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nonsensenyc: 12.30 to 1.5

December 30th 2016

NOTE: Thank you all for your year-end donations to Nonsense; your support is hugely appreciated. We also love all your notes. Some of you say that Nonsense helped you find your people. Others say you still use it every week. A few of you say you don't get out much these days, but you really like being reminded that Do-It-Yourself, Do-It-Together culture is still alive in New York City. We're with all of you. So thanks again. And here's one more chance for those of you who still want to make a small donation to support ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: new year's eve special

December 29th 2016

NOTE: The best parties are the ones where there's no place you'd rather be. And anyone who's been to a few good ones will tell you that usually has more to do with who you're with than where you're at. But we'll get to New Year's Eve in tomorrow's regular edition of the list. In the meantime, we need your help. Broadly speaking, we've been thinking a lot about what to do in the coming year, and, on an even more fundamental level, how to be. And it's confusing. Because it feels like somehow we're not doing enough to pre ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: new year's eve special edition

December 29th 2016

NOTE: The best parties are the ones where there's no place you'd rather be. And anyone who's been to a few good ones will tell you that usually has more to do with who you're with than where you're at. But we'll get to New Year's Eve in tomorrow's regular edition of the list. In the meantime, we need your help. Broadly speaking, we've been thinking a lot about what to do in the coming year, and, on an even more fundamental level, how to be. And it's confusing. Because it feels like somehow we're not doing enough to pre ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 12.23 to 12.29

December 23rd 2016

NOTE: We are 16 years old. We are still a little awkward, and we're always late these days. The reason why Nonsense still exists is because it serves a community. You are part of that community. And we still believe this community is vital to New York. Because in these dark times meaningless nonsense is more meaningful than ever. Collective joy brings us together. It is not a substitute for hard work and struggle. It is how you meet your people. It is our release. We ask for a little help with this project once a year. ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 12.16 to 12.21

December 16th 2016

Friday, December 16 * Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: Best of 2016, Manhattan * The Secret Death of Puppets (or) How Do Puppets Die? Manhattan * Playing Favorites, Brooklyn * A Place Both Wonderful and Strange's All-Star Salute to Krampus, Brooklyn * Rhythmic Fall, Brooklyn * Wonder Island: The Trash Covered Concho, Williamsburg * Disco Duke Out: Rematch, Manhattan Saturday, December 17 * The Secular Solstice, Manhattan * Roaches EP Release Party and Official Lactic Fashion Show Afterparty, Brooklyn * ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 12.9 to 12.15

December 9th 2016

Friday, December 9 * The Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown 2016, Brooklyn * The Second Annual Roots and Ruckus Fest, Brooklyn * The Xmas Pop Sing-Along, Brooklyn * More Real Than Reality Itself, Brooklyn * The Whatforward Circus and Faust, Manhattan * Bronx World Film Cycle 2016, Manhattan * Let Us Now Praise Famous Women, Williamsburg * Los Sures, Brooklyn * Cartoon Carnival No. 51: Christmas Cheer, Brooklyn Saturday, December 10 * Mister Saturday Night, Brooklyn * Rubulad Holiday Revue, Brooklyn * Ugly Sweat ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 12.2 to 12.8

December 2nd 2016

Friday, December 2 * Planetarium, Queens * The Secret Loft Show: A Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn * Winter Wonderland Blunderland, Brooklyn * 10th Annual Cinema Arts Festival, Brooklyn * Awkward Sex ... and the City: Nasty Women Edition, Manhattan * 808 Presents, Brooklyn * Life by Bebb: Art Show Reception Performance Party, Brooklyn * The Whatforward Circus and Faust, Brooklyn Saturday, December 3 * Cranksgiving, Brooklyn * Gerlz, Brooklyn * Kink 12, Brooklyn * Minka Brooklyn's Magical Holiday Bazaar, Brookl ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 11.25 to 12.1

