nonsense: 8.18 to 8.24

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 8.18 to 8.24
Date: August 18th 2017
Friday, August 18
* Razor 5000 by Matty Horrorchata, Brooklyn
* A Ribbon About a Bomb
* Arc Welding, Manhattan
* Art School Acid Dropout, Long Island City
* Game Show, Brooklyn
* What the Float: Cut to the Floating, Manhattan
 
Saturday, August 19
* Sea Goth Summer, Brooklyn
* Summer Love, Brooklyn
* Str8 West Coastin, Brooklyn
* Dessert Goals: Summer Edition, Brooklyn
* Secret Loft Party, Manhattan
* DRTY SMMR Backyard BYOB VSOP Barbecue, Brooklyn
* Massive Vegan Potluck Picnic, Brooklyn
* Feeling Gloomy, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, August 20
* Pop Up Shakespeare, Manhattan
* Ritual Night, Brooklyn
* Liberty Circus, Manhattan
* Procession, Manhattan
* Exceedingly Good Song Night, Brooklyn
 
Monday, August 21
* Totally 90s Trivia Sci-Fi Edition, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, August 22
* Circus Crisis: Fundraiser for the Muse, Brooklyn
* Snack Time Comedy, Manhattan
* Yes Lawd, Manhattan
* Secret Loft Screening, Manhattan
* Gems: A Storytelling Show and Mic, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, August 23
* Sanford and Sun, Queens
 
Thursday, August 24
* Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This, Brooklyn
* Dungeons and Drag Kings, Brooklyn
* What Are You Doing Here? Bojack Takes the East Coast, Manhattan
 
Spectre
* The Monsanto Papers
 
Overheard
* Wishes
 
Learning
* Kill Deep Aerobics
 
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 mikes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
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Art'skool
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 XXXXX
 
 
Razor 5000 by Matty Horrorchata
 
This party is in support of councilman Rafael Espinal and his work to repeal the cabaret law. Let NYC dance. Horrorchata is back with her Brooklyn bash featuring glam babes, prizes, fashion, so you better work. Razor 5000 is a night you don't wanna miss. Your MCs of night are Merrie Cherry and Untitled Queen.
 
Shows Horrorchata, House of Sterling, Will Sheridan, Glace Chase, Candy Sterling, Crystal Mesh, Lucy Balls, Daphne Sumtimez, Severely Mame, Mini Horrorwitz, Sookie Sterling, Angelica Sundae, K James, and Tiffany Jones Sterling. DJs: PROTOPAPA, Hannah Lou, J Lamar, and Ickarus. Tacos by Taco Queen.
 
Secret Project Robot Art Space
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
10p; $10 in the gallery
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
A Ribbon About a Bomb
 
Wander with Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo, and Leonora Carrington through the abandoned halls of a mansion on Governors Island. Audiences will cycle and muse, as often the artists did in life, on the duality of humanity, womanhood, and art. The captivating, sometimes terrifying, work of these three women intertwine, as each attempts to shape their own reality in the face of systematic oppression and entrenched social hierarchies. 
 
This inter-disciplinary immersive piece is directed by Tess Howsam and written by a diverse team of 10 playwrights. The play will feature collaborations with composer KG Garligton, installation artist Mila Villasana, and fashion partner 19th Amendment.
 
House 407B, Colonels Row, Governors Island
3p; $?
Continues SATURDAY and SUNDAY
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Arc Welding
 
Arc Welding, an acoustic, a cappella new music/stage improvisation trio, will create a spontaneous work on the subject of theft. We do not take a position about whether theft is good or bad -- we present it. Cheap glitter-purses will play a role. Our music improvisations will evoke Raub (Theft) from Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire as well as whatever.
 
The Grand Theater at the Producers Club
358 West 44th Street, Manhattan
9p; $10
Continues SATURDAY and SUNDAY
failsafefestival.com/arcwelding
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Art School Acid Dropout
 
Performances by Yedoye Travis, Dan Licata, Martin Urbano, and Kelsey Caine. Written by Grant Lindahl, Ian Kitchen, Lizzy Mazzucchelli, and Brooke Eliot. Grant Lindahl is a world renowned visual artist banned from MoMA PS1 for being too extreme. Every month he hosts an interactive comedy show at the Creek and the Cave in LIC Queens. Grant opens each show with an eccentric performance piece. Past stunts include getting tattooed live on stage, having a knife thrown at him and playing a giant paint by numbers with the audience. Everyone is provided materials and encouraged to make art during the show.
 
