nonsensenyc: 12.9 to 12.15

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 12.9 to 12.15
Date: December 9th 2016
Friday, December 9
* The Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown 2016, Brooklyn
* The Second Annual Roots and Ruckus Fest, Brooklyn
* The Xmas Pop Sing-Along, Brooklyn
* More Real Than Reality Itself, Brooklyn
* The Whatforward Circus and Faust, Manhattan
* Bronx World Film Cycle 2016, Manhattan
* Let Us Now Praise Famous Women, Williamsburg
* Los Sures, Brooklyn
* Cartoon Carnival No. 51: Christmas Cheer, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, December 10
* Mister Saturday Night, Brooklyn
* Rubulad Holiday Revue, Brooklyn
* Ugly Sweater Party, Brooklyn
* Cheryl: Neck Ruffle, Brooklyn
* Time Flies, Brooklyn
* Chasm, Williamsburg
* Stand Your Ground: NYC Benefit for Standing Rock, Manhattan
* Cum Party, Brooklyn
* Lost Horizon Night Market, Brooklyn
* The Floasis, Brooklyn
* Switch and Play, Brooklyn
* Actual Size, Queens
* A Christmas Special Special, Brooklyn
* The Liquid Sound Lounge and Holiday Dynamite Dance Party, Brooklyn
* Santacon
 
Sunday, December 11
* Flux Factory’s 10th Annual Benefit Art Auction 2016, Manhattan
* Holly Dolly Christmas, Brooklyn
* Portraits: Returning to a New Home, Manhattan
 
Monday, December 12
* Little Theater, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, December 13
* The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, December 14
* Pairs and Pears No. 4, Brooklyn
* Bushwick Print Lab: Seventh Annual Art of the Tee and Holiday Pop Up, Brooklyn
* Risk, Brooklyn
* Video Tale, Manhattan
* Holiday TERP Event, Manhattan
 
Thursday, December 15
* Live Dubbed Sitcoms: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Happy Days, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* Accordion
 
Spectre
* Spy vs Spy : Her Majesty's Watchers
 
Overheard
* Temperature to run
 
Learning
* Holiday wreaths
 
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 mikes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
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Snow scars
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 XXXXX
 
 
The Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown 2016
 
Those bare walls in your dumb apartment are begging for a kitty painting. Thankfully local artists can’t wait to decorate. Free to the public. Come chug beers and watch the creators create. The auction at 9p profits Bushwick Street Cats and BARC.
 
Better Than Jam Store and Studio
20 Grattan Street, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
8-10p, auction at 9p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Second Annual Roots and Ruckus Fest
 
It's happening again: Last year we celebrated 10 years of Roots and Ruckus and a decade of free music at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. It was the most fun thing we ever did, so we are doing it again. Three free nights of music. Thirty acts. No music.
 
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn
8:30p-1a each night; $free, but bring cash to tip the bands
Continues through SUNDAY
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Secret Formula presents:
 
The Xmas Pop Sing-Along
 
It's been tough to find of late, but we'll be spreading the love and joy next month in celebration of the holidays. Join your favorite pop stars and their classic carol counterparts for a music video sing-along, with all the lyrics on the screen so everyone can sing in yuletide joy together.
 
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
718 638 4400
9:30p show; $10
unionhallny.com/event/1350087-xmas-pop-sing-along-brooklyn/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
More Real Than Reality Itself
 
Please join us for a screening of A.L. Steiner's film, with the artist in person, and an appearance by Laurie Weeks. Description from the 2014 Biennial: A.L. Steiner's film More Real Than Reality Itself expands the structures of documentary film while challenging its conventional reliance on linear narratives. This critique takes shape through Steiner’s reconsideration of the history of political activism and its representations -- configuring a story that emphasizes the embodied, romantic aspects of activism rather than a singular, dominant history. Moving outward from Steiner’s family histories, the project traces the biographies of other individuals involved in social justice and the environmental and labor movements to offer a complex document of the long, continuing trajectory of activism. Featuring Rita 'Bo' Brown, Carla Cloer, Ericka Huggins, Miya Masaoka and Laurie Weeks
 
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $?
 
