nonsense: 9.8 to 9.14

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Subject: nonsense: 9.8 to 9.14
Date: September 8th 2017
Friday, September 8
* The 17th Annual Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn
* Frozen Words Hot Air, Brooklyn
* Humorgous Smorgousborg, Long Island City
* Acro-Cats, Brooklyn
* Fauxmosapien: The Afterparty, Queens
* Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This, Brooklyn
* Young, Hot, Sluts: A Matching Making Show for Sexy People, Brooklyn
* I'm Smiling Because I'm Uncomfortable
* Rockem Sockem Teachers Rock Night, Manhattan
Saturday, September 9
* Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Haphazard Paradigm, Brooklyn
* Rubulad: Tropical Hot Dog Night, Brooklyn
* Queens Night Market: Shop, Rock, and Roll, Brooklyn
* Trevor Dunn and Sannety as SpermChurch, Brooklyn
* Night Seder Hosted by Bilha Zilpah Reunion
* The Glow in the Dark Paint Experiment, Brooklyn
* White Chocolate: A Comedy Show, Manhattan
* Each One Teach One, Manhattan
Sunday, September 10
* Trump Walking Tour, Manhattan
* Mario:Kart 64 Tournament, Brooklyn
* Kava and Color, Back to School edition, Brooklyn
* Pull Up a Chair, Manhattan
* Queen! Brooklyn Invasion, Brooklyn
Monday, September 11
* Yōkai Opening Night Toast, Manhattan
* I Have a Crazy Idea That's in Poor Taste, Brooklyn
* Take Two Storytelling, Brooklyn
* Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Brooklyn
* Would You Rather, Manhattan
Tuesday, September 12
* Pretty Super Sketch Show: Bushwicks One and Only All Ladies Variety Show, Brooklyn
Wednesday, September 13
* DoublePlusGood Comedy Show, Manhattan
* The Zero Hour 9
* Karaoke BB: September Edition, Brooklyn
Thursday, September 14
* Little Cinema: The Big Lebowski, Brooklyn
* Send in the Clowns: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
* Red Ink Series: Fear, Brooklyn
* Repeal the Cabaret Law Now: City Hall Hearing, Manhattan
* Stormwater Management
* Black to the Future: Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi
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XXXXX FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 XXXXX and Coney Island USA present:
The 17th Annual Coney Island Film Festival
107 films in a jam-packed weekend. Features, shorts, documentary features, documentary shorts, experimental, animation, horror, music video, and Made in Coney Island films. Plus an opening-night party and the Warriors screening on SATURDAY.
Sideshows by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
Various times; $8-50
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Frozen Words Hot Air
A multimedia presentation in our studio, conceived of by artist John Roach, featuring artist Victoria Keddie, musicians Brian Chase and Aaron Moore, and glassblower Ben Wright. The event is free with RSVP and we'd be thrilled if you could help us get the word out. Frozen Words Hot Air is a performance for live glassblowing, percussion, video, and manipulated recorded sound, inspired by a chapter of the Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais. Using audio from Donald Trump, the performance will position his presidency within this satirical masterwork.
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
7p; $?
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Humorgous Smorgousborg
Flux Factory is pleased to present Humorgous Smorgasbord, a group exhibition of artworks that utilize incongruity through live performance, video, sculpture, and writing. Most of you probably won’t make it out to see the show. You’ll likely have other plans during the Friday night opening and performances on September 8. Or let’s guess, can’t make it to an old-fashioned smörgåsbord dinner with artist presentations on Thursday, September 14. So, what’s funny?
The exhibition is supported as one of Flux Factory’s 2017 Major Exhibitions, co-curated by artists in residence Sarah Dahlinger and Danny Crump. Participating Artists: Sandra Araújo, Rachelle Beaudoin, Jemima Burrill, Sean J Patrick Carney, Nelmarie Du Preez, Jacqueline van de Geer, Flannery Cashill and Rachel Mesplay Helm, Hans Hansen, Becca Kauffman, Richard Kostelanetz, Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Entsminger, Cayla Lockwood, Robin Mandel, Peter Morgan, Eugenia Pigassiou, Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich, H. C. Turk, Jane Venis, Jeffu Warmouth, Jaimie Warren, and Calder Zwicky.
