nonsensenyc: 11.21 to 11.26

From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 11.21 to 11.26
Date: November 21st 2014

Friday, November 21
* Feminist Urgent Round Table No. 2: Women's Voices in the Media, Manhattan
* Body Fusion, Brooklyn
* Blogologues. The Land Before Timelines, Manhattan
 
Saturday, November 22
* Local Flora From Gowanus, Goldie Pablodor, Brooklyn
* Rubulad Freebee, Brooklyn
* The Raw Process, Brooklyn
* Beat It, Brooklyn
* The All-Vinyl Recordnition Party, Brooklyn
* Jackpot, Brooklyn
* Head On: 2014 Versus 2004, Williamsburg
* Loew's Movie Palace: 1939, Jersey City
* Sexy Nerds Retro Game Night and Cosplay Party IX, Manhattan
 
Sunday, November 23
* Force Majeure, Brooklyn
* Screen Eyed Baby Ice Interdisciplinary Performance Series, Brooklyn
* Abakis Album Release Show and Feast, Manhattan
* The Secret City: Ancestors, Manhattan
 
Monday, November 24
* Pop-Up Book Club: Orgies, Drugs, Gin, and Cheap Porn, Manhattan
 
Wednesday, November 26
* Float, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* Dancers, Paraders
 
Spectre
* Revolution From Above
 
Learning
* Bounty KillArt
 
NOTE: For some navigation help, or an explanation for what this is all about, scroll all the way down to NONSENSE. You can donate to this project at nonsensenyc.com/special. Also: We make a lot of mistakes, especially with dates; you should always double check our work before you go out.
 
 
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Miniature time machine.
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21 XXXXX
 
 
Feminist Urgent Round Table No. 2: Women's Voices in the Media
 
Strike a threat. Women's voices in the media: online, offline, talking, doing, breathing, living, abused, ignored, trolled, and forgotten. Feminist Urgent and Bruce High Quality Foundation University host a roundtable discussion focusing on the urgent issues of online and offline abuse of female public voices moderated by Katya Grokhovsky, founder of Feminist Urgent project. Round table participants: Penny Arcade, Emily Brandt, Juliana Driever, Hafizah Geter, Anya Liftig, Jacqueline Mabey, and Leah Schrager.
 
B.H.Q.F.U
34 Avenue A, Manhattan
7:30p; $free?
facebook.com/events/437577646391822/
feministurgent.tumblr.com/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Starvue Loft presents:
 
Body Fusion
 
The Body Fusion Loft party is back in Bushwick at Starvue. For those who don't yet know, Starvue is a private audio gallery/loft space/safe haven in Bushwick featuring a vintage five-point system and amazing wood floors for your feet to dance the night away on. A place for like-minded individuals looking to get away from the daily rigors of everyday life through movement. A get away from the usual drivel that is nightlife in NYC, most specifically in Bushwick. For this round, we're bringing back a couple killer selectors who did it to death with Mickey Perez a few months back: Ricardo Thomas and DJ LoveJones, aka jeremyfromtheblock. We'll be gettin into all kinds of funky stuff be it funk, soul, disco, house, no wave, tropical, and other tasty dancefloor treats. BYOB.
 
RSVP for address, details, and to guarantee admission, Brooklyn
10p-5a; $10 after
RSVP to starvue234]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Blogologues. The Land Before Timelines
 
The cult-hit, downtown internet sketch comedy show Blogologues is back. An ensemble of five actors performs blog posts, tweets, and memes word-for-word in a hilarious, hour-long ode to the interwebs. The theme for this installment is old-school; topics include the Oregon Trail, Chuck Norris, and caffeine pills. Come and half hour early to play Connect Four, Twister, and Duck Hunt.
 
C.O.W. Theater
21-A Clinton Street, Manhattan
9:30p; $20 online, $25 door
blogologues.org
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 XXXXX
 
 
Local Flora From Gowanus, Goldie Pablodor
 
As we approach the end of the Currency exhibition, join us for Commerce: The Greens, Water Wheel, and Bosco Mall, a new mini-exhibition created in dialogue with our Currency exhibition. Then at 6p, Leigh Claire La Berge presents a short talk on the Work of Finance in the Corporate University in conversation with the collective BFAMFAPhD and visitors.
 
