August Events at Lucky Luna

Lucky Luna EVENTS

Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222 and FREE, unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, July 29th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, August 3rd @ 7pm:

A.J. Springer works

Andrea Jane Springer artwork from show, Submerged, on display now at Lucky Luna

 

 

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/424697481050327/

Come on out and support GAMBA Zine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

Check out the Gamba Z blog: http://gambazine.tumblr.com/

For the digital versions of issues #2 & #3: http://issuu.com/gambazine

For more info and to apply for Gamba Z Artist Residency: http://issuu.com/gambazine/docs/gamba_z_s_residency_brosure_

Monday, August 10th Doors @ 7pm:

Comedy Night @ Lucky Luna

We are stoked to hold our first ever COMEDY NIGHT!! Funnyman Gerrit Elzinga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cs9G_lDDZE will be hosting this premiere event featuring a slew of local comedians: Derek Humphrey, Jericho Davidson, Liz Magee, Matt McClowry, Josh Chudnovsky, Peggy O’ Leary, Andrew Casertano and Sam Evans (and maybe a few more….)

Doors are at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

It’s totally free, going to be hilarious and drinks will be drunk.

Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1689046747982839/

Wednesday, August 12th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

Wednesday, August 19th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday!

Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

 

…………………………And more events to come!!!!

Submerged

 

 

 

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Lucky Luna is thrilled to announce our next featured artist, Andrea Jane (A.J.) Springer.  Springer’s show, “Submerged”, will be on view throughout the summer, commencing with the opening reception, Monday, June 22nd at 7pm, where guests will have a chance to be among the first to view the works,  meet the artist, and enjoy a cocktail or two with the other art lovers.  facebook event page
 
 
       “Submerged”  is hauntingly beautiful, belonging to a both morbid and graceful dance.  When asked to elaborate on her pieces, her motivation and intention, A.J. explains that her work, “reflects the idea of diverse connotations and emotions people associate with what is not just a depiction of another human, but is also a projection of their own inner core. I focus on innate primordial truths held by human curiosity such as duality in nature, sexuality and violence, instinctual reactions and fragmentation of the figure. I’m interested in pushing the viewer into an awareness of the body and their ever-changing relationship to it.  In this work, the forms are submerged. I use water as a symbol for the universal struggle we all experience with not only others but also ourselves, and use this environment to explore the dialectic metaphors and narratives the act of drowning can evoke based on primal instinct. I want to push the feeling of suffocation, a subconscious fear that resonates both emotionally and physically. By challenging the viewer to process and internalize these impassioned moments unfolding in the deep, I hope to build connections between my work and a universal understanding, and to bring the viewer to reevaluate their role and experience in the human condition.
This series is dedicated in memory and honor of Jeffrey K. Fisher.”
 
A.J. Springer attended Fashion Institute of Technology and received her BFA in Fine Arts and Art History. Despite her original training as draftsmen, her interests have also expanded to various types of painting, printmaking, and sculpture, including wood and metalworking. A.J. is continually looking for new mediums and methods with which to experiment. A.J. is an active member of Urban Studio Unbound, a Non-profit artist collective of FIT students, alumni and professors dedicated to providing members with a bridge between their studio/classroom studies and the external art world via public art projects, exhibitions and other art related activities. More info about about Unbound can be see on www.usunbound.org
Samples of A.J.’s work can be seen on her website, www.andreajanespringer.com

Lucky Luna Summer Events Pt 1

Lucky Luna EVENTS

Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222 and FREE, unless otherwise noted

 

Wednesday, June 17th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, June 22nd @ 7pm:

Opening Reception for Andrea Jane (A.J.) Springer’s solo show, “Submerged”

Make new friends, bring old ones, see some art, sip some bubbles, listen to some music, and meet the ridiculously talented mixed material artist as she discusses her work.

https://www.facebook.com/events/680509645426645/

Check out A.J.’s art http://www.andreajanespringer.com/

Wednesday, June 24th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

https://soundcloud.com/jennywrensounds

Monday, June 29th @ 7pm:

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.

Come on out and support GAMBA Zine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA. https://www.facebook.com/events/109869559349221/

Check out the Gamba Z blog: http://gambazine.tumblr.com/

For the digital versions of issues #2 & #3: http://issuu.com/gambazine

For more info and to apply for Gamba Z Artist Residency: http://issuu.com/gambazine/docs/gamba_z_s_residency_brosure_

Saturday, July 4th

CLOSED

Lucky Luna will be closed Independence Day. We will resume normal operating hours Sunday, July 5, opening at noon.

…………………………And more events to come!!!!

Oh, what bloody fun!!!

It’s been a bloody week! 

