nonsensenyc: 12.2 to 12.8

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 12.2 to 12.8
Date: December 2nd 2016
Friday, December 2
* Planetarium, Queens
* The Secret Loft Show: A Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn
* Winter Wonderland Blunderland, Brooklyn
* 10th Annual Cinema Arts Festival, Brooklyn
* Awkward Sex ... and the City: Nasty Women Edition, Manhattan
* 808 Presents, Brooklyn
* Life by Bebb: Art Show Reception Performance Party, Brooklyn
* The Whatforward Circus and Faust, Brooklyn
Saturday, December 3
* Cranksgiving, Brooklyn
* Gerlz, Brooklyn
* Kink 12, Brooklyn
* Minka Brooklyn's Magical Holiday Bazaar, Brooklyn
* Metamorph: Giorgio Gigli, Brooklyn
* Fantasia Screening, Manhattan
* Epicenter 19, Brooklyn
* Game Show Holiday Spectacular, Brooklyn
Sunday, December 4
* Landmark Loew's Movie Palace: The Classic Holiday Show, Jersey City
* Kava and Color, Beat Winter Blues Edition, Brooklyn
* Big Irv's, Williamsburg
* Art Mural Bike Ride, Brooklyn
* Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High’s Best Production of Our Town, Manhattan
Monday, December 5
* Thrift On, Queens
* Would You Rather, Brooklyn
Tuesday, December 5
* Punderdome Fourth Anniversary Action, Brooklyn
* Little Cinema No. 27: Edward Scissorhands, Brooklyn
Wednesday, December 6
* The Typing Machine, Manhattan
* Warper Party, Brooklyn
Thursday, December 8
* Harlem Arts Festival Session: Open Mic Night by Harlem Arts Festival, Manhattan
* Title: The New York Story Exchange, Manhattan
* Books
* A Jobless Recovery
* Slobs
* BFFs
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 mikes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
Martha Graham penguins
A new listening experience. Special rules for planetarium:
1. Please don't take photos or use your phone anywhere in the space.
2. Please smoke outdoors.
3. As the night progresses, please keep your voice low so that people can really connect with the music.
4. Enjoy.
With Josh Dunn, Justin Carter and live musical guests.
A private loft in Ridgewood, Queens
7p-midnight; $25
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Secret Loft Show: A Comedy Dance Party  
Line-up: Phoebe Robinson, Mike Lawrence, Joe Pera, Kerry Overfab Coddett, Marisa Douenias, Lucas Connolly, and Joyelle Nicole Johnson. Stick around after the show for a great dance party.
Location with RSVPs, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $free-5
21 and over
516 808 8187
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Winter Wonderland Blunderland
An eclectic wintery variety show. Eric Schmalenberger presents Blunderland, an evening of variety at the House of Yes, with all the whimsical, surreal, and psychedelic you can handle. Leave all expectations at the door and come be dazzled. Drawing from the finest of New York’s burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes Blunderland is a trip down the rabbit hole you won’t soon forget. Come celebrate with a show that is hand picked, juicy, and super fresh for your viewing pleasure. This is not a show for the meek and we serve nothing mild on this stage. Please come prepared for anything as we walk you through our Winter Wonderland Blunderland. There will be a handful of tickets at the door, please come early to grab one. Featuring: Trixie Little, the Love Show, Samantha Sterman, Cheeky Lane, and Poison Eve.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show;
21 and over
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
10th Annual Cinema Arts Festival
Thirty three international artists. Full program online.
Lightspace Studios
1115 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Avenue station
7p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Awkward Sex ... and the City: Nasty Women Edition
So Trump is President-elect, ey? Well fuck that noise. Join me in the first Nasty Woman edition of Awkward Sex ... and the City. It's the perfect way to protest: drink free beer and wine, laugh a crap ton, and know part of your ticket will be going to a charity specifically for abortions. Lineup includes Natalie Wall, Ayanna Dookie, Selena Coppock, and Kevin Gilligan.
The Pleasure Chest
1150 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
8-9:30p; $15 online, $20 door, and ticket price includes free beer and wine and 15 percent off of sex toy store merch, plus, a portion of the profits this month will be donated to the National Abortion Federation
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
808 Presents
Tama Sumo, Lekuti, UMFANG, and Analog Soul. Hosted by Discwoman.
