nonsense: 5.19 to 5.25

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 5.19 to 5.25
Date: May 19th 2017
Friday, May 19
* Camouflage: A Comedy Show, Brooklyn
* Title: A Contra Dance at Brooklyn Contra, featuring Burnt Turnip and Peter Stix, Brooklyn
* Radiohole's Super-Fun Exclusive Experimental TV Party, Manhattan
* The Goddess Party, Brooklyn
* Landmark Loews: Sequels, Jersey City
 
Saturday, May 20
* Queer Bike Ride, Manhattan
* The Invisible Wind 7, Brooklyn
* Boast Rattle, Brooklyn
* Gemini and Scorpio Loft Fifth Anniversary Celebration, Brooklyn
* Super Friends Festival, Brooklyn
* Board Game and Weird Record Party, Brooklyn
* Sanctuary, Brooklyn
* Feeling Gloomy NYC, Brooklyn
* It's Getting Tired Mildred Episode 22: Movie Star Drug, Brooklyn
* In Vino Veritas: Secrets of the Intoxicated Life, Brooklyn
* Dance Parade, Manhattan
* Welcome/Naming My Mannequin Party, Brooklyn
* Midnight Ghost Watch, Brooklyn
* Fyre Island,  Brooklyn
* Pilates, Pinot, Politics, and Popsicles, Manhattan
 
Sunday, May 21
* Sunset Party for Radio Free Brooklyn, Brookllyn
* Source 2017 and the 100th Algorave, Brooklyn
* Deep Space Live, Brooklyn
* Mudball Ball, Manhattan
* Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy, Manhattan
* Sunday Brunch Market, Ridgewood
 
Monday, May 22
* Broken Bone Bathtub, Manhattan
 
Tuesday, May 23
* Am I Write, Ladies? Autobiography, Ridgewood
* Gems: A Storytelling Show and Open Mic, Brooklyn
* Chris Duffy's Living Room Comedy Club
 
Wednesday, May 24
* Skeptech: Tales From the Dark Side of Tech, Jersey City
* Lars Lame and the Fuzzbox Show, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, May 25
* Dungeons and Drag Kings, Brooklyn
* Juxtapositions, Astoria
* Step Aside > Youth Vision, Brooklyn
* Salon: A Fun Day in the Park, Manhattan
 
Wishlist
* Earnestness
 
Spectre
* Dark Matte
 
Overheard
* The basement
 
Learning
* Outlaw cooking
 
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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Illuminated owls
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, MAY 19 XXXXX
 
 
Camouflage: A Comedy Show
 
We will be hosting our monthly show at Big Irv's. We have an incredible line-up that includes comedians DC Benny, Josh Johnson, Adrienne Iapalucci, Sarah Tollemache, Scott Chaplain, and Lucas Connolly. In addition to the show being completely free we also have free pizza and beer by donation.
 
Big Irv's
381 Hooper Street, at South 1st Street, Brooklyn
8:30p doors, 9p show; $free
15618605455
eventbrite.com/e/camouflage-comedy-show-tickets-34201690176
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY, MAY 19 *****
 
 
Title: A Contra Dance at Brooklyn Contra, featuring Burnt Turnip and Peter Stix
 
If swing dancing and square dancing met in a bar you'd get Brooklyn contra. Join Brooklyn Contra for a dance featuring Burnt Turnip and Peter Stix. Burnt Turnip is Jacob Curtz (fiddle), Lloyd Graves (banjo), Mark Wholley (guitar), and Deb Tankard (upright bass).
 
Camp Friendship
339 8th Street, Brooklyn
F,G trains to 7th Avenue station, R train to 4th Avenue station
7:30p beginners lesson, 8p dancing; $15 regular, $12 student
917 310 0962
info]at]brooklyncontra.org
brooklyncontra.org
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Radiohole's Super-Fun Exclusive Experimental TV Party
 
Radiohole's Super-Fun Exclusive Experimental TV Party is a party-performance experiment. It is part of Radiohole’s broad exploration of the creative spirit of New York City in the 1970s and early 1980s. Many of NYC’s brightest and weirdest brought their talents to cable access shows like Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party or Coco Crystal’s If I Can't Dance You Can Keep Your Revolution. In the spirit of these TV Pioneers, we’ll be hosting host a show that could be a party or a party that could be a show, featuring interviews, special musical guests, drinking, dancing and as always, your favourite Radiohole personalities.
 
