THE WEEKEND: July 22-24.

Inaugural Event of the New Atlantis 2020 Series with Special Musical Guest Andy J. Forest @ OBSERVATORY


A Lecture, Performance, and Party hosted by John Swenson, author of New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans
Date: Saturday, July 23rd
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $5
Night One of the New Atlantis 2020 Series
** Books will be available for sale and signing

“In New Orleans, it was the culture of the city—its musicians, its second-liners and Mardi Gras Indians, its chefs and trumpeters and sissy bounce rappers—who asserted for the future more than any political leadership or economic imperative. It was the refusal of the artists to let go of the idea of New Orleans that saved the city. NEW ATLANTIS tells this remarkable story and does so clearly, with considerable detail and affection.”
—David Simon, Producer of HBO’s Treme

New Orleans is under siege from a lethal combination of natural and man-made disasters. The effects of the flood following hurricane Katrina in 2005 are still being felt throughout New Orleans, while the rapid destruction of the south Louisiana wetlands that protect the city from hurricane surges brings the threat of future inundations.
Musicians have been in the forefront of efforts to educate the public about how to combat this threat even before Katrina; they have also led the economic recovery of New Orleans after the flood by returning quickly to restore the city’s cultural identity. Award winning author John Swenson’s book New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans (Oxford University Press) details the struggle musicians have undertaken to rebuild New Orleans and speak out for its future.

Tonight, join us for the inaugural event of the new Observatory series New Atlantis 2020; this series, curated and moderated by John Swenson, will feature live performances, readings and discussions that will explore the relationship between the musicians of New Orleans and the rebuilding of the city after Katrina. Tonight’s event will will begin with a lavishly illustrated introductory lecture by Swenson, introducing us to the key themes and characters of the book. Next, award-winning New Orleans based musician and songwriter Andy J. Forest–who figures prominently in the book–will perform live at Observatory on guitar and harmonica. Following this performance, Swenson will moderate a Q and A with the musician, after which he will DJ a rich variety of New Orleans music while we enjoy some beer and wine.

Opening Reception, Zoe Beloff’s Amazing Hysteria Theatres at Coney Island
Friday, July 22 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Coney Island USA

1208 Surf Avenue

This Friday, Morbid Anatomy and The Great Coney Island Spectacularium cordially invite you to an opening reception to celebrate the launch of our short-term exhibition of “Four Hysterical Dramas” by Zoe Beloff. This exhibition will be on view at The Spectacularium from July 22nd until August 20th.

Four Hysterical Dramas
Beloff will present four miniature theaters housing depictions of actual hysterics filmed by doctors in Belgium,… Romania, and the United States. Updating a Victorian stage trick called “Pepper’s Ghost”, Beloff has transformed these patients into ghostly figures performing an endless loop of madness within the space of each diorama. Beloff was inspired by several remarkable developments at the end of the 19th century: the discovery of the unconscious by psychotherapists, doctors’ emerging practice of filming their hysterical patients with motion picture cameras, and the public’s fascination with madness which manifested itself in the emotive, hysterical behavior of actors in Parisian cabarets.

Opening reception for “Cosmosis”
Saturday, July 23 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Pochron Studios Gallery’s 2nd show of the 2011 season will explore the transference of cosmic energies.

The exact moment when a star is born. The series of events that leads to a sun becoming a black hole. A sudden shift in orbit and the inevitable collision of cosmic bodies.
Cosmosis seeks to explore how the these cosmological concepts could be applied to personal experience.
What dark matter has overtaken a light in your life?
Alternately, when has a spark been ignited in the darkness?
Was there ever a time that your orbit was diverted and where did it
take you?
Artists: Rebecca Memoli , Jason Orrell , John Jennison , Aubrey Roemer , Alice Meichi Li , Laura Galbraith, Megan Van Deusen , Jeff Moore


EVE @ SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

Sat July 23rd 8-11

Judy Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Kim McCarty, Ayanah Moor, Alex Prager, Lisa Steele, Swoon, Stella Vine and Hannah Wilke.

