It's Nonsense NYC time again. I received yet another one of those weekly emails of these really cool events that happen around town from jstark. And this list always seems to have tons of loft parties, art openings, parades, dances and other burlesque type of events and more. And so I decided to repost of few of the events that are listed for this week because hey, it's less writing sometimes.
Friday, January 25
A Week of Freegan Fashion You are cherry-cordially invited to the Second Freegan Fashion Show: Threadbare! Come see our trashy models walk the beige carpet runway in one-of-a-kind handmade costumes spun out of scavenged scrap material. Cheer on amateur Freegans as they strip off the outfits they've been wearing for the last two weeks and threadbare it all. This is a night to reject commercial control of our self-images and reclaim pride in the sexiness of creativity. All are invited to participate as models or fashion designers. Freegan Fashion Week starts this Tuesday, with a design workshop, and continues Wednesday and Thursday with more clothing making and preparation for Friday night's party. Food is free. Dresses will be raffled. Following the show, stay and dance till the wee hours. El Dompe, 15 Thames Street, Brooklyn 10p; $7 donation supports Freegan Bike Workshop
Also on Friday
Experimental Music series at the Ontological Incubator The concert: Nachtstimmung (2007/8) by Michael Pisaro, for speaker, two vocalists, three performers, piano, violin, guitar, mandolin, saxophone/bass clarinet, trumpet, objects, sine tones, field recordings. Performed by Alex Barreto, Eric Clark, Gisburg, Avi Glickstein, Kara Feely, Travis Just, Jonathan Marmor, Aaron Meicht, Michael Pisaro, Quentin Tolimieri, Jennifer Walshe, and Harris Wulfson. Michael Pisarow is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop. Ontological Theater Parish Hall, at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery 131 10th Street at 2nd Avenue, Manhattan10p; $5
Saturday, January 26
Rubulad presents: Vacationland, or Around the World in a Night Live bands: Les Sans Coulottes, Paprika, and Sakura Madams Belly Dances by Paige Stevenson. DJs: Repoman with MC Kapitol K, Small Change, Joro Boro, and Peter Gunn. In the cruise ship lounge: Joe McGinty's Keyboard Karaoke. With DJ Greything. In the airport departure lounge: G. Scopitrinc's Non-Stop Film Fest Yummy Dub Pies and hot cider. With Norm Francoeur's Light Circus Chow by Vicious Delicious Sweets by Brownie Points, Hot Shot Photo Booth by Carl Saytor, ViewMaster Travel Slide Show. Dress: as a tourist or as someone from a far away land. Rubulad Home Base, 338 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn. Doors, 11p; $10 before 11, in costume, or way late; $15 beans
Also on Saturday
The Hot Blood Cabaret Dances of rage. Acts of Despair. It's a game show. It's a vaudevillian extravaganza. It's violence and mayhem with a heart of gold. Plus cheap drinks and free popcorn. Followed by a big party, a fundraiser party for the future of Hot Blood Productions, featuring a live performance by MaginMike&Dave, a fabulous raffle, cupcakes and grilled cheezes provided by Catmeat Inc., crafts and merchandise for sale, plus live spinnings provided by DJ Sugarcane, more cheap drinks and fun for all. Come for the show, stay for the party, or just come for the party, or don't come at all and be haunted by regret forever. Featuring the talents of Kelli Rae Powell, Alanna Medlock, Adam Lerman, Dave Edson, Jessica Delfino, Normand Sherwood, Sophia Amieva, Ryan Edwards, Stephanie Larriere, Tom Lipinski, Zina Anaplioti, Carrie Getman, Julia May Jonas, Mike Iannantuono, Dave Treut, Monika Heideman, and Magin Schantz. Sanford Meisner Theatre 164 11th Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd streets, Manhattan 8p show, 9:30p show; $15, $10 for students
And also elsewhere...
The Galinsky Brothers really cool Manhattan Monologue Slams that have taken place at Bowery Poetry Club are happening.
The next showdate: Friday February 1st- at the New York Film Academy - 100 East 17th Street Between Park Ave South and Irving Place. 6:30pm Doors 7:30Pm Curtain, $6 admission
Sponsored by NYCastings, Backstage Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and Cippaghila Photograph
MMSlam Judges February 1st
Jay Potter, Actor "Rescue Me", Tuffy Questell, Casting Director TEC Casting, Mackenzie Westmoreland, Director, Robert Russell, Casting Director, Warner Brothers Pictures
MMSlam Actors February 1st
Current National and NYC Champ Leslie Goshko with Deanna Gibson, Amanda Boekelheide, Marc Raco, Taren Sterry, Kevin Kelleher and TBD
What's at stake?
Championship Set, 1st Set: The title of "The Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion,” $100 sponsored by NYCastings assorted gifts and a sit-down with any one of that evening’s judges for a career consultation.
:30 Set, 2nd Set: $30 sponsored by MMSlam, assorted gifts and a spot in next month's 1st set.
Sign up and perform in the :30 Slam at the show...
“The MMSlam brings the actor, director, producer and audience together without all the Hollywood studio crap.”
James Foley, (Director- Glengarry Glen Ross and Perfect Stranger with Bruce Willis and Halle Berry)
(Always the first Friday of each month in NYC Judges subject to change)
and also elsewhere...
Umbrella, that former squat building on Avenue C is having an art opening and people will be performing there.
Umbrella House presents Photographer Marlis Momber, Opening Reception February 8, 6-10pm. Closing party auction February 16, 4-7pm. Wanted: Live music, dance performers to be presented. Vintage/Archival/Digital Prints on View/For Sale February 8-17. Daily and by appointment.