nonsensenyc: 10.7 to 10.13

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 10.7 to 10.13
Date: October 7th 2016
* The Hidden Valley: Two-Day Multimedia Festival, Brooklyn
* Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics -- A 10-Year Anniversary Party, Manhattan
* New American Comedy, Manhattan
* Dirty Work at the Wax Works, Brooklyn
* Femverse, Manhattan
* Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Manhattan
Saturday, October 8
* Day Terror Dirt Bath: Bushwick DIY Noisefest, Brooklyn
* Flashbulb, Brooklyn
* Machines in Music, Queens
* Invitation to Love Live, Queens
* Art in Odd Places, Manhattan
* The 2016 BWAC Fall Art Shows, Brooklyn
* The Hidden Valley: Two-Day Multimedia Festival, Brooklyn
* Show / Tell Show, Brooklyn
* ALT/Future: A Video Screening on Swale by Biome Arts, Brooklyn
Sunday, October 9
* Goatstock, New Jersey
* Rhythmic Fall, Williamsburg
* Procession, Manhattan
Monday, October 10
* Nosferatu, Brooklyn
* Linguist and Author John McWhorter With Words on the Move, Manhattan
Tuesday, October 11
* Real, Scary History, Williamsburg
Wednesday, October 12
* Dreamcast, Brooklyn
Thursday, October 13
* Swordraiser 11: Snowden Siberia, Brooklyn
* spaces
* Women's Day Off
* A little distance
* Radical Mycology
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 Also: We make a lot of mistakes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
Rainstorm in sunlight
The Hidden Valley: Two-Day Multimedia Festival
Wild Embeddings and Pulsar are pleased to present the Hidden Valley a two-day multimedia festival that will occur Friday and Saturday at Last Fronter NYC. The Hidden Valley is a parallel world made up of dark matter that does not interact with the electromagnetic forces with which we are familiar. Friday will be an extended evening of video art by Narcissister, Dominika Ksel, Katie Cercone, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, and Rude Ink; in addition to a lecture and discussion on the topic of le petit mort by Dr. Al Cummins; as well as performance art by Thomas Albrecht, Andrew Braddock and Nina Yhared visiting from Mexico. Saturday evening will be a celebration of live music, performance art, video projection, and interactive ritual by Wild Torus, Rudi Salpietra from Italy, Huisi He, Ghost in Salad, Domestique, Katarina Kubik, Amy Mills, Zilmrah, and Godxss that segues into a dance party DJ'd by J Slusher. Brace yourself for a truly life-changing experience.
Last Frontier NYC
520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
G train to Greenpoint Avenue station
Continues SATURDAY
7:30p; $7-12
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics -- A 10-Year Anniversary Party
This Friday evening, please join us for an enchanting celebration of our 10th year in a beautiful church in Chelsea. We are delighted to be hosted by Church of the Holy Apostles, which features soaring ceilings, stained glass, and a majestic pipe organ.
Like our old friends at Judson Memorial Church, Holy Apostles in unique in its pewless layout, which allows us to fill the hall with rugs and pillows for the best enjoyment of our musical performances: Michael T.C. pipe organ, Jason Lindner's oscillations, keyboards, bass, and synthesizers, Haleh Liza and Matt Kilmer, vocals and percussion. Bar service by Jeff Stark; Mediterranean cuisine and elixirs by Dilara Erbay of Abracadabra Brooklyn.
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue, Manhattan
7:30-11:30p; $20
Conference continues through SUNDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
New American Comedy
The New American Comedy collective comes to Cake Shop with comedians Patti Harrison, Catherine Cohen, Gabe Smith, Steven Markow Lucy Randall and ClickHole's Dan Abromowitz. Hosted by Irene Fagen Merrow there will also be sets by musicians Long Neck and Band Practice.
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
8p; $8
914 261 3199
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Coney Island Usa's Funhouse Philosophers presents:
Dirty Work at the Wax Works
Coney Island's original Halloween extravaganza is one of the smartest and best spook shows in all of New York City. Dirty Work at the Wax Works is a demented story told by the 1970s Night Watchman of Coney Island's infamous Presidential Wax Works. If you take his after hours, crack pipe smoking, hallucinated tour though the Hall of Presidents, don't be too shocked or offended, if you hear excessive swearing and encounter excessive graphic violence including A Shooting Gallery Re-Enactment of the Kennedy assassination, zombies eating Richard Nixon's brain and a Funeral interrupted by a Booger hanging off of George Washington's nose. Dirty Work at the Wax Works is October's perfect mash-up of Halloween Horror and Horrifying Presidents. Vote for our Creepiest Carny Ever. Or Vote for our League of Zombie Fighting Creepshow Commanders in Chief. Vote for the Worst Presidents and Best Halloween Ever. Come see what the New York Press called "not only the best and wildest haunted house in town, but the smartest as well." Directed by Dick D. Zigun. Starring Nikos Brisco, Zero Boy, and Patrick Salazar.
