nonsense: 1.5 to 1.11

 
From: "nonsense nyc" <jstark@nonsensenyc.com>
Subject: nonsense: 1.5 to 1.11
Date: January 5th 2018
Friday, January 5
* Featuring ..., Brooklyn
* The Big Weird Comedy Show, Manhattan
 
Saturday, January 6
* Inconsiderate Fantasies of Negative Acceleration Characterized by Sacrifices of a Non-Consensual Nature, Manhattan
* Museum: Lecture, Brooklyn
* Rhythmic Winter, Brooklyn
* Jackknife Comedy, Long Island City
 
Sunday, January 7
* The Official No Pants Subway Ride 2018
* The Official No Pants Subway Ride 2018 Afterparty, Manhattan
* Kava and Color, Brooklyn
 
Monday, January 8
* Decolonizing My Vagina, Brooklyn
* Would You Rather, Manhattan
* Swap, Share, and Shmooze New Years Edition, Manhattan
* I Have a Crazy Idea That's Brave and Rash, Brooklyn
 
Tuesday, January 9
* Sacred Disobedience: On Penda’s Fen, Brooklyn
* New York Story Exchange, Manhattan
 
Wednesday, January 10
* House of Vogue, Brooklyn
* Is Our God: Mary Kate Olsen, Brooklyn
* Fubar: 80s Style, Manhattan
 
Thursday, January 11
* Ferus Festival: Sxip Shirey, Brooklyn
* Pillowtalk, Manhattan
 
Wishlist
* A wheelchair for dogs
 
Learning
* Pochinko Clown
 
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XXXXX COVER ART XXXXX
 
 
Vicious machines
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 XXXXX
 
 
Featuring ...
 
A curated split bill program, part of the 2018 Exponential Festival. A night of dance and performance featuring Elena Rose Light, Anna Rogovoy, LMnO3, and Shon Arieh-Lerer. With Heavy Metal Dance Concert, conceived and performed by Elena Rose Light; Center, by Anna Rogovoy; Unpacking Pina, by LMnO3; and Shon Arieh-Lerer.
 
Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn
8p; $18
facebook.com/events/352268778533536/
theexponentialfestival.org/2018featuring
 
 
***** Also on FRIDAY *****
 
 
The Big Weird Comedy Show
 
Check out rising stars and established comedians working their newest material a Secret Loft. We have an amazing line-up, free pizza, and hilarious comics who want to eat that pizza with you. Hosted by Casey James Salengo, Ryan Beck, and Will Winner. Featuring Doug Smith, Ahri Findling, Dulcé Sloan, and Brendan Eyre.
 
Secret Loft
RSVP for address, Manhattan
L train to 6th Avenue station
8:30p doors and pizza, 9p show; $5-12
21 and over
facebook.com/events/202662920294961/
 
 
XXXXX SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 XXXXX
 
 
Inconsiderate Fantasies of Negative Acceleration Characterized by Sacrifices of a Non-Consensual Nature
 
Survival Research Laboratories sculpture activation.
 
Marlborough Contemporary
545 West 25th Street, Manhattan
4-6p; $free
212 463 8634
marlboroughcontemporary.com
facebook.com/events/1989276984660481/
 
NOTE: A rare event for New York City.
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Museum: Lecture
 
Part of the 2018 Exponential Festival. James and Jerome make hyper-literary live-music spectacles for the theater. With Museum: Lecture, co-created with media designer Shawn Duan and co-directed by Rachel Chavkin and Annie Tippe, they turn their attention to visual art, calligraphy, and illuminated manuscripts, seeking to create a new kind of museum experience -- one that is at all once an art lecture, a personal essay, and a live electronic music composition, meditated through with the audience.
 
The Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan, Willliamsburg, Brooklyn
7:30p; $20
Continues SUNDAY and MONDAY
theexponentialfestival.org/museum
facebook.com/events/162109574389068/
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Rhythmic Winter
 
Join us this Saturday in Ridgewood for a rhythmic dance party featuring some house music and serious dance music. Genres: deep house, soulful house, tech house, afro house, afro deep house, and afro tech house. Music by Sta7ck and DJ C.Boogie.
 
H0L0
1090 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
L train to Halsey station
11p-4a; $10 advance, $15 door
rhythmicwinter.com
 
 
***** Also on SATURDAY *****
 
 
Jackknife Comedy
 
A rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at the Creek and the Cave in Queens, hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie. Each show they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, be cool, and have a blast. This month we're excited to feature Jo Firestone, Subhah Agarwal, Kate Willett, Ben Katzner, Dash Kwiatkowski, Alex Stypula, Matt Levy, and Jake Vevera.
 
The Creek and the Cave
10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
8p; $5
creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2018-01-06/
 
 
XXXXX SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 XXXXX
 
 
The Official No Pants Subway Ride 2018
 
improveverywhere.com/2017/12/27/no-pants-subway-ride-2018-details-for-new-york/
 
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
The Official No Pants Subway Ride 2018 Afterparty
 
After riding with 5,000 of your closest pantless friends, meet up in Union Square and head over to the 7th annual No Pants Subway Ride After Party. Shake your pantied booty to NYC's awesomeist DJs. With underpants-shaking beats from DJs Dirtyfinger, Shakey, DJuice, and Hamstaskin. Pantless dance performances by the Flying Pants Brigade. Art installations by Samantha Statin and Kate Relish. Performance art by Krauss Dañielle and Operative Slamdance. No-pants dress code; pants check available.
 
Bar 13
35 East 13th Street, Manhattan
4:13-10p; $15 door
21 and over with ID
facebook.com/events/2005406873061765/
 
***** Also on SUNDAY *****
 
 
Kava and Color
 
New Year Sparkle edition. Kava and Color combines the healing power of plant medicine with the power of creativity. This month the Real Art Therapists of NY invite you to toast yourself into the new year with this unique ritual experience.
 
Coloring pages will be provided from the Real Art Therapists of NY coloring book. We will also be providing sparkly coloring supplies such as glitter gel pens and glitter glues, and metallic watercolors. No prior art experience required. The Real Art Therapists of NY are a collective of art therapists practicing in the NYC area. They have illustrations and interviews in their self-published adult coloring book.
 
BK Kava
191 Suydam Street, Brooklyn
2-8p; $10
facebook.com/events/139645650055524/
 
 
XXXXX MONDAY, JANUARY 8 XXXXX
 
 
Decolonizing My Vagina
 
Decolonizing My Vagina is a performance piece of ritual, storytelling, and poetry written and performed by Cristina Pitter, with music created and performed by Starr Busby. In this piece, Pitter explores her personal stories of love, devastation, and the tricky path to healing and reclaiming oneself by examining her intimate encounters and reconciling her desires of white men.
 
Jack
505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn
8p;
facebook.com/events/323710528127593/
theexponentialfestival.org/decolonizingmyvagina
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
Would You Rather
 
Andre Medrano and Maggie Maxwell invite some of the funniest people they know to answer pressing questions like would you rather lose the ability to spit or the ability to sweat? Have too many sex organs or not enough? Featuring: Ryan T. Bennett, Sara Courtney, Caroline O'Riordan, Sam Morrison, Nicole Adsit, and Kelly Sater.
 
VSpot Organic
12 St. Marks Place, Manhattan
8p; $free
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
Swap, Share, and Shmooze New Years Edition
 
Clothing, gear, kitchen stuff, art, plants, games, books, talent, resources, and ideas -- let’s share it all. In honor of 2018, let’s address our abundance, clean out our crowded apartments, find some awesome gems, make good connections, socialize, and have a fun night.
 
