nonsensenyc: halloween to 11.3

From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: halloween to 11.3
Date: October 31st 2014

Halloween
* Rubulad Phantasmic Fright Night, Brooklyn
* Halloween in the Black Lodge: Welcome to Twin Peaks, Brooklyn
* Bury Y'er Dead, Brooklyn
* Goblins and Goiters AKA Halloween on a Pirate Ship, Long Island City
* Fear Factory: Slap a Clown on It, Williamsburg
* The Salon: Halloween Stomp, Manhattan*
* Gallim Dance, Brooklyn
* Winter Sessions/Playland Motel Halloween Party, Queens
* Brooklyn Wildlife and Secret Loft, Brooklyn
* Cherylween, Brooklyn
* The Dead Is Risen for Dirty Dancing and Dastardly Drinking, Brooklyn
* Death Rites, Brooklyn
* Friday Night Live Art Parties, Manhattan
* Sexy Nerds Halloween Bash, Manhattan
 
Saturday, November 1
* Dia De Los Muertos, Brooklyn
* Showcasey Jones, Brooklyn
* Dia De Los Muertos, Brooklyn
* The Shining Nite, Jersey City
* The Multispecies Salon, Manhattan
* Liamb, Manhattan
* Catch 64, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, November 2
* Eco Age, Brooklyn
* Phantom, See, Manhattan
 
Monday, November 3
* Hot Fruit: Two-Year Anniversary, Williamsburg
* Screeners, Williamsburg
 
Wishlist
* Muse
 
Spectre
* Swimming Pool Farms
 
Learning
* Found Texts and Data Mining
 
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.
 
 
XXXXX COVER ART XXXXX
 
 
Persephone lit by torches.
 
 
XXXXX HALLOWEEN XXXXX
 
 
Rubulad proudly presents:
 
Phantasmic Fright Night
 
Live music by New York Fowl Harmonic (formerly The New York Howl), Radio Kaizman, Predator Prey, and many more horrible acts. Puppets by Midnight Radio Show and Miss C Spot. Blood-Curdling Cabaret by the Drunkard’s Widow. With your DJs Shakey and Ol’ Stark. Plus Hellishly Dark Circus Extraordinaire by Norm Francoeur, G. Scopitronic’s Non-Stop Horror Film Fest, gross pizza and cruddy Chinese food right next door. Awful art and shocking surprises. Get a wristband before moving on to our special spooky secret location one and a half blocks away. This is a costume party – you’ll have more fun if you wear a costume.
 
205 Cypress Street, at Starr, Brookyn
L train to Jefferson Avenue station
10p; $10 before 10p or way late, $20 otherwise.
 
The Keep
205 Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10-20
facebook.com/thekeepny
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Halloween in the Black Lodge: Welcome to Twin Peaks
 
Brooklyn's premier purveyor of Lynch-smeared dark electronic pop music, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, invites you to spend a Halloween night in the Black Lodge with his adventure DJ crew (featuring Choyce Hacks and Cherry Magdalene), themed performances and decorations. Midnight performance of A Place Both Wonderful and Strange's Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer audiovisual performance, the highly acclaimed David Lynch: The Unified Field afterparty set from 2014's Eraserhood.
 
Glasslands
289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
11:30p; $5
21 and over
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Bury Y'er Dead
 
Come party Exquisite Corpse company style. Wind your way through an underground Haunted House. Visit the fortune teller for a glimpse into your future, or a potion to make your wildest dreams come true. Or lounge in the graveyard while sipping a cocktail and enjoying live music. Then get up and dance your booty off until the early hours of the morning. Costumes encouraged.
 
Mister Rogers
231 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn
2,3,4,5 trains to Franklin Avenue station
9p; $20 door
artful.ly/store/events/4341
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Goblins and Goiters AKA Halloween on a Pirate Ship
 
Join us for a spooky evening of drinks, dancing, and debauchery. I, Andrea Minkow, have always been obsessed with Halloween and pirates. So, when I found this boat and bar I could not think of a better thing to do than host a party at it for my friends, friends of friends, and anyone that would love to drink, dance and party on a pirate ship. So, come on, join me and bring your friends. It is going to be a jolly roger of a time. The boat will not leave the dock, so you can get on and off.
 
