nonsensenyc: 8.26 to 9.1

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Subject: nonsensenyc: 8.26 to 9.1
Date: August 26th 2016
Friday, August 26
* The Sinema of Nick Zedd and the Premiere of Two New Films, Brooklyn
* Ambient Church, Brooklyn
* House of Yas Dollhouse Party, Brooklyn
* Best Magical Creative Experience Ever, Brooklyn
* Big Head Tiny Mountain
* #Fomoparty, Brooklyn
* Title Point's Salon, Manhattan
* Secret Project Robot Farewell, Brooklyn
* Knockdown Center, Queens
* Psychic Art Party, Brooklyn
* Burlesque at the Beach: The Schlep Sisters, Brooklyn
Saturday, August 27
* Super Friends Fest, Brooklyn
* Mosaic Fest: A Musical Salon/House Party (Not for Everyone but for Everyone), Brooklyn
* Schtick A Pole In It: Donna Summer Summer, Brooklyn
* Lantern Hall's Debut Show: El Niño and Cult Vacation, Brooklyn
* Remedy With Annanan (Live) and Justin Cudmore, Brooklyn
* Home Audio Series, Brooklyn
* Ninth Annual South Slope Derby, Brooklyn
* Words, Thoughts, and Feelings, Brooklyn
* Bike Ride to Sing Sing Against Mass Incarceration and Invisibilization of Prisons, Bronx
* Burlesque at the Beach: Man: A Tease, Brooklyn
Sunday, August 28
* 100 Percent Outer Space Party Part II, Brooklyn
* Beach Ride, Brooklyn
* Playing With Fire, Williamsburg
* Doomsday Celebration: Tortura, Brooklyn
* The Science of Booze, Brooklyn
Monday, August 29
* Doomsday Celebration, Brookyn
Tuesday, August 30
* Doomsday Celebration, Brooklyn
Wednesday, August 31
* Atlas Obscura Live! Rivals, Brooklyn
* Space and Place: A Photography Show Exhibiting in New York and Melbourne, Manhattan
* Video Tale: Storytelling With Video, Manhattan
Thursday, September 1
* Circus Review Variety Show, Brooklyn
* Audience
* Quantum Communication Satellites
* Projects
* Liquid Light Performance
* Loew's Movie Palace
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Nick Zedd presents:
The Sinema of Nick Zedd and the Premiere of Two New Films
The final installment of The Brooklyn Fire Proof Summer Screening Series is this Friday night. We are bringing you the Sinema of Nick Zedd presented by the man himself. Nick Zedd will be here in person to host the evening and to present brand new material shot right here at the stages and produced by Brooklyn Fire Proof.
We are very excited to premiere two brand new Zedd creations, the Death of Muffinhead and Attack of the Particle Disruptors. Both films were produced by Brooklyn Fire Proof.
The first of the two films was shot in our green screen Studio 2 and stars the titular NYC costume and peformance artist Muffinhead and artist Anaïs Djin. The second film is an animated interpretation of Nick's paintings.
These films were made for this unique event, and our post-production team is working long hours to have them ready for Friday's premiere. Keep an eye on our blog for a more in-depth look at Mr. Zedd and the making of these two films in the coming days.
Brooklyn Fire Proof
119 Ingraham Street, entrance through Terra Firma, Brooklyn
8p seating, 9p free; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Ambient Church
From the creators of Body Actualized Center comes a new event series at a beautiful church across from McGorlick Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. You are cordially invited to our inaugural gathering. Live sound performances to experimental film. With crystal singing bowls, candles, and incense cloud. Reception with DJs to follow in church basement.
129 Russel Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p show; $7 advance, $10 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
House of Yas Dollhouse Party
Perfect. Plastic. Fantasyland. Welcome to your very own dollhouse. Come play with us. Toys. Games. Dolls. Make your own make-believe. Be whatever you want, be whatever you are. Sounds: Lauren Flax, Carlos Jadraque, Mike Swells, William Francis, Hannah Rad, and Vida. Hosts: Jem, Teshale Nuer, Lion Lavender, and Eric Schmalenberger. Featuring every kind of play-thing imaginable: Blow-Up Dolls and Barbie dolls. Ken on Ken Dolls. Life Size Dollhouse. Daddy dolls and baby dolls. Gender F*ck Pop-Up Strip Club. Open pole. Guys and dolls and girls and dolls and guys and guys. Make-over station situation. Sex-toy pop-up shop and play room. Two in the pink. Glamour shot photobooth. Butt-jazzling, vagazzling, assjazzling. Manicures and pedicures. Go-go performance art and aerial acrobatics in every angle and space imaginable. 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 and cute as f*ck.
