“Coonskin 2: Flight to Canada”, a collection of art works by Terrance Hughes
Opening reception: Saturday, October 8th, 6 – 9pm

For Hughes, this upcoming show is a concoction of two inpirations: Flight to Canada, a novel by Ishmael Reed, and Coonskin, an animated film by Bakshi. Flight to Canada tells the story of Raven Quickskill, 40’s, and Leechfield slaves who run away from their master, Mr. Swille, in search of freedom. Coonskin tells the story of Brother Rabbit, Preacher Fox, and Brother Bear, who flee the American South during the 1970s in search of liberation. Using satire, sex, violence, identity, and history to tell the stories of their characters, both Reed and Bakshi make clear that transformation can only come from within—a theme that is the cornerstone of Hughes’ work and that resonates deeply in his life. Consequently, there is “Coonskin 2: Flight to Canada”, which is Hughes’ vision of a sequel that will never happen. The show serves as homage and “thank you” to the great works of Reed and Bakshi and is a representation of Hughes’ love of the lost art of animation. Terrance Hughes was born in 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently lives and works in New York City. He is a self-taught artist, whose work deals with different periods of Black American history and issues surrounding cultural and social identities. Hughes’ works consist of two elements: graphite and charcoal on paper to create rendered portraits and landscapes from photo references, which are meant to mimic the photo itself, complete with imperfections; and animation Cel Vinyl on acetate, providing stark contrast through its vivid color and three-dimensional effect. It is his belief that the lost art of animation deserves a place in the art world.

Hughes has had recent exhibitions at Modern Eden, San Francisco, The Cheaper Show, Vancouver, and Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis. In March, Hughes participated in a group show to benefit Japan relief at graphite., Williamsburg.

DJ Spooky and Antarctica Ensemble “The Book of Ice” DJ Spooky (turntables) and ensemble
10/5 Wednesday (SK), 8 and 10 pm



PM October 4th, 2011 5:30 PM PEOPLE’S UNIVERSITY AT #OCCUPYWALLSTREET @ Freedom Square (Liberty Plaza) Corner of Liberty and Broadway

Economic Update with Rick Wolff
Occupy Wall Street continues to capture the imagination of millions across the globe. Join us for a series “People’s University at Occupy Walls Street” as we connect the dots, build bridges and move forward for a world free of capitalism and war! Rick Wolff will present a special “Economic Update” at Freedom Square.

An Art Book – Performa
Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.

 celebration of the newest Performa publication Performa 09: Back to Futurism,The New York Public Library hosts a conversation between Performa Founding Director and Curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa 09 Commission artist Wangechi Mutu, and Performa 11 Commission artist Shirin Neshat. They discuss what it means to commission a new work in live performance and the impact that the Performa biennial has had on the history and future of live performance.

Written and edited by legendary performance art historian RoseLee Goldberg,Performa 09: Back to Futurism is the definitive document of the unforgettable Performa 2009 biennial. It is the third volume to draw content and inspiration from the world-renowned Performa biennials, and features creative documentation by the 150 artists who made Performa 09 so extraordinary–among them Guy Ben-Ner,Candice BreitzOmer FastDominique Gonzalez-FoersterMike KelleyArto LindsayWangechi MutuChristian Tomaszewski and Yeondoo Jung (all of whom presented special Performa Commissions) and Keren CytterTacita Dean,Alicia FramisLoris GreaudWilliam Kentridge and Joan Jonas (who brought US premieres to the biennial). Photographs of each artist’s performance and texts contributed by curators and critics provide accounts of every show, as well as an understanding of the importance of each work within the artist’s individual career and in relation to larger artistic trends. Taking place at over 80 of New York’s most exciting art and cultural venues, Performa 09 was created as a collaboration between all of these moving parts, so a portrait of the city’s remarkable history of cultural innovation also emerges from these pages. Performa 09: Back to Futurism is not only a gorgeous document of a remarkable biennial, but also an invaluable reference guide to the most significant artists

Art Spigelman: Metamaus
Thu, Oct 6, 2011, 8 pm

First published in 1986, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, a comic-book chronicle of his parents’ experience during the Holocaust, was hailed by Jules Feiffer as “a remarkable work, awesome in its conception and execution . . . at one and the same time a novel, a documentary, a memoir and a comic book. Brilliant. Just brilliant.”

