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The Brooklyn Night Bazaar returns this weekend after a successful October run. Last time, the late-night flea took place in DeKalb Market; this time around, it's going to be held inside a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the Williamsburg waterfront.
"Flea market" might actually not do the Bazaar justice. In addition to vendors such as Kill Devil Hill and Henrik Vibskov, the festival includes refreshments from the likes of Littleneck Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Brewery, a pig roast, a half pipe that somehow doubles as a lounge, and an on-site tattoo demonstration. Oh, and there's live music every night: James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem tonight, Fucked Up tomorrow, and the Hold Steady and Titus Andronicus on Saturday.
The party begins at 5pm tonight, but we've got a sneak peek at the decor, which goes beyond your usual holiday festival mish-mash of crepe paper and fairy lights. Bazaar organizes asked architect Julien De Smedt to decorate the space, so he put together custom furnishings, sculptural lighting, and a floor plan inspired (obviously) by Lars von Trier's 2003 movie Dogville, starring Nicole Kidman. As for the stage, it's adorned with a screen by design firm FLATCUT which was sliced out of aluminum with an industrial laser cutter.
The shopping part of the event is free, but you'll have to buy tickets for the music. Get prices and more details right this way.
· Brooklyn Night Bazaar [Official Site]
· Brooklyn Night Bazaar: The Flea Market that Stays Up Late [Racked NY]