nonsensenyc: 6.24 to 6.30

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 6.24 to 6.30
Date: June 24th 2016
Friday, June 24
* Dedo Vabo Hippos, Manhattan
* Wretched Scrapbook, Brooklyn
* The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn
* Burlesque at the Beach: This or That, Brooklyn
* Jalopy International Music Fest, Brooklyn
* Debt Positive Closing Performances, Long Island City
* Smut, Manhattan
* #Fomoparty, Brooklyn
* Consuming Spirits, Brooklyn
* Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Saved by the Bell and 3rd Rock From the Sun, Brooklyn
* Brooklyn Kava, Brooklyn
* 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, Manhattan
Saturday, June 25
* Summer Solstice Party and Fundraiser, Brooklyn
* MCFK Chaos No. 4: Gender Blenders (Bowie vs. Prince Freak Out), Brooklyn
* Secret Loft, Brooklyn
* RPCV NYC Fifth Annual Story Slam, Manhattan
* Summer Craftstravaganza, Manhattan
* Lady Art NYC, Brooklyn
* Museum of Interesting Things: Victorian Love and More, Queens
* Mysterium Novum, Manhattan
* That Slapstick Show: Ladies Night 2, Brooklyn
* The 90s One-Hit Wonders Sing-Along, Brooklyn
Sunday, June 26
* Burlesque Extrava-Gala Fun-Tacular 3: Extrava-Gayla Pride-Tacular, Brooklyn
* Bizarre Pride, Brooklyn
* Bad Film Fest Spillover Screening, Manhattan
Monday, June 27
* Title:Point's Monthly Salon, Brooklyn
Tuesday, June 28
* Little Cinema No. 18: Romeo+Juliet Immersive Film Screening, Brooklyn
* Found Trash: Found Footage Festival Meets Trashcan Cinema, Brooklyn
Thursday, June 30
* Mark Panzarino's Marquis America, Manhattan
* You Are Here (aka Trouble Maze), Queens
* Harlem Speakeasy, Manhattan
* Money
* RICO Lawsuit to be Filed Against DNC
* Long hair
* Victorian Hair Art
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Brass earrings, fierce eyes.
Dedo Vabo Hippos
Live window installation and performance.
Open Gallery Space
355A Bowery, Manhattan
4-8p, 10p-2a; $free
Continues SATURDAY 4-8p, 10p-2a
NOTE: Strongly recommended by trusted comrades.
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Bellwether presents:
Wretched Scrapbook
A multimedia installation from visual artist and performer Kirstin Huber. In her late 20s, Huber endured two consecutive hip surgeries, keeping an analog record of her experience, which she called her "wretched scrapbook." In Huber's time with the Bellwether, she has exploded this documentary project into an enormous body of artwork and an unflinching exploration of pain, recovery, and the politics of being a woman who -- finally, defiantly -- loves her body. For one night only, we invite you to wander through the world of the Wretched Scrapbook: thousands of doodles, a self-help zine library, video installations, a peculiar museum, drinks, and dancing.
Brooklyn Art Library
28 Frost Street, Brooklyn
7:30p and 9p; $15
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party
Comedy, dancing, and free pizza. Line up: Noah Gardenswartz, Nick Vatterott, Drew Michael, Krystyna Hutchinson, Lucas Connolly, Scott Chaplain, Marisa Douenias, and Christi Chiello.
255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $free before 9p, $5 after
516 808 8187
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Burlesque at the Beach: This or That
America's Favorite Burlesque Gameshow is back for a once in a lifetime reunion show. Join the Great Fredini, Julie Atlas Muz, and Bambi the Mermaid, with special guests Mat Fraser, Tiny D and Darlinda Just Darlinda. Prizes and surprises abound as audience contestants compete to become the next great Burlesque superstar.
Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $15 online
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Jalopy International Music Fest
It's an International Music Fest with everything from the Mencius Chinese Youth Orchestra to Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena, Malian Kora to Flamenco. There will be two stages, one at Jalopy Theatre and a second stage at Jalopy Tavern as well as workshops Saturday in the afternoon in Son Jarocho, Taxim, and African palm wine and desert guitar. There will also be screenings of awesome performances of music from around the world projected in our backyard. We have amazing talent such as Yacouba Sissoko, Eva Salina & Peter Stan, Bulla en El Barrio, Zikrayat, Jarana Beat and more. I worked very hard organizing and booking this event, with no resources or budget -- we think it will be one of the more exciting two nights of music in Jalopy history, we'd love it if you could help spread the word.
