nonsensenyc: 11.25 to 12.1

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Subject: nonsensenyc: 11.25 to 12.1
Date: November 25th 2016
Friday, November 25
* Nothing Gold Can Stay, Brooklyn
Saturday, November 26
* A One Day Festival to Improve the World A Little Bit Hosted by Chris Duffy, Brooklyn
* Privacy, Brooklyn
* Schtick a Pole In It, Manhattan
* End of the Year Mailing Party and Volunteer Meet and Greet, Manhattan
* Comic Sans! Virgin Chronicles Edition, Brooklyn
* Michael Alan Studios
Sunday, November 27
* Thanksgiving Secret Speakeasy, Manhattan
Tuesday, November 29
* Little Cinema No. 26: Requiem for a Dream (Remixed and Rescored), Brooklyn
Wednesday, November 30
* SCAM Magazine Release Party, Brooklyn
* Pole Play Wednesday: Open Pole Night, Brooklyn
Thursday, December 1
* Our Water: Movement Showcase, Brooklyn
* This Is Rare Groove Part III, Brooklyn
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
* Brooklyn Cranksgiving
* Honest Graft
* Cheating Thugs
* Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
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The Selectors presents:
Nothing Gold Can Stay
With the much-protested closing (and just announced reopening) of London’s Fabric, now more than ever seems a time to refresh our longstanding relationship with Craig Richards. One of the main driving forces behind the club’s musical aesthetic, his Saturday night residency there and its forward-thinking programming propelled the club itself and him alongside it to legendary status.
Some may remember the sweatbox party last year with Fred P. and Norm Talley we had with Nicolas Lutz; he is one of a rare breed of DJs whose style centers around the art of the chase: seeking the perfect record, mixed perfectly. Like Craig Richards, Dan Bell or Club der Visionaere compatriot Binh, Lutz’s sets are studied affairs stitched seamlessly together that gain rapturous praise from heads while keeping the dancefloor alive in motion, and his unusual ear extends to his label My Own Jupiter. In the next room, House on Mute’s established curator and resident Cry Baby will share the booth with the Selectors' Taimur Agha for a rare pairing. Nothing Gold Can Stay presented by the Selectors and House of Yes, is a celebration of the impermanence of things and the new discoveries gained by moving forwards. Join us in gold for this costume ball affair.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $25
21 and over
A One Day Festival to Improve the World A Little Bit Hosted by Chris Duffy
Look, there's a lot of bad stuff going on in the world. But there are lots of organizations that are doing great work and lots of amazing artists who want to support them. Chris Duffy is hosting a day-long festival at the Wild Project in NYC on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to raise some money for worthy causes. Stop by for three performances and lots of surprises.
4p: Readings for Refugees: A Benefit for IRAP featuring Maeve Higgins, Phil Kaye, Mark Doss, and more.
7p: Laughing for Liberty: A Benefit for the ACLU featuring Emmy Blotnick, Myq Kaplan, and Matt Porter.
9p: Concert for Civil Rights: A Benefit for the Southern Poverty Law Center featuring Riley Mulherkar.
The Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, Manhattan
4p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Remedy presents:
Artists performing: Privacy, R Gamble, Maroje, and Amourette.
1031 Grand Street, at Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Grand Street station
10p-4a; $10 advance, $15
347 987 3971
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Schtick a Pole In It
A night of comedy and pole dancing. Theme: Purple Rain. Comics: Dan Goodman, JoAnna Ross, and Daniel Simonsen. Dancers: Liz Bohan, Divine Em, Anna Grundstrom, Emily Keith, Irmingard Mayer, and Lara Micheals.
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
8p; $20 online, $25 cash at the door
212 777 1157
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
End of the Year Mailing Party and Volunteer Meet and Greet
We need your help: The End of the Year Letter and December-January calendar are coming out. The calendar is packed with great events and bike rides. We will be having a mailing party this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Come by and help us mail the calendar out, meet other volunteers, brush up on your folding skills and pick up a bunch of calendars to distribute. Volunteering in grassroots environmental community organizations is extra important right now since our new administration are climate change deniers. Feel free to invite your friends. Hope to see you there.
