Sun, Aug 21, Red Lotus Room, Crown Heights, BK – address sent to RSVPs
5-7pm VIP patron salon and tea service, $30-300
7pm-12am party, $15, or with Dances of Vice Enchantment Under The Sea Dance (8/20): $25
Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
VIP & combo tix presale: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/191788
Coilhouse: http://www.coilhouse.net | DoV: http://www.dancesofvice.com
Inclusive and elegant, weird and sincere, Coilhouse Magazine is “A Love Letter to Alternative Culture.” For four full years –both as a high gloss print publication and a daily-updated website– Coilhouse has served as a vibrant international hub for DIY expression and outrageous bohemian creativity. This will be the first full-fledged Coilhouse party in three years, the first NYC event in Coilhouse history, and an official birthday celebration.
Enter into a secret lush cabaret room deep in the heart of Brooklyn, to revel in live music, dance and circus performances and dance to rollicking sets from DJ luminaries. Aerialists…fire…projections… dadaist spectacle…surprises galore. Bid on silent auction items donated by Diamanda Galas, Molly Crabapple, Jessica Joslin, Paul Komoda, Jason Levesque & Xeni Jardin, Century Guild, Disinfo, PUREVILE!, Kate O’Brien, Nicole Aptekar, and Asha Beta: a splendid array of autographed prints and books, and one-of-a-kind art objects, as well as a full set of the out-of-print, highly collectible back-issues of Coilhouse. Plus, the first glimpse of Coilhouse Issue Six, and an opportunity to pre-order it at a discount.
Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls, World Inferno) – Energetic, expressive, powerful drum virtuoso.Franz Nicolay (World Inferno, Hold Steady, Guignol) – Dashing moutsachioed multi-instrumentalist, composer, and the hardest working boho-accordionist in NYC. Kim Boekbinder (Vermillion Lies) – Genre-defying songstress of murderous waltzes and epic pop ballads via voice, guitar, looping pedal and a bag full of mystery. Thomas Negovan– Occult-tinged, erotic, 1920s cabaret songcraft. Kelvin Daly – Builder of unique musical instruments; mysterious and elegant performances. Theremina – Wistful, theremin-drenched ambient music to sway and swoon to. DJs: Wengrofsky – Scrappy and eclectic vinyl wizardry. PUREVILE! – Sets of new wave, dark glam, new romantic from the co-founder of DISKO NOUVEAUX.
DIMANCHE ROUGE: CALL FOR ARTISTS IN BROOKLYN, NYC USA
Sun, Aug 21
FREE EVENT !!!!!
From Meghann Snow: I have been asked to be the Coordinator of Dimanche Rouge in Brooklyn, New York. Dimanche Rouge will hold a special August edition consisting in street interventions in different cities. Dimanche Rouge invites the general public to take part from these street interventions as group performers. These actions will be filmed and streamed live online. Viewers will be able to watch the performances over the internet.Performances will be held on August 21st, 2011, at 7 pm, Paris time–other countries will match this time so that performances are held simultaneously. (Our NYC starting time is 1PM)
“Dimanche Rouge is an international experimental performance event based in Paris, France taking place every third Sunday of the month. Dimanche Rouge showcases a variety of performances including but not limited to multimedia, audiovisual, sound, graffiti, actions, dance, body art, and interventions. In addition, experimental performers whose work is not generally seen in art venues, such as masseurs, coiffures, cooks, knitters, tatoo designers, and jewelry makers are welcomed to participate and invite members of the public to carry out their performances.
However, with this being said! I am looking artists who would like to perform short works that are 1min – 3 mins long. This venue is an hour long and I would like to squeeze in as many people that I can. With this being said, I would like to put a restriction on the materials that will be used, meaning you can not make a big mess.These are short performances that will be “livestream via video” along with the other venues around the world who can see. Participating cities, PARIS, KIEV, SOFIA, UTAH, BROOKLYN, ZAPORIZHYA, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, WENZHOU in China, CASTLEMAINE in Australia, and others.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PART TAKING IN THIS EVENT, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and please put in the subject line “Dimanche Rouge #7 /Brooklyn (YOUR NAME). Please tell me what you would like to do, and a link for me to see your work.
And after you e-mail me with your work and confirmation, please feel free and fill out the Registration for performers. It is not mandatory but highly appreciated. Registration form
Thank you all for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon! If you should have any other questions please feel free to contact myself or Dimanche Rouge for further details at dimancheRouge@gmail.com
Sat., August 20, 2011 at 8:00 PM
We take it the ten parties in ten cities thing is pretty easy to understand, so here’s the deal with the secret headliners: each event will feature one carefully selected artist who we think has positively influenced the electronic music landscape over the past decade. Their identities will remain strictly under wraps until they take the stage. Up to that point, each one will be known simply as the X (see what we did there?).