Subliminal Projects Gallery is honored to present Eve, an important group exhibition of works by revolutionary female artists Judy
Chicago, Mary Beth Edelson, Kim McCarty, Ayanah Moor, Alex Prager, Lisa Steele, Swoon, Stella Vine and Hannah Wilke. Eve is a cultural icon and reinforces the idea of equality that feminism drives home. Eve is a composition of powerful female artists, stemming from the feminist era of the 1970’s to the present. The exhibition explores how individual perceptions of femininity are expressed through each artist’s specific genre. Eve is on view July 23rd through August 20th, 2011. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, July 23rd, from 8-11p.m.

CHET ZAR AND CRAIG LAROTONDA @ LAST RITES.

Friday July 22nd:
Last Rites Gallery Opening Reception:
Doors open 7pm until 11pm
 No cover
 Refreshments served

Saturday July 23rd:
The unveiling of the all new Tattoo Theatre
Doors open 7pm until real late!
$10 cover charge after 10pm
18 and over
Refreshments served

Sunday July 24th
The Painting Lounge
Doors open 3pm until 11pm
No Cover
Refreshments served

IMAGE WARS@ ABRONS ART CENTER

July 21-September 3, 2011
Opening Reception: July 21, 6-8 pm
Image Wars addresses the representation of conflict in visual culture in an age of global crisis. This exhibition is curated by Miguel Amado and brings together works by Yevgeniy Fiks, Rinat Kotler, Michael Mandiberg, Carlos Noronha Feio, Mary Temple, and Kai-Oi Jay Yung. The artists in this exhibition mix archival documentation and fiction as well as research and personal reaction to daily events to comment on the articulation of geopolitics and the media in the “spectacularization” of warfare. The works on view examine the picturing of zones of conflict, from armed conflicts between countries trough dissent across national borders; the charismatic character of world leaders and unknown soldiers; and manifestations of both control and powerlessness in news and individual narratives.


HORSE TRADE and RADIOTHEATRE Present THE 2nd H.P. LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL

Jul 07, 2011 through Sep 11, 2011 Limited Engagement
Don’t miss H.P.Lovecraft’s cult classics REANIMATOR and THE CALL OF CTHULHU.
Adapted, Directed, Sound/Music Design: Dan BianchiStarring: Frank Zilinyi, Erix WhittenSound Engineer: Sean BurnsNow, for the first time ever in the history of live theatre ….40 of the greatest stories from the grandmaster of american horror… presented by radiotheatre! complete with award winning sound design and original orchestral score!

The 1st Festival in March was a resounding success and attracted Lovecraftians from all over the world. Now, Horse Trade presents RadioTheatre in THE 2nd H.P.LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL which includes two of his greatest tales… REANIMATOR and THE CALL OF CTHULHU.FOR MORE INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com or www.horsetrade.info


CIVILIZATION AND IT’S DISCONTENTS @ NARS FOUNDATION.
Exhibition Artists include:
Nancy Drew, Stephanie Homa, Olek, Kikuko Tanaka and VanillaRoyal

New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is pleased to present Civilization and its Discontents, a group exhibition curated by the winner of the first NARS Emerging Curator Program: Cat Weaver. The exhibition includes work by Nancy Drew, Stephanie Homa, Olek, Kikuko Tanaka and VanillaRoyal.
If you’ve ever worn a T-shirt from a place you’ve never been, or felt elated by a song the language of which you did not understand, or dared to display a button for its color without paying mind to what it says, then you get it.

Glank @La Mama.
July 22 – July 24, 2011

GLANK is a “green” percussion performance art group that utilizes multiple anonymous performers in Clean Room Suits, audience interaction, multi-media elements, unique percussion inventions, and recycled materials. GLANK instruments include found object metalophones such as tuned saw blades, LP tanks, motorcycle gears, artillery shells, brake drums, air vents, etc…

“Summer Night” at The Frick Collection

Join us for a free after-hours viewing of the Frick’s two summer exhibitions, In a New Light: Bellini’s St. Francis in the Desert and Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette, with opportunities to attend presentations and gallery talks, sketch in the Garden Court, and enjoy dance performances. Visitors of all ages over ten are welcome. Click here to download event schedule.


