nonsense: 11.10 to 11.16

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Subject: nonsense: 11.10 to 11.16
Date: November 10th 2017
Friday, November 10
* Ende Tymes 8: Novo Apocalypso, Queens
* Ambient Church, Brooklyn
* Mending, Brooklyn
* Comedy Dance Party at Secret Loft, Manhattan
* Special Tonight, Manhattan
* Glamdammit, Brooklyn
* Landmark Loews Movie Palace, Jersey City
Saturday, November 11
* The Horror at Red Hook, Brooklyn
* Forge Presents: Drippy Eye Projections and Reading, Brooklyn
* Ancient Aliens, Brooklyn
* Ridgewood Market, Queens
* Church Night, Brooklyn
* Namaste on Track, Manhattan
* Home Audio House Show, Brooklyn
* Stakes 2: When Paper Towels Just Don’t Cut It, Brooklyn
Sunday, November 12
* New York Sorta Marathon, Brooklyn
* Satanic Bingo Night, Brooklyn
* NYC Trash Past, Present, and Future, Brooklyn
Monday, November 13
* Ur Gonna Sleep Rly Well Tonight, Manhattan
* NYC Artist Coalition November Meeting, Manhattan
* Little Theatre, Manhattan
* Hivemind: A Storytelling Salon at Honey's, Brooklyn
* I Have a Crazy Idea for a Dance Recital, Brooklyn
Tuesday, November 14
* Send in the Clowns: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
* New York Story Exchange, Brooklyn
* Stanley Tucci Is Our God, Brooklyn
Wednesday, November 15
* The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, Brooklyn
* Ground Floor Live, Brooklyn
* The Fancy Show, Brooklyn
* Bring Your Own Film, Brooklyn
* Living Volume, Manhattan
* Panic Everything's Fine, Manhattan
* Tale, Manhattan
Thursday, November 16
* Us vs. Them, Brooklyn
* The Warper Party, Queens
* Visual Poetry
* Saudi Arabia Grants Robot Citizenship
* Good sound
* Negotiate Your Contract
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The oily desk of HP Lovecraft
Ende Tymes 8: Novo Apocalypso
Weekend Festival at Outpost Artists Resources. Performances by Ariadne, Bella, Garek Druss and Soft Urns, Ha-Yang Kim and Holly Fisher, Jim Haynes, jonCates, Julien Gourbeix and Benjamin Pierrat, Kenny Curwood and Matthew Regula, Lily Jue Sheng and Kevin P. Keenan, Luke Stewart and Patrick Cain, Raha Raissnia and Panagiotis Mavridis, Ryan Soper, and XTAL fSCK. Installation by Garek Druss. Screenings by Birch Cooper, Crank Sturgeon, Don Haugen, Emily Pelstring and Katherine Kline, Eric Ostrowski, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock, Long Distance Poison, Lorenzo Sanjuan and Bob Bellerue, Noriko Nakano and Pete Drungle, Paloma Kop, Paul J Botelho and Russell J Chartier, Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt and Marc Hurtado, Raven Chacon, Syd Miller, and Thomas D. Rotenberg.
Outpost Artists Resources
1665 Norman Street, Ridgewood, Queens
screenings various times 8p-midnight; $15-35
Continues through SUNDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Ambient Church
Ambient Church is an NYC-based nomadic experiential event series dedicated to working with artists to bring new ecologies to architecturally unique spaces through audio visual performance. We continue our Fall Season this Friday in Bushwick with performances from some of todays leading voices in ambient music: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Felicia Atkinson, Gregg Kowalsky, and CV and JAB. Guests can expect an immersive experience with a towering lighting display by Eric Epstein set to live musical performances inside a 19th-century Gothic church.
Bushwick Methodist Church
1139 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $25
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
I know what you're thinking. How did I get here? What is this place? It's like a self-help seminar -- or a guided meditation. Or a middle school art class. But with music.
Why do we need all this stuff?
I’m sorry it’s such a vague question, but, you see, some Satanists confiscated my notebook, the notebook that had all the details in it.
By stuff I mean things: pencils, erasers, phone cords, wall clocks, pinecones, driveway, threshing machine, silo, catfish, telephone pole, sunset ... Pinecones ... Catfish ... We are enacting a ritual to mend and recover, to heal our bad relationship with things. We’re reconstructing it from memory. We want to learn how to respect a spoon.
