nonsensenyc: 2.3 to 2.9

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Subject: nonsensenyc: 2.3 to 2.9
Date: February 3rd 2017
* Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia: Radio that Changed Lives, Queens
* Giegling Ensemble, Brooklyn
Saturday, February 4
* New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, Brooklyn
* Soul Night, Brooklyn
* The Neo Show, Manhattan
* Radiohole's Super-Fun Exclusive Experimental Couch-Talk Party, Manhattan
* Game Show, Brooklyn
Sunday, February 5
* Super Villain No. 1, Manhattan
* Black Joy in Brooklyn, Brooklyn
* Gold Bolus Recordings, Queens
* Exceedingly Good Song Night, Manhattan
* House of Yes Super Totally Immersive Bowl Throwdown, Brooklyn
* Kava and Color, Love Revolution Edition, Brooklyn
Tuesday, February 7
* Take Two Storytelling, Brooklyn
Wednesday, February 8
* Party to Protect Your Parts: A Planned Parenthood Benefit, Brookyln
* House of Yes: Night Circus, Brooklyn
* Show Tell Show at House of Wax, Brooklyn
* Animation Nights New York, Manhattan
Thursday, February 9
* We Support ACLU, Brooklyn
* Holes in the Wall Collective, Brooklyn
* Viking Night, Brooklyn
* Give a Puck
* Talent show
* National Parks Declared Worthless
* Apologies
* Making Thinking
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Stacks of yellowing magazines
Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia: Radio that Changed Lives
We are honored to host this truly epic night for the neighborhood. DJ Rob Swift is back this week for another master-class, but this time he is bringing reinforcements: legendary OG tastemakers Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia! This is 100 percent free and not to be missed. Bonus late-night disco set from Flattopps' house DJ, Chuck E. Mendez.
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
9p-2a; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Giegling Ensemble
On Friday night, there will be a concert performed by the Giegling Ensemble (Ateq, Edward, Kettenkarussell, VRIL) where they will join forces and collaborate and improvise Giegling's non-dancefloor music. There will also be a pop up record shop where you can buy rare and out of print Giegling records, including a special record you can only buy on this tour. Also, many of the visual artists who are a key part of the Giegling collective will have work on display. We have a few other surprises up our sleeves as well.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
9p-2a; $20
21 and over
New York Queer Experimental Film Festival
MIX NYC is a community of artists and organizers joined together to explore, share, and create queer experimental media through an ever-changing constellation of means. We make art for ourselves and our community, not for markets or museums. As always, at MIX 29 we are proud to present the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer-identified figures in avant-garde cinema. Check website for complete listings.
The Dreamhouse
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Halsey station
Continues through SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Soul Night
The best rare soul, 60s girl groups, and Motown magic. All 45s, all night. With Resident DJs Fancy Cat, One Mint Julep, and Mr. Fine Wine
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $5
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Neo Show
The Neo Show is an ever-changing experiment -- an original concept by the New York Neo-Futurists. The single unifying element of these short plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work. Each night of performance, we aim to create an unreproducable living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. The New York Neo-Futurists are a cousin company to the original Neo-Futurists (founded 1988 in Chicago and still running). The ensemble has won multiple awards, has toured internationally, and has been producing a weekly menu of short plays for nearly 13 years: part comedy, part storytelling, part absurd, wholly original.
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $19 pre-sale, $13 plus the roll of a die at the door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Radiohole's Super-Fun Exclusive Experimental Couch-Talk Party
Radiohole's Super-Fun Exclusive Experimental Couch-Talk Party is a party-performance experiment. It is part of Radiohole’s broad exploration of the creative spirit of New York City in the 1970s and early 1980s. This era saw the birth of punk, hip-hop, new wave, no wave and radical artistic experimentation in every medium -- including television. Many of NYC’s brightest and weirdest brought their talents to cable access shows like Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party or Coco Crystal’s If I Can't Dance You Can Keep Your Revolution. In the spirit of these TV Pioneers, we’ll be hosting host a show that could be a party or a party that could be a show, featuring interviews, special musical guests, drinking, dancing and as always, your favourite Radiohole personalities.
