nonsensenyc: 6.3 to 6.9

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 6.3 to 6.9
Date: June 3rd 2016
Friday, June 3
* L Dopa, Manhattan
* Scrapland, Williamsburg
* Sci-Fi on the Big Screen, Jersey City
* The Incredible Game Show Showcase, Manhattan
* Debt Positive Opening Reception, Long Island City
* Central Park Moonlight Ride, Manhattan
Saturday, June 4
* Tandem, Brooklyn
* Fête, Brooklyn
* Figment, Manhattan
* Pirate RRRRRide to Governer's Island, Manhattan
* Ende Tymes VI, Brooklyn
* Glamdammit, Brooklyn
* Lord Youth EP Release, Brooklyn
* G House XII: Pride, Brooklyn
* Nonotak Studio, Brooklyn
* Reunion: Midsummer Night Romance With Sean Glass and Blaise James, Brooklyn
Sunday, June 5
* Rev. Jen's Anti-Slam, Brooklyn
* The Big-Ass Variety Show, Williamsburg
* Spaceflight 18, Manhattan
* Propeller Events, Brooklyn
* Chocka Block, Brooklyn
* Daybreaker: 80s Glam 9am, Brooklyn
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
Monday, June 6
* Gatorade Film Premiere and Art Exhibition, Brooklyn
Tuesday, June 7
* Soul of the Sea, Manhattan
* Badass Botanicals, Manhattan
* Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table, Manhattan
* Event: There’s No Business Like Small Business Launch, Williamsburg
* Punderdome, Brooklyn
Wednesday, June 8
* June Flix, Manhattan
Thursday, June 9
* Bushwick Book Club: Catching the Big Fish, Manhattan
* The Beyonce Musical: A Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience, Brooklyn
* The Art of the Prank, Manhattan
* The Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self, Brooklyn
* same
* Rush
* Screenprinting
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Train track tunnels.
Dome Theatre presents:
L Dopa
A 31-hour durational performance. L Dopa seeks to show the light in the mostly extinguished Mind and places its Actors in the corrective psychical tunnel. Suffering from the dread Encephalitis Lethargica, we bring them to the Plane's Surface with much technique, much therapy, much medication. Part of the New York Flower Festival. The public is invited to attend, day or night, rain or shine over the duration.
Essex Flowers Gallery
54 1/2 Ludlow Street, between Grand and Hester, Manhattan
5p-11:59p SATURDAY; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
An immersive live performance taking place in a former turn of the century bank in Bed Stuy, including live opera, dance, and sound installation.
A family struggles to remain standing after the loss of its patriarch, while disaster stalks them from beyond their home. A soldier marches home through the detritus of a bombed-out American city, unsure what awaits him but daring to hope nevertheless. Neither here nor there, Scrapland is a place torn to shreds by a violence that erupts from the inside and seeps from the outside, where sanctuary is no longer a place but a placating fantasy.
Scrapland is an exploration of the politics of space through installation, performance, and design elements, wherein participants are subject to the constant redrawing of borders, both political as the war zone closes in, and in performance as the spaces between participant and performer alter and collapse. It is an immersive exploration of space and security through live performance, taking place in a gutted 19th century bank in Bed Stuy. Audience members will have the opportunity to explore this vast, darkened space as the story of a family trying to survive an apocalyptic class war unfolds around them. Written and produced by Hannah Bisewski. Directed by Peter Petkovsek. This is an immersive event so tickets are extremely limited.
1241 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7:30 and 9:30p; $18
Continues through SUNDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Sci-Fi on the Big Screen
With A Trip to the Moon, Aliens, the Day the Earth Stood Still, and Dark City. The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center.
Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8p; $8, $6 kids and seniors
201 798 6055
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Incredible Game Show Showcase
Every month the Incredible Game Show Showcase brings you five of the funniest, most important, and most expensive game show ideas of all time, submitted by strangers from all over the world. Audience participation is heavily encouraged, but don't worry -- no one will get slimed or spooked without plenty of warning. Past game shows include: I'm Wearing the Same Thing as My Thumb, Name that Spoon, and Ravioli Fingers Gonna Getcha. This show features Cory Palmer, Dan Glaser, Michael Wolf, and Nick Guercio.