During the course of the afternoon and evening, we will drink wine, consider the value of things, attempt to barter using leaves from the Money Tree, explore the fate of uncompensated work and learn about water wheels, sour dough, and the Gowanus.
 
543 Union Street, Brooklyn
4-8p; $free
RSVPs to info]at]bfamfaphd.com
proteusgowanus.org
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rubulad Freebee
 
In which the staff and performers of Rubulad kick of this season of giving by gifting you this event, free of cover charge. We’ve been through a lot together over the years and want to say thanks. With live music by Les Sans Culottes, Predator Prey, and more. And your DJs: Shakey and Mojo. Plus Midight Radio Show and Miss C. Spot, G. Scoptronic’s Non-Stop Film Fest, and light circus by Norm Francoeur. Plus art by the Rubulad set-up crew, which includes Yung Oh Lepage, Ricardo Rivera, Lindsay McCosh, Robyn Hasty, Wendell Seitz, Veronica Dougherty, Daupo, Vanessa Khouri, Pierre Pressure, Kim Couchot, and Heath Shimpf. Dress for frivolity.
 
1828 Troutman Street, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
9p doors, 10p show; $free
facebook.com/events/760041980755294/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Raw Process
 
We Are Raw Process, a New York City based interactive art collective, returns big and loud to Brooklyn featuring a vibrant showcase of raw, homegrown talent from across NYC. Hosted at the trendy dancefloor-livingroom venue Lot 45, WARP has hand-picked some of the most creative talent NYC has to offer including a special guest performance by Black and Gold Marching Elite, DJ sets by Tasha Blank (Deep House Yoga), and Fenbred, live painting and body art by Tyler Wallach and Murj Holmes.
 
Lot45
411 Toutman Street, Brookyln
10p doors; $free
on.fb.me/145uW8u
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Beat It
 
An interactive art installation where you get to hit things. Beat It is an interactive art installation where viewers are invited to take foam bats and let out their pre-Thanksgiving aggression on over-sized stuffed animals, pinatas, and other large objects suspended mid-air. Throughout the exhibit hours, there will be special events, including a free self-defense workshop taught by Laurel Leckert and an ongoing DJ set by DJ Forcemeat. Created by Jo Firestone (Punderdome 3000, The World's Tiniest Comedy Club).
 
Littlefield
622 DeGraw Street, Brooklyn
1-4p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Starvue Loft presents:
 
The All-Vinyl Recordnition Party
 
This spot has an incredible sound system and is very small. There are limited to no seats so this is a party focused on the dancing. You have to socialize standing up. We cover all things classic in hip hop, funk, disco, house, and other treats of audio pleasure, all on original vinyl.
 
There are quite a few people who are throwing all vinyl parties now, but they'e not doing it diverse like this. You have plenty of time to make plans to be here, so there's no excuse not to. Grammy Award winning and legend Easy Mo Bee and hit the spot DJ Emskee. You can't go wrong at all. Stay tuned for more details. BYOB.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p; $10
starvue234]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Jackpot
 
NYC loft party series Jackpot teams up with UK party Ready Steady Go-Go for a dance extravaganza in Brooklyn. Mod, 60s R&B and rockabilly, soul, funk, ska, garage, rare grooves, and funky disco. Jackpot residents $mall Change and Still Life and Ready Steady Go-Go resident Brother Jonno (all the way from London) host guests DJ Lil' Jerk, Popwell, and Ring Ding. Great sound, cheap drinks, loft party vibes. Bring your dancing shoes.
 
The Kymberle Project
1332 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
A and C trains to Nostrand station
10p-late; $5
djsmallchange.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Head On: 2014 Versus 2004
 
2014’s almost over and we’ve reached that special time of year where music nerds everywhere are putting together their lists of favorites and trying to catch up on everything they missed. At Head On, we’d like to take it a step further. We’re going to ask: Did 2014, the entire year of music, really stack up? And we’re going to answer that question the way we always answer questions at Head On: by dancing.
 
