nonsensenyc: 10.14 to 10.20

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 10.14 to 10.20
Date: October 14th 2016
* Songs of Monsters in Books, Brooklyn
* No Exit, Brooklyn
* Rhythm of Afrika Dance Party, Brooklyn
* Mad Science Fair, Brooklyn
* Afuego Global Dance Music Party, Brooklyn
* The 90s Sing-Along, Brooklyn
* Dirty Work at the Wax Works, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, October 15
* Rubulad Brass-tastic Blowout, Brooklyn
* Honk for More Gardens, Manhattan
* Ruins of Achelach, Manhattan
* Second Floraissance, Brooklyn
* FearGärden: Haunted Oktoberfest, Brooklyn
* Jazz From the Future, Brooklyn
* Rhinestone Gorilla: Diaspora Be Damned, Brooklyn
* Re:Re:Re:Re: Brooklyn
* Rhinestone Gorilla: Diaspora Be Damned, Brooklyn
* Home Audio, Brooklyn
* Autumn Air Fall Festival, Queens
* 90s Party Featuring Fresh Kids of Bel-Air, Williamsburg
* Game Over: Aliens, Manhattan
* George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Manhattan
* Sick Sad Party 2, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, October 16
* Goldmine, Brooklyn
* Orgasm Bruch Featuring Sarah Barmack, Brooklyn
* You Get a Spoon, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, October 18
* Hoopty Time Machines, Manhattan
* Final Draw-Mania, Manhattan
 
Wednesday, October 19
* Guerilla Science, Brooklyn
* Wild Women of Planet Wongo, Manhattan
* Bring Your Own Film, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, October 20
* Revel's End: A Tempest Dance Party, Manhattan
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* Need dancers for a video
 
Spectre
* Sexual Blackmail in Government
 
Learning
*  Mutilated Bodies and Militant Nostalgia
 
Hands
* Imagine Science Films
 
NOTE: For some navigation help, or an explanation for what this is all about, scroll all the way down to NONSENSE. You can donate to this project at nonsensenyc.com/special. Also: We make a lot of mistakes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
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Songs of Monsters in Books
 
The things that scare us -- the books are full of them. From myth to fairy tales to Edgar Allen Poe, all things that frighten are fodder for song and film and performance at our next show: Monsters of Literature at Hellphone in Bushwick. Grab a signature monster cocktail from the Hellphone bar, evaluate or even enjoy the display of monster-inspired art and performance.  Have responses.  Feel your feelings.  All are permitted at the Monsters of Literature Bushwick Book Club show.  We're not afraid of your feelings or ours.  Okay, maybe a little.
 
Performing: Timothy Dark, John S. Hall, Jessie Kilguss, Jim Andralis, Larry Krone, Charlie Nieland, Susan Hwang, Don Rauf, Cooper Wilhelm, and animated film by Sashko Danylenko.
 
Hellphone
247 Varet Street, enter through the phone booth in Ange Noir Cafe, Brooklyn
8p; $donation
718 821 2459
hellphonebrooklyn.com/
facebook.com/events/681245492023252/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
No Exit
 
Come if you love to dance, stay at home if you don't. This is not a social club. Entry is not determined by your looks, social hierarchy, or how much you can pay to get in. We take drastic steps to ensure the party is a safe space for everyone. No photos are allowed so that the party can be enjoyed without unnecessary surveillance. Anyone experiencing racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, or xenophobia has the right to report it to our security team. Let's believe in the radical possibilites of pleasure. Let's let the dance floor maximize these pleasures for all. Pleasure, after all, is our only exit. No photos. Killer sets by Frankie Teardrop, Tiger Tooth, Volvox, and Taul Paul / Darth Paul.
 
1241 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-6a; $10 cash only
21 and over
residentadvisor.net/promoter.aspx?id=64285
facebook.com/events/1662460957416219/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Rhythm of Afrika Dance Party
 
A tribal and tropical dance party. Music by Sta7ck, Brian Lee Mcccloud, DJ Teddma, DJ C.Boogie, and DJ New York Nick. Hosted by Tracee Owo. Music: African house, deep house, soulful house, tribal house, AfroBeat, African dance music and African diaspora music.
 
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
9p-2a; $10
facebook.com/rhythmofafrika/events/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Treetops presents:
 
Mad Science Fair
 
DJ Pierre, founder of Acid House, coming in to lay down some amazing beats. An absurdist science fair -- project submissions are now closed -- with bizarre performances and more party than you can shake a stick at. Costumes are not mandatory, so don't feel bad if you don't have the time or energy for prep -- just bring your happy A game. Atomically explosive dance party provided all night by DJ Pierre, Pony, Teddy Roosevelt, and Dio Garcia.
 