Mending is a project of The Drunkard's Wife written by Normandy Sherwood, directed by Craig Flanagin, starring Ean Sheehy, Lisa Clair, Normandy Sherwood, with music by Sana Nagano, Max Maples, and Craig Flanagin.
389 Melrose Street, at Knickerbocker, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
7p; $10
Continues SATURDAY
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Comedy Dance Party at Secret Loft
We have an amazing line-up, free pizza, and hilarious comics who want to 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
***** 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
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Glamdammit celebrates 13 years of fist-pumping rock 'n' roll, punk anthems, and glittery glam rock along with a live performance by Michael T and the Vanities. DJ sets by Twig the Wonderkid and James David. Hosted by nightlife icon Astro Erle.
Gold Sounds
44 Wilson Avenue and Melrose Street, Brooklyn
11p doors, midnight show; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Landmark Loews Movie Palace
The Maltese Falcon: Starring Humphrey Bogart. Directed by John Ford.
Landmark Loews Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8p; $8
The Horror at Red Hook
A clandestine reading of HP Lovecraft's hate letter to New York. Read by E. James Ford. Directed by Zohra Benzerga and Jeff Stark. Music by Carter Zumtobel. Limited seating.
RSVP for invitation, Brooklyn
10p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Forge Presents: Drippy Eye Projections and Reading
Forge Art Magazine has teamed up with alternative comics publisher 2dcloud and psychedelic projectionists Drippy Eye Projections to curate a reading and light show during the Currents gallery show at Secret Project Robot.
The event will feature comic readings by cartoonists Margot Ferrick, Xia Gordon, Laura Lanes, Jack Reese, Tommi Parrish, and Kyung Me. After the readings Drippy Eye will host a Record Club where they'll select two surprise records and invite the audience to listen and watch an improvised light show performed to the music. During both records we ask for there to be no talking so you can fully dive into the audio/visual experience.
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn
6-10p; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ancient Aliens
Return to the source, in the past of the future, where the intergalactic sands of time blow through colors and cosmos to reveal ... the truth. We are not alone. Dance into the darkness with ancient aliens and beings of light from planets unknown. Relearn the secret language and speak to beings from beyond the stars. Release yourself into the infinite expanse of universal bliss and timelessness and feel the lightyears drift into eternity. The truth is out there.
Costumes are required for entry. Featuring psychonauts performances, absurd alien aerial art abductions, intergalactic fortunes of the future past, light shows and star showers, galactic blessings, real aliens, space treats, star children, conspiracies, sightings and discoveries, and space psychedelia.
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
10p-4a; $free before 11p with RSVP, $25 door
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ridgewood Market
Ridgewood Market is a cool, community based artisan market in Ridgewood, Queens. They have over 40 curated vendors at every market in the historic ballroom of Gottscheer Hall, a German beer hall. There are also new vendors at every one of their events. Customers can purchase local, artisan, and vintage gifts. There is even food, canned goods, and pastries! You can order beer, cocktails, and German food in the in the German beer hall. There is live music, entertainment, raffles, games, and more. Their events are always kid and date friendly. This is not your average market, this is a monthly happening in Ridgewood, Queens. Located inside the German beer hall, Gottscheer Hall.
Gottscheer Hall
657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
347 460 7549
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Church Night
Church Night is a comedy variety show that is also a very real totally not fake church service. Reminiscent of A Prairie Home Companion on acid, Church Night is eccentric, religious parody that updates Dana Carvey’s Church Lady for the Tim and Eric generation. The live show features guest stand-up comedians, burlesque performers, and musicians.
Church Night is thrilled to perform for the first time at the NYCF and to partner with comedians Brooke Arnold and Sara Armour who will be fresh off an investigation into the sinister church that stole Brooke's childhood. They will be creating a special edition of Church Night that will incorporate their investigation, their standup, and material from Brooke's award-winning solo show Growing Up Fundie.
The Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9:30p; $10 suggested
Continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Namaste on Track
The Armory in Washington Heights is known as the world's premier indoor track and field facility. Take part in this one of a kind yoga event, led by NYC's top instructors, in support of the Armory Foundation and Armory College Prep program.
216 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan
11a-5p; $11 students and veterans, $27 general admission
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Home Audio House Show
Join us in Crown Heights for a night of experimental music, art, and snacks in a private home. Featuring Lucio Menegon, Leah Asher, and Meaghan Burke, Angela Morris, Ellen O'Meara, and Sam Sowyrda. Artwork also by Leah Asher. BYOB. Snacks provided.
