nonsense: 7.21 to 7.27

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Subject: nonsense: 7.21 to 7.27
Date: July 21st 2017
Friday, July 21
* Video Jam, Queens
* A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him Museum Mixer, Brooklyn
* Just Situations, Brooklyn
* Potter in the Park, Manhattan
* The Infinite Wrench, Manhattan
* The Sickness, Queens
* First Trance Party in America, Brooklyn
Saturday, July 22
* Red Bastard: Lie With Me, Brooklyn
* Defend the Kosciuszko Bridge From Demolition With Wolves and Swords, Long Island City
* Encore!: CJ Holm/Brett Evan Solomon/Hannah Kallenbach, Brooklyn
* MFTA and Flux Factory Art Stroll, Long Island City
* Sweat Box, Brooklyn
* Hamilton Heights Neighborhood Social, Manhattan
* Ova the Rainbow, Brooklyn
* Nerd Swap Episode 2: Attack of the Swap, Brooklyn
* Paid Protest IV: A New Hope, Brooklyn
* Geemail 8 Zine Release Show, Queens
* Rule of 7x7: Summer Edition, Manhattan
* Blind Shopping, Manhattan
Sunday, July 23
* Salon! Mysterious Oooze, Brooklyn
* Spoken Black Girl Magazine Launch Party, Brooklyn
* Museum Summer of Love Secret Speakeasy, Manhattan
* Magic at Coney, Brooklyn
Monday, July 24
* NYC Artist Coalition July Meeting: Legalize Dance, Repairs Fund, CreateNYC, Brooklyn
Tuesday, July 25
* The Story of the Orca’s Silver Tongue as Told by the Manager of the Only Taco Bell in Juno, Manhattan
* Rare Exports, Brooklyn
Wednesday, July 26
* Stay Golden’s Golden Girls Bingo Night, Queens
* Fight the Feed, Brooklyn
* Risk! Brooklyn
* Take Two Storytelling, Brooklyn
* Mixed-Reality, Manhattan
Thursday, July 27
* La Voz De Los Silenciados, Brooklyn
* The Hip-Hop and R&B Throwback Sing-Along, Manhattan
* Zine Prize
* Electrical Guidance
* Context
* Function and Fundamentals
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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
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him Museum Mixer
Past exhibits include Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum, the Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi Exhibit, and most recently Yama Kippi Yay Bo: A Celebration of Kim Cattralle. Our new exhibit is launching and will be open July 29.
The Thnk1994 Museum
1436 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
11p-1a; $5
347 334 0946
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Just Situations
A Performative Convention. Tonight, Day Six: Moving between manifesto and manifestation. Negative, negating, and deconstructive efforts are compared and contrasted with "utopian" planning and construction of "ideal," "positive," and "intentionally situated" contexts and conditions. With Amanda Hunt (durational), Valerie Kuehne and Paige Johnson-Brown, Eshan Rafi, Julia Santoli and Cynthia Chang, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Elaine Thap.
Grace Exhibition Space
840 Broadway, Brooklyn
Various times; $pay what you can
Continues through SUNDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Potter in the Park
Come celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a tournament full of crazy challenges and games based on the movies. There will be physical challenges (nothing too crazy) and mental challenges (you can bring a blanket to sit on). If you have to come late, that's OK. Enter the park at West 93rd Street and walk toward the Tennis Center. This event is for any and every Harry Potter fan.
Central Park West, near the Central Park Tennis Center, near 93rd Street and Central Park West, Manhattan
5:30p meet, 6p games; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Infinite Wrench
The Infinite Wrench is an ever-changing collection of short-plays written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, a continuation of the company's signature late-night show running since 2004. The single unifying element of these short plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high-energy audience participation. Each week, these plays shift as ensemble members add new plays to the existing body of work, responding to personal and social changes. Each night of performance, we aim to create an unreproducible living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. The New York Neo-Futurists are a cousin company to The Neo-Futurist s in Chicago (founded 1988) and The San Francisco Neo-Futurists (founded 2013). The NY ensemble has won multiple awards, has toured internationally, and has been producing a weekly menu of short plays for 13 years: part comedy, part storytelling, part absurd, wholly original.
The Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $19 advance, $13 plus the roll of a die at the door
Continues SATURDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Sickness
The Sickness is a three-day spell by artist and composer Caitlin Baucom at Superchief Gallery in Queens. Her 20-minute opera opens each night, followed by a wellness party with performances, ingestible healing, touch bodywork, and DJs. The opera is a fragmentary psycho-narrative scored and performed by Baucom, who uses her dark electronic compositions and raw vocal and physical performance to explore and reject human fear.
