nonsense: new year's eve edition

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: new year's eve edition
Date: December 29th 2017
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To a happy new year,
 
Jeff Stark and the Staff of Nonsense NYC
 
 
Friday, December 29
* PJs and DJs Party, Brooklyn
* Year-End Spaghetti Dinner, Manhattan
 
Saturday, December 30
* Fuck You The Party, Brooklyn
* Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque: Taking Out the Trash, Brooklyn
 
New Year's Eve
* Casino Planet: A Star Wars Inspired NYE Party, Manhattan
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Icy Heat, Brooklyn
* The Spectrum Dreamhouse Annual New Years, Queens
* Masked, Brooklyn
* Mafia Million$: A Nye Party Game Adventure, Brooklyn
* Planetarium New Year's Eve, Queens
* Time’s Up New Years Eve Bike Ride and After-Party, Manhattan
* Future Positive New Year’s Eve Dance Party, Manhattan
* NYE Rave Cave, Brooklyn
* Absrdst and Babycastles' New Year's Eve Party 2018, Manhattan
* Footlight NYE Gatsby Party, Queens
* Eat Your Heart Out Sing-Along, Brooklyn
* Flattopps New Years Eve Deep Dive, Queens
* A Funhouse Philosophers Special Event, Brooklyn
* New Year's at Secret Loft, Manhattan
* Cypher League Presents A Holiday Gathering, Brooklyn
* The All-Starr New Year’s Eve Bash: Resolution Tingz, Brooklyn
* Starvue NYE 2018, Brooklyn
* Alle Maskiert: An Operetta Extravaganza for Puerto Rico, Brooklyn
 
Monday, New Year's Day
* New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge, Brooklyn
* Datrium, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, January 2
* Always First Demolition, Manhattan
 
Thursday, January 4
* Town and the City, Manhattan
* Real/Fake Science Fourth Edition, Manhattan
* Very Bauhaus and Pierrot Assassin of His A Wife, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* A wheelchair for dogs
 
Learning
* Pochinko Clown
 
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XXXXX COVER ART XXXXX
 
 
Hammerhead shark in a jar
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 XXXXX
 
 
The Skint presents:
 
PJs and DJs Party
 
The post-holiday blahs are real. But instead of staying in and sleeping through the last few precious days of 2017, we’ve got a better idea: why not dance them off? Don’t worry, you won’t even have to get out of your pajamas. The third annual PJs 'N DJs Party is your chance to dance in fashionable flannel sets, oversized t-shirts, silk robes, or even one those fleece onesies with the animal heads. Whatever you wear to bed is fair game (just wear *something,* all you nekkid sleepers). DJs Brian Blackout and Doctor Mister (picked by Time Out New York as two of NYC’s best nightlife DJs) will be keeping your circadian rhythm in time with dreamy indie rock and electropop all night.
 
Hungry for more? Get your sugar high at our free, all-you-can-eat cereal bar. So hit the snooze button on your New Year's resolutions and set your alarms for December 29 at 10p to come out to Littlefield and party one last time before 2018. You can always sleep next year.
 
Littlefield
635 Sackett Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues, Brooklyn
10p; $5
littlefieldnyc.com/event/1606900
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Year-End Spaghetti Dinner
 
Join Great Small Works in accepting Laura Flanders' challenge to design a logo for a Shared Power Index. With two new cantastorias from Boxcutter Cabaret. New episodes of Trumpuppetry by Stephen Kaplin and the Storm by Jessica Santos and Leo March. And we will practice spreading power by dancing together. Plus Aeilushi Mistry will teach the Divada (Lamp) Dance from Gujarat, India, Afro-Dominican and Afro-Puerto Rican roots drum and dance by the all-women's drumming troupe, Legacy Women, and Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn, end of the year klezmer dance party.
 
