nonsensenyc: 7.1 to 7.7

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 7.1 to 7.7
Date: July 1st 2016
Friday, July 1
* You Are Here (Trouble Maze), Brooklyn
* Rock 'n' Roll Rabbits and the Freaks Take Back Coney Island, Brooklyn
* The Incredible Game Show Showcase, Manhattan
 
Saturday, July 2
* Wormhole: Closing of the Torus Porta, Brooklyn
* International Fiasco, Brooklyn
* Show Tell Show, Brooklyn
* It’s Alive: Now It Know What It Feels Like to Be God, Brooklyn
* The Sparkle Zone, Brooklyn
* Rock at the Beach: The Rob A Lou Bold School Rockabilly Show, Brooklyn
* The Warriors Fun Ride 2016, Bronx
 
Fourth of July
* Might Get Weird Dance Party, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, July 5
* Monthly Modular Series, Williamsburg
* Bugs, Manhattan
* Art By the Inch Collaborative Show, Manhattan
* Lip Service, Manhattan
* Punderdome, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, July 7
* Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t, Brooklyn
* Miyazaki Movie Night, Brooklyn
* Bi-Weekly Summer Showcase v.2, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* Live with Kate
 
Spectre
* Front-Running the Shemitah
 
Overheard
* Borealis
 
Learning
* Kings of Capital and Knights of Labor
 
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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Pink Tigers
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JULY 1 XXXXX
 
 
You Are Here (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.
 
Music curated by Trouble and Yung Mayne, Mean Red, Tryna Function, House of Feelings, Beat Haus, Insect, Loveless, Joey Desktop, and Future Past. Tonight: Prefuse 73, Brian DeGraw (DJ Set), Eu1ogy, Astro Lindsay, ZS, Loren Connors, and Exceptor DJs.
 
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $10
info]at]meanredproductions.com
tktwb.tw/28VYmNy
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Squidling Brothers and Coney Island USA present:
 
Rock 'n' Roll Rabbits and the Freaks Take Back Coney Island
 
Featuring the Stilette-Hoes (Camille Habacker, Pinkie Special, and Lil' Miss Lixx), Jelly Boy the Clown, Fibi Eyewalker, Velvet Crayon, James Habacker, Hybrid Movement, Francoise Voranger, Aya and Chava, and Redding Fields. In a night of rock 'n' roll sideshow circus and a mysterious rabbit revenge.
 
Coney Island USA's Shooting Gallery
1214 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $15
facebook.com/squidling.brothers
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Incredible Game Show Showcase
 
Participate in the rowdiest, most deluded game shows New York has to offer. Play made-up game shows like Can You Dress Like Your Thumbs? and Beauty and the Beef and win pieces of pizza. SNL's Sudi Green guest stars as the celebrity game show contestant. Created by Cory Palmer, Jo Firestone, Dan Glaser, Nick Guercio, Manolo Moreno, and Michael Wolf.
 
UCB Chelsea
307 West 26th Street, at 8th Avenue, Manhattan
midnight; $5
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, JULY 2 XXXXX
 
 
Wormhole: Closing of the Torus Porta
 
Torus Porta celebrates the end of its 18-month run with a 12-hour marathon celebration performance featuring over 25 performance artists and experimental musicians. Please join us to mark the circle of life, and life and death of independent spaces in Brooklyn, as interpreted by Wild Torus and their collaborators. Featured artists include: Jonas Bers, Spreaders, Felix Morelo, Uta Brauser, Valerie Kuehne, Queefcore, Alex Romania, Marital Dispute, Childproof, Borts Minorts, Ian Deleon, VideoPunks, Lawry Zilmrah, Channel 63, and Phoebe Novak.
 
Torus Porta
113 Stockholm Street, Brooklyn
M train to Central station
6p prompt-6a; $7-10 door donation, BYOB
facebook.com/events/1695226747410603/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
International Fiasco
 
Multi-culti dance party. If this party feels like an explosion of ideas, that's because it is. The House of Yes team was pondering July 4 weekend and decided that the best way to celebrate America is to celebrate the melting pot mayhem that built this whole damn country. Moroccan tea lounge, German milkmaids, Russian ribbon dancers, Bollywood, belly dancing, Chinese food all night ... and you. Cultural costumes encouraged. Let your heritage shine. (Please do not appropriate someone else's culture.)
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9p-3a; $free before 11p with RSVP, $15 after
eventbrite.com/e/international-fiasco-free-before-11pm-tickets-26289712237
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Show Tell Show
 
Adult show and tell and comedy. A mix of show and tell and stand-up comedy. Bring something weird, bizarre, scary, smelly, wild, unique anything and talk about it for 1-2 minutes in front of the audience for your chance to win money. This week's line up: Matt Koff, Mike Lawrence, JF Harris, Brandon Scott Wolf, Lukas Kaiser, and Sue Smith. Hosted by Boris Khaykin.
 