To mark the book’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Spiegelman now publishesMetaMaus—“my notebooks, my sketches, rough drafts, interviews, transcripts, photos [and] historical references made into a work that can sit next to Maus.” The book has been edited by Hillary Chute.

Ascent of Everest/Ghastly City Sleep/Industries of the Blind/Spaces
Saturday, October 8 $8, 8pm, 21+

The Ascent of Everest’s Last US date before flying out on their european tour. Show has to be over by midnight so the first band will seriously start at 815 so don’t try to be too cool for school and miss out.

Illuminating the City: Site-Specific Art as Urban Activator
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 4:00 PM

Building on Flash:Light, a night-time art event produced in conjunction with the Festival of Ideas for the New City, Nuit Blanche New York will transform Greenpoint’s industrial waterfront with Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche New York on Saturday October 1, 2011. On the following Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4 p.m., a panel of artists, urbanists, and curators will come together at the New Museum to examine documentation from Bring to Light in the context of artistic interventions in contested space. Moderated by Eva Franch, director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, noted participants will explore the potential of the “Nuit Blanche” model to reimagine public space and catalyze dialogue.

Born of the Floating World: A Brief Exploration of the Japanese Graphic Narrative
Thursday, October 6th, 8pm 

In 1988, the anime adaptation of Otomo Katsuhiro’s perennial serialized manga Akira was released in Japan, shattering domestic attendance records for an animated film. Shortly thereafter, its distributor presented it to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as the ideal anime for English-language adaptation.  The two dismissed it offhand, deeming the very concept of a cerebral, macabre, challenging animated film as “completely unmarketable” in the United States. Animation in America was the sole purview of children, they reckoned, and throughout the 90s, those few anime that were adapted for the American market were heavily edited to remove any and all controversy or ‘adult’ themes, thus rendering them safe for Saturday mornings. In 2001, however, Disney took a chance, bringing a largely faithful, unedited translation of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away to theaters. It was an astounding success, enjoying uniform critical acclaim and record profits for a foreign animated film, and sparking an unprecedented interest in anime and manga in America.

Sat 10/08, 7pm

Playing the piano for over 30 years, first studying under renowned pianist and harpsichordist Mary Jo Horton and Argentinean pianist Americo Caramuta and later under ECM recording artist Art Lande, Cieri’s training spanned Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century, Jazz and Free Music. From there, Cieri drew out the shape of his inner voice as both a pianist and composer.Bass, piano/accordion/marimba drums will respectively be played by Brown/Cieri/Frederick.

Thomas Dolby: The Floating City, A Diselpunk Dystopia
 Wed, Oct 5, 2011, 9 pm

An intimate lecture and performance of songs from his new album A Map Of The Floating City and a revisit of earlier songs from his 30 year career. Dolby was an indelible part of the electronic music landscape on both sides of the Atlantic in the ’80s. This solo performances will take the form of a 60-minute lecture about his new social networking transmedia game, The Floating City, interspersed with live songs from his upcoming album (A Map of the Floating City, due out Oct 25 on Lost Toy People Records through Redeye Distribution), as well as a few timeless classics. Dolby will tell the story behind the recording of the new album on his solar-powered lifeboat and give his personal account of the groundbreaking Floating City game, which he describes as “a Dieselpunk dystopia.”

Sun 10/09

For its sixth season, barbès classical focuses on string programs. This month:

ENSO STRING QUARTET . The quartet’s debut recording was described by Strad Magazine as “an auspicious start to their recording career,” and was followed by the recent Grammy-nominated release of the quartets of Ginastera. MusicWeb International summed up this album as “playing of jaw-dropping prowess revealing masterpieces of the 20th century quartet literature … seek out this group – they are clearly bound for greatness.” The disc was selected as one of MusicWeb’s Recordings of the Year for 2009

Mike Albo, Joel Derfner, and Michael Musto at The White Swallow
Tuesday, October 4 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm

MIKE ALBO is the author of the novel Hornito: My Lie Life and the co-author of The Underminer. He has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, GQ, Elle Décor, Country Living, The Daily Beast, Out, The Village Voice, Details, and many other magazines and websites. The Junket, released as a Kindle Single, is a fictionalized account of his experience as a NY Times Critical Shopper columnist.