As many of you know, we had been gearing up for the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary festival- defending our title for Brooklyn’s Best Bloody which we won last year for our Kimchee & Nori concoction.  This year, we wanted to bring something more on the Mexican side. We spent days and hours, pint after pint, and blasted our tastebuds experimenting with spicy, savory, sweet and tangy variations and came up with our Mole Mary- inspired by the earthy, chocolate, spiciness of Oaxacan moles.  While we didn’t take home a prize, we had a blast.  Some 900 hundred bloody mary fans poured into Industry City in Sunset Park to sample the best of Brooklyn.  So come on by and try the new addition to our brunch menu for yourselves.  

 

 

Spring Event Schedule

Lucky Luna EVENTS
Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222 and FREE, unless otherwise noted
Monday, March 30th @7:30pm
Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon
GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.
Come on out and support GAMBA Magazine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon”
Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only.
Musicians:
~ Lola D. Pearl
~ Jenny Wren
~ Rickee Stevens
Literary/Visual Artists and Performers include:
~ Nathan Thornhill
~ Autumn Kioti
~ Melissa Hunter Gurney
~ Raquel Penzo
~ Chris Campanioni

 

Monday, April 6 @ 7pm:
Opening Reception for Rachel O’Donnell’s solo show, “Goodbye Lullaby Land”
Join us for the opening reception party and meet Rachel! A little music, full bar, fun people and art- what better way to spend a Monday?!

 

Sunday, April 12th @ 1pm (Event takes place at Industry City):
2nd Annual Brooklyn Bloody Mary Festival
Join us as we defend our title of Brooklyn’s Best Bloody Mary! Worthy fellow contenders include Pok Pok, Mominette, Catfish, Cain’s Tavern, Bar 706, Congress Bar, Black Swan, Beast of Bourbon, Teddy’s, Enid’s, and Char No.4. Tickets include unlimited bloody tastings, lunch from Delaney BBQ, and live music with The Afro-Latineers. You will also have a chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award! Must be 21.
Event takes place at Industry City at 233 37th Street, Brooklyn NY 11232 ——Update: !!!!!SOLD OUT !!!!!

 

Wednesday, April 15th @ 8pm: CANCELLED
Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren! Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1556213757997865/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
 

 

Monday, April 20th Doors at 7pm, movie starts @7:30pm:
Join us for Monday Movie Night! We will start out debuting the trailer for our very own filmmaker Austin Radford’s grand opus in the making. We will then screen “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale” (2012) 155 min. English subtitles. Bar service only. Free!!!
Wei Te-sheng’s epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary episode from 20th century history which is little-known, even in Taiwan. Between 1895 and 1945, the island was a Japanese colony inhabited not only by the majority (Han Chinese Immigrants) but also by the remnants of the aboriginal tribes who first settled the mountainous land. In 1930 Mouna Rudo, the leader of the Seediq tribe settled on and around Mount Chilai, forged a coalition with other Seediq tribal leaders and plotted a rebellion against their Japanese colonial masters. The initial uprising took the Japanese by surprise and was almost entirely successful. But the Japanese soon sent in their army to crush the rebellion, using aircraft and poison gas. “– (C) Official Site- Rottentomatoes.com
 

 

Wednesday, April 22nd @ 8pm:
Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren! Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1556213757997865/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Sunday, April 26th @ 1pm (Event takes place at Brooklyn Expo Center):
2015 NYC Hot Sauce Expo and Bloody Mary Mix Down
Both Marisa and Ken will be competing for the title of best bloody in all of the 5 boroughs! A few weeks ago we took 1st and 3rd places in the Brooklyn challenge and earned our spots to try to take home the Screaming Mi Mi Award, so come cheer us on! Tickets are available:http://www.nychotsauceexpo.com/tickets.php

 

Wednesday, April 29th @ 8pm:
Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren! Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1556213757997865/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Monday, May 4th @7:30pm:
Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon
GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change.
Come on out and support GAMBA Magazine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

 

Tuesday, May 5th @5:30pm:
Not Mexican Independence Day
No, the 5th of May is not Independence Day, in fact, it’s not really even acknowledged in Mexico- it’s commemorating the Battle of Puebla- where Mexicans defeated the French…. point for the U.S. is it helped prevent the French from entering the U.S. when everyone was all distracted with the Civil War….
Anyway, we’ll have some drink specials, tequila shots, Mexican music, tacos and other treats because we love any excuse for a party!

 

Monday, May 11th @7pm:
La Pluma y La Tinta presents: Ser(es) Latino(s): Madre Mia
Lucky Luna has joined forces with Raquel Penzo to host her reading series, with this edition focusing on the theme of “mother”. More information to follow. Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only. Line-up TBA.

 

…………………………And more events to come!!!!