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C, Manhattan
4-7p; $free
Continues on SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Comic Sans! Virgin Chronicles Edition
Guys, the U.S.A. has fallen into a bottomless pit of insanity and anarchy where nothing makes sense, fear and anger reign supreme, our venue Over the Eight will be closing at the end of the year and the future has never been more uncertain, soooooo you might as well get some free comedy and candy out of it, right? If you're around on Thanksgiving weekend, come out to get some distance from your family and that uncle who says, "Get over it!"
We're gonna have Lucas Connolly, Jessica Stern, Christian Polanco, Patrick J. Reilly, Brett Hiker and Heather Fink sharing some "first time" stories and providing some laughs as we hurl toward the apocalypse. Please visit and donate if you can to the Comic Sans page at Safe Horizon.
Over the Eight
594 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Michael Alan Studios
Thanks for living -- a five-hour live show. A seated table of alien and friend go back and forth on convos about life, freedom, and bad jokes. Improv stage fun. Alien music live five-hour set. Make body painting by alien. Food. Eating. Smashing. All in aliens small sacred space, invite only (if your seeing this your invited) a live happening (a punk rocker, an Indian, and a sexy nude). Full sound festival with three outputs, projection of animations, and beer available.
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8p-1a; $?
Thanksgiving Secret Speakeasy
Come home from vacation and have us make you dinner. Healthy Indian Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Class with food and more. Then get admission to our Thanksgiving Secret Speakeasy. Theme is Eureka! History of Invention: Things that would be in a home 100 years ago. See 16mm short films, hear original vinyl records, and enjoy actual antiques you can handle and get demonstrated.
The Loft at Prince Street
177 Prince Street, between Thompson and Sullivan streets, Manhattan
4-6p dinner, 6-10p speakeasy; $10 advance tickets to speakeasy, $25 for advance tickets to Indian dinner and lesson
212 274 8757
Little Cinema No. 26: Requiem for a Dream (Remixed and Rescored)
Produced and directed by Jay Rinsky. Featuring live re-score by Black Lodge, dance by Flexx Dancin, DJ and video art by Jay Rinsky, and 3D video projection mapping by Josh Slaby.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7-11p; $12
SCAM Magazine Release Party
Come celebrate the release of SCAM Magazine's 25th anniversary issue. Featuring music by Nandas and Erick and Ivy Jeanne. Performance by Sobbeth. Art by Mike Taylor. Readings by Tennessee Jones, Rebecca Giordano, and Bela Shayevich. A report back on LA Tenants Union and Boyle Heights Alliance against Artwashing and Displacement from Emily Piper Forman. Presentation on the Rail/Sail by Joe Riley and Audrey Snyder, who will discuss the creation of the wind=powered rail vehicle and its conception at this past summer's Black Mountain School session. The whopper 156 full size page mag will be on sale for $5 and we will be asking a $5 donation for the space and for performers (but no one turned away for lack of funds). Contributors can come pick up a free copy here.
1109 De Kalb Avenue, Brooklyn
7p-midnight; $5
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Pole Play Wednesday: Open Pole Night
Fancy yourself a stripper kween? Come ride our long, hard, steel all night. Pole play is the opportunity for pole dancers in the NYC community to come out and show their friends and fellow aerialists what they've been working on. Sexy, sultry, dirty, or playful -- and everything in between. Pole dancers should sign up in advance and submit their music -- performances may be fully choreographed or totally freestyle -- everything is welcome! Bring your friends and support your local pole dancer.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9p doors, 10p dancers; $free
21 and over
Our Water: Movement Showcase
Our Water: Movement Showcase is a high energy, expressive experience rooted in the colorful culture of dance. With some of the communities most powerful movement creators, at the most epic venue in Brooklyn, there will be no choice but to dive deep into the refreshing and exhilarating waters of creation.