House of Yas
2 Wykoff, Brooklyn
9p; $free with RSVP before 11p, costumes and extravagant looks skip the line, always
21 and over
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Best Magical Creative Experience Ever
I have worked out all values of what makes a great creative experience happen. Leave NY for six hours (or as long as you wish) but stay in Brooklyn in my magical spiritual space. By the end of this week I will have built a full installation along with all my work in my studio. Lights. Mirrors. Models. Movies. Projections. A six-hour event. You can just sit in all my art and take a break from fast NYC, watch a live creative show. Draw? Write poems? Drink beer? Leave your phone off and just be. Hit my black-book. See my books. Be drawn on, model, sing (smoke weed if that's what you do) this is a new Michael Alan event.
Buy ticket for address, Brooklyn
6p-midnight; $22
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Big Head Tiny Mountain
Four-day site performance, by St. John Mckay Smith. Stage 1: Three days living on street without food. Stage 2: Stretched limo to upscale hotel for one-hour consumption of cake/champagne/blow. Defecate and possibly vomit into bucket, then mix contents with gold paint. Stage 3: Take bucket to outside of Stock Exchange and pour contents on own head.
St. John McKay Smith, multimedia and performance artist, boils down the trappings of Wall Street and the 2008 Bailout into a four day solo performance work. This piece will be in three stages, representing the physicality, psychology, and personalities of those days in 2008 and their continued consequences, in global economic recession, governmental bailout, inequality, and world crises. Viewers are welcome at any time during the four days at any of the locations.
Today-Monday: McGorlic Park
Russell Street to Monitor Street between Nassau Avenue and Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
2p; $free
Monday: The Standard Hotel
848 Washington Street, Manhattan
3-4p; $free
Tuesday: The New York Stock Exchange (out front)
11 Wall Street, Manhattan
5p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
With TAP.10, Darling Chuck, Tha Yellow R Kel, Jubilee, and Duckwrth. #Fomoparty is a monthly dance party based in Brooklyn, NY. In its second year, #Fomoparty has earned its stripes as a mainstay in the nightlife community by consistently pushing the musical envelope, attracting an unpretentious community of forward-thinking music lovers who love to dance.
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $RSVP required
***** Also on FRIDAY ****
Title Point's Salon
It's Title Point's monthly array of sights and delights. This is our two-year anniversary. If this was a norm relationship, I would consider moving in and creating a shared bank account. Or I would at least meet Salon's folks.
Instead, we are doubling the fun and going hard with more SalOn!-ery than one basement can possibly handle. We will be at Basement Bar for the second time, an amazing David Lynchian space, underground, beneath a lovely hostel. This is an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound and nightmare.
Artists: Blake Bolan and Adam Kruckenberg, Moe Yousuf, Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle, Nic Adams, Tim Platt, CJ Holm, Kegan Zema, Walter Wlodarczyk, Boom Bat Gesture, Tom Picasso, Julia Mounsey, lumberob and dan, Sarah Matusek, Caitlin Bebb, Tavish Miller, Peter Mills Weiss, and hosted by Catfox.
Basement Bar
249 Varet Street, between Bogart and White, Manhattan
L train to Morgan station
8p-midnight; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Secret Project Robot Farewell
Six parties left. Say farewell to the garden and take home some free stuff as memorabilia, we've got a big collection of things that need homes. Red light district buddies say farewell to Melrose. With DJ Richard, Via App, DJ Dog Dick, Bully Fae, Negashi Armada, Pinky Rose, with Frank and Jeremy's Finite Playlist.
