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Legend Tripping at Masters & Pelavin
Reception April 18, 2013; 6-9PM
Masters & Pelavin invites you to join us for a group exhibition with works by Karl Klingbiel, Timothy Paul Myers, Cecilia Vissers, Peter Buechler, Steven Katzman, Norman Mooney, Vincent Valdez, Jeremy Harris, Tara Fracalossi, Jon Rappleye, Julia Randall, Ruth Hardinger, RAE, Cooper Holoweski and Charles Wilkin.
Smashed at Here (Arts Center): Apr 4-6 @ 7pm
Opera on Tap premieres SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story, an absurd opera about drinking booze (and the people who don’t drink booze).
VILLA DELIRIUM @Barbes: April 26th
“Disturbed Songs for Disturbed Times” Villa Delirium combines eerie traditional folk songs of Germany, Ireland and the Balkans with murder ballads of the American South and heir own startling compositions. With Tine Kindermann – Voice, saw and violin; John Kruth – Voice, guitar, mandolin, banjo and flutes; Kenny Margolis – Accordion and keyboards; Steve Bear – Pots, pans and boxes and Doug Wieselman – clarinets and bass harmonica.
Amon Tobin (DJ set) at Le Poisson Rouge
Portia Munson: Reflecting Pool at P.P.O.W
The AIPAD Photo Show
Drink to Me at Porter Contemporary
Hanno Otten ‘Boulevard’at Janet Border, Inc.
“Washington Square” Launch Party
Jim Houser: Search Party at Jonathan Levine
Festival of Conscience, with Performances of “Another Life” and staged readings of “Extreme Whether”
MOCCA Arts Festival 2013
“Art, Sex, and Power: Tattooed Women Today”
Not Your Sunday Funnies
Mark DeMaio: I Walk The Line
Critical Language: A forum on International Art English
Mappathon @Reverse Space
A WORKSHOP WITH RED NOSE STUDIO
CZECHOSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATER in KING EXECUTIONER
F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology
Winnie Truong and Kris Knight at Mulherin + Pollard
Legends of Balkan Brass: Kočani Orkestar with Sazet Band
Hans Benda Something on Water: April 18 – May 25, 2013
Miyako Yoshinaga is pleased to announce Something on Water, the fourth solo exhibition of figurative oil paintings by German artist Hans Benda, on view from April18 through May 25, 2013. A reception will be held on Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Uncharted Waters: Friday April 12th
Uncharted Waters: REVERSE 2013 is the inaugural exhibition of work by members of the REVERSE Artist Community, a select group of artists who feature regularly in its exhibitions and programming. Participating artists include: CHi KA, Melissa F. Clarke, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Brandon Friend & Jason Douglas Griffin, Daria Irincheeva and Aleksey Yudzon
The adventures of alvin sputnik: Deep sea Explorer
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer has been on a remarkable journey, touring worldwide and consistently attracting sold-out crowds, rave reviews and prestigious awards. The “ingenious” (The Guardian UK) one-man micro-epic puppet show melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world.
EXTREME WHETHER by Karen Malpede
A new play about the censorship of climate change science.
5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival
ALYSON SHOTZ: Fluid State
Zach Harris: Central Park in a No Vex Cave
JOHN DILG AND KARSTEN KREJCAREK AT REGINA REX
Victorious at Aureus Contemporary
Intangible: Carole Pierce
Audiophile: Ava Luna with Lushlife
New York Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory
MAYDAY MAYDAY : A TRUE STORY BY THE MAN WHO FELL
Letha Wilson: Landmarks and Monuments
We are Winning, Don’t Forget: Jean-Gabriel Périot at the MoMA & North American Tour
Andrei Rubley – 60 minutes
The Calm Before the Storm
LIVE from the NYPL: William Gibson
GREEN FESTIVAL, JACOB JAVITS CENTER, NYC
POLIXENI PAPAPETROU: Stories from the Other Side
A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures
HEREart exhibit: A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia): April 23-May 4
Step into a double self-portrait steeped with the iconography of the American Dream in Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin’s panorama of visual and performative art, A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia).
