Laurie Lipton:Carnival Of Death
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1st, 7-11pm
Last Rites Gallery presents Carnival Of Death, new works by Laurie Lipton, in what will be her first solo show at the gallery. A master of graphite, Laurie Lipton’s detailed drawings explore the passages of life and the portal into death. With technical prowess, she approaches her subject matter with a unique blend of both elegance and dark humor. Influenced by Dia de los Muertos iconography, this exhibit runs just prior to The Day Of The Dead, commemorating the holiday by which it was inspired…
Louis C.K. @THE BELL HOUSE
Friday, September 30 @ The Bell House 7pm and 9pm show
Born in 1967, Louis CK got his start in comedy after moving to New York City in 1989 and appearing on as many of the numerous televised comedy programs being shot in the city as possible. Soon making short films and touring the country on the comedy circuit, CK got his start in television as one of the original writers for the wildly irreverent Conan O’Brien Show when it premiered in 1993. Masterminding such long-running skits as the “Staring Contest” and “Actual Items” (some of which continued to appear regularly, years after his departure), CK continued to make short films as he later worked for The Late Show with David Letterman and The Dana Carvey Show, all the while gaining popularity as a talented comedian. (READ MORE.)
The Super Coda at The Mixology Cellar.
Downstairs at the Cutting Room in Williamsburg. 44 Berry. 8-11:30. Valerie Kuehne/Ian Colletti think up phantom concoctions of the alcoholic variety all night.
We are the 99% Solidarity March with #occupywallstreet
Saturday, October 1 · 3:00pm – 8:00pmWe the 99% will not be silent and we will not be intimidated. This Saturday thousands more of us will march together as one to show that it is time that the 99% are heard. Join us on the 2nd week anniversary of your new movement. March will end with a gathering and some eating at Brooklyn Bridge Park 5:30 pm Special Guests include Amiri Baraka and others! Food provided.
Sat 10/01, 6/8pmThe Dust Busters are an old-time string band based out of Brooklyn. Ballads, fiddle tunes, old-time songs & banjo breakdowns — their distinct sound is contemporary, meaningful, raw… and foremost, fun With their new album “Forth” The Four Bags continue a decade-long adventure. The Four Bags tackle death metal, Persian classical, Brazilian pop, and French electronica, ever expanding their stylistic palette while imprinting a distinctive stamp on the music. “Forth” follows three critically acclaimed releases on NCM East Records.
Flin Van Hemmen@PC.
Drummer FLIN VAN HEMMEN is from Holland and now lives in Harlem, New York. His first drumming gigs were with Dutch jazz musicians Thijs van Leer and Eric Vloeimans, and he was featured in two television shows. With the Benjamin Herman Quartet, he toured through Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria. Flin also started co leading a Trio named Blom/ Dooyeweerd/ van Hemmen and played with many international stars such as Dick Oatts, Scott Tinkler and Rick Margitza. Saxophonist Michael Brecker invited him to play on the first concert of his European tour 2003, subbing for Jeff Tain Watts. In 2004 Flin was awarded the Best New Talent award (Dutch Jazz Competition) and won the John Engels (drummer for Chet Baker) award. More recently, he has created utterly precise and free music in groups in New York City, such as Lathan/Flin/Ali.
Saturday Oct 1, 8pm
Selected Shorts returns to the Academy of Music for an evening of stories about Behaving Badly by Aimee Bender, A.M. Homes and Lewis Robinson. Host Isaiah Sheffer, Jane Curtin and Jill Eikenberry perform stories.
de Kooning: A Retrospective
September 18, 2011–January 9, 2012BRIGHT TO LIGHT: NUIT BLANCHE NY 2011
Bring to Light is a free nighttime public festival of art in New York City that takes place simultaneously with “
nuit blanche” events in cities around the world. Inviting emerging and established artists to make site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art, the event creates an immersive spectacle for thousands of visitors to re-imagine public space and civic life. Bring to Light will transform streets, parks and the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint, Brooklyn set against dramatic views of the Manhattanskyline.
SATURDAY 10/1. Night of Clutter at Funkadelic Studios. This is the biggest music party you will ever witness. It is interactive. It is labrynthine. Like if electronic musicians and avant-garde instigators took over Studio54.
