nonsensenyc: 3.27 to 4.2

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 3.27 to 4.2
Date: March 27th 2015

Friday, March 27
* Swim, Montclair, NJ
* Bong Island Bubble Concert, Williamsburg
* Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Williamsburg
* Maiden in the Moon, Manhattan
* The Secret Loft Show, Brooklyn
* Bonnet Bash, Manhattan
* White Rabbit Art Project: Helloworld Group Exhibition Opening, Manhattan
* Hoff's Horrorfest, Manhattan
* TGIF With TERP, Manhattan
* Sexy Nerds Retro Game and Cosplay Party XII, Manhattan
* Funny by Nature Comedy Show, Long Island City
* Chromed, Brooklyn
* The Confined Arts, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 28
* Material Labor, Brooklyn
* Swing House Seventh Anniversary, Brooklyn
* 90s Hip-Hop and R&B Sing-Along, Brooklyn
* Wild Torus, Brooklyn
* VHS Presents: Past Self, Brooklyn
* Ellis Island of Bushwick, Brooklyn
* Tarantino Party, Brooklyn
* Cyclista Seed Bomber Ride, Brooklyn
* The Shame Game, Brooklyn
* Queens Documented: The Fight for Social Justice, Queens
* The Hoedown Heyday, Long Island City
* Tiny Little Dance Party, Manhattan
Sunday, March 29
* Silent Comedies, Manhattan
* Ensemble Pamplemousse, Brooklyn
Monday, March 30
* Sh*t Lit: Comedy Show and Reading Series, Manhattan
Tuesday, March 31
* ThawOut, Brooklyn
Wednesday, April 1
* The 30th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade, Manhattan
* Radical Vaudeville, Manhattan
Thursday, April 2
* The Forever Festival Bushwick, Brooklyn
* Eleganza Eggstravaganza: A Pagan Easter Burlesque
* Gymnastics Experience
* Happy New Year April Fools
* New
* Medicinal Mushrooms, Magic Mushrooms, and Mindfulness Meditation
* Project Brooklyn Rebuild
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Piano on top of a bridge.
Robert Whitman has a long history of creating non-narrative theater works that unfold in environments where multiple actions and events take place at the same time. Each member of the audience is therefore free to compose his or her own experience of the work. With Swim, Whitman creates a new work to be enjoyed by blind and sighted people alike. Swim will present a rich succession of images and activities in which sound, movement, and smells join the visual as equal part of the experience.
Whitman, an artist renowned for making works that connect with audiences in new ways, created Swim to be enjoyed by people who are blind, visually impaired, and sighted. Whitman composed Swim with sights, sounds and even smells of everyday experiences and familiar objects to create a flow of experiences that will resonate with audiences. Multiple actions and events, both live and recorded, take place at the same time and in several different places in the theater.
Swim is for everyone. As a non-narrative, immersive work of art that engages all of your senses, it is meant to be enjoyed without interpretation by patrons who are sighted and patrons who are blind or vision-impaired.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
7:30p; $20, or buy one get one free for the blind
973 655 5112
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Bong Island Bubble Concert
New avant-uke-duo Bong Island (the most important duo since Hall & Oates) will be having their second Bubble Concert of 2015. (It might be the last too. Simon Le Bong is an elusive alcoholic, and Jon Bong Jovi is suicidal.) (Plus it's getting too warm.)
That means they invite passersby (4 at a time, tops) into their opaque-clear mattress cover Bubble (it's clean), where it's warm and special, and then Bong Island will smoke them up with mary jane (if they want), and gives them a quick five-minute concert inside the bubble, safe from the outside elements and the world at large. (A lovely vacation to bong island.) You won't see Katy Perry do that, ladies and gentlemen.
Bedford Ave, around 7th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
midnight-2a; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Live Dubbed Sitcoms
Lovable New York City improvisers live-dub over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms to create entirely new story lines and horrible new character flaws. This month features dubbed over episodes of Will and Grace and the Cosby Show (this will be, if nothing else, memorable). Featuring Dan Glaser, Cory Palmer, Alexis Pereira, Megan Doherty, Michael Wolf, Alexis Rhiannon, Evan Altshuler, Nicole Pasquale, and Zach Cherry. Created by Jo Firestone.