Creek and Cave
1093 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
10p; $5 includes limited edition show poster and button, free beer for the first 15 audience
facebook.com/events/1454165661326675/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Game Show
 
The live, raunchy, comedy game show where losers become winners returns with its Summer in the City Edition. Audience members are the contestants winning prizes playing games that test knowledge of drinking, music, and fellatio. Great prizes. Hosted by Michael Bertrando. Sidekick: David del Rosario. Spokesmodel: Emma Krulik. Live music from David Bowers.
 
Threes Brewing
333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn
8p; $5
718 522 2110
threesbrewing.com/event/game-show/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
What the Float: Cut to the Floating
 
What the Float is a private dance party in public spaces. The Float DJs have curated the best music in the universe to lead you on an immersive dance odyssey through parks, plazas, and hidden passages of New York City
 
Meet up at Niall's for drink specials, glow-wear, and mobile coat check. At 10p sharp, we'll step outside and the music will lead us on our adventure through the heart of Manhattan, the groove loud in our ears and in our souls, but silent to any observers we may encounter. Wear comfortable shoes. Dance everywhere.
 
Niall's on 52nd
218 E. 52nd, Manhattan
9:30p meet-up, 10p float; $15 in advance with code NONSENSE, $25 door
whatthefloat.com
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 XXXXX
 
 
Sea Goth Summer
 
Calling all sea hags. If you hate summer as much we do, put on your waterproof black lipstick and come drown at the bottom of the ocean at the Bronze. The Bronze (yup, like Buffy) is a secret DIY house-show space located in Bushwick. Think monthly shows with campy themes, snacks, bands, and glitter.
 
With punk stars Ellen and the Degenerates, who are gearing up for the release of their 3rd EP, Herb Alert, on What’s for Breakfast Records. Also on the bill will be Charly Bliss favorites True Dreams, local upstarts Mean Siders, and Wild Moon.
 
What is the theme? For this show, The Bronze will become a gothic grotto similar to Ursula's lair. We’re going to have “eels” running about spreading bubbles. Seaweed will be hanging from the ceiling, and attendees will be turning looks that run the gamut between dead mermaids, sea witches, and Sirens in black lipstick. Expect lots of fake teeth and fishnets.
 
The Bronze
Message the bands or hosts for address, Bushwick, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:45p show; $8-10 donation for the bands
facebook.com/events/106269516724246
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Summer Love
 
Three stages. Seventeen acts. One full day of old-school uptown boogie on the majestic Dyckman waterfront. Love Stage: Wolf and Lamb, Soul Clap, Black Motion, Nick Monaco, No Regular Play, and A-Rock. Mobile Monday Terrace: Just Blaze, Mobile Mondays crew with Misbehaviour, MondayMike, Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, and DJ Woof. The Heights Stage: The Whooligan, NSR, Dash Speaks, and Darling Chuck.
 
La Marina
348 Dyckman Street, Brooklyn
3p-1a; $30
eventbrite.com/e/matte-crew-love-present-summer-love-2017-tickets-35794045955?discount=goodpeeps
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Str8 West Coastin
 
The final Str8 West Coastin' party of the summer is this coming Saturday. Making sure you get your fix of CA vibes will be resident DJs Still Life and DJ Eleven. Joining us this week will be special guest DJ Star Eyes of Trouble and Bass. Tacos on the grill. And like the previous two parties this summer, we'll have free aluminum tall cans.
 
Project Parlor
742 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
2-9p sharp;
21 and over
str8westcoastin.splashthat.com/
facebook.com/events/116248245694757/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Dessert Goals: Summer Edition
 
Two-day festival featurea a stellar lineup carefully curated by festival founders Miraya Berke and Liang Shi to feature the most unique, delicious and Instagrammable desserts in the five boroughs. This summer, the wild things at Black Tap will debut a special miniature version of their beloved Bam Bam shake, and Cupcake Market and Snowdays will create their own custom treats to help festival-goers reach peak indulgence. Past #omgdessertgoals crowd-pleasers like Joey Bats, Rebecca’s Cake Pops and Underwest Donuts will also be back slinging their sweets. We’ll keep you posted as additional merchants are added to the list.
 
Beyond a surefire sugar buzz for all in attendance, Dessert Goals will feature another round of interactive workshops as well as a first-of-its-kind festival fashion runway designed for social sharing and a special summer cold brew station.
 
