nonsensenyc: 10.24 to 10.30

From: "Jeff Stark" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 10.24 to 10.30
Date: October 24th 2014

Friday, October 24
* Of Monsters and Haunted Houses, Jersey City
* Reeses Feces Jr and the Ebola Dancers Outdoor Guerrilla Concert (aka Dead Center), Williamsburg
* The Mermaid's Legs, Manhattan
* The Web of Azoth, Brooklyn
* Bedlam Nightmares: Execution Day, Williamsburg
* Dead End Dummy, Brooklyn
* Casa De Los Monsters, Brooklyn
* Friday Night Live Art Parties, Manhattan
* The Culture Whore, Brooklyn
* Black Moon Halloween Fest, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, October 25
* Ken's Satanic Circus, Brooklyn
* Bike Kill, Brooklyn
* Sixth Annual Masquerade Macabre, Brooklyn
* Bedford and Bowery Bazaar, Manhattan
* Common Nonsense, Manhattan
 
Sunday, October 26
* SnapCrackle, Brooklyn
* Gala Gala Hey, Brooklyn
* Secret City, Manhattan
 
Monday, October 27
* Thrift On! Manhattan
 
Tuesday, October 28
* Salon: Universe in Reverse, Brooklyn
* Your Fantastic Life, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, October 29
* Bushwick Book Club, Manhattan
* UFO Halloween, Brooklyn
* Circle 4: Behind the Veil Lies, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, October 30
* No Parking, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* Braille and Talking Book Library volunteers
 
Spectre
* Plant Talk
 
Learning
* Honey
 
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
 
 
Under the Third Street Bridge, looking up.
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 XXXXX
 
 
Of Monsters and Haunted Houses
 
Nosferatu, starring Max Schreck, silent with live organ accompaniment on the Loew’s Wonder Morton Organ by Ben Model. In our time of CGI, digital 3-D and cinema surround sound, you might think a 92 year old German silent movie would pale in comparison. But you would be very wrong. Nosferatu remains one of the most chilling and legendary horror movies ever made. It was the first -- although unauthorized -- feature film version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  Stoker’s widow sued and won for copyright infringement and all copies of Nosferatu were supposed to be destroyed.
 
SATURDAY: Frankenstein and the Haunting.
 
Landmark Loew’s Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8:15p; $10
201 798 6055  
loewsjersey.org
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Reeses Feces Jr and the Ebola Dancers Outdoor Guerrilla Concert (aka Dead Center)
 
Let's face it: We're all gonna die. But ze Blue Oyster Cult was so right. As Belinda Carlisle sang, Heaven Is a Place Called Death. Heaven is a metaphor for death. And not all of us are scared to go to heaven. (We hear the rent is dirt cheap.) (Cuz Hell is the gentrified place where everyone goes.) As we die slowly or rapidly, let us celebrate the ludicrousness that is life, with some crazed musical chaos and creepy homemade puppets. Things like that. (You can join in if you want, but this isn't some hippie shit.) (Put on something hideous and give us your best Martha Graham.)
 
1a sharp, this is arguably one of the final shows in this series (because the musicians can't shred when their hands are cold), starring a variety of odd, singular talents, from a variety of places, doing strange things together. Under the sky. We can't tell you who (because we never know who will show up and who won't) (artists are a little flaky), but every prior show has been a magical blast. (We even made Time Out's cover story this week on bizarre underground events!) Don't be late. Shows are 20-minutes long. Dress warm, in case. BYO.
 
Bedford at North 12th Street, dead center in  that gigantic basketball court, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
1a sharp; $free admission
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Mermaid's Legs
 
A cast of 10 homeschooled teens take an exploratory deep dive into the realm of the Little Mermaid, from Disney's happy ending to the explicit traumas of Hans Christian Andersen's original. Not that there's any correspondence between the pain of becoming an adult and the pain of having your tongue cut out and boiled ...
 
Music! Puppetry! Water safety! Stage blood! The Mermaid's Legs has something for everyone … provided they can handle an experimental approach and a non-red-haired mermaid who -- spoiler -- dies in the end. If you're below the age of 12, parental discretion may be advised, even at the supremely weird hour of 6:30p. It’s not a kiddie show.
 