LIC Anable Basin Sailing Bar and Grill
4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City, Queens
8p-2a; $25 first 100 tickets sold get a free drink
andreaminkow]at]gmail.com
goblinsandgoiters.squarespace.com
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Fear Factory: Slap a Clown on It
 
Hosted by Jacob Robinette, Rik Nagel, and Jon Morris, founding fathers of Clowns for Spiritual Dismemberment. You must wear a costume to get in the door. Becoming your favorite space ninja clown, nurse naughty clown, mad scientist race car clown, so you think you can dance clown. Be whatever you gonna be, wear whatever you wear, but slap a clown on it. Be Tom Cruise in Top Gun and slap white face on it. Be the sexy nurse Ratched and slap a red nose on her. Be Ebola Soup and slap some giant balloons on it.
 
Internationally celebrated DJs, special effects make up by Branan Edgens, sound installation by Darren Solomon, aerialists from Fuerzabruta and De La Guarda, Incredible Magic, Immersive Experiences (I mean you're actually in a party, mind blowing visuals(your mind won't work when you leave), a raw warehouse you've ever seen before (3000 square feet waiting to become Yves St.Lauren).
 
Windmill Factory
132 Bedford Avenue, between North 9th and 10th streets, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p-3a; $15 presale, $20 proceeds help build the Windmill Factory's upcoming solar powered Message in a Bottle Vending Machine and help Immersive Gallery with infrastructure costs
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
The Salon: Halloween Stomp
 
The second annual Halloween Stomp is a vintage film inspired masquerade party nestled between Times Square and Grand Central, featuring over 30 performers including four hot jazz, swing, and blues bands; plus classic burlesque and vintage gogo dancers, swing DJs, and video projections.
 
Live music by Dan Levinson's Hot Phantoms with Molly Ryan, Professor Cunningham and his Old School, the Xylopholks, and the Black and Bluez. Plus DJ VaVa Voon, MC Dandy Wellington, burlesque by Cassandra Rosebeetle and Hazel Honeysuckle, and free swing dance lesson. Plus Tableau X, featuring the Lillian Lorraine Girls and directed by Syrie Moskowitz. Live music all night.
 
4 West 43rd Street, Manhattan
7p-3a; $20
18 and over
thesalon.biz
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Gallim Dance
 
Halloween party. Dancing, cheap drinks, and costumes. Music by Djtonymonkey. Celebrate one of the year's most mischievous nights with Gallim Dance. Dress to impress in your Halloween best and hit the dance floor with the company.
 
Gallim Dance Studio
520 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn
8p-2a; $15 online, $20 door
paperlesspost.com/events/9481734-72751a61/replies/162318935-dd1893ca
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Winter Sessions/Playland Motel Halloween Party
 
Spend Halloween on the beach, haunted house, costume contest. With special guest DJ PreSkool. Rooms available. There will be buses leaving from corner of Union and Meeker in Williamsburg every hour from 8p, until 1a and return buses starting at 1a.
 
Playland Motel
97-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Queens
8p-late; $12
playlandmotel.com
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Brooklyn Wildlife and Secret Loft
 
The ghosts and ghouls at Brooklyn Wildlife and Secret Loft invite you to a night of zombies, vampires, superheroes, and made-up witty costumes. This is a costume party. Come ready to dance.
 
You can buy your outfit from the store or make it at home, but we better see you in costume. The crazier the better, the more ridiculous, the better. There will be a prize for the best (most outlandish) costume of the night. Live performances by Lilly Wolf, Danielle Cardona, Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky, Boshia Rae-Jean, Paco the G Train Bandit (of Duk Duk Goose), and DJ Lobotomy Copter and DJ Unpaid Intern on the 1s and 2s.
 
255 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
9:30p; $free before 9:30p, $5 early, $10 late
21 and over
facebook.com/events/817901104928971
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Cheryl, the dance party that will ruin your life, presents our seventh annual:
 
Cherylween
 
This year, the theme is Cherylween VII: Bi (as in 1990s bisexual moon colony). Attack of the Bi Sexual Aliens.
 