Science Fair Submission Form: This is your portal for entry into our First Annual Science Fair. Up until now, it was only a small community on a sub-reddit, your therapist and a blindly supportive parent that might have offered room for you to express your pseudo-scientific fanaticism. We actually want you to come with your own science project. Email a description no fewer than four sentences long of your project.
 
House of Yes
2 Wykoff, Brooklyn
10p; $free before 11p with RSVP while supplies last. Bring your smile, your sense of humor, and your rump shaking capabilities.
21 and over
treetopsexperience]at]gmail.com
madsciencefair.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Afuego Global Dance Music Party
 
Tropical bass, Moombahton, cumbia, dancehall, reggaeton, zouk, future reggae, dub, and afro with Bird, Mr. Mefistou, Duro, Modabot, Reme$a, and Self Help.
 
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
11p-4a; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
SecretFormula presents:
 
The 90s Sing-Along
 
The 90s Sing-Along is coming with over two hours of original 90s music videos with all the lyrics projected on the big screen so everyone can sing (and dance) along together.
 
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
9:30p; $10
718 638 4400
unionhallny.com/event/1285725-90s-sing-along-brooklyn/
 
 
***** 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
Continues SATURDAY and SUNDAY
718 372 5159 ext. 112
dzigun]at]coneyisland.com
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 XXXXX
 
 
Rubulad and Honk NYC present:
 
Rubulad Brass-tastic Blowout
 
Live music by Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Environmental Encroachment, Maracatu NY, Hungry March Band, Le Pompier Poney Club, and your MC Tanya Solomon. With DJs Baby K, Shakes, Party Foul 5000, and KAnton. Plus Silent Disco Dancing under the stars in our amazing yard (flat shoes recommended), projections by the Sperm Whale, G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Film Fest, Light Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur,  and honking good barbecue by Kami. Dress Fiesta Wear: parade pomp, Carnavale queens, second-line sinners: get your March Band Geek Freak on.
 
Rubulad
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $10 before 9p, $20 after 9p
rubulad]at]outlook.com
facebook.com/events/1225802070804016/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Honk for More Gardens
 
Join Honk-NYC and More Gardens this Saturday in the Lower East Side. free shows and activities from noon. Featuring Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass, Environmental Encroachment, Le Pompier Poney Club, Kings County Pipes and Drums, Maracatu NYC, Kenny Wollesen and the Tigers, Ricardo Torres and Sambata, plus Maracatu NY Workshop and Scott Kettner Workshop.
 
12-2p: Join us in the Children's Magical Garden for a kid's costumery and props workshop with Calling All Parties, and a Wearable Lighting workshop with T-Tronics, followed by a tour of the gardens led by Aresh Javadi, and visiting artists, Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band (founders of the original Honk Festival in Somerville, Massachusetts, and La Fanfare Invisible from Paris.
 
2p-4p: Drop in to La Plaza Cultural Community Garden for a feast of percussion. Featuring Ricardo Torres and Sambata, the Lower Eastside Girls Club's Seriously Noisy Marching Band, and a workshop at 3p by Scott Kettner of Maracatu New York.
 
3-6p: Tompkins Square Park is the place for all things brassy. Featuring performances by Environmental Encroachment (Chicago), Kings County Pipes and Drums, Kenny Wollesen and the Tigers, and Le Pompier Poney Club making their NYC debut, plus Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band.
 
Starting at Children's Magical Garden.
129 Stanton Street, at Essex and Houston, Manhattan
Noon-2p; $free
honknyc.com/
 
Moving to La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
Southwest corner of 9th Street and Avenue C, Manhattan
2p-4p; $free
honknyc.com/
 
Moving to Tompkins Square Park
1st Avenue and 7th Street, Manhattan
3-6p; $free
honknyc.com/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Ruins of Achelach
 
Michelle Levy summons the serendipitous elements that brought her to this very moment: a déja vu in a field; a religious craving; an overlooked report card that is very, very old; a letter drafted from the sky; a grandmother’s cryptic message; a scotch sour; Poland; and possibly, falafel. Performed at the intersection of premonition, research and reanimation, Ruins of Achelach shares a genealogical mystery as it unfolds. Please come wearing an item that belonged to a grandparent or great grandparent (if available). The event will commence with Leigh Davis's Mother Circle, a short choral piece stemming from Davis's ongoing work with bedside singers: a community of women continuing a lost rite of passage once performed at the thresholds of life.
 
