Above in that photo with an Amoeba sticker in foreground is the world famous Magnolia Bakery where tourists and New Yorkers (but mainly tourists these days) flock to buy their cupcakes and other tasty goods. There's more info below on Magnolia in this latest weekly installment of the New York State of Mind Amoeblog. Also read about the Bay Area's Today's Future Sound in New York, Improv Everywhere's Grand Central Lights, and previews of some of the NYC concerts and events in the week ahead.
Soul Served: A Night of Dinner and Poetry in Brooklyn this weekend is a unique, fun, all-ages, appetizing event that examines how food creates community. Three types of poetry are paired with a three-course meal, with each centered on the themes of food and community with artists Briannah Hagger, Kearmonie, and Malcolm Wicks. Also at this free event, DJ Polarity will be spinning music. Saturday, February 23rd from 6:30pm to 9pm at Five Spot Soul Food located at 459 Myrtle Ave (between Washington & Waverly), Brooklyn, NY 11205. More event info here.
Meanwhile concerts in the week ahead include the pioneering hip-hop crew Cold Crush Brothers at SOBs on Sunday (February 24th) night. 8pm doors. 21+. Tix $20 advance $25 at the door SOB's is located at 200 Varick St NYC 10014. More info. That same night DJ Tony Touch will be wrecking the ones and twos all night (9pm-4am) at the Sullivan Room. 21 + located at 218 Sullivan St btw Bleecker & W 3rd St NY 10012 - more info.