A Steady Progress of Nothingness / Basim Magdy at Newman Popiashvili
Newman Popiashvili gallery is pleased to present A Steady Progress of Nothingness, the third solo exhibition at the gallery by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy. The artist will present a film, a slide projection and paintings. Magdy’s titles for his works and exhibitions always play on the idea of human achievement through the ages, but hints at the ultimate failure that occurs with each generation. Highlighting this idea in My Father Looks For An Honest City, 2010, Magdy asked his own father to reenact Diogenes of Sinope’s philosophical statement of carrying a lamp in daytime. Diogenes, who was one of the founders of the philosophy of cynicism, was most known by his repeated act of carrying a lamp in daylight supposedly “looking for an honest man.”
OLD-FASHIONED PROSTITUTES (A TRUE ROMANCE) @ The Public Theater
April 30-June 2, 2013
Snapshots from an enigmatic fairy-tale in which Suzie, the elusive coquette, brings Samuel to his knees – from where he worships a life he only half understands. OLD-FASHIONED PROSTITUTES (A TRUE ROMANCE) is an expressionistic chamber-play that twists emotional heartache into a landscape of continual mental invention, marking the return to theater of a celebrated artist whom The New York Times has dubbed “the Godfather of the American avant-garde.” Presented in association with Ontological-Hysteric Theater.
PEN World Voices: An Evening with McSweeney’s @Joe’s Pub
Join us for a celebration of the art of translation. McSweeney’s contributors will read excerpts from their translations in McSweeney’s Issue 42 –an ambitious experiment which took twelve stories through six phases of translation of a variety of languages, granting each translator a liberal creative license to change the story at will.
The Legend of Apsara Mera
The Royal Ballet of Cambodia comes to BAM with this breathtaking work, featured in the citywide Season of Cambodia festival, with movement constructed by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi.
THIRTEENTH PEKING OPERA FESTIVAL
Jackie Meier: Razzmatazz at Nancy Margolis Gallery
Kirra Jamison: Still Point
Scrabble for Cheaters
The How I Learned Series Presents:How I Learned I Might Be Obsessed
Kenny Scharf Kolors
Charles Fréger and Tim Hetherington at Yossi Milo Gallery
DOWNTOWN NEW YORK: a group exhibition of artists who live & work in Downtown NYC
THE STORY OF MY PURITY by FRANCESCO PACIFICO
MFA Open Studios
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BARE: TRUE STORIES OF SEX,
Each month, Bare brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Bare opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens. Rack ‘em up for tales of miscues from these sure-shot storytellers: Hosted by Jefferson (Writer, One Life Take Two) Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez (New York Confidential) Selena Coppock (Connotations) David Crabb (Ask Me, Bad Kid) Sinnamon Love (Urban X and AVN Awards Hall of Famer) Musical Guest Jessica Delfino . . . and you! Ever missed a break? Put your name your name to the corner pocket for a chance to bare all on the Bare stage.
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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.
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In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles away from land, and humans, there is enormous floating reminder of the indelible mark we leave from afar. Called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Plastic Vortex and the world’s largest landfill, the North Pacific Gyre is a combination of currents and carelessness that makes up what some suggest is a wasteland filled with plastic. Rife with fantastic sounding aquatic traps such as “ghost nets,” it is suggested that its collection is of such a scale that, as of yet, no one has been able to calculate its true size.
In a song by local Park Slope musicians Whale Belly, there is an interesting lyric “I know what I hate, I just don’t know why.”
The upcoming show Whale Belly is slated to perform in, Post Plastic Project at Littlefield in Brooklyn, plans to remedy just such ignorance through a feast of artists, musicians and comedians curated to raise money, and awareness for the environmental organization, Project Kaisei.