317 Columbia Street, Brooklyn
7:30p-midnight; $15-20 for both nights
Continues on SATURDAY 7p-1a
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Debt Positive Closing Performances
Join us for an evening of revitalizing destruction. This free evening of performances includes the ritualistic destruction of Sarah Beck’s $1000 Mandala which is being painstakingly created over the course of the exhibition, one sand grain at a time. Nathaniel Sullivan will play an economic historian from 100 years into the future after the end of capitalism enlightening the audience with insights into capitalism's characters, absurdities, and the contradictions that kept the whole illusion afloat for so long. Tori Abernathy will poke at the holes of the currency abstraction and introduce the Demi: a hyperlocal currency pioneered in Quebec. Demi minting can empower individuals to co-author a new relationship to value, while embracing the absurdity of the dollar. The Demi is a new kind of quantitative easing for the people, by the people. Debt Positive is curated by Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
7p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The vulnerability of female fantasy, with Ariel ZB, Adriane Ayma, and Anthony Frattin. Smut explores the confrontation of female eroticism and female vulnerability along with the underlying unease of femininity and social conformity in a collection of portraits of fictional women. Depicted as comic book carnal heroines, each piece strikes a discordant note between highly sexual and empowering visuals and the causal vulnerabilities of each subject, elegantly put into words alongside each subject. SMUT is a collaboration of paintings by Ariel ZB and Anthony Frattin with accompanying fictional biographic writings by Adriane Ayma. Ariel ZB creates the delicious and dark futuristic beauties while Frattin adds abstract color and texture with paint, creating each unique piece which Ayma names and creates a short personal story for, resulting in an aesthetic and literary romp. From the founders of the Collaborators: Live Art Show, the exhibition opening night is an experience of Ayma and Frattin’s immersive art. A final piece, to complete the collection, will be created during the show, which Ayma will name and bring to life with words.
Tribeca Art Factory
55 Murray Street, between West Broadway and Church Street, Manhattan
8p-midnight, 10p panel discussion;
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
#Fomoparty is a monthly dance party created by Darling Chuck, TAP.10 and Tha Yell0w R Kel. The event focuses on advancing music culture through new, underground music Flyers and party visuals feature current pop culture references and relevant viral videos, while DJs break new dance music from all genres alongside classic gems to present discoveries in a fresh, unique format. With special guest live performance by Anik Khan.
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $RSVP required
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Consuming Spirits
Join us at the Sunview Luncheonette for a screening of Chris Sullivan's Consuming Spirits (2012, 128 minutes), a darkly humanist animation produced over the course of 15 years to unbraid the decades of a small Rust Belt town's relations. It's sure to be an uncanny summer Friday night, full of cinephiles chattering, and will leave your idea of community haunted.
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
7p come over, 7:30p film rolls; $suggested donation, BYOB
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Saved by the Bell and 3rd Rock From the Sun
Lovable New York City improvisers live-dub over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms to create entirely new storylines and horrible new character flaws. This month features dubbed-over episodes of Saved by the Bell and 3rd Rock From the Sun. Created by Jo Firestone.
Videology Bar and Cinema
308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $5
718 782 3468
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Brooklyn Kava
We would love it if you would share our Movie Night on Nonsense and help us get the word out. Our feature this week is Groundhog's Day, starring Bill Murray and Andy McDowell. Come sit and sip kava while enjoying this 90s classic.
Brooklyn Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
8p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes
A special Pride edition of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. The plays, written and performed by the ensemble, investigate queer culture, politics, relationships, sexuality, and everything and anything queer. This year, proceeds benefit the Neo-Angel program -- an ongoing initiative committed to make the company's work and educational opportunities culturally and financial accessible in New York City.
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $20
Continues SATURDAY
Summer Solstice Party and Fundraiser
Steer by the sun, steer by the stars. Come celebrate summer at your local community boat house with all the best things: good neighbors and good food, bands rocking out on top of shipping containers, and sitting by the fire to watch the water go by. All proceeds will benefit community programming on the waterways of New York City. Featuring music by Gingerlys, Holy Tunics, Laura and Greg, Blacktop Daisy, and the Adventures of the Silver Spaceman.