November 25th 2016

Friday, November 25 * Nothing Gold Can Stay, Brooklyn Saturday, November 26 * A One Day Festival to Improve the World A Little Bit Hosted by Chris Duffy, Brooklyn * Privacy, Brooklyn * Schtick a Pole In It, Manhattan * End of the Year Mailing Party and Volunteer Meet and Greet, Manhattan * Comic Sans! Virgin Chronicles Edition, Brooklyn * Michael Alan Studios Sunday, November 27 * Thanksgiving Secret Speakeasy, Manhattan Tuesday, November 29 * Little Cinema No. 26: Requiem for a Dream (Remixed and Rescored), B ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 11.18 to 11.22

November 18th 2016

Friday, November 18 * House of Resistance, Brooklyn * Knockdown Center, Queens * Rhythm of Afrika, Queens * Landmark Loew's Movie Place: Spartacus and Captain Blood, Jersey City * Ciphered Bridges, Brooklyn * Zero Judgment Cardio Dance Party No. 6, Manhattan * One-Night-Only Art and Performance Event, Brooklyn Saturday, November 19 * Rubulad Fashion Suicide, Brooklyn * Re:Re:Re:Re:Re: / Re: Group, Brooklyn * Ridgewood Market, Queens * Danksgiving, Manhattan * The Beat: Drum Arcade, Brooklyn * ABC No Rio in ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 11.11 to 11.17

November 11th 2016

Friday, November 11 * Puppet Playlist No. 22: Puppet Playlist Destroys Your Childhood, Brooklyn * Dusk and Haze and Techno Queers, Brooklyn * Rhythmic Fall, Brooklyn * The Secret Loft Show: A Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn Saturday, November 12 * Mister Saturday Night Barn Dances, Brooklyn * Cut Worms, Nassau, and Ben Seretan, Brooklyn * Certain Days 2017 Calendar Launch Party, Brooklyn * Current Mill, Brooklyn * Odyssey Works, Brooklyn * Smells Like the Love Show: Grunge Themed Variety Show, Brooklyn * Robert ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 11.4 to 11.9

November 4th 2016

Friday, November 4 * Feminine Rule 2: A Gazillionth Look at Erotic Art, Brooklyn * Sweat, Brooklyn * Fear Factory: Phantasmagoria, Brooklyn * New York Is Now, Brooklyn * Rhythm of Afrika, Queens * Vera and Valya and the Magical One Cat Circus, Brooklyn Saturday, November 5 * On the Inside, Manhattan * Church Night, Brooklyn * Everything That Is, Manhattan * Art Hospitality: A Conversation, Williamsburg * Dina Meneguzzi, Queens * Fifth Annual Bad Theater Festival, Williamsburg * 23 Windows, Brooklyn * Sho ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 10.28 to 11.3

October 28th 2016

Friday, October 28 * Stranger Things (With Candy) Halloween Party, Brooklyn * The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party (Free Pizza), Brooklyn * Secret Underground Tunnels, Brooklyn * Space Cadets Radio Drama Launch Party, Manhattan * Familiars Quarterly Issue II: Kingdom Animalia, Queens * Speakeasy Karaoke Halloween Party * Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Will and Grace and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Brooklyn * Great Small Works Muntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls, Manhattan * Tell, Manhattan * Haunted Home ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 10.21 to 10.27

October 21st 2016

Friday October 21 * All of Them Witches, Brooklyn * Fear NYC, Manhattan * Nightmare Before Insomnium: Prom, Manhattan * Landmark Loew's Movie Palace Double Feature, Jersey City * Glamdammit, Brooklyn * Karmic Halloween Party, Manhattan * Haus of Yas: Best Wedding Ever, Brooklyn * Revel's End: A Tempest Dance Party, Manhattan Saturday, October 22 * The 17th and a Half Mr. LES Pageant, Queens * Where Do I End and Where Do You Begin, Brooklyn * Printed Rivals, Manhattan * Literati: A Comedy Show About the Gre ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 10.14 to 10.20

