nonsensenyc: 7.29 to 8.4

 
From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 7.29 to 8.4
Date: July 29th 2016
Friday, July 29
* Broken City: Wall Street, Manhattan
* Artifacts and After Effects Closing Party, Manhattan
* Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party, Brooklyn
* The Secret Loft Show: A Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn
* Ghost Quartet, Brooklyn
* Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night Rooftop Farm Screening Party, Long Island City
* Title: Point's Salon, Manhattan
* Exotic Erotic, Brooklyn
* Dr Wilkes World of Wonders, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, July 30
* Dances of Vice: Disco Fight Club, Manhattan
* Intimate Screening of The Greatest Film Ever Made, Manhattan
* Outdoor Show, Brooklyn
* Discotechnique, Brooklyn
* Sorcellerie Madonna Noir, Brooklyn
* NYC Deep, Brooklyn
* The Greatest Hits Party, Brooklyn
* Bash at the Sloodge, Brooklyn
* Break the Branch, Brooklyn
* Pete's Mini Zine Fest, Brooklyn
* Night of Fire
* Great Gotham Challenge MMXVI, Manhattan
* Date My Best Friend Speed Dating Event, Manhattan
* Pipornot: Insects and Emergence, Manhattan
* Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings, Brooklyn
* New York City Poetry Festival
 
Sunday, July 31
* Taylor Swift Jukebox Musical: A Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience, Brooklyn
* Tortura, Brooklyn
* Cat Planet Kitty Pool: Summer Fun and Screening Series, Brooklyn
* Red Balloon Aerial Art Showcase, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, August 2
* Little Cinema Presents: Man on the Moon, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, August 3
* Brooklyn Loft Party: Summer Under the Stars, Brooklyn
* The Glove, Brooklyn
* Ghost Card, Manhattan
 
Thursday, August 4
* Warper Party, Manhattan
 
Wishlist
* Nothing this week
 
Spectre
* Cybertonia
 
Overheard
* Cake
 
Learning
* Film Processing with Coffee and Beer
 
Hands
* Loew's Movie Palace
 
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 mistakes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
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Deer in the water off Huckleberry Island.
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JULY 29 XXXXX
 
 
Broken City: Wall Street
 
I am interested in listing a project I am producing in your email. I think your readers will be very interested. The project is a site-specific immersive theater event happening right now on the streets of the financial district.
 
The event takes place three times a night, for only nine audience members who are broken up across three separate plays that occur simultaneously and intersect in exciting and surprising ways. We just opened and run through August 1.
 
The producing company PopUpTheatrics are innovators and award-winners in the realm of immersive theater. SDC, made up of the physically disabled Isolte Avila and the hearing impaired David Bower are international artists acclaimed for performances that blend theater, dance, and sign language. In addition we have an amazing ensemble company of 39 artists.
 
Various sites in the financial district; start at Fianacier Patisserie
35 Cedar Street, Manhattan
5, 6, 7p; $25, or $15 with code NONSENSE
Continues three shows a night through SUNDAY
917 685 4961
popuptheatrics]at]gmail.com
popuptheatrics.com
eventbrite.com/e/broken-city-wall-street-tickets-24967990933
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Artifacts and After Effects Closing Party
 
The mini-retrospective includes works ranging from drawings and paintings, to video documentation, to interactive installations. With Go Push Pops and Undakova, B.E.A.T. NYC, Sixth Street Community Center, PTABK flex dancers, and Dances for Solidarity. Projects by the Fellowship for Utopian Practice.
 
55 Bethune Street (enter through the courtyard on Bank Street), Manhattan
6-9p; $free
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Skint presents:
 
Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party
 
The city heat and humidity have us hiding inside with the air conditioning at full blast, which means it's time for our fourth annual 80s dance party. Live 10-piece 80s band the Engagements will kick summer right in the pants by playing all the classics along with Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, who’ll play even more hits and deep cuts, and take your requests. We’ll have two sets from the Engagements with Steve Reynolds DJ’ing before, between, and after.
 
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
8p; $10
thebellhouseny.com/event/1237359
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Secret Loft Show: A Comedy Dance Party
 
A free comedy show at Secret Loft.We have an amazing line-up, free pizza, cheap drinks, and a killer DJ. If you're not into this, we don't trust you. Comedy by Mike Recine, Josh Gondelman, Langston Kerman, Christina Galston, Lucas Connolly, Marisa Douenias, and Brendan Eyre. Plus Mentalism: Watkins. Post-show dance party with DJ Clamr.
 
