The WEEK: Dec 12-16.

MONDAY:

THE WHITE SWALLOW READING SERIES
The White Swallow, a queerish reading series in Manhattan’s West Village, features emerging and established poets and fiction writers. The White Swallow Reading Series featuring Saeed Jones, Michael Montlack, and Patricia Smith A 2011 Pushcart Prize Nominee, Saeed Jones received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark.

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THE WEEK: Dec 5-9.

MONDAY:

Photographing the Dead: The History of Postmortem Photography from The Burns Collection and Archive
Postmortem photography, photographing a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These photographs, from the beginning of the practice until now, are special mementos that hold deep meaning for mourners through visually “embalming” the dead. Although postmortem photographs make up the largest group of nineteenth-century American genre photographs, until recent years they were largely unseen and unknown. Dr. Burns recognized the importance of this phenomenon in his early collecting when he bought his first postmortem photographs in 1976. Since that time he has amassed the most comprehensive collection of postmortem photography in the world and has curated several exhibits and published three books on the subject: the Sleeping Beauty series. Tonight, Dr. Burns will speak about the practice of postmortem photography from the 19th century until today and share hundreds of images from his collection.

FIRST BOOK BROOKLYN HOLIDAY PARTY & FUNDRAISER
first book–brooklyn is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting new books to children in need.  join us tonight for their first annual holiday party and fundraiser.

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THE WEEK: Nov 7-11.

MONDAY:

Paul McCarthy, The Dwarves, The Forests 
Hauser & Wirth New York is proud to present an exhibition of major new works by Los Angeles-based Paul McCarthy, one of America’s most challenging and influential artists. Comprising bronzes, a massive tour de force wood carving, and a pair of fantastical landscape maquettes all presented on the gallery’s two floors, ‘The Dwarves, The Forests’ is the first exhibition of sculptures to emerge from McCarthy’s recent exploration of the famous 19th century German folk tale Snow White (Schneewittchen) and the modern interpretation of that story in Disney’s beloved 1937 animated classic film ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

AMRAM & CO @ Cornelia St.
David Amram, piano, french horn, flutes, composition & surprises; Kevin Twigg, drums, glockenspiel; John de Witt, bass; Adam Amram, percussion

With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used To Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
OCD Lecture Series
Stress and the Individual Litigant: Managing the Practical and Emotional Aspects of Litigation and Exploring Alternatives Zombies Identified – (Re)Considering the Monster #2
Harmony Holiday & Jared Stanley
Abigail Washburn
Evolving Music #5 – Remembering Raphe Malik
Occupy: Presented by n+1 and Housing Works
FALL DOWNTOWN: SEASON PARTY
Robert Graham
LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
League of Professional Theatre Women 

TUESDAY:

Listen to This by Alex Ross
Listen to This—which collects Alex Ross’ finest writing for The New Yorker since 1994—is that rare book that moves across the entire landscape of music, from classical to rock and back again. In this series of lively, erudite essays, Ross tells of his own late-blooming discovery of pop, and of how contemporary sounds relate to centuries of musical tradition. He vividly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and, in a previously unpublished essay, brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to Thisshows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition.

The Moth StorySLAM. Theme: Warning Signs
Global Capitalism: A Monthly Update & DiscussionKIRSTIN KAPUSTIK, AMANDA HINCHEY, ALISA FENDLEY, MARI MEADE MONTOYA & FRANCINE ELIZABETH OTT
DANA SCHUTZ “If the Face Had Wheels” book signing and discussion with Barry Schwabsky
Rescue Me!
Balzac’s Omelette
Lonely Dear
CAN MOTHERS STOP TERRORISM?
ICONOMANCY

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THE WEEK: OCT 17-21.

MONDAY:

SONIC: Sounds of a New Century (ONGOING)
SONiC – Sounds of a New Century – a brand new festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under, will take over New York from Friday, October 14 through Saturday, October 22, 2011. Events will range from a daylong marathon to a DJ/VJ night, from a free symphony concert at the World Financial Center Winter Garden to collaborations between emerging choreographers and composers. SONiC concerts will take place at ten different venues throughout New York, and will include performances by 16 extraordinary ensembles featuring at least 18 world premieres, eight US premieres, and eight New York premieres. SONiC is co-curated by composer Derek Bermel and pianist Stephen Gosling, and is a production of American Composers Orchestra and The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. SONiC is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall and Miller Theatre at Columbia University. New York Public Radio’s online radio station, Q2, is the media partner and digital venue.

Secret Science Club “Controlled Experiment
SPECIAL EVENT: The Secret Science Club is teaming up with the Imagine Science Film Festival for “Controlled Experiment,” a night of science-inspired short films.