Over the Eight
594 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $free
facebook.com/events/539645142888981/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
It’s Alive: Now It Know What It Feels Like to Be God
 
A night of puppets. Come one come all and behold this majestic collection of life's strangest creations. Feast your eyes on the weird, the bizarre and the slightly sexy. It will make your liver quiver, this show will make your bladder splatter. A one of a kind pop-up event at World Money Gallery for one week only. Don't miss your chance to fall in love with the Uncanny Valley.
 
World Money Gallery
41 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn
6-9p opening party and performances; $free
heather.r.piper]at]gmail.com
eventbrite.com/e/its-alive-group-art-show-tickets-26266579045
piedpiperpuppets.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Sparkle Zone
 
Variety show featuring a bunch of freaks and weird performers. You are entering a universe of joy and gays, freaks, and cabarets. Hosted by Philip Sparkle and featuring pairs of performers making original pieces of theater that aim to bring back the whimsy.
 
Annoyance Theatre
367 Bedford Avenue, basement, Brooklyn
10:30p; $5
theannoyancenewyork.com/events/event/the-sparkle-zone/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rock at the Beach: The Rob A Lou Bold School Rockabilly Show
 
Rob A Lou plays American Bold School Rockabilly. High-octane, energetic rock-n-roll with grit, twang and swamp, played like a freight train overloaded with dynamite going downhill with no brakes through a hellstorm. Every show is an explosive celebration of the trailblazing power of American rock 'n' roll music. Hear the best of the B-Sides of Cash, Elvis, Orbison, Diddley, Chuck Berry, Link Wray, and the Ventures played with big guitar, bigger drums, and big upright bass.
 
Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery
1214 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
9p-1a; $15
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Warriors Fun Ride 2016
 
CycleHawk and Track Or Die Present the 2016 Warriors Fun Ride. This is a race from dusk until dawn. Get your gang from Van Cortland Park in the Bronx to Coney Island. Rival opposite gangs along the way. Can you dig it!
 
Warriors Rules:
 
1)Your gang can be between 4-9 riders.
2) All bicycles are welcomed, the more creative, the better.
3) Special prize will be awarded to the gang with the best colors.
4) Each gang must have 1 active instagram account. This will help keep track of the points and give updates during the event.
5) follow @WarriorsNYC on instagram.
 
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
6p start; $free
facebook.com/events/826787944096242/
 
 
XXXXX FOURTH OF JULY XXXXX
 
 
Might Get Weird Dance Party
 
Might Get Weird and House of Yes are combining forces and bringing you a banging July 4 extravaganza. Twelve hours straight of hot meat, dirty dancing, and delicious chillness. Quality convos. Sunshine vibes on the insides. Costumes: red, white, blue, and all the other colors too. Because nothing says America like meat in your mouth. (There are veg options too.)
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
2p to midnight; $free with RSVP
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, JULY 5 XXXXX
 
 
Monthly Modular Series
 
A monthly audio/visual series focused on improvised music, modular systems, diy electronics, and the unconventional in sound and noise. With Jason Snell and Jessica Shane, Jessee Egan, and Nathaniel Ott Homer. With live visuals by VJ Jim Tuite.
 
Muchmore's
2 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9p-midnight; $?
facebook.com/events/1003186446467507/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Bugs
 
Bugs, the first feature-length film by Canadian artist duo Life of a Craphead (aka Amy Lam and Jon McCurley), is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family. Following the Bug Prime Minister and his three nieces, Bugs presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. Produced on a shoestring with a large cast and crew of artists and comedians over the last 5 years, the film satirizes contemporary pop culture and politics in a wholly inventive way. Filmmakers in attendance.
 
