nonsense: 10.20 to 10.26

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Subject: nonsense: 10.20 to 10.26
Date: October 20th 2017
Friday, October 20
* Dolphin Party VII: Seventh Heaven, Brooklyn
* Blackout Comedy Collective, Brooklyn
* Landmark Loew's Movie Palace: Many Faces of Horror, Jersey City
* Ketamine: The Musical, Brooklyn
* Darkroom Party, Brooklyn
* The Second Annual Harvest Festival, Brooklyn
* Camouflage: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
* Found Footage Festival, Manhattan
* Special Tonight, Manhattan
* Art School Acid Dropout, Long Island City
Saturday, October 21
* Relationship Advice Booth, Manhattan
* Arts On Site Performance Party, Manhattan
* AzN PoP Live in Concert, Manhattan
* Acreopolis East Grand Unveiling, Brooklyn
* D20 Burlesque presents Lovecraft vs. King: Masters of Pulp Horror, Manhattan
* The Witch and Monster Show, Brooklyn
* R&R RE:st RE:lax Vol.3, Queens
* Ride a Giant Robot, Brooklyn
* Night Falls: A Vampire MegaGame, Manhattan
* Dance Film; Deconstructed: National and International Artists Program, Brooklyn
* Sundowners, Brooklyn
Sunday, October 22
* Goldmine Shopping Party: Halloween Edition, Brooklyn
* The Museum of Interesting Things, Manhattan
* Exceedingly Good Song Night at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, Brooklyn
* Cartoon Carnival No. 60: Halloweenies, Brooklyn
Monday, October 23
* Are You Afraid of Totally 90s Trivia? Brooklyn
* To Puerto Rico With Love: A Benefit Concert and Art Auction, Manhattan
Tuesday, October 24
* XOXA’s Haunted House of Senses, Brooklyn
* Gems: A Storytelling Show and Mic, Brooklyn
Wednesday, October 25
* Email Pro, Manhattan
* Awkward Stage Comedy, Queens
Thursday, October 26
* Dungeons and Drag Kings, Brooklyn
* Same
* Disaster Solar
* Today and tomorrow
* Ritual Cabaret
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Hawks and doves
Dolphin Party VII: Seventh Heaven
Join the dolphin kult. Dolphins have unearthed a long lost holy book known as the Nude Testament. Within its pages lie the keys to immortality, immorality, and four heavenly kocktail recipes. Are you ready to swim into our Kool Aid?
If you've never given your soul to a dolphin kult before, you should expect divine but desecrated visuals (not-so pious projections), original music to bite or get bitten by (pleasurable, rhythmic bites), spiritual spirits and sacrosanct brews (kocktails), and blasphemous baptisms (performances and initiations). Dance party will follow.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
9:30p-2:30a; $? for address. $5 entry. Costumes encouraged.
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Blackout Comedy Collective
A unique comedy experience -- no mics, no lights -- comedians, armed with flashlights and electric lamps, entertain a crowd drenched in darkness. Performers include Mike Drucker (Conan) and Ana Fabrega. Free beer and snacks while they last.
RSVP for address, Park Slope, Brooklyn
8p; $5 suggested donation for performers
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace: Many Faces of Horror
Tonight: The Phantom of the Opera (1925). Silent with live organ accompaniment, played on the Loew’s Wonder Morton by Bernie Anderson, Jr.
SATURDAY: House on Haunted Hill, Island of Lost Souls, and Halloween (1978).
Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8:15p; $10
201 798 6055
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Ketamine: The Musical
A free-floating cabaret of fantastic disconnection. The most famous show from the House of Yes. Luminous powder cascades endlessly from airborne altitudes. Intoxicated cupcakes catapult into ecstatic dance before your captivated vision, their faces asparkle over sprawling collars of frosting. Human hearts made of humans with hearts hang in the darkness and heave and throb, as shadow-figures attempt to copulate with catatonic audience members. Items of household furniture rise from their places in ballet-like ascensions. Loquacious persons in colorful pajamas discourse equivocally on issues of mortality.
Pleasure stretches beyond its limit and juts out into pain, like a herniated disc in the abdominal wall of consciousness. From the ruptured threshold, zombies emerge. Time and space contract into a pulsating sphincter, and you’re drawn toward the hole as by an irresistible suction.
