nonsensenyc: 9.16 to 9.23

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 9.16 to 9.23
Date: September 16th 2016
Friday, September 16
* The Eye's Post-Opening Party Starring James Chance and the Contortions and Lenny Kaye, Manhattan
* 10th Anniversary of the Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn
* Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Manhattan
* What the Float, Manhattan
* Serials, Manhattan
* Rinsed Freshmen Orientation, Brooklyn
* Let Me Break You Up, Williamsburg
* Coney Island Film Festival Opening Night Festival, Brooklyn
* The People's Garden Presents, Brooklyn
* Twilight in the Garden Free Shadow Puppet Shows, Brooklyn
* Rock N Roll Bingo, Queens
* Cloud Cuckooland, Brooklyn
Saturday, September 17
* Stand With Standing Rock Fundraiser, Brooklyn
* Brooklyn Loves Mountains, Manhattan
* Pirate Sail: International Talk like a Pirate Day, Manhattan
* Me and My Boi, Manhattan
* The Comedy Book Fair 2016, Brooklyn
* Ghost Card, Long Island City
* Home Audio, Brooklyn
Sunday, September 18
* Web Safe 2k16, Brooklyn
* The Game Theatre presents Mulholland Mayhem, Manhattan
* Secret Speakeasy, Manhattan
* Second Annual Chicken Sh*t Bingo, Brooklyn
* Honktober Fest Kickoff Fundraiser, Manhattan
* Peace Bike Ride, Manhattan
* Smiling Hogshead Ranch Harvest Festival, Long Island City
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
* No. 1 Iterations, Brooklyn
* Animation Showcase Double Feature, Queens
* Endless Summer Pool Party, Brooklyn
Monday, September 19
* Rendering Unconscious, Manhattan
Tuesday, September 20
* Secret Science Club, Brooklyn
* The Prose Bowl, Williamsburg
Wednesday, September 21
* Bring Your Own Film, Brooklyn
* A League of Their Own, Brooklyn
Thursday, September 22
* Hoo-Doo Harvest Moon: A Freak-Folk Cabaret, Manhattan
* Bushwick's Got Talent, Brooklyn
* Drumming in the Dark, Brooklyn
* Wequinox, Manhattan
* The Slow Dance, Brooklyn
* Studios
* Plastic Houses
* The ties that bind
* Printmaking for Preservation
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Seventy-year-old man with a neck tattoo
The Eye's Post-Opening Party Starring James Chance and the Contortions and Lenny Kaye
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project is pleased to shine a light on another important source of East Village social and cultural history: The East Village Eye. A monthly magazine published from 1979 through 1987, The East Village Eye focused on popular and avant-garde culture, politics, and other issues relevant to the East Village and environs. Self-styled as a community in print, the East Village Eye is noted for its groundbreaking coverage of the emerging punk, new wave, and hip hop music scenes of the time, as well as the influential art, literature, film, and performance worlds of the era.
The East Village Eye Show will feature covers, centerfolds, interior pages, ephemera and photographic prints, as well as key art works from artist that emerged during the era. The show draws from the nearly 4,000 pages, 3,000 photographs, sets of original copies and attendant materials that constitute The East Village Eye Archive, dubbed the King Tut's tomb of downtown New York.
The show of original artworks includes works by Sue Coe, Duncan Hannah, Keith Haring, Rebecca Howland, Jody Morlock, James Nares, Judy Rifka, James Romberger, Kiki Smith, Marguerite Van Cook, Alan Vega, and David Wojnarowicz.
The Delancey
6 East First Street, between Bowery and 2nd avenues, Manhattan
6-8p; $12 advance
Festival continues through October 9
917 475 1294
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
10th Anniversary of the Jalopy Theater
Two stages of music, an art opening with film screening, kids show, and workshops. Tonight: art opening with photographs, paintings, film screenings, sketches, and wood burnings inspired by the artists at Jalopy. Also Stage 1: The Calamity Janes, the Jalopy Chorus, Eva Salina and Peter Stan, Mamie Minch and Tamar Korn, the Brain Cloud, and Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues. Stage 2: Dubl Handi, Jackson Lynch, the Four o'clock Flowers, King Isto's Tropical String Band, and Dr. Hop.
