nonsense: 7.14 to 7.20

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 7.14 to 7.20
Date: July 14th 2017
Friday, July 14
* What the Float: Summer in the Park, Manhattan
* Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night, Queens
* Max Power Presents, Queens
* Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them, Brooklyn
* Camouflage: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, July 15
* Third Annual Chicken Shit Bingo, Brooklyn
* A Gathering For Introverts, Brooklyn
* Thirteenth Annual Filmshop Presents Showcase, Brooklyn
* Love Hotel, Brooklyn
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Revival, Brooklyn
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Flooding With Love for the Kid, Brooklyn
* Southern Comfort: Atlanta to Astoria, Queens
* Str8 West Coastin', Brooklyn
 
Sunday, July 16
* Out in the Streets, Brooklyn
* Procession, Manhattan
* The Grand Victorian Garden Tea, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, July 18
* Rock 'n' Roll Bingo, Manhattan
* The UnSex Show, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, July 19
* Flashback the 70s: Vol. 2, Brooklyn
* Drunk Science, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, July 20
* Exhabitations, Manhattan
* The 3D VHS Festival, Brooklyn
* Ridgewood Social's Super Belated 5-Year Anniversary Party, Queens
 
Wishlist
* Money
 
Spectre
* Faking the Mars Landing
 
Overheard
* Latin Lovers
 
Learning
* Function and Fundamentals
 
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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Circular architecture
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JULY 14 XXXXX
 
 
What the Float: Summer in the Park
 
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 streets of New York City.
 
Meet up at Shades of Green 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, the groove loud in our ears and in our souls, but silent to any observers we may encounter. Wear comfortable shoes. Dance everywhere.
 
Shades of Green
125 East 15th Street, Manhattan
9:30p; $15 in advance with code NONSENSE, $25 door
whatthefloat.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night
 
Some of our best short films from around the world (featuring themes on foraging and UFOs) on Brooklyn Grange’s beautiful flagship rooftop farm and a performance of Arabic songs from vocalist Shelley Thomas. An opening night party will follow at Coffeed downstairs with beer specials from SingleCut.
 
Brooklyn Grange and Coffeed
37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens
8p music, 8:30p films, 10p party; $20
ruralroute.ticketleap.com/rooftop-farm-shorts--vocalist-shelley-thomas--opening-night-par/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Max Power Presents
 
Three days of music and art featuring more than 30 of your favorite Rockaway, New York, and touring bands. Live art by Masato Okano. Today: Walker and the Brotherhood of the Grape, Arson Welles, , Black Widows, and Hastings 3000.
 
Riis Park Beach Bazaar
16702 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Queens
7p; $?
Continues through SUNDAY
facebook.com/events/407698706278116
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them
 
Hosts Colin O'Brien and Michael Wolf have read upwards of one books between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you. Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying "Hmm that was pretty funny but not enough reading"? Well then this is the show for you. This month’s guests include: Ana Febrega, Sudi Green, Tim Platt, Alexis Pereira, and Tim Barnes.
 
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
10p; $8 online, $10 door
unionhallny.com/event/1507690-literati-comedy-show-about-brooklyn/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Camouflage: A Comedy Show
 
A new comedy party with some of New York's biggest comics. In addition to the show being insanely cheap, we also give away free pizza and free beer. This month's special edition of Camouflage will also have cupcakes to celebrate Camouflage host Lucas's birthday. Line up: Liza Treyger, Langston Kerman, Joe Pera, Noah Gardenswartz, Krystyna Hutchinson, Rob Cantrell, and Yamaneika Saunders. Hosted by Lucas Connolly.
 
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, at Hooper and South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $5 early, $10 general, $free with code FRIENDS714
5618605455
camouflagecomedy]at]gmail.com
eventbrite.com/e/camouflage-a-comedy-show-free-pizza-tickets-35695512238
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, JULY 15 XXXXX
 
 
Third Annual Chicken Shit Bingo
 
Bushwick City Farm, an all-volunteer-run, 10,000-square-foot community garden, is hosting our annual fundraiser the best way we know how: by turning poop into gold. There will be live music, food, face-painting, a handmade piñata, and of course, bingo.
 
