THE WEEK/WEEKEND (January 2013)


January 31 – February 3, 2013
Founded by Sanford Smith in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair soon became a critical and commercial success and the leading, annual event in the field of Outsider, Self-Taught and Folk Art. Recognized for its maverick spirit, the fair played a vital role in building a passionate collecting community as crowds flocked annually to New York’s Puck Building, the event’s original site during its first 15 years.

Flint and Tinder presents: Loss Machine by Kyle Loven
The Tank
January 18-Feb 3

Everything is somewhere. Part installation, part image-driven theater, Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts, and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set. Intimate in scale, this wistful one-man show combines puppets, objects, sound, and original music, in a visual exploration of loss and discovery. In a tower filled with life’s debris, a collection of characters move through an ever-changing apparatus with their shared emotional journey driving the mechanical process forward. Digging through layers of the everyday and the fantastical, the piece examines what is found when all has been lost. 

Uptown Showdown: The Past vs The Future
Symphony Space

Monday, January 28

You never know what to expect at this bi-monthly, wacky debate series that brings together two teams of comedians, writers and performers to face-off on a chosen topic, such as which pet is superior cats or dogs and is it better to be comfortable or fashionable?  The next installment features Chris Gethard (host of the popularThe Chris Gethard Show)the new head writer for The Colbert Report Opus Moreschi, comedic musician Jessica DelfinoKurt Metzger (Ugly AmericansInside Amy Schumer)and Baratunde Thurston, former staff member at The Onionand author of The New York Times bestseller How to Be Black.  Hosted by Matthew Love (Time Out New York).

The Design and Illustration Mix
Pratt Institute Manhattan, 144 W 14th St Rm. 213
Wednesday Jan 30th – 7:00-9:00PM

Join us for a panel discussion of design and illustration as we will discuss, teach and explore in sharp clear focus, the vast range of tools, ideas, the creative process and how illustrator/designer approach thier client projects. We will discuss other tactics available  to all illustrators, visual designers and other creative professionals. Additionally we will look at trends both positive and negative that influence and impact the graphic arts industry and our futures. We will also ask where the work and jobs might be found today and tomorrow.

olin05Strange Lens: Three Painters
Airplane Under Bushwick

AIRPLANE is pleased to present Strange Lens: Three Painters.
The exhibition features works by Hilary Doyle, Dan Herr and Mike Olin. These artists explore a territory between abstraction and figuration, and who present an idiosyncratic approach to art-making. All three are driven more by a mysterious inner logic than by aesthetic or narrative aims. These works do not ask for the viewer’s admiration, but rather exert their own strange perspective.

Stick Against Stone Orchestra: Get It All Out Album Release
Joe’s Pub
9:30 PM – January 29 

Thirty-one years ago, a six-piece band/collective called Stick Against Stone started writing songs in a dirt-floor basement of a row house near the University of Pittsburgh. Like a musical cargo cult fed by the global eclecticism of their local freeform community radio station – WYEP-FM – this “horns and percussion” outfit acquired a taste for afrobeat, punk rock, art funk, free jazz and dub reggae. Beyond the moniker of “no wave” – they wrote surprisingly deep melodic hooks amid swirling, ambitious and funky arrangements.  Finding themselves with a devoted local following – but without a proper album to their name – it would be several years and cities later that they eventually broke up and their quirky, soulful songbook was lost to time.

Bark and Scream Series: Frank London / Jeremiah Lockwood’s SONG’S OF ZEBULON
Firehouse Space
January 31, 2013 8:00 pm

The Klezmatics’ Frank London and Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood have long been trespassing on sacred ground. For this special collaboration, Lockwood & London resurrect the sounds and spirit of the golden age of khazones – Ashkenazic religious singing – and explore the music of Zebulon Kwartin. Both artists are adept at exploring Jewish music and mysticism, bridging tradition and modernity. This new collaboration allows them to explore their mutual obsession with Cantorial music, and is part of the current zeitgeist resurgence of interest in classic Cantorial music. 

Jordan Shapiro presents An Evening of Sea Music
Michael Benson: Planet Fall
Mavrothi Kontanis’ MILD MANNERED REBEL
Opening Night! JOHN IRVING
Choi Joonyong + Hong Chulki
Soho Rep: Life and Times: Episodes 1-4
Ezra Stoller
Gavin Kenyon
“Cabinet on Trial: A Magazine of No Qualities?”
Bubi Canal Special Moment

Jayson Musson: A True Fiend’s Weight (Closing Reception)
Roger Brown is Deadly Serious! A gallery talk by Robert Cozzolino
The Moth StorySLAM: Comfort
Unnamed Calamity | The Order of Things
Bare! at The P.I.T.
Drafted / the inaugural exhibition

Gestures in Japanese Dance and Mime
Playlist #15: Puppet Playlist Goes To The Movies
Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1960–1986
Lindi Ortega
max warsh: BILDER
Kelli Scarr (Karen Dalton Tribute)
Figures work by artist Heather Kelly
The Netflix Plays
Authors & Artists: Portraits by Bonnie Gloris
We work

Addison Groove Famous Aerial and Variety Show
The New Indie Force in Publishing


don-cristbal-billy-club-manDON CRISTÓBAL, BILLY-CLUB MAN
Abrons Arts Center

For centuries, the puppet Don Cristóbal — the Spanish version of Punch – has charmed audiences with his drunken, lusty billy-club wielding antics. But does he secretly struggle with his role as the Billy-Club Man and long for love and escape? Through experimental puppetry, clowning and live music, Don Cristóbal, Billy-Club Man explores the violent appetites of Cristóbal’s on-stage persona and follows him off-stage to reveal his poetic possibilities. Inspired by two comedic and surreal puppet plays by Federico García Lorca, the piece features shadow, hand, and large figurative puppetry by Erin Orr and evocative original music by Rima Fand.

Nadia Sirota: Baroque
The Kitchen

To celebrate the release of her new album, Baroque (Bedroom Community / New Amsterdam), violist Nadia Sirota will perform music from the record, premiering Judd Greenstein’s “In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves” for seven violas. Sirota’s unique interpretive voice has served as muse to some of the most widely respected composers of her generation, and Baroque features works written for Sirota by Daníel Bjarnason, Paul Corley, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, and Shara Worden. This album is the follow-up to Sirota’s debut, First Things First, which was a New York Times 2009 record of the year.

Daedelus , Salva , Ryan Hemsworth , and Samo Sound Boy
Le Possion Rouge

Alfred Darlington isn’t a paint-by-numbers musician. From how he looks (early Victorian Dandyism), to how he makes music, or how he expresses himself and views the world, his is a very individual ‘bespoke’ outlook.

Jack Smith – Wait For Me At The Bottom Of The Pool
Lauren Henkin Lecture – RSVP Now!
HOW & NOSM Late Confessions
PaperSwan Presents: A night of music at The Jalopy Theatre
The Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball, A Benefit for the Lower Eastside Girls Club
CEG & Nolafunk present: 7th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball 
Kenseth Armstead: INFERNO
Star Talk Live! with host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman plus Special Guests

Firehouse New Music Series hosted by Iktus Percussion: Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Iktus and New Morse Code
New York City Opera’s The Turn of the Screw
How to Make Jewelry with Tatty Devine
“Up the Creek” with Mitch Waxman
‘New Shorts’ featuring Hotel Elefant
Exploring the Glamorous Afterlife in Woodlawn Cemetery
Jefferson Market Library, Collection & Clock Tower
The Poetry Brothel’s St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
The Vangeline Theater – SPECTRAL

Jake La Botz/Salt Cracker Crazies

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