nonsensenyc: 5.13 to 5.19

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 5.13 to 5.19
Date: May 13th 2016
Friday, May 13
* The New Breed Documentary, Manhattan
* We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun, Williamsburg
* Truth Assassin, Brooklyn
* The Art of Post 2016: Creativity After Delivery, Manhattan
* Friday Night Live Art, Manhattan
 
Saturday, May 14
* Tune In. Turn On. Brooklyn
* UrbExpo: Over, Under, and Within, Manhattan
* Madmade, Brooklyn
* Emergent Ecologies Art Exhibition, Brooklyn
* The Last Days of 1008 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
* A Fools Wedding, Manhattan
* Brooklyn Bike Jumble, Brooklyn
* Second Annual Community Gardening Day, Manhattan
* Open Studios, Brooklyn
* Secret Spring, Brooklyn
* The Downstairs, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, May 15
* Record Swap, Manhattan
* Coloring Bar, Brooklyn
* Royal Ocean Revue and Ocean Benefit, Brooklyn
* Grub Community Dinner, Brooklyn
* Daylight: A Daytime Dance Party, Brooklyn
* Mercury Retrospective, Manhattan
* Soulsa Brunch Boogie: DJ Elisha Sirena's Birthday Bash, Williamsburg
* Spring Masquerade Benefit, Manhattan
 
Monday, May 16
* Psychic Dogs, Brooklyn
* Summer Breakz, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, May 17
* So Sue Us, Brooklyn
* Dead Man Featuring Brian Kelly, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, May 18
* The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, Manhattan
* Bring Your Own Film, Brooklyn
* Bunga's Den, Manhattan
* Awful DJ Presents Awful VJ: A Night of Ranking Music Videos, Williamsburg
* The Zero Hour 4: Time Machine, Manhattan
 
Thursday, May 19
* BFP20, Brooklyn
* NYC Moulin Rouge Party, Manhattan
* Cinema Club Volume 52: Perspectives, Williamsburg
* The Tempest, Manhattan
 
Wishlist
* BoomBoxRepairKit
 
Spectre
* Folk Banking
 
Overheard
* No you shut up
 
Learning
* Walking in Color: Nymphéas, Parangolés, and Purple Rain
 
NOTE: For some navigation help, or an explanation for what this is all about, scroll all the way down to NONSENSE. You can donate to this project at nonsensenyc.com/special. Also: We make a lot of mistakes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
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XXXXX FRIDAY, MAY 13 XXXXX
 
 
The New Breed Documentary
 
The New Breed Documentary chronicles a cassette compilation put out by Freddy Alva and Chaka Malik in 1989. New York Hardcore was undergoing a transition at the end of the 80s and this generational shift was exemplified by the bands that were featured on the compilation. The story of the tape is at heart the story of NYC and kids that grew up in its five boroughs as well as related outposts in Long Island. A unique set of social/economic circumstances during the 70s and 80s forged the individuals that went on to make up the New York Hardcore scene.
 
This full-length documentary profiles band members/fanzine editors/record label heads and fans that made up this vibrant scene with narration by NYHC book author Tony Rettman. It's unheard of for a feature film to focus on an outdated analog format like a cassette compilation but it is through the eyes of these individuals that a spotlight is shined onto those tumultuous times and what is ultimately a tribute to a bygone era.
 
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street, Manhattan
7:30p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun
 
We know Edie La Minx had a gun. We know a mummified body was found in her apartment. We know this body had a gunshot wound to the head. But who really knew the real Edie La Minx? Dive into the sensationalism surrounding the life and death of a fabulous drag queen. Join us at the Pink Pimpernel for the limelight, the scandal, and all the grit behind the glam.
 
Standard Toykraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $15
Continues through SUNDAY
thepartylinepresents.org
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Truth Assassin
 
In this one-woman magic show, the astonishing and the absurd converge in a delightfully unsettling theatrical experience. Logic and laws of nature guaranteed violated. Written and performed by Tanya Solomon. Directed by Corn Mo.
 
Voorhees Theater
186 Jay Street, Brooklyn
8p; $20, $10 students
Continues SATURDAY
truthassassin.brownpapertickets.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Art of Post 2016: Creativity After Delivery
 
The post-production community is full of talented artists. But what many don’t know is that once a project wraps, our producers, editors, effects artists, and colorists become painters, photographers, sculptors, woodworkers and even fashion bloggers. The Art of Post 2016: Creativity After Delivery is a bicoastal Art Show that celebrates the talents revealed outside of our day jobs. Displaying the works of 30 talented artists.
 
