The sky's have opened up well for tonight's Oktoberfest on the Germain streets of Jersey City. Now on it's third or fourth year running, the events sponsors Paul and Erik Silverman (Exeter Properties) have been pouring draft and cooking bratwurst years before the Zeppelin landed. Dj William McCamie and special guests will be ein hand to schnitzel you good and feel free to break out your lieberhausen; there is no dress code on Grove Street.
Thursday Night Movies on the Wall series continues at the Warehouse (140 Bay ) at 7 :30 pm . Afterwards, my DJ Nemis Leonard Smalls hosts his two year with perfect attendance Ladies Night, his brother will be on hand to celebrate 30 years of living, I'll flow with the rest of the the bro's at the Lamp Post. See my previous post (below) about Rolando Ramos big show in Brooklyn tonight.
Pre Preview's for Newark's Open Doors Art Studio Tour start on Thursday Night. I have a official link posted here Friday Night, there is a Art Crawl from 6 to 9 pm. I am working with the Barat Foundation, on their reception at 765 Broad Street from 6 to 9 pm and then we will take things to a 407 Mulberry Street Warehouse space for and afterparty with live music from 10 to late. On Saturday Night, Gallery Aferro hosts 4 different exhibits, including works br Hiroshi Kumagai and Henry Sanchez. Other Gallery spaces like CWOW , 27 Mix , the SEED gallery , Newark Art King, Lowell Craig is having a Halloween bash this Saturday too. Retun, or just sleep in Newark for Sunday's Open Studio portion of the tour. If you don't want to Art Crawl, you can always watch the Brick City Brawlers ( Garden State Rollergirls All Stars ) skate against New Hampshire's Skate Free or die at Branch Brook Park in Newark.
Friday Night doesn't have to be a DWI night though, you can PATH to Newark, or simply bike or walk to the Warehouse for their art reception of How We Live from 6 to 9 pm. Afterwards saddle up again and head to Moonlight Miles studio's Autumn Party in Hoboken. The Pneurotics (from Chapel Hill, NC open things up at 10 pm with localists, WJ & The Sweet Sacrifice at 11 pm and then a midnight fight by Kill Kill Kill ( ex-boy/girl.....science's band from Los Angeles). In addition, Tris McCall will be on stage at Maxwell's on Friday playing new and cherished material. He's bringing the full band for back up too. Transporation options and musical missions merge on Friday Night when the Subway Surfer's host their anti- CMJ show at Otto's Shrunken head. Meanwhile, Hoboken's Stuyvesant, and the Neutron Drivers play the Trash Bar in Williamburg. The Golden Filetr also CMJams on Saturday Night at Santos Party House.
Answering the call of Oktoberfest, Hoboken's DC's Tavern is pouring a Saturday Afternoon Rocktoberfest, with free German Treats and hopefully more than Beck's and Beck's Light to choose from. Saturday Night, Steff and I will team up at the White Star (she'll be there after her Maxwell's hosting gig), Leonard Smalls teams up with DJ " I still don't own a mixer" Caligula (sign the petition here) . Saturday's big party will be at 660 Grand with a DJ team up for the late night knight Lex Leonard. Get in your taxi 660 grand is waiting for you, the party starts at midnight.
more from me in two days.