Secret Loft
255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
8:30p; $free before 9, $5 after
21 and over
facebook.com/events/273282309716374/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Bushwick Starr presents:
 
Ghost Quartet
 
The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the very first performance of Off Broadway in the Boros inaugural series. For one night only, Dave Malloy, composer/playwright of the Broadway‐bound Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, brings his award‐winning chamber musical Ghost Quartet, a spellbinding song cycle about love, death, and whisky, to Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park for a very special outdoor performance at sunset. Ballads, doo‐wop, jazz noise, and raucous campfire songs collide in this immersive show, blurring the line between theater and contemporary music performance. The story follows four friends through four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder. Witnessing this remarkable show under the stars in Bushwick is sure to be at once intimate, vast, haunting, and magical, and will unite its own community under its spell.
 
Winner of a 2015 Elliott Norton Award, Ghost Quartet premiered at The Bushwick Starr in NYC in October 2014, and has since played a five‐month run at the McKittrick Hotel (home of Sleep No More) in NYC, Boston’s Club Oberon, San Francisco’s Curran Theater, and in a number of living rooms, bars, and around campfires. The shows stars Malloy, Great Comet stars Brittain Ashford and Gelsey Bell, and cellist Brent Arnold, with design by Christopher Bowser and direction by Annie Tippe.
 
Maria Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker and Irving between Starr and Suydam streets, Brooklyn
8p; $free
 
NOTE: A lovely way to spend a warm summer night.
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night Rooftop Farm Screening Party
 
Some of our best short films from around the world (several about birds) on Brooklyn Grange’s beautiful flagship rooftop farm and a performance from ukulele master Sakai. Special guest filmmakers and introduction from the Dutch Consul General. An opening night party will follow at Coffeed downstairs with beer specials.
 
Brooklyn Grange and Coffeed
37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens
8p music, 8:30p films, 10p party; $18
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Title: Point's Salon
 
It's Title: Point's monthly array of sights and delights, and July is the time to finally figure out who is wearing you. We are relocating to Basement Bar, an amazing David Lynchian space, underground, beneath a lovely hostel. This is an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound, and nightmare.
 
Featuring: Mark Vigeant (comedy), Wendy Carlos Williams (music and performance art), David Pym (video art), Dirk Homan (piano), Abigail Entsminger (theater), Normandy Raven Sherwood and Craig Flanagan (Witchy Bass Thyris Songs), Danielle Aziza and Aron Cantor (performance art), Mia Schacter (potter talking about pottery craft), Walter Woldarczyk (photography), Peter Mills Weiss (story), and hosted by Catfox. With awesome local art available by Nothing Matters, Paperclip Pottery, Edy, Max, and Lorelei. Curated by Theresa Buchheister and Catrin Lloyd-Bollard.
 
The Basement Bar
249 Varet Street, between Bogart and White, Manhattan
L train to Morgan Avenue station
8:30p doors; $7-$10 sliding scale
facebook.com/events/1798020597088349/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Exotic Erotic
 
Join Sunnyside Social Club, Victory Walk, The Shacks, Joanne Weaver (appearing as Miss Holly Wood), Megwyn White, and The Hermit of Williamsburg for a night of exotic, erotic eclecticism. The whole evening is a madcap adventure, sexy/erotic/boundless self-expression, old-timey carnival, wacky circus, primal freakshow. Live music of all varieties, live poetry readings, and self expression.  Acts and audience members are encouraged to dress in theme - and you may interpret this *however* you wish. This is your evening to let those deep primal inner rumblings out.
 