Secret Project Robot Art Space
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
11p–4a;
cherylwillruinyourlife]at]gmail.com
cherylwillruinyourlife.info/
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
The Dead Is Risen for Dirty Dancing and Dastardly Drinking
 
Booze is cheap, music is by the Midnight Society DJs Cali Torrez and Xicanoboogie. Food is by Ceviche Summer (on the menu is Mexican Hot Dogs). Cash costume contest and 50/50 raffle. Also, as we get our Boogie Man on, proceeds will go to Bushwick's Grove Community Garden. A Garden maintained by Make the Road and EcoStation Youth (so you can feel good about everything when you wake up the morning after).
 
207 Starr Street, Brooklyn
10p-3a; $10 advance, $15 door
facebook.com/events/562251330587763/
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Toxic Shock Syndrome presents:
 
Death Rites
 
A night of music, dancing, and the dark arts. Featuring: Pawns, Void Vision, and Pop. 1280. With DJs Frankie Teardrop, Zohra Atash, and Zachary Lipez, and tarot readings by Cassie Ramone, multimedia installations by Debbie Allen, two floors of video projections, and Panther Jones as Demon Oprah (performance art).
 
496 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 advance, $15 at the door
ticketfly.com/purchase/event/711141
facebook.com/events/748209171922221
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Friday Night Live Art Parties
 
An experience unlike any other. Every Friday, 24 guests join a different talented artist in creating a work of art and mingle with other classy, charming New Yorkers over champagne, wine, and food. Because the guests have input into the piece, the art made at the event is a unique and collaborative creation that can’t be replicated elsewhere. We auction off the art that’s been made and let the party continue late into the night. The window for purchasing a ticket begins every Friday at noon and ends at 8 o’clock. We open doors at 9 o’clock and close them at 10.
 
This week: We are holding an insane Halloween party this Friday, with the same $20 open bar you've come to love. This time with some ghoulish-fun cocktails that will be so tasty that it scares you! This great new artist, Anton Vitkovskiy, will be painting something insane with your help. Will you be ready?
 
No. 1 Rule: To keep in the spirit of Friday Night Live and art, you must dress up as your favorite creative genius -- whatever that means to you. It could be Andy Warhol or Jim Carrey. Tarantino or Thom Yorke. Get creative with it.
 
368 Broadway and Franklin Street, Manhattan
9p doors, 10p start-2a; $20 online includes open bar
fridaysparties.com
 
 
***** Also on HALLOWEEN *****
 
 
Sexy Nerds Halloween Bash
 
The illest, the realest, Halloween party in the East Village this Halloween. Join us for an all night, nonstop full venue takeover featuring two DJs, zombies, and a black light dance party. We will be throwing a soul-train style costume contest open to all. Prizes and raffle prizes include tons of kick ass toys, comic-collectibles, apparel, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros Tournament, costume prizes, and drinks.
 
Nevada Smiths
100 3rd Avenue, between 12th and 13th streets, Manhattan
9p; $5 general admission
201 952 0794
info]at]sexynerds.net
facebook.com/events/333770846795373
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 XXXXX
 
 
The JunXion presents:
 
Dia De Los Muertos
 
Be at the center of an elaborate, three-act play. Ancestral celebration in ecstatic ritual. Step up to the Ofrenda. Honor La Calavera Catrina. Day of the deal ritual and performance followed by renegade parade to main venue.
 
With Joro Boro, 2Melo, Small Change, Adam Gibbons, Dj Shisaa, Casey Skodnek, Pjoe, Thornato, and DirtyFinger. Live: ConSuMata Sonidero, Sierra Carrere, Sunny Side Social Club, live drumming and visuals. Costumes highly encouraged. This is allhallowtide! Day of the dead inspired, Halloween costumes etc.
 