White Space Chelsea
530 West 25th Street, Manhattan
8-11p; $free
artofpost.com/new-york
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Friday Night Live Art
 
The Collaborators is an evening where we spotlight the most talented artists from around NYC. Our event brings together dedicated up-and-comming artists to collaborate on a masterpiece while you watch. As the art is created you can enjoy open bar with. Nibble on small bites and shop the affordable art gallery. Enjoy tantalizing conversation while you meet like-minded New Yorkers. An extraordinary alternative to a standard night out in NYC. Proudly supports emerging artists.
 
TriBeCa Art Factory
55 Murray Street, Manhattan
8p-midnight; $15, $25 with drinks
917 597 9416
tribecaartfactory.com
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, MAY 14 XXXXX
 
 
Tune In. Turn On.
 
A secret stage in a private home has opened its doors for us for one night only. An event by the House of St. Eve and Radio Free Brooklyn, a great new, commercial free radio station fueling underground artists and mindsets.
 
Unusual cocktails by the House of St. Eve. Solid live bands. Wild performances. Funktastic dancing. Hosted by MC Gabrielle St. Evensen, DJ Alejandro of Minutes of Funk. Performers include Charlotte Lily Gaspard of Midnight Radio Show, Fritz Donnelly, Master Will Lee, NY Fowlharmonic Orchestra , Velocity Chyaldd, and Wild Manes.
 
Private home
Address revealed with ticket purchase, Brooklyn
F train to York station
8p; $10 all funds go to Radio Free Brooklyn
brownpapertickets.com/event/2544737
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
UrbExpo: Over, Under, and Within
 
The New York Adventure Club inaugural show is a pop-up art exhibit documenting Urban Explorer subculture in present day New York City. Eleven artists, one 1870s courthouse, and three hours of exploration await. Young photographers in the show are balanced with established veterans in the field. Infiltrations, both legal and otherwise, spice up this display of iconic city images that will never be together again.
 
Participating artists: Steve Duncan, Melanie de Groot van Embden, Salvador Espinoza, Jesse Vega, Mark Beckenbach, Enrique Rosas, Judyta Grudzien, Maximus Clarke, Murzz, Thompson Ukpebor, and Corey William Schneider.
 
Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
8p, $free, RSVP required
info]at]nyadventureclub.com
bigmaven.com/experience/urbexpo-over-under-within/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Madmade
 
Madmade is a celebration of NY-based creation and creators, ranging from musicians to conceptual artists, ceramists, DJs, designers, fine artists, and illustrators. Madmade aims to create a space and time to gather, and celebrate New York as a platform for creativity and collaboration.
 
This city is paradoxical. Settling here from elsewhere or born and raised here, we all get to love and hate this energizing but exhausting explosion of energy. We give and take from it. We live memorable moments of togetherness and sometimes loneliness. But at the end, it comes down to those moments where we feel inspired and simply become fulfilled by celebrating something much greater than ourselves.
 
Come join us for a day of art, live music, drinks, and dance at the Well. Artists: Gideon DaVilla, Victor Urtuzuastegui, Dakin Platt, Bjorgvin Jonsson, Gosbinda Vizarretea, Ana Velasco, Lauren Schleider, Shanley Mitchell, Camila Capra, Kytzia Bourlon, Eve DeAngelis, Adrian Mangel, Kerim Zapsu, Caitlyn McLaughlin, and Natalie Ochoa. Music: Twin Marquis, the Landing, and LoveHoney. Madmade after dance party. With Noah Issa, Seth b2b Arthur, and Frozen Sour Smurf b2b I-Roy.
 
The Well
272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose station
4-10p; $free
21 and over
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Multispecies Salon presents:
 
Emergent Ecologies Art Exhibition
 
This weekend Emergent Ecologies gets ecosexual and a little bit bloody. Come see PG-13 performances involving weedy plants and semi-naked ladies (you'll get to see the artist's nipples!). Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, two ecosexuals in love, will show their film about raising performance art hell in West Virginia to help save the region from mountaintop removal destruction. For the over-21 crowd, Terreform One Cricket Shelter will offer "Cricktails", cocktails blended with home-made cricket infused vodka, enhanced with cricket fossil ice cubes. An X-Rated performance, "i hate america and america hates me," will involve self-cutting by Cheto Castellano, an artist whose father was tortured by the Pinochet regime in Chile. Cheto will have a dialog with a coyote, and other animals of the borderlands, to explore the conflicted affects of life as an immigrant in the United States of America.
 
Emergent Ecologies features over 90 bioart installations, living sculptures, paintings, photographs, films, and digital interventions. Kilroy will be open to the public during a series of events and weekend gallery hours.
 