Collapsable Hole
55 Bethune Street basement, Manhattan
8p doors, 8:30p show; $15 cash
Continues SATURDAY
radiohole]at]gmail.com
 
NOTE: We listed this event incorrectly last night. Sorry about the mistake.
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Goddess Party
 
The Goddess Party came out of our mutual moment of inspiration, during Merc the Bigbodybenz's performance of her badass song Goddess in the basement of the Bohemian Grove. While we don't believe in defining this night in terms of gender, we do believe in balancing energies, and as humans who fall more on the femme side of the spectrum in a world where femme energy is consistently dominated, violated, and erased, we feel it is important that the Goddess Party focus on making space for this energy to be felt and appreciated- on our own terms. People who feel they fall more on the masc side of the spectrum are welcome to join us on this journey. We are always open to communication on this topic. With Merc the Big Body Benz, K Pasa USA, Macy Rodman, Tanya Solomon, and Yera. DJing by Qweifa Angelhair and friends. Body work by Mantra of Remedi Food. Veggie meals, big hot tatts, an d tarot.
 
The Glove
Message the Glove on FB for exact address, Brooklyn
J,Z trains to Gates station
9p-2a; $8-10 donation
facebook.com/events/312556415824388/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Landmark Loews: Sequels
 
Please join us this week as we'll be looking at some classic sequels that were actually pretty good. Friday: After the Thin Man, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and James Stewart.
 
SATURDAY: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, starring Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, starring Mel Gibson.
 
Landmark Loew's Movie Palace
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8p; $8 adults, $6 seniors and children
Continues SATURDAY
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, MAY 20 XXXXX
 
 
Queer Bike Ride
 
Tour NYC’s Queer Landmarks by bicycle. Stop at Big Gay Ice Cream, cruise down Christopher Street, and end at Henrietta Hudson as we wind our way past a handful of the gayest NYC historical highlights. A friendly and easy-paced seven-mile ride.
 
Meet at Ride in Style
81 Hester Street, Manhattan
2p; $free
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Invisible Wind 7
 
The Invisible Wind is an ongoing series of walks across Paumanok, which is Long Island. On this walk:  sublime suburban quiet, mythological iconography, local favorites, midnight ritual, and a surprise --please bring a story or a song. Please wear appropriate attire: walking shoes and a sweater. All night wandering and show and tell on the South Shore of Long Island.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p-5a
Continues May 21
dior.zanzibar]at]gmail.com for secret location and instructions
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Boast Rattle
 
Compliment contest. Host Kyle Ayers invites comedians to flip roasts on their head, and see who the greatest boaster in the land is. A roast-style Compliment Contest. Comedians will take turns boasting one another, with the winners of the head-to-head boasts moving on to a final clash of consideration. Our April show pits Matt Koff against Emmy Blotnik, Josh Gondelman against Maeve Higgins, and Guilia Rozzi against Will Miles (hosts of the podcast Hopefully We Don’t Break Up) to see who the master of magnanimity can be. Who will be the Champion of Charity, in the Boast Rattle.
 
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
7:30; $10 online, $12 door
ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1456875
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Gemini and Scorpio present:
 
Gemini and Scorpio Loft Fifth Anniversary Celebration
 
Two full days of free celebration for our secret Brooklyn clubhouse. Today: Loft open house, open stage, in conjunction with Expo Gowanus: an all-ages neighborhood carnival of art, science, and toxic waste -- happening on our block and in the park across the street. With art-making, activism, science, dance and music performances, food, sports, and more. Students from local schools will showcase investigations about Gowanus water quality, green infrastructure, climate change, and other important local issues (it's a science fair).
 
RSVP for address, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Noon; $free
Continues SUNDAY
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
facebook.com/events/1658865954420592
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Super Friends Festival
 
The first music show at the new location will be a daytime into night time event with all the extended friends and family of Secret Project Robot and the staff. Music, art and performance, food. Featuring Invisible Circle, Eartheater, Greg Fox, Macy Rodman, Fluct, Brian Chase, Barry London, Ex Models, Patchy Drizzle, Dean Cercone, Jake Dibeler, Harribo, Honey, and Robot Death.
 
