nonsensenyc: 4.21 to 4.27

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 4.21 to 4.27
Date: April 21st 2017
 
Friday, April 21
* Church NYC: Epicenter24, Brooklyn
* Art School Acid Dropout, Queens
* A Massive Listening Experiment, Brooklyn
* Abun-Dance, Manhattan
* Poe: Animated, Manhattan
* The Cocktail Experiment, Brooklyn
* Queer Abstract: What Do You Have to Lose? Brooklyn
* Landmark Loew's Movie Palace: Films of Raymond Chandler, Jersey City
 
Saturday, April 22
* Rubulad Proudly Presents Our Beautiful World, Brooklyn
* Non Grata's Scandinavian Performance Summer and Book Release, Brooklyn
* Public Art Party, Brooklyn
* The St. George Day Festival, Staten Island
* Don Slepian, Brooklyn
* Sometimes It's Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince, Brooklyn
* Schtick a Pole in It: Wu Tang, Manhattan
* Ridgewood Market Night Bazaar, Queens
* Remedy, Brooklyn
* Farce Force: 4.22 Earth Day Action, Manhattan
* Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: Brooklyn
* Everything Is Fine, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, April 23
* Site : Sound Kick-Off, Brooklyn
* The-Tusk.com Presents, Brooklyn
* Bodyroll Dance Workout, Brooklyn
* Floraissance Parade, Manhattan
* Tropical Punk and Roll Sunday, Brooklyn
* Pop Up! Down Under, Brooklyn
* 420 Burlesque, Brooklyn
 
Monday, April 24
* Plastic Egg Open Mic, Brooklyn
* Film Shoot Punk Show, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, April 25
* Gems, Brooklyn, Brooklyn
* Party to Protect, Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, April 26
* Storytime with Pop-Pop, Queens
* Sexual Awareness March on Denim Day, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, April 27
* Dirty Circus Variety Show, Brooklyn
* Force Majeure Vaudeville, Brooklyn
 
Wishlist
* The Joy List
 
Spectre
* Genetically Enhanced Astronauts
 
Overheard
* Happiness
 
Learning
* Martha Wilson
 
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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The intent of attention
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, APRIL 21 XXXXX
 
 
Church NYC: Epicenter24
 
The Missionary Tour. Spreading the Gospel of NOLA Sound System Culture meets the Tsunami Bass Experience Herd powered 120K Watts down to 5Hz of all mighty grace.  Glory Glory HalleuJAH. Batten down them hatches and start storing that stamina now for the New Orleans Church crew led by esteemed Epicenter12 faculty Unicorn Fukr, is coming to town to get down with the entire Tsunami Bass Sound System herd. Come for the Earth Day weekend celebration of the finest in multisensory elevation. Lineup: Youngsta, Unicorn Fukr, Sepia, Prism, and Tsunami Bass Experience.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p; $25
tinyurl.com/Epicenter24
tinyurl.com/Epi24-Tix
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Art School Acid Dropout
 
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.
 
Performances by Bridey Eliot, Brandon Scott Wolf, Mookie Thompson, and Kelly Cooper. Guest artist Luca Federici Carey, hosted by Grant Lindahl, written by Maddalena DeBeni.
 
Everyone is provided materials and encouraged to make art during the show. Each member gets a limited edition show poster and button with the ticket price. Free beer is provided to the first 10 audience members and art is available for purchase after the show.
 
Creek and Cave
1093 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
10p; $5
creeklic.com/events/art-school-acid-dropout-5-2-2017-04-21/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Groupmuse and School of Apocalypse are psyched to present:
 
A Massive Listening Experiment
 
The immersive performance will feature classical music played by the 15-piece conductorless string ensemble, Shattered Glass, and a choreography designed to engage concert-goers and musicians alike in creative modes of listening.
 
Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn
7p doors; $25
groupmuse.com/events/4623-a-massive-listening-experiment
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Abun-Dance
 
Abundant alchemy. A fundraiser for Bodhicitta Foundation (India) and Kalyanamitra Foundation for Social Engagement and Western Monastics (Australia). Virtual reality mindfulness demo by ThoughtWorks. Social engagement and monastics by Ayya Yeshe. Bassyoga movement warmup with Nikki Ortiz and dreeemy. Vocalization practice with Malia Kulp. Dance to DJ sets by dreeemy, Joro Boro, and live drumming.
 