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13th Street, room M101 (Bark Room), Manhattan
8p; $?
Continues THURSDAY at the Spectacle Theater
bugs.world
lifeofacraphead.com
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Art By the Inch Collaborative Show
 
The world quantifies a lot of things by measurement, fruit by the foot, sticks by the bundle and even flesh by the pound. As part of a conceptual experiment, the Con Artist Collective presents its own, Art By the Inch. This show will feature two giant collaborative murals with contributions from members of the collective. Crop a section you like and pay by the inch.
 
Con Artist Collective and Gallery
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
7-11p; $free
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Lip Service
 
Say the password, step through the phone booth, and discover a sinful paradise where everyone is satisfied. Get immersed into a spectacular celebration of burlesque, boylesque, and drag as classic cocktails and lounge musicians stimulate your senses. Become your secret self...our lips are sealed. Starring Madame Vivien V, Clara Beaux, and Vic Sin. Featuring live music by Amber and the Wolf. Password: "Family Values." Dress to impress and your first shot is on us.
 
Hell Phone
247 Varet Street, between White and Bogart, Manhattan
L train to Morgan station
9p doors, 10p curtain; $10
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Punderdome
 
Punderdome is the wild and crazy monthly pun competition hosted by Jo and Fred Firestone, a Rodney Dangerfield impersonator and his comedian daughter (alleged). The first 18 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. Great big kitchen appliance mystery prizes are awarded to the top two competitors. W
 
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p competition; $8 advance, $10 door
facebook.com/Punderdome
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, JULY 7 XXXXX
 
 
Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t,
 
To celebrate the one year anniversary of Dr. Lisa's Radio Free Brooklyn talk show, Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t, Dr. Lisa has organized a fun variety of opportunities for people to get positive reinforcement and have a great time doing it. The festival will be set up with individual stations manned by "experts" offering various ways to help boost event-goers self-esteem. With Fantasy Grandma, Your Idealized Portrait, the Compliment Man, Approving Art Gallerist, and the Magic Mermaid. Awards for whatever you wish you had an award for, and an actual professionally trained therapist to talk to individually -- no charge.
 
Radio Free founded by Tom Tenney and Rob Prichard in 2015,  Brooklyn is Radio Free Brooklyn is a non-commercial community free form Internet radio station, streaming original content by the artists and residents of NYC's most populous borough 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Dr. Lisa has been doing her talk show with Radio Free Brooklyn for over a year. She psychoanalyzes her guests and digs into what motivates them focusing on finding inspiration for her listeners.
 
Lisa Levy a.ka. Dr. Lisa, is an internationally renowned self-proclaimed, psychotherapist who since 2001, has been performing psychotherapy on stage, screen, on the street and now on the radio. The New York Times refereed to her as a "Shrink with Stage Presence." She is also a visual artist. She has performed at Joes' Pub, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Brooklyn Museum and BAM. Her visual art has been exhibited at Pulse Miami, Christopher Stout Gallery, The Bronx Museum, Artist Space, White Columns and many other places. Her work is in numerous collections and available on ArtStar.com and 1st Dibs, with both Schroeder & Romero as well as Odetta Gallery. Her most recent project with Stout Gallery, the Artist is Humbly Present where she sat naked on a toilet for two days as a satire of the art world received international acclaim.
 
Tradesman
222 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose Avenue station
7-9p; $5 suggested donation
facebook.com/events/1117827858277436/
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio present:
 
Miyazaki Movie Night
 
Over the last three decades, Hayao Miyazaki, and his company Studio Ghibli, have been behind some of the greatest masterpieces that animated film have ever seen, strange wonderful pictures that couldn't have come from anywhere or anyone else, and have broken out of love from just the hardcore anime fans to enchant audiences and cinephiles the world over.
 
We're going to screen two of the films, chosen based on your votes.
 
Gemini and Scorpio loft
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p-midnight; $10 suggested donation, cash bar
all ages
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
facebook.com/events/840621256073652
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
The Athena Collective presents:
 
Bi-Weekly Summer Showcase v.2
 
The Athena Collective, a womyn's DJ Collective with over 300 members nationally and in Europe, is offering Bushwick the second event in its summer showcase series. This Wednesday, the Athenian arbitrators of booty-bumpin bass put forth the best no cover midweek bonanza in Brooklyn. On the decks: Beatkitty, DJ Ripley, Illexxandra, and Vermillion Bird.
 