The Well
272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
8p; $10 suggested donation
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Dr Wilkes World of Wonders
 
Come one, come all. An exhibition and demonstration of the worlds most celebrated elixir. Featuring an acrobatic accordionist, a triplet on-stage orgy, and a pole dancing harpist. But don't worry about being too naughty -- you'll have a sweet shot at redemption, since there will also be a burlesque baptism. Hosted by the dashing Robert Dr Wilkes Ross and his assistant, the clown college valedictorian, Rose-Emma. Performances by Shame Eternity, Stephanie Babirak, Erica Mancini, Wildflower Faerie, and Adriana Molello. Live music by the Bees Knees. Stay after the curtain closes for DJ Illexxandra’s Dance Party.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson, Brooklyn
9-11p show, 11p-4a dance party; $5-15 suggested donation
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, JULY 30 XXXXX
 
 
Dances of Vice: Disco Fight Club
 
Ringside is where it's at for a one-off night of underground boxing, babes and boogie in '70s style at New York's largest boxing gym. Guests can expect action packed fights, live DJs, knockout ring girl burlesque, and deliciously strong drinks.
 
There's no amateur fighting at this underground boxing throwdown, but party-goers can battle it out on the dance floor with their own fancy footwork to a funky disco beat. Can you get up to get down for the count?
 
Church Street Boxing Gym
25 Park Place, Manhattan
10:30p-2:30a; $25 advance, $5 off with discount code FEVER
dancesofvice.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Intimate Screening of The Greatest Film Ever Made
 
I am putting on a film screening of Citizen Kane. There will be a wine, cheese, and popcorn bar reception preceding the film and a discussion following it.
 
301 East 48th Street, Apt. 15G, Manhattan
6-9p; $20
achanceforgood.com/products/citizen-kane-film-screening-benefiting-city-harvest
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Outdoor Show
 
Big giant outdoor daytime party. No presale, tickets at the door. If it rains we go inside, if it's shiny we hang out and enjoy life to some of the best bands of the last decade. Food, drink, and love, with Oneida, Guerilla Toss, Honey, Invisible Circle, and Mourning a Blk-Star.
 
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
3-8p; $12
facebook.com/events/1168516209838418/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Discotechnique
 
Filthy rich dance party. Opulence. You own everything. Live your glamorous life. Indulge in your affluence. Flaunt your fortune on our disco dancefloor. Tonight, you’re rich. And filthy. Famous. Loaded. Wealthy beyond words.
 
Real disco of every style, by the most expensive international DJs we could find: Cosmo Baker, Paul Raffaele, Rok One, Fabi Jugo, and Tommy Bones. Anything you want is yours. You are our favorite VIP. Dress your best. Wear your wealth.
 
Costume: Status. Idol. Icon. Designer Everything. Dirty. Money. Diamonds. Pearls. Furs. Bottles. Models. Hot tub on the roof. Hotel room in the back. Butlers. Maids. Jet Setter. First Class. Premium. Top Shelf. Indulge in your fortune without care. We will be giving you money to literally throw around.
Fake it til you make it.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
9p; $free before 11p, $15
21 and over
discotechniquejuly.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense​
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Sorcellerie Madonna Noir
 
The second part in the trilogy the ‪#‎Obeah in We: Awakening the Divinity in Our Blood. Drums, poetry, steelpan form the backdrop of this  visual art exhibit and life painting event with artist Junior  Elias Andrews. Taste of the Caribbean Bake and Shark reception.
 
The Stratosphere
227 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn
5:30p doors, 6-8p show; $20 advance, $25 door 
347 513 1017
thestratosphere.com/event/sorcellerie/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
NYC Deep
 
NYC Deep presents an underground loft party in a true artist loft. House music all night long. Secret location right in the heart of Brooklyn. Four-point sound, intelligent lighting, effects, A/C, DJs Louie Lou Gorbea, Adam Rios, DJ Justice, and David Sabat. Loft party fun and debauchery. No hanging outside of building. Come as you are, dance like no ones watching.
 
RSVP for location, Brooklyn
10p-5a; $20
nycdeep.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Greatest Hits Party
 
Secret Loft is moving, so we're teaming up with Brooklyn Wildlife to throw a combination of all of our recent theme parties. Dress as a cat, dinosaur, flight attendant, sea creature, or Rocky Horror cast member. Wear short shorts or an ugly sweater or beach attire.
 
Costume required for entry. There will be a contest to determine the greatest Secret Loft Outfit of all time. Live music from Lilly Wolf, Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky and Alex Coe, Hila the Killa, Shane MauX, Ohene Cornelius, Brent Butler x Deascent with DJ Frex, Jadon Woodard, and Crimdella. And our favorite, most versatile DJ Clamr.
 