 
***** 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
theaterforthenewcity.net
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Bronx World Film Cycle 2016
 
We cordially invite you to a unique world cinema. Choose the films you want to see out of 30 works from 24 different countries made by 29 directors, including world, national and local premieres. We’ll have powerful documentaries and a great program of shorts. You can also enjoy gastronomic samplings of Central American delicacies, visual arts, crafts, music and live performance. Bronx World Film Cycle is New York City’s pioneering arthouse film event inspired by Central American culture, a memorable film-viewing experience that has captured a niche of its own in the city’s bustling arts landscape. Check website for complete listings.
 
La Nacional
239 West 14th Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, Manhattan
Various start times
bronxworldfilm.org
brownpapertickets.com/profile/609607
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Let Us Now Praise Famous Women
 
Join to celebrate and be entertained, edified, and uplifted by the exceptional musical contributions of great American women. As an antidote to some of the current toxic political rhetoric, Brooklyn-based film and video archivist Russell Scholl will present Let Us Now Praise Famous Women, a program celebrating the accomplishments of groundbreaking female musicians.
 
The evening will include vintage country, soul, jazz, pop, blues, and gospel performances by women who were pioneers in frequently male-dominated music scenes, such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe. On offer will be rare musical shorts, Scopitones, Soundies, and television and film appearances made between 1932 and 2001.
 
City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $8
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Los Sures
 
In 1984, director Diego Echeverria and his crew visited Los Sures. Shooting on 16mm film, Echeverria filmed and documented five different stories over the course of 10 months. His resultant documentary, Los Sures, was largely inaccessible until now.
 
Rediscovered in 2007, the film has become a cornerstone program of the Williamsburg arts nonprofit UnionDocs, which not only restored the film but in 2010 began the Living Los Sures historical memory project, an expansive documentary project about the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
 
After a spattering of screenings, and a springtime run at Metrograph in Manhattan's Lower East Side, the documentary Los Sures returns home to Brooklyn, for one night only. As a new events space in Williamsburg, Dobbin St is poised to engage with the neighborhood's history and the culture of a community perhaps lost, save for this cinematic relic. As our neighborhood changes, and newcomers enter the community, it's important that we recognize those who came before us and celebrate the roots of our unique neighborhood in the vast, sweeping conflux of New York City. Following the screening, local writer Andy P. Smith will lead a conversation with UnionDocs Founder and Artistic Director Christopher Allen.
 
Dobbin Street
64 Dobbin Street, between Norman and Nassau avenues, Brooklyn
G train to Nassau station, or L train to Bedford station
7p; $8-10
718 302 0400
dobbinst.com/cultural-events
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Cartoon Carnival No. 51: Christmas Cheer
 
At show No. 51, we’ll have over a dozen 16mm (no digital!) cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the silver screen at Shoestring Press -- all for your enjoyment. Come on out for a generous holiday helping of orphans, gifts, snowmen, and Santas in films starring some classic characters you know, and many you don't know. Bring your friends and bask together in all the ancient animated yuletide cheer.
 
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
facebook.com/events/1196787863738921/
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 XXXXX
 
 
Mister Saturday Night
 
Friday night, as we were blissfully making our way home from Planetarium, tragedy was breaking out three thousand miles away at the Ghost Ship in Oakland.
 
Mister Saturday Night started and thrived in live-work spaces probably not unlike Ghost Ship, so the news hit us hard. The underground spaces where we did parties were homes for artists without much money and creative spaces where real communities could develop.
 
As cities become more expensive, these spaces are more and more necessary. And while some of them, like Silent Barn, have been able to go legit, most don't have the money or resources to do so.
 
The tragedy in Oakland will surely cause cities everywhere to take a look at makeshift spaces where underground events happen. They should. Nothing is above safety. But as they look at these spaces, we hope they do so with the objective of supporting them and figuring out a way for them to stay open and vital.
 
On that note, if you are reeling from the Oakland news and want to help, reach out to the spaces where you go to underground events and offer your assistance (especially if you're an architect, engineer or someone who's involved in fire safety, law enforcement or construction). In some cases, you can also donate to these spaces. For this Saturday's party, we'll be donating 10 percent of the profits to Silent Barn.
 
If you are part of a community space and need advice on how to deal with the maze of regulations in New York, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We've learned a lot over the past few years and would be happy to share knowledge and contacts.
 
Now, on with the show. We'll be celebrating life and music together this Saturday and next Saturday at the aforementioned Silent Barn, an underground institution dedicated to people doing their thing in New York, no matter how weird and crazy it is. This is where you can get tickets, but as we've been saying recently, we don't want anyone excluded because of financial reasons. If $20 is tough for you right now, email us, and we'll do our best to figure something out.
 
