nonsense: 6.23 to 6.29

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Subject: nonsense: 6.23 to 6.29
Date: June 23rd 2017
Friday, June 23
* Cheryl: Pride, Brooklyn
* Ova the Rainbow Pride, Brooklyn
* Benefit Party for Tiny Hornets, Brooklyn
* Magical Girl Burlesque's One-Year Anniversary, Brooklyn
* The Works of Atlas K, Manhattan
* The Infinite Pride, Manhattan
Saturday, June 24
* Waste Machine, Long Island City
* Little Creative Class House Warming, Barbecue Party, and Store Opening, Queens
* Grow Me a Garden: Seeding a Community Garden District in NYC, Manhattan
* Schtick a Pole In It, Manhattan
* Harlem Arts Festival Opening Night, Manhattan
* Bicycle Fetish Day, Brooklyn
* Water Spirits, Brooklyn
* Ridgewood Market's Saturday Night Bazaar, Queens
* Siren, Manhattan
* Come Play Four Square, Brooklyn
* Punky Reggae Party, Brooklyn
* Nerd Swap, Brooklyn
* Windmill Community Garden Block Party, Long Island City
* Madame Ovary's Ladies' Hysterical Luncheon, Queens
Sunday, June 25
* The Sixth Annual NYC Inner Beauty Pageant, Brooklyn
* World Dream Atlas, Manhattan
* All Aboard, Manhattan
* Site: Sound Listening and Concert Showcase, Queens
* Salon! Animal Facts, Brooklyn
Monday, June 26
* $20 Art Show, Manhattan
Tuesday, June 27
* Uncanny Valley's Spooky Action Play Readings, Brooklyn
* The Fancy Show, Brooklyn
* Gems: A Storytelling Show and Mic, Brooklyn
Wednesday, June 28
* Fight the Feed, Brooklyn
* Pairs and Pears No. 10, Brooklyn
Thursday, June 29
* Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon, Brooklyn
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
* Spooky Action No. 4: Just Up the Road, Slightly, Brooklyn
* Flash mob dancers
* Blackout Attacks
* Clear instructions
* Bystanders
* Loew's Movie Palace
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Cheryl: Pride
Cheryl has been throwing the most disgustingly exciting dance parties in Brooklyn since 2008 and we thought it was time to do a gay pride party because we are gay and we like to party. There was a time when LGBT was edgy and hard and dangerous. Pride used to be punk. Then one day we woke up in a pile of rainbow-spangled Budweiser beach blankets and TD-Bank-sponsored buttplugs. But when did we start gluing Nike drawstring rave-packs to our backs and spending our life savings on HBA-brand concept culottes?
What like, actually happened to us? We used to wear colors, didn’t we? We at CHERYL believe that, as with most things in life, we can gain perspective by looking at cats. Big cats. Lions. It’s no coincidence that a pack of lions is called a pride -- and lions ain't body fascists.
We encourage you to subvert the power of the logo, channel some jungle cat spirits, and don your most vividly-hued gladrags (meaning, if you show up in black/white/Adidas, we will paint you orange and permanently tattoo the Dunkin Donuts logo on your face, so that you can remember what it means to be a real person). This is a dance party. This is not a circuit party. DJs: Whitney Weiss and Cheryl residents: Nick Schiarizzi, Grandma Internet, and SST.
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn
11p-4a; $5 early, $10 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Dreamhouse presents:
Ova the Rainbow Pride
For Pride the Spectrum takes you on a trip over the rainbow and back. Get on our plane for a Mile High Club. We are bringing u sexy stewardesses cockpit pilot action. DJs Shannon F, Shaun J. Wright, La'Fem Ladosha, and A Village Raid. Live: Bailey Stiles, Sateen, and Gage of the Boone.