Superchief Gallery
1628 Jefferson Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
8p; $10 advance to @superchiefgallery, $15 door
Continues through SUNDAY!/events/444787999241741
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
First Trance Party in America
Truly menacing warehouse space, imported strobes, lasers, and FX that aren't even legal in the US, and a lineup that is kind of too good to be true, except it is. Lineup: Evian Christ, Laurel Halo vs Total Freedom, Scott Brown, DJ Kenn, and Vapordog. Lighting and FX by Ocular Presence and Nitemind.
Needless to say, we're incredibly excited to be working with him and his team to create the warehouse party of warehouse parties. A disorienting and euphoric mindfu¢k for you to both get lost and stuck into at the same time. This is the warehouse event of the summer, do not sleep.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
11p-late; $25
Red Bastard: Lie With Me
Beware. Red Bastard is back. The dangerous, seductive comedy monster returns to New York with a brand new show to expose the lies we tell our lovers and those bastards who made us to lie in the first place.
Do you dare enter his funhouse of twisted reflections? Love, Lust, Fear and Freedom await as the UK's most controversial clown seduces you with the shocking truth about the liars sitting right next to you.
Trigger Warning: The author himself hesitates to present this show! Not only is it despicable. It’s embarrassing. It’s complicated- with no easy answers and no happy ending. In fact, the only possible reason you would come to this show is ...
It’s a show about you.
It’s been said no one is safe at a Red Bastard show. As the uninitiated cued for his sold-out Edinburgh runs, rumors ran rampant of audiences tearing off their clothes, quitting their jobs, proposing marriage- even getting divorced under Red Bastard’s hypnotic control. Could one man have all this power? Only those who enter may know.
Those who pay the price may expect games, traps and a very Dirty Pony as the Bastard you thought you knew transforms before your very eyes. It's the truth! Well, most of it ... Co-Written by Eric Davis and Aitor Basauri. Directed by Aitor Basauri.
Cloud City
85 North 1st Street, Brooklyn
8p; $15
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Defend the Kosciuszko Bridge From Demolition With Wolves and Swords
After seeing numerous events celebrating the imminent demise of the old Kosciusko bridge in flurry of explosive charges, we the defenders of the True K-Bridge thought it was time to show the old girl isn't going down without a fight. And so we formed a group, sworn to defend the mighty bridge against what's sure to be the most Instagrammed event of all time through the magical combination of wolf and sword. Our courage and determination cannot be matched. Our cunning sees five moves ahead, and rook takes Queen.
Will you join our brother and sisterhood, to show our strength and skill? On Saturday we shall have a procession on Review Avenue along the tall stone wall at the base of 1st Cavalry cemetery in Queens, and end where it meets Laurel Hill Boulevard, a perfect view of both bridges, to let out a war cry and incant a curse against the overly ostentatious new K-Bridge.
Come as a warrior, as wolf, or even as your favorite Bridge (and keep in mind, despite the name of our group, real swords are definitely illegal in NYC). We are a merry band and wolfdogs, mages, post apocalyptic nomadic desert dwellers, trumpeters and war drummers are all welcome to join us. We seek nothing but to be heard and to enjoy the company of our fellows.
53-35 37th Street, Long Island City, Queens
4p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Encore!: CJ Holm/Brett Evan Solomon/Hannah Kallenbach
Three acts, many forms: dance, radio play, performance art, video art, live music, theatre. With Becky's Lament by CJ Holm, SOMEONEPLEASELISTENANDUNDERSTAND (they're wiretapping our brains) by Brett Evan Solomon with Kelsey Lurie, and re:, by Hannah Kallenbach.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
8p; $10 suggested donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
MFTA and Flux Factory Art Stroll
Join the Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) for an art stroll. The stroll features a guided tour of Materials for the Arts (MFTA), and a special curators tour of the exhibition Tongue Tide, currently showing at the Flux Factory.
The program begins at MFTA, with a tour the current exhibition Twisted Woven Tied by artist in residence Dianne Smith and a tour of the impressive warehouse full of unique and inspiring reusable art materials made available for free to New Yorkers through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. We will then walk to Flux Factory, where curators Christina Freeman and Emireth Herrera Valdes will give a tour of the current exhibition Tongue Tide. See Tongue Tide in ArtFCity's MUST SEE Guide. Finally, the we will stroll over to the Windmill Community Garden for snacks and drinks. This walking tour is rain or shine. Good walking shoes are recommended.