We’re going to pit 2014 versus its 00s counterpart, 2004, and two of our DJs will face off, one for each year. A decade separates these two years, and music has changed a lot in 10 years. Can the likes of Future Islands, Duke Dumont, Charli XCX, and the Juan MacLean hold off the likes of the Faint, the Killers, TV on the Radio, and Interpol? You’ll decide, by dancing your ass off and picking a winner, and the winner will keep playing in the back room the rest of the night, with the loser taking over the front room. With resident DJs Brian Blackout, Lepaux and Spoolwork. Two DJs enter. One DJ leaves.
 
Baby’s All Right
146 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
J,M trains to Marcy station, L,G trains to Metropolitan station
10p front room, midnight back room, 1a contest; $free
facebook.com/HeadOnParty
ydh2s.com/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Loew's Movie Palace: 1939
 
Dark Victory, with Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart. And Ninotchka, Starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas.
 
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
6p Dark Victory, 8:15p Ninotchka; $8 adults, $6 seniors and kids for each film, or $14 and $10 for both
loewsjersey.us
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Sexy Nerds Retro Game Night and Cosplay Party IX
 
Dedicated game room. Tons of new games. Big pro dancefloor and DJs. Raffles. Mario Kart 64 and Super Smash Bros 64 tourney.
 
The Parlour
250 West 86th Street, at Broadway, Manhattan
9p; $5 general admission, or free for cosplay
201 952 0794
info]at]sexynerds.net
facebook.com/events/1539966536241451/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 XXXXX
 
 
Force Majeure
 
Force Majeure at the Cobra Club, a monthly showcase of variety entertainment, returns with a stellar lineup. Produced by Solomon-Valentine and MC’d by magician Tanya Solomon, this month’s show features Bruk Up dancer the Ghost of New York; theremin artist Cornelius Loy; Paul Hsiao, Taiwan’s most famous magical import; the comedy duo of Jeff and Buttons; existential puppetry from Doppelskope; burlesque artist Tina Clone; plus magic from host Solomon and one-on-one fooling from co-host Valentina.
 
Force Majeure is a collaboration between magician and curator Tanya Solomon and producer and performer Sara Valentine. From the moment of arrival to the Cobra Club, guests will step into an immersive theatrical environment. They’ll be welcomed at Valentina’s Cocktail Hour, a social mixer/ice breaker, before the main event in the Cobra Club’s spacious back room. Each installment of Force Majeure will feature skilled professional modern vaudeville artists -- clowns, magicians, acrobats, jugglers, musicians, comedians, burlesque dancers and other thrilling, unexpected, and unique performers.
 
The Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8p door, 9p show; $10
facebook.com/forcemajeurebk
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group presents:
 
Screen Eyed Baby Ice Interdisciplinary Performance Series
 
This November–December 2014, Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group will premiere episodes 6–9 of their ongoing show Screen Eyed Baby Ice, in its first concentrated series format. Across four shows at different intimately sized Brooklyn venues, BBG will present SEBI alongside more than 20 individual artists working in sound, video, electronics, comedy, dance, theater, and other forms of performable art.
 
Screen Eyed Baby Ice (SEBI) by Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group lives in a hallway of mirrors with itself. It is a process as much as a show. Using the television notion of the variety show as inspirational guidepost, there is no intended plot or mood across episodes; instead, new episodes work with archival footage and the performers’ memories to effectively sample, resurrect, and re-contextualize aspects of past performances. At the same time, new material and approaches are always added to the piece’s shared vocabulary, yielding an ever-expanding body of work. Tonight: Screen Eyed Baby Ice featuring monologuist Peter Mills Weiss gives way to a performance of the Coincidental Hour, an audience-implicating game show by Ric Royer with sounds by Ogg Myst (G Lucas Crane and Alaina Stamatis). Cash prizes and audience participation opportunities abound.
 
Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn
8p; $7
Continues December 2 and December 17
anastasiaclarke]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Abakis Album Release Show and Feast
 
Come celebrate the release of the album I'm One Too, the debut studio LP from Abakis, in the historical Judson Memorial Church with a local harvest celebration and musical feast. The evening will feature Abakis performing her new album with a 10-piece orchestra, as well as three musical guests (André Baum, Brian Dolphin, Lily Virginia) whose range of vision will transform the church space from intimate listening environment to dance floor. Thanksgiving-themed lite fare will feature a local organic bouquet of generously donated drinks and produce from Farmigo, Great Frogs Winery, MOOD Music and Food, Stokes Family Farm, and Van Houten Farms. Costumes encouraged. Performances by Abakis, André Baum, Brian Dolphin, and Lily Virginia.
 
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square, Manhattan
6:30p-midnight; $15 door, $10 advance
tinyurl.com/abakisalbumrelease
facebook.com/events/1553507354870640/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
The Secret City: Ancestors
 
Something about the fall makes us think of the past -- maybe it's the end of the year approaching? Or, the dying off of things, or the holidays ... seems a good time to celebrate ancestors. We're asking you to bring a picture of an ancestor that we can hang on the wall during the service. Please bring a picture that can hang, as opposed to one that sits or leans -- we want to get them up on the wall together. And, if you're bringing a pic, please arrive no later than 11a. With filmmaker Jonathan Caouette, Amanda Duarte, Alex Avans, Varin Ayala, Timbala, and the Secret City band featuring rhythm and blues.
 
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, Manhattan
11:30a; $15 suggested donation
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 XXXXX
 
 
Pop-Up Book Club: Orgies, Drugs, Gin, and Cheap Porn
 
How long has it been since you read 1984 or Brave New World?  Not your high school oral book reports!  Come be entertained, provoked, amused and horrified as our randy band of artist/activists present short oral book report performance projects on George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
 
Federico Hewson, Yana Landowne, Jamie Leo, Paul Nagle, Kate Peila and Marriott Sheldon take on Orwell, Huxley and life today. Cheap drinks available. War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.
 
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, Manhattan
6:30-8p; $7 advance, $10 door
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 XXXXX
 
 
Float
 
I'm from a Brooklyn-based artist collective and we're going to be hosting a somewhat lavish dance party with entertainment and thrill rides (we're constructing an indoor zip line running the entire length of our loft). Our big plans have demanded a large budget, and we're exploring options for maximizing our profit margin. Would you let the masses know about Float?
 
The parade starts early this year as you step into a Brooklyn art loft turned Cloud 9. Aerialists dance from the ceiling as guests play with interactive art and discover new ways to get high. Live DJs, fluffy chocolatey desserts, swings, a floating surf board, indoor zip line, balloon art, performances, and freaks.
 
Costumes encouraged but not required. Suggestions: pilots, astronauts, 1950s flight attendants, scuba divers, mermaids, aquatic animals, creatures from the deep, ethereal gods and goddesses, and exotic birds.
 
RSVP for address
floatrsvp]at]gmail.com
21 and over
$10-20 advance, $25 door
brownpapertickets.com/event/953772
 
 
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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 *****
 
 
* The Caravan theatre ship: Auditions November 22, 23, and 24 for singer/actors, male, female of all races, between the ages of 22-40 years for a musical that will open in Red Hook and tour to Canada and south to Florida. April 27 to September 30, 2015. The Caravan is a nonprofit, non-equity professional theater company that travels and performs on its own 90-foot traditional sailing ship. The Caravan creates original experimental theatre encompassing the themes of human and political rights, social and environmental justice. The cast and crew live, work, and sail on the Caravan's theatre ship. Auditions by appointment. Send CV, headshot and mp3 to caravanstage]at]yahoo.com.
 
* No Ruse is a show about not knowing whether something being held onto is a blessing or a burden, and about letting go of things before knowing which is the case. It tries to acknowledge the essence of something's potential importance without any commitment to it. A ruse is a clever trick -- like the spell something casts on you when you make space for it in your life. But its origin is a French word referencing the unpredictable path taken by fleeing game -- something eluding capture. The show title also plays phonic tribute to Naw Ruz, a Persian new year celebration that emphasizes letting go of the old and making way for the new. Application Instructions: Send a single-page PDF as described on our site to noruseboston]at]gmail.com by December 17, 2014 along with your contact info and a short description of the object that includes its dimensions. Any questions can also be referred to this email address. More information here: facebook.com/events/656476421138691 or wooloo.org/open-call/entry/348584.
 