12 Dobbin Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Continues SUNDAY
dessertgoals.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Secret Loft Party
 
We're celebrating the launch of the new Secret Loft with a party that will leave your tastebuds tingling. The finest DJs in NYC will be serving the most delicious house and techno at a vivid candy-themed dance party. With Remniqe, Jerry Wellner, Holyman, and midnight circus performance by Ariel. Dress code: shiny, bright colors, or anything sweet or sugar-inspired.
 
Secret Loft
RSVP for exact address, West Village, Manhattan
10p-4a; $5 early, $10
21 and over
facebook.com/events/129901550952006/
sweettooth2.eventbrite.com/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
DRTY SMMR Backyard BYOB VSOP Barbecue
 
Hosted by the Reheated Spaghetti record label. With the following fabulous bands playing al fresco Crazy Pills (10:15p), Holly Overton with Midnight People (9:30p), Del Caesar (8:45p), Les Sans Culottes (8p), Lumps [King Pizza Greg Hanson] (7:15p), Funcrusher (6:30p). DJ Fernelly. Evening projections by VJ Fuzzy Bastard Daniel McKleinfeld. We'll be grilling out back.
 
DRTY SMMR Clothing Shoppe
1198 Myrtle Avenue, near Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
5:30-11p; $7
21 and over
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Massive Vegan Potluck Picnic
 
Bring a dish to share. We are thrilled to have our friend, the legendary Pudge,  aka Deejay PUDGEmcee, providing music for the event. The event is open to the public. The more the merrier. And you don't have to be vegan, just your food.
 
If you have any questions about if an ingredient or food is vegan, just message us or post here and someone will be happy to assist you. Please bring your own reusable utensils and plate. We'll provide napkins. Jugs of water and bags of ice are always welcome.
 
Grand Army Plaza Fountain
Flatbush and Union Street, Brooklyn
1-4p; $free
facebook.com/events/465730067100406/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Feeling Gloomy
 
We can still remember getting sent off to camp. Sure, it sounded fun, until we found out about bug juice, camp food, outhouses, tent-loving daddy long legs (legses?), snack-loving skunks, etc. Ugh. It wasn't all bad but rather than recreate the mixed bag we remember from our youth, we decided to distill the best bits into a dance party befitting of summer.
 
With secret Girl Scout cookies, weakling tug of war, Paul Rudd selfie booth, merit badges, and camp stickers. We’ll also have themed drinks and summery yet gloomy tunes from your favorite dismal DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom. We’ll dance all night to anglophilic gloom-centric songs of songs of sadness, madness, and reckless abandon that make you want to cry and call your mom from the payphone at the camp office to ask her to come get you. But she won’t because it’s only two more days and promise me you’ll take a shower before I come get you young man/woman.
 
Cape House
2 Knickerbocker Avenue, basement, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Avenue station
11p-late; $6
Dress to depress
facebook.com/groups/117821724966444/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 XXXXX
 
 
Pop Up Shakespeare
 
Seven League Boots Theater Company presents the third installment of their performance series, Pop Up Shakespeare, which takes short scenes by the bard to the streets, parks, and iconic outdoor locations throughout the boroughs to surprise New Yorkers with spontaneous, interactive theater. This time, they take on As You Like It, presenting two scenes from the play in rotating rep on weekends in August as well as offering a website full of additional content to explore the world of the play ranging from quizzes and flow charts to puppet theater craft projects for budding thespians. You may have already spotted a love-sick Orlando roaming the High Line interviewing passerby about how to woo a lady or seen one of his sonnets hanging from a tree in a city park.
 
Carl Shurz Park and Central Park
1-4p; $free
popupshakespeare.org
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Rhythm of Afrika presents:
 
Ritual Night
 
This Sunday afternoon join us a for free dance party featuring the best dance music from Africa and the diaspora in Europe and the Americas. A day to night warehouse party with DJs Xpect, STA7CK, DJ C. Boogie, New York Knick, and Vybe Le Veberator.
 
H0L0
1090 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Halsey station
3-8p; $free
ritualnightaugust20th.splashthat.com
facebook.com/events/1162805897157312
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Liberty Circus
 
Faith acoustic set as part of the Liberty Circus, a show benefiting the ACLU and local refugees and immigrants.
 
Theater 80
80 St. Mark's Place, Manhattan
8p; $?
web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/976702
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Procession
 
A lascivious danse macabre. With fog, tracks, and ambiguously sado-masochistic projections. Dress code: none. However, gothic best is always encouraged.
 
