nonsense: 6.16 to 6.22

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Subject: nonsense: 6.16 to 6.22
Date: June 16th 2017
Friday, June 16
* Cecile Short Film, Brooklyn
* Heart and Mind Festival: Voices of the Earth, Manhattan
* Easy to be Hard (Seven / Eleven Pieces), Brooklyn
Saturday, June 17
* Mickey Western's Black Powder, Brooklyn
* Feeling Gloomy, Brooklyn
* Mermaid Parade, Brooklyn
* Porch Stomp 2017
* Rinsed, Brooklyn
* Easy to be Hard (Seven / Eleven Pieces), Manhatan
* Starlight: A Backyard Comedy Experience, Brooklyn
* Str8 West Coastin, Brooklyn
* Ambient Church, Brooklyn
* On Loss and Mice and Monsters and Love
* Under the Sea, Down Where It's Wetter, Brooklyn
* Avant-Garde Abolition, Manhattan
* Arts on Site Performance Party, Manhattan
* Sonic Planetarium, Brooklyn
* It's Not Personal, Brooklyn
* The Worst Movie: The Room, Manhattan
* What the Float: Float on a Boat, Manhattan
* Undie Party, Brooklyn
* A Marvelous Order, Manhattan
* Fifth Annual Sea Creature Stomp: A Mermaid Parade Afterparty, Brooklyn
Sunday, June 18
* The Grand Victorian Garden Tea, Manhattan
* Procession, Manhattan
* Catch 73, Brooklyn
* Secret City, Manhattan
Monday, June 19
* Thrift On, Queens
Tuesday, June 20
* The Sex Show, Brooklyn
* Funny Signs Walking Tour, Brooklyn
Wednesday, June 21
* Mp3 Experiment, Manhattan
* The Neo Domesticity Performance Art Festival, Brooklyn
* Summer TERP Event, Manhattan
Thursday, June 22
* Williamsburg Shorts Book Launch, Brooklyn
* Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town, Manhattan
* Same
* Liquidity for All
* What Would Buffy Do?
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Cecile Short Film
The entire crew and some cast will be on location to help fundraise for the film (production) while providing all partygoers a good time at the one and only House of Yes. We'll have magic, drink specials, DJ, lots of artists, and of course a huge dance party afterwards that is free for all who come to this event.
Come grab a drink with us, talk about film, then stay for a complimentary ticket to the Wigout party at 10p.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
6-9p; $15 suggested donation at the door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Heart and Mind Festival: Voices of the Earth
Heart and Mind is a by-donation gathering to celebrate indigenous culture by bringing together elders from the North and the South along with world-renowned musicians, community activists, and educators. Presenters include: Maestro Manuel Rufino, Tito La Rosa, Chief Perry, Kaherienenhtha, Kawennontye, Kevin Nathaniel, and Dream Seed Shamanic Sound Collective.
The Heart and Mind Festival is not only a festival of celebration, it is a global movement. The festival is a participatory event, educating its audience through interactive experiences including sacred rituals, musical concerts, meditations, workshops, lectures and panel discussion. Participants will engage with artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, teachers, visionaries, healers, and freethinkers to celebrate and cultivate ourselves for the universal good of all.
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
263 West 86th Street, Manhattan
5-10p; $?
***** Also on FRIDAY ******
Easy to be Hard (Seven / Eleven Pieces)
As part of Easy to be Hard (Seven / Eleven Pieces), Rosza Daniel Lang/Levitsky will perform Ono's classic performance score, asking, To a queer eye, what is Bag Piece but a portable tearoom? And what can dykes, trans and cis, who are generally excluded from gay men’s public sex spaces, find to do there?  What allows a performance score involving two naked bodies in an opaque bag to be treated as if sex has nothing to do with it? The performance will take place at about midnight, during the What Cheer Brigade album release show at Littlefield's new location. Look for the docent with the pink scarf.
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
midnight; $free (plus What Cheer cover)
Mickey Western's Black Powder
Buck Western, owner of Western Powder and Fuse and King of Boomtown is surprised when his delicate and buxom daughter Belle falls for one of his middle management workers unloading 16 tons of black powder.