Start at Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Boulevard, third floor, Long Island City, Queens
2p guided tour of MFTA
3p Curators tour of Flux Factory exhibition Tongue Tide
4p Reception at Windmill Community Garden
$12, $7 students and seniors
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Sweat Box
Starvue's own CecilB joins three of her favorite local DJs: Mickey Perez, Shawn Dub, and Sonny Daze. Starvue is a private loft space featuring a vintage system stemming from a warm vintage mixer. A place for likeminded individuals looking to get away from the daily rigors of everyday life through movement. Nothing is for sale inside  - therefore guests should bring anything they might need for the evening.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 all night
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Hamilton Heights Neighborhood Social
Free hot dogs and live jazz music. The Hamilton Heights Neighborhood Social will feature the Rooftoppers and the Willie Mack Jazz Band. You don't have to be a neighbor to join us.
Outdoors at 421 West 145th Street, at Convent Avenue, Manhattan
Noon-4p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ova the Rainbow
This time get into the garden. We are floral. DJs: DJ Monkey early set, LSDXOXO, Mazurbate, FBI Warning, and Ana Lola Roman. Live Quay Dash. Hosts: Gage of the Boone, Danny Taylor, Orlando Estrada, and Jason Scott Rosen.
All of your donations go to sustain our queer community space. We will be doing more fundraising in the coming month. Thank you so much for your support, Our space is accessible for rehearsals, workshops classes, email us if you would like to get involved or utilise our resources, they are here for youuuu.
The Dreamhouse
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
$10 before 1a, $15 after, $20 after 3a
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Skint presents:
Nerd Swap Episode 2: Attack of the Swap
Come hang out at our regular 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.
How much stuff should you bring if you're looking to swap? Based on our first swap, we'd recommend not bringing more than a milk crate's worth. If you have less than that, bring it anyway. The more the merrier. Whether you’re the queen of the geeks, a nerd n00b or a born-again Trekkie, the Nerd Swap is here for you. The bar has tables, so no need to bring your own. There wouldn't be room anyway.
Commonwealth Bar
497 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
3-6p; $free admission
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Paid Protest IV: A New Hope
We're back at Starr Bar with another DSA stand up comedy fundraiser. If you don't know DSA, it's an acronym that stands for Da Standup Alliance and they love comedy and destroying capitalism. The hot lineup this edition: Kath Barbadoro, Kenice Mobley, David Tveite, Brandon Scott Wolf, Clark Jones, and Kate Willet. Hosted by the legendary Alex Ptak and Raghav Mehta.
Stick around after the show for art vendors and an all night Dance Party. Starting at 10p, DJ C-Boogie and DJ Renaissance will be in the house with a unique blend of hip hop, R&B, nu-soul, samba, afrobeats, afrohouse, future bass, and global rhythms. Pull up and come dance the revolution with us.
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
7p comedy, 10p dance party; $pay what you want
****** Also on SATURDAY *****
Geemail 8 Zine Release Show
Release party for the new Geemail zine. Come celebrate with live music, stand-up, dancing, and a free copy. If you like Powerpoints on mini-CDs you're going to love the format of this issue. Featuring Marc Eskenazi (live music, standup), Jessica Fleischer (standup), DJ Dunn (dancing). Co-hosted by Owen Bates and Pedro Moura. Please bring a tray-loading disc drive. Hope to see you.
552 Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
10p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Rule of 7x7: Summer Edition
Seven writers, seven rules, seven new plays, one free beer. For each Rule of 7x7, each playwright comes up with one rule (i.e. "A kiss on page 3"), then the seven playwrights create new plays using all seven rules. Six hours of rehearsal, and showtime.
The Tank
151 West 46th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues, eighth floor, Manhattan
7:30p and 10p; $12 advance, $13 door, includes a free drink
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Blind Shopping
Two Blind Brothers will be hosting our first ever "blind shopping" pop up event and meet and greet this Saturday. Two Blind Brothers is a fashion company started by Bradford and Bryan Manning who have Stargardt's Disease. One hundred percent of the profits made goes towards preclinical research for the blind.
Le Pain Quotidien SoHo
100 Grand Street, Manhattan
4-7p; $free
Salon! Mysterious Oooze
It's Title:Point's monthly array of sights and delights. It is the second to last salon, so catch it before it is not possible to catch any more. This is an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound, and nightmare.
