nonsense: 9.22 to 9.28

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 9.22 to 9.28
Date: September 22nd 2017
Friday, September 22
* Unter City, Brooklyn
* Dreams Really Do Come True: Exhibition by Miss Expanding Universe, Long Island City
* Cartoon Carnival No. 59: Remembering Friends, Brooklyn
* Epicenter29: Utterly Sublime, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, September 23
* Four: Sci-Fi Drama, Brooklyn
* The Arts On Site Performance Party, Manhattan
* Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn
* Landmark Loews Movie Palace, Jersey City
* Mayday Starr Anniversary Bash, Brooklyn
* Schtick A Pole In It, Manhattan
* The Town and the City, Manhattan
* Great Gotham Challenge: After Dark, Manhattan
* Seventh Annual NYC Honey Fest, Queens
* Kingsland Wildflowers Festival, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, September 24
* The Bacchae
* Art After Hours: Official Bushwick Open Studios Closing Party, Brooklyn
* 1010 Residency Party, Brooklyn
* Alex Weston, Franky Rousseau and Dominic Mekky, and Arthur Hnatek, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, September 26
* 358 by Petridisch, the Use, Various Works by Skylelly, Brooklyn
* House of Sin, Manhattan
 
Wednesday, September 27
* Cirque Du Punk, Brooklyn
* Silent Barn Public Meeting No. 15: How to Fund DIY Creative Enterprises, Brooklyn
* Fake News: What I Stopped Believing, Manhattan
 
Thursday, September 28
* Miss Subways Extravaganza, Brooklyn
* Twiends at QED: A Place to Show and Tell, Queens
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
* Dungeons and Drag Kings, Brooklyn
 
Upcoming
* Huge section because we're taking two weeks off
 
Wishlist
* Sublets
 
Spectre
* Open Source Relief Efforts (cont.)
 
Overheard
* Clues
 
Learning
* Documentary Grantwriting
 
NOTE: For some navigation help, or an explanation for what this is all about, scroll all the way down to NONSENSE. You can donate to this project at nonsensenyc.com/special. Also: We make a lot of mikes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
XXXXX COVER ART XXXXX
 
 
The pie table
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 XXXXX
 
 
Unter City
 
A place to live a little better. Tired of being subsumed by the totalizing ideological stranglehold of capitalism? Sick of being churned through the meat-grinder of corporate real-estate?
 
Welcome 2 Unter City. Here, away from the brutalizing grasp of neoliberal and hetero-patriarchal social normativities, we have begun a communal life and leisure experiment where the goal is to co-cultivate a fog-filled space of autonomy, potentiality, and complete lifestyle transformation.
 
Unter City is a place where we focus on providing real, felt alternatives to the dominant mode of production through what we call "group communo-shamanistic ki-tharsis." On the margins of urban life, we've established a safe-haven 2 performatively transform your monotonous life of debt servitude into the sweaty good life of your queer communist utopian dreams. Unter City Board of Directors: Ansome, Nur Jaber, Juana, and Volvox
 
The Dreamhouse
1022 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
2a-noon; $?
fuckunter.com/mnb/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Dreams Really Do Come True: Exhibition by Miss Expanding Universe
 
Party with fog and animal masks. Performance by avant-garde dance troupe Health Mounds. Play is a radical form of protest. Miss Expanding Universe will be remembered as one of the most prolific, groundbreaking, heartbreaking, hilarious, surprising, and versatile artists of all time. Collaborators: neon cosmic friends J Triangular, Cayla Cayla Cayla Lockwood and Mikko Harvey, who was named after his cat.
 
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
7p party, 8p performance; $free
Please RSVP
facebook.com/events/812099545626523/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Cartoon Carnival No. 59: Remembering Friends
 
It's time to sit back and relax for another hefty batch of 16mm animated cartoons from the 1910s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the silver screen at Shoestring Press. At program No. 59, we will remember two friends and 'regulars' who have recently passed away: Vikki Abramowitz Apfelroth (1951-2017) and Richard Concepcion (1957-2017). To honor their memories, we will enjoy a selection of cartoons they would have enjoyed most: Betty Boop and Farmer Alfalfa for Vikki and puppet animation for Richard. Please come on out and cherish the friendships we've fostered over the films we love. Also: live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins for select silent-era shorts.
 