ThoughtWorks
99 Madison Avenue, 15th floor, Manhattan
6:33p; $11 now, $22 the day of event, paypal or venmo to hannesbend]at]gmail.com or ]at]hannes-bend. eventbrite.com/e/abun-dance-tickets-33249607471
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Poe: Animated
 
Lois Rakoff, Community Director of the Poe Room, and NYU present Poe: Animated. Join us for a screening of animated short films based on Edgar Allan Poe's short stories. Community members and NYU come together and partner on the Poe Room Event each fall and spring.
 
245 Sullivan Street, Furman Hall, Room 216, Manhattan
6p; $free
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqaWUGBNYroyp4pep-yHXAlWdMGR01DYfNwkVawi2HAlFriQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio present:
 
The Cocktail Experiment
 
A speakeasy experiment in our magical loft. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and you bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you (and up to three friends) get a complimentary tasting. No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.
 
Or, skip the challenge and just enjoy inventive craft cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude.
 
Featured ingredients (ask us to include these in your cocktails): Skinos mastiha Chios, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, and Barrow’s Intense. About our bartender: Rebecca Leigh Silverman possesses a unique skillset as both a modern craft bartender and historic culinary expert specializing in period hearthside cooking and libations.
 
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
7p-midnight; $free, plus free drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient, $6 per experiment, $17 flight of three, cash only
21 and over
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
facebook.com/events/278751209232253
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Queer Abstract: What Do You Have to Lose?
 
I am the Marketing Director for Queer Abstract, a curated Monthly Performance Series highlighting QTPOC performers. Each event is a variety show led by a question. (QA) showcases a variety of singers, dancers, comedians, writers, filmmakers, etc. All are welcome to attend. It's hosted at a swanky new bar. Featured performers Tim'm T. West, Ashley August, Veronica Garza, Myles, Nic Kay, Hans Rasch, and Nelly Bess.
 
Starr Bar
214 Starr Street, Brooklyn
9-11p show, 11p-1a dance party; $free
facebook.com/queerabstract/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace: Films of Raymond Chandler
 
Just a reminder to join us this week for dark doings as we look at three films written and/or influenced by noir legend Raymond Chandler. Tonight: Murder My Sweet. Tomorrow: The Blue Dahlia and Body Heat.
 
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8p; $8
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, APRIL 22 XXXXX
 
 
Rubulad Proudly Presents Our Beautiful World
 
An Earth Day Love Story. With live music by Decibelists, Maracatu NY, the Drunkard’s Wife, and Preachermann and the Revival. And your DJs Baby K, Ryan Midnight, and Mekristo. Plus Eat Your Heart Out Sing-A-Long Presents: Songs About Our World; G. Scopitronic's Non Stop Film Fest; projections by the Sperm Whale.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p doors, 9p show; $10 before 9p or after performances, $20 otherwise
rubulad]at]outlook.com
facebook.com/events/1966015110294222/
facebook.com/rubulad/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Non Grata's Scandinavian Performance Summer and Book Release
 
Non Grata is bringing the Scandinavian summer to Brooklyn. This is the international premiere of their new book, Diverse Universe Vol. 4, latest edition of the chronicles of the worldwide caravan of performance madness that is the Diverse Universe Performance Festival. Copies will be available for purchase. Non Grata will be performing live with Anonymous Boh (Estonia), Devil Girl (Estonia), Reborn (Estonia), Albino (Estonia), Trippy (Estonia), Ouija (NYC), Spider Monkey (NYC), Miss Jamaica (NYC), Barbie (NYC), Man on The Wheel (NYC) and more! Additional performance and sound art by Marita Isobel Solberg (Norway), Juho Pösiloe Pöysti (Finland), Risto Puurunen (Finland), and Joseph Sledgianowski (New Jersey). Lína Thoroddsen (Iceland) will be taking professional photos throughout the night. This event is brought to you by Wild Embeddings, Nordisk Kulturfond, and Last Frontier NYC.
 