Secret Project Robot Art Space
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn
4p doors, 6p show;
Continues SUNDAY
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Board Game and Weird Record Party
 
What better way to spend a Saturday night than meeting new people in an intimate setting, in Williamsburg over some of the most interesting board games of our era. And the ambiance will be dope as well -- we will be playing novel, modern, and vintage music (please bring interesting music, either in vinyl or digital form. Oh and snacks and beverages (alcohol is BYOB).  Space is limited. Please only RSVP if you can definitely make it.
 
347 Manhattan Avenue, apartment 3L, Brooklyn
8p-12a; $5 plus you have to bring some interesting music to play (has to be something uncommon and it can be vinyl or on your phone)
eventbrite.com/e/board-game-weird-record-party-tickets-34720220113
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Sanctuary
 
Visceral, virtual, and meditative, Sanctuary is an interactive performance installation and an invitation for a ritual journey. Through the ancient motif of a labyrinth, audiences will witness and engage in invented mythologies and summoning practices. Sanctuary explores themes of self-care through the power of storytelling, authorship, virtual realities and performance. Sanctuary is a satellite event of Creative Tech Week, a crowdsourced festival created to showcase the cutting-edge research, art, media, and community initiatives being generated in the field of creative technology.
 
Jack
505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $18 general
Continues and SUNDAY
jackny.org
facebook.com/events/1572435212768903/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Feeling Gloomy NYC
 
With DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom spinning gloomwave, grimpop, post-post-punk, graveyard glam, bedroom synth symphonies and teenage tear-soaked obsessions.
 
Down, below Cape House
2 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Morgan Avenue station
11p-late; $6
facebook.com/groups/117821724966444/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
It's Getting Tired Mildred Episode 22: Movie Star Drug
 
A monthly live soap opera for the stage. Every month, mad genius Roger Nasser writes a brand new 90 minute soap opera script, which is then memorized and flawlessly executed by an ensemble cast of over 20 actors. With medical emergencies, split personalities, shootings, weddings, poisonings, hospital intrigue, young love, and age old family rivalries, we guarantee there is no stage show show on Earth as quirky, bizarrely funny, and as reminiscent of watching daytime television during sick days at home in the 90s. Each episode is presented one time only.
 
The Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
10:30p; $15
facebook.com/events/357595851308889
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
In Vino Veritas: Secrets of the Intoxicated Life
 
It is my sublime duty to invite you to Secrets of the Intoxicated Life, a screening of 10 short films on how getting wasted enhances the human condition by, for example, bringing us spiritual enlightenment, inspired creativity, or rendering us better looking or more charming. Included in the program will be a starling new cut of Jack Terricloth Is Alive and at Large in Gotham, the first film I made, as well as nine other twisted tales and complimentary whiskey and vodka drinks (while supplies last). The program will also include films by Lena Marquise, Truus deGroot, Matthew Kohn, Nika Drandrova, Keith Nelson, Leslie Hodgkins, Noora Albright, Joe Whitney (starring Billy Childish), and Bradley Eros.
 
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
8-11p; $10 for 10 films and free booze.
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Dance Parade
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Welcome/Naming My Mannequin Party
 
I know, this could be considered creepy (the bad creepy, not the good one). It has been an evolution of being broken by online dating in NYC. After being dumped several times specifically for telling someone I really like them after the first date, I realized maybe I’m having problems communicating, so of course the logical conclusion was Manuela (temporary name for the mannequin). I told my parents I’m going to use Manuela (didn’t tell parents I named her) to sell stuff on ebay.  So if you’d like to have a drink and meet Manuela please come by. I definitely have other non-plastic friends coming, although that should not matter unless you are a plastist.
 
Please email for address
Email for address, near North 11th Street and Driggs, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $free if you want to bring drinks or clothes for Manuela that's good, but totally not necessary
12 and over
welcomemanuela]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Midnight Ghost Watch
 
The biggest hide and seek or the scariest fleshmob? You may never find out.
 