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square, Manhattan
7:30p spaghetti, 8p performances; $15 sliding scale
facebook.com/events/159177504812576/
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 XXXXX
 
 
Fuck You The Party
 
What's there to explain? Just ... fuck you. Featuring activities. Human Wrecking Ball, Beta-test Life-sized Rock'em Sock'em Robots, Shoot the Rat, and the Hobo Roadshow. Music by the New York Fowl Harmonic, DJ Snicklefritz, and DJ Duct Tape. Think you know how to Fuck You? Compete onstage in the Fuck-off for an object. Including: FuckYouOke. You totally know the lyrics to all the songs. No dicks or douches. Assholes tolerated. 29 hours. Brought to you by Rat Trap, 618 Design, Acavallo, Recombust, Diirbyinc.
 
Rat Trap
506 Smith Street, Brooklyn
8p-1a New Year's Day; $13
brownpapertickets.com/event/3215561
facebook.com/events/222122301663001/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque: Taking Out the Trash
 
New Year’s Eve is a night we spend looking forward, imagining the future in a glow of welcoming candlelight, with hope in your heart and champagne in your glass. But New Year’s Eve *Eve* is something else entirely.
 
New Year’s Eve Eve is about looking back, remembering what was in the heat of a dumpster fire, with knots in your stomach and cheap whiskey in your flask. Before you ring in the joy of a new year, wring out flop sweat of the old. Join Rhinestone Gorilla as we look back in anger at the year that was, work through our anxiety about what’s to come, and say goodbye and fuck you to 2017. 
 
Hosted by Lucida Sans with performances by Angelique A'LaMode, Kinky Demure, Avian Rush, Fem Appeal, Cherry Delight, Fancy Feast, Tiger Bay, Nocturnal Ambitions, and live music by the Leisurely Wieners.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p show; $10-20 suggested donation
facebook.com/events/136871190295201/
 
 
XXXXX NEW YEAR'S EVE XXXXX
 
 
Casino Planet: A Star Wars Inspired NYE Party
 
Casino Planet is a place where exotic aliens and affluent galactic high-rollers are daring enough risk everything to increase their fortunes. On one fateful holiday evening you will explore an interactive role-play realm of deception and danger in an intimate cosmic casino. While trying to make your millions you will also have a mission to find the Codebreaker! Casino Planet is partially inspired by the the new Star Wars film. Guests will take on an original character role, be cast onto a secret galactic team, and will enjoy the holiday festivities while entering a deeper story. The event is hosted by social adventure designers The Game Theatre. Beginners welcome, formal attire and costumes encouraged, gaming uses fake currency only, all content is original Game Theatre material. 
 
Felice
15 Gold Street, Manhattan
8:30p doors, $70
thegametheatre.com/nonsensenye2018
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Rubulad Proudly Presents Icy Heat
 
Good for what ails ya! Live music by Preachermann and the Revival, Funkrust Brass Band, Les Sans Culottes, and Killin H8 (in support of their anti-plastic video we offer a beverage discount to those who bring their own reusable cup), and your magic MC Tanya Solomon. DJs Porkchop and Reaganomics. Plus projections by the Sperm Whale NYC, G.Scopitronic's Non-Stop Futurist Film Fest, Myke Flaherty’s Astrophysical Art Hole, and Midnight Champagne Bunny Toast. Dress hot and cool. Happy New Year from your Rubulad.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $20 advance, before 10p, or way late, $30 otherwise
rubulad]at]outlook.com
facebook.com/events/133770240634762/
bit.ly/icyheat
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
The Spectrum Dreamhouse Annual New Years Eve Is Back
 
2017 has seen us through some rough spots/ but we are still holding on. Let's kiss it goodbye. We are ready for 2018. We started this event off as a living room in 2012, and it grew and grew and grew. We are so lucky to have you in our life. We are here for (and because of) you. Welcome back to our larger living room. DJs: Leif, Amber Valentine, LSDXOXO, JT Almon, and Quest?onmarc. Live: K rizz. Hosted by Domonique Echevarria, Gage of the Boone, Avory Agony, Raul De Nieves, Danny Taylor, Gio Mjavanadze, and Linux.
 
