Every Friday we’ll get your weekend started with some solid plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. Enjoy!
THINGS TO DO
Dumbo Flea Market
Beginning April 3rd, and continuing Sundays throughout the season, around 75 vendors will populate Pearl Plaza, a trio of spaces that includes the Dumbo Archway, Anchorage Place and the Pearl Street Triangle, spaces that have seen their share of food vendors popping up throughout the outdoor market season.
Brooklyn Flea co-found Eric Demby says he's excited to be returning to the neighborhood that has hosted various iterations of both the Flea and Smorgasburg throughout the years, starting with a Flea encampment beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in 2009. "The winding cobblestone streets and mix of visitors and locals is classic market terrain, and train passages are historic places for selling all over the world," Demby told us via email this afternoon. "The Flea in DUMBO will feature about 75 vendors, with maybe 10 selling food, so the focus will be on high-quality ('nice') vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, rugs and textiles, and furniture and housewares."
THINGS TO WATCH
No No: A Dockumentary
If you’ve ever heard of Dock Ellis, then you know the story: in 1970, pitching professional ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he threw a no hitter (a “no no”) while high on LSD. It’s a great story, especially told from Dock’s point of view—replete with crucial tidbits about how the catcher wore tape on his fingers so that the tripping Dock could see the signals, or how the level of Dock’s intoxication wasn’t exactly a rarity—but that story is only one page in the much broader account of Dock Ellis’s iconic tenure on this earth. A true-blue weirdo with an admirable proclivity to give practically zero fucks (not to mention becoming, in retrospect, an unheralded civil rights firebrand), Dock was a man of both radical shallowness and progressive steadfastness—one of addiction, salvation, dedication and devotion. And the story went: In 1970, pitching professional ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dock Ellis threw a no hitter while high on LSD—it was a sad reminder of how far out of control his life had swerved. —Dom Sinacola
Santiago a Andalusian shepherd boy, travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. During his journey he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.
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