Free and open to all. Bring things. Take things. Or just join us to hang out and meet some neighbors. Got some talent? Or a great resource we should know about? Want to get rid of some funky costumes? Old jeans? Jewelry? Knick knacks? Looking for some treasures? A new style? Doing something great to promote a peaceful universe? We’ll set up the community space with separate tables for different types of things. Bring snacks, clothing, bric a brac, info/business cards, and your stories. Whatever remains will be donated.
 
Crossroads Community Church
410 West 45th Street, between 9th and 10th avenues, Manhattan
7-9p; $free
 
 
***** Also on MONDAY *****
 
 
I Have a Crazy Idea That's Brave and Rash
 
Come celebrate our most well intentioned impulses when I Have A Crazy Idea, the show, returns. Enjoy a night of comedy, storytelling, improv, music, burlesque, and ventriloquism. Acts include April Brucker, Andrea Coleman, Kelli Dunham, Alex Fossella, Mister Twister Maximus Sensation, Robin Gelfenbeien, Regal Mortis, Lou Perez, and Jeff Rose.
 
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
8-10p; $free with suggested donation
facebook.com/events/1561335027289056/
 
 
XXXXX TUESDAY, JANUARY 9 XXXXX
 
 
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies NYC presents:
 
Sacred Disobedience: On Penda’s Fen
 
The inaugural class of the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies Spring 2018 semester will be taught by author and film writer Sukhdev Sandhu and focused on David Rudkin and Alan Clarke’s 1974 folk horror television play, Penda's Fen.
 
Named for the fictional university in H.P. Lovecraft’s literary mythos, the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international organization that offers university-level history, theory and production-based masterclasses for people of all ages, founded by film writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse in March 2010, with regular branches in London and New York as well as presenting special events worldwide.
 
Named after the last pagan king of England, David Rudkin/ Alan Clarke’s Penda’s Fen (1974) is deep heresy, an extraordinary piece of folk horror, a visionary film that is almost a foundational text in the pantheon of The Old Weird Albion.
 
About the Instructor: Sukhdev Sandhu runs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University where he is also Director of the Center for Experimental Humanities and teaches classes on hydropoetics, ghosts, and sound art.
 
Film Noir Cinema
122 Meserole, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
7-9:30p; $12 advance, $15 door
miskatonic-nyc.com/events/sacred-disobedience-on-pendas-fen/
 
 
***** Also on TUESDAY *****
 
 
New York Story Exchange
 
Founder Barbara Aliprantis returns to host the long-running storytelling show. Four featured storytellers and five-minute open mic slots. This month's tellers: Robert Basey, Jim Hawkins, Sheryl Marshall, and Elizabeth Rowe.
 
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan
6p; $10 includes a drink
 
 
XXXXX WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 XXXXX
 
 
House of Vogue
 
Lineup: MikeQ, quest?onmarc.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson station
10p; $10 presale, $15 door
info]at]houseofyes.org
houseofvoguejan.eventbrite.com/?aff=Listings
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Is Our God: Mary Kate Olsen
 
Come join in worship with other devotees of America’s favorite TV Baby Twin Turned Fashionista Millionaire. With a combination of vibrant song and prayer, spontaneous testimonials and special guests, Mary Kate Disciples Natasha Vaynblat, Jessie Jolles and Katie Hartman, lead the absurdly reverent service.
 
Mary Kate Olsen has touched us all. That promotion at work? That was Mary Kate rewarding you for all your hard work. When your hamster died? That was Mary Kate helping you learn hard life lessons. When there was only one pair of footsteps in the sand? That was Mary Kate carrying you. We’ll be singing hymns from the twin’s divine discography, modeling styles from their iconic Walmart line, and sacrificing our own “Ashleys” in an effort to find an Olivier Sarkozy-kind of love. With special guests Becky Yamamoto, Jeff Seal, and Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen.
 
_____ Is Our God is a bi-monthly comedy variety worship service that changes its idol every show. Upcoming shows might idolize reality star turned fashion mogul Lauren Conrad, modern mystical legend Raven-Symoné, or that freaky cartoon bear family from the Charmin toilet paper commercials.
 
