nonsensenyc: 7.8 to 7.14

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 7.8 to 7.14
Date: July 8th 2016
Friday, July 8
* Come Out and Play After Dark, Brooklyn
* Germany 1933 and Strange Fire, Brooklyn
* LAMC Unofficial After Party, Manhattan
* Burlesque at the Beach, Brooklyn
* The Best of the Bushwick Film Festival, Brooklyn
Saturday, July 9
* Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio, Brooklyn
* XXXIII: Odd-at-Sea, Manhattan
* Night of Fire Warm-Up Party, Manhattan
* Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour, Long Island City
* Treetops: The Game of Life, Brooklyn
* Shhhhhh: A Themed Short Film Showcase Party, Brooklyn
* Glamdammit, Brooklyn
* Cartoon Carnival No. 46: Boozers and Bruisers, Brooklyn
Sunday, July 10
* Myco-Ramblings, Manhattan
* Big Irv's Big Ass Variety Show, Williamsburg
* Procession, Manhattan
* Pop-Up Coloring Bar: Kava and Color, Summer Edition, Brooklyn
* Intersectional Activism No. 1: Anti-Gentrification and Displacement, Brooklyn
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
* Goldmine, Brooklyn
Monday, July 11
* BYO Art and Open Mic, Brooklyn
Tuesday, July 12
* Iron Man II: The Rachmanninov Pressings, Williamsburg
Thursday, July 14
* Serials, Manhattan
* Sonic Arts, Brooklyn
* Funny/Sexy/Sad, Brooklyn
* Circus Revue Throwback Thursday Edition, Brooklyn
* Same
* Special Relationship
* Ginger Bugs
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The Social Fact
Come Out and Play After Dark
Come Out and Play brings play back to the real-world with regular events and an annual festival showcasing the best new street and live-action games from around the world. For the third year, After Dark is coming to Dumbo. Each year After Dark turns the streets into an arcade with social party games, large physical video games, and wild new street games.
After Dark is free and open to the public. Sign up for each game is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up and start playing.
Water Street, between Adams Street and Anchorage Place, Brooklyn
7p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Germany 1933 and Strange Fire
A few nights of theater in the garden. Three day festival with outdoor barbecue during the cool summer evenings -- enjoy new plays and theatrical offerings from Psychic Readings Co. and Saints of an Unnamed Country. Saints of an Unnamed Country's Germany, 1933 features music by Sewer Gators. Our heroine, a chatbot NSA datasnitch that lives in a dreambubble, recalls in stored hexamemory her education in chatting, including her love of fascist politicking gleaned at a virtual Pizza Party. Also, Psychic Readings Co presents Strange Fire, written and directed by Ric Royer, sound by G Lucas Crane, video by Meredith Moore, and safety disclaimer by Cricket Arrison.
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8p; $10
Continues through SUNDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Espiritu Lauro presents:
LAMC Unofficial After Party
Live music and Latin fiesta. Showcasing the best underground Latin artists. Mezcal masterclass and tasting by Espiritu Lauro. Live music by Quitapenas, Ocho 8 Ocho, Basico3, Digitalguaracha, Too White to Be Mexican, and DJ Rico Suave.
Botanic Lab Bar
86 Orchard Street, Manhattan
8p-4a; $7
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Burlesque at the Beach
In a city that never sleeps, on a block that always smells funny, in a building where the rent is too damn high, follow our two gumshoes and delve into the mystery of The Man Who Knew Too Much About the Girl Who Wore Too Little. (Cue music.) Descend into the depths of Coney Island's Sideshow by the Seashore to witness a case of mistaken identity, mistaken g-strings, and murderous mayhem. Will there be more stripping than searching? Will our heroes get shaken up in the shakedown or will they get to the curvaceous bottom of this case?  Murder! Greed! Betrayal! Dancing Girls! More dangerous than a woman scorned. Deadlier than kittens. Starring Rita MenWeep, Corvette Le Face, Sabrina Chap, Manchego, E.Jim Ford, and Coco Conroy.
Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $15
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Best of the Bushwick Film Festival
The Bushwick Film Festival will be screening a collection of films titled, the Best of the Bushwick Film Festival, as a part of the Brooklyn Fire Proof Summer Screening Series. The festival will be showcasing several of its award-winning shorts as well as its 2015 Winning Film, Wallabout, by director Eric McGinty. Audiences can expect a night of both daring and entertaining independent films that capture the human spirit and experience in unique ways.
Brooklyn Fire Proof
119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn
8-10p; $?
Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio
Join Rooftop Films as they recreate the legendary DIY rock scene of Williamsburg’s fondly remembered, recently shuttered Death By Audio with the New York premiere of Matthew Conboy’s feature film Goodnight Brooklyn. Featuring concert footage of some of the most innovative indie bands of the past decade, Goodnight Brooklyn chronicles the origins, community-building, influence, and ultimate closure of one of Brooklyn's best DIY venues, ironically at the hands of a former champion of their efforts. Includes a live pre-show and after-party music by Growing, Grooms, and A Place to Bury Strangers, all of whom frequented the once-great venue.
Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p live music, 9p film begins, 10:30p filmmaker Q and A, 10:45p after party; $15
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
JunXion and Thunder Gumbo present:
XXXIII: Odd-at-Sea
A sea-real voyage of statuesque libertines. Thunder Gumbo is recruiting mariners for an epic quest across charted waters, in search of the fabled Lady Libertine, the face that launched a thousand ships. According to legend, the Lady Libertine guards the dark waters at the border of the Empire State and the Dream State, a bizarre land populated by absurd and grotesque revelers, dwellers on the threshold of liminality, and sirens beckoning salty seamen into a garden of earthly delights. With DJs: Dirtyfinger, Joro Boro, 2melo, Partyfoul5000, and Samuel. Special guest: Warner Herzog. Supported by Junxion. Thunder Gumbo events are non-profit and volunteer-run. Proceeds will go towards new art and maintenence costs for Thunderius Gumbonium Lahontanii, this year's evolution of the art car.
The magic of Thunder Gumbo comes from being able to work with absurd numbers of artists who contribute their efforts as members of our collective and extended community. Sincere thanks go out to all our artists and organizers for contributing their efforts for free or the barest of stipends for the cause -- we are all contributing freely from our resources and abilities to making something bigger than ourselves.
Pier 36, Manhattan
9:30p boarding, 11p sharp departure, 2a return; $25-35
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Night of Fire Warm-Up Party
This is the pre-event for the renegade street party taking New York at the end of the month. The location is secret, serene, and on the water.
Experience music, performance, and a closing fire spectacle of fire. This Saturday is the spark of a story... the first step out of an event that will light the city at the end of the month. Your participation is what makes all of this possible. At this event, you will receive the map, the key and the calling-card which will guide you through everything happening on July 30.
RSVP for address, Manhattan
9p-late; $25 supports artists and musicians taking over a hidden set of streets in New York City on July 30
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour
Flux Factory is pleased to present the Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour, a play created in collaboration with the Aesthetic of Waste and several Flux artists. The installation transforms Flux’s white box gallery into a colorful, unpredictable, and disposable theater-labyrinth. As the show progresses, an armada of miniature trains will gently guide audience members through a series of 20 backdrops. The show is designed by Abigail Entsminger and directed by Seth Timothy Larson, both current artists in residence at Flux Factory.
This July, cool off with a dip in the Franzia fountain and a scoop of chrysanthemum and tobacco ice cream in the Pepsi-Kinsey Television Studios. World-renowned actress and producer Tulsa Swinton invites you to the final taping of her long-running, highly influential television program. To celebrate the end, Tulsa will be conducting the interviews that she’s always wanted, but that have either been censored or suppressed by the Walton Family of Networks. Special appearances will be made by business mogul Teresa Franzia, and America’s favorite President James-Michael Carnegie-Kennedy, among other cultural luminaries.
