arts 07.12.12

This Saturday - The Skint's Second Annual
Bastille Day Bash
(Dedicated Email)

Commemorate the French Revolution in true New York style, with burlesque, baguettes, and booze!

Here's what Bastille Day means to the French: civic pride, national celebrations, a commemoration of the storming of the Bastille and the rise of the modern French nation as we know it. Here's what Bastille Day means to you: French-inflected debauchery at Dekalb Market, brought to you by The Skint, NY's best guide to living high on the cheap. That's not to say you can't also bring a sense of French civic pride, you'll just have to squeeze in between the can can dancers, the baguette-eating contest, and the sweet live music. C'est bon? C'est bon.

If you were at last year's legendary bash, you already know some of the Gallic goodies in store; this year, it's all set against the backdrop of the Dekalb Market's storage-container pop-up shops, food vendors, and beer garden (which will be open for a special night market). Hosted by the cigarette-toting Nic Tamère, The Skint's bash features French burlesque performances by The Love Show (think high kicks and Marie Antoinette wigs), and live music from The Hot Sardines, the city's wildest purveyors of rowdy, antique dance tunes. Between the sets, you can listen to the sexy Stroh violin stylings of Pete Lanctot, hit the photo booth, or prep your jaw and stomach for the infamous baguette eating contest. Beware, contestants: it may just turn into one hell of a food fight.!

Whatever your nationality, this weekend in Brooklyn, we're all turn-of-the-century Frenchmen. And we're gonna have the bread hangovers to prove it.

Saturday, 7/14; 6-10pm
Dekalb Market
138 Willoughby Street (@ Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn (directions)
B, Q, R to Dekalb Ave
A, C, F, R to Jay St. Metrotech

Click Here for Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door


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