The Tank NYC
151 West 46th Street, Manhattan
Continues SATURDAY and SUNDAY
6:30p; $15 general, $12 student
thetanknyc.org/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
GreatArchaic Remnants present:
 
The Web of Azoth
 
On behalf of the collaboration Archaic Methods. We were very grateful to have been featured in Nonesense last year with our performance the Cave. We have been working all year on a new piece called the Web of Azoth, a collaboration of visual arts, music, and dance.
 
98 Moore Street, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $10
Continues SATURDAY
646 398 4128
atelierlaurarey]at]gmail.com
methodsarchaic.squarespace.com
facebook.com/laurareycuille
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Blood Brothers present:
 
Bedlam Nightmares: Execution Day
 
An anthology of horror plays. Mature audiences only.
 
The Brick
579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
$18
Continues through Saturday, November 1
bricktheater.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Dead End Dummy
 
Dead End Dummy, written by Dick D. Zigun and directed by Trav S.D. explores the uniquely American art form of Vaudeville, following Max Morinsky, an aging ventriloquist, who, upon the death of vaudeville, sets out to kill Thomas Edison.
 
Dead End Dummy sees vaudeville through the eyes of the avant-garde, and reveals the power of a live audience and the importance of the relationship between a performer and the audience.  It also demonstrates the extraordinary tradition of technique and the obsession necessary for the artist to master a specific performance. The work itself temporarily revives vaudeville, enlivening ventriloquism and melodrama as it follows Max on his descent into madness.
 
The cast features Scott Baker as Max; Poor Baby Bree as Sara; Douglas Mackrell as Edison; Becca Bernard as Beethoven; Rhiannon Schaeffer as Shadow 1; and Arianna Geneson as Shadow 2. Production and technical crew: Sarah Lahue, production stage manager; Kate Dale, prop and set design; Marie Roberts, scenic painter.
 
Sideshows By the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue, at West 12th Street, Brooklyn
8p; $15
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Casa De Los Monsters
 
Tenth annual Secret Project Robot Halloween installation. A group art show of monsters with artists: Erik Z., Chris Uphues, Rachel Nelson, Gregory Stovetop, Allison Bush, Dean Cercone and friends, David Kadden, Adam Mele, Eli Lehrhoff, Martha Marty, and Laura Perez Hilton.
 
Secret Project Robot Art Space
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
8-midnightish; $free?
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Friday Night Live Art Parties
 
An experience unlike any other. Every Friday, 24 join a different talented artist in creating a work of art and meet 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 the art that’s been made and let the party continue late into the night.
 
Dress your best, and bring your charm. The window for purchasing a ticket begins every Friday at noon and ends at 8p. We open doors at 9p and close them 10p. Then, Friday Night Live begins.
 
This Week: Z Behl served as the scenic director for the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012). Using friends, family, and herself as models, she has filled gallery spaces with painted wooden cutout portraits, arranged as if to mingle with viewers. On Friday, help her create a wooden portrait cut-out of the guests (and yourself) at this week’s party.
 
368 Broadway and Franklin Street, Manhattan
9p doors, 10p show, party ends 2aa; $20 online includes open bar
fridaysparties.com
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Culture Whore
 
Speak to most of New York’s queers, queens, nightlife weirdos, and luminescent creators, and you’ll find a common source of inspiration: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. So many of us discovered Rocky Horror at a young age and were transfixed and transformed. Rocky Horror helped us learn not only to be strange, but to revel in our strangeness, to celebrate it, to let it burst out of us in all its ecstatic glory.
 
With this in mind, Brooklyn art collective and living magazine the Culture Whore will celebrate Halloween with Rocky Horror Shows Shows Shows, a queer deconstruction and celebration of everyone’s favorite transsexual fantasy.
 
The Culture Whore will transform Williamsburg DIY party spot the Ivy House into Brooklyn’s very own Frankenstein Place. A coterie of performers amassed from New York’s queer underground will present their own twisted versions of beloved Rocky Horror songs: drag sensations Merrie Cherry, Charlene, Untitled Queen, Lucy Balls, Lady Simon, Chris of Hur, Manifestany Squirtz, Rify Royalty, Crimson Kitty, and 2013 Mr(s) Williamsburg winner Macy Rodman; mystifying performance artists Boywolf, Mark Dommu, Gabe Gonzalez, Carolyn Gilliam, and Chris Tyler; and enigmatic, rising-star rapper Bunny Michael.
 
