The Weekend: June 10-12.
FIGMENT ON GOVERNOR’S ISLAND
FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year—in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support. (READ MORE.)
FULL LISTING OF EVENTS.
The Week: June 6-10.
Arts For Art, Inc. presents the 16th annual Vision Festival, New York City’s premier multidisciplinary celebration of innovative jazz music, dance, poetry, and art, held for its third year at the Abrons. Critics have described it as “arguably the most important free-jazz fest in the U.S.” (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader), and stated that “avant-garde jazz culture has no better colloquy in this country than the Vision Festival” (Nate Chinen, The New York Times).
Each year, the Vision Festival honors the achievements of one living artist who has greatly influenced the world around them and paved the way for other innovators to move forward. On Wednesday, June 8, Arts For Art and The Vision Festival will celebrate a Lifetime of Achievement by Peter Brotzmann. This great improviser was one of the first practitioners of the Free Jazz movement in Europe. Brotzmann has programmed his own evening in such a way that it would reflect his ongoing pursuit of musical innovation. This 70-year-old artist is not interested in looking back — only in looking forward and being as creative as possible in the present.
Visit visionfestival.org for more information and listings of Vision Festival events at satellite sites. (SEE FULL SCHEDULE.)
LOVE IS BLIND @ Littlefield this Wens.
Love Is Blind, a show that’s half cabaret and half live dating game, seeks singles to play the game. They have the cabaret part down, but the show needs you on-stage answering outrageous questions, as the audience witnesses the spectacle.
Hosted by Sarah Sims Erwin (aka: DJ Sims, and formerly with The Fun Club), Love Is Blind features more than the dating game. It’s got the lovable song stylings of Finsbury Park and Lady Adrienne; the twisted dance theater group Movementpants Dance; and a little something balloon-y by the host. And after the show, dance to Love Is Blind’s resident DJ, Blind Eye Sees All. Proper footwear = rug cutting bliss.
$5 admission gets you a Love Lottery ticket which gives you a chance to play (or give your ticket to a friend to better their chance to win). Contestants will be picked live at the event.
Spread the word. Spread the love.
For more information, visit www.loveisblindnyc.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/loveisblindnyc
If you RSVP to their Facebook event you get a Sims-made Love Is Blind button.
Love Is Blind
this Wednesday, May 11
622 Degraw Street
Gowanus, Brooklyn 11217
doors at 7:30 pm; show at 8 pm
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ESP TV #1 Viewing Party WITH DEREK LARSON APRIL 27th.
ESP TV #1 Viewing Party
Wed. April 27, 8PM-2AM
Angels and Kings
500 East 11th St New York, NY
Episode #1 Airs on Manhattan Neighborhood Network at 9:30 PM on channel 57 (Time Warner) / 83 (RCN)
Episodes 1 and 2 feature performances by:
Rachel Mason and Little Band of Sailors
“The Dust Up” w/ host Sam Mickens
Dana Bell w/ Kerry Davis and Leah Retherford
w/ your hosts Bradford Nordeen as “Mary Boome” and Hayley Blatte as “Coco”
with videos by: Brian Zegeer, Erica Magrey, Sophia Peer, Derek Larson, Colby Bird, Jennifer Sullivan and Andrew Steinmetz, Jonathan Phelps, Kate Gilmore, Andre Perkowski, Katrina Lamb