nonsensenyc: 11.18 to 11.22

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 11.18 to 11.22
Date: November 18th 2016
Friday, November 18
* House of Resistance, Brooklyn
* Knockdown Center, Queens
* Rhythm of Afrika, Queens
* Landmark Loew's Movie Place: Spartacus and Captain Blood, Jersey City
* Ciphered Bridges, Brooklyn
* Zero Judgment Cardio Dance Party No. 6, Manhattan
* One-Night-Only Art and Performance Event, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, November 19
* Rubulad Fashion Suicide, Brooklyn
* Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: / Re: Group, Brooklyn
* Ridgewood Market, Queens
* Danksgiving, Manhattan
* The Beat: Drum Arcade, Brooklyn
* ABC No Rio in Exile: Interior Interruptions, Manhattan
* Hard Electronic: 25 years of Industrial Strength Records, Brooklyn
* Cartoon Carnival No. 50: Rarities Galore, Brooklyn
* Mind Adorned 1, Manhattan
 
Sunday, November 20
* Literati: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written, Brooklyn
* Procession, Manhattan
 
Monday, November 21
* Dear Data: A Friendship in 52 Weeks of Postcards, Manhattan
* Come Together: A Benefit Show, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, November 22
* Werewolf Bitches From Outer Space, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* Snail Mail
 
Spectre
* Sovereign Money
 
Overheard
* The Big Dogs
 
Learning
* Psychedelics and Death
 
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XXXXX FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 XXXXX
 
 
House of Resistance
 
Now more then ever, we need our community to keep us strong. While we can vent about this stuff on social media til our fingers fall off, our hands are much better suited for taking action.
 
This Friday night, we invite all of you out for a night of sweat therapy. We have some incredible musicians performing live dance music like you've never heard it, in an intimate space that's close to our hearts; 100 percent of profits go to the ACLU to fight for everyone's freedom and liberty.
 
We encourage everyone to come out and dance with us, we'll be starting the night with free drinks to enhance our togetherness.
 
Dinamo Azari's new live show can only be described a Azari and III on acid. He will be joined by vocalist James Ken Bailey and Toronto vogue icon Twysted Miyake. Featuring sultry vocals and powerful chants with a distinctive modernly aggressive voguing style, the analog machine-based 4x4 grooves represent the darker side of disco, house, and hypnotic techno. This hybrid of distinctly different colors will create an experience like no other. Our latest Umbrella Factory Sessions contributor, Andi, will be rounding out the bill with a "dark and dismal set that reflects the mood of the times." If you've heard her play before, you know how heavy it gets.
 
Secret Loft Location, Brooklyn
11p-6a, 11p-midnight open bar; $10 and up, with 100 percent of profits donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization dedicated to defending voting rights, fighting relentless attacks on reproductive freedom and reforming our racially-biased criminal justice system.
residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?901331
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Knockdown Center
 
Shilpa Ray, Kill Alters, Snake Union, and George Sand.
 
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens
9p; $8 advance, $10 door
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Rhythm of Afrika
 
African house, AfroBeats, dance hall, and diaspora music at Knockdown Center. Music by DJ Native Sun, Sta7ck, Brian Lee Mcccloud, DJ C.Boogie.
 
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens
9p-2a; $10
facebook.com/rhythmofafrika/events/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Landmark Loew's Movie Place: Spartacus and Captain Blood
 
Please join us this week as we celebrate two of Hollywood's living legends -- Kirk Douglas and Olivia de Havilland -- two of Hollywood's Living Legends at 100 years old. Tonight: Spartacus and Captain Blood starring Errol Flynn. Tomorrow: Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte, starring Bette Davis.
 
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8p; $8 adults, $6 children and seniors
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Ciphered Bridges
 
A cipher art performance and exhibition by Køvvånng in which accomplished musicians, dancers, and actors improvisationally devise performance pieces as decreed each night. This exhibit marks Køvvånng’s first public performances of Cipher Art, a new experimental process by which the Artist’s prompts are interpreted and executed by a team of performers who receive the instructions remotely and perform a dance-music-comedy extravaganza for an intimate audience. The resulting performance piece will partially resemble an art installation, a modern music-dance concert, and an improvisational comedy spectacle.
 