How does Chicken Shit Bingo work? We feed our chickens a sumptuous meal and then let them loose on a life-size game board. Attendees buy squares ($5 for two), and then we wait for the birds to do their business. If your square is deemed defecation-worthy, you win an awesome prize. All proceeds from the revelry will go toward another year of operating our beautiful farm.
 
Bushwick City Farm
354 Stockton Street, Brooklyn
3p, $free
facebook.com/events/1345509862211373/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
A Gathering For Introverts
 
Join us in an intimate, relaxed home where quiet people can connect freely and without judgment but instead with ideas, poetry, and authentic expression of self. Based on the Danish word "Hygge", we aim to create a cozy, candlelit environment with playing records, comfortable seating, non-alcoholic drinks, and yummy food.
 
This environment is made for those who enjoy connecting with new people, but prefer to do it in a more calm, intimate environment. We'll gently encourage guests to read some poetry (provided by the host or yourself), share thought-provoking stories, exchange ideas, or simply just quietly listen to others without feeling any obligation to impress or perform.
 
A Cozy Williamsburg Apartment
RSVP for address
8p-midnight; $5 online
introverts.splashthat.com/nonsense
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Thirteenth Annual Filmshop Presents Showcase
 
We get it. Last year's sold out finale to the Filmshop season was our biggest ever, and it left you wanting answers: What's this year's theme? Who's performing? Whose films are screening? Will they ever get off the island?
 
The Filmshop Presents: Spoiler Alert is the Filmshop's annual end-of-season celebration, a screening of never-before-seen films, created specifically for this event. All films are made by Filmshop’s talented members, and all are inspired by this year’s theme: Spoiler Alert.
 
We will be screening close to 20 films created and collaborated on by Filmshop members, each with their own unique take on the theme. Filmmakers include Albert Beniada, Emily Harrold, Stacey Maltin, Tanmaya Skehar, Adam Brown, Ali Rivera, Dane Benko, Jaclyn Graminga, Josh Granger, Kerry Lacy, Lizzy Bryce, Marzy Hart, Michael DeMinico, Nathan Breton, Rick Flynn, Rosie duPont, Traven Rice, and Jason Hood.
 
This year also marks our first block of Filmshop-made VR films, curated by filmmaker Alex Suber. In addition to films, the event will feature musical performances by Brooklyn-based Soul artist Madison McFerrin, NYC-based duo the Salt Cathedral, and DJ Kerry Lacy. There will also be a themed photo booth and a silent auction with donated prizes for the filmmaker and the film lover alike.
 
Founded in 2009, Filmshop is a nonprofit collective of over 100 independent filmmakers and media producers committed to developing new work through peer support and collaboration. Chapters in Brooklyn and Manhattan meet weekly to workshop projects, offer constructive critique, and incubate new ideas. We also host public screenings to celebrate the work of our members and share their work with the local community.
 
Rough Trade
64 North 9th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 9p screening; $15
thefilmshop.org
roughtradenyc.com/event/1508896-filmshop-brooklyn
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Love Hotel
 
Love Hotel is a one-night only experience brought to you in partnership with Jacques Greene and Offline Projects. The summer is the time for lust and we're building a resort for you to express it however you like.
 
We're going back to our roots and building an exhaustive art installation, each floor will inspire a new level of arousal, ranging from innocent flirting, to bonafide. Each level will also feature a distinct sound, from an erotic all-night set by Jacques Greene in the main room, to ambient mood setters in the lobby, to filthy techno in the basement, offering a little something for absolutely everyone. Bring your spouse or find a new one.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
11p-late; $25
residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?986352
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rubulad Proudly Presents Revival
 
A big tent party with live music by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, Friend Roulette, Pussy Grabs Back, and RollFast Ramblers. And your DJs: DJ Baby K, Avi Spivak, and Sir Olivier Esquires. Plus: G. Scopitronic's Non-Stop Film Fest, projections by the Sperm Whale, and Blue June of Magick Talismans Tarot.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $10 9p or after performances, $20 otherwise
rubulad]at]outlook.com
facebook.com/events/348617022224578
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Out in the Streets
 
What started as a modest DIY event on a Bushwick street corner in 2009, Out in the Streets has steadily grown into a reliable outlet for premiere Brooklyn bands and artists. With the amazing help of local businesses over the years, the hyper-local micro music and arts festival is a passionate community effort that has resulted in an exciting multimedia event.
 