There are hilarious performances planned for both events, including Humor in the Abject Presents: Mainstream Comedy, hosted by Sean J Patrick from BHQFU. The artists involved in the exhibition are various and wondrous, and will offer some well needed laughs in this dire political moment.
Friday night opening line-up: Seth and Abby, Jeffu Warmouth, Humor and the Abject hosted by Sean J Patrick Carney, Eugenia Pigassiou, Becca Kauffman-Jennifer Vanilla, and Jaimie Warren.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
6-10p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Acro-cats (featuring Tuna and the Rock-cats) are a group of rescued house cats that perform live all over the country and portion of the proceeds benefit mobile foster and cat rescue efforts. The cats themselves are trained through clicker training (a stress-free positive reinforcement method).
Brooklyn Music School
126 St. Felix, Brooklyn
8p; $25
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Fauxmosapien: The Afterparty
Maison the Faux will present FAUXmosapien the Evolution. Celebrate the new world with Dutch Fake Couture House Maison the Faux for New York Fashion Week at the Dreamhouse. With Lafawndah, DJ DJ Dese, and Donnatella. Plus live performance, films by Robert Fox, and Light by Maison the Faux.
The Dreamhouse
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
10p; $free before midnight
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This
A musical folkloric spectacle by the Drunkard's Wife. 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.
Written and directed by Normandy Sherwood. Composed and music directed by Craig Flanagin. Sets by Yung Oh Le Page. Lights by Christina Tang. Video by David Pym. Costumes by Normandy Sherwood and Chelsea Collins. With Admiral Grey, Juliana Francis Kelly, Jordan Baum, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Alexander Paris, Blaze Ferrer, Maggie Robinson, and Kristine Haruna Lee.
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
7:30p; $12 for more information
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Young, Hot, Sluts: A Matching Making Show for Sexy People
Dating today isn't what it used to be. Swiping, clicking, dickpicking. It's time we went retro with an old fashioned IRL dating show, but like, for sexy people. Young, Hot, Sluts is an updated version of the Dating Show, where millennials choose their hottie based on how well they answer questions like "If you wanted morning sex, how would you initiate it?" all while host, Carly Ann Filbin, makes fun of them because, well, why not? Find your new crush! Or maybe just a one night stand to talk about at brunch. Featuring stand up by Alise Morales. Hosted by Carly Ann Filbin.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street (not Avenue), Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $8
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
I'm Smiling Because I'm Uncomfortable
Why do we eat? Why do we stop eating? This show is an autobiographical story traveling from early childhood experiences of queerness and lessons on body image, to a college eating disorder, to the present challenges of eating and living in a human body. This shows runs about an hour and is performed in actual kitchens in NYC. Addresses will be provided 24 hours before showtime. Seating is limited. Written and performed by Emma Howard.
RSVP for address
7 and 9p; $15
Continues through September 17 ($15)
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Rockem Sockem Teachers Rock Night
It's back to school time, revelers. Grab your robo-slide rule, and come on by. Every band in our line up contains at least one educator, and you better believe they'll be looking to cut loose after the first week of munchkins. Bands will be rocking from 10 to 1a. DJ Omega and UltraV will be spinnning the best in new wave, punk, and rock until 4a. As a first grade teacher DJ UltraV is excited to celebrate the new school year with some talented educators! Get your frozen drinks, skip the weekend homework, and get a guaranteed A-plus in Party. Live bands: Aquid, the Beginners, and But, Pyrite.
Otto's Shrunken Head
538 East 14 Street, Manhattan
10-4p; $free
21 and over
Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Haphazard Paradigm
Re: Art Show is a never-ending, ever-changing art show housed within the former Pfizer building in BedStuy. Join us Saturday night for the opening of Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Haphazard Paradigm featuring works by Grahame Weinbren, Anders Jones, Sullivan Gardner, Johnnie Chatman, Melvin Harper, Kristine Eudey, et. alia, Eric Lawton, and Daniela Puliti. The works in Haphazard Paradigm question the deep cultural identities a person invests in race, gender, and nationality. These historical and anthropological positions created to structure and reaffirm social constructs do so under the guise of identity. Such structures fix identifiable attributes to bodies, persons, and communities with little room for fluid variables.
