Thursday, December 30, 2010

Story Collider January 19 at 8 pm.

Whether we want to or not, at some point we all get sick, and we have to figure out why. Was that a paper cut or a cat scratch? Heart attack or panic attack? Temporary glitch in the global financial structure, or the imminent collapse of civilization? Only one thing is for sure: chicken soup isn't going to help.

Join The Story Collider for six stories of Pathology. January 19th, 8pm at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn.

Stories by:

Naomi Azar, Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate and yoga instructor
Erin Barker, Writer and editor
Johanna Clearfield, Moth storyteller and wildlife rehabilitator
Jefferson, Pseudonymous NYC-based writer
Seth Lind, host of TOLD
Steve Zimmer, Programmer

The Story Collider brings together consultants, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht

http://storycollider.org/

Monday, December 27, 2010

Details on Standard Issues storytelling tomorrow at 8 pm.

After you have run away from your family, come join us and drink off that holiday hangover with our cadre of amazing storytellers.

Including!

Greg (Creepy Uncle) Leitman
Luke (Still At The Kids Table) Davin
Jen (What Drinking Problem, Mom?) Demerrit
Jeff (My Old Room Is Now An Office) Simmermon
Cory (It Is A Real Job, Dad) Petit
Alithea (Who Is Sleeping In My Room?) Howes
&
Brad (So Fine, I Shot My F@%*ing Eye Out) Lawrence

with your host

Cyndi (The Reason We Can't Have Anything Nice) Freeman

and our mystery guest, You, if your name gets pulled out of our hat.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sports reading January 6 at 7:30 pm!

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, January 6, at 7:30 p.m., with an all-NFL night, just before the playoffs begin. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, N. Jeremi Duru, Anthony L. Gargano, and Chad Millman will read from and talk about their work. Duru will explain how the NFL opened up its hiring process for coaches. Gargano will provide an unvarnished look at life in the league. And Millman will trace the rise of the Steelers, even as Pittsburgh was crumbling around them.

Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

More on this month's authors:

N. Jeremi Duru, an associate professor at Temple University’s law school and author of Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL

Anthony L. Gargano, sports broadcaster and author of NFL Unplugged: The Brutal, Brilliant World of Professional Football

Chad Millman, ESPN writer and co-author of The Ones Who Hit the Hardest: The Steelers, the Cowboys, the '70s, and the Fight for America's Soul

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chin Music poetry December 9 at 7 pm.

Please join us for a very special Chin Music benefit reading for the Pirogue Collective featuring three fine poets: Breyten Breytenbach, David Hinton, and Emna Zghal. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller. Special thanks to Archipelago Books.

Pirogue Collective is a not-for-profit organization supporting artists living and working in Africa through the Imagine Africa publications and the Taalifkat Tudunya Writing Workshops, hosted by the Gorée Institute in Gorée, Senegal.

Sierra Celebration will be $1 off, with half the sales of that beer going toward the cost for one African artist to attend the Taalifkat Tudunya Workshop in January 2011. Donations encouraged.

FEATURED POETS

Breyten Breytenbach is a poet, painter, novelist, memoirist, essayist, and activist. Born in South Africa, he immigrated to Paris in the late '60s and became deeply involved in teh anti-Apartheid movement. Breytenbach's works include All One Horse, Mouroir, Notes from the Middle World, A Season in Paradise, The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist, Dog Heart, The Memory of Birds in Times of Revolution, Lady One, and Voice Over: A Nomadic Conversation with Mahmoud Darwish. His many honors include the Alan Paton Award, the Hertzog Prize, the Max Jacob Prize, and the Mahmoud Darwish Award. Breytenbach is the Executive Director of the Gorée Institute in Senegal.

David Hinton's many translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poems that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He edited and translated Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology and translated The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-jan. He is also the first translator in over a century to translate the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, Mencius. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and both of the major awards given for poetry translation in the United States: the Landon Translation Award, from the Academy of American Poets, and the PEN Translation Award. He is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in New York City. He lives in Vermont.

Emna Zghal is a Tunisian-born U.S. based visual artist. Besides her work in painting and printmaking, Zghal works with text using poetry and prose in various languages. Her paintings and artist's books are represented in public collections like the New York Public Library, Yale University, and The Museum for African Art in New York. Zghal has received fellowships and done projects with the Women's Studio Workshop, the Newark Art Museum, the MacDowell Colony, the Weir Farm Trust, and the Cité Internationale Des Arts in Paris. In 2008 she was awarded a Creative Capital grant for a public art project, Dark Turquoise, in collaboration with Michael Rakowitz.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Iron Santa Challenge 2010/2011.

It's a Pacific Standard tradition that, during the months of December and January, we stage an Iron Santa Challenge to encourage people to try our excellent selection of dark and winter seasonal beers. The challenge: drink a 16-ounce pint (or 12- or 8-ounce pour, depending on how we're serving a given beer) of six different winter beers in one day/night, and win:

--A free Pacific Standard t-shirt!
--OR a Pacific Standard growler, patch, cozy, and pint glass! (Yes, all four! We have a bunch of different varieties of pint glasses, including the new Sixpoint/Pacific Standard mashup pint glass.)
--AND everlasting glory!

The actual beers will change with our rotating tap selections, but will generally include quaffs like the Sierra Nevada Celebration, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, and so on. Starting today, December 1, ask your bartender if you're interested in taking the challenge, and they'll provide you with a checklist of beers to drink over the course of an evening. Oh, and pace yourself. We don't want any messes.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving photos

A fun time was had by all:









Story Collider December 15 at 8 pm.

You're standing at the front of the room about to start a presentation. Everyone is looking at you; peers, teachers, friends, enemies. And no matter where you are in life -- a high school student with a paper-mache volcano, a researcher about to win the Nobel Prize, or a government adviser with very bad news about climate change -- you always have the same thought: "Damn, I have to pee."

The Story Collider brings together consultants, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Stories by:

Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez, Raconteur
Moran Cerf, Neuroscientist
Luke Davin, L'Homme à Tout Faire
Joe Evans III, Musician and Humorist
Susie Tozier, High School Science Teacher
Robin Wachsberger, Production Manager, Singer Songwriter, Improvisor On Sabbatical, and Chronic Doodler

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht

Mimsy Storytelling: Carolled Night, Monday, December 13 at 8 pm.

Join Mimsy's festive fourth show for a set of improvised storytelling with special guest Kevin Hines, plus four heart-warming stories inspired by music.

For more information on Backline Storytelling and other workshop forms, how to be involved, and more about our house team, visit our website at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com/ and follow us on Twitter @mimsyshow.

Visit our friends, the Story Collider (http://www.storycollider.org/) and The Standard Issues by Brad and Cyndi, two great free shows also at Pacific Standard!


MIMSY HOUSE TEAM

Erin Barker
Caitlin Brodnick
Miguel de Leon
Joe Evans III
Olivia Henderson
Sarah Jewell
Ben Lillie
Andrew Linderman
Hanuman Welch

Monday, November 22, 2010

Chin Music poetry December 2 at 7 pm.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Ben Lerner, Timothy Donnelly, and Ken Chen. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

FEATURED POETS

Ben Lerner's most recent book of poetry is Mean Free Path, published by Copper Canyon Press. His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press. He teaches at Brooklyn College.

Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave 2010). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Harper’s, Iowa Review, jubilat, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Washington Square Review and elsewhere. He is poetry editor at Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Ken Chen's debut poetry collection, Juvenilia, won the 2009 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His work has been published or recognized in Best American Essays 2006, Best American Essays 2007, and the Boston Review of Books. He is the executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Pacific Standard Thanksgiving tradition continues...

As usual, we'll be opening early, at 12 pm, on November 25, Thanksgiving Day, to show the football games and celebrate the holiday. We'll provide free turkey while it lasts; we ask guests who want turkey (or altruistic vegetarians) to bring some side dish (talk to us if you want to coordinate). We'll also have an all-day-and-night happy hour ($1 off almost all drinks). So if you're in town and want to watch some football on our big screens and enjoy some Thanksgiving camaraderie on the cheap, come by anytime.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chin Music poetry November 18 at 7 pm.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Marina Temkina, M.A. Vizsolyi, and Ben Fama. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

FEATURED POETS

Marina Temkina was born in Leningrad in 1948 and emigrated to New York City in 1978. She has published four books of poetry in Russian: Chasti chast’ (A Part of A Part), V obratnom napravlenii (In Reverse), Kalancha (Watchtower), and Canto Immigranto. In collaboration with Michel Gerard, she has published two artist's books in France: Observatoire Geomnesique and MoMA Duomo: Twelve Objects from Melencholia and the Broken Obelisk. Marina is also the artist/author behind several multimedia poetry installations. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Charles H. Revson Fellowship on the Future of New York at Columbia University. Her work has been included in several international anthologies and poetry magazines. She writes on gender, Russian-Jewish identity and immigration with a sense of history lived through and expressed as an intimate experience.