This event is the largest party of our year that goes to supporting/ sustaining The Dreamhouse/ Spectrum.  Once again we would like to remind you that our space is a Resource for you and the LGBTQ creative community to use on a donation basis. Please do not hesitate to inquire about using the space, to: rehearse; shot film/ video/ photo; build things that are too big for your space; for discussions/ workshops/ skillshares ETC:
 
The Dreamhouse
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
10p; $10 before 11:30p, $20 11:30-3:30a, $25 after 3:30a
21 and over
facebook.com/events/922994567852566/
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio present:
 
Masked
 
2017 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2018. A hedonistic Masquerade to activate all your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, and many kisses. Let's start and end the party right: free champagne 9-10p and 3-4a.
 
Music by DJ Ceremony and Reaganomics, two masters of dance floor surprises. 2018 passion predictions with tarot mistress extraordinaire Marcy Currier. Strict formal or lingerie dress code. Masks required (some will available for sale, if you don't BYO). Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming. This is not a play party. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way. Please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects.
 
Gemini and Scorpio Loft,
RSVP for address, Gowanus, Brooklyn
9p-4a; $40-60, $30 after 12:30, including afterparty with breakfast (see next listing)
21 with ID
masked.brownpapertickets.com
facebook.com/events/1851480735182776/
facebook.com/events/165950324004966
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Mafia Million$: A Nye Party Game Adventure
 
You will be cast into rival mafia families with a mission: uncover who murdered the Don and identify the traitors in your family team. Through a series of interactive experiences you can either choose to lead your team to prominence as the Top Family or secretly betray them to become a new Godfather. Guests are given a thematic role and will collectively create an original, shared story through the decisions they make. This Mega Party Game is hosted by the Game Theatre, who meld role-play, social gaming, and interactive theater to create new experiences. Beginners welcome, formal attire encouraged. Unlimited specialty pizza dinner provided in a private bar setting.
 
Da Nonna Rosa
140 7th Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors; $50 advance tickets only, no door
thegametheatre.com/tickets/newyearseve2018
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Planetarium New Year's Eve
 
Planetarium is an immersive hi-fi listening session on a very nice custom made sound system. We're doing a special edition for New Year's Eve with no countdown and no expectation, just continuous music played for five and a half hours. The resident DJs are Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin from Mister Sunday and Mister Saturday Night. Douglas Sherman from The Loft and Joy join them tonight. The music ranges from new classical, electronic music and pre-war blues to new age, ambient, psychedelic rock, jazz, and field recordings.
 
We have yoga blankets and a few couches in-house, but you can bring your own blankets, sleeping bags, pillows and whatever else you need to get comfortable. Dinner is included in your reservation (there'll be a buffet from 7 to 8:30p), and there's a full cash bar. At 12:30aa, we'll open the doors to Mister New Year's Eve, bringing the music up for a full party that goes until 6a. If you have a Planetarium ticket, you can stick around for the party.
 
Indoors at Nowadays
56-06 Cooper Avenue between Wyckoff and Irving, Ridgewood, Queens
7:30p-12:30a; $75, includes dinner
residentadvisor.net/events/1044762
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Time’s Up New Years Eve Bike Ride and After-Party
 
This year the bike ride is reversing direction. It is going downtown instead of uptown, ending up at an indoor dance party. Both rides will end up at Time's Up's Musical After-Party at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space in the legendary C-Squat. After-party will include free valet bike parking.
 
Meet at the Plaza Hotel
59th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan
9:30p; $free
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Future Positive New Year’s Eve Dance Party
 
This Future Positive New Year's celebration is brought to you by two amazing all-volunteer non-profit groups that have been partnering for five years. The Museum is celebrating its 5th anniversary, and Time's Up, which has made so many sustainable positive changes in NYC, is celebrating its 30th year. Slide shows by East Village activist/artists including Fly. DJs spinning 80s dance music and live punk bands so you can jump off the stage to the new year in style. So put on your best dancing shoes and join us for this
 
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C, Manhattan
10p-1a; $?
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
NYE Rave Cave
 
We hope that you had a marvelous Christmas, filled with alcohol-fueled family bonding, R&R, and domesticated animals licking your gorgeous face. If your holidays sucked, we sincerely apologize, and have just the remedy you need to enter the new year feeling fresh and recharged (suicidally hungover).
 