Shoestring Press
663 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
facebook.com/events/346126665833390/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Epicenter29: Utterly Sublime
 
Tis high time and tide for our 29th Epicentric ride, featuring a long awaited and greatly anticipated debut roughly a year overdue as we welcome the Greys to commander the full force of the almighty Tsunami Bass source. Accompanied by Chad Dubz as they kick off their North American tour in fine fashion with a proper Brooklyn bashing, only at the Tsunami Bass Brown Note. On the regional tip we have the pleasure of welcoming Bionica all the way from the left coast for her first public wrangle. She'll be joined at the helm by the return of Krook and Tsunami Bass live fusion on the local support tip.
 
Tsunami Bass Brown Note
419 Eldert Street, Brooklyn
10p-late; $18
18 and over
tinyurl.com/Epicenter29
bit.ly/2v2USUc
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 XXXXX
 
 
Four: Sci-Fi Drama
 
Four is a free Audio-Visual Experience created for Bushwick Open Studios by Anya Sapozhnika. Four positions light, sound, rigging, and video technicians as the only performers, as they tell the story through elaborate manipulations of the environment. The audience is part of the experience. You will be laying down for the duration of the show. Cuddling is encouraged. Please bring you own yoga mat; we will provide ones for those who don't have.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
4p, 6p, 8p; $free with RSVP
yesfour.eventbrite.com/?aff=Listings
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Arts On Site Performance Party
 
A multidisciplinary arts event curated by our team of professional artists.
 
12 St Marks Place, Manhattan
8p doors, 9p performances; $10 suggested donation, BYOB
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Bushwick Open Studios
 
Various spaces, Brooklyn
1-8P; $free
yesopenstudios.eventbrite.com/?aff=Listings
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Landmark Loews Movie Palace
 
Lilies of the Field starring Sidney Poitier, directed by Ralph Nelson, and Superman, starring Christopher Reeve, directed by Richard Donner. What’s the connection between these two films?  With all the terrible destruction from hurricanes in the news, we thought it would be reassuring to remember a couple of super men -- one, a super hero; the other, just a man who does something super.
 
And as the show goes on at the Loew’s this Saturday, so too will the Loew’s place in our collective social conscience:  a portion of the proceeds from both screenings will be donated to hurricane relief efforts. The circumstance of such a short lead time means we will screen these two titles digitally – both reported to be very good transfers.
 
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
6 and 8p; $?
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Mayday Starr Anniversary Bash
 
Starr Bar completes its first spin around the sun! And its sister project, Mayday Space just did too. Come celebrate many more years of diverse programming to enrich your mind, lighten your soul, and stomp your feet. Featuring: Live performance by Carolina Oliveros y La Nación; Mayday Drunk History; DJ Austin Lebrón; DJ Sabine Blaizin.
 
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Brooklyn
9p; $15 advance, $20 door, proceeds benefit Mayday Space
facebook.com/events/2140124366283482/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Schtick A Pole In It
 
New York's best and only pole dancing and comedy show. From producers and comics Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross, Schtick works like this: Comics and pole dancers alternate the stage to create a show that makes everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh? Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole? This month's theme is Stone Temple Pilots. STP. Core album. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents? Comics: Dan Goodman, JoAnna Ross. Dancers: Anna Grundstrom, Aggie Ng, JillAnne, Zoe Kantor, and Victoria Finehout-Vigil.
 
Drom
85 Avenue A, between 5th and 6th streets, Manhattan
8p, 7:30p doors; $20 advance, $25 cash door
212 777 1157
tinyurl.com/ycs2t2hl
facebook.com/schtickit
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Town and the City
 
New York is greatest city in the world but sometimes cool stuff happens elsewhere. Andre Medrano invites some of the best storytellers in New York to share true tales from beyond the five boroughs. Featuring Adam Wade, Amy Dixon, Alex Murray, and Andrea Jones-Rooy.
 
PIT Loft
154 West 29th Street, Manhattan
10:30p; $7
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Great Gotham Challenge: After Dark
 
Our flagship challenge is created and premiered only once per year for the public, composed of never-before-seen clues, locations, puzzles, and experiences. Competition is fierce as over 200 people participate in these hunts, scrambling against more than 50 other teams to be declared the winner.
 