The Dreamhouse
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Halsey station
9p doors; $10 before 1a, $15 after, $20 after 3a
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Benefit Party for Tiny Hornets
You are invited to a benefit party to support the coming of my play Tiny Hornets, a production of the Drunkard's Wife. We're putting this show up in August, and to celebrate (and raise some funds) we are having a party at the beautiful venue where it will all go down. Come hang out with us in a lovely, mysterious garden and toast to a future filled with Tiny Hornets. Featuring: The Shirtlifters, Vas Deferens, the Drunkard's Wife, performances by Famous Artist Laura McMillian, and the terrifying Tony Torn.
Tiny Hornets invites you to experience our people's folk ways, mores, and lores. You will witness the folk at work and at play, dancing their authentic dances, and singing very traditional songs. Guided by an intrepid Ethnographer, you will meet many fascinating village types, including Essie, a young girl who longs for a taste of something more ... flesh.
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
8p-1a; $10-20 sliding scale admission
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Magical Girl Burlesque's One-Year Anniversary
Come celebrate Magical Girl Burlesque's one-year anniversary with a birthday bonanza that will delight and amaze. We've made it through the year and we're still growing. Join us to see the best Magical Girl Burlesque has to offer as we celebrate our progress as we push forward into the future.
Stormageddon, the host of our very first show, is back to introduce the best acts from our favorite performers, with Betty Brash sassing him along the way while she sorts through the stripper castoffs and gogo's during intermission.
With performances by Raina Sinclair, Paige Literati, Ruby Zipperz, SweetSamantha Jane, a Magical Girl Debut from Dust Bunny, and featuring Illyria Addams Burlesque.
Catland Books
987 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
8-11p; $10-20
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Works of Atlas K
A hilarious satire of the art world told through immersive aerial theater and dance. Taking place during the first and last retrospective of the world-renowned artist and provocateur, the inimitable Atlas.K, The Works of Atlas K is an absurd, not-so-critical look at what the f*$&k is art anyway? Featuring aerial, dance, pole, lactation, murder, puppets, and several attempts to answer the all-important questions: Why the hell is he famous? Why are we fighting? Why does it hurt so bad? Why are women's bodies the battleground? And how much wine is included in the ticket price?
Body and Pole
115 West 27th Street, Manhattan
8 and 9:30p; $35 includes wine and benefits Planned Parenthood
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Infinite Pride
The Infinite Pride, written by the New York Neo-Futurists, offers up a full menu of plays composed of personal experiences, clever commentaries, and poignant observations regarding a diverse ensemble’s individual and collective relationships with queerness. Through comedy, drama, story, song, and dance, the New York Neo-Futurists explore, challenge, and embrace just what it means to be here and to be queer in 2017. The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists are proud to present the Infinite Pride as a special edition of their late-night show The Infinite Wrench in honor of Pride Month, back for its 10th consecutive year of celebrating queer culture, politics, and relationships.
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
Waste Machine
Like scared and neglected show ponies, the members of the Aesthetic of Waste will perform endlessly at the whim of anyone who enters. For four hours, the public may come or go as they please. Throughout the day, the audience will operate the Machine and choose which scenes they wish to see; the performers will act accordingly no matter the condition they are in. Again and again and again and again. Part booze-and-adrenaline-fueled President’s Physical Fitness Challenge, part manic variety show, the event will test the endurance and mettle of the Aesthetic’s members. Featuring Abigail Entsminger, Seth Larson, Scott Ries, Ash Sedillo, Chelsea Taylor, Sam Weiner. Theater, pushups, video art, sounds, pushups, chaos, drinking, pushups, salsa.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
noon-4p; $5 suggested donation at door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Little Creative Class House Warming, Barbecue Party, and Store Opening
Opening day for our residency space and store. Barbecue Pot Luck and a tour of the stuff we have what we have been busy with all winter all to a live musical score by Yairms Brando and Oceanator. Video installation from the Little Creative Class inspired Rags of Light.a reclaimed fashion collection. And lots of stars and night bird songs and bands in our very own gravel lots next to the freight train. All that plus the best view of the new Kosciuszko Bridge as you make your across the Grand Street bridge to us.