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
10p-4a; $free
21 and over
facebook.com/events/339432023184624/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Exceedingly Good Song Night
 
Exceedingly Good Song Night is an open folksinging session, hosted more or less twice monthly by Ken Schatz. Bring your ears, bring your voice, bring instruments, bring friends. Singers and listeners are welcome. Each Song Night, we have a loose theme to encourage people to learn new songs and remember ones they haven't sung in a while. If you'd like to lead a song, look for a traditional / folk / roots song or two that somehow fits our theme: inside and out.
 
Jalopy backyard
315 Columbia Street, between Hamilton and Woodhull, Brooklyn
6-11p; $free, but buy two drinks
21 and over
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, AUGUST 21 XXXXX
 
 
Totally 90s Trivia Sci-Fi Edition
 
Back when boy met world, who expected the real world would turn out to be such a dumpster fire? Totally 90's Trivia at the Way Station gives you a chance to gather up your party of five and take a brief escape from your so-called life into the trivia of days gone by.
 
Join us for our next night of Totally 90s Trivia. This August we delve into the world of science fiction books, TV, movies, and more for another free night of nostalgic fun. Remember that every drink you buy gets you a point, so come thirsty plus try the specialty themed cocktail (worth 2 points) made just for the show.
 
The Way Station
683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
9p; $free
21 and over
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 XXXXX
 
 
House of Yes presents:
 
Circus Crisis: Fundraiser for the Muse
 
Supporting DIY spaces is supporting the future of our art scene. This place is an incubator, its an invaluable resource, it is a home. Without the Muse there would be no affordable aerial rehearsal space in Brooklyn, nearly not as much innovation in the circus arts. There will be a palpable vacuum on stages, dance floors, and all other spaces in between.
 
Our friends are having a serious "shit is fucked" moment. Between the Department of Buildings drama, plus a very big client withholding a large amount of money that is owed. In a time when bigotry takes precedence over building strong communities, and the arts funding crisis is in full force. There is only you and this sick line up of talent: Anya Sapozhnikova and Melissa Aguerre, Angela Butch and Yoni Kallai, Eric Walton, Ivory Fox, Daisy Press, Chris McDaniel, Jared Rydelic, Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo, and Sarah Jean Hinderhofer.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train for Jefferson Street station
7p doors, 8p show; $15
bit.ly/2vErt16
facebook.com/events/830358547140765/
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Snack Time Comedy
 
A free comedy show where we bring the funny and the food. This month's snack competition: blondies vs. brownies. You decide who made the best batch. Featuring: Neko White, Carmen Lagala, Aidan Shausky, Ryan Bard, Deno DeMartino, and Rachel Lenihan. Hosted by Ben Miller and Steven Wolff.
 
Galway Hooker Bar
133 7th Avenue, Manhattan
7p; $free
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Yes Lawd
 
Every Tuesday at Mr. Wu's Basement, Sophisticated Delinquency and Anna Collecta present: Yes Lawd! A weekly event that isn’t just about the cheap booze. Yes Lawd! is about a visual and auditory connection that starts the moment you walk through the door and inevitably ends on the dance floor. In the company of your friends and our resident DJs Jean Sean and Anna Collecta, we invite you to come see what this celebration is all about.
 
Mr Wu's Basement
93 Bowery, Manhattan
10p-3:30a; $free
786 655 2854
sophisticateddelinquency]at]gmail.com
yeslawdparty.splashthat.com
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Secret Loft Screening
 
An exciting new crop of up-and-comers from the British comedy and sketch circuit show off their chops in this charming, madcap comedy about a handsome but hapless 20-something forced to flee the city and hide out with a tribe of hippies after witnessing a brutal murder by a gang of criminal hairdressers. By director Louis Fonseca. Arrive on time and stick around after the screening for inexpensive cocktails and witty banter.
 
Secret loft
RSVP for address, West Village, Manhattan
7:30p; $free
eventbrite.com/e/the-great-unwashed-ny-screening-tickets-36907824296
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Gems: A Storytelling Show and Mic
 
Gems is back. Bring your latest tales of woe or joy, or just your listening ears. Join hosts Molly Cameron and Sharon Spell for some cultured pearls of wisdom -- and some lustrous tales of blunder -- at this sparkling storytelling show. Put your name in the jewelry box for a chance to tell your own five-minute gem. No theme. This month's show features guest storytellers Amy Dixon and Andrew McGill.
 
