nonsensenyc: 1.27 to 2.2

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 1.27 to 2.2
Date: January 27th 2017
Friday, January 27
* Glasshouse’s Winter Residency 2017: Arta Balina in Residence, Brooklyn
* Dream Beat: A Contemporary Wellness Party, Manhattan
* Live Dubbed Sitcoms Acknowledges the New Boss, Brooklyn
* Secret Loft, Brooklyn
* A Closet Full of Hungry Bats, Brooklyn
* Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film, Brooklyn
* Germany, 1933, Brooklyn
* Cave Readings, Manhattan
* Double Feature: The Great McGinty and Duck Soup, Jersey City
* Planned Parenthood Benefit Show and Raffle, Brooklyn
* Millennials, Manhattan
 
Saturday, January 28
* Rubulad: Ice Capades, Brooklyn
* 2017 Dyke Bar Takeover, Manhattan
* Idiotarod
* Church Night, Brooklyn
* Switch 'n' Play, Brooklyn
* It's Getting Tired Mildred: A Monthly Live Soap Opera for the Stage, Brooklyn
* Plan A, Brooklyn
* Don't Let the Devil In, Brooklyn
* Schtick a Pole, Manhattan
 
Sunday, January 29
* Gutboy: A Badtime Story, Manhattan
* Mister Sunday, Brooklyn
 
Monday, January 30
* Drawing Party for Buy What You Love Exhibition, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, January 31
* Little Cinema: The Never Ending Story, Brooklyn
* Black Lives Matter Art Show, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, February 1
* Faith and 178 Product, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, February 2
* Woke AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show, Manhattan
 
Wishlist
* Visual Poetry
 
Spectre
* Psychometrics
 
Overheard
* Pizza
 
Learning
* Queer Zines
 
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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Organization.
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 XXXXX
 
 
Glasshouse’s Winter Residency 2017: Arta Balina in Residence
 
Arta Balina invites audience for one to one meal experiences that are sculptural performances serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at Glasshouse’s gallery. Audience are welcome to attend as observers or register as participants.
 
Arta Balina is a multimedia artist based in Amsterdam whose interest primarily lays in video and performance art. In her work she reflects on social contexts and explores new possibilities within the everyday. Arta has shown her works in various exhibitions and events in the Netherlands. Her videos and performance has been shown in the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam.
 
The following performance is part of Edible Bodies program at Glasshouse: Food is a relational actant. It manifests a temporary otherness- once swallowed its coherence gradually dissipates until it completely absorbs in the body. Once dissolved it becomes our cells. The edible gets assimilated into us. It has a formative power which acts on the body. It's a process that performs much longer than the act (of eating). For most of us, it's a daily happening. A repeated ordinary act. The edible as a truly immersive, relational, durational performance of an other is the focus of this singular performance program.
 
Founded in 2007 Glasshouse is the art-life-lab of artist Lital Dotan and photographer Eyal Perry, hosting artistic practices that are based on immersive performance and participatory art in the domestic sphere. Glasshouse in Williamsburg hosts performances, exhibitions, residency program and festivals, all dedicated to promote deeper understanding of performative practices and social discourse.
 
Glasshouse
246 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
10a, 2p, and 6p; $10 suggested
rsvp at email.glasshouse]at]gmail.com
Continues through January 29
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Dream Beat: A Contemporary Wellness Party
 
A wellness party ritual drawing together creative (radical) visionaries, conscious parents and young ones for community healing, divine incantation, song, dance, cultural dreaming, drums, and the linking of magic to everyday life.
 
Sonic gong meditation led by Siri Rishi Kaur, creating the chakras live performance by performance artist, curator, and yoga teacher Brinyy Summer, glitter priestess fairy apothecary, and cacao medicine balls handmade with Love by Ayurvedic Mama.
 