October 14th 2016

Friday, October 14 * Songs of Monsters in Books, Brooklyn * No Exit, Brooklyn * Rhythm of Afrika Dance Party, Brooklyn * Mad Science Fair, Brooklyn * Afuego Global Dance Music Party, Brooklyn * The 90s Sing-Along, Brooklyn * Dirty Work at the Wax Works, Brooklyn Saturday, October 15 * Rubulad Brass-tastic Blowout, Brooklyn * Honk for More Gardens, Manhattan * Ruins of Achelach, Manhattan * Second Floraissance, Brooklyn * FearGärden: Haunted Oktoberfest, Brooklyn * Jazz From the Future, Brooklyn * Rhi ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 10.7 to 10.13

October 7th 2016

Friday, October 7 * The Hidden Valley: Two-Day Multimedia Festival, Brooklyn * Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics -- A 10-Year Anniversary Party, Manhattan * New American Comedy, Manhattan * Dirty Work at the Wax Works, Brooklyn * Femverse, Manhattan * Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Manhattan Saturday, October 8 * Day Terror Dirt Bath: Bushwick DIY Noisefest, Brooklyn * Flashbulb, Brooklyn * Machines in Music, Queens * Invitation to Love Live, Queens * Art in Odd Places, Manhattan * The 2016 BW ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 9.30 to 10.6

September 30th 2016

Friday, September 30 * Performance Art Day Bushwick, Brooklyn * Awk Sex Fest, Queens * Oakdrive Podcast Release Party, Williamsburg * The Quiet American, Williamsburg * They Said That at the Movies, Jersey City * Uncanny Valley, Williamsburg * Tomb Raver NYC, Brooklyn Saturday, October 1 * Postcards From the Edge: Posters and Artwork of the NYC Punk Scene, Brooklyn * The First Homecoming Cruise, Manhattan * Hobo Roadshow and Cacophony Machine, Brooklyn * MUTHA Tongue: Voices from Modern Parenthood, Manhattan ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 9.23 to 9.29

September 23rd 2016

Friday, September 23 * The Summer I Disappeared, Queens * The Secret Loft Show, Brooklyn * Rhythm of Afrika, Queens * The Ladies of Pop Sing-Along, Brooklyn * Summer Stories: Back to School, Williamsburg * Cartoon Carnival No. 48: Monkey Business, Brooklyn * #Fomoparty, Brooklyn * Pop! Brooklyn * Otherwise Normal, Manhattan * Sex! With Your Mom, Manhattan Saturday, September 24 * Dyke Bar Takeover, Brooklyn * Rubulad Proudly Presents Happy Landings Cosmic Airstrip, Brooklyn * Dances of Vice, Manhattan * The ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 9.16 to 9.23

September 16th 2016

Friday, September 16 * The Eye's Post-Opening Party Starring James Chance and the Contortions and Lenny Kaye, Manhattan * 10th Anniversary of the Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn * Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, Manhattan * What the Float, Manhattan * Serials, Manhattan * Rinsed Freshmen Orientation, Brooklyn * Let Me Break You Up, Williamsburg * Coney Island Film Festival Opening Night Festival, Brooklyn * The People's Garden Presents, Brooklyn * Twilight in the Garden Free Shadow Puppet Shows, Brooklyn * ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 9.9 to 9.15

September 9th 2016

Friday, September 9 * 100 Years of Dadaism, Manhattan * Emergency Vaudeville: Louisiana Flood Benefit, Williamsburg * Anne Tello Remix Dance Party, Manhattan * Weed Heart, Manhattan * Michael Alan: Art as Healing * Dat Ish Brooklyn Party, Brooklyn * Cloud Cuckooland, Brooklyn Saturday, September 10 * Rubulad Proudly Presents Happy Day Welcome Barbecue, Brooklyn * Glamdammit, Brooklyn * Resistance Reformatory: An Immersive Performance Workshop, Manhattan * Bushwig 2016, Queens * The Psychic Luau, Brooklyn * ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 9.2 to 9.8

September 2nd 2016

Friday, September 2 * Seventh Annual NYC Unicycle Festival, Manhattan * Clown Cabaret, Brooklyn Saturday, September 3 * The Night, Brooklyn * Ninth Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition, Brooklyn * Mami, Queens * Dollypalooza, Manhattan * Assimilate: The Unofficial Star Trek Con Afterparty, Brooklyn Sunday, September 4 * Weirdo Cinema a-Go-Go, Queens Monday, September 5 * Labor Day Block Party, Manhattan * Yes Barbecue Extravaganza, Brooklyn * Labor Day Beach Ride, Brooklyn Thursday, September ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 8.26 to 9.1