Home Audio is a performance series in Brooklyn that hosts shows of experimental music/dance/art in people's homes. The series is curated by Mara Mayer and has been hosting shows about once a month since 2011.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p; $20 suggested donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Stakes 2: When Paper Towels Just Don’t Cut It
New Release and yours mine and ours are excited to announce a benefit for Puerto Rico. All artworks will be priced at $400 or less and will be able to be taken home the same night.
Cloud City
85 North 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6-9p; 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Off the Grid, Puerto Rico,, an organization whose focus is on water purifiers, small solar panels, solar lights, inverters, mosquito nets, solar radios, headlamps, flashlights and other items that will help people and communities to be self-sufficient as the country struggles to regain its infrastructure
New York Sorta Marathon
The New York Sorta Marathon is a short marathon. At only .2 miles long, it's basically just a finish line. Finally, a marathon anyone can finish, and then brag online about finishing. Hundreds of merry pranksters looking to participate in an elaborate joke will show up in running gear, run for only .2 miles, drink tiny cups of Gatorade, and then celebrate at the finish line.
To make their proud internet posts even better, we'll have a professional lighting and a hair and makeup team standing by at the finish line.
It's a short but real marathon with a medical tent, tiny cups of Gatorade, official race T-shirts, medals, race bibs, crowd holding inspirational signs, bananas, space blankets, and winners blocks. If you’re like a normal person and you don’t *want* to run, you don’t have to: You can just come cheer the runners on and help them get across that finish line. Sign in will take place at the outer track area of McCarren Park
Union Avenue between North 12th Street and Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9a sign in, 10a marathon; $20
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Satanic Bingo Night
Prizes, burlesque, sideshow, tarot, and more. With performances by Velocity Chyaldd, Bee L Zebabe, and Jack Sullivan. Tarot by Bee L Zebabe. Hosted by Satan.
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
J train to Myrtle Broadway station
7-10p; $7 door, $10 book of bingo cards
347 915 2717
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
NYC Trash Past, Present, and Future
Our new exhibition presents the stories behind New York City’s solid waste, from "one man’s garbage is another man’s gold" to the inventive ways New Yorkers are reusing and recycling. This show presents the diverse ways New Yorkers have managed and related to the trash they produce, from the 19th century to the 21st. Including the work of Jacob A. Riis, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Larry Racioppo, and LES Ecology Center.
The exhibition will also explore the role of trash as cultural archive through a selection of objects from the Treasure in the Trash collection of Nelson Molina. In his thirty years on the job as a DSNY employee, Molina amassed a monumental collection of ephemera picked from the castoffs of everyday New Yorkers.
City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
noon; $5 admission includes complimentary coffee and light refreshments
Ur Gonna Sleep Rly Well Tonight
A comedy show that benefits a different charity every month. Last month we raised $1,288 for hurricane victims and this show all proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood. Featuring Gary Richardson, Mitra Jouhari, John Reynolds, and Carmen Christopher. The show is hosted by Chelsea Frei.
21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan
8p; $12
***** Also on MONDAY *****
NYC Artist Coalition November Meeting
The cabaret law is gone. Now what? The New York City Council voted to repeal the Cabaret Law. Join the NYC Artist Coalition at the November meeting to celebrate and plan next steps together. Agenda: Celebrating the Cabaret Law Repeal, NYC Office of Nightlife and Night Mayor, and new goals and next steps.
Chinatown Soup
16 Orchard Street, Manhattan
7p; $free
***** Also on MONDAY *****
Little Theatre
The only show you could possibly want and or need to see before Thanksgiving, with new work by tons-o-alums: Quilan Cue Arnold, Minor Theater, Julia May Jonas and Nellie Tinder, Rachel Libeskind, and Jillian Walker.
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie between Delancey and Rivington, Manhattan
7:30p; $18 door, $15 advance
***** Also on MONDAY ******
Hivemind: A Storytelling Salon at Honey's Brooklyn
Hivemind is a site-specific storytelling event. Come share and hear stories about honey, sweetness, bees, mead, people who were sweet to you or who called you honey, people who have stung you, etc at Honey's Brooklyn, a bar dedicated to honey. You can come planning to tell a story or just show up on the spot and decide you have an anecdote you want to share.
Honey's Brooklyn,
93 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $?