He forbids it. She puts her foot down. Things just don’t go well when father and daughter come to blows. Will the board step in? Will the workers get to punch out? What will Pink Pinkerton of the Dicktective Firm Security Agency find in the powder house? Who is Ah Pook, and what wisdom can a cave dweller bring to young people in love? All is revealed in Mickey Western’s latest rock opera. One show only.
The French Pit
387 Columbia Street, Brooklyn
9p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Feeling Gloomy
It's nearly that time of year when we all celebrate how great America is with things like hot dogs, small children, and explosions. Not to knock America here, it is where we live and were born and all that stuff, but we thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect upon what we're missing out on since we left the bosom of the English empire. Sort of like looking at your ex's Instagram feed to see or not see how great their life is going, only with a lot more dancing.
Feeling Gloomy began in London, and even though we're sort of Feeling Gloomy UK's younger crazier cousin from across the pond, we take that origin seriously. Whatever sorts of policies Theresa Dismay might bring into the world, Britain will never Brexit our hearts. No amount of politics will blunt our love for all of the music created in the UK, and we aim to prove it.
What do we have in store? Let's get out of this country. To celebrate our love for all things English etc, your hosts Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom will play music by UK bands all night long. We'll spin our usual mix of gloomwave, grimpop, post-post-punk, graveyard glam, bedroom synth symphonies and teenage tear-soaked obsessions, only exclusively by bands from the UK. Dress to depress
Down (below Cape House)
2 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Avenue station
10p-late; $6 cover
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Mermaid Parade
Coney Island, Brooklyn
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Porch Stomp 2017
Set on the beautiful greenery of Governors Island, Porch Stomp invites over 70 bands, artists, and performing arts organizations to utilize the historic porches of Nolan Park as a space for performance and education, highlighting artistry ranging from traditional folk to old-time, blues, roots, bluegrass, and Americana.
Unlike typical music festivals, anyone can take part in Porch Stomp, and all events are free and open to the public. Now in its fourth year, Porch Stomp offers more unique performance and educational opportunities than ever before with increased performance locations, workshops, and open jams.
Porch Stomp 2017 features 70 plus performers spanning from the Ferry landings to Nolan Park, square dances on the hour, a banjo parade, flatfooting lessons, open bluegrass and Old Time jams, and a stage dedicated to kid-friendly performances -- bring the whole family to join in the fun.
Governor's Island
11:30a-5:30p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
One-Eyed Jacks is an experiment in juxtaposition. Taking the finest qualities of two distinct and opposing aesthetics and combining them for a night of sheer madness. While the space is nostalgic and quaint, the music will be cutting edge. To provide the soundtrack we're bringing in none-other than Ultramajic's Chambray. We'll be giving the space the full treatment and breaking out some old tricks that've been collecting dust in the closet for far too long. With Chambray (Ultramajic), Matt FX, Sophia MA, Dan Wender, and Blacky II. Technical Lizardry by Christopher, Son of the Lunney.
Basement TBA, Brooklyn
11p-5a; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Easy to be Hard (Seven / Eleven Pieces)
Rosza Daniel Lang/Levitsky's nine-day series of critical reperformances of classic performance scores, will conclude with works by Carl Andre and Tino Seghal. At 3p, Carl Andre's Gold Field (1966) and Unfinished Business (1985) will be presented, asking Where Is Ana Mendieta? from below the window of apartment 34E. Meet at the Northwest corner of Broadway and Waverly Place, in Manhattan. Look for the docent with the pink scarf. At 6:30, Tino Seghal's Kiss will be reperformed at the site of its NYC debut, inviting an examination of the economics of performance art in major art institutions. 