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
307 West 26th Street, at 8th Avenue, Manhattan
midnight; $5
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Debt Positive Opening Reception
Through an evolving exhibition, performances, and workshops, Debt Positive beckons people to re-envision debt, sublimate it, and consider possibilities for eliminating its wasteful implementations. Debt might be the fundamental basis of human relations, but today it is also tricky business. Individuals shun it, but organizations welcome it as a means to grow. Debt seems to drive the economy yet appears abstracted to absurdity. Most people in the U.S. share debt, yet debt is borne out privately. How do we put our finger on the debt, which is everywhere powerful and nowhere seen? For three weeks in June Debt Positive invites you to bring interest to bear on indebtedness that is shared openly and not exclusively.
Participating artists include: Tori Abernathy,  Sarah Beck, Paolo Cirio, Eliott Eds, Jehanne-Marie Gavarini, Thomas Gokey, Lisa Hirmer, Cayla Lockwood, PEEP - Paul Carlo Esposito and Evan Paschke, Sarah Petersen, Brittany M. Powell, Nathaniel Sullivan, Cassie Thornton, Ellen Wetmore, Moira Williams with Niki Athanasiadou, Michael Asbill, and Lichen Lovers.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
6-10p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Central Park Moonlight Ride
Free group bike ride. Enjoy the tranquility of the park and its beautiful ponds and waterways. A nature lover’s dream.
Meet at Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park, Manhattan
10p start; $free
Sloth Village presents:
A party for the new moon in Gemini. The theme? Duality. Performers and guides will bring you into the space, facilitating intriguing, and tender interactions. Characters out of a waking dream. Correction: On the decks: Peter Power, Greem Jellyfish, R. Vincenzo, and Lily Ray. Sound bath at dawn by Go! Push Pops. Brunch by ayurvedicmama. Live visuals by Elisa Garcia de la Huerta and Gil Raitses.
The Gateway
1272 Broadway, Brooklyn
10p doors; $5 before midnight, $10 after
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Fête is a party and performance in an abandoned bank in Brooklyn, now used as a furniture studio. Bringing artists closer to audiences in an immersive journey of an evening, Fête will feature the work of emerging multidisciplinary voices in experimental and queer dance, music, and performance: Zoje Azeke, Grant Cutler, Zavé Martohardjono, Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Elena Rose Light, and Emily Smith.
Wintercheck Factory
1241 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn,
8p; $10 advance, $15 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The 10th annual participatory arts festival.
Ferry leaves from Manhattan Battery Maritime Building
10a-5p; $free
Continues through SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Pirate RRRRRide to Governer's Island
Grab your sword and your pirate costume and your bicycle. Descend on Governor's Island for Figment Festival. Beware yee artsy landlubbers: The pirates will invade Figment Festival.
La Plaza community garden
9th Street and Avenue C, Manhattan
Ride leaves at 11:30a; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ende Tymes VI
Festival of noise and experimental liberation. Performances and installations at two locations.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens
2-6p; $20
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick, Brooklyn
Continues through SUNDAY
8p-late; $15
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
With Sewage at 1a, Sunshine Gun Club at midnight, and Love Pirates featuring Gass Wild at 11p. With DJ sets by Twig the Wonderkid and James David. Hosted by nightlife icon Astro Erle.
The Grand Victory
245 Grand, at Roebling Street, Brooklyn
11p; $7
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Lord Youth EP Release
It's a 10-inch vinyl EP Release for my project, however, it's more of a variety show because I am getting six friend-artists to interpret the six songs on the record. All the songs on this record are ostensibly about the relationship between an old wooden ship and the cold water of the Atlantic Ocean.
This album was recorded in an old blacksmith’s shop in Berlin, Germany. We had to take down steel beams and build a whole new room to keep some sound in and other sound out. We installed a large, stained glass-window that bathed the tracking room in reds and greens and blues when the sun was in the right position. I listened to Skip James and Ege Bamyasi and read William Vollmann. I biked across an old airport every morning. Someone would start playing and slowly we would build a structure around the idea.
It took two summers to finish the album. We tracked dozens of songs and whittled them down to these six. If you want to hear how we recorded them, come to this release show and buy the 10-inch vinyl. If you want to hear how other people play them, come to the release show and listen to six other artists cover the six songs. We will play a set of all new material afterwards.
17 Frost Theater
17 Frost, Brooklyn
8p; $?
