nonsense: 12.15 to 12.21

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 12.15 to 12.21
Date: December 15th 2017
Friday, December 15
* All Good Things, Brooklyn
* A-Space Reading, Manhattan
* Unruly Collective: Artburst, Brooklyn
* Comedy Dance Party at Secret Loft, Manhattan
* December Babies Birthday Party, Brooklyn
* Cartoon Carnival no. 62: Santa Baby, Brooklyn
* Art School Acid Dropout, Long Island City
* Mistletone, Brooklyn
* MGB Presents the Magical Holiday Free-For-All, Brooklyn
* The Infinite Wrench: Best of 2017, Manhattan
* Darkroom, Brooklyn
* Camouflage: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, December 17
* Saturday, December 16
* Housequake: Prince Party, Brooklyn
* House of Yes X-Mas Spectacular, Brooklyn
* The Mushroom Cure and the Future of Psychedelic Therapy, Manhattan
* Bushwick Book Club, Brooklyn
* Dirty Hands Print Fair, Brooklyn
* Thunder Gumbo's America's Next Top Me$$iah, Brooklyn
* Arts on Site Performance Party, Brooklyn
* Counting Sheep Wrap Party, Manhattan
* The 11th Annual Menorah Horah, Manhattan
* Your Love, Our Musical, Manhattan
* Dream Bird, Hatching the Egg, Brooklyn
* Who’s Megan, Brooklyn
* Ambient Church, Brooklyn
* Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, December 17
* Unsilent Night, Manhattan
* Procession, Manhattan
* Star Wars Holiday Special, Brooklyn
* Secret Speakeasy Sideshow, Manhattan
* Bad Behavior, Brooklyn
* Lights in the Heights Ride, Brooklyn
 
Monday, December 18
* Free the Art, Manhattan
* Talks Back (Pt. 2), Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, December 19
* Unsinkable: My Heart Will Go On, Brooklyn
* X-mas Rock N Roll Bingo, Manhattan
* Fuck You Revue: Holiday Fucktacular, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, December 20
* DoublePlusGood Comedy, Brooklyn
* Bring Your Own Film, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, December 21
* You Get a Spoon, Manhattan
 
Wishlist
* Room for rent
 
Spectre
* Active Rest
 
Overheard
* Looking good
 
Learning
* CryptoParty
 
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Gooey rubber tree ooze­
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 XXXXX
 
 
All Good Things
 
All Good Things is back. With Aparna Nancherla, Hanna Dickinson, music from Emily Frembgen and your hosts Kate Willet, Cameron Vannini, and Clare O'Kane. Clare and Kate are taping a half an hour so please come and laugh.
 
Cloud City
85 North 1st Street, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $10 but no one turned away for lack of funds
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
A-Space Reading
 
Music, spoken word, and performance including the Reverend Mother Marcy and the latest episode of Fantomas, Metaphysical Vampire of the Lower East Side, and Mark Panzarino reading from his 2003 book of poetry *dirtydirtydirtylittlenastydirtythings.*
 
A-Space
614 East 9th Street, between Avenues B and C, Manhattan
donations accepted for a complimentary glass of wine
armand.ruhlman]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Unruly Collective: Artburst
 
Unruly Collective, located in Bushwick, presents hand-picked emerging performers from around the city, inside a house devoted to painting. BYOB.
 
RSVP for address to Bushwick house, Brooklyn
7-11p; $8 for performers
artery.is/showcases/unruly_artburst_4
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
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 Tyler Fischer, Abby Feldman, Becky Yamamoto, Reggie Conquest, and Mookie Thompson.
 
Secret Loft
RSVP for address, Manhattan
8:30p doors and pizza, 9p show; $5-12
21 and over
secretloftnyc]at]gmail.com
secretloftnyc.com
facebook.com/events/1994497507499544/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
December Babies Birthday Party
 
December babies got a bum deal. Our birthdays fall in the one month no one seems to have time to celebrate. If it’s not finals season, it’s winter vacation, or worse, we just get lumped in with the holidays.
 
