nonsensenyc: 9.26 to 10.2

From: "Jeff Stark" <>
Subject: nonsensenyc: 9.26 to 10.2
Date: September 26th 2014

Friday, September 26
* Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire, Brooklyn
* Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Williamsburg
* The Mind King by Richard Foreman, Brooklyn
* Loew's Movie Palace: Movies About the Movies, Jersey City
* The Standard Toykraft Fall Festival Fundraiser III, Williamsburg
* This Party Is Killing You, Williamsburg
* Cabaret Afterparty, Brooklyn
* Friday Night Live Art Parties, Manhattan
* Women Who Travel Art Show Opening at Nowhere Studios, Brooklyn
* Where, Brooklyn
* Debris Bouquet's Sexy-thon Outdoor Guerrilla Concert, Williamsburg
Saturday, September 27
* The Secret City: Pop, Manhattan
* NYC Deep Loft Party, Brooklyn
* The Hoover Dam Collective Presents: Fall Out, Brooklyn
* Storykraft: Storytelling and Music, Brooklyn
* StoryTour: The Secret Architecture of Loss, Manhattan
* Chico MacMurtrie /Amorphic Robot Works Robotic Church, Brooklyn
* Body Talk, Brooklyn
* Night of Fortune, Manhattan
* Cinema Scaffold, Brooklyn
* NYC Deep Loft Party, Brooklyn
* μn Declaration: A Game of Empires, Governor's Island
* Subway Sets, Queens
* What the Float, Manhattan
Sunday, September 28
* Elastic City Talks, Brooklyn
* SnapCrackle, Brooklyn
* NY Clown Theatre Festival Funeral Parade and Closing Party, Williamsburg
* Mystique Boutique: An Evening of Mind Bending Magic and Enchanting Music, Manhattan
* Governors Island Bike Ride
* Freshkills Park, Staten Island
* Beach Ride, Brooklyn
Tuesday, September 30
* Tale: The Finest in NYC Storytelling, Manhattan
* Let It Go: A Tashlich Walk, Manhattan
Wednesday, October 1
* Conicon Opening Party, Manhattan
Thursday, October 2
* No Parking on the Dancefloor, Brooklyn
* Folklure: Second Birthday Boogie-Woogie, Manhattan
* dance brass
* Open Source Soft Robotics Toolkit
* Radio Utopia
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Fiberglass lobster above the USS Chowder Pot.
Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire
Staged aboard the tall ship Amara Zee, to dazzle and entertain us, performing their light and acrobatic performance‎ Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire.
Hacked: The Treasure of the Empire is a contemporary tale of pirate hacker activists who, through virtual manipulation, battle the corrupting icon of our world, by liberating all the Gold from the biggest global bank on the planet., the Mammon Corporation. It is a metaphoric spectacle of a corporate and state collusion to control the destiny of every man/woman. This experimental opera is told through song, aerial acrobatics, video, and huge puppet heads perched up high in the rigging of the 90 foot Caravan ship. It features poetic lyrics, an exotic musical score, multiple video screens with a global array of imagery and visual trickery, surreal lighting and sound, and passionate characters that spy, swag, savage, swoon, sing, and strut the world’s stage. Sponsored by GBX·Gowanus Bay Terminal and Quadrozzi Studios.
Quadrozzl ‎Studios Inc.
691 Columbia Street, Brooklyn
8:30-10p; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Live Dubbed Sitcoms
Notable New York City improvisers live-dub over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms to create entirely new story lines and hilarious new character flaws. This month's episodes are taken from Saved by the Bell and Boy Meets World. Featuring improvisation from Alexis Pereira, Cory Palmer, Michael Wolf, Nicole Pasquale, Alexis Rhiannon, Megan Doherty, and Evan Altshuler. Hosted by Jo Firestone.
308 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9:30p; $5
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Title:Point Productions presents:
The Mind King by Richard Foreman
Title:Point Productions is proud to invite you to a new production of Richard Foreman’s 1992 masterpiece, the Mind King, alongside Harmful Surplus of a Humor, a solo exhibition by Mark Toneff, which also serves as the set for the hallucinogenic hour long production at CSAA Gallery inside the Silent Barn.