Halyards
406 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
8-9:30p; $free
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 XXXXX
 
 
Sanford and Sun
 
Jared Waters and Pauline Pechin debut as Sanford and Sun, a comedy duo who also happen to be roommates from opposite worlds. Join them on their seesaw ride of skit projections and stand-up from the funniest comics in NYC. Featuring: Fumi Abe, Chanel Ali, Pedro Gonzalez, Katie Hannigan, Bryan Mckenna and Martin Urbano
 
Q.E.D.
27-16 23rd Avenue; Queens
7:30p; $5
qedastoria.com/products/sanford-sun
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 XXXXX
 
 
Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This
 
A musical folkloric spectacle by the Drunkard's Wife. Tiny Hornets invites you to experience our people's folk ways, mores, and lores. You will witness the folk at work and at play, dancing their authentic dances, and singing very traditional songs. Guided by an intrepid Ethnographer, you will meet many fascinating village types, including Essie, a young girl who longs for a taste of something more flesh.
 
Written and directed by Normandy Sherwood. Composed and music directed by Craig Flanagin. Sets by Yung Oh Le Page. Lights by Christina Tang. Video by David Pym. Costumes by Normandy Sherwood and Chelsea Collins. With Admiral Grey, Juliana Francis Kelly, Jordan Baum, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Alexander Paris, Blaze Ferrer, Maggie Robinson, and Kristine Haruna Lee.
 
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
8p; $12
tinyhornets.com for more information
vimeo.com/228896328
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Dungeons and Drag Kings
 
Join us for the next installment of Dungeons and Drag Kings, a new monthly cabaret and trivia night produced by Anja Keister and Lee Valone. This evening will be a mix of kink demos, drag, burlesque, and trivia themed around nerdy and sexy topics. Trivia winners will receive themed prizes and free drinks.
 
Trivia hosted by Anja Keister. Drag by Lee VaLone Drag and Maxx Pleasur. Burlesque by Iris Explosion and Fem Appeal. Plus stage helper Kia La Sangria keeping us in line. DJ Cheesecake on music duty and J.J. Sparks at the door.
 
Talon Bar
220 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p lecture by Iris Explosion, 9p trivia and show; $10-15
21 and over
dnd824.eventbrite.com
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
What Are You Doing Here? Bojack Takes the East Coast
 
A burlesque tribute to Bojack Horseman. Starring Petite Renard, Stockholm Filly, Minnie Crisis, Brettzo, Heart Crimson, Striker Posie, Divine Lola, and Stormageddon. Host: Moe Cheezmo.
 
Whatever happened to Sarah Lynn? Petite Renard will show you. Striker Posie is coming to the show right after work finishes at the business factory. Brettzo is performing in V necks only, while Heart Crimson promises to expose herself, and not the proclivities of any late night TV hosts. The Divine Lola has been asleep for 20 years, so she’s well rested for a night of tubular burlesque. Minnie Crisis is getting turnt for the show as noted burlesque performer Stockholm Filly takes a turn for the violent. And of course, Stormageddon will be picking up our shit.
 
Drom
85 Avenue A, Manhattan
7p doors, 7:30p show; $15 day of show, $20 VIP front row
fb.com/metropolisburlesque
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Coney Island Film Festival, September 8-10
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to jstark]at]nonsensenyc.com. We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
 
 
***** ARTY STUFF *****
 
 
* The Figment summer season is heating up as is the weather outside. Designed by nine different artists, the Minigolf Course is one of our most beloved installations. The course cannot continue to run without your support. Sign up today to work a shift at the Minigolf kiosk with friends or family. Spend the day on beautiful Governors Island, giving out clubs and balls to hundreds of happy children and adults alike. facebook.com/events/2090628227831102/
 
 
XXXXX SPECTRE PRIORITY XXXXX
 
 
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: spectrevision.net. The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact spectre.event.horizon.group]at] gmail.com.
 
 
***** The Monsanto Papers *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/08/17/the-monsanto-papers/
 
“Monsanto is facing hundreds of Roundup liability lawsuits filed by farmers, gardeners, landscapers, and government workers from across the nation who allege exposure to Roundup weed killer caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and that Monsanto concealed health risks associated with its glyphosate herbicide. Dozens of these cases were consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL) before a judge in California, who has issued a ruling against Monsanto that allowed documents obtained in discovery by the Plaintiffs to be unsealed."
 
 
XXXXX OVERHEARD XXXXX
 
 
Overheard is from Irene Pedruelo's Mi Niu York, a weekly newsletter for curious characters, treasure hunters, and eccentrics. You can sign up for her favorite stories, projects, artworks, and quotations at miniuyork.com.
 