Secret Loft
255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
9p; $5 early, $10 late
21 and over
facebook.com/events/366025193521548/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Bash at the Sloodge
 
The Sloodge brings you the biggest party of the year. Come chill in our palatial backyard and have a beer by the baby pool while you enjoy the hottest in Sloodge entertainment, featuring the most hard-rocking tunes, the most hard-bodied babes, and the most hard-knocking hits with the world premiere of Brooklyn Backyard Wrestling (BBW).
 
With Godshit, Nimbus Knight, Slow Suck, Comedy Bandwagon presented by Michael Tyler and Alex Payne. Featuring: May Wilkerson, Idris Alton, and Tom Delgado. Plus Brooklyn Backyard Wrestling, featuring Frank Lee Fabulous Vs. El Guapo of Las Terroristas with special guest announcer G.I. Bro, the GBs, Fat Heaven, Holy Smokes with live mixing by Transporter Room, Kipuka Theater, Prisoner of Conscience, and poetry by Denimskin Magazine.
 
The Sloodge
257 12th Street, Brooklyn
7p; $5 suggested
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Other Side presents:
 
Break the Branch
 
Break the Branch is a lyrical, ethereal portrait of a rural Indian girls school in lush, sensuous color. The film takes us to the village of Anupshahr, where one school challenges a community that does not believe in the education and independence of women. We meet several teachers and students who have used the school as a means for carving out a fulfilling life for themselves. The stories are woven together poetically, deviating from traditional narrative form. The grander goal is to humanize the struggles of women in India by showcasing their idiosyncratic qualities, rather than telling their stories in broad strokes.
 
We create a cross-cultural exchange of dramatic storytelling amongst girls which supports their common experience, inspires leadership, and develops community. Through drama exchange girls become invested in friendships created and stand up for themselves and each other. Like pen pals. But with theatre.
 
Repair the World
808 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn
2p reception, 2:30 screening, 4:30p question and answer with Director Samantha Cornwell and Other Side founder Melanie Closs; $10
theothersidenyc]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Pete's Mini Zine Fest
 
Pete's Mini Zine Fest returns with its annual good time feel and open studio layout of zines and comics. It's the longest running zine fest in NYC, since 2010. Drink a beer, buy a zine.  PMZF is indoors and outdoors, should be an awesome sunny day.
 
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn
2-7p; $free
21 and over
facebook.com/events/610698262428723/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Night of Fire
 
This Saturday, you are invited to an intimate performance experience with a touch of fire and liquor and just a hint of the criminal. This newly reconfigured event is at once beautiful, discrete, and for limited numbers only. And of course, there will be a late night afterparty. This experience has sold out, but in response to fervent interest we are opening up 75 more participation slots. This series is about reclaiming the spirit of New York City. The next event will be hosted on the closing weekend of summer, on a dark city block September 3.
 
Buy ticket for address and details
$33
thedanger.com/fire/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Great Gotham Challenge MMXVI
 
The Great Gotham Challenge is a large scale competitive puzzle adventure and immersive game played on the streets New York City. As the clock ticks, participating teams race across Manhattan to find and decode a series of interactive clues that intertwine with the city's rich culture and history.
 
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 summer's winner.
 
Sleuths in teams of two to four are invited to test their wits in a battle of code-breaking, riddle-solving, scavenging 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.
 
Teams will convene at 3p at a top-secret location to be released the day before the challenge. From there they will disperse, only to reunite at the conclusion of the competition in the game's final location, where the inevitable victors and the those less fortunate will share a meal.
 
Manhattan (final location to be released 24 hours before)
3p; $60 for a team of four
646 846 8426
gamemaker]at]greatgothamchallenge.com
info.ggc.nyc/flagship.php
greatgothamchallenge.com/flagship.php
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Date My Best Friend Speed Dating Event
 
Throwback to the MTV circa 2004 with Achance's Date My Best Friend, a speed dating event at Bar None. Ladies, get your dates pre-screened by your ride or die, and say no to fuckboys. Gents, speed date your new lady's best friend to get the real low down on what they're about. Come for laughs, cheap booze, and a break from tinderzillas.
 
