nonsense: 9.1 to 9.7

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 9.1 to 9.7
Date: September 1st 2017
Friday, September 1
* Caveman Play, Queens
* Funeral, the Musical (Remembering Thatcher), Brooklyn
* Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This, Brooklyn
 
Saturday, September 2
* The 10th Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition, Brooklyn
* Filthy Pony, Manhattan
* The Heartland Passage Tour, Brooklyn
* Interference Archive Annual Block Party, Brooklyn
* A Multimedia Performance Art Experience, Brooklyn
 
Sunday, September 3
* Ritual Night, Queens
* I.M Lost, Manhattan
 
Monday, September 4
* Lemon, No Lemon, Brooklyn
* Labor Day Beach Ride, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, September 5
* Retro Bits Comedy Gaming Show, Queens
 
Wednesday, September 6
* What Is Epigentics and How Is It Transforming Our Knowledge of Science, Brooklyn
 
Thursday, September 7
* Black Flamingo Takeover, Brooklyn
* Match Game, Manhattan
* Failure: Forgiveness, Brooklyn
* Wastedland2 Premiere NYC Screening, Queens
* How to Write a Book: The Play, Manhattan
* Woke AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show, Manhattan
 
Spectre
* Debt-Free Currencies
 
Overheard
* Digital Security 101
 
Learning
* Tie Dying
 
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Chopsticks illustrations
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 XXXXX
 
 
Eternal Cult presents:
 
Caveman Play
 
A new play by Savannah Reich. With original music by Douglas Vento. Rocky and Dandelion are the first Cave-people to adopt agriculture. Douglas is the first domesticated animal. Together, they have prepared a presentation for you, the other Cave-people, to tell you all about the joys of agriculture. Agriculture is really great. You’re going to love it. Starring Jon Cole, Matt Eaker, Savannah Reich and Douglas Vento.
 
The Footlight Bar
465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
7p doors; $10 suggested donation includes free vegetables
facebook.com/events/732372076970717
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Sunview and CLAKULA present:
 
Funeral, the Musical (Remembering Thatcher)
 
In the capital of occasionally tiring Broadway productions, Clakula is pleased to introduce live excerpts from a musical about Margaret Thatcher’s funeral created by András Cséfalvay, a visual artist and musician from Slovakia.
 
András, a winner of the Oskar Cepan prize for emerging artists, has been increasingly active on the music scene, recording sentimental songs in his bedroom. His latest album, entitled Funeral the Musical and another tabletop opera, is out on the label LOM and captures András’s engaging persona, which is timeless, quirky, and at the same time rooted in the past. András will also screen his short film, Comsognation.
 
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Avenue, corner of North Henry, Brooklyn
8p; $?
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
Tiny Hornets, or, It Didn't Have to Come to This
 
A musical folkloric spectacle by the Drunkard's Wife. Tiny Hornets invites you to experience our people's folk ways, mores, and lores. You will witness the folk at work and at play, dancing their authentic dances, and singing very traditional songs. Guided by an intrepid Ethnographer, you will meet many fascinating village types, including Essie, a young girl who longs for a taste of something more flesh.
 
Written and directed by Normandy Sherwood. Composed and music directed by Craig Flanagin. Sets by Yung Oh Le Page. Lights by Christina Tang. Video by David Pym. Costumes by Normandy Sherwood and Chelsea Collins. With Admiral Grey, Juliana Francis Kelly, Jordan Baum, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Maxwell Cosmo Cramer, Alexander Paris, Blaze Ferrer, Maggie Robinson, and Kristine Haruna Lee.
 
389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn
7:30p; $12
tinyhornets.com for more information
vimeo.com/228896328
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 XXXXX
 
 
Adam RealMan and Coney Island USA present:
 
The 10th Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition
 
The strangest and most extravagant beards and moustaches descend upon Coney Island to see whose facial hair reigns supreme in the only New York City competition. Join Adam RealMan and a panel of hirsute celebrity judges as they weed out the best whiskers in New York City and beyond. Winners will take home the much coveted Coney Island Fez and other great prizes. Guest judges, entertainment, and vendors to be announced shorty.
 
Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
8p; $20
coneyisland.com/event/beardmoustache9217
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Filthy Pony
 
A night to indulge in the weird and wild. Come experience the darker side of high flying aerial acrobatics, grotesque burlesque, creepy contortion and some of the sexiest pole dancers NYC has to offer. This incredible line up is not to be missed: Blaine Petrovia, Ariel Iasevoli, Pixel Chick, Fibi Eyewalker, Mariana J. Plick, Susana Botero Marin, Madea, and Tehera Nesfield.
 
Secret Loft
RSVP for address, West Village, Manhattan
8p doors, 8:30p show; $15 general admission, $25 VIP
filthypony.eventbrite.com/
facebook.com/events/154475238440417/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
The Heartland Passage Tour
 
The Heartland Passage Tour is a unique new performance event that will travel on the Erie Canal to celebrate the bicentennial of the digging of the canal and demonstrate its cultural and historic impact. At this stop, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, famous for their fiddle classic the Lover's Waltz, will perform at the Waterfront Barge Museum in Brooklyn. This stop also features a performance by Kimball, Canning, and Bolt and McClure, presenting the music of traveling troupes along the canal in its heyday, and a screening of Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, a short documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner that meditates on the economic cycles along the canal that speak to the fate and promise of the American dream.
 
290 Conover Street, Brooklyn
8-11p; $15
eventbrite.com/e/the-heartland-passage-tour-waterfront-museum-tickets-35762806517
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Interference Archive Annual Block Party
 
We’re bringing back the block party. Join us on our block for a short drop-in self-defense workshop by the Center for Anti-Violence Education, a performance by Yiddish anarchist punk band Koyt Far Dayn Fardakht (the Filth of Your Suspicion), button-making, screen printing with members of Shoestring Press and Mobile Print Power -- bring a T-shirt and wear your print home, toys and games from Interference Archive's Radical Play Date, delicious tamales, a used book sale in the archive (stock up on books about politics and activism).
 
8th Street, between 2nd and 3rd avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn
2-6p; $free
facebook.com/events/139143073352617/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
A Multimedia Performance Art Experience
 
A Spiritual Trans State Exploratory Art Healing Experience with comedy, silliness, and vibrant colors. Making new line drawing in neon colors. We're having a small Glow in the Dark experiment this Saturday night, making art with blacklights and neon paint at my studio. We have some lovely female models who I'll be transforming into glowing sculptures. Join us for a nice relaxing adventure.
 
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
7-10p, 10p-1a; $20
michaelalanart.com/2016site/2017-drawing-marathon/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 XXXXX
 
 
Ritual Night
 
This Sunday Labor Day weekend in NYC. Join us a for free dance party featuring the best dance music coming from Africa and the diaspora in Europe and the Americas. This week we have South African super DJ and House sub-genre pioneer DJ Lag. Music: 80 percent deep house, soulful, Afro house, and Gqom, 20 percent Afrobeats. DJs: Lag, STA7CK, and DJ C. Boogie.
 
H0L0
1090 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
L train to Halsey station
11p-3a; $free
facebook.com/events/477649522591452
ritualnightsept3.splashthat.com
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
I.M Lost
 
We’re putting on a show about clowns in NYC that is funny, strange, genre-bending and frenzy-inducing, and we'd love it if you could include us. I.M. Lost is a show based on interviews with clowns, clown games and the author/performer Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn’s experiences with clown training. Clowns fail again and again, but despite all logic to the contrary, believe that things will be different the next time. Nathalie’s clown, dubbed Little Snotty the Disaster, is a BIG failure. But she doesn’t know how to cultivate the clown’s irrational hope. We follow her through encounters with birthday, hospital, and theatre clowns who discuss failure and why they keep pouring all their work, pain and love into something that’s sort of dumb and useless.
 