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
G House NYC presents:
G House XII: Pride
Feel the colors of happiness, love, and excitement rain upon you as we present our unofficial month of pride kick off party. What is G House? Gangsta house, mixing your dirty hip hop favorites with deep and sexy house beatz. Packing the night with six headlining DJs, unbelievable drink specials, boy candies galore, body embellishments, bedazzling fire performances, edible glitter raining from the heavens, silver gogos tantilizing your every desire, and the black light cuddle lounge is back.
Special guests: Will Automagic. With DJ Sdot, SPRKLBB, Trey LaTrash, G-Residents, Michael Trotter, and Michael Suarez. Performances by Boy Radio and Boy Wolf, MC and performance by Merrie Cherry, fire spinning by Kinga, Lyra and aerialist performance by Trixie Pop, burlesque performance by Party Girl Pearl, downstairs cuddle puddle by Cuddle Puddle NYC, and visual stimuli by Kurt Ritta.
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
9p; $10
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Nonotak Studio
This Saturday night we are transforming a furniture warehouse in Brooklyn into a popup audio-visual playground. We are bringing French duo Nonotak Studio for their debut US performance, performing Late Speculation -- a stunning work combining immersive audio and visuals. Alongside Nonotak we have an eclectic line-up of the finest selectors representing the edgier, more progressive side of the Brooklyn dance scene that will take the party to sunrise.
23 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
11p-6a; $20-30
347 613 0384
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Reunion: Midsummer Night Romance With Sean Glass and Blaise James
Come Together. Reunite for the first time, all over again. With Sean Glass, Blaise James, and Rok One join us for a Midsummer Night's Celebration of love, summertime, and the sunshine vibes that last all night.
Inspirations: Flowers. Freshness. Au Naturale, Woodland and Wild, Lace and Love, Masculine/Feminine God/Goddess Myth/Magic and everything inbetween. Leaves. Skin. Nymphs. Hunters and the Hunted. Faeries and Fantasies. With Reunion NYC, Sean Glass, Blaise Jame, and Rock One.
House of Yes
2 Wykoff Avenue, Brooklyn
11p-4:30a; $free with RSVP for those in full costume, $20 otherwise
Rev. Jen's Anti-Slam
The craziest open mic evs returns just in time for the apocalypse. Trump will have to build a wall around the Lower East Side just to keep the art stars out. Hosted by downtown "It Elf" Reverend Jen, it has endured as one of the longest running shit-shows South of Houston, recorded in American History. Everyone is welcome: comics, poets, musicians, performance artists, even mimes. Spread the word. Admission is free though I will likely pass the bucket to afford the time I put into promotion. But really, I just want the community to be back together. Started back in 1995 by Reverend Jen, the art star scene community grew out of the show and might in fact be the last holdout of bohemian culture left in these parts. Everyone gets a 6-minutes and a perfect score of 10.
Lucky Jack's
129 Orchard Street, Brooklyn
8p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
The Big-Ass Variety Show
Big Irv's is a gallery, artists' collective, and event space. The Big-Ass Variety Show is back again, with an awesome line up of storytellers, comedians, musicians, and random lunatics. Open mic slots for anyone who wants to get in on the action. Featuring performances by Simon Cadel, Sean O’Brien, Lucas Connolly, Shelby Thompson, David Hu, Larry Kamguia, Johnny Bizarre, Rebecca Rush, Josh Johnson, and Simi Toledano.
Big Irv's Gallery
381 Hooper Street, at South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $free and BYOB
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Spaceflight 18
A (mostly) free participatory dance event. Join the cosmic joyride. Spaceflight18 is ready to dance into outer space with the public. With only a djembe, three speakers, a funky playlist, and a crew of Spaceflight Attendants, the Spaceship Kaleidoscope is taking passengers where they want to go, around our solar system and home again.
On Sunday June 5 Spaceflight18: Kaleidoscoping will launch from Grand Central Station, Times Square and Central Park. The answer is Yes. Come vibe, wah-wah, and dance with us for free amid tourists and astronauts.
Check facebook page for meetup points
9p-1a; $18
***** Also on SUNDAY ******
Propeller Events
Let us gather in Prospect Park and create wonderful structures and sculptures out of natural materials together. There will be very few rules or directions beyond this prompt. It will basically be creative and collaborative anarchy.
There is also no end time because you are welcome to stay for as long as you want. If you are feeling pretty into it, this event could be pretty long for you. We are going to assemble by the Marquis De Lafayette Memorial (9th Street and Prospect Park West) between 2 and 2:20p. Someone will be holding a large red stop sign so you can find us. After that, we are heading into the park to build. If it is after 2:20 and you want to join us, we will be somewhere in the area of the park between 5th and 9th streets. There is a huge fenced off area in this part of the park that makes it impossible to go very far into the park, so we will be somewhere between this fence and the wall that marks the edge of the park between 5th street and 9th streets. If you explore this area it shouldn't take too long to find us.