308 Bedford Avenue, at South 1st Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9:30p; $5
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Maiden in the Moon
I run a belly dance show at the Red Room and tonight we will also be having live jazz. The theme is spooky, vintage Egypt, and we are only using music produced before 1955, so the ears and eyes will be delighted and confused. Join us for belly dance, jazz, and old time ruckus. Featuring Mattie Waters, Sarah Hassan, Lauren Marie Robbiani, Sarah Jezebel Wood, Tatianna Morales and Katarra Peterson as Katati, and Bjorn Ingelstam with Idan Morim. Brad Mack returns as host.
Red Room
85 East 4th Street, above the KGB Bar, Manhattan
10p doors, 10:30p first set; $15, two drink minimum
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Secret Loft Show
A free comedy show dance party with some of New York's biggest comics. After the show Jams Bond, a New York based DJ, will be spinning as we open up the show into a dance party. With Ophira Eisenberg, Matt Koff, Giulia Rozzi, Jeffery Joseph, Jared Logan, and Lucas Connolly. With free pizza and cheap drinks.
255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
8:30p door, 9p show; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Bonnet Bash
Meet a handsome prince, break an ancient spell, or even slay a giant. Anything can happen in the woods. Grab your hat and head to the National Arts Club, which will be transformed into a magical forest, courtesy of Sarah Sparkles, where you can dance to the enchanted tunes of Erik Rydju, enjoy specially-themed cocktails, and peruse a one-night-only gallery installation of headwear created by the Milliners Guild.
Take your own millinery cues from the Brothers Grimm, the natural beauty of forest fauna, or whatever the woods represent to you. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Most Enchanted, Most Savage and Most Grimm.
The Milliners Guild is an organization of millinery small business owners, milliners, and millinery students who specialize in the design, production, and promotion of handmade headwear.
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan
9p-midnight; $free with RSVP
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
White Rabbit Art Project: Helloworld Group Exhibition Opening
White Rabbit, a philosophical art project, presents the Helloworld group exhibition to showcase the work of upcoming young artists. The gallery will feature over 30 artists, mostly based in New York, all under the age of 25 years old. With Tess Ayano, Michael Beckert, Joshua Bradley, Sofia Colvin, Terrell Davis, Maggie Dunlap, Evan Eisel, Eleanor Epstein, Torin Geller (Foliage), Cassidy George, Evan JR Grothjan, Jacqueline Harriet, Catherine Homans, Bianca Kann, So Jin Lee, Katie Sung Lee, Meng Luyue, Jennifer Marsh, Grace Milk, Jessica Pettway, Casey Roonan, Melody Sakura, Zoe Schlacter, Jacqueline Sir, Tayler Smith, Luke Smithers, Ashley Rahimi Syed, Brandon Tyson, Nancy Wong, Kit Zauhar, and Amelia Zhang.
Gallery Sensei
278 Grand Street, between Eldridge and Forsyth, second floor, Manhattan
6- 9p; $free
Continues through April 2
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Hoff's Horrorfest
A free monthly stand-up/horror movie screening show. With stand-up from Hoff Matthews and Myka Fox, followed by a screening of this month's film, Poltergeist.
Brit Pack
153 Lafayette, third floor, Manhattan
9:30p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
TERP: Totally Enveloping Real-time Play is a synchronous movement/play system invented by choreographer Patrice Regnier. It composes human movement in real time, allowing anyone of any age to direct, compose, choreograph and perform. Think of it as GarageBand for dance. Come check out the fascinating movement commands organized with our custom-built TERP system. Press a button and make things happen, or be the thing that happens. It's a fabulous, free demo for you and your friends.  Come play, imitate, interact, and interpret. Join us for refreshments (cider and rum) after each event.
392 Broadway, No. 3, buzzer 2, Manhattan
7-8p; $free
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Sexy Nerds Retro Game and Cosplay Party XII
Tons of video games. Lazers and spotlights on the dancefloor. Live DJ sets and booty bass sound machine. Cosplay team bowling tournament. Raffle. Reminder the dress code for the event is cosplay and dressy casual.
Nevada Smiths
100 Third Avenue, between 12 and 13th streets, Manhattan
9p; $5
21 and over
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Funny by Nature Comedy Show
Day two of the Smiling Hogshead Ranch's benefit and anniversary celebration. Join Colin Samuel and our hosted, Liz Magee for a night of laughs in support of an LIC based community farm with comedians Ted Alexandro, Aparna Nancherla, Charles McBee, Joyelle Johnson, Katherine Williams, Frank Liotti, and Harrison Greenbaum.
