Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop Newsletter + Event Listings Dec. 15 – 25, 2011

Here are some  you may find of interest to you. Thanks to Christie Z & Jorge Fabel Pabon of Tools of War for providing us with the Info plus support Them. Click on their logo for more info.

December 17, 2011
Saturday

NYC – THE RICKFORD INSTITUTE ALL STAR CLASSIC GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY

8pm-11pm. TheGoodLife! will be opening their Ricky Powell curated photography exhibition at Milk Studios. This art show features work by Joe Conzo, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, Charlie Ahear, Henry Chalfant, Glen E. Friedman, Ricky Powell, Sue Kwon & many more! Milk Studios 450 West 15th St New York, NY 10011 Music by: Stretch Armstrong, Jasmine Solano, DJ Smoke L.E.S. & TJ Mizell wearethegoodlife.com Sources: Brooklyn Bodega and Joe Conzo

PHONTE & 9TH WONDER: CHICAGO
9pm show. Plus Rapsody & Median, and Proh Mic. $20. 21+. Abbey Pub 3420 w. Grace St. Chicago IL anirecordings.com

DJ JAZZY JAY @ MIC MADNESS: BKLYN

6pm-4am. VIP Hall 745 Ralph Ave betw. Sutter Ave and East 98 Brooklyn NY. 6pm-? $25 adv. MC and Dance competitions too.

See flyer. Source: DJ Jazzy Jay

DEC. 17/18: UNITED STYLES 7: BOSTON

5 on 5 B-Boy/B-Girl Battle for $10,000. Dec. 17: 2-7pm. $15. Hibernian Hall 3rd Fl. 184 Dudley St. Roxbury, MA 02119
Dec. 18: 12:30pm-10pm. $25. Boston Center for Art (The Cyclorama) 539 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. Source: DJ Lean Rock. More info at floorlords.com or event page

WORLD OF BETTERS: MIAMI FL

DJ battle feat. Neglect, Concept and Gravel. MC battle feat. LMS, Surgeon General, Knowledge Medina and Thousand. B-Boy/B-Girl crew battle feat. Ground Zero Crew, Illmatik Phlow, Flipside Kings and Mind 180. Graff writers: Spen, Tragek, Jar and more. Livestreaming from 1-2pm. WorldofBetters.com

Giving away over $100,000 for the top 100 people that submitted “Betters” through the course of the past 2 months. Henderson Park Miami – click here for location. Source: Cros 1

LADIES LOVE PROJECT: POP UP SHOP
Toofly, Junkprints, Good Wood NYC, Marka 27, and others! 12-8pm. Free! The Brecht Forum 451 West St (betw. Bank & Bethune) NYC 10014. brechtforum.org Source: TOOFLY info

DJ ROB SWIFT: SWITZERLAND

L’Amalgame: Avenue des Sports 5b Case Postale 46 1400 Yverdon-les-Baines, Switzerland djrobswift.com

AMIR SULAIMAN: MELBOURNE AUS

7-10pm. $35. Fundraiser for East Africa. Melbourne University, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre , Cnr Swanston Street and Monash Road , Melbourne. more info

PARRANDA NAVIDEÑA: BRONX

8pm. Featuring Felito Felix Y El Trio Los Antares, Odilio Gonzalez “El Jibarito de Lares,” José Miguel Class “El Gallito de Manatí” and Yerbabuena. Celebrating Jíbaro Style! $45, $35, $25 | Children 12 and under, $10. Lehman Center 250 Bedford Park Blvd. Bronx. 4 or D to Bedford LehmanCenter.org.

THE BIG SHOUT: EL GRITO GRANDE: NYC

2PM. 15th anniversary of Poetas Con Café. Host: Roger Cabán. FEAT. Bobby González, Carmen D. Lucca, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Prisionera Jamás, Mariposa and Sery Colón with Musician Nicky Laboy. Poet’s Den 309 East 108th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) El Barrio, Manhattan 212-427-1445 eastharlempresents.org. Source: Panama Alba

DJ FELIX HERNANDEZ: NYC

8:30pm-4am. Roseland Ballroom 239 W 52 St., near B’way, NYC. Classic Soul, Funk, Disco, Salsa, 60s, 70s, 80s. $25-$30-$35. Tickets now available at classicSoul.com.