EYES WIDE SHUT: CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS FROM GERMANY

Vogt Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of contemporary German drawing, “Eyes Wide Shut,” featuring work by Jonathan Meese, Andy Hope 1930, Ralf Ziervogel, Hansjoerg Dobliar, Marc Brandenburg, Ulla von Brandenburg, Claudia Wieser, Bo Christian Larsson, and Florian Meisenberg. The exhibition brings together some of the most well-known German artists working in drawing today and is guest curated by Birgit Sonna, a Berlin-based writer and curator.

Dario Azzellini, Immanuel Ness & Victor Wallis
Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This volume, edited by Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini, reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree. From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this new book comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition.

La MaMa 50 Gala
TAR SANDS ACTION: Manhattan Obama for America office
CHRISTOPHER LUECK AND GUESTS:THE DOWNTOWN CLOWN REVU
Collaborative Means
Life Hack: How to Live Rent-Free in NYC
Robert Fernandez & Jennifer Tamayo
Stargazing Party Finalé
APERTURE 2011 Benefit and Auction
Author Julia Alvarez
A Dead Animal Man: Screening and Q and A with Film Maker Lily Henderson
Dr. Queen’s Drag Academy: The Martin Worman Papers
Around the Campfire: A Night of Ghost Stories with Storychord.com
Real and Scary Historical Halloween
LARS FROM MARS

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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!

HOSPITAL: EPISODE 3 @ AXIS
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.
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THE WEEKEND: June 17-19.



UGLY ART ROOM PRESENTS:

Cutters, a group exhibition at The Parlour Brooklyn (72 Greenpoint Ave) a hair salon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. June 18-July , 2011 Opening reception: Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 8-10pm

Pull the Devil’s Tail, a group exhibition of print-based work at the
Greenpoint Church (136 Milton St). Guests will take turns to “pull the
Devil’s tail” on an antique iron hand press in the church basement.
June 18 & 19, 2011 – 12-6pm.
Opening reception: Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 6-8pm.
For more details about each exhibit, visit: www.uglyartroom.com

FOWLER ARTS COLLECTIVE:

Paint It Now, wall installation (floor to ceiling)

Fowler Arts Collective is pleased to be participating in this summer’s Northside Open Studios event which will be taking place in the Williamsburg/ Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19. NOS coincides with the L Magazine’s Northside Festival of music, art, film, and ideas.

Please join us for a reception celebrating the launch of Northside Open Studios on Friday, June 17 from 7-11pm. We will also be open during the day Sat. + Sun., June 18 + 19 from 12-6pm for Northside Open Studios.
Fowler Arts Collective, 67 West Street, #216, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Fowler has a nice lounge area to rest your tired feet during the weekend, and we will have maps and information about the participating NOS studios and corresponding events.
Fowler’s 18 artist studios will be open for visitors the entire weekend, and our exhibition, Paint It Now, continues to rock the Fowler gallery.
Fowler studio artists include: Elana Alder, Melissa Dyanne Bartlett, Catherine Behan, Cameron Bishop, C.M. Butzer, Scott Chasse, Jennifer Galatioto, Daniel St. George, Andrew Gordon, Paul Hoppe, Heidi Howard, Aya Kakeda, Deanna Lee, Michael Aaron Lee, Chris Mottalini, Kate Nielsen, Cecelia Post, Krista Quick, Tory Sica, Kim Sielbeck, Hannah Lamar Simmons, Ramon Urenia, James Vanderberg, Jing Wei, and Fletcher Williams.For more information on our current exhibition, Paint It Now, go here: http://www.fowlerartsbrooklyn.org/paintitnow2011.html

SUMI INK CLUB @ RAWSON PROJECTS.
Meeting: Saturday, June 18, 12 – 6 pmThe gallery will be conducting a collaborative drawing event as a part of The L Magazine’s Northside Festival. The event is free + all ages.sumi ink club is a Los Angeles-based drawing collective founded in 2005 by Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. The group holds regular, open-to-the-public meetings to execute topsy-turvy, detailed, collaborative drawings using ink on various surfaces. In each of its permutations, sumi ink club uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. sumi ink club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles.http://sumiinkclub.com

Honesty Box @ THE END.
Date(s): 18 Jun 2011
Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: The End, Brooklyn
Event Details: “Honesty Box” is a live amalgam of the old Facebook app “Honesty Box”and the Catholic confessional. A white person-sized box with a light blue banner, replicating the Facebook aesthetic, is built to confessional proportions, so that participants can step in, and speak with honesty and confidentiality to the performance artist. The performance artist offers witnessing, listening, infinite patience and guidance, as she and the participant meet in the space between the communal intimacy of the old-school confessional and the flirtatious anonymity of the Facebook application. Most of us crave a safe and honest conference, and have lost faith in both religious models and cheap apps. What does it mean to unburden and receive comfort? Find out!