The show incorporates interactive clown games in which the audience becomes involved in the experience of both clown fun and clown failure. Come explore the pun-tastic world of hospital clowning, attend a clown funeral, learn how to correctly paint on a clown eyebrow, laugh at our failures, and play silly games with us as we spiral into chaos.
 
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th streets, Manhattan
8p; $15
Continues through SUNDAY, September 3
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 XXXXX
 
 
Lemon, No Lemon
 
A project parlor hip-hop showcase. While getting to know the regular crowd at my local watering hole, I discovered that the bar is made up almost entirely of artists. Artists of different disciplines and artists at different places in their careers. I have become a fuller version of my artistic-self since collaborating with and getting to know the folks here.
 
Over the past 6-8 months I’ve found a crew of emerging MCs and producers with passion and talent that can only be Bed Stuy. Some are born and raised in the neighborhood and some are passionate transplants like myself. When we come together we inspire each other to go further and finish what we started. We explore new ways of creating and new sounds come out of it. Featuring Evan Beaumont, Shawn K, Bernard Cousin, Trevor the Trash Man, and Chad Lightbody. DJ Mr. Wiggles. Food: Warung Roadside Thai.
 
Project Parlor
742 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
2-8p; $free
21 and over
honeychrome.net/2017/08/14/lemon-no-lemon-project-parlor-showcase/
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
Labor Day 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 at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
11:30a; $free
times-up.org
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 XXXXX
 
 
Retro Bits Comedy Gaming Show
 
Join comedians Brian McGuinness and TJ Del Reno as they watch the audience play mostly terrible video games with funny commentary. Joined by their merry guild of funny friends. Prizes to be had as well. Featuring Brian McGuinness, TJ Del Reno, Dan Wilbur, Jeff Cerulli, and Jaqi Furback.
 
QED
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
9-10:30p; $5
qedastoria.com/collections/shows/products/retro-bits-1
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 XXXXX
 
 
What Is Epigentics and How Is It Transforming Our Knowledge of Science
 
Have you been curious about what exactly is #epigenetics, how is it different than #genetics and why the #scientific community is so excited about this new field? Come be demystified with Know Science at the launch of our new free lecture series with Biotech Without Borders. In this talk we will explore what we mean by epigenetics, why it is so important, and how we might be able to harness it for a healthier future.
 
Biotech With Borders
33 Flatbush Avenue, fourth floor, Brooklyn
7-9p; $free
facebook.com/KnowScience.org/
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 XXXXX
 
 
Rinsed presents:
 
Black Flamingo Takeover
 
The Black Flamingo is one of the best kept secrets in the neighborhood. The no-frills, super intimate, dance-floor focused space, offers a reprieve from the madness of the week and allows one to escape the never-ending calamity of their digital life with a physical release.
 
We'll be experimenting throughout our residency, bringing in special guest selectors, interactive activities, and evolving decor to present a progressive experience over the four-week stint. What will remain steady throughout our occupation? Free entry, cheap hooch, and a thoughtful music program, curated to inspire easy-dancing, and a nice end-of-the-week vacation from your routine.
 
Black Flamingo
168 Borinquen Place, Brooklyn
10p; $free
eventbrite.com/e/rinsed-residency-launch-at-black-flamingo-tickets-37488074841#tickets
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Match Game
 
Match Game is a free game show bar night. Mx. Tiffany Leigh and Chris Calogero host this Adult Mad Libs party game where the audience is asked silly fill in the [blank] questions in order to match answers with celebrity panelists for fun and prizes. Guests: Rachel Schenk and Laura Rebel Angel. With off-beat prize giveaways each round and house rules like All Play, Draw Play, Mini Match, and the game-changing Super Match -- no one goes home empty-handed.
 