DJ J.MALLS @ TIMEBOMB: PITTSBURGH

5-8pm. Timebomb 200 S. Highland Ave. Pittsburgh PA Info

STEVIE D (FORCE MDs) B-DAY: HARLEM

10-4am. $20 before 12am. Harlem Lanes 126 St. 7th Ave, NYC! More Info

CLASSIC MATERIAL: PITTSBURGH PA
The Rawkus Edition. $5. 18+ 10pm-2am w/ DJ’s Selecta & SMI. Shadow Lounge 5972 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh PA. more info

DJ PETEY COMPLEX: BROOKLYN

11pm-4am. FREE! Enids 560 Manhattan Ave corner of Driggs Brooklyn, G train to Nassau or L to Bedford. More info

DIABLO FEST NYC 2011: NYC
2pm. All Ages. $15 day of. Murphy’s Law, Skarhead, Lordz Of Brooklyn, Apathy + Reef The Lost Cauze + Slaine (performing as a group), Darkside NYC, ILL-Roc Soldiers, Rebel Matic, Rick Whispers. Santos Party House 100 Lafayette St. (betw. Walker & White St) Manhattan NYC. santospartyhouse.com

December 18, 2011
Sunday

WU-TANG CLAN: NYC

Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm. Feat. Method Man, RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspectah Deck, and Masta Killa. 16+. bestbuytheater.com

PROJECT BLOWED ANNIV.: SAN FRAN

9PM-1AM. 17th Anniv. w/ Freestyle Fellowship, Abstract Rude, Medusa, Longevity, Tabernacle MCZ. All Ages. @ Slim’s 333 11th St San Fran CA. Source: DJ Ren trueskool.com

LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21: NYC

La Gran Fiesta Navideña @ 3 pm $12-$15 Taino Towers – Crystal Ballroom 240 E. 123rd St E. Harlem NYC 10035. Info HarlemOneStop.com

DJ TONY TOUCH: NYC
9pm-4a. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette betw. Walker & White NYC. santospartyhouse.com FunkBoxNYC.com

END OF THE WEAK: NYC
8pm-12am: $10. Club Pyramid 101 Ave A, btwn 6th/7th NYC. F to 2nd ave. L to 1st ave). Come early to sign Open-Mic list. EndoftheWeak.com

PROTEST LOWES: BROOKLYN

1pm-3:30pm @ 118 2nd Avenue Brooklyn, NY.

1. Sign the petition and spread it around: signon.org
2. Visit our Website: lowesboycott.com
3. Invite everyone you know! facebook event page

CHARAS/EL BOHIO HOLIDAY PARTY: NYC

12pm – Rally at Tompkins Square Park. 12:30pm – Proceed to CHARAS 605 East 9th St (bet. aves. B & C) NYC. General Assembly & performances by members of Great Small Works, Hungry March Band, Rev. Billy & the Church of Stop Stopping. The Peoples Mic and kid friendly activities including face painting, dance, and art making! Bring a dish or an activity to share! CHARAS served the low-income, activist, and artist communities of LES for over 20 years, providing artist’s space, performance and gallery space, afterschool programs, workshops, English classes and meeting space for countless neighborhood organizations. In 1999, despite a community use restriction & widespread opposition, the building that housed CHARAS was auctioned off to private developer Gregg Singer, who immediately moved to evict them. After a hard fought battle, CHARAS was evicted on December 27, 2001. The building, still zoned for community use, has sat vacant and derelict ever since. It’s time CHARAS gets their community center back! Source: Panama Alba

Ongoing

OCCUPY WALL STREET
facebook page
occupywallstreet.org
occupywallst.org
nycga.net
occupytogether.org

