nonsensenyc: 7.22 to 7.28

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 7.22 to 7.28
Date: July 22nd 2016
Friday, July 22
* Spiegelworld: Vegas Nocturne, Brooklyn
* Coney Island Cyclone Ride, Manhattan
* Fomoparty, Brooklyn
* Haus of Yas: Drag Life Dance Party, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, July 23
* The Battle for Mau-Mau Island
* Rinsed, Brooklyn
* Company Policy 3, Brooklyn
* Ship of Fools Sink or Swim Party, Brookyn
* Goddess Held, Brooklyn
* Home Audio, Brooklyn
* Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Annual Summer Pier Show, Brooklyn
* Latin Fusion, Brooklyn
* Summer Stories: Music, Brooklyn
* Seventh Annual Coney Island Talent Show, Brooklyn
* Schtick A Pole in It, Manhattan
* Daeg, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, July 24
* Cat Planet, Brooklyn
 
Monday, July 25
* I Have a Crazy Idea, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, July 26
* Punderdome, Manhattan
* Rock and Roll Bingo, Manhattan
 
Wednesday, July 27
* Gems: A Storytelling Show and Open Mic at QED Astoria, Queens
* Guernica Magazine Summer Party, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, July 28
* The Fifth Annual Kate Bushwick, Brooklyn
* Drunk Science, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* Free tickets
 
Spectre
* How to Make Gold
 
Overheard
* Cells
 
Learning
* Plant Health
 
Hands
* Weird bikes
 
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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The crabs of Itchy Willy point
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JULY 22 XXXXX
 
 
Spiegelworld: Vegas Nocturne
 
The desperate remnants of a family troupe of farceurs with a big show and nowhere to go. Created by Spiegelworld, producers of the hit comedy Absinthe at South Street Seaport and Caesars Palace, this just might be the worst night of the greatest show that nobody ever saw.
 
Voted strangest show at 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We are the celebrated Falzone-Buzukhovs, and this is our darkest hour. We originally performed our wonderful show Vegas Nocturne in Las Vegas with 46 acrobats, a 26-piece orchestra, stunning underwater burlesque ballet and a chihuahua being shot out of a cannon. We wish you could have seen it. But two years ago our Vegas residency was prematurely and unceremoniously terminated and we were driven out of town by the flames of litigation. Did we give up? No! We hit the road and held onto the dream of one day returning to Vegas. But for now, it’s Bushwick.
 
With just five members of our original ensemble remaining, and no cannon… and no budget… we are determined to bring you the full, lavish, magical experience of Vegas Nocturne at the fabulous House of Yes. Some things are lost, some things are gained. People let you down and some names have been changed. But the story remains the same. Our destiny is to entertain. As Mahatma Gandhi so wisely said, 'Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.'
 
House of Yes
2 Wykoff Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $20
Continues through July 29
21 and over
spiegelworld.com
vegasnocturne.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Coney Island Cyclone Ride
 
This relaxed-pace ride goes from Manhattan to Brooklyn's Coney Island Amusement Park, arriving just in time for fireworks! Bring locks and money as we plan to dine, ride the rides and possibly hit the waves. Return on the subway and/or ride back in informal groups. Rain cancels.
 
Meet up at the Manhattan side of Brooklyn Bridge, on the southwest corner of Chambers and Centre Street, Manhattan
7p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Fomoparty
 
Fomoparty is a monthly dance party based in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to the party's residents, whose diverse sound has come to define the party, special guest DJs and performers both local and beyond frequent the stage, creating a one-of-a-kind experience set to music from around the world. With TAP.10, Darling Chuck, tha Yellow R Kel, and DJ Ohso.
 
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $RSVP required
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Haus of Yas: Drag Life Dance Party
 
Choose your own adventure. Flip your script. Slip into something more comfortable. Take a deep dive into the gender blender of sexual disorientation. Present as your non-normative ecstatic sexpression expression impression of everything or anyone you ever wanted to be. Get your drag on. Loud and queer as f*ckQueerest pop-up Strip Club ever! Open pole! Make-over station. Free panties, two in the pink, glamour shot photobooth, butt-jazzling, vagazzling, assjazzling. With glam drag. Butch drag. Daddy drag. Drag life. Hosted by Jem, Cupcake aka Shelton, and Chrch. Music by Nomi Ruiz, Carlos Jadraque, Williams Francis, Din//Void, Gerry Visco, Derek Piotr, and Exit Sense.
 