Marquis De Lafayette Memorial
9th Street and Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
2p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Chocka Block
A free party in support of the Bushwick Collective Block Party, with the tastiest local house DJs at a real functioning chocolate factory.  With a sun-soaked dance floor, boozy milkshakes, sandwiches from Brooklyn Bread Lab, and a very deep Turbosound soundsystem, a whole lot of love is going into this community-minded event. Come immerse yourself in sound and chocolatey aromas. Featuring seven DJs from seven local crews and labels William Roy, Jen Orlando, MPL, MDG, Nikki, Jordan James, and Moe.Bpm.
Fine and Raw Chocolate Factory
288 Seigel Street, Brooklyn
1p-midnight; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Daybreaker: 80s Glam 9am
Morning dance party. Daybreaker is a morning fitness and dance party that starts your day with energy and intention. Sundaybreaker 80s Glam. Live musicians, dance performances, cold brew, juice, and breakfast treats. A percentage of proceeds from tickets is going toward sponsoring two Daybreaker productions in schools in the Bronx. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities to bring dance and self-expression to elementary school kids.
House of Yes
2 Wykoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9a-noon; $20-30
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Force Majeure Vaudeville
NYC's greatest, weirdest variety show returns after two months off. With sonic jank from Sxip Shirey, cowboy tricks from Chris McDaniel, genderfuckery by Crimson Kitty, bonebreakin dance from Sin, twisted burlesque by Cherry Delight, vocal acrobatics from Zero Boy, and MC/magician Tanya Solomon.
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, at Troutman, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
7:30p doors, 8p show; $10 online, $15 door
Gatorade Film Premiere and Art Exhibition
Join us for a night of experimental videos and visual art, a merging of DIY artists in Bushwick Experimental art videos by Brett Sullivan, Erica Schreiner, Anelya Mayzlin, and Preston Spurlock. Original drawings and debut art show for Dina Levy.
Brett Sullivan started making videos in the late 90s. When his 16mm feature film was destroyed in a flood, he began noticing production crews filming on the streets in his Brooklyn neighborhood. When he saw 18-wheeler trucks with tons of folding chairs, cables and wires, he asked himself what they need so many wire for? Gatorade is his newest movie project, created with Anelya Mayzlin. They didn’t use any 18 wheeler trucks, army of folding chairs, and no wires either. Gatorade was created on a $300 budget.
Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
7-11p; $5 door
Soul of the Sea
Immersive dance performances at Museum Ship Lilac. Linked Dance Theatre will stage a site-specific immersive dance performance on board the museum ship Lilac. Soul of the Sea is an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's the Fisherman and his Soul. Wilde's short story tells of a fisherman who falls in love with a mermaid after catching her in his net, but discovers he must give up his soul in order to marry her.
Linked Dance Theatre is a collaborative company that tells stories by merging the worlds of theatre and dance to tell stories through movement. Their staged and immersive works subvert the conventional norms of what theatre or dance should be. The seeds of Linked Dance Theatre began in 2009 at Ithaca College as the brainchild of actor/dancer Kendra Slack. Linked premiered its first professional show Gone in NYC in March of 2014 and is now run by Co-Artistic Directors Jordan Chlapecka and Kendra Slack.
Lilac is the last steam-powered lighthouse tender in America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is eligible to become a National Historic Landmark. Launched on May 26, 1933, she carried supplies to lighthouses and maintained buoys for the U.S. Lighthouse Service and the U.S. Coast Guard until she was decommissioned in 1972. Lilac is currently being restored as a unique vehicle for maritime education and community activities and is berthed at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in New York City.
Hudson River Park's Pier 25, Manhattan
6:30p performances; $free
Continues through SATURDAY, June 11
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Badass Botanicals
Nature has many violent elements including the behavior of plants. From plants that strangle other plants to poisonous blooms to parasitic ones that usurp the nutrition meant for others, flora can be surprisingly badass. The Con Artist Collective offers tribute to Mother Earth in a group show featuring works inspired by, featuring, and in some cases using actual plants. From sculpture to photograph and everything in between, all of the work brings its own interpretation to all things botanical.