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A, at East 6th Street, Manhattan
8-9:30p; $free
212 473 7373
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Failure: Forgiveness
 
Ragamuffin's Failure is a monthly queer performance series featuring drag, burlesque, poetry, music, dance, and video art. Performers are challenged to experiment and go outside of their creative comfort zones based on a theme each month.
 
September's theme is Forgiveness, and we're featuring guest artists Lucky Stiff from Chicago, and Brooklyn drag's very own Untitled Queen and Kandy Muse. As always, performances from your resident artists and hosts Ragamuffin, Ms. Ter, and La Llorona.
 
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $10 suggested donation
facebook.com/events/1450060295042610/
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Wastedland2 Premiere NYC Screening
 
Knockdown Center will host a unique installation and art exhibition curated by the director Andrew H. Shirley, featuring artists from the film and the local community, as well as music performances throughout the evening.
 
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, Queens
7p-midnight, 9p and 11p film screenings; $?
clocktower.org/residency/wastedland-2-andrew-h-shirley
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
How to Write a Book: The Play
 
Emily Dickinson. William Shakespeare. Earnest Hemingway. All dead ...and therefore, not great writing teachers. Today you'll be learning from two amazing writers with the guts to actually be alive. Colin O'Brien is a master of both the Self Help and Self-Harm genres. Michael J. Wolf is a pioneer in the erotic nonfiction genre. These two literary powerhouses will be your writing instructors for the evening and help you to become the writer you think you might be -- but so far haven't shown any signs of becoming. Simply put, these two lords of the words are going to teach you how to finish your shitty novel in 30 minutes, you idiot.
 
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Chelsea
307 West 26th Street, Manhattan
8p; $7
chelsea.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56601
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Woke AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show
 
Woke AF is an all-inclusive comedy variety show where artists share and perform about social issues they're passionate about. This month features: Rasheda Crockett, Andrew Barbato, Alexandra Nader, Frankie Lapace, Nerudai Williams, and special guest host William Martinez. Prepare to get woke.
 
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater East Village
153 East 3rd Street, Manhattan
11p; $5
212 366 9231
east.ucbtheatre.com/performance/56794
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Coney Island Film Festival, September 8-10
* Rubulad Presents Tropical Hot Dog Night, Saturday September 9
* 17th Annual Coney Island Film Festival, September 8-10
* Horizons, October 6-8
 
 
XXXXX WISHLIST XXXXX
 
 
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 Figment summer season is heating up as is the weather outside. Designed by nine different artists, the Minigolf Course is one of our most beloved installations. The course cannot continue to run without your support. Sign up today to work a shift at the Minigolf kiosk with friends or family. Spend the day on beautiful Governors Island, giving out clubs and balls to hundreds of happy children and adults alike. facebook.com/events/2090628227831102/
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* One soundproof shipping container band rehearsal/art studio/office/workshop available at Rubulad in Bushwick. Large and wonderful walled garden. On-site gallery, bathroom, kitchen, barbecue. Comes with wi-fi, window, A/C. Two hundred square feet for $700. Sharing OK. Convenient Bushwick location between the Morgan and Jefferson L stations. Opportunities to participate in shows and be a part of Brooklyn’s longest-running community art/event space. Available September 1. One month deposit plus reference. Must play nicely with others. Contact chris]at]spill.net
 
 
XXXXX SPECTRE PRIORITY XXXXX
 
 
Before we had a name the Spectre Event Horizon Group used to meet at a bar to commiserate and trade what our business friends like to call "best practices." Now online, our area of interest remains the ever-fascinating sci-fi present. Our simple intent is an informal trade of specialized investigative research, presented as gossip for the non-specialist. It's true we once were an active email list but at this point everything is searchable and commented upon here: spectrevision.net. The updates are compiled for Nonsense by J. Sinopoli. Contact spectre.event.horizon.group]at] gmail.com.
 