Bar None
98 3rd Avenue, between 12th and 13th streets, Manhattan
7-9p; $10-15, portion of proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
achanceforgood.com/products/date-my-friend-speed-dating-event-for-st-judes-childrens-research-hospital
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Pipornot: Insects and Emergence
 
One-night only event supported by Culture Push and produced by Aricoco and Julia Benedict. Please join us for an exploration of art and science. Have you ever wondered how a Queen ant not-rules her colony or what it’s like to be a worker ant? Why do lazy ants exist? How does an ant colony form? How and why birds and fish flock together? Hear what it’s like from the experts, help us gather data through experimental games and see a dance inspired by emergence.
 
For the final public component of the project Pipornot that Aricoco has been working on as a Cupture Push's fellow for Utopian Practice, Aricoco and her collaborators will be hosting a public event to share some research processes and facts on social insects and explore some ideas of insect's eusociality and emergence.
 
The event will be in three parts. Part one and two will be led by Rockefeller University scientists, Yuko Ulrich and Aniek Ivens, who study insect’s social evolution and behavior. Yuko will give a slide lecture, then Aniek will lead a series of games. Here everyone will learn the ins-and-outs of life in an ant colony and how that connects to us and our lives. For the third part, there will be a short performance by Kai Kleinbard, Alexander Technique teacher/dancer/choreographer and a co-founder of the Body Literate Research Initiative.
 
University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street, Manhattan
7-9:30p; $free with RSVP
eventbrite.com/e/pipornot-insects-emergence-tickets-25007051765?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing
info]at]aricoco.com
facebook.com/events/1798311010403029/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Roochie Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings
 
In Brooklyn for the first time, this band seeks to breathe life into the zaniest and strangest of tunes from the wax cylinder era and thereabouts.  Crowns, sequins, glitter, fiddles, percussion, ukelele, pork-estra, double hawaiian guitar, clapping monkeys, and scat.
 
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street, between Hamilton and Woodhull, Brooklyn
8p; $10
roochie.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
New York City Poetry Festival
 
The New York City Poetry Festival returns to Governor's Island for its sixth annual celebration of poetry and beautiful summer days spent with friends. Those who have attended in the past know exactly what John Keats was thinking when he wrote, "I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days -- three such days with you I could fill with more delight than 50 common years could ever contain." It's so true that in just two summer days the poets of this city communicate generations of emotion. It is also true that there are more talented, passionate poets living in our five boroughs than in any other city on earth. It is the goal of the New York City Poetry Festival to bring all of these poets together for a pastoral celebration of the written word. Please join us on on bucolic Colonels Row for two days of poetry, art, beauty, and magic. In addition to over 250 poets representing more than 75 NYC based literary organizations.
 
Colonel's Row, Governor's Island
11a-6p; $free
all ages
Continues SUNDAY
eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-new-york-city-poetry-festival-tickets-20047498608
newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/general-info/info-faq/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, JULY 31 XXXXX
 
 
Taylor Swift Jukebox Musical: A Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience
 
From the people who brought you the Whitney Houston musical Houston: We Have a Whitney, and the July 4th Miley Cyrus extravaganza, Party in the USA, and the Beyonce smash When Life Gives U Lemons comes the newest summer time tribute to pop darling Taylor Swift in a thrilling spy jukebox musical entitled Tinker Taylor Swifter Spy.
 
If you've ever dreamed of starring in a musical entirely made up of Taylor Swift's hits, this will be the best night of your life. This show strings together the best of Swifts songs with a horrible, hastily-written plot penned by three comedians. Audience members may opt to be cast in various singing and non-singing roles, but spectators are also appreciated. Created by Jo Firestone, Josh Sharp, and Aaron Jackson. The Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience is a delightful send-up of your favorite musical icons, blending karaoke, comedy, and the best kind of dance party.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $8
917 719 1138
cobraclubbk.com/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Tortura
 
Another outdoor rage. Food on the grill. The boos on deck, The only demon-free certified function in NYC. With Nails by Patia. Live: Jay Boogie and Mister Wallace. DJs: Bebe, DJ DJ Dese, Serena Jara. Stud1nt, Ponyo, and Riobamba. With MC: Nico Fuentes. Hosts Adamradam, Luis Miguel Bobadilla, Patia, Metaltits, Fernando, Candice Williams, Zsela Kuti, Marcelo, and Taylor Hon2ou.
 