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $20
718 372 5159 ext. 112
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Some Universe presents:
A multicultured-non denominational-feminist-queer supernova comedy showcase (characters, sketch, song, dance, drag, etc.) that explores what it means to be female, identify as female, or view the female experience from the outside in. We want to celebrate and give space to creatives to express and grow through art and community and more importantly discuss the issues in whichever manner you feel comfortable discussing said issues.
Reckless Theater
527 West 29th Street, Manhattan
10p; $5
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
Written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, the show 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 twenty-nine 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.
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $19 pre-sale, $13 plus the roll of a die at the door
Day Terror Dirt Bath: Bushwick DIY Noisefest
Day Terror Dirt Bath is a day-long extravaganza at the silent barn featuring workshops, skill shares, community discussions, and music. Everything is centered on DIY, noise, punk, queer, creative culture in NYC. All are welcome who are aligned with one or many of those elements. This is a safe space, accountability is required of all who attend.
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
2p; $10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
All ages
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
An exhibition of seven performances involving sound, projection, and duration that relate to memory, particularly the contracting accuracy or inaccuracy of histories and how those affect our reality. With Jose Garza, Valerie Kuehne, Judith G. Levy, Luke Mannarino, Cris Schayer, Kledia Spiro, and Nathan Wyrick. Guest-Curated by Cris Schayer.
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
7p; $pay what you can
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Machines in Music
Machines in Music is a free two-day modular synthesizer exhibition that brings together users and makers for hands-on exploration, discussions, and performance. Last year’s conference hosted 24 modular synthesizer companies from around the world, attracting the attention of beginners and experienced synthesizer users alike. This year’s event is co-curated by Verbos Electronics and Control, and will allow even more participants to meet industry professionals and test out new modules.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens
8:30p-midnight; $15
Continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Invitation to Love Live
Invitation to Love Live is a show in which exes Alicia Camden and Nate Waggoner host comedic and musical performances, then give unqualified answers to audience members' anonymous romance advice questions with help from the guests. Guests will be Branson Reese, Madonna Refugia, Charles Sanchez, and Sawyer Camden.
QED Astoria
27-16 23rd Avenue, Queens
N and Q trains to Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard station
3:30p; $5
347 451 3873
***** Also on SATURDAY ******
Art in Odd Places
AIOP 2016 uses the activist history of Union Square and 14th Street as the underpinning for artist-initiated conversations and critiques of race. An early goal was to generate and juxtapose alternatives to the dominant narrative of struggle that is often at the center of anything race-d. In order to encourage critical thinking and extract ideas and underlying presumptions, we asked the creative community the following: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? With over a 100 responses, race became an umbrella under which artists thought through notions of security, intimacy, bureaucracy, resistance, class, heritage, mobility, value, mythology, and commodity.
14th Street, between Hudson and East rivers, Manhattan
1-4p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition presents:
The 2016 BWAC Fall Art Shows: Brooklyn Is, Up Against the Wall, The Really, Really Affordable Art $how, and Grand Installations
The Fall Group Art Shows in BWAC’s funky Civil War-era warehouse gallery on Red Hook’s scenic pier are filled with 25,000 square feet of art in all mediums, in a wide variety of styles, and in four distinctly different exhibits: Brooklyn is ... a narrative show of some 200 artists; Art in Clay 4, exhibiting the power of clay to say almost anything; the really really Affordable Art Show, a juried show where really, really great bargains are to be found, and Grand Installations -- very different yet all dramatic installations interspersed throughout the galleries.  Multiple special events are planned for every single day of the show.  It’s jam-packed with concerts in many music genres as well written word programs which aim to celebrate and savor the wondrous variety of local wordsmiths. Today: jazz guitarist Sasha Kolontyrsky at 2p, and Learning Curves,  an installment by educators, in reading series the Word Cabaret.