House of Yes
2 Wykoff, Brooklyn
9p; $15
21 and over
hausofyas.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense​
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, JULY 23 XXXXX
 
 
The Battle for Mau-Mau Island
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rinsed
 
We've decided we need to have at least one all-night, dirt cheap, warehouse smash-up this summer, or we can't really be called Rinsed. So on Saturday night, we're teaming up with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to throw a no-frills courtyard party in Brooklyn. We're making most of the tickets cheap, and starting it off with an open bar, just because we love you.
 
We cordially invite you Rinsed: Tea and Biscuits, an evening of splendor in the royal courtyard. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will be coming from Panorama Festival and djing for most of the evening. He'll be bringing some special guests along with him. Opening set by Matt FX. Sound by KV2 Audio, Lighting by Nitemind.
 
Buy ticket for address, Brooklyn
11p-morning, 11-midnight open bar; $10
facebook.com/events/1115989395090423/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Company Policy 3
 
The Company Soundsystem is excited to announce the third installment of our party series Company Policy. Company Policy 3 will be an exploration of the darker sides of techno, house, and post-punk. The night will feature live performances by L'Amour Bleu, the Company, and autobono followed by late night DJ sets by Casey Skodnek, Filth, the Company Soundsystem DJs, and DJ Infinite Kitten. Live video art will be performed by Wendy Carlos Williams, VJ n8tronic, and H.A. Eugene.
 
As before and as always, Company Policy is a rejection of the binary split between glitzy club bangers and austere techno, between art and noise. We play laptops. We play guitars. We find the soul in the drummer and the drum machine. We're live. We're pre-recorded. We're analog. We're digital. We're a party for people who don't fit into Brooklyn's castes. This is policy without rules.
 
Bushwick Public House
1288 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p bands, midnight DJs; $5
facebook.com/thecompanysoundsystem/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Ship of Fools Sink or Swim Party
 
All proceeds go toward producing the puppet-theater piece Ship of Fools, which premieres at Here Arts Center this October. The show is a dark exploration of the age old but very-much-alive-and-well tradition of pathologizing the feminine in art, medicine, mental health, celebrity, and politics.
 
The party is gonna have competitions such as Gender Binary Tug O' War and the Great Straight Jacket Escape Contest, with marvelous prizes awarded to the victors. Music provided by our very own DJ Captain Hooker, with a live set performed by Champagne Jerry.
 
MayDay Space
176 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Dekalb station
7p-midnight; $7 cover, which includes shenanigans and entertainments
facebook.com/events/1200443036674696/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Nkiruka Oparah and Palwasha Sharwani presenting:
 
Goddess Held
 
Readings, short film, video, and visual art. This all-woman show is in celebration of every element that makes woman the definition of courage. Goddess Held will depict the journey we all trudge, how we overcome obstacles, survive heartbreak, and fan the flames of love against all odds. What good world do you envision?
 
The exhibition, Goddess Held will include works by 20 artists writers from all over the world and U.S. With Waleska Cabrera, Erika Delfini, Grace Ecton, Anna Fitzgerald, Keyona Forbes, Amanda Ghanooni, Marissa Havers, Vanessa Hernandez, Madelena Mak, Joselyn Marquinez, Liz Little, Cecilia Monteverde, Nkiruka Oparah, Florentina Pino, Gabrielle Lenae Randall, Amanda Salane, Susannah Simpson, Emma Shapiro, Haseeba Akhtar Sharwani, and Palwasha Akhtar Sharwani with Cameron Orr.
 
Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
4p doors, 6-11p readings; $free event, BYOB
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Home Audio
 
Our monthly Home Audio loft show featuring experimental music and visual art. Tonight featuring three trios: The Ghost, Pep Talk, and Chopper. Visuals by VJ Mamiko Kushida.
 
RSVP for address, Red Hook, Brooklyn
$20 suggested donation online
artery.is/showcases/home_audio_july_23rd
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Annual Summer Pier Show
 
The Annual Summer Pier show (in its 24th year, with 200 members exhibiting). Theme: Speak Your Truth. Local artists speak to what they stand for, what they believe in, and what defines them as an individual and an artist. Today: musicians Nelly DuBarry and the Alvin Flythe Quartet.
 
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
499 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn
1-6p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The People's Garden presents:
 
Latin Fusion
 
We're having a free party at in celebration of the beautiful weather. We'll be bringing tropical sounds, food, dancing, and art. The bands who'll be performing that evening are Grupo Descarrilao, Funk Pterodactyl, Nani Castle, Leo Minimum Tek will hold it down on the turntables in-between the bands and after the bands will be Elisha Sirena. Home-made cooking will be provided by the local garden keepers. Delicious vegetarian tamales will be available and if you feel so inclined to bring your own food; there will be grills available upon request.
 