80 Greenwich Street, Manhattan
8p doors; $5
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***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Game Show
The beloved monthly show returns for a special love edition. Audience members are the contestants winning prizes playing games that test their knowledge of drinking, music, and fellatio. Hosted by Michael Bertrando. Sidekick: David del Rosario. Spokesmodel: Emma Krulik with live music by David Bowers.
Annoyance Theater
367 Bedford Avenue, basement, entrance on South 5th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
718 569 7810
The Game Theatre presents:
Super Villain No. 1
Remember the time when the greatest threats to the world were not within your news feed, but rather emanated from people with dynamic personalities, mad mindsets, and a jet-setting sense of style? These Super Villains were affluent rogues obsessed with taking over the world, not by political means, but rather by grandiose plans that many thought could never possibly be achieved.  Where have our Super Villains gone? Sharks with laser beams?
You will become a Super Villain and enter a secret club to network with your fellow evil doers to conceive and hatch diabolical plans to gain power and influence over the world. If you make the right connections your plans may just succeed.
Super Villain No. 1 is a role-play party game of assuming an over-the-top evil role, interacting with others, and seeing if your bold plans work. Each time an evil plan succeeds those players will rise up in the ranks on the World's Most Wanted leader board. The player(s) who are the World's Most Wanted by the end of the evening will be victorious.
Plans range from simple to complex. You can choose from a list of evil plans or invent your own. The more daring and complex the plan, the more difficult it will be to achieve. However, players who succeed in achieving more difficult plans will gain even more power and influence.
This is a fun social experience, beginners welcome. You can create your own role, or one can be provided to you. No plan can be achieved alone, you will need to find other villains with the right skills, influence, and materials to help you.
Grotta Azzurra
177 Mulberry Street, enter the subterranean wine cellar door on Broome Street, Manhattan
7:30p doors; $20 advance tickets only
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Party Noire Presents:
Black Joy in Brooklyn
The Party Noire Collective kicks off 2017 with their first Brooklyn-based day party. Join Party Noire co-founders Nick Alder, Lauren Ash, and DJ Rae Chardonnay at Friends and Lovers. With special guest DJs Twelve45 and Rubadub from NYC, we invite all those in celebration of Black Joy to vibe with us as we blend two of the dopest cities with Black folk pushing for Black Joy in all ways. In case you didn’t know: Party Noire was recognized as the best dance party in Chicago and we’d like to invite our Brooklyn friends to join us in maintaining our reputation for the day party that folk actually get down at.
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
2-9p; $10 presale, $15 door
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Gold Bolus Recordings
The artists of Gold Bolus Recordings come together for the second year to celebrate the art they make and to show the flowing love and creativity that abounds between musicians working locally, regardless of sound. Come and you'll be treated to first time improvisation groupings, Gold Bolus artists interpreting each other's material, and brand new songs and pieces. Line up: Anaïs Maviel, Angela Morris, Anne Rhodes, Carl Testa, Daniel Levine, Dave Ruder, Ellen O, Erin Rogers, Joe White, Lisa Dowling, Matthew D. Gantt, and Sam Sowyrda.
The Footlight
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
1-4p; $8
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Exceedingly Good Song Night
An open singing session in the folk-roots tradition, hosted by Ken. Bring your ears, bring your voice, bring instruments, bring friends. Our Exceedingly Good Song theme for the evening: Before, During, and After. Singers, listeners, and witty rationalizations welcome. Harmonies and Songs with Choruses especially appreciated.
Jimmy's No. 43
43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues, Manhattan
6-11p; $free, but there's a two-drink minimum
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
House of Yes Super Totally Immersive Bowl Throwdown
Are you ready for some football!? Prove it. House of Yes does the Super Bowl, like never before. That means we're pulling out all the stops, going into Beast Mode, running the whole 100 yards, tackling everything in site. NFL4EVA. Pony team versus the Tiger cats.
Yes, we will be actually projecting the Super Bowl (aka Superb Owl) and having football snacks and full bar and all that. Mostly... this is an elaborate excuse for us to produce one of the most incredibly immersive and absurd halftime shows anyone has ever seen. Impersonated and Improvised to absolute perfection. Oh, and we really wanted to dress up like cheerleaders. You can too. Ready? OK!