Kilroy
283 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
4-7p cricket cocktails, 7-8p X-Rated performance, 8-10p film screenings; $free
Continues through May 21
multispecies-salon.org/emergence/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Last Days of 1008 Bushwick Avenue
 
Gallery show. Otherwise know as the Candy Rain House, the work features the 2014 eviction of the long time party house that once published a female-driven adult magazine of the same name. Past residents will be present and artwork from the walls will also be on display.
 
Tender Trap
66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
6-10p; $free
nick-mcmanus.squarespace.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
A Fools Wedding
 
Not since the Marx Brothers invaded the opera has anarchy ever reigned so supreme. Created and officiated by Theatre Group Dzieci. You are cordially invited to attend for Megan Bones and Troy Hahn. You don’t have to be a fool to attend this wedding, but you’d be a fool to miss it. The public is invited; yes, this is a real wedding; no, the bride and groom know nothing about what they’re getting into.
 
Second Presbyterian Church
6 West 96th Street, Manhattan
1:30p; $10 donation
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Brooklyn Bike Jumble
 
New and used bikes.
 
JJ Byrne Park
5th Avenue and 4th Street, Brooklyn
10a-4p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Second Annual Community Gardening Day
 
In honor of the respect for land, plants, art, and culture that Mr. Purple left behind, and the many who played on and tilled this land, the Concerned Citizens of the Lower East Side are hosting our Second Annual Garden Grooming Event at Lower East Side 1 NYCHA development. Please join us for gardening, honoring, and barbecue fun.
 
213-215 Eldridge Street, Manhattan
10-4p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Open Studios
 
Open studio with more than 75 artists at the recently restored Bush Terminal industrial complex. You will have an opportunity to meet painters, sculptors and photographers, as well as many other artists, artisans and makers, and to hear about their creative practices.
 
Industry City
274 36th Street, Building 2, Brooklyn
N, R, D trains to 36th Street station
1-6p;
Also on SUNDAY
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Secret Spring
 
A sprout pushes its way through the dark soil. We find ourselves unable to sleep, called from our rooms by a hidden, pulsating power. Nature calls us. Spring fever. What has been sleeping inside you? A party in the daylight, a gathering for the spirits of spring and the blooming that is happening inside us.
 
With Martha Van Straaten, Laut and Luise, and Neonlichter/Bonaventure of Astral Traveling. Live mapping projection and visuals by Gil Raitses. The day will begin with an immersive ritual with rites and performances by Jacquelyn Marie Shannon, Borts Minorts, Annie Doran, Cookie Tongue, Cooper Pyrite and Palomina, and Samantha Selene. Arrive in your best ceremonial wear or else our elves may be tempted to dress you.
 
Magick City
37 Box Street, Brooklyn
noon-9p; $10 online, $15 door includes food, tea, coffee, and kombucha
slothvillage.com/secret-spring
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Klubhouse presents:
 
The Downstairs
 
This event has a different vibe, and will surly be a great time, as always. The environment will have an underground/grungy feeling, lit up with black lights and strobes. We encourage everyone to wear bright colors and bring glow sticks, if possible. We want our guests to light up the room.
 
It is being held in a Brooklyn basement in Bushwick. The address is being kept a secret until the day before the event. We are featuring DJs and will also have live performances. We'll also include an open mic session for anyone who wants to perform.
 
We also love to feature art at all of our events. At this event we'll have a collaborative art contest. We want to keep the night open for interpretation, and just want everyone to enjoy themselves. We cater to our guests/friends/artists, and want them to have some ownership of the night...so everyone can vibe out.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p-3a; $free
facebook.com/events/800578523408047/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, MAY 15 XXXXX
 
 
Record Swap
 
Bring a wrapped record. Swap it with a random person.
 
Washington Square Park
West 4th and MacDougal, Manhattan
2p; $free
facebook.com/events/1152616288123506/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Coloring Bar
 
Brooklyn’s first kava bar invites you to a free drop-in coloring bar to promote relaxation, creativity, and self-reflection. Hosted by the Real Art Therapists of New York. The Real Art Therapists of New York Coloring Book features artwork by 50 professional art therapists living and working in New York who invite you into their inner worlds with personal illustrations and interviews. Join two of the artists, Juanita Jenny Viera and Alicia Ballestas to guide you on a personal coloring journey.
 