481 Van Brunt, door 7, Brooklyn
1-6p; $free
Continues SUNDAY
718 596 2506
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Hidden Valley: Two-Day Multimedia Festival
Wild Embeddings and Pulsar are pleased to present the Hidden Valley a two-day multimedia festival that will occur Friday and Saturday at Last Fronter NYC. The Hidden Valley is a parallel world made up of dark matter that does not interact with the electromagnetic forces with which we are familiar. Friday will be an extended evening of video art by Narcissister, Dominika Ksel, Katie Cercone, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, and Rude Ink; in addition to a lecture and discussion on the topic of le petit mort by Dr. Al Cummins; as well as performance art by Thomas Albrecht, Andrew Braddock and Nina Yhared visiting from Mexico. Saturday evening will be a celebration of live music, performance art, video projection, and interactive ritual by Wild Torus, Rudi Salpietra from Italy, Huisi He, Ghost in Salad, Domestique, Katarina Kubik, Amy Mills, Zilmrah, and Godxss that segues into a dance party DJ'd by J Slusher. Brace yourself for a truly life-changing experience.
Last Frontier NYC
520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
G train to Greenpoint Avenue station
7:30p; $7-12
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Show / Tell Show
It's a mix of show and tell and stand up comedy with drink tickets, surprises, sets from some of the funniest comedians in New York, plus a $20 cash prize to the best show and teller in the audience. Bring something weird, bizarre, scary, smelly, wild, or unique and talk about it for 1-2 minutes in front of the audience for your chance to win. Plus stand up by Brandon Scott Wolf, Kevin Froleiks, Stephen Rubino, Matt Leary, Emily Winter, Michael Joyce and Niles Turner.
Over the Eight
594 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
ALT / Future: A Video Screening on Swale by Biome Arts
ALT / Future is a screening of short documentary video pieces intersecting themes of ecology, technology, food justice, and alternative systems of food, energy, and water. ALT / Future is part of Biome Arts' Eco_Hack 2016 event series taking place aboard Swale, a floating public forest of edible and medicinal plants by Mary Mattingly
Onboard Swale (floating food forest)
Docked at Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
8p; $free with RSVP
It's Life in a Blender vs. Goats. The band will playing the second annual Goatstock in the great old Jersey City cemetery. Goats manicure the grounds and will be out in full force. There are many other boffo bands -- plus food and drink and tours of the crypts.
There will be mini-tours thru out the day; take home fresh veggies from our plentiful bounty grown in our award-winning A.N.G.E.L.S. Garden; learn about our All-Volunteer Cemetery Preservation Mission, our 4-H Youth Urban Farm Club, and come kiss the Goats so long for the season. There will be extra Goats on hand too to feed, pet.
Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery
435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
4p; $?
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Rhythmic Fall
Outdoor block party Hangry Garden. Music by Sta7ck and DJ Boogie. With art, food, drinks, corn hole, shuffleboard, and foosball.
510 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L train to Bedford Avenue station
5-10p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Premiere underground, dark dance, gothic music monthly. All Your Sisters is a post-punk darkwave duo from San Francisco. Their debut album, Modern Failures was released 2014. Procession is a monthly event organized by DJs Mark Knight and Joe Hart, and was founded in 2015. The parties are renowned for carefully curated song selections, copious amounts of fog, softcore sado-masochistic projections, and illumination by candlelight.
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street, between Delancey and Broome streets, Manhattan
10p; $10
21 and over with ID
Kick off the Halloween season with a special house show featuring the Invincible Czars performing their original score for the silent film Nosferatu (1922). Considered the most important vampire picture of the silent era, Nosferatu tells the story of a young man from the peaceful village of Wisborg sent to sell a piece of property to the mysterious Count Orlok.
The Invincible Czars are an adventurous, eclectic band from Austin. They make music for thinkers, geeks, nerds, and seekers of all things in the other category. The group has come to operate more like an arts collective in recent years with seasonal material, a rotating cast that revolves around a core group and  ambitious projects that most rock bands would never think to try.
136 Lawrence Street, second floor, Brooklyn
8-9:30p; $10 suggested donation, BYOB.
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Secret Science Club North presents:
Linguist and Author John McWhorter With Words on the Move
Are you literally driven mad by imprecise word usage? Are you flustrated by neologisms, or are you language fluid? Do you cringe at mispronunciations, or are they LOL chill? Are emojis words?
Think the friction between red states and blue states is rough? Try checking out the culture wars over "proper English." Linguist and master observer of American culture, John McWhorter examines and parses our shape-shifting language in this special talk coinciding with the release of his new book Words on the Move -- and explores why some of the tensions over Lingua Americana may be central to our identities and views about culture and race in America.
John McWhorter is a linguist and professor at Columbia University. He writes for Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Root, Politico, the New Republic, and the Atlantic, and he is a frequent guest on NPR, CNN, and MSNBC. Before and after: cocktails, language quiz, wordplay-inspired tunes, questions and answers.
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, Manhattan
7:30p doors, 8p show; $25, $15 tickets with code SECRET15
all ages
The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies presents:
Real, Scary History
The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies is proud to present a series of free lectures designed to both entertain and enlighten. We meet each month to discuss historical topics that you probably knew at one point but don’t remember anymore. Plus, there will be drink specials.