Two men in a mechanical room claim to be the Mind King. A silent lady in the shadows pulls the strings on a live surveillance feed as they explore all manners of hopes, fears, anxieties, and emotions. They delve deep into the duality of human existence cracking open the conscious and unconscious in a hectic 60 minute romp full of complex language, poetic movement and vaudevillian tendencies.
Written by Richard Foreman, directed by Theresa Buchheister, featuring Ryan William Downey, J.R. Rose, and Melody Balczon. Title:Point Productions is an experimental theatre company that has been producing work in a wide variety of spaces in NYC and the US since 2006.
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $10
Continues through October 4
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Loew's Movie Palace: Movies About the Movies
Tonight: Barton Fink, starring John Turturro, John Goodman. Directed by Joel Coen. Tomorrow: Singin' in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly. Directed by Stanley Donen. Sunset Boulevard, starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim. Directed by Billy Wilder.
Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
8p; $8 adults, $5 seniors and children
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
The Standard Toykraft Fall Festival Fundraiser III
It’s hard to believe that this is our third Fall Festival. We owe it all to you and your continued support of our community art space and theater. We like to keep our theater space cheap and available to all. We’re still the cheapest game in town for studio space and theater rentals. Our mission is to support artists’ creative endeavors by keeping our rates low and offering artist residencies. You can help us with our mission by joining us. This year we’re back with our signature fundraising event. If you haven’t been before you have to come see Standard Toykraft transformed into an ol’timey country fair. You’ll be transported. It’s full of carnival games, music, popcorn, fall themed drinks, music, food, face painting, a pie-eating contest, ladies arm wrestling event, and our virtual hayride. It’s the most fun you’ll have supporting a good cause.
Standard Toykraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, third floor, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7p; $10
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
This Party Is Killing You
In need of a quick Robyn fix after her show with Royksopp last month? We have what you need at the last Robyn party for 2014.
By now you've surely heard the legend of This Party is Killing You (AKA The Robyn Party), an ongoing series of upbeat dance parties featuring plenty of jams from everyone's favorite Swedish songstress, Robyn. This Party Is Killing You celebrates Sweden's most bad-ass pop star, Robyn, and promises a night of all-pop everything until you puke, get naked, or ideally both. Wear glitter. Get dancey. DJs include Adventures and Bottle Rockets.
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
11:30p; $5
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Midnight Radio Show presents
Cabaret Afterparty
A fundraiser for Twilight in the Garden. With DJs Malik Work of the Real Live Show, Anthony Jasper and Jose Hamilton of Rhythm Section NY.
A series of free, family-friendly performances in parks and community gardens around the borough this autumn. The series is funded in part by a grant from Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) and presented in collaboration with New York Restoration Project (NYRP), with the shared goals of making performance art more accessible; raising awareness of and further activating Brooklyn’s network of public green spaces; and bringing local community members of all ages together to enjoy free performing arts events in a natural, outdoor setting.
Buy ticket for address, Brooklyn
10:30p; $10 advance, $20 door
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Friday Night Live Art Parties
Every Friday watch a different talented artist create a work of art as New Yorkers mingle with a $5 open bar (usually champagne and wine and food) in a renovated art studio. Whether they are impromptu models for the artist, or just the general vibe of the party, the guests usually have some sort of input into the art piece. This makes the art made at our parties a unique and collaborative creation that can’t be replicated elsewhere. During the party, we auction off the art that’s been made and let the party continue late into the night.
368 Broadway, at Franklin Street, Manhattan
10p-4a; $5 open bar
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Women Who Travel Art Show Opening at Nowhere Studios
Join us at Nowhere Studios for a night of wanderlust and art. Women Who Travel is a curation of adventurous female artists. Come party and dance at the opening and travel the world. Send a postcard from Paris to your friends back in New York. Take a ride in a junk car filled with exotic treasures. Crawl through a yurt from another time. Travel to temples and sacred spaces on a magic carpet ride under the stars. Over 25 artists from 13 countries are waiting for you to follow the north star to Nowhere Studios.
1582 Atlantic Avenue, at Albany, Brooklyn
C train to Kingston/Throop station
8p-late; $5 suggested donation
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Where is opening its doors to anyone, to do anything. Feel like finally selling off your Nintendo collection, booking a rock show, performing in an amoeba suit, or just taking a nap? Go ahead. Enjoy. We can offer you a storefront with a secure roll bar gate, electricity, wifi, and a 24-hour streaming webcam. The keys are in a lockbox attached to the door. The code for the lockbox is 0824.