Featuring: Mia Schachter, Tim Platt, David Pym, Caitlin Bebb, Nic Adams, Walter Wlodarczyk, Peter Mills Weiss, hosted by Catfox. Curated by Theresa Buchheister, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, and Peter Mills Weiss. And then a new episode of Twin Peaks.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
8p doors; $7-$10 sliding scale
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Spoken Black Girl Magazine Launch Party
Spoken Black Girl Magazine just launched on June 1 and now we're ready to party. Come join us for a night dedicated to celebrating a new safe space on the internet for women of color to share transformational growth experiences. We'll have fun activities, holistic wellness vendors, and performances from talented NYC poets and writers. It's going to be a magical evening.
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Brooklyn
L train to the Jefferson station
7-10p; $6-10 donation
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Museum Summer of Love Secret Speakeasy
The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special 60s and 70s music, tech, and fun party. You get to DJ also. And we will have vintage jackets you can take selfies wearing. 16mm short movies and music fest and party. Drinks, music, food, and beautiful visuals.
In the spirit of a true speakeasy, anything can change. We will have nearly all our cool music players to demo, and of course an amazing collection of vinyl LPs and you get to choose what I play. The Museum has a show featuring original rare short 16mm films from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and you get to pick the films all night.
The Lofts at Prince Street
177 Prince, Manhattan
6-10p; $10 to help the museum
All ages
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Magic at Coney
Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. “Magic at Coney!!!” is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.
Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor, and world-renowned magical host, the performers this week are: Harrison Greenbaum, Torkova, and Patrick Davis.
Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
noon; $10 adults, $5 for children 
NYC Artist Coalition July Meeting: Legalize Dance, Repairs Fund, CreateNYC
You put on the pressure and City Council introduced a bill to Repeal the "No Dancing" Cabaret Law.  So far seven Council Members have signed on. We need 19 more for the winning majority before the hearing in September, just over a month away. Phone calls count. Let’s plan and follow through together.
Each month the NYC Artist Coalition meets in a dazzling space for creative friendship to organize and advocate for community spaces. Tonight: Legalize Dance, Repeal NYC's Cabaret Law; Design the Urgent Repairs Fund; Respond to the City's Create NYC Cultural Plan; Safety: Fire Guard Certification Study Group.
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
RSVP on Facebook
The Story of the Orca’s Silver Tongue as Told by the Manager of the Only Taco Bell in Juno
In collaboration with musician extraordinaire, Lilly Kaplan, the lovely visual artist, Ruthie Natanzon, and poet Nina Budabin McQuown, The Story of the Orca’s Silver Tongue as Told by the Manager of the Only Taco Bell in Juno follows the epic tale of a whale god named Murder, the Manager of the only Taco Bell in Juno, and Frankie Bottomless, the former BFF who stole their gorgeous sparkling tongue and ran away to San Francisco. This narrative of shifting selves manifests as a transdisciplinary performance with puppetry and live choral soundscape. The cast assumes new bodies with each encounter, assembling a queer utopian world that envisions new modes for friendship, lust, and solitude. The amazing performers are: Lim Mui, Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Christopher Delacruz, Gabby Harrison, and Anqi Zhang.
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, Manhattan
7:30p; $12-15
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Rare Exports
Join Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and Video Revival for a very special spooky Christmas-in-July soirée and screening. Bring Your Own Rum. We'll provide cheap mixers and beer will be provided free with every ticket.
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This 2010 instant cult hit will have everyone believing in Santa Claus. Film preceeded by short film Do You See What I See, directed by Justin McConnell and Serena Whitney. Spooky (ugly) Christmas sweaters strongly encouraged.
Video Revival
346 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $10 online, $13 door, all tickets include a beer
21 and over
Stay Golden’s Golden Girls Bingo Night
We will be screening three classic episodes of the television show while playing bingo based off the series. Stay Golden is a Brooklyn-based YouTube channel inspired by Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia, and Rose.  We decided rather than watching the show at home by ourselves, why not gather fans and friends together to watch and play bingo as a group.
Picture it.  You know every St. Olaf Story.  You get your dating tips from Blanche.  Dorothy is your spirit animal. Slap on your shoulder pads and come down to hang out with your new friends, watch three of your favorite Golden episodes and play bingo. Costumes are encouraged -- there will be prizes. Get a bingo and you win a special cheesecake treat. Bingo episodes: Ladies of the Evening (S2.E2), Case of the Libertine Belle (S7.E2), and Goodbye, Mr. Gordon (S7.E15). Comes with the cards, chips, and prizes.