Sugar Hill
609 Dekalb, Brooklyn
10p doors; 10-25
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Life by Bebb: Art Show Reception Performance Party
Live display of satirical drawings/cartoons, and a storytelling performance by Caitlin Bebb highlighting Tinder adventures from A to Z. Hosted by Title:point in their new venue Vital Joint. Probably a good cheese selection and attractive people.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Avenue, buzz the basement, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose station
8p doors, 9p storytelling performance and dance party; $free
All ages
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Bread and Puppet Theater presents:
The Whatforward Circus and Faust
The internationally-acclaimed Bread and Puppet Theater is a 53-year-old political puppet company with its roots in the Lower East Side. We are thrilled to be returning to Theater for the New City this December with two new shows.
Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and 10th streets, Manhattan
8p; $18
Continues various days through December 18
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 400 riders each year. This year marks the first Brooklyn Cranksgiving. Riders bike around Brooklyn, buying Thanksgiving-themed food to donate to local charities then prizes are given away to the first-place male and female, best costume, most generous, etc.
You will navigate the streets of Central Brooklyn and the aisles of local grocery stores searching for specific food items. Make your way through the checkout lines and all the way to the finish line, where your food will be donated to Brooklyn-based charities supporting under-served families.
121 Knickerbocker, at Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
1p registration, 2p ride, 5p afterparty and awards; $free, but you'll need $10-15 for food
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Every month, on First Saturdays, Chris of Hur takes over the bar, June, with performances set to the music of a single artist. This month is Ike and Tina Turner. That's right, s.he will be performing drag showz to 100 percent Ike and Tina material throughout the night. Plus between performances, the great DJ Big Willy Style will be treating your ears to the finest in rock, soul and punk. So come hangout with the Gerlz.
259 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a, $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Brooklyn Wildlife and Secret Loft present:
Kink 12
A sensual night of music, art, refreshments, and kinky live entertainment at a secret location. With live music (strings, vocalists, and acoustic guitars), poetry, performance art, burlesque, body paint, DJs, and tarot.
Buy tickets for address, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
9p-2a; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Minka Brooklyn's Magical Holiday Bazaar
MINKA is having its first annual Holiday Bazaar, featuring 15 local makers, crafters, and artisans. You can also get mini treatments while you shop -- whether you want to Zen out with a Reiki or Shiatsu session, get guidance from your guides via an Akashic Record Reading, Palmistry, or Tarot Reading -- we've got it all day long.
We also have a Love Letter writing station, to write letters to people in the red states. This is not to change their minds, but to introduce us as a fellow human, that we are capable of understanding them and their life, and possibly changing the course of the current dialogue to something more productive.  This is also quite healing for those who are grieving from the post-election stress disorder. Action is really the only way to get over things.
1120 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
11a-7p; $30 all day
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Metamorph: Giorgio Gigli
Metamorph is an immersive experience that utilizes music and live visuals to incubate a shift in perception. We'll be bringing in additional sound and lighting for this event. With Giorgio Gigli DJ set, Shawn O'Sullivan live, and Rose E. Kross.
The Gateway
1272 Broadway, Brooklyn
10p-5a; $20
718 455 2412
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Fantasia Screening
Come join us for an intimate screening of Fantasia. Private theater room. Holiday cookies. Popcorn. Hot chocolate and coffee.
Final Frame
150 West 22nd Street, third floor, Manhattan
7-10p; $donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Epicenter 19
Get ready for a body and mind blowing live fusion showcase as we welcome back a repeat Prof. Emeritus DJ Dopplegenger for his third round, debuting a whole new live fusion bass culture act that is perfect for a full force Tsunami Bass Sound System.
Headlining on Tsunami Bass Sound System: The Others, Theus, Terraphorm, Symetrex, and Tsunami Bass. Experience the custom curated full frequency immersion of the Tsunami Bass Sound System, commandeered and engineered properly all night long. We'll be busting out our custom built subs, renown for their deliciously tangible belly rubs, to facilitate that sound system and bass culture we appreciate and love.