Sleuths in teams of two to four are invited to test their wits in a battle of code-breaking, riddle-solving and of course, googling. Teams will be given a series of Gotham-based clues, the answer to each unlocking the next. The first team to complete the entire challenge and arrive at the ultimate destination will be awarded the grand prize.
 
Start at Columbus Circle, Mahhattan
Sunset; $80 for a team of four ($20 per person)
646 846 8426
gamemaker]at]greatgothamchallenge.com
info.ggc.nyc/flagship.php 
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Seventh Annual NYC Honey Fest
 
Wilk Apiary, Inc your friendly neighborhood beekeepers with dozens of honeybee hives in the borough of Queens is happy to announce that we will be partnering with Cracas Rockaway to bring Honey Fest back to Rockaway Park this year.
 
Beekeepers from near and far will bee on the famous boardwalk celebrating the seventh annual Honey Fest. The perfect way to celebrate the end of summer, this free, all-day bonanza of bees, beach, beers, and bites lines the Rockaways’ 106th Street Boardwalk with vendors and activities of all stripes: the Bee Marketplace (local beekeepers selling and sampling beehive wares), the beloved honey-tasting contest, kids’ arts and crafts, educational honey extraction demonstration, costume contest, and Darren Mays the NYC Bee Cop.
 
This year, we are especially excited to announce that we will be holding our first costume contest. The theme is Honey/Honeybees and we will award prizes to the best child(under 17) costume and the best adult(17 or over) costume. This is a family event and we ask that only G rated costumes be created and displayed.
 
Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at 106th Street, Queens
11a-6p; $free
nychoneyweek.com 
facebook.com/nychoneyfest
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Kingsland Wildflowers Festival
 
The festival will celebrate the second season of our green roof and community engagement space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Visitors will explore three flourishing green roofs that have been planted with a mix of indigenous grasses and wildflowers native to the New York landscape. The festival offers access for Brooklyn residents to learn about environmental initiatives led by community organizations while exploring green infrastructure dedicated to native plants and birds.
 
Activities include: tours of green roofs with wildlife and plant experts; interactive activities for kids and families; music, food, and beer from local breweries; partner community organizations discussing local conservation projects; and panoramic views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
 
Broadway Stages
520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn
G train to Greenpoint station
noon-4p; $free
info]at]kingslandwildflowers.com
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 XXXXX
 
 
Dysfunctional Theatre presents:
 
The Bacchae
 
When the world is mad, does embracing madness make you sane? Created as part of Dysfunctional Theatre's summer residency on Governors Island, the Bacchae is a freely adapted, feminist take on Euripides' tragedy. The performances are an immersive experience using the entire Collective House and incorporating song and dance. And blood and the tears of men.
 
House 8B, Nolan Park, Governors Island
2:30 and 4:30p; $free
Continues SUNDAY and September 30 and October 1
govisland.com/info/ferry
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Art After Hours: Official Bushwick Open Studios Closing Party
 
Get out of the studios and into the groove with House of Yes and Arts in Bushwick. Move your body, meet the artists, mix and mingle the colors of your pallet with aesthetically correct music from our resident DJs and native Bushwick special guests. Jams by HOY residents Ryan Clover and Fabi Jugo all night. Live painting, glitter station body art, interactive Installations, photobooth, performance magic, drink specials all night, and sweet sweet dancing. Lineup: Ryan Clover and Fabi Jugo.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
9p; $free
artafteryes.eventbrite.com/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
1010 Residency Party
 
An evening of art, talks, and hanging out to celebrate the culmination of the 2016-2017 1010 Residency. Everyone is welcome. With live performances, visual art, and readings by Allen K. Williams, Ambika Trasi, Ashley Maximillian, Emily Markert, Gemma Lopez, Kate Weigel, Miriam Grossman, Natalie Johnson, Rachel Resnik, Rita Zambori, Ruthie Nachmany, Tamar Nachmany, Kayt MacMaster, and Zalika Azim.
 
1010 Residency is an organization that runs artist residencies in New York City. Our mission is to bring people from different disciplines, backgrounds, and industries into the NYC arts community and facilitate the creation of ambitious projects.
 