August 26th 2016

Friday, August 26 * The Sinema of Nick Zedd and the Premiere of Two New Films, Brooklyn * Ambient Church, Brooklyn * House of Yas Dollhouse Party, Brooklyn * Best Magical Creative Experience Ever, Brooklyn * Big Head Tiny Mountain * #Fomoparty, Brooklyn * Title Point's Salon, Manhattan * Secret Project Robot Farewell, Brooklyn * Knockdown Center, Queens * Psychic Art Party, Brooklyn * Burlesque at the Beach: The Schlep Sisters, Brooklyn Saturday, August 27 * Super Friends Fest, Brooklyn * Mosaic Fest: A Mu ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 8.19 to 8.25

August 19th 2016

Friday, August 19 * Fourth Annual Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Film Festival: People for the Planet, Manhattan * #‎iScreamParty2, Brooklyn * Signs of Life Art Residency, Brooklyn * SurFest: A Surrealist Manifesto, Brooklyn * Joe Strummer Birthday Bash Strummer Jam, Manhattan Saturday, August 20 * Flame Con 2, Brooklyn * The Invisible Wind 4 * Cartoon Carnival No. 47: Summer Travels, Brooklyn * Hot Rabbit, Brooklyn Sunday, August 21 * Rhythmic Summer, Williamsburg * Procession, Manhattan Monday, August 22 ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 8.12 to 8.18

August 12th 2016

Friday, August 12 * Black Lives Matter Fundraiser, Brooklyn * The 90s Hip-Hop and R&B Sing-Along, Brooklyn * The Mushroom Cure, Manhattan Saturday, August 13 * Communal Spaces, Brooklyn * Mami Market, Queens * Maim That Tune: Striptease to the Worst Songs Ever, Brooklyn * Santa Salsa, Brooklyn * Galapagos, Brooklyn * The Forest Party, Manhattan * A Party for Brooklyn by Brooklyn, Brooklyn Sunday, August 14 * Restoration, Queens * Liquid and Still, Brooklyn * Art Music and Vibes Part 2, Brooklyn * Draw-Man ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 8.5 to 8.11

August 5th 2016

Friday, August 5 * SFVHS: California Artists' Video 1988-1999, Brooklyn * Pop Up Art Gallery, Staten Island * Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise) Screening and Talk, Brooklyn * Hewman's, Brooklyn * Corbu, Manhattan * Shoestring Studio Launch Party and Grand Opening, Brooklyn * Jump Into the Light, Manhattan Saturday, August 6 * Babycastles Super Rumble, Manhattan * This Party Is Killing You: A Night of All Robyn Everything, Williamsburg * Variance at Night, Brooklyn * Epicenter: 15, Brooklyn * F ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 7.29 to 8.4

July 29th 2016

Friday, July 29 * Broken City: Wall Street, Manhattan * Artifacts and After Effects Closing Party, Manhattan * Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party, Brooklyn * The Secret Loft Show: A Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn * Ghost Quartet, Brooklyn * Rural Route Film Festival Opening Night Rooftop Farm Screening Party, Long Island City * Title: Point's Salon, Manhattan * Exotic Erotic, Brooklyn * Dr Wilkes World of Wonders, Brooklyn Saturday, July 30 * Dances of Vice: Disco Fight Club, Manhattan * Intimate Screening of The Gr ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 7.22 to 7.28

July 22nd 2016

Friday, July 22 * Spiegelworld: Vegas Nocturne, Brooklyn * Coney Island Cyclone Ride, Manhattan * Fomoparty, Brooklyn * Haus of Yas: Drag Life Dance Party, Brooklyn Saturday, July 23 * The Battle for Mau-Mau Island * Rinsed, Brooklyn * Company Policy 3, Brooklyn * Ship of Fools Sink or Swim Party, Brookyn * Goddess Held, Brooklyn * Home Audio, Brooklyn * Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Annual Summer Pier Show, Brooklyn * Latin Fusion, Brooklyn * Summer Stories: Music, Brooklyn * Seventh Annual Coney ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 7.15 to 7.21