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $20
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rubulad Holiday Revue
 
Live music by Future Type, the Electric Mess, Wooing, and Swelling Dream. With your DJs Dirty Finger, Joro Boro, 2 Melo, and Olivier. Plus: Take a gift leave a gift tree; G Scopitronic's Non Stop Film Fest; Silent Disco Dancing under the stars in our amazing yard (flat shoes recommended) or with sound in our big tent. Dress: Seasonal holiday antics.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $10 before 9p or after performances, $20 otherwise
rubulad]at]outlook.com for address.
facebook.com/events/1175056085918252/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Ugly Sweater Party
 
Our fourth annual Ugly Sweater Party: plaid, tinseled, with LED lights and lace; we wanna see them. With free pizza before 9:30p, fancy seasonal drinks, live music, DJs, karaoke, pinball, and mistletoe. Plus an entire mansion to explore.
 
Live music: Freya Wilcox and the Howl, Sir KN8 and Hila the Killa, Bad Faces, the Saturators, and DJ Irv Oh on the 1s and 2s. Ugly sweater-off with champagne prize. Come one, come all to the only Christmas party with a beach.
 
Secret Mansion
Emai for address, Brooklyn
8p-4a; $5 early, $10 late
secretmansionevents]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/349736705389127/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Cheryl presents:
 
Cheryl: Neck Ruffle
 
We are dead inside. The future looks bleak. How can we possibly move forward with our lives? Cheryl understands what you’re going through. Remember that powerful clowns exist, and are ready to serve you at your darkest moments.
 
Get up from your depression pile, absorb international clown energy, and return to the world determined to live and to fight. Need costume inspiration? Think: Downtown Julie Clown, the Clownward Spiral, Clownton Abbey, On the Clownlow, Yolo Bozo, Clown Sightings, Justify My Clown, Occupy My Clown, A Cheryl of Clowns, Clown With the Sickness, Face Clown, Ass Up and Turn Clown For What. With Cheryl resident DJs DJ Nick, Grandma Internet, and Faithless Elector, plus special guest DJ Fitness.
 
C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
G train to Classon station
11p-4a; $10
617 319 2079
cherylwillruinyourlife]at]gmail.com
cherylwillruinyourlife.info
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Skys the Limit Music presents:
 
Time Flies
 
Skys the Limit Music's 18th anniversary event. Time sure does fly. In December 1998 we started a little promo crew in Long Island to promote underground events. It's been an amazing journey and we look forward to the next 18 years. Featuring Bigears, Exparagus, Lifeline, Metaphysical, Nicky Twist, Swanky Jones, and Wavewhore. Memories captured by T-Rex Photo. Come out, be free, dance, let loose.
 
The Graham
151 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
9p-4a; $free
21 and over
thegrahambrooklyn.com/
facebook.com/events/689329987891186/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Chasm
 
On a distant planet, in an unfamiliar realm, there stirred a motley hoard with the most devious of intentions. With laser lights and sonic waves they aim to massage your mind, unplug you from your grid and unleash you into this new architecture, their world. Beyond the neon signs and the handheld screens, beyond the gray space beguiling us daily to stand as still as possible, there walk the makers, the signal shifters, the doctors, the engineers. They lead us in a spiral dance.
 
Chasm brings together some of Brooklyn's finest performing and visual artists in a new intimate space. Each evening features visual artists working with new media, light art and installation alongside movement-based performers, live musicians, and DJs. Breaking from traditional line ups and set in an independent space, this new series gives a window into the world of the trailblazing solo artists who are building entirely new languages of expression in the world's creative capital. Amazing artists including Tygapaw, Richard Kennedy, Ahsh Eff, and Celestial Trax.
 
Buy tickets for address, Williamburg, Brooklyn
8p-4a; $10 advanced, $15 door, $25 week pass
oracle]at]vectorgallery.com
facebook.com/events/1795274700755392/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Stand Your Ground: NYC Benefit for Standing Rock
 
A coalition of New York City are hosting a night of music, art and organizing for the Oceti Sakowin. The fundraiser will kick off with live musical performances and speeches from well known activists such as Oscar-nominated Josh Fox of Gaslands, Laura Gomez of Orange Is The New Black, and Mercy Carpenter of Earth Guardians.
 