Tulsa will grapple with her memories, her looming death, and the legacy of her sister, Tilda Swinton, who is widely believed to have disappeared at sea as a teen. Having had her personal tragedies and triumphs broadcast from an early age, Tulsa will use her last spotlight to preserve her vision of the past. To highlight the immediacy of her broadcast, an elite squad of Production Assistants will carry out the carefully calculated destruction of every backdrop, prop, and show artifact once it has outlived it’s purpose. This will truly be Tulsa’s final hour.
Join Flux Factory and the Aesthetic of Waste for a night of theater that promises exquisite artistry, collapsible sets, the Fountain of Youth, several automobile-actors, and a final night with America’s Sweetest Heart and People Magazine’s Premiere Sexual Progressive of 2012: Tulsa Swinton. Music, intrigue, and fist fights. Featuring performances and designs by Chelsea Taylor, Judson Rose, Jason Eppink, Lena Hawkins, Michael DiPietro, Caitlin Gjerdrum, Cate Davis, Redding Baker, and Sam Weiner.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
7p; $free
Continues SUNDAY at 4p
347 304 0037
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Treetops: The Game of Life
Humans like games. Games like games too. When little Timmy came and collected scrabble from the cupboard for family game night, all the other games were sad. Monopoly wanted to be chosen. So did Connect4. Then Game Of Life perked up and suggested they all play a game together. But which of them would it be? Would Monopoly play Game Of Life against Connect4? Or would the deck of Cards in the corner challenge Cards Against Humanity to a game of Clue? Featuring Metro Area, Gene Farris, Dirty Decibels, Peter Pony Clement, and Teddy Roosevelt.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
11p; $18-27
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The FilmShop presents:
Shhhhhh: A Themed Short Film Showcase Party
The NYC-based, nonprofit filmmaking collective Filmshop presents its annual short film showcase. All films are made expressly for the event by members of the Filmshop community and are inspired by a unifying idea. This year’s theme: Shhhhh.
We will be screening 20 films created and collaborated on by Filmshop members, imbued with their own unique take on the theme. Filmmakers include Dane Benko, Nathan Breton, Adam Brown, Elizabeth Chatelain, Michael DeMinico, Ben Donnellon, Don Downie, Rhett duPont, Jaclyn Gramigna, Josh Granger, Nicholas Heet, Jason Hood, Kyle Kelley, Danny Kim, Theresa Loong, Stacey Maltin, Graham Meriwether, Hillary Nussbaum, Brittany Prater, Rebecca Senn, Suneet Sethi, Heather Taylor, and Dani Tenenbaum.
The night will also include a series of thematically inspired festivities including a special live-scored segment of films by Brooklyn band, Elxclub, a silent dance performance in Rough Trade’s record store by local arts incubator, The Creators Collective, and a live performance by Brooklyn dream punks the Painted Zeros. Plus, a screaming booth and much more to be announced. There will also be a silent auction with donated prizes for the filmmaker and the film lover alike.
Rough Trade
64 North 9th Street, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8:30p screening; $12
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Michael T and the Vanities perform your favorite 70s-era glam rock with special guest singers. Plus the Droogettes -- "a Clockwork Orange themed all-girl Oi! band," the Rats, and DJ sets by Twig the Wonderkid and James David. Hosted by Astro Erle.
The Grand Victory
245 Grand, at Roebling Street, Brooklyn
11p, with cheap beer open bar between 11p and midnight; $10
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Cartoon Carnival No. 46: Boozers and Bruisers
We’ll be kicking off the summer season of Cartoon Carnivals with nearly two hours’ worth of 16mm (no digital!) animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the outdoor backyard silver screen at the City Reliquary. For this installment, we're taking a look at some of the oldest examples of our animated ancestors (of all shapes, ages, sizes and species) duking it out in fisticuffs and others boozing it up, especially during the prohibition days, when alcohol was a popular subject matter in animated cartoons. Bring your friends -- but don't get too stewed or throw any punches. Also: A classic 1930s Hal Roach comedy short will be run right after doors open at 8, and cartoons will follow soon thereafter.
