Movies At Night, Sailors Delight
There may have never been a more significant tattoo artist than the late Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins, who would've turned 100 next January. His rough-and-tumble life story will unreel at a screening party atop Brooklyn's Old American Can Factory tomorrow night, followed by a party fit for a swabbie on shore leave.
Narragansett Beer celebrates 120 years at The Cabbyshack
Commemorate New England’s oldest brewer, Narragansett Beer, from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Cabby Shack on Town Wharf. The Narragansett team and special guests will host an evening of entertainment featuring games, promotions and contests to win Narragansett gear and other prize packages. In celebration of this milestone year, Narragansett will encourage partygoers to “Take the Pledge” to support the fast-growing brewer in 2010. Fan pledge videos will be filmed on location and posted to the Narragansett website to showcase the region’s loyalty to the brand as they continue to build momentum for their “Build a Brewery” campaign. With a goal of selling 7.5 million cases per year, once reached, Narragansett will rebuild a new full-scale brewing facility in New England. This event is open to the public. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Visit www.narragansettbeer.com for details.
Free Show! See Cheeseburger Live in Brooklyn
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is proud to present a free screening of Hori Smoku: Sailor Jerry, a film about the life of American Tattoo artist Norman K. Collins. The screening will be followed by live performance by NYC rockers Cheeseburger.
36 Hours in Boston
BOSTON is known for its bricks and brownstones, but the city is starting to take on a glossier, more modern sheen. With the completion of the $15 billion Big Dig, downtown now stretches unimpeded to the harbor, making Boston feel like a whole new city. History abounds, of course — Faneuil Hall still stands, Paul Revere is still buried at the Granary Burying Ground — but it is now joined by a high-tech exuberance, modern parks and a reclaimed harbor. Revere would not recognize it.
The folks at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction sure do love them some alchemical Americana. Hot on the heels of AITA’s wildly successful ROOT concoction comes SNAP, a distilled spirit based on the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for lebkuchen, or ginger snap. SNAP distinguishes itself from other ginger-flavored booze brands on the market by using fresh ginger and sweetening the 80-proof stuff with real blackstrap molasses, and rounding out the earthy, warm flavor with clove, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and rooibos tea.
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry
Get "Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed" with a film about legendary tattoo artist Norman Collins
A riveting full-length documentary, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry tells the story of the iconic American tattoo artist and the effect he had on the industry. With the same wide scope as "Dogtown and Z-Boys," the biopic looks at the rebellious life the tattoo artist led and his influence on the next generation of artists like Mike Malone, Don Ed Hardy and Philadelphia Eddy. As journalist and tattoo historian Nick Schonberger explains, "Often humorous, occasionally serious, the film covers important ground in the history of American tattooing—the life of Norman Collins. His exploration in color gave classic American tattoos a new look and helped bridge a gap between Eastern and Western tattoo traditions."