For the US stop on our ten-part series, we take over Le Poisson Rouge, a live concert venue in Manhattan. With the live dynamic firmly in mind, the X has curated a line-up that combines Montreal Jazz Festival stars King Sunshine, a nine-piece ensemble that’s worked with everyone from Robert Owens to DJ Sneak, with master of all things soulful deep house Peven Everett, plus Mala, half of pioneering dubstep duo Digital Mystikz, and Japan’s DJ Masashi Nakazawa. The night will close with a performance by the X, an esteemed headliner whose identity will remain unknown until he or she takes the stage.
King Sunshine’s sound and performance is truly of universal appeal. Performing to a 10,000+ festival crowd at the Montreal International Jazz Festival to sold-out performances at the hottest nightclubs in Canada, this nine piece power-house has an impressive resume of high-profile festivals, private events and club gigs, two full length albums, countless singles, remixes and a loyal fan base to their credit.Rooted in underground disco and funk, the band continuously strives to push the boundaries of what constitutes the ‘live’ experience. Their understanding and passion for contemporary dance idioms such as deep house and techno inevitably becomes intertwined into their performances creating a sound that is uniquely their own. With commanding arrangements, explosive on-stage energy and a true understanding of how to create a ‘party’ environment, KS have synthesized the quintessential elements that truly move a crowd – physically and emotionally.KS have been regularly tapped to support some of house music’s finest DJ’s including Theo Parrish, Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter and Little Louie Vega, to name a few. They have had wonderful opportunities to provide backup support for legendary house vocalists Robert Owens, Kenny Bobien, Byron Stingly, Arnold Jarvis and Shawn Escoffery and have opened for Bettye Lavette “The Great Lady of Soul.”
KS’s live show is influenced heavily by the dance-floor DJ, and the band uniquely crafts each live performance to its audience creating a relentless non-stop musical flight into rhythmical and spiritual dimensions.
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August 11 – September 10, 2011Artists:Isaac Aden, Oreet Ashery, Marcela Astorga, Luis Alonzo-Burkigia, Marc Bijl, Karlos Carcamo, Daniel Davidson, Adolfo Doring, Shahram Entekhabi, Kendell Geers, Fernando Martin Godoy, Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, Istvan Kantor, Teresa Margolles, Ferran Martin, Dominic McGill, Dennis Oppenheim, Damian Ontiveros, Pasha Radetzki, Martha Rosler, Joaquin Segura, Celia Eslamieh Shomal, Susan Sontag, Javier Tellez, Mookie Tenembaum, Wojtek Ulrich, Abdul Vas, Ruben Verdu, Ai Weiwei, Zhou Wendou.
How to Philosophize with a Hammer is an exhibition of international artists that work in video, painting, sculpture, works-on-paper, photography, installation, and performance. It’s title is culled from Friedrich Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols, or, How to Philosophize with a Hammer (1889). How to Philosophize with a Hammer followed the Gay Science (1882) in which Nietzsche pronounced that “god is dead.”(READ MORE.)
Hess Is More
“Silent Barn, Ridgewood’s great all ages outpost for underground music of all stripes, was broken into and vandalized in mid-July. The venue lost it’s entire, multi-floor sound system to the thieves, as well as thousands of dollars worth of personal possessions which were stolen or senselessly destroyed. They are now trying to raise funds to replace lost equipment and rebuild the Silent Barn. They are only a few thousand dollars shy of reaching their $40,000 goal, but the project will only be funded if If they reach their goal by September 18th. We are happy to show our support for the Silent Barn with this benefit show, which will feature no wave/Branca acolytes, Neg-Fi, dueling guitar and drums burners, 1129 (Tom Carter, Marc Orleans, Michael Evans), and Twin Cities based, extended banjo virtuoso, Paul Metzger, plus Special Guests. All proceeds will go to the Silent Barn kickstarter fund (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1008830584/rebuilding-the-silent-barn).”
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 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.