M.A. Vizsolyi grew up in Pennsylvania. His first book of poems, The Lamp with Wings, was selected by Ilya Kaminsky for the National Poetry Series, and is forthcoming in the fall of 2011. His poems have appeared in many journals including Poetry International, 6x6, Slice Magazine, and BOMB. He teaches ice hockey and ice skating lessons in Central Park, and lives in Brooklyn.

Ben Fama is the author of the chapbook Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse) and co-author of the chapbook Girl Boy Girl Boy (The Corresponding Society). He is the founding editor of Supermachine Poetry Journal. His work has been featured in GlitterPony, Notnostrums, Poor Claudia, and on the Best American Poetry Blog, among others.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chin Music November 11 at 7 pm.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Sonia Sanchez, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Sassy Ross. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

FEATURED POETS

Poet. Mother. Professor. National and International lecturer on Black Culture and Literature, Women’s Liberation, Peace and Racial Justice. Sponsor of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Board Member of MADRE. Sonia Sanchez is the author of over 16 books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Love Poems, I’ve Been a Woman, A Sound Investment and Other Stories, Homegirls and Handgrenades, Under a Soprano Sky, Wounded in the House of a Friend (Beacon Press, 1995), Does Your House Have Lions? (Beacon Press, 1997), Like the Singing Coming off the Drums (Beacon Press, 1998), Shake Loose My Skin (Beacon Press, 1999), and most recently, Morning Haiku (Beacon Press, 2010). In addition to being a contributing editor to Black Scholar and The Journal of African Studies, she has edited an anthology, We Be Word Sorcerers: 25 Stories by Black Americans. She is a winner of the American Book Award, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Humanities, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, the Robert Frost Medal, the Harper Lee Award, and the Robert Creeley Award. The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review is the first African American Journal that discusses the work of Sonia Sanchez and the Black Arts Movement.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry, MIRACLE FRUIT and AT THE DRIVE-IN VOLCANO and the forthcoming LUCKY FISH (all from Tupelo Press). Awards for her writing include a poetry fellowship from the NEA and the Pushcart Prize. New work appears in American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and Orion. She is associate professor of English at SUNY-Fredonia.

Sassy Ross writes poems. She lives, for the most part, in Brooklyn.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Election Night on Tuesday.

Just FYI, we'll have at least one, and possibly both, of our big screens tuned to the election results on Tuesday night (no World Series game or football, so there's minimal competition from sports). Come by if you're so inclined, and drink away what is likely to be a relatively sorrowful evening with our plentiful $3 pints.

Mimsy Storytelling Monday, November 8 at 8 pm.

Join Mimsy's third show for a set of improvised storytelling, followed by the debut of the "Mome Rath": three stories on the same theme, depression, braided together in the telling. Prepare to be outgrabed.

For more information on Backline Storytelling and other workshop forms, how to be involved, and more about our house team, visit our website at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com/ and follow us on Twitter @mimsyshow.

Visit our friends, the Story Collider (http://www.storycollider.org/) and The Standard Issues by Brad and Cyndi, two great free shows also at Pacific Standard!

=====

MIMSY HOUSE TEAM

Erin Barker
Caitlin Brodnick
Miguel de Leon
Joe Evans III
Olivia Henderson
Sarah Jewell
Ben Lillie
Andrew Linderman
Hanuman Welch

and special guest Bridget O'Neill!
Bridget is a recovering Photographer turned Writer and Performer.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Story Collider November 17 at 8 pm.

What do Albert Einstein, Joan of Arc, and Amelia Earhart have in common? In almost every aspect of their lives, they were close to average. Almost every aspect. Join The Story Collider for six stories about math, statistics, and diverging from the mean, 8 PM November 17 at Pacific Standard. The Story Collider brings together animators, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Stories by:

Adam Bloom, RAD Developer

Steven Berkowitz, Writer, Storyteller, Propagandist

Becky Ferreira, Writer, Comedian & Raptor

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Consultant

Nisse Greenberg, Math Tutor, Sketch Comedian, Fantasy Basketball Analyst, Storyteller

Ben Lillie, Science Storyteller

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht

http://storycollider.org/

http://facebook.com/thestorycollider

Founder's Breakfast Stout now on tap; Greenport Harbor Leaf Pile mention in Time Out.

For the first time ever in our bar's history, we've managed to get a keg of Founders' highly sought after Breakfast Stout, which is one of the defining coffee/chocolate stouts in existence. Come in soon while supplies last. Description below:
 
Founders Breakfast Stout (Grand Rapids, MI; $6/12 oz). This very rare seasonal is the coffee lover's consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, it has an intense fresh roasted java nose topped with a cinnamon-colored head. 8.3% ABV.
 
And we'd also like to remind you we'll be rocking local upstart brewery Greenport Harbor's Leaf Pile pumpkin beer through Halloween and a bit beyond. Time Out just gave it a nice writeup, mentioning us:
 
http://newyork.timeout.com/eat-drink/bars/437061/the-season%E2%80%99s-best-beers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The 2010 NYC Marathon Here at Pacific Standard.

On marathon day, Sunday, November 7, we'll be opening early, at 9 am, to host people who want to watch the marathon, which runs right by our bar. You can watch the leaders and the pack pass by out of our big windows. We'll have a barbecue station outside as we usually do. And, finally, we'll have our Marathon Marys for for $7 per pint glass of goodness. The marathon is becoming a Pacific Standard tradition, and should be plenty of fun again this year.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The World Series at Pacific Standard.

Since a lot of you have been asking about if we'll have the World Series games, which screens we'll have them on, whether there will be sound, etc., here's the deal with each of the possible 7 games:

Wednesday at 8 pm: We'll have the game on in the back with sound (and possibly the front too; it'll be first-come first-served).
Thursday at 8 pm: We'll have the game in the front, with sound, until our Chin Music poetry night is over in the back (it should be over by 9 at the latest). Then we'll have the game in back with sound too.
Saturday at 7 pm: We'll have the game in the back with sound, pending the end of the Cal game, which starts at 3:30 and should be over by then. If the Cal game runs long, we'll have the baseball game in the front with sound until the Cal game is over.
Sunday at 8:20 pm: We'll have the game in the back with sound (and possibly in the front too; see above).
Monday at 8 pm: We'll have the game in the back with sound (and possibly in the front too; see above).
Wednesday at 8 pm: We'll have the game in the back with sound (and possibly in the front too; see above).
Thursday at 8 pm: We'll have the game in the back with sound (and possibly in the front too; see above).

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ninkasi Total Domination returns!

If you haven't tried Ninkasi yet, get here with all haste. Total Domination is one of the best beers in existence, and we're thrilled to have it back. 
 
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA (Eugene, OR; $11/22 oz).  Ninkasi is an amazing but relatively unknown Northwestern brewery.  This IPA is hugely hoppy, with a citrus smell and taste.  6.7%.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chin Music Poetry October 28 at 7 pm.

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Rachel Rose, Jericho Brown, Hossannah Asuncion

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Rachel Rose, Jericho Brown, & Hossannah Asuncion. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

FEATURED POETS

Rachel Rose (http://www.rachelrose.ca) is a writer whose work has appeared in various journals in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and Japan, including Poetry, The Malahat Review, and The Best American Poetry, as well as in several anthologies, including Uncharted Lines: Poems from the Journal of the American Medical Association and Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood. Her first book, Giving My Body to Science, (McGill/Queen’s University Press) was a finalist for The Gerald Lampert Award, The Pat Lowther Award, and the Grand Prix du Livre de Montreal, and won the Quebec Writers’ Federation A.M. Klein Award. Her second book, Notes on Arrival and Departure, was published by McClelland & Stewart (Random House Canada). She is the poetry and lyric prose mentor at SFU’s The Writer’s Studio and the founder of the “Cross-Border Pollination” reading series.

Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Dillard University. The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Bunting Fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and two travel fellowships to the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown teaches creative writing as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Diego.  His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, jubilat, New England Review, Oxford American, and several other journals and anthologies.  His first book, PLEASE (New Issues), won the 2009 American Book Award.

Hossannah Asuncion grew up near the 710 and 105 in L.A. She currently lives near an F/G in Brooklyn. She is Kundiman fellow and received a 2010 PSA Chapbook National Fellowship. She tumbles at notarie.tumblr.com.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fabulous new breweries and rare beers.