But this year, that’s going to change. On Friday, December 15th at Littlefield, reclaim your birthright at the December Babies Birthday Party, an all-out celebration for the folks too long forgotten. We’re pulling out all the stops with the party perks we never got as kids: booze, for one. But also balloon animals, a magic act, cake, and of course, a room full of people who just want to celebrate US. Not to mention music spun by DJ Donwill, a photo booth, loot bags for attendees, and more special surprises throughout the night.
 
So dress up to get down (no birthday suits, please), and come out to party! Because [extremely Patrick Swayze voice] nobody puts December babies in a corner.
 
Littlefield
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
10:30p; $free for anyone born in December (ID required), $5 for everyone else
littlefieldnyc.com/event/1597714-december-babies-birthday-party-brooklyn/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Cartoon Carnival no. 62: Santa Baby
 
It's time to sit back and relax for another hefty batch of 16mm animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the secret silver screen in Bushwick.
 
Come on out for program no. 62, where we'll feast on a generous holiday helping of Santa's holiday follies in some of the weirdest, wackiest, and heartwarming Christmas films ever to flow through a projector lens. Bring the family and all of your friends to bask together in our ancient animated yuletide cheer.
 
In addition to the animated jollies, guests will be able to enjoy our mini rummage sale where vintage collectible filmic and cartoonish items from Tommy's personal collection will be on offer to benefit housing displacement and film archive storage costs. Also featuring live ragtime musical cheer by Charlie Judkins. Bar refreshments available and BYO food.
 
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
8p; $10
facebook.com/events/149213959047588/
tommyjose.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Art School Acid Dropout
 
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 LIC 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. Everyone is provided materials and encouraged to make art during the show. Each member gets a limited edition show poster and button with the ticket price. Plus free beer for the first 15 audience members. Performances by special guests Brett Davis, Petey Peterson, Colin Michael Fitzgerald Burgess, and Mike Abrusci. Written by Grant Lindahl, Ian Kitchen, Brooke Eliot, and Lizzy Mazzucchelli.
 
Creek and Cave
1093 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
10p; $5
facebook.com/events/131973950809228/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Mistletone
 
A night of Sound and Projections at Present Company. Three bands, two projectors, one bar. With Hot Temper, Kyle and the Pity Party, and Moodrunners.
 
Present Company
254 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
MGB Presents the Magical Holiday Free-For-All
 
The days are getting shorter, the nights colder, and the Magical Girl gang is back at Bizarre Bushwick to heat things up. Join us in our wintry revels as we celebrate the holiday season the only way we know how... with glitter and tassel twirling. Featuring performances by Paige Literati, Betty Brash, Ravenessa, Fey Tality, Carriage Return, Madame Brassiere, and Zoe Ziegfeld. Hosted by Stormageddon. With stage kitten and gogo dancer Striker Posie.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $10 suggested donation
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Infinite Wrench: Best of 2017
 
Join the NY Neo-Futurists for Best of the Infinite Wrench 2017. A jam-packed weekend with our picks for the best New York Neo-Futurist plays of 2017. The Infinite Wrench is an ever-changing collection of short-plays written and performed by the NY Neo-Futurists, a continuation of the company's signature late-night show running since 2004. The single unifying element of these short plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty. We always appear as ourselves on stage, speaking directly from our personal experiences. Each short play is written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high energy audience participation. Each night of performance, we aim to create an unreproducible living newspaper of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental. The NY ensemble has won multiple awards, has toured i nternationally, and has been producing a weekly menu of short plays for 13 years: part comedy, part storytelling, part absurd, wholly original. Best Of is fan-favorite show, usually sells out, and runs through to the following weekend.
 
Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $20
Continues SATURDAY
nynf.org
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Darkroom
 
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, and techno DJs: Joelle S, Elosi, and Rose Dommu.
 
Gold Sounds
44 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn
11p-4a; $10
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Camouflage: A Comedy Show
 
With Chris Redd, Aparna Nancherla, Shane Torres, Sam Jay, Matt Koff, Subhah Agarwal, Joe Larson, Reformed Whores, and Molly Ruben-Long. Hosted by Lucas Connolly.
 