Flux Factory
 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
7:30p doors, 8p show; $20 advance, $25 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
This will be huge collaboration between eight of NY's best underground collectives. Twelve DJs, two floors, two stages, and music that will be going until sunrise. Featured artists include Housing Corp, Conrad Clifton, and Higgins.
1269 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-9a; $7-15
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Confined Arts
Featuring new visual and performing artists and poets, the Confined Arts provides humanity within the dehumanizing nature of incarceration, not allowing the mental and physical bars of the system to hold in the voice, ideas, perspectives, and talents of a range of incredible artists. Challenging the unjust landscape surrounding the long-standing struggle for already marginalized communities in America, the Confined Arts works to weave a beautiful collective counter narrative for those trapped by confinement felt inside and out of incarceration.
Shwick Market Art Gallery
6 Charles Place, Brooklyn
Show continues through SUNDAY
Material Labor
In a durational, participatory performance Agrofemme invites the audience to join her workforce to experiment with material labor's effect on time itself. Does time merely pass or do we impel it forward with our physical labor? Does our collective energy sustain and effect the movement of time itself? If we exact enough effort on our environment, can we change our own perceptions of time? While tracing our own lineages of labor, Agrofemme will open a collaborative space to experiment with various repetitive tasks.
Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
4-9p; $free (donations welcome)
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Gemini and Scorpio present:
Swing House Seventh Anniversary
A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swinging sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night.
The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1a by Svetlana and the Delancey Five: a cinematically handsome Golden Age-inspired sextet. Burlesque fabulousness during and between. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done, by DJ Shakey.
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
9p-late, 9:30p dance class; $20 until 1a, $10 after for electro-swing dance party
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
SecretFormula presents:
90s Hip-Hop and R&B Sing-Along
You're invited to bump 'n' grind and sing your ass off while we bring you over two hours of the hottest, sexiest, party-starting hip-hop and R&B music videos from the 90s with all the lyrics on screen so you and all your friends can sing, rap, and dance along together.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
9:30p; $10
718 638 4400
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Wild Torus
Wild Torus invites you into the alternate underworld of their Church of the Apocalypse Torus Porta to come into close contact with live, experimental music, and avant-garde performance art through our Subsonic Emissionz series. These next particular Subsonic Emissionz events are curated by Robert L. Pepper of PAS Musique. Performing on this night are musicians Tidal Channel, Luciernaga, and Zilmrah. Accompanying performance art by Jenna Kline and the Cocoon Project. Projection art by Wild Torus. Let us descend together into an epic, multistate saga of post-digital transmogrification enacted through performance and sound experimentation. A collusion within a visually augmented surreality installation of color and sacred geometry. Attendees should expect not to simply observe, but participate.
Torus Porta
113 Stockholm Street, storefront 1A, at Myrtle, Brooklyn
8:30p-midnight; $donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
VHS Presents: Past Self
This month we bring together storytellers who have each found themselves looking back at their selves with a healthy stew of fear, nostalgia, annoyance, and regret. Each performer brings a video they made in their embarrassing youth and shares it with our audience along with the story as to why they made such a thing. From musicals, to kids quiz bowls, to school projects, to parodies of performance art, to attempts at technical wizardry, these performances bring us back to an innocent time before youtube -- a time when the video was meant to only be watched in your parents’ basement. Except now we’re watching them in a hip bar in Williamsburg with nachos and beer.
308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Ellis Island of Bushwick
Ellis Island Of Bushwick features over 50 artists this show will bringing it all back home to McKibbin Street where many of us began our Bushwick experiences. All the pieces were selected by the artists themselves and I hope you can join us as we make our own way through the tenement halls and subway walls of this great land. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Secret Loft.
255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
1-7p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Tarantino Party
Brooklyn Wildlife and Sara Jo would like to invite you to a night of costumes, movies, live music, and dancing, all with theme of Quentin Tarantino films (produced, directed, or acted in).
From 7-9p we will screen a movie. Party goes until the early morning. Expect crazy decor, live music, DJs, and ongoing film screenings on projector. Live music from Lilly Wolf, Krussia, Parnhashnakovsky, and Red D Daz.