Broadway and Flushing, Brooklyn
Midnight-2a; $free
facebook.com/events/1931043590507738/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Fyre Island
 
An experience that exceeds all expectations, With K Pasa USA, DJ Econ, DJ Porkchop, and DJ Dirtyfinger.
 
For one night only, the Curious and the Adventurous come together for an experience of Unbound Opulence, Music from the Greatest Talent in the world, an all night treasure hunt where the prize is the Total Fulfillment of Desire. Building platforms for the future through the Ultimate Tasteful Experience. Unofficially endorsed by every important celeb and trendsetter. The FOMO event of the century.
 
For your unparalleled enjoyment: Endless white sandy beaches; core engaging selfie stick jousting, exclusive specialty cocktails, chilled champagne Slip and Slide, permanent tattoos of limited regret, Bahamian luggage toss for distance and technique, Promoter vs Attendee Sandwich Battle to the death, unique custom beach jewelry (must sign waiver).
 
This Uncharted Land beckons you to explore its limitless beauty, to discover Yourself, reborn between the Five Elements of the Earth. A world that we deserve, where no one can check your privilege. Everything smells like coconuts. Together we will redefine luxury and luxury will redefine us. Let's just do this and be fucking legends man.
 
Costume suggestions: Instagram leisure classicist, excessive special access lanyards, influential influencers, photo bombing coconut crab, deep bender Ernest Hemingway, sexy private jet and mega-yacht captain, Pablo Escobar, Pilates of the Caribbean, It's not Ja Rules fault, etc.
 
Rubulad
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p; $15 in costume before 10:30p, $20 after, a fundraiser for the Battle for Mau Mau Island
rubulad]at]outlook.com
thebattleformaumauisland.com/
facebook.com/events/415256078851233/?active_tab=about
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Pilates, Pinot, Politics, and Popsicles
 
I'm teaming up with TallyUpNY and Action for an event to spur social change, while getting our bodies moving (and having a little fun while we do it all). TallyUpNY is an organization that promotes automatic voter registration in New York State, a cause I am particularly passionate about. It's paramount that eligible voters make their voices heard, and this is a super accessible way to ensure easy registration for all.
 
Action, in its own words, is "an all-inclusive collective established by NYC-based actors to create, collaborate, educate, and initiate change within our country." So what is "Pilates, Pinot, Politics, and & Popsicles?" In Central Park, across from the Delacorte theater, in the Great Lawn, I'll be hosting a free pilates mat class. Please bring your own mat.
 
Afterward, there will be popsicles and pinot grigio for everybody to enjoy as we make some postcards for Tally Up NY that we can send to the senate to make our voices heard directly.
 
Central Park, Great Lawn
1:30p; $free
facebook.com/tallyupny
tallyupny.org
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, MAY 21 XXXXX
 
 
Sunset Party for Radio Free Brooklyn
 
I'm trying to get the word out on the Radio Free Brooklyn Season 5 Kickoff showcase. We're raising funds for the station via some awesome locals. With artists the Bushwick Hotel, Lovehoney, the Falling Birds, Radio Free Brooklyn's Radical Vaudeville, hosted by Faceboy.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
5p; $10-12
rosey]at]radiofreebrooklyn.com
facebook.com/events/1050656985065092/
eventbrite.com/e/radio-free-brooklyn-season-5-fundraiser-tickets-34245894392
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Source 2017 and the 100th Algorave
 
Livecode.NYC presents the 100th ever Algorave. Algoraves originated in Europe as a club night of electronic music. Instead of DJs, its coders creating the music to dance to. After five years of Algoraves, the 100th worldwide is right here in Brooklyn.
 
The Algorave is part of Source 2017, the second annual three-day weekend festival of performances, talks, and workshops, all centered around Live Coding. Music, visuals and dance will be created with interactive systems onstage and off.
 
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors; $10 whole weekend, $20 including Algorave
livecode.nyc/source/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Deep Space Live
 
As usual it's Deep Space Live, a talk show hosted by astronaut Sam Weiss, who, after five years lost in space, begins hallucinating (and interviewing) celebrities, historical figures, and fictional characters. This month Sam tries to sell out the show to fund a rescue mission and welcomes Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, McDonalds' Mac Tonight and (real) comedian Clare O'Kane. Performers: Sam Weiss, Dana Kaplan-Angle, Jonathan Doyle, and Dan Silver. Directed by Joey Price.
 