Sixth Street Community Center
638 East 6th Street, Manhattan
7p start, 8p doors close; $20 Early Bird price on Eventbrite, $25 at the door
undakova.ontrapages.com/events
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Live Dubbed Sitcoms Acknowledges the New Boss
 
Now entering its fourth year, the indie darling live dubbed sitcoms is back at Videology. America’s got a new boss in town, and that isn’t always easy. Join a cast of acclaimed comedians as they improvise new dialogue over muted episodes of Cheers and Seinfeld at live dubbed sitcoms: The New Boss Edition.
 
A week after the inauguration, the show will feature Cheers and Seinfeld episodes introducing new bosses Rebecca Howel and Mr. Pitt. Featuring Keaton Patty as Jerry Seinfeld, Alexis Rhiannon as Rebecca Howel, Michael Wolf as Miss Rhode Island, and Evan Altshuler, who currently plays Kelsey Grammer in Hint as Frasier Crane.
 
Videology Bar and Cinema
308 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $free
evanalt]at]gmail.com
evanalt.com
facebook.com/evanalt
twitter.com/evanalt
videologybarandcinema.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Secret Loft
 
Secret Loft is back. We have an amazing line-up, free pizza, and cheap drinks. If you're not into this, we don't trust you. With Jena Friedman, Corinne Fisher, Leah Bonnema, Lucas Connolly, Marisa Douenias, and Tyler Fischer.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $free-10
eventbrite.com/e/the-secret-loft-show-a-comedy-dance-party-free-pizza-tickets-31063675289
21 and over
516 808 8187
marisaleecomedy]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/1893302727567425/
tinyurl.com/jhkqsx9
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
A Closet Full of Hungry Bats
 
A group art show featuring interactive sculpture and sound installations, performance, painting, and drawing. An examination of relationships; between people, nations, animals and people, and plants and animals, as a way to cope with and consider recent events in America and around the world. Big Irv's is a gallery, event space and place of general madness.
 
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, corner of South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7-11p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film
 
Join us for an astonishing selection of vintage vaudeville performances curated by local film/video archivist Russell Scholl. Experience some of the most exciting entertainment of a bygone era! Russell's selections will transport us to The Palace Theatre for a variety show like no other. Singing, Dancing, Juggling, Feats of Strength, Cross-Dressing, Acrobatics, Trained Animals, Contortionism, Comedy, Mishegaas and Magic (not to mention great artistry) will all be on display!
 
City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $8
facebook.com/search/top/?q=city reliquary
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Glove and the Exponential Festival present:
 
Germany, 1933
 
Experimental performance goes DIY this January in Bushwick when the Exponential Festival comes to the Glove. Opening in the summer of 2016 on the edge of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, the Glove is a new DIY performance that has already brought drag shows, film screenings, electronic and noise music, popular Brooklyn bands, and art openings into its second story warehouse space. The Exponential Festival is in its second year and this January will highlight Brooklyn theater spaces by offering a range of experimental performance pieces developed in New York. Several shows from the festival will find themselves premiering at the Glove, a victory for performing artists who long for a NYC with limitless opportunities for artists to present new material.
 
The Glove is as an inclusive space for multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts. Members of the DIY space Bohemian Grove decided that a bigger platform was necessary for artists seeking to work in a DIY format in Bushwick. The vision is an inclusive space that crosses disciplinary boundaries to give artists at every level opportunities to share their creative visions. Over the past six months, the space has grown to include disparate communities in Bushwick and beyond. Artists have the opportunity to fund their projects simply by getting the word out.
 
The Glove
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
7p; $10
Continues through January 29
theglovebk]at]gmail.com
theexponentialfestival.org/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Cave Readings
 
With poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. Cave Readings host and curator Maria Bowler welcomes Hanif for a evening of readings and discussion. The Cave is a cultural outlet in a stone room, the old choir crypt in the basement of the historic St. George's Church. We do jazz nights, literature readings, and theater.
 