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
8p; $8-40
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Knockdown Center
With Bronze Float, Honey Radar, Plates Of Cake, Other Colors, with WFMU DJ Paul Bruno.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens
8p doors, 9p show; $8
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Psychic Art Party
Join us for a night of mysticism and artmaking at BK Kava. Juanita Jenny Viera is an artist, healer, and muse working in the Bronx with youth as an art therapist and exploring her skills as a spiritual guide in Bushwick. Juanita will be offering oracle card readings using the universally relatable Sacred Symbols deck created by famous empath Marcella Kroll.
Raad Rahman is a published journalist who writes on human rights issues and a psychic palm reader. Raad will be offering palm readings by the candle light. After a reading, clients will have the opportunity to create artwork inspired by the insights of the palm or card readings.
BK Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
8-11p; $10 for readings
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Burlesque at the Beach: The Schlep Sisters
New York's favorite burlesque duo, the Schlep Sisters, are rounding up New York's most clever, witty, and down-right funny burlesque dancers for a delicious evening comedic burlesque. Guaranteed you'll laugh your tuches off all night long. Funny Lady Burlesque promises a side-splitting evening of knee-slapping burlesque. Starring the Schlep Sisters, Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Dirty Martini, Fem Appeal, Üla Überbusen, Tiger Bay, and Miss Frankie Eleanor. Hosted by Jeez Loueez.
Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $15
Super Friends Fest
The second annual superfreinds festival featuring: Macy Rodman, Haribo, Dragwar, Highlife, Colin Self, No Bullys, Invisible Circle, Spookfish, Robot Death, Patchy Drizzle, Somos Montros, Soul Worm, Barry London, Terminal Intrusion, Mz Will, Frank Hurricane all day long outside.
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
3p; $8-40
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Mosaic Fest: A Musical Salon/House Party (Not for Everyone but for Everyone)
We, here at Greene Avenue, are having a house party in our brownstone to celebrate a brand new space for art, music, film, and classes. We work to cultivate an environment of silliness and positivity that encourages social fluidity, creativity, and diversity.
If you are not the kind of person who likes to dance, get weird and meet new people this might not be for you, but that's OK. There’s a lot of fun shit for you to post up at elsewhere in Brooklyn. But if you do enjoy jiggling and feeling free, Mosaic Fest sounds like your kinda thing.
Music performance start at 8:30p with hand picked incredibly engaging music from Pinc Louds and Ian Turner. In between performances we will play games as well as we will pick names from a hat and said chosen folk will do a performance (a story, poem, song, comedy, dance, guided meditation). Please prepare. Music is done at 12 and then DJ Julian will do a classic house party set of hip hop, soul, 90s, and disco music till the night is over. Dancing required if the spirit hits you.
Write a short poem (Hiku?) for secret event location, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
8p-2:30a; $5 before 10p, $10 after 10p, $free to those that are particularly vulnerable
RSVP to moocoocoocoo]at]
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Schtick A Pole In It: Donna Summer Summer
A night of comedy and pole dancing from producers and comics Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross. 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? Theme this month is Donna Summer. Dancers will choose from all the hits we like to dance to. Comics: Dan Goodman, JoAnna Ross. Dancers: Ariana Bian, Holly Butler, Liz Epp, Emma Gazzara, and Veronica Montenegro Perez.
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
8p; $20 online, $25 door
212 777 1157
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Lantern Hall's Debut Show: El Niño and Cult Vacation
With El Niño , Cult Vacation, and Dreamt.
Lantern Hall
52 Harrison Place, Brooklyn
8p-4a; $7
908 268 4727
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Remedy With Annanan (Live) and Justin Cudmore
Remedy is thrilled to bring you a night filled with True Raw Groove at Aviv. Our star of the night is Annanan, coming from Berlin, for their debut US live performance. Not familiar with Annanan? Let us introduce you. Annanan is a mysterious creature whose calling is producing and performing masterful, atmospheric electronic music. They seek to create mystical sounds with old machines, unorthodox chord progressions, and melancholy but passionate melodies. Annanan will capture your mind while they take control of your body, as the 909 hits deep. DJ support from Justin Cudmore, Maroje, and Amourette. Join us for a night of shenanigans.
