nonsense: 11.3 to 11.9

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 11.3 to 11.9
Date: November 3rd 2017
Friday, November 3
* The Big Weird Comedy Show, Manhattan
* Awkward Sex and the City, Manhattan
 
Saturday, November 4
* Sweet Tooth, Manhattan
* Momo Crawl, Queens
* Dance Film; Deconstructed, Brooklyn
* 10th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn
* Fall Festival, Queens
* Open Studios at the Monti Building, Brooklyn
* Cabaret Law Repeal Party: Dance Outlaws Edition, Brooklyn
* Matinee Punk Show and Barbecue, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, November 5
* Big Irv's Storytelling Roadshow, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, November 7
* The Day I Knew I Was Different, Manhattan
* Recover, Manhattan
* Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, November 8
* The Roast of Your 15 Year Self at New York Comedy Fest, Manhattan
* The Attraction Lab With Guerilla Science, Manhattan
* Take Two Storytelling, Brooklyln
* Panic Everything's Fine, Manhattan
* The Science of Antibotics, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, November 9
* Golden Girls Bingo, Queens
* Blissville: Film and Discussion, Roosevelt Island
* Fall Messaround, Manhattan
* The Resistance Revival Chorus Celebrates One Year of the Resistance
 
Wishlist
* Visual Poetry
 
Spectre
* Clean Money
 
Overheard
* Hairbrained
 
Learning
* Bohemian No More?
 
NOTE: For some navigation help, or an explanation for what this is all about, scroll all the way down to NONSENSE. You can donate to this project at nonsensenyc.com/special. Also: We make a lot of mikes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
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XXXXX FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 XXXXX
 
 
The Big Weird Comedy Show
 
Check out rising stars and established comedians working their newest material. We have an amazing line-up, free pizza, and hilarious comics who wanna eat that pizza with you. Hosted by Casey James Salengo, Ryan Beck, and Will Winner. Featuring Kyle Ayers, Sam Jay, Julio Torres, Lawrence DeLoach, and Liza Treyger.
 
RSVP for address, Manhattan
L train to 6th Avenue station
8:30p doors and pizza, 9p show; $5-15
21 and over
bigweird2.eventbrite.com/
secretloftnyc.com
facebook.com/events/517084101977241/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Awkward Sex and the City
 
For the past four years, Awkward Sex and the City has been touring America with its stellar ensemble tour packed into a tight 90-minute show. Each comedian breaks down barriers about sex, relationships, and dating taboos all while making you laugh and cringe. The show pairs sexual inclusion with humor swimmingly and sheds light on the awkward universal experience we all know and love called sex. This show is a perfect addition to date night, girls night out, mom’s night out, boy’s night out, for anyone really. Featuring: Natalie Wall, Emmy Blotnick, Sam Ike, and Sam Corbin. With free beer and wine.
 
The Pleasure Chest
1150 Second Avenue, Manhattan
8p; $15 advance, $20 door
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 XXXXX
 
 
Sweet Tooth
 
Had too much junk food on Halloween? Wanna get the last mileage out of your sweet costume? Cleanse your palate with a party that will leave your tastebuds tingling. The finest DJs in NYC will be serving the most delicious house and techno. With Truth x Lies, alice.km, and Remniqe. Aerial silks performance by Ariel Iasevoli. Free candy. Dress code: shiny, bright colors, or anything sweet or candy-themed.
 
RSVP for address, Manhattan
L train to 14th Street station
10p-4a; $5 early, $10 regular -- no tickets at the door
21 and over
secretloftnyc]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/1717428201899921/
sweettooth4.eventbrite.com/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Momo Crawl
 
The annual Momo Crawl comes back to Jackson Heights for the sixth consecutive year. Here, we call attention to local entrepreneurship, community, and culture through the Himalayan dumpling known as the momo.
 
Musical performances: Yeshi Khando, Dendi Sherpa, Tsering Phuntsok, Tenzin Dechen, Tenzin Gurung, Tenzin Kunsang, Karma Dolma, and Tenzin Kunchok. Dance performances: Lhakar, Lotus, and Cholsum Doegar.
 
