Thursday, July 7, 2011
6:30 pm ET
Thomas Vitale, Executive Vice President Programming and Original Movies
Craig Engler, Senior Vice President and General Manager Syfy Digital
Join Syfy executives Thomas Vitale and Craig Engler for an open discussion about science fiction, television, and Syfy. They’ll talk about what new shows and movies are coming up on Syfy, answer fan questions about TV and TV development, and give a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to work at the channel.
Follow the live tweets @PaleyCenter on Twitter and use #Syfy and #PaleyLiveNY to join the conversation!
Members: Email Membership@paleycenter.org to make reservations.
General Public: Tickets are FREE. RSVP now.
FAMILY VALUE: Summer Portrait Salon @MICHAEL MAZZEO.
July 7 – August 5
Michael Mazzeo Gallery is pleased to present Family Value, our summer portrait salon featuring the work of twenty-two artists, most of whom have never before exhibited at the gallery. The exhibition consists of recently made photographs, as well as drawings, collage, hand embroidery, and installation pieces which will remain on view from July 7 through August 5. A reception for the artists will take place at the gallery on Thursday, July 7, from 6 to 8PM.
Family Value presents observations and interpretations of contemporary family relationships. A salient reflection of our times, much of the imagery is filled with ambiguity, anxiety, and contradiction, yet with an equal sense of strength, compassion and humor. Free from traditional constructs and definitions, these artists provide us with a broad and insightful view into the complex intimacies that define our character and shape our lives.
Featured artists include Jacqueline Bates, Juliana Beasley, Annabel Clark, Kristen Dorata, Jess Dugan, Juliana Gamino, Jessica Hines, Katharina Lepik, Carlos Loret de Mola, Brigitte Lustenberger, Stacy Renee Morrison, Rachelle Mozman, Josh Quigley, Justine Reyes, Kerri Rosenstein, Chris Sellas, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Paul Shore, Gerald Slota & Neil LaBute, Hrvoje Slovenc, Will Steacy, and Amanda Tiller.
Young Blood@AMOS ENOS.
Featuring: Kristen Brandoff, Alyssa E. Fanning, Samantha Fricano, Michelle Orsi Gordon, Klimentina Jauleska,
Christopher Luongo, Miranda Maher, David Oquendo, Caleb Prewitt, Ashli Sisk, Kristen Sweeney, Sook Ja Yoo
June 29 – July 30 2011
Thursday, July 7, 5:30-8:30 PM
Young Blood presents work by twelve Master of Fine Arts candidates from Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, print, photography, and mixed-media selections. Works range from object to experience-based, conceptually to formally driven. The art deals with issues of memory, text, personal mythology, narrative, material—its essence and connotations, representations of anxiety and the inner psyche, industry and landscape, and pornography and voyeurism in the internet age, among others. Featured works are both deeply personal and at the same time reflect larger cultural phenomena. Young Blood introduces an emerging generation of makers concerned with object, craft, theory, and their speculation on the role of medium and its implications in contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by Alyssa E. Fanning.
Tuesday, July 5: NAG ACTION
July – The Local Government Bar Crawl:
NAG Action meets on the first Tuesday of every month, gathering concerned citizens from all parts of Greenpoint & Williamsburg who are looking to learn more and do more in the neighborhood. The goal is to bring together any and all types of organizers, activists, local leaders, business owners, and residents to discuss, learn, and take action in the neighborhood.Confused about how government in NYC works and, more importantly, affects you in North Brooklyn? Come grab a drink with NAG while we untangle the myriad institutions that affect our daily lives.
Barbez@ LE POISSON ROUGE.
Fri., July 08, 2011 / 6:30 PM
Gorgeous old-world cabaret collides with modernity in this unique Brooklyn-based ensemble. Wringing elements of Eastern European folksong, post-war classical, and experimental rock into an otherworldly soundscape, Barbez shifts elegantly between haunting, meditative moments and explosive outbreaks. The group will be presenting several new pieces from a forthcoming recording inspired by ancient Roman-Jewish melodies, as well as new music for a separate album concerning the wars in the Middle East since 9/11. With Dan Kaufman, guitar; Danny Tunick, vibes, marimba; Peter Hess, clarinet, percussion; Catherine McRae, violin; Peter Lettre, bass; John Bollinger, drums.
Thu 07/07 RACHELLE GARNIEZ @BARBES.
The triumphant return of the Diva with a Difference. Rachelle returns to Barbès after a year. 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.