Fusing steadfast Brooklyn staples with some of the hottest Latin-American sounds and some gritty new Brooklyn underground rock 'n' roll, a splash of high-energy dance-pop, high-concept chamber pop, some modern new-wave flair, and a full-on marching band, Out in the Streets has something for every curious music lover. The event will feature performances by 18 bands over the course of two days. 
 
The stunning space at the Well features an astonishing vaulted ceiling that frames 4,000 square feet punctuated by strikingly massive columns, as well as an 11,000 square foot backyard space. This unique historical location will make the event a hugely memorable experience. The festival will also include a pop-up market, a food court featuring some of the best local Bushwick  restaurants, and carefully curated artist installations.
 
Today: Caveman, Buscabulla, Psychic Twin, Crush Club, Suburban Living, Cuddle Magic, Monograms, Balun, and Surf Rock Is Dead.
 
Tomorrow: A Place to Bury Strangers, Tall Juan, What Cheer? Brigade, Acid Dad, Ela Minus, Monogold, Grim Streaker, Pink Mexico, and Journalism.
 
The Well
272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
2p; $?
thewellbrooklyn.com/event/out-in-the-streets-fest-2o17-july-15-16/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Flooding With Love for the Kid
 
Meticulously adapted from David Morrell’s novel First Blood, which introduced the world to a young man named Rambo and his one-man war against a small town and its sheriff, Flooding with Love for The Kid is in itself a one-man cinematic war. Shot entirely for $96 in a 220 square foot studio apartment in Manhattan, it was adapted, directed, filmed, acted, designed, and edited by one man. Actor and filmmaker Zachary Oberzan, performing all two dozen characters himself, has created a monumental testament to the animal ingenuity and triumphant spirit of the lone artist with no money, no resources, no nothing. A wild, violent, compassionate ride through the back hills and caves of Kentucky, this film and its maker embrace their extreme limitations, and in doing so, ultimately transcend them. As Rambo and Sheriff Teasle hunt each other in the woods, the audience is forced to redefin e the very nature of “suspension of disbelief." How and why this story is told is a statement far larger than any story itself. This film asks the questions, "What do you need to make a good film? How much money, how many actors, how much space? Can you make a great narrative film with nothing but your love of the work?" Completely transgressive yet action-packed and heart-breaking, Flooding with Love for The Kid destroys all previous notions of low-budget filmmaking with a determination lifted from Rambo’s own infuriated rampage.
 
Video Revival
346 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn
5p; $?
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Southern Comfort: Atlanta to Astoria
 
We've got a killer line-up this Saturday, celebrating the culture and music and food of Atlanta. Outdoor cypher for all hungry MCs with DJ Dylan Sparkle starting in the back parking lot, then we move the party inside and rage through dinner into late-night. Block party vibes all day, featuring heavies spanning from Atlanta to Astoria.
 
Flattopps
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
3p-2a; $free, with barbecue by donation
flattoppsnyc]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/155433648352216/
 
 
****** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Str8 West Coastin'
 
The second Str8 West Coastin' event of the summer is upon us. All the backyard barbecue vibes and West Coast rap you need to make your summer complete. For added California flavor, Chef Chris will be serving up is own take on the classic Animal Style cheeseburger. With DJs Still Life, Meka, and Dizam.
 