Goodbye Lullaby Land

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We are proud to welcome yet another talented artist to grace the walls of Lucky Luna.  Please join us for the opening reception for “Goodbye Lullaby Land” by Rachel O’Donnell on Monday, April 6th from 7- 9 pm at Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar, 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222

“Goodbye to Lullaby Land encapsulates work from the portrait series, Motherhood (2015), In Cold Blood (2014) and The Brides (2013). The title for this show symbolizes a shift in my approach to painting and my hesitation to embrace adulthood’s austerity.

The Brides and In Cold Blood series both share inspiration from 1950s & 1960s imagery and focus on a more traditional style of portrait composition. The Brides represent my first use of oil sticks in painting and juxtaposes the very formal and imposing institution of marriage with naïve childlike doodling. The two paintings from the In Cold Blood series are inspired by the revolutionary Truman Capote book which shocked America with its depiction of the 1959 Clutter family murder in Kansas.

My newest series, Motherhood, utilizes another method of creating I call, sticker painting. Sticker painting uses different characters or forms that are seemingly flat, like a children’s sticker, collaged into a singular piece. It represents a large change from the looming singular portraits of my other series. The three paintings from the Motherhood series explore the ideas and fear of becoming a mother and loosing your singular identity in society.

Painted exclusively on canvas, these oil stick portraits are fiercely depicted and unapologetically feminine. With my work, I hope to show that abstract work does not have to be masculine, genderless or monochromatic to be important or good. The theme of the pieces may vary but they all center around the paradox of a creating a vulnerable monster who gains your sympathy but paralyzes you with fear. My artwork serves to express one of the greatest human flaws: the desire to connect and communicate crippled by the inability to do so.”  – Rachel

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Motherhood- This first piece in my Motherhood series explores a new approach to painting using a method I call “sticker painting”. Sticker painting uses different characters or forms that are seemingly flat, like a children’s sticker, collaged into a singular piece. In Motherhood, I wanted to capture the overwhelming anxiety of the subject and used Jean Fouquet’s Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels as inspiration from my central figure.

 

 

 

 

 

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Motherhood: En Colère – This second piece of the Motherhood series also uses a technique I call “sticker painting” where I use different characters or forms that are seemingly flat, like a children’s sticker, and collage them into a singular piece. I wanted to capture the madness and chaos that often follows raising children and the feeling of losing your singular sense of identity. The title of the piece is wordplay on the similarly sounding French phrases en couleurs (meaning to be in color) and en colère (to be angry).

 

 

 

 

 

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Werewolf– This is the first piece from my In Cold Blood series and depicts the tormented and violent Perry Smith. Murderer Perry Smith conjures up dark feelings of sympathy and disgust, making for a rich and challenging subject to paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bonnie- This second piece of my In Cold Blood series depicts the fragile and melancholic housewife, Bonnie Clutter. Although she played the part of the Mid-western homemaker, her neighbors first wondered if she could have been behind her family’s shocking deaths in Holcomb, Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Dallas, Texas, Rachel O’Donnell is an artist based out of the Brooklyn, New York area. With her BFA in Fine Art from Pratt Institute, she has spent the last six years pursuing an art career on the east coast. Her work has been featured in art galleries, such as, The Painting Center, Westbeth Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, and in the famed Seagram building for a Gagosian Gallery sponsored show. She has also been published online by Vice Magazine, ArtbombNY, GAMBA Zine and has been featured in the New York Times reviewed Bushwick Open Studios twice. Painting primarily portraits, Rachel O’Donnell’s work is known for its intriguing use of colors and expressionist qualities. Working primarily with acrylic paint and oil sticks, Rachel creates her works at her studio located in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Hey you Spring!!!!

Can you feel it?!

Don’t want to jinx it, but we totally called it! Just last week we announced our new Spring hours- with our hopeful fingers crossed.  And low and behold! 

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That said- Lucky is happy to share our new hours with you all:

Tuesday 5:30pm – 11:30pm

Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 11:30pm

Sunday 12pm – 10pm 

PLUS- Oh snap! Free WiFi Wed- Sat 12-530pm! 

Lucky Luna’s MARCH EVENTS

Events are at Lucky Luna 167 Nassau Avenue, BK 11222

unless otherwise noted.

Monday, March 2 @ 8pm

(Event takes place at Forrest Point)

Three of Lucky Luna bartenders will be competing at the Brooklyn Preliminary Contest for the NYC Bloody Mary Mix Down. Come and support us and enjoy drink specials @ Forrest Point located at 970 Flushing Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11206

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloodymarymixdown

Instagram: http://instagram.com/nyc_bloodymarymixdown/

Wednesday, March 4th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

Facebook info

Wednesday, March 11th @ 8pm:

Wino “Wren”sday! Enjoy $2 off all wines by the glass/ $10 off all bottles with the musical stylings of Jenny Wren!