* Dance Parade. On May 16, 2015, Dance Parade will boogie down Broadway in the heart of Manhattan, sashay through Union Square and leap across Saint Marks Place.  Never-before-seen dance genres and choreography that highlight the human experience -- 75 styles, everything from Ballet to Breakdance, Two-step to Dub-Step and African to Zydeco--all in dazzling outfits, with live bands, DJs and decorated floats. Register here: danceparade.org/wp/dance-company-registration/
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* Apartment Sublet Available: Book and art-filled spacious and clean one-bedroom with lots of light apartment in Williamsburg close to L Bedford and Marcy Ave J M Z, available for short-term (one to three weeks, dates flexible) this winter. Wifi, Tv included and laundry in building. Contact: nycparisarajevo]at]gmail.com.
 
* Seeking Roommate in our Amazing Brooklyn Collective: December 15 or January 1 start (flexible, could maybe do earlier). $965 plus utilities. We are four progressive professionals with busy lives, who want to feel a sense of family and community in the house. Most of us have lived together for several years and are chosen family. Open friendly communication is a must, as is keeping common areas and kitchen clean. No TV in common area, but we have a big projector for movie watching on wall. We periodically have dinner parties and gatherings in our large common space. We love cooking healthy food and drinking tea and wine with friends at home. Most of us are polyamorous, and this is a queer-friendly, sex-positive house. We live in an elegant big four-story townhouse in South Park Slope with a beautiful backyard and garden, large rooms, a finished basement with laundry room, three bathrooms, hardwood floors and big common spaces. Close to Prospect Ave stop on the R, and 9th St/4 Ave stop on the F and G. No pets, no cigarette smoking in house please. It’s a heavenly home. The bedroom opening up on December 15 has southern light and goes for $965 a month plus utilities. Month to month rental, longer term preferred. If you are interested, please send us an email ASAP telling us about yourself, why you would like to live here, links to social media profiles, or asking for more info: avette]at]gmail.com.
 
* We have a dream and it is to create a space of freedom, art, sustainable living and inspiration on 75 acres of land in Warwick, New York. Our next meeting is Sunday, November 16 at the Brooklyn Commons. If you're not in the know via facebook, contact Wolf (wolf]at]catalystecovillage.org) or Teagan (teaganblackburn]at]gmail.com) to sign up for our facebook group. (facebook.com/groups/catalystcommunity/) We are now having regular "What's happing?" conference calls for people looking to learn specifics about our project. If you want to hear what's involved with getting involved, contact Laura (laurakaplan]at]igc.org). How close are we to manifesting this dream? Well, we have raised $400,000 towards a downpayment on the $1.2 million property. We are applying for a loan through a farm credit cooperative. This loan would allow us to purchase the land and begin to figure out how and what to build. In addition to the downpayment, we also have three families who are backing the loan as cosigners. And the farm credit cooperative wants one more person/family to cosign. If you've thought about joining this project, if you're interested in making this happen, if you think that this ecovillage needs to exist in the world, if you want to contribute in a big way, now is the time to get in touch. What we need: One more person or family who is interested in cosigning the loan alongside the three current founding families. This person must be able to produce 2013 taxes showing more income than expenses. Capital investment: buy into our LLC to help us get the land under our feet and under our fingernails, mission aligned businesses which think that Catalyst Ecovillage is the perfect place for their facilities; all the good vibes which you can possibly sum up to help get us through this crucial juncture in our development.
 
 
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.
 
 
***** Revolution From Above *****
 
spectrevision.net/2014/11/21/synarchy/
 
"A shadowy politico-occult movement, 'synarchy' was developed by the French Marquis d’Alveydre, in opposition to the rise of anarchy in the second half of the nineteenth century. To him the ideal synarchist state would be a rigid social hierarchy topped by an elite predestined to rule -- absolutely at odds with the then emerging concepts of democracy, individual liberty and social mobility.
 