Organs in The Snow
A Group Show and Story by Rachel MasonDan Asher / John Baldessari / Michael G. Bauer / Michael Bilsborough / Nancy deHoll / Jen Denike / Tim Dowse / Ellie Ga / Laleh Khorramian / Jason Lazarus / Mamiko Otsubo / Samuel WhiteOpening Night Performances: Thank You Rosekind, Doom Trumpet, No Sky God, Mark Golamco
Congress of Collectives @Flux Factory
October 2, 7:00 pm – 9 pm
An evening with BROODWORK and Meow Wolf Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Flux Factory: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City 11101
⇓ An Evening with BROODWORK & Meow Wolf description
Congress of Collectives is designed to unite collectives, individuals who choose to work collaboratively, and audience members. The three week-long series of events will examine the many forms of collaboration, participation, and self-organization and will provide a platform to generate new works, discussions, and enduring relationships. Congress of Collectives will include formal programming such as panels, talks, screenings, and performances, and informal programing, including dinners, impromptu discussions and actions.
Opening: Sunday, October 2, 3 – 6 PM
Photons first appeared ten seconds after the Big Bang, signaling the first light. In the Judeo-Christian tradition God separated light from darkness on the first day of Creation. In Greek Mythology Nyx (night) with her consort Erebos (darkness) gave birth to Hemera (day). In all of these systems, from ancient myth to modern science, light comes out of darkness. Light and darkness are separate entities, but dependent upon one another. With “Dividing Light Measuring Darkness,” Curious Matter explores our diverse human responses to the benign physical properties of light and darkness.DAVE HERTZBERG’S HEARTS & BONES.CD Release/SCOTT KETTNER’S FORRO BRASS BAND @Barbes
Gem Club w/Gardens & Villa, Youth Lagoon @Glasslands
Friday, September 30 // 8:30pm
Friday, September 30
Printed Matter, Inc. presents: THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
September 30–October 2, 2011
Preview: Thursday, Sept. 29, 6–9 p.m.
Printed Matter presents the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5–7 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art book publishing.
Saturday October 8th Doors at 7 Show at 8pm
Sunday October 9th, Doors at 4 Show at 5pmLook up! Witches, goblins, precocious rabbits, evil queens and David
Bowie! The Sky Box at the House of Yes is proud to present an all-new
aerial theatrical production, Double Rainbow: A Fairytale Catastrophe!
Friday September 30, 7 pm: Performance by Irvin Morazan
Inspired by the lyrical, political and metaphorical themes in the writing of Roberto Bolaño as well as by his imaginative virtuosity, this exhibition conceptually aligns the Chilean writer’s characters and motifs with the works of eight contemporary Latin American artists. Drawing parallels between these artists andBolaño’s persona as a nomadic writer,“Salvajes” intends to be Latin American in its essence, and universal in its language.
Saturday October 1st, 6:00-9:00 pm
A group show inspired by an installation of vvitalny’s that explores the intersection of Polish and American culture in Greenpoint. vvitalny is pleased to invite you to the opening of One Foot In Each World at the Brooklyn Artists Gym on 10/1. This group show is inspired by vvitalny’s piece, Poles On Poles: In Pieces, and is co-curated by us and the gallery’s own Meredith Alcarese.
LIVE from the NYPL: ROBERT WILSON with Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, Lucinda Childs, and others in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
Friday, September 30, 2011 7:00 p.m.
Robert Wilson will talk to Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed, Lucinda Childs and others about his artistic collaboration with them over the years. The conversation will be instigated by Paul Holdengräber.
Robert Wilson is among the most distinguished theater directors of our time. Creator of such works as The King of Spain and The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud, Wilson also collaborated with Philip Glass on the hugely successful opera Einstein on the Beach. Today, Wilson’s accomplishments are recognized not only in the spheres of theatre and opera, but also in the visual arts. Retrospectives of his work have been held throughout the world, and his installations have appeared in several Guggenheim museums, among other venues worldwide.