Last Frontier
520 Kingsland Avenue, third floor, Brooklyn
G train to Greenpoint Avenue station
7-10p; $10 advance, $15 door
eventbrite.com/e/non-gratas-scandinavian-performance-summer-book-release-tickets-33514848815
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Shoestring NY presents:
 
Public Art Party
 
Shoestring Press and Shoestring Studio will present a public art party to benefit Pro Publica and Lady Parts Justice League. With silent auction, Dirty Birds, Warfer, David Haught, Laney and Nick, dancer Magda Kaczmarska, Naomi Elena Ramirez, Alexis, Jenny, and Erich, Alexis Neider, Erich Erving. Plus talks by Lizz Winstead and representatives from Pro Publica and a Variety Show. Ending with music by Viva and special guest Lola, Leland Sundries, Nevva, and Lullabies for AI.
 
Shoestring Studio
640 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
Noon-11p; $free daytime, $10-15 5p-midnight
facebook.com/events/1253038701481564/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The St. George Day Festival
 
Join us for a day of art, performances, food, earth day activities, the dragon parade, and craft vendors. Music and performances by Earth Day Elementals, Xiaolin Martial Arts/Lion Dance, Brandon Perdomo/Butoh Performance in Peace, PS 59 & R861 Cheerleaders, Comfort Cat, James Lane, Matt, Ahmed, Bill and  Ngawang, Zero Boy, Phoebe Blue & the Make Baleaves, Yoga Moment by Michael O'Connell & Christine Ferrara, Creation Dance Collective, Hegazy, Tom Padavano, Joan Caddell, and the Midnight Choir. Hosted by Veronica Funk.
 
Bay Street and Victory Boulevard, Staten Island
11-5p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Park Church Co-op presents:
 
Don Slepian
 
As a pioneer of early electronic music Slepian's work has been presented by WNYC in New York's Lincoln Center, the French Ministry of Culture in a week-long residency at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and by the Karen Baptist Church for performances in refugee camps at the border of Burma and Thailand.
 
Slepian has been described as a performer of dazzling skill and versatility whose compositions rose above the haze of early American ambient music to enjoy widespread acclaim and airplay on pioneering American radio shows with his landmark album Sea of Bliss. Though he began making music in 1968 on the east coast, programming computers, building his own electronic circuits, and sculpting sound with now-primitive studio tape techniques, Slepian spent most of the 1970s living and recording in Hawaii, where among other things he was an early tester of the Internet as a member of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). During his time in Hawaii he also worked as a sales rep for Arp Synthesizers, prior to becoming Bell Labs’ Artist-In-Residence. With Ka Baird, Dylan A. Marcheschi, and Nick Podgurski.
 
Park Church Co-op
129 Russell Street, Brooklyn
7-11p; $10
facebook.com/events/183038022200199/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Sometimes It's Prince in April: A Celebration of Prince
 
Dearly beloved, somehow it’s been a whole year since Prince peaced out, leaving us to grapple with a world less funky. And what a year it’s been. (Coincidence? Nah.)
 
Last April, we sent him off with one of our biggest parties yet. This year, let’s channel him back down for a night (‘cause you know he’s reigning supreme on some higher plateau) to celebrate him and his music in style.
 
Join us on April 22 to get down to all things Prince spun by DJ Steve Reynolds (of Party Like It's 1999 and Housequake). Expect a deep, deep trove of goodness: Hits. B-sides. Ladies he produced. Dudes he mentored. Stuff he wrote for other people. And video! We’ll have a visual smorgasbord of live clips, music videos, rare performances and movie moments from Music Video Time Machine all night long -- the nastiest moves, the tightest pants... a thousand vignettes that defined his inimitable, legendary self. (P.S.: Wear paisley, or purple, or just look damn good. It’s Prince, after all.)
 
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street, between 3rd and 4th avenues, Brooklyn
10:30p; $7 advance, $10 door
littlefieldnyc.com/event/1460341-skint-sometimes-its-prince-brooklyn/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Schtick a Pole in It: Wu Tang
 
From comics Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross, Schtick has comics and pole dancers alternate the stage to create a totally unique show. Who doesn't like to laugh? Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole? Comedy and Pole seem like they shouldn't got together but they totally should and do. This month's theme is Wu-Tang. Wu on the Pole. There's no where else you're getting Wu on the pole. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents? Comics: Dan Goodman, JoAnna Ross, Missy Baker, and Kevin Avery. Dancers: Jasmine Nelson, Aggie Ng, Sammy Wong, Emily Sanderson, and Rocker Stalker.
 