Facebook info

Monday, March 16th

Doors at 6:30pm, movie starts @7:30

Join us for our first ever Monday Movie Night! We will start out screening Amores Perros (2000) R 154 min. by award-winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel, Biutiful, etc). Screened in Spanish with English subtitles. Bar service only. Free.

“Three stories of life along the margins in Mexico City converge in this inventive thriller. Octavio is sharing an apartment with his brother, which leads to a serious problem when he falls in love with Susanna, his sister-in-law. Octavio and Susanna want to run away together, but Octavio has no money. He does, however, know a man who stages dog fights, and he volunteers his dog Cofi for the next round of fights. Cofi bravely rises to the occasion, but the dog’s success in the ring leads to a violent altercation. Elsewhere, Daniel, a successful publishing magnate, leaves his family to take up with a beautiful model, Valeria. Valeria, however, soon loses a leg in an auto accident, and as Daniel tends to her needs, her tiny pet dog gets trapped under the floorboards of their apartment. And finally, El Chivo (Emilio Echeverria) is an elderly homeless man who is trying to contact his daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in years. Desperate for money, El Chivo is hired by a businessman to assassinate his partner; however, as he’s following his target, he’s interrupted by an auto accident, from which Octavio and his injured dog stagger in search of help. Amores Perros (aka Love’s a Bitch) was the debut from director Alexandro Gonzalez Inarritu.” RottenTomatoes.com

Tuesday, March 24th @7pm

(Event takes place at The Greene Space)

The Taiwanese Table: Cuisine and Identity

Join us in The Greene Space for a tour of what’s cooking now led by Cathy Erway, author of the just-released cookbook The Food of Taiwan. Lucky Luna’s very own chef/owner, Ken Ho, will participate in a panel discussing the world of Taiwanese food and identity with James Beard Award-winning sommelier Belinda Chang; Brian Tsao, Executive Chef at Mira Sushi & Izikaya and Matt Gross, “The Frugal Traveler” columnist for the New York Times and former editor of BonAppetit.com.

After the panel, Cathy Erway will do a cooking demo of the gloriously messy, slurpy sensation that is the Taiwanese oyster omelet. And before you leave you’ll enjoy authentic treats prepared by local Taiwanese restaurateurs including Chef Tsao, Bian Dang, and Lucky Luna.

Tickets on sale now at The Greene Space located at 44 Charlton Street, NY

$25 includes one drink and tastings from 3 Taiwanese restaurants. Seating is limited/ general admission.

Monday, March 30th @7:30pm

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change. Come on out and support GAMBA Magazine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build, connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon”

Facebook info

Sorry folks, no food- Bar Service Only.

Musicians:
~ Lola D. Pearl
~ Jenny Wren
~ Rickee Stevens

Literary/Visual Artists and Performers include:
~ Nathan Thornhill
~ Autumn Kioti
~ Melissa Hunter Gurney
~ Raquel Penzo
~ Chris Campanioni

Many more to come. . .

Gamba Z and Lucky Luna Artist Salon

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Photo: Melissa Hunter Gurney

 

Lucky Luna welcomes you to join our 3rd Artist Salon presented by the Gamba Magazine crew.  

Monday, January 26th at 7:30pm at Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar, 167 Nassau Ave, BK 11222

GAMBA Z’s Artist Salon is a monthly gathering of artists to showcase/celebrate their work and the power of creativity as a means of collaboration, consciousness, perspective and change. 

It’s on a  Monday, a day that Lucky is normally closed, so we will be operating bar service only while you are enjoying the performances and art.  So come on out and support GAMBA Magazine and Lucky Luna’s efforts to build,  connect and collaborate with the Brooklyn and beyond artist community. 

If you have questions or are interested in performing, reading, dancing, singing or any type of presentation please feel free to email Lucky Luna at info@luckylunany.com with subject “Artist Salon” or message co-host Melissa Hunter Gurney through the facebook invitation. 

Bring friends, family or kind strangers you meet on the street.

Feel free to share the invite as well! Check it out on facebook. 

Literary/Visual Artists and Performers include:
Musicians:
~ Jenny Wren
~ Rickee Stevens

Literary/Performance Artists:
~ Dolan Morgan
~ Nathan Thornhill
~ Melissa Hunter Gurney
~ Raquel Penzo
~ Joi Sanchez

And many more to come. . .

 See you then!!!!

 

 

 

 

Holidaze!

It’s that time of year that people get and give gifts. 

We are here to help! 

Lucky Luna t-shirts, hoodies and tote bags are on sale now AND we have gift certificates!! 

And just a reminder, we will be closed December 24th and 25th :)  but rocking a fiesta for New Year’s Eve!!! 

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