This is Ketamine the Musical, a spectacle born amidst vibrating trees and empathy piled on top of damp, fresh-cut grass. You will not be able to unsee, unhear or unfeel the things that you will see, hear and feel. Profound and numbing, time will stand still as circus, dance, balloons, horses, clowns, sugar and music, so much music swallow you whole. Enter the hole.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $20-30
Continues SATURDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Darkroom Party
Darkroom is a monthly queer dance party that supports electronic DJs and emerging artists working in the fields of photography, film, and animation. Each month we showcase a queer artist by projecting their work on the dance floor while bringing the best, cutting edge electronic/house/techno DJs. DJs Katie Rex and Bearcat of Discwoman. Featured artist: Bob Bottle.
Gold Sounds
44 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn
11p- 4a; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Smiling Hogshead Ranch presents:
The Second Annual Harvest Festival
Come celebrate the end of the 2017 growing season at our fun-for-all Fall street festival and fundraiser benefiting Smiling Hogshead Ranch. We are a volunteer-run urban farm and community space on abandoned MTA railroad tracks in Long Island City, Queens. This event will include: two stages featuring FunkRust (brass band), Os Clavalitos (samba), folk, hip-hop and Arabic music performances. Also includes puppets, cooking workshops, insect activities, bike repair/maintenance station, family friendly arts and crafts. Food from local restaurants, a taco truck, Lagunitas beer and a silent auction. After party with performance art, karaoke and DJ garden dance party. Paddle, peddle or walk to the event with special tours with HarborLAB, TransAlt and The Newtown Creek Alliance. Link below for full details.
Smiling Hogshead Ranch
25-30 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
noon-7p; $5-20, no one turned away
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Camouflage: A Comedy Show
With Dulcé Sloan, Sonia Denis, Gary Vider, Corinne Fisher, and Tyler Fischer. Hosted by Lucas Connolly.
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $5 early bird, $10 general admission
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Found Footage Festival
The touring showcase of odd and hilarious found VHS tapes, is coming home to New York.
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue, Manhattan
7:30p and 9:30p; $15
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Special Tonight
I produce a comedy experience that's an answer to the things I've always found irritating about comedy clubs. You can't talk to your friends you haven't seen all week, you're forced to buy drinks, you get kicked out right away, and you'll never meet new people there -- despite what fun time you just had laughing in that room together. And you're often not sure the comics will be good. Our event begins with a social dinner for an hour first. We introduce different groups, greet everyone with jokes and smiles, raffle off a free pitcher of margarita, and then start the show at 8. We book and pay the other comics ourselves, and we have very high standards.
The Mockingbird
25 Avenue B, Manhattan
7p; $10 online, $15 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Art School Acid Dropout
Performances by Andrew Casertano, Robert Watkins, Mark Reiss, and Ryan Donahue. Written by Grant Lindahl, Ian Kitchen, Lizzy Mazzucchelli, and Brooke Eliot. Animations by Godfrey Hibbert.
Grant Lindahl is a world renowned visual artist banned from MoMA PS1 for being too extreme. Every month he hosts an interactive comedy show at the Creek and the Cave in Long Island City, Queens. Grant opens each show with an eccentric performance piece. Past stunts include getting tattooed live on stage, having a knife thrown at him and playing a giant paint by numbers with the audience.
Creek and Cave
1093 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
10p; $5
Relationship Advice Booth
Caveat event space is hosting a Relationship Advice Booth. This instillation is made by artists and intended for couples or individuals who have relationship questions. Fill out an application, and you will be matched with another individual or couple who are well suited to advise you. Appointments in the booth will last for one hour.
21A Clinton Street, Manhattan
11a-6p; $20 individual
Continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Arts On Site Performance Party
Next Saturday is our monthly Performance Party. Love to have you there to support another amazing collection of artists. BYOB.
12 St. Marks Place, Manhattan
8p doors, 9p performances; $10 suggested donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
AzN PoP Live in Concert
AzN PoP! is the premiere K-Pop parody concert experience. Join the world's first Asian-American pop group from the USA -- Baby Rice, Quirky Rice, Edgy Rice, Competitive Rice, and Brown Rice -- as they kick off their tour by dancing, singing and rapping about boys, friendship, and systemic racism and oppression. Cute! Featuring an opening set by Muslim stand-up Omar Shaukat.
The People's Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street, Manhattan
9:30p; $12
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Place in History presents:
Acreopolis East Grand Unveiling
Place in History is doing its first installation project in, oh, a decade. Pressura imperium. Future hoplite convergence. Boyle's law revealed. Fourier extrapolated to the 21st century.
President Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues, north sidewalk, Brooklyn
noon-5p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
D20 Burlesque presents Lovecraft vs. King: Masters of Pulp Horror
This Halloween season we are having a face off of classic horror writers with acts inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. Join us for this night of horrifying and tantalizing burlesque. With burlesque performances by Tiger Bay, Anja Keister, Regal Mortis Burlesque, Kita St Cyr, Miranda Raven, Heart Crimson, and a special Duet from Tiny Dee and Ginger Twist. Plus go-go from BabyCakes and DJ Stormageddon spinning the creepy tunes for the night.
The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston, Manhattan
7p; $20
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Witch and Monster Show
Do you dare to see the world's weirdest women? Can you handle the shocking acts they will perform? Will you cover your eyes or will you witness the macabre, the horrifying, the utterly unspeakable? Featuring acts that cannot be described on social media. Children and those with heart conditions will not be admitted.T
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
10p burlesque; $15 online
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Dreamhouse Presents:
R&R RE:st RE:lax Vol.3
We are back with our monthly night of chill laid back music and sonic soundscapes. By and for those who may have PTSD from beats and loudness or sometimes who like music that's on the other end of the spectrum. We open our doors for our new monthly full lounge experience. Turn down to balance out the turn up. This is getting closer to a selfcare tip -- a night to remind us sometimes to slow down a little. Ambient sets by Slava, Richard Kennedy, and A Village Raid. Spa looks also encouraged.
The Spectrum
10-22 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
10p doors; $5 before noon, $10 after
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ride a Giant Robot
And by that we mean a party where you can ride a giant robot. Right about now you are probably trying to jam cash into the screen of whatever device you are reading this on. Stop for a moment and read the rest of the invite; it contains information you need.
There will be other stuff at this party: art, music, smells. Some kind of bar, a floor, I imagine there will be chairs, did I mention giant robot rides?
But wait also immersive VR, big, ambitious art, a crowd that chews up race and gender to regurgitate sexy all over your shoes. The bathrooms will be sketchy and you will be confused and lose your pants.
This party is the future: keep up or get out of the way. Even the location is the future: sketchy now, in five years you can’t afford it.
With DJ Grier Newlin (99 sense). Artists Julia Sinelnikova aka the Oracle, Nic Stark, Timothy Cleary, FuzzyWobble, Connor Catalano, and Michelle Sutherland. Shipwrite invites you to a night of festivities, a curated futuristic atmosphere where we ask: "What can be if we dare to create?”. We’ll tackle topics of both dystopian and positively pragmatic futures, empathy and communication, abundance and inclusivity. We are at the forefront of an amazing future, but only if we dare to tackle the most sensitive topics of our time.
2541 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
8p-2a; $25
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Game Theatre presents:
Night Falls: A Vampire MegaGame
Will you survive Night Falls? Vampires, and those who hunt them, clash in the night. Use your cunning, wit, and charm to forge alliances, make enemies, and thrive under the cover of darkness. The Game Theatre will build your team to compete in a large-scale, interactive board game experience in a Midtown church theater. This event supports a multitude of teams simultaneously for a one-of-a-kind competition that blends elements of various types of socialization, including team-building and tactical game decision making. Do not let the term MegaGame scare you off. The rules are easy to learn and will be taught in 15 minutes at the beginning of the event. No experience or materials are necessary. So come on out, dress up, and have fun trying something new. If you like interactive events, team-building and social games this is for you. Vampires, Hunters, plus a mead tasting. Proceeds su pport the NY Actors Guild, which has assisted performers in need for decades.
Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, Manhattan
7p doors and player prep; $20
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Dance Film; Deconstructed: National and International Artists Program
This program features video art and film pieces by international artists, including work by Nazli Dinçel, Basma Alsharif, Carla Forte, and Laida Lertxundi, among others. There will be a mixed-media piece performed by Sara Madandar.
Dance Film; Deconstructed is a five-week dance in cinema festival, which finds its home at Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BkSD) in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. In this series, we are interested in the various starting points and unique perspectives of artists creating work concerned with the body as it is captured, constructed, suspended, and archived by the camera.
Brooklyn Studios for Dance
210 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $10 tickets
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Afro Funk Barbecue with Afrobeat DJs, cheap drinks, South African braai (barbecue) eats. Don't miss our safari-themed outdoor fundraising party, this will be the type of raucous African celebration we had on the Burning Man art car that we're raising funds for. Funds will also benefit The Windmill Factory's 2017 deep playa Dream Boat Motel -- the water bed. Free sundowner (South Africa sunset drink) toast at dusk. So put this safari on your bucket list and lets get it on.