Secret Project Robot
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
5p-midnight; $?
facebook.com/events/207549042979685/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Cat Planet Kitty Pool: Summer Fun and Screening Series
 
Three screenings of the whacked out cult hit webseries, Cat Planet. Join members of the Halfstache and Ravacon crews, with special guests for the Cat Planet Kitty Pool. Cool off, hit up our happy hour, watch some TV, and play some weird games with the coolest kitties on the block. Don’t forget to bring your swimmies.
 
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
J,M,Z trains to Myrtle-Broadway station
5:30p doors-7p; $5 suggested
all ages
silentbarn.org/2016/07/cat-planet-screening-pt-3
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Red Balloon Aerial Art Showcase
 
Red Balloon is the finale of Circus in July, an act creation intensive led by Madeline Hoak. Each artist has created a new, original solo act for this evening's performance: they are sensual, they are bold, they are charming. You will be dazzled by aerialists, wowed by strong (wo)men and delightfully mystified by slight of hand. Performances by the outrageously stunning: Susie Armitage, Kittyhawk Boone, Jesse Cody, Heidi Lauren Duke, Preeti Gupta, Linda Huang, Louis(e) Letit, Ellie Nowak, Maya Shah, and Milagros Simon. Follow magical MC Ben Nemzer as he guides us through the evening. Take home a twisted wonder made right before your eyes by balloon artist Thoroughly Modern Lilly.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p; $10-20
21 and over
redballoonaerial.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 XXXXX
 
 
Little Cinema Presents: Man on the Moon
 
Join us for a one-off unique performance blending live comedy, video art, performance, and film. Little Cinema is proud to invite to the stage our favorite musical comedian Daniel Koren for a comedic battle with the legendary Andy Kaufman -- as played by Jim Carrey -- in the film, Man on the Moon. Both Daniel Koren and Andy Kaufman are known for their absurdity in comedy, which is also a key component of Little Cinema's screenings, where absolutely anything can happen. This special event will blend original footage of Andy Kaufman, live comedy by Daniel Koren, and uniquely produced video in an epic comic battle between screen and man. Be prepared, things will get ridiculous.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p door, 8p show; $10-20
21 and over
manonthemoonlc.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 XXXXX
 
 
Brooklyn Loft Party: Summer Under the Stars
 
Comedian Mehran Khaghani hosts this month's party. Performers range from a three-octave baritone, to a spoken word artist, to a tap dancer. Three stages and no-fourth wall. Come for the pre-show party and stay after to dance with the band. Prizes, contests, and games round out the evening.
 
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn
7p party, 8p show; $8 advance, $10 door
21 and over
littlefieldnyc.com/event/1181353
bkloftparty.com
 
NOTE: Not at a loft. Not under the stars.
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
The Glove
 
With Palberta, Sunk Heaven, Joey Molinaro, Bernard Herman, and Dean Cercone.
 
885 Lexington, Brooklyn
J train to Gates station
8:30p; $8
all ages
facebook.com/theglovebk
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Ghost Card
 
I thought you might be interested in Ghost Card, a site-specific dance theatre piece by Hassan Christopher and Megan Weaver to be performed on and around the sculpture Two Too Large Tables by Allan and Ellen Wexler. The performance is built on a diverse collection of crowdsourced true stories all based upon the prompt of Table, which are embodied through dance, movement improvisation, spoken text, and an interactive game of chance. 
 
Hudson River Park
29th Street and the Hudson River, Manhattan
7:30p; $5-10
Continues August 4 and 6
ghostcardshow.com/rsvp
artful.ly/ghostcard
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 XXXXX
 
 
Warper Party
 
NYC’S largest showcase of live electronic art and music. Two floors of omnidigital art and biomorphic music.
 
Upstairs: Autobono, Cheez Grater, DJ Butterface, Carcoda, Kyosi, Mio Soulicious, Letters to Nepal, Smomid, Nukage, the Company Soundsystem, and Neon Jesus. Visuals by VJ Miixxy, SpazeCraft One / the Unsub, Nick Kent, and VJ DoctorMojo. Downstairs: Vigil, Central Avenue Project, Liezer, Melton,  DJ Shakey, and Infinite Kitten. Visuals by Mu Sees, Fru Fru, and DIY Destruction.
 
The Delancey
168 Delancey Street, Manhattan
8p sharp until close; $free
21 and over
 
 
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* August 20-21: Flame Con 2
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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.
 