Secret Warehouse, Brooklyn
Address will be released prior to the event
L train to Halsey station
11p; $20
18 and over
Personal floatation devices are highly recommended
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Game Show Holiday Spectacular
The live comedy game show is back with a very very very special holiday edition.  Contestants win real prizes like gift cards and beers playing twisted versions of Price Is Right, 25,000 Pyramid, Name That Tune, and other games that include, music, dancing, and fellatio. Prizes. Hosted by Michael Bertrando. Sidekick: David del Rosario. Spokesmodel: Emma Krulik, live music performed by David Bowers.
The Annoyance Theatre
367 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
10:30p; $5
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace: The Classic Holiday Show
Back in the glory days of the Movie Palace, many of the big, downtown theaters presented Christmas pageants that combined a live stage show with a film. The show would feature some of the season's most loved music, a skit or two, and even an audience sing-along with the theater's massive pipe organ. Then the stage curtain would close, and when it reopened a holiday-themed movie filled the big screen.
The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre makes that wish come true, and creates lasting new memories every Christmastime with The Classic Holiday Show. Starting with a 2p traditional holiday concert and sing-along: A live concert of holiday classics performed by Taresa Blunda, Howard Richman, the Litha Symphony Orchestra, and Bernie Anderson playing the Loew's Wonder Morton Pipe Organ. They will perform some of the most cherished classics of the season, along with some newer favorites. There will even be an audience sing-along, just like in the old days
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
11a, 2p, and 3:30p; $free, $5 photo, $10 movie, $12 concert and movie
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Kava and Color, Beat Winter Blues Edition
Kava root is known for it's anti-anxiety effects and is a natural plant medicine. Coloring is a creative, meditative form of emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. Give your winter hearts some relief from the hectic holidays and color with us. Hosted by the Real Art Therapists of NY.
BK Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
2-8p; $10
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Big Irv
Big Irv's is a gallery, event space, and place of general madness. We're going to be killing it again with an all-new variety show. It might be cold outside but it's going to be hot in here (because we can't control our heat). Featuring Ryan Malco, Momoh Pujeh, Lana Adler, Jake Hart, Nick Padilla, Christopher Torres, Ginny Leise, Shelby Thompson, and Cameron Write-Powell. Plus an open-mic slot for one lucky contestant.
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, corner of South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Art Mural Bike Ride
Our gallery is on the streets, and we want to share it, pointing out famous and hidden spots throughout the city. We'll be covering the Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Tour includes NYC highlights, history, and social implications of street art. Check out the ride leaders pics on instagram.
Time's Up! Brooklyn Space
99 South 6th Street, Brooklyn
Noon meet up; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High’s Best Production of Our Town
Get ready for the world premiere of Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High’s Best Production of Our Town, by Augie Praley. A playwright invites us along as he returns to his high school gymnatorium on the night before it’s to be torn down, to examine and reimagine the lives that were touched in some way by the building -- especially those involved in the school’s many past productions of Our Town. Equal parts earnest love letter and meta dissection of Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece, Looking Back, It May Not Have Been Ridgefield High’s Best Production of Our Town takes the awkward and the cringe-worthy, the hilarious and the tragic, the ordinary and the extraordinary, and explores what it means to be human today. This new play will be directed by Isaac Klein, and produced by Maggie D’Ambrose. It stars a cast of eighteen, led by Augie Praley as the Playwright. Production Design by Joel Soren.
PIT’s Striker Theater
123 East 24th Street, Manhattan
8:30p; $18
Continues SUNDAY through January 15
Dj Shakey presents:
Thrift On
The world famous original clothing swap party. Bring in your old clothes and stuff to donate to our rummage tables. No clothing donation needed, just come and enjoy. Take home items free from our piles of booty. DJ Shakey and special guests play throwback tunes and amuse you. The more you party, the more you save. All leftover clothes are donated to a reputable charity bin directly after the party. To all vintage clothing store pickers, flea marketers, and resellers of any kind, you are not welcome at this event, we are watching you, and you will be bounced; no grabbing, hoarding, or douche-y behavior.
The Keep
205 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
L train to Jefferson station
8p-midnight; $free
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Would You Rather
Each month comics are given scenarios to explore and do material off of. Things like would you rather have too many sex organs or not enough sex organs? Be a buttondown baller or a T-shirt tyrant? Our line up is Peter Bandyk, Amanda Xeller, Jed Resnik, Shen Liu, and Brendan Thomas Crowley.