We've been meaning to blog about some of the amazing stuff on our taps these days. To wit:

New Breweries

--Firestone Walker, a fantastic Southern California brewery, is finally on draft in New York City, and we've got their Union Jack IPA on tap. This piney West Coast wonder won the gold in the most competitive category at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival, the American-Style IPA category.

http://www.firestonewalker.com/

--For the first time ever, Full Sail, a lovely Oregon microbrewery, is in New York City on draft. We've got their classic northwestern amber ale on tap right now. Full Sail Amber has brought home twelve medals from the World Beer Championships and one gold from the Great American Beer Festival.

http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/

--Barrier Brewing, a one-man operation on Long Island that just started up last year, is now delivering limited quantities of kegs to New York City. We just got their awesome Pale Ale, which packs a lot of pungent punch for a relatively low-alcohol pale. If the beer isn't enough to make you feel warm and fuzzy, you can feel warm and fuzzy for supporting a tiny new NYC-area brewery.

http://www.barrierbrewing.com/Site/HOME.html

New/Rare Beers

--Bear Republic's Ryevalry is here! Ryevalry is a brand-new and limited-release double IPA, brewed with large quantities of American hops and fermented with a Belgian ale yeast to create a bitter, hoppy, and spicy ale.

--We just got some new firkins that made their way across the Atlantic from the home of cask ale, England. Right now we have Ridgeway Bad King John, an English stout with great roasted malt aroma and taste. Ridgeway is one of the most talked-about English breweries, and cask is the way to drink their beer.

In sum, now is a great time to come by; it's one of the best tap selections we've ever had, if we do say so ourselves.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Standard Issues storytelling October 26 at 8 pm.

The following is a transcript of a conversation between one of the producers and one of the storytellers, earlier today on Facebook:

P: Can't remember if I booked you for this month or next month, and facebook is not letting me access my messages. This month is the 26th and the theme is misunderstandings. Can you do it?

S:i could be lying - but, I am not lying, yes, you did -- but I thought Cyndi said it was "monsters" - are y...ou sure its misunderstandings? Which is fine by me - great theme. do you need my name again?

P: After talking with Cyndi, comes to light that, Yes, she did say that the theme would be Monsters. But I forgot. And I have already told all the performers that the theme is Misunderstandings. So we are going to have to stick with Misunderstandings. Which seems even more appropriate now.

and scene.

Bathing in the professionalism that is this production this month will be:

Tracy "That's Not Mine, Officer" Rowland
Jim "Oh, When Are You Due?" O'Grady
Nelson "I Had The Money Here Somewhere" Lugo
Michelle "I Was Supposed To Declare That?" Carlo
Johanna "I Can Check Myself Out At Anytime" Clearfield
Rachel "I Totally Remember That Conversation" Khona
and
Brad "That's What Communicable Means?" Lawrence

with your host, Cyndi "I Thought The Wedding Was A Play Rehearsal" Freeman

And you, if you are the fabulous Mystery Guest drawn from the hat.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chin Music poetry Thursday at 7 pm.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Kathleen Graber, Colin Cheney, and Anthony Carelli. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

FEATURED POETS

Kathleen Graber's second collection, The Eternal City, is a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award.  She is an assistant professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has recently been a Hodder Fellow in Poetry at Princeton University and an Amy Lowell Travelling Scholar.  She is the recipient of fellowships from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Rona Jaffe Foundation.  Her poems have appeared recently in AGNI, The Kenyon Review, and The New Yorker.

Colin Cheney’s debut collection of poems, Here Be Monsters (University of Georgia, 2010), was selected for the National Poetry Series. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Notre Dame Review, Crazyhorse, and Gulf Coast. In 2006, he received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and his poem, “Lord God Bird,” received a 2010 Pushcart Prize. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand.

Anthony Carelli was born and raised in Poynette, Wisconsin—a no-stoplight village that smells periodically of sauerkraut.  He attended University of Wisconsin-Madison and New York University.  Currently Anthony works at a savory pie shop in Brooklyn, NY.  He has had poems published in a few magazines including Columbia, AGNI, and The New Yorker.  His first book, Carnations, will be published by Princeton University Press in spring of 2011.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

One in our occasional series

of Cute Things That Happen at Our Bar:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mimsy Storytelling Monday, October 11 at 8 pm.

Join Mimsy's second show for a set of improvised storytelling, followed by the debut of "Same-line Storytelling": four stories, all centered around the same line.

For more information on Backline Storytelling and other workshop forms, how to be involved, and more about our house team, visit our website at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com/ and follow us on Twitter @mimsyshow.

Visit our friends, the Story Collider (http://www.storycollider.org/) and The Standard Issues by Brad and Cyndi, two great free shows also at Pacific Standard!

MIMSY HOUSE TEAM

Erin Barker
Caitlin Brodnick
Miguel de Leon
Joe Evans III
Olivia Henderson
Sarah Jewell
Ben Lillie
Andrew Linderman
Hanuman Welch

and special guest John Flynn!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Screening of the Goonies for charity on October 19!

At 7 pm on the 19th, we'll be doing another Silly Spooky Movie Night and showing the Goonies in the back room in order to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. There will be numerous tasty baked goods for sale back there too, all proceeds from that tastiness being donated to the foundation. Not to mention that we'll do $1 off drinks during the movie for charity folks, and a couple $3 pints all night, as we always do on Tuesdays.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Story Collider October 20 at 8 pm.

Gravity is inescapable. From scaling a mountain to forming galaxies to watching a family heirloom shatter on the ground, it is a central aspect of all of our lives, but we routinely take it for granted. And just when you're forced to step back and think about it, it turns out you were facing away from the edge of a cliff.

The Story Collider brings together animators, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened. Join us for five tales of Gravity, 8 PM October 20 at Pacific Standard. No cover, no drink minimum.

Stories by:

Andy Christie, Scientific Illustrator
Ophira Eisenberg, Comedian
Eugene Lim, Cosmologist
Ariana Seigel, Actor and Comedian
Brian Wecht, String Theorist and Ninja

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht

http://storycollider.org/
http://facebook.com/thestorycollider

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Doggie training consultation added to our Frequent Drinker rewards!

This just in: for just 100 Frequent Drinker Yards, you can get a consultation with a fantastic Brooklyn dog training service:

http://www.topdogservice.com/

Here's their blurb:

Don't let your pooch spoil your drinking! For 100 yards get a
personal dog training consultation with Brooklyn's Top Dog Service,
LLC. Call David at 917-749-5756 and he'll teach you and your dog what
you need to know so you don't get kicked out of your favorite watering
hole or dog park for offensive doggie behavior.

They're passionate about training all types of dogs, so if you're looking for a new way to spend your yards, let a bartender or a Jo(h)n know.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chin Music poetry Thursday at 7 pm.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading, on Thursday at
7 pm, featuring three fine poets: Tryfon Tolides, Leslie C. Chang, and
Eric Weinstein. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

FEATURED POETS

Tryfon Tolides was born in Korifi Voiou, Greece. His first book, An
Almost Pure Empty Walking, was a 2005 National Poetry Series Selection
and published by Penguin in 2006. In 2009, he received a Lannan
Foundation Residency in Marfa, Texas.

Leslie C. Chang is the author of the poetry collection, Things That No
Longer Delight Me, selected by Cornelius Eady for the 2008-2009 Poets
Out Loud Prize and published by Fordham University Press in 2010. She
has received awards and scholarships from the Academy of American
Poets, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers'
Conference. Her work has appeared in Agni, The American Poetry Review,
The Iowa Review, Literary Imagination, and other publications. She
lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Eric Weinstein is the winner of the 2010 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM
chapbook contest for his collection, Vivisection. His poetry has
recently appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2009, Cincinnati
Review, Colorado Review, and Third Coast. He is an MFA candidate at
New York University.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bear Republic event moved to the 30th.

FYI, our big Craft Beer Week Bear Republic event, with the brewers (for the first time ever in NYC!), cheese pairings, specials, and giveaways, just moved from Wednesday the 29th to Thursday, September 30, starting at 7 pm. You should definitely be here. (Plus, on Thursday, as during the rest of Craft Beer Week, we feature a Bear Republic beer for $3 for Passport holders).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stay tuned for further info

but we're going to have a mead/beer tasting here on Friday from 4:30-6:30 pm to celebrate the start of Craft Beer Week 2010. Save the time for now--there should be some really interesting mead and mead/beer mixtures from the folks at Coney Island.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thanks to everyone

who made it out to our party. It was a glorious conglomeration of all our favorite people. Below are a few pictures we took. We kicked two kegs of our Missionary Style IPA, but more are on their way; they should be here by Monday of next week.





Monday, September 13, 2010

Standard Issues storytelling September 28 8 pm.

The Standard Issues returns for its third installment! This time the topic is FIGHTS! The following people will be throwing down on our stage! It will be like very sexy jello wrestling only with words and clothes.