Dixon Place
161 A Christie Street, Manhattan
10p; $15 advance, $18 door
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Second Floraissance
 
Contemporary public debate. A public debate has started: What is the Floraissance? To think we are "Contemporary" still have any sense? Are we living in the moment or cultivating the flowers of tomorrow? Join this public debate and help cultivate it. Sprout up.
 
The corner of 19th Street and 10th Avenue, Brooklyn
5p; $free
floraissance.org
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
FearGärden: Haunted Oktoberfest
 
Filibuster NYC closes out their 2016 Season at the Well with FearGärden, a haunted beer garden mashup combining the best of Halloween and Oktoberfest. Zombie Frauleins wander through the 10,000 square-foot backyard seeking brains instead of beer, demons cook sausages with their fiery breath, all while music fills the air.
 
This is what it would look like if Tim Burton ran Spritzenhaus. Featuring Matty Bomatic, Vosters, and the Senator, 15-piece punk disco brass band funkiest, official afterparty at House of Yes included with ticket, event design by the minds behind Electric Forest VIP: Off the Record Collective, Halloween/Oktoberfest Fusion food.
 
The Well
272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
2-10p, $30 general admission, $40 House of Yes combo tickets
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Jazz From the Future
 
Three bands using technology, multimedia, and a jones for experimentation to pull the jazz tradition into the 21st century. The headliner will be the music and projections group the Azerbaijan A/V Club, who create a unique fusion of concert, silent movie, and hypnotic visual art, a fantastic broadcast from a world where sound came to cinema after narrative had collapsed.
 
Also on the bill is the new group, Petits Machins, who wrap the songbook in shoegaze textures.  Opening the evening is a duet of saxophonist Micah Gaugh and pianist Leon Gruenbaum. 
 
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
theazerbaijanavclub.com/videos.html
 
 
**** Also on SATURDAY ****
 
 
Rhinestone Gorilla: Diaspora Be Damned
 
New York's ragtag army of art school delinquents is back. It's been nearly a year since the ladies of Rhinestone Gorilla bid farewell to one another on the Bizarre stage as two of its own, Lucida Sans and Gemma Stone, said "goodbye to all that" and ventured west, but a little thing like 3,000 miles can't stop Rhinestone Gorilla. The gang is back with an all-new show. Expect striptease and storytelling and feelings and sing-a-longs and dance parties and beautiful young women in love with life and one another clowning around in their underpants. Featuring performances by Angelique A'LaMode, Avian Rush, Bourgie Bourgeois, Bunny Rubbish, Cherry Delight, Dr. Sid Viscous, Fancy Feast, Kinky Demure, a special appearance via telecommute by Gemma Stone, and live music by the Leisurely Wieners.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p show; $10-20 suggested donation
facebook.com/events/592968804216669/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Re:Re:Re:Re:
 
Re: Art Show is a never-ending, ever-changing art show housed within the former workspaces of the old Pfizer building in Bed Stuy. This month you will find artists occupying defunct chemical mixers, emergency showers, and vast product staging areas. Every week the arrangement of artworks takes on a new form, with monthly opening events and performances marking our progress. This week we open Re:Re:Re:Re:, our fourth iteration of the project, featuring Rin Johnson, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Matthew Herrmann, Phaan Howng, Alex Hovet, Bailey Scieszka, Steel Stillman, Stephen Grebinski, Erin Davis, Max C Lee, UV production house (Brad Troemel and Joshua Citarella), Michael Bilsborough, and a participatory bubble-wrap performance by Banrei. We are also pleased to announce the inclusion of a guest curated show-within-a-show, Fatter IRL. Annie Rose has brought together all fat artists to celebrate the labor of fat artists and bodies, featuring Shoog McDaniel, Fatty Spice (Dani Thomas), Chuck Charlotte, PervvyPanda (Lashay Daniels), Daniel Anton Johnson, Jacqueline Mary, Rochelle Brock, Rachele Cateyes, Tawni Staples, Jinhee Kwak (Jin Hee), and a chance to pay homage the image of La'Shaunae Steward.
 