Group Show featuring Bianca Romero, Andrea Cook, Glukkake, Nick McManus, Rosa Chang, Samantha Silver, Shana Pederson, Sue Karnet, Heather Elle, Jon Sirotniak, Pedro Ramirez, Jan Lauren Greenfield, Jane Zweibel, Richard Laurenzi, Ebony Vee, Bree, Nolan Rhodes, John Milisenda, Rengim Mutevellioglu, Kim Tateo, Amber Dilisio, Lindsey Brittain, Aimee Hertog, Urban Mermaid, Amanda Hurn, Thais da Fonseca, Daisy Rossetti, Emma Wade, Juliet Kasbar, Mary Grace Schwalbe, Alessandro Ravagnan, and George Shephard.
Con Artist
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
7-11p opening party; $free
646 504 2323
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table
A tipsy political round table with Alex Wagner. It might be rude to talk about politics at the dinner table, but if you're buzzed and in front of an audience, it's all good. Join UCB veterans Cody Lindquist and Charlie Todd as they welcome a panel of NYC's most hilarious comedians, journalists, and politicians to chug two beers on stage and get political.  Show up with your Tea Party uncle and your first drink is free. This month's panelists include Alex Wagner. Join us as we get tipsy and talk presidential politics.
UCBT East Village
153 East 3rd Street, Manhattan
9:30p; $5
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Event: There’s No Business Like Small Business Launch
Many people feel that small businesses contribute to the unique character of New York City, but what happens when more and more businesses are closing? In our latest Urban Investigation, CUP and Teaching Artist Sam Holleran tackled this question with a group of high school students from the School for Legal Studies in Williamsburg. The students created a poster called There’s No Business Like Small Business to share what they found. Join us for the debut of their project at UnionDocs, where students will present the poster and discuss their creative process.
UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art
322 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L train to Lorimer Street station
7p; $free
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***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Punderdome is the wild and crazy monthly pun competition hosted by Fred and Jo Firestone, a Rodney Dangerfield impersonator and his comedian daughter. The first 18 individuals or duos to sign-up at the door will have a chance to participate in competitive spontaneous pun-making. Pun-masters are determined by the "human clap-o-meter" who "accurately and scientifically" assesses levels of audience applause. Great big kitchen appliance mystery prizes are awarded to the top two competitors. Warning for the faint of heart: the dome is the spectator sport; decibel levels can prove harmful (consider ear protection).
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, $8 advance, $10 door
Animation Nights New York presents:
June Flix
An evening of independent animated shorts from around the world. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket for lounging on the indoor grass. Food, refreshments, beer, and wine are on offer.
180 Maiden Lane, Manhattan
8p; $free
347 788 0243
Bushwick Book Club: Catching the Big Fish
David Lynch is inspiring artists, musicians, and filmmakers to make something new. This is not new.  However, tonight NYC's best musical/literary performance series presents new song, dance, and film inspired by David Lynch's autobiographical book on meditation, consciousness and creativity Catching the Big Fish.
New film by Lisa Barnstone, Sashko Danylenko, and Preston Spurlock. New music from Casey Holford, Sweet Soubrette, Timothy Dark, Charlie Nieland, Jessie Kilguss, Leslie Graves, Susan Hwang, Mark Lesseraux, Henry Tenney, Andras Pokorny, new dance piece by Swan Q Drsti, and bushbigfish.jpgflyer by Julie Lamendola.
The Bushwick Book Club is the first on-going, literary/musical cross-over event of its kind. Using art (and deadlines) to inspire more art, BBC is a monthly show of new music created in response to a work of literature.  Using everything from On the Origin of Species to the Thesaurus to Dr. Seuss as fodder for new songs, musicians of all genres come together for a show that is always an eclectic gathering of the most talented (and brave) local and travelling songwriters, actors, and poets.
37 West 17th Street, second floor, Manhattan
8p; $donation
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
The Beyonce Musical: A Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience
From the people who brought you the Whitney Houston musical Houston: We Have a Whitney, and the July 4 Miley Cyrus extravaganza, Party in the USA, comes the newest and most fierce tribute to the reigning pop diva Beyonce in a musical entitled When Life Gives You Lemons.