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn
5-7:30p opening, 8p-midnight music; $15 a night on two stages
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. Based on the original concept by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists (founded 1988, still the longest running show in Chicago). The single unifying element of these plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. The NY Neo-Futurists appear as themselves on stage, speaking directly from personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with 29 other plays through high energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, the NY Neos aim to create an unreproducable living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral, and experimental. Running for 12 years, part comedy, part storytelling, part absurd, wholly original.
Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $19 pre-sale or $13 plus the roll of a dice at the door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
What the Float
What the Float is a private dance party in public places. Our Float DJs have curated the best music in the universe to lead you on a dance odyssey through the parks, plazas, and streets of the city.
Meet up at Randolph Beer by 9:30p for drink specials, glow-wear, and mobile coat check. At 10p sharp, we'll step outside and the music will take us on a dancing tour of Manhattan, the groove loud in our ears and in our souls, but silent to any observers we may encounter. Wear comfortable shoes. Dance everywhere.
Meet at 343 Broome Street, Manhattan
9:30p; $20 advance, $25 door
Continues SATURDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Flea Theater presents:
The Flea Theater is excited to announce the 37th 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.
The Flea Theater
41 White Street, Manhattan
11p; $12 includes a free beer
Thu-Sat Sept 15-24
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Rinsed Freshmen Orientation
With Waze and Odyssey, Lust Fund, Dan Wender, and Blacky II. To commemorate this very special occasion we'll be unveiling the brand new, custom, Metatron sound system. Instructional videos and demonstrations by the Umbrella faculty are scheduled throughout the night as well as a special extended audio presentation by guest professors Waze and Odyssey. School is in. Capacity is super limited, while you have been accepted, you still must enroll. Many congratulations and welcome to The Umbrella Institute. Now stop reading this and go celebrate.
Location with RSVP, Brooklyn
11p-morning, 11p-12a open bar; $20
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Let Me Break You Up
An anti-dating gameshow. Let's be honest, love doesn't exist, couples suck, and Valentine's Day is bullshit. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin as she tests real life couples to see if they are meant to be (they aren't). The couple with the least amount of points at the end of the night will have to break-up because we all die alone anyway and what's the point of anything really? It'll be fun.
Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7:30p; $5
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Coney Island Film Festival Opening Night Festival
Join us for 114 films in a jam-packed weekend. Parties on Friday and Saturday Night. Two blocks of made in Coney Island films, documentaries, narrative features, comedy shorts, drama shorts, horror films, animation, experimental, music videos, we've got it all. Plus our traditional Warriors screening. Tonight: Legendary opening night party. Open bar, burlesque, magic, and sideshow performances hosted by Adam Realman.
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
9:30p-12:30a opening night party; $25, $8 screenings
21 and over
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The People's Garden Presents
We're having a free party at the People's Garden in celebration of the end of summer. We'll be bringing tropical sounds, food, dancing, and art. The bands performing are Combo Chimbita, Yotoco, and V4p0rú . DJ E's E (of Names You Can Trust) will hold it down on the turntables in-between the bands and after the bands. Homemade vegetarian tamales will be provided by the local garden keepers. If you feel so inclined to bring your own food; there will be grills available upon request. Afterparty with DJ P'drito Criollo (of Gogol Bordello). The garden is booze friendly and we'll have plenty for sale.
The People's Garden
Greene Avenue and Broadway, Brooklyn
6p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Twilight in the Garden Free Shadow Puppet Shows
Join us as dusk  in the community gardens of NYC for original fairytales expressed through theatrical narration, live music, and shadow puppetry. Enchanted evenings for the whole family.
Hull Street Garden
145 Hull Street, Brooklyn
Continues at other gardens on SATURDAY and SUNDAY
7p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Rock N Roll Bingo
If you like rock 'n' roll and you're indifferent about bingo then you will absolutely fall in love with Rock N Roll Bingo with tons of prizes and free booze galore.