Meet at the top of the spiral ramp in the Guggenheim Museum, look for the docent with the pink scarf
1071 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
3 and 6p; $free (plus museum admission)
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Starlight: A Backyard Comedy Experience
Hosting our first show in our big backyard in Bushwick. We have a stellar line-up that includes Frank Conniff, Myq Kaplan, Krystyna Hytchinson, Emmy Blotnick, Rae Sanni, Ben Kronberg, and Kerry Coddett. Hosted by Lucas Connolly and Anthony Kapfer. The show is entirely free and to sweeten the deal, we’re giving out free pizza, too.
243 Irving Avenue, apartment 1L, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p show; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Str8 West Coastin
Now in its seventh summer in Brooklyn, Str8 West Coastin' is a day party organized by California transplants to celebrate West Coast music and barbecue culture. The party takes place three times each summer (the third Saturdays in June, July, and August) in a cozy backyard bar in Bed-Stuy. Past events have featured themed food options, temporary tattoos, Tupac beer coozies, and foam W fingers.With DJs Still Life, Eleven, Dopeshoes.
Project Parlor
742 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
2-9p sharp; $?
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ambient Church
Minimalist giant Jon Gibson presenting a live performance of his haunting masterpiece Visitations, a work originally released on Philip Glass's imprint Chatham Square in 1973, reissued this year on Superior Viaduct. The Jon Gibson Ensemble will feature Jon Gibson, John Also Bennett and George Bennett of NYC-based kosmische group Forma, composer Britton Powell, and Jeremy Gibson. In typical Ambient Church fashion, the space will be transformed through lighting, projections, and incense. With DJ Brian Sweetie and visuals by Eric Epstein.
First Unitarian Congregational Society
119 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn
8:30p, 8p show;
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
On Loss and Mice and Monsters and Love
Exquisite Corpse Company presents Corpse Revival Performance Series, an immersive play festival set inside an old home on Governors Island. Written by Emily Zemba, directed by Lauren Z. Adelman, and featuring Lauren Annunziata, Lee Collins, Starr Kirkland, and Ben Vigu. Claire and Hugh may have a mouse problem, but it’s no ordinary mouse problem. Is their relationship strong enough to sustain the secrets they keep from each other? And seriously though, what’s that smell?
Governors Island
2 and 4p; $10
Continues on SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Junxion and Tropic of Bass present:
Under the Sea, Down Where It's Wetter
Proudly hosting this post-Mermaid Parade dance. Swim on over to a grand aquatic ball. Don your finest sea worthy attire for an enchanted dance under the sea. Featuring: Tropic of Bass DJs Illexxandra, Teknacolor Ninja, Mettabbana, and Beatrix. JunXion DJs 2Melo, Banginclude, Anna Morgan, and Beat Kitty.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
$20 door, $15 advance
rubulad]at] for address
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Avant-Garde Abolition
A Juneteenth celebration against caging people. Tactical Aesthetics is shooting a film about alternatives to prison and the social role of art and this event is going to be a kick off for the film and ongoing campaign to abolish violence through art.
SamizdatRecords is releasing our second 'compilation record against caging people' called Prison is an Angry Father 2 and several artists from the record will be performing alongside several new artists. Performing artists include Tsedaye Makonnen, Leila Bordreuil, Black Birch, Venant (Stuart Stumpman), Esther B, Megan Livingston, Kill Me Lover, Ayana Evans, Mitch Van Dusen, and Ann Liv Young (as Sherry).
Le Petit Versailles Community Garden
247 East 2nd Street, Manhattan
2-10p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Arts on Site Performance Party
Arts on Site is a multidisciplinary arts event, curated by our team of professional artists. If you're interested in sharing your art, please reach out to us.
12 St. Marks Place, Manhattan
8p doors, 9p performances start; $5
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Sonic Planetarium
Please join me to celebrate the launch of a new project, Sonic Planetarium, as part of the 2017 New York Electronic Art Festival. Sonic Planetarium is an audio model of the things in Earth's orbit, in real time, as if we can hear up through the atmosphere and listen to the thousands of satellites and other objects which are out there, fairly close by, but beyond our sight.