North Brooklyn Boat Club
437 McGuinness Boulevard, at 51 Ash Street, Brooklyn
6p-1a; $5
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
MCFK Chaos No. 4: Gender Blenders (Bowie vs. Prince Freak Out)
Brooklyn institution Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen (recording studio, artist's collective, house of eccentric dreams) will again be opening its doors to the public for the fourth event in the Chaos series. This month's focus? In celebration of Pride Week, we will be exploring the unbearably funky legacies of dearly departed musical and sexual icons Prince and David Bowie. Both fallen heroes will be feted, poked and prodded, as a host of MCFK luminaries convene to pay weird tribute in the only way they know how. In the spirit of anything goes, we promise an unbridled affair; and we encourage attendees to expect the unexpected as the Thin White Duke goes tete-a-tete with the Purple One.
Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen
23 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
8p doors; $8
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Secret Loft
Secret Loft presents the wildest party of the year. A night of DJs, live music, libations, snacks, burlesque, dancing, and of course, short shorts.
The theme is just what you think -- short shorts. All varieties and colors and styles. Dress code mandatory. If you show up not wearing short shorts you will be made fun of and sent home. It will be hot. No board shorts, no jean shorts, no cargo shorts. Short shorts. There will be a pageant for the most flamboyant shorts. Winner receives a bottle of champagne.
Live pop, electro and hip hop: Lilly Wolf, Effie Liu, Reddaz, Iffy Roma (Burlesque), Paco the G Train Bandit, André Fresco Davis, and Crimdella. With DJs CLAMR and DJ Frex.
Secret Loft
255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
9p; $5 early, $10 late
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
RPCV NYC Fifth Annual Story Slam
Join the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of New York City as former volunteers take the stage to tell stories from their service of mischief, mayhem, and misadventure abroad. RPCVs have the unique experiences of living and working internationally for two years of service. Oceans away from the comforts and conveniences of their lives in the U.S, they speak the local languages and work at the grassroots level in sectors like education, agriculture, health, and technology. They learn that even well-intentioned projects fail and that progress demands patience, humility and a willingness to laugh at their own mistakes. Chuckle, cringe and cry as RPCVs relive some of their most meaningful, bewildering and trying moments.
Hostelling International New York City
891 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan
7p doors, 7:30p show; $5 donation.
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Summer Craftstravaganza
Over 30 local handmade artists and crafters selling handcrafted jewelry, clothing, pet accessories, bath and body, home décor, art, ceramics and more. Adding to the festivities will be NYC Animal Care and Control’s adoption van, mindfulness classes, a craft make-and-take table, Samba lesson and parade, and an appearance by Mr. Corey’s Cookies. Come shop, learn, create, dance, pet, and eat at the outdoor Summer Craftstravaganza. This event is organized by Fair Lady Markets and is a benefit for the NYC Museum School.
West 17th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues, Manhattan
11a-6p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Lady Art NYC
This weekend Lady Art NYC will host its debut exhibition. Rare Humdrum will showcase 15 visual artists and highlight 15 music projects via cd/playlist. A little bit about the collective: Lady Art NYC is an intersectional feminist collective for creatives. It is a safe space encompassing all ethnicities and is gender expansive. Lady Art NYC works with members of New York’s creative community to connect a strong network of creative activism via online community and pop-up events.
Idio Gallery
976 Grand Street, Brooklyn
7p; $5
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Museum of Interesting Things: Victorian Love and More
The Museum of Interesting Things has a grown-up show featuring love through the ages. Try Quack Medical devices that make you Manly Man and Womenly Women. Hear super rare and cheesy (or should we say cheesecake) LP's of erotic romance, freaky love, and belly dancing for your hubby.
See original rare 16mm short films from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s of cabaret and burlesque, we will even have an original Bettie Page 16mm film of her wrestling from the man who discovered her Irving Klaw. Right before your very eyes see pin up girls in 3D from over 100 years ago with bare ankles gleaming in the sun. Then play with our 1960s game pin the boob on the pinup girl. Bring a date or make a date with our telegram call girl.
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
6-7p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Nouveau Classical Project presents:
Mysterium Novum
The Nouveau Classical Project presents an immersive art installation and concert experience inspired by synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon where stimulation of one sense involuntarily triggers another. Synesthetic artists often find their condition to be a natural source of inspiration in their work, such as composer Alexander Scriabin, who related colors to music and believed his synesthesia heightened his intake and creation of art. Mysterium Novum is a new interpretation of Scriabin's Mysterium, an unrealized production that was designed to simulate the synesthetic experience.