Drom
85 Avenue A, Manhattan
8p show, 7:30p doors; $20 online, $25 cash door
ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1462062/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Ridgewood Market Night Bazaar
 
Please join us at Ridgewood Market’s four-year anniversary and night bazaar. We are a cool, community based artisan market in Ridgewood, Queens. We have over 40 curated vendors at every market in the historic ballroom of Gottscheer Hall, a German beer hall. There are also new vendors at every one of our events. Located inside the German beer hall, Gottscheer Hall.
 
Gottscheer Hall
657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
M train to Forest Avenue station, L train to Myrtle/Wyckoff station
5-11p;
ridgewoodmarket.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Remedy
 
Line up: Daniele Cosmo (Lux Rec), Alex From Queens, and Maroje T, Facets. Remedy is thrilled to welcome to BK Daniele Cosmo, the co-founder of the techno Zurich label Lux Rec. A label uncompromisingly exploring all the shades of the underground. Never wanting to resurface, not for a single breath. Acidic, obscure, intense.
 
Daniele’s frequent B2B partner has been none other than Helena Hauff. This will be Daniele’s return to the USA, he first played Sustain-Release, Year 2. Alongside will be Brooklyn selectors Alex From Queens, Maroje T, and Facets.
 
Cape House Basement
2 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $15 advance, $20 door
residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?949670
 
NOTE: We listed this incorrectly earlier this month. Sorry about the mistake.
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Farce Force: 4.22 Earth Day Action
 
Angry animals and mad scientists participatory theater event/troupe at the March for Science event. This is the second "Farce Force" action. Undergound artists and activists who like to send serious messages in farcical ways. Bring funny, kitschy signage, animal or scientist costume and good humor.
 
Meet at Central Park West and 62nd Street, Manhattan
10:30-1130a; $freeMEET: 61st Street and Central Park West 10:15, rally starts at 1030...
facebook.com/events/294289901001394/
facebook.com/openkulture/videos/2000317090195895/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:
 
Re: Art Show is a never-ending, ever-changing art show housed within the former Pfizer building in BedStuy. Join us Saturday night for the opening of Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: which features works by Phaan Howng, Wednesday Kim, Jonah King, Christopher Clary, Johannah Herr, Jawn Billetes, and Erin Davis/Max C Lee. Throughout the opening, Christopher Clary will perform his Rhizome-commissioned work "sorry to dump on you like this.zip" in the form of a fractured reading of love letters written in exchange for internet nudes. The performance will take place within a labyrinth of decommissioned pharmaceutical compounding machinery.
 
630 Flushing Avenue, fifth floor, Brooklyn
G,J,M trains to Flushing Avenue station
6-10p; $free
reartshow]at]gmail.com
reart.show
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Pregnant Baby Theater proudly presents:
 
Everything Is Fine
 
A children's show for scared adults living in a scary world. Featuring all your favorite puppet friends: Houndie the Crime Dog, Weasel the Citizen Hero, President Punch the Mean President, and more. Also featuring music and balloons. If Andrew the Angry Volcano doesn't erupt before the end of the show we all get to live a little longer. Sponsored by Fish Product.
 
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn
7p; $10
facebook.com/events/678178902383799
shapeshifterlab.com
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, APRIL 23 XXXXX
 
 
Site : Sound Kick-Off
 
Site : Sound series kicks-off with Site-Specific Lecture No.1, Impulse Response and the Paradox of Time, by sound artist Daniel Neumann at Output in Brooklyn.
 
Site : Sound is a host of intimate site-specific lectures, sonic-spatial interventions, and performances celebrating the pliancy and tactility of acoustic experience. Taking place across three boroughs of New York City, 12 contemporary sound artists, composers, and instrumentalists invite the public to channel their curiosity and join in an exploration of the auditory sense.
 
