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March 31 – April 2 Additions PLUS April 3-4 Early Announcements

There are two concerts this week that I’d like to bring to your attention; they’re not sold out as of this morning but you should grab tickets soon if you want to see these musicians fresh out of SXSW.

On Thursday Asobi Seksu plays at the Bowery Ballroom. Check out the video from her single “Thursday”:

Friday night you can catch Langhorne Slim at The Bell House.

Langhorn Slim

Langhorn Slim

If you want something a bit… dorkier go to the Bell House on Wednesday for Union Hall’s Secret Science Club.

Mars expert JAMES HEAD recently spent his “holidays” in Antarctica, studying the bone-chilling landscape for clues that might help explain the mysterious Martian terrain. Dr. Head asks: Could frigid water below the surface of Mars contain evidence of life? What’s the latest news from recent Mars missions such as the Mars Express and Phoenix?

Professor of Geological Sciences in the Planetary Geosciences Group at Brown University, Dr. James Head spent his early career at NASA, training Apollo astronauts and planning lunar landing sites. As a geological explorer, he has traveled around the world (and to the bottom of the ocean in deep-sea submersibles) to study volcanism and tectonism. He is the author of more than 300 scientific papers on topics ranging from gullies and glaciation on Mars to Venusian impact craters. Currently, he is a co-investigator for the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Mission, the NASA MESSENGER mission to Mercury and the NASA Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3).

Before & After
**Groove to spaced-out tunes and video
**Blast off with the Secret Science Club’s quantum cocktail of the night, the “Mars Express”
**Stick around for the out-of-this-world Q&A and music from PHANTOGRAM and BIG BANG TV!!

If you’re more interested in the past than the future get a history lesson on sex in NYC on Thursday at the Tenement Museum where Kat Long will be discussing her book “Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex and Sin in New York City.” I just picked it up yesterday and it’s full of details about brothels during Prohibition and street walkers in pre-Guiliani Times Square. History has never been this steamy!

This Saturday is the 1st Saturday in April, which means it’s First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum! This month the events include swing music by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, tours of the Herman Bas exhibit and numerous other concerts and lectures.

Herman Bas "The Blue Line"

Herman Bas "The Blue Line"

Best of all First Saturdays are totally and completely FREE!

Stay tuned for more events!

More 3/12 Events!

I’ve come across two more events I’d like to add to this evening’s roster. First off, the Long Island City Community Boathouse is having a benefit to support their wonderful free programs. They provide free kayaking, canoeing, and educational programs on the East River. Tonight’s benefit, at the Foundry, will include tunes by DJ Deputy Jeff and MC Travis, BONGO SURF with special guest Unsteady Freddie, gourmet Italian, Indian, and Thai food from Manducatis Rustica, Five Star Punjabi, and Tuk Tuk, desserts from Sage American Kitchen, wine donated by Wine and Spirits Magazine and Blue Streak Beer from Brooklyn Brewery. There will also be beach plum jam (?!) and a silent auction.

LIC Community Boathouse provies free kayacking on the E. River

LIC Community Boathouse provides free kayaking on the E. River

Also tonight, at Le Poisson Rouge, Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon of the production duo N.A.S.A.will be performing their three-dimensional, ever-shifting combination of Brazilian, American and African funk. Apparently Kanye West, David Byrne, Tom Waits, Santigold (previously known as Santogold), M.I.A., Chuck D, Lykke Li and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are all fans, so I expect this show is well worth checking out. To get an idea of their sound check out the new music video for “Money,” a song from their debut album “The Spirit of Apollo”:

Have a great Thursday and stay tuned for weekend events!