Brooklyn Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
2-8p; $free
facebook.com/events/857167781076208/
arttherapy.org/aata-aboutus/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Mermaid Lagoon presents:
 
Royal Ocean Revue and Ocean Benefit
 
This year, we will evoke the mermaids of the Royal Seas by celebrating in a decadent and deserving mermaid manner in the brand new House of Yes. Come dressed for regal success and an evening of performance, dance, games, revelry, and song as we dig deep to give back to our oceans. Remember your connection to the sea, and celebrate its enchantment, mystery, and beauty in a lagoon full of dancing royal mermaids and projected ocean dreamscapes.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8-10p Sunday; $20-40
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Grub Community Dinner
 
A freegan meal that aims to bring people together and build community interested in sharing and addressing the issue of waste. All participants are expected to contribute, so feel free to come early and help cook (culinary skills are appreciated but not necessarily required) or stay late to help clean up. Volunteers are welcome to bring vegetarian (freegan and vegan is preferred) food and make their own dishes or help out with the preparation in general. Please go out of your way to talk to strangers and to welcome new people. That's why we're here.
 
We can serve approximately 40 people, so it's first come first serve. There will be plates for vegans and vegetarians alike. About 99 percent of the food we share is freegan, which means it is excess, ripe, nearly ripe, or slightly damaged food that has been recovered from the waste of grocery stores. Most importantly Grub is about building and nurturing stronger and more supportive communities. The Solar Yoga Ashram is a drug (alcohol) free space.
 
Solar Yoga Ashram
373 9th Street, Brooklyn
7-9p dinner, 4p food prep; $free
inourhearts]at]gmail.com
inourheartsnyc.org/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Daylight: A Daytime Dance Party
 
Presented by Hypnocraft and the Wild Honey Pie. With Emefe, Superhuman Happiness, Legs, the Beatbox House.
 
Trans-Pecos
9-15 Wykoff, Brooklyn
1-7p; $10 advance, $12 door
facebook.com/events/243218602699621/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Mercury Retrospective
 
When Mercury, the planet of communication, goes into retrograde, it's an opportunity to look back and reflect. The Haiku Guys and Bowery Poetry invite you to take an afternoon at the Alchemist's Kitchen to appreciate our pasts, so we can move forward into the future.
 
Anyone is welcome to share in whatever medium -- old journals from middle school, poetry from college, jokes about your ancient history, songs written after your first breakup. If you definitely want to perform something, let us know in the notes, and if you're not sure, arrive early because we'll leave some slots open day-of.
 
Come hungry and ready to replenish, because our hosts have a gorgeous selection of house-made tonics and elixirs and raw vegan bites will be available for purchase. Food and drink unlike you've ever tried before, trust us. And the innovative new tea company Ma Matcha will be popping up in the cafe with specialty matcha drinks to fuel your creative energy.
 
The Alchemist's Kitchen
21 East 1st Street, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
1-6p; $5 advance, $10 door
mercuryretrospective.splashthat.com/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Soulsa Brunch Boogie: DJ Elisha Sirena's Birthday Bash
 
Come get your Sunday brunch on and celebrate with DJ Elisha Sirena's birthday bash. Soulsa a monthly brunch with DJs and occasional live acts at Baby's All Right. This Sunday, special guest DJs Emillio Largo, and baby k. Duane Littles Eyewear will have a boutique set up with fresh vintage Summer shades.  We'll be mixing up the sound with, soul, funk, disco, breaks, and new flav rare cuts.  Come through and hang with the crew. Friends and family vibes.
 
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
noon-5p; $free
all ages
facebook.com/elishasirena/
babysallright.com/menu/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Spring Masquerade Benefit
 
We’re excited to invite you to our Spring Masquerade Benefit at Children’s Magical Garden  Come dance to music including Lea Thompson Band and DJ Doc Martin.  Eat delicious food donated from Tiny's Giant and Schillers; sip house-made elixirs, enter our fabulous raffle, go on a treasure hunt, play games and activities.
 
Come dressed as faeries, elves, magicians, witches, wizards and magical creatures of all kinds. (Or come as you are if you're already one of those.) There will also be face-painting and masks to enhance the magic.We’ll celebrate Mid-Spring, a time when it's said that the veils between the worlds are thin and fairies dance in the trees.
 
Also, for any sports fans, the WNBA New York Liberty will join teens from Grand Street Settlement at Children's Magical Garden this coming Wednesday to paint more beautiful mandala murals in anticipation of Sunday's event.
 