630 Flushing Avenue, third floor, Brooklyn
6-10p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Rubulad proudly presents:
Tropical Hot Dog Night
With live music by Funkrust Brass Band, Spanglish Fly, and Poof the Band. With your DJs Joro Boro, DJ Stylus, and Sir Olivier, Esq. Plus puppets by Midnight Radio Show, projections by the Sperm Whale NYC, and G.Scopitronic's Non-Stop Film Fest.
Also: We are proudly hosting this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime play by Normandy Sherwood. It only costs $12 and will be unlike anything anyone has ever experienced. It is immersive, interactive, there will be food and drinks available. Featuring a cast of dozens of NYs most talented and intrepid performers.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $10 before 10p or after performances, $20 otherwise
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Queens Night Market: Shop, Rock, and Roll
The event will be free and open to the public, and will feature an indoor/outdoor market filled with popular food vendors and a host of local artists and merchandise vendors. The entertainment will be fun, interactive, and all inspired by rock and roll, with live band karaoke, a rockstar costume contest, and an air guitar competition.
In light of recent disaster news, the Queens Night Market is now pledging 10 percent of its proceeds from the event to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the Houston area. Many participating vendors have also pledged a percentage of their sales to the cause.
The courtyard bandshell will feature DJ Mateo DiFontaine, live band karaoke by Rock Star Karaoke, group music video sing-alongs led by SecretFormula, an air guitar competition, and costume contests. Prizes (including tickets, vouchers, prizes) will be awarded in categories including best hair, best concert gear, best rock star lookalike. All vendors and visitors are strongly encouraged to come dressed up as their favorite rock stars or in their favorite concert superfan gear, whether or not they plan to enter the costume contest.
Industry City
274 36th Street, Brooklyn
5p-midnight; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Trevor Dunn and Sannety as SpermChurch
Trevor Dunn and Sannety as SpermChurch, Anthony Coleman and Brian Chase duo, Mark Charles Morgan, Dylan A. Marcheschi, and Mike Sidnam.
1090 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7-11p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Night Seder Hosted by Bilha Zilpah Reunion
A Passover Seder in September? Yes, and no, and yes again. Four questions, four fungi, and water from our ocean. A mystical meal and philosophical inquiry, under the stars at a secret location. Very limited seating. Please come ready to participate.
RSVP for secret location
8p-late; $?
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Glow in the Dark Paint Experiment
Super super amazing experience. Be a part of a glowing cosmos while seeing a live performance live action and a live painted happening with the option to look though endless drawings by Alan. Unlike any of the Living Installations this is fully colored and super meditative.
We are doing a play on Stephen King's It at the studio. This version of glow in the dark is a comedic /surreal female take. Jadda Cat as a living sculpture It acting out as surreal ghost clown, with fluorescent paint, props, masks, and movable sculptures, experimenting in a fully immersive experience that we want to share with everyone. Come relax, laugh, enjoy the visuals and the music, and view my work. Reserve your space through the website.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
7-10p and 10p-1a; $20
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
White Chocolate: A Comedy Show
Stand-up, sketches, videos, and more, hosted by the most adorable team in comedy: Petey DeAbreu and Christi Chiello. Featuring Joyelle Johnson, Martin Urbano, Kevin Barnett, and Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers. They've been called Beyoncé and Jay Z if they did comedy and Tracy Morgan and a squeak toy. Plus free pizza.
RSVP for address, Manhattan
F train to 14th Street station
8:30p doors and pizza, 9p show; $5-15
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Each One Teach One
You are invited to the launch of Brujas next special collection, Each One Teach One. The line is especially inspired by the Mississippi freedom schools of the 1960s, Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish and the uniforms worn by Brujas during their Catholic school youth on the Lower East Side. Each One Teach One is for the free-minded and disciplined revolutionary, back to school and work wear for contemporary rebel youth.
Celebrating the release of this collection during NYFW, Brujas presents a day of teach-ins on the Lower East Side, the birth place of our organization. The teach-ins will include workshops and lectures on topics from native New York plants movements to a writing workshop on Poems That Kill to the history of Student Strikes with both educators and students sporting Brujas' Each One Teach One collection.