Crest Hardware Art Show 
Since opening Crest Hardware in 1962, Manny Franquinha has become an icon in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn through his dedication to customer service and focus on community improvement. Crest Hardware is an exemplary family business that has strengthened and transformed with their community’s ever-evolving needs and passions. As current owner of Crest Hardware and curator of the art show, Manny’s son Joe Franquinha creates a unique non-traditional atmosphere to showcase the hardware inspired artwork of over 120 artists; representing areas within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs, including places as close as Massachusetts and as far as Munich, Germany.The Crest Hardware Art Show is a unique experience appealing to a broad range of patrons while exhibiting numerous artistic mediums. The ideas and concepts in the art show are rendered on multiple creative levels, allowing for an accessible experience and journey throughout the 10,000+ square feet of indoor and outdoor retail space. Crest Hardware is retooled into a recognized art gallery from June 18th to July 30th, 2011 & showcases over 150 pieces. This year will proudly mark the 10th anniversary of the art show.(READ MORE.)

BRIC Media Arts Presents: The Books w/ Junip & Doveman
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
June 17, 2011
7:00 PM
FREE

The 4th Annual Red Hook Jazz Fest 2011 in the URBAN MEADOW
Adults $5, kids free!

Once again the Urban Meadow will be hosting the Red Hook Jazz Festival in June 2011.   This is the fourth year of a homegrown jazz festival featuring an amazing line-up of mostly local talent. When we say local we mean they often live and work in NYC but these musicians regularly play all over the country and the world  – and we love that they also play in their own backyard. The RHJF is known for great music, a laid back vibe, an outdoor setting, and it’s family friendly good times.  Adults pay $5 and kids are free.


Saturday, June 18 – 1PM – 6 PM

RENKU
michael atias (sax), john hébert (bass), satoshi takeishi (percussion)
STEPHANE WREMBEL’S DJANGO EXPERIMENT
stephane wrembel (guitar), koran hasanagic (guitar), richard lee (percussions), ari folman cohen (bass)
JEFF DAVIS BAND
oscar noriega (alto sax/clarinet/bass clarinet), kirk knuffke (cornet), jon goldberger (guitar), matt pavolka (bass), jeff davis (drums/compositions)
JOSH SINTON’S HOLUS-BOLUS 
josh sinton (sax), jon irabagon (sax), jonathan goldberger (guitar), peter bitenc (bass), mike pride (drums)
INGRID LAUBROCK
group w/Ben Gerstein, Mary Halvorson, Dan Peck & Tom Rainey

Sunday, June 12 1PM – 6 PM
ON DAVIS’ FAMOUS ORIGINAL DJUKE MUSIC PLAYERS
pete barr (drums), nick gianni (baritone sax & flute), welf dorr (alto sax), cavassa (bass), ibrahiim muhamad (percussion)
VINNIE SPERAZZA/MATT BLOSTEIN BAND
vinnie sperrazza (drums), matt blostein (sax), jacob garchik (trombone), geoff kraly (electric bass)
MARCO CAPELLI PROJECT
THE WEE TRIO
james westfall (vibraphonist), dan loomis (bassist), jared schonig (drummer)
ANDREA WOLPER TRIO
andrea wolper (vocals), ken filiano (bass), michael howell (guitar), michael T.A. thompson (drums)
JEFF NEWLETT’S NEW TRAD 
jeff newell (sax), isrea butler (trombone), dan peck (tuba), brian woodruff (drums)

Announcements for RHJF, visit Facebook/RedHookJazzFestival.com.
Directions:  http://urbanmeadowbrooklyn.blogspot.com/p/directions-to-urban-meadow.html

Radio Happy Hourwith special guests Sun Airway and Hank & Cupcakes at City Winery
June 18, 2011
1pm doors | 2pm taping tickets:http://wwww.citywinery.com/events/177181

“Old fashioned radio is making a comeback in Greenwich Village!” – WCBS NewsRadio

“On occasion, you stumble upon something special and unique. This happened to me this past Saturday. I attendedRadio Happy Hour.” –Music Taster’s Choice

“I’m so hungover.” – author, Geoff Herbach

“Scallywags, the lot of ye.” -author, Arthur Phillips

“weird” – Norah Jones
Radio Happy Hour, a live variety show featuring a made-for-radio murder mystery sitcom, is kicking off the summer season with their first ever live taping at City Winery. The episode will feature two musical guests with both Sun Airway and rising indie-darlings Hank & Cupcakes. There will be murder. There will be music. And everyone will go home regretting something they’ve done. These bands, and another guest yet to be announced, will join Radio Happy Hour host Sam Osterhout, RHH regulars Robin Reed and Matt Skibiak, as well as RHH’s own Jim Ed Poole, Rich Bologna.