Experiment Comedy Gallery
272 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $5
Punderdome Fourth Anniversary Action
Punderdome is the wild and crazy monthly pun competition hosted by Fred and Jo Firestone, a Rodney Dangerfield impersonator and his comedian daughter. The first 18 individuals and duos to sign-up at the door will have a chance to participate in competitive spontaneous pun-making. Pun-masters are determined by the human clap-o-meter, who accurately and scientifically assesses levels of audience applause. Great big kitchen appliance mystery prizes are awarded to the top two competitors.
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $8 advance, $10 door
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Little Cinema No. 27: Edward Scissorhands
We are doing our last screening of 2016 next Tuesday. We'll be doing an immersive screening of Edward Scissorhands, with a new, partial live re-score, immersive effects, and dance. And we'll be making it snow.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7-11p; $15
The Typing Machine
The Typing Machine is an across media project that gathers messages that random people in different locations type in an old typewriter, expressing their love, dreams, hopes, regrets and other untold feelings and thoughts. It could be defined as Humans of New York meet the Strangers Project in a 1940s internet version.
The project, not only archives those messages but also uses them to create a collage in the form of an experimental narrative web series that is one of the many ways to interpret them. The experience tries to bring the participants to the time where writing a letter or a note was a very conscious act that required a certain level of effort and concentration in opposition to today’s way of communication through SMS and other texts apps characterized by the immediate response, the high volume of content with little importance.
By taking them to this special situation, I try to make special that communication act, getting deeper and more meaningful messages from the participants. The presentation will showcase the gathered messages, allowing visitors to explore the connection between messages and portraying the similarities (or differences) in values, feelings, hopes and fears in a wide range of age, nationality, cultural background or gender.
Con Artist Collective and Gallery
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
DJ Shakey, BangInclude, and Infinite Kitten present:
Warper Party
NYC's largest electronic music and art showcase. Live electronic music. Over 18 acts. Two rooms of omnidigital art and music all night.
Tender Trap
66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
8p sharp-close; $free
21 and over
Harlem Arts Festival Session: Open Mic Night by Harlem Arts Festival
It is mostly fans of Harlem Arts Festival, or amateurs looking for an audience that will be performing. We are also having some of our previous Harlem Arts Festival artists perform at Silvana's underground music stage, hookah lounge, falafel Shwarma restaurant and bar. We will be closing the night with a great DJ dance party
300 West 116th Street, Manhattan
8p-midnight; $8-250
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Title: The New York Story Exchange
New York Story Exchange: A rotating host each month and four featured storytellers, followed by a five for five Open Story Exchange, where up to five audience members can get five minutes each onstage to share stories. This month's host is Jeff Rose, with four featured tellers, including Johanne Brierre, Summer Anne Burton, Isla Jule, and Sharain Pereira.
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan
6p; $10 gets you one drink and admission.
* Second Annual Roots 'n' Ruckus Fest, December 7-9
* Rubulad Holiday Revue, December 10
* Flux Factory Tenth Annual Art Auction, December 11
* Junxion Reset, December 31
* Mister Sunday: New Year's Day, January 1
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.
***** ARTY STUFF *****
* 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:
* 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:
***** 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]
***** MONEY *****
* Support ABC No Rio:
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]
***** A Jobless Recovery *****
"When Trump's tax bill comes to Congress, the Democrats have a chance to propose a Universal Basic Income grant to every American, that won’t raise the deficit any more than Trump's tax give away to the very rich. After 35 years of stagnant wages the American people are no longer trusting in elite optimism. Personal experience tells them otherwise. Automation, as much as globalization is responsible for the disappearance of high paying jobs.
There is a solution: Universal Basic Income, a cash payment to every citizen. Everyone gets it, the deserving and undeserving alike. UBI is not a new idea. Tom Paine favored it because it reflected the value of the land that he considered the heritage of every citizen. Richard Nixon almost made it real because he wanted to provide a safety net for every American without creating a large bureaucracy."
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 Chicago. December 2016. Man in his 60s:
-- "Men are not slobs, they just need a target."
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]
By popular request, Wayfarers is offering a self-defense class. There are only a fews posts left, so RSVP soon.