Featuring: Two vintage momo trolleys to take you around the perimeter of the crawl from NY Trolley Company, free momo henna from SamArt, free real tattoos from Mohan's Tattoo Inn, leaf plates from Leaves Plates Initiative, the release of the I Love Momos app (created with support from Business Center for New Americans), and the New Momo Crawl Championship belt. Games and attractions.
 
This year is a partnership between Jeff Orlick, the founder of the Momo Crawl, and Students for a Free Tibet, an international non-profit organization that works in solidarity with the people of Tibet for their freedom. At the closing ceremonies starting at 4:30pm, Orlick and the entire Students for a Free Tibet organization will arm wrestle for control over the Momo Crawl in a loser-leaves-town match. The winner of the Momo Crawl will be determined by a balloted popular vote. We will then parade the new Championship Momo Belt to the winners.
 
Just east of Diversity Plaza, Jackson Heights, Queens
2-5p; $10 passport ($1 per momo)
momocrawl.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Dance Film; Deconstructed
 
Co-curated and co-presented by Lucy Kerr and Emily Smith in partnership with Brooklyn Studios for Dance and collaborating organizations Dance Films Association and Mono No Aware. Smith and Kerr are collaborating with cinema arts non-profit analog film organization Mono No Aware to curate a program featuring work by Mono No Aware artists, friends, and workshop participants. Some films will be projected in their original 16mm and Super 8mm formats. Soundstep presented by Brooklyn Studios for Dance and Not Art Records. Four composer/choreographer pairings to premiere new works as part of a mini-residency. Featuring Hannah Button and Maciej, Megan Curet (Curet Performance Project) and Tyler Gilmore, Rina Espiritu and Raia Was, and Jordan Morley and Mozrat.
 
Brooklyn Studios for Dance
210 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p or 8p; $10 tickets or $15 Tickets
notartrecords.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
10th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival
 
Showcasing the best of a decade of unique programming, the 10th annual Druid Underground is a high-powered blast of rebellious cinema hosted by Billy Burgess.
 
A spectacle unlike any other, Druid Underground champions subversive techniques that advance the language of cinema, challenge pre-conceived notions of underground art and simultaniously blow your mind out of your skull.
 
Catland Books
987 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $10
Continues SUNDAY at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn
druidundergroundfilmfestival.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Fall Festival
 
At our New Creative space in the heart of Maspeth, Queens. To benefit A Little Creative Class: An Art and Social Justice nonprofit. Rags of Light clothing mobile store. Performances by Kownack, Fatty Baby Fresh, and Aaron Randolph. Pumpkins, apples, and tarot. With mind-blowing original designs by Don Shearer.
 
58-27 57th Street, Maspeth, Queens
6-midnight; $donations accepted at the door
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Open Studios at the Monti Building
 
Join us to see the work of artists working in a range of media. The artists: Sarah Hall, Anastasia Higginbotham, Jennifer Maravillas, Marysia Schultz, Eliza Stamps, Kit Warren, Louise Brooks, Genevieve Lowe, Naomi Safran-Hon, Anne Russinof, Jana Liptak, Cuyler Remick, Diane Carr, Seamus Liam OíBrien, Noemie Jennifer, Christina Graf, Aaron Wexler, Lisa Hamilton, Quinlan Maggio, Belladonna* Series, and Middlepress. The Monti building is not wheelchair accessible.
 
925 Bergen Street, between Franklin and Classon avenues, Brooklyn
6p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Cabaret Law Repeal Party: Dance Outlaws Edition
 
The owner of Muchmore's has been fighting NYC's Cabaret Law since 2014 when he first sued the city over NYers right to dance. The 91 year old law was frequently challenged by residents over the past century but repeatedly upheld. Finding an ally in the NYC Artist's Coalition, Dance Liberation Network and NYC Dance Parade, and after a long fight, it is now slated for repeal as of this past Tuesday. Join us late night Saturday to celebrate the historic repeal of this archaic law. With Dan Snazelle, Collin Crowe, and Jessica Long.
 