JOEL DERFNER is the author of of Gay Haiku (Random House, 2005) and Swish: My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever and What Ended Up Happening Instead (Random House, 2008). His musical Blood Drive, with words by Rachel Sheinkin, has been produced (in part or in whole) at the Bridewell Theatre in London, the Provincetown Playhouse in New York, and the Theatre Latte Da in Minneapolis. His musical Signs of Life, with lyrics by Len Schiff and book by Peter Ullian, has been produced at the Village Theater in Seattle and off-Broadway. He is or has been a knitter, an aerobics instructor, a go-go boy, a cheerleader, and a math teacher. He has been fired by Harvard, the Public Theater, and the Anglo-Catholic Church.

MICHAEL MUSTO writes the popular entertainment column “La Dolce Musto” in the Village Voice and the breathlessly opinionated blog La Daily Musto on He’s a regular commentator all over TV, talking about pop cultural developments with sardonic glee. The New York Times calls him “the city’s most punny, raunchy, and self referential gossip columnist.” Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back is his fourth book.

Hosted by Angelo Nikolopoulos
$7 cover includes a house drink

Internet Economies: Porn, Labor, and BankingOctober 7, 6-8pm

Eyebeam invites you to join us for a discussion on the future of internet economies. What might be strategies to explore and build alternate economies? Eyebeam Fellow Fran Ilich, alums Stephanie Rothenberg and Jeff Crouse, and Finnish researcher Susanna Paasonen will lead discussion to examine the worlds of online porn, digital labor, and alternative finance models.

DAVID MORENO: recent works on paper/JERRY PHILLIPS: Phantom
5 October thru 6 November 2011; opening reception Thursday 6 October 6-8pm

From 5 Oct – 6 Nov 2011, Feature Inc. presents two one person exhibitions of works on paper. Both use a modest inventiveness and reveal delight in that. As well, they are each reductive on a variety of levels, are human in scale, and have an engaging physicality to their presence.

Sat, Oct 8th, 8pm

On SaturdayOctober 8th at 8pm, Exapno member org Sweat Lodge presents Ashram Couture, an evening of amateur choruses, with music by Panoply Performance Laboratory (selections fromInstitute_Institut), the Invisible Circle ChoirPaul Pinto (Anyone’s Story), and Exapno member Dave Ruder.  Come hear four very different takes on what assemblages of “average” voices can do together!  Features complimentary snacks.

On Sunday, October 23rd at 3pm, Exapno member Ellen O’Meara, working with composer Elizabeth Hoffman, brings Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris to Exapno to offer STRING NOISE: A Concert for Two Violins.  They’ll be playing an exciting array of new works and premieres by Petr Kotik,Todd Reynolds, Caleb BurhansEric LyonMatthew WelchElizabeth HoffmanYoon-ji Lee,Michael WallerEllen O’MearaStephanie Huguenin, and Elizabeth Adams.  There will be a suggested donation of $10-$15 and refreshments will abound!

Anyone’s Story (a community singing event)@Expano
Saturday, October 8 · 8:00pm – 9:00pm

I’ve written a 20-minute choral piece for amateur singers. Originally it was written for SATB chorus, but on Oct. 8, I want to gather a gaggle of singers to take part in a public “happening” of Anyone’s Story.

The idea: Choruses are made of individuals, and it’s about time each person got their own voice in the process of making choral music. Pitches and duration is given, but the words are up to you. You can chant about the weather, the pains in your side, or anything on your mind. In a large group, the cacophony of individual ideas, thoughts, complaints, and accolades will, hopefully, create something beautiful.

The jist: You and your friends join a bunch of other singers at a public place. You all bring a pair of shades, your portable music player and some headphones. Everyone starts their track at the same time and sings along, chanting the words of their choosing.