Brooklyn Wayfarers
1109 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn
12-5p; $donation
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Deep House Yoga
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.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
noon-1p; $20, 18+
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Printmaking Workshop: Krampus
The holiday season is upon us, and as everyone is aware, Krampus Night is coming up on the evening of December 5th. We invite you to make your own holiday cards for the naughty ones in your life who you think may be deserving of a visit from Krampus this year. According to National Geographic, "Bearing horns, dark hair, and fangs, the anti-St. Nicholas comes with a chain and bells that he lashes about, along with a bundle of birch sticks meant to swat naughty children." Krampus is sometimes depicted stuffing children into a basket to carry off with him. If there are no naughty people in your life, you may consider sending a few to deserving public figures.
In this workshop you will learn the techniques of linoleum block printing from start to finish. By the end of the class you will know how to create a unique but reproducible image on a linoleum block, and print on a multi-media printing press. This workshop is free, all materials are provided, and no prior experience is necessary. It's geared toward adults but children 11 and older are welcome to attend.
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
1-4p; $free
***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****
Best Friends Forever: Understanding the Nature of Cooperation
Life on Earth would be unthinkable without cooperation. The cells making up our bodies and those of other animals and plants work together, we ourselves often work together in teams, just like ants do in colonies or plants do with their pollinators. We even work together with our microbiome: the bacteria in our gut. Yet, the evolution of cooperation has mystified scientists for over a century and here we’ll hear why this has remained such a burning question for so long and how we are now starting to answer it.
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
7-8p; $free
Tax Tips for Freelancers
Calling all artists, musicians, house cleaners, food venders, childcare providers, Uber drivers, etc: Brooklyn Coop wants to help you save on your taxes. Are you self-employed? Do you receive 1099s? Do you file a Schedule C? Then this class is for you.
Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
834 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
6-8p; $free
Registration: laurel]at] or 718-418-8232 x2122
Green-Wood Cemetery: Past, Present, and Future
Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, a National Historic Landmark, is renowned for its mausoleums, the people interred in its hallowed grounds and the landscape architecture.
Learn more about this final resting place of 570,000 permanent residents, where the 178-year old cemetery has been and where it is going. Jeff Richman, Green-Wood's historian, will talk about what is old and what is new--in trees, sculpture, buildings, and more.
New York Public Library, Roosevelt Island
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island
6:30p; $free
House Yoga
Immerse yourself in this 60 minute Vinyasa flow yoga class at House of Yes presented by Gina Benenati. Using the wireless Sound Off™ headphones, Gina creates a connection with each participant, as only the music and instructors voice can be heard. Imagine your own inner auditorium. Effortlessly creating a loving, caring, safe environment, Gina encourages you to be present in the moment of your own magic. Positive affirmations, a rhythmic flow, and inspiring tunes will have you moving with fluid ease in this fun and creative take on your own personal yoga class. Open to all levels, please arrive 30 minutes prior to class for registration.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
December 10, noon-1p; $25
Holiday Wreath Making
Learn how to create your own natural holiday wreath for indoors or outdoors. Supplies
will be provided along with natural pine cones and ribbons. Bring your favorite
decorations to add as well. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring along kids and
family members.
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard, Harding Lab Room 110, Bronx
December 15, 6-7:30p; $free
Registration required:  bronxgreenup]at]
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, second 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 Avenue 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 90s 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.
*Friday Night Blues NYC, weekly beginner blues dancing classes and social blues dancing. Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th Street, 9th floor; $10
* 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/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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nonsense nyc is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in new york city.

we like rock bands and experimental musicians and arty films and galleries and museums and big street festivals, but we can find information about all of those things in other places. we generally will not list these kind of things on their own. that leaves that other stuff, the stuff that has no name or a name that you feel really self-conscious saying out loud, like "underground."

we publish more or less once a week on fridays in easy digest format. if you sign up, the important thing to remember is that the nonsense nyc happens because of you. that means we rely on you to let us know what events you are organizing and what events you are attending. please keep us up to date and don't assume that we'll find out about something from someone else. our job is to gather, edit, organize, and filter; your's is to make interesting thing happen and let us know about them. (and we love you, and the other people on this list love you, for that effort.)

also, feel free to send us editorial comments. we certainly don't endorse every event on this list, nor do we attend all of them. that means it's nice to hear what you have to say. for instance, let us know if you had the best time of your life last weekend, or, conversely, if you felt like you were cheated out of $5 by some group that sounded good but turned out to be hippie drummers.

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