58-25 57th Street, Maspeth, Queens
L train to Jefferson station
7p; $donations welcome
Open house at 236 Malcolm X Boulevard continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Grow Me a Garden: Seeding a Community Garden District in NYC
We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the new exhibition of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. The exhibition celebrates the history and the value of community gardens around the East Village and Lower East Side. 
Among the oldest modern community gardens in the United States, the reclaimed open spaces of the East Village and Lower East Side blossomed amidst the urban decay of the early 1970s between abandoned buildings on vacant lots. Cultivated and maintained by the people, the gardens’ pioneering spirit will be celebrated in Grow Me a Garden: Seeding a Community Garden District in NYC. 
155 Avenue C, between 9th and 10th streets, Manhattan
5p opening, 6p panel discussion with long-time activists; $5
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Schtick a Pole In It
Schtick a Pole In It is a night of comedy and pole dancing. Comics and pole dancers share the same stage -- not at the same time -- to create a show that makes everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh. Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole? This month's theme is the Notorious B.I.G. Anyway you spell it this night is going to be insane. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents?
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
212 777 1157
8p; $20 online, $25 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Harlem Arts Festival Opening Night
Various times and spaces. Check website for complete listings.
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Bicycle Fetish Day
An annual hang celebrating NYC bicycle culture. See BMX tricks, pick up cool unique items from local artists and vendors, gorge on grilled goodies, and groove to live DJ sets. True bike nuts can vie for a trophy in one of our bicycle competitions or compete in our alley cat. Bicycle Fetish Day is 100 percent family-friendly, so bring the kids.
Havemeyer between Grand and Hope streets, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
noon-6p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Water Spirits
Worlds collide and planets align as summer begins. Salon series Spirits on Spirits and dance party Watershed come together for an all-astrological revelry, as the New Moon aligns with Mercury, the planet of ideas and communication, in the auspicious constellation of Gemini. Celebrate this fresh start by basking in poetry and video art, and then dance your way into this fortuitous and magical night with bass and dancehall vibes and new moon energies. All possibilities are on the table as you put yourself at the center of your summer plans. Palm reading plus tarot cards plus chakra balancing. Poetry: Rio Machete Cortez, Gala Mukomolova, Abba Belgrave, and Anne Brink. Projection and visuals: Permian Strata. DJs: Paul Feder and Miracles.
Founders Lab
972 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p-midnight; $5 advance, $10 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ridgewood Market's Saturday Night Bazaar
We are a cool, community based artisan market in Ridgewood, Queens. We have over 40 curated vendors at every market in the historic ballroom of Gottscheer Hall, a German beer hall. There are also new vendors at every one of our events. Customers can purchase local, artisan, and vintage gifts. There is even food, canned goods, and pastries. You can order beer, cocktails, and German food in the in the German beer hall. There is live music, entertainment, raffles, and games. Our events are always kid and date friendly. This is not your average market, this is a monthly happening.
Gottscheer Hall
657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
5-11p; $free
347 460 7549
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Get ready to celebrate Pride with an epic evening of enchanting entertainment. Henrietta Hudson andGirl Pride NYC present the return of Siren, a spectacular celebration alongside 1500  LGBT ladies at Watermark Bar in the Seaport District. Stunning, waterfront views will lure you into an unforgettable night of dancing, drinking, and mingling amongst a sea of gay gals releasing their inner sirens. Featuring Go Go Dancers and DJs spinning throughout the night.
Watermark Bar
Pier 15, Manhattan
9p-4a; $25
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Come Play Four Square
Remember playing four square or box ball during recess? Wasn't it the best time? Well, Come Play Four Square would like to invite you to play in McCarren Park. Bring your friends and some beers and we provide the game and awesome tunes so dancing is welcome. All of the money raised will go to Little Essentials, a local NYC non profit that works with children living in poverty by providing urgently needed resources and parenting education to families in crisis.