Hilary Hawke & The Flipsides
Friday, October 7 Show starts at 10:00

M Shanghai String Band and Friends
Saturday, October 8 Show starts at 9:30

In 2002, the M SHANGHAI STRING BAND got together in the basement of a Chinese bistro in Brooklyn to share good food and play some music. This acoustic-culinary combination was too special not to repeat, and the band (named after the restaurant) was born. Their debut album “Up From the Ground Below” was recorded in the restaurant’s dining room. Its twenty songs were captured completely live in one day. At their CD release party, the MSSB played four live sets to a standing room only crowd. Brooklyn’s best kept secret was out.


Five Boroughs Music Festival kicks off its fifth season with a musical celebration of NYC, featuring the world premieres of 20 brand new songs by 20 wonderful composers. The Songbook will have its World Premiere at Galapagos, and several of its composers will be there to discuss their works preceding the performance.


WEDNESDAY 10/5 8-midnight: This Tour stops by Don Pedro (90 Manhattan ave).
The Miami-based musician and visual artist Dino Felipe is embarking on a thirty-day tour of the East Coast and Midwest beginning at the end of September, 2011. With his supporting act, This Heart Electric, he will play almost one show per day.
Also featuring performances by CHILDPROOF (Brooklyn) SUSPENDERS (Ted Robinson) and JOVONTAES (Kraut Rock).

FRIDAY 10/7 9-late: Phily based group THE SEA AROUND US plays The Tea Factory Lofts (175 Stockholm, buzz 102) with THE CHIVES, TEZEO, and BOY WITHOUT GOD.

The Sea Around Us –
This is the sound of the sun pushing heavy Night from our shoulders as the mountains obscuring its light slowly bow in submission to the Dawn. The layers of sound pull at the tangle of one’s thoughts; a daydream may ride home upon a song.

SATURDAY 10/8 8-midnight. Michael Durek curates The Super Coda at 13 Thames, featuring performances by:
8pm – $50 Trumpet (Brett Zweiman’s farewell show before Vietnam!!)
9pm – SK Orchestra (new tape release show!)
9:45 Brandstifter and Kerstin Lichtblau (Strait form Mainz, Germany)
10:45 Jerry and the t party


Robert Yarber @NYAA
10/05, Lectures start at 6:30 / Free and open to the public 

Jeremy Shaw: Best Minds
On view September 10, 2011–October 10, 2011

Jeremy Shaw’s (Canadian, b. 1977) work explores altered states and the
cultural and scientific practices that aspire to, or attempt to map, transcendental experience. Adopting strategies from the realms of conceptual art, documentary film, music video, and scientific research, Shaw’s work has addressed topics ranging from psychedelic drug use and brain imaging, to teenage violence and time travel.

Woodsman, La Big Vic, Arches, Crinkles
Monday Oct 3, 8pm, $8, 21+

Screening of Wattstax
Monday, October 3, 2011 

Doors open at 7pm 

Wattstax is a 1973 documentary film by Mel Stuart that focused on the 1972 Wattstax music festival and the African American community of Watts in Los Angeles, California. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Documentary Film in 1974. It was also screened at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the main competition.

MARNI KOTAKThe Birth of Baby X
Actual live birth as performance art
October 8 – November 7, 2011
Opening Reception Saturday October 8, 6-9PM

MICROSCOPE Gallery presents The Birth of Baby X, a month-long performance and installation by Bushwick artist Marni Kotak culminating in the birth of her first child at the gallery. With The Birth of Baby X Kotak continues to present her life experiences as works of art, works in which she strives to avoid the spectacle often involved in performance art to reach what is real. Influenced by the performances of Hannah Wilke, Chris Burden, Vito Acconci, Marina Abramovic, and Carolee Schneemann that test the limits of the human body experience, Kotak seeks to create works of raw immediacy. The Birth of Baby X will be her most profound and physically challenging performance.

Saturday, Oct 08, 2011 8:00 PM EDT

Crash Course on the Collective Process
Thursday, October 6 at 7:00pm, $10 suggested donation.

The evening, part of the Congress of Collectives, will consist of two parts. In part one, Dara Greenwald will present and discuss videos that document collective creative actions. In part two, three radical art collectives, Voina, Red Channels, and Paper Tiger Television, will screen recent videos and discuss their collective process.