July 15th 2016

Friday, July 15 * Le Monde De Mino: A Bastille Day Celebration, Brooklyn * Roger Clark's Wild Summer Night, Williamsburg * What the Float, Manhattan Saturday, July 16 * One Last Drag, Brooklyn * Str8 West Coastin', Brooklyn * Daeg, Brooklyn * Blunderland, Brooklyn * Bike Fetish Day 2016, Williamburg * The Mushroom Cure, Manhattan * Show Tell Show, Brooklyn * Celebrate City of Water Day at Lilac, Manhattan * Cultural Compulsive Disorder's Second Summer Block Party, Brooklyn * The Freedom Party NYC 80s vs. 9 ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 7.8 to 7.14

July 8th 2016

Friday, July 8 * Come Out and Play After Dark, Brooklyn * Germany 1933 and Strange Fire, Brooklyn * LAMC Unofficial After Party, Manhattan * Burlesque at the Beach, Brooklyn * The Best of the Bushwick Film Festival, Brooklyn Saturday, July 9 * Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio, Brooklyn * XXXIII: Odd-at-Sea, Manhattan * Night of Fire Warm-Up Party, Manhattan * Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour, Long Island City * Treetops: The Game of Life, Brooklyn * Shhhhhh: A Themed Short Film Showcase Party, Brook ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 7.1 to 7.7

July 1st 2016

Friday, July 1 * You Are Here (Trouble Maze), Brooklyn * Rock 'n' Roll Rabbits and the Freaks Take Back Coney Island, Brooklyn * The Incredible Game Show Showcase, Manhattan Saturday, July 2 * Wormhole: Closing of the Torus Porta, Brooklyn * International Fiasco, Brooklyn * Show Tell Show, Brooklyn * It’s Alive: Now It Know What It Feels Like to Be God, Brooklyn * The Sparkle Zone, Brooklyn * Rock at the Beach: The Rob A Lou Bold School Rockabilly Show, Brooklyn * The Warriors Fun Ride 2016, Bronx Fourth of J ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 6.24 to 6.30

June 24th 2016

Friday, June 24 * Dedo Vabo Hippos, Manhattan * Wretched Scrapbook, Brooklyn * The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn * Burlesque at the Beach: This or That, Brooklyn * Jalopy International Music Fest, Brooklyn * Debt Positive Closing Performances, Long Island City * Smut, Manhattan * #Fomoparty, Brooklyn * Consuming Spirits, Brooklyn * Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Saved by the Bell and 3rd Rock From the Sun, Brooklyn * Brooklyn Kava, Brooklyn * 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, Manhattan Sa ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 6.17 to 6.23

June 17th 2016

Friday, June 17 * The Front Porch of Backdekistan, Brooklyn * Art School Acid Dropout, Long Island City * Movie Night at Big Reuse, Brooklyn * Wax the Van, Brooklyn Saturday, June 18 * Mermaid Parade, Brooklyn * Performancy Forum: Mothergirl and Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour, Brooklyn * Youth Traditional Song Benefit Concert and Open Sing, Manhattan * Eco Prisoners Benefit, Brooklyn * Junxion Mermaid Parade, Brooklyn * Official Junxion Afterparty at the Keep, Brooklyn * Feeling Gloomy, Williamsburg * Squeezebo ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 6.10 to 6.16

June 10th 2016

Friday, June 10 * The Fifth Annual New York Boylesque Festival, Brooklyn * InFinite Futures and the Past Will Be Present, Manhattan * The Sensitive Ear, Manhattan * NatashaWearsClothes, Brooklyn Saturday, June 11 * Beats in Space, Brooklyn * Company Policy 2 at the Frat Haus, Brooklyn * We Are Brooklyn Pride, Brooklyn * The Typewriter Project, Williamsburg * Popsickle All-Day Reading, Brooklyn * Field Guide: North Brooklyn, Brooklyn * Cartoon Carnival No. 45: Ladies Night, Williamsburg * StoryTour: The Broo ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 6.3 to 6.9