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $5-10
eventbrite.com/e/camouflage-a-comedy-show-free-pizza-tickets-40948622432
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 XXXXX
 
 
Housequake: Prince Party
 
We’re here to save you from Another Lonely Princemas. An all-Prince party. All Prince. All night. Party Like It's 1999's DJ Steve Reynolds will spin all of the hits, deep cuts, remixes, rarities, songs written for other artists, and more from Prince’s 35-plus year career.
 
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
10p; $5
21 and over
thebellhouseny.com/event/1595770-housequake-prince-party-brooklyn
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
House of Yes X-Mas Spectacular
 
Mariah Carey cancels Christmas, Whitney Houston's ghost appears, North Pole dancers twerk the halls, Santa steals pop stars, and Space Dolphins save the day. It's all going down at the Seventh Annual House of Yes Xmas Spectacular.
 
House of Yes
2 Wycoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $35
facebook.com/events/1961339234104626/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Mushroom Cure and the Future of Psychedelic Therapy
 
The Mushroom Cure is the hilarious and heartrending true story of how Adam Strauss tried to treat his severe OCD with psychedelics. Time Out New York named it a Critics' Pick, and the New York Times says it "mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain." After Saturday's performance, there will be a discussion on the future of psychedelic therapy for depression, OCD, and PTSD, featuring Adam and Ingmar Gorman, one of the lead researchers currently conducting the FDA clinical trials of MDMA for PTSD.
 
Theatre 80
80 St. Marks Place, just off 1st Avenue, Manhattan
7:30p show; $25 with discount code "SHROOMS"
Continues through January 7
themushroomcure.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Bushwick Book Club
 
We began 2017 with Vonnegut as is our tradition, followed by selected works by comedians and immigrants and immigrant comedians (Negin Farzad, Steve Martin, Amy Schumer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for One Book One NY). We made our way from comics to comic books with Dame Darcy's Meat Cake Bible for the Brooklyn Book Festival Book End Events, and ended the year with Reidar Jonsson and our first three-city tour of songs for Chuck Palahniuk. And then we set the whole thing on fire. Metaphorically.
 
Right now, we're fanning the flames of creativity with more creativity.  We're celebrating literature-inspired music, film, dance and snacks with a warm-hearted look back at some of our favorite songs about books from this incendiary year. Songwriters for Saturday: Jim Andralis, Ellia Bisker, Annie McCain Engman, Jessie Kilguss, Larry Krone, and Mark Lesseraux. Plus full sets from Bushwick Book Club friends, Life in a Blender and Mallory Feuer's and Marcus Dean Kitchens' Mischief Night.
 
Little Skips
941 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30p; $?
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Dirty Hands Print Fair
 
Featuring Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Just Seeds Collective, Heather Benjamin, the Arm, Lilah Friedland, Cannonball Press, Florence Gidez, Angela Rio, Goldbrain Press, Homocats, Space 1026, Cinders Gallery, Kayrock Screenprinting, and Bushwick Print Lab.
 
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
2-10p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Thunder Gumbo's America's Next Top Me$$iah
 
Two stages, three live bands, six of your favorite DJs, projection artists, 12 artists and craftspeople selling their wares, delicious food, and one hell of a show.
 
DOMLO Center
1083 Broadway, Brooklyn
10p-4a live music; $22
nightout.com/events/next-top-messiah/tickets
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Arts on Site Performance Party
 
Arts on Site is a multidisciplinary arts event, curated by our team of professional artists. If you're interested in sharing your art, please reach out to us. BYOB.
 
12 St. Marks Place, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p performances; $10 suggested donation
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Counting Sheep Wrap Party
 
Join us in celebration of the NY run. Live performance by the Lemon Bucket Orkestra.
 
3LD
80 Greenwich Street, Manhattan
11p; $20
lemonbucket.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The 11th Annual Menorah Horah
 
The world's only Hanukkah Burlesque Show. Starring the Schlep Sisters, Minnie Tonka, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Fancy Feast, Cherry Pitz, Dangrrr Doll, Seedy Edie, Kismet Katie, Lil' Miss Lixx, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Evil Hate Monkey, and DJ Momotaro. Hosted by Bastard Keith. Our evening of music, laughs and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning on the beach all night long.
 