98 Meserole, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $30 door, 20 percent off with the code Nonsense
21 and over
eventbrite.com/e/the-junxion-presents-choose-your-own-adventure-dia-de-los-muertos-tickets-13832139301
facebook.com/junxionnyc
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Showcasey Jones
 
Adult show and tell comedy show is back. A stand-up comedy show and audience show and tell. Everyone in the audience who does show and tell gets a free drink. Bring your weird family photos, show us how many flips you can do in a row, showoff the tattoo your uncle gave you at last year's family retreat! Anything crazy, kooky, strange, or insane, and the best of the best will win $25 cash and bragging rights as one of the weirdest people in NYC. Last week's winner stepped inside of a giant balloon and scared the entire audience.
 
Plus, live stand up comedy from some of NYC's best stand up comics: Lukas Kaiser, Jim Tews, Anthony Apruzzese, Charlie Kasov, and Will Weldon. Hosted by Gabe Pacheco.
 
Over the Eight
594 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $free
facebook.com/events/735656816503314/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Dia De Los Muertos
 
JEM Entertainment returns this fall with a Latin-themed dance party at Bushwick dance joint Lot 45. JEM has curated a vibrant spread of Latin-electro / jungle house rhythms by local DJs Roze Royze, I$la, Geko Jones and DJ Freddy. In collaboration with La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, Jem Entertainment will we awarding cash prizes to best Day of the Dead costume, best Halloween costume, and best makeup. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 or at the door for $20.
 
Lot45
411 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 pre-sale tickets available
21 and over
brownpapertickets.com/event/896083 / $20 at the door
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Shining Nite
 
Halloween will last one day longer with Jack and friends from the Overlook Hotel. Come to watch the legendarily creepy the Shining on the Loew's Jersey's big, 50-foot wide screen and then step out to the Grand Lobby and into an elegantly decadent masquerade afterparty.
 
It'll have a 1920s theme to celebrate the Loew's 85th Anniversary, and that will make you feel like you're back in one certain scene in the Shining -- maybe a little eerie, but also a lot of fun. There'll be music and dancing all night, light refreshments and a cash bar (wine and beer). They'll be a costume contest for fun prizes with categories that include Best Jack, Best Movie Star, and Best Over-All.
 
Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
7p film, 9:30p party; $25 includes one free drink, proceeds benefit Friends of the Loew's, the nonprofit that manages the operation and ongoing restoration of the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
shining-nite-loews.eventbrite.com/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Multispecies Salon
 
I was wondering if you would list the book launch for the Multispecies Salon by Eben Kirksey. It will showcase work by bioartists profiled in the book, including installations by Miriam Simun, Grayson Earle, Karin Bolender, Bryan Wilson, Eben Kirksey, Krista Dragomer, and Tessa Farmer. With performances by Kathy High and Adam Zaretsky. The book is about multispecies ethnography, or defining a culture by all species and their interactions, not just humans.
 
Inter Space
137 West 14th Street, Manhattan
7p-midnight; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Liamb
 
The first evening-length performance by Tyke Dance. Sewing exertion, exhaustion, error, and effort into the language of dance technique, we aspire to present movement that neither relies on classical notions of technique and virtuosity nor relinquishes the primacy of physical challenge in dance performance. Choreography by Sophie Sotsky. Lighting by Ashley Vellano. Sound by Ashur Rayis.
 
The Tank
151 West 46th Street, Manhattan
7p; $8 and cheap drinks
ashur.rayis]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Catch 64
 
Everyone's favorite hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready series of performance events, curated with delicate irreverence by Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeff Larson and Caleb Hammons, returns to the Invisible Dog.
 
With Lauren Bakst, Douglas Eacho, Jerome Ellis and James Harrison Monaco, Lee Sunday Evans, Michael Helland des Ballez, Sarah Hughes and McFeely Sam Goodman, Nat Kusinitz and Veronica Loe, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, and Jacob Slominski. Free beer.
 
The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen Street, between Court and Smith, Brooklyn
8p; $15 door, beer included
catchseries.org
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 XXXXX
 
 
Eco Age
 
Presented by Paulapart, Emmaline Payette, Bethany Allard, and Hannah Anderson. Musical collaborations with Avel Delano, Sympathy Dropout, Kelsey Lu McJunkins, Space Lions in Outer Space, Brat Pit, Mind Dynamics, and Partials.
 