June 3rd 2016

Friday, June 3 * L Dopa, Manhattan * Scrapland, Williamsburg * Sci-Fi on the Big Screen, Jersey City * The Incredible Game Show Showcase, Manhattan * Debt Positive Opening Reception, Long Island City * Central Park Moonlight Ride, Manhattan Saturday, June 4 * Tandem, Brooklyn * Fête, Brooklyn * Figment, Manhattan * Pirate RRRRRide to Governer's Island, Manhattan * Ende Tymes VI, Brooklyn * Glamdammit, Brooklyn * Lord Youth EP Release, Brooklyn * G House XII: Pride, Brooklyn * Nonotak Studio, Brookl ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 5.27 to 6.2

May 27th 2016

Friday, May 27 * Prom, Brooklyn * The High Focus Institute’s Conference on Nature, Technology, and Self, Brooklyn * The People's Garden Presents: Showcase Series 2016, Brooklyn * The Secret Loft Show, Brooklyn * Hadley Fantastic's Circus of Queer Do's, Brooklyn * Soul Love, Brooklyn * Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Full House and Hogan's Heroes, Williamsburg Saturday, May 28 * Bushwick Print Lab's Annual Studio Sale, Ridgewood * Four Square, Williamsburg * Opening of Nunca Termina, Brooklyn * Donkey Donkey Release Par ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 5.20 to 5.26

May 20th 2016

Friday, May 20 * Funny Songs Fest: 50 Funny Songs, Brooklyn * Femi-Art-Explosión, Brooklyn * The Oregon Trail, Brooklyn * What the Float, Manhattan * Rocket Jam, Brooklyn * ABC No Rio Zine Library, Manhattan * #Fomoparty, Brooklyn * Choose Your Own Adventure: Trail of Fire * The High Focus Institute’s Conference on Nature, Technology, and Self, Brooklyn * Industry Underground Launch Party, Manhattan Saturday, May 21 * Dance Parade, Manhattan * StoryTour: The Brooklyn Electric, Brooklyn * Pop It! Dru ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 5.13 to 5.19

May 13th 2016

Friday, May 13 * The New Breed Documentary, Manhattan * We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun, Williamsburg * Truth Assassin, Brooklyn * The Art of Post 2016: Creativity After Delivery, Manhattan * Friday Night Live Art, Manhattan Saturday, May 14 * Tune In. Turn On. Brooklyn * UrbExpo: Over, Under, and Within, Manhattan * Madmade, Brooklyn * Emergent Ecologies Art Exhibition, Brooklyn * The Last Days of 1008 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn * A Fools Wedding, Manhattan * Brooklyn Bike Jumble, Brooklyn * Second Annual C ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 5.6 to 5.11 (complete)

May 6th 2016

NOTE: It seems the edition that went out earlier was missing all of the events. Sorry about the mistake. Friday, May 6 * Tunnel Odyssey, Brooklyn * Hardcore Architecture, Manhattan * Natasha Wears Clothes: A Variety Show for People Who Like Fashion, Brooklyn * Psychedelic Immersion Theater, Brooklyn * Intergalactic Circus Cabaret, Brooklyn * CocoaDios, Brooklyn * Literati: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written, Brooklyn * One Reading, One Story, Manhattan Saturday, May 7 *Fluxathon, Lo ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 5.6 to 5.11

May 6th 2016

Friday, May 6 * Tunnel Odyssey, Brooklyn * Hardcore Architecture, Manhattan * Natasha Wears Clothes: A Variety Show for People Who Like Fashion, Brooklyn * Psychedelic Immersion Theater, Brooklyn * Intergalactic Circus Cabaret, Brooklyn * CocoaDios, Brooklyn * Literati: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written, Brooklyn * One Reading, One Story, Manhattan Saturday, May 7 *Fluxathon, Long Island City * Fridge Art Fair NYC, Manhattan * Home Audio, Brooklyn * Pete’s 118th Annual Derby Day ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 4.29 to 5.4