From a French military intelligence report, summarizing a 100-page dossier on the French Synarchist groups, dated July 1941: "The Synarchist movement is an international movement born after the Versailles Treaty, which was financed and directed by financial groups belonging to the top international banking community. Its aim essentially is to overthrow in every country, where they exist, the parliamentary regimes which are considered insufficiently devoted to the interests of these groups. SME proposes therefore to substitute them with authoritarian regimes more docile and easily manueverable. Power would be concentrated in the hands of the CEOs of industry and in designated representatives of chosen banking groups for each country."
 
 
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: FRIDAY *****
 
 
Raindrops
 
Young people from The Hetrick-Martin Institute will be reading excerpts from their second zine project, entitled ''Raindrops.'' HMI Women Speak is a women-identified group of leaders that are determined to support community health and develop dialogue on how women stay safe and powerful. In our weekly Lesbian Lounge, we offer a space for lesbians and women loving women concerns, issues, love, and resiliency. We meet every Friday at HMI.
 
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7p; $free
bluestockings.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: FRIDAY *****
 
 
U.S. Cities Contemporary Art Rankings: A New Statistical Approach
 
Is New York really America’s only truly world-class art center, or has L.A. become its peer? Is the relative lack of a traditional arts infrastructure in a city like Detroit offset by the influx of young artists that have moved there in the past ten years? Can it be said that San Francisco is a ''better'' place to be an artist than, say, Boston? Is San Francisco-Oakland one unified, coherent single scene? What about Brooklyn? Or Queens? Is Miami national grade all year-round, or just when Art Basel is going on?
 
For decades, these questions had no definitive answers. Finally, they will. Join the Washington Square Arts Club and Andy Sturdevant for a night of scientific debate about contemporary art. Using only an easel pad, markers, a map, proven junk sociological methods, and two cases of cheap wine, we will collaboratively place each of America's 125 largest metropolitan statistical areas into a five-tiered hierarchy that will definitively answer, once and for all, where every major U.S. city stands in the eyes of the contemporary art world today.
 
Washington Square Arts Club
244 Greene Street, Manahttan
7p; $free
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Campus Texts/Financial Texts: The Work of Finance in the Corporate University
 
If the humanities and fine arts are worthless, as public discourse today claims, why do colleges and universities continue to fund these programs? In this short talk, Leigh Claire La Berge suggests that the presence of the arts and humanities on campus serves a dual and perverse function: first, it enables a corporate university culture to flourish, and second it enables corporations on campus to make money. La Berge asks: How should we understand and interpret these arts practices?
 
Proteus Gowanus
543 Union Street, Brooklyn
6-7p; $free
proteusgowanus.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
 
 
Street Art
 
Noted mosaic artist Haifa Bint-Kadi joins environmentalist Curt Collier to discuss the role of street art in furthering social and environmental justice and as a mechanism for expressing the wants and needs of a community. Bint-Kadi is the founder of Community Engagement Through the Arts, C.E.T.T.A., an initiative of Groundwork Hudson Valley that uses a community arts model and a grassroots approach in using art to address community needs. Together Collier and Bint-Kadi will address the impact and critique of street art from Banksy to neighborhood graffitist.
 
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street, Manhattan
11 a; $free
nysec.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: TWO MONDAYS *****
 
 
Bounty KillArt
 
The Bounty Kill Art is a collective of four artists from Turin, Italy. This workshop will be about creating a sculpture. The artists will give each participant a nineteenth century bust as a ''base'' from which to start. Each participant will then apply their own poetic vision and ideas on form. The aim is to act on a classical, given shape in every way possible, to interpret with irony or seriousness, irreverently or even in an ''anti-graceful'' manner in order to experience a total freedom from a form which is often seen as dogmatic. The participants in the workshop will create the head of the given bust, using techniques of their choice, i.e. pastiche, readymade objects, terracotta, plaster, etc. The Bounty KillArt will help them create a silicone rubber mold and then the participant will realize the positive plaster. Bring your own materials.
 
National Academy Museum and School
5 East 89th Street, Manhattan
9:30a-12:30p; $25
apm.activecommunities.com
 
 
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