Solar One, Lower East Side
24-20 FDR Drive Service Road E, Manhattan
1-6p; $free
Trump Walking Tour
Within the midtown area we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. The tour will focus on three main things: the first is looking into the man himself and his history. He is well connected with organized crime, illicit activity, and corrupt dealings, and looking into his history in New York gives us a window into that. The second is how he, as a symbol for real estate at large, has massively changed New York’s built environment to cater to a billionaire class. The third is looking at the systemic nature of Trump’s rise in New York. What Trump has done is about a lot more than the single individual, and by looking at the agencies, actors and government institutions that have supported his rise, we can come away with a larger societal understanding of justice in our country.
RSVP for address, Manhattan
6p, Manhattan
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Mario:Kart 64 Tournament
Tournament schedule and style based on participation. No BYOB.
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street (not Avenue), Brooklyn
7p doors; $5 to enter tournament
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Kava and Color, Back to School edition
Once a month, BK Kava and Real Art Therapists of NY collective team up to host a unique adult coloring experience where guests can sip kava cocktails as they explore their inner world through an illustration created by a local art therapist. This month, licensed arts therapist Juanita Viera invites you to join Kava and Color, for a back-to-school edition. Meditate on all the summer has inspired and set intentions for the transition into autumn.
BK Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
2-8p; $10 includes one coloring page from the Real Art therapists of NY coloring book and art materials
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Pull Up a Chair
Pull Up a Chair is a storytelling show that puts the audience at the center of the action. Four smart, talented, and engaging Storytellers interview -- and drink with -- one smart, generous, and thoughtful audience member on a topic of the audience member's choosing. (An idea they had, a problem they’ve encountered, a great thing they did, a transition they’re going through, or anything they wish to talk about.) This interview inspires each storyteller to spin a true story based on themes and ideas contained therein. Ideas will be bandied about. Laughs will be had. Drinks will be served (while they last). Hosted by Robert Weinstein.
Magnet Theater
254 West 29th Street, Manhattan
6p; $?
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Queen! Brooklyn Invasion
Chicago’s longest-running weekly underground queer party, Queen, invades Brooklyn during DragCon weekend with host, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 Finalist Shea Couleé and many more. House of Yes will be filled with both Chicago and NYC DJs spinning the best house and disco music while today’s top drag and nightlife personalities flank the dance floor. Lqqks encouraged. With Garrett David, Justin Cudmore, and Turtle Bugg.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $20 presale, $25+ door
Yōkai Opening Night Toast
In a desolate space stands a group of curious looking people. With miniature trees and paper seagulls in their pockets they begin to recreate the world as they see it. A premeditated car accident, a ravenous cod and a dreadful Christimas eve are part of the chaos created by the Yōkai. Combining dance, magic, poetry, and sheer stupidity, the Krumple tells a contemporary tale of our attempts to find hope in moments of despair.
In January 2017, the Krumple participated in Norway Now, an annual convening in New York City organized by FuturePerfect, Performing Arts Hub Norway and The Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York that serves as an opportunity for North American presenters, curators and festival directors to discover a wide range of independent Norwegian artists creating exciting new works in film, dance, physical theater, opera, live music, puppet theater and video art.
The Tank NYC
312 West 36th Street, Manhattan
6:30p doors, 8p performance;
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***** Also on MONDAY *****
I Have a Crazy Idea That's in Poor Taste
This September 11, spend your evening with I Have a Crazy Idea as the variety show explores what is In Poor Taste. The show will have a taste-o-meter to determine what is good/poor and bad. Come for the comedy, music, storytelling, and burlesque. Leave with a new understanding of taste. Featuring: David Hu, Trish Perry, Kiley Edgley, Julie Anne Korpi, Thomas Pryor, Colleen Hindsley, Lana Hudson, and Jeff Rose.
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
8-10p; $5 suggested
***** Also on MONDAY *****
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, T Thompson, Richard Cardillo, Sandi Marx, and Tim Manley.
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 7:30-9p show; $5 suggested
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows
Presentations of graphic novels and comics as read by the artists: Julia Alekseyeva (Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution), Jennifer Camper (Rude Girls and Dangerous Women, subGURLZ), Teva Harrison (In-Between Days), Lisa Lim (Mutha Magazine, Guernica Magazine), and Kevin Sacco (The Plane Story, Josephine). Hosted by R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions, The Unquotable Trump). This is an official 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival event.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $8
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Would You Rather
Andre Medrano and JR Strauss invite some of the funniest people they know to answer pressing questions like would you rather lose the ability to spit or the ability to sweat? Have too many sex organs or not enough? Featuring: Jenny Zigrino, Raj Sivaraman, Auggie Lutz, Janet Hyde, and David Steele.