Children’s Magical Garden
129 Stanton Street, between Essex and Norfolk, Manhattan
2:30-6:30p; $5-25
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, MAY 16 XXXXX
 
 
Psychic Dogs
 
Hear the fascinating history of canine ESP at this lecture for dogs and humans. With Paul Koudounaris. What is your dog trying to tell you? Maybe more than you know. Throughout history, there have been undeniable cases of unexplained or psychic phenomena involving dogs. We're talking about the real deal -- genuine and verified occurrences that make you question how we communicate and perceive knowledge. Award winning author and occult historian Paul Koudounaris will talk about this history, accompanied by slideshow images. Learn about Kurwenal, from Weimar, Germany, history's most eloquent dog. Or Jim the Wonder Dog from Missouri, who could even answer questions in Morse Code. How and why do some some dogs attain these powers? Is it true that some dogs can even reappear as ghosts or communicate from beyond the grave? Well, OK, we can't really answer these questions--but we can give you specific case histories and present theories on them so that you can draw your own conclusions. All-in-all, this lecture will be a strange but riveting journey through canine history.
 
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
8-9:30p; $18
atlasobscura.com/events/ny-psychic-dogs
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
The Newschool Hip Hop Collective presents:
 
Summer Breakz
 
Hip-hop shows these days are boring because they are all about rap music. Hip-hop culture includes five elements: DJing, MCing, breakdancing, graffiti, and beatboxing. Our event will have all of them and a dance party. We will also have enough free Caribbean food to feed a small Jamaican army and completely free booze.
 
DJing: DJ Rob Swift, DJ battle, DJ Rabbi Darkside. MCs: Kamau, Dan the Man, Maassai. Breakdancing: the Supreme Beingz. Graffiti: crowdsourced graffiti piece on our old stage. Beatboxing: Dan tha Man and Rabbi Darkside.
 
63 5th Avenue, Manhattan
8:30p doors, 9p-midnight; $free
facebook.com/events/218115005237428/
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, MAY 17 XXXXX
 
 
The F*ck You Revue presents:
 
So Sue Us
 
Burlesque that will inspire a lawsuit. Some of New York's most daring burlesque and performance artists are joining forces to show you their legal briefs. There are so many things to get in trouble for these days (copyright infringement, defamation, and public indecency to name a few) so let's see what we get away with. The all-star cast includes Julie Atlas Muz (Miss Exotic World 2006), Darlinda Just Darlinda (Brooklyn Nightlife Award for Best Burlesque Dancer), Fancy Feast (Miss Coney Island 2016), The Maine Attraction, Zoe Ziegfeld, Faux Pas, and Velocity Chyaldd. Get ready for the nightlife that Bushwick deserves, and see if someone sues the pants off them.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, at Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
J,M,Z to Myrtle Avenue station
9:30p; $10 suggested
bizarrebushwick.com/
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Little Cinema presents:
 
Dead Man Featuring Brian Kelly
 
We have invited musician/actor/writer back to Little Cinema to rescore Jim Jarmusch's "psychedelic western," Dead Man. In addition to the full live score, you can expect sporadic moments of spoken word and theatrical performances turning the screening into a real performance in line with Little Cinema's unique production style.
 
About the film: Shot entirely in black and white and dubbed as the ultimate 'post-modern' Western, Dead Man follows William Blake (Johnny Depp), as he is cast out of the dystopic town of Machine in an unfortunate series of events. He is found -- half alive -- by a Native American named Nobody who confirms he is walking dead after unsucessfully trying to remove a bullet lodged too close to his heart.  Nobody takes it upon himself to bring Blake on a journey to the Pacific Ocean to return him to the spirit world.  What ensues is one long extended death scene, and multiple meetings with Blake's own mortality, taking the notion as death and beauty can be closely bound.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p Tuesday; $30
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 XXXXX
 
 
DCTV presents:
 
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
 
More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of seemingly ordinary landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs. A meditation on the prison and its invisibility in the era of mass incarceration, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes offers a tender and powerful cinematic subversion of the prison’s disappearance from public view. Following the screening, we will be joined by director and producer Brett Story, a writer and independent non-fiction filmmaker based out of Toronto and New York.
 
DCTV
87 Lafayette Street, between White and Walker streets, Manhattan
7p; $10, $6 for DCTV members
212 966 4510
dctvny.org/events/prisonlandscapes
eventbrite.com/e/dctv-presents-the-prison-in-twelve-landscapes-tickets-24816011358
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Bring Your Own Film
 
Bring Your Own Film is a screening series, an informal space for filmmakers to show smaller projects, works-in-progress, or projects that might not have a home yet. Come drink beer, meet new people, and watch some film and video projects. If you have a project you'd like to share, bring it. First come first served. Any film, any digital format, 10 minutes or under.
 