By this point, you've heard about our New Year's Eve party. You know that we're teaming up with Resolute & MeanRed to build it. You know that it's in a cavernous, multi-dimensional space that is brand new to us. You know we'll have phenomenal djs playing phenomenal music on a rad sound system.
 
You probably haven't heard about our new lineup additions, or that in the past week, this little party has developed into a full-blown rave cave. We know there are lots of New Years parties, and some of them will be great, some of them will be not so great. If you're not sure which ones will be which, we're making it really simple... Come to RINSED.
 
Featuring DJ Sprinkles, Parris Mitchell, Francis Harris, Rinsed, Sean Glass, Devon James and Max Sprauer, Elle Dee and Kellam Matthews, and BLT.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
9p; $50
facebook.com/events/310226146144134/
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Absrdst and Babycastles' New Year's Eve Party 2018
 
Bury 2017 in the deepest chasm we can blast out this New Year's Eve with music and games. Music: ABSRDST, moistbreezy, Skinny McToothpick, and Business Pastel. Games include a preview of Babycastles' MAGFest 2018 arcade Electroconcierge.
 
Babycastles
145 West 14th Street, Manhattan
8p doors; $8-15
facebook.com/events/301593093678459/
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Footlight NYE Gatsby Party
 
Too much of anything is bad. Too much champagne is just right. Come in your vintage finest and kick off 2017 like prohibition just ended. Who knows? Maybe the apocalypse really is upon us, our president is a flaming pile of poorly tailored suits and yellow American cheese.
 
Suits/ties/flapper dresses and other roaring 20s themed attire encouraged. All that glitters is not gold, but the Footlight will be full of glitter and gold all night. Live jazz in the back room. Dancing is now encouraged. Free champagne toast at midnight.
 
The Footlight Bar
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
L train to Dekalb station, M train to Seneca station
7p-2a; $free
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Eat Your Heart Out Sing-Along
 
Sing with us at the Luncheonette on New Year's Eve. Sorry for the last-minuteness.  We have so many things on our mind. One thing we know for sure: singing with friends is good times. Hanging out at the Sunview is good times.  If we do both these things at once, who knows what the resulting forcefield of good times will create. Maybe you will fall in love.  Maybe you will find an answer of some sort. Maybe you will start out feeling blah and leave feeling good. Anything is possible.
 
Join us for camaraderie, booze, and song. There may be a secret ritual. If there is a something you would particularly like to sing, let me know. If you play an instrument, bring one. Champagne, champagne-like beverages, and other things to drink are also especially welcome.
 
This is another opportunity to hold hands and look into each other's eyes, and sincerely tell each other it will all probably be fine.
 
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
8p-2a; $donation
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Flattopps New Years Eve Deep Dive
 
The greatest night of our lives, no cover. Featuring dance music through the ages, courtesy of Future Punx DJs, Howlin' Al King, Chuck E. Mendez, and Nick Spaceman. Facepainting station, glam/glitter/gloom; dance contest (with prizes); free tequila-soaked gummy bears and ice-luge shots to the face; munchies and other specialty space-good; free fresh fruit all night, bowls of Cap'n Crunch at 4a; fogfogfogfogfogfogsweatsweatsweatsweat; and fun times.
 
Flattopps
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
5-9p dinner, 9p-4a party; $free
flattoppsnyc]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/1666588703373099/
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
A Funhouse Philosophers Special Event
 
Ring in the New Year with Coney Island USA, your Not For Profit Arts Organization at the Beach/
 
With New Year's Eve In Heaven: The Killing of 2017, A Performance Art Collaboration by Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser and Dick D. Zigun, Comedy by Zero Boy and Music by Velvet Crayon, Hike to Parachute Jump For Midnight Ball Drop, and Coney Island Circus Sideshow Fire Spectacular featuring Jellyboy The Clown, Velvet Crayon, Helious and Sol de Lola, and Alexander Spitfire and Nikki Talis.
 