Music will include Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone, Elvis Perkins, and Spirit Family Reunion. Many of these acts have been on the ground at Standing Rock and are eager to share their experiences, express excitement for the Army Corps of Engineer’s recent easement denial and share next steps on fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles, and art sale items -- including original works from Matt Starr, Jim Tozzi, and Faith Holland -- will head straight to the Oceti Sakowin of Standing Rock.
 
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker Street, Manhattan
5:30-10p; $15 advance, $20 day of show
facebook.com/events/599809603553680/
venuepilot.co/events/11267/orders/new
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Cum Party
 
Cum Party will turn Brooklyn's Big Irv's gallery into the gothic Chruch of Bro. Featuring the musical artist GypjaQ, performance artist Ian Deleon, vaudeville by the Flying Luango Brothers, DJ, art by Rude Ink, and the premiere of Rude Ink.'s newest video art piece, Threesome.
 
Threesome focuses on the threesome as the holy grail of the straight man, and follows one Bro's journey to become like Christ in order to achieve it.
 
Big Irv's Gallery
381 Hooper Street, corner of South 1st Street, Brooklyn
9p; $10
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Lost Horizon Night Market
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p
thosewhochoosethetimeandplace]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Floasis
 
New York's premiere fire arts center holds its annual holiday flow market. A weekend of free classes, unique vendors, and fire performance showcase. Ever wanted to learn fire craft at a Hipster Hogwarts? Run away with the circus? Get brownie points for most original holiday gift ever? Now is your chance. Vendors will be showcasing their wares of flow and fire related props, gifts, and accouterments for the entire weekend.
 
The Floasis
1342 Dekalb, Brooklyn
noon-8p; $free classes every hour
facebook.com/events/1800640163557698/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Switch and Play
 
Brooklyn’s premier drag and burlesque collective brings you one of NYC’s best variety shows. Queer in every sense of the word, Switch n' Play spans the gender spectrum in life and onstage. Current Glam award nominees for Best Group and twice nominated for the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards in the Best Drag Performance Show and Best Burlesque Show categories, SnP has been a staple of queer Brooklyn nightlife since 2006. This month's show features the drag and burlesque stylings of Abby Fantastic, Elle McQueen, K.James, Miss Malice, Salvadora Dali, and Sweet Lorraine and Vigor Mortis.
 
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
9p door, 9:30p show; $7-20 sliding scale
switchnplay.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Actual Size
 
Join us for a reunion of sorts, a meeting-of-the-minds as BMG and Romulo share their selections and secret weapons. These two have a musical history reaching back to when Phoenecia (Soul Oddity) and Ectomorph were exchanging electro viewpoints between Miami and Detroit. A lineup of vinyl collectors, a music author, and some newer artists will make for an interesting night. With BMG, Romulo Del Castillo, Nick Klein, Ken Meier, Dave Tompkins, and Unjust.
 
Trans Pecos
915 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
10p-4a; $20 door, and $10 before midnight
residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?903389
facebook.com/events/1129180300494791/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
A Christmas Special Special
 
Join us for the very best of the very worst of the very best in holiday entertainment. We will be screening half a dozen Christmas episodes, some popular and some you never knew even existed. In between, play reindeer games, win prizes and dodge the Ballistic Mistletoe. Bring a (inexpensive, optional) present for the gift swap. Come celebrate the season with He-Man, Rambo, the Power Rangers and more. And since this is my gift to you, it is free, free, free!
 
Pacific Standard
82 4th Avenue, Brooklyn
5-9p; $free
facebook.com/events/181604418969884/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Starvue presents:
 
The Liquid Sound Lounge and Holiday Dynamite Dance Party
 
With DJ Jeannie Hopper, Liquid Sound Lounge, and guest DJ Baby K. In a private loft with a good sound system and a wooden dance floor. Dress to dance. Nothing sold to dance -- please bring whatever you need.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 early, $15
lslhopper]at]gmail.com
eventbrite.com/e/lsl-holiday-dynamite-dance-party-tickets-29025227236
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Santacon
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 XXXXX
 
 
Flux Factory’s 10th Annual Benefit Art Auction 2016
 
Celebrate with hundreds of your fellow art lovers to support of one of New York City's most unique and longstanding residency programs. This benefit event supports Flux's 2017 operations, over 45 Artists-in-Residence who produce over 40 exhibits, concerts, and workshops in addition to four major annual group exhibitions.
 
