THE WEEK: August 1-5th.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing @Cornelia.
Monday, August 1, 10:00 PM

Peter Evans, trumpet; Jon Irabagon, saxophone; Moppa Elliot, bass; Kevin Shea, drums.

Students from So Percussion’s Summer Institute (SOSI) play the music of Dan Deacon other surprises@LPR.
Jamie xx (DJ Set) w/ Brenmar (10pm)
special guests Dan Deacon

The art made by Baltimore artist Dan Deacon is about community and how to organize and inspire it. From founding a now well-known art collective (Wham City), to organizing and running an annually sold-out DIY music festival (Whartscape), to conceiving, planning and curating a massive 60 person/30 band tour (Baltimore Round Robin Tour), it’s clear to see that community and bringing people together is the major theme of his work. Bromst is the embodiment of that way of thinking. (READ MORE.)

Group Exhibition @Joshua Liner Gallery

Summer Group Exhibition 2011
August 4 to August 27, 2011

Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present the 2011 Summer Group Exhibition showcasing 17 artists, including established gallery regulars and several newcomers to the gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, collage, and drawing, with works by the following artists:

Cameron Gray, Chloe Early, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Evelyn Rydz, Greg Lamarche, Herbert Baglione, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj.

xperi-MENTAL Festival 3
August-5, 6, 7

Three days or avant garde and experimental music madness!

Curated by Robert L. Pepper (PAS) and Valerie Kuhne (Prehistoric Horse)

Goodbye Blue Monday
J Train to Kosciusko St

Round Robin Collective in Residence at A.I.R Gallery
August 5th through August 27th A.I.R Gallery will host Round Robin Collective in Residence at A.I.R Gallery.

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 6-9pm.
Gallery Hours during this exhibition: Thursday 5:30 – 8:30pm, and Fri – Sun, 11 to 6pm.

Le Squeezebox Cabaret @ Public Assembly: 

A Monthly Night of Accordion-Driven Variety
The first Monday of every month, David F. Slone, Esq. invites you to join him in a celebration of the beauty of the bellows with Brooklyn’s hottest underground accordionists, dancers, strippers, singers, comedians and magicians!

Axis Company’s episodic play Hospital, about the interior life of a person in a terminal coma, is something of a signature for the company, which has produced a new installment of the drama nearly every year since 1997. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Sharp (Edgar Oliver’s East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House), the show is a summer downtown phenomenon beloved for its balance of horror, humor, and weirdness. The company will present the 11th production in the series July 8 – August 20.

Wit’s End, Wasabassco Burlesque, Nasty Canasta, Gemini & Scorpio and The Bell House present Wasablanca (August 5th/Bell House)

You’re invited to an immersive evening right out of the golden age of the silver screen, courtesy of an alliance of the most innovative and creative nightlife in New York City. It’s 1941(ish) and the unoccupied area of Brooklyn known as Wasablanca remains one of the last holdouts of freedom against the marching forces of fascism. The Bell House transforms into a Moroccan den of intrigue, cocktails, jazz, blackmail and burlesque; a place where people come to drink, dance, play games of chance and indulge in acts of subterfuge, conspiracy and illicit liaisons – because in Wasablanca the drinks are cheap, but freedom comes at a price.

EXHIBITION: Jim Henson’s Fantastic World @MOTMI.
July 16–January 16, 2012

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World celebrates the internationally known creative genius Jim Henson, whose work encompassed film, television, and puppetry. The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, all of which illustrate Henson’s boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments.

Fifteen iconic puppets, including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, and Bert and Ernie, are on view, along with photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work and excerpts from his early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson’s entire career, with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and objects related to the inspired imaginary world of his popular 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal. The exhibition features artifacts from Henson’s best-known projects, The Muppet ShowThe Muppet Movie and its sequels,Fraggle Rock, and Sesame Street, in addition to materials from Sam and Friends, an early show he created in the 1950s, and his pioneering television commercial work in the 1960s.


 Curated by Leo Fitzpatrick
Artists respond to the work of Ray Johnson in a group show

Exhibition includes Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Leo Fitzpatrick, Ray Johnson, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Josh Smith and Dash Snow.

August 1—September 7, 2011
Reception: Monday, August 1, 6-8 p.m.

THURSDAY.  3 exciting new musical acts, 8-11. They are:
Daryl Shawn –
Josh Sinton/Dominic Lash –​uk/
Brad Henkel – http://bradhenkel.blogspot​.com/

Brad is playing twice in one week! I’m excited since it’s been a while since he’s played at Orwell. If you haven’t heard him yet you should this week because you have two chances, see below

FRIDAY. 8-midnight. The Super Coda Presents Baltimore/NYC Mash-up no. 2!  Featuring performances by:
SuperSharpShooter! –​ch?v=EppXEcgd3b0
The Expanding Man –​expandingman
HAG (this is where Brad Henkel comes into the picture again, also David Grollman and Sean Ali.)
and a solo performance by me, Valerie Kuehne.​zolaleverkuhn

An early performance by Jeff Platz/Ras Moshe/Lindsay Wade/Daniel Carter and Dave Miller. Not to be avoided.​/carter.html​moshe

Artaud Double Bill + The Society of the Spectacle @ MAD.

Created for the To Each His Own Cinema (Chacun son cinéma) anthology film commissioned for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, Artaud Double Bill showcases a wry critique of the evolving role of traditional cinema in the hands of the millennial generation. (READ MORE.)

The Ettes
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Wed, August 3, 2011
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:30 PM
$10.00 – $12.00

THE ETTES’ new tracks are the creative leap fans have been waiting for and perfectly capture the band’s diverse musical loves — early punk anthems, ‘60s pop and country (think Patsy Cline and Nancy Sinatra embracing ‘70s NYC punk).

For start ups, authors, artists and change the world people:
Lisa Jones — new fiction work
Rendall — Gaming platform
Maya A. – CuSp syndication process
Kirsten P — Ruby Nuby
Geoff – Lifestander
Pitch Public is the place to demo what’s next… give some insight into what we’re working on and get ideas from the crowd. BUT WE’LL ALWAYS DO THIS IN A PUBLIC SPACE where anyone can join in. It’s free to demo and free to watch. (READ MORE.)

Puppet BloK: The Quiet Way@Dixon Place.
Written & Performed by Casey Lewelly
Advance: $15 / $12

Inspired by the work of East Village poet, Eileen Myles, Casey Llewellyn’s The Quiet Way is an interrogation of gender, sexuality and transformation-the scraping of the self against the outside world.

Sporting Life Exhibition @FIT

The Museum at FIT presents Sporting Life, an exhibition exploring the relationship between active sportswear and fashion from the mid-19th century through the present. Clothing for sporting activities has often influenced fashion—and vice versa. In fact, sportswear manufacturers have been responsible for many innovations in performance apparel, even as they recognize that “fashionability” is an important factor. Indeed, much of today’s active sportswear is just as fashionable as it is functional.

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