Idio Gallery
976 Grand Street, Brooklyn
7p general exhibition opens, 8p time-based performance; $30
Continues SATURDAY
amnesiawars.brownpapertickets.com/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Zero Judgment Cardio Dance Party No. 6
 
Come take part in a radically non-judgmental, free-form dance experience. A few tips will be given about how to use free-form dance as a way of getting exercise. After that participants will be free to either dance with the intention of getting exercise or simply to enjoy exploring creative movement.
 
You may want to bring: sneakers, a water bottle, a change of clothes, and/or some friends. Some of us might go get food together afterward, so if you are interested in joining us for that, you may also want to bring some money (the event itself is free).
 
Cap 21
18 West 18th Street, room 603, sixth floor, between 5th and 6th avenues, Manhattan
8p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
One-Night-Only Art and Performance Event
 
Step into a deeply imaginative and playful space, dense with complementary visual and aural textures and tones. The wildly colorful abstract paintings of artist Casey Loomis will hold space for dance performances by Christina Noel and the Creature and Lisa Fagan Dance Problems, and live music by Caity Richards, Mister Lies, and Ziemba. Come immerse yourself in this whimsical feast for the senses.
 
Greenpoint Gallery
390 McGuinness Boulevard, Brooklyn
G train to Greenpoint Avenue station
8p-1a; $free
facebook.com/events/1139035876173935/
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 XXXXX
 
 
Rubulad proudly presents:
 
Fashion Suicide
 
Your worst outfit ever. With live music by Preachermann and the Revival, Dolly Trolly, Moldover, with your Emcee Tanya Solomon. And your DJs Small Change, Illexanda, Ol' Stark, and Mekristo. Plus: Worst-Dressed Pageant with Fabulous Prizes and Your Hostess Vendetta Doe. Projections by the Sperm Whale. Silent Disco Dancing under the stars in our amazing yard (flat shoes recommended) or dance with sound in our big tent. Barbecue by Kami. Dress: shamelessly awful, woefully bad taste, shockingly inappropriate. Don't commit real suicide -- commit fashion suicide.
 
Rubulad
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $10 before 9p or after performances, $20 otherwise
RSVP to rubulad]at]outlook.com for location
facebook.com/events/374480619553213/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: / Re: Group
 
Re: Art Show is a never-ending, ever-changing art show housed within the former Pfizer building in BedStuy. This month you will find artists occupying a large, dust-filled, unfinished room with exposed wiring and fire alarm components hanging from the ceiling. 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:Re: our fifth iteration of the project, featuring works by Sessa Englund, Patrick McNabb, Fatty Spice, Matthew Morrocco, Liz Zito, Erin Davis/Max C Lee, and Phaan Howng. We are also pleased to announce Re:GROUP, a program of performances responding to the results of the election featuring Dana Davenport, Georgia Lale, Fana Feng, Ashley Catherine Smith, Jameson Fitzpatrick, and a noise set by Reagan Holiday.
 
630 Flushing Avenue, fifth floor, Brooklyn
6-10p; $free
reartshow]at]gmail.com
reart.show
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Ridgewood Market
 
Ridgewood Market is having their first ever food festival. The event will be at the popular music venue in Ridgewood, Queens. The market will have a live band playing jazz throughout the event. You can watch them play on the venue's beautiful retro stage. See attached for pictures of the venue. There will also be a pie contest that is free to enter, a can drive, amazing drinks, local beer, and prizes.
 
The Footlight
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
noon-6p; $free
ridgewoodfood.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Danksgiving
 
Food, music, and curated pieces of everything creative. This event will focus on showcases from painters, performing artists, and organizations working towards legalization statewide and federally.
 
We’re filling the room with creative tastemakers, musicians, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and champions of an upcoming, thriving industry. The goal: to get the smartest, ingenious minds in one space  for an all around creative experience.
 
With baked goods. Music. Art. Conversation about legalization. A celebration of cannabis. musical acts, gifts by the Hemponair, edible treats, art showcases, and conversation about legalization featuring Cannabis Cultural Association and Janice Williams from International Business Times.
 
Power Studio Loft
920 3rd Avenue, fifth floor, Manhattan
6-10p; $15-25
eventbrite.com/e/danksgiving-tickets-28747122417?aff=hemponair&mc_cid=7b62d6be84&mc_eid=6ef920bdce
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Beat: Drum Arcade
 
Drum Arcade is a collaborative shed/hang session for New York drummers. Drummers of all walks of life, skill levels, and styles of drumming are encouraged to come, play, and help us strengthen our community.
 