Muchmore's
2 Havemeyer Street, between North 8th and 9th streets, Brooklyn
6:30-8:30p; $5
718 576 3222
muchmoresnyc.com
deepspacelive.tumblr.com
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Mudball Ball
 
Seventh annual. Potluck: bring a dish, a goblet and your bio-service, action or product for the greater good. Attire:  diaphanous ball gowns, mud tux, and clod hoppers. Lavish in symbiotic lifestyles of beneficial succession of air, water, soil, and selves.
 
Music by Kevin Nathanial and Tomchess, natural healing services. A free monthly wellness circle at this garden. LES history by MoRus Museum (poster exhibit), 596 Acres El Jardin audio story, Loisaida (mural exhibit) visiting poppeteers, environmental regerneration by Shig, Rebekah, Seedball.us.
 
El Jardin del Paraiso
309 East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D, Manhattan
2:30-7:30p; $free
moscollective.net
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy
 
The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a 16mm short film party. The theme is the history of film and photography and 3D. With 16mm short films, camera obscuras, and 3D from 150 years ago and Kinetoscope Edison films and more. Vinyl music DJed.
 
177 Prince Street, Manhattan
6p; $?
secretspeakeasy.com
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Sunday Brunch Market
 
Ridgewood Market is 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. Customers can purchase local, artisan, and vintage gifts. There is even food, canned goods, and pastries. You can order beer, cocktails, and German food in the in the German beer hall. There is live music, entertainment, raffles, games, and more. Our events are always kid- and date-friendly.
 
Gottscheer Hall
657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
11a-5p;
347 460 7549
contact]at]ridgewoodmarket.com
ridgewoodmarket.com
facebook.com/ridgewoodmarket
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, MAY 22 XXXXX
 
 
Broken Bone Bathtub
 
Broken Bone Bathtub, back from two sold out NYC runs, is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The audience takes on the role of the artist's close friends; not only listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath.
 
Secret Location in the Lower East Side
May 22-July 1
7p and 9p Mondays; $35 regular tickets, $5 off with Code "nonsense"
brokenbonebathtub.com
artful.ly/store/events/11915
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, MAY 23 XXXXX
 
 
Am I Write, Ladies? Autobiography
 
An evening of autobiographical work from women and gender non-conforming artists, featuring a diverse array of artists and disciplines, including storytelling by a genderqueer ex-nun, vaginal explorations, ukulele songs, tales of a past in fanfiction, dance rituals, 400 eggs smashed onto one body, zines, and more. Hosted and curated by Cassidy Dawn Graves and Nikki Vega.
 
With performance work from Edy Modica, Kelli Dunham, Sarah Villegas, Paige Goodloe, Emma Cecelia Howard, Tailor Lee, and Deepali Gupta, and visual art by Eden Mitsenmacher and Rebecca Tritschler, Ana Valdés, Angel Yau, Roach, Medusa Machina, Victoria Tushnova, Julia Gagliardi, Ash Donnelly, Christine Stoddard, and Zoey Hart.
 
The Footlight Bar
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
8:30p doors, 9p show; $10
facebook.com/events/151912262010855/
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Gems: A Storytelling Show and Open Mic
 
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 a snack 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. Drop your name in the jewelry box for a chance to tell your own five-minute gem. No theme. This month's show features guest storytellers Marie Faustin and Anita Flores.
 
Halyards
406 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
8-9:30p; $free
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
Chris Duffy's Living Room Comedy Club
 
Chris Duffy has performed in comedy clubs and theaters, on radio and on TV, but now he's bringing his jokes to the most comfortable venue yet: your living room. Chris and his comedian friends are touring NYC's homes, performing at several different strangers' birthday parties, for a group of teenagers, and in an apartment that's mainly used to shoot "boudoir photography."
 
Depending on the night, Chris will also be joined by a handful of comedian friends. Shows are free to attend. Guests are only asked to bring a drink or snack to share.
 