Online bidding is now open on Paddle8. The gala is always a fabulous time, with an open bar, light fare, DJs, sideshows, and of course the art -- over 55 works from Flux artists-in-residence and friends such as Swoon, Duke Riley, and Chloe Bass. The VIP Feminist Fete which includes a performance by Moira Williams, music by Artist-In-Residence Joshua Moton, and a gift exchange game. We are excited to include this year's guests of honor, The Geurrilla Girls (long standing feminist artist collective) and Perry Chen (founder of Kickstarter and artist).
 
CUNY Hunter MFA Gallery
205 Hudson Street, second floor, Manhattan
6p Feminist Fete Hour, 7-10p general admission; $65
paddle8.com/auction/flux-factory/
eventbrite.com/e/flux-factory-10th-annual-benefit-art-auction-tickets-28585565195#tickets
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Holly Dolly Christmas
 
A Dolly Parton jukebox musical and comedy show from Jo Firestone, Aaron Jackson, and Josh Sharp. From the people who brought you the Whitney Houston musical Houston: We Have a Whitney, and the July 4 Miley Cyrus extravaganza, Party in the USA, and the Taylor Swift spy-thriller smash Tinker Taylor Swifter Spy comes the newest tribute to country legend Dolly Parton in a holiday jukebox musical entitled Holly Dolly Christmas.
 
If you've ever dreamed of starring in a musical entirely made up of Dolly Parton’s hits, this will be the best night of your life. This show strings together the best of Parton’s songs with a hastily-written plot and lots of audience participation. Hosted by Jo Firestone, Josh Sharp, and Aaron Jackson. The Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience series is a delightful send-up of your favorite musical icons, blending karaoke, comedy, and the best kind of dance party.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $8
917 719 1138
cobraclubbk.com/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Portraits: Returning to a New Home
 
Portraits: Returning to a New Home is a collaborative showcase and silent auction in benefit of Syrian refugees. Artists, musicians, and storytellers were invited to share their meditations on themes of home, displacement, and/or immigrant experience. Proceeds will go towards the International Rescue Committee. Contributors include Craig "Flux" Singleton, Treya Lam, Carter Thompson, Jeffrey Lau, Cindy Trinh, and Gonzalo Muiño.
 
Doka Square
53 Delancey Street, Manhattan
1-5p; $30 for one, $50 for two, $40 door
portraitsgalanyc]at]gmail.com
portraitsgalanyc.com/
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 XXXXX
 
 
Little Theater
 
Featuring We Were Wild Once: Episode 7, Too Big for the World, excerpts from the Brobot Johnson Experience, written and performed by Darian Dauchan. Plus Your Hair Looked Great (excerpt) 
made by Tiny Little Band and performed by Bonnie Antosh, Emily Kaplan, Emma Meltzer, Luis Moreno, and Austin Trow, and A Solid 10 Minutes of Chroma Key, performed by Justin Anselmi, Kate Hurley, Brian Lady.  Chroma Key is a time-traveling, existential, gross-out comedy about a woman pulled through three parallel realities, a journey which brings those realities into shocking, hilarious contact.
 
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie between Delancey and Rivington, Manhattan
7:30p; $18 door, $15 online
dixonplace.org/performances/little-theatre-12-12/
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 XXXXX
 
 
The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies
 
The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies is proud to present a series of free lectures designed to both entertain and enlighten. We meet at the Bedford, the second Tuesday of each month to discuss historical topics that you probably knew at one point but don’t remember anymore. Plus, there will be drink specials.
 
Tis the season of gluttony, and we’re here to celebrate. Whether you’re the type who eats to live or lives to eat, you’ll find something good to fill you mind this month at SASS. With talks on the Pop Culture of Food, an Explosive History of Popcorn, and Astronaut Ice Cream: The History of Eating in Orbit.
 
The Bedford
110 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 7:30p lectures; $free
getsaucedatsass.tumblr.com/
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 XXXXX
 
 
Pairs and Pears No. 4
 
A new little monthly show where there is a pair of genres, a pair of artists for each, and literal pears. This month features comedy by Allegra Leal and Nicholas Mongolian, Beef Balsirow, and drag shows by Paradise and Gypsy Hill. Hosted by Squidssidy, a folk-rock music duo with a penchant for banter, featuring Cassidy Dawn Graves and Stephanie Guedalia.
 