 
***** Debt-Free Currencies *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/08/27/economic-miracles/
 
"The Treaty of Versailles had imposed crushing reparations payments on the German people. Currency speculation precipitated one of the worst runaway inflations in modern times. At its peak, a wheelbarrow full of 100 billion-mark banknotes could not buy a loaf of bread. People were starving. The National Socialists, who came to power in 1933, finally thwarted the international banking cartel by issuing their own money.
 
They took their cue from Abraham Lincoln, who funded the American Civil War with government-issued "Greenbacks." Millions of Germans were put to work on infrastructure projects, and were paid with Treasury Certificates, essentially a receipt for labor and materials delivered to the government. Germany issued interest-free money from 1935 on, financing its entire government without gold and without debt."
 
 
XXXXX OVERHEARD XXXXX
 
 
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.
 
 
*****
 
Overheard in New York. August 2017. Two women chat while checking phones on the train:
 
-- "30 is when things start to make sense, girl! How old are you?"
 
-- "25."
 
-- "You are not that young."
 
 
XXXXX LEARNING XXXXX
 
 
We look for the sort of classes you circled in college course catalogs but never managed to fit into your schedule. And we also look for the kind of things that no college could teach. Cheap and eclectic is the rule, though all rules get broken occasionally, and we especially love workshops, round-tables, and teachers who won't take your work out of your hands and show you how to do it right. One-time listings are categorized weekly, with general recurring classes listed at the end on the first Friday of each month. We thrive on your suggestions, so make sure to tell us about upcoming classes.
 
Learning is compiled and edited weekly by Juliana Driever. Please send listing suggestions to learning]at]nonsensenyc.com.
 
 
***** LEARNING: WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Digital Security 101
 
The information we store on computers might not be as secure as we hope. Our photos, personal conversations, and credit card numbers are vulnerable to being stolen by others. Hacks, leaks, and breaches threaten our relationships and our wallets.
 
But there are steps you can take to mitigate the risk. At this workshop, you'll learn two skills that will make it harder for people to access your personal information: setting up two-factor authentication, and using the Signal app for iPhone and Android. Bring your computer and/or your phone to get set up, or just bring yourself to listen and learn.
 
This workshop is aimed toward people with no prior knowledge of these tools or people who have questions about them. There will also be time for more advanced users to come and discuss digital security, too.
 
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
7-9p; $free
bklynlibrary.org
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Tie Dying
 
Explore the scientific aspects of tie dying and make your own pillowcase to take home. We will explore different methods of folding, twisting and binding to create patterns on our dye-ables. We'll also learn about covalent bonds and how different colors relate to each other.
 
This class will take place outside in QED's backyard and inside if the weather is bad. Everyone will receive a pillowcase for dying, but feel free to bring along up to two additional 100 percent cotton items to work with as well. T-shirts work well, but do not bring beach towels or sweatshirts. Wear something you wouldn't mind getting dye splashed on, or bring an apron. Now let's get to dying.
 
QED
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
September 16, 10a-noon; $20
qedastoria.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Intro to Improv
 
Come learn the basics of long form improvisation technique in this fun and laid back workshop! In this introductory class, we will focus on the principles of building two person scenes through the concept of "Yes, and". By the end of the workshop you'll be equipped with the tools and confidence to jump onstage and perform grounded, hilarious scenes at any jam or show. No experience necessary.
 
QED
27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, Queens
September 16, 11a-1p; $20
Qedastoria.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: ONGOING *****
 
NOTE: The ongoing section of Learning runs only on the first Friday of each month.
 