Sweet Jane's
64-02 68th Avenue and 64th Street, Ridgewood, Queens
8-11p; $free
Continues FRIDAYS
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Cloud Cuckooland
You are cordially invited to Cloud Cuckooland, a dark fairytale conceived and directed by Djahari Clark (Desert Sin), with lyrical text by playwright Matthew Freeman. This beautiful multimedia story is a journey through sight and sound inspired by ancient Greek tragedies, and birds. A story about death and rebirth, performed with dance, puppetry, spoken word, song, and aerial. Cloud Cuckooland centers on a Girl who, upon her death, journeys into a fantasy world where she becomes Queen of the Birds. But her Queendom is contingent on leaving her heart behind a doomed existence the ambiguous birds enjoy to the very end. Wrapped in fairytale magic, Cloud Cuckooland speaks to modern society’s diminishing link to our inner selves while awakening our imagination.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $20-30
Continues through SUNDAY
Stand With Standing Rock Fundraiser
Join us for a fundraiser to #StandWithStandingRock and to contribute to NoDAPL Solidarity. All money will go directly to the Red Warrior Camp and to Indigenous and people of color caravans headed to Standing Rock.
Thousands of Native land and water defenders representing more than 100 tribal nations are currently blockading construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which would carry more than half a million barrels of crude a day over 1,000 miles from the Bakken oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois. Dakota Access has already destroyed sacred Indigenous burial sites and attacked land and water defenders with dogs and pepper spray.
The event will be hosted at Starr Bar, a bar and community-run social justice space in Brooklyn, NY. Join us for a night of cultural resistance, celebration, and fundraising. Say #NoDAPL and help raising awareness and vital resources to contribute to the warriors and water protectors of Standing Rock. AMERINDA is supporting the fundraiser and will hold all proceeds from the night and then disburse them directly to supporting caravans of Native activists traveling to Standing Rock, and to supporting the Red Warrior resistance camp at Standing Rock.
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Brooklyn
8p-midnight benefit, afterparty at midnight; $15 tickets online, $20 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Brooklyn Loves Mountains
I am helping put on a benefit for activism against mountaintop removal and for alternative power and job options for Appalachia. This year, our second, will feature Gangstagrass, the Defibulators, and a big square dance with lessons so everyone can join in. The event will be super fun -- good danceable bands and square-dancing, plus some other activities being planned like a cake walk etc.
Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6p; $22-27
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Pirate Sail: International Talk like a Pirate Day
Shiver me timbers. It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Join us for a late night sail around the Hudson Bay on the good ship Clipper City. Aye, there will be mermaids, burlesque dancers, and live sea chanteys by skull buggery.
This unique interactive theater experience takes place aboard a 150-foot schooner (a real sailing boat). Spend two epic hours on Manhattan's only midnight pirate cruise. Sing along with our seaworthy band of scallywags. Be teased and entertained by our beautiful burlesque dancers, the sexiest sirens that could ever lure you into the deep. A swarthy crew of characters will take you on as a deckhand and you'll hoist a flagon to hidden treasures while bathed in the light of the city's glittering skyline.
Space is limited on this magical experience so purchase your bill of passage as soon as you've gathered enough doubloons. Once you've secured your berth, you can make your experience even more exciting! Dress up, drink heartily and, of course, talk like a pirate. We have hired an exceptional sailing and entertainment crew for your pleasure.
Want to incorporate your bachelor(ette)/ bday party into a unique event. One lucky person will get the chance to incorporate his/her special day into our plot line, get special treatment with flogging and fortune telling and a special pirate toast. 
Clipper City Tall Ship
Slip 2, Battery Park, Manhattan
11p-1a; $40-45
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Me and My Boi
Readings from Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories, edited by Sacchi Green for Cleis Press. A celebration of all things boi, butch, masculine-of- center in those who include lesbian as a part of their identities. Cool bois, hot bois, swaggering bois, shy bois, leather bois, flannel bois, butch daddies and the butches, femmes, mommas,tops, bottoms and even girls next door who wouldn’t have them any other way. Featured readers are Annabeth Leong, Anna Watson, Aimee Herman, Gigi Frost, Dena Hankins, and editor Sacchi Green.
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-9:30p; $10 suggested donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Comedy Book Fair 2016
I’m writing to request a comedy show listing. This show is part of the Brooklyn Book Festival and will take place at Union Hall. There will be stand up, author readings, and dancing along with interactive booths where guests can make personalized bookmarks, complete mad libs and other fun activities all while meeting comedy authors both published and unpublished.