Cloud City
85 North 1st Street, between Wythe and Berry, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7:30; $5
cloudcity.nyc/
 
 
***** Also on WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Fubar: 80s Style
 
The Goonies, crazy mullets, Dynasty and the release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. You guessed it, we’re talking about the iconic 80s. Inspired by the boldness and bravado of the decade, 119 Ludlow presents an exhibition of artwork spanning from photography to zines, paying homage to the era of neon.
 
Con Artist
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
$free
646 504 2323
conartistcollective.com
 
 
XXXXX THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 XXXXX
 
 
Ferus Festival: Sxip Shirey
 
National Sawdust presents the Ferus Festival. The festival presents the latest in cutting-edge new music, with an emphasis on performances that push the envelope. This year’s festival hosts four performances, all featuring new work that transcends traditional tropes in music.
 
For the third night of the Ferus Festival, Sxip Shirey presents three pieces built around death, disappearance, and returning home. The pieces will be accompanied by the unique dancer Coco Karol, who also does choreography for the show. The show also will feature the puppetry of three notable performers: Basil Twist, Erin Orr, and Chris Green.
 
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
7p; $25 advance, $30 door
nationalsawdust.org/festivals-and-series/ferus/
 
 
***** Also on THURSDAY *****
 
 
Pillowtalk
 
Set in Brooklyn 2017, Pillowtalk brings to life one night in the lives of Sam and Buck, a recently married interracial couple. Through a formal exploration of theatrical naturalism and the codified gender norms of ballet's pas de deux, Pillowtalk queers the intersections of race, gender, and class to challenge our assumptions of love and marriage. Confronting the backlash against marriage equality and #BlackLivesMatter, Pillowtalk explores how liberation and oppression co-exist in our most intimate spaces, transforming social and cultural traditions into radical performances of change.
 
Pillowtalk is performed by JP Moraga and Basit Shittu, two queer men of color, in a play written and directed by Kyoung H. Park (Artistic Director of Kyoung's Pacific Beat) with choreography by Katy Pyle (Artistic Director of Ballez), live music by Helen Yee, sound design by Lawrence Schober, set and lighting design by Marie Yokoyama, costume design by Andrew Jordan, and dramaturgy by Jess Applebaum. Pillowtalk is co-produced by The Tank and Kyoung’s Pacific Beat, and presented by the Exponential Festival.
 
The Tank
312 West 36th Street, Manhattan
8p; $25
Continues various times through January 27
theexponentialfestival.org/pillowtalk
facebook.com/events/526487734378752/
 
 
XXXXX FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 XXXXX
 
 
House of Yes and Fou Fou Ha! present:
 
Far Our With Fou York
 
A clownabout variety show. The fous are back. And they've put together a wild variety show for your pleasure - wild dance, surrealist comedy, interactive audience clashes, and brazen burlesque in an eye popping celebration of sexual freedom, diversity and absurdity.
 
Fou York is the east coast division of Fou Fou Ha!, a troupe of language maulers, charisma fiends, emotional absurdists, disorientation wizards, tearjerkers, wowtastic weirdos, and saccharine disturbances to the status quo. Bring your pranksters, funny faces, wisecrackers, wags, wit, and wonder for a night you won’t soon forget.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff, Brooklyn
7p doors, 8p show; $15-20
21 and over
bit.ly/2k1CvH5
 
 
XXXXX UPCOMING XXXXX
 
 
* Golden Festival, January 12 and 13
* Reverend Jen: Best Mid-Career Survey Ever, January 13
 
 
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.
 