630 Flushing Avenue, fifth floor, Brooklyn
G, J, M trains to Flushing Avenue station
6-10p; $free
reartshow]at]gmail.com
reart.show
 
 
****SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15****
 
 
Rhinestone Gorilla: Diaspora Be Damned
 
New York's ragtag army of art school delinquents is back!  It's been nearly a year since the ladies of Rhinestone Gorilla bid farewell to one another on the Bizarre stage as two of its own, Lucida Sans and Gemma Stone, said "goodbye to all that" and ventured west, but a little thing like 3,000 miles can't stop Rhinestone Gorilla!  The gang is back with an all new show.  Expect striptease and storytelling and feelings and sing-a-longs and dance parties and beautiful young women in love with life and one another clowning around in their underpants.  Featuring performances by Angelique A'LaMode, Avian Rush, Bourgie Bourgeois, Bunny Rubbish, Cherry Delight, Dr. Sid Viscous, Fancy Feast, Kinky Demure, a special appearance via telecommute by Gemma Stone, and live music by the Leisurely Wieners.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30 show
$10-20 suggested donation
facebook.com/events/592968804216669/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY ******
 
 
Home Audio
 
Salon-style house show featuring experimental music, dance, and visual art. Performances by Air Ceremony, Alex Rodabaugh and Andy Kuncl, Laura Arena, and visual art by Lena Takamori. Snacks are provided, please byob.
 
De Construkt Loft Space
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p; $?
artery.is/showcases/home_audio_october_15th
facebook.com/homeaudiobrooklyn
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Autumn Air Fall Festival
 
Free outdoor dance Party on the Waterfront
 
Join Junxion and Turntables on the Hudson for one last outdoor gathering as TOTH celebrates its 18th year of events worldwide. Featuring global DJs 2melo and Nickodemus and Nappy G on percussion. With workshops, dancing, live music, and community building. Food and beverage available for purchase. Family friendly. After party at Paper Factory Hotel.
 
LIC Landing
Hunters Point Park South, Long Island City, Queens
2-10p; $free, but by purchasing a ticket you will gain access to what is coming next with the Junxon and Midnight Society and more (trust us), $10 bus transport $10 to afterparty
jxntoth.eventbrite.com/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
90s Party Featuring Fresh Kids of Bel-Air
 
The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air take the stage, performing the biggest 90s hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. Get ready for the biggest throwback dance party in Brooklyn.
 
The Hall at MP
470 Driggs Avenue, at North 10th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
11p doors, $20
ariel]at]mlpresents.com
facebook.com/events/275103019527351/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Game Over: Aliens
 
This time it's war. Drop your pulse rifles and ready your harsh language the Usual Rejects are back. Following the success of Eternal Con's production of Kali Ma: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, it is time for your favorite staged parody group to bring you
 
Stop your grinning and drop your linen. Follow a ragtag group of colonial marines alongside hardcore Lt. Ellen Ripley and her fierce jawline as they experience a close encounter firsthand. Come join us for some chest-bursting fun. We promise not to screw you over for a percentage.
 
About us: Best uses of cardboard seen in this galaxy. It's a staged parody of all your favorite epic blockbuster movies. Six comedic actors. Every role. Bad accents, costumes, talking dinosaurs, audience participation, trivia, and only the most quotable films. Come join the fun and see your favorite films portrayed like never before. You may even get to be part of the show. This is a staged reading presented as a drinking game.
 
Producer's Club: The Grand
358 West 44th Street, Manhattan
7p; $15
21 and over
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Cinema Under the Influence presents:
 
George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead
 
We are super psyched to show George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead with a live score from Morricone Youth. The horror takes place at the historic firehouse location of DCTV in Chinatown, Manhattan. Famous for enhancing movies with their new, original takes on the soundtracks, Morricone Youth are also releasing their new E.P. on Neon Living Dead Green vinyl, available at the screening. There will be beer, there will be prizes, there will be ... blood.
 
DCTV
87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
8p; $15 includes movie and beer, email ahead of time with Nonsense password for $5 off
cinemaundertheinfluence]at]gmail.com
cinemaundertheinfluence]at]gmail.com
eventbrite.com/e/cui-presents-night-of-the-living-dead-w-morricone-youth-sountrack-tickets-27963569790
facebook.com/events/127324434394219/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Sick Sad Party 2
 
The wedding rave reception for Moon Temple and Rocco Ferrer in a three-room venue. With Beardthug, PsychAudic, Michael Savant, Soley, Ajaxbeats, the Magick Report, Vermilion Bird, Schnife the Yak, DJ Lauren Valentine, Wavewhore, Bad Ginger, Monikkr, Bob Gravity, Dussa, 10Strip, and Remniqe.  Basement stage: Nutron, DJ Jerry Cola, Clem Deez, DJ Psylar, Tango Whakko, Bob Gravity, DJ Sticky, and Live Ammo. Hosted by Moon Temple.
 