The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
A wander through Central Park in search of fungi, stories, and sound. Using mushrooms as a material and metaphor, Myco-Ramblings explores the intersection of mycology, folk knowledge, and storytelling. We invite participants to join us on a ramble through Central Park to forage for mushrooms, to cultivate collective knowledge related to fungi, and to create a chance-based field recording. We will walk, we will notice, and delight in the delicacies of the mushroom world.
While field identification will be a part of the experience, it is not the primary goal. We are interested in what stories, practices, and insights emerge from the shared experience of looking at and for mushrooms together. The sounds and stories collected will be included in a future art project and audio work; a meditation on wandering and a celebration of the uncertain and mysterious nature of fungi. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Organized by artists Ben Kinsely and Christopher Kennedy.
Block House No. 1
Central Park, Manhattan
2,3 trains to 110 Street station
1-4p; $free
RSVP to info]at]
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Big Irv's Big Ass Variety Show
It's the return of Big Irv's Big Ass Variety Show with Adam and Steve, your hapless hosts. Special liberty edition. Featuring performances by Harmon Leon, Nick Padilla, Bobby Hankinson, Sissy Van Dyke, Shelby Thompson, Dan Veksler, and Larry Kamguia. Also, two extra hot open mic slots.
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, corner of South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $free, BYOB
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
A lascivious danse macabre monthly proceeds into its eighth month. Combining Home Sweet Home’s macabre accouterments, eg: taxidermy, candles and antiques; along with copious fog, carefully chosen tracks, and ambiguously sado-masochistic projections, Procession looks to bring back the atmosphere of the prototypical goth clubs of the late eighties and early nineties. The music may be familiar, but the night doesn’t look to be another retro night. The music offerings are a captivating mix of both classics and the new -- but always staying within the realms of danceable melancholia. It’s not uncommon to hear selections ranging from Skinny Puppy to A Place to Bury Strangers and from Swans to Grimes, all peppered with the likes of say, Cabaret Voltaire, Psychic TV, and Siouxsie -- on a given night. The careful curation of both the sights and sounds of Procession is the work of DJs and promoters, Cage and  Hart. Dress code: none. However, gothic best is always encouraged.
Location: Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
10:30p-4a; $free
21 and over
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Pop-Up Coloring Bar: Kava and Color, Summer Edition
Brooklyn’s first kava bar invites you to a free drop-in coloring bar to promote relaxation, creativity, and self-reflection. Hosted by the Real Art Therapists of New York. Art Supplies donated. Enter a raffle to win a free Kava cocktail with the purchase of the self-published the Real Art Therapists of New York Coloring Book.
The Real Art Therapists of New York Coloring Book features artwork by 50 professional art therapists living and working in New York who invite you into their inner worlds with personal illustrations and interviews. Join two of the artists, Juanita Jenny Viera and Alicia Ballestas to guide you on a personal coloring journey.
Brooklyn Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
2-8p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Intersectional Activism No. 1: Anti-Gentrification and Displacement
Earlier this year, Arts and Labor’s Alternative Economies working group began to reconsider their positions as artists, activists, and cultural workers. While many efforts from within our group and among our peers seemed to be moving the various conversations forward -- wages, unionization, and the creation of alternative (art) worlds -- other social economic factors required us to look closer into deeply related topics: art and its relation to gentrification and displacement, self-determination within framework of curation, decolonization of the museum collections, the canonization of the white (artist) savior, and art-washing of peoples’ histories.
Some of us banded together to further investigate these issues using an intersectional approach that would examine all other conditions that continue to uphold the capitalist system of exploitation for profit. Through this new group, Artists of Color Bloc, we hope to empower change in cultural and educational institutions through research, education, and dialog.