Pallet Town
255 Mckibbin Street, Brooklyn
7p; $5 early, $10 late
21 and over
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Cyclista Seed Bomber Ride
Let's ride bikes in our fifth annual Cyclista ride to support a clean sustainable environment, healthy bodies and empowering ourselves through bike power. A Dance Bike Ride for all women-identifying people and friends to celebrate NYC's community gardens which are under attack and to encourage more open public spaces and dancing in all spaces. Meet early at Grand Army Plaza, load up with seed bombs, grab a snack at the Farmer's Market and then we'll ride.
We will explore the historic neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, and Fort Greene to visit gardens and stop at some empty lots along the way to throw home-made seed bombs to encourage more greenery in our city and we will definitely make some dancing stops. And a taco stop. Ride ends at Red Lantern Bicycles Bar sometime between 4:30 and 5pm.  Bike choreography with NYBike Dance. Women-identifying, trans, queer, men, everyone welcome. Dress in your best Ishtar goddess bonnet or mohawk or ball gown or short shorts or kilt or whatever makes you feel fabulous and be you.
Grand Army Plaza under the arch
Prospect Park West and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
2-4:30p, ride leaves at 2:15p; $free, but bring taco and beer money
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Shame Game
Besties Soo and Ginny divulge shameful secrets on stage and invite hilarious guest comics to do the same. Equal parts vulnerable, raucous, and absurd, the Shame Game is guaranteed to make you feel a little more shameless. The line up: David Smithyman, Joel Kim Booster, Brooke Van Poppelen, and Nancy Comedy.
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
7:30 door, 8 show; $8 online, $10 door
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Queens Documented: The Fight for Social Justice
This free storytelling event celebrates the legacy of African American inventor Lewis Latimer and the unconquerable spirit of Queens. Five Queens activists will share personal tales of the inspirational moments that motivated them to work towards creating a more just and inclusive world. Everyone is invited to respond and share stories, memories, music, and anecdotes in our Open Forum.
Lewis Latimer Historic House
34-41 137th Street, Queens
7 train to Main Street station
6-8p; $free
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Hoedown Heyday
A full day of skillshares and artist talks from Hogshead members and supporters, including our zine release, Beehive Collective prints, seed starting, seed bomb, vermicompost, and square foot gardening workshops. Our screening room will feature films by videographers Anthony Rodriguez and Meral Agish, the 26-minute version of Modern Nature by director Craig Leon, plus curated films from the Rural Route Film Festival’s Alan Webber and the documentary A Fierce Green Fire. The day will be punctuated with interludes of music and movement. We will gather for a community potluck featuring a conversation with the Point-A Project, which is building new urban communities in NYC. The evening will culminate in late night DJ and VJ sets.
Flux Factory
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens
1p films and skillshares, 7:30p potluck; $free, RSVP for potluck
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Tiny Little Dance Party
Drink beer. Dance your face off. Live music from LEAR, Urban Iditarod, Homie Airport, and DJ Ray Hu. Live dancing by you. Dumplings. Tarot cards. Meaningful eye contact with strangers. It'll be great.
87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
8p; $20 advance, $25 door
Silent Comedies
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church is once again hosting a free evening of silent comedies. The lineup is Heavy Love  (1926, with the Ton of Fun), April Fool (1924, with Charley Chase), and Seven Chances  (1925, with Buster Keaton. Films will have live pipe organ accompaniment from the eminent silent movie accompanist Ben Model.
St. James’ Chapel inside the Union Theological Seminary
Broadway and 121st Street, Manhattan
7:15p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Ensemble Pamplemousse
Ensemble Pamplemousse presents new and recent works by and for Pamplemousse. In keeping with Pamplemousse tradition, the works run the gamut of contemporary American music and its commentary. With Andrew Greenwald's obsessive complexity; Natacha Diels' intently distracted focus on performance gestures; Bryan Jacobs' aggressive electroacoustic virtuosity; Dave Broome's protracted elaboration of dark pop humor; and Jessie Marino's use and misuse of analog electronics and low budget staging.