The room will be filled with new and recently developed drum sets, cymbals, drumheads, and drumsticks for you to try out. The Beat's mission is to build community among drummers in New York and strengthen the art form and culture of drumming through discovery, events, experiential retail, and services for players.
 
Market Hotel
1140 Myrtle, Brooklyn
2-6p; $free
All ages
facebook.com/events/200861917021747/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
ABC No Rio in Exile: Interior Interruptions
 
Examining the vast and varied infiltrations into our domestic and private spaces by elements of the physical world, the demands of the social, and the influences of culture. With Kat Cope, Monica Felix, Carla Hernandez, and Negin Sharifzadeh. Moderated by Kelly Savage.
 
During the construction of our new facility, ABC No Rio programs and operations will continue "in exile" at other venues and in collaboration with other organizations. ABC No Rio in Exile will provide a renewed and focused orientation towards collaborative work that brings us back to our roots -- ABC No Rio was founded as a project of the 1970s artist group Collaborative Projects. Even in "exile" we expect ABC No Rio to remain a place where people share resources and ideas in an atmosphere of camaraderie and mutual support.
 
ABC No Rio in Exile at Bullet Space
292 East 3rd Street, between Avenues C and D, Manhattan
3-5p, with a conversation with the artists at 5p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Hard Electronic: 25 years of Industrial Strength Records
 
Brooklyn’s own Industrial Strength Records, Distort the 909 Productions, and Kontaminated Recordings proudly present the New Edition of this new concept in hard dance styles. Hard Electronic features a literal in your face smack down of hardcore, hard techno, and hard dance music.
 
ISR was founded in 1991 by Hardcore/techno pioneer Lenny Dee and is recognized as the first Electronic Hardcore Label in the world. ISR’s roster has featured some of the biggest influential names in underground electronic music scene, is one of the USA's longest running Electronic Music Labels.
 
With Art of Fighters, the Sickest Squad, Unexist, Tymon, Lenny Dee, Rob Gee, Obsession, Treachery, and MC Mastachief. Plus Lenny Dee, Dan Physics, Satroniq vs Delirium, Michael Phase, Kardiak vs the Qontrollers, and Lauren Valentine.
 
The Paper Box
17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
9p-5a; $25
21 and over
residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?885876
facebook.com/events/1816894225207985/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Cartoon Carnival No. 50: Rarities Galore
 
It’s time to sit back and keep your eyes peeled for a very special event. To celebrate our 50-show milestone, we’ll be cracking ancient film cans open for a hefty batch of some of the rarest 16mm (no digital) animated cartoons from the 1910s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the silver screen at Shoestring Press.
 
The Stathes Collection is known for its vast and possibly unique number of silent-era animated cartoons housed in one location. Some of these films are currently the only known copies, and others may be one of only two or three known prints worldwide. Additionally, some sound-era cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s, with the same super-rare and possibly 'lost' distinction will be featured in this program. Felix the Cat? Oswald the Lucky Rabbit? Early sound Fleischer cartoons unseen by the general public in decades? (Not an exaggeration!) We'll have them here. Don't miss it. Special attraction: For our silent-era subjects, the first half of this program will feature live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins.
 
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
facebook.com/events/359561341048223/
tommyjose.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Mind Adorned 1
 
Join us for a cybernetic cocktail party, fashion show, and collective spectacle of the extended self. Neurofeedback fine-tunes perception to states of greater awareness. Soho’s Public Factory becomes a bio-sensory installation. Guests are cordially invited to try on wearable tech interfaces designed by Aaron Trocola of Three-Form Fashions. Biometric output is transmitted via continually transforming visuals and generative soundscape composed by DJ Joro Boro and Dan DiFerdinando.
 
Eco-responsive fashion designer Amalya Meira will make custom-ordered textiles or garments based on visual projections of guests’s bio-data. Guided meditation, hypnotherapy, herbal infusions, aura reading and more by Ed Pankov et al., will vary and track mind-body calibration while nourishing the cyborg soul.
 