1397 Myrtle Avenue, Unit 4, Brooklyn
24 hours; $free
Continues through October 12
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
Debris Bouquet's Sexy-thon Outdoor Guerrilla Concert
Join French noise-puppet duo Debris Bouquet (and some other surprise performers) as they continue to thrill audiences with their grotesque balloon-shriek anarchy, outdoors, the way Zeus intended, for one of the last (?) Guerrilla Concerts in this delightful spot. (The yuppie condos with the changing colors are our light show.)
For this event, they invite you to come and dance for/with them, any way you want, as they attempt to be more beat-oriented post-no-wave. (Go-go dancers from the future?) Hey: Debris Bouquet are dressed like idiots. Why aren't you?
Remember that these concerts only lasts about 20 minutes and start promptly (unless we are late, which has happened twice) (sorry). (Note: we usually end up hanging out with the audience after the show.) (BYO.)  It may get chilly so bring extra clothes. Just take them off when you start dancing up a storm. The rain date will be 24 hours later.
Bedford at North 12th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
1a sharp; $free
The Secret City: Pop
The Secret City is an Obie Award-winning monthly gathering of artists and those who believe in the arts. Part cabaret, part salon, part tent revival, each month has a different theme and a variety of guest artists. This Sunday, we celebrate all things popular. And, what a beautiful group of artists and performers we have for you. With songwriter Susan Hwang, artist Jennifer Sanchez, Jonathan Jackson Poe's Pinkletons, Clayton Dean Smith reading the words of Andy Warhol, Micia Mosely, Jeremy and the band, and Prince. And Chris Wells has a story about a very pop experience, involving a day-glo costume. Free childcare.
Dixon Place
161 Christie Street, Manhattan
11:30a; $15 suggested donation
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
NYC Deep Loft Party
Brooklyn loft party. We just love throwing parties in these underground spaces. It's a house-party like atmosphere, a big sound system, some heavy hitter house DJs, and some crazy partiers.. Dancing, dancing, house party fun, and more dancing by some of the best house music DJs in the city. Nice hardwood floors, and a big outdoor smoking are will guarantee some mingle time as well. Superstar DJ Quentin Harris, DJ Justice, and DJ Bruno will be sure to create some debauchery for your dancing pleasure. Come as you are. Dance like no one's watching
RSVP for address, Bushwick, Brooklyn
10p-5a; $15
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
The Hoover Dam Collective Presents: Fall Out
The Hoover Dam Collective (HDC) is a Brooklyn -- based arts collective which has been producing large scale collaborative shows throughout the New York City since May 2010. Tonight the HDC combines forces with several talented curators to produce one of their grandest events to date: an immersive evening of dance, music, poetry and visual art in an underground treasure of a loft space in Prospect Heights.
Fall Out is in the format of a party -- audience members can come when they like and leave when they are ready. The cover gets you the opportunity to see an exciting variety of Brooklyn-based artists: four incredible bands, three unique dance/ theater companies, and many, many other special surprises. There will be a cash bar and free snacks, courtesy of local businesses. The show is an incredible opportunity to network, meet local artists, support the Brooklyn arts scene in our neighborhood, and be inspired for your own artistic endeavors.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Storykraft: Storytelling and Music
Hosted by Jill Stoddard and Kate Marlatt. Six guest storytellers and musical guest Karen Dahistrom await you at this event where you can sit in the dark, eat popcorn, and hear true tales that are stranger and more glorious than anything we could have made up ourselves. With stories by Karmen Lizzul, Mark Pagan and Adam Cochran, more.
Standard Toykraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
7:30p doors, 8p show; $10
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
StoryTour: The Secret Architecture of Loss
A small group tour of a fantastical and illuminating tale hidden beneath the bustle of Manhattan. Both performance and excursion, the Secret Architecture of Loss explores the lasting legacy of a deadly plague and the yearning of those who struggled in its shadow. This unusual piece is part of StoryTour’s Fiction Section -- bringing storytellers and audiences together into the streets of New York to weave new narratives into the fabric of the city.
