Saturday, September 20, 2014

7th Birthday Bash Wednesday at 7 pm!

On Wednesday the 24th starting at 7 pm, we'll celebrate our (belated) 7th birthday with the help of our friends at Sixpoint, and as usual it'll be epic. We'll have a bunch of rare/new/generally excellent Sixpoint beers. Also, with each Sixpoint beer purchased, you'll get a raffle ticket which will put you in a drawing for amazing prizes. Here are the details, beers first:

--4Beasts (the 2014 Beer for Beasts beer!): A brand-new, beastly porter brewed with 12 gallons of maple syrup in honor of our furry companions.

--Sensi Harvest: A brand-new beer! Juicy wet hops carefully selected by the Mad Scientists make SENSI HARVEST a unique delicacy available only at harvest time.

--Old Redhooker: Rare! An American barleywine made only from high-gravity first runnings. 9.6% ABV.

--Crisp: For those who'd like something lighter. What do you get when you fuse old world craftsmanship with new, clean, & bold flavors from right raw materials? The Crisp. It's Mad Science.

--Otis Stout (nitro): Sixpoint's classic smooth, creamy oatmeal stout with a light sweetness and dry finish. Full roasted flavor without a touch of harshness, made available specially for us on nitrogen pour.

The raffle prizes will include:

--Grand Prize: A private tour of the Sixpoint brewery for up to 8 people!

--Ten second prizes: Sixpoint and Pacific Standard merchandise, including t-shirts, gift certificates, pint glasses, beer cozies, and whatever else we dig up from our cellars.

In addition, brewery reps will be on hand and we'll have our usual happy hour prices until 8 pm, so come early to get the best deals and the specialest beers before they run out!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Underhill Players September 25 at 8 pm.

Our first show at our new venue, PACIFIC STANDARD.

Come down for a night of amazing comedy and talk about the future and past (it doesn't matter, time is a flat circle) of The Underhill Players

Featuring:

Jim Search (Hot Time in Atlantic City)
Improv Comedy by "The Authors"
Josh Gondelman (Modern Seinfeld)
Time Traveling Cryofreeze Comedian Joey Asteroid
Marvin Berry and the Starlighters
and More!

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Disagreement Presents: Decay, September 11 at 7 pm.

The Disagreement has become homeless. Our former home is sadly no longer — on July 27, Culturefix closed.

Culturefix was an unexpected place, a place where things happened by chance. In their own words, it was “a bar, gallery and event venue that offer[ed] a different idea of a public space,” and like the best places in this city, both present and past, it never tried to be anything more than it was. It was not “cool” or “hip;” they had no designs on being the hottest place in the city or being the center of a scene. There was in fact no design to Ari and Cole’s establishment. They seemed merely to operate on the principle of filling their bar with things and people they liked and then letting the people they liked do their thing. Friends had art shows there. The Disagreement was born there. They put on one hell of a dinner party. And they used to make bitchin’ tacos.

Speaking of Decay, our city seems to be falling apart. What else could explain all the glass and steel that has leveled what was once an ocean of brick and concrete? The old has become useless, tradition unwarranted. “We’ve entered a new age,” they seem to keep telling us, “so stop trying to hold onto the past.”

But not everything ancient crumbles, just as not everything new lasts. A place like New York City only exists out of this constant collision between what is modern and what was already there. This has always been the case. It’s what made it a place that defined what was interesting to the rest of the world. Or at least until our modern age, that inexorable drive of progress and development that seems to be killing the things we love about this city — that it was a place where things just happened, where interesting people moved from all around the country and all around the world because it was a place where you could make your life your own, where you’d meet like-minded people and those whose disagreed with you alike, and together or alone, interesting things got made, where you used to not need money to be an interesting person.

Right now it seems as though the money is winning, because money only ever needs more money to keep it warm. And money, unfortunately, seems to be the one thing that doesn’t fall apart. A fortune made never dies, it is only plundered, stolen, or inherited, and its corrupting touch lasts much longer than the lives of those who possess it.

This modern age is a crappy one, one built with cheap shit and even cheaper money. This modern age is one built to rot right out of the gate. But luckily, glass was made to be broken; steel to melt.