GBM Friday Show Fri Jul 22 11, 08:00 PM
(Brian Olin and Robert Pepper Duo, The Hot Solids, Cubehead, Loop B, ten minute caravan – A SERIES OF PLAYS IN THE BACKYARD
The Hot Solids /Brian Olin and Robert Pepper Duo/Cubehead/Loop B – ten minute caravan – A SERIES OF PLAYS IN THE BACKYARD)

LISTEN.


3rd Ward’s 4th Annual Pig Out!
Saturday, July 23, 2-9pm
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
FREE Admission

Come hungry and dance the afternoon away at our 4th Annual Pig Out,
a summery celebration of gut-splitting proportions. There’s something for every appetite, musical taste and creative bent. Feast on cheap innovative BBQ by The Brindle Room, cool down with summery drinks, and buy local, farm-fresh produce from Plovgh.

Live music from Union Street Preservation Society, Northern Bells, Alana & the Rough Gems  and DJs The Gorges Boys.

NewFest is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences in the building of a community that passionately supports giving greater visibility and voice to a wide range of expressions and representations of the LGBT experience.  We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBT and allied filmmakers. We support those artists who are willing to take risks in telling the stories that fully reflect the diversity and complexity of our lives. And we’re committed to bringing our audience stories that transform our vision of who we are and who we can be.

Through the New York LGBT film festival, presented annually since 1988, and year-round programming, NewFest celebrates fine domestic and international film as part of our mission to break through closet doors and glass ceilings everywhere.

FULL SCHEDULE.

POPSICKLE 2011: From Concentrate @ Gowanus Ballroom.

 The second annual POPSICKLE Festival unites Brooklyn-based poetry and prose reading series for a monster day of reading, performance, and screenings as well as book tables and a raffle with amazing prizes. POPSICKLE 2011 will take place on July 23rd at the amazing hybrid space known as GOWANUS BALLROOM = 55 9TH STREET = BROOKLYN NY.

With performances from:
Jason Helm + Julia Guez + Jon Sands + Roger Bonair-Agard + Will Edmiston + Paul Foster Johnson + Dorothea Lasky + Lonely Christopher + Megafortress + EJ McAdams + Becca Klaver + Angelina Dreem + Amy Jenkins + Courtney Ziegler + Jason Daniel Schwartz + Anna Fitzgerald + Carina Finn + Paul Legault + Chris Hosea + Ariana Reines + Jean-Paul Pecqueur + Paul Foster Johnson + Ben Pease + DJ Amourette And more TBA . . . .

SUPERCODA @ CAFE ORWELL
Friday, July 22nd. 8:30-12:30. The Super Coda presents a night of especially stupefying music that is way, way, way out there.
Featuring:
1 – Big Plastic Finger
http://bigplasticfinger.wo​rdpress.com/bios/

2 – Welf Dorr/Ben Stapp/Noel Brennan
http://www.allaboutjazz.co​m/php/musician.php?id=1378​5
http://www.benstapp.com/
http://www.noelbrennan.com​/FGH.html

3 – la-bruha-desi-la (Japan)
http://afrovisionary.tumbl​r.com/post/6058811257/la-b​ruha-desi-la-s-myself-firs​t-self-made-video

4 – Harvey Valdes/Damion Reid

http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=ObBmkrYjKqk

 

Kostume Kult Presents FREAKKSHOW IV: Circus Nightmare
A Burning Man fundraiser with Reformata

Saturday Night, July 23rd, 9pm to 11am Sunday
Brooklyn Location TBA Friday (large, raw indoor/outdoor space with AC!)
Meet at Mothers (a bar) for shuttle bus pickup
near Graham Ave L train stop
at 347 Graham Ave betw. Metropolitan & Conselyea