Featuring House of Yes Half Time Show (and half thyme show). With Hot Wings, Cold Play, Bey vs.Yonce, Real Cheerleaders, Nachos, Beer, Expensive Commercials, and Total. Utter. Football. Realness. Touch me. Touchdown. Even if you don't care about the Superbowl, you should come have fun with us because life is totally absurd and it’s Sunday gaddamnit. But if you do care about the Superbowl, your dreams are about to come super true.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
5:30p doors, 6:30p kickoff, 8p or so half time; $15
21 and over
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Kava and Color, Love Revolution Edition
At the halfway point between winter and spring, comes an opportunity to call forth the light. Let one of the on-site art therapists guide you on a personal coloring journey to healing through self-care, sharing space with others and blessings from the plant medicines of the earth.
BK Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
2-8p; $10
Take Two Storytelling
Take Two Storytelling is a unique show where storytellers share one true story but with two endings: one the way it actually happened, and the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two. Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz. This month's storytellers: Cyndi Freeman, Asher Novek, Emily Ray Reese, and Marie Faustin.
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30-9p; $free
Party to Protect Your Parts: A Planned Parenthood Benefit
With Netherlands, the Giraffes, Ice Balloons, Strange Names, Debbie Downer, Bunny Buxom, and Anja Keister. With special appearances by Domina Dynasty and Lucy Sweetkill of La Maison du Rouge.
Saint Vitus Bar
1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
6:30p, 7:15p sharp first band; $15, all proceeds go directly to Planned Parenthood NYC Votes
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
House of Yes: Night Circus
The acclaimed House of Yes variety show is BACK and it's darker than ever. Aerial. Circus. Magic. Mystery. Night Circus invites the fittest and most ferocious performers to bring their newest acts and finest feats to our stage.
Curated to perfection for your enjoyment. Lineup: Manchego, Matt Dallow, Sarah Screams, Lola Carter and Roxie Valdez, Darlinda Just Darlinda, the Schlep Sisters, Angela Butch and Yoni Kallai, Melissa Aguerre, and Anya Sapozhnikova. Hosted by the one and only Kae Burke. Told in three acts, not for the faint of heart.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show;
21 and over
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Show Tell Show at House of Wax
Comedy and adult show and tell. Bring an odd item and talk about it for a chance to win drinks, prizes, movie tickets, and free money. Bring something strange, crazy, stupid, and get yer butt on stage. Performances from Aparna Nancherla and Dave Hill.
House of Wax in the Alamo Drafthouse
445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn
8p; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Animation Nights New York
A curated monthly screening event near the Seaport. We show animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world.
180 Maiden Lane, Manhattan
8p; $free
We Support ACLU
With Pool Cosby, Lauren Flax, and Eric Shans. Come party with us for the good cause.
The Graham
151 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
8p-late; $20 suggested
21 and over
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Holes in the Wall Collective
A circular party to keep us mobilizing. Horizontally curated art. Pop-up performance. Direct action installations. A giant roundtable without a table.
There are many benefits these days. It's a great thing. Most are supporting large, important organizations doing necessary work but with huge visibility. Yet there are hundreds of organizations in this city doing vital work with small overheads and even more vulnerable programming. We are supporting a variety of collectives and organizations that are supporting women of many kinds in many ways.
One hundred percent of door and bar after costs goes to benefiting Make the Road, My Sister's Place, Hattie Carthan Community Garden, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, ViBe Theater Experience, and Trans Women of Color Collective. Sets by Belinda Becker, DJ Scribe and Tuba Fresh. Pop-up performance from Noelle Ghoussaini, Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, and ViBe Theater Experience.
Industry City Distillery
33 35th Street, sixth floor, Brooklyn
7-11p; $1-100
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Viking Night
Brutal times call for brutal measures. Join the Good Fork for Viking Night. It's a backyard party with a bonfire, food, music, and beer specials. Together we will ride the stormy seas in search of good times. Viking attire and drinking horns are heavily encouraged. It's time to get medieval. Skol.
The Good Fork
391 Van Brunt, Brooklyn
6p; $free
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Give a Puck
My friends and I are putting together an air hockey tournament to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union. It’s a great way to raise money for a good cause while having fun with your friends. Beginners are welcome -- in fact, most of us are beginners. There will be beer, prizes, and a speaker from the ACLU to talk about all the great work they’re doing.  We think your readers would really enjoy our event, and we would love it if you shared it with them!