Sey Coffee
18 Grattan Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p performances
facebook.com/events/267569727095094/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Susan Records presents:
 
Alex Weston, Franky Rousseau and Dominic Mekky, and Arthur Hnatek
 
Alex Weston will be presenting Flora, a score for a video installation premiered at the 2017 Venice Biennale, by filmmakers Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. Franky Rousseau and Dominic Mekky will be presenting excerpts from their 2015 music drama April. The concert version will be performed by two singers and a pre-recorded chamber ensemble. The story tells of a singer given the news that she is irreparably losing her hearing, and the complications that arise in her personal relationships. Arthur Hnatek will be performing a set of pieces for drumset and electronics, under the monkier SWIMS. Based in Berlin, Arthur is best known for his work with the Tigran Hamasyan Trio and the Erik Truffaz Quartet.
 
Caveat NYC
21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan
8-10p; $?
susanrecords.com
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 XXXXX
 
 
358 by Petridisch, the Use, Various Works by Skylelly
 
Screening of 358 by Petridisch and Various Works by Skyjelly and Sarah Jane Lapp with performances from the Use (solo) and Skyjelly.
 
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street (not ave)
Brooklyn
 
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street (not Avenue), Brooklyn
8-11p; $10
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
House of Sin
 
The Delancey's evening of decadent delights. Join us for our bi-weekly playhouse of drinks, dancing, and devilish burlesque by some of the city's greatest talent. The city air is hot with sin, but the Delancey stays nice and cool while we bring the heat only to the stage. What's your favorite fetish? Your succulent nightmares for the evening are Velvetina Taylor, Delysia LaChatte, Miscallaneous Dom Top, Apathy Angel, and stage kitten go-go darling Bella Vita. DJ Alex Von Nihil spinning on the decks all evening.
 
The Delancey
168 Delancey Street, Manhattan
9p; $free
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 XXXXX
 
 
Cirque Du Punk
 
At Cirque du Punk, the world of the underground punk scene comes alive for you to dance and explore. Brooklyn rockers Treads play a full set like it's 1980 on Bowery Street all over again. Surprises await as bartenders climb high in the air, dancers perform herculean feats of contortion and spurned girlfriends spin fire. Come dressed in your best dyes, Doc Martins, and denim for a unique evening of drinks, punk music, circus, and fire.
 
Lot 45
411 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
9p doors, 9:30p show; $20
Continues THURSDAY
e.sparxo.com/Cirque-du-Punk
facebook.com/events/509751296029848/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Silent Barn Public Meeting No. 15: How to Fund DIY Creative Enterprises
 
What are the best sources of funding for DIY Creative Enterprises? Ever since the housing bubble and the great recession of 2008, traditional means of funding start up businesses like bank loans have become more difficult to obtain and new modes of accessing capital like crowd-funding and micro-lending are more prevalent. Our panelists, who work at banks, crowd-funding and membership platforms, and are advisors to arts companies will take you through the whole funding process, discussing the increasing number of resources prospective DIY business owners have at their disposal to fund the start of their creative enterprises. Panelists will also address the steps prospective business owners can take to put themselves in the best possible position to access capital. Panel includes Siena Oristaglio, Molly Neuman, Joe Ahear, and Samira Rajan. After the panel, there will be a show featuri ng Dump Him, Worriers (solo), Harkin, and Espejos. Panel Moderated by Michael Lawrence.
 
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
7p doors, 7:30p prompt panel, $8-20
friends.better.space/event/108364/silent_barn_public_meeting_15_funding_diy_creative_enterprises
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Fake News: What I Stopped Believing
 
Each month, five women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, and her 60s or above. Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. We're a unique, intimate female literary salon that brings together women of all ages. Hosted by Georgia Clark.
 
Caveat
21A Clinton Street, Manhattan
7-10p; $?
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 XXXXX
 
 
Miss Subways Extravaganza
 
With a wink and a nod to the Miss Subways pageants held in NYC between 1941 and 1976, this event is a call to arms for advocates and lovers of the NYC underground. In a night of performances spanning the classy, the trashy, the weird, and the whimsical, contestants will demonstrate their love for their subway line of choice to a panel of local celebrity judges.
 
Are you this year’s Miss Subways?
Can your talents inspire Governor Cuomo to action? We’re looking for contestants who believe they should be the ambassador for the subway in its time of crisis. Despite the potentially “miss”-leading title, we welcome contestants of all gender identities.
 
Our judges panel features celebrities and civic heroes including Janeane Garofalo, Reverend Jen Miller, and NY1 reporter Roger Clark.
 