Output
74 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
4p doors; $free
eventbrite.com/e/impulse-response-and-the-paradox-of-time-daniel-neumann-tickets-33793793145
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
The-Tusk.com Presents
 
The-Tusk.com is a website and The-Tusk.com Presents is its monthly series of cultural events. This month, Rosa Escandon hosts stand-ups Amber Rollo, Irene Fagan Merrow, Carolyn Castiglia, Sachi Ezsura, Karolena Theresa, and David Spector. Karaoke follows. It's free to attend. Karaoke, which is also free, starts in the next room at 10 pm courtesy of the Kings of Karaoke.
 
Tilt
248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan station
8p; $free
facebook.com/events/266988357086379/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Bodyroll Dance Workout
 
Anyone in need of a Sunday sweat? Fantasies of being on a dance team? Join ultimate flygirl Viva Bodyroll for her signature dance aerobic cardio party. This one hour workshop is designed to tone, strengthen and train your body with slamming moves and banging grooves that will get you looking hella fresh. Incorporating hip-hop, jazz, vogue, and cardio dance styles into easy to follow routines and signature club moves. Viva’s bodyrollerz are encouraged to dress up in their Sunday spandex best, cuz we gunna pump up the jam and empower each other to get ripped as we revolutionize what it means to be flyyyy.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
11:30a doors, 12 noon sharp show;
bodyrollapril.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Floraissance Parade
 
A new era has dawned. It is an era in which humans and nature work towards a mutual harmony, a time to celebrate the Floraissance of our culture. So, join us starting at the Whitney Museum yard in your best nature-related costume and parade through the streets of New York to shout the news. It’s like Halloween in Spring, except instead of celebrating death and horror and zombies, we celebrate life. Sprout up.
 
Meet at 99 Gansevoort Street, Manhattan (in the Whitney Musesum Yard), Manhattan
2:30p; $free
floraissance.org
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Tropical Punk and Roll Sunday
 
Consumata Sonidera and Trophy Bucks will be capping off the weekend with a little party in the back of Union Pool. Tecates, tequila and tacos on deck.
 
Union Pool
484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $8
facebook.com/events/817683428389245??ti=ia
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Pop Up! Down Under
 
This one-day print exhibition in DUMBO brings together artists from Finland, Estonia, Russia, Norway, lceland and the US. Join us for magic sounds, visuals and performance art! Featuring prints by Wild Torus (NYC/Russia), Anonymous Boh (Estonia), Taje Tross (Estonia), Ott Piibeman (Estonia), Toomas Kuusing (Estonia), Fatherless (Illinois/UK), Peeter Allik (Estonia), Danny Gonzalez (Puerto Rico/Oklahoma), Amazing Hancock Brothers (Texas), and Amber Crimmings (Texas). These artists have in common a certain irreverence and courage that sets their work apart from other printmakers. Live performances by experimental musician, Cleaning Women (Estonia); noise virtuoso, Joseph Sledgianowski (New Jersey); and acrobat extraordinaire, Geb Berr (Chicago/NYC). Lína Thoroddsen (Iceland) will be taking professional photos throughout the night.
 
Creative Chaos Inc.
28 Jay Street, Brooklyn
noon-5p; $free
facebook.com/events/1397423986991402/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
420 Burlesque
 
420 might have passed but we're keeping the party going all weekend long. Indulge in a dinner show featuring death-defying fire performance and luxurious burlesque acts throughout the evening, plus delectable drinks handcrafted by the cocktail masters at Arrogant Swine. Performances throughout the evening by Genie Adagio, Seedy Edie, and Kita St Cyr.
 
Arrogant Swine
173 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
8-10p; $10 entry at the door, drink specials throughout the night
sociallysuperlative.com/2017/03/08/peles-paradise-burlesque-show-at-the-arrogant-swine/
kitastcyr.com
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, APRIL 24 XXXXX
 
 
Plastic Egg Open Mic
 
Shortly after Plastic Egg Day, is the first ever Plastic Egg open mic. Community, poetry, performance, music. Take the mic and experiment, perform, do anything for seven minutes. Sign up is first come, first perform. The space has one mic, one speaker, and one aux cable (performers must bring anything else required for their set).
 