McCarren Park Handball Court
Union and Driggs , Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8-10p; $5 benefits Little Essentials, a local NYC non profit that works with children living in poverty by providing urgently needed resources and parenting education to families in crisis
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Punky Reggae Party
We're having a free party at the People's Garden. We'll be bringing punky reggae roots sounds, food, and booze. The bands performing are the Beat Brigade, the Shipwrecks, and Malcriados. Crazy Baldhead Sound System will hold it down on the turntables in-between the bands and after the bands. Homemade food will be provided by the garden volunteers. Great for a place to pregame in the outdoors.
The People's Garden
Greene Avenue and Broadway, Brooklyn
2p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Skint presents:
Nerd Swap
Let your geek flag fly at the Skint's first-ever Nerd Swap meet and informal meetup for nerds. Whatever your obsession, there’s someone out there who shares it. So why don’t chu-baccaway from the computer screen and start going through your stuff, because we know there’s something you’ve got to trade. Bring any nerd curio: comic books, toys, that awesome Harry Potter wand collection, cassingles... so long as it counts as nerdy, it’s cool with us.
But I’m such a nerd, you say. My stuff is too good to swap. Never fear: If you’re a broke nerd looking to make some extra dough, you can come by to hawk your collectibles at reasonable prices. Whether you’re the queen of the geeks, a nerd n00b or a born-again Trekkie, the Nerd Swap is here for you.
Commonwealth Bar
497 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
 3-6p; $free admission
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Windmill Community Garden Block Party
The Windmill Community Garden is a brand new green space for Long Island City built by Greenthumb and maintained by the community with co-founders the Dutch Kills Civic Association, Growing Up Green Charter School, and Flux Factory. Today: Murals of LIC Bike Tour with Transportation Alternatives; workshop for kids by Eleni Zaharopoulos of Flux Factory; Waste Machine, and interactive Performance in the Flux Factory Gallery, with Artist’s in Residence Seth Larson and Abigail Entminger; address by council member, Jimmy Van Bramer; bike workshop with Nomad Cycle; gardening workshop with Greenthumb; and Ta Aidhonia, traditional Greek singing group.
39-22 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
11a-5p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Madame Ovary's Ladies' Hysterical Luncheon
Good afternoon, good morrow. Or good night? My dear friends, it matters not. Thank you ever so much for reading this invitation. Given your evident penchant for merriment and noble company I hereby extend a most decorous invitation for you to attend Don’t Tell My Husband Ladies’ Hysterical Luncheon, an immersive theatrical edible experience featuring 30 performers in interactive roles and the ribald review variety show with live music, spoken word, performance art, and burlesque.
You see, I, Madame Ovary, have been besieged by hysteria to such a fevered pitch, my battery of doctors from Our Suffering Mother of Gomorrah Hospital for the Pelvically Disturbed have mandated my immediate leisure and relaxation. My very health may depend upon your joining me in my curative social measures.
Pardon me, I do forget myself! There shall be vittles and open conversation upstairs to start, followed by your descent into The Keep Crypt for A Ribald Review Variety Show. All of our enchanting entertainment is presented under strict doctor’s orders. As of late, my hysterics have seized me with ever increasing frequency. With my team of medical experts on the premises, I do pray I shall have the vigor to attend our festivities unpained. Should my depravity demand the ultimate cure? Find out only at Madame Ovary's Ladies' Hysterical Luncheon!
The Keep
205 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
L train to Jefferson Street station
4-8p; $20-30 tickets include luncheon with vegan and gluten free options and one Madame Ovary's Mocktail
The Sixth Annual NYC Inner Beauty Pageant
New York City's most warm-hearted oddballs compete for the title of Most Inner Beautiful of New York City. Contestants will participate in an interview portion, a talent portion, and a home-made swimsuit competition. Audience members will be given the chance to vote silently by ballot, so that no one's feelings get too hurt. This is the 6th Annual NYC Inner Beauty Pageant. The previous five winners have gone onto do great things. Created and hosted by Jo Firestone.
635 Sackett Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $6-8
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
World Dream Atlas
For the past three years, I've been collecting sleeping dreams from strangers around the globe for a photography project called World Dream Atlas. I'd like to invite anyone who has experienced a powerful dream, nightmare, or hallucination to participate in the project, and am organizing a gathering of dreamers this Sunday in Washington Square Park. Come contribute to the Atlas and share your subconscious visions with other dreamers. Look for the cowboy hat.