Muchmore's
2 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
11:55p-3a; $?
facebook.com/events/147530082646254
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Matinee Punk Show and Barbecue
 
Bands: Big Eyes, Baby Shakes, Habibi, Los Bungalitos, Olor a Muerte, Eskrofula, Baby Got Back Talk, and Bodega Satellite. Between bands there will be music presented by DJ Joey Buzz, and Gustavo Rivera will be reading poetry from his new collection, Poelitrics, which will be released and on sale for this cause. About Poelitrics: Collection of experimental poetic prose by obscurely famous Puerto Rican writer Gustavo Rivera.
 
Rubulad
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
1p; $free, collecting material and cash donations, all proceeds from sales of this pressing will benefit Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, donations will be given to Maria Fund, Taller Salud
facebook.com/events/343616509432701/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 XXXXX
 
 
Big Irv's Storytelling Roadshow
 
This month, Big Irv's returns with their awesome event, the Storytelling Roadshow. No themes and no restrictions, just some of the very best storytellers that Brooklyn has to offer. Featuring Josh Johnson, Richard Cardillo, Harmon Leon, Eli Reiter, Bobby Hankinson, Antonioli, and Amber B. Drea. Hosted by Adam Selbst.
 
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, corner of South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p doors, 7:30p show; $free
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 XXXXX
 
 
No Name at Word Up Super Storytellers presents:
 
The Day I Knew I Was Different
 
No Name Comedy and Variety Show producer Eric Vetter brings New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers including Dawn J. Fraser, Anoush Froundjian, Harmon Leon, and Will Lee. Super Storytellers is curated and co-hosted by author and storyteller Michele Carlo, the author of Fish Out of Agua: My Life on Neither Side Of The (Subway) Tracks. The show will also include a Magic Hat Open-Mic, where audience members can sign up for a chance at four minutes of stage time to share their own stories.
 
Word Up Community Bookshop Libreria Communitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue, corner of 165th Street, Manhattan
A, C, 1 train trains to 168th Street station
7p; $free
wordupbooks.com
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Recover
 
A group art exhibition to benefit the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, curated by Ariele Max. In addition to photographs by Samuel Budin, paintings by Liza LaCroix and Allie Melanson, a singing installation by Hiroshi Shafer and mixed media artwork by Charlie Rubin and Esther Ruiz, there will be a live poetry reading by L.A. Warman, wine, recover drinks a snacks provided by Other Original, a raffle and a donation bin for anyone who would like to contribute in addition to or instead of purchasing a work of art.
 
Living Gallery Outpost
246 East 4th Street, Manhattan
7-9p sharp; $?
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Bushwick Book Club presents:
 
Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color
 
The first of three shows in three cities for Chuck Palahniuk's Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color. Come hear new music inspired by Chuck Palahniuk's new coloring book novella.  BYO crayons. Performances by BBC Founder, Susan Hwang, Jessie Kilguss, Charlie Nieland, Juliet Garrett, Terry Radigan, Casey Holford, Timothy Dark, Joanna Kelly, Storm Garner, Jennifer Devore, and Earl Maneein.
 
Barbès
356 9th Street, at 6th Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $?
facebook.com/events/127420457920307
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 XXXXX
 
 
The Roast of Your 15 Year Self at New York Comedy Fest
 
Some of NYC's funniest comedians come together for one night only to roast the one person everybody loves to hate: themselves at 15. With photos, old diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number, the Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self is a laugh riot guaranteed to make you feel better about all the embarrassing things you did as a teen. Featuring: Joel Kim Booster, Kat Radley, Jasmine Pierce, and Josh Gondelman. Hosted by Roastcoming Queen Alise Morales. All the popular kids will be there.
 
PIT Loft
154 West 29th Street, Manhattan
7:30p; $7
facebook.com/events/155329891728258/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
The Attraction Lab With Guerilla Science
 
Leave your inhibitions at the door and join Guerilla Science for a night of titillating fun and interactive experimentation that delves into the science of attraction and desire. Comedian Nadia Pinder teams up with neuroscientist Ashley Juavinett to lead guests through a series of activities exploring the neuroscience of lust, love, and desire.
 