Thu 10/06 8/10pm

RACHELLE GARNIEZ. Dubbed a”Master of Surprise” by Entertainment Weekly, Rachelle writes and performs darkly optimistic story-songs and accompanies herself on a variety of instruments including accordion, piano, claviola, guitar and plastic bells, “…leaving nothing behind but sweet wreckage.” (The New Yorker). Rachelle has released four CDs as well as a single “My House of Peace”, which was produced by Jack White and released on vinyl by Third Man Records. Rachelle also composed the music for Taylor Mac’s epic 5-hour long theater piece “The Lily’s Revenge” which premiered at Here Arts Center October ’09.

SANDA WEIGL. Romanian-born Sanda Weigl has had a tumultuous career, first as a singer for the popular east-german rock band Team 4, then as an imprisoned dissident and finally as a New York -based musician who has collaborated with such luminaries as Robert Wilson and the late Pina Baush. Her new album “Gypsy In A Tree” just came out on Barbes Records. She will be accompanied by a trio of Japanese musical magicians who bring a New York edge to manian gypsy melodies and deliver an inescapable fascination for the listener. With Shoko Nagai, piano, accordion, Stomu Takeishi, bass and Satoshi Takeishi, percussion.


Little Theatre = OBIE-winning (theatre + dance + music + …) = cutting-edge (…performance + media + robotics …) = high-impact (… ¿animal acts?) = scott adkins + rob erickson + jeff jones + tina satter + normandy sherwood (series curatoreadors) = serious fun.

Observations by Tristan Perich, performed byNoiseBox (Sean Statser and Frank Tyl): A composition for two sets of crotales and 6-channel 1-bit electronics

The Paper Industry – there is no hierarchy of uncertain things: a mixed-media duologue byJamie Peterson: Two people travel. One worries about their cat, the other worries about everything else.

Joseph Silovsky: new work from the object-oriented performance artist (Jester of Tonga;RadioHole). I build machines, contraptions, puppets and puppet stages out of everything from cardboard to hacked electronics.

A new work by 600 Highwaymen: CollaboratorsAbigail Browde and Michael Silverstone (600 Highwaymen co-founders) and Frank Boyd (The Team, ERS) present a new work in development about some people and four walls

Best American Science Writing
Thursday, October 6, 7–9 PM

Series Editor Jesse Cohen and contributors Charles Siebert,Michael Specter, and Amy Harmon will read from and discuss their contributions to the collection of the year’s most relevant and compelling science writing

About Best American Science Writing 2011:

The latest edition of Ecco’s popular annual series, Best American Science Writing 2011 offers a collection of the year’s most relevant and compelling science writing. This year’s guest editors, award-winning science writer and New York Times bestselling author ofThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, and her father Floyd Skloot, the award-winning non-fiction writer, poet, and past contributor to the series, have brought together a wide variety of works, providing a comprehensive overview of the most crucial and stimulating science writing of the past year.

Jae Rossman: Reflections on a Decade at the Yale University Arts Library”
Thursday, October 6, 6:30pm

The latest installment in our series of intimate discussions with Curators and Head Librarians. For over 10 years, Jae Rossman has been developing collections and programming at the Yale University Arts Library. A personal look into the collections that comprise its holdings, including book art and theater, with a special emphasis on color.

Rupert Goldsworthy : Illuminated Metropolis Gallery (Thursday, October 6, 6 – 8 PM)

Ben Loory: Stories for the Nightime and Some for the Day
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6-8p.m.

Oct 7, 2011, 7:00 PM  

Storefront for Art and Architecture will host CLOG and Bjarke Ingels in a Collective Interrogation in order to foster an open cross examination of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s work. Following a brief introduction of CLOG : BIG, a series of interrogators will personally (or virtually) ask Bjarke Ingels previously selected questions. The public is invited to submit questions to for Bjarke Ingels and his firm through October 1, 2011. A total of 10 questions will be selected by CLOG and SFAA for the discussion. To submit a question the public should send an e-mail to with the question [200 words maximum], sender’s name and phone contact. READ MORE

TREMBLING sensing space – a performative installation live in surround sound, accompanied by a book release.
Two Days Only: October 5-6, 6-10 pm 

An interdisciplinary collaboration by performance artist Lidy Six and DJ/music producer Joaquin Claussell, TREMBLING sensing space is an installation, an experiential space created from the vibrations of color and sound. It is a journey through the seven colors of the spectrum, in which each color has a different vibration and where color and sound resonate.