Muchmore's
2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
7p; $5 suggested
facebook.com/events/379098119090226/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Bushwick Print Lab: Seventh Annual Art of the Tee and Holiday Pop Up
 
Come join Bushwick Print Lab and crew for a large collection of wearable prints, t-shirts, fall and winter apparel, scarves, and holiday things from our artists. Cheap drinks, live music, and DJs.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
7-midnight; $free
info[at]bushwickprintlab.org
facebook.com/events/376892772654054/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Risk
 
Risk is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public. Hosted by Kevin Allison. At the RISK! live show, performers share true stories from their lives that range from hilarious to heart-breaking to everything in between. Tonight featuring live performances featuring Jeff Hiller, John Early, Janelle James, Tracey Lynn Segarra, and more share stories on this month’s theme, the Holidays.
 
Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $15
718 643 6510
thebellhouseny.com/
risk-show.com/tour
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Video Tale
 
Video Tale is storytelling incorporated with video. All storytellers integrate video with their stories. Featuring performers Harmon Leon, Angel Yau, Lauren Maul, and Caitlin Brodnick. Plus: Matt Vita and the Improv Group That Takes Off Real Clothes.
 
Pit Loft
154 West 29th Street, Manhattan
9p; $5
thepit-nyc.com/event/2016-12-14-videotale-storytelling-w-video-hosted-by-harmon-leon
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Holiday TERP Event
 
TERP: Totally Enveloping Real-time Play is a synchronous movement/play system invented by choreographer Patrice Regnier. It composes human movement in real time, allowing anyone of any age to direct, compose, choreograph, and perform. Think of it as GarageBand for dance.
 
We are having our holiday party, and you're invited. Free hot toddies along with some fun tech. Come check out the fascinating movement commands organized with our custom-built TERP system. It's a fabulous, free demo for you and your friends. Come play, imitate, interact, and interpret.
 
392 Broadway, no. 3, buzzer 2, Manhattan
7-8p; $free
patrice]at]terptribe.com
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 XXXXX
 
 
Live Dubbed Sitcoms: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Happy Days
 
Lovable New York City improvisers live-dub over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms to create entirely new storylines and horrible new character flaws. This month is produced by Michael Wolf, and features holly jolly, dubbed-over Christmas episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Happy Days. Created by Jo Firestone.
 
Videology Bar and Cinema
308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
9p; $5
718-782-3468
info]at]videology.info
videologybarandcinema.com/event/live-dubbed-sitcoms-2/
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Secret City Annual Winter Solstice, December 18
* Junxion Reset, December 31
* Mister Sunday: New Year's Day, January 1
* Golden Festival, January 13 and 14
 
 
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 *****
 
 
* Wanted: guitar/keyboard/accordion player for a sing along on New Year's Eve in Bushwick. There is a little money involved, plus free drinks, comps to a party, and being treated like a king/queen/nongenderbinary royalty. Amateurs welcome. Please forward to anyone you know who might be interested and feel free to ask me for more details. Email veronicadougherty]at]hotmail.com.
 
* 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 25, 2016 to be considered: http://c-alexander.us/application.html
 
* 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
 
 
***** 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
 
 
***** MONEY *****
 
 
* Support ABC No Rio: abcnorio.org/support/support.html
 
 
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.
 
 
***** Spy vs Spy : Her Majesty's Watchers *****
 
spectrevision.net/2016/12/07/her-majestys-watchers/
 
"To become an entry-level Watcher, 'there were few rules and no vetting of volunteers, and so if some spies and informants were brilliantly effective, others were derelict or dangerous, spying out of greed or spite or for private revenge.' Some accepted into her majesty's intelligence branch went on exciting adventures to surrounding countries, gathering information on the political and military status of her growing list of enemies. Queen Elizabeth I reigned over her empire until her natural death in 1603, with secret teams of servants spread across the world, impersonating others, always listening. It was a Watcher on the street beat who discovered Babington’s conspiracy to restore Catholicism to England with Mary of Scots, so there could be moments to look forward to even as a regular street spy."
 
 
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.
 
 
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Overheard in NYC. December 2016. A woman in her 30s, dressed well, wearing tortoise shell glasses, talking to an equally well put-together man around her age:
 
-- "My body needs a very specific temperature to run."
 
 
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: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 *****
 
 
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
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 *****
 
 
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]nybg.org
nybg.org
 
 
XXXXX HANDS XXXXX
 
 
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.
 
 
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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."

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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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