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p screening; $free
bringyourownfilm]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Bunga's Den
 
Every other week we host NYC's hottest comics and place them in a dive bar and pretend it's a night club (fake bouncers, beer bottle service). With free pizza. Hosted by Corinne Fisher, Justin Perez and Boris Khaykin. With Reformed Whores, Sydnee Washington, Aaron Glaser, Brian Grossi, and Ethan Stanislawski.
 
Bunga's Den
137 West 14th Street, Manhattan
8p; $free
facebook.com/events/653821378109172/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Awful DJ Presents Awful VJ: A Night of Ranking Music Videos
 
Comedy group Awful DJ is on a mission to rank every single music video ever and they're doing it once a month, six videos at a time. Join them as they watch music videos and use the science of jokes and crowd participation to find the definitive ranking for all music videos. Awful DJ is Cory Cavin, Josh Lay, and Bill Grandberg.
 
Don Pedro
90 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8:30p; $free
facebook.com/events/1598265157167528/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
The Zero Hour 4: Time Machine
 
What would you do if you had the power to travel through time? Join Zero Boy, Chris Rozzi, Bianca Falco, T-Bone and special guest Amy Gordon for an interactive comedy show where you are the navigator. What era in time do you wish our adventurers to visit? Who would you like to meet? Zero Boy will take your suggestions of time periods and places to create unique animated cartoons with his gifted gang of time travelers. Bring your imagination and see it come to audible active life on stage. With Amy G, Christopher Rozzi, Bianca Falco, and Nina aka T-Bone.
 
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street, Manhattan
7p doors, 8p show; $10-12
slipperroom.com/event/1165597-guest-event-zero-hour-part-4-new-york/
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, MAY 19 XXXXX
 
 
A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Mixtape Media, and Will Hanza present:
 
BFP20
 
Celebrating 20 years of the groundbreaking third solo release by legendary performer Tori Amos, Brooklyn-based Occult Electronic Pop duo a place both wonderful and strange, aided by Mixtape Media and Will Hanza, are curating a tribute night.
 
Boys for Pele will be performed front-to-back by artists like Edith Pop, Granville Automatic, a place both wonderful and strange, Frank Deserto, knifesex, Dani Mari, and Felix and the Future, utilizing both traditional and entirely new arrangements. Additionally, Frankie Teardrop and Barrett Hiatt of the Harrow will be on-hand to DJ Tori remix and related tunes all night.
 
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $10, all proceeds to benefit RAINN
toriamos]at]aplaceboth.com
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
NYC Moulin Rouge Party
 
Attention children of the revolution. Come celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Baz Luhrmann's epic musical masterpiece Moulin Rouge. Get ready to can can, hunkadola, tango, sing, and drink the night away to a very special screening/party that is bound to be spectacular, spectacular. Dress as your favorite character from the film, or a Can Can dancer, a courtesan, a fire eater, etc. Singing along is encouraged. There will be a prize for the best costume and many other ways to win free drinks. The more the merrier so feel free to invite friends (even if they've never seen Moulin Rouge; they'll learn). Come what may, it'll be an unforgettable night.
 
Hurley's
232 West 48th Street, upstairs in the garden room, Manhattan
9p; $free
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Cinema Club Volume 52: Perspectives
 
Join Cinema Club for a new program of short films, co-presented with the Workers Unite Film Festival.
 
Filmmakers include Ben Elias, Connor Hurley, Rä di Martino, Forrest McCuller, and Muhammad Umar Saeed. Q&A with the filmmakers after the show.
 
Videology
308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $5 suggested donation
info]at]cinemaclub.us
cinemaclub.us
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
The Tempest
 
This all-female production of the Tempest will make creative use of full non-sexual nudity to tell an honest, powerful story and celebrate body freedom and body positivity. Produced by the Outdoor Coed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society (https://coedtoplesspulpfiction.wordpress.com), the show aims to demonstrate that nudity can be more empowering than vulnerable, and that women don't need to choose between having their bodies be hidden or be sexualized. Come help us normalize nudity and prove that all bodies are beautiful!
There will be two performances:
 
Summit Rock, Central Park, Manhattan
5:30p; $free
Continues FRIDAY, MAY 20
thefreetempest.com
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* May 20: Femi-Art-Explosion: K Pasa USA Performance and Community Convo
* May 21: Dance Parade
* June 3-5: Figment NYC
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at]nonsensenyc.com. We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
 