I Love Vinyl : On The B-Side (DOWN SOUTH)
Saturday, 10/8

I love Vinyl: On The B-Side Founded by Scribe in the Summer of 2009, with a Dream Team of resident romantics, Wax Poetics, Halcyon, Raw Fusion, Great Weekend, and Fusicology present this all-vinyl oasis. I Love Vinyl: On the B-Side is the Brooklyn extension of the I Love Vinyl franchise. All-stars Ge-Ology, Amir (Kon & Amir), Scribe, The Twilite Tone (Great Weekend),  OP! (Decon) and Jon Oliver (The Main Ingredient/EVR) comprise the Dream Team. The sounds are mind-wide, foot-friendly, and snap crackle popping. Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some soul, disco, dilla, boogie, hustle, hip-hop, old-school house, no wave, new jack swing, dancefloor jazz, latin, funk, electro, and afrobeat. No pretentious bullshit, no dress code, no commercial radio nonsense, and no laptops allowed.

Free Music Fridays at the American Folk Art Museum * * Jalopy Theatre Presents.
4 Nights with Anthony Braxton @Roulette
Poetry Reading: Gerald Stern & Chris Martin
Michael Daves
Inside the Supreme Court: John Paul Stevens
Subjects and Objects: Paintings by Mitchell Marco
Stories in Stone New York: A Field Guide to NYC Area Cemeteries & Their Residents with Douglas Keister
Artists on Artists Lecture Series: Richard Aldrich on Walter De Maria
Francie Shaw/Sue Hettmansperger/Gladys Tietz Mercier
Say My Name
Funny Girls to the Front
Ghost Moth
Cuddle Magic
Piers Faccini
Music Tech Meetup
Funktoberfest at Gelston Castle w/ George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Lizzy Pitch @GBM

Twin Shadow/Diamond Rings
Go Figure curated by Eddie Martinez
 “AMHHA”: Richard Evans
Strange New Worlds with Ray Jayawardhana
Patriotism, Belonging, and Money: A Social History of the Colonial Revival
New York City Bridges
A.Bandit: Experiments from The [Space] Between featuring Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudi
Fire the Lazzzzor! Learn to rapid prototype using the 35 Watt Epilog Laser.
Sion Sono: The New Poet
The Night Hunter/Annual Chapbook Reading
The Continuing Story Of Carla Rhodes
The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W. M. Hunt Collection
3 2’s; or AFAR
The Kitchen
CONTEXT\CONTRAST: New Architecture in Historic Districts 1967 to Present
Bad Luck Club @MPH
Solitary vice? Sex and dissection in Georgian London
Jason Reppert: Parlor Tricks
Steamy Dance Night at the Russian Baths
Bailout Theater
Crumbling Thoughts: Seung Wook Sim
Tour of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Lightning Rods
Disintegration and Sprawl
Blind Light
Explosions in the Sky/The Antlers
Julian Lorber: The Real Illusions in Painting

FIAF First Tuesdays
An Evening with Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel
Festival of the Spoken Nerd  
A Conversation with Sandra Skurvida
Nova Jiang: Opening + Comic Book Event 
Artist Talk: Angie Eng and Anyma
Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective
Portrait of an Artist: Anki King
Archives, Appropriation, and Montage: Rewriting History and the Personal in Arab Film
The Nightmare Story
Community Based Planning
Blood Manner
CLASS: Mummification
Mischief & Mayhem Reading Series
NAG ACTION October – Let’s Get Organized, North Brooklyn!!
Inventing Brooklyn: People, Places, Progress
Modern Background to Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
Still Flyin’, Dinosaur Feathers, The Gytters
Irish American Writers and Artists Salon
Financial Planning Day @ SIBL
One Page Poetry Circle


Volunteer to Animate a Giant Puppet or to Marshal the Parade! (Or create a giant eyeball)

Yes, it’s puppet season again, and 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade is searching for some people who can pull a few strings for us!