Ticket Link: http://kostumekult.com/eve ​nts/freaKKshow4/
$20 limited presale
$25 door
Do circus freaks haunt your dreams? Do clowns creep you out? Does the sound of carnival music make you cry? well…
STEP RIGHT THIS WAY ladies and gentlemen and revisit those wonderful feelings with a night of Freaks, Geeks and Childhood Trauma Reenactment…

MORE:
Valerie Kuehne Cello @ SET GALLERY
Wu Fei @Barbes
Live Silkscreen Event @ Pandemic Gallery
2011 – GGRD – Queens of Pain and Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Philly and DC
Summer School Meetup @Eyebeam
Johnathan Vincent Wood (and more) @GBM Sat Jul 23 11, 08:00 PM
Black Francis (Pixies)w/ Reid Paley @ LPR.
Camera + Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

The Handwritten Text @ Center for Book Arts

Drag Show Video Vérité @ Dixon Place
Readings from Supernatural Noir@KGB
The 5th Annual Pyschobilly Luau @ PA
Gareth Flowers Acousmatic and Home @ The Stone

LAST CALL:

Time Again @Sculpture Center
SPECIFIC OBJECT PRESENTS LAWRENCE WEINER’S PUBLISHED WORK FROM THE JEAN-NOEL HERLIN ARCHIVE @Susan Inglett

THE WEEK: June 20-24th.

Pre-cinematic technology takes over HERE for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.

Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme, and the festival kicks off with a FREE opening celebration, presented by Great Small Works at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, featuring cantastoria and cranky performances by 15 different theater artists and live music by The Greatest Smallest Band. Bring a picnic and the whole family. In case of rain shows will take place in the Tobacco Warehouse Tent on Water Street. (READ MORE.)

Banners & Cranks: Interview with Clare Dolan from here on Vimeo.

BANNERS & CRANKS LINEUP
Click on any program name to buy tickets

June 22 | 7pm
BOOM OR BUST

The Dolly Wagglers
Great Small Works
Peter Schumann
Chinese Theater Works
Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater

June 23 | 7pm
BEGGARS & CHOOSERS

Great Small Works
Mouth of the Wolf
Bread & Puppet
Sam Wilson
Chinese Theater Works

June 24 | 7pm
SLAP & TICKLE

Awareness Theater Co.
Redwing Blackbird Theater
Mouth of the Wolf
Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater
More of Everything

(MORE THIS WEEKEND!)

JUNE WITH RAS MOSHE AT UNVERSITY OF THE STREETS.

CENTIPEDE
LARRY ROLAND ENSEMBLE
CRISTIAN AMIGO TRIO
SOOTHSAYERS

Undead Jazzfest 2011 @LE POISSON ROUGE.
Thursday 06.23.11
w/ Satoko Fujii
Marc Ribot
Tarbaby
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
Escreet / Binney / Krantz / Gilmore
& David Torn Trio w/ Tim Berne and Ches Smith
6:00pm doors | 7:00pm show
$25 Single Day | $35 Two Day | $50 Festival Pass
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian
This is a general admission, standing event.Tickets available here: http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2275http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchAndRestore#p/a/u/0/D-Oo0r2mID8thingNYIN HOUSE is a collection of new musical meditations on the idea of “the home”. The pieces are written with flexibility in mind. With each composer creating a work for one room of the home, each performance is adapted for and inspired by the individuality of each home’s distinct rooms. This allows IN HOUSE to be programmed differently for each home and experienced uniquely by its audience, who can listen to one piece in its entirety, or explore the house freely, hearing how the compositions fit together. (READ MORE.)