596 Broadway, no. 602, between Houston and Prince, Brooklyn
4-7p; $free
Continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
It's Not Personal
A mini zine festival and pop-up featuring zines, pins, underwear, apparel, and more by a group of female creatives. Taking place at Dusty Rose Vintage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, part of our proceeds will benefit RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence non-profit in the US.
Founded by writers Sara Radin and Vanessa Gattinella, It's Not Personal is an inclusive, female dating collective and growing anthology. INP creates opportunities for women to share their dating experiences in safe spaces and empowers women to find comfort in their relationship status, whatever that may be. We inspire women to have a healthy relationship with themselves through the tools of art and writing. INP produces workshops and events and has a monthly column with Bust Magazine Online. INP also works to raise money for RAINN.
Dusty Rose Vintage
251 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
1-5p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Worst Movie: The Room
Come hang with us and watch this terrible film on a big screen in one of the theater rooms of a post-production film company in Chelsea. Water, tea, coffee on tap. BYOB and snacks (nothing that can get messy please).
Final Frame
150 West 22nd Street, third floor, Manhattan
7:30p; $donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
What the Float: Float on a Boat
What the Float is a private dance party in public spaces. The Float DJs have curated the best music in the universe to lead you on an immersive dance odyssey through parks, plazas, and the Staten Island Ferry.
Meet up at Blarney Stone by 9:30p for drink specials, glow-wear, and mobile coat check. At 10p sharp, we'll step outside and the music will lead us on our adventure aboard the Ferry and then back Manhattan, the groove loud in our ears and in our souls, but silent to any observers we may encounter. Wear comfortable shoes. Dance everywhere.
Meet at Blarney Stone
11 Trinity Place, Manhattan
9:30p; $30, $15 advance with code NONSENSE
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Undie Party
Undie Party is a comedy show set up at a secret new location every month. This month we are in a backyard in Brooklyn. All proceeds from the show go to New Alternatives, a charity that supports homeless LGBTQ. Guests who bring new underwear to donate are entered in a raffle for a glass smoking product.
May's line-up includes comedy by Casey James Salengo, Petey DeAbreu, Shalewa Sharpe, Tim Dillon, and Katie Hannigan. Hosted by Corinne Fisher (Guys We Fucked Podcast), Justin Perez, and Boris Khaykin.
44 Scholes Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $10 per ticket
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
A Marvelous Order
A unique immersive experience. My animation will takeover 50 video advertising screens and synchronize with music performed live, by a chamber ensemble and five vocalists, in a futuristic downtown Manhattan transit hub. Some of the audience will come specifically for the performance (like you, I hope) and some will happen upon it. The center of the rotunda* will be the performance's focal point. I recommend securing a position either at street level along the railing or on the circular mezzanine one level down.
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's River to River Festival will be presenting a site-specific adaptation of two scenes from A Marvelous Order, a multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. The music is by Judd Greenstein and the libretto is by Tracy K. Smith. I am the director and animation designer. For this performance, I have designed a site-specific staging, inspired in part by choreographer Will Rawls' work on this project last spring.
The Fulton Center
200 Broadway, at the corner of Fulton Street, Manhattan
7p sharp, the excerpt will last only 25 minutes; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Gemini and Scorpio present:
Fifth Annual Sea Creature Stomp: A Mermaid Parade Afterparty
Live music & DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on our sprawling roof. Classic Brooklyn summertime loft party. Special guest DJ Boogiemeister in from Hawaii spinning House, Global Bass, Future Funk and Moombathon. Plus perennial G&S favorite Geko Jones keeping us dancing until our mermaid tails fall off.
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for location, Gowanus, Brooklyn
8p-2a; $10-20 goes directly to bands and DJs
Gemini and Scorpio cordially invite you to:
The Grand Victorian Garden Tea
Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city (which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. Historical chef Rebecca Leigh Silverman will hand-make delectable treats from antique recipes, and give a small talk about each dish.
The menu includes assorted finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, and two varieties of home-baked sweets. Activities will include Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces and Battledore and Shuttlecock, and DIY amusements from original Victorian books.
Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please -- though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times.
About our venue: Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family.
