nonsensenyc: 3.17 to 3.25

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 3.17 to 3.25
Date: March 17th 2017
Friday, March 10
* Technowruz: Iranian New Year Party, Manhattan
* The Endless Mobile Beautiful Collapsable Labyrinth, Long Island City
* Legends of the DJ Booth, Brooklyn
* The Infinite Wrench, Manhattan
* Soci_et.al. De_Format()on, Brooklyn
* Making Known, Manhattan
* BKC #Resist Show and Print Sale, Brookyn
 
Saturday, March 11
*Dark Before Dawn, Queens
* NYC Decades of Dance, Queens
* Swing House Eighth Anniversary
* Cartoon Carnival No. 54: Prosperity Blues, Brooklyn
* Board Game and Weird Record Party, Manhattan
* Church Night, Brooklyn
* Rhythm of Afrika, Queens
 
Sunday, March 12
* The Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All, Manhattan
* The Chop Shop presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Queens
* Chaos Cooking, Brooklyn
* Procession, Manhattan
* The Bodega Monthly Storytelling Show, Brooklyn
* The Brain, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, March 14
* We Are One, Brooklyn
* Pretty Super Sketch Show, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, March 16
* First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn
* Danger Zone! That’s Not (Just) a Gun In Your Pocket
 
Wishlist
* Coworking
 
Spectre
* Salinity Gradient Energy
 
Overheard
* The stories we tell
 
Learning
* Fire Safety Extravaganza
 
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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Pretty green room.
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, MARCH 17 XXXXX
 
 
Technowruz: Iranian New Year Party
 
Come learn about, support, and celebrate Middle Eastern culture at Technowruz, a dance party in observance of the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) and vernal equinox, with Iranian and middle eastern electronic acts, including Googoosh Dolls, RUWA, Little Strike. Plus burning of Esphand to ward off evil spirits and make us feel like we’re back at our grandmother’s house, Iranian tea and food, Haft-Seen, a spread of various items of symbolic significance; representing things like fortune, love, old age, rebirth, etc.; and Islamic geometric pattern coloring station and egg decoration station. Hope you can join us in ringing in 1396 because 1395's been a real drag.
 
Babycastles
137 West 14th Street, Manhattan
7p; $8
facebook.com/events/1032099726923578
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Endless Mobile Beautiful Collapsable Labyrinth
 
The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth (E.M.B.C.L) is an interactive sculptural installation taking over Flux Factory’s gallery. Sculpture, video, sound and performance will inhabit a serpentine maze of track-mounted rolling walls, a kaleidoscopic reimagining of rolling library stacks. It will certainly rival MoMA and the Louvre, elevating Flux among the most well endowed hosts of exhibition-ready wall space per sq ft on Earth. Visitors are invited to roll through the “stacks” to discover the works, moving the walls in and out of place. This process will damage, activate, expand or alter the artworks, challenging the preciousness of the art object and creating a playful interactivity. Curated by Flux Artists-in-Residence, Seth Timothy Larson, and Abigail Beth Entsminger.
 
Flux Factory
3931 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
Noon-6p gallery hours, 7-10p closing party; $free
fluxfactory.org
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Legends of the DJ Booth
 
Friends and Lovers is proud to announce a new party series. With headlining DJ and NYC legend Danny Krivit accompanied by Razor-N-Tape and Just Max.
 
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Infinite Wrench
 
The Infinite Wrench is an ever-changing collection of short-plays written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, part of a weekly series running since 2004. 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, responding to personal and social changes. Each night of performance, we aim to create an unreproducible 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 Neo-Futurists in Chicago (founded 1988) and The San Francisco Neo-Futurists (founde d 2013). The NY ensemble has won multiple awards, has toured internationally, and has been producing a weekly menu of short plays for 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
Continues SATURDAY
nynf.org
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Wild Embeddings presents:
 
Soci_et.al. De_Format()on
 
There will always be a necessity to explore the boundaries of deviancy to keep the power of majority morality in check. Tonight experience performance art, noise music and live video glitching with Luke Mannarino (Boston/NYC), VeKna and Videopunks (NYC), EUU (NJ), Valerie Kuehne (Pittsburgh), Karolina Kubik (Poland/NYC), and Raha Behnam (NYC/Iran) and Alexa Mardon (Canada).  No BYOB.
 