The Gateway
1272 Broadway, Brooklyn
8p-5a; $15 before midnight, $20 after
facebook.com/events/152470385195748/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 XXXXX
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio present:
 
Goldmine
 
Costume, vintage, thrift, and craft shopping party. Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing and accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles (plus of course Halloween costume options). Even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual-wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Chill soundtrack and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof.
 
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Gowanus, Brooklyn
1-6p; $free
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
facebook.com/events/1302613949758318
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Orgasm Bruch Featuring Sarah Barmack
 
You like orgasms? You fucking better. Sarah Barmak, author of Closer, Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality, is going to be on hand to do a book reading, signing, and answer your questions. There will also be sexy-ass prizes from Babeland, hilarious and fun vagina oriented games, and damned funky dance music provided by Teddy Roosevelt.
 
House of Yes
2 Wykoff, Brooklyn
11a-4p; $free to attend, brunch costs money
21 and over
orgasmbrunch.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
You Get a Spoon
 
Join comedian and host Chris Duffy for a night of NYC’s best performers sharing their work and the things they love. Each artist performs a set. Then they enthusiastically endorse a prize that they love and give it away to audience members. It's an Oprah-style audience giveaway. Previous audience members have taken home candy bars, books, magazine subscriptions, kitchen appliances, CDs, and gaff tape. Every show, one lucky audience member receives a Tovolo mixing spoon (the greatest spoon in the universe). This show features music from Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Risely of Friends Who Folk and stories from Elna Baker.
 
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
7p; $12
horsetrade.info/event/3bf6735e6870605b54cdeac298006105
unionhallny.com/event/1258157-you-get-spoon-chris-duffy-brooklyn/
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 XXXXX
 
 
Hoopty Time Machines
 
Christopher DeWan and special guests read from his new short story collection. The stories include fairy tale heroines, introspective superheroes, and a whole menagerie of myths and monsters, but at their heart, each one is deeply human, and at least a little bit heartbreaking.
 
The evening will be a literary variety show, featuring the author and a cast of actors including Zach Cherry, Amanda Curtain, Greg Gunter, John Timothy, and Jonathan Winn, and accompanied by two musicians, Allen Fogelsanger (piano et al.) and Yngvil Vatn Guttu (trumpet et al.), who will be improvising responses to each of the stories.
 
KGB Bar's Red Room
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
7-9p; $free with a two-drink minimum, tips for the musicians
facebook.com/events/1577623095876119/
hooptytimemachines.com/
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Final Draw-Mania
 
Draw-Mania will be ending its run. If you've been meaning to come and draw and paint with us, this is your last chance, and if you're an old friend, please come and share the fun. In five years (longer than most jobs I've had) we've had artists come from all over the world to draw with us, we've probably entertained you with 200 performers, 50 figure models, and two renowned DJs. Not bad. But all things must come to an end.
 
Draw-Mania is a draw-a-thon and variety show featuring several terrific art models, a great DJ, and live comedy and music. And on top of all of that, it's in the coolest Tiki bar in New York: Otto's Shrunken Head. Bring your favorite art supplies and your weirdest friends and come and join us. No outside beverages. No photography.
 
Otto's Shrunken Head
538 East 14th Street, Manhattan
8p-midnight; $20
21 and over
meetup.com/FigureSketching-NYC/events/234498763/
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 XXXXX
 
 
Guerilla Science
 
Guerilla Science is taking on the speed dating scene by helping people of all persuasions -- single, coupled, straight, LGBTQ, polyamorous, and everything in between -- explore the dynamic unconscious and understand how our senses drive our desires. Join our host, comedian Chris Duffy, as he walks you through daring blindfolded experiments with strangers, with guidance from our neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin. Special guest bad ass performance artist Diana Oh will regale anxious participants with song and dance before the sensory experimentation begins. 
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $25 with code lustsexbrains
sensoryspeeddate.com
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Wild Women of Planet Wongo
 
The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is returning to New York after its successful Brooklyn run last year.
 
Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston, Manhattan
8p; $35 include a Wicked Wongotini
PlanetWongo.com
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
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, 10 minutes or under.
 