The City Reliquary Museum
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $17-20, all proceeds benefit The City Reliquary and the Riders Alliance
artful.ly/store/events/13129
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Twiends at QED: A Place to Show and Tell
 
A stand-up show that combines the two best things in the world: Twitter and friendship. Hosted by Scott Mirts, with performances by Abbi Crutchfield, Wanjiko Eke, Dewey Lovett, Irene Fagan Merrow, Mamoudou N'Diaye, and Brandon Scott Wolf.
 
QED: A Place to Show and Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue, Queens
7:30p; $7
qedastoria.com
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Force Majeure Vaudeville
 
Help celebrate the third anniversary of ridiculous fun and breathtaking skill on this little stage in Bushwick. Featuring Olivia Porter, Evil Hate Monkey, Kaila Mullady, Ariel Speedwagon, Albert Cadabra, Josh Thomas, Tanya Solomon, and Betsy Propane.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8:30p door, 9p show;
brownpapertickets.com/event/3088062
facebook.com/events/687760408086252/
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Dungeons and Drag Kings
 
A new monthly cabaret and trivia night produced by Anja Keister and Lee Valone. This evening will be a mix of kink demos, drag, burlesque, and trivia themed around nerdy and sexy topics. Trivia winners will receive themed prizes and free drinks.
 
Trivia hosted by Anja Keister. Performances by Lee Valone, Miscellaneous DomTop, and special guests from Vancouver Melody Mangler and April O'Peel.
 
Talon Bar
220 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p tickle fetish demo, 9p trivia and show; $10
21 and over
dnd928.eventbrite.com
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
NOTE: For the first time ever, and for all the best reasons, we're taking off the next two weeks. The following list includes the names and websites (when available) of events coming up in the following fortnight. Nonsense will be back on October 13.
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
* Roller Disco
* Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft, facebook.com/events/132476067389304/
* Rule Of 7x7: Fall Edition, brownpapertickets.com/event/3085064
* Makbet, continues through OCTOBER 8
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
* Rubulad Presents the Eye Ball
* The Miss Ogynistic Beauty Pageant, purplepass.com/index.php#161221/The_Duplex-The_Miss_Ogynistic_Beauty_Pageant-The_Duplex_Cabaret_Theatre-September-30-2017.html
* Spider Island Night at Brooklyn Game Lab, facebook.com/events/360613794372046/
* Awkward Sex, eventbrite.com/e/awkward-sex-and-the-city-tickets-37862203871
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1
* Eye To Eye: NYC's 2017, October 1
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
* Punderdome
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
* Horizons, October 6-8
* Ambient Church
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
* New York Theatre Organ Society Presents Organist Mark Herman, universe.com/events/mark-herman-in-concert-at-the-brooklyn-paramount-theatre-tickets-new-york-city-XRG260
* Pretty Sad White Girls Album Release Party, facebook.com/events/141079886490365/
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
* Honk NYC
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
* Little Cinema Presents Holy Mountain, October 11
* Honk NYC
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
* Golden Girls Bingo, https://qedastoria.com/products/golden-girls-bingo-2
* Honk NYC
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at]nonsensenyc.com. We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* I'm subletting my Bedstuy one-bedroom apartment for October and November. Fully furnished, lots of books, light and plants, great for couples, two balconies. $2000 with utilities included. joelkuennen]at]gmail.com.
 
* One soundproof shipping container band rehearsal/art studio/office/workshop available at Rubulad in Bushwick. Large and wonderful walled garden. On-site gallery, bathroom, kitchen, barbecue. Comes with wi-fi, window, A/C. Two hundred square feet for $700. Sharing OK. Convenient Bushwick location between the Morgan and Jefferson L stations. Opportunities to participate in shows and be a part of Brooklyn’s longest-running community art/event space. Available September 1. One month deposit plus reference. Must play nicely with others. Contact chris]at]spill.net
 
 
XXXXX SPECTRE PRIORITY XXXXX
 
 
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: spectrevision.net. The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact spectre.event.horizon.group]at] gmail.com.
 