The Cave (Manhattan)
209 East 16th Street, basement, enter through the courtyard, Manhattan
7:30p; $free
olmstedsalon.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Double Feature: The Great McGinty and Duck Soup
 
The Great McGinty, directed by Preston Sturges, and Duck Soup, starring the Marx brothers, directed by Leo McCarey. Continues on SATURDAY: Wag the Dog and Citizen Kane.
 
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8p; $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children
Continues SATURDAY
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Planned Parenthood Benefit Show and Raffle
 
New York musicians and businesses show their support of Planned Parenthood in the wake of the election. As soon as I said the words Planned Parenthood Benefit, the owner of Sharktooth Antique and Vintage Textiles excitedly exclaimed, “Yes! We absolutely want to contribute!”  She then rushed to the back of her store and returned with a beautiful $375 blanket and placed it in my hands. This was the first store I asked to contribute to our upcoming Planned Parenthood Benefit Show and Raffle, and many more have since joined. It has been inspiring to see how many community members are eager to come together to support this cause.  And for good reason. Our community needs Planned Parenthood, and the services they provide are in danger now that Trump is about to take office.
 
We now have 20 local businesses that have donated raffle prizes in various forms, from gift certificates for music stores and restaurants, to beautiful blankets, to sex toys. We also have five amazing Brooklyn-based bands and an awesome venue in Bushwick contributing to a fun night of music, solidarity, dancing, and prizes. Bands: Decorum, Scully, NOIA, B Boys, the Christian Peslak Band, and Milk Dick. The organizers: Courtney Gray and Drew Citron.
 
Alphaville
140 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p music; $free, raffle after each set
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Millennials
 
Thirteen characters in symbolic and sculptural costume perform an intermedia tableau. A balance of elements and actions are grouped to identify consumer and device-centric culture. Together in a geometric set design, a ritual of technology, nature, sexuality and consumption is perpetuated through time.
 
Bath House Studios
538 East 11th Street, Manhattan
7p; $?
colbycannon.com/millennials/#anchor
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 XXXXX
 
 
Rubulad proudly presents:
 
Ice Capades
 
Live performances by Gato Loco, Cookie Tongue, and Chris of Hur. With your DJs Ol’ Stark and Mekristo. Plus projections by the Sperm Whale, Blue June of Magick Talismans Tarot, and G Scopitronic’s Nonstop Film Festial. Dress to sparkle and shine.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $10 before 9p or after performances, $20 otherwise
rubulad]at]outlook.com
facebook.com/events/402946500047087/
facebook.com/rubulad
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
2017 Dyke Bar Takeover
 
We are proud to announce the first installment of the 2017 Dyke Bar Takeover series. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Trans Justice Funding Project.
 
The Mockingbird
25 Avenue B, Manhattan
4:30-10p; $10
nycdyke.bpt.me
transjusticefundingproject.org/
ilovefeministrage.wordpress.com
facebook.com/events/241534569609041/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Department of Homeland Absurdity declares:
 
Idiotarod
 
Idiot Labs commits to 13th Annual Event, because what else are they supposed to do in January? The annual Idiotarod NYC event brings elaborately themed, ridiculously costumed teams to generally deserted streets of New York City on what is nearly always the butt-blasting coldest day of the year. A showcase for creativity and frivolity, the race awards participants for originality, imagination and artistry as well as wacky hijinks, zany antics and unabashed bribery. Members of the public who wish to make a stand for all that is ridiculous-in-a-good-way should complete the following steps:
 
1.  Join the IdiotarodNYC group on our super secure Facebook page. Here, you will see all current announcements with complete confidence that there are no Russian spies hacking into your sensitive communiques. You can also use this platform for some psychological warfare in advance of the big day.
 
2. RSVP for the event. This counts as two-factor security as far as IDIOT Labs is concerned.
 
3. Email Idiot Labs to obtain an official participant request form. Please exercise patience, as we know it may be both your only exercise and your only virtue. We've been very busy moving our research data to offshore facilities.
 
As established in prior years, there is a zero-tolerance policy regarding food throwing and any other behaviors that put the non-racing population or property at risk.
 