430 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
2-10p; $10
Goldmine Shopping Party: Halloween Edition
Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing and accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect summer Sunday.
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
1-6p, $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
The Museum of Interesting Things
The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special 16mm short movie and music fest and party. The Museum has a show featuring original rare 16mm short films from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
The Loft at Prince Street
177 Prince Street, between Thompson and Sullivan streets, Manhattan
6-10p; $10 to help the Museum
all ages
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Exceedingly Good Song Night at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
Exceedingly Good Song Night is a monthly open folksinging session, hosted by Ken Schatz. Bring your ears, bring your voice, bring instruments, bring friends. Singers and listeners are welcome. Each Song Night, we have a loose theme to encourage people to learn new songs and remember ones they haven't sung in a while. If you'd like to lead a song, look for a traditional song or two that somehow fits our theme, Flesh and Blood.
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia Street, between Hamilton and Woodhull, Brooklyn
6-11p; $free with two-drink minimum
21 and over
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Cartoon Carnival No. 60: Halloweenies
Boo. It’s time to sit back and recoil in horror for an annual Cartoon Carnival tradition. Let us enter 2017 holiday season with another hefty batch of 16mm (no digital) animated cartoons from the 1900s to the 1940s.
Come on out for some creepy, ghoulish Halloween-themed goodies from the early days of animation -- straight from the Stathes Archives to this wondrous whimseyland in Bushwick. There will be ghosts, jack o' lanterns, skeletons, witches and more galore, starring some classic characters you know (Betty Boop or Felix the Cat), and many you don't know.
In addition to the cartoons, enjoy our mini rummage sale featuring items from Tommy’s personal collection: VHS tapes and DVDs, past Cartoon Carnival and related show programs, books, antique decorative 16mm boxes, reels and films, antique 35mm reels, vintage toys, and many other goodies. Proceeds benefit film archive storage costs. Also: live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts.
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
7p; $10
Are You Afraid of Totally 90s Trivia?
Join your co-hosts Sarah Storm, Anja Keister, and Stormageddon for our next night of Totally 90s Trivia. This month we will be quizzing you on all things spooky, scary, witchy, and creepy from the 90s in celebration of the Halloween season.
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
7p 90s classic themed film screening, 9p trivia; $free
21 and over
***** Also on MONDAY *****
To Puerto Rico With Love: A Benefit Concert and Art Auction
A benefit concert to send aid to Puerto Rico in light of the devastation from Hurricane Maria. Music lineup: M.A.K.U Soundsystem and Fernandito Ferrer.
The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery, between 2nd and 3rd streets, Manhattan
9p; $10 advance, $12 door, all proceeds will go to the Hispanic Federation and Hurricane Maria Relief Fund
XOXA’s Haunted House of Senses
Lineup: Hardcandy, Darelectric, and Katie Rex.
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
7p; $15-25 advance, $30 door
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Gems: A Storytelling Show and Mic
Join your hosts Molly Cameron and Sharon Spell in hearing and telling some rare, sparkling stories and maybe some diamonds in rough. Maybe you have a great Halloween story to share? Or a non-Halloween story? Either one works, because Gems has no theme. Drop your name in the jewelry box for a chance to tell your own five-minute gem. Come early to get a good seat and join the warm-up dance party. This month's show features dazzling guest storytellers Susan Kent and David Lawson.
406 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
8-9:30p; $free
Email Pro
Email Pro is a live show based on Ivan Anderson's long-running email performance art. The show includes standup, an interactive seminar on writing emails to strangers (in real time), bursts of live music, and Q and A. Actual emails are written in front of an audience, with or without audience participation. The whole thing is like a glitched-out combination of talk show, email masterclass, and comedy meltdown.
The Tank
312 West 36th Street, near 8th Avenue, Manhattan
9:30p; $5 advance, $8 door
212 563 6269​
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Awkward Stage Comedy
Back from the festival circuit, Awkward Stage Comedy returns to its Astoria home for a stand-up showcase with some of NYC's funniest comics talking about life and all its glorious weirdness. Every third Wednesday of the month, get Awkward with us. Line up: Kat Burdick, Eve Peyser, Dylan Pallidino, Kaity Reagle, and Samantha Ruddy. Hosted by Rosa Escandon and Erin Lynn O'Connor.
QED: A Place to Show and Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
7:30p; $8
347 451 3873
Dungeons and Drag Kings
A new monthly cabaret and trivia night produced by Anja Keister and Lee Valone. This evening will be a mix of kink demos, drag, burlesque, and trivia themed around nerdy and sexy topics. Trivia winners will receive themed prizes and free drinks. Trivia hosted by Keister. Performances by VaLone, Nyx Nocturne, Ravenessa, and Viktor Devone, plus stage helper Rara Darling keeping us in line.