Mysterium Novum features a forest of lush ribbons by synesthetic artist Anne Patterson embedded with 10 instrumentalists performing a new piece with electronics by Paul Haas, scents and costumes by Atelier de Geste, and lighting by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Audience members can freely roam around this forest and touch reactive flowers created by Joel Mellin.
White Box
329 Broome Street, Manhattan
8p; $15, $10 students
Continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
That Slapstick Show: Ladies Night 2
The Queens of Early Film Comedy, curated by Nelson Hughes and co-hosted and co-organized by Tommy Stathes. This follow-up to 2015s highly successful Ladies Night program serves up another collection of rare silent and early sound comedies focusing on womens' pioneering involvement in film comedy with some of the selections being publicly shown for the first time in 100 years. Highlights include the star of the show, Mabel Normand; also Alice Mann, Dorothy Devore, Leatrice Joy, and Hal Roach's popular female comedy team consisting of Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd.
Special added attraction: One of the popular Race Night Comedies, where one lucky person in the audience will win a Race Night gift bag, is returning. Also to mark the special occasion, the first 10 women in attendance will receive a complimentary gift courtesy of That Slapstick Show. Live musical accompaniment to be provided by Charlie Judkins.
Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
SecretFormula presents:
The 90s One-Hit Wonders Sing-Along
Do you like Big Butts? Can you Save Tonight? Are you a Flagpole Sitta? We'll have over two hours of the only music video hits from the likes of Vanilla Ice, Duncan Sheik, Mark Morrison, New Radicals, Semisonic, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and dozens more. We've even lovingly subtitled all the songs so you can confidently belt out all those names in Mambo No. 5.
Bucket hats and baby doll dresses are encouraged for our costume contest for a chance to win free drinks, show tickets and 90s swag. Plus, we'll also have our photo booth with themed props on site for social media bragging.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
9:30p show; $10
Burlesque Extrava-Gala Fun-Tacular 3: Extrava-Gayla Pride-Tacular
The Extrava-Gala Fun-Tacular is back for our third edition at the House of Yes with another show full of showstoppers. What were we thinking? It's Pride weekend, and so of course we need to celebrate at this month's Extrava-Gala Fun-Tacular. A cavalcade of queer stripteasing superstars including Bastard Keith, Jenny C'est Quoi, Jo Boobs Weldon, Jonny Porkpie, Legs Malone, Little Brooklyn, Patick Davis, and students of the New York School of Burlesque bring your pride weekend.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7-9p; $15-35
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Bizarre Pride
It's gay pride in Manhattan and you want to celebrate, but you don't want to be stuck in those big crowds? Come join us at Be Brunch at Bizarre Bushwick for some delicious brunch, burlesque, drag and general gay entertainment. Celebrate pride in comfort.
Performances by Poison Ivory, Legs Malone, Essence Revealed, Sasha Velour, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Chris Harder, Faux Pas Le Fae, Aurora North, and Lee VaLone from Switch n' Play. Be Brunch music by our DJ Frankie and the MoMo's. And Miss Trixie Phillips at the door and Johnny Velour as our kitten. Also, bring cash as it's customary to tip at a Burlesque Show and our raffle proceeds are being donated to the Pulse Victims Fund.
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
1p seating, 2-4p show; $10-20 donations accepted
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Bad Film Fest Spillover Screening
Highlights include Rapstar a mockumentary about a New York City aspiring rapper who makes some hilariously bad decisions and the Assist by Paul Karle and John Lichtwalt, which melds friendship, in-home surgery and a painful cyst. Other selections that range from, comedies, horror, documentary, and animation are from the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Australia, and India.
Created by Gavin Starr Kendall and Shawn Wickens, Bad Film Fest welcomes aspiring filmmakers to share their work in a no-judgment environment. Their goal is to entertain the audience, and to lobby for the misfits, castoffs, and underdogs of film and theater.
Lucky Jack's
129 Orchard Street, between Rivington and Delancey streets, Manhattan
4, 5, and 6p; $free with one drink
Title:Point's Monthly Salon
It's Title:Point's monthly array of sights and delights, and June is the time to refill as many times as you can handle. This is an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound and nightmare. With Jose Rivera Jr. and Co., LeAnne Russell, Maritza Montanez, Tim Platt, Jarvis Earnshaw, Lorissa Rinehart, G.J. Dowding, Marita Isobel Solberg, David Pym, Walter Woldarczyk, and Peter Mills Weiss.