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
421 East 61st Street, Manhattan
4-8p; $40
all ages
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
A lascivious danse macabre. Discriminating audio and visual by 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 and over
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Catch 73
Catch is the Obie award-winning, itinerant, rough and ready series of performance events that whirls through Brooklyn every month or two. With Kim Brandt, the HawtPlates, Amy Khoshbin for City Council, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Angie Pittman, Matt Romein, and Ashley R.T. Yergens.
Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
7p; $15 includes free beer
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Secret City
The theme will be summer. The stunning and talented Eisa Davis will sing for us. Fabulous fashion designer Claire Fleury will share her work. Chocolatier Genevieve Luloup has the food offering. Lynne Marie Rosenberg will read the calendar. Zinester and scenester Ayun Halliday will provide the reading. We're gonna watch a movie clip and play a game about summer.
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
11a doors, 11:30a show; $15
DJ Shakey presents:
Thrift On
The world famous original clothing swap party. Bring in your old clothes and stuff to donate to our rummage tables. Take home items free from our piles of booty. Clean out your closets. You don't have to bring anything, just take, there will be plenty. Clothes for all genders welcome, kids clothes OK. DJ Shakey and special guests play throwback tunes and amuse you. All leftover clothes are donated to a reputable charity bin directly after the party. The more you party, the more you save.
This is a community event, not made to supply free items for your resale profiting. To all vintage clothing store pickers, flea marketers, and resellers of any kind, you are not welcome at this event, we are watching you, and you will be bounced. No grabbing, hoarding, or douche-y behavior please.
The Keep
205 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
L train to Jefferson station
8p-midnight; $free
21 and over
The Fuck You Revue presents:
The Sex Show
The Fuck You Revue has tackled topics from the political to the surreal to the downright illegal, but this month we are taking things back to basics with the mother of taboo: sex. The frankly superlative cast performs sex for you in its many forms, except the forms that could get us shut down, of course. Burlesque, variety, birds, and bees. You might just learn something.
Starring Boo Bess, Chris McDaniel, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Jenny C'est Quoi, Jezebel Express, Jo Weldon, MiscAllaneous DomTop, Poison Ivory and Storm Marrero. Brought to you by benevolent top Fancy Feast and bossy bottom Zoe Ziegfeld. With Qualms Galore at the door, and DJ Ron Fpod giving you all the sweet sounds to set the mood.
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
J,M,Z trains to Myrtle station
9:30p; $10
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Funny Signs Walking Tour
Join comedian Chris Duffy and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Bianca Giaever on a funny signs walking tour of Brighton Beach. Bianca has been leading a series of free tours where New Yorkers share their passion and expertise about a seemingly random topic. A product designer walked a group through Duane Reade, explaining the brilliance of where products go on shelves. A hotel fanatic showed the best lobbies in NYC.
This week, comedian Chris Duffy shares his favorite hilarious signs in a neighborhood full of great choices: Brighton Beach. The tour will take place in the early evening and end at a restaurant where everyone is welcome to get dinner together.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
early evening; $free
Improv Everywhere presents:
Mp3 Experiment
The Mp3 Experiment is a participatory audio adventure where attendees download an audio file and listen to synchronized secret instructions in a public space via headphones. Full participation instructions will be posted to the Improv Everywhere website the week of the event.
Battery Park, Manhattan
7p; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
The Neo Domesticity Performance Art Festival
Taking place in a domestic environment, the festival aims at the intimate/intimidating experience of a home. Works take varied time/space forms: some performances are durational and stretch in time and space or share a room with other performances; others are limited in time or confined to a small cell; while others are allowed to wander around the house, or create micro-environments of their own (by curating their own performance works). The program strives to create a dynamic landscape that fulfills contradicting features of the domestic sphere: nomadic and static, exhibitionist and intimate, public and private, host and guest, etc.