The Idiotarod is an annual event that puts a satirical creative spin on the famous and totally unrelated dogsled race in Alaska. Instead of dogs with sleds, Idiotarod features costume-clad teams of people with elaborately themed shopping carts, and instead of the brutal landscape of the frozen tundra, the race takes place on the streets of New York City. It is, however, usually really friggin' cold.
 
Register for Start Location
idiotarodnyc]at]gmail.com
bit.ly/2hWBDS0
idiotaronyc.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Church Night
 
Church Night is a comedy act. Reminiscent of A Prairie Home Companion on acid, Church Night’s eccentric, religious parody delightfully skews one’s perception of the American church. According to the unholy trinity that preaches the good word, it’s all about coming together, at the same time, in the name of the Lord, so pretty much everyone leaves a Church Night experience feeling super fucking #blessed.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9p doors, 9:30p show; $10 suggested donation
churchnight.org
youtube.com/churchnightDC
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Switch 'n' Play
 
Brooklyn drag and burlesque collective Switch 'n' Play brings you a night of unnatural beauty and B-movie bloodlust. Come celebrate femmecee Miss Malice's 30th birthday with this killer cast including BB Heart, Johnny Panic, K.James, MiscAllaneous DomTop, Nyx Nocturne, Sasha Velour, Seedy Edie, and Sweet Lorraine. Kitten and go-go by Zoe Ziegfeld and birthday vamp Miss Malice as your host. Stay after the show to dance with us in the moonlight. Queer in every sense of the word, Switch n' Play spans the gender spectrum in life and onstage. 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.
 
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
9p; $7-20 sliding scale admission
switchnplay.com
facebook.com/switchnplay
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
It's Getting Tired Mildred: A Monthly Live Soap Opera for the Stage
 
A monthly live Soap Opera for the stage. Every month, mad genius Roger Nasser writes a brand new 90 minute soap opera script, which is then memorized and flawlessly executed by an ensemble cast of over 20 actors. With medical emergencies, split personalities, shootings, weddings, poisonings, hospital intrigue, young love, and age old family rivalries, we guarantee there is no stage show show on Earth as quirky, bizarrely funny, and as reminiscent of watching daytime television during sick days at home in the 80s. Each episode is presented one time only at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn in Williamsburg. Stick around after the show for a cast party with free food and drinks.
 
Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
11p; $15
facebook.com/events/248274912263380/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Plan A
 
A dance party and art auction to support Planned Parenthood and give hope to those who feel under-minded in our current political climate. An estimated one in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planed Parenthood health center at least once in her life and we need to ensure that their facilities continue to live and prosper.
 
Hosted by Tickled Hot Pink, this one-nigh-only event includes art-making, raffled original artworks, live DJs, and a four-hour open bar. List of artists on the bill: Salinger, NSR, and Dash Speaks.
 
Dobbin St.
64 Dobbin Street, Brooklyn
8p-1a;
tickledhotpink.com/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Don't Let the Devil In
 
My newest feature film Don't Let the Devil In. Also: Appalachian Atrocities, with director and cast members in attendance.
 
Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
$5
slumlordproductions]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Schtick a Pole
 
A night of comedy and pole dancing. Schtick works like this: Comics and pole dancers share the same stage but not at the same time to create a show that makes everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh? Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole? This month's theme is Pat Benatar. Dancers choose from the hits and there are a lot. So break out your catsuit and let's get this party started.
 
If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents? First come, first serve seating. Limited seating. Theme: Pat Benatar. Comics: Dan Goodman, JoAnna Ross, and Charles McBee. Dancers: Sam Doblick, Ashley Fox, Jessi Jamz, Tehera Nesfield, and Berna Osso.
 