Followed at 11p by Gabrielle Duggan and Neill Prewitt: Consensus Reality. And pick up some handmade art by two terrific vendors who will be set up in Vital Joint. Plus Nothing Matters NY and Paperclip Pottery. Hosted by Catfox. Curated by Theresa Buchheister and Catrin Lloyd-Bollard. Welcome to our home. Notables will be provided.
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick, Brooklyn
8p-midnight; $7-10
Little Cinema No. 18: Romeo+Juliet Immersive Film Screening
Defy the stars, don your best Hawaiian shirt, and let us bring you into the feuding, star-crossed world of the most famous lovers in history as Little Cinema collaborates with the Love Show and Modern Gypsies to bring a full cast of dancers and aerialists to carry the screen into crowd in this one off immersive screening of Romeo + Juliet. Join us as we bring the House of Montague and the House of Capulet to the House of Yes.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7-10:30p; $10-100
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Found Trash: Found Footage Festival Meets Trashcan Cinema
Two champions of insane videos, Found Footage Festival and Trash Can Cinema, will combine their comedic video treasures in Brooklyn for an amazing celebration of found stuff. Both camps -- Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of the Found Footage Fest, team up with long time collaborator and editor Robert Austin of Trashcan Cinema in this one-night-only show.
FFF will bring their collection of hilarious thrift store, garage sale and truck stop finds while TCC will show you the Cliff’s Notes equivalent of awful cinematic and direct-to-DVD releases -- both will be sharing their favorite finds and creations.
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
7p doors; $10
Mark Panzarino's Marquis America
Artist Mark Panzarino presents a dazzling multi-media presentation in Grand Central Station, from June 30 through July 4. Bedecked with tens of thousands of crystals, mirrors, lights, and semi-precious gemstones, Mr. Panzarino performs unique and vivid readings of great United States documents. Set to American composers, the artist creates a living, ebullient, New World-themed disco ball of historical patriotism.
Embodying various western culture iconographs -- the cowboy, the playboy, the politico, the thug -- each costume has been intricately hand-designed and hand-crafted with thousands of reflective surfaces.   The impression is remarkable: iridescent, incandescent, and magnificent, evoking imagery of both corporate hubris and gods of yore. Marquis America explores themes of power, possession, strength, and the historical nature of the class hegemony.
Performances will be presented in one-hour sessions. Intermissions will showcase live vocals from singer-songwriter Laura MacLean offering traditional and original pieces.
Grand Central Terminal Graybar Passage
89 East 42nd Street, Manhattan
11a-4p; $free
Continues through July 4
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Knockdown Center presents:
You Are Here (aka Trouble Maze)
Performance festival in a sculptural maze installation. Trouble and Knockdown Center present the infamous You Are Here festival, aka the maze, aka Trouble maze: a performance and time based arts festival in a life size maze. 2016s incarnation will bring a new design and a larger maze than previous installations.
See below for design sneak preview and preliminary talent roster: Venus X, Sporting Life, Serpent With Feet, Sharp Veins, Mister Wallace, Waffle Crew, Quest?onmarc, Celestial Tracks, Rozay LeBeija, DeSe, Diamond Terrifier, Abdu Ali, Unstoppable Death Machines, Patrick Higgins, Black Dave, SuicideYear, VHVL, Horselover Fats, Atilla, Noah B., P.U.D.G.E., DJ Fitness, DJ Phipps, DJ KYK, Galapagoose, Goodroid, Leisure Muffin, Zemi 17, Michael Musick, Pleasure Centers, Sedan Sedan, Princevali, and Kristen Kim.
Music curated by Trouble and Yung Mayne, Mean Red, Tryna Function, House of Feelings, Beat Haus, Insect, Loveless, Joey Desktop, and Future Past.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens
Continues through July 4
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Harlem Speakeasy
This show will feature Graham Hawthorne, Audrey Martells, Jim Mola, Amanda Homi, Rene Hart, Paul Livant, Tim Ouimette, Steve Kenyon, and Clark Gayton.
