Friday Roundup: A Cultural Getaway to an Obama Art Exhibit, Film Screening, Gypsy-Jazz Show

Oil and Obama do mix, says Brooklyn artist David Macaluso who has been recycling the greasy substance for metaphorical portraits since 2005; attend the opening reception tomorrow to view his Oil Prez exhibition Barack Obama: Made in Motor Oil. [tilliesofbrooklyn.com]

The Fishtank Ensemble, a banjolele, musical saw-playing, gypsy-jazz and Klezmer influenced band of four from California, will perform at BAMcafé this Saturday. [nycgo]

If you are a bride-to-be, do not miss the Wedding Crashers event at the Bell House in Brooklyn tomorrow. [Brooklyn Based]

The Flea resumes this weekend with over 100 small business owners who will vend antiques, wares and vintage of all kinds inside the former Wiliamsburgh Savings Bank; be sure to enter the bank vault for delicious Flea foodie staples. [BrooklynFlea]

Vice President Joe Biden expounds on his daily Amtrak rides, and why America needs trains. [Huffingtonpost]

3rd Ward’s Second Sunday Film Screening returns this weekend with a musical twist and live performances by The Contrails and Brooklyn-based Akwarian Sea Rebel; get ready for some blow-your-mind video mash-ups, great brewskis, and did we mention the free admission? [3rdward]

The Williamsburg acrobatic dance troupe STREB will put on a free 40-minute gravity defying performance, involving extreme action moves that will inspire you to stick to your New Year’s workout resolutions, at least for the weekend anyway. [Streb]

Klaus Biesenbach has been tapped as the new director of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City Queens. [NYMag]

Photo: Courtesy of Tillie’s of Brooklyn

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