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!!!!
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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!