Drom
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
8p; $20 online, $25 cash at the door
212 777 1157
ticketfly.com/event/1409929-schtick-pole-in-it-pat-new-york/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 XXXXX
 
 
Gutboy: A Badtime Story
 
A film screening of the weirdest movie in the world. A puppet movie with live-action giants, a riddle to solve, and a little sing-a-long. Before the film will be some fortune/doom telling and some nightmare trading (both brought to you by the Canarsie Board of Community Standards) as well as some free wine and cookies.
 
Planeta
295 East 8th Street, ground floor, Manhattan
8p doors, 9p film; $5 suggested donation
facebook.com/events/1915053922114156/
wonderdrome.com/extras/pamphlets.html
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Mister Sunday
 
We've got a Mister Sunday this weekend. As we've said a few times since the election, we think dancing and talking together in real life is more important than it ever has been (at least in our lives). Advance tickets are here, and we'll have them at the door. With Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter.
 
Shea Stadium
20 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
3-9p; $20
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, JANUARY 30 XXXXX
 
 
Drawing Party for Buy What You Love Exhibition
 
Join us to create original works on paper for the the Rema Hort Mann Foundation upcoming Buy What You Love exhibition at Lyles and King on the Lower East Side. We supply the drinks, inspiration, and art supplies to use – just bring yourself and some good ideas. Works will be submitted for the RHMF upcoming benefit, an auction that goes to support cancer patients and emerging artists through its third grant programs.
 
The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
7-9p; $free
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 XXXXX
 
 
Little Cinema: The Never Ending Story
 
An immersive screening of 80s fantasy classic the Never Ending Story featuring live musicians, flying acrobats, DJs, remixed video scenes, and 3D projection mapped video. It’s 80s fantasy month at Little Cinema and we’re taking on our favorite childhood film as we give this cult classic our signature live cinema treatment.
 
The show will fuse aerial performances, dance, and video art throughout the theater space, featuring Hybrid Movement Company, House Of Yes performers live musicians and our founding audio visual DJ maestro, CHNNLS (Jay Rinsky) fussing the screen and the performances into a never ending epic spectacle. Wear your 80s swag and come fight the ’Nothing’ from spreading and wiping out our world.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $?
21 and over
lc28neverending.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Black Lives Matter Art Show
 
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the one day pop up Black Lives Matter Art Show features Carla Cubit's Black Lives Matter artwork and posters, accompanied by her photographs from Black Lives Matter protests throughout the NYC area and artwork from Museum of Impact. With a performance by both Welf Dorr of underground horns, Ras Moshe Burnett, Kenny Wollesen, and open jam session, and a speaker from Museum of Impact, followed by an artist talk and discussion.
 
The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
7-10p; $free
eventbrite.com/e/black-lives-matter-art-show-tickets-31065974165
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 XXXXX
 
 
Faith and 178 Product
 
With Royal Coke, Faith, 178 Product, and ABODP.
 
C'mon Everyody
325 Franklin Avenue, between Clifton Place and Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $8 advance, $10 door
youtu.be/WX6NMYV8iic
faithny.com
cmoneverybody.com
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 XXXXX
 
 
Woke AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show
 
Woke AF is an all-inclusive comedy variety show where artists share and perform about social issues they're passionate about. This month features Alexis Pereira, Tiara Francis, Your Voice Is So Funny, and AzN Pop.
 
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
153 East 3rd St New York, Manhattan
11p; $5
east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/51601
 
 
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 *****
 
 
* Visual Poetry Project: Seeking Submissions. The Visible Poetry Project is looking for poets and filmmakers (producers, directors, DPs, and editors) to get involved with our April 2017 series. The Visible Poetry Project will bring together a collective of young filmmakers to create a series of videos that present poems as short films. Throughout the month of April -- National Poetry Month -- we will release one visual poem each day. Poetry is a visual medium but is rarely told using an explicitly visual language; by pairing filmmakers with poets, the series will explore the ways in which these two mediums can complement each other. With an emphasis on recruiting artists with unique perspectives and from diverse backgrounds, the project will provide a platform for filmmakers and poets to gain more exposure for their work. To learn more about the project, or to apply to be involved as a filmmaker or poet, visit our website: visiblepoetryproject.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2017. You will be notified by January 30 if you’ve been selected to be involved. Please email visiblepoetryproject]at]gmail.com with any questions.
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* Work studio for rent and a winter bedroom. newyork.craigslist.org/brk/off/5952095085.html and newyork.craigslist.org/brk/sub/5952048888.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.
 