496 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10-15 advance, $20 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Home Audio Series
Join us at Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, for our next salon style house show featuring experimental music, dance, and visual art by Sam Sowyrda (vibraphone and malletkat solo), Sean Ali and Feng (speaking piece), Susan D. Mandel (solo cello and electronics), Tina Wang (movement), and Aparna Sarkar (visual art). Home Audio is curated by Mara Mayer and has been hosting shows about once a month since 2011. BYOB; snacks provided.
Purchase tickets for exact address
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
8p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ninth Annual South Slope Derby
Experience the thrill of witnessing our participants from the summer Soap Box Workshop race their fun, funky, eco-friendly contraptions down 17th Street in Brooklyn. Since 2008, our South Slope Derby has been a staple of the neighborhood. Participants plan their inventions using sketches and calculations, bringing them to life with found and recycled objects. At the South Slope Derby, participants get to race their soap box cars for real as friends, families, and neighbors cheer them on as they race down the street. Neighbors of all ages are welcome to bring a soap box car from home to enter in the derby.
Open Source Gallery
306 17th Street, Brooklyn
Noon; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Words, Thoughts, and Feelings
Indie female playwright Jordan Donohue’s first Brooklyn-based show features seven other actors giving intense speeches in ancient church. This evening is free, and includes food and wine afterward. Come to beautiful Greenpoint’s St. John’s Lutheran Church. Our show includes a number of speeches, poems and songs discussing existence, the modern world, female occultism, and Netflix.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
155 Milton Street, Brooklyn
7p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) presents:
Bike Ride to Sing Sing Against Mass Incarceration and Invisibilization of Prisons
The September 9 call for a nation wide prison labor strike is fast approaching. The incarcerated workers organizing committee (IWOC) of NYC, an affiliate of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) is hoping to raise awareness both of the modern day slavery that is unpaid or barley paid prison labor, and of mass incarceration in general.
Mass incarceration, targeting mostly black, brown, and poor people of all races, is one of the most insidious facets of modern American society, and, historically, has a direct lineage from the chattel slavery practiced in America until the end of the civil war. Part of the nature of mass incarceration is that it tries to make invisible these warehouses of unwanted bodies called prisons. Either by hiding them in the city scape, or moving them outside of the city to rural communities, far away from where those kidnapped by the state are from.
However, this invisibilizing will not continue to work, especially given the resurgence in anti racist/anti white supremacist activity of the Black Lives Matter movement, and movements throughout the country, including IWOC. Therefore, we will ride , together, in solidarity with friends, family, and comrades kidnapped and locked away throughout New York State and throughout the United States, to help break through this attempt by the state to blind our eyes to the violence that underpins this society.
Please bring yourself, a bike, snacks, plenty of water, and maybe a friend or two, for this 26-mile ride. We will start in the Bronx, and make our way north mostly via trails (paved and unpaved). Once we arrive in Ossining, we will explore a small exhibit in the town about Sing Sing and its use of prison labor, and then go to the outside of the prison itself for a short speakout. Then, we will eat together and some will ride the 26 miles back, while another group will take the metro north back to the city. Tickets for the metro north are $10 to $15, so plan accordingly. If the weather is particularly adverse on Saturday, we will ride Sunday.
Meet at 242nd Street Van Cortlandt stop on the 1 subway, Bronx
9:30a; $5-15 suggested donation for actions leading up Sept 9 nation wide strike, no one will be turned away
917 715 7866 if running late]at]
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Burlesque at the Beach: Man: A Tease
New York's Original Boylesque Festival is back for its 10th smash year! Tigger! brings you burlesque with balls. All men. All night. Lots of balls. Starring 2 to Fly, Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean, Matt Knife, Brief Sweat, and the Return of Chad Ferro. Urine for a treat with Tigger!s Golden Shower. Let us give you every inch of our love.
Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $15
100 Percent Outer Space Party Part II
The fifth in our series of themed 100 Percent Parties, we must return to Outer Space, because it is constantly expanding and there is just so much more spacetime than one party can handle. This one will also have a variety of installations and presentations, from burlesque to astrophysics to erotica to music with lasers.