April 29th 2016

Friday, April 29 * The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn * Mind by Fold, Brooklyn * Howl! Happening, Brooklyn * The Zombie Survival Adventure Game, Brooklyn * Nerd Nite, Brooklyn * Bad Film Fest, Williamsburg * Rule of 7x7: April Edition, Manhattan Saturday, April 30 * Cadence 23: A Harmonic Intervention, Long Island City * Cheryl Presents Penis Straws, Brooklyn * The Multispecies Salon presents: Emergent Ecologies Art Exhibition, Brooklyn * MayTane, Brooklyn * Bushwick Beach Party, Broo ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 4.22 to 4.28

April 22nd 2016

Friday, April 22 * Cunnilingus Curated: The Second Coming, Manhattan * Live Dubbed Sitcoms: Seinfield and That's So Raven, Williamsburg * #Fomoparty, Brooklyn * Friday Night Live Art, Manhattan * The Party by Ostbahnhof, Brooklyn * Underside: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy Show, Brooklyn * Dick D. Zigun's Killing Republicans: A Rock Opera, Brooklyn * Ptyxolopies 2:  Posthuman Poetics Nighght, Brooklyn Saturday, April 23 * Rubulad and JunXion Present Mural, Mural, Long Island City * Faint Obsessions, ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 4.15 to 4.21

April 15th 2016

Friday, April 15 * 3001: Odyssey Pop-Up, Brooklyn * No Sleep Til Bernie, Brooklyn * Kinks and Smiths cover band house party, Manhattan * Backstage on the Big Screen, Jersey City * Head On, Brooklyn Saturday, April 16 * Swingin' Jazz, Bronx * Fourth Annual Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival, Brooklyn * The Over Share Cabaret, Manhattan * Dark Disco, Manhattan * Dancing on My Own 80s-00s Prom Party, Brooklyn * Popup-Co-Op Zine Shop, Manhattan * The Secret Sense, Manhattan * Show/Tell Show, Brooklyn * Feeli ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 4.8 to 4.14

April 8th 2016

Friday, April 8 * Wacky of Wallabazoo: A Yo-yo Boy's Adventure, Brooklyn * Sweetness and Mischief, Brooklyn * Cartoon Carnival no. 42: Birds of a Feather, Brooklyn * Brooklyn Folk Festival, Brooklyn Saturday, April 9 * Midnight Monuments: Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan * Goddess Party V, Brooklyn * Harry Potter All-Movies All-Night Marathon: Part 1, Brooklyn * Catch 72, Manhattan * Anti-Establishment Hubaloo, Brooklyn Sunday, April 10 * Banjo Toss, Brooklyn * Speed Metal Dating, Brooklyn * Blindfolded in ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: nonsense 4.1 to 4.6

April 1st 2016

Friday, April 1 * 30th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade, Manhattan * Natasha Wears Clothes: A Variety Show for People Who Like Fashion, Brooklyn * Congress of Curious Peoples, Brooklyn * The Village, Brooklyn * Ghostship Ball, Brooklyn * Collapsable Hole! Manhattan * A Dysfunctional Variety Hour: A Treasure Trove of Transmitted Theater, Manhattan Saturday, April 2 * Razor 5000 Latina Edition, Brooklyn * Incredible Witness: Experiment No. 3, Brooklyn * Glamdammit: The Wild Ones Tribute, Brooklyn * Elevation 001 ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 3.25 to 3.30

March 25th 2016

Friday, March 25 * Identify Performance Series, Brooklyn * The Secret Loft Show: A Free Comedy Dance Party, Brooklyn * The Party by Ostbahnof, Brooklyn * #Fomoparty, Brooklyn * A Dysfunctional Variety Hour: A Treasure Trove of Transmitted Theater, Manhattan * Junxion and the Chocolate Factory, Brooklyn * The Slide Show: A PowerPoint Improv Competition, Brooklyn * Piss Elegant 2, Manhattan * Zodiack Pt. XI: Piscean Pandemonium, Brooklyn * Title: Point Salon, Brooklyn * Source, Manhattan Saturday, March 26 * ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 3.18 to 3.24