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors; $40 advance, $50 door
shop.coneyisland.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=8147
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
New Year's at Secret Loft
 
Ring in the New Year with an intimate, magical party with aerialists, live music, free food and champagne, dancing and DJs. Semi-formal attire, classy live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and a live broadcast of the ball drop. Midnight: Complimentary champagne toast. Broadcast ball drop on the projector. Aerialist human ball drop IRL. Insane balloon drop all up in this loft. After the ball drops, swap into your most outrageous outfit to enjoy aerial circus acts, DJ sets, and dancing until the sun comes up. Live music: World music and afrobeat by Super Yamba Band. Hip-hop by Cipherella and David Bradshaw. DJs: Remniqe and Sy Boccari. Aerialists: Ariel Iasevoli and Erin Duffee.
 
Secret Loft
RSVP for address, Manhattan
L train to 6th Avenue station
9p; $40
facebook.com/events/138051043515347
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Cypher League Presents A Holiday Gathering
 
NYE at Silent Barn. Music from Deem Spencer, MADWIZ, and Dwells. Hosted by Dickbyair and Richard Bryan.
 
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $8 advance, $10-20
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
The All-Starr New Year’s Eve Bash: Resolution Tingz
 
Join the Starr Bar and Mayday Space crews for a night of dance, dance, and more dance. Hosted by the sin vergüenza herself, Jay Boogie, the night starts off with dance performances by the Banji Twerk team. They’ll lead us on the dance floor as iBomba’s DJ Ushka takes the stage, along with Africa Noir’s Selecta K7 and Que Bajo’s Geko Jones. Soca, dancehall, afro house and latin vibes make this a global holiday party not to be missed. We're excited to put the lid on 2017 and pop the cork on a new year. Free champagne and surprises.
 
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Brooklyn
9p; $early tickets are sold out, but say you saw this on the Nonsense list, and you can still get in for $20, VIP tickets also available for $50 and include your own table for the night with table service, bottles of champagne and treats
bit.ly/2BO74Ye
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S EVE *****
 
 
Starvue NYE 2018
 
Our annual New Year's Eve celebration specially designed to bring you the best NYE experience with no hassle and no drama. Bring in 2018 with Jesse Mann and CecilB on the decks all night, serving up disco, funk and house.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $15 advance, $20 door
eventbrite.com/e/starvue-nye-2018-tickets-41216857731
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Alle Maskiert: An Operetta Extravaganza for Puerto Rico
 
Featuring a cast of internationally acclaimed singers from the worlds of opera and musical theater, with beloved music by Johann Strauss, Romberg, Bernstein, Herbert, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more. All proceeds will benefit Direct Relief in their Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. Featuring sopranos Chelsea Feltman and Anna Niedbala, tenor Jean-Ronald LaFond, baritone Andrew O’Shanick, and pianist Brandon Eldredge.
 
Union Church of Bay Ridge
7915 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn
4p; $18, students and seniors $9
 
 
XXXXX NEW YEAR'S DAY XXXXX
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio present:
 
New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge
 
Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. We'll keep the sexy beats going from late night into daylight. Snacks and continental breakfast will be available throughout; hot breakfast served at 7a. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee -- virgin or spiked. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too.
 
You're welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, and anything else that makes you feel cozy. Dress code: either your disheveled New Year's finery or sexy lingerie and lounge wear. Yes, you can always change here.
 
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Gowanus, Brooklyn
4a-10a; $20 with continental breakfast, $35 with hot breakfast, or as a courtesy, your afterparty ticket includes late access to the Gemini and Scorpio event Masked for $30 combo
21 and over
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
sleepover.brownpapertickets.com/
facebook.com/events/165950324004966
 
 
***** Also on NEW YEAR'S DAY *****
 
 
The Get Down and HOY present:
 
Datrium
 
An immersive revolution of art, mind, music, and movement. With Tasha Blank and Desert Dwellers. NYC's conscious and artistic communities are taking over the first day of 2018 to co-create a revolutionary event that redefines how we collaborate, communicate, connect, and express.
 