Drom
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
6p and 8:30p; $25
ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1580241
ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1580245
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Your Love, Our Musical
 
YLOM is an immersive, improvised musical experience in which comedians Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman select a couple out of their audience, interview them, and improvise a personalized musical about their love story. It's like Hamilton... if Hamilton was about meeting your BF on Bumble.
 
Caveat NYC
21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan
6:30p doors, 7p show; $15
21 and over
bit.ly/YL-Dec16
yourloveourmusical.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Dream Bird, Hatching the Egg
 
Please join artist Susan Stainman as she leads mindfulness meditations as part of her exhibition Dream Bird, Hatching the Egg. The exhibition draws connections between boredom as a necessary part of the creative process and Buddhist philosophy. Within the comfortable environment that she has created, each Saturday Stainman will lead an individual mindfulness practice as well as a relational practice. Come experience meditation in a different way. Susan Stainman has a decade-long Buddhist meditation practice and teaches through New York City.
 
A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn
12:30-1p; $free
Continues through December 16
susanstainman.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Who’s Megan
 
Is it a punk show?  Is a dance party? Is it a drag show? Who IS she? Starting with live sets before moving on to dancing and drag performances, the only thing Who’s Megan it isn’t is boring.
 
A full-scale multidiscipline event, Who’s Megan is the Brooklyn sequel to the weekly Manhattan party Where’s Judy. Rising drag stars Mini Horrorwitz (recently featured in Into’s feature on Brookyln Drag) and Angelica Sundae (Number 1 on Brokelyn’s best-dressed goths list) are reprising their roles as resident queens. Hosts Renee Glitch and Benjamin Strang are also returning, alongside DJ Jermaine Jagger.
 
New this incarnation is the addition of bands. Booked by members of the Bronze (Bushwick’s best punk house), the lineup is a portrait of where Brooklyn’s punk scene meets the queer world. Headlining are Stereogum darlings Human People, alongside Brooklyn punk veterans Desert Sharks and newbies Choked Up. The band Never rounds out the bill.
 
The Gateway
1272 Broadway, Brooklyn
8p upstairs, 9p shows; $10 until midnight, $free afterward
facebook.com/events/141454299844447/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Ambient Church
 
Please join us at a beautiful 131-year-old church in Bushwick to celebrate Winter Solstice and our Fall Season finale. On this date, we welcome musical icons Bill Laswell and Laraaji. Nearly 20 years ago, they released a beautiful album together called Sacrifice, and will reunite on this very special evening. Also performing will be NYC-based electro-acoustic experimentalist Ka Baird. The church's interior will be projection-mapped by Eric Epstein. Lighting and projections, womblike setting, burnt offerings, and kombucha bar.
 
Bushwick United Methodist Church
1139 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show;
J or M trains to Gates station
 
 
***** Also on sATURDAY *****
 
 
Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:
 
Re: Art Show is a never-ending, ever-changing art show housed within the former Pfizer building in BedStuy. For this iteration, artwork from over 20 artists will be for sale. All of the proceeds will be donated to Gays Against Guns, "an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry's chain of death -- investors, manufacturers, the NRA and politicians who block safer gun laws." This benefit has been organized by the artist Patrick McNabb. There will also be performances by Vincent Tiley and Bahareh Khoshooee.
 
630 Flushing Avenue, second floor, Brooklyn
6-10p; $free
reartshow]at]gmail.com
reart.show
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 XXXXX
 
 
Unsilent Night
 
A luminous soundscape played by the audience on boomboxes carried through city streets. Composed by Phil Kline.
 
Starts at Washington Square Park under the arch, Manhattan
6p sharp; $free
unsilentnight.com
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Procession
 
The lascivious danse macabre by DJs Cage and Hart, with fog, carefully chosen tracks, and ambiguously sado-masochistic projections. Dress code: none. However, gothic best is always encouraged and be prepared to be photographed. Two-year anniversary.
 
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
10p-4a; $free
21 and over
facebook.com/events/1956219411293514/
facebook.com/ProcessionNYC/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Star Wars Holiday Special
 
I will be hosting a screening of the oft-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special. Karaoke, also free, follows.
 