Rest in Peace: Special One
of Conscious Daughters

“Thank you for your prayers and condolences. We are very sad to have lost our sister, Karryl Smith to complications from a blood clot. We have set up a memorial fund so the family can give her a beautiful home going. She meant so much to so many people. No contribution is too small, as she also has a son who will need to be cared for. Anything you can do will help, and will be appreciated. Donate online with PayPal: [email protected] Or mail your donation to:
McNary – Morgan – Greene & Jackson 3630 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94609 (510) 848-1238 Attn: Karryl Smith Funeral Fund. Please make checks and money orders payable to: Karryl Smith Memorial Fund. Thank you for all of your support and well-wishes!”

December 19, 2011
Monday

DJs BOOGIE BLIND & BREAKBEAT LOU: NYC

9pm-1am. Camaradas El Barrio 2241 First Ave. E. Harlem Info

DEC. 19 & 20: JOHN WATERS: NYC

Doors at 6pm. Show at 8pm. Tickets $39.50 in advance, $45.00 day of show. B.B. King 237 West 42 St. NYC. bbkingblues.com

OPEN MIC MONDAYS: NYC

Open mic for all art forms. Hosted by Olivia Custodio. Sign-ups are at 8pm, show at 9pm. No cover, one drink minimum. The Nuyorican Poets Café 236 E. 3rd St. betw. Aves. B & C LES NYC. nuyorican.org

THRU DEC. 30: LADY PINK: EVOLUTION NY

Woodward Gallery 133 Eldridge St NYC 10002. 212.966.3411. woodwardgallery.net

December 20, 2011
Tuesday

DJ TONY TOUCH: NYC

Toca Tuesdays! Sutra 16 First Ave. betw. 1st & 2nd St. NYC 10009. Trains: F or V to 2nd Ave sutranyc.com

DIGABLE PLANETS: BROOKLYN

F. Stokes, UGO Crew. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $10. 21+. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave betw. N. 11th & 12th St. Brooklyn NYC. L to Bedford. G to Nassau brooklynbowl.com

December 21, 2011
Wednesday

ERIC ORR INSTORE: QUEENS NYC

10am-10pm. FREE! Special guest DJs all day. I DJ NOW Queens NY 181-24 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Live streaming at cutcafe.com more info

DJ CLARK KENT, GETLIVE & FATFINGAZ: NYC

Good Music Wednesdays! 11pm-? 21+. $10 before 1am. $20 after. Santos Party House 100 Lafayette St. (betw. Walker & White St) NYC. santospartyhouse.com

BROOKLYN BODEGA & ROCKSMITH: NYC
Holiday Party from 6-11pm. Special last minute shopping deals by Rocksmith. Music by DJ Fat Fingaz and DJ Run P. 21+. FREE. Sweet & Vicious. 5 Spring Street. NYC. 4,5,6 to Spring or J to Bowery. Source: Marilyn Alonzo. brooklynbodega.com

RDACBX LAST MINUTE GIFT PARTY: BRONX

7pm-11pm. FREE! Vendors selling arts and crafts, exclusive and original screen printed shirts, Baked Goodies, Clothing, CDs, DVDs and Vinyl & more! Performances Rebel Diaz Arts Collective 478 Austin Pl. 2nd Fl Bronx NYC. more info

BACK TO OUR ROOTS:

ART ON SUBWAY MAPS: NYC

Through Jan. 31, 2012. Azucarera Gallery 414 W.145 st. (basement level) bet. St Nicholas & Convent Harlem NYC. Artists include: See TF, KR1, Eric Orr, King Bee, Duro, CJ Statch, Sirnutso, Bilroc, James Top, Part1, Atom, BG183, Poes, Archer, Doms, Scratch, Casp1, Lask, Klass,Vase, Stem ynn, KC, Elan, Jesus Saves, Slone, Phetus 88, Spar, Blaq88, Duke9, Med, LSD3, Jean, Denelle, Mastron, Demer, Alive5 & Henry Chalfant. Photography presentation by Jamel Shabazz. James Top. [email protected]