The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
7-11p; $5
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
Film Shoot Punk Show
 
With just mere weeks left of existence, Empty Spaces and six awesome punk rock bands say goodbye to the legendary Don Pedro with filmmaking and music debauchery. Part film shoot (filming the punk rock music scene from the screenplay), part fundraiser with a killer (mostly) old school Bushwick band line up: Debbie Downer, Night Screams, Dead Sexy Sheila, Fruit and Flowers, and Bad Look.
 
Don Pedro
90 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
7p-2a; $free between 7 and 8:30 to be an extra in the film, $5 after 9p
21 and over
emptyspacesfilm.com
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, APRIL 25 XXXXX
 
 
Gems
 
Do you have a story that your friends beg you to tell at parties? Bring it to Gems. Or maybe you prefer living vicariously through others? Come enjoy a beverage or snacks and listen to some Gems. Join hosts Molly Cameron and Sharon Spell for some cultured pearls of wisdom -- and some lustrous tales of blunder -- at this storytelling show at Halyards. Drop your name in the jewelry box for a chance to tell your own 5-minute Gem. No theme. This month's show features guest storytellers Jiji Lee (You're Gonna Die, Girl! podcast) and Morgan Pielli (RelationShit).
 
Halyards
406 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
F, G, R to 4th Avenue station
8-9:30p; $free
facebook.com/events/1773169919663765/
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Party to Protect
 
French Horn Rebellion headline fundraising event of afternoon tattoos, live art, and other surprises.
 
Saint Vitus
1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
noon-6p tattoo, 6:30p party;
ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1444460
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 XXXXX
 
 
Storytime with Pop-Pop
 
Join us for an evening of Southern-style tall tales, as told by guests from the South, the North, and Ireland? With yarns by Kevin Allison, Jean Grae, Maeve Higgins, and Shalewa Sharpe. Featuring improvisational storytelling by Will Spann as Pop-Pop, a somewhat loony-but-lovable grandpa who allows questions from the audience to shape his adventures as he tells them. Hosted by Carolyn Castiglia.
 
Q.E.D. Astoria
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
7:30p; $5
qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/storytime-with-pop-pop
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Sexual Awareness March on Denim Day
 
In Rome in 1992, a 45-year-old driving instructor was accused of rape. When he picked up an 18-year-old girl for her first driving lesson, he allegedly raped her for an hour, then told her that if she was to tell anyone he would kill her. Later that night she told her parents and her parents agreed to help her press charges. While the alleged rapist was convicted and sentenced, the Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 1998 because the victim wore tight jeans. It was argued that she must have had to help her attacker remove her jeans, thus making the act consensual ("because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them ... and by removing the jeans ... it was no longer rape but consensual sex"). The Italian Supreme Court stated in its decision “it is a fact of common experience that it is nearly impossible to slip off tight jeans even partly without the active collaboration of the person who is wearing them.”[1] As of 2008 the Italian Supreme Court has overturned their findings, and there is no longer a "denim" defense to the charge of rape.
 
The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
noon; $free
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, APRIL 27 XXXXX
 
 
Dirty Circus Variety Show
 
A show dedicated to the raw, the raunchy, and the rowdy. Aerial. Circus. Absurdity. Skill. Hilarity. Brilliance. The finest, fittest and most ferocious performers, curated to perfection and presented on our stage for your enjoyment. Shows like Dirty Circus are our Heart and Soul. They allow us to showcase the best talent in the entire city, and bring it to you at a fraction of the cost. Because we love you.
 
Featuring: Anya Sapozhnikova, Aurora Black, Francis Stallings, John O'Mahoney, Melissa Aguerre, Michael Karas, and Nathan Dufour Oglesby. Hosted by the one and only Kae Burke.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show;
21 and over
dirtycircusapril.eventbrite.com/?aff=nonsense
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Force Majeure Vaudeville
 
You need something silly, something scary, something graceful, and a cowboy thrown into the mix? Coming right up. With Chris McDaniel, Anna Copa Cabanna, Charles Schneider, Qualms Galore, Deborah Lohse as Tru Dee, Opium, Tanya Solomon, Striker Posie, and Lady Gemini.
 