The term Neo Domesticity was coined by artist Lital Dotan in 2013 alongside a manifesto that is inspired by Glasshouse and several other art spaces in Brooklyn. It refers to a form of performance that is rooted in the daily life of the artist and becomes a hub for the performance community, bypassing the mediation of established art institutions. Neo Domesticity art centers re-define the domestic settings and allow the artists to engage directly with their audiences, exploring mechanisms of sustainable practices -- rather than "out of the ordinary" singular acts. These performance acts undermine the private/public dichotomy and question gendered artistic hierarchies as well as economic and political interests that maintain performance art's independency.
The Neo-Domesticity Performance Art Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
246 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
Various start times; $10 suggested donation to support the artists
L train to Lorimer station
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Summer 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.
Come check out the fascinating movement commands organized with our custom-built TERP system and stay for some free beer or sangria afterwards! It's a fabulous, free demo of wireless technology that organizes movement for you and your friends. Come play, imitate, interact, and interpret.
392 Broadway, no. 3, buzzer 2, Manhattan
7-7:30p; $free
RSVP to patrice]at]
Williamsburg Shorts Book Launch
Come celebrate the launch of the graphic novel Williamsburg Shorts with libations and music. Williamsburg Shorts is an illustrated collection of events, real and imagined, surrounding the neighborhood as seen through the eyes of the creator, Lucio Zago. Experience the real Williamsburg with stories about the Giglio festival, the sugar factor, the McCarren Pool, the Williamsburg Bridge, and much more.
Spoonbill Books
99 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn
7-9:30p; $free
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town
The Center for Art Law is excited to host an exclusive screening of Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town, fresh off its first festival run last year. Legs is a heartfelt and amusing film that tells the story of a small town struggling to define its identity at a time of rapid social change. In Sag Harbor (in the Hamptons, NY), an iconic local sculpture by the late Larry Rivers has caused a town controversy. The work, a 16-foot pair of Legs, displayed publicly on the side of a converted Baptist church, symbolizes for the fans Sag Harbor’s unique creative spirit and sense of humor. But to the conservative detractors, they are a garish interruption of the town’s architectural heritage. The film features a diverse cast of characters and uses the dispute as a jumping point to explore wider social themes: how do communities define their core values through protests over art and c ulture, what are the implications of regular people rallying against the art world, and how should we react when a community rejects an artist’s expression?
The screening will be followed by a lively discussion between our audience members and the filmmakers, Jennifer Brooke and Beatrice Alda (Forever Films Inc), as well as David Joel. The Center for Art Law is a nonprofit which offers legal and business advice to artists and creatives.
AC Institute
16 E 48th Street, Level 4, Manhattan
6-9p; $20, $10 students
* Bicycle Fetish Day, June 24
* The Airbed Sprints, July 1
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at] We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
***** ARTY STUFF *****
* Looking for a few folks with flexible schedules looking to explore living someone else's life. We are a tight-knit group of petsitters who exclusively petsit in other people's home (no boarding). We love our nomadic lifestyles, and as we are beginning to burst at the seams with petsit requests, we'd love to share it with others. In exchange for providing three walks a day and some TLC, you get to live in someone else's apartment and earn a little cash.  Email me if you are interested in joining our gang: jliepin]at]
* Feedback Farms is a research and education farm network that seeks to establish best practices that push the envelope of urban food production. In the upcoming 2017 summer season, Feedback Farms invites local makers, cultivators, and artists of all media to create, engage, and workshop at the farm. All work must seek to further activate the space available at the farm, be low-impact, and reflect Feedback’s mission statement of research and education. Situated behind the Doe Fund (a New York nonprofit organization helping formerly homeless men and women achieve independence and self-sufficiency) in Bushwick, it is essential that all projects are interactive and accessible to the residents of the Doe Fund, as well as the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. Please send a brief project description and any inquiries to jil.crary.ross]at] by June 15.