RSVP for address and time
$free
chrisduffycomedy.com/home-shows/
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 XXXXX
 
 
Skeptech: Tales From the Dark Side of Tech
 
Skeptech is a new event discussing digital technology and its effects on our day-to-day lives, raising awareness about the challenges raised by digital technology today. Online apps and services can be addictive, they can threaten privacy, and they often manipulate users without their knowledge or consent. Skeptech will feature presentations by tech experts who will speak about "the dark side of tech" that they have witnessed in their own fields. Speakers: Douglas Rushkoff, Natasha Dow Schüll, Vicki Boykis, Ken Freedman, and Liz Berg. Hosted by Mark Hurst.
 
WFMU's Montgomery Hall
43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City
6:30p doors, 7p show; $20, 100 percent of Skeptech ticket sales benefit WFMU facebook.com/events/1995919743963032/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Lars Lame and the Fuzzbox Show
 
Lars and his buddy Fuzzbox invite some friends from Lars' touring years to rip up the shredders at his new, monthly showcase and live podcast. This month we've got the Big Drops, Top Nachos, Psychic Selves, and Wooter.
 
Our Wicked Lady
153 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p; $5
914 312 3727
larslameandthefuzzbox]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/1701906346776410/
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, MAY 25 XXXXX
 
 
Dungeons and Drag Kings
 
Naughty. Nerdy. Knowledge. Join us for the second installment of Dungeons and Drag Kings, a new monthly cabaret and trivia night produced by Anja Keister and Lee Valone.
 
This evening will be a mix of kink demos, drag, burlesque, and trivia themed around nerdy and sexy topics. Trivia winners will receive themed prizes and free drinks. Trivia hosted by Anja Keister, with drag by Lee VaLone, JJ SParks, and burlesque by Ms Suki E, Qualms Galore, plus stage cleanup by Trinity Starlight.
 
Talon Bar
220 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
8p doors, 8:30p Shibari demonstration, 9p trivia; $10-15
21 and over
dnd525.eventbrite.com
anjakeister.com
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Juxtapositions
 
We are honored to have thirty new collages from Michelle Meged up at Flattopps starting next week. Opening reception will be a very chill affair, indeed: food and drink specials, DJ sets from Immaculate Styles and friends, art for sale. Support your tribe, Astoria; the power is yours.
 
Flattopps
33-06 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens
7-11p; $free
flattoppsnyc]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/1938600993040680
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Holes in the Wall Collective presents:
 
Step Aside > Youth Vision
 
Come on out, step on up, do good. Join us to gather, support, raise awareness and celebrate five NYC organizations working by and for Youth. Part of our Pop-Up Benefit Series. These benefits are produced in just two weeks time -- fast, furious and community-based to match the rate of the current climate. This time is not normal, so neither is our response.
 
Show your love for the future. Featuring: Live youth DJ sets, art installations, spoken word from Urban Word NYC, breakout workshop from BCCP, a pop-up farm stand and bee colony exhibit from City Growers, information sessions and take-home content. Food and beverages.
 
Industry City Distillery in Sunset Park
33 35th Street, sixth floor, Brooklyn
D,N,R trains to 36th Street station
6-9p; $1-100 admission; no one will be turned away for lack funds
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Salon: A Fun Day in the Park
 
It's Title:Point's monthly array of sights and delights. It is Tap Dance Day, Geek Pride Day, Towel Day and Jeb Bolan's birthday. A fun day at the park, indeed. This is an economy of magic, folks -- good fortune and good fun await. We are here to fill the pockets of your mind with wealths of theater, story, image, information, knowledge, sound, and nightmare.
 
Featuring: Elektro Kagura, Jeb Bolan, Kate Giessel, Adam Endres, Mia Schachter, Kate Mohanty, Walter Wlodarczyk, and Peter Mills Weiss. Hosted by Catfox. Curated by Theresa Buchheister, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, and Peter Mills Weiss.
 