* Aerial Classes. Open workouts. House of Yes at OM Factory, 873 Broadway, 2nd floor. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; $15. clients.mindbodyonline.com
* Aerial Classes. Hammock and lyra, silk and rope, wire walking, and more. Big Sky Works, 29 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn. Six days a week, various times; $25-45. thetrapezeloft.com
* Aerial Bungee Class. Exploration of the body and mind as we fly, bounce, and catapult ourselves through space. Immersive Studio, 132 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn. Tuesdays, 5:30-7p; $45. facebook.com/groundedaerial
* Bicycle Repair, use tools and stands but do the work yourself. Time's Up, La Plaza Community Garden, corner of 9th Street and Ave C. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30p; $free. times-up.org
* Black and white and color darkroom classes. Bushwick Community Darkroom, 1087 Flushing Avenue, Unit 106, Brooklyn. Introductory black and white: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9p; Saturday, 3-6p; color: Saturday, noon-2p. $60 for black and white, $40 for color. bushwickcommunitydarkroom.com
* Bodyroll Workout: Unleash your inner flygurl with this 90’s dance aerobics workout class. Klub4Kidz, 159 North 4th St, Brooklyn. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 7:15p. vivabodyroll.com
* Capoeira, a class that combines music, self-defense, dance, and acrobatics. New York Capoeira Center, 107 Suffolk Street, Manhattan. Monday through Sunday, including morning classes; $20. newyorkcapoeiracenter.com
* Eizan Ryu JuJitsu, a Japanese JuJitsu martial art school. 214 West 29th Street, third floor, Manhattan. Check the schedule; observe a class, take two free. eizanryujujitsu.org
* Filmmaking Workshops: low-cost, small in size, short in duration, for beginners to advanced, with all equipment provided. DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan. dctvny.org/workshops
* Free Yoga. Please come if you are curious, interested, resistant. 417 Pulaski Street, apt 3, Brooklyn, Fridays, 7p; $free. facebook.com/SummerCircleYoga
* Friday Night Blues NYC, weekly beginner blues dancing classes and social blues dancing. Stepping Out Studios, 37 West 26th Street, 9th floor; $10
* Group Ukulele Lessons, bring or borrow a ukulele. Location (Lower East Side) provided with rsvp to yourocknyc]at]gmail.com. First (for beginners) and third (for intermediate) Monday, 2:45-3:45p; first Tuesday (for intermediate), 6-7p; $20 or whatever you can pay.
* Jewelry soldering, ring making, wax series classes. 94 Ninth Street Studio, Brooklyn. Various. $200. thebloomfieldschool.com
* Karate classes, self-defense-focused, community-minded martial arts. Evening and weekend classes available, first two weeks free. 248 McKibbin Street, basement, Brooklyn 11206. 718.418.9892 tokarate.com
*Sleight of Hand & “Magic" Instruction, pedigreed prestidigitator sharing secrets with serious students, One-on-one instruction by appointment only in Manhattan, $40 per half-hour, contact to schedule: celluflow]at]icloud.com
* Queer and Trans Yoga. Third Root Community Health Center, 380 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn. Sunday, 5-6:30p, and Thursday, 8:15-9:30p; $12. thirdroot.org
* Silent DJ Hot Yoga, Qoya, Zumba, and more. Sacred, 197 Clifton Place, Brooklyn. Various. sacredbrooklyn.com
*Sing a Secret, allows singers and non-singers alike to uncover the power and beauty of their full 5-octave range while developing a deep, emotive connection to their own unique sound. Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St, Manhattan. Every other Saturday, 10a-1p. $free. singasecret.com
* Sword Class NYC, eastern and western sword styles. Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue, 16th floor, Manhattan. Various. swordclassnyc.com
* Trampoline and classes that mix dance, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and stuntwork. Streb Lab, 51 North First Street, Brooklyn. Check the schedule, 7-8:30p; $25. streb.org
* West African Dance Class. P.S. 194 Countee Cullen, 244 West 144th Street, Manhattan. Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7p; $free. ethoh.org
* Women and Trans Bike Repair Workshops, offers space for anyone who identifies as women and/or trans to learn how to fix their bike. Time’s Up Brooklyn, 99 South Sixth Street. Second and fourth Sunday of the month, 1:30-3:30p; $free. times-up.org/bike-co-op
 
 
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