The People's Garden
Corner of Greene Avenue and Broadway, Brooklyn
3p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Summer Stories: Music
 
Summer Stories is a monthly comedic storytelling series hosted by the City Reliquary in Williamsburg. Come enjoy one of Brooklyn’s quirkiest museum, grab a drink at our donation-based bar, and hear some of the city’s best comedians, writers, and storytellers present personal anecdotes with a new theme every month. This month’s theme is music and will feature Peter Smith, Langan Kingsley, Arti Gollapudi, James Folta, Daniel Kolitz, Ryan Haney, and Emily Gaudette, and Jo Firestone. Hosted by IFC’s Kady Ruth Ashcraft and Alise Morales.
 
The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
7-9p; $?
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Alliance for Coney Island, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, and Thirsty Girl Productions present:
 
Seventh Annual Coney Island Talent Show
 
A spectacle of sunshine and lollipops on the boardwalk. Coney Island’s talent and entertainment history runs deep. Since the late 1800s, live music, sideshows, and burlesque shows have peppered the boardwalk to the midway, and enchanted the masses. It is the perfect, magical, and mystical place for a talent show. Join Hostess the World Famous Bob and the fanfare of legendary talent that has come out of Coney Island. Categories for this year’s talent contest are: creative kids 9-12 years old, creative kids 13-17 years old, and song, dance, and variety 18 and up.
 
Boardwalk between 10th and 12th streets, Brooklyn
4-8p; $free
coneyislandtalentshow.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Schtick A Pole in It
 
Sorry for the late notice, but our upcoming show is going to be awesome. Schtick A Pole In It, NYC's only comedy and pole dancing show is doing an all Zeppelin show. Comics alternate the stage with pole dancers to create a show that makes everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh. Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole? This month's theme is Led Zeppelin. The music will be heavy, the dancers will look light, and the comics will be jamming out.
 
If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents? Comics: Dan Goodman, JoAnna Ross, and Paul Hooper. Dancers: Lara Michaels, Irmingard Mayer, Philip J. Evans, Brynne Levy, and Wendy Traskos. Theme: Led Zeppelin.
 
Drom
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
8p, 7:30p doors; $20 online, $25 cash at the door
212 777 1157
ticketfly.com/event/1215159-schtick-pole-in-it-new-york/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Daeg
 
Nightlife can be exhausting. Get outta that rave cave, come dance with us, and go to bed at a decent time for once (or not). We’re starting a new series that focuses on deep, atmospheric, and fun daytime grooves. Calling all night owls, morning larks, humming birds, pink flamingos, or early worms. Featuring Pittsburgh’s Hot Mass co-founder Paul Fleetwood and the Brooklyn-based deep house producer, Jordan.
 
Shea Stadium
20 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
1-8pm; $5-10
facebook.com/events/1069393339807397
 
NOTE: We listed this incorrectly last week. Sorry about the mistake.
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, JULY 24 XXXXX
 
 
Cat Planet
 
Nanette, Thomas, and Madeline are the picture of Brooklyn gentrification: white, middle class, liberal arts-educated potheads who are suddenly faced with a brutal truth: Cats are fucking aliens, and the fate of humanity and felinity is in their incompetent, jobless hands. The revolution is only beginning. Puff, puff, pass, motherfelines.
 
Cat Planet is an eight-episode webseries, shot in Brooklyn, NY, which employs live action, animation, puppetry, and original scoring and music. It is a co-production of Halfstache Productions and the Ravacon Collective.
 
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
5:30p doors, 7p;
silentbarn.org/2016/07/cat-planet-screening-pt-2
silentbarn.org/2016/07/cat-planet-screening-pt-3
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, JULY 25 XXXXX
 
 
I Have a Crazy Idea
 
We’re back for the second edition of the variety show where crazy things happen -- and many of them will involve you. This month it’s a line-up fit for an obscure European royal family, with magic, music, poetry, drag, burlesque, drunken blue bloods and bad Brexit gags.
 
Featuring magician Nelson Lugo, drag king Vigor Mortis, storytellers Will Lee and Michelle Carlo, poet Allison Sylvia, actor Hank Burkhalter, and singer songwriter Phil Cohen. Plus the talents of your royally crazy co-hosts: writer Jeff Rose, musician Kevin Scott, and burlesque poet Ember Flame.
 
Come along. Bring your friends. Because they’re just aren’t many Monday nights in Brooklyn where you can experience jousting, gender-bending, foppery and locally-brewed beer.
 