We will generate an immersive, participatory environment that weaves together live music, performance, DJ's, yoga, embodiment, lecture, kechak (monkey chant), poetry, dance, circus, visuals, and live installation set in the theme of metamorphosis. Meticulously curated with room for highly spontaneous magic, this is a place where immersive theater meets party, Circus arts meets TEDx, dance meets intellect, and art meets science.
 
We will explore how biology has mutated and evolved through time with the help of short talks that give way to illustrative performance and visual experience, in the midst of the felt experience of transformation through sound, movement, rhythm, and interpersonal connection. Expect live drums, horns, vocals, MC's, live art, special guests and surprise performances.
 
Music by Tasha Blank, Desert Dwellers, AJ Nocito, Swanson McJohnson, Akil Apollo Davis, Miguel Santamaria, Kevin Nathaniel, and Jonathan Bregman. Performances by Paradox Pollack, Francoise Voranger, the Get Down Crew, Dizzy SenZe, Blake the Skorp/Blyss, Akil Apollo Davis, Happy Accident, and KaTo Watz. Minds blown by Daniel Pinchbeck, Jimi Mathers, and Raven Cruz. Visuals by Niko Sluzki. Sound healing, massage, and tarot.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
1p yoga with Elena Brower, 2p experience begins; $40
thegetdownnyc.com
facebook.com/events/191581981405764/
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, JANUARY 2 XXXXX
 
 
Always First Demolition
 
Always First Demolition, a group show curated by Vanessa Kowalski, will open with performance by Lizzy Gabay. The exhibition is comprised of works and gestures from female-identifying artists whose practices span installation, video, performance, sculpture, and creative writing. Contributions have emerged from many corners of the globe to question what it means to persist in the pursuit of the seemingly impossible in a world that continues to build us apart.
 
Artists include Amy Beecher, Sanna Helena Berger, Andrea Coyotzi Borja, Lizzy Gabay, Anna Jensen, Delaney Lee, Kelly Macario, Allison Macdonald, Andrea McGinty, Maya Meissner, Valeria Nekhaeva, Yumiko Ono, Lainey Racah, Elham Rahmati, Molly Rapp, Lauren Stroh, Vanessa Thill, Michelle Hernandez Vega, and Suzanna Zak. Tonight's opening includes a screening by filmmaker Sofia Theodore-Pierce and friends.
 
Dispersed Holdings
134 Bowery 3S, Manhattan
7p; $free
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 XXXXX
 
 
Town and the City
 
Storytelling show. New York is the greatest city in the world, but sometimes cool stuff happens elsewhere too! Some of the best storytellers in the city come together to share true tales from beyond the five boroughs. Featuring: Ali Levin, Big Nick, Claudine Ullman, Jake Hart, and Mary Cait Kelly. Hosted by Andre Medrano.
 
The PIT
123 East 24th Street, Manhattan
8:30p; $8
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Real/Fake Science Fourth Edition
 
Gather together in the lovely Caveat, a bar appropriately decorated with artifacts and books from all corners of the academic world, and prepare to be regaled with tales of real and fake science, recounted by knowledgeable presenters hailing from a range of scientific disciplines. Participants at the event will have the chance to compete for the distinction of "Most Discerning," as well as exciting stickers and prizes. Be prepared to stow your smartphones and listen closely. Come join us in testing your own scientific radar.
 
Caveat
21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan
7p; $25
21 and over
caveat.nyc/event/real-fake-science/
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Very Bauhaus and Pierrot Assassin of His A Wife
 
This illustrious evening will begin with Gina Murdock's short performance piece: Pierrot Assassin of His A Wife. Accompanied by Matt Dallow and his magickal theremin. Followed by: Very Bauhaus: Is it a film or a play?
 
Very Bauhaus is an Expanded Cinema Theatrical Dance piece, inspired by the Triadic Ballet by Oskar Schlemmer of the School of Bauhaus. Very Bauhaus experiments with 16mm film intertwined with dance, large abstract costumes & mimes. That of which a mime can only express through their face, a shape can only express through movement. The idea is to express emotion into it’s purest forms, without dialogue. The Expanded Cinema element of this performance is a first-time attempt at a triple-projection shot on a Bolex, edited on a Steenbeck and projected on 16mm film. Directed by Julie Orlick.
 