Jalopy Theatres 5th Year Anniversary Celebration
Friday, September 30, Show starts at 8:00
Panel / “Revisiting Extinct Sounds,” with Sari Carel, Jonathan Sterne, and Leah Abir
Friday, 30 September 2011, 7–9 pm
Reading and Book Launch / “Ugly Feelings,” with Jack Halberstam, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Maggie Nelson
Sunday, 2 October 2011, 7–9 pm
In this celebration of their new books, the formidable cultural critics Jack Halberstam, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Maggie Nelson—authors of The Queer Art of Failure, Humiliation, and The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, respectively—turn their attention toward the darker realms of human emotion. Their readings will invite us, in word and image, to examine, name, and even revel in three “ugly feelings” that fuel the culture of our days. From the shame of porn to the brutality of some performance art to the failure embedded in children’s animation, this evening’s presentation promises to walk a fine line between enlightenment and titillation, critical inquiry and tragic comedy, recognition and denial. But fear not: it’s also a book party!
View of Outer Space from an Aquarium
The Ullage Group invites you to celebrate the life of the remarkable film-maker George Kuchar
Shaky Daves Harmonica Workshop for Beginners
Do Ho Suh: Home Within Home
SPECTOBER BEGINS: Driller Killer, Messiah of Evil, Night of the DemonBridges, Trees, Skulls, Pies & Other Treasure Trails
Exquisite Corpse group show
NYC Barn Dance
Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL
Three Monsters: Performance by Jaeeun Lee (Sunday, October 2nd at 4pm)
BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN@ The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
Living as Form:Creative Time
Tales out of School 3: A New Yorker night with The Moth
Short Stories at the NY Art Book Fair: Iman Issa in Conversation with Isla Lever-Yap
Books B Q Three (third time’s a charm)
Open Rehearshal : NY Philharmonic
VISIONARY SIGHTSEEING BINOCULARS
Walls/Ancient Ocean @Cameo
SOS: The Sunday Open Series
Rumble Above the Clouds
You are Here: Washington DC
Caspar Stracke: SPECULATIVE TAXIDERMY
FIAF: Crossing the Line 2011
SLIDELUCK POTSHOW Sacred Spaces/Sacred Spices
Tribute Concert of Sam Cooke featuring Cody Childs
SHAKIN’ ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN!
NORTHERN SPY FEST @ZEBULON
BAMcafé Live All-Stars: Melvin Van Peebles widLaxative
Lisa Randall: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate Our World
Erotic Death in Victorian Art and Fashion @Observatory
The New Yorker Festival 2011: War w/ Chang-rae Lee , Tim O’Brien and ZZ Packer
Dances of Vice Presents: Jack With One Eye
HAYMARKET BOOKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Find My Way Home By John Kelly (Risk +Reward @MAD.)
VISUAL/INVISUAL: DO WORDS PRODUCE ART?
Nautical Notes: Mari, Navi e Naufragi
Talujon Percussion: David Cossin, Dominic Donato, Tom Kolor, Michael Lipsey and Matt Ward
RICO GATSON: Three Trips Around the Block
NYC Public Education Wars: From Then to Now
Arias with a Twist @Abrons Art Center. (Ongoing till Oct 16th)
CALLA VIDET / SIGHTLINETHAT TIME, THE TIME BEFORE THAT, AND
Making the Trees Shiver
Here & Now Regional Artist Showcase: Andrew Deutsch + Kyle Martin
Itziar Barrio’s The Blue Wall Project
Dunkelbunt and The Secret Swing Societyfrom Austria
Rey Trueno: Radio Soap Opera
THE PASSIONS: MARTIN WITTFOOTH @ LYONS WEIR.
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 6-8PM
The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain such states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering.
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra w/ Matana Roberts
Thu., October 06, 2011 / 6:30 PM
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra is a group led by founding Godspeed You! BlackEmperor guitarist Efrim. Joined by fellow GYBE members Sophie (violin) and Thierry
(contrabass), TSMZMO debuted with a performance at Constellation’s Musique Fragile concert series in spring 1999 and went on to record their first record in November of that year. Built around Efrim’s simple piano figures, the debut TSMZMO album also marks the first recording to document Thierry’s move from electric to acoustic upright bass, and the first recorded instance of Efrim on vocals since a rare 1996 GYBE cassette release.
An artistic destiny fulfilled, visionary director Robert Wilson (Quartett, 2009 Next Wave) joins the world-renowned Berliner Ensemble for its New York debut in a bold new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera—a seminal work of 20th-century music theater. Presented at BAM in its US premiere, Wilson’s production recasts the story of Peachum, Polly, and Macheath in a bewitching setting informed equally by the striking designs of German Expressionist cinema and the shattering, seductive world of Weimar-era cabaret.