Participants will throw on blindfolds to reveal what science has uncovered about the subconscious processes behind that "spark." Join us and uncover how your brain and your senses can spice up any date night. Open to all: singles, couples, and the curious.
 
Caveat
21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan
7:30p; $20
caveat.nyc/event/the-attraction-lab/
 
 
***** 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. This Month's Storytellers: Sean O’Brien, Topher Gross, Marie Faustin, Gail Thomas, and Elana Lancaster. Co-hosted by Elana Lancaster and Harvey Katz.
 
C'mon Everybody
325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30-9p; $5
taketwostorytelling.com
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
In the Water Theatre Company presents:
 
Panic Everything's Fine
 
The world is ending in 18 hours. A group of frantic news reporters fumble through an obstacle course of disasters. They attempt to capture the stories of a dying world, in the hopes that viewers connect to each other in their final moments.
 
Panic Everything’s Fine is about global catastrophe. In an inventive and playful original piece of physical theatre, In the Water Theatre Company explores how a single action can ripple towards our daily lives. Not just the action of a queen or a president, but one of us. A civilian.
 
The Tank NYC
312 West 36th Street, Manhattan
7p; $15
Continues through November 19
thetanknyc.org/theater/858-panic-everythings-fine/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
The Science of Antibotics
 
The development of antibiotics has revolutionized our society -- we’re now much less likely to die from infections following a small cut in the hand or even open heart surgery. There are, however, serious consequences of our the extensive use of antibiotics. Find about how microorganisms produce antibiotics to compete with each other, and how we have exploited this natural arsenal of weapons to our benefit and detriment. While the advantages are obvious in the clinic, antibiotics are used also in cases where they are not needed, and as growth enhancers in life stock. The two main problems we are now facing are antibiotic resistance and disturbance of our beneficial microbes. Learn how resistance arose and spread, and how the loss of friendly bacteria from our gut may lead to problems with obesity, diabetes, and asthma.
 
Biotech With Borders
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
7-9p; $free
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 XXXXX
 
 
Golden Girls Bingo
 
Dorothy Zbornak was high school substitute teacher. You have Blanche’s Boudoir calendar hanging up in your bedroom. You recite Rose’s St. Olaf stories during regular conversation.
 
That means one thing. You should be at Golden Girls Bingo with us. Adjust those shoulder pads and slap on the sequins to play bingo while we watch three classic episodes (you can win Dorothy’s moist cupcakes), do trivia, tell stories, and wear our favorite golden swag. Theme: Sex. Episodes: Yes, We Have No Havanas, Blanche and the Younger Man, A Little Romance.
 
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
7:30-9:30p; $10
qedastoria.com/collections/courtney-antonioli-chris-chan-roberson/products/golden-girls-bingo-3
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Blissville: Film and Discussion
 
Lecture on Roosevelt Island. Get a close-up look at a hidden corner of nearby Long Island City in the film Blissville. Documentary-maker Hank Linhart captured the businesses in the area, including a sushi factory, an Afghan bakery and a company that manufactures replicas of the Statue of Liberty. He also filmed the lives of residents and a community of Romani or gypsies. The one-hour film is based on research that began in 1989, was suspended in 1996, resumed in 2012, and completed in 2017, is followed by a discussion and is organized by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island.
 
New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island
6:30p; $free
rihs.us
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Fall Messaround
 
The third event in our new seasonal series. The messarounds are a manifestation of our mission to build the empathetic community we are talking about. The event is built around performance from both Cullen and Them’s adult company and the young company that is part of our organization. Attendants are asked to come open, willing to mingle, listen and experience a collision of ideas. Think social gathering meets talking circle meets performance meets party.
 
We are Cullen and Them, an intergenerational performing arts organization, dedicated to building empathetic community. We create socially-conscious performance using movement and spoken word to encourage critical thinking and activism. Live music by Shirish Sarkar.
 
Homer 1 Studios
167 Canal Street, Manhattan
7p doors, 7:30p music, 8p dance performance, 10p dancing; $15 advance, $20 door;
web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10203518
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
The Resistance Revival Chorus Celebrates One Year of the Resistance
 
Launched in Summer 2017 in response to the Trump presidency, the Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 50 women who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, “when the music is strong, the movement is strong.” In that spirit, the Resistance Revival Chorus hosts a series of regular musical events, Resistance Revival Nights, where the community gathers to rejuvenate our spirits and honor the protest songs that have historically been central to civil rights movements.
 