March 18th 2016

Friday, March 18 * Unter x the Bunker, Brooklyn * What I Live By, Manhattan * Uglyrhino’s Junior Prom, Brooklyn * Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival, Brooklyn * Puppet Playlist No. 20: Billy Joel, Brooklyn Saturday, March 19 * It's in the Water: A Porous Purim, Brooklyn * 40th Anniversary World Famous Spring Equinox Celebration and Egg Balancing Ceremony, Brooklyn * Swing House Eighth Anniversary, Brooklyn * Kate Bush Is My Favorite Bush, Williamsburg * Thank You for Everything, Brooklyn * ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 3.11 to 3.17

March 11th 2016

Friday, March 11 * An Evening of Performances by an International Collective of Theater and Butoh Artists, Brooklyn * Death By Audio Arcade, Brooklyn * Puppet Parlor, Manhattan * Loftopera Presents: Puccini's Tosca, Brooklyn * Next System Project NYC, Manhattan * Landmark Loew's Movie Palace, Jersey City Saturday, March 12 * Pass the Salt. And the Pepper. And While You're at it, the Ketchup, Long Island City * Doodz, Brooklyn * Winter Shack, Brooklyn * Storykraft Storytelling and Music, Williamsburg * Show/T ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 3.4 to 3.10

March 4th 2016

Friday, March 4 * Panorama Challenge 2016, Queens * A Very Florida Birthday, Brooklyn * The Umbrella, Brooklyn * The Collaborators: Art in the Moment, Manhattan * I Know You Got Soul, Brooklyn * The Place Where He Is Meant to Be Lost, Manhattan * The Incredible Game Show Showcase, Manhattan Saturday, March 5 * Fung Wah Biennial, Manhattan * Game Show, Brooklyn * Michael Alan's Human Puppet Theory, Brooklyn * Cosmic Night Bazaar, Queens * Big Irv's Gallery, Williamsburg * L Dopa, Manhattan Sunday, March 6 ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 2.26 to 3.3

February 26th 2016

Friday, February 26 * Massivemuse, Brooklyn * Sig Socials Contra Dance, Manhattan * Boysnoize Takeover Remote (After Hours), Brooklyn * Preparing for Outer Space: Astronaut Training and Menus for Mars, Brooklyn * Cool Shit/ Weird Shit, Manhattan Saturday, February 27 * Psychic Snow: Queer Warehouse Party, Brooklyn * Can't Stop Won't Stop: The Definitely Final Exquisite Contraption Party, Queens * Ptyxolopies: A Nighght of Image-Textonics, Brooklyn * Schtick a Pole in It, Manhattan * Wasabassco's House of Deve ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 2.19 to 2.25

February 19th 2016

Friday, February 19 * The Robot Battle Rises From the Snow Storm, Williamsburg * An Hour Abroad: 60 Minutes to See the World, Manhattan * Banger for Bernie 2016, Manhattan * Loew's Movie Place: Classic Film Weekends, Jersey City * Spaceworks Showcase, Manhattan * Nerd Nite, Brooklyn Saturday, February 20 * Rockaway Wind Parade, Queens * Blazing Whity, Manhattan * Pure Imagination Live: Adam and Eve and Dave and Trish, Brooklyn * Bushwick A/V Saturday Afters, Brooklyn * Midnight Disco Society, Brooklyn Sunday ...Continue Reading

nonsensenyc: 2.12 to 2.18

February 12th 2016

Friday, February 12 * Soul Kontrol, Williamsburg * Now You See Us, Now We're Drunk, Brooklyn * Wasabassco’s Tunnel of Love, Brooklyn * #Bushwickloveparty, Brooklyn * F*ck That Movie, Williamsburg Saturday, February 13 * Rubulad Presents Scrumptious Sweethearts of the Stratosphere, Brooklyn * The Lovers Ball, Brooklyn * Meet Me in Paris: A Clandestine Cabaret, Brooklyn * Love Bites Power Ballads Sing-Along, Brooklyn * ECC's BlackBox: Eat Y'er Heart Out, Brooklyn * Digital Love, Brooklyn * V-Day Party at the ...Continue Reading
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