Project Parlor
742 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
2-9p sharp; $free
21 and over
str8westcoastin.splashthat.com/
facebook.com/events/1318036538309678/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, JULY 16 XXXXX
 
 
Out in the Streets
 
What started as a modest DIY event on a Bushwick street corner in 2009, Out in the Streets  has steadily grown into a reliable outlet for premiere Brooklyn bands and artists. With the amazing help of local businesses over the years, the hyper-local micro music and arts festival is a passionate community effort that has resulted in an exciting multimedia event.
 
Fusing steadfast Brooklyn staples with some of the hottest Latin-American sounds and some gritty new Brooklyn underground rock 'n' roll, a splash of high-energy dance-pop, high-concept chamber pop, some modern new-wave flair, and a full-on marching band, Out in the Streets has something for every curious music lover. The event will feature performances by 18 bands over the course of two days. 
 
The stunning space at the Well features an astonishing vaulted ceiling that frames 4,000 square feet punctuated by strikingly massive columns, as well as an 11,000 square foot backyard space. This unique historical location will make the event a hugely memorable experience. The festival will also include a pop-up market, a food court featuring some of the best local Bushwick  restaurants, and carefully curated artist installations.
 
Today: A Place to Bury Strangers, Tall Juan, What Cheer? Brigade, Acid Dad, Ela Minus, Monogold, Grim Streaker, Pink Mexico, and Journalism.
 
The Well
272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
2p; $?
thewellbrooklyn.com/event/out-in-the-streets-fest-2o17-july-15-16/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Procession
 
Procession combines Home Sweet Home’s macabre accouterments with copious fog, carefully chosen tracks, and ambiguously sado-masochistic projections. The music offerings are a captivating mix of classics and new danceable melancholia. Discriminating audio and visual curations are the work of DJs and promoters Cage and Hart.
 
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
10p-4a; $fee
21 and over
facebook.com/events/1258001487660160/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
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.
 
Activities will include: Guided tours of the Victorian home and museum, Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces and Battledore and Shuttlecock. Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please.
 
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
421 East 61st Street, Manhattan
4-8p; $40
all ages
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
facebook.com/events/484198195262025
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, JULY 18 XXXXX
 
 
Rock 'n' Roll Bingo
 
If you like rock 'n' roll and you're indifferent about bingo then you will absolutely fall in love with Rock 'n' Roll Bingo, with tons of prizes and free booze galore. Musical selections by Major Jack Celliers. MC Christopher Hardwick.
 
Pinks
242 East 10th Street and 1st Avenue, Manhattan
8-11p; $free
917 902 6809
rsvp]at]raygunpromotion.com
rocknrollbingo.nyc
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
The Fuck You Revue presents:
 
The UnSex Show
 
For this installment of the Fuck You Revue, a brilliant and astonishing assembly of stripteasers will present work that isn't even remotely concerned with turning you on. Come out to Bizarre Bushwick to see a collection of the silliest, strangest, and most surreal burlesque and variety you've ever seen. It's The Opposite of Sex. Starring Bea B Heart, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Faux Pas le Fae and Aurora North, Kathryn Kendall, Nyx Nocturne, Tiger Bay, Wae Messed, plus Rebel Belle from Savannah, GA, and all the way from Minneapolis, the Reigning Princess of Burlesque, Sweetpea.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
9p-midnight; $10
facebook.com/events/1775876879301442/
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 XXXXX
 
 
Scarlett Lace presents:
 
Flashback the 70s: Vol. 2
 
Last time we flashed back to the early 70s and explored the remains of the counter culture, the rise of the singer songwriter, rock icons, and r&b legends. Now we turn that time dial back again to when the punk rockers, the new wavers, the disco darlings, and rock gods all collided together in over the top decadence. This is the late 70s. With performances from some of the best artists in NYC: Apathy Angel, Dottie Dynamo, Edie Nightcrawler, Mia Julep, and Scarlett Lace. Go-go goddess: Kittyhawk Boone.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9p; $15
brownpapertickets.com/event/3018973
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Drunk Science
 
A monthly show co-hosted by comedians Joanna Rothkopf, Shannon Odell, and Jordan Mendoza. The comedy event series features a rotation of three intoxicated New York stand-ups as they compete to present the best academic dissertation to a leading scientist.
 