Artists on the bill Andrea Derdzinski (black holes presentation), Emily Sanford (astrophysicist), Sarah Pearson (the explosive origin of our elements), OZET (Mars TheatreSongVibes), Angora Peaks, Pepper Laramie (space erotica), Joseph Hendel (, Smhoak Mosheein (space loudness), Tom Swirly (magical space tunes and lasers), Pam Finch (space DJ), Eric Magnus and Gina Murdock (space pierrot confessional), Cameron Kelly McLeod and Chrissy Reilly (space photo zone), Celia Muller (space cake), Bruno Vianna (space documentary). Brian Fiddyment (space comedy), Adam Kruckenberg (game of live interactive installation - theoretical), Jamie Ruddy (close encounters of the radio kind converse with an extraterrestrial with the help of rudimentary artificial intelligence.) Tons of ridiculous space merch.
622 Degraw Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues, Brooklyn
R train to Union Street station
7:30p-midnight; $10
917 520 5912
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Beach Ride
Bike ride to Rockaway Queens beaches. Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, food and or money for food, lock for bike, or leave your bike on the beach. Come prepared (tools, tubes, water, etc.) to ride some miles at a relaxed pace.
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
11:30a meet up; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Playing With Fire
Forbidden passions fuel this 60-minute site-specific avalanche that provides a madcap take on the life of the leisure class. By August Strindberg (translated by Michael Meyer). Directed by Eddie Prunoske. With Lauren Downie, Nick Ducassi, Elena McGhee, James Luse, Haley Rawson, and David Rysdahl. Coffee, tea, wine, and beer for sale; BYOB is also welcome.
RSVP for exact address
Backyard garden on North 7th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8:30p, runs 60 minutes, no intermission; $10
Continues MONDAY and TUESDAY
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Doomsday Celebration: Tortura
Music: DJ Bebe, Abby, Habibiboi, Mungo, and DJ DJ DeSe. Master of ceremonies: Nico Fuentes. Hosts: Aurel Haize Odogbo, Metaltits, Candice Williams, Maya Monés, Barragan, Luis Miguel Bobadilla, Zsela Kuti, Theodore Hanna, Raul De Nieves, Taylor Hon2ou, and Adamradam.
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose, Brooklyn
5p-midnight; $8-40
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
The Science of Booze
Have you ever woken up with a hazy memory and monster hangover? Nausea, sweats, a cracking headache and that niggling sense that you did something truly terrible the night before? Welcome to the science of booze. Dr. Putrino will discuss the effects that alcohol has on your body, your brain, and your judgment. We will explore some of the national guidelines for alcohol consumption, explain the science of what happens to our bodies when we over-indulge, and, together, we will see if we can discover the Holy Grail for all drinkers: the hangover cure. So come and join us at OTB in Williamsburg for some drinks and science – we guarantee fun, booze, and science.
141 Broadway, Brooklyn
7-9p; $free
Doomsday Celebration
We've been telling you that it would happen, and yet here we are staring out over the mountain on the precipice of one very giant 17-year journey and it feels so far from where we started and also so near to all we ever envisioned. We, all made it happen, every party, every barbecue, every crazy installation, every rage into the wee hours. It takes a village to raise an underground homegrown art scene, and we did it. Secret Project Robot is not closing. But, things must change for us to progress into the future.
Come hang out. Six parties left. Say farewell to the garden. And take home some free stuff as memorabilia, we've got a big collection of things that need homes. Today: Soldier of Fortune, Barbed Wire, TV Baby, Collapsible Shoulder, and DJ Bobby Dukes.
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
8p; $8-40
Doomsday Celebration
We've been telling you that it would happen, and yet here we are staring out over the mountain on the precipice of one very giant 17-year journey and it feels so far from where we started and also so near to all we ever envisioned. We, all made it happen, every party, every barbecue, every crazy installation, every rage into the wee hours. It takes a village to raise an underground homegrown art scene, and we did it. Secret Project Robot is not closing. But, things must change for us to progress into the future.
Come hang out. Six parties left. Say farewell to the garden. And take home some free stuff as memorabilia, we've got a big collection of things that need homes. With Call of the Wild, King Pussy Face, Blob Dylan, and William.