Fri 07/08 NOAH AND THE MEGAFAUNA AND BABY SODA @BARBES
NATMF: A quirky combination of indie rock songwriting with Gypsy Jazz. Think Tom Waits meets Django Reinhardt – with a full horn section, violin and vocal duets.8:00pm
BS: They play an eclectic mix influenced by New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz and feel at home at the Village Vanguard or playing on the street. The band features members New Orleans band the Loose Marbles and alumni of Stephane Wrembel’s Hot Club of NY. With Ben Polcer, Trumpet; Patrick Harison, Accordion; Jared Engel, Banjo; David Langlois, Washboard and Peter Ford, Washtub bass.
Billy Fox’s Blackbirds and Bullets 7/6 Wednesday (CB) @ THE STONE.
Billy Fox (director, composer, percussion) Gary Pickard (alto and soprano sax) Miki Hirose (trumpet) Matt Parker (tenor sax) Julianne Carney (violin) Evan Mazunik (keyboard) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Arei Sekiguchi (drums)
Harris Eisenstadt and September Trio 10 pm @ THE STONE.
Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax) Angelica Sanchez (piano)
+1 @ SLOAN FINE ART.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 6th, 6 to 8 pm
Exhibition: July 7 to 29, 2011
“+1” Group Exhibition of Small Works
Several artists who have shown with Sloan Fine Art and SFA Projects during our 2010/2011 season were asked to create a new piece and each invite one artist of his or her choice to participate.
With works by Sarah Awad, Andrew Baker, Mia Brownell, Elizabeth Carney, Roni Feldman, Eric Finzi, Ashley Folkman, Rebecca Smith Ford, Kady Grant, Martin Grasser, Greg Hopkins, Patrick Hruby, Anthony Iacono, Martin Kruck, Noah Landfield, Julia Marchand, Jiyoung Park, Marion Peck, Martha Rich, Jean-Pierre Roy, KRK Ryden, Heather Sherman, Sally Sloan, Aaron Smith, Gina Triplett & Matt Curtius, Jonathan Viner, Nagisa Wada, Jeremy Wagner, Carly Waito, Seth Weiner and Brad Woodfin.
AUSTIN POWER AND AUGUSTUS THOMPSON @ ED. VARIE
Opening Reception July 7th from 7-10 pm. Show runs through July 31st.
Brian Leo & Don Porcella@CHRISTINA RAY.
July 07–31, 2011
THE HOUSE WITHOUT A DOOR @DAVID ZWIRNER.
July 7-August 5th.
The Secret Science Club presents Mind Mapper and Neuroscientist Partha Mitra,
Wednesday, July 6, 8 pm @ the Bell House, Free
It’s all in your head . . . One hundred billion neurons. One hundred trillion neural connections. The architecture of the human brain is more complex than any super computer. In fact, neuroscientists recently calculated that one single human brain contains more “switches” than all the computers on Earth combined. And yet . . . we still know so little about what makes the mind tick.
Partha Mitra of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking to change all that, embarking on a bold new project to build a blueprint of the brain’s architecture. Dr. Mitra asks: What is the brain circuitry that underlies human behavior and emotion? How many basic emotions do we have, and what causes them? How can we fundamentally expand our knowledge of the brain’s systems and interconnections in order to better treat neurological conditions and diseases of the mind?
Before & After
–Groove to wet-wired tunes
–Stick around for the nervy Q&A
–Peek into Dr. Mitra’s mind-blowing microscope!
–Try our synapse-stimulatingcocktail of the night, the Circuit Party
Don’t miss one microsecond of this mind-expanding evening!
SUPPORT THE SECRET SCIENCE CLUB! Be a Secret Science Superstar! Keep the science flowing (and growing) by donating here.
This cerebral edition of the Secret Science Club meets Wednesday, July 6 at 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F to 4th Ave; R to 9th St; F or G to Smith/9th. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!For information: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit us on the Web at http://secretscienceclub.blogspot.com
HOSPITAL 2011 @ AXIS THEATER
Tickets & Info: http://www.axiscompany.org/mainstage.htm
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.
A Temporary Guest Appearance at .NO by the Italian Curatorial Team l-i-n-e-a-r-o-s-s-a: @ NO.
ELLA KRUGLYANSKAYA & BENJAMIN SENIOR @ JAMES FUENTES
Lola Astanova @LPR
SLAVIC SOUL PARTY@BARBES.
Ken Vandermark, Steve Swell, Sean Conly and Chad Taylor @THE STONE.