World Dream Summit
Washington Square Arch, at 5th Avenue and Washington Square North, Manhattan
11:30a-1p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
All Aboard
Thunder Gumbo's first, long overdue collaboration with our friends at Junxion on board the lovely Queen of Hearts. Join us after the Pride Parade as we continue the fun into the night with music, your favorite people, majestic views of the city, and a sunset. Music for the evening is as follows: 2Melo, Matt Sebastian, dreeemy, DJ Dirtyfinger, PartyFoul5000, Penny Lane, Zionysus, and Trotter.
Meet us at Pier 36, 299 South Street, Manhattan
6p boarding, 7-11p sharp; $20 advance, $30 door
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Site: Sound Listening and Concert Showcase
Performances by Eli Keszler, Stine Motland, Lea Bertucci, TILT Brass, and Ashcan Orchestra. Clocktower and Knockdown Center present Site: Sound, a listening party and concert showcase of experimental sound talent. Curated by composer and sound musician Lea Bertucci, the event is an opportunity for participating audience members to rock-out to site-aware sounds made by musicians interested in the role environment plays in our experience of the auditory variety.
There will be interstitial and roaming performances by TILT Brass Sextet, covering works by James Tenney, Zeena Parkins, Arthur Russell, and Chris McIntyre. For all curious parties, a listening station will be set up at the event with a selection of images, text, a zine by designer Gonzalo Guerrero, and an audioguide documenting sound and site.
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens
6p doors, $13 advanced, $15 door
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Salon! Animal Facts
Title:Point's monthly salon. We are creeping up on the third year of salon-ing every month. This month we have Sam Corbin (comedy), Abigail Entsminger and Seth Timothy Larson (absurd performance), Dan Howell ("non-academic essay about the crash course I received on the Syrian war from refugees I met at orgies in Berlin"), Peter Mills Weiss (story), Walter Wlodarczyk (photos), Kim Davies (performance), Kate Mohanty (sax), Catfox (tunes).  Come early at 3p to see the Intimacy Effect, a theatre piece by Jeff Tabnick directed by Eric Nightengale.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street (not Avenue), Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $7-10 sliding scale
$20 Art Show
The Con Artist Collective is returning with the popular $20 Art Show, inspired by the Bread and Puppet Theater’s Cheap Art Manifesto. The first show was one of the biggest events in the history of the Collective, with over 1000 people, queuing in Ludlow Street for $20 art pieces. Now the show is back for a second round, featuring hundreds of artists, over 500 original 4x6 sized works of art, $20 each. Recognised artists like Greg Mishka, Wizard Skull, Atomiko and DEK 2DX are supporting the show and the manifesto, making their art affordable for everyone here at Con Artist.
Con Artist Gallery
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
7-11p; $free
Uncanny Valley's Spooky Action Play Readings
Please join us for several more Spooky Actions of a theatrical nature. Tonight: Thingnesses, written by Normandy Sherwood, directed by Mia Rovegno. Featuring Johnny Gasper, Zoë Geltman, Danny Manley, Ean Sheehy, Caitlin Saylor Stevens, and Merlin Whitehawk. A history of the development of a future puppet cult. Male witch games lead to objects manifesting personalities and the attenuation of the human form.  
Uncanny Valley
147 Manhattan Avenue, ground floor, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose station
7:30p; $free
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
The Fancy Show
Every Tuesday night the Fancy Show delivers a free, glorious night of stand-up comedy featuring some of the best comics from New York and across the country at The Room at Dizzy’s on Fifth in Brooklyn. Admission is free and audience members can win free drinks via trivia and the great candy toss game. Brought to you by Langston Kerman, Michael Joyce, Simmons McDavid and Lane Pieschel. With Rob Haze, Mateen Stewart, Phoebe Bottoms, Rob Cantrell, and Nate Simmons.