Cobra Club
6 Wyckoff Avenue, Brookllyn
L train to Jefferson station
8:30p door, 9p show; $10 advance, $15 door
facebook.com/events/1303282303094282/
brownpapertickets.com/event/2920954
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, APRIL 28 XXXXX
 
 
Error 404
 
We have been hiding. Many year, no party. Now President Putin is run America, we come out shadow, make party for everyone. Russia run thing now, still we must be discreet. No facebook page, no resident advisor. Only ticket on error404.global. You message us, we send you secret code. Only way. Contributor: aquarian, dr jeep, sheepshead, other. Installations and performances: anonymous.
 
RSVP for address
11p; $?
error404.global
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY, APRIL 28 *****
 
 
Those Crazy 20-Somethings Audio Documentary Screening
 
A 24-year-old audio producer sets out to find out how other twentysomethings are learning to become adults. In this surround-sound experience, listeners will hear from nine twentysomethings from all over the country ages 20 to 29 and how they're navigating that weird moment in between adolescence and adulthood -- that weird moment we call "young adulthood" -- those crazy twentysomethings. It's an age where people go from college to (sometimes) getting married and everything in between. And it's an age where most of us feel lost most of the time.
 
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street, Manhattan
7:30p;
eventbrite.com/e/those-crazy-20-somethings-audio-documentary-screening-tickets-33234228472
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY, APRIL 28 *****
 
 
Pairs 'n' Pears No. 8
 
A monthly benefit show where there are different pairs of artists each working in different performance genres, a pair of musical hosts, and literal pears. This month features comedy by Sam Corbin (Punderdome 3000 champion) and Eudora Peterson (Jezebel), poetry by Windy and Mel Hacken, and music by Don Rubix and Virginia Woof. With songs and hosting duties by Squidssidy, a folk-rock music duo with a penchant for banter comprised of Cassidy Dawn Graves and Stephanie Guedalia.
 
Tarot Society
4 Charles Place, Bushwick
8:30p doors, 9p show; $5 suggested to benefit RAINN and Hetrick-Martin Institute
facebook.com/events/1838856899771644/
 
 
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* Up at Noon, May 10-12
* Dance Parade, May 20
 
 
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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 Joy List: thatjillian.com/joy-list/
 
* BuoyRR: Residency and Retreat. Deep River, Connecticut. July 4-11, 2017. For womyn-performing artist duos. Applications due May 8. BuoyRR is an annual residency and retreat for womyn founded by Bailey Nolan and Viva Soudan, located at The Peace Barn, a fifteen-acre sanctuary in Deep River, Connecticut, just three hours North of New York City.  We define womyn as an identity beyond a gender binary including trans and female-identified people, all definitions are welcome to apply. This eight-day intensive aims to instill in the participants the fundamentals of experimental dance, creative writing, vocal training, and energetic exchange.  Artists are invited to apply in duos to create original choreography on the land culminating in a collective public performance. Directed by Nolan and Soudan, the site-specific piece is sculpted through physical, spiritual, and cerebral workshops.  Working both as du os and collaboratively as a larger team, residents are challenged to investigate creative process and practice.  This year's theme is I Am Your Itch: an examination of our current political horror, womyn as historically haunted vessels, and power through self-activation. The program is structured on pillars of health and wellness to nurture a focused restorative routine; beginning each day with yoga, daily vegetarian meals, and ending with nightly guided meditation.  Residents camp on the land, stripped of technology, to consciously reactivate. For full details and to apply please visit www.buoyrr.org
 
* Bad Rep needs a theater or artist or plain civilian adventurer to help mount our work for the curated chashama 2017 gala to take place on June 8. Leading up to and assisting mounting "...a piece of human poetry" our multimedia interactive contribution to the evening. Scheduling, painting, building social media, and anything else a self starter can think of to add to our group's latest project. Please send in short bio and short reason(s) you'd like to play and work with us to: Badreptheater]at]gmail.com and visit company web site badreptheater.webs.com.
 
 
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* Cheap desks available in creative coworking space in Greenpoint. Great location, creative environment, affordable month to month desk rental options starting at $175 per month. This is a 1500 square-foot shared office space, with 24/7 access, shared kitchen and lounge area, run by Not An Alternative, a decade-old collective that works at the intersection of art, activism, and critical theory. Support a long-standing art/activist institution in a quirky custom-built studio in a renovated warehouse on the waterfront. Email: info]at]notanalternative.net. 67 West St, no. 304, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  brooklyncoworking.com http://notanalternative.org
 
 
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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.
 