Halloween is approaching and the annual Scary SASS is upon us. Join us for three spooktacular history lectures even more haunting than that Tinder date who ghosted. The Evening's Talks Include the History of Superstitions, Herman Göring: Evil Art Lover, and the History of Human Fear.
The Bedford
110 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p doors, 7:30p lectures; $free
The best monthly showcase of emerging musicians and comedians, Dreamcast features musicians Soccer Mommy, gobbinjr and Thanks for Coming, and comedian Chandler Moses and performance artists Jennifer Vanilla and Lorelei Ramirez. Hosted, of course, by the comedian Zach Mandeville.
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $8
914 261 3199
Swordraiser 11: Snowden Siberia
Join Letter of Marque for live performances, dancing, games, raffles and all the Dirty Russians you can handle. LoM's legendary party series returns with Swordraiser 11: Snowden Siberia. Grab your furry hats, sexy snow skirts, and Sputnik the night away. The fun don't stop until the NSA shuts us down. Live music from Chicago’s 15-member horn band Environmental Encroachment. Our mission is to make art a cultural necessity by creating approachable theater offered at little or no cost to our audiences. Live music, DJ, dancing, and raffles from 9p to late.
G&S Loft
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8:30p show; $free with RSVP, $10 door, $20 all you can drink beer
* Honk NYC Festival, October 11-15
* Rubulad and Honk NYC Present Brass-tastic Blowout, October 15
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 *****
* Looking for studio mate to help run event space and project art space De-Construkt Projekts located in Red Hook. Share 2,600 square foot loft space that includes large private room available for six month lease with the potential to stay longer. The loft includes a working darkroom, skylights, hardwood floors, modern bathroom, storage space, lots of light, and ample street parking. Information: Photos Contact projekts]at]
* 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]
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]
***** Women's Day Off *****
"Protesting a recent proposal to completely ban abortion in Poland, tens of thousands of women went on strike Monday, boycotting school, work, and household chores. The Polish protests were inspired by a 1975 strike in Iceland, in which 90 percent of Iceland's women refused to do office and house work. The day served as a powerful symbol of a woman's power -- and the fact that without them, society would come to a standstill. Just two days after the Black Monday strikes in Poland, the proposed abortion ban is in a state of collapse."
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 at
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 New York. October 2016. Woman in her late 20s:
-- "I have a good relationship with my parents ... when I am far."
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]
Radical Mycology Convergence
The RMC is a weekend long event consisting of workshops, presentations, and various mycoremediation installations. Beyond the skills shared, the RMC also works to build a community among like-minded mycophiles (aka mushroom lovers) and community-based Earth healers to collaborate on remediation and restoration projects during and after the RMC.
The RMC organizers feel strongly that these skills need to be shared and we want to make information on the fungi and their unique healing abilities accessible and tangible for as many people as possible. By creating an encouraging and welcoming space we hope to ''be-mushroom'' all who attend in an effort to bring about greater planetary health.
We would like to invite anyone interested in participating in this event to come and learn, help out, or teach! The RMC is family friendly, non-discriminatory, and is donation-based to provide open access to people of all backgrounds.
147 Old Forge Road, Wingdale, NY
times vary; $50-$300, no one turned away
Dyeing With Flowers
In this class, students will learn about the basic processes of dyeing fabric with natural materials. We will discuss the history and current practices of using natural dyes and create our own fabric designs using flowers. Students will also learn the basics of hand-sewing and plan a project for their dyed fabric.
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
6-9p; $free
Mutilated Bodies and Militant Nostalgia in Shakespeare’s Henry V
Henry V is one of William Shakespeare’s most war-oriented English history plays. It is obsessed with broken bodies, memory and the question of what will be remembered after a war ends. In his famous St. Crispin’s Day speech before the battle of Agincourt, the king imagines a returned soldier, now old, celebrating the victory at a future feast. But the soldier Williams has another vision of the future. In Act 4, he speaks of a soldierly ghost that will rise up on the Day of Judgment: a thing made out of the body parts of men who died in battle. Both of these moments look to the future -- or to the moment the play is performed—and to the kinds of memories that Agincourt will produce, but they envision memory in vastly different terms. Can Agincourt produce memorials that will celebrate conquest and victory? Will these soldiers be remembered? Or will they simply rot in French soil? 