The Glove
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
J train to Gates station
8p doors, 8:30p performances; $10
Email wildembeddings]at]gmail.com for address
facebook.com/events/595882997264377/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Making Known
 
We write to invite you to take part in our spring festival of resistant publishing. We'll begin with an opening party and publication release, continue with some hands-on making events, and land in the late spring with a dispersed holdings art book fair. All through, we invite you to dream and to make with us.
 
To publish: to make known, make public, publicize, announce, report, post, communicate, broadcast, issue, put out, distribute, spread, promulgate, disseminate, circulate, air; disclose, reveal, divulge, leak.
 
In this spirit, please join us for an afternoon and evening of food, drink, spirited talk, and fellow-feeling. At 5p we'll release a new dispersed holdings edition and hold a conversation about the many different forms publication can take -- bring your favorite and most inspiring publications for passing around and hands-on discussion. If you want to make some things with us this spring, we especially invite you to come at this earlier hour. At 7p we'll host a classic dispersed holdings party in celebration of our book-in-progress, Reading Room.
 
Dispersed Holdings
134 Bowery 3S, Manhattan
5p publication conversation, 7p party and celebration; $free
dispersedholdings.net
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
BKC #Resist Show and Print Sale
 
A show of photographic works by 22 artists. Print sale with all proceeds donated to the Reproductive Health Access Project and the Ali Forney Center. The Reproductive Health Access Project is an organization that provides training and supporting clinicians to make reproductive health care accessible to everyone and the Ali Forney Center, an organization that protects LGBTQ-plus youths from the harms of homelessness and empowers them with the tools needed to live independently. Brooklyn Central is a photo, video and creative education center located in the heart of Dumbo, Brooklyn.
 
Brooklyn Central
33 Washington Street, Brooklyn
7-9p; $free
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, MARCH 18 XXXXX
 
 
Dark Before Dawn
 
In these dark times, we try to see the light. It may be distant, a mere glimmer, but the laws of celestial bodies promise revolution; that light comes after dark. If you choose to focus on the light that peeks out from the horizon, that is your choice, but I’m inviting you to explore the darkness with me. Dark Before Dawn allows us to find comfort, even relish, in the frustration and anguish on the long road ahead of us. Explore a vacant apartment building to discover speakeasies, immersive experiences, and intimate performances. Preview event this Saturday includes an aperitif and two cocktails.
 
Collaborators: Lucas G Crane, Angie Moore, Isabel Kagan, Jon Gillen, James Dawson, Kathryn Sclavi, Erik Sanner, Danielle Butler, Shalin Scupham, Eli Goodfriend, Jonathan Sims, Stephen Clark and Sonya Belakhlef, Jeff Stark, Seth Larson, Abby Entsminger, Jaclyn Atkinson, Dirby, Siobhan O'Loughlin, Lindsay Arden, Simone Ver Eecke, Lani Combier-Kapel, Chaney Lane-Trotter, Pete Scalzitti, and Peach Jin Tao.
 
RSVP for address, Queens
9p, $30-50
eventbrite.com/e/dark-before-dawn-tickets-32419979030
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
NYC Decades of Dance
 
Pumped to partner with the Astoria Bookshop for an all-night celebration of bygone-eras in the NYC dance underground. Pick-up a copy of Please Kill Me, Party Monster, or the Hip Hop Family Tree at ABS and get two tickets entitling you to drink specials and other treats throughout the night. Costumes strongly encouraged; express your inner decadence and dress the part, spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s, as DJs Chuck E. Mendez, Barry Bangs, and Drew P. take you on journey through disco, new wave, hip-hop, and house. Whether you're a disco-fiend or a secret rave warrior, free your mind, free yourself.
 
Flattopps
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
9p-2:30a; $free
flattoppsnyc]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/1896562327294855/
eventbrite.com/e/book-bash-decade-dance-tickets-32360273449
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio present:
 
Swing House Eighth Anniversary
 
A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night.
 
The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1a by the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn: early jazz, swing and blues, with catchy four-part harmony, homemade washboard percussion and frequently bawdy lyrics. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets by Delysia LaChatte and Logan Laveau. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.
 
And introducing: the gambling den. We're still working out rules, but expect two tables of Texas Hold'em going till at least 1a. You could win drinks and tickets to future events. Dress code (required): The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky.
 
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Gowanus, Brooklyn
9p-late; $20 until 1a, $10 after for electro-swing dance party
21 and over
facebook.com/events/275164112896163
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Cartoon Carnival No. 54: Prosperity Blues
 
The 16mm Cartoon Carnival series began in 2009 and has brought all sorts of animated cartoon rarities from the 1900s through the 1950s to public audiences for the first time in decades. Now, in light of what's truly a New York story, we need your help.
 