Vital Joint
109 Meserole Street (not Avenue), Brooklyn
L train to Montrose station
8-11p; $7-10 sliding scale
No BYOB, cash only
facebook.com/events/527480937640778/
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, MAY 26 XXXXX
 
 
No Walls
 
Come out to support Kpasa USA in their last show in the NY region, help raise some money to support Make the Road New York's immigration rights work, see some badass performances, dance dance dance, and celebrate Melina's birthday. Performances: K pasa USA, La Neve, and Pauli Cakes. DJ sets by Johnnie and Jo. Come dressed as whatever No Walls means to you
 
Drty Smmr
1198 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
9p-midnight; $5-10 sliding scale, a percentage of proceeds of this event will go to Bushwick-based immigration and social justice organization Make the Road New York
facebook.com/events/463852750624038/?active_tab=about
maketheroad.org/
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY, MAY 26 *****
 
 
#Fomoparty
 
A Brooklyn-based monthly dance party every fourth Friday at Friends and Lovers. With Tap 10, Darling Chuck, Tha Yell0w R. Kel, and Sasha Marie of Soulection.
 
#Fomoparty is a monthly dance party based in Brooklyn, NY. In its second year, #Fomoparty has earned its stripes as a mainstay in the nightlife community by consistently pushing the musical envelope, attracting an unpretentious community of forward-thinking music lovers who love to dance. In addition to the party's residents, whose diverse sound has come to define the party, special guest DJs and performers both local and beyond frequent the stage, creating a one-of-a-kind experience set to music from around the world.
 
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $free with RSVP before 11p, $5 without RSVP
 
 
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* Flux-a-Thon, June 10
 
 
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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 *****
 
 
* Im a recent grad from an art college and have done a variety of public durational performances. I would like to find creative and critical people to create performances for the people. Why? As a gift, as self expression, as self evolution, as healing, in public. Have ideas? Spaces? Concepts in mind? Let's be friends collaborators and beings who make art happen. To learn more, please contact Izak at izakarts[@]gmail.com
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* The master bedroom with en suite bathroom in my apartment in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn is opening up for June 1. The apartment is both large, sunny, breezy, and dope af. Typically a quiet, spiritual abode. Could you please forward this far and wide? It's $1175 and price is slightly negotiable. It includes laundry, a door dude, bike storage (waiting list), a wonderful large playground on block, two bathrooms (one is private for the room for rent), large library of esoteric tomes, no upstairs neighbors, corner cross breezes, lots of closets, dining room, living room, separate kitchen, and 1300 square feet of homey bliss. The area is also known as "Victorian Flatbush" where there are trees and parks and food co-ops and cafes and all the rest Brooklyners require. It's basically like you're living upstate only in Brooklyn. Close to both F and Q trains. Oh, and the bea ch is about a 30 minute bike ride. Rockaway is 35 minutes by car. Manhattan is 30 minutes on subway. bpdoto]at]gmail.com
 
 
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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.
 
 
***** Dark Matter *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/05/19/dark-matter/
 
"Scientists have found micrometeorites mainly in the Antarctic, remote deserts and other places far from civilization’s haze. Starting in the 1940s and 1950s, investigators tried to find them in urban areas but eventually gave up because of the riot of human contaminants. Specialists trying to establish the cosmic origins of the tiny specks have tended to examine their chemical signatures rather than their overall appearance. Scientists believe dark matter may comprise 80 percent of the matter in the universe. "We have mapped all of the clumps of dark matter that the data permit us to detect, and have produced the most detailed topological map of the dark matter landscape to date. The particle itself remains elusive."
 
 
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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 bookstore in Manhattan. May 2017.
 
Woman: "Where can I find books about seduction?"
Clerk: "There's a relationship section in the basement."
 
 
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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: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Bokashi Composting
 
Join us for an afternoon learning session to understand the Bokashi Compost process.  This will be a hands-on workshop to comprehend the history of the Bokashi system and recognize its inherent value within the NYC landscape. We hope participants will assist us in processing and trenching of food scraps.
 
East Side Outside Community Garden
11th Street, Manhattan
1-3:3p; $free
Registration required
docs.google.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Queens Writes
 
Please join us in collaborating with others to write short surrealist pieces on the spot as well as consider writing about place, objects and food. Please bring paper and pens. We will share what we write and you'll be surprised by the results.
 
Because this is a fundraising event, there is a suggested donation of $5, which goes to printing costs of Newtown Literary Journal, as well as a kids' writing contest, writing classes and workshops, and community readings.
 