StoryTour is a new, in-person magazine committed to bringing its audience offline to experience stories firsthand. The Secret Architecture of Loss was created by Lucas Loredo, whose work in fiction, nonfiction, radio and theater has been featured in the Southwest Review, Kirkus Reviews, the Stanford Storytelling Project, and at the Hayworth Theater in Los Angeles.
Departs from the bench in front of the High Line Hotel
180 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan
4:30p; $20, or $15 with discount code NNYC
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Amorphic Robot Works in Association with FuturePerfect Productions present:
Chico MacMurtrie /Amorphic Robot Works Robotic Church
The Robotic Church is a site-specific installation and performance created by Chico MacMurtrie and Amorphic Robot Works. During this 45-minute work featuring 35 pneumatic and motorized robots, MacMurtrie transforms the former Norwegian Seaman’s Church into an allegory about the human condition, evolution, and nature.
Ranging in size from 12 inches to 15 feet, these robotic performers surprise audiences with their percussive sounds and gestures, evoking the origin of communication through rhythm. Although responding to both pre-programmed and live computer sequences, MacMurtrie's robots are anthropopathic and organic in nature. Their unique expression promises to create a visually and acoustically immersive uplifting experience.
Amorphic Robot Works
111 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn
3:30p and 6p; $15 adults, $12 students
Continues SATURDAYs and SUNDAYs through October
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Morgan Avenue Underground presents:
Body Talk
Let's revel in skin, bodies, and all that is corporeal one last time before we cover up in scarves and sweaters. Group exhibition featuring works by: Alicia Haberman, Jenn Hyland, Karen Robins, Lisa Rosenberg, Miria-Sabina Maciagiewicz, and Abby Walsh.
Outdoor film screening of Pedro Almodóvar's La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In), arguably his most fucked up film to date. It is truly "a horror story without screams or frights." Film will be followed by equally disturbing performances. After party dancing, drinking, and debauchery with DJ accident report. Show some skin for photos by Raul Coto-Batres. Curated by Jenn Hyland.
Morgan Avenue Underground
55 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
8p-midnight; $pay what you can
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Spectral Society presents:
Night of Fortune
A SoHo warehouse party with interactive performers, DJs, amazing decorations, poetry on the spot, fortune games, and lots of fun surprises. Curated and designed by Perf Productions. Performances by Perf Productions. DJ sets by Joro Boro and Bowmont. Festive casual, costumes encouraged.
545 Greenwich Street, Manhattan
10p-3:30a; $10 early, $15 first release, $20 door
Continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Cinema Scaffold
After three years of providing our community with a magical space to showcase riveting films from all around the world we are saying goodbye to the rooftop and house where Cinema Scaffold was born.  Join us for an afternoon filled with live music, various art installations and inspiring performances all while commemorating artists, friends, family and lovers who have been part of this creative hub.
For this edition we have chosen the very appropriate film La Estrategia del Caracol. The Snail’s Strategy is a beautiful Colombian film that uses both humor and blunt realism to portray the all too familiar emotional effects of gentrification. The film expands on instances where the individual plays a defenseless secondary, if not tertiary, role in the matter.
Come party, dance and feast with us while celebrating both the death and rejuvenation of this enchanting space. We have a rooftop and two lofts filled with themed installations and marvelous surprises for your enjoyment. While this brings the end to an epic chapter in our journey, it is most certainly not the last, remembering that when a door closes another one opens.
470 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
6p-4a; $10 6p-midnight, $15 midnight-4a
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
NYC Deep Loft Party
Brooklyn loft party. We just love throwing parties in these underground spaces. It's a house-party like atmosphere, a big sound system, some heavy hitter house DJs, and some crazy partiers. Dancing, dancing, house party fun, and more dancing by some of the best house music DJs in the city. Nice hardwood floors, and a big outdoor smoking are will guarantee some mingle time as well. Superstar DJ Quentin Harris, DJ Justice, and DJ Bruno will be sure to create some debauchery for your dancing pleasure. Come as you are. Dance like no one's watching.