Tiny Montgomery, Threes Brewing
333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p; $free, suggested donation $5
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, JULY 26 XXXXX
 
 
Punderdome
 
NYC’s most puntastic competition. Come see the Punderdome Champs take on the infamous New York Post Headline Writers. Can the Post pros out-pun the Punderdomers?
 
Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street, Manhattan
6p doors, 8p; $15 advance, $20 day of show
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Rock and Roll Bingo
 
If you like Rock N Roll and you're indifferent about Bingo then you will absolutely fall in love with Rock and Roll Bingo, with tons of prizes and free booze galore. Musical selections by Major Jack Celliers. MC Christopher Hardwick.
 
Pinks
242 East 10th Street, at 1st Avenue, Manhattan
8-11p; $free
rsvp]at]raygunpromotion.com
facebook.com/rocknrollbingonyc
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 XXXXX
 
 
Gems: A Storytelling Show and Open Mic at QED Astoria
 
Do you have a story that your friends beg you to tell at parties? Bring it to Gems. Or maybe you prefer living vicariously through someone else’s exploits? Come enjoy a beverage and listen to some Gems.
 
Join hosts Molly Cameron and Sharon Spell this June for some cultured pearls of wisdom -- and some lustrous tales of blunder -- at this fun storytelling show at QED. Drop your name in the jewelry box for a chance to tell your own 5-minute gem. No theme. This month features guest storytellers Lauren Adams  and Mike Brown.
 
QED
27-16 23rd Avenue, between 27th and 28th streets, Astoria, Queens
7:30p; $5, no drink minimum
qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/gems-2
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Guernica Magazine Summer Party
 
Join us at the Navy Yards in celebrating our Guernica community of editors, writers, readers, friends, and special guests -- including Tea Obreht -- as we ring in a new era of independent publishing. All proceeds will go toward the relaunch of our award-winning, nonprofit magazine, helping us to create even more unique, globally engaged content, and keeping our stories available for free, for everyone, forever.
 
Kings County Distillery
South Gatehouse at the Navy Yards
299 Sands Street, Brooklyn
7-10p; $20
guernicamag.com/guernica-summer-party-2016/
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, JULY 28 XXXXX
 
 
The Fifth Annual Kate Bushwick
 
The Life Cycle of the Bush, a journey through the interior world of Miz Bush. An evening of variety dedicated to the legendary lady, told through cabaret, burlesque, performance art, video, and circus performances, followed by a Kate Bush dance party.
 
These Rubberband Girls have found some Moments of Pleasure in honor of Kate’s birthday on July 30. This Leo Woman’s Work has inspired so many songs and dances into the Sensual World, so them Heavy People are showing a little devotion through burlesque, circus, song, and dance. This fifth annual Kate Bush Burlesque promises to be a Strange Phenomena with all new leotarded shenanigans to entice your Lionheart.
 
Starring Bridget Barkan, Shane Shane, Michael Cavadias,  Poison Eve, Darlinda Just Darlinda, and Eric Schmalenberger. Dance party at midnight with world premiers of Kate Bush Dance Tracks.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
9:30p doors, 10p show; $25 advance, $30 door, $5 for just the dance party
21 and over
katebushwick.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Drunk Science
 
A monthly show co-hosted by comedians Joanna Rothkopf, Shannon Odell, and Jordan Mendoza. The comedy event series features a rotation of three intoxicated New York stand-ups as they compete to present the best academic dissertation to a leading scientist.
 
This month's show, themed Outer Space, will feature Sam Taggart, Will Miles, and Christi Chiello, along with very special guest Dr. Emily Rice, an astronomer and assistant professor in the Dept. of Engineering Science and Physics at the College of Staten Island, whose research focuses in the study of mass stars, brown dwarfs, and exoplanets by analyzing their spectra and modeling their atmospheres
 
Littlefield
 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
8p; $8
littlefieldnyc.com/event/1232563-drunk-science-outer-space-brooklyn/
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* July 30: Night of Fire
* July 30: Pete's Mini Zine Fest
* 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 *****
 
* Four free tickets available to the Literacy for Incarcerated Teens Celebration Fundraiser. With DJs, dancing, performances, stories, and live auction. The first four people to respond get a ticket. Email Galinsky at info]at]galinskyplace.com. eventbrite.com/e/galinskylit-fundraiser-tickets-26253511961
 
 
***** MONEY *****
 
* Help Jim Power restore the Lower East Side Mosaic Trail: generosity.com/community-fundraising/jim-power-the-mosaic-trail
 
 
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.
 