QED
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
1-3p; $5 donation
newtownliterary.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
Outlaw Kitchen: Cooking With Cannabis
 
Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine." Cannabis is both. In this class, you’ll learn how to use cannabis -- a sacred plant that has provided humans with food and medicine for centuries -- in your kitchen for health, wellbeing and culinary creativity. Learn foolproof methods for making butter and oil infusions and alcohol tinctures -- the building blocks of cannabis cuisine -- and how to safely dose the food you make so you can enjoy and share exquisite dishes that take full advantage of cannabis's intriguing flavor profiles and health benefits. You’ll learn how to confidently select the best quality, healthiest cannabis, what parts of the plants you can cook with, and how to use concentrates.
 
apexart
291 Church Street, Manhattan
2 and 4p; $10 donation
apexart.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Art of Reading Coffee With Amir Bey
 
Reading coffee grounds is a “fluid” form of divination, with images that are modified in the context of the reading; a heart shape can have various sizes, shapes and textures. The fineness of the grounds is important, as is the shape of the cup and saucer being used. In observing the grounds it’s possible to see the images change, giving them a live character.
 
Participants of this class will each drink a cup of Turkish coffee, Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi, the finest of all grinds, which yields the most detailed images. While drinking, a question or a general “vibe” should be focused on. While we are waiting for the grounds to cool and coagulate into images, a discussion on varieties of approaches, cups, personal vocabularies, and the overall aim in reading will occur, including how to tell the story that is inferred by the images, as well as some traditional images. Events and experiences from Amir Bey’s readings, and observations of other readers will be covered.
 
Tarot Society Gallery and Reading Room
4 Charles Place, Brooklyn
4-6p; $20
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: MONDAY *****
 
 
How to Code
 
On the eve of our ten-week Coding Bootcamp, we're hosting a complimentary one-off coding class for beginners, where one attendee will be eligible for an exclusive discount on the tuition full Bootcamp.
This will be an exclusive class to help you have a better idea of what a Coding Bootcamp is and what you can achieve after you graduate.
 
qLabs
16 West 22nd Floor 6, Manhattan
6:30-9:30p; $free
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Reboot Coding Bootcamp
 
The Reboot Coding Bootcamp is a new and different way for you to learn how to code. It's designed specifically for people like you who know the value understanding code has for your career but need the flexibility of a part-time, hybrid (online/in-person) format.
 
qLabs
16 West 22nd Street, sixth flor, Manhattan
6:30-7:10p; $free
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Left Forum
 
Now in its 13th year, Left Forum has grown into one the largest annual convergences of the left. The 2016 conference featured over 350 workshops/panels, multiple musical performances and film screenings, a comedy show, and a large grassroots-organization/book fair. In 2016, over 4000 people - including artists, activists, and great thinkers from around the globe - were drawn to NYC to engage in critical discussions and debates, build coalitions, socialize with new friends and long-time allies, learn, reflect, and strategize for a new future.
 
Building our collective strength as a movement and as a community committed to social justice is more important than ever. Join us for Left Forum 2017.
 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 10th Avenue, Manhattan
June 2-4, 1-9p; $sliding scale
leftforum.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
DNA Origami
 
DNA origami is the nanoscale folding of DNA to create two and three-dimensional shapes. In this process, DNA can create scaffolds that hold other molecules in place or to create structures all on its own.
 
DNA origami consists in "knitting" shapes with DNA strands. In this class we will learn about the applications of this technology, and how to use CAD (computer-aided-design) programs to design DNA origami shapes on the nanoscale. There are a wide range of potential uses for this DNA origami – it can be an art form, but also has applications from drug delivery systems to circuitry in plasmonic devices.
 
Genspace
33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
June 17, 11a-2p; $30-$60
eventbrite.com
 
 
XXXXX HANDS XXXXX
 
 
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.
 
 
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we like rock bands and experimental musicians and arty films and galleries and museums and big street festivals, but we can find information about all of those things in other places. we generally will not list these kind of things on their own. that leaves that other stuff, the stuff that has no name or a name that you feel really self-conscious saying out loud, like "underground."

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