***** Also on MONDAY *****
I Have a Crazy Idea for a Dance Recital
Join us for aerobic hip-hop dance, comedic improv dance, stories about dancing, burlesque dance and even actual professional, So You Think You Can Dance style dance. And because this is still a crazy variety show, we’re also bringing you fortune telling and a sexy Spongebob. Featuring Hila Perry, Kelly Vaghenas, Rara Darling, Sandi Marx, Susan Kent, Anita Flores, Gianmarco Soresi, Robert Allen, Lauren Gray, Chelsea Chiquita Brujita Smith, Ember Flame, and Jeff Rose.
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
7:45p doors, 8p show; $5 plus a two drink or food purchase
Send in the Clowns: A Comedy Show
Send in the Clowns is a free, monthly alt-standup show showcasing a variety of live comedy, from the experimental to the traditional and everywhere in between. This month we have Nore Davis, Ana Fabrega, Shalewa Sharpe, Rebecca O'Neal, and Zain Sharif. It is hosted by Liam Klinkenberg and Eytan Boclin.
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Street, Brooklyn
G train to Classon station
9p; $free
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
New York Story Exchange
Monthly storytelling show featuring Mel Dockery, Robin Gelfenbien, Vernon Payne, and Colleen Hindsley. Stay for our 5-for-5 Open Story Exchange, where five audience members can sign up for five minutes onstage: stories, poems, spoken word, music -- or any combination. Hosted by Jeff Rose.
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan
6p; $10
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Stanley Tucci Is Our God
Come join in worship with other devotees of America’s favorite shiny headed Oscar nominee. With a combination of vibrant song and prayer, spontaneous testimonials and a creepy (but kissable) mannequin head, Tucci Disciples and NYC comedians Natasha Vaynblat, Jessie Jolles, and Katie Hartman, lead the absurdly reverent service.
Stanley has touched us all. That promotion at work? That was Tucci rewarding you for all your hard work. When your hamster died? That was Tucci helping you learn hard life lessons. When there was only one pair of footsteps in the sand? That was Tucci carrying you. Between select hymns, Tucci trivia and reading from the book of award acceptance speeches, audience members will be encouraged to jump up and testify with their own Touched by Tucci moment. With special guests Dan Chamberlain and Sachi Ezra.
___ Is Our God is a bi-monthly comedy variety worship service that changes its idol every show. Upcoming shows might idolize reality star turned fashion mogul Lauren Conrad, modern mystical legend Raven-Symoné, or that freaky cartoon bear family from the Charmin toilet paper commercials.
Cloud City
85 North 1st Street, between Wythe and Berry, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p doors, 7:30p show; $5
The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition
The Typing Machine participatory exhibition is back by popular demand. Come explore messages that New Yorkers and visitors have typed on a vintage typewriter from the 1950s throughout NYC. Discover the episodes created with them. find the connections. Enjoy some wine. And of course, type your own message to help grow this project. A bigger space, a screening room, and a more special spot to participate typing your messages.
El Barrio ArtSpace PS109
215 East 99th Street, Manhattan
Continues through November 26
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Ground Floor Live
A stand-up showcase hosted by Thomas Fricilone and Kelly Cooper and featuring Ana Fabrega, Catherine Cohen, Ike Ufomadu, Brad Howe, Meaghan Strickland, and Tim Lamphier. Ground Floor Comedy posts a weekly newsletter and comedy guide as well as works with up-and-coming comedians to create short videos in their voice. Here’s the latest from Caroline Yost, a documentary about her life-changing, brand-defining bucket challenge.
Brooklyn Art Library
28 Frost Street, Brooklyn
8p; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
The Fancy Show
A glorious night of stand-up comedy featuring some of the best comedians from New York and across the country. With Nathan Macintosh, Mike Drucker, Ramy Youssef, Sonia Denis, and Tito Garza. Hosted by Rob Haze.
The Douglass
149 4th Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p show; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Bring Your Own Film
Bring Your Own Film is a monthly film and video open mic screening where filmmakers and artists working in moving images can bring in finished pieces or works in progress. It's a friendly and informal space where people share and talk about each other's work.
Please join us Wednesday, November 15th to drink cheap beer, meet new people, and watch some cool film and video projects. If you have a project you'd like to share, bring it. And it's October so spooky stories are highly encouraged. First come first served, no need to contact us ahead of time, just show up with your film and we'll play it. Any film, any digital format, 10 minutes or under.