RSVP for location, Bushwick, Brooklyn
10p-5a; $15
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
μn Declaration: A Game of Empires
Uninhabited islands of New York City available for nation building. Only dedicated new rulers will be accepted. Come stake your claim to: Chimney Sweeps Islands, Twin Island, The Bluazes, Rat Islands, High Island, Mill Rock, North and South Brother Islands, U Thant Island, Mau Mau Island, Prall's Island, Shooters Island, Swinburne Island, and Hoffman Island. Play the Part. Plant Your Flag.
μN officers: Kaho Abe, Ramsey Nasser, Christian Howard, and Ida C. Benedetto. With assistance from: Ereka Duncan.
Governors Island
Building 110, LMCC Process Space
Noon-5p; $free
Continues SUNDAY
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
Subway Sets
Subway Sets is a concert series bringing New York's best underground musicians up to rooftops above the city. If you've ever come across beautiful music somewhere you didn't expect to hear it and stood transfixed, you'll understand this project. We turn those moments into an evening-long event. Lineup: Too Many Zooz, Good Morning Nags, and Joya Bravo.
LIC Landing, Queens
6p doors; $25, use code NONSENSE for $5 off.
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
What the Float
What the Float is a private dance party in public places. Our Float DJs have curated three brand new mixes just for this one night. Download them to your mp3 player in advance or simply stream them from your phone, but do not ruin the spontaneous virginal joy of the first-time listening experience by playing the music ahead of time.
Meet up at the Emerald Inn between 8p and 9:30p for drinks and glow-wear and new friends. At 10p sharp, we'll count down in unison and press play at exactly the same moment. The music will take us on a dancing tour of Manhattan, the groove loud in our ears and in our souls, but silent to any observers we may encounter. Dress fancy, get dancey.
250 W. 72nd St., Manhattan
10p; $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Elastic City Talks
Since 2010, Elastic City has been working with artists to rigorously investigate and interrogate the participatory walk. Through this work, we have helped to pioneer a new genre within the performing arts. In partnership with Pratt Institute’s new MFA in Writing, Elastic City is thrilled to present four talks featuring renown visual and performance artists, curators, scholars and critics.
11a-12:30p: A Genealogy of the Participatory Walk, featuring: Matt Green; Jeffrey Hogrefe; Aseman Sabet (moderator); Andrea Williams and Moira Williams.
12:30-2p: Politics of the Walk, featuring Christian Hawkey (moderator); Rachel Levitsky; Eve Mosher and Ryan Tracy.
2:30– 4p: The Participatory Walk as a New Performative Framework, featuring: Luciana Achugar; Miguel Gutierrez; Todd Shalom (moderator); Jillian Steinhauer and Pamela Z.
4p-5:30p: Impossibility in Participatory Performance, featuring N.D. Austin; Ayesha Jordan; Nancy Nowacek; Niegel Smith (moderator) and Veit Stratmann. N.D. Austin, Ayesha Jordan, Nancy Nowacek and Veit Stratmann will join moderator Niegel Smith in a living room style conversation that questions the limits of what is possible in participatory performance. The artists will respond to real-time prompts and think on their feet as a way to expose their individual methodologies. Join us as we consider the motivations and intentions behind participatory performance and perhaps provide some inspiration for those who dare to dream big.
Pratt Institute’s Higgins Hall Auditorium
61 St. James Place, Brooklyn
11a-5:30p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Brooklyn-based pop-up dance party SnapCrackle lands in Crown Heights this month with soulful music provided by resident DJ Agent Trevor and special guest, Cali Torrez. 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, and bass.
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn
6p-12a; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
NY Clown Theatre Festival Funeral Parade and Closing Party
Another year...and the sadness returns, come join us in our mourning and remembrance of the good times and bad as we close down the 2014 Festival. Meet us near the corner as we carry the coffin and we wail, moan and lose it all the way to the Brick. There we remember the festival and then will dance and party our sorrows away knowing we should live for the moment, and the festival would have wanted it that way.
Meet up at 7th Street and Bedford, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
6:30p meet up; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Gregory Dubin presents:
Mystique Boutique: An Evening of Mind Bending Magic and Enchanting Music
The music will be provided this month by Matt Dallow and Shannon Shantastic Turner. Shannon is a vocal force of nature, who will be returning to the New York stage after a nearly three year hiatus. Come and hear what this fair city has missing.