505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, at Fulton Street, Brooklyn
8p; $15, or $10 students and seniors
646 734 8985
Sh*t Lit: Comedy Show and Reading Series
It's a comedy show. It's a reading series. It's a bad writing contest. This week Tim Racine and Lizzie Martinez welcome comedians and writers La Kendra Tookes, Charlie Kasov, Tyler Fischer, Blair Socci, and Lukas Kaiser.
Submit to the bad writing contest: Just bring 150 words (max) of awful prose, terrible plays, or garbage poems to the show. The worst writer wins $10.
Bunga's Den
137 West 14th Street, Manhattan
8p, $free
Hoover Dam Collective combines forces with the talented Nat Osborn, ChristinaNoel Reaves, Alex Mackinnon, Tara Sheena, and Nicholas Horner to produce one of our grandest events to date, an immersive evening of dance and music collaborations. The show will take place at Max Cellar, Bushwick’s hippest new venue.
Max Cellar, Amancay's Diner
2 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p-4a; $free
The 30th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade
We’re 30 and proud of it. New York’s spectacular April Fools’ Day Parade kicks into its fourth decade of hilarious irreverence, poking fun at the past year’s public displays of hype, hypocrisy, deceit, bigotry, and downright foolishness. Nothing and no one is sacred. Our satire knows no bounds. In honor of our 30th year, we’ll be giving 30 lucky revelers free cartoon interpretations of their favorite taboo religious icons, picked at random at the end of the parade in Washington Square Park.
Parade begins at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, Manhattan
12 noon; $free
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
Surf Reality presents
Radical Vaudeville
We're crazy, horny, and late for an important date. March madness begins with another edition of Radical Vaudeville and the theme Mad as a March Hare. MC Gabrielle St. Evensen spins you right round with cohort gogo bunny, Boom Boom Mittens. Performers (alphabetical order): Charlotte Lily Gaspard's Midnight Radio Show, Desert Sin Mindbending Dance Theater, Fritz Donnelly, Legs Malone, Eve Poison-Eve, Tessa Makes Love, Faceboy. Velocity Chyaldd, Zero Boy, Jessica Delfino, and Wrecking Ball improve, and Scientists! sketch.
COW Theater
21 Clinton Street, Manhattan
8:30p door, 9p show; $12, goes to performers
The Forever Festival Bushwick
An immersive dream experience. Set in the Forever Loft, in Bushwick, the event will feature five bands, 20 dancers, 17 acrobats, 12 art installations, Ron’ Tacos, Ali’s Caribbean Food, and beer from the Bronx Brewery. Bands: Nick Hakim, Jesse and Forever, Big Thief, Eddie Barbash, and Shining Charles.
49 Wykoff Avenue, 2A, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8p; $15 includes limited free beer
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Eleganza Eggstravaganza: A Pagan Easter Burlesque
Mark your calendars for April 2 to celebrate spring, fertility, paganism, and the thawing of the godawful winter with us. Wear your pastels, brightest neon spring colors, or bunny ears. There will be Easter treats and Pretty Yellow Peeps! (You'll have to explode them in the microwave yourself though.)
Come on down to win prizes from our raffle. Our host Iris Explosion and kitten Rhoda Dendron will be raffling off corsets, jewelry from Alter Brooklyn, CDs and tickets from awesome indie musicians, and tickets to D20 Burlesque, Bombshell Bakers x Yooeating's Coney Island Baby Burlesque, and Rites of Spring immersive theatre. Starring Bunny Buxom as the Naughty Easter Bunny, Minx Arcana as the Pagan High Priestess, Poppy Tart as the Chick Who Broke the Eggshell, Iris Explosion as the Moon Goddess, Tiger Bay as the Wooly Bully Spring Lamb, and Rhoda Dendron as the Cuddlesome Kitten.
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Manhattan
9:30p; $15 with code "discount"
* Flux Factory’s 9th Annual Not So Silent Art Auction, April 23
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to Alita at We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
***** ARTY STUFF *****
* We are staging a series of dance-based Improv Everywhere projects next month and are looking for participants who have unique dance or gymnastics experience. Specifically, we are looking for ballet dancers, ballroom dancers, and gymnasts. If you have significant experience in one of these areas and would be available to participate in a project in New York City next month, please contact us via this link. See: /
* ISCP is currently seeking a Studio Assistant for resident Tori Wranes. She is seeking an assistant with costume pattern and fabrications skills, and interests in multimedia performance to assist with a range of projects. Modest stipend offered. Send c.v. or resume to jcope(at)
* Under the Subway Video Art Night is an event that exclusively focuses on Video Art. In the previous four editions, this Video Art Night has shown the works of over 200 artists from around the world. For this upcoming fifth edition, our video-projections will cover not only art spaces and street walls of New York City, but also will take over Berlin, which joins us on the same day for this once-a-year occasion devoted to Video Art. Taking place Saturday, June 20, NYC and Berlin.