 
***** ARTY STUFF *****
 
* Volunteers needed for Ramones video. Hello, we are BoomBoxRepairKit, an indie alternative Merengue Y Bachata band from Brooklyn. We will be shooting a music video for our bachata punk version of I Wanna Be Sedated by the Ramones. It’s set to be released on Joey Ramone's birthday on May 19. We are loosely recreating the original music video and want you to come out and party with us. We encourage you to bring your own costume, but those of you who don’t have anything can dig thru our chest of goodies. We're looking for people like us ... weird, funny, interesting characters, So, feel free to invite your wacky friends and for inspiration ... make sure you look up the original music video. In case of rain we have an indoor Plan B not far from park. Saturday, May 14, 3-5p. Meet in Sunset Park (the park itself) in Brooklyn, 43rd and 5th Avenue entrance, D, N to 36th Street or R to 45th Street, $free. bodegaisland@gmail.com Teaser: https://soundcloud.com/bodegaisland/sedated-teaser. https://www.facebook.com/events/1609309932729660
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* Studio and performance space available starting May 1. You can get space in the building that houses the Gemini and Scorpio Loft, and in the loft itself. We're a 2,000 square foot performance space on the second floor of a Gowanus warehouse, a 10-15 min walk from most trains. New studio rooms have been built out on the first floor, and we reserved the largest ones to share as office, storage, and craft space. Ideally we'd like to see them split among two-three performance groups (theater, puppets, dance) and bundled with rehearsal and show bookings upstairs, but we're also open to individual co-working and co-crafting shares. Learn more and apply here: bit.ly/GS_office . Or, to get your own space, see bandspacesny.com -- the room layout is here: bandspacesnyc.com/plans/PARKSLOPE_261DouglassSt.jpeg (If you're going to do quieter things, please request our side of the building. It's A-C.) For anyone renting a room in the building, we'll offer discounts on any Loft rentals for meetings, rehearsals and shows. Official loft page here: geminiandscorpio.com/loft.html
 
 
XXXXX SPECTRE PRIORITY XXXXX
 
 
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: spectrevision.net. The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact spectre.event.horizon.group]at] gmail.com.
 
 
***** Folk Banking *****
 
spectrevision.net/2016/05/13/folk-banking/ ‎
 
"Our Family Social Credit Union has 511 members in 22 states. If you deposit $5 along with a 25-cent handling fee, you can become a member - with one condition: You must be member of the Cain family. Of course not all savings clubs work the same way. Take Puddle, an online savings club. The rules (who can borrow at what interest rate for which purpose) are determined by the founder of each Puddle. If you don't like the rules or the people in your Puddle, you can convene a new one."
 
 
XXXXX OVERHEARD XXXXX
 
 
People say amazing things when they think no one is listening. Overheard is about capturing these moments. We share one quotation each week that stuck with us. It's sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes profound, but it's always unsolicited and unedited.
 
Overheard is from Irene Pedruelo's Mi Niu York, a weekly newsletter for curious characters, treasure hunters, and eccentrics. You can sign up for her favorite stories, projects, artworks, and quotations here: miniuyork.com
 
 
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Overheard in NYC. May 2016. Couple in their late 20s at Union Square:
 
-- "Shut up!"
-- "No, you shut up!"
 
 
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What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]gmail.com.
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Curious Mind, Comfortable Body
 
Come learn simple movement that will reveal layers of subtle sensation and a deeply calm state. Guided by clear directions and insightful imagery, you will practice moving pleasurably, abandoning discomfort and giving radical self-care by resting frequently. Each student develops heightened body awareness and greater autonomy to move without inhibition or pain. Wear comfortable clothing. No experience is necessary.
 
Help Your Self
168 Java Street, Brooklyn
3-5p; $35
Registration: workshops]at]helpyourself.com
realm.nyc
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Walking in Color: Nymphéas, Parangolés, and Purple Rain
 
Please join us for a discussion and group action in which we consider color and painting in relation to visual culture. We will begin by identifying effects that are characteristic of contemporary painting, such as flatness, simplified color, scale and orientation. We will ask to what extent these effects are related to shifts in visuality attributed to digital culture. We will also look at alternative models for looking at and experiencing color and painting, that emphasize immersion, temporality and haptic experience. After the discussion, please join us on a ''Color Walk'' led by Fox Hysen and Munro Galloway, followed by drinks in the gallery.
 
Studio 10
56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
5-7:30p; $free
studio10bogart.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****
 
 
Feminism and Comic Books
 
In May of 2015, Marvel published A-Force - a comic featuring many of the publisher's female heroes. The New Yorker also published an cultural comment piece claiming that these heroes looked like porn stars. In this session, we will discuss how this comic grew into a public debate and try and understand what it says about the evolution of feminism in pop culture. Is this industry in the midst of great change or is it the same old tropes playing out again?
 