New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
October 26, 6p; $free
RSVP recommended
Deep House Yoga
DJ George Faya and instructor Jennifer Diaz lead you through an hour of vinyasa flow accompanied by deep house grooves. Reach your bliss. Yoga, loosely translated from its Sanskrit root -- means ''union'' or ''integration'' -- the bringing together of a sound mind and spirit within a sound body. Riding at the forefront of the new health-conscious clubbing movement, DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga is a union of not just the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today’s underground dance music. It brings together the mental and physical benefits of yoga with the spiritual connection we feel to the music we love. Bring your own mat. Mats will be available to use for class for $2.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
October 15, noon-1p; $20
One Minute Mediumship
Learn to be a medium in minutes? Lauren Thibodeau says its possible, and that you don't need to be a Spiritualist to try it out. Lauren has used her teaching techniques with entrepreneurs hoping to sharpen their intuition, artists looking to work their imaginal muscle, and those interested in accessing the unconscious mind. This series of playful exercises and experiments are perfect for anyone who is looking to activate intuition, stimulate creativity or probe the psyche.
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 A Third Avenue, Brooklyn
November 5, 3-5p; $40
NOTE: The ongoing section of Learning runs only on the first Friday of each month.
* Aerial Classes. Open workouts. House of Yes at OM Factory, 873 Broadway, 2nd floor. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; $15.
* Aerial Classes. Hammock and lyra, silk and rope, wire walking, and more. Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn. Six days a week, various times; $25-45.
*Aerial Bungee Class. Exploration of the body and mind as we fly, bounce, and catapult ourselves through space. Immersive Studio, 132 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. Tuesdays, 5:30-7p; $45.
* Bicycle Repair, use tools and stands but do the work yourself. Time's Up, La Plaza Community Garden, corner of 9th Street and Ave C. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30p; $free.
* Black and white and color darkroom classes. Bushwick Community Darkroom, 1087 Flushing Avenue, Unit 106, Brooklyn. Introductory black and white: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9p; Saturday, 3-6p; color: Saturday, noon-2p. $60 for black and white, $40 for color.
* Bodyroll Workout: Unleash your inner flygurl with this 90’s dance aerobics workout class. Klub4Kidz, 159 North 4th St, Brooklyn. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:15p.
* Capoeira, a class that combines music, self-defense, dance, and acrobatics. New York Capoeira Center, 107 Suffolk Street, Manhattan. Monday through Sunday, including morning classes; $20.
* Eizan Ryu JuJitsu, a Japanese JuJitsu martial art school. 214 West 29th Street, Third Floor, Manhattan. Check the schedule; observe a class, take two free.
* Filmmaking Workshops: low-cost, small in size, short in duration, for beginners to advanced, with all equipment provided. DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan.
* Free Yoga. Please come if you are curious, interested, resistant. 417 Pulaski Street, apt 3, Brooklyn, Fridays, 7p; $free.
* Group Ukulele Lessons, bring or borrow a ukulele. Location (Lower East Side) provided with rsvp to yourocknyc]at] First (for beginners) and third (for intermediate) Monday, 2:45-3:45p; first Tuesday (for intermediate), 6-7p; $20 or whatever you can pay.
* Jewelry soldering, ring making, wax series classes. 94 Ninth Street Studio, Brooklyn. Various. $200.
* Karate classes, self-defense-focused, community-minded martial arts. Evening and weekend classes available, first two weeks free. 248 McKibbin Street, basement, Brooklyn 11206. 718.418.9892
* Sleight of Hand and Magic Instruction, pedigreed prestidigitator sharing secrets with serious students, One-on-one instruction by appointment only in Manhattan, $40 per half-hour, contact to schedule: celluflow]at]
* Queer and Trans Yoga. Third Root Community Health Center, 380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn. Sunday, 5-6:30p, and Thursday, 8:15-9:30p; $12.
* Silent DJ Hot Yoga, Qoya, Zumba, and more. Sacred, 197 Clifton Place, Brooklyn. Various.
* Sing a Secret, allows singers and non-singers alike to uncover the power and beauty of their full 5-octave range while developing a deep, emotive connection to their own unique sound. Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St, Manhattan. Every other Saturday, 10a-1p. $free.
* Sword Class NYC, eastern and western sword styles. Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 16th floor, Manhattan. Various.
* Trampoline and classes that mix dance, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and stuntwork. Streb Lab, 51 North First Street, Brooklyn. Check the schedule, 7-8:30p; $25.
* West African Dance Class. P.S. 194 Countee Cullen, 244 West 144th Street, Manhattan. Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7p; $free.
* Women and Trans Bike Repair Workshops, offers space for anyone who identifies as women and/or trans to learn how to fix their bike. Time’s Up Brooklyn, 99 South Sixth Street. Second and fourth Sunday of the month, 1:30-3:30p; $free.
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