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
9p; $8-40
Atlas Obscura Live! Rivals
We are proud to announce the first installment of Atlas Live. Our brand-new, live variety show brings our own writers and editors together with musicians, scholars, comedians, performers, and special guests to share wondrous acts and amazing stories, all based around the website's monthly theme.
The first ever Atlas Obscura Live Show will bring our editorial content to life as we explore the drama and passion of this month's theme -- Rivals. Delight in dueling performance acts and hear tales of bitter rivalries; see astonishing contests and other acts. There will be comedy, trivia, and prizes. Featuring appearances by PBS Idea Channel's Mike Rugnetta and the stars of the FiveThirtyEight Elections Podcast. Actor, writer and D-list YouTuber Shyaporn Theerakulstit compares the technology of Star Trek and Star Wars. Writer Ross Hyzer delves into a college sports rivalry that got its start in the Civil War, and continues to be an uncomfortable contest today. Our surprise musical guests perform dueling banjos. Atlas writers get to the bottom of the great New England convenience store wars as they attempt to settle the Sheets vs Wawa debate once and for all. Come out to Union Hall in Brooklyn and experience the uncensored, thoroughly fascinating, and altogether riveting live version of the Atlas Obscura you know and love.
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
8-10p; $15 advance, $20 door
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Space and Place: A Photography Show Exhibiting in New York and Melbourne
Thirteen artists from both the Con Artist Collective in New York City and the Stills Co-op in Melbourne have come together from across the world for a stunning visual conversation about space and place using the medium of photography. This exchange of ideas explores the definition of space and place and how the two interact to create context, atmosphere, and identity.
New York artists: Tucker Benjamin, Liam Cotter, Leonardo Cubillos, DeeDee DeGalia, Anna Fawcus, Emily Hvalav Green, Geoff Green, Nick McManus, John Milisenda, Michael Sharp, David Vega, Naima White, and Ryan Wijayaratne. Melbourne artists: Greta Costello, Tim Cushan, Jerry Galea, Simon Griffiths, Jacqui Henshaw, Serap Osman, Sophia Pashos, Marten Ryner, Rodney Stewart, Alex Syndikas, Jean-Luc Syndikas, Ryuhei Tsuakmoto, and Sally Wright.
We are extremely excited to host many participating Melbourne-based artists that will be flying out to New York specifically for our Opening Party to meet, discuss, and network with New York photographers. It's going to be a huge night of global collaboration and cultivation and all those with a passion for photography are encouraged to come by and be a part of the conversation.
Con Artist
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
7-11p opening party; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Video Tale: Storytelling With Video
The World-Famous Video Tale returns to the Peoples Improv Theater. Video Tale incorporates storytelling with video; all storytellers integrate video with their stories. Featuring: David Lawson, Paul Murphy, Chris O'Neil, and Drew Prochaska.
The Pit
123 East 24th Street, Manhattan
8:30p; $5
Circus Review Variety Show
Aerial. Circus. Absurdity. Skill. Passion. Hilarity. Told in three acts. The finest, fittest, and most ferocious circus performers, curated and hosted by Eric Schmalenberger of Blunderland. Leave all expectations at the door and come be dazzled. Drawing from the finest of New York’s burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes, this show will be a trip down the rabbit hole. Come celebrate with a show that is hand picked, juicy, and super fresh for your viewing pleasure. This is not a show for the meek and we serve nothing mild on this stage. Please come prepared for anything. Featuring performances by Bridget Barkan, Roxie Valdez, the Lost Boys, Kelsey Strauch, Jan Manke, Mark Osmendson, and Faux Pas le Fae.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $15
21 and over
* The Night: A Renegade Night Experience, 9.3
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***** Quantum Communication Satellites ***** ‎
"Known as the Quantum Science Satellite, QUESS uses quantum key distribution to encrypt its signals. Since measuring a quantum object disturbs its state, any attempts by an eavesdropper to intercept a photon is detected and the key discarded, so there's no risk of being hacked. QUESS will first establish communications between two ground stations 1200 kilometres apart in China, which involves teleporting the quantum state of one photon to another. The satellite is equipped with a crystal that produces entangled photons, so their quantum states remain intertwined even when physically separated. Teams in Singapore and Canada are also working to put quantum key distribution equipment on CubeSats -- tiny spacecraft that cost a fraction of the cost to build and launch. "Within 10 years we could have a working network."