This month's show, themed Consciousness, will feature Django Gold, Joanna Solotaroff, and Carmen Christopher, along with very special guest Dr. Heather Berlin, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where her studies include the brain-behavior relationships affecting the prevention and treatment of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric disorders, as well as the neural basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity.
 
Littlefield
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
8p; $5-8
littlefieldnyc.com/event/1497854-drunk-science-consciousness-brooklyn/
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, JULY 20 XXXXX
 
 
Exhabitations
 
CUE and Franklin Furnace present this one-night performance in conjunction with Exhabitations, an installation by San Francisco-based artist Jeremiah Barber. In this endurance work, set in complete darkness, the artist bounds horizontally into the air with a paper body replica. An occasional burst of light illuminates the apex of the jump, leaving the floating after-images of levitation attempts in the eyes of the audience.
 
137 West 25th Street, ground floor, between 6th and 7th avenues, Manhattan
7-8p performance; $free
212 206 3583
cueartfoundation.org/jeremiah-barber
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
The Museum of Interesting Things presents:
 
The 3D VHS Festival
 
Join us in the garden when the Museum of Interesting Things takes us back to a future that the past never saw coming. See excerpts from the coolest and uncoolest, cheesiest and, even more cheesiest movies of all time -- not just on VHS, but 3D VHS.
 
City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $10
facebook.com/events/1928505230514357/
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Ridgewood Social's Super Belated 5-Year Anniversary Party
 
Ridgewood Social is celebrating 5 years. In 2012, the hyper-local blog was started by one person named Sarah Feldman. At the time she could not afford to get out much so she created a way for people to explore the neighborhood and support local businesses. Ridgewood Social now has thousands of followers and has a large focus on inclusivity, fighting against gentrification, things to do, and supporting small businesses.
 
Their celebration is a month late. Anyways, the date is set, there will be free cake from a local bakery, drinks, and schmoozing.
 
The Footlight
465 Seneca Avenue, Queens
7-11p; $free
facebook.com/events/1083644455045697
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JULY 21 XXXXX
 
 
Video Jam
 
Video Jam, a U.K. based experimental film/music collective comes to Knockdown Center. This event pairs musicians with film-makers to explore the dynamic between live sound and moving image, responding to the musical, cultural and artistic influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The program spans a variety of genres including essay film, live 16 mm film performance, archive footage, cartoons, animation, and more -- including several new commissions. The event is part of a larger project that will culminate at Barbican Centre in London later this year.
 
Featuring: Val-Inc, Kate Mohanty, Nat Roe, Ariana van Gelder, Natalie Galpern, Micah Gaugh, Rose Kallal, J Triangular, Cheryl, Rowland Hill, Scout Stuart, Rick Liss, Ruffmercy, the Skeleton Dance, and Coatie Pop.
 
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens
9p; 10
facebook.com/events/1346450598801616/
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* One Summer Night, July 27
 
 
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 *****
 
 
* For the first time ever, Canada’s magazine of zine culture and the independent arts will be accepting zine submissions from all over the world in search of the finest underground publications. Annual zine awards to be awarded in 5 categories plus best zine overall. English language zines accepted from anywhere in the world. $2000 in prize money, plus winners profiled and published in Broken Pencil Magazine. Winners announced at the Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Arts held in Toronto every Fall. Deadline: July 31, 2017. Enter your zine or comic now at: bpzineawards.com
 
 
***** MONEY *****
 
 
* I’m a filmmaker in the city collaborating with a team of locals and storytellers to produce a documentary about the East Village's iconic concert venue, Webster Hall. After it was bought by AEG and Barclay's earlier this year, the venue will close in less than a month for a year's worth of renovations. When we discovered that one of the city's last original music venues would be shutting its doors for a corporate clean-up, we were shocked to learn how uninformed both the Webster Hall staff and it's neighbors were about the transition. After speaking intimately with the staff about the upcoming changeover, we felt it necessary to utilize our talents to document a piece that will genuinely capture what Webster Hall represents within the East Village community and the city's rich nightlife history entirely for all the communities and subcultures of NYC. As well with my co-director Ian Hamilton, have created a Kickstarter and are reaching out to friends, family and the neighbors of our communities in the hopes help us share the word. We would appreciate a share on your social media or newsletter aimed at New York's art community. Find all the info at: http://kck.st/2tNhir4
 
 
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.
 