Lot45 Bushwick
411 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
10p-2a; $free
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* July 9: Thunder Gumbo XXXIII: Odd-At-Sea
* July 16: Bike Fetish Day 2016
* July 30: Night of Fire
* August 20-21: Flame Con 2
 
 
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 *****
 
* Mini Golf Volunteers. This is a great opportunity to contribute to Figment. Please only sign up for shifts you are able to attend. We rely on our wonderful volunteers to help us run the course throughout the summer. Please e-mail us with any questions at emmatuccillo]at]figmentproject.org.
 
* My contact at Bike and Roll is in search of some solid part-or-full time bike mechanics, personable and bike-savvy. Would be stationed at one location, with occasional travel to other spots. Email iammattlevy]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
* Short Summer Sublet: One bedroom sublet in Bed Stuy July 11-August 13 for $800. This is my bedroom, its furnished and cute. Has a lofted bed. And comes with two awesome roommates who are 25 and 30 years old, queer, gay, artists, bike riders, hang out and talk to you and offer to feed you dinner or ice cream kinda people.  We’re not big on air conditioning, but there is one in the living room. Near the G, J, C, B43, B15, B38 listing: newyork.craigslist.org/brk/sub/5657073220.html
 
* Long Term Art Studio: I’ve gone ahead and rented a place in Ridgewood that will enable me to have a workshop in my home. But this means that I’m looking for two people. Or maybe one person. A roommate and an artist who needs a studio.  The studio is in the basement of my loft, but not only is there a door directly to the basement, but there is also a door on the studio. Behind the door is all yours.  I was only there once so I can’t tell you exact specifics (I won’t have the keys until Friday), but I’m guessing it's about 7 by 10 with an additional walk in closet, and a high ceiling. I could be wrong on the size, but either way my math says I must rent it for $600 (utilities included). Available July 1 and onward. Right next to the Myrtle-Wyckoff L, close to the M, near the B60. Contact Kate Brehm. Call 917 450 0084. Email katebrehm]at]gmail.com.
 
* Long Term Roommate: In this new living situation I’m also going to need a roommate. The open loft upstairs is about 450 square feet with high ceilings and I’ll be building two sleeping lofts on either end of the space. One for me and one for you. In the style of the old pods, but with a place to put your clothes on that’s taller than 3.5 feet. And what will happen in the open space? Swing dancing for small groups, slow dancing, interpretive dancing, and liquid light shows. All this can be yours for $755 per month utilities included. Security deposit required. Available as soon as its built, hopefully by July 10. In Ridegewood. Right next to the Myrtle-Wyckoff L, close to the M, near the B60. Contact Kate Brehm. Call 917 450 0084. Email katebrehm]at]gmail.com.
 
 
***** MONEY *****
 
 
* 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: kickstarter.com/projects/aniliad/an-iliad-homer-in-the-wild
 
* 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: kickstarter.com/projects/1547026585/the-music-box-village-finds-a-home
 
 
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.
 
 
***** Front-Running the Shemitah (cont.) *****
 
spectrevision.net/2016/07/01/front-running-the-shemitah-cont/ ‎
 
"In 2014, Christine Lagarde gave a televised speech warning peers about "the magic number 7." David Cameron was elected upon his campaign promise to hold a Brexit vote in 2017. He changed that date, shocking some, to June 23rd of this year, exactly one day before the 7th year, 7th month, 7th week and 7th day after the last major financial crisis of September 29, 2008. He could have waited another 1-2 years to take that risk. Note that David Cameron has resigned but won’t actually step down until October, just after the end of the Jubilee Year. 
 
Also note that the Brexit vote isn’t actually legally binding and has to be ratified by Parliament, which will not happen until at least October. Past votes of this type has been stymied either through propaganda, vote rigging or other manipulations. Given this, I think it is safe to say that this was planned. Lost in the headlines was that on Friday, Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, committed to printing up 250 billion pounds ($345.93 billion USD) to "support financial markets." So, within hours, the banks in the UK appear to have received a massive 2008 style bailout ... without anyone noticing."
 
 
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 at a bar in Ridgewood, Queens. Man at the bar:
 
-- "I am so sick of people staring at me just because of the Aurora Borealis tattooed on my inner thighs."
 