Ocean's 8 Billiards
308 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
7-11p; $20-40
Secret Formula presents:
Loves Bites: The Power Ballads Sing-Along
Foreigner wanted to know what love is, Aerosmith didn't want to miss a thing, Poison warned us every warn has its thorn, and Guns N Roses told us how sometimes it rains ... especially in November. Learn about love, learn about pain, learn how loudly you can sing in a crowd of people all singing their hearts out at our epic selection of 80s and 90s power ballad music videos all with the lyrics on screen so the whole crowd can sing along. The Love Bites Power Ballads Sing-Along at Union Hall is the perfect early Valentine's date idea or the perfect way to meet another single fan of singing, hair bands, and air guitar competitions.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
9:30pm show; $10
718 638 4400
* Rubulad Presents Where Is the Love? February 11
* Heart Shaped Box, February 11
* Freezing Man, February 18
* Rags of Light, February 25
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 *****
* Wanted: Performers for WFMU talent show: Musicians (including bands), jugglers, mentalists, sword swallowers, lounge singer impersonators, breakdancers, clowns, comedians, etc etc etc wanted for a variety show on Friday, February 24 at Monty Hall, the performance space at WFMU, the freeform station of the nation. The show will have a live audience and also be livestreamed on our website and broadcast on the radio. Interested? Got questions? Email vdougherty]at]
***** SPACES *****
* Looking for a fourth housemate for our co-operative home in Bed-Stuy. We live in a quiet corner of Southeast Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, on a deeply rooted block of rooted by kind neighbors and multi-generational families It's a beautiful neighborhood for walking, with great places nearby: the Public Library, a community garden, the Y, Little Skip's, Peaches, the Pantry, and Saraghina. The A/C and J/Z trains are about 15 minutes away, with several bus-lines and bike paths even closer. Our apartment takes up the top two floors of a brownstone that, in addition to four bedrooms, features an open kitchen and dining room; a living room so big we've carved out areas for entertaining and TV viewing; two bathrooms; and, a meditation and yoga room. These spaces have allowed us to create our own rhythms, and since living here we've all felt released from time and concern. Our home gives off a sense of quiet retreat and unexpected joy. The fourth bedroom is very small, but it has both a window and a closet, and there is ample storage throughout the house. As a co-operative, we share equally in household tasks such as cleaning and plan to hire a once-monthly cleaning person to deep clean the space. We value open communication, new perspectives, festivity, thoughtful reflection, and the balance between autonomy and community. Rent for the room is $750 per month, and shared household costs (including a good deal of food, utilities and amp; internet, and house supplies) vary from $50-$75 per month. There's a washer/dryer in the apartment, and the room currently contains a full size bed and small shelf unit, but can be un-furnished as well. We're seeking someone who can settle in for a year, ideally. Our landlord will want to meet you and see proof of income and a housing reference. Please note that a fun two-year old cat dwells here as well. Email amfos]at]gmail.con for pictures.
* Work studio for rent and a winter bedroom and
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]
***** National Parks Declared Worthless *****
"Republican lawmakers have quietly laid the foundation to give away Americans’ birthright: 640m acres of national land. At stake are areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forests and Federal Wildlife Refuges, which contribute an estimated $646bn each year from recreation on public lands and 6.1m jobs. Ignoring those figures, the new language for the House budget says that federal land is effectively worthless, allowing the new Congress to sidestep requirements that giving away a piece of federal land does not decrease federal revenue or contribute to the federal debt. Opponents fear that local governments, especially in states with small budgets, won’t be able to invest in management and will sell off land to make money."
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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]
Old woman in the public library to her middle aged son:
-- "I want to apologize for my behavior."
-- "Apology accepted. I want you to apologize to my daughter. "
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]
Our House Yoga
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, we encourage 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
Noon-1p; $25
Tax Tips for AirBnB Owners and Landlords
Calling all AirBnB Owners and 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
2-4p; $free
***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****
This Spring BHQFU is pleased to offer five free courses of study designed by our first MFU artists-in-residence.
33 34th Street, sixth floor, Brooklyn
Starting February 6, days/times vary; $free
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
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, 2nd 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 Ave 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 90’s 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 & “Magic" Instruction, pedigreed prestidigitator sharing secrets with serious students, One-on-one instruction by appointment only in Manhattan, $40/half-hour, ontact 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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