December 22, 2011
Thursday

DJ QUESTLOVE: BROOKLYN

Doors: 10:30pm. Show: 11pm. $5 adv. $7 day of. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave betw. N. 11th & 12th St. Williamsburg NYC. L to Bedford. G to Nassau brooklynbowl.com

DJ PETEY COMPLEX: BROOKLYN

11pm. FREE! Calexico Carne Asada, 645 Manhattan Ave off Bedford, Brooklyn. G/Nassau facebook.com/peteycomplex

THRU MAR. 31: HER WORD AS WITNESS: BK

Brooklyn-based photographer, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, presents an exhibition of portraits of women writers of the African Diaspora. FREE. Skylight Gallery – 1368 Fulton
St between Brooklyn & New York Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11216, A/C train to Nostrand. restorationplaza.org. Event Page

December 23, 2011
Friday

HIP HOP LEGENDS @ BB KINGS: NYC

Cold Crush Brothers, Crash Crew, Kurtis Blow, Rob Base, Joeski Love, DJ Hollywood and more! Hosted by Funkmaster Flex . Doors at 10:30pm. Showtime @ 11pm. $20. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 West 42 St. NYC. bbkingblues.com

JAMES BROWN TRIBUTE: FLAMING EMBERS

11pm – 4am. FREE! Live Set from 9 piece band: The Flaming Embers!! Celebrating the music of James Brown & related artists with all vinyl selections from DJs: Mac McRaw, DJ Format, Rob Life, Bobby Boucher, Matt The Hat, Scratchy Muffin & Second Hand Dan. The Green Door Store, Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard, Brighton, BN1 4FQ, under Brighton railway station. Vinyl Veterans. more info Source: DJ Mac McRaw

7TOSMOKE: DENVER CO

7-11pm $7. Categories: Bboy/Bgirl 7toSmoke + MC 7toSmoke!

All info + competitor’s vids. Non-marquee names only – this is for the next hungry ones! All of Denver’s finest Hip-Hop + commUnity will be in attendance. Guerrilla Garden Space 3821a Steele St., Denver, CO. No Easy Props 7toSmoke Tour page: facebook.com/NEP7toSmoke Source: B-Girl Asia One

BROOKLYN DELIGHT: NYC

11pm-4am. DP One, DJ Peace & WildChild from Stomp, $10.(Ladies free ’til 12am), Deity 368 Atlantic Ave.(btwn Hoyt St & Bond St), Brooklyn, 11217. F,G to Bergen St. A,C to Hoyt St. or B,Q train to Atlantic Ave. Source : DJ Peace

GOOD FRIDAYS: NYC
GetLive, DJ Soul, Max Glazer, Micro Don, & Special Guests

11pm-? Tammany Hall 152 Orchard St. tammanyhallny.com

TIPICA 73: NYC

6pm. Classic Salsa! Leather Lounge 454 West 128th St. & Amsterdam Harlem NYC HarlemOneStop.com

December 25, 2011
Sunday

DJ TONY TOUCH: FUNK BOX: NYC
9pm-4a. 21+. $5 before 10pm. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette betw. Walker & White NYC. ssantospartyhouse.com FunkBoxNYC.com

END OF THE WEAK: NYC
8pm-12am: $10. Club Pyramid 101 Ave A, btwn 6th/7th NYC. F to 2nd ave. L to 1st ave). Come early to sign Open-Mic list. EndoftheWeak.com

Jorge Fabel Pabon
Contact: [email protected]
Jorge FABEL Pabon by Erol Gurian
photo of Fabel by Erol Gurian
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Through Dec. 16: NYC
Teaching Movement at NYU’s Tisch School – Experimental Theatre Wing on Mon., Wed. & Fri. NYU Students Only

April 16-20: Arizona State University


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