27-16 3rd Avenue, Queens
7:30-9p; $8 tickets
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Fight the Feed
It's always in tiny text in the corner. It's almost barely legible. But it might be the most important thing in that meme someone splashed onto your feed.  That's the source for whatever quote, statistic, or embarrassing food choice is immortalized in that image. We gathered a Master Class of panelists to dig into where our information really comes from. As always, all proceeds go to charity. 
Legion Bar
790 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $?
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Risk! is the show where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. Hosted by Kevin Allison, this show will also feature incredible true stories from Amy Oestreicher, Mike Brown, Andy Christie, and Matt Koff.
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
 8p; $15
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Take Two Storytelling
Take Two Storytelling is a unique show where storytellers share one true story with two endings: one the way it actually happened, the other where they rewind time to make it all turn out differently. When the only thing between a storyteller and the perfect ending is the real ending, they bring it to Take Two.
Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz. This month's storytellers: Gastor Almonte, Katie Saddlemire, Scott Gawlicki, Glenn Marla, and Harvey Katz.
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30-9p; $5 suggested donation
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Jump Into the Light, a virtual reality cinema and play lab, is hosting a Mixed-Reality dance party using Virtual Reality headsets and Silent Storm wireless headphones. Guests will be dancing in silence while experiencing immersive virtual environments. The party is being produced by Jump Into the Light’s Artist in Residence, Taylor Effin Cleveland, as a pre-resurrection celebration. Taylor Effin Cleveland “passed away” early last year, but has since been undergoing a digital revival. JITL is a group of artists, students, actors, computer geeks, Buddhists, and psychologists, with one common denominator: a shared obsession for Virtual Reality.
Jump Into the Light
180 Orchard Street, Manhattan
$25 advance, $30 door
La Voz De Los Silenciados
Join us for the NYC premiere of a modern-day silent film event at Brooklyn's beautiful San Damiano Mission. The screening will be accompanied by a live musical score, performed on the Mission's newly restored 100-year old organ.
A quintessential New York film -- a must-see for all tireless MTA commuters -- the film is based on true events that transpired on the NY subway. This is the story of deaf teenage immigrants from Central America who were enslaved by a trafficking ring and forced to panhandle throughout the NYC train system. The 90-minute silent film tells this story of modern-day slavery, using non-actors, Brechtian edits, a brutal subway landscape, and the isolation of deafness. A timely film given our current political landscape, told timelessly by drawing on the cinematic beauty of film’s silent-era.
The film stars Janeva Calderon Zentz ('the Guatemalan Shelley Duvall') and co-stars some classic New York characters including Ricky Powell (of Beastie Boys and street photography fame).
San Damiano Mission
85 North 15th Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p film; $12 advance, $15 door
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
SecretFormula presents:
The Hip-Hop and R&B Throwback Sing-Along
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
7p doors, 8p show; $12 advance, $15 door
212 505 3474
* One Summer Night, July 27
* The Battle for Mau Mau Island, July 28-30
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***** 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:
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* 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:
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***** Electrical Guidance *****
"It’s well known that electric fields can locally guide wound healing. Researchers at UC Davis report a new strategy that electrically guides migration of stem cells in the brain in vivo. By applying an electric field, the researchers found they could get transplanted stem cells to reverse direction and swim “upstream”. Once arrived, the transplanted stem cells stayed in their new locations weeks or months after treatment, and with indications of differentiation."
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Overheard in Pompeii. American girl in her mid 20s wandering around by herself near the end of the day.
-- "Hey, do you have any idea what happened here? It would be so much less boring if I knew something about this place."
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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
1-5p; $300, three sessions
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.
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-9:30p; $free
Tarot for Beginners
This class is for all of you who have been interested in tarot but never knew where to begin. Do you have a deck and are confused about how to use it? Did you get a reading once and want to know more?
This is for you.
Starting with a brief introduction to the history of tarot, I'll try to dispel some common misconceptions, and lay the ground for why and how the tarot has maintained its popularity for hundreds of years.
Tarot Society Gallery & Reading Room
4 Charles Place, Brooklyn
7:30-10:30p; $20-$25
We will be touching on the long and somewhat mysterious history of Japanese talismanic charm pouches known as Omamori, as well as the contents of the bag -- objects will be provided, such as certain crystals and sigils known as fuda, that participants can put inside before it is stitched shut. For this portion of the workshop, please think of what you want to specifically be protected against in advance, as that will determine the contents of your bag, along with the sigil used. The bag will then be finished with a sealing knot called the Omamori musubi.
Tarot Society Gallery and Reading Room
4 Charles Place, Brooklyn
7:30-10:30p; $35
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.
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
July 30, 11a-1p; $40
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