Hosted by Michael Wolf and Colin O'Brien, and Mark Vigeant, the Comedy Book Fair is a tribute to elementary school book fairs. The book fair will not only be a place to check out some of the most hilarious writing in the city, but an immersive comedy experience with live readings, presentations, and your favorite teachers making sure you don't misbehave. Produced by Tara Beppel. Guests include Jim Tews, Josh Johnson, Lorelei Ramirez, Bowen Yang, Brett Davis, Cocoon Central Dance Team, and Reductress.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
2:30-5:30p; $6 online, $8 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ghost Card
A site- and community-responsive dance theater piece by Hassan Christopher and Megan Weaver. Developed over 12 months with the support of FullStop Collective, Ghost Card to present new adaptation incorporating the community stories of Long Island City.
Culture shock. Loss of a parent. Gambling addiction. A psychedelic gnome.  These and other stories will come to life this September in Hassan Christopher and Megan Weaver’s tribute to the mundane and epic moments that occur at tables, in a site-responsive dance theater collage of crowdsourced true stories presented free to the public at Socrates Sculpture Park.
Ghost Card was originally inspired by and premiered upon Allan and Ellen Wexler’s public art sculpture Two Too Large Tables at Hudson River Park. The adaptation of Ghost Card at Socrates Sculpture Park presented on September 17 will be the first of a series of neighborhood-specific adaptations, to be staged throughout the boroughs of New York City. Audience is advised to bring a fully charged smartphone and headphones in order to access the online soundscape that accompanies the performance.
The production will feature Alexander Bianchi, Yuki Fukui, Beth Griffith, Naomi King, Katrina Leung, Lorenzo Sariñana, and Skye Van Rensselaer.  The creative team will include costume designs by enfant gâté, props design by Adam Wile and sound design by Noel Nichols.
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens
2-4p; $free with RSVP
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Home Audio
Join us for this month's installment of our experimental music series happening in a living room in Brooklyn, with visual art by Aviva Novick.  With Dead Language, selections from Tombstones by Michael Pisaro with Gabrielle Herbst (voice), Marilu Donovan (harp), Matthew O'Koren (vibraphone), and Mara Mayer (bass clarinet), and sound artist/composer Lea Bertucci performs her solo tape set. BYOB; snacks provided.
Buy ticket for address, Brooklyn
8p; $5-20
Web Safe 2k16
In February a few friends and I began the short stories project. We asked 216 authors to write short works (216-words-or-less) inspired by the early web, pre-broadband communications, BBSs, ICQ, and most importantly, somehow referencing one of the original 216 web safe colors.
The run of 216 days means we're going to end on Sunday, coinciding with the Brooklyn Book Festival, who have been so kind as to include us in this year's festivities. To celebrate, we're hosting a marathon reading of 40-plus shorts.
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
7p; $free
21 and over
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
The Game Theatre presents Mulholland Mayhem
Mulholland Mayhem is a party game where players assume Tinsel Town roles, including affluent producers, visionary directors, quirky writers, and aspiring actors. Players will create a shared series of events within a dark Hollywood realm. Everyone will be compelled to use social strategy to make the right connections to produce (and be cast into) a feature film. Additionally, beyond team-building the game also features social deduction plot-twists that will pose risks to the various film productions. The Game Theatre designs live role-play events that utilize social science to create an interactive experience where the players shape the story and dictate the outcome.
Lovecraft Bar
50 Avenue B, Manhattan
6p; $25 advance tickets only
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Secret Speakeasy
The Museum has some wonderful themed shows and new items this fall. Scroll down to see what themes you like and check out the new things and numerous shows. The next Secret Speakeasy is in Soho NYC and the theme is Prohibition. With 16mm films, vinyl music DJ'ed, drinks and food, cool antiques demo'ed nurses with prohibition prescriptions.
Teachers and event gurus: The Museum has sooo many new items and themed exhibitions in nearly every subject from science to history to music to photography and more that we can bring to your school or event email or call. We have some great themes listed below like Eureka! The history of invention, the Windup Circus, the 16mm Sing-A-Long and other 16mm festivals like music, jazz, animation, space, and WW2, the History of Communication, the 3D VHS fest, also science, suffragettes, WW2 and cold war antiques, and any era of history -- and even math and music.
The Bitcoin Center
25 Cleveland Place NYC, by Spring and Lafayette, Manhattan
6p; $?