Pendulum People have teamed up to bring you some of the most innovative and soulful movement creators in NYC. Through various imaginative performance offerings, these artists unite to bring attention and awareness to threatened water sources worldwide. Our Water: Movement Showcase will be an evening of inspiration, togetherness and revolution celebrating the expressive power of dance. As living, breathing, Moving beings, we must fulfill our connection to the elemental flow and use this outlet to ignite growth. So come be a part of this diverse experience and help send out positive manifestations of environmental progress.
A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund at Standing Rock. The Camp of the Sacred Stones is a spiritual and cultural camp on the Standing Rock Reservation resisting the Dakota Access oil pipeline through non-violent direct action. Thank you to these warriors protecting land, water, and human rights. With Nova Zef and Pendulum People, House of Yes, Justin Conte, Banji Twerk Team, Kalamandir Dance Collective, Banks Artiste, Omari and Shea Mizrahi, Sun Kim, and Kaner Flex and Mela Murder.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $20
21 and over
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
This Is Rare Groove Part III
DJ Ol' Stark and special guest DJ Quesquecest spinning from 70s funk, underground disco boogie, French / Afro / Brazilian hip grooves to contemporary dope tracks. Strictly vinyl records and D-Floor tunes. In the safari room.
17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $free
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Force Majeure Vaudeville
Here's that massive dose of vaudeville you need. This month hard rock accordion from Corn Mo, ventriloquism from Carla Rhodes, burlesque from Fem Appeal, dancehall moves from Anya Ponya, characters by Chris Rozzi, contortion by Amazing Amy, and MC and magician Tanya Solomon.
The Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, at Troutman, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8:30p door, 9p show; $10 online, $15 at door
* Bread and Puppet Theater, December 2-18
* Second Annual Roots 'n' Ruckus Fest, December 7-9
* Flux Factory Tenth Annual Art Auction, December 11
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* I'm organizing the first annual Brooklyn Cranksgiving scavenger hunt charity bike ride. It's been going on across the country since 1999 and the Manhattan ride attracts 400 riders each year. It's been so effective and successful that I'm starting the first Brooklyn edition on December 3. Cranksgiving is a food drive on wheels that is part bike race, part scavenger hunt. It happens in cities all across the country, the largest ride being in Manhattan, attracting hundreds of riders. This year marks the first annual Brooklyn Cranksgiving. Riders bike around the city, buying Thanksgiving-themed food to donate to local charities then prizes are given away to the first-place male/female, best costume, most generous, etc. Find more info and register here: and
* Have you heard yourself talking about the book you would write one day? Did you take a chance and scribble some notes on loose-leaf whatever? Did you ever want to go back later and flesh it out? Have you already designed an outline, and find yourself struggling with character development? Maybe wrote or illustrated a few chapters? Just want some new perspectives on your story line? Then this group's for you. Any and all levels of writing encouraged to apply (including those with little to no experience). All that's is required is a genuine heart, some gusto, and a marble bag of originality. Fill out the online form by Sunday, December 25th, 2016 to be considered:
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"To its critics, Tammany Hall was an organization that leveraged ethnic solidarity, racial hostility, street-level violence, and favors for its constituents to win elections, squander public funds, and line the pockets of its leaders. To its defenders, it was a means to ensure that government tended the interests of the white working classes, providing patronage jobs, public services, protection, and patriotic pageantry that sneering elites would have otherwise denied them. Tammany Hall persistently found itself beset by scandal—and persistently won elections, to the chagrin of its critics. In crucial ways, it’s the same split that’s unfolding today.
Senator George Washington Plunkitt convinced a majority of voters that it was better to put in power a man whose private interests and public policies were aligned, than to vote for reform-minded candidates serving abstract ideals; that it was preferable to trust a man who shares their resentment of elites, than to trust elites to share their values. Plunkitt proved many voters will admire such a man -- so long as they remain convinced that he’s fighting for them, as well as for himself. If he’s a crook, he’s their crook. Instead of resenting his having profited from his office, they’ll respect him for it."
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Overheard in Union Square. November 2016. Man in his 20s to his friends:
-- "I didn't wanna cheat on her. But I'm a thug, so I couldn't help it."
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Brooklyn Wayfarers
1109 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn
December 3, 12-5p; $donation
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
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