A trio of DJs -- William Francis, David Sokolowski, and JX Cannon -- will be giving deep house, hip hop, nu disco, electropsych, rhythm+bass, and ballroom beats, to keep you dancing well past sunrise. Performance group Descent will be building installations to create a sensually strange version of Frank N’ Furter’s castle. They’ll be aided through visuals by Keo. A cast of unconventional conventionists from the planet Transsexual will be joining in for the Time Warp -- #GIANT rapper Will Sheridan, art renegades Mike and Claire, design duo Tilly and William, underground couture goddess Domonique Echeverria, Krobottom, Molly Rhinestones, Neocamp, Cher Noble, Ariele Max, Ben Lindsay, Cerrari Farias, Cloudz by Ty, Gerard Garvey, James Nichols, Andy Pandy, Sloan Morgan, Sparklez, Walker Seydell, and 2014 Mr(s) Williamsburg winner Aja.
 
The Culture Whore is an art collective and living magazine known throughout New York City for it’s immersive, community-gathering art parties where creation and hedonism are celebrated.
 
Ivy House
1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
11p-7a; $10 advance, $15 door
21and over
brownpapertickets.com/event/882301
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Black Moon Halloween Fest
 
Two floors of occult fascination and performance, featuring Punk-est pumpkin carving contest at 2p.
We will have pumpkins and tools for a carving party contest. Or BYOPumpkin if you'd like. Special prize to the winner.
 
Live music by Dances, I'm Turning Into, What Prey Tell, Glockabelle, Bourgeois Bulletwound, Big Figment, A Bunch of Dead People, Screamin' Rebel Angels, and Haunted Theatre performed in between each band. Dance party with DJ Shoeshine Solomon and DJ Xristo Morrison. Costumes encouraged.
 
390 Seneca Avenue, at Stanhope, Brooklyn
2p-2a; $8
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 XXXXX
 
 
Ken's Satanic Circus
 
Halloween rock and dance party. Calling all sexy demons for the best Halloween extravaganza of the season; it's a night of madness, monsters, and mayhem. Come see live trapeze. Behold: costumes galore, with dancing, dancing, dancing. Bands include the bewitching Ondyne's Demise, glitter-glamazons the Dangles, and the head banging demon gods Growler.
 
Aerial with the spellbinding beauty of T-Pow and the gravity defying Hermana De Trap. Performance by the always phenomenal Love Show Dancers. Sizzling fire spinning with Erin the Red. Mind blowing sound and vision: DJ and video projection by Bamiam.tv.
 
Big Sky Works
29 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors; $10
all ages
bigskyworksbrooklyn.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Bike Kill
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio cordially request your presence at the:
 
Sixth Annual Masquerade Macabre
 
A marvellous and mysterious event, a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque, an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery, and diverse entertainments. An explosion of live music, dancing, circus arts, and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy.
 
Featuring live, 9p-midnight: back from over a year of touring his hit circus show Limbo, circus composer Sxip Shirey with a handpicked Jank! band. French brass band Radio Kaizman, rocking their special blend of hip hop, New Orleans brass and Latin rhythms. Bloody burlesque by Minx Arcana. Demonic dance floor by G&S favorites Joro Boro and DJ Shakey 12am-3am, chilling out into lounge mode after for a smooth finish. Frighteningly accurate fortunes told by witchy mistress Marcy Currier. Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by the House of St Eve.
 
Costumes required: Macabre carnival, aberrations of nature, cabinet of curiosities, dark Victoriana, evil funhouse, steampunk, Jan Svankmaier and Brothers Quay films, Freaks, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Think dark and creepy. Or dark & funny. Or whatever your Halloween costume happens to be. But if we have to ask, it's not a costume.
 
Light Space
1115 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
8p-4a; $20 advance, $25 door, $15 after midnight
21 and over
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
brownpapertickets.com/event/204213
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Bedford and Bowery Bazaar
 
Bedford and Bowery, a news and culture site covering North Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan, is hosting 60-plus of its favorite food and shopping vendors at an outdoor festival featuring free beer and DJ sets by DFA Records artists Museum of Love and Nancy Whang. In addition to food from Arrogant Swine, Bunker Vietnamese and many more, there'll be shopping for vintage clothing, home wares, jewelry, indie books from Papercut Press, zines from Creeps Annual, records from Captured Tracks, and much more. Billy Leroy, proprietor of the famous antiques tent that used to be on Houston and Bowery, is even coming out of retirement to sell Halloweeny oddities along with Bushwick's occult shop Catland.
 