This multimedia show will feature an immersive ecosystem comprised of a multichannel system of acoustic sculptures, plant-based installations, live dance, musical collaborators, and artwork of the ecological age.
 
VacancyNYC
929 Broadway, Brooklyn
J,M,Z trains to Myrtle station
6-10p;
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Phantom, See
 
The saintliest voodoo remembrance. Music performance by Roya, Ziemba, Alice Cohen, Glockabelle, and Sateen. Special appearances by Chris of Hur, Mark Dommu, and Manifestany Squirtz. In addition to being a going-away festivity, this is also the music video premiere party for the new video from my project Ziemba. The video features an appearance by my magical sister Anna, who will also be in attendance for the evening- and will likely be singing some psychic sister harmonies with me during my set.
 
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
8:30p; $7
21 and over
facebook.com/events/345428582298483/
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 XXXXX
 
 
Hot Fruit: Two-Year Anniversary
 
This weekly performance art/dance party celebrates its second year with the biggest line-up yet. Pulling from a variety of scenes and artistic mediums in the queer nightlife community, we've got hip-hop, electronic, experimental, theater, comedy, cabaret, dance, slam poetry, and opera. Performances by Will Sheridan, Cakes da Killa, Ryan Streit, Mark Dommu, Joseph Keckler, Earl Dax, Joe Castle Baker, Cheno, Manifestany Squirtz and Boy Georgia, Tink, Charlene, Hamm Samwich, Nicholas Gorham, AJA, Pietro Scorsone and Mars Hobrecker.
 
House, no wave and disco by DJs Econ and David Sokolowski. Photos by Tinker Coalescing: Queer Photography. Visual Art by Ethan Weinstock, Carlo Quispe and Tyler Wallach. Hosted by Mike Bailey-Gates. Really cheap drink specials all night, plus h'or doeuvres and porn to the first guests. First set of shows at 10p sharp.
 
Metropolitan Bar
559 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9p-4a; $5 suggested
facebook.com/events/873031952716405/
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
Screeners
 
Part of the local filmmaker showcase at Videology. A comedic web series showcase hosted by the Triplets of Kings County. Join us for a night of laughs, live performances, and general good times as we screen some of the best comedy being put into the endless void known as the world wide web. Featuring Joe Pera, Charles Gould, Otter Boys, Girls With Brown Hair, Business Work, Loud Mark, and Gems of the Northeast.
 
Videology
308 Bedford, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8-10p; $free
videology.info/blog/events/local-filmmaker-showcase-presents-screeners-hosted-by-the-triplets-of-kings-county-free/
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* The Mix, November 11-16
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to Alita at alitanonsensenyc.com. We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
 
 
***** ARTY STUFF *****
 
 
* We need caring people to help us put on our fifth annual sidewalk Halloween party for local Harlem kids. It is a lot of fun and the kids love it. This is not done through any official organization. It's just a bunch of us ex-downtowners who moved to Harlem, trying to help make the kids feel special. (Burners would be perfect at this.) If you are a mom or dad or uncle or aunt, entertainer, do-gooder who knows how to make kids happy, we need you. If you are (or can fake being) a performer, magician, balloon folder, face painter, comedian, cook, juggler, please consider coming out and pitching in for a few short hours in the afternoon. We are looking for folks to set up and run anything kids would enjoy: gift something, set up a pinata, a barbecue, have costumes you can dress the kids in, run a crafts table, have an animal the kids can pet, want to role-play in your own (G-rated) costume, whatever, please join us. We'd be glad to answer any questions you have ahead of time. Let's make this special. Saturday, November 11, 1-4p sharp, 50 East 129 Street, Manhattan. Contact DJ Jaffe, bigchelseaapartment]at]gmail.com.
 