Public Factory
310 West Broadway, Manhattan
6-10p; $free-15
facebook.com/events/1336782146340151/?ti=icl
eventbrite.com/e/mind-adorned-i-tickets-29343229389?aff=eac2
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 XXXXX
 
 
Literati: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written
 
Hosts Colin O'Brien and Michael Wolf have read upward of one books between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you. Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying, "Hmm that was pretty funny but not enough reading." Well then this is the show for you. This month’s guests include Jo Firestone, Marcia Belsky, Zach Cherry, Aimee Lutkin, and Matt Strickland.
 
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
9:30p; $6 online, $8 door
unionhallny.com/event/1383523
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Procession
 
A lascivious danse macabre monthly event with an infamous mix of dark danse and fog. Combining Home Sweet Home’s macabre accouterments, eg: taxidermy, candles and antiques; along with copious fog, carefully chosen tracks, and ambiguously sado-masochistic projections.
 
The music offerings are a captivating mix of both classics and the new -- but always staying within the realms of danceable melancholia. It’s not uncommon to hear selections ranging from Skinny Puppy to A Place to Bury Strangers and from Cold Cave to Grimes, all peppered with the likes of say, Cabaret Voltaire, Psychic TV, Bauhaus, and Siouxsie -- on a given night. The careful curation of both the sights and sounds of Procession is the work of DJs and promoters, Cage (née Mark Knight), and (Joe) Hart. Dress code: none. However, gothic best is always encouraged.
 
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
10:30p-4a; $free
21 and over
facebook.com/events/1276999158997259/
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 XXXXX
 
 
Dear Data: A Friendship in 52 Weeks of Postcards
 
Putting personality and human perception into data-viz, Giorgia Lupi will present her postcard project, which uses hand-drawn data about personal aspects of life, including complaints, desires, physical contact, and phone addiction, and distractions. For one year, she and Stefanie Posavec exchanged these gorgeous, hand-drawn postcards across the ocean, introducing each other to their personal, everyday lives.
 
Wollman Hall (The New School)
65 West 11th Street, room B500, Manhattan
6-7:30p; $free
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
Come Together: A Benefit Show
 
Music by Bad Rabbits (DJ Set), Matt Gibbs of Evolfo, Lily Virginia, and Tropic of Pisces. Comedians: Arturo Castro, Tom Cowell, Kyle Ayers, and Will Miles.
 
American Beauty
251 West 30th Street, Manhattan
7-11p; $5 minimum donation to your choice of participating charities and additional donation encouraged
21 and over
cometogether2016.eventbrite.com
facebook.com/events/1127361390693509
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 XXXXX
 
 
Werewolf Bitches From Outer Space
 
They make Cujo look like Lassie. Directed by Reverend Jen and Dylan Mars Greenberg. Starring Robert Prichard, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill, Faceboy, Reverend Jen, Rachel Trachteburg, John S. Hall, and Dylan Greenberg.
 
Lucky 13 Saloon
644 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
R train to Union Street station
7p; $5
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Bread and Puppet Theater, December 2-18
* Second Annual Roots 'n' Ruckus Fest, December 7-9
* Flux Factory Tenth Annual Art Auction, December 11
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at]nonsensenyc.com. We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
 
 
***** ARTY STUFF *****
 
 
* Do you like to send and to receive snail mail from abroad? Send letters from somewhere else and help others and theirs from your hometown. The idea is: instead of sending your letter directly to your recipient, you send it elsewhere to someone (a chosen "Helper") who will post it for you from his/her country. Thus, your recipient receives a letter 100 percent from you, but with stamps of a country that is not yours: snailmailsurprise.com
 
* ARTE is a nonprofit dedicated to human rights and arts education. We have put out a call to artists for work to display and sell at our annual fundraise. Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) is a non-profit organization that blends human rights and art education to engage and organize youth on topics important to their local and global communities. Our annual fundraiser is on December 9, 2016 with the theme Frida in New York, and we are launching a call for Frida Kahlo-inspired artworks to display and have for sale at the event. ARTE recognizes the frequent co-opting of Frida’s image in popular culture and hopes to display and support art that is thoughtfully inspired by her style, aesthetic, voice, and exploration of identity, in relation to gender, culture, race, etc. Furthermore, as a feminist organization dedicated to supporting young people of color, we remain inspired by her powerful images of feminism and resiliency. Please email ARTE at marissa]at]artejustice.org.
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* Rubulad has one art studio 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 $650,$700 per month with a one-month deposit chris]at]spill.net
 
 
XXXXX SPECTRE PRIORITY XXXXX
 
 
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: spectrevision.net. The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact spectre.event.horizon.group]at] gmail.com.
 