For the past six months, as a testament of our intentions, we have worked behind the scenes with many other activist groups protesting the Brooklyn Museum's hosting of the Real Estate Summit in 2015. Our efforts in helping build the People’s Monument to Anti-Displacement at the Brooklyn Museum’s AgitProp exhibition made it possible to shed light on the fact that gentrification isn’t simply about privileged artists getting kicked out of their studies, but rather the combined efforts of city officials and real estate to displace Black and Latino communities from Brooklyn–and often times using art, artists, and non-profits as blinders in the media and in their marketing strategies.
Secondly, we have helped program the Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement at the Brooklyn Museum. The forum includes a majority of people of color-led panels, performances, workshops/break-out sessions, and information tables by those most affected by gentrification and displacement. We hope that the diverse strategies employed by communities of color will inspire artist and cultural workers to ally themselves in the struggle and help organize a stronger movement to reclaim our city from corrupt city officials and real estate companies.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
noon-8p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Force Majeure Vaudeville
With surreal boylesque by Matt Knife, mutation dance by Boneless, hiphop juggling by Paris, prehistoric magic from Og the Caveman (aka Silly Billy), artisanal idiocy by Jeff Seal, Sabrina Chap's devastating cabaret songs, stage panther Betsy Propane, and MC magician Tanya Solomon.
The Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, at Troutman, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
7:30p doors, 8p show; $10 advance, $15 door
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Gemini and Scorpio present:
Costume, vintage, thrift, and craft shopping party. Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing and accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne and small snacks, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect summer Sunday.
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
1-6p; $free
all ages
BYO Art and Open Mic
Perform anything or BYO artwork to hang on the walls. Afterwards, mingle and chit-chat over barbecue and drinks. First come first access to wall space; take your art at the end of the evening.
The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
8-11p; $5
Iron Man II: The Rachmanninov Pressings
Give me your rumpled, your creased, your yearning to be pressed.  The Iron Man James Hook returns for Week 2 of his month-long public ironing residency at Pete’s Candy Store, with an evening devoted to the craft of Ironing and the fine music of Sergei Rachmanninov.
About Iron Man: A month-long residency dedicated to elevating the public perception of and engagement with the craft of ironing, Iron Man takes place Tuesdays in July at Pete’s Candy Store. All ironing is free, though the Iron Man reserves the right to refuse items at his discretion.
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9p-midnight; $free
The Flea Theater presents:
The Flea Theater is excited to announce the 36th cycle of long-running audience favorite. Producers Colin Waitt and Rachel Lin curate the late-night competition featuring members of the Bats, the Flea’s resident acting company, with works written and directed by New York’s hottest emerging talents.
In Serials, five teams of Bats perform original 10-minute episodic plays. The audience votes for its favorite three pieces, which return the following week with a new installment. The teams with the fewest votes will likewise come back, but with entirely new stories.
Serials alums were represented last season on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally, and on film and TV.  You never know what new talent you’ll see at this downtown theater party.
The Flea Theater
41 White Street, Manhattan
11p; $12 includes a free beer
Continues through July 23
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Radio Free Gowanus presents:
Sonic Arts
Sonic Arts is a presentation of sound works and performances in two-to-eight channels by established and emerging sound practitioners in New York. Up to eight channels means we have a circle of speakers and the audience will sit in the middle, surrounded by sound. With Dave Grant, Kenneth Kirschner, Wolfgang Gil, Waver, Gregory Kramer, Warm Canopy, Nat Homer, Sun Castle, and Droste Effect.
3rd Avenue and 6th Street, Brooklyn
8p; $free!
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Funny/Sexy/Sad is a reading series hosted by Amira Pierce and Nate Waggoner. The writers and performers only share pieces that are hilarious, sex-related, extremely sad, or some combination of those. Come hear from an eclectic mix of great writers including Alana Levinson, Lucas Gardner, Cassie J. Sneider, memoirist and bookstore mogul Corey Eastwood, and poet Mara Jebsen.