212 274 8757
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Second Annual Chicken Sh*t Bingo
Bushwick City Farm -- an all-volunteer-run farm and gathering space -- is hosting our second annual fundraiser. Come enjoy a delightful day of music, drinks, and Chicken Sh*t Bingo -- win cash prizes and gift certificates from local businesses. Plus: face painting, Cargo Bike hay rides, and a piñata.
How does Chicken Sh*t Bingo work? We feed our chickens a sumptuous meal and let them loose on a life-size game board. Attendees buy squares (two for $5!), and wait for the birds to do their business. If your square is deemed defecation-worthy, you win an awesome prize. Thanks for considering your local urban farm.
Bushwick City Farm
354 Stockton Street, at Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn
J,M,Z to Myrtle Broadway station
1-7p; $5-$10 suggested, no one turned away
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Honktober Fest Kickoff Fundraiser
Help us bring music back to the Street. Join us as we blow our own horns. Enjoy an afternoon of music, dance lessons, food, and drink. Reverberate in the joy of all that is brass and beautiful. It's time to kick-start Honk NYC and we need your help. Your donation gets you drinks, live music, dance lessons, and Octoberfest Goodies.
Featuring MC Fräulein Jennifer Harder, live music by the Bee's Knees, live music by Sweet Soubrette, saw and song by Tine Kindermann, and sound by Edwin Santiago Pupa.
168 Avenue B, Manhattan
$sliding scale donation at the door and 100 percent ges to musicians
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Peace Bike Ride
Special September peace bike ride includes bike tour of Governors Island. At 1p we get on Governors Island Ferry – the ferry to Governors Island.
Meet at 1 Bowling Green, in front of the National Museum of the American Indian, Manhattan
11a; $2 for the ferry, or free with a NYC ID
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Smiling Hogshead Ranch Harvest Festival
Welcome in the harvest season and participate in our first fundraising event in over a year. Culinary workshops, games, and crafts, Hogshead Kitchen Workshops, and Opossum Grove Workshops. Plus community cook-off and dinner and live music.
All proceeds raised will support the Ranch including paying our annual insurance fees, supporting school tours of the garden, constructing a greenhouse for season extension, and developing a new community tool lending library we hope to roll out in 2017.
Smiling Hogshead Ranch
25-30 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Force Majeure Vaudeville
With world beat box champion Kaila Mullady, queen of no-holds-barred burlesque Darlinda Just Darlinda, Big Apple Circus clown Joel Jeske, BrukUp dancer Sir Real, Teutonic tale-teller Gregor of Berlin, juggler Brian Buugeng, stage panther Eden Atencio, and MC Tanya Solomon.
The Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, at Troutman, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
7:30p door, 8p show; $10 advance, $15 door
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
No. 1 Iterations
Presenting a pop-up recording studio as functional sculpture, a double cassette album release, and a complex network of conceptual research, Iterations is an investigation into the production of recorded media in the age of digital plasticity. Gallery visitors are invited to participate in a call for realizations and record during installation hours, to be featured as part of the subsequent tape release by Gold Bolus Recordings. Other processes on display explore methodologies for the creation of media that exists as both infinitely reproducible form and procedurally unique content. Drawing equally from Walter Benjamin's conception of aura and Brian Eno's writings on generative music, these systems will culminate in an evening length performance intended to highlight the works included in Iterations as the confluence of event, artifact and documentation.
Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
1-7:30p installation, 8p performances; $free and
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Druid Underground Film Festival presents:
Animation Showcase Double Feature
With a best of DUFF Animation Showcase and Bruce Bickford’s CAS’L. DJ Drew Redmond and his guest of the week will be spinning wild ass bizarro rock 45s before and after the screenings.
Knockdown Center
52 19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens
8-11p; $5
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Endless Summer Pool Party
Soaked. Sunkissed. Day Buzzed. Summer will last forever and ever and ever if we really want it to ... so we've fully committed making this an Endless Summer and are having another Pool Party (Mostly because the first one was too amazing to do only once, and the weather is still gorgeous just like you).