VSpot Organic
12 St. Marks Place, Manhattan
8p; $free
Pretty Super Sketch Show: Bushwicks One and Only All Ladies Variety Show
Fall is fast approaching and it kinda breaks your heart. So that's why we have some funny ladies to help get you ready for the pumpkin spice apocalypse. Performers: Sarah Dillon, Sally Colman, Stewart Fullerton, Kristin Manna, and FlirtClub.
The Footlight
465 Seneca Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $5 suggested all proceeds to L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund
DoublePlusGood Comedy Show
Every month Ben Asher curates NY's most superlative comedy show, DoublePlusGood Comedy, bringing you comedy that reaches up into your brain with the force of a fist through the nose. Top pro comics and performers from TV and NYC's major clubs performing long sets on an intimate stage in the east village. The best comedy value in the city.
In this fourth year of producing the show, in addition to consistently curating a line-up for each month's show that strives to reflects the racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual diversity of NYC, what makes this show unique is that, since 2013, we’re the only free downtown comedy show that always provides all of the performers it showcases long set times (20+ minutes), which allows all of the comics to flex their muscles on stage and really hit their stride, and lets the audience truly see the comedian's essence, rather than just a snippet. Performers: Liz Miele, Seaton Smith, Harrison Greenbaum, Brian Jian, and Ben Asher.
The Mockingbird
25 Avenue B, Manhattan
7:30p-10p; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
The Zero Hour 9
Come and hear some tall tales in short bits. Zero Boy’s rambunctious crew of misfits will return this fall to deliver the tall. With Chris Rozzi, Jennifer Harder, and Jonathan Nosan bringing the outrageous humor. Entertainer and vocal cartoonist Zero Boy is an East Village icon renowned for his unique blend of sound and mime, the results being akin to a performed comic book.
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard Street, Manhattan
7p doors, 8p show; $10 advance, $12 door
21 and up
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Karaoke BB: September Edition
Last month Juliet of the Spirits and Anthony Obvi kicked off their inclusive karaoke dance party in the basement of Cape House, surrounded by a cloud of Palo Santo and crystals. The night ended on a magical high note with the entire audience onstage singing a gut-wrenching rendition of Third Eye Blind's Jumper. Be sure not to miss the duo's second event on Wednesday night, and live out your karaoke dream onstage as well as on the dancefloor for the vinyl-only DJ set.
2 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn
8p-midnight; free
Little Cinema: The Big Lebowski
We'll be partnering with Hybrid Movement Company aerialists and House of Yes for this encore event, with special performances by SirN8 (with Hila the Killa as Killin' H8) and Andrea Murillo (Sleep No More).
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $25-30
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Send in the Clowns: A Comedy Show
A free alt-standup celebrating all types of live comedy, from the experimental to the traditional and everywhere in between. This month we have J.P. McDade, Sarah Squirm, Ziwe Fumudoh, Taryn Englehart and Ruby McCollister. It is hosted by Liam Klinkenberg and Eytan Boclin.
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Street, Brooklyn
9p; $free with drink specials
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Red Ink Series: Fear
Red Ink is a quarterly series curated and hosted by Michele Filgate. This dynamic series focuses on women writers, past and present. Red Ink makes one think of vitality, blood, the monthly cycle, correcting history, and making a mark on the world. The next discussion, Fear, will feature Julia Fierro (The Gypsy Moth Summer), Megan Stielstra (The Wrong Way to Save Your Life), Pascale Kramer (Autopsy of a Father), Alice Anderson (Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away), and Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties). Co-sponsored by Literary Hub and the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event.
Powerhouse at the Archway
28 Adams Street, corner of Adams and Water streets, Brooklyn
7p; $free
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Repeal the Cabaret Law Now: City Hall Hearing
Social dancing is illegal in NYC. The racist and homophobic 1926 No Dancing Cabaret Law is a tool of discrimination enforced today against NYC's most vulnerable. Overflow NYC Council Chambers to make history and #LetNYCDance.