While most audience members return to see multiple, if not all four, parts of the summer’s production, each episode is a self-contained short play that can be seen in isolation. The brief premise film that begins each year’s production—depicting the event that brought on the coma—is shown at the beginning of each performance.
myplasticheart presents “Magical Place” featuring new works by Jeremiah Ketner. He is instantly recognizable to peers and fans for his pop surrealistic style and known for his mantra of things small and round. Ketner began his formal art training at the age of 12 and has gone on to present in more than 50 galleries across the country. His sprites are still the inspiration for his custom painted wooden and vinyl figures as well as his original paintings, which are on display at Nordstrom department stores. “Magical Place” will exhibit Ketner’s latest paintings and custom figures continuing the evolution of his art. Please join us at the opening reception on Friday August 19th from 6-9PM.
Cornelius Quabeck: HEAVY PAPER
August 16 — September 16, 2011
View works in the exhibition here: link
James Fuentes LLC is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of works on paper by Cornelius Quabeck.
The works are a continuation of the artist’s exploration of the figure and cosmological abstraction. Composed utilizing ink and acrylic medium on paper, they effectively bring together disparate subjects ranging from Big Bang theory to comic book characters. These works create open-ended narratives through integrating chance and precision applications of ink and paint within the same field.
Cornelius Quabeck (b. 1974, Germany) lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany and has exhibited widely in Europe. Quabeck studied under Jörg Immendorff and Albert Oehlen at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf before moving to Chelsea College in London, where he graduated with an MA in Fine Art in 2009. Recently he co-curated a group exhibition at the KIT Kunst im Tunnel in Düsseldorf that, through his personal experience, generated a contextual dialogue between Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and British painters.
Gallery hours August; Tuesday — Friday, 11-6
Gallery hours September; Wednesday — Sunday, 11-6
Join us for the opening of the second annual Black August Arts Show, co-sponsored by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM). This year’s art show and auction will benefit political prisoners and prisoners of war in the United States. We will be fundraising featuring live music, live painting, and artists with work available via silent auction.
The Black August Art Show program examines themes of African struggle, resistance, Black August, and Hip-Hop. The Show will also have a special focus on Haiti. By using these concepts, this project provides venues for literary, visual and performance artists to create art, to engage in conversations about the impact of their art on society, and to raise societal awareness of the use of art as a tool for liberation. More importantly, it will help raise funds for political prisoners across the United States.
Featuring art work by Sophia Dawson, Lehna Huie, Brandon King, DeAndre, Micaela Anaya, Jessica Valoris, Miatta, and more.
Music by Ras Moshe, Thee Satisfaction & Jack Fuller Ban
Famous Accountants, directed by Ellen Letcher and Kevin Regan, proposes to organize and lead a five-day program of encounter-group sessions, called More Joy, at NURTUREart for the WE ARE: summer project. Hosting sessions of 2–4 hours with 8–12 people, we will experiment with the exercises and techniques outlined by the psychologist William C. Schutz in his book Joy: Expanding Human Awareness (1967) and developed at the Esalen Institute, a spiritual retreat in Big Sur, California.
More Joy will include classic exercises such as “Roll and Rock,” in which the group lifts the relaxed body of one member and passes him or her around the room, and “Breaking Out,” in which participants forms a tight circle, arms interlocked, around a single person who is encouraged to escape. We will document all sessions on video. This research footage will be on display between sessions.
Complete Sessions Program: http://www.famousaccountants.com/encounte…r_group/index.html
RSVP to partecipate in one or more of the group sessions here: email@example.com
August 19, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, NY Fringe Excellence Award, Sirius XM) invites some of NY’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s live accordion music, a challenging trivia game, and a free wine giveaway where one lucky audience member will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce! Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from:
Adam Wade (17-time Moth StorySlam Champion)
Andy Christie (NY Times, The Liar Show)
Colin Dempsey (Comedy Land)
Time Out New York “Critic’s Pick”
New York Daily News “Editor’s Pick”
PWEZI ANBA TONÈL: An Evening of Haitian Poetry and Music
August 20, 2011, 8pm • 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave.
For reservations: 212-529-1955 x 308 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The POEMobile celebrates Haitian poetry and music in Brooklyn
Two hundred and twenty years ago this August, Vodou priest Boukman Dutty presided over a ceremony at the Bois Caïman in the colony then known as Saint Domingue. The ceremony, featuring drumming and sung prayers, would mark the beginning of the largest slave revolt in history and is now known as the start of the Haitian Revolution. On August 20th, a special visit by the POEMobile with projections of contemporary and classic Haitian poems and songs from the Voudou oral tradition, will celebrate Haitian culture in New York at PWEZI ANBA TONÈL, a performance of poetry and music by Haiti Cultural Exchange and La Troupe Makandal at the Five Myles Gallery on August 20, 2011 at 8pm, sponsored by Bowery Arts + Science, City Lore, and Five Myles Gallery.