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p screening; $
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Living Volume
Open mic for acoustic performers hosted by Erica Schreiner. First come, first perform. Seven-10 minutes each.
The Living Gallery Outpost
246 East 4th Street, Manhattan
8-10p; $5
***** 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
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Tale has been bringing the finest in NYC storytelling for five years straight. And it's time to celebrate at the Red Room goddamnit. No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes -- just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling. Here’s one hell of a fine lineup for our anniversary show: Jena Friedman, Michael W. Small, Harmon Leon, Michele Carlo, and Sean O'Brien. Music by Rob Paravonian.
Red Room
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
9:30; $7
Indelible Dance presents:
Us vs. Them
Competitive sports meets fine dance in this hilarious and beautiful new show from artistic director Robin Cantrell. Step into a converted Williamsburg warehouse and root for our gorgeous dancers as they battle through eight original choreographed dance pieces, each inspired by a different mode of athletic prowess. Running time is 60 minutes, including a halftime show and artisanal versions of concession stand food.
The Indelible Dome
185 Wythe Avenue, on North 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $20-25
Continues through SATURDAY, November 18
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
The Warper Party
The largest showcase of electronic art and music in NYC. Two floors of omnidigital art and music. Exciting performances by the Lone Looper, Melanie Scholtz, Kristina Supergenius, Clint Flick, Wet Star, Hi-Speed Coeds, Infin8 Kitten, Blak Blondz, Nick Kent, Permian Strata, VJ DoctorMojo, Ghost Stories, #VIIOLENTMUSIC, Nukage, the Plaster Cramp, Denada, and Defpotec.
The Keep
205 Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
L train to Jefferson station
8p-2a; $free
Nerve Accid
Beat Arevalo, Zolton, and Dino Sex unleash their latest dose of Psychedelic Indie Rock to kick start your stone cold broken heart. Through Accidental Tribe, Nervous System, Blowtop, and GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, these Rock N Roll lifers will keep laying it down and let the world catch up.
The Well
272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
L train to Montrose Avenue station
10p; $?
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Cats in Space, November 18
* Ferment! Ferment!, November 18
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***** 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
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]
***** Saudi Arabia Grants Robot Citizenship *****
"Ahead of granting Sophia citizenship, the Saudi Crown Prince announced construction of a new megacity called Neom, which will have more robots than humans. Sophia offered an 'intelligent' answer about the future of the human race with robots: 'Don’t worry, if you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input output system.'"
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 Park Slope. November 2017. Woman in her 30s trying to get her 6-month-old to fall asleep:
-- "Mhhh ... those are good sounds. She is gonna fall soon."
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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@lomtheater hosts a free drop-in improv class at the G&S Loft and invites you to come play. Learn the art of improvisation, thinking quick on your feet and have a laugh while you're at it. No experience necessary, all disciplines welcome. R18+.
G&S Loft
255 Douglass Street, Brooklyn
1:30p; $free
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
4p; $7
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
LGBTQ Self-Defense
Please join us for a free self-defense course for the LGBTQ community. Learn effective self-defense techniques to escape a violent altercation, and discuss how to reduce your chances of being in one, in the first place. We'll discuss everything from stranger violence to domestic violence. The class is free, open to the public, and will be co-facilitated by other LGBTQ people. And we wrap up with refreshments and community building. No previous experience necessary. Space is limited.
Traditional Okinawan Karate
248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
3-6p; $free
Register: 718-418-9891 or SelfDefense.Brooklyn]at]
Negotiate Your Contract
Among the visible and invisible considerations that frame each “work-for-hire” contract, freelancers must partake in the delicate dance of negotiating contract terms and payment, reflecting on and determining one’s professional value, while creating mutually beneficial agreements with clients. Explore these soft skills to ensure that you confidently communicate a precise scope of work with fair contract terms.
87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
6:30-8:30p; $50, includes membership
The Evolution of Racism
Why does racism persist more than 50 years after the passage of Civil Rights Legislation? Why do people have different understandings of what racism is? With Charlottesville and other examples of open racial bigotry, can we assume that white nationalism is on the rise? This two-part olio will lend some insight into these questions as we trace the evolution of racism, how it changed forms, and how this affects the way racism is defined. Participants will leave these sessions with a conceptual understanding of racism that will help them promote more productive conversations.
Nueuehouse Madison Square
110 East 25th Street, Manhattan
November 26, 3p; $40
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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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