36 West 127th Street, cellar, Manhattan
7p doors, 8p show, 11p show; $10 music
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* An Iliad -- Homer in the Wild is a daring new staging of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's timely adaptation of Homer's classic, set around a campfire for a small audience. Traveling to scrap metal yards, cemeteries, apple orchards, and more, this gripping tale is told out of a pickup truck and incorporates cars, drums, and a drone. Support the tour by backing its Kickstarter here:
* Since 2009 I and a group of my friends known as New Orleans Airlift have been experimenting in the form of Musical Architecture as a tool for bridging artists and communities. Now we have a chance to put this idea to work full time in New Orleans with the opening of The Music Box Village. If you think a “village of musical architecture” is something you would want to visit in New Orleans well into the future, please give…and if you can’t give for any reason, share:
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: The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact]at]
***** RICO Lawsuit to be Filed Against DNC *****
"We are going to be filing a racketeering lawsuit under the Ohio Racketeering law -- the strongest in the country -- that we can bring in every state," said Cliff Arnebeck. Arnebeck was the lead attorney in the King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell case, which exposed electronic vote rigging in Ohio’s 2004 presidential race. During that lawsuit, a very revealing deposition of Michael Connell, head IT guru for the Bush family and Karl Rove, provided insight into how the election fraud conspiracy technically operated. Connell died a month and a half after giving his deposition in a small plane crash.
Statistician Richard Charnin has been reporting on the apparent shifting of electronic vote totals since 2004. Charnin is known for what he calls a "Red Shift" between exit polls and electronic vote total, which constitute a shift to the political right. In this year’s primary, the Red Shift appears to have become the 'Clinton Shift'. "Although we have taken note of the shift from Sanders to Clinton, we are not in any way stating who has done the shifting. We do not know who has done the shifting of the electronic vote totals."
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:
Overheard in New York. June 2016. Two teenage girls talk in the changing room:
-- "What is your boyfriend like? I don't like boys with long hair; I mean, I would be friends with them."
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]
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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Documentary Fundamentals
A nuts-and-bolts professional development series designed for the emerging or intermediate documentary filmmaker, Documentary Fundamentals at UnionDocs is a six-part program taking place over the course of one weekend. Registrants can also attend individual sessions. This curriculum developed out of our experience hearing what fundamentals documentarians need to understand to plan, produce, and release an independent documentary today.
Union Docs
322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
June 24-26, times vary; $125 full series, $25 individual sessions
Victorian Hair Art
In this edition of our popular Victorian hair art class, master jeweler and art historian Karen Bachmann will teach students two traditional Victorian hair art techniques: palette working, or arranging hair in artful swoops and curls; and wire work, in which hair is looped tightly around wires to create three dimensional flowers and wreaths.
The day-long length of the workshop will allow students to delve more deeply into the world of Victorian hairwork, an enormously popular form of commemorative art that began in the late 17th century and reached its zenith during the Victorian Era. Hair, either of someone living or deceased, was encased in metal lockers or woven to enshrine the human relic of a loved one. This class revisits a modern take on the genre.
Morbid Anatomy
424A 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
11a-6p; $150
FDR Felt the Bern
This Olio will explore the historical context behind Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. We will pay particular attention to American political history since the Great Depression in explaining Sanders' ideas and policies, but we will also be exploring the rise of Jacksonian democracy in the 1830s and the populist and progressive movements of the 19th and early 20th century. Attendees are encouraged to bring iPhones and/or tablets, as we will be reviewing Sanders' Facebook page and Twitter feeds, as well as examine other multimedia and images related to the history of American political culture.
Coworkrs Flatiron
115 E 23rd Street, Manhattan
7:30-9p; $14
The History of Science
In this class we're going to explore how the Enlightenment fantasies of pure rationality, endless progress and human power and perfectibility set the stage for the world we live in. For better or worse. Are we happier, healthier, or better off in any ways because of these ideals? Are there limits to what rationality can do for us? Is there a better way? ''Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it.''
56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood
7:30p; $10
Cooking Insects
Bugs have been a source of nutrition for many cultures around the world, throughout history. Now the U.N. is promoting insects as a food source for people and livestock to help feed our growing population. Learn what edible insects are available locally, and hear more about the "bugged out" ideas proposed by the U.N. and other groups. Prepared insects will be available for adventurous eaters to sample (not required but encouraged).
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
6:30-8p; $free, donations accepted
Movement Research
How does self-direction function in your creative practice and performance work? Are there different approaches, choices to be made? All solo, collective, choreographic/directorial practitioners interested in "inter" disciplinary processes of creating and performing are welcome. The workshop is designed to expand your awareness, experience and skills in self-direction. We follow a sequence of questions, explorations, performance, reflective action and conversation, drawing on different modes of art making. Please bring in 1-3 minutes of your own material for starters.
Danspace Project
131 East 10th Street, Manhattan
August 1-5, 3:30-6p; $150
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