Juliet The Claw Hammer Wayne
Terrence Groin Shot Mickey
Nisse The George Foreman Grill Greenberg
Dawn Cobra Kai Fraser
Saurabh I've Killed a Man Tak
&
Cyndi Hold Your Still Beating Heart Up For You To See It Freeman

with your host: Brad That Is A Gun In My Pocket Lawrence

And a mystery guest drawn from the hat.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Craft Beer Week Passports now on sale!

We now have passports for New York City's Craft Beer Week 2010, which will run from September 24-October 3, and include many exciting events. More info is available on their website here:

http://nycbeerweek.com/

The Passports are only $10 this year, and entitle you to a $3 pint of craft beer at basically every good beer bar in the city (including, of course, Pacific Standard). Plus, the Passport has specials and benefits that extend for an entire year, making it definitely worth the price. Come by and purchase one from your friendly bartender. Also, ask them about the official Craft Beer Week t-shirt; we have a very limited number of them for sale for $10, in medium-large sizes, while supplies last.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Yet further details on our birthday event September 14.

Here are the awesome beers from Sixpoint we'll have on our 3rd birthday (observed) September 14:

On draft:

--Missionary Style IPA (you can check out Sixpoint's Facebook post about it here: http://bit.ly/djlFwI). We'll have it on draft and in firkins! Finally Pacific Standard and Sixpoint have consummated their long-simmering relationship with a beer Sixpoint brewed exclusively for Pacific Standard.
--Bengali Tiger
--Sehr Crisp Pilsner
--Pumpkin Brewster (brand-new pumpkin beer)
--Apollo Wheat
--Otis Stout (on nitro!)
--Old Krusher (barleywine!)
--Brownstone
--Gorilla Warfare
--Double Sweet Action
--Two Enterprise beers (not to be missed--they're one-off experimental beers from Sixpoint's pilot brewing program)

In casks:

--Sixpoint Righteous Rye
--Sixpoint Missionary Style IPA (the special Pacific Standard beer in firkin form too!)

Overall, we'll have 12 Sixpoint beers on draft and 2 Sixpoint beers on cask, for a whopping 14 tasty quaffs from Brooklyn. We'll also have special Sixpoint/Pacific Standard mashup pint glasses which we'll be giving away (more details on that soon). This is probably the most essential night to be at Pacific Standard in our 1000+ days of being open; we hope to have a beer with you Tuesday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Story Collider September 15 at 8 pm.

From a simple radioactive decay, from Carbon-14 to Nitrogen-14, comes the discovery of the age of Egyptian Mummies and ancient hominids, the tracking of key data on climate change, and religious controversy and heartache. Join The Story Collider for five tales of Carbon Dating, 8pm September 15 at Pacific Standard.

The Story Collider brings together lobbyists, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Stories by:

Michelle Dobrawsky, Lawyer, Comic, and Nerd
Danielle La Rocco, Medical Student
Ben Lillie, Science Storyteller
Alan Rice, Geophysicist
Maxwell Shron, Data Scientist

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht

Chin Music returns September 16 at 7 pm!

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Phillis Levin, Oliver de la Paz, and John Murillo

Thursday, 16 September 2010 @ 7:00 PM

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Phillis Levin, Oliver de la Paz, and John Murillo. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.

FEATURED POETS

Phillis Levin is the author of four volumes of poetry, Temples and Fields, The Afterimage, Mercury, and May Day. She is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Her many honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar Award to Slovenia, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Hofstra University and lives in New York.

Oliver de la Paz is the author of three collections of poetry, Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby (SIU Press 2001, 2007), and the forthcoming Requiem for the Orchard (U. of Akron Press 2010), winner of the Akron Prize for poetry chosen by Martìn Espada. He co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Asian American Poetry. A recipient of a NYFA Fellowship Award and a GAP Grant from Artist Trust, his work has appeared in journals like Virginia Quarterly Review, North American Review, Tin House, Chattahoochee Review, and in anthologies such as Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. He teaches at Western Washington University.

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie. A graduate of New York University's MFA program in creative writing, he has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the New York Times, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo, Court Green, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares, and is forthcoming in Angles of Ascent: a Norton Anthology of African-American Poetry. Currently, he is visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Cornell University.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Football season's here

and as usual we have the NFL package and all the relevant college football packages. We'll be showing any games you ask for (first come, first served) on our two big projection screens. Every Cal game that's on TV will be shown here, and once again, we're the official Cal alumni bar in Brooklyn; a percentage of proceeds from Cal games will be donated to a Cal scholarship fund. The new special for this year: Cal fans get $1 off everything right after any Cal field goal or touchdown, which we pray shall be copious. The first Cal game is Saturday at 4 p.m. against U.C. Davis, and we'll definitely have it. Go Bears!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More details on our anniversary.

The special Sixpoint beer for our anniversary on September 14th will be a West Coast IPA, in honor of our roots. We're currently brainstorming name ideas for the beer, so feel free to chime in on here or via e-mail. We'll also have a bunch of other rare and interesting Sixpoint beers on tap. Not to be missed.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Standard Issues storytelling August 24 8 pm.

The Standard Issues presents Jerks! Stories of encountering jerks, being a jerk, spicy Jamaican chicken dishes, and drug-induced spasms.

Featuring

Ophira Eisenberg (second dog still alive!)
...Andy Christie (better looking every other day!)
Adam Wade (soon to be banned from New Hampshire)
Jeff Simmermon (better dressed than you)
Ben Lillie (still trying to destroy the universe with a black hole)
and
Cyndi Freeman (first husband still alive!)

With your host: Brad Lawrence (relatively sober!).

and the Mystery Guest drawn from the hat. And its FREE.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brand-new cider from Colfax!

Who would have ever thought that John R's hometown of Colfax, California (pop. 1,496; picture below) would produce a cider that's now available in New York City? Well, it happened, and it's amazing and well worth a try. We're working on getting other varieties in the future. The description:

Fox Barrel Pear Cider (Colfax, CA; $6/12 oz). An award-winning micro-cider from one of our owners’ tiny hometown in the Sierra Nevada foothills, now in NYC. All-natural and gluten-free. 4.5%.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Save the date: Mimsy returns September 13, spankin' new.

On September 13 at 8 pm, Mimsy comes back from hiatus with a brand new show format and a shiny new house team! Come join us and a few friends as we explore suggestions like you've never heard before.

For more information on Backline Storytelling and other workshop forms, how to be involved, and more about our house team, visit our website at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com/ and follow us on Twitter @mimsyshow

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MIMSY HOUSE TEAM

Erin Barker
Caitlin Brodnick
Miguel de Leon
Joe Evans III
Olivia Henderson
Sarah Jewell
Ben Lillie
Andrew Linderman
Hanuman Welch

AND SPECIAL GUESTS!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two exciting new brews.

We just tapped a couple fantastic and rarely seen beers here at the Standard. These supplement several other interesting and lovely beers, like Green Flash West Coast IPA, Bear Republic Racer X, and Greenport Harbor Black Duck Porter. It's a very good lineup right now. Descriptions of the brand-new beers below.

On tap:

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA (Marshall, MI; $6/16 oz). Inspired by West Coast IPAs, but brewed with Michigan style, the Crooked Tree is heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. 6.0% ABV.

On cask:

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale (Petaluma, CA; $6/12 oz). This Imperial Mild was brewed to remember the 2005 undercover investigation into pot-smoking at Lagunitas’ brewery events, culminating in a few arrests and a 20-day shutdown of the brewery. Plenty of hops up front; while brown sugar, fruit, and alcohol dominate the taste, it’s remarkably smooth and dry. 9.7% ABV.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

U.S.-Brazil soccer August 10 at 8 pm.

Soccer fans, be assured that we will indeed be showing the U.S.-Brazil friendly on August 10. It'll be at 8 pm on ESPN2, and should be terribly fun, with most of the top players from the World Cup teams expected to play. No tickets or anything--just come by.

Comedy August 11 at 8 pm.

Are you tired of Manhattan being the center of the universe? Want great laughs at affordable prices? Then, come out to Brooklyn for the Wade Wilson Experience and see the best comedians this side of the Hudson River regale you with tales from the outer boroughs. Past performers have been on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV and NBC. So if you're done with obscure references and flashing lights, check out Park Slope's best stroller-free comedy showcase.

WHERE: Pacific Standard Bar, 82 4th Avenue, Brooklyn NY (4 blocks
south of Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street Stop)
WHEN: August 11, 2010 (Wednesday)
SHOWTIME: 8 PM - 9:30 PM
COST: FREE
HOSTS: Calvin S. Cato (Comix's Nouveau Poor, Game Show Network, Naked Comedy Show) and Justin Murray (Astoria Comedy Competition, UG! Show, Gotham Comedy Club)

Featuring:

Aparna Nancherla (Stand Up For Diversity, Last Comic Standing, Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Sean Lynch (MTV, Comedy Central writer)
Phoebe Robinson (Case of the Mondays comedy show, New York Comedy Club)
Mark Normand (Last Comic Standing, New Orleans Comedy Festival)
Bill Chambers (StupidAssQuestions.com, World’s Greatest Grandson comedy show)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Story Collider August 12 at 8 pm.