 
***** Open Source Relief Efforts (cont.) *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/09/22/open-source-relief-efforts/
 
“The earthquake that hit central Mexico on September 19 summoned terrifying flashbacks of the massive tremor that shook the country’s capital 32 years ago to the day. In 1985, residents had to rely on one another for rescue as paralyzed authorities struggled to respond. Last week civilians again sprung into action as soon as the ground stopped shaking. Neighbors started collecting broken pieces of concrete in buckets; pedestrians took up the job of directing traffic. A raised hand is enough to silence the din of recovery work, a sign emergency workers use when they need to hear whether there’s life under the rubble."
 
 
XXXXX OVERHEARD XXXXX
 
 
Overheard is from Irene Pedruelo's Mi Niu York, a weekly newsletter for curious characters, treasure hunters, and eccentrics. You can sign up for her favorite stories, projects, artworks, and quotations at miniuyork.com.
 
People say amazing things when they think no one is listening. Overheard is about capturing these moments. We share one quotation each week that stuck with us. It's always unsolicited and unedited.
 
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]gmail.com.
 
 
*****
 
 
Overheard in Park Slope. September 2017. Dad to screaming 3-year-old:
 
-- "Some serious fake tears right there ..."
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Talking Heads, NYC Culture, and Fear of the Suburban Life
 
While many of us remember the beats, it’s easy to overlook insightfulness of their lyrics – much of the lyricism of the Talking Heads thrives on the urban environment of 1970s and early 80s NYC, a city verging on bankruptcy and decay, the post-Vietnam War era in the US, glorifying the inspiration in the grit while cautioning against the commodification of culture. And yet, there is often an uneasy relationship with commodity in the Talking Heads’ songs – our love/hate relationship with convenience, the necessity to understand yet a deep fear of the numbing suburbs, an unsettling critique of the government and the suits, Reaganomics dissected but never mentioned by name.
 
In 2013, David Byrne wrote a much-discussed article about how rising income inequality in cities like New York, is choking the artistic genius out of the city as well as our vibrant cultural scene, yet he says artists need the city and the city needs artists to thrive, and we all need NYC in better shape than it was in the late 1970s. In this Olio we will read, discuss, and analyze the urban sociological themes within a curated selection of Talking Heads songs.
 
Strand
828 Broadway, Manhattan
8p; $15
thinkolio.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Tie Dying
 
Explore the scientific aspects of tie dying and make your own pillowcase to take home.
We will explore different methods of folding, twisting and binding to create patterns on our dye-ables. We'll also learn about covalent bonds and how different colors relate to each other.
 
This class will take place outside in QED's backyard and inside if the weather is bad. Everyone will receive a pillowcase for dying, but feel free to bring along up to two additional 100 percent cotton items to work with as well. T-shirts work well, but do not bring beach towels or sweatshirts. Wear something you wouldn't mind getting dye splashed on, or bring an apron. Now let's get to dying.
 
QED
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
10a-noon; $20
qedastoria.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Intro to Improv
 
Come learn the basics of long form improvisation technique in this fun and laidback workshop. In this introductory class, we will focus on the principles of building two person scenes through the concept of "Yes, and". By the end of the workshop you'll be equipped with the tools and confidence to jump onstage and perform grounded, hilarious scenes at any jam or show. No experience necessary.
 
QED
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
11a-1p; $20
qedastoria.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Documentary Grantwriting
 
Secure the funding and support your project deserves. Familiarize yourself with the documentary funding landscape, including what top funders are looking for in a proposal, and how to find the funders whose objectives match your own. Leave this clinic with the writing skills necessary to feel confident to research and apply for grants. The seemingly arduous process of grant writing is also a perfect opportunity to master how best to describe and champion your film, its trajectory and audience. Spark the same creativity that drove you to make your film in the first place.
 
DCTV
87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
6:30-8:30p; $25 members, $50 workshop + membership
dctvny.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: THURSDAY *****
 
 
Cool Neighborhoods: Preparing New Yorkers for Rising Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effect
 
This discussion will share critical information with the Brownsville community on the heels of the Mayor’s Cool Neighborhoods NYC announcement and the City’s focus on solutions to address summer heat and climate change. Rising temperatures threatens the health and well-being of many New Yorkers and some communities disproportionately suffer the greatest burden, like Brownsville. In response, the City will be implementing different aspects of its Cool Neighborhoods NYC initiative in the coming years. This panel aims to get community members and local leaders involved in getting the word out and keeping our neighbors safe and healthy.
 
Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville
519 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn
6-7:45p; $free
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