***** SPACES *****
* I need to sublet my puppet and woodworking studio space in the back of Build it Green. It is part of the Building Stories Collective space. Details: 24-hour access; 10 by 14 floor space; 16 by 3 work bench along one side (it overhangs the floor below so it doesn't take up any of the floor space); 25 foot high ceiling. Includes:  wifi, bathrooms, kitchen, fridge. Rent is $425. We would need to meet with other collective members.  Sublet would need to be fine working around a community.  While you have your own work space, you will also be part of other space in the larger warehouse. Call or email me with any questions:  Jason: 917 586 2956 or trashville]at]
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]
***** Liquidity for All *****
"Several blockchain networks experienced cyberattacks and outages in the past week as cryptocurrency prices skyrocketed. Ethereum’s ether tokens traded for around $400 each on Monday, up 5,000 percent since January. Twitter users also complained one of the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange markets, Coinbase, was down Monday after a similar outage in May. Many cryptocurrency companies don’t have comparable security budgets to deal with hackers the way traditional financial institutions do. Like previous outages, the current glitches happened during a market spike as online traders rushed to cryptocurrency exchanges."
Overheard is from Irene Pedruelo's Mi Niu York, a weekly newsletter for curious characters, treasure hunters, and eccentrics. You can sign up for her favorite stories, projects, artworks, and quotations at
People say amazing things when they think no one is listening. Overheard is about capturing these moments. We share one quotation each week that stuck with us. It's always unsolicited and unedited.
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]
Overheard in New York. May 2017. Thirty-year-old to co-workers:
-- "My husband whistles like a bird."
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]
DNA Origami
DNA origami is the nanoscale folding of DNA to create two and three-dimensional shapes. In this process, DNA can create scaffolds that hold other molecules in place or to create structures all on its own.
DNA origami consists in "knitting" shapes with DNA strands. In this class we will learn about the applications of this technology, and how to use CAD (computer-aided-design) programs to design DNA origami shapes on the nanoscale. There are a wide range of potential uses for this DNA origami -- it can be an art form, but also has applications from drug delivery systems to circuitry in plasmonic devices.
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
11a-2p; $30-$60
What Would Buffy Do?
From the moment she was called upon to become the Slayer, and thus shoulder the weight of saving the world (Again!) Buffy the Vampire Slayer wrestled with understanding not only her place in the world as a superhero, but also finding her place as young woman tasked with such a role. Should her power be rooted in something different than our traditional masculine notions of strength? Or is power simply power -- void of gender and value? In this Olio, we will examine Joss Whedon’s creation, Buffy, and analyze the significance of the slayer’s struggle to fight evil while remaining "just a girl."
Footlight Bar
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood
7p; $12
Writing Under the Influence
Drink driving is not cool, but drink writing is. Ten dollar admission for all-you-can-drink beers and two hours in an awesome space to write with others. Work on your own book, or use the creative writing prompts provided.
Writing is often a solitary activity, so join us to share what you're working on and enjoy beers while writing. Inspired by "Write drunk, edit sober," a catchy quote commonly misattributed to Ernest Hemingway, this is a fun, casual writing group that also drinks beer.
A variety of studies demonstrate that, at a fairly low threshold of alcohol, the brain is actually creatively stimulated in ways the sober brain might not be. In fact, having 0.07 percent of blood alcohol is considered the sweet spot for creativity (that's two-three drinks). Boost imagination, make some friends with like-minded people, and get those words and ideas flowing.
Bat Haus
279 Starr Street, Brooklyn
7:30-9:30p; $10
Vogue Essentials
Learn. Serve. Work. Vogue Essentials is a comprehensive introduction to the art of vogue, designed to develop the essentials with a flair of personal style. Students will have the opportunity to explore the art through repetition, technique and customized choreo.
House of Light
405 Johnson Avenue, third floor, Brooklyn
5:30-6:45p; $15
A Conversation Between Norman Finkelstein and Colin Robinson
On the 10th anniversary of Norman Finkelstein’s denial of tenure and subsequent blacklisting in academia, he joins his long-standing publisher, Colin Robinson of OR Books, to talk about the politics of pedagogy and publishing. Finkelstein is the author of many books, including The Holocaust Industry and Method and Madness, published by Robinson. Robinson has also worked on books by writers including Julian Assange, Christopher Hitchens and Lewis Lapham.
Jefferson Market Library
425 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan
June 27, 6-8p; $free
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