 
***** Psychometrics *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/01/25/psychometrics/
 
"Psychometrics, sometimes also known as psychography, is a scientific attempt to measure the personality of a person. For both the Cruz and Trump campaigns, Cambridge Analytica of the UK assembled psychograms for all adult US citizens, 220 million people. The company divided the US population into 32 personality types. Ultimately their criteria can be narrowed to a single individual, along with her name, age, address, interests, and political leanings. One of the goals was to get potential but wavering Clinton voters -- skeptical leftists, African-Americans, young women -- to stay home. To suppress their votes, as one Trump campaign staffer bluntly put it.
 
“We are a global election management agency,” proclaims SCL's website. The company has a background in UK military psy-ops, with a complex business structure including ancillary companies in tax havens, as Wikileaks revelations have shown. Some of these had been involved in political upheavals in developing countries; others had done work for NATO, developing methods for the psychological manipulation of the population in Afghanistan. SCL is also the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the Big Data firm that managed online marketing for both Trump and the Brexit Leave campaign."
 
 
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, January 2017. Group of people in their late 20s talking over lunch:
 
-- "Can I say something about pizza? ... Roberta's is overrated."
 
-- "Weren't they part of Pizzagate?"
 
-- "What's the Pizzagate?"
 
 
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 *****
 
 
Reboot Workshop: Future-Proof Your Career
 
Reboot Workshop is an all-day workshop with presentations and workshops geared towards getting you unstuck so that you can get the job you want. Attendees will be able to attend multiple sessions on topics ranging from technology skills to pitch coaching. There will be interactive sessions utilizing design thinking to work through your current job problems and help you take positive next steps in your career. In a job you hate or worried about your job future? Reboot is the best way to level up your skills and find your way to better opportunities. You’ll learn important skills from professionals in the tech startup community, walk away with tangible next steps to getting the job you want, as well as network with professionals in a friendly and warm environment. Don’t let another year pass by without making the change you want. It’s time to Reboot your career.
 
qLabs
16 West 22nd Street, sixth floor, Manhattan
10-4:00 p; $30 with code: NonsenseOnly
reboot.qlabs.co
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Queer Zines
 
This class will explore the history and presence of queer themes in zines throughout the ‘80s,'90s and today. We'll look at specific examples of current zinesters' work, which cover topics like gender identity, personal expression and sexuality. Bring your own queer zines, or zines that have influenced you, to discuss and share with folks. And, of course, we'll have time to brainstorm and begin work on projects of our own.
 
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
noon-2:30 p; $free
Bklynlibrary.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Tax Tips for AirBnB Owners and Landlords
 
Calling all AirBnB Owners & Landlords: Brooklyn Coop wants to help you save on your taxes. Do you have tenants? Do you file a Schedule E on your taxes? Do you receive 1099s from AirBnB or similar services? Then this class is for you.
 
Brooklyn Coop
834 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
February 4, 2-4p; $free
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
BHQFU
 
This Spring BHQFU is pleased to offer five free courses of study designed by our first MFU artists-in-residence.
 
BHQFU
33 34th Street ,6th floor, Brooklyn
Starting February 6, days/times vary; $free
bhqfu.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
School of Making Thinking
 
The School of Making Thinking Spring 2017 Courses are commencing February 15. All of our classes seek to bring rigorous thinking into conversation with experimental pedagogies.
 
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street, Manhattan
Times and dates vary; $200, 8-week sessions
theschoolofmakingthinking.com
 
 
XXXXX HANDS XXXXX
 
 
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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.

anyway, please enjoy this list and remember to do your part to make new york a better place to live.

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