Deadline to apply: June 1. Terms and Conditions apply. See:
* I’m prepping a YouTube series called Leaves, which will be a full reading of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, one poem/video per day. I want to mirror the book's sweeping, kaleidoscopic vision by featuring an extremely diverse array of locations and readers. I'm looking for location suggestions and readers. No acting training required, just energy and willingness to give it a try. I’ve been employed in City government and the startup world for the past few years. I'm just doing this for fun. I have another budding YouTube channel, CityLove, about city planning. Contact jp]at]
***** SPACES *****
* $800 per month room with private path in Brooklyn community-minded house available immediately for short or long-term. The room is a good size and has ample closet space, and a window overlooking our private backyard. It has a fresh coat of white paint. Bed and misc. furnishings available. Just steps from the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop. The building has two units and we occupy the lower one (basement, ground floor, and second floor). There is an average living room area, a dinning room, spacious kitchen and a backyard (suitable for organized social events and gatherings.) Utilities are under $50 per month. There are two full bathrooms on the ground floor (one bathtub). Food-wise we are fairly communal, looking for someone vegetarian and freegan friendly. When schedules allow we cook together and hang out, and prefer to find someone interested in participating. We are interested in finding someone who is comfortable with fairly consistent gatherings and house guests -- we welcome your friends as well. We often celebrate birthdays and other occasions here with dinner, music, and dancing with friends. Housemates are artists or activists of some sort involved with community projects in the neighborhood like the Brooklyn Free Store and regular community dinners. We are seeking an easy-going, laid back, friendly, clean, and responsible housemate. It would be great if when you are home you do more than sleep and stay in your bedroom but are interested in being part of a household and engaging with your housemates. We are the kind of household where people would put on a sweater before turning up the heat in the winter and plug in a fan rather than an air conditioner in the summer. This is a non-smoking house. As of now there are two male and two female housemates. Not looking for someone with pets or couples for long term. Contact Walworthst]at] for pictures and more details.
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact]at]
***** Happy New Year April Fools *****
"In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered the new Gregorian Calendar to replace the flawed Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year's Day to be celebrated January 1. Catholic monarchies were naturally its earliest adopters. Many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April 1. These 'April Fools' were the subject of relentless pranks and ridicule by Catholics, who would send them on "fool's errands" or trick them into believing something false."
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 sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes profound, but it's always unsolicited and unedited.
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 here:
Overheard in Kentucky. March 2015. A New Yorker leaving a crowded bar in Louisville (KY):
"You know how you know this is a town? People know you are new."
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]
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]
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
Blitzkrieg Bod
The Punk Rock Workout is a high-intensity aerobics and conditioning class set to a heart-pounding soundtrack of classic punk, rock, and glam. You can torch some serious calories, and then enjoy a well-deserved free drink at the bar. All levels are welcome. It’s laugh-through-your-sweat fun and whip-you-into-shape effective. Think: Zumba, for rock 'n roll weirdos. More Rock, Fewer Rolls.
The Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $16
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
Mobile Vending
The Institute of Mobile Research founder Lauren Cannon will moderate a discussion with two innovators in the mobile art and commerce realms. MIT Media Lab Fellow and artist Kim Holleman will discuss her "Trailer Park" project and other artistic initiatives in a mobile art space. Caroline Destefano, owner of the mobile hair salon Studio in Motion, will talk about the entrepreneurial and creative journey that led her to operate her hair salon on wheels.
Proteus Gowanus
543 Union Street, Brooklyn
7p; $5
Biceps, Triceps, and Lats, Oh My
From the Ground Up is a new workshop series for the future aerial artists among us. The beauty in acrobatics is making an extremely difficult task seem effortless and graceful. If you've ever taken a class, you can certainly appreciate this paradox. Now is your chance to really sink your teeth in and take flight.