The Room at Dizzy’s on Fifth
230 5th Avenue at President Street, Brooklyn
8:30p; $free
18 and over
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Gems: A Storytelling Show and Mic
It's officially summer. Celebrate the season at the June edition of Gems with hosts Molly Cameron and Sharon Spell. Enjoy some rare, sparkling stories and some diamonds in rough. No theme. Drop your name in the jewelry box for a chance to tell your own 5-minute gem. This month's show features Anna Suzuki and Doug Smith.
403 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
8-9:30p; $free
Fight the Feed
Fight the Feed returns for its second show, where we focus in on charities.  What makes for an effective charity, and how can we work this out.  We talk to experts, and get laughs in with comedians and our contributors.
Legion Bar
790 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $3
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Pairs and Pears No. 10
A monthly benefit show where there are different pairs of artists each working in different performance genres, a pair of musical hosts, and literal pears. This month features comedy by Dan Chamberlain and Yedoye Travis, music by Belle-Skinner and Carissa Matsushima, and performance art by Sean Pollock and Lindsee Lonesome. With songs and hosting duties by Squidssidy, a folk-rock music duo with a penchant for banter with Cassidy Dawn Graves and Stephanie Guedalia.
Little Skips
941 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $5 suggested to benefit Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Red Umbrella Project
Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon
Six presenters -- some scientists and some charlatans. Six topics -- some fabricated and some factual. Can you sort the fact from fiction? Join us for the second edition of Real/Fake Science. All new presenters will confound you with their alternate facts and surprising truths. Gather together in Brooklyn's beloved Union Hall and prepare to be regaled with tales of real and fake science, recounted by knowledgeable presenters hailing from a range of scientific disciplines.
Participants at the event will have the chance to compete for the distinction of Most Discerning in a lineup of topics ranging from the risks of excessive video game usage to the effects of pheromones. Be prepared to stow your smartphones and listen closely. Only one daring contestant won the title of Most Discerning during the first edition; will you be up to the challenge? Come join us in testing your own scientific radar.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
7-9p; $25
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Force Majeure Vaudeville
The lineup is ridiculous, in all the best senses of the word. With Ellie Steingraeber hula hooping controtionist, Chris of Hur 23rd century drag artist, Tiny D Queen of Latin Burlesque. Apollo Riego master of magical manipulation, Kaitlin Kaufman as Penelope, Tailz BrukUp dance, MC Tanya Solomon, and the miraculous reappearance of stage kitten Betsy Propane.
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8:30p door, 9p; $10 advance, $15 door
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Spooky Action No. 4: Just Up the Road, Slightly
Written by Zarina Shea. Directed by Mia Rovegno. Featuring Birgit Huppuch, J.D. Mollison, and Pete Simpson. A portrait of a marriage in the midst of political strife. Jan and Claire have lived on their farm in South Africa’s Western Cape for 47 years. Their daughter was killed in a nearby attack, a political act, and Claire has since joined the cause of Nkopane, the man responsible for that act. Through forgiveness she finds peace, but the toll this takes on her marriage is significant. Spooky Action is a new play reading series that haunts the Uncanny Valley a few times a month.  
Uncanny Valley
147 Manhattan Avenue, ground floor, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose station
7:30p; $free
Laura Peterson Choreography presents the world premiere of:
Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous Failure in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. An original installation/performance, takes Peterson’s signature formal rigor and visual wizardry to the previously unexamined territory.
The work is conceived, directed and choreographed by Laura Peterson and will be performed by Jennifer Sydor, Darrin Wright, Jo-anne Lee, and Laura Peterson. FAILURE  features production design by Laura Peterson and lighting design by Ayumu Poe Saegusa; set was created in collaboration with Jon Pope.
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
8p; $pay what you can
Continues SATURDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY, JUNE 30 *****
Blue and Orange Party
A night of electic party vibes in Bushwick, tailored to movers and shakers. With Cumbia River Band. Board games on the patio. Terra Firma kitchen open till midnight.