As always we will also be joined by the Love Show dancers. They bring the sexy to the Boutique with their tightly choreographed and beautifully costumed numbers. The Love Show's gorgeous and classically trained dancers always shake the every room to it's core. Come down and experience it for yourself. Our special guest this month is the little blonde psycho of burlesque, Cheeky Lane.
Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel
532 West 27th Street, Manhattan
9p; $free
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Governors Island Bike Ride
Despite years of history for most New Yorkers Governors Island might as have popped out of the ocean when it became open to the general public in 2003. We'll talk about cross dressing Governors, the Wright Brothers, Revolutionary War submarines, the first gay rights organization in America, hammocks and more. In addition we will get some amazing views of lower Manhattan, Statue of Liberty and the New York harbor. We will also pay our respects to a ventilation shaft.
RSVP for exact address, Governor's Island
1-3p; $20, tickets must be purchased in advance
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Freshkills Park
Sneak Peak is a one-day festival celebrating Staten Island’s landfill-to-park masterpiece, Freshkills Park, an icon for the 21st century. Come see the park in its current glory, learn about its future and experience land transformation and renewal for yourself.
2014 marks the fifth annual Sneak Peak festival and the construction of the soon-to-open New Springville Greenway, a 3.3-mile pedestrian and bicycle path along Richmond Avenue and the east edge of the Park. Join us on a Greenway Adventure and discover the natural beauty and panoramic sweeps of New York City’s newest green space.
Embark on the Greenway Adventure with: kayaking and biking and walking tours and science talks and poetry readings and kite flying and live music and public art and climbing walls and food trucks and discovery lane.
250 Wild Avenue, Staten Island
11a-4p; $free shuttle buses all day from the ferry to the park
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
Beach Ride
Bike ride to Rockaway Queens beaches. Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, food and/or money for food, lock for bike, or leave your bike on the beach. Come prepared (tools, tubes, water, etc.) to ride some miles at a relaxed pace.
Meet up at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
11:30a;  $free
Tale: The Finest in NYC Storytelling
Storytelling is the new poetry slam, which is the new spoken word, which is the new origami, which is the new twerking. If you haven't been to Tale, come early. With Kevin Maher, Susie Felber, Barry Weintraub, Harmon Leon, Gail Thomas, and Ginny Leise. Music by Jessica Delfino.
Three of Cups/The Lounge
83 First Avenue, at East 5th Street, Manhattan
8:30p; $5
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
Let It Go: A Tashlich Walk
Join ritualists Amichai Lau-Lavie and Shawn Shafner on a Judeo-Pagan walk in Manhattan during the first week of the Jewish New Year. Participants will radically revise Tashlich, the annual Jewish shedding ceremony, in which breadcrumbs are substituted for transgressions and thrown into a living body of water. The group will walk from Hell's Kitchen down to the river, pausing to cast away our private and public histories: discarding assumptions, handing over possessions and making room for change.This walk holds 50 people and is presented in partnership with Lab/Shul. Please bring an item of clothing or household utensil that you’d like to get rid of. Please RSVP.
Meet at 325 West 49th Street; Manhattan
10p; $free
Conicon Opening Party
A new show at Con Artist is opening soon. Conicon 2.0 is our second annual festival of artwork influenced by comic books, video games, and greater nerd culture. The artists of Conicon are not just concerned with a comic aesthetic, but are profoundly intrigued by the complexity of comic books as a form of media. Get in touch with your inner geek at this installment of Conicon.
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
7-11p; $free
646 504 2323
No Parking on the Dancefloor
A flow arts-friendly dance party. This is a 3200 square foot space with 16 foot ceilings. DJs Nappy G aka Gordon Nappyg Clay, Love Russell aka Courtney Russell Smith, and $mall ¢hange aka Jim SmallChange Dier. Plus fresh juice/cocktail bar.
The Kymberle Project
1332 Atlantic between Nostrand and New York, Brooklyn
7:30p-1a; $5 measly bucks
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
Folklure: Second Birthday Boogie-Woogie
Folklure is a call to the toe-tapping, harmony-humming, string-strumming musicians who keep this city singing. This month's Folklure marks our two-year anniversary, and we're taking it to the streets. Join our jam in Times Square on the band stand. Come sing along, play along, clap or stamp to your favorite song. Grab your guitars, banjos, mandos and ukes; your violas, violins, and what ever will toot. Bring something that shakes, and something that rolls, like a bongo or drum or that shaker you stole.