Hester Street Fair at Hester and Essex, Manhattan
11a-6p; $free
bedfordandbowery.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Common Nonsense
 
Loki Circus Theater invites you to attend our first public workshop of Common Nonsense, a circus show about a distracted mother who is subject to the whims of the gods as she traverses fantastical circus circumstances in search of her lost child.
 
Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street, Manhattan
10p; $12 advance, $10 students and seniors, $15 door
dixonplace.org.
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 XXXXX
 
 
SnapCrackle
 
SnapCrackle is a Brooklyn-based pop-up dance party that offers a top-notch selection of soulful music from around the world. This month sees the SnapCrackle sound system at new Prospect Heights community center / garden / venue, the Art Cafe. Joining resident DJ Agent Trevor is Brooklyn mainstay DJ Selly.
 
Expect to hear classics of the past, present and future, across a wide range of styles: from vintage soul to future soul, by way of jazz-funk, hip-hop, latin, house, afrobeat, disco, reggae, R&B, broken beat, bass music and more.
 
Art Cafe
886 Pacific Street, Brooklyn
6p-midnight; $5
snapcracklenyc.tumblr.com
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
The Drink and The Bored Vegetarian present the third annual:
 
Gala Gala Hey
 
An apple festival. Celebrate Cider Week. We’ll be celebrating the almighty apple all day long with fresh pie from Four and Twenty Blackbirds, cider flights, cider on tap, apple pairings, old timey music, bobbing for apples, corn hole, and more.
 
The Drink
228 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
3-10p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Secret City
 
This Sunday we celebrate the Unknown, and, as I've taken the risk of farming out the curating to others, I can tell you the line-up but, I can't tell you what they're going to be doing. So, lots of surprises this Sunday. Here's the line-up of lovely participants: Jeremy Bass and the Secret City Band are putting together the songs, Adam Sipe is going to share his visual art, Micial Mosely will lead us in, some kind of game, contortionist Jonathan Nosan will perform for us, Oded Gross will perform a song, Claudia Acosta will read the Cultural Calendar, Melinda Tracy and Aimee Iris Brown will present the food offering which, I believe, will have an aromatic component, Charlotte Booker is putting together the reading, Michael Harren and Raquel Cion have chosen the choir songs, and Martin Rolon has picked the colors of the day and, will also decorate the altar. Free childcare.
 
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, Manhattan
11:30a; $15
thesecretcity.org
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 XXXXX
 
 
Dj Shakey presents:
 
Thrift On!
 
The world famous original clothing swap party. Back at our old stomping ground. Bring in your old clothes and stuff to donate to our rummage tables. Take home items free from our piles of booty. Previously owned prizes, contests, and funny stuff. DJ Shakey and special guests spin second-hand records and amuse you. The more you party, the more you save.
 
Botanica Bar
47 East Houston Street, between Mott and Mulberry, Manhattan
9p-1a; $free
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 XXXXX
 
 
Salon: Universe in Reverse
 
A beautiful mingling of artists, turning ideas into words and sounds and shapes. Plus wine wine wine. Featuring David Kadden (sounds), David Pym (images), Caitlin Bebb (words), Peter Mills Weiss and Alison Brainard (words and weirds), G Lucas Crane and Pam Finch (movie words), Nick Robideau (play word play), Chris Lee (mysteries), Catfox and Theresa Buchheister ((g)hosts), and Mark Toneff (images).
 
A fashionable assemblage of notables (as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person. This is extra special, as it is the closing night of Mark Toneff's jarringly beautiful exhibit in CSAA: A Harmful Surplus of Humors. Coloring books will be available.
 
Gravesend Studio in the Silent Barn
13 Stanwix, Brooklyn
8-10p; $5
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Your Fantastic Life
 
Your Fantastic Life is a new show from producer Jo Firestone, where audience members are invited to put their name in a bucket if they personally identify as "miserable." Do-gooder comedians then get to pick a name out of the bucket and attempt to creatively make the audience member's life better for up to 10 minutes. Limit six miserable people per show. Featuring Joe Pera, Josh Sharp, Aparna Nancherla, Ryan Haney, Rebecca Vigil, and Gary Richardson.
 