The Glove
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
7:30p door, 8p show; $10 suggested
facebook.com/theglovebk/
facebook.com/events/220297881845399/
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
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XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
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***** ARTY STUFF *****
 
 
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***** SPACES *****
 
 
* Storage! I have a Manhattan Mini Storage voucher for $1200 worth of storage, which the locations make less useful to me than i would like. I'm looking for someone to sell or barter it to -- ideally another craftsperson or artist, but entirely open to other folks. Make me an offer. magpierosza]at]yahoo.com
 
* 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.
 
 
***** Anomalous Aerial Vehicles *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/12/17/anomalous-aerial-vehicles/
 
"Just before leaving his Defense Department job two months ago, intelligence officer Luis Elizondo quietly arranged to secure the release of three of the most unusual videos in the Pentagon’s secret vaults: raw footage from encounters between fighter jets and “anomalous aerial vehicles” — military jargon for UFOs. The program operated jointly out of the Pentagon and, at least for a time, an underground complex in Las Vegas managed by Bigelow Aerospace."
 
 
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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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Overheard in New York. Man in mid-20s on the 4 train in Brooklyn:
 
-- "That’s why I can’t have a daughter. Because I’ll always be wanting to cut her hair and style her hair and I’ll always just be analyzing it."
 
 
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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.
 
NOTE: Nonsense needs a new editor to replace the irreplaceable Juliana Driever in our Learning section. The weekly work is menial and nearly thankless. It's also unpaid. But our Learning section is a vital part of Nonsense, and your work will help learners find places to learn, and, most importantly, support all kinds of independent educational opportunities in New York. If combing through emails about self defense classes and compost sounds like good fun, please send us a note. Please be willing to commit for a year. Contact: jstark]at]nonsensensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Explorations in Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation
 
The Icarus Project NYC is a local chapter of theicarusproject.net, a radical mental health a support network and media project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness. We envision a new culture that allows the space and freedom for exploring different states of being, and recognizes that breakdown can be the entrance to breakthrough. We aim to create a language that is so vast and rich that it expresses the infinite diversity of human experiences. Our monthly workshops explore these themes through peer-based discussion, guest presentations, art, forum theater and more.
 
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-9:30p; $free
bluestockings.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 TBA
January 6, 7, 13, 14, 10a-6p; $375
registration: donnaoblongata]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Radical Futures Free School
 
As we look towards the future, we draw on diverse lineages to "build a new world in the shell of the old" (Industrial Workers of the World), and to create "a world in which many worlds fit" (Zapatistas). As movements "with a future of warriors and growing fire / but with tenderness also" (Audre Lorde), we have to think beyond modes of reactive defense to expand our political imagination and make space for caregiving. Collectively, our movements and strategies can carry us from concrete present goals to a fully liberated future.
 
Mayday Space
176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn
January 13, noon-7p; $free
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Deep House Yoga
 
Yoga, loosely translated from its Sanskrit root -- means "union" or "integration" -- the bringing together of a sound mind and spirit within a sound body. Riding at the forefront of the new health-conscious clubbing movement, DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga is a union of not just the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today’s underground dance music. It brings together the mental and physical benefits of yoga with the spiritual connection we feel to the music we love.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
January 13, noon-1p; $20
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Painting With Microbes
 
Microbes provide the cornerstone of much biotechnology, but can you also consider them beautiful? Join Genspace to participate in a hands-on activity designed to highlight the wonders of the microbial world! In this hands-on event, you'll learn how microbes can be engineered to produce eye-pleasing images and novel materials. Genspace will provide colorful or fluorescent microbes that you can paint on your own agar "canvas."
 
Genspace
140 32nd Street, suite 108, Brooklyn
January 14, 11a-2p; $15
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Composting
 
Learn how to recycle food scraps at home, in the community or with DSNY Organics Collection.
 
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Harding Lab, Bronx
January 17, 6-7:30p; $free
RSVP
docs.google.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."

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