Stories by:

KELLI DUNHAM, Comic, Nurse, Ex-Nun
CYNDI FREEMAN, Story Teller & Burlesque performer
DANIELA SCHILLER, Neuroscientist and Drummer
...BRIAN WECHT, String Theorist and Ninja
JULI-ANNE WHITNEY, Writer and Political Consultant

Jumping from person to person, growing exponentially, they sweep across the world. Epidemics take many forms: Some are terrible diseases, destroying entire populations. Some are debilitating fears, ideas that paralyze or destroy the mind. And some are just bad jokes about Barack Obama that live forever in forwarded e-mails, never fully vanishing from the internet no matter how many times you delete those messages from your Uncle Dave.

The Story Collider brings together lobbyists, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Join us for five stories about Epidemics and how they spread; 8pm August 12th at Pacific Standard; 82 Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. No cover, no drink minimum.

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht

http://storycollider.org/
http://facebook.com/thestorycollider

Monday, July 19, 2010

Further Fortnight of Fury update

Thanks to all of you who have started doing the Further Fortnight of Fury. Two pieces of good news:

1. We can't for the life of us find star stickers, which is ridiculous to me. Do the kids today need more excitement than a simple star? Anyway, we have other cute stickers to adorn your cards now. Be sure to have your bartender sticker up your card for each beer you have (or you can apply the stickers yourself).

2. We've introduced a new award level in addition to the 40-beer level. Those who can't make it as much but can manage to have 20 beers over this half-month will still get fun, if more modest prizes (see the list of stuff below). So don't lose faith, those of you who have gotten a late start.

See you here, valiant imbibers.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sixpoint Signal belated tapping Friday at 5 pm.

Due to distribution problems, we didn't get to tap the Sixpoint Signal beer on Tuesday as hoped. But all of us Good Beer Seal bars will tap it on Friday at 5 pm instead. Come by to taste its splendor here. Plus, hey, The Fortnight will be on by then. That is all.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Further Fortnight of Fury.

As many of you know, an astounding variety of completely random woes have beset our bar in recent months. (The Christmas Pig must still be out there--please destroy all traces of him wherever you find him). We're now asking you, friends of the bar, to lend us a helping hand in our battle against the array of revenuers, corrupt city employees, and bucket-throwing drunks who have cost us money. By drinking, of course. Yes, that's right: a new Fortnight of Fury is indeed upon us. From July 15 until the end of the month, you are hereby challenged to come here and drink as much beer as is (responsibly) possible. If pure love of the Standard is not enough to motivate you, we have all kinds of incredibly awesome stuff we've collected over the years to give to the top five finishers (plus we will definitely throw you some kind of party). Anyone, in fact, who is able to drink over 40 beers over the course of the fortnight (we're being pretty loose here, and allowing you until the end of July, a couple extra days), will get some fun items, depending on what Pacific Standard stuff you may have/not have already. A short and by no means complete list:

--Pacific Standard logo beer cozies
--Pacific Standard iron-on patches
--Pacific Standard t-shirts
--Pacific Standard pint glasses/growlers
--Fancy microbrewery signs
--Other vintage signs left over from this building's days as a sign store
--Vintage baseball cards and games!
--Our first-ever Pacific Standard beer journals! These books are a handsome way for you microbrew fans to log the different beers you drink and write in comments about their taste, where you had them, who you were drinking them with, how that person won't wipe the stupid grin off their face, etc.

Ask your bartender starting tomorrow for a Fortnight of Fury tracking sheet, and let the sparkly stars, and the feeling of self-worth from helping a worthy cause, accumulate!

Story Collider tomorrow at 8 pm.

We've all heard tales of parallel universes, the worlds that are right next to ours, but incomprehensibly different. And at The Story Collider, we know that they exist. They're all around us - from the countless bacteria on your skin and in your body, to the three people right next to you on the subway, to the Star Trek induced dreams of Utopia - and they're never quite what we expect. Join The Story Collider for six stories of separate worlds and what happens when they come together.

The Story Collider Run 3, "Parallel Universes"; 8pm July 15 at Pacific Standard; 82 Fourth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. No cover, no drink minimum.

The Story Collider brings together web designers, researchers, musicians, and other disreputable types to tell us personal stories about the times when, for good or ill, science happened.

Stories from:

Memory Researcher and Essayist CAT BOHANNON
Actress CAITLIN BRODNICK
Science Storyteller BEN LILLIE
Photographer KATHLEEN MILLER
Editor, Novelist, and Musician BRIAN FRANCIS SLATTERY
String Theorist BROOK WILLIAMS

Hosted by Ben Lillie and Brian Wecht.

http://storycollider.org/
http://facebook.com/thestorycollider

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Comedy returns July 14 at 8 pm.

Are you tired of Manhattan being the center of the universe? Want great laughs at affordable prices? Then come out to Brooklyn for the Wade Wilson Experience and see the best comedians this side of the Hudson regale you with tales from the outer boroughs. Past performers have been on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV and NBC. So if you're done with obscure references and flashing lights, check out Park Slope's best stroller-free comedy showcase.

WHERE: Pacific Standard Bar, 82 4th Avenue, Brooklyn NY (4 blocks
south of Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street Stop)
WHEN: May 12th
SHOWTIME: 8 PM - 9:30 PM
COST: FREE
HOSTS: Calvin S. Cato (Comix's Nouveau Poor, Game Show Network, Naked
Comedy Show) and Justin Murray (Astoria Comedy Competition, UG! Show,
Gotham Comedy Club)

Featuring:

Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central Presents..., Last Comic Standing, Tonight
Show with Conan O'Brien)
Debbie Shea (Comedy Central's Laugh Riots Competition, Premium Blend)
Amanda Baramki (Arab American Comedy Festival)
Ray Field (featured in The New Yorker)
Neil Charles (March Comedy Madness Competition)
Carolina Hidalgo (Killer Comedy at Underground Lounge)

World Cup 3rd Place Game and Final Info.

So Uruguay will face Germany in the World Cup third-place game on Saturday at 2:30 pm, and in the main event, Spain will face the Netherlands in the final on Sunday at 2:30 pm. We'll be open at noon both days, but regulating the crowd by counting heads at the door if needed, so you should come as early as possible to be sure to get seats and space. In other words, don't go blaming us if you show up 10 minutes into the first half of the final and we're not letting anyone in. On the other hand, we promise a great and not-too-crowded time for our punctual brethren. See you soon and go Netherlands, defeat your colonial masters!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mimsy Backline Storytelling Monday at 8 pm.

Mimsy goes to its improv roots!

Join us at Pacific Standard on Monday, July 12 at 8PM to witness the first-ever Backline Storytelling show. Performers take a suggestion from the audience and tell true tales based on that suggestion, with following stories taking cues on larger themes and bigger pictures.

As an experimental workshop form, Mimsy is proud to present Backline Storytelling as one of its "house" structures in the storytelling medium. It's not just one person at a time anymore -- it's a free-for-all filled with entertaining, autobiographical stories.

The debut of Sixpoint's Signal smoked beer on July 13.

As a Good Beer Seal member, Pacific Standard will one of the few bars getting a very limited-edition Sixpoint beer made specifically for Good Beer Month, their Signal smoked beer. The early details: it's a fruity beer which is light enough for summer drinking with just the faintest, nearly imperceptible hint of smoke. We'll debut it simultaneously with other Good Beer Seal bars, on Tuesday, July 13. You can also hear us on the radio briefly--Pacific Standard and some other bars will be calling in to report on the tapping of this new beer in a "Simultap" episode of Beer Sessions Radio. The show starts at 5; we'll be on at 5:20. Link here:

www.heritageradionetwork.com

Monday, July 5, 2010

Very rare, very fancy.

We just got a few much-coveted bottles (bottles!) of an amazing Sixpoint beer. To wit:

Sixpoint Grand Cru (Brooklyn, NY; $19/22 oz). This extremely rare bottled beer from Sixpoint has notes of raisins, figs, honey, caramel, Belgian candy sugar, and roasted malts. 12.4%.

Come by soon, since these will sell out fast.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Boozy Baker Release Party July 8.

On Thursday, July 8, starting at 7 pm, we'll have a release party for The Boozy Baker:



As you can see from the cover, it's a book of recipes for alcoholic desserts. Needless to say, some of these alcoholic desserts will be here for the release party, and all are welcome to sample them while supplies last. (After they run out, we suppose you can just drop Gummi Bears into your margaritas.) You can also talk to the author, Lucy, who will be giving a five-minute talk, and buy the book if you'd like. It should be a lot of gourmet fun.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Brand new 30th anniversary beer from Sierra.