 
***** Faking the Mars Landing (Continued): Astrobiology *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/07/12/faking-the-mars-landing-p4/
 
"We carry at least 10 times more microbial cells than human cells. To see how the fungi we carry can change in the isolation of a space habitat, four students were locked in an inflatable habitat for a month, allowed out only in spacesuits to conduct simulated missions. While the overall number of fungi found in the hab decreased, certain fungus species increased substantially. "Fungal monitoring may be part of 'proper maintenance protocols' but no one knows yet what is proper maintenance."
 
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 Manhattan. July 2017. Older American man to Latin American musician:
 
-- "I love international music, you know?"
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Capturing Motion: Stacking Time and Manipulating Light
 
During this workshop, attendees will get a brief explanation of Matt Hefferon's work and process, a crash course on how a camera works, and the chance to create photos using long exposure and light painting techniques. Participants are not required to bring anything however we encourage everyone to bring a flashlight/light source and their phones. Please note the studio is up one flight of stairs.
 
Brooklyn Studios for Dance
210 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
2-5p; $10
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Meditations: A Wisdom of the Everyday
 
''Say to yourself first thing in the morning: today I shall meet people who are meddling, ungrateful, aggressive, treacherous, malicious, unsocial. I cannot be harmed by any of them.''
 
We can choose the way we live. Meditations, by stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius is a journal of observations and life instructions to himself that pierces through theoretical philosophical discourse into the heart of what philosophy can offer us: a different way of life. The choice of a way of life is open to all people- it is a real option that can enrich and inform our everyday experience of the world and of ourselves. This is the perspective we call wisdom- for Aurelius, philosophy is merely a preparatory exercise for wisdom. Gathering together around Meditations will allow us to apply Stoic philosophy to the dilemmas we face in life, and thereby transform his philosophy into something resembling a wisdom of the everyday.
 
Dean Machine
1037 Dean Street, Brooklyn
4p; $10
thinkolio.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Function and Fundamentals
 
The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists will share a little of their well earned wisdom this summer when they offer the workshop, Level One: Function and Fundamentals. Workshop participants will be taught the function and fundamentals of what it means to create art in the Neo-Futurist aesthetic: performing as your most natural self, dismantling the fourth wall, creating task-based theatre, and accessing creative inspiration to eliminate writer’s block. By the end of this workshop, participants will have written, performed and workshopped both individually and collectively written short plays that can be taken into the world in whichever way they see fit.
 
Playwrights Rehearsal Studios
440 Lafayette Street, no. 4, Manhattan
July 22, July 29, August 5,1-5p; $300
nyneofuturists.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Self-Defense Workshop With Pop Gym
 
Palm Heels for the people. Don’t get that joke? No worries. Come by this free workshop to learn some introductory skills that will keep you feeling safe. We’ll be covering the basics: stretching, conditioning, technique, and theory, with the hope that participants will leave with some super useful foundations that will aid them in the day-to-day. Mix that in with some sweat and some movement, and you’ll have an accessible and confidence-boosting good time for all. Whether you are a beginner, or someone with experience, come work it out with us. Open to all ages. Participants should wear clothing in which they are comfortable stretching and sweating.
 
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
July 25, 7-9:30p; $free
bluestockings.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Summer Ferments
 
Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir, kimchi and kombucha are all examples food and drink that are the product of fermentation.
 
Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of vegetable ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment.
 
Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
July 30, 11a-1p; $40
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