If you’ve ever dreamed of starring in a musical entirely made up of Beyonce hits, this will be the best night of your life. This show strings together the best of Bey’s hits with a horrible, hastily-written plot penned by three comedians. Audience members may opt to be cast in various singing and non-singing roles, but spectators are also appreciated. Created by Jo Firestone, Josh Sharp, and Aaron Jackson. The Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience is a delightful send-up of your favorite musical icons, blending karaoke, comedy, and the best kind of dance party.
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30p doors; $8
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
The Art of the Prank
A feature documentary about the great media hoaxer Joey Skaggs by Andrea Marini. It's the opening night film at the Lower East Film Festival. Screening followed by questions and answers with Andrea Marini and Joey Skaggs.
Sunshine Cinema
143 East Houston Street, Manhattan
8p; $20
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
The Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self
Every month, NYC's best comedians gather at the Annoyance to finally take down the worst person they've ever known --- their teenage selves. With embarrassing photos, terrible poetry readings, and the occasional early 2000s recording of Wonderwall, the Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self is a not-so-safe space where comics expose the shitty, horrifying teenager that made them into shitty, horrifying adults. Nobody leaves until everybody cries. Hosted by Roastcomng Queen Alise Morales, the Roast features a fresh new lineup every month. This month we've got: Alyssa Limperis, Greta Rose Titleman, Drew Luster, David Rafaliedes, Anthony Oberbeck, and Aimee Lutkin.
Annoyance Theater
367 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
9p; $10
* June 18: Mermaid Parade
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***** ARTY STUFF *****
* I recently moved out here and on the hunt for skillful musicians (hands) for a collaborative project, I'm open to any and all instruments/genres (mainly folk, blues, jazz) I'm a singer/songwriter with diverse influences and voice ranges, traditionally trained in classical voice and music comp studies, I like bands where all members take part equally in the collaborative/writing process, aiming for a friendly/relaxed vibe where everyone is excited and on board. On my headphones: Sylvan Esso, Duane Allman, Scout Niblett, Cat Power, Dr. Dog, Shaky Hands, Heligoats, Sharon Van Etten, Felice Brothers, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Will Oldham, Black Keys. ljaks]at],,
***** MONEY *****
* My online auction to fund literacy for teenagers in prison is launching on June 1, I was hoping you might be able to highlight it. There are so many interesting items up for auction, over 100, and I think your audience would be interested in so many. Plus this supports teens right here in NYC and 90 percent of the offerings are in NYC. Main auction link:
* CircusAid:
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"In the summer of 1930, Keynes gave a lecture in Madrid titled "Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren." In other words, for us. By 2030, Keynes said, mankind would be confronted with the greatest challenge it had ever faced: What to do with a sea of spare time. Assembly-line innovator Henry Ford himself discovered that a shorter workweek actually increased productivity among his employees. As Ford told a journalist, "It is high time to rid ourselves of the notion that leisure for workmen is a class privilege."
Within decades the technocratic RAND Corporation proposed a near future in which just 2 percent of the population would be able to produce everything society needed. Working would soon be reserved for the elite, they said. In the 19th century, it was typical for wealthy people to flatly refuse to roll up their sleeves. Work was for peasants. Since then, social mores have flipped. Nowadays, excessive work and pressure are status symbols. Moaning about too much work is often just a veiled attempt to come across as important and interesting."
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.
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Overheard in Chicago. June 2016. Passenger to driver:
-- "Don't you try to rush ME."
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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.
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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]
Screenprinting Workshop
Students will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting. Your instructor, Better Than Jam's owner and maker, Karin Persan, will start with a demo of the process, and then go through the proper materials and techniques. Students will be shown the different ways one can get an image onto a screen, and a few different production methods of printing. By the end of class you should be on your way to printing your own image.
Better Than Jam
20 Grattan Street, Brooklyn
June 5 and 12, 2-5p; $150
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***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Intro to the Camera
Everything you need to know to use a film camera. Bring your 35mm or medium-format film camera. We will go over them and answer any questions you may have.
Bushwick Community Darkroom
110 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
6-9p; $100
Make Yogurt
Learn about milk cultures and how to use them to create tasty, healthy yogurt treats easily and inexpensively at home. Participants will take home yogurt that can be used to start a first batch.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
6:30-8p; $donations
***** LEARNING: NOW *****
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]
Images of Resistance and Liberation
This community conversation and hands-on workshop will explore a variety of topics affecting the lives of undocumented students, artists, and families, including Advanced Parole, which grants permission for certain immigrants without a valid visa to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad.  Participants will be introduced to UnLocal’s Know Your Rights Campaign and MPP’s involvement in the Know Your Rights poster production. We will also recap the collaborative workshop that Interference Archive, MPP, and NYSYLC led at IYECon 2016, Drawing From the Archives: Liberation & Collaborative Design, and we will print images created during the IYECon workshop based on the conference theme, Rooted in Liberation.