 
***** MONEY *****
 
 
* Another arts space loses its home, but for circus space the Muse, the show must go on. Vice Magazine will be taking over their entire building, also displacing other tenants such as beloved venue Glasslands, Indie Screen, and Windmill. Rather than permanently close, the Muse will relocate and rebuild. After an extensive search process, the Muse has found a perfect new space in Bushwick. The Muse is poised to become the largest independent performance venue and circus training space in Brooklyn. Move the Muse raises funds to relocate and rebuild: kickstarter.com/projects/363821638/move-the-muse-brooklyn-circus
 
 
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]dot] com.
 
 
***** Swimming Pool Farms *****
 
spectrevision.net/2014/10/28/swimming-pool-farms/
 
"It starts with a pond -- in their case, the deep end of the pool -- which is full of tilapia and duckweed. Chickens roost over the pond, eating the duckweed and dropping fertilizer. Water from the fishpond is pumped into hydroponic beds, then recycled back into the pond.  It’s hard enough to grow grass in the desert, but the McClungs -- using a 10th of the water traditional agriculture uses -- have transformed their empty pool into an incredibly prolific closed-loop ecosystem, growing everything from broccoli and sweet potatoes to sorghum and wheat, with chickens, tilapia, algae, and duckweed all interacting symbiotically to provide enough food to feed a family of five."
 
 
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 that you think are nifty-keen.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Found Texts and Data Mining
 
Angie Waller will share her collection of books that data mine found texts. She has made books with search engine queries, public apologies, and most recently she is working on a series of auto-generated romance novels that re-purpose Craigslist missed connections. Angie will demonstrate systems for storing found texts and provide code samples in Excel and Python that allow participants to generate chance outcomes with their own texts. No programming experience is necessary, but bring a laptop if you have one available.

 
Booklyn
37 Greenpoint Avenue, Suite E4G, Brooklyn
2p; $25
RSVP: maya]at]booklyn.org
booklyn.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Compost: A New Beginning
 
Our final work­shop this season will be all about composting. Save your food scraps and other organic waste, join us on a compost project at Dulce. We will be building a lasagna garden bed (a garden built out of food scraps), in which we will plant some late-season grains and garlic. Next season, our lasagna bed will be a verdant veggie patch. This session, we will also explore Dulce de Harlem’s other composting facilities; this is an excellent opportunity to get involved with composting at Dulce, or learn more about the process.
 
Dulce de Harlem Community Garden
620 West 148th Street, Manhattan
1p; $free
RSVP: enviharlem]at]gmail.com
newyork.thecityatlas.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: TUESDAY *****
 
 
Aerial Bungee Class
 
Like a kids' bouncy chair…but for adults. Get abs of steel, a ridiculous cardio work out, and create new exciting movement -- 20 feet in the air. Exploration of the body and mind as we fly, bounce, and catapult ourselves through space.
 
Immersive Studio
132 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
5:30-7p; $45
facebook.com/groundedaerial?ref=hl
 
 
***** LEARNING: WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Mad Maps: Paths to Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation

 
Mad Maps are documents that we create for ourselves as reminders of our goals, what is important to us, our personal signs of struggle and our strategies for self-determined well-being. Though originally inspired by the idea of Advanced Directives (legal documents to share with doctors and friends in the event of being hospitalized), over time this idea has evolved further to include a transformative element: how do we move beyond adapting and coping, toward actually changing the world that we live in? By creating documents that help us to explore our mad gifts and better understand and get through tough times, we are able to re-envision the boundaries of our individual and collective potential.
 
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7p; $free
bluestockings.com/events/
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Pattern Cutting Beginner Class
 
Learn the basics of pattern making and how to make any adjustments you want to your garments. Bring in your favorite top or dress (basic style) and copy the technique in class.
 
Local Project
11-27 44th Road, Long Island City
November 8, 11a; $30
RSVP: info]at]localproject.org
localproject.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Needle Felting Workshop
 
Join Nguyen Le, author of 500 Fun Little Toys, to learn the basics of needle felting to create mini pumpkins. Once you understand the technique, you'll be free to make other gourds or shapes of your choice. It's the perfect (and cutest) decor for fall/Thanksgiving.
 
Greenpoint Public Library
107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn
November 15, noon-2p; $free
RSVP
greenpointhandskills.com
 
 
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