shop, and great drink specials. Warning: it’s no coincidence that drinking enables shopping but I’m all for buying one of a kind items and supporting my local stores. Other participating stores are Treehouse Brooklyn, Franny & Roey, and Sweet Virginia. You can find me there drinking and dancing my way into Monday.

Make New Friends
$10 donation
632 Grand St, between Leonard & Manhattan [Williamsburg]

Sodafine Sundays
Bruar Falls
245 Grand St, between Roebling & Driggs [Williamsburg]

Photos courtesy of HiChristina & Sodafine

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Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe

Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).