Mi Tigre, My Lover
Naoe Suzuki and Dramahound Productions
@OPEN SOURCE
June 25th – July 9th, 2011
at 306 17th St. (between 5th and 6th Ave), South Slope, Brooklyn

Open Source is proud to announce its first show in our new space. “Mi Tigre, My Lover,” is a multi-media installation by Naoe Suzuki, originated out of a series of Naoe’s paintings, and the related play by Anne Phelan of Dramahound Productions. Phelan’s play, of the same name as Suzuki’s paintings, was inspired by the paintings and uses them as a backdrop for her production. This is the third play at Open Source Gallery by Dramahound Productions and we are very excited to host the fusion of artworks and live theatre by these two talented artists.

Suzuki’s paintings were inspired by the life of Mabel Stark, a renowned female tiger trainer in the early 1900s, the golden age of the circus. During her research, she also came across “The Final Confession of Mabel Stark,” by Robert Hough, a fictional biography based on Mabel Stark’s life. For Suzuki, Hough’s novel provided another interesting layer to the life of the famous female cat tamer. (READ MORE.)

Photo: Jason Falchook
Sirens & Society: Postmodern Mermaidia
@ OBSERVATORY.
Photo: Jason Falchook

A Screening & Panel Discussion featuring Prof. Amy Herzog, Mica Scalin, Ilise “The Lady Aye” Carter and Bambi the Mermaid
Date: Thursday, July 21st
Time: 8:00 PM
Admission: $5
Presented by Morbid Anatomy
Forget vampires, werewolves, and zombies! All across America–at least according to USA Today’s Carol Memmot, who recently documented the explosion of high-profile books, blogs and movies devoted to modern “mermadia”–mermaids are emerging as “the next big thing.Tonight’s screening and panel discussion will investigate the new wave of mermaid imagery and lifestyle being created by individual artists and the culture industry at large. We will begin with a preview screening of the new documentary “Mermaids of New York,” followed by a panel discussion featuring professor Amy Herzog, filmmakers Mica Scalin and Ilise “The Lady Aye” Carter, and practicing mermaid Bambi the Mermaid. (READ MORE.)

Old School 122 Benefit
Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25 beginning at 8PM nightly
A veritable who’s who of NYC performance promises to be on parade for 4 action-packed nights in the style of the original PS122 Benefits.
Luminary MC’s: Julie Atlas-Muz + David White (6/22), DANCENOISE w/ Richard Move + guests (6/23), Lane Czaplinski & Sarah Michelson (6/24), Carmelita Tropicana & surprise guests (6/25). Confirmed performers include:Thurston Moore, John Zorn, Elevator Repair Service, Penny Arcade, David Leslie, Big Art Group, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Charles Moulton, The Wooster Group, David Levine, Deb Margolin, Holly Hughes, Maria Hassabi, Temporary Distortion, Jennifer Miller, Jack Ferver, NTUSA, Neal Medlyn, Penny Arcade, Peter Rose, Praxis, Philippe Quesne, the TEAM, Sally Silvers, Mabou Mines, Tom Murrin, Sarah Maxfield, and many more.
Single Tickets: $30 (READ MORE.)

WISH YOUR WERE HERE: POSTCARD SHOW
June 22 – July 16, 2011

We cordially invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 22 from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of Wish You Were Here 10. The proceeds from this exhibition of postcard-sized works benefit the A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Artists and other programs that serve our mission to advance the status of women in the arts.The exhibit includes affordable works by more than 350 artists including Dotty Attie, Mimi Gross, Christopher Knowles, Joyce Kozloff, Linda Montano, Yoko Ono and Barbara Zucker. Please note the sale of works is first-come, first-served.The pieces are priced at $45 to $120 depending on siz0e. (READ MORE.)


Altered States @ Foley Gallery


June 23 – July 15

reception:  thursday, june 23, 6 – 8pm 

Foley Galleryis pleased to present Altered States, a group exhibition featuring over 25 contemporary photographers curated by Michael Foley and Patrick Fleischman.Altered States begins to explore both the subtle and significant changes found in the alterations that photographers record in both natural settings and controlled environments.We look forward to presenting this work to you in the coming weeks.  (READ MORE.)