We're installing a massive real pool with real water and real good times in our beautiful yard. Endless Summer Style. Beach Days for Life. With massages and sunscreen station, boozy popsicle, inflatables, floaties, and life guards. Costume suggestions: spandex everything, Hamptons chic, vintage bikinis, synchronized swimming, Michael Phelps, Bay Watch, scuba divers, dude with Speedo, lady with Speedo, Speedos for everyone.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
2-8p; $free
21 and over
Rendering Unconscious
Automatic poetry inspired by chance, dreams, fantasies and other workings of the unconscious.
The Delancey
168 Delancey, Manhattan
8p doors, 9p poetry; $free
Secret Science Club
Take the plunge. Just returned from exploring undersea canyons and corals with the deep-diving Alvin research submarine, marine biologist Mercer Brugler shares secrets of the seafloor.
Cruise with Dr. Brugler as he explores the unusual and beautiful life-forms that thrive on the ocean floor. Dive to ocean depths where no light penetrates and chemicals bubbling up from cold seeps fuel strange ecosystems and undersea microbes convert methane into food via "chemosynthesis."
An evolutionary biologist specializing in the deep sea, black corals, and anemones, Mercer Brugler is assistant professor at City Tech-CUNY and research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. In addition to two deep dives in the storied Alvin, he has participated on several missions with deep-diving remote-operated research vehicles. Dr. Brugler is one of the only people on Earth to have visited Bear Seamount, a 100-million-year-old extinct undersea volcano.
Before and after: Quench your thirst with our grog of the night, the Strange Blue World; groove to deep-sea shanties; stick around for the waves of questions and answers.
Bell House
149 7th Street, between 2nd and 3rd avenues, Brooklyn
7:30p; $free
21 and over
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
The Prose Bowl
Autumn is almost upon us, Prose Bowlers, so make like a tree and ... come read some flash fiction. If you're a writer, bring us 900 words of flash fiction, and we'll give you some snappy feedback from our judges and -- if you win -- a prize of indeterminate shape, size, value, and function. If you're not a writer, come have a beer and watch us award the aforementioned prize, but not before you laugh, cry, or gasp at some great work from emerging writers. Know a writer who's on the fence about performing their work? We're the place to go. The safest of spaces. Bring them along. Whether you bring a word, a recruit, or just you, we hope to see you there.
Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $free
Bring Your Own Film
A monthly film and video open mic screening where filmmakers and artists working in moving images can bring in finished pieces or works in progress. It's a friendly and informal space where people share and talk about each other's work. Join us to drink cheap beer, meet new people, and watch some cool film and video projects. If you have a project you'd like to share, bring it. First come first served, no need to contact us ahead of time, just show up with your film. Any film, any digital format, 10 minutes or under.
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p screening
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
A Drinking Game NYC presents:
A League of Their Own
What is A Drinking Game? It's a live staged reading of one of your favorite movies turned into an interactive drinking game. It's a party. Talented actors perform cult classics for a live audience. One night only. A new show every month. Each movie comes with a list of buzz words and phrases -- when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks. The actors are in on the fun, too. Plus, when someone says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink. So as the evening progresses, the show’s bound to get a little wacky. Bar inside the theater. Audience participation is encouraged. Please drink and laugh responsibly.
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
8p; $8 advance, $10 door
21 and over
Hoo-Doo Harvest Moon: A Freak-Folk Cabaret
Something weird is in the wind. A feast of enchanted curiosities to celebrate the autumn equinox. Featuring theatre, music, dance, poetry, performance art, film, fairytales, myth, and magic. An exceptional experience of the inexplicable curated and hosted by Jacquelyn Marie Shannon, with performances by:
Act 1 (8p): Roberto Lezzles, Stephanie Guedalia, Spencer Arthur Hanvik and Garrett Miller (Confetti Armor), Rebecca Lloyd-Jones, Jamie Lerner, Chris Carlone, and Nathan Dufour Oglesby (SirKn8).
Act 2 (9:30p): Leah Marie Beltran, Jonathan Kopp, John Gross, Darcey Leonard, Gregory Alexander, Jason Trachtenberg, Lindsee Lonesome, and Omer Gal and Jacquelyn Marie Shannon (Cookie Tongue).
The Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, Manhattan
8-11:30p; $10-20 sliding scale
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Bushwick's Got Talent
The first ever Bushwick’s got talent. Celebrity judges. Fake buzzers. Real prizes. Crazy talent. This cutthroat show has it all. Join us as we find the next hottest, freshest most incredible performers imaginable, right here in Bushwick. We’re seeking entertainers of every kind to give it your all, show us your best (or worst), and shine like the star you really are as you compete for the cash prize of $500 and a poppin red cruiser bicycle.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
21 and over
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Drumming in the Dark
Autumn is right around the corner and New York’s own Urban Shaman, Donna Henes, is getting ready to mark the changing of the seasons as she has done for the past 40 years. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately known, will say goodbye to summer and "call in the fall" at a rousing sunset celebration on the first day of the season.
Grand Army Plaza Bailey Fountain
Flatbush and Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
2 and 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza station
6:30p; $free
718 857 1343
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
An interactive installation on the night of the equinox, about how we connect through our six senses, by performance artist Barbara Ann Michaels. Artist in Residence at Unarthodox, Performance Artist Barbara Ann Michaels makes performances and environments in which people have connective and transformational experiences. She works at the nexus of love, art, and comedy. Bring friends. Make friends.
547 West 27th Street, Suite 300, Manhattan
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
The Slow Dance
From 60s soul to 70s ballads, Mark Pagán and Rommel Wood present a throwback eve of slow dancing and classic 45s. Held on the rooftop of Our Wicked Lady, come spend your first evening of autumn close-up with your squeeze, soon-to-be squeeze, or just-met squeeze. With DJ sets by Amanda McCleod, Mark Pagán, and Rommel Wood. Plus a special Santo and Johnny live music set by Kyle Tigges.
Our Wicked Lady
153 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
8-11p; $5 suggested
* Rubulad, September 24
* Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference, October 7-9
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.
***** SPACES *****
* Rubulad has two art studios and one soundproof shipping container music studio available now at our new place in Bushwick, right in between the Jefferson and Morgan stops. Studios come with a rad garden huge shared outdoor space. Asking $750-800 per month with a one-month deposit. Also, we're leaving an 800 square foot storage space in DUMBO.  We can refer anyone who's interested. chris]at]
***** MONEY *****
* Are you ready for the party to become something more? We are in the midst of grabbing up a piece of land upstate NY near Woodstock to make it our gypsy compound and festival grounds. We will be able to do so much more: No crazy NYC restrictions. We're an anarchist community with 18-acres which is mostly communal with a few common sense rules. Three-nine families can be parked-up on the land or build a little something. We want this to be a place for everyone and be an affordable artist/traveler resort type thing. Think Asian or Latin American hostels with a Burning Man twist, New York style. We'll do small festivals and fairs, they're more intimate anyway, plus this will be our home so we don’t want anything too big, just a really good party once in a while. Please help fund this project: and
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]
***** Plastic Houses *****
"In Bogota approximately 750 tons of plastic waste is thrown into the landfill, of which only 100 tons are being recycled. We are making 100 homes out of the plastic in the landfill, giving value to something that has no market." Conceptos Plasticos’s model home can be put together in only five days by four people who need no previous building experience. The houses are assembled without using any type of adhesive, requiring only a hammer. This makes them portable houses that can be disassembled easily in order to transport and reassemble. "We don’t charge per square meter built, but by kilogram of plastic processed." One 40 square meter home costs approximately $130 per square meter built, or $5200."
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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 always unsolicited and unedited.
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]
Overheard in Brooklyn in an elevator. September 2016. Woman in her 30s to her husband, mid-sentence:
-- "Tie your shoe."
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]
Printmaking for Preservation
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.
Printmaking is a great way to distribute your artwork and idea. Join the Proletarian Printing Press, a mobile art making collective, for a beginners printmaking workshop. We will get our hands dirty making linoleum block prints.
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 multi-media printing press. This workshop is free, all materials are provided, and no prior experience is necessary.