Whether you are a veteran of previous Parades, or a newcomer who wants to see the Parade from the inside this year, we welcome you to come and perform with us. No previous experience with 20 foot tall glowing caterpillars or dancing skeletons is necessary.

You can also help us to build the Giant Puppets that lead the procession every year.

We are calling for video images of your eyes (one eye, actually, close up) to be projected onto our Great Eyeball high in the Parade sky, in a succession of images at once intimate and anonymous. Send your entry to We will post them on YouTube so everyone can see each others! (READ MORE.)

Iron & Wine
Wed, October 12, 2011

Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam has become one of today’s greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. It’s been more than three years since his last studio effort, The Shepherd’s Dog, which was widely praised by fans and critics alike. While Beam’s early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, Shepherd’s introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life. It’s only natural then, that Beam took this sonic collage and built upon it for his new album, Kiss Each Other Clean. The result is a brighter, more focused record that retains the idiosyncratic elements that make Iron & Wine such an engaging band.

October 21st – November 19th, 2011 Ugly Art Room (via Picture Farm)
Opening Reception: 7-9pm, Friday, October 21st, 2011

Paul Burgess, Virginia Echeverria, Fred Free, John Gall, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Jenkins, Gordon Magnin, Clarita Mata, Jeffery Meyer, Tom Moglu, Randy Mora, Nicole Natri, Julien Pacaud, Ciara Phelan, Emmanuel Polanco, Eduardo Recife, Kareen Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Valerie Roybal, Katherine Streeter, Leigh Wells, Charles Wilkin, Lionel Williams, Bill Zindel

About the Show

From its abstract roots in Cubism to the political and counter culture movements of Dada and Punk, collage has always been aproduct of its environment. With the rise of 24 hour media cycles, social networks and search engines, contemporary culture has effectively rendered print media obsolete, creating a virtual boom in discarded paper ephemera for collage artists to examine and reinvent. Through these discarded remnants collage artists have become the archivists and activists of this post modern age, paralleling the frenetic pace in which we live while exposing the voyeuristic and often disjointed nature of popular culture.

Tiger Lillies with Special Guest Justin Vivian Bond: SINDERELLA SONGS, A CONCERT 
Oct 25-29

St. Ann’s Warehouse favorites, The Tiger Lillies, return with special guest Justin Vivian Bond, for an exclusive concert performance, featuring selections from their album Sinderella. The album recounts the sordid tale of our fairytale favorite, who has fallen on hard times and resorts to turning tricks in return for smack, and her abusive stepmother and ugly stepsisters. The songs singled out for this special concert will be conveyed through the twin vocal assault of Bond (Shortbus, Kiki and Herb) and the Lillies. “Hopefully we will be able to generate quite a lot of hatred on stage between us” (Martyn Jacques). In addition to their Sinderella collaboration, The Tiger Lillies and Justin Vivian Bond will each perform sets of their greatest hits.

Masquerade Macabre 

Halloween Saturday, Oct 29, 21+
8-9:30pm VIP tea salon, $30-50; 9:30pm-5am party, $20; after 2am, $10
Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford, Fort Greene, BK

Info, tix & RSVP:
Mailing list always has first details

A marvellous and mysterious event…a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque…an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse entertainments…an explosion of live music, dancing, circus arts, fire and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy.

INTERPRETATIONS: Joe McPhee Trio X: EROC TINU / Andrew Cyrille, Elliott Sharp, & Richard Teitelbaum

October 28th (Deadline to apply Oct 7th)

Cut&Paste, the global digital design competition known for its lively onstage battles and reputation-making performances, will return to 12 cities this year, this time with Adobe as the event’s Platinum Sponsor. The contest, which will culminate in a championship event in New York, is open immediately to potential competitors.

Cut&Paste is a social arena for the recognition, promotion and elevation of design. Through events and online programs, Cut&Paste supports artists, firms and media working to strengthen creative networks. Born in New York City in November 2005, Cut&Paste’s signature event is the Digital Design Tournament, held live throughout the world each year. The 2011 tour takes place in 12 cities around the globe. Cut&Paste additionally powers design-driven contests and events with industry partners worldwide. Learn more about Cut&Paste at

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