The KitchenKitchen presents
PearlDamour + Shawn Hall: How to Build a Forest
Wednesday, June 22, 8-10PMThe Friday-Sunday, June 17-19 and 24-26, 2-10pm
FREEA premiere by OBIE-winning PearlDamour (Katie Pearl and Lisa D’Amour) with New Orleans artist Shawn Hall: part visual art installation, part theater performance, over the course of 8 hours, a team of 7 assembles and dismantles an elaborate and impressive continually-evolving forest on stage. Audiences may come at any time as the forest fills The Kitchen. The piece contemplates our relationship with the natural world: how we live in it, rely on it, use it, and use it up.TIX & MORE >>To mark the re-release of his breakout novel American Gods, bestselling author Neil Gaiman discusses his career with Time magazine’s book reviewer and technology writer, Lev Grossman.Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); the Sandman series of graphic novels and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards and the Newbery Medal. href=”http://www.thekitchen.org/event/263/0/1/”>(READ MORE.)

 CatchCATCH @ ABRONS ART CENTER

TICKETS: $20

The performance that couldn’t be stopped!WITNESS! as the CATCH crew gangs up with video artist Myles Kaneand a ragtag posse of downtown darlings LIVE! for three tremendous evenings of powder-packed performance goodness.CATCH and Kane have dug deep, tunneling into the experimental heart of the Playhouse’s storied early history, uncovering performance fragments and artifacts that, resurrected by this cabal of canny craftspersons, will amaze and astonish even the haughtiest of downtown can’t-be-bothereds. Co-conspirator Kane has rustled up a healthy dose of video-graphic victuals sure to delight all and sundry. (READ MORE.)


Artist Residencies & Conflict AreasPanel discussions
When:
Friday June 24, 2011 7 – 9pm and Saturday June 25, 12 – 4pm
Where: Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building

Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
Free

VLA’s Associate Director, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, will be on an arts panel on Friday, June 24th, at the Goethe Institute in New York City. The panel, Artist Residencies & Conflict Areas, organized by Residency Unlimited, engages artists, independent arts organizations, residency programmers, and community initiatives on specific areas and conceptions of conflict. Issues for discussion will include mobility, community outreach, and exchange of knowledge through the broadly-interpreted artist residency model.Sergio will be speaking specifically about the impetus behind and origin of VLAs Art & Law Residency Program, and how it differs from and mirrors past and current artist residencies. (READ MORE.)

The Super Coda presents a Night of Cello-Centric Sounds.
Friday, 6/24. 8-midnight.
This means every group performing involves a cello. This is how it’s done:

1. Broadcloth. They are Anne Rhodes (vocals), Nathan Bontrager (Cello), Adam Matlock (accordion).

Broadcloth performs improvised music with a nod to various compositional outlets. Using a unique instrumentation of voice, cello and accordion/recorders, the trio plays from notated, graphic, embroidered, and textual scores in addition to completely spontaneous pieces. Without shying away from virtuosity, Broadcloth creates music that reflects the order of composition and the risk of unpredictable musical interactions. Emphasis lies on establishing a holistic sound that favors cooperation over hierarchy.
http://broadclothtrio.com/
Prehistoric Horse.
http://music.kingtone.com/album/prehistoric-horse
Silver Process
http://www.myspace.com/coralielonfat
http://www.chuckbettis.com/


AT THE STONE:

Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce
Roy Campbell’s Akhenaten Ensemble
Sabir Mateen & Matthew Shipp
Mike Pride’s From Bacteria To Boys


MORE:
PORNO JIM
  

Mark Sultan/Bleeding Knees Club/Daddy Long Legs @TKF.
Miloš, guitar w/ music of Albéniz, Granados, Tárrega, and Domeniconi @ Le Poisson Rouge

NYAA SUMMER EXHIBITION @FLOWER GALLERIES.
PERFORMANCY FORUM XIVAT BOB THE PAVILION