Tilt
248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Avenue station
8p; $free
703 772 2302
facebook.com/events/195758657653309/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Secret Speakeasy Sideshow
 
X-mas and Hanukah party. Come see live before you very eyes sideshow performers from Coney Island and more. In the spirit of a true Speakeasy anything can change. All eras of history some over 100 years old. See vintage 16mm short films of circus, animations, and vaudeville. With original, rare, short 16mm films from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Early 1900s and some 1800s Stereoviews and Mutoscope cards.
 
177 Prince Street, between Thompson and Sullivan Street, Manhattan
5p sharp; $16 to help the museum and performers
212 274 8757
eventbrite.com/e/sideshow-in-soho-speakeasy-sun-dec-17th-5pm-sharp-tickets-40917145283?ref=estw
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Bad Behavior
 
Calling all queers, queens, dykes, dandies, kittens, rad fae, nancy boys, soft butches, hard femmes, goddesses, and the rest of you wonder humans to the dance floor: tonight the house is yours. Fire up the filth, turn up the trash, and bring us your most glamorous garbage -- we want it all. Find desire, satisfaction, and disorientation on an endless dance floor frottage. With JD Samson and Sammy Jo bringing all the hottest of jams for you to groove to. Cancel the real world and welcome to the fantasy. that is Bad Behavior. A queer party.
 
House of Yes
2 Wycoff Avenue, Brooklyn
10p; $free
eventbrite.com/e/bad-behavior-holigay-party-tickets-39695040936
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Lights in the Heights Ride
 
Join us for a fun and leisurely ride to see the "miracle mile" of Christmas Lights and decorations in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. The spectacular displays draw 150,000 visitors a year who come from as far away as Japan. So come prepared with bicycle bells ringing to the tune of Jingle Bells.
 
Meet in Manhattan across from the bicycle entrance to the Manhattan Bridge
Northwest corner of Canal Street and Forsyth, Manhattan
4:30p; $free
 
Or meet at 3rd Street and Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
5:15p; $free
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 XXXXX
 
 
Free the Art
 
Artists BYO art, hang it, and then people can put their names next to the art they want and take it at the end for free. The goal is to erase the competitive elements of money deciding the value of art- as well as liberating the artist from equating monetary value to his or her artwork.
 
Guidelines: Humans can take one piece of art per person (You will put your name next to the piece and take it at the end of the event if there is more than one name we will blindly raffle it off-you can only put your name next to one piece of artwork.
 
The Living Gallery Outpost
246 East 4th Street, Manhattan
6-9p; $free
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
Talks Back (Pt. 2)
 
Talks Back is a screening program featuring video and performance-for-video works by women artists who have opted to move away from the limitations of gallery contexts and art world audiences and put themselves in conversation with television and cinema (and their audiences). Inspired by the possibilities offered by public access television, reality television, and virtual environments, these artists bring new meaning to films, television programming, and multi-user digital spaces by inserting themselves into existing media narratives that don’t often include their perspectives. Through remixing their bodies into found footage or literally getting onto reality television programs, these artists assert the need for the narratives of intersectional feminists in the mainstream media we consume every day. Artists in the program include Morehshin Allahyari, Ann Hirsch, Narcissister , Rachel Rampleman, Suzie Silver, Skawennati, and Angela Washko.
 
Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn
7:30p; $5
brownpapertickets.com/event/3182996
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 XXXXX
 
 
Unsinkable: My Heart Will Go On
 
Even after two decades, [year of blockbuster] blockbuster [name of blockbuster] remains indelibly etched into the collective consciousness. Originally released to breathless acclaim, 14 Oscar nominations, and 11 wins including Best Picture, and endlessly repeat theater visits by teenage viewers, the movie lingers in the memories of many, accompanied a deep-seated shame at knowing every note in "[title of canadian soundtrack pop hit]."
 
Join us on the 20th anniversary of [name of blockbuster]'s debut for a live reconstruction of [blockbusting director]’s unsinkable creation. With visual processing by Sleepy Peopl and an improvised score by Cyrus, [EVENT NAME] is a 30-minute voyage into the unknown, a wreckage that will go on and on.
 