 
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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: TUESDAY *****
 
 
Kings of Capital and Knights of Labor
 
This Olio presents a short history of the rise of the Union movement as a response to changing work conditions brought about by the process of industrialization from the 1830s to the twentieth century. The presentation also looks at the diverse groups of men, women, and immigrants who helped shape the development of the labor movement.
 
Nowadays
56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood
7:30p; $10
classes.thinkolio.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Kombucha and Ginger Bugs
 
Want to learn how to make delicious fermented fruit drinks like kombucha and ginger bugs? This is the workshop for you. Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates to alcohol and carbon dioxide in yeast and bacteria.
 
While there are more choices on the market now for sparkly fermented beverages made with healthier ingredients, like kombucha and other fruit sodas, they can be expensive. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to make these delicious, healthy beverages in your home kitchen. Join us to learn how to make your own fizzy herbal sodas, talk about the science behind them, and why they are good for you.
 
Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
July 9, 11a-1p; $40
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Animation
 
Studio Visits is a quarterly series inviting hands-on makers to visit the Ace Hotel New York Lobby and interact with the public, sharing basic principles about their practice. This July we welcome local filmmaker Steve Cossman of Mono No Aware for an afternoon of camera-less animation on film. Participants can try their hand at working directly on film, creating fun experimental loops to take home.
 
Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street, Manhattan
July 24, 11a; $free
acehotel.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
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
melt]at]movementresearch.org
kyledecamp.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: ONGOING *****
 
 
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. clients.mindbodyonline.com
* 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. thetrapezeloft.com
*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. facebook.com/groundedaerial
*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[gmail.com
* Bicycle Repair, use tools and stands but do the work yourself. Time's Up, La Plaza Community Garden, corner of 9th Street and Ave C. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30p; $free. times-up.org
* 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. bushwickcommunitydarkroom.com
* 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. vivabodyroll.com
* 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. newyorkcapoeiracenter.com
* 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. eizanryujujitsu.org
*Filmmaking Workshops: low-cost, small in size, short in duration, for beginners to advanced, with all equipment provided. DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan. dctvny.org/workshops
* Group Ukulele Lessons, bring or borrow a ukulele. Location (Lower East Side) provided with rsvp to yourocknyc]at]gmail.com. 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. thebloomfieldschool.com
*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 tokarate.com
*Sleight of Hand & “Magic" Instruction, pedigreed prestidigitator sharing secrets with serious students, One-on-one instruction by appointment only in Manhattan, $40/half-hour, ontact to schedule: celluflow]at]icloud.com
*Queer and Trans Yoga. Third Root Community Health Center, 380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn. Sunday, 5-6:30p, and Thursday, 8:15-9:30p; $12. thirdroot.org
* Silent DJ Hot Yoga, Qoya, Zumba, and more. Sacred, 197 Clifton Place, Brooklyn. Various. sacredbrooklyn.com
*Sing a Secret, introduction to inside voice. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Manhattan. Every other Saturday, 10a-1p. $free. theatergym.com
* Sword Class NYC, eastern and western sword styles. Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 16th floor, Manhattan. Various. swordclassnyc.com
* 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. streb.org
* West African Dance Class. P.S. 194 Countee Cullen, 244 West 144th Street, Manhattan. Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7p; $free. ethoh.org
* 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. times-up.org/bike-co-op
 
 
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nonsense nyc is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in new york city.

we like rock bands and experimental musicians and arty films and galleries and museums and big street festivals, but we can find information about all of those things in other places. we generally will not list these kind of things on their own. that leaves that other stuff, the stuff that has no name or a name that you feel really self-conscious saying out loud, like "underground."

we publish more or less once a week on fridays in easy digest format. if you sign up, the important thing to remember is that the nonsense nyc happens because of you. that means we rely on you to let us know what events you are organizing and what events you are attending. please keep us up to date and don't assume that we'll find out about something from someone else. our job is to gather, edit, organize, and filter; your's is to make interesting thing happen and let us know about them. (and we love you, and the other people on this list love you, for that effort.)

also, feel free to send us editorial comments. we certainly don't endorse every event on this list, nor do we attend all of them. that means it's nice to hear what you have to say. for instance, let us know if you had the best time of your life last weekend, or, conversely, if you felt like you were cheated out of $5 by some group that sounded good but turned out to be hippie drummers.

anyway, please enjoy this list and remember to do your part to make new york a better place to live.

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