On September 11, The Disagreement will present Decay, an evening of readings focusing on deterioration both mental and physical, the decline of the body and the soul, the degradation of both cultural and ethical standards. And so begins our itinerant phase.

At Pacific Standard. We’ll start at 7.

With:

Emily Cementina received her M.F.A. in Fiction from The New School. She co-hosts Sunday Salon, a monthly reading series in the East Village. Emily lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with her husband and their pet fish, Mingus.

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the forthcoming collection “in the office hours of the polar vortex” (Robocup Press, 2015). His 90-minute performance film “STRIKE TWO” debuted with Gauss PDF in April and his performance piece “Applause” debuted at the Walker Art Center’s Open Field in June. There’s stuff at dustinlukenelson.com about him.

Tobias Carroll lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York, where he is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. His fiction and nonfiction have been published by Tin House, The Collagist, Underwater New York, The Paris Review Daily, Necessary Fiction, Bookforum, The Rumpus, The Collapsar, and Joyland.

Rachel Pelz holds an MFA in Fiction from NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their dog. She is currently at work on a novel.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Third Rail launch August 28 at 7 pm!

Third Rail Beer, a new craft brewery owned by a trio of native New Yorkers, is launching in its hometown this summer. Third Rail Beer is driven by a passion for innovation and the endless pursuit of quality, honoring beer heritage, and pride in the culture and community of New York City. Third Rail Beer will make its NYC debut with two beers: Bodega, an abundantly hopped American Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Centennial hops; and Field 2, the brewery’s take on a classic Belgian Farmhouse Ale. There will be giveaways and specials, and the brewery’s staff will be on hand!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Painted Bride Quarterly Presents Slam, Bam, Thank You, Ma'am! September 15 at 7 pm.

Fret not, New York. We’re coming back! We’ll be hosting a special Bookend Event edition of Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am! at Pacific Standard on September 15th, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Who could forget the immense success that was our first Brooklyn Slam when guests were prompted to use octopi and puberty in their pieces? Get ready for another night of laughs and blue books. We’ll bring the pens, paper, and brotherly love if you bring the hospitality and those beautiful minds!

You can find more info on the festival here: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/ and the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/853334868011027/.

Questions? Email pbq@drexel.edu.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Battle of the Books reading September 18 at 6:30 pm!

Late Night Library's 2014 Annual Battle of the Books is a bracket-style competition that pits debut books against each other until one is deemed worthy of the Late Night Library Championship Belt! Featured books are read by published authors and book industry professionals who didn’t write the books themselves. This year's event will be hosted by Julia Fierro, author of Cutting Teeth.

Featuring readings from:

The Anatomy of Dreams - Chloe Krug Benjamin
The Union of Geometry and Ash - Josh Booton
Wax Bullet War - Sean Davis
Son of a Gun - Justin St. Germain
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain - Adrianne Harun
Hum - Jamaal May
Know the Night - Maria Mutch
Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng

Read by:

Robin Black (author of Life Drawings)
Scott Cheshire (author of High as the Horse's Bridle)
Chelsea Drake (of William Morris Endeavor)
Kelli Dunham (author of The Boy's Body Book)
Mira Jacob (author of The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing)
Kate Racculia (author of Bellweather Rhapsody)
Mike Scalise (author of works in AGNI and The Paris Review)
Cliff Thompson (author of Love for Sale and other Essays)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Flapperhouse reading August 26 at 7 pm.

After publishing just two issues of surreal, shadowy, sensual, satirical literature, the Brooklyn-based zine known as FLAPPERHOUSE has developed a modestly-sized but passionately-devoted following. On August 26 (Tuesday night, 7 PM), FLAPPERHOUSE will host its very first reading at Brooklyn's Pacific Standard, featuring performances by Mila Jaroniec (Thought Catalog, Medium, Playboy), J.E. Reich (Gigantic Sequins, Armchair/Shotgun, Vol. 1 Brooklyn), Brendan Byrne (FLURB, Rhizome, New Scientist), and FLAPPERHOUSE's esteemed Editorial Consultant, T. Mazzara. Admission is free. For more information, follow FLAPPERHOUSE on Facebook (facebook.com/FlapperhouseMag), or Twitter (@FLAPPERHOUSE), or visit Flapperhouse.com