Talon Bar, Brooklyn
220 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p kink demo, 9p trivia and show begin; $10-15
21 and over
Halloween Is David Lynch Night
A costume party inspired by the work of David Lynch. Costume contests, severed ear hunt, $5 Laura Palmers all night long, Frank Photo Booth, art installations. With The Agent Jeffries (David Bowie and Lynchian cover band), Amazing Amy as the Limber Log Lady, A Place both Wonderful and Strange performing the Laura Palmer Deviations.
The Nest, Bluebird
504 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
8p-2a; $5
***** Also on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 *****
A Spooky Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft
Check out rising stars and established comedians working their newest material at the venue Timeout NY called one of the coolest secret spots in NYC. We have an amazing line-up, free pizza, and hilarious comics who wanna eat that pizza with you. Stick around after the show for a free dance party. This will be a special Halloween edition -- costumes encouraged. Hosted by Petey DeAbreu. Featuring Clark Jones, Alex Weber, Janelle James, Kevin Sean, Matteo Lane, and Derek Gaines.
RSVP for address, Manhattan
L train to 6th Avenue station
8:30p doors and pizza, 9p show; $5-15
21 and over
***** Also on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 *****
Generation Women
Each month, five women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, and her 60s. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages. Hosted by Georgia Clark. This month's theme is My Alter Ego.
Line-up: Sudi Green, Lauren Adams, Manoush Zomorodi, Meg Wolitzer, Debbie Weil, and June Duffy. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages.
21A Clinton Street, Manhattan
7-9p; $?
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Boo, October 28
* 10th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival, November 4
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 *****
* ArtCondo, NYC, seeks artists. Calling all artists, writers, thinkers, dancers, and makers. ArtCondo is a new real estate initiative created to help NYC Creatives purchase raw commercial work-spaces and live/work lofts so they can remain in NYC. Its a project about the power of Collective Action. By coming together artists can gain access to needed real estate inventory, better prices, and unique creative community.  Each building will be a haven protecting creatives from future displacement, and connecting them to surrounding communities. See recent press and Sign up at to join mailing list.
***** MONEY *****
* Education is a basic right. Yet more than half of all U.S. public school students are from low-income families, and from Day 1 in school these children are more than a year behind their peers academically. We want to change this by not only sharing our fun, colorful PreK workbook on a Donate What You Can Basis, but by using this Kickstarter to raise funding to create an educational website full of free and shared quality, educational resources. Let us help you help others, and let's close the achievement gap together. Equality.Education
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]
***** Disaster Solar *****
"The ongoing electricity disaster in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria -- and other Caribbean islands slammed by recent storms -- is driving interest in shifting centralized power grids toward wind, solar and large batteries. Some lessons here can actually be learned from Alaska, which contains many remote communities, and has been a testing ground for the deployment of hundreds of microgrids -- smaller grids that can connect to a larger grid but also can be islanded from it. Individual components of the grid may or may not fare well in a storm, but its fate would not affect other microgrids."
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Overheard in Ithaca. October 2017.
"I was at an all-day wedding tomorrow, so I’m a little hung over."
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.
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Ritual Cabaret
Diego Piñón gears his signature Body Ritual Movement workshop towards a site-specific performance aesthetic for the Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival in March 2018.
Over the last three years in affiliation with Coney Island USA, ICL and Diego have been developing a site-specific performance aesthetic we have defined as ritual cabaret.
In preparation for the three-day Coney Island festival on the weekend of March 24 next year, Diego has organized and will guide this workshop on the Coney Island USA mainstage. This groundwork exploration is also a search for committed festival ensemble members.
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
12-7p; $113-$240
***** THURSDAY *****
A weekly series for folks who want to learn a little bit more than basic self-defense, in a safe, holistic, and body-positive environment.
Come by these free introductory workshops that combine elements of Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, and other fighting arts with a pad-smacking-fun workout and an all around good time.
The Spectrum
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $free
***** UPCOMING *****
Against Gentrification: Actionable Steps
Gentrification is rapid and pervasive, targeting affordable housing – we're interested in actionable points to push back, to organize and resist the immense forces of coffee shops, luxury condos, and storage facilities.
Self Storage NYC has put together a group of educators to create a workshop on actionable steps to resisting gentrification.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
October 27, 7-9p; $free
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