119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn
8:30p Cumbia dance lesson, 9p Cumbia River Band; $free
* 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 *****
* Need dancers: I  am organizing a Flashmob event and am in need of more dancers. This will be the first ever Tahitian Dance Flashmob here in NYC and it is part of a larger world wide project so we will be representing NYC and will be submitting a video of the event. Ori Tahiti Flash Mob Event: July 1, 4:30p, Washington Square Park. No experience necessary. If you would like to join and participate, please contact Carol info]at] for all the details.
* 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.
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]
***** Blackout Attacks *****
"It's the first malware found in the wild since Stuxnet designed to independently sabotage physical infrastructure. The power stations themselves lost power. With precision the hackers had engineered a blackout within a blackout. The hackers permanently bricked devices to shut out future control by legitimate operators. Still the hackers could have gone further. They probably could have caused permanent, physical harm to the grid -- a restraint American analysts have noted.
Some analysts argue by turning the lights out in Kiev -- while showing that it’s capable of penetrating the American grid -- Moscow sent a message warning the US not to try a Stuxnet-style attack on Russia or its allies, like Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In that view, it’s all a game of deterrence. Within the malware’s modular structure, Ukraine's control system protocols could easily be swapped out and replaced with ones used in other parts of Europe or the US instead."
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. June 2017. Woman in her 30s to colleges at a brainstorm:
-- "Don't be kind."
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]
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
Bystander Intervention Workshop
This feminist, youth-lead workshop empowers participants to intervene in racist, sexist, and sexual assault violence by using de-escalation and active witnessing strategies.
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-9:30p; $free
House Yoga
Immerse yourself in this 60 minute Vinyasa flow yoga class at House of Yes presented by Gina Benenati. Using the wireless 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 Light
405 Johnson Avenue, third floor, Brooklyn
Noon-1p; $22
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
6-8p; $free
RSVP: publicity]at]
Direct With Non-Actors
The decision to use non-professional actors, whether intentional or budgetary, often lends an unparalleled -- and desirable -- realist aesthetic to a film. This workshop explores methods and techniques, from casting and coaching, to blocking and improvising, as well as ethical considerations to weigh the challenges and the rewards of working with talent who have little to no experience in front of the camera.
87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
6:30-9:30p; $25
Butoh Workshop
This physical workshop will introduce the avant-garde Japanese dance form Butoh as a ghostly practice through an approach to performance as a liminal mode of consciousness that can be effectively apprehended as a haunted encounter. Together, we will use ritual and movement to explore a liminal space between the realms of the living and the dead where we can draw power, where our individual and collective truths and fictions coalesce into lived experience and expand into a transformative, extraordinary state of wonder, where possibility can be experientially encountered and re-membering can occur.
The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
7-10p; $20
Email: jacquelynmarieshannon]at]
Creative Breakthrough
In this fun, fast-paced workshop, we're going to use cutting edge techniques from psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programming and even hypnosis to identify your personal goals, and then explore different ways to get past blocks and motivate you to keep going. We're going to use methods that can be applied to both your artistic technique and long-range goals.
Nola Rehearsal Studio
244 West 54th Street, Manhattan
8-10p; $35
We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]
***** Loew's Lifting *****
The City of Jersey City, which is responsible for the exterior maintenance of the Landmark Loew's Movie Palace, is preparing to go out to bid on work to fix the crack in the back wall of the non-original addition to the Theatre. That crack is the reason scaffolding was put up along the side of the Loew's four years ago. But before workmen can have access to the addition items that we’ve stored in the space need to be moved out this weekend, and we’re looking for volunteers to help make the move go swiftly and safely.
Items to be moved include: several filing cabinets, a snow blower, rock salt, tools and a lot of miscellaneous stuff.  Can you help?  If you can spare some time this Saturday between noon and 6p we can reach our goal for the day. We would like to try to get a head count, so if you can join us please try to let us know either by email or phone -- 201798 6055. But if you can’t reach out in advance, but still can make it in on Saturday, please just come by.
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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.

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