 
****** Genetically Enhanced Astronauts *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/04/20/genetically-enhanced-astronauts/
 
"Can human cells be made radiation-proof? Elephants have many extra copies of the p53 gene and hardly ever get cancer, maybe astronauts could have them too. Can human cells be rejiggered to produce their own vitamins and amino acids? Researchers are trying to get human kidney cells to synthesize the nine amino acids our bodies don’t normally make, starting with the simplest one, methionine, manufactured by adding a single gene. Altogether, creating a prototrophic human cell would require around 250 new genes."
 
 
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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.
 
 
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Overheard at a PR firm office downtown. New York, April 2017.
 
-- "We need a picture of a happier-looking American flag."
 
 
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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: APRIL 26 *****
 
 
Martha Wilson: Activist History Teach-in
 
Performance artist Martha Wilson, founder of Franklin Furnace, will lead a “teach-in” with a selection of activist artists from the 1960s to the present, looking at the history of performance art as protest to consider which methods and strategies remain effective in today’s political climate. Wilson, known for her political drag performances as first ladies Barbara Bush and Nancy Reagan, will perform her recent work Martha Does Donald, in which she impersonates Donald Trump. In addition, the event will include presentations by artists Ann Agee, Todd Ayoung (REPOhistory), Alicia Grullón (Percent for Green), Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon (MTL), Taja Lindley (Harriet’s Apothecary), Katherine Perk, Lise Soskolne (W.A.G.E.), and Barbara Zucker (A.I.R. Gallery), among others.
 
8th Floor
17 West 17th Street, Manhattan
April 26, 6-9; $free
RSVP: media]at]sdrubin.org
the8thfloor.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: APRIL 28 *****
 
 
Human Rights at the Edge of Darkness: We Are the Resistance
 
Universal human rights values are under attack globally. Populist demagogues are on the rise, scapegoating refugees, immigrants and minorities. Those populists channel a toxic blend of nativism, xenophobia, racism and Islamaphobia while dismissing universal human rights as unaffordable luxuries or worse, dangerous liabilities to a secure society. These trends pose a visceral threat to the very real accomplishments of the international human rights movement.
What is the relevance of human rights in the aftermath of Aleppo and the emergency of autocrats exploiting the alienation of people left behind by the social and economic dislocations of globalization?
Join the resistance with Hunter College Adjunct Professor Phelim Kine as he unpacks the evolution of the modern international human rights movement, dissects its challenges and makes the case that a robust defense of universal human rights is essential in back against the darkness of autocracy and intolerance.
 
Strand
828 Broadway, Manhattan
April 28, 7p; $20
thinkolio.org
 
 
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We want to help you find help for short-term projects. Do you have a project, an event, or an action that needs an extra push, a few more people, or an extra set of hands? Please send your calls for help to: hands]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** HELP: Farming *****
 
Next week is a crucial and exciting time in the season - we’re expanding operations on our rooftop farm in Long Island City, so that means plenty of garden beds to build and lots of soil to move. We need all hands on deck to get this job done, but it’ll definitely be a fun and informative experience. You’ll have a chance to have a knock at carpentry, irrigation, and other farm skills. This work will happen over the course of a two days:
 
Wednesday, April 26: Today is all about site prep: we will get to work designing and building these beds, setting up irrigation, and repairing things from last season. This will be a much smaller work day, so we are only accepting the first few RSVP's. Work will start at 10a.
 
Saturday, April 29: This is a big day with lots of good ol’ physical farm work going on, so please invite all your friends!! Today we’ll have 20 cubic yards of soil to move. We’ll also be finishing up the carpentry and irrigation projects from Wednesday, and planting hot peppers, the staple crop at this site. To cap off this epic day, a rooftop barbecue goes down at sunset. Farm parties are the best parties. We will start work at 10a.
 
As usual, bring clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, good shoes, and a water bottle. Please RSVP via email (contact]at]hellgatefarm.com) so we can get a head count. We'll send you the exact address then.
 
 
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