In short: Head 'Cartoon Carnie' Tommy is facing housing displacement, and his film archives (plus most other personal possessions) are being put into very expensive storage for safe keeping. A new and greatly downsized living situation will likely cost double, and for a family with a low income, this is a sobering state of affairs. Cartoon Carnival 54 is thusly being treated as a fundraiser event, with this month's theme dedicated to life disruptions, moving, poverty, and hard luck -- but also happy endings, which do exist.
 
To help raise extra funds, we will have a raffle, a mini rummage sale of books, DVDs, antique film reels, decorative projectors, and other goodies from Tommy's personal collection flanking the projection stand ... and, as usual, the tip jar will be present.
 
If you love the Cartoon Carnival series and being able to watch rare cinema obscurities, shown on film, in a public setting, really rocks your socks, please come on out in support. This event also features live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts.
 
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
facebook.com/events/1345577715499792/
tommyjose.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Board Game and Weird Record Party
 
What better way to spend a Saturday night than meeting new people in an intimate setting, in the East Village over some of the most interesting board games of our era (Catan, Dominion, Carcassonne)? And the ambiance will be dope as well -- we will be playing novel, modern and vintage music (please bring interesting music, either in vinyl or digital form). Oh and snacks and beverages (alcohol is BYOB). Please only RSVP if you can definitely make it.
 
218 East 5th Street, Manhattan
8-10:30p; $5 plus you have to bring some interesting music to play (has to be something uncommon and it can be vinyl or on your phone).
eventbrite.com/e/board-game-weird-record-party-tickets-32678942597
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Church Night
 
Church Night is a comedy variety show that updates Dana Carvey’s famed Church Lady Saturday Night Live sketch for the Tim NS Eric generation. 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. This sell-out production from Washington, DC is a variety show of biblical proportions featuring sketch, stand-up, music and improv. Church Night conveniently straddles the line between satire and sacrilege. Guest performances: comedy from Kevin Seefried and Stavros Halkias. Burlesque by Fem Appeal.
 
The Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
9p doors, 9:30p show; $10 suggested donation
churchnight.org
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rhythm of Afrika
 
Music by Black Coffee, Flat White aka Virgil Abloh, and Sonny Digital. Music: dance music, house music, hip hop.
 
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens
L train to Jefferson Street station
9p-2a; $25 reduced list at the door
rhythmofafrika.splashthat.com/
facebook.com/events/1649114618716944/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, MARCH 19 XXXXX
 
 
The Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All
 
Chashama presents the second Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All, curated by Christine Finley. The 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All comes as a response to the awakening representation of women artists in major museums and galleries. To highlight female identified artists in New York this season, curator and artist Christine Finley will host female artists from a varied range of geographic and cultural backgrounds, disciplines, methodologies and generations. This exhibition aims to bring together many unique, creative voices to celebrate the contributions of pioneer female artists and the inspiring women who came before them. Special events continue through March 29.
 
Chashama at XOCO
325 West Broadway, Manhattan
4-8p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
The Chop Shop presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
We are honored to have the Chop Shop (a fluctuating corps of artists working under the principles of the the Back Room Shakespeare Project) present live theater at Flattopps for the very first time. This party and live-performance will take place during a regular Sunday night service. In short: Serious actors. One rehearsal. No director. Lots of drinks. In a bar.
 
Flattopps
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
6:30p; $free, donations and proceeds will go to Make the Road New York
flattoppsnyc]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/1654269114875236/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Chaos Cooking
 
A participatory cooking extravaganza. Everyone brings the ingredients for one dish and then cooks together in one space. All recipes must be finished and space returned to original condition by the end of the event, while everyone is socializing, enjoying drinks and eating tasty dishes.
 
What to bring: Bring the ingredients necessary for a bunch of people to try a little bit of your dish and a bottle of wine. Optional: Extra knives, cutting boards, and tupperware to bring extra food home. Guidelines: Everyone must prepare something. Everyone must pitch in to help restore the space to its original condition, without being asked. Try not to lose any fingers.
 
During the event: Greet everyone with a giant smile. Take lots of pictures and short videos. We take a group picture right before cleanup.
 
419 Hart Street, apartment 1A, Brooklyn
6-10p; $5 suggested donation
facebook.com/JoinChaosCooking/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Procession
 
Procession combines Home Sweet Home’s macabre accouterments, eg: taxidermy, candles and antiques; along with copious fog, carefully chosen tracks, and ambiguously sado-masochistic projections.
 