***** How to Make Gold *****
 
spectrevision.net/2016/07/21/how-to-make-gold/
 
"Safe for environment and personnel. The method is possible to use for 100 percent deactivation of nuclear waste. The method and the results are verified and confirmed by hundreds of tests on modern equipment. Analyses were carried out by independent experts -- chemists, analysts, professors. The results are patented by Russian Patent Department, patent RU 2563511 (August 2015). The method leads to obtaining various valuable elements and isotopes demanded by energy, medicine, industry, in convenient form. Technology is ready for immediate industrial application."
 
We can obtain these elements not in milligrams, as in traditional method, but in hundreds of grams and even kilograms. Our approach to the chemical transmutation of elements is biochemical in nature: Ore, or nuclear waste (there’s no difference) is processed by bacteria in the presence of valency elements in any closed vessel. The transmutation process kicks off immediately, and proceeds stage by stage for two or three weeks until target elements are obtained. If not stopped on time, this process would carry on until stable isotopes are obtained as the end product."
 
 
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
 
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]gmail.com.
 
 
*****
 
Overheard in Providence. July 2016. Woman in her 30s:
 
-- "I have to feed cells, and then I have band practice."
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Street Retreat
 
You don't need to go to a meditation center to do a retreat - the city is full of open spaces! Come join Bhante Suddhāso and the Buddhist Insights crew on a unique retreat experience: meditating in parks, plazas, and subway stations all over New York City! We'll begin in the morning at a designated starting point; after that, we'll roam the city together by public transit, stopping periodically for periods of group meditation.
 
9a-6p; $donation
RSVP for location details
rsvp]at]buddhistinsights.com 
Buddhistinsights.eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
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
11a; $free
acehotel.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement
 
You're invited to an afternoon of performances, panel discussions, small-group conversations, and more, all exploring the effects of gentrification and displacement on New Yorkers, specifically communities of color. You'll also hear about successful strategies led by people of color to protect and preserve their neighborhoods. Information tables provided by community groups will be set up throughout the afternoon.
 
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
12-5p; $free with museum admission
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Astrology and Yoga Nidra
 
Get ready for Leo season. During this workshop we will discuss the fundamentals of Leo, the light and shadow side of this sign, where these qualities manifest within your personal chart, and share our discoveries as a group. Through guided meditation, we will be led on a Yoga Nidra journey, tailored to further integrate our findings and ground our intentions – tapping into the leader within, and our inherent creativity.
 
This workshop is for anyone who feels called to learn more about their Leo nature. We each have all of the zodiac signs and planets manifesting within our natal chart, thus the sign of Leo applies to us all. Come find out how it applies to you. Maybe you’re a Leo sun, moon, or rising sign, or just curious where Leo falls in your chart, all are welcome.
 
Shambhala Yoga and Dance Center
367 St Marks Avenue, Brooklyn
2:30-4:30p; $40 in advance, $45 at the door
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****
 
 
Self Defense
 
As a short, introductory course, we will be covering the usual areas one would find in a martial arts class (stretching, conditioning, technique, theory), but in a context that uses the experiences of attendees to shape the direction of the class. The class will focus on creating an inclusive discussion that would allow for each attendee to find their own motivation for their being a part of the class, with the hope that each individual’s motivations and drives will benefit the environment of the class as a whole. Add in some sweat, shadow boxing, and maybe a dance break or two and you have a challenging but accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Trans and cis women, non-binary folks, gender-nonconforming people, and/or trans men are encouraged to attend.
 
Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating. Bonus points for those who can bring pads, but this is not a requirement to attend. Let’s work it out.
 
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-9p; $free
bluestockings.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: UPCOMING *****
 
 
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
farmschoolnyc.org
 
 
XXXXX HANDS XXXXX
 
 
We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** Bike Extras Needed *****
 
* Hi Nonsense! Would you be able to post this in the "Hands" section? We're making a short film July 30 and need extras. The movie is set at a punk bicycle race (think something like Bike Kill, but as a race) and we're specifically looking for extras who have unique looking bicycles they can bring. We're shooting out in the rockaways from 6p-5a. $100 for the night. Anyone interested should email thelasthundredfeet]at]gmail.com. petercpavlakis.com
 
 
*****
 
 
You can spend some quality time in one of your favorite landmarks this summertime -- and play a big part in helping Friends of the Loew's make the Theatre even better by the Fall.
 
 
Here's how: friendsofloews.com/volunteer-this-summer/
 
 
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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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