We managed to get our hands on the second of four very special one-offs from Sierra Nevada, brewed in honor of their 30th anniversary. This is the only time you'll be able to drink this beer, and we don't have much of it, so come in ASAP to try it! The details:

Sierra Nevada Charlie, Fred, and Ken's Lager (Chico, CA; $7/12 oz). Charlie Papazian and Fred Eckhart's writing on the art of homebrewing and steadfast promotion of beer culture helped propel the craft brewing movement. They worked with Sierra's Ken Grossman on this special ale in honor of Sierra's 30th anniversary. This Imperial Helles Lager is bold yet balanced with distinct toasted malt character, moderate sweetness, and clean and floral hops. 8.3% ABV.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mimsy on Tuesday the 15th at 8 pm.

Mimsy presents its Arts show, dedicated to all things that could be misconstrued as bad life choices, horrible college majors, pretentious notions of the human condition while looking at paint or listening to music, and of course, inanimate objects that potentially move you.

Nah, but really, we like the Arts.

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PERFORMERS FOR THE EVENING:

JOSEPH STANTON, muse of tragedy;

BEN LILLIE, muse of astronomy;

HEATHER FIFE, muse of history;

DOUG BALDINGER, muse of music;

ANDREW LINDERMAN, muse of lyric poetry;

GABRIELLE STERN, muse of dance;

KERRY O'BRIEN, muse of comedy;

MOLLY CAMERON, muse of choral poetry;

hosted by MIGUEL DE LEON, muse of epic poetry.

Mimsy is generously hosted for free at Pacific Standard, located at 82 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.

The event is free, bring your friends, invite everyone!

More Good Beer Month info

From the Good Beer Seal folks, who just inducted Pacific Standard as a member bar:

The Good Beer Seal Celebrates July Good Beer Month 2010

July 2009, Mayor Bloomberg issued a proclamation that July is Good Beer Month in New York City. In July 2010, Bloomberg will continue to support community conscious small businesses in NYC with another Mayoral Proclamation. Indeed, July is Good Beer Month!

On May 25 of 2010, The Good Beer Seal inducted 12 new bars into its membership, swelling its ranks from 15 to 27. During July Good Beer Month, Good Beer Seal member bars in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx will be celebrating with special in-bar events, tastings, beer and food pairings, and special brewery nights. Lovers of Good Beer will be encouraged to visit all 27 Good Beer Seal bars during the month of July with the July Good Beer Month Pub Crawl Cards, which will be available in member bars. In addition to these bar-centric events, The Good Beer Seal will host Meatopia: BBQ NYC, a blowout BBQ event with Sixpoint Craft Ales on Governors Island to benefit Just Food and SlowFood NYC on July 11. Several members of The Good Beer Seal will be collaborating with Sixpoint on an exclusive smoked ale that will debut at member bars immediately following the July 11 event. The beer and food pairing extravaganza, Good Beer at BAM with Edible Manhattan, will round out the month-long celebration on July 28. For events calendars, links and further information go to goodbeerseal.com.

The Good Beer Seal is an association of New York craft beer bars who serve, promote and support good, craft beer. July Good Beer Month is a month long celebration of craft beer, craft beer drinkers, and the bars who love them.

Good Beer at BAM in July.

From our buddies at Edible magazine, who are hosting the event:

Drink Beer in July

On July 28, the eminent epicures behind the city's Edible mag empire throw their second annual beer bash at BAM, as part of the city-sanctioned July Good Beer month. The unforgettable evening boasts a baker's dozen of regional breweries, and a few thrown in from the Old World, paired up with perfect beer food from pretzels to Empire State seafood crudo, and from steak house schmaltz to curbside pizza. Reserve your space here:

http://www.eventbee.com/view/edible/event?eid=753415314

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pacific Standard World Cup fantasy league.

If you're so inclined, you can join Pacific Standard's league in the ESPN World Cup fantasy game, and compete against fellow bar regulars (and everyone else--you can win fabulous prizes!). The league name is "Pacific Standard" and the password is "gousa" (you'll also need an ESPN account to sign up; it's easy and free to create one). The link to the site:

http://worldfantasy.soccernet.espn.go.com/app/start.jsp

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Comedy show June 9 at 8 pm.

Summertime and the laughing's easy! Come check out a free comedy showcase in a stress-free neighborhood. Hosted by Calvin S. Cato (Game Show Network, Naked Comedy Show, Gotham Comedy Club) and Justin Murray (Astoria Comedy Competition, Comix), this show promises the best of the outer boroughs. Leave your strollers at the door and check out these fine comedians.

TITLE: Wade Wilson Experience
DATE: June 9th 2010 (Wednesday)
LOCATION: Pacific Standard Bar (82 4th Avenue, close to the Atlantic-Pacific Street Station)
TIME: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
COST: No cover, 1-item minimum

Featuring:

Leah Bonnema (WeTV, XM Radio, USO Tour in Iraq)
Jeff Kreisler (author of Get Rich Cheating, Comedy Central, IFC)
Rob O'Reilly (Comedy Central's Live At Gotham, Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
Joe Dixon (featured in AM New York, America's African-American Atheist)
Beth MacGregor (Comic Strip Live)
Josh Guarino (critically acclaimed show Cobra Clutch @ Moonshine)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Update about World Cup matches.

As we've said, we'll be showing the U.S.-England game at 2:30 pm on June 12. You should buy tickets in advance ($8 tickets which include a free beer!), because it'll be really busy and we'll need to regulate the amount of people in the bar so everyone can have a good time. Ask your bartender.

All other U.S. World Cup games will be shown here at the bar, no matter what time they start (the next couple ones start at 10 am; rest assured we'll be open then). We'll also be open early for any important games late in the tournament (quarters, semis, final, at the least). If you have a largish group that wants to come watch any other game that starts before our opening time, let us know and we'll see what we can do. Just talk to us at the bar or e-mail us.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Final Chin Music of the season June 3 at 7 pm.

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Joshua Bell, Maya Pindyck, and Elaine Bleakney

RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38365846149#!/event.php?eid=123594744330237&ref=mf.

Please join us for our season finale of Chin Music featuring three fine poets: Joshua Bell, Maya Pindyck, and Elaine Bleakney. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

FEATURED POETS

Joshua Bell’s first book is NO PLANETS STRIKE, Zoo Press/University of Nebraska Press, 2005. He received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and Paul Engle Postgraduate Fellow. He was the Diane Middlebrook Fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Creative Writing Institute, 2003-04, and in the Summer of 2006 was a Walter Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writer's Conference. His poems have appeared in such magazines as 9th Letter, Boston Review, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Triquarterly, Verse, and Volt. His poems have been reprinted in such recent anthologies as Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande) and Imaginary Poets: 22 Master Poets Create 22 Master Poets (Tupelo Press).

Maya Pindyck is the author of FRIEND AMONG STONES (New Rivers Press, 2009), which received the Many Voices Project Award. Her chapbook, LOCKET, MASTER, was selected by Paul Muldoon for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship in 2006. Her poems have also appeared in Poets & Artists,Tusculum Review, Sycamore Review, Mississippi Review, Bellingham Review, and elsewhere. A former New York City Teaching Fellow, Maya teaches high school English at Frederick Douglass Academy VII.

Elaine Bleakney's poems have been published in Action Yes, American Letters & Commentary, American Poetry Review, Bat City Review, Spinning Jenny, Verse Daily, and other journals. She is the recipient of the Gerard Creative Writing Endowment Award from the University of California, Irvine and a Schaeffer Fellowship from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Elaine is the art editor for At Length, an online magazine "open to possibilities shorter forms preclude."

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mimsy Storytelling May 31 at 8 pm.

We all have something that we really gets us going, makes us tick, can't shake, won't give up -- our obsessions.

Mimsy presents its fourth show, centered all about OBSESSIONS. As usual, all stories for the show are autobiographical and true, live, and presented without notes. Performers for the evening are from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Comix NYC, and The Story Collider.

The show is hosted and curated by Miguel de Leon. Follow us on Tumblr at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com/, or on Twitter @mimsyshow.

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PERFORMERS FOR THE EVENING:

BROOK WILLIAMS, I hear he's pretty cool.

OLIVIA HENDERSON, that girl is a treasure.

CLIFF LUNGARETTI, he's a good guy.

ABIGAIL MURPHY, she's the nicest.

JOE EVANS III, that guy impresses moms.

MICHELLE DOBRAWKSY, she's a hoot.

MIGUEL DE LEON, he's all right, I guess.

JULI-ANNE WHITNEY, she's a life-changer.

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The show is absolutely FREE! It starts at 8PM! Bring your friends!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Our favorite truck

of all those that drive by our bar occasionally:

More info

about the Coney Island Pub Crawl here: http://bit.ly/9cVSQ0. We will have freaks to go with our geeks on Thursday at 9:45.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mimsy storytelling here Monday at 8 pm.