Born out of the longing for a bygone era of collaboration and new creation, Folklure offers a safe space for artists to share and be heard, where music can be made and rearranged and everyone’s along for the ride.
The Tank
151 West 46th Street, eighth floor, Manhattan
9p; $10 suggested donation
212 563 6269
* Horizons, Perspectives on Psychedelics, October 10-12
What have you been wishing for? Collaborators, grant monies, a new home? Please send brief listings to Alita at We only list available apartments, lofts, studios, and one-off rentals -- not spaces wanted.
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* Seeking instrumentalists for new punk disco brass band: New brass band is seeking intermediate-level trumpets, trombones, tubas, mid horns, saxes and percussionists. The music: A sordid stew of punk, disco, EDM, metal and funk with Balkan and New Orleans influences. The concept: all original music, hot uniforms designed by the House of Yes, choreography, playing in the streets and dirty rock clubs. Composer/multi-instrumentalist Phil Andrews is writing all original music for the project -- his songs have been played by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Apocalypse Five and Dime, Pink Puffers Brass Band, the End Times Brass Band, and the Miss Rockaway Armada. The first songs might sound like this: We’ll pay ourselves as we can, until world domination. Email philandrews]at] here to get in touch, open tryouts starting soon.
* You now have an extra week to send us your Utopian Vision. Many thanks to those who have sent in their materials already. Culture Push is extending the deadline for the Fellowship for Utopian Practice and is accepting submissions through Monday September 29, 11:59p. We encourage artists and other creative professionals to apply with ideas for projects that expand their practice, are highly interactive, and engage the public. Through the Fellowship, Culture Push provides seed money for your proposed project, fiscal sponsorship for additional fundraising, access to the Fellowship community, and development and promotional support. Please contact us at cp]at] and see our website for submission guidelines.
* We dance, we shout, we raise a ruckus. We’re an all-volunteer, body positive, co-ed squad who cheer on Gotham Girls Roller Derby and we’re looking for new folks to join us for the 2015 season. Tryouts will be held one day only -- Sunday, October 26 at 1p sharp. The GGRD Jeerleaders are looking for new jeerleaders for our 2015 season. We cheer on the sidelines at games, do halftime shows and make the crowd feel welcome at our bouts. You should have some dance experience, but we are really looking for people who are enthusiastic about roller derby and shaking what their mammas gave them. Not into dance? Don’t have the time for rehearsals? We also have a limited number of slots for people who are interested in volunteering at our poster table and photobooth or becoming a mascot. Email us if you’re interested. You won’t have to audition, but we’d love to meet you in person. We have a Facebook event here: 07/. Tryouts run around two hours so please be available through 3pm. You will learn part of a routine and meet the other jeerleaders as a group. The cost to tryout will be around $5 and will cover the rental of the space. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring a bottle of water. We will have poms for you to use. Email ggrdjeerleaders]at] to RSVP and we’ll give you the address.
* Feral Childe moving sale, Brooklyn, October 24-26: It is once again time for Feral Childe to move studios. We're on the move from Brooklyn to Queens and shedding as much as possible before the big day. We will have a studio sale Friday 10/24, Saturday 10/125 and Sunday 10/26 but hoping to find these things a good home sooner. If you have any interest in the following: a box of cheesecloth / clotheshangers / garment racks / industrial shelving units (various sizes) / cork board / whiteboards / clear plastic storage bins / metro shelving / wall mirror / table / metal stools / fluorescent lighting ballasts / 12' white seamless / gray seamless / space heater / sofa / kitchen storage cart / glasses and dishes / fan / air conditioner (2 units) / juki mo-644d serger / ironing board and iron / cutting tissue oaktag paper / dot paper / fabric (ask to see photos of swatches/quantities). Our studio is located in an industrial building in Sunset Park. There is a freight el evator that runs on weekdays so for bulk purchases please plan accordingly. Please get in touch at mail]at]
***** MONEY *****
* Honk NYC! The annual brass band summit is passing the hat to support 80-plus musicians coming to town plus a dozen local bands performing:
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: The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact ]at] gmail]dot] com.