Molasses Books
770 Hart Street, Brooklyn
L train to DeKalb station
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Circus Revue Throwback Thursday Edition
The finest, fittest, and more ferocious performers, curated to perfection for your enjoyment. A night in which we invite performers to interpret the past and present it on our stage in the present. Featuring acts from Trixie Pop, the Love Show, Melissa Aguerre, Kae Burke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Raven, Anya Sapozhnikova, and Lady Circus.
Hosted by the one and only Kae Burke. It's a night of skill and concept where performing artists bring back acts from ages ago, whether it's from a killer production last year, or last week, or the first act that they ever performed. Could be a senior thesis or from a talent show act from 5th grade, reworked and remastered, dusted off and dolled up for the House of Yes stage. Past lives, childhood memories, vintage realness, disco days, 90s kitsch. Told in three acts -- not for the faint of heart.
House of Yes
2 Wykoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $free-25
* July 15-17: Festival/Summer Camp "X"
* July 16: Bike Fetish Day 2016
* July 16: A Night at Niblo’s Garden With Bindlestiff Family Circus
* July 30: Night of Fire
* August 20-21: Flame Con 2
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at] 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]
***** 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:
* 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]
* 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]
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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]
***** Special Relationship *****
"Contrary to the claims of Nigel Farage, UKIP was not the originator of the Brexit referendum. The decision was imposed on David Cameron by the members of the Conservative Party, and by the Gentry and Buckingham Palace, who mobilized the press to call for a return to independence. Because of its status as an independent state, the City of London has never been part of the European Union, and has been using the sovereignty of London to develop the yuan market. In April, it signed an agreement with the Central Bank of China. On the day of the Brexit, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) accepted two members of the Commonwealth, India and Pakistan, while it had never included Commonwealth states before."
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:
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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Resonant World
What is Sound? What is Music? And Noise? How does sound, music and noise influence our experience of art and life? How can we listen more actively and consciously?
The Resonant World dives into these questions, exploring topics such as musical time and structure, acoustics, signal/noise, diegesis, Foley, underscoring, soundscapes and script analysis, and basics of audio software (Audacity, Qlab) and hardware (microphones, mixing boards, speakers), ultimately creating our own DIY sound design.
The Resonant World is a great workshop for makers and students of performance and media who want to expand their understanding and develop their skills and for those who are curious and excited about the sonic world that shapes and informs our human experience.
University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street, Manhattan
times vary, $200, financial assistance available
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.
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
11a-1p; $40
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
How Can Cultural Institutions Support Communities
This participatory workshop is intended to discuss the function of cultural institutions and discuss various ways in which these institutions can further support their communities.
In the first part of this workshop we will examine the needs of the community in relation to what the museum has to offer. Then in the second half we will examine different ways in which cultural institutions, like the Brooklyn Museum, have supported their communities. You are also invited to bring your ideas and think critically about the possibilities of creating a museum for the people.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
3:30-4:30p; $free with museum admission
A Forgotten Syndrome: Vietnam, Memory, and America's Wars in the Middle East
This class will explore the history of the Vietnam War and its relevance to the present. We will particularly cover the legacy of the Vietnam War in understanding how America wages its "war on terror," and we will discuss how the ''lessons'' of the Vietnam War have been neglected (or forgotten) as the United States has pursued interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood
7:30pm; $10
In light of the recent decision by the New York City Rent Guidelines Board to have a one-year rent freeze, in this month's printmaking workshop we will be reflecting on the basic human need for housing. We will be focusing on things we would ideally like to preserve -- such as culture, community, and affordability, as well as the imminent and constant threats to these things -- such as land speculation and gentrification.
As part of this workshop you will learn the techniques of linoleum block printing from start to finish. By the end of the class you will know how to create a unique but reproducible image on a linoleum block, and print on a multimedia printing press.
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
July 16, noon-3p; 4free
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
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
Plant Health
This course is an introduction to organic pest and disease management.  We will begin to identify common NYC pests and diseases and discuss prevention and management strategies, including cultural practices, mechanical and biological controls and low-toxic treatment.
Farm School NYC
Location TBA
August 3-13, times vary, $75-220 sliding scale
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