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p screening; $free
bringyourownfilm]at]gmail.com
bringyourownfilm.com
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 XXXXX
 
 
Revel's End: A Tempest Dance Party
 
The Woolgatherers are thrilled to present a striking new take on Shakespeare’s the Tempest, set in a Brooklyn nightclub. In the midst of a crowded dance floor, audiences will be whisked away with a storm of light, music, and glitter to the paradise of Prospero’s enchanted island. Pulsing with a live original DJ soundtrack, and featuring devised contemporary dance, this party at Standard ToyKraft will immerse audiences in this timeless tale of young love, old enemies, and potent magic, as it is brought to life within and around them. Come experience the magic of Prospero's island for one weekend only.
 
Studio 501 at CAP21
18 West 18th Street, fifth floor, Manhattan
7:30p; $20
Continues SATURDAY and SUNDAY
revelsend.brownpapertickets.com
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Force Majeure Vaudeville
 
Force Majeure is moving to Thursday nights. This month: Australian juggler Olivia Porter, clown genius Adam Kuchler, BrukUp dancer Prince Polo, murder balladeers Charming Disaster, nightlife villain Eric Schmalenberger, dumpster-diving burlesquers the Trashcan Twins, stage panther Eden Atencio, and MC and magician Tanya Solomon.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, at Troutman, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8:30p door, 9p show; $10 online, $15 door
brownpapertickets.com/event/2666374 or $15 at door
facebook.com/events/264165303983881/
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Vampire Masquerade, October 22
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
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***** ARTY STUFF *****
 
 
* Hello friends, I’m making a video for my new protest song No Guns No Guns this Sunday at C'mon Everybody in Bedstuy. Please come dressed in your protest best and be in the video. I’m planning to release it for free asap. We’ll play a short set at 8:30 and then do the shoot. And yes, this whole thing is very very well organized. Here is the FB post: facebook.com/events/346699859012170/ Here are the details: October 16, 8:30-11:30p. C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn. See you there! xo Mirah.
 
* The Lost Horizon Night Market is a transient bazaar where one can encounter a variety of mysterious lounges, theaters, galleries, cafes, installations and other establishments, all situated within seemingly ordinary box trucks. Over the years, the Proprietorship has grown to include dozens of unique Establishments and the conjuring of any of new or old ideas are welcome. To RSVP for the upcoming info session, email thosewhochoosethetimeandplace]at]gmail.com with the subject LOST HORIZON NIGHT MARKET.
 
 
***** 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]spill.net
 
 
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Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: spectrevision.net. The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact spectre.event.horizon.group]at] gmail.com.
 
 
***** Sexual Blackmail in Government *****
 
spectrevision.net/2016/10/14/blackmail-uber-alles/
 
FBI head J. Edgar Hoover, famous for blackmailing everyone, was himself blackmailed by the mafia over his homosexuality. According to author James Bamford, "The NSA’s operation is eerily similar to the FBI’s operations under Hoover in the 1960s, where the bureau used wiretapping to discover vulnerabilities such as sexual activity to 'neutralize' their targets." Other leaked documents have revealed how U.S. and British intelligence discussed leaking embarrassing material online to blacken the reputations of their targets.
 
Some participants claim White House Counsel John Dean ordered the second Watergate break-in because he believed that the DNC had records on a call girl blackmail ring being run by his girlfriend's roommate. Phillip Bailley, a young lawyer accused of having a role in the operation, claimed the Democratic party was arranging sexual liasons for visiting politicians. Unknown to the DNC, these visits were being recorded and filmed thru a two-way mirror.
 
 
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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 miniuyork.com.
 
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]gmail.com.
 
 
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We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
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
noon-1p; $20
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****
 
Raspberry Pi
 
Come to a workshop with Tom Fitzgibbon and Jody Culkin about $5-$30 computers and what you can do with them. We'll have demonstrations and Do It Yourself (DIY) information, with a focus on artists who want to build stuff. Topics include: using a Raspberry Pi to get your email, write documents, tweet, text and more, record images or video, and sending to displays or projectors.
 
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
7-8:30p; $free
bklynlibrary.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
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
nypl.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
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
brownpapertickets.com
 
 
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We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** Imagine Science Films *****
 
Volunteers Wanted: We're still looking for volunteers for the festival. Jobs include everything from photographing the events, to helping with set up and take down, checking people in, and looking after our VIPs. It's great experience and means you can get into any festival event for free. Take a look at our schedule and send your availability for the week of October 14-21 to volunteer]at]imaginescinecefilms.org.
 
 
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