61 Local
61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
8p; $5
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 XXXXX
 
 
Bushwick Book Club
 
Stephen King's The Shining is the inspiration for new music and performance on October 29. The book that inspired the classic movie and numerous documentaries about the classic movie inspires a night of new music, dance, and Halloween costumes in the bowels of the historic lightship Frying Pan.
 
With Casey Holford, Debe Dalton, Phoebe Novak, Susannah Pryce, Kung Fu Crime Wave, Sanam Erfani, Adrian Cohen, Leslie Graves, Alex Norelli, Clayton Colwell, Nicola Yvette, Jessie Kilguss, and Susan Hwang. Plus Charming Disaster plays a spooky set afterwards to keep us in the creep.
 
The Frying Pan (historic lightship at Pier 66)
530 West 26th Street, Manhattan
8p; $free?
212 989 6363
bushwickbookclub.com
bushwickbookclub.bandamp.com
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
UFO Halloween
 
Multimedia netizen OddEdges presents a celebration of disturbing late-night paranormal YouTube addiction with an all-night lock-in sleepover and curated video marathon on alien abduction, the men in black, high-tech conspiracies, MJ12, reptilians, EBEs, deep underground military bases, human-alien hybrids, and all things UFO at Body Actualized Center in Bushwick. Please bring all necessary provisions and refreshments for a comfortable and memorable lock-in (pillows and blankets, sleeping bag, popcorn, teddy bears, herbal tea, etc). This event is happening Halloween Week so expect much of the material to be appropriately unsettling, distressing, and horrifying.
 
Body Actualized
7:30p tonight until-7:30a THURSDAY; $5
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Circle 4: Behind the Veil Lies
 
Weave your way through our labyrinth. Discover the open doors and portals to spaces beyond. Halloween is the time when veils between the different worlds are thinnest. Find the passages into your deepest passions. Worlds will be unveiled, opened, revealed at different points throughout the evening, creating an experience of theater and surprise. Come dressed as an alter ego prepared to encounter beings from other universes. DJs Party Foul 5000, Joro Boro, and Sam Pellegrino. Live performance by Hannah Jean, Circle Ceremony at midnight.
 
The Meadow at the Paper Box
17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
$free, no cover
facebook.com/events/460388077435073/
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 XXXXX
 
 
No Parking
 
A flow arts friendly dance party. But we welcome folks who just have dancing shoes or feet as well. A new Brooklyn loft space. 3200 square feet and 16 foot ceilings means you'll have plenty of room to swing your toys around. Guest instructor: Brecken Rivara will be teaching a short workshop around 8p. You know her workshops are usually much more then $10! come learn from one of the best out there. Plus performance showcase by the one and only Michele Clark, who's visiting from Europe. With DJs Carol C aka Carol Cee, MKL aka Michael K Lopez, Love Russell aka Courtney Russell Smith, and $mall ¢hange. Plus fresh juice/cocktail bar run by the legendary Nucomme Nucomme Nucomme.
 
No Parking on the Dancefloor
1332 Atlantic, between Nostrand and New York, Brooklyn
730p-1a; $10 for class, $5 otherwise; $10 class, $5 otherwise
djsmallchange.com
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Rubulad Phantasmic Fright Night, October 31
 
 
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 *****
 
 
* Be a volunteer interviewer for our community oral history project at Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. We have four upcoming trainings (beginning on Saturday) for anyone interested. Sign up here: nypl.org/events/programs/2014/10/25/interviewer-orientation-record-stories-our-oral-history-project?hspace=276769
 
* Social Media Intern wanted for We'll Never Have Paris zine, an independently published literary journal needs publicity support and creative ideas. Adjectives: casual, flexible, but reliable and independent. Verbs: tweeting, posting, researching, spreading the love. Nouns: the zine We'll Never Have Paris, the podcast if you're up for it. Rewards: (Your Name Here). Also: you should like zines. neverhaveparis]at]gmail.com.
 
 
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.
 