 
***** Kibertonia (Cybertonia) *****
 
spectrevision.net/2016/07/28/cybertonia/
 
"Cybertonia was a virtual country, started by an after-work club of leading Soviet scientists in the 1960s, working together happily for years far from the watchful eyes of Moscow. As the joke snowballed, Cybertonia issued its own constitution, its own currency, its own passports, its own wedding certificates, as well as newsletters and academic publications, all in a fantastical and Prankster-ish way of imagining their own political space outside the Soviet Union. Their constitution was authorized by "the Robot Council of Cybertonia" that warned that “anyone who disobeys the Robot will be stripped of their rights and cast out of the country for 24 seconds.” The mascot of the country was a jazz-playing robot, as seen on their passport."
 
 
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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 Nyc. July 2016. Man in his 30s:
 
-- "I had chocolate cake for breakfast and I'm feeling great ... I'm not sure if that's how it's supposed to be."
 
 
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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: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Film Processing with Coffee and Beer
 
In this one-day workshop, participants will be given all of the information necessary to mix their own negative processing chemistry using a combination of consumable items from the grocery store. We will go over basic non-toxic processing options, then mix a synthesized solution based on the classic Caffenol (coffee) recipe and a beer processing "soup" developed by a friend of the org (and master chemist) Dagie Brundert. All ingredients, equipment, and safety gear will be provided.
 
All participants must bring an exposed roll/cartridge of black and white film: 35mm (72 exposures max), 16mm (100 feet max), or Super-8mm (100 feet max).
 
Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th floor, Brooklyn
10a-4p; $65
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****
 
 
Movement Research
 
How does self-direction function in your creative practice and performance work? Are there different approaches, choices to be made? All solo, collective, choreographic/directorial practitioners interested in "inter" disciplinary processes of creating and performing are welcome. The workshop is designed to expand your awareness, experience and skills in self-direction. We follow a sequence of questions, explorations, performance, reflective action and conversation, drawing on different modes of art making. Please bring in 1-3 minutes of your own material for starters.
 
Danspace Project
131 East 10th Street, Manhattan
August 1-5, 3:30-6p; $150
melt]at]movementresearch.org
kyledecamp.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: WEDNESDAY*****
 
 
Plant Health
 
This course is an introduction to organic pest and disease management.  We will begin to identify common NYC pests and diseases and discuss prevention and management strategies, including cultural practices, mechanical and biological controls and low-toxic treatment.
 
Farm School NYC
Location TBA
August 3-13, times vary, $75-$220 sliding scale
farmschoolnyc.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: THURSDAY*****
 
 
Better Days
 
Craig Lewis (along with Sherry Craig) presents "Better Days: A Mental Health Recovery Workshop." Much of mental health and support care falls along authoritarian and coercive lines, however there are revolutionaries doing the work of building better and brighter models that identify the unique intersections of our experiences and the oppressive systems in which we live. You are the expert on you. Be the authority on yourself.
 
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7-9:30p; $free
bluestockings.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING*****
 
 
Mushrooms and Lichen
 
We’ll be converting the panel-sized caps of conk mushrooms (which grow on the sides of trees) as our canvases. And we’ll be using Greenshield lichen to make pigments for printing and painting. Everyone will take home their own etched mushrooms. While we drink Rishi tea, we’ll learn about our relationship with these organisms through history, literature, and science. Please bring your favorite tea mug and a small jar with a lid.
 
Genspace NYC
33 Flatbush Avenue, 7th floor, Brooklyn
August 6, 11a-2p; $40
eventbrite.com
 
 
XXXXX HANDS XXXXX
 
 
We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** Independent Art Zine *****
 
 
 
Please, would you be able to post this?
I'm looking for a journalist or writer to join my independent art zine project. The goal is show and talk about the works made by the youth, what are they thinking and doing to change or contribute with the scene trough the art, fashion, entrepreneurship or social actions.
 
Please let me know if you have any question.
 
I really appreciate it!
 
Thanks
 
River Coelho
 
***** Loew's Movie Palace *****
 
 
You can spend some quality time in one of your favorite landmarks this summertime -- and play a big part in helping Friends of the Loew's make the Theatre even better by the Fall.
 
 
Here's how: friendsofloews.com/volunteer-this-summer/
 
 
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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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