People say amazing things when they think no one is listening. Overheard is about capturing these moments. We share one quotation each week that stuck with us. It's always unsolicited and unedited.
 
What did you overhear this week? Submit a quotation and a brief description of the scenario to Irene at irenecroga]at]gmail.com.
 
 
*****
 
Overheard in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. August 2017. Woman in her early 30s talking on her cell phone:
 
-- "My dying wish is to die in my living room."
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Individual and Community Self-Defense Workshop
 
As part of the current Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up exhibition, the Interference Archive is partnering with the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) to host a Peer Educator Self-Defense Workshop.
 
Youth Peer Educators from CAE will lead an exciting and participatory self defense workshop. In this workshop, participants will learn how to protect themselves using physical self defense techniques, the power of their voice, and engaging in activism.
 
This workshop is open to girls, transyouth, women, and LGBTQ-identified folks, and is limited to 20 participants.
 
Interference Archive
1-3p; $free
RSVP: info]at]interferencearchive.org
interferencearchive.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Artist Gym Extravaganza
 
Artist Gym is Electric Eye Ensemble’s once-a-month creation and creativity workshop for those looking to bring artistic practice into their daily lives. Each Gym is themed, and exercises center around the investigation of that theme. Part playground, part devising workshop, part networking event, Artist Gym is dedicated to creating a community of diverse individuals who value collaboration and art-making in New York City.
 
Every year, we host an Artist Gym Extravaganza, which will include food, drinks, and friends, all while we play together and explore the chosen theme. We're going for 50 percent exciting, stimulating, and meaningful exploration, and 50 percent celebration with a bunch of really cool artists.
 
RSVP for location
7-9p; $free
electric-eye-ensemble.com/artist-gym-rsvp
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Inside Jokes NY
 
By funny women, for funny women. All are welcome. Bring your all lady improv troupes, writing friends, and more for a day of professional discussion and thinking nationwide as you join us with three other major U.S. cities full of women in comedy. The conference will include a speed networking session, a panel discussion and think tank and livestream workshops -- a chance to connect, empower, and advocate for each other in this dynamic business.
 
New Women Space
188 Woodpoint Road, Brooklyn
2-5p; $free
RSVP required
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: TUESDAY *****
 
 
Grant Writing 101
 
During this workshop and info-session, we will demystify the grant-writing process by discussing tips for applying for community-oriented grants. We will also share detailed information about Citizens Committee for NYC's Love Your Block and Neighborhood Grants, Partnerships for Parks’ Capacity Fund Grant, and other resources offered to community gardens with upcoming deadlines.
 
GreenThumb
100 Gold Street, third floor, Manhattan
5:30-7:30p; $free
docs.google.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Kill Deep Aerobics
 
Deep Aerobics, short for Death Electric Emo Protest Aerobics, is an absurdist workout form invented in 2007 by Miguel Gutierrez. Deep is a participatory, performance event. Gutierrez leads a one hour class open and available to anyone who is interested in showing up. Participants are invited to come in costume, or to create a costume on site at the “Transformation Station.” This is an essential aspect of the work, reflecting a long standing tradition of the “mask” in theater or tribal cultures, and also drag performance. The costume allows you to become other than who you are, which in turn makes you more like yourself. Gutierrez is the guru/shaman/activist/cult leader guiding the horde through a series of simple and ridiculous meta-conscious self and world transforming actions modeled after the structure and instructions from conventional aerobics classes, t heater games, protest activity, New Age encounter workshops and social sculpture.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
August 25, 8-10p; $free
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Small Business Workshop
 
Businesses that are certified as Minority / Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) have priority when selling their products and services to the city, state, and federal governments. If you are a business owner and would like to learn about the benefits and process for achieving the M/WBE certification, then this is the course for you. Businesses must be in operation for at least one year to qualify for certification. Sole proprietors (freelancers) are eligible. You do not have to be incorporated to get the certification.
 
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August 30, 5-8p; $free
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*  Can you help at the Loew's Movie Palace this Saturday? We need several heavy lifters to help with two projects. The projects are: 1.  helping to move our main lift from the stage to the orchestra lift so that we can lower the main lift down to the auditorium floor level. We'll be using the lift to screw new bulbs into the Loew's marquee before our season officially starts; 2. moving a few items to new storage locations in the basement. We'll start these projects at noon on Saturday, August 19. If you can help, please either email us at loewsjersey]at]gmail.com or just to 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, New Jersey.
 
 
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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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