 
***** Plant Talk *****
 
spectrevision.net/2014/10/24/plant-talk/
 
"A new study shows plants can sense when they are being eaten, and send out defense mechanisms to try and stop it from happening. The study was carried out on thale cress, commonly used in experiments because it was the first plant to have its genome sequenced. Researchers took audio recordings of the vibrations a caterpillar makes when eating leaves. The research revealed that when the plants felt or heard “munching vibrations” from the caterpillar, they sent out mildly toxic mustard oils throughout its leaves to try and keep the predators away. Another study shows that when vegetables are infected with certain diseases, they alert other nearby plants to activate genes to ward off the disease. The key to this communication is a soil fungus that acts as a messenger."
 
 
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 *****
 
 
Honey Tasting and Honey Harvest Demonstration
 
Learn about our special local honey and all about how it’s made. Taste honey from around the neighborhood and the world.
 
UCC Youth Farm
612 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn
11a-1p; $free
greenthumbnyc.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Seed Saving and Pumpkin Carving
 
Partake in the annual gardening tradition of Seed Saving with us this this season, as the garden begins to wind down for the fall and winter. In this workshop, we will learn all about seeds through various hands-on activities. We will collect seeds from our plants to use next spring, and make wild­flower seed balls (to be tossed by guerilla gardeners of all ages). We'll also be carving jack-o-lanterns for this upcoming Halloween. We might even roast some pumpkin seeds as a mid-autumn snack. Bring your carving tools, pumpkins will be provided.
 
Dulce de Harlem Community Garden
620 West 148th Street, Manhattan
1p; $free
newyork.thecityatlas.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: TUESDAY *****
 
 
Spirits and Ghosts I Have Known and Loved
 
In this presentation, Dr. Stanley Krippner will discuss his long history of investigating the spooks that are reported to be especially active at Halloween. It all started with the investigation of a haunted house in Iowa in the 1960's that received national publicity, continued with visits to mediums in Brazil whose sexual preferences had never before been investigated, and continues with the ''spirits'' associated with JZ Knight, John of God, and other controversial luminaries. The most convincing incidents centered around Eileen Garrett the best known American medium of the 20th century.
 
Morbid Anatomy Museum
424A 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $12
morbidanatomy.bigcartel.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: TUESDAY *****
 
 
Grounded Nights
 
Unwind, get strong, be creative, meet people. This is guided creative movement event for adults who want to ''let go of themselves.'' In a dimly lit environment, you will get a fierce workout while you move in your unique way, play with LED lights, projections, chalk, fabric, paint, and tons more. It's like a nightclub, but better.
 
Immersive Studio
132 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
7p; $15
facebook.com/groundedaerial?ref=hl
 
 
***** LEARNING: WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Consciousness Hacking
 
Consciousness Hacking NYC is a hands-on approach to tools for self-exploration, in order to change the way we think, feel, and live -- as individuals and together. Consciousness Hacking NYC meetups focus on tools, technologies and praxis -- like apps, tools, projects, technologies, objects, molecules, and sense-oriented experiences. Our goal is to inspire a field of cross-pollination and creative ideas regarding consciousness from a robust variety of domains, communities, expertise and interests.
 
There will be a few short presentations related to technologies of consciousness and transformation. And ample time for folks to share personal projects and interests.
 
Parsons The New School for Design
2 West 13th Street, Manhattan
6:30-9:30p; $free
meetup.com/Consciousness-Hacking-NYC
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Marx's Critique of the Gotha Program as New Foundation for Organization
 
These classes will study Marx's Critique of the Gotha Program (and related writings that help illuminate it), not in general, but specifically as a new foundation for revolutionary organization. Although the Critique is almost 140 years old, we regard it as new because its ramifications for organization have not been appreciated or concretized. It has been treated as a critique of a particular tendency and particular doctrines, but not seriously studied as what Raya Dunayevskaya called ''actual perspective for the whole movement.'' In these classes, we intend to study it in that manner. The discussions will be held via Skype (audio) so that people can attend from around the world. But attendance will be limited to what Skype can handle, so people wanting to participate should apply as soon as possible.
 
Marxist Humanist Initiative
Starting November 2, 4-6p; $30 donation
Apply by October 25 to: mhi]at]marxisthumanistinitiative.org
marxisthumanistinitiative.org
 
 
***** 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, Queens
11a; $30
RSVP: info]at]localproject.org
localproject.org
 
 
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