This series of classes will focus not only on learning basic aerial maneuvers that are Instagram worthy - inversions, splits, wrist locks- but the concepts behind proper body alignment and conditioning to further your understanding of the aerial arts. Be warned. You will discover muscles you never knew existed and find out just how much fun life is upside-down.
Om Factory Flight School
873 Broadway, 2nd floor, Manhattan
2:15-3:45; $45
Community Matchmaking
Come join us for any portion of this two-day networking and learning event for people seeking intentional community in the New York metro region and beyond.
Also invited are people forming new communities; existing residential communities that are seeking new members; and people who have visions of a different status quo. Please come, too, if you are interested in supporting collectives in the city, but not necessarily living or working at one. Find allies and guides to living more collectively at an array of participatory workshops, including an ''open-market'' community presentation and matchmaking session.
This two-afternoon event is convened by experienced communards and will showcase successful examples and offer exploration, networking, and learning opportunities for folks interested in activism, sustainability, collective child care, and shared living and working spaces.
Brooklyn Free School
372 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn
times vary; $free?
Medicinal Mushrooms, Magic Mushrooms, and Mindfulness Meditation
Join Evolver and Arborvitae for a lively, informative discussion with Richard Mandelbaum about Reishi, shiitake, maitake, turkey tail, Chaga, Cordyceps, and other powerful mushroom remedies, followed by a presentation from Gabby Agin-Leibes from NYU on current preliminary data from the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study. We will take a look at real examples of different kinds of mushrooms, sample medicinal mushroom tinctures, and drink mushroom broth with various kinds of mushrooms added. We will end the event with a short guided meditation that's meant to help participants connect with the various mushrooms they will have tasted and learned about.
132 Crosby Street, Apt. 12, Manhattan
7-9p; $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Sensuality, Confidence, and Seduction
MTV's MADE Confidence Coach and International Burlesque Star, Veronica Varlow, will be teaching the secrets to true confidence and sensuality in a rare series of classes this April.
Do you ever feel nervous talking to people? Do you ever get tongue-tied when that certain person comes into the room? Do you not always feel as confident as you feel you should? Do you know that you would accomplish so much more if you just had a better idea of who you are and what you're going for?
Veronica's classes cover all of this - from the Seven Secrets of Seduction, How To Sizzle in Any Crowd and Stand Out, Love Potion No. 9, and Becoming the Seductress. She will teach you tricks, body language, adornment, moves, and love spells from generations back from her ancestors roaming old Czechoslovakia.
East Village Location
Starting April 2, times vary; $varies
Join artists Emma Wade and Nathaniel Williams in a weekend long puppet theater workshop. Learn simple gestures inspired by the teachings of Rudolph Steiner. Work with big pageant puppets and enact excerpts from the local Native American Iroquois story–the Peacemaker from a production created last May in Upstate New York. Great for teachers, performance artists, and storytellers. No previous experience required. Space is limited.
138 West 15th Street, Manhattan
April 11-12, 3-6:30p, 10-6:30p; $40-$250 sliding scale
Register by April 4: 518-672-4090
Strengthening Rent Regulation
This workshop will explore the loopholes in the rent regulation system and how they cause gentrification in our communities. Participants will also learn about the current campaign for a stronger rent regulation system.
Interference Archive
131 8th Street, Brooklyn
April 10, 3p; $donation
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Project Brooklyn Rebuild
Our goal is to repair and rebuild 15-20 homes Brooklyn, NY focusing on the areas of Canarsie, Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, and Gerritsen Beach. Our work will include minor framing, drywall hanging, installing doors, windows, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Apply online:
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Everywhere Logistics
Six art teams from the East Coast and six from the West Coast will travel across the country, collaborating with local art communities, using box trucks to create ephemeral pop-up exhibition venues. An evolution of the Lost Horizon Night Market, which was started in Brooklyn in 2009.
The EhL Travel Agency is an interactive theater experience that takes place inside of a high-pressure sales office. Building the database which will result in the ultimate culture-jam travel guide, done through cutthroat gifting, bartering and storytelling. The barter system is the sole currency used at this particular location. The following forms of payment include, but are not limited to:  information, stories, lore and legend, transportation, meals, lodging; on-site gifts of material value, utility or personal significance.
Contact: Jonah Levy bathroomvalet]at]
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