Discovered by chance in 1997 by oceanographer Charles Moore, the North Pacific Gyre is Project Kaisei’s main focus. Kaisei itself began in late 2008 when co-founders, Doug Woodring, George Orbelian, and Mary T. Crowley, found a need to bring attention and research to the growing problem of plastic pollution. In 2009 Kaisei launched its brigantine vessel (the namesake of Kaisei, meaning “Ocean Planet”) and an oceanography vessel called “New Horizon,” donated from partnering organization Scripps Institute of Oceanography. The mission was to collect and calculate data on the amount, type, and breakdown rates of plastic litter that is trapped in the middle of the ocean.
Some findings maintain that certain types of plastic are breaking down at rates much faster than imagined. Most recently the rate was a year or less for some materials to completely disintegrate and penetrate waters and wildlife, raising concerns about toxin levels in fish and other saltwater animals. Utilizing a variety of technological outlets to get their message across, Team Kaisei reports directly from the boat with updates on their findings, and even has a voyage tracker via Google Earth that allows you pinpoint the location, and view interactive message from crew members.
When I asked Lindsay Bourget, one of the curators of the Post Plastic Project, “Why Kaisei?” she answered directly, “I started this project because I wanted to find someone to donate to that made the most sense and they [Project Kaisei] made the most sense to me, because their number one goal is to capture the plastic vortex and that’s exactly what I was most concerned about, so it seemed like a natural fit.” Some debate remains about the severity and size of the litter in the North Pacific Gyre, along with concerns about disturbing wildlife in the effort to collect, as well as the idea that full collection of all the plastic is a Sisyphean task. Nevertheless when I asked Lindsay about her concern for the validity of such projects in the face these doubts as well as major global disasters (particularly oil spills) she acknowledged “it can be really discouraging, but then you think there’s only one way to really start making a change.”
Co-curator Laina Karavani adds, “Sometimes artists and musicians are the only one’s that people really listen to and can help illicit change, and that’s what this is all about, moving towards that change.”
Post Plastic Project will demonstrate by example, using soy ink, and semi-recycled paper in their printing materials through Long Island City based, ColorCoded, and party materials (cups, plates, etc) provided by SustyParty, a New York based company that provides a line of eco-friendly, biodegradable party products made from corn oil, tapioca starch and other recycled materials, along with a bin to collect and ensure compost.
The artists and musicians are pooled from both Lindsay and Laina’s art and design background. Lindsay currently works in packing and architectural design, and went to Colorado Institute of Art, while Laina is photographer originally from New Jersey. Laina moved to San Francisco to attend the Art Academy of San Francisco, and found herself in an environment of high sustainability expectations. Drawing from this experience and from a childhood where recycling was the norm, Laina and Lindsay were eventually introduced by a professor who thought they might be a good match (their birthdays are only two days apart.) As the project grew larger both realized that this kind of grassroots organization for a less dire cause might be exactly what people were looking for.
The show is a powerhouse in itself with fifteen artists, four bands, and two MC’s. Mostly local fare, the artists were friends of or approached directly by Lindsay and Laina, and much to their surprise, nearly all said yes. With the increase of sustainable forms of living becoming the norm in Brooklyn it was easy to see that Lindsay and Laina’s project provided the perfect outlet for supporters looking for a more manageable idea of altruism.
The line up for music is strong and ranges from the pipes of a classically trained opera singer (singing in a rock band of course) Little Grey Girlfriend, the upbeat and introspective words and sound of Whale Belly (Park Slope), The Robin Electric with nostalgic twinges of their Cleveland roots, and string band turned electric from Chicago, Panoramic and True.
Artists include talent like artist and curator Ben Peterson, Christine Nguyen, illustrator Mariana Silva, award-winning motion graphics designer Mauricio Leon, illustrator Travis Simon, Daria Tessler and many more.
The show takes place this Sunday June 5th at Littlefield in Brooklyn
Doors open at 6, with a free art reception and $10 cover for the music.
All proceeds will benefit the effort of Project Kaisei.