This special Resistance Revival Night celebrates one full year of resistance to the Trump administration! Tonight we will uplift women in music, we will sing of resistance, we will dance together, we will be filled with joy and inspiration, and we will fuel our spirits to keep up the fight.
 
Like all our Resistance Revival Nights -- you never know who will show up to perform. But we do. And we promise you won't be disappointed. An amazing line up of unbelievable talent awaits -- some women you'll be quite familiar with, and some women you will be lucky to have said you heard here first. Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are obsessed with consent. Always ask before touching anyone in our House. Anyone who cannot follow this simple rule will be escorted to the sidewalk.
 
This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Gender neutral bathrooms are easily located throughout the venue.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
6-10p; $15
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 XXXXX
 
 
Comedy Dance Party at Secret Loft
 
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. Hosted by Gabriel Pacheco. Featuring Jeff Scheen, Jess Salomon, Gianmarco Soresi, Shalewa Sharpe, and Brian Parise.
 
RSVP for address, Manhattan
8:30p doors and pizza, 9p show; $5-15
Greenwich Village, L train to 6th Avenue station
21 and over
secretloftnyc.com
facebook.com/events/722422107948102
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 *****
 
 
Special Tonight
 
All-you-can-eat taco dinner social, 1 free drink, top quality stand-up comedy, and music/hangout. We wanted to make a comedy evening we would love to attend. So it's social first--catch up with your friends and make some new ones. Say hi to us! If you don't know anyone, we'll introduce you.
 
It's like this. Down you go into the Mockingbird, a dinner-performance space styled as a tequila speakeasy. You chow down at the taco bar, drink your first drink free, and you might even win a pitcher of margarita for your table. Laugh and chat it up with your friends for an hour while the work week fades away. Then the show kicks off, and you laugh until smiling hurts because that's the kind of awesome audience you are. And then we can hang out after. That's our Special Tonight.
 
The Mockingbird
25 Avenue B, Manhattan
7p dinner, 8p performance; $10 online beforehand with no fees, $15 door
Please RSVP
facebook.com/events/374798889612078
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* New York Sorta Marathon, November 12
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at]nonsensenyc.com. We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
 
 
***** ARTY STUFF *****
 
* Call for Submissions: Poetry submissions and filmmaker applications are now open for Visible Poetry Project's 2018 series. The Visible Poetry Project partners 30 filmmakers with 30 poets to create visual interpretations of original and classic poems. These videos are released online daily throughout the month of April (National Poetry Month) and screened at several events throughout the year. Last year, contributors included Neil Gaiman (author of American Gods) and Frances Negron-Muntaner (director of War in Guam). The Visible Poetry Project will match filmmakers and poets, provide experienced production assistance to the creative teams, and guarantee an audience for the selected works. Poet submissions and filmmaker applications are open until Thursday, November 23, 2017! VPP especially seeks submissions from underrepresented artists. For more information on how to submit or apply, or to watch last year’s short films, please visit visiblepoetryproject.com.
 
 
***** 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 artcondo.com to join mailing list. motthavenherald.com/2017/07/20/arts-collective-sets-sights-on-empty-melrose-lot/
 
 
XXXXX SPECTRE PRIORITY XXXXX
 
 
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: spectrevision.net. The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact spectre.event.horizon.group]at] gmail.com.
 
 
***** Clean Money *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/11/02/clean-money/
 
"When Trump Tower was built, it was only the second high-rise in New York City that accepted anonymous buyers. "These days some $1.5 trillion of dirty money is probably circling the globe looking to get 'clean'," Robinson estimates. "The people who own this dirty money are actually the most powerful special interest group in the world." "It’s a good time to be in money laundering," Officer Sullivan said.
 
 
XXXXX OVERHEARD XXXXX
 
 
Overheard is from Irene Pedruelo's Mi Niu York, a weekly newsletter for curious characters, treasure hunters, and eccentrics. You can sign up for her favorite stories, projects, artworks, and quotations at miniuyork.com.
 