Hullabaloo Books
711 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $10
classes.thinkolio.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: TUESDAY *****
 
 
Yoga
 
This is a one hour sunset vinyasa yoga at the beautiful Farm on Kent under the Williamsburg Bridge. While creatively and safely moving students physically, students can expect to flow to some amazing tunes and the voice of an excited instructor while receiving some great hands on adjustments throughout the class.
 
Farm on Kent
320 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
6:45; $donation
RSVP: TheBlueMoonCollective]at]gmail.com
thebluemooncollective.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: THURSDAY *****
 
 
Figure Drawing With iPad
 
This two-hour drawing workshop is designed to teach any student how to use the iPad (or any other mobile device) to do quick figurative studies from the live model. Students will be taught several gestural techniques, followed by a few specific drawing techniques that will allow them to create final, polished drawings and paintings for print that are suitable for sale. The class will also be taught how to export their work and how to create a movie file ''playback'' from their artworks.
 
Nola Rehearsal Studio
244 West 54th Street, Manhattan
8-10p; $30
Register: meetup.com/FigureSketching-NYC
 
 
***** LEARNING: NOW/UPCOMING *****
 
 
Alexander Technique
 
Free introductory lessons (one per person). This is a great opportunity to see whether Alexander Technique is a good fit for you. Instructor: Ariel Carson.
 
Through June 6
Call: 917-387-4931
RSVP: info]at]redefiningposture.com
redefiningposture.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
How to Be an Artist
 
How to be an Artist is an one night workshop by a working artist for actors, performers, artists, musicians and writers.
 
We will cover: How to make a Living as an Artist; overcoming the myth of the Starving Artist; finding your character, tapping the unconscious for creativity and originality; how to deal with other people heckling you; including your family, friends, peers, critics and even yourself; how to weather the emotional storms of being an artist; and how to balance your art and your day job. Master Lee has performed on Sesame Street and Riker’s Island. He is a native New Yorker, legendary street performer, and comic. He has written and produced two plays. He has taught Tai-chi & Chi Kung for over 30 years as well as Performance Studies at NYU. He has won two MothSlams. He is writing a book entitled, ''How to be an Artist and Not Lose Your Mind.''
 
Bronx Museum of Art
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx
May 20, 6-9p; $free
RSVP: masterleelovesyou]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Left Forum
 
Each spring Left Forum convenes the largest gathering in North America of the US and international Left. Continuing a tradition begun in the 1960s, we bring together intellectuals and organizers to share perspectives, strategies, experience and vision. For the US and the world, revitalizing an American Left has never been more urgent; Left Forum has a critical role to play in that undertaking.
 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, Manhattan
May 20-22; $sliding scale
leftforum.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Women's Self Defense
 
Learn effective self-defense techniques to escape a violent altercation, and discuss how to reduce your chances of being in one, in the first place. We'll discuss everything from stranger violence to domestic violence. The class is free, open to the public, trans-inclusive, and taught by women. And we wrap up with refreshments and community building. No previous experience necessary. Space is limited.
 
Traditional Okinawan Karate
248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
May 27, 7-10p; $free
RSVP: SelfDefense.Brooklyn]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Agile Learning
 
Let’s talk about innovative education. About play and technology. About teaching self-teachers, running “Genius Hour” all-day every day, and supporting a community of unschoolers. Let’s change up our conversations about education, so they’re as intentional and agile as we are.
 
Do you want to facilitate? To support self-directed learners in both individualizing their educations and building a healthy community? Or are you interested in the intersection of Agile and alternative education? Or finding tools and practices to adapt for your own project?
 
Agile Learning Center
115 East 106th Street, Manhattan
Starts June 20, 9:30a-4p; $300-$700
nycagile.org
 
 
XXXXX HANDS XXXXX
 
 
We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** HANDS: SUNDAY, MAY 15 *****
 
 
Hellgate Farm
 
We'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out to our first build day. We already have hot peppers growing in our brand new raised beds and we couldn't have done it without you. Help us build the last five raised beds needed to complete our rooftop expansion.
 
This is a great opportunity to learn basic carpentry skills needed to build raised garden beds; how install a raised bed without compromising the integrity of your roof; how to build soil using organic matter sourced from the city.
 
What to bring: clothes that can get dirty, sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting wet (the roof puddles), water, a snack/lunch, work/garden gloves if you have them (we will have some on hand as well). Be sure to check the weather for attire.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10a-6p
contact]at]hellgatefarm.com
 
 
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