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
noon-3p; $free
Deep House Yoga
DJ George Faya and instructor Julie Serow (Laughing Lotus NYC) lead you through an hour of vinyasa flow accompanied by deep house grooves. Reach your bliss. Free refreshments courtesy of Revive Kombucha. Stay for brunch and bottomless mimosas.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
noon-1p; $20
Full Moon Yoga
Come practice the calming energy of the Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutations) under the full moon on the Brooklyn Waterfront. All levels are welcomed and the class is free/donations based with all donations going towards the Swale Project, a moving/floating garden a work of the artist Mary Mattingly to bring awareness to the need to bring public gardens to people which is now against the law in the state of New York.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 6, Brooklyn
8:30p; $donation
Live From Miskatonic: Jack Ketchum in Conversation
Stephen King called him ''the scariest guy in America.'' And so we kick off Miskatonic NYC with a bang as a titan of horror fiction, Jack Ketchum (Off Season, The Girl Next Door, The Lost, Red) joins us for our first event at the Morbid Anatomy Museum for an in-depth look at his work and adaptations to the screen, moderated by film writer, programmer and Miskatonic Institute founder Kier-La Janisse.
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424-A 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
7-10p; $12
Drink and DrawBots
Join us for a night of drinking and creating machines that draw and paint. Successfully make a DrawBot art-generating machine and your hands will be free for more--you guessed it--drinking.
Open Source Gallery
306 17th Street, Brooklyn
7:30-10p; $20 suggested donation
Radical Mycology
Join author Peter McCoy for a workshop on the growth of Radical Mycology from an obscure zine to grassroots fungal advocacy movement. Peter will cover the history and inspirations that have shaped the evolution of Radical Mycology over the last decade—from the impacts of past and contemporary activist movements to the direct actions of the fungi themselves—and which directions the project is currently growing. The evening will conclude with each participant making their own mushroom cultivation kit for growing mushrooms at home.
Interference Archive
131 8th Street, Brooklyn
7p; $5 suggested donation
Drawing and Knowledge
In this course, students will explore the practice of drawing as a powerful language of questioning. We will locate this investigation within art history, looking at drawing's heritage as a tool to examine, critique, appreciate and order our perceivable world, and in doing so, create space for something wholly new. Class presentations and studio-based projects will introduce students to drawing’s deeply interdisciplinary significance as a medium: from the first recorded marks of cave paintings, to Galileo’s drawings of the moon, these examples and others will help us consider the uniquely human impulse to draw what we perceive, and the meaningful questions that lay at the heart of our creative practices.
Abrons Art Center
466 Grand St, Manhattan
September 27-November 1, 6:30-9:30p; $200 for 6 sessions
Wound Dwelling: Writing and Stitching the Survivor Body(ies)
What is the physicality of a wound? What types of loss feel nearly impossible to come back from?  Can we dive into the wound, the loss: excavate and unearth it? In this class we will focus on survival and survivorhood; what it looks and feels like to live beyond traumatic experiences.  Reading work by Arianne Zwartjes, Bhanu Kapil, Melissa Febos, Amber Dawn, Chris Abani, TC Tolbert, Claudia Rankine, T. Fleischmann, Kazim Ali (and so many more) and working with theory and visual art (embroidery and performance artists) we will generate our own written body of work as we consider how embodied practice(s) (like writing and stitching) can  support our writing from the body and through trauma. We will also work on translating the writing into embroidery pieces and will use embroidery as an active meditation.
Abrons Art Center
466 Grand St, Manhattan
September 29 - November 17, 7-9p; $200 for 8 sessions
Students get a solid command of a projection mapping software, MadMapper, and a live visual software, Modul8, to create their own projection mapping installations.
47 Great Jones Street, Manhattan
October 1-2, 12-6p; $375 early bird registration
Just Like That: Embodied Knowledge and Political Movement
Dancing (at parties and clubs, in the studio, on stage, or in ritual spaces) can be incredibly useful to the work done in the struggle for social justice. It can be a powerful tool in street actions and collective decision-making, for example. In this course, we will consider ''the choreography of social movements,'' articulating movement our bodies already know, and work to develop this knowledge as a way of getting concrete things done. We'll try out street tactics for confrontational situations; collaborative approaches to bodily presence in public space that trouble the line between symbolic and material impact; somatic strategies for staying connected to ourselves and our aims; and improvisational tools to cultivate non-verbal group communication and decision making.  No previous formal dance training or organizing experience is required - we will move, talk about moving, look at other movers, and work deeply with the embodied knowledge present in each participant as well as report-backs from research visits to dance floors and demonstrations -- including one group field trip. Dress comfortably.
Abrons Art Center
466 Grand Street, Manhattan
October 5 - November 16, 7-9p; $200 for eight sessions
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