Yana Dimitrova and Angela Washko: Cheap Paradise of Familiar Tasks and Places
Opening reception: August 19th, 6:30 pm on
Consider escaping your common, everyday tasks and places without using your common, everyday devices. Through installation, painting, drawing, and video, Yana Dimitrova and Angela Washko portray the mundane patterns and structures of everyday experience and consider models of living that exist outside of our “to-buy-is-to-gratify” mentality. Stripping fast food architecture and smart phone technology of it’s branding and context, Washko and Dimitrova present what remains – hollow monuments to consumer culture.
August 19-20, (Mis)Adventures in Manipulation
Millenium Film Workshop 66 E 4th St (between Bowery and Second Ave)
7PM doors, 8PM Performances, $10/night
AUG 19 : Shelley Burgon, Future Archeology, Twistycat, Liz Wendelbo, Carrie GatesAUG 20: Byron Westbrook, Maria Chavez, MV Carbon, Bruce McClure
w/ E.S.P. TV performing a live taping and videomix on both nights for later screening on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
Louis V E.S.P. is proud to be participating with our E.S.P. TV project in INDEX Festival during the (Mis)Adventures in Manipulation performance August 19-20.
More info on this event and the rest of the calendar of events for INDEX festival here.
The New York International Fringe Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
FringeNYC? The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. In addition to 1200 incredible performances, FringeNYC includes…..(READ MORE.)
FRIDAY, 8/19. 8-midnight. INSANE Night of Music featuring:
COOL MEMORIES (Chicago) – http://www.myspace.com/coolmemoriesmusic. These guys ROCK. FYI: Cool Memories is also the name of a book by Jean Baudrillard, a post-contemporary romp through America under the auspices of literary criticism. However when you google Cool Memories the musical version pops up first. Alright.
CHARLIE LOOKER – (of Extra Life, the Z’s). http://www.lookerland.info/
and for the second time in one week, RUBEN SINDO ACOSTA! See above.
SATURDAY, 8/20. 8-midnight. BOUNCE CAKE 2. A night of comedy, music, art, cake. Curated by Sabrina Beram. This girl goes all out. Here’s more info – https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=263040777042422
SUNDAY, 8/21. 7-10. Carpe Geekdom visits Brooklyn as part of a US Tour. This is a collective of young men and women who sing folk songs about historical figures and superheroes. They are all heavily involved in the wizard rock community.
MsFiT by YUMIASAI
graphite. is proud to present a solo exhibition, MsFit by Yumi Asai. This projects marks Ms. Asai’s first exhibition displaying her extraordinary work on fabric. With fabric as her medium, Yumi is probing the highly subjective and ever so tenuous line that separates the hideous from the elegant.
MsFiT by YUMIASAI
Opening reception with artist: August 20th, 6 – 9pm
Exhibit runs August 19 to August 28, 2011
Her other works can be seen at
COMEDY FESTIVAL @ CORNELIA ST. CAFE.
Friday, Aug 19 – 9:00PM
Sean Donnelly, host
Wyatt Cenac; Eddie Brill; Leo Allen; Christian Finnegan; Joe Mande; Jessi Klein
Saturday, Aug 20 – 9:00PM
Liam McEneaney, host
Todd Hanson; Joe Garden; Baratunde Thurston; Lane Moore; Brittain Ashford
GUMBO DUMBO (GAY. DUMBO. PARTY.) THE 2-YEAR CELEBRATION
Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show!
RUMBLERS NYC CAR SHOW//CONCERT
SPECTROGRAPH: Maximus Clarke + Ted Hayes
Timothy Atticus: Unzipped
Nico Soffiato Residency @Goodbye Blue Monday.
Tribes celebrates Charlie Parker’s 91st Birthday/ Early Bird
8/21, SUN: Brooklyn For Peace at Bed-Stuy Pride
2011 Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival!
Peckerwoods Abound @ MICHAEL MUT.
FLOAT: FIELD OF DREAMS
Kaleidoscope: Experiments in Color @Lana Santorelli.
Disorderly Conduct: Experimental Entropy
A Night of Dirty Looks @Splatterpool.
Fill the Barn @ CHASHAMA (PART OF INDEX.)
Class: Learn Stop Motion Animation
Shakin’ w/Jonathan Toubin, Mexico City’s Carlos Tropicaza, & Ethan Miller
FREE: Pop-Up Museum of Queer History
Night Swimming @ The Palms