 
***** SPACES *****
 
 
* Rooms for rent in a large space on upper west side. Two private rooms with private bathroom within a larger apartment. NYC native artist seeks one person for quiet, creative autonomous space with wood floors, three windows, two possible sleeping areas, interesting furniture, art, and lighting. Completely furnished and available immediately. Please include a bit about yourself when responding. Email linuscoraggio]at]verizon.net. newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sub/d/unusual-and-large-2-room/6388653498.html
 
 
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.
 
 
***** The Zoo Hypothesis *****
 
spectrevision.net/2017/12/31/zoo-hypothesis/
 
"The Zoo Hypothesis, proposed by the MIT radio astronomer John A. Ball in 1973, says that aliens may be avoiding contact with us on purpose, so as not to interfere with our evolution and the development of our societies. The human civilization could be essentially living in a space wildlife sanctuary, where others populating the cosmos dare not go. By staying clear of us, they avoid interplanetary contamination.
 
The hypothesis makes the most sense in a crowded universe, if there are many civilizations which set up rules by which they govern their coexistence. Of course, if there are many extraterrestrial players, it is also doubtful that one of them wouldn’t have somehow contacted us, even if by accident. Maybe that’s what the Earth’s alien hunters are picking up on -- random, unsanctioned interactions."
 
 
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 Hawaii. Woman in her 40s about her dog:
 
-- "She is a pitbull, but in her head she is a chihuahua."
 
 
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: THIS WEEK *****
 
 
Floasis
 
The Floasis is kicking off another series of classes for 2018. Is your New Years resolution to pick up a new skill? Light things on fire? get in shape and meet new people? Come check out a class for free and if you like what you learn, sign up with your teacher for a two month series.
 
Floasis
1342 Dekalb Ave Suite A, Brooklyn
Times vary; $free
thefloasis.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: WEDNESDAY *****
 
 
Pochinko Clown
 
In this workshop, taught over two weekend, students explore how clowns manifest in their own body by working with paint, clay, costumes, and of course, the red nose.
 
Location in Brooklyn TBA
January 6, 7, 13, 14, 10a-6p; $375
registration: donnaoblongata]at]gmail.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Radical Futures Free School
 
As we look towards the future, we draw on diverse lineages to “build a new world in the shell of the old” (Industrial Workers of the World), and to create “a world in which many worlds fit” (Zapatistas). As movements “with a future of warriors and growing fire / but with tenderness also” (Audre Lorde), we have to think beyond modes of reactive defense to expand our political imagination and make space for caregiving. Collectively, our movements and strategies can carry us from concrete present goals to a fully liberated future.
 
Mayday Space
176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn
January 13, noon-7p; $free
facebook.com/events
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Deep House Yoga
 
Yoga, loosely translated from its Sanskrit root -- means union or integration -- the bringing together of a sound mind and spirit within a sound body. Riding at the forefront of the new health-conscious clubbing movement, DeepBeats: Deep House Yoga is a union of not just the spiritual and physical, but a fusion of the ancient discipline of yoga with the sounds of today’s underground dance music. It brings together the mental and physical benefits of yoga with the spiritual connection we feel to the music we love.
 
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn
January 13, noon-1p; $20
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Painting With Microbes
 
Microbes provide the cornerstone of much biotechnology, but can you also consider them beautiful? Join Genspace to participate in a hands-on activity designed to highlight the wonders of the microbial world! In this hands-on event, you'll learn how microbes can be engineered to produce eye-pleasing images and novel materials. Genspace will provide colorful or fluorescent microbes that you can paint on your own agar canvas.
 
Genspace
140 32nd Street, suite 108, Brooklyn
January 14, 11a-2p; $15
eventbrite.com
 
 
***** LEARNING: UPCOMING *****
 
 
Composting
 
Learn how to recycle food scraps at home, in the community or with DSNY Organics Collection.
 
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Harding Lab, Bronx
January 17, 6-7:30p; $free
RSVP
docs.google.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 and Magic Instruction, pedigreed prestidigitator sharing secrets with serious students, One-on-one instruction by appointment only in Manhattan, $40/half-hour, ontact 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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