With the start of a new season it’s a perfect time to catch up on (or discover) past episodes of Radio Happy Hour through their podcast, such as the most recent episode, “The Tax Murderer,” featuring musical guest Franz Nicolay and comedian Arden Myrin. Or maybe it’s a good time to realize that you should never miss a show because you never know what’s going to happen. Cloud Cult could show up as a surprise guest in the middle of an episode featuring Norah Jones and comedian Gabe Liedman. Or 2009 Air Guitar World Champion William Ocean might leap on stage in the middle of a performance by The Postelles to wail on his air guitar. You just never know. And that is why you should never miss a live taping of Radio Happy Hour. (READ MORE.)


Radiolab Concerts: Curious Sounds

Join Jad for a night of electrifying music and fascinating conversation on June 18th at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Jad will present three musical acts during a live taping for an upcoming short podcast. Glenn Kotche, Buke and Gass, and a surprise special guest will all perform live. Tickets are on sale now, and you get $5 off with the code “radiolab.”

Each act has a distinct, one-of-a-kind sound, but all three share a spirit of exploration and musical adventure. The evening will showcase riveting live performances, and delve into the process each artist engages when creating these musical experiences. (READ MORE.)



Avant-Garde-Arama Wrecking Ball! @ PS122 
Friday, June 17 + Saturday, June 18

Performance Space 122’s longest running series kicks it up a notch and presents a demolition derby of theatre, dance, music, and video installation.
Hosted by: Murray Hill & Uncle Jimmy
Confirmed performers include: Koosil-Ja, M Lamar, John Kelly, Edgar Oliver, Urban Bush Women, Tigger, Lisa Kron, Janet Clancy, Peggy Pettitt, Karen Therese and many more TBA. (READ MORE.)

Floating Kabarette @ GALAPAGOS ART SPACE.
SATURDAY JUNE 18

“… The risqué Floating Kabarette show at Galapagos Art Space will put an end to your weekend woes for good.” – DailyCandy

“If you want your low necklines with a highbrow gloss, head for Galapagos to catch the Floating Kabarette.”— Brooklyn Paper

“Some of New York City’s best performers.
— The New York Times

Floating Kabarette is a unique weekly variety show featuring the very best of New York City’s cabaret, burlesque, music, circus, skill & feats, aerial/trapeze, and performance art communities. Its polished, well-produced show fills up the space with alluring narratives of society and culture. Check our events page for a detailed  description of performers for each night.

Floating Kabarette
“… The risqué Floating Kabarette show at Galapagos Art Space will put an end to your weekend woes for good.” – DailyCandy
“If you want your low necklines with a highbrow gloss, head for Galapagos to catch the Floating Kabarette.”— Brooklyn Paper
“Some of New York City’s best performers.“
— The New York Times

Floating Kabarette is a unique weekly variety show featuring the very best of New York City’s cabaret, burlesque, music, circus, skill & feats, aerial/trapeze, and performance art communities. Its polished, well-produced show fills up the space with alluring narratives of society and culture. Check our events page for a detailed description of performers for each night. (READ MORE.)



MERMAID PARADE!
SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2PM
A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the MermaidParade is the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s greatest summer events!

Announcing this year’s King Neptune and Queen Mermaid of The 2011 Mermaid Parade! Please welcome Brooklyn native Adam Richman from the Travel Channel’s Man V. Food and Cat Greenleaffrom the New York Emmy Award winning television show, Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf! (READ MORE.)



THE SECRET CITY
Sunday, June 19th

11:30 a.m.Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St
Suggested Donation: $10
And remember, FREE CHILDCARE!!

“People are as free as they want to be.” — James Baldwin

THE SECRET CITY is an Obie Award winning organization serving the spiritual, social and human needs of artists. We do this by creating and providing live, interactive programs that engage a growing community in restoring the sacred roots of art-making. Our primary program is our monthly service.
http://www.thesecretcity.org

The Secret City
We worship art.

thesecretcity.org

BANNERS AND CRANKS OPENING CELEBRATION! @ BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK.

MORE:
Rainbow City @ The Highline (30th st lot)

Løök: A Retrospective of the Future @CultureFix.
24/7 at Lyons Wier Gallery
Williamsburg Walks
Gaming the System: Dissimulation. Manipulation. Scams, cons and ruses.
Portrait of a Dime Museum: The Niagra Falls Museum (1827-1999)
SUPDERCODA @ CAFE ORWELL
UGLY KID GUMO @ DORIAN GRAY.