The music offerings are a captivating mix of both classics and the new, but always staying within the realms of danceable melancholia. It’s not uncommon to hear selections ranging from Skinny Puppy to A Place to Bury Strangers and from Cold Cave to Grimes. Discriminating audio and visual curations are the work of DJs and promoters Cage and Hart. Dress code: none, however gothic best is always encouraged.
 
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
10p-4a; $free
21 with ID
facebook.com/events/261649847611374/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
The Bodega Monthly Storytelling Show
 
Regular host Kelley Brannon is still out there making the world a better place for us miserable ingrates, and I'm taking care of her baby while she's away. We have an amazing lineup of great storytellers this month, and the Bodega has incredible wine and food so swing by to be horrified and amazed. Featuring Sandi Marx, Josh Johnson, Marie Faustin, Richard Cardillo, Nick Padilla, Lana Adler, and an open-mic slot. Plus host Adam Selbst.
 
The Bodega
St. Nicholas and Troutman, Brooklyn
7p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Taste of Science presents:
 
The Brain
 
How does the brain process sounds and what happens when the wires get crossed? Come learn about the brain with a beer in hand. Get a neuroscience refresher with Dr. Ido Davidesco (NYU), who will provide an overview about the functional organization of the brain. Greg Shankland will share his story about the three unwanted voices that live inside his head, a phenomenon he started experiencing at the age of 55. Finally, Prof. Guillermo Horga (Columbia University Medical Center) will talk about how doctors and researchers understand the neuroscience behind auditory hallucinations.
 
Drom
85 Avenue A, Manhattan
7p; $free
tasteofscience.org/ny-events/2017/3/19/the-brain
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, MARCH 21 XXXXX
 
 
The Fuck You Revue presents:
 
We Are One
 
One short year ago, burlesque and sideshow starlets Zoe Ziegfeld and Fancy Feast gave birth to a strange, sloppy art baby and named it the Fuck You Revue. Come celebrate a year in love and nudity, with bold and brilliant performances from this searingly talented cast of burlesque, sideshow, and storytelling superstars: Jo Boobs, Mat Fraser, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Jezebel Express, Genie Adagio, Dolly Debutante, Qualms Galore, Peter Aguero, and of course Fancy Feast and Zoe Ziegfeld.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
J,M,Z to Myrtle station
9p doors, 9:30p show; $10 suggested at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds
facebook.com/events/700892096751551/
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Pretty Super Sketch Show
 
Bushwick's monthly all ladies variety show is back in time to celebrate every math nerds favorite holiday: Pi Day with homemade pies, stand up, sketches, and music. All the proceeds will go to the National Center for Transgender Equality. Performers: Maggie Lalley, Caroline Castro, Carmen Lagala, Julia Johns Abrams, and Amber Rollo, with musical guest Castle Black.
 
The Footlight
465 Seneca Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $8 door
prettysupersketchshow]at]gmail.com
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, MARCH 23 XXXXX
 
 
First Unitarian Congregational Society
 
After a long break, Ambient Church has returned with Julianna Barwick performing live at First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights, her first 2017 performance in NY. We will also hear/feel/see MAS YSA, a collaborator of Julianna's, playing a special ambient set accompanied by Michael Beharie. The night will begin with performances by artists from the NYC-based record label 38. In typical Ambient Church fashion, the space will be transformed through lighting, projections, and incense. With Mankind, Fantasy League, and Nathan Phillips. Plus DJ Brian Sweetie.
 
First Unitarian Congregational Society
116 Pierpont Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $22
facebook.com/events/1288362701243657/
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Danger Zone! That’s Not (Just) a Gun In Your Pocket
 
A Metropolis tribute to Archer. Starring: Tiger Bay, Dale Stones, Brettzo, Foxy Squire, Emma D'Lemma, Charles Stunning, gogo by Petite Renard, hosted by Moe Cheezmo.
 
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street, at Stanton, Manhattan
8p; $12 online, $15 door
fb.com/metropolisburlesque
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, MARCH 24 XXXXX
 
 
Realtalk: Creativity for Positive Change
 
What is the role of the artist, designer, or creative professional when it comes to effecting positive change?  How can we maximize our experience, talents and skills towards creating a better future?  Join us as we discuss the current reality, and how creative folks can harness their abilities to contribute in various ways.  We'll be open to any dialogue and contributions regarding the topic, including social, political, environmental and community-oriented change.
 