Mimsy presents its third and juiciest show so far, stories centered around SINNING.

As usual, all stories for the show are autobiographical and true, live, and presented without notes. Performers for the evening are all from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

The show is hosted and curated by Miguel de Leon. Follow us on Tumblr at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com, or on Twitter @mimsyshow.

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PERFORMERS FOR THE EVENING:

Girl-power driven KERRY O'BRIEN!

Dating maven ANDREW LINDERMAN!

Mormontastic SARAH JEWELL!

Super-huggable DAVID STADLER!

Family oriented JULI-ANNE WHITNEY!

Mastermind ALEX KHURGIN!

Wonder woman OLIVIA HENDERSON!

Math whiz BRIAN WECHT!

Chin Music Thursday at 7 pm.

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, and Mara Jebsen

Thursday, 20 May 2010 @ 7:00 PM

RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=1287643552317#!/event.php?eid=126243157392865&ref=mf .

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, and Mara Jebsen. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

FEATURED POETS

L. S. Asekoff's most recent collection of poetry is THE GATE OF HORN, published by Triquarterly Books in 2010. Former director of the Brooklyn College MFA Program in Poetry, he has published two previous poetry collections: DREAM OF A WORK (Orchises Press, 1994) and NORTH STAR (Orchises Press, 1997). His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Ninth Letter, and other magazines.

Aaron Baker is the author of MISSION WORK, the winner of the 2007 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for poetry, selected by Stanley Plumly, and the 2009 Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for emerging writers. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and teaches at Lynchburg College.

Mara Michael Jebsen is a poet and performer from Philadelphia and Lome, Togo. The daughter of an American storyteller/folklorist and step-daughter of a Togolese professor of African folklore and French literature, Mara came of age as part of a bi-cultural family in Togo during a period of political unrest. She holds an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she teaches essay writing. Mara has read, performed and sung her poems all around the country and internationally. She's been published in jubilat and Hanging Loose and is a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Comedy show on May 12 at 8 pm.

FREE COMEDY SHOW: Wade Wilson Experience

Are you tired of Manhattan being the center of the universe? Want
great laughs at affordable prices? Then, come out to Brooklyn for the
Wade Wilson Experience and see the best comedians this side of the
Hudson regale you with tales from the outer boroughs. So if you're
done with obscure references and flashing lights, check out Park
Slope's best stroller-free comedy showcase.

HOSTS: Calvin S. Cato (Comix's Nouveau Poor, Game Show Network, Naked
Comedy Show) and Justin Murray (Astoria Comedy Competition, UG! Show)

Featuring:
Nikki Glaser (Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival)
Mike Recine (Caroline's, Comix, New Jersey Underground Favorite)
Dan Hirshon (Boston Comedy Festival, Sketch CD: "Lampshades and Ottomans")
Liz Miele (Live at Gotham, Gotham Comedy Club, featured in Comical Magazine)
Matt Daly (Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Chicago Improv Festival)
Dan Enfield (The Bad Boys of Jewish Comedy, Miami Improv)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chin Music May 6 at 7 pm.

Chin Music
The Poetry Reading Series at Pacific Standard Bar
Featuring Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, and Ishion Hutchinson
RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115633991799186&ref=ts

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, and Ishion Hutchinson.

Other poets to be featured this season include L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, Joshua Bell, and Elaine Bleakney. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

FEATURED POETS

Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry: HOLDING COMPANY (2010, Norton); HOOPS (2006, Norton); and LEAVING SATURN (2002, University of Georgia Press), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. This spring, he is the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, where he is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont. He serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

Valzhyna Mort made her American debut with a poetry collection FACTORY OF TEARS (Copper Canyon Press, 2008). Mort received the Lannan Literary Fellowship for 2010-2011.

Ishion Hutchinson's first book, FAR DISTRICT, will be released by Peepal Tree Press in North America in June. He was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His work has appeared in such publications as Callaloo Journal, The LA Review, Poetry International, The Wolf Magazine, and Southern Humanities Review.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mimsy storytelling here May 3 at 8 pm.

Mimsy Storytelling, Season One, Show Two
"Nerds Unite"

Mimsy presents its second show at Pacific Standard with performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Ninja Sex Party, and Pod Awful. "Nerds Unite" recounts tales of supreme dorkiness, from dungeons to practice rooms, from dragons to unicorns. Be prepared to laugh at the performers as much as you laugh with them.

All stories for Mimsy are autobiographical and are presented live, without notes.

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PERFORMERS FOR THE EVENING

The inimitable Joseph Stanton!

Gluten-free Andrew Linderman!

Cuter-than-he-lets-on Andy Luca!

Ladies' lady Kerry O'Brien!

Really not cool kid Miguel de Leon!

Smartypants Brian Wecht!

Singer of the South Jesse Powell-Stroud!

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ABOUT MIMSY

Mimsy is a storytelling show based in Brooklyn, New York. Stories for Mimsy are centered around a central theme. All stories for Mimsy are autobiographical, and are presented live, without notes. Mimsy aims to be tell stories never before heard or seen and welcomes first-time storytellers to its community.

For information about upcoming shows and themes, or for information about how to get your story in Mimsy, please follow us on Tumblr at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com, or send our coordinator an email at migueld+mimsy@gmail.com. All submissions entered will be read, but submissions do not guarantee a performance spot in the show. Any questions can be answered via our website. Follow us on Twitter @mimsyshow.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Our very own Colin Cheney's first-ever book launch, plus Kimiko Hahn's book launch, April 29 at 8 pm.

Please join us on Thursday, April 29th for a creature double feature: the book launch for Colin Cheney's HERE BE MONSTERS and Kimiko Hahn's TOXIC FLORA. The poets will be reading from their new collections, and signing copies of their books. Introductions by R.A. Villanueva.

“Kimiko Hahn stands as a welcome voice of experimentation and passion.”—Bloomsbury Review. For Kimiko Hahn, the language and imagery of science open up magical possibilities for the poet. Inspired by articles from the weekly “Science Times” section of the New York Times, Hahn explores identity, extinction, and survival. With these elegant, ardent poems, Hahn reaffirms her position as an artist of both “daring lyricism” (Eavan Boland) and “rigorous intelligence” (Mark Doty). Kimiko Hahn is the author of several books of poetry, including THE NARROW ROAD TO THE INTERIOR, THE ARTIST'S DAUGHTER, MOSQUITO AND ANT. Her many honors include the American Book Award. She lives in New York City.

"A beautifully balanced concoction—now simple and direct, now oblique and complex—of careful science, remote lore, and immediate feeling, all conjuring an atmosphere of skeptical wonder that the poet shares with us."—Eamon Grennan. Pollination and endangerment loom large in HERE BE MONSTERS, as do the binaries of creation and destruction. In his poems Cheney explores the various types of damage with which humans are so closely entwined, including our encroachment on nature, our propensity to give in to our worst impulses, and the havoc that our cells can wreak on our own bodies—"the extraordinary touches the ordinary, and something changes in us” (Yusef Komunyakaa). Winner of the National Poetry Series, HERE BE MONSTERS is Cheney's debut collection. (http://www.colincheney.com)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

More details on Mimsy storytelling a week from Monday.

Mimsy Storytelling, Season One, Show One
"My First Time"

Mimsy proudly presents its inaugural show at Pacific Standard, with storytellers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and the People's Improv Theater. The show, entitled "My First Time," follows first-time experiences from several walks of life.

All stories for Mimsy are autobiographical and are presented live, without notes. Our performers for the evening are Olivia Henderson, Caitlin Brodnick, Miguel de Leon, David Stadler, Carolina Barlow, Andrew Linderman, and Gabrielle Stern.

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PERFORMER BIOS

Olivia Henderson is a writer, improviser, and storyteller who lives in Hell’s Kitchen. She has told stories at the People’s Improv Theater, Dirty South Improv Comedy Theater, and many a bar. For more information – and cat photos – visit oliviahenderson.com.

Caitlin Brodnick is originally from Maryland and is now currently living in Queens, New York with her amazing boyfriend and her little sister. She is a receptionist by day and a comedian by night, but she is always crazy.

Miguel de Leon is a Brooklyn-based storyteller originally from California. He has told stories at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre under the direction of Margot Leitman. If he’s not telling stories, he’s improvising at the Upright Citizens Brigade or peddling noodles at Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village.

David Stadler is an actor / producer / writer / comic / tutor / temp / cat owner. He was most recently seen on the Biography Channel saving an Erik Estrada look-alike from a re-enactment. Find out more at david-stadler.com.

Carolina Barlow is a sophomore in college. She enjoys yoga, short stories, and naps. She is very allergic to poison oak. She loves money.

