As your ever-devoted genius amplifier, we are always searching for under-known cultural events which are sure to provide great inspiration, information and quality connections. 

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Wednesday, December 10th: Simeon Lagodich Outside the Studio: Plein Air Landscapes & Flower Paintings
Thursday, December 11th: A GeoMarketing Conversation–The Crossing of Location and Programmatic Within Mobile
Friday, December 12th: Pop2 Brooklyn
Saturday, December 13th: Music Blogger 2014
Sunday, December 14th: Mike Yard From Bad Boys of Comedy Featuring Carmen Lynch
Monday, December 15th: Fashion Mingle
December 16th: Brooklyn Tech Meet-Up–Non-Profits with TED
Wednesday, December 17th: Holiday Happy Hour


Wednesday, December 10th

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Simeon Lagodich Outside the Studio: Plein Air Landscapes & Flower Paintings
 6-8:30PM, FREE 

The Union League Club 
For an indoor winter wonderland where it’s snowing indoors!

Simeon Lagodich and his wife Tracy Gill, of Gill & Lagodich, are two of the most distinguished gilders, framers and frame historians in the world. They not only create custom frames for collectors and for major exhibitions at museums, private collections, etc. but also craft the fabulous out of the most improbable–such as a coffee table top mosaic made from three different shades of eggshells! Tonight is an opportunity to meet the extremely talented couple, in a showcase of an outdoor painting Snow series by Lagodich, who is also an extraordinarily talented figurative painter.

Thursday, December 11th


A GeoMarketing Conversation: The Crossing Of Location And Programmatic Within Mobile
6:00-8:30PM, FREE

1 Madison Ave, 5th Floor
Mix it up with GeoMarketing!

If you’ve ever used FourSquare or checked out Thrillist’s hedonistic re-construction of the Manhattan subway map to let you know where all the nearby bars are, you’ve experienced the potential of mobile GeoMarketing strategies to enhance your experience of familiar places–and to encourage you to stop and smell the shopping roses. This panel hosted by daily news site will feature top media and technology experts who will discuss the variety of new creative connecting and earning prospects for this new marketing frontier.

Friday, December 12th 

POP2 Brooklyn
4-10PM, FREE
200 Livingston Street
Brooklyn’s Best Holiday Beer & DIY Cheer!

This special two-day indoor holiday market extravaganza will distinguish itself by showcasing Brooklyn-only makers, the finest Brooklyn-based innovative food-truck cuisine and DIY gift-making stations to encourage all maker wannabes on hand to customize their own Christmas presents, an on-site DJ and a beer fest courtesy the Brooklyn Brewery.

Saturday, December 13th 

Music Blogger 2014
1-4:30PM, FREE
Hamilton Fish Park Library
Pledge to make more money in music in 2015!

This annual music industry meet-up features a panel of leaders in the music blogging and digital music space who will be brainstorming on developments in the creation, dissemination, marketing and financial strategizing of all players in the music business. This year’s featured luminary is, Benji Rogers, founder of the full service music company Pledge Music, “a company that connects artists and fans from the minute they step into the studio to the release of a project to the end of a tour and back again.”

Sunday, December 14th 

Mike Yard From Bad Boys of Comedy Featuring Carmen Lynch
9PM, $10
EastVille Comedy Club
See TV Comedy veterans live!

This is a night of true comedic star power, as Comedy Central and Apollo veteran Mike Yard from P.Diddy’s old-school production “The Bad Boys of Comedy” takes to the stage with Ideasmyth client Carmen Lynch. Carmen has been a featured favorite on Late Night with David Letterman, with her utterly quirky and hilariously dry style–ever the quintessential deadpan New Yorker-Spaniard.

Monday, December 15th 


Fashion Mingle
6-9PM, FREE (Cash Bar)
YOTEL (10th Avenue)
What’s your fashion strategy for 2015?

Lorenza Brown Consulting, a boutique fashion business mentoring company, specializes in empowering young and upcoming fashionistas to get out of their heads and into the atelier–with focused coaching on how to bootstrap resources, staff a team of experts and navigate the ever-challenging catwalk that is the garment biz. This last event of the season will be a night of  cocktails and conversation that will be laced with free collegial advice.

Tuesday, December 16th 

Brooklyn Tech Meet-Up: Non-Profits with TED

7-9PM, $7
Made in NY Media Center by IFP
Discuss YOUR ideas worth spreading!

These distinguished social entrepreneurs–TED and Clean Water For Everyone (CWFE)–are two organizations that have been very successful at effecting social, economic and cultural change in countries all over the world. Anyone with a passion for philanthropy and business ideas would do well to meet up with fellow experienced and aspiring do-gooders who will be congregating here tonight.

Wednesday, December 17th 

Holiday Happy Hour
6-8PM, Suggested Donation $10
The Manny Cantor Center
Get in the spirit of the season!

The Manny Cantor Center, the Lower East Side’s new hub of wellness and community welfare, has one of the best roofs with panoramic views in all of Manhattan. This glittering backdrop can be enjoyed quite cozily from within their floor-to-ceiling glass penthouse space–no better place to enjoy a libation before the holidays, while surrounded by a diverse group of individuals who value sustainability, health, innovation and creative thought–and the Rocco John Jazz trio. And perhaps you’ll get a jump on your New Year’s Resolutions by signing up for some continuing education classes in art or fitness…?


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~~~Dipti Anand is an Editorial and Social Media Intern at Ideasmyth. Enrolled in the circus of life, she juggles an Interdisciplinary Master’s of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU, along with her passion for writing short fiction and poetry. When she’s not thinking, writing, or thinking about writing, Dipti likes to make long-distance phone calls and also eats one truffle a day.

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