This hearing is the critical history-changing event, be a part of it. Your body in the room, your voice makes the difference. Extra Credit: Tell your story during the hearing and testify. Five City Council Members will decide the fate of dancing and community spaces in New York City. Your presence in the room tips the vote.
Free T-shirts at 1p. Show your solidarity with #LetNYCDance with your own pink T-shirt. City Council Members will look out onto the room to see a united group.
New York City Hall
Broadway and Murray, Manhattan
1-4p; $free
Darkroom is a new queer electronic dance party presented by photographer Maro Hagopian and Posture Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Winter Mendelson. Featuring house and techno DJ Lauren Flax and Dream on decks in the back room. 80s and 90s rock and new wave in the front room and each month a featured artist projects their visual work. For the launch we will be featuring work by interdisciplinary artist Bunny Michael and her meme artwork. Later in the night, projections of hundreds of NYC nightlife portraits from the past 13 years.
Gold Sounds
44 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn
11p; $10
* Horizons, October 6-8
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.
***** SPACES *****
* I'm subletting my Bedstuy one-bedroom apartment for October and November. Fully furnished, lots of books, light and plants, great for couples, two balconies. $2000 with utilities included. joelkuennen]at]
* One soundproof shipping container band rehearsal/art studio/office/workshop available at Rubulad in Bushwick. Large and wonderful walled garden. On-site gallery, bathroom, kitchen, barbecue. Comes with wi-fi, window, A/C. Two hundred square feet for $700. Sharing OK. Convenient Bushwick location between the Morgan and Jefferson L stations. Opportunities to participate in shows and be a part of Brooklyn’s longest-running community art/event space. Available September 1. One month deposit plus reference. Must play nicely with others. Contact chris]at]
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact]at]
***** Stormwater Management *****
"Houston poses an unusual situation for stormwater management. The city is enormous, stretching out over 600 square miles. To account for flooding, Houston has built drainage channels and detention ponds to move water away from local areas. When they are full, the roadways provide overrun. The dramatic images from Houston that show wide, interstate freeways transformed into rivers look like the cause of the disaster, but they are also its solution."
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. August 2017. Two women chat while checking phones on the train:
-- "30 is when things start to make sense, girl! How old are you?"
-- "25."
-- "You are not that young."
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]
Compost Workshops
This is the first of three compost workshops hosted by 462 Halsey Community Farm. Free to all - please wear work clothes. In Clement's words: "In the workshop I will explain the basics of composting as well as how you can compost in your apartment or yard no matter how big or small your space is. I'll go over trouble shooting and will answer any other questions you may have. I hope to educate and empower my community by spreading the word about composting and together we can all do our part to help lower our ecological footprint, while improving our soils, after all that’s where all our food comes from."
462 Halsey Community Farm
462 Halsey Street, Brooklyn
3:30-5p; $free
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Self-Defense Workshop
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
Black to the Future: Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi
In this Olio we will analyze the roots, trends and important names involved in Afrofuturism, "an aesthetic that uses the imaginative strategies of science fiction to envision alternate realities for Africa and people of African descent."
Cafe Erzulie
894 Broadway, Brooklyn
7:30p; $12
Tie Dying
Explore the scientific aspects of tie dying and make your own pillowcase to take home. We will explore different methods of folding, twisting and binding to create patterns on our dye-ables. We'll also learn about covalent bonds and how different colors relate to each other.
This class will take place outside in QED's backyard and inside if the weather is bad. Everyone will receive a pillowcase for dying, but feel free to bring along up to two additional 100 percent cotton items to work with as well. T-shirts work well, but do not bring beach towels or sweatshirts. Wear something you wouldn't mind getting dye splashed on, or bring an apron. Now let's get to dying.
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
September 16, 10a-noon; $20
Intro to Improv
Come learn the basics of long form improvisation technique in this fun and laidback workshop. In this introductory class, we will focus on the principles of building two person scenes through the concept of "Yes, and." By the end of the workshop you'll be equipped with the tools and confidence to jump onstage and perform grounded, hilarious scenes at any jam or show. No experience necessary.
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
September 16, 11a-1p; $20
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