Featured guests: Julia Guo, David Everly, Caroline Matthews, Lanna Apisukh, and the Reproductive Health Access Project. The backdrop for this Realtalk event will be the BKC #Resist Show and Print Sale: A show of photographic works by 22 artists.
 
Brooklyn Central
33 Washington Street, Brooklyn
7:30-9p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY, MARCH 24 *****
 
 
Strange Times Call for Strangelove: Nostalgic Cold War Paranoia
 
Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
loewsjersey.org
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Dark Before Dawn, March 25
* Trumpathon, April 1
 
 
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 *****
 
 
* Open Call for Video Art 2017: Seventh Under the Subway Video Art Night. Organized and curated by Antonio Ortuño. Deadline: May 1, 2017. underthesubwayvideoartnight]at]gmail.com underthesubwayvide.wixsite.com/underthesubway
 
***** PLACES *****
 
 
* Coworking. Cheap desks available in creative coworking space in Greenpoint. Great location, creative environment, affordable month-to-month desk rental options starting at $175 per month. This is a 1,500 square foot shared office space, with 24/7 access, shared kitchen and lounge area, run by Not An Alternative, a decade-old collective that works at the intersection of art, activism, and critical theory. Support a long-standing art/activist institution in a quirky custom-built studio in a renovated warehouse on the waterfront. To come check it out, email: info]at]notanalternative.net, brooklyncoworking.com,  notanalternative.org/
 
 
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.
 
 
***** Diamond Batteries *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/03/15/diamond-batteries/
 
"Scientists have figured out how to use nuclear waste as an energy source, converting radioactive gas into artificial diamonds that could be used as batteries. These diamonds, which are able to generate their own electrical current, could potentially provide a power source for thousands of years, due to the longstanding half-life of the radioactive substances they're made from. There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated, and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation. While at present the team’s prototype diamond battery uses nickel-63 as its radiation source, in the future they hope that this can be replaced by carbon-14, which is created in the graphite blocks used in in nuclear power plants. Carbon-14 was chosen as a source material because it emits a short-range radiation that is quickly absorbed by any solid material. Safely held within a diamond, no short-range radiation can escape."
 
 
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. March 2017. Woman in her 30s drops homemade lunch on the floor. Co-worker:
 
-- "The story of my life."
 
 
XXXXX ***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
 
 
Fire Safety Extravaganza
 
Learn how to get certified with the FDNY. This is not required to get the Certificate of Completion but it will prepare you for the FDNY test and further ensures your letter of recommendation. The focus of this class is indoor fire, permitting, insurance and how to work with the FDNY.
 
The Floasis
1342 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $20
wowlist.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: TUESDAY *****
 
 
Raised Bed Design: Wheelchair-Accessible Table-Top Raised Beds
 
Gardens should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or mobility. This workshop will show several designs of common garden structures that ensure everyone will enjoy your garden. We will build one table-top raised bed as a demonstration. This workshop will have sign language interpretation.
 
M'finda Kalunga Community Garden
Rivington Street, Manhattan
5:30-7p; $free
RSVP
greenthumbnyc.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Local Color: Extracting Pigment From Plants
 
Learn how to make natural dyes in this new offering from Genspace. Unlike synthetic dyes, which are often toxic and polluting, natural dyes are renewable and biodegradable. In many cases, the waste in the dyeing process becomes an ideal fertilizer for use in fields and gardens. In this hands-on class, we will create natural dyes from food waste and locally foraged plants.
 
Learn to analyze local color -- how to grow it, find it, and extract it. Participants will begin to master how to bind plant-based pigments to fabric and yarn using mordants, change colors by shifting PH, reuse food waste to create a wide spectrum of color, and create prints with flowers.
 
Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
April 1, 12-4p; $32.50-$65
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Kombucha Papermaking: Grow Your Own Paper
 
Kombucha -- for centuries it’s been brewed as a tangy beverage made of tea and a symbiotic glob of bacteria and yeast. In this bioart papermaking course you will explore a new way to utilize kombucha. It is not only a great source of probiotics -- it can also grow a renewable art material.
 
Participants will grow paper from a living kombucha culture. We will discuss brewing techniques, and contextualize this process within bioart. Participants will walk away with their own kombucha cultures and parchment-like paper they grew themselves. In addition, students will have a chance to grow their own materials and paint with naturally extracted inks.
 
Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
April 2, 2-5p; $25-$50
eventbrite.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."

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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