Cyrus is Maggie Drew Brennan and members of Tar Of. Maggie is a city-based visual, audial dilettante. Tar Of play experimental pop and electronic textures, and recently discovered a shared past obsession with a certain cinematic experience.
 
Sleepy Peopl piece together live video projections from found and created materials and one of them has still never seen [film in question].
 
Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn
7:30p and 10p; $5
facebook.com/events/151523255484371/
brownpapertickets.com/event/3183002
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
X-mas Rock N Roll Bingo
 
Rock around the x-mas tree at Rock N Roll Bingo and with tons of prizes and free booze. Musical selections by Major Jack Celliers.
 
Pinks
242 East 10th Street and 1st Avenue, Manhattan
10p; $free
917 902 6809
rsvp]at]raygunpromotion.com
rocknrollbingo.nyc
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Fuck You Revue: Holiday Fucktacular
 
Your nuts have been cracked, your log has been yuled -- now what? Why not join a gorgeous, seasonally affected cast of New York's professional striptease artists as they ring in the holiday season with sacrilege, skin, and celebration! As always, The Fuck You Revue is brought to you by two hot, angry Jews: Zoe Ziegfeld and Fancy Feast.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson, Brooklyn
9p; $10
facebook.com/events/131454334197296/
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 XXXXX
 
 
DoublePlusGood Comedy
 
Every third Wednesday of the month you can hear some of the most talented comics perform long sets, that other shows don't give them the time to perform. DoublePlusGood Comedy is your chance to get to really watch comedians flex their muscles and hit their stride on stage, at Salzy, where you can get the finest crafts on tap and craft food on your table, and craft comedy in your face. With performers Aparna Nancherla, Sharron Paul, Jacqueline Novak, CW Headley, and live music. Produced and hosted by Ben Asher.
 
Salzy
506 5th Avenue, between 12th and 13th streets, Brooklyn
8-10:30p; $free
929 295 0347
doubleplusgood.eventbrite.com
benasher.net/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Bring Your Own Film
 
A monthly film/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. If you have a project you'd like to share, bring it. 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; $free
bringyourownfilm]at]gmail.com*
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 XXXXX
 
 
You Get a Spoon
 
Join comedian and host Chris Duffy for a night of NYC’s best performers sharing their work and the things they love. Each artist performs and then gives audience members a chance to win their favorite things. It's an Oprah-style audience giveaway. Every show, one lucky audience member receives a mixing spoon. This show features a reading by Joanna Rothkopf, data art and a talk by Mona Chalabi, and music by Anielle and Matthew.
 
Caveat
21A Clinton Street, Manhattan
7:30p; $12
caveat.nyc/event/chris-duffys-you-get-a-spoon-12-21-17/
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Rubulad Proudly Presents New Years’ Eve Icy Heat, December 31
* Gemini & Scorpio present Masked, December 31
* NYE at the Dreamhouse, December 31
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
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***** SPACES *****
 
 
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* Rooms for rent in a large space on upper west side. Two private rooms with private bathroom within a larger apartment. NYC native artist seeks one person for quiet, creative autonomous space with wood floors, three windows, two possible sleeping areas, interesting furniture, art, and lighting. Completely furnished and available immediately. Please include a bit about yourself when responding. Email linuscoraggio]at]verizon.net. newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sub/d/unusual-and-large-2-room/6388653498.html
 
 
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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.
 
 
***** Excitonium *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/12/13/excitonium/
 
"Ever since the term 'excitonium' was coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin, physicists have sought to demonstrate its existence. Kogar retrofit an EEL spectrometer with a goniometer, allowing the team to achieve the first-ever observation of the precursor to exciton condensation, a soft plasmon phase that emerges as it approaches its critical temperature of 190 Kelvin."
 
 
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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.
 
 
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Overhead in New York. 16-year-old while looking at the informational poster on methods of birth control:
 
-- "Man! I didn't know a ring could keep you from getting pregnant!"
 
 
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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: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Pochinko Clown
 
In this workshop, taught over two weekend, students explore how clowns manifest in their own body by working with paint, clay, costumes, and of course, the red nose.
 
Location in Brooklyn
January 6, 7, 13, 14, 10a-6p; $375
registration: donnaoblongata]at]gmail.com
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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.

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