Andrew Linderman is a writer, comedian and performer living in Brooklyn. Since moving to New York last year, Andrew has studied improv, sketch and storytelling with a number of talented performers at the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Atlantic Theater, and HB Studios. When he’s not performing around the city, you can usually find him riding his bike around Brooklyn or stocking cans of beans at your local grocery store. If you see him, ask him for a recommendation for a gluten-free dessert.

Gabrielle Stern is a student of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She lives in Chelsea, New York with her two chubby chihuahuas.

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ABOUT MIMSY
Mimsy is a storytelling show based in Brooklyn, New York. Stories for Mimsy are centered around a central theme. All stories for Mimsy are autobiographical, and are presented live, without notes. Mimsy aims to be tell stories never before heard or seen and welcomes first-time storytellers to its community.

For information about upcoming shows and themes, or for information about how to get your story in Mimsy, please follow us on Tumblr at http://mimsyshow.tumblr.com, or send us an email at mimsyshow@tumblr.com. All submissions entered will be read, but submissions do not guarantee a performance spot in the show.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Comedy show on Wednesday.

Tired of all the focus on Manhattan? If you live or play outside “The Big City,” come check out The Wade Wilson Comedy Experience. This Wednesday, comedy comes to the North Slope! Stop by Pacific Standard Bar and enjoy a free comedy showcase featuring the best of the outer boroughs. Oh and did I mention the chance to win free prizes?

Wade Wilson Experience:
DAY: April 14th (Wednesday)
WHERE: Pacific Standard Bar: 82 4th Avenue
WHEN: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
COST: Free!

Hosted by: Calvin S. Cato (Game Show Network, Comix, Naked Comedy
Showcase) and Justin Murray (UG Show, Astoria Comedy Competition)

Featuring:
Josh Homer (Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, New York Underground Comedy Festival)
Todd Montesi (Spike TV, UG Show @ Identity Bar)
Tracy Marhal (New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Wisconsin Comedy Experience)
Carrie Gravenson (New York Comedy Festival, Disruptive Influence Comedy Show)
Brendan McLaughlin (Parkside Lounge’s We’re Nice People, Babomya Comedy Podcast, Rooftop Comedy Fest)
Jeremy Powell (Los Angeles Comedy)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

U.S.-England match June 12.

Because the U.S.-England match on June 12 at 2:30 pm is going to be such a big event, we're selling tickets in advance, and hiring a doorperson, for crowd control purposes. This way we can all have a bit of space to stretch out, and won't have to worry about being shoulder-to-shoulder. Your ticket will come with a free beer, and will cost $8 in order to pay for said beer and the doorperson we'll need to have. You can buy them starting immediately here at the bar; just ask your bartender. (The ticket doesn't mean you shouldn't tip your bartender for your beer!)

We may or may not need to regulate admission to other U.S. games. If we do think a given game will be crowded, we'll be selling tickets at the door, first-come, first-served. Any questions, just e-mail us. This World Cup should be awesome. U.S.A. and so forth.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Anchor tasting event April 15 at 8 pm.

Save the date: on Thursday, April 15, at 8 pm, we'll be having an amazing Anchor tasting event. They're debuting a fall seasonal called the Humming Ale. It's a highly hopped pale ale and will be available from August to early November, but those of us in the Pacific Standard crowd get to preview it sooner. Be here so you can brag to your friends. There will also be giveaways and specials, as per usual.

NCAA Tournament Challenge final standings.

Though there is still one game to play, our bar challenge is over, since nobody picked Butler or Duke to be in the final game. So the final standings are the same as the ones we put up several days ago:

John R 2: 242
Aaron: 227
Sean: 215
John R 1: 213
Mike C: 212
Ray: 175
Malcolm: 166
Jon Stan: 142
Glynn S: 140
Mike H: 115
Evan S: 91

Thanks to all for playing.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Opening night/day baseball schedule.

--On Sunday night, our pub quiz will preclude the possibility of showing all but the very beginning and very end of the Yankees-Red Sox game. You can go to, like, any other bar in New York to see it. Sorry.
--On Monday, we'll be showing the Giants-Astros game at 7 pm, and the A's-Mariners game at 10 pm.

Otherwise, the usual rules apply--first-come, first-served, with the exception that A's fans always get priority in TV choices. But we have two screens, and games start at all kinds of different times, so there's a good chance we can have your game. Asking in advance is always recommended; e-mail us or call us.

Monday, March 29, 2010

NCAA Tournament Challenge update.

Here are the standings for our bar's NCAA tournament challenge, after this weekend's games:

John R 2: 242
Aaron: 227
Sean: 215
John R 1: 213
Mike C: 212
Ray: 175
Malcolm: 166
Jon Stan: 142
Glynn S: 140
Mike H: 115
Evan S: 91

For those interested, this all means that John R has clinched #1 in the bar challenge, and that Aaron has clinched #2. But bragging rights further down are up for grabs.

And, again, this is separate from our ESPN group. To get those standings, check espn.com.

Brand-new beer on tap!

For ages, there has been a great Midwestern brewery that hasn't been seen in New York City. Until now. It's rolling in, Cloverfield style. To wit:

Founder's Centennial IPA (Grand Rapids, MI; $6/16 oz). Get ready to bask in the glory of this ale's floral bouquet. Taste-wise, relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry-hopping. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that isn't too bitter. 7.2% ABV.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chin Music Thursday at 7 pm.

Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Matthew Rohrer, Geoffrey Nutter, and Graeme Bezanson.

Other poets to be featured this season include L.S. Asekoff, Aaron Baker, David Baker, Joshua Bell, Elaine Bleakney, Ishion Hutchinson, Major Jackson, Valzhyna Mort, and Page Starzinger. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

FEATURED POETS

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A PLATE OF CHICKEN (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), RISE UP (Wave Books, 2007) and A GREEN LIGHT (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of SATELLITE (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of NICE HAT. THANKS. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD, ADVENTURES WHILE PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF BEAUTY. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "The Next Big Thing." His first book, A HUMMOCK IN THE MALOOKAS was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at NYU.

Geoffrey Nutter's most recent collection of poetry is CHRISTOPHER SUNSET, published this year by Wave Books. He is the author of two previous books of poems, WATER'S LEAVES & OTHER POEMS and SUMMER EVENING. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Carnet de Route, Verse, Denver Quarterly, Chicago Review, Fence, Xantippe, Best American Poetry 1997, and Iowa Anthology of New American Poetry. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize.

Graeme Bezanson is a founding editor of coldfrontmag.com, an online journal of essays and poetry reviews. His poems have recently appeared in, or are forthcoming from, Washington Square, The Laurel Review, EOAGH, and The Agriculture Reader. He lives and works in Manhattan.

NCAA Tournament Challenge update.

Here are the standings for our bar's NCAA tournament challenge, after today's games:

Aaron: 227
John R 2: 222
John R 1: 213
Sean: 207
Mike C: 192
Ray: 167
Malcolm: 166
Jon Stan: 142
Glynn S: 132
Mike H: 115
Evan S: 91

And, again, this is separate from our ESPN group. To get those standings, check espn.com.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mimsy storytelling here April 19 at 8 pm. More details later.

mimsy's first show!

theme: "my first time"

performers TBA!

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mimsy is a storytelling show in brooklyn.

each show is centered around a theme, with storytellers free to explore organic facets of that theme. the show is live and stories are presented without notes. all stories for mimsy are culled from autobiographical experience.

Monday, March 22, 2010

NCAA Tournament Challenge update.

Here are the standings for our bar's NCAA tournament challenge, after the first weekend:

Aaron: 200
John R 2: 198
John R 1: 195
Sean: 192
Malcolm: 151
Mike C: 150
Ray: 149
Jon Stan: 127
Glynn S: 120
Mike H: 115
Evan S: 91

And, again, this is separate from our ESPN group. To get those standings, check espn.com.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Reminder: Team Fox Movie Night on March 28.

We'll have happy hour from 2-4 pm for those watching the movie in back. And don't worry--we'll still have any NCAA Tournament action in the front.

NCAA Tournament Challenge update.

Here are the standings for our bar's NCAA tournament challenge, after Day 3:

Aaron: 158
John R 1: 157
John R 2: 150
Ray: 141
Sean: 136
Malcolm: 131
Mike C: 128
Glynn S: 112
Jon Stan: 111
Mike H: 91
Evan S: 85

And, again, this is separate from our ESPN group. To get those standings, check espn.com.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

NCAA Tournament Challenge update.

Here are the standings for our bar's NCAA tournament challenge, after Day 2:

Sean: 120
Malcolm: 119
Ray: 119
John R 1: 115
Mike C: 112
John R 2: 110
Jon Stan: 105
Aaron: 104
Glynn S: 100
Mike H: 91
Evan S: 81

And, again, this is separate from our ESPN group. To get those standings, check espn.com.