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Overheard in Cataluña, Spain. Woman in her 60s giving advice to a young couple:
-- "Fulfill one project, and then go for the next one. But have projects ... always."
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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***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
Make Your Own Hologram
This workshop is a fun experience in the studio and great place to start if you want make holograms. Bring small objects or choose something from our collection to create you holographic scene.
Post Commander Quarters, 403, Colonels Row, Governors Island
11:30a-3p; $45-$65
Liquid Light Performance
In this new offering, participants will learn how to create Liquid Light Projections from the New York performance group, A Clockface Orange. Reminiscent of the psychedelic projection shows popularized in the late 60s to accompany live music and wild parties, liquid light shows comprise of layers of colored oil and alcohol moving over the heat of a lamp to produce brilliant color patterns. At the start of the workshop, we will give a brief history and science of the process. Next we will cover proper equipment and related materials, and demonstrate various techniques. We will then get our hands dirty (literally) and begin heavy experimentation to develop and collectively present our own liquid light show. As a group, we will perform during at the Mono No Aware free screening party, Sunday September 4.
Mono No Aware
316 Dean Street 3L, Brooklyn
11a-5p; $145, all inclusive
***** 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 McCarren Park in Williamsburg; after that, we'll roam the city together by public transit, stopping periodically for periods of group meditation. If you're joining late, check out ]at]buddhismnyc on Twitter to find out where we are.
Venue details provided with RSVP
11a-6p; $donation 
Never Mind the Bollocks
Punk rock is the poster child of street style. That’s what the fashion books tell us, and we’ve come to accept it as truth that original '70s punk was born on the streets of London with disenfranchised kids using clothing as a signifier of everything they hated. While it’s always wise to ‘not let the truth get in the way of a good story’, the real story of punk fashion is even more fascinating, for this ultimate in anarchy was in fact as manufactured and contrived to "cloth a lifestyle" as J.Crew or Lilly Pulitzer.
Chandelier Creative
611 Broadway, suite 900, Manhattan
7p; $20
Prophetic Activist Art
The Institute offers an intensive workshop to build individual art-activist projects over the semester-long seminar. Classes include an introduction to the specific aspects of the Prophetic Activist Art model (developed by Tom Block out of his own work), and then an exploration about how these ideas can be applied to each artist and their endeavor.
The Institute will consist of 12 activist artists who would like to build their projects during the semester-long seminar, basing their work on Tom Block’s manifesto/handbook of art activism: Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution.
The eight session seminar will explore the motivations and strategies for each particular activist art project.  It will then introduce artists to the specific ideas of the model, including co-opting political, business and social energy; partnering with non-profit groups; making liaisons with other artists; utilizing unusual exhibition and outreach methods; ''Machiavellian'' activism; how to build a project from inception through completion; how to imagine and successfully attain quantifiable activist goals and other specific aspects of a Prophetic Activist Art intervention. 
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, Manhattan
Deadline for applications September 5
Tuesdays, September-December, 2-5p; $125
Fermented Flavors
In this class, we will discuss the history and health benefits of fermented breads, which use naturally occurring lactobacilli and yeasts to create a unique and mildly sour taste. In this workshop, we will discover, make and eat these delicious breads.
Genspace NYC
33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th floor, Brooklyn
September 10, 11a-1p; $40
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]
* Come in this Saturday for a rare chance to see our chandelier, one of most spectacular architectural elements of the Loew's up close -- usually, it's 50 feet in the air. And while you are here, consider spending a few hours helping FOL get ready for our new season. We'll need several pairs of hands to help with the chandelier. If you have any experience working with  sheetrock and spackle, you can help us finish creating faux columns on two non-original walls in the Auditorium. We're still working to refinish the big lobby table -- just a bit more of light sanding, then staining and varnishing. Feeling strong?  We need a few heavy lifters to move some things around as we clear up for coming shows. And after a Summer of volunteer work projects, we need to start doing a lot of sprucing up all around the Theatre. The Loew's will be open for volunteers from 11:30a to 5p this Saturday, August 27 -- hope to see you then. Friends of the Loew's, Inc., 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ.
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