***** Sovereign Money *****
 
spectrevision.net/2016/11/18/sovereign-money/
 
"In May 2016, when challenged over the risk of default from the mounting federal debt, Trump said, “You never have to default, because you print the money.”  Since financing is estimated to be 50% of the cost of infrastructure spending, funding infrastructure through a publicly-owned bank could cut those costs nearly in half. Indeed, this “radical” solution is what the Founding Fathers intended. The American colonies asserted their independence by issuing their own money; and Abraham Lincoln, our first Republican president, boldly revived that system during the Civil War, instructing the Treasury to print $450 million in US Notes (worth about $10 billion today), yet runaway inflation did not result. Lincoln’s "greenbacks" were the key to funding not only the North’s victory in the war but an array of pivotal infrastructure projects, including a transcontinental railway system."
 
 
XXXXX OVERHEARD XXXXX
 
 
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.
 
 
*****
 
 
Overheard in New York. November 2016. Woman in her late 20s to a friend:
 
-- "Only rich people have big dogs ... in New York."
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY *****
 
 
Post-Dance Symposium
 
Conceiving of bodies both individuated and social as theoretical and practical resources, we collectively and individually approach ways in which culture be (re)claimed, (re)made, (re)formed, and (re)paired by humyns.
 
Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
times vary; $free
panoplylab.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
 
 
Psychedelics and Death
 
How does the modern view of death differ from the tribal perspective attained through the ingestion of visionary plants and admixtures (including Ayahuasca, AKA the vine of death)? How do stage theory, birth trauma, near-death experience, and the death-and-rebirth experience as explored by Grof and others, help illuminate the psychedelic experience? Why has the Psilocybin End-of-Life Anxiety research project (at NYU, Johns Hopkins, and UCLA medical schools) found the ego-death experience to be of such central importance to successful outcome?
 
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 A Third Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $8
brownpapertickets.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Speak Your Vision
 
Let's send a message using stencil, printmaking, and collage by creating our own posters to speak our vision loud and creatively.
 
Local Project
11-27 44th Road, Queens
noon-3p; $free
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Direct Action Drop-In
 
Join us for group poster-making and community discussion about strategies of creative non-violent resistance, and direct action planning. We will have art supplies for all to make posters and other ephemera, and will lead a conversation about how we as cultural practitioners might organize to respond to urgent issues on national and local fronts with complex, critical, aesthetic action. Through this conversation we hope to form some concrete next steps to organize future creative interventions in the public arena.
 
Shandaken Project
59 East 4th Street, 7th floor, buzzer 14
noon-3p; $free
RSVP
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Fall Ferments
 
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir, kimchi and many other delicious foods we love are the product of fermentation.
 
In this course we will cover the basic science behind making ferments focusing on using all our fall veggies: beets, turnips, pumpkins, and more. We will talk about why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you. Each participant will take home a jar of delicious fermented fall vegetables.
 
Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
11a-1p; $40
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Social Justice Walking Tour
 
This two hour tour of Williamsburg highlights two main themes: Gentrification and Environmental Justice. Williamsburg offers an extreme example of both of these broader themes, and thus makes a very interesting case-study neighborhood in which to delve into these issues. The roots of gentrification and the detailed history of the cause of such rapid change will be covered in depth. This tour gives participants detailed information that will enable them to understand the topic of gentrification, why it is happening, its history, who benefits, and what is driving it. The same is true of the backstory of the environmental justice movement in the area.
 
Meet at McCarren Park Pool
North 6th and Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
2p; $10 suggested donation
socialjusticetours.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
 
Dr. Eric Kandel draws on his Nobel Prize-winning work revealing the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory in sea slugs to shed light on the complex workings of the mental processes of higher animals. He demonstrates through bottom-up sensory and top-down cognitive functions how science can explore the complexities of human perception and help us to perceive, appreciate, and understand great works of art. Kandel explains how, in the postwar era, Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Louis, Turrell, and Flavin used a reductionist approach to arrive at their abstract expressionism and how Katz, Warhol, Close, and Sandback built upon the advances of the New York School to reimagine figurative and minimal art.
 
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
7 East 7th Street, Manhattan
November 30, 6:30-8p; $free
cooper.edu
 
 
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