Interference Archive
131 8th Street, no. 4, Brooklyn
June 18, 12-3p; $free
AfroCROWD Wikipedia Editing Workshop
Join AfroCROWD for a Wikipedia editing lab for existing and/or advanced users working on articles who want to troubleshoot specific issues. This is an opportunity for one-on-one coaching, and a great way to edit with others while getting help from a wiki coach.
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
June 19, 1-5p; $free
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
NOTE: The ongoing section of Learning runs only on the first Friday of each month.
* Aerial Classes. Open workouts. House of Yes at OM Factory, 873 Broadway, 2nd floor. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; $15.
* Aerial Classes. Hammock and lyra, silk and rope, wire walking, and more. Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn. Six days a week, various times; $25-45.
*Aerial Bungee Class. Exploration of the body and mind as we fly, bounce, and catapult ourselves through space. Immersive Studio, 132 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. Tuesdays, 5:30-7p; $45.
*Ancient Greek and Latin Classes, Bailey’s Café, 324 Malcolm X Boulevard, Brooklyn, Latin, 4:30-6p; Greek, 5:30-7p; $free. RSVP to latinandgreektutoring[at[
* Bicycle Repair Workshops, use tools and stands but do the work yourself. Time's Up Manhattan, 156 Rivington Street, and Time’s Up Brooklyn, 99 South Sixth Street. Various days, 6:30-8:30p; $free.
* Black and white and color darkroom classes. Bushwick Community Darkroom, 1087 Flushing Avenue, Unit 106, Brooklyn. Introductory black and white: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9p; Saturday, 3-6p; color: Saturday, noon-2p. $60 for black and white, $40 for color.
* Bodyroll Workout: Unleash your inner flygurl with this 90’s dance aerobics workout class. Klub4Kidz, 159 North 4th St, Brooklyn. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:15p.
* Capoeira, a class that combines music, self-defense, dance, and acrobatics. New York Capoeira Center, 107 Suffolk Street, Manhattan. Monday through Sunday, including morning classes; $20.
* Eizan Ryu JuJitsu, a Japanese JuJitsu martial art school. 214 West 29th Street, Third Floor, Manhattan. Check the schedule; observe a class, take two free.
*Filmmaking Workshops: low-cost, small in size, short in duration, for beginners to advanced, with all equipment provided. DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan.
* Game Testing for Game Makers, focus on play-testing, and discussions around games in development. Eyebeam, 540 West 21st Street, Manhattan. Third Saturday, 2-5p; $free. rsvp to
* Group Ukulele Lessons, bring or borrow a ukulele. Location (Lower East Side) provided with rsvp to yourocknyc]at] First (for beginners) and third (for intermediate) Monday, 2:45-3:45p; first Tuesday (for intermediate), 6-7p; $20 or whatever you can pay.
* Jewelry soldering, ring making, wax series classes. 94 Ninth Street Studio, Brooklyn. Various. $200.
*Karate classes, self-defense-focused, community-minded martial arts. Evening and weekend classes available, first two weeks free. 248 McKibbin St, basement, Brooklyn 11206. 718.418.9892
* Queer and Trans Yoga. Third Root Community Health Center, 380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn. Sunday, 5-6:30p, and Thursday, 8:15-9:30p; $12.
* Silent DJ Hot Yoga, Qoya, Zumba, and more. Sacred, 197 Clifton Place, Brooklyn. Various.
*Sing a Secret, introduction to inside voice. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan. Every other Saturday, 10a-1p. $free.
* Sword Class NYC, eastern and western sword styles. Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 16th floor, Manhattan. Various.
* Trampoline and classes that mix dance, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and stuntwork. Streb Lab, 51 North First Street, Brooklyn. Check the schedule, 7-8:30p; $25.
* West African Dance Class. P.S. 194 Countee Cullen, 244 West 144th Street, Manhattan. Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7p; $free.
* Women and Trans Bike Repair Workshops, offers space for anyone who identifies as women and/or trans to learn how to fix their bike. Time’s Up Brooklyn, 99 South Sixth Street. Second and fourth Sunday of the month, 1:30-3:30p; $free.
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