People say amazing things when they think no one is listening. Overheard is about capturing these moments. We share one quotation each week that stuck with us. It's always unsolicited and unedited.
 
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]gmail.com.
 
 
*****
 
 
Overheard in Ithaca. October 2017. Hairdresser to her customer about the lottery:
 
-- "You gotta spend money to make money."
 
A few minutes later to the same customer:
 
-- "Also: I don't even want to learn computers."
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Bohemian No More?
 
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the Salmagundi Club is a society of artists and patrons celebrating 100 years in their handsome brownstone at 47 Fifth Avenue. How has this neighborhood’s artistic spirit changed since the 19th century, and where is it headed now in the context of rapid development and gentrification. Together our panel of four informed, insightful New Yorkers will riff on the cultural ebbs and flows of this unique area.
 
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
2-3:15 p; $free
salmagundi.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Mobile Print Power Workshop
 
Join Mobile Print Power in our weekly art collective workshops, in which we further the development of our graphics and work on the planning of on going projects. All are welcome to join us at our weekly meeting and become part of the group.
 
108-59 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, Queens
November 4 and 11, 3-5p; $free
mobileprintpower.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Mind/Body/Spirit Equilibrium on the Urban Front Lines
 
How do we survive the sensory onslaught of navigating daily life in New York City, acquire the necessary self-care resources to maintain mindfulness, and find space to reap the bounty of the city’s artistic and cultural resources? Join licensed creative arts and dance movement therapists Johanna Climenko and Corinna Hiller Brown in a secret-treasure studio space at the western edge of Manhattan for a sunset collaborative-movement workshop to foster mind, body, and spirit equilibrium. This event offers an introduction to dance movement therapy, Laban movement analysis, and Reichian mind-body character analytic therapy as we explore how to balance urban overstimulation and fully inhabit the city and ourselves.
 
Westbeth Artists Housing
55 Bethune Street, Manhattan
November 11, 4p; $7
vanalen.org
 
 
XXXXX HANDS XXXXX
 
 
We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
* Smiling Hogshead Farms. Another turn around the sun, and here we are closing up shop for our rooftop garden in Long Island City for the year 2017. It was quite a season, we grew more jalapeño, cayenne, and habanero peppers than ever before, all of which have just been made into some truly exquisite hot sauces (check us out at local market events in Queens) So for the next two Saturdays we could use your help pulling these multitude of pepper plants out of their raised bed homes, gathering them for composting, treating and covering the soil with crop for the winter months, and repairing some wooden beds. The workday will span roughly 9 am - 4 pm this Saturday October 28th and the following Saturday, November 4th. Wear some clothes you don't mind getting dirty, don't forget a water bottle, pack a lunch or bring some $ to eat. Come when you can and stay for as long as you want. Please RSVP directly to this e-mail or text Lily at 518-301-1022 or Rob at 718- for confirmation and exact location details, preferably a few days before the work date.
 
 
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nonsense nyc is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in new york city.

we like rock bands and experimental musicians and arty films and galleries and museums and big street festivals, but we can find information about all of those things in other places. we generally will not list these kind of things on their own. that leaves that other stuff, the stuff that has no name or a name that you feel really self-conscious saying out loud, like "underground."

we publish more or less once a week on fridays in easy digest format. if you sign up, the important thing to remember is that the nonsense nyc happens because of you. that means we rely on you to let us know what events you are organizing and what events you are attending. please keep us up to date and don't assume that we'll find out about something from someone else. our job is to gather, edit, organize, and filter; your's is to make interesting thing happen and let us know about them. (and we love you, and the other people on this list love you, for that effort.)

also, feel free to send us editorial comments. we certainly don't endorse every event on this list, nor do we attend all of them. that means it's nice to hear what you have to say. for instance, let us know if you had the best time of your life last weekend, or, conversely, if you felt like you were cheated out of $5 by some group that sounded good but turned out to be hippie drummers.

anyway, please enjoy this list and remember to do your part to make new york a better place to live.

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