***** Open Source Soft Robotics Toolkit *****
"Soft robotics is especially well suited to open shared design tools because so many components are interchangeable between systems. The Harvard Soft Robotics Toolkit is an online trove of downloadable open-source plans and how-to videos on the design, fabrication, and control of soft robotic devices. It will provide researchers with 3D models, experimental data, multimedia step-by-step tutorials, and case studies of various soft robot designs. Just as open-source software has spurred far-flung innovation in computing, "open design" hardware platforms -- coupled with increasingly accessible prototyping capabilities, like 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills -- offer potential for remote collaboration on common mechanical engineering projects."
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]
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Workshop: Manual for Greenpoint
Actively involving local communities, this workshop is a start of a long-term art/science project which aims to propose models for mitigation of environmental damage from an oil spill, heavy metals and toxic gasses in Greenpoint, NYC. The project also aims to improve the community well-being and it’s relations to the urban space and environment.
The long-term project is ''built'' of multiple stages. For now to start, we will be speculating about simple DIY ways how communities could look for pollution in the soil and in the water, in order to map the fluid border of the damaged area. This ''mapping'' would be conducted as participatory educational workshops with local residents and neighborhood activist groups.
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
1-4p; $free
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Introduction to Holography
Join us for this introductory workshop to holography, led by Sam Moree and Dave Battin.
Holocenter House
House 4B, Nolan Park, Governors Island
2p; $free
***** LEARNING: SUNDAY *****
Women's Self-Defense Class
Learn effective self-defense techniques to escape a violent altercation, and discuss how to reduce your chances of being in one, in the first place. The class is free, open to the public, trans-inclusive, and taught by women. Class starts at 4pm, please be on time; refreshments to follow. Space is limited.
Traditional Okinawan Karate of Brooklyn
248 McKibbin Street, Brooklyn
4-7p; $free
Registration: 718-418-9892
What If Plants Are Animals?
Join Evolver and Arbor Vitae for an evening of stories and talks around the topic of plant intelligence from the careers of cinematographer John Hazard, who has photographed notable documentaries with National Geographic featuring Jeremy Narby and Terence McKenna, and herbalist Richard Mandelbaum, clinical herbalist.  We will also be joined by the Data Garden's sensor outfitted, music generating plant installation art piece ''MIDI Sprout.'' When the talks are over, the floor will be opened up for socializing with a musical performance from Grupo Mambe featuring Fredy Velasquez. Herbal refreshments will be provided.
The Farm
447 Broadway, 2nd floor, Manhattan
7-10p; $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Radio Utopia
Any utopia worth its salt should have a free radio station, both to give a voice to the members of the utopia and to help disseminate their message to the outside world. This proposal would bring a radio station to Utopia School for the duration of the 2014 fall term in New York City. Our first meeting will be a class, in which attendees will learn the technical aspects of creating a low-power AM/FM (and/or internet) radio station. Together, we'll set up a radio station, which will remain in one of the Utopia School facilities for the duration of the term. In this first meeting, we will also work together to create an organizational structure for Radio Utopia.
The radio station will then be open for use by any member/visitor of Utopia School for the rest of the term. It can be used to broadcast other Utopia School meetings. Radio Utopia could also build a free audio archive of its original broadcasts, as well as documentation of other classes, which would live on after the fall term ends.
Utopia School
39-31 29th Street, Long Island City
7:30-10:30p; $free
Improv and Acting Techniques Workshop
I'Wante will guide students through the I'Wante's improv and acting techniques, focusing on the importance of listening, "Building the Character," staying in the moment and how this unique approach to the craft develops the actors natural. I'Wante will work hard to teach the basics of improv, which are not only useful to improvisers, but to anybody wanting to work with others, as a member of a team, as an effective communicator, as a good listener, or simply as a friend.
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue, room 17J, Manhattan
October 4, 1-3p; $10
Caffenol Workshop
We know lots of you are interested in all sorts of various alternative processes and we're thrilled to be able to offer unique opportunities all the time. This fall we're hosting a Caffenol developing workshop, which if you're not familiar with the term is the process of developing black and white negative film in instant coffee. It's super cool and produces beautiful high contrast negatives. Bring a roll of film ready to develop. Space is limited.
Bushwick Community Darkroom
108 Thames Street, Brooklyn
October 11, 1-3p; $30
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