Friday, September 18, 2009

Nonsensenyc Time

Hey bloggers, or at least whoever may be reading this blah blog posting. And even when the world seems as if it could be falling down all around me, I still find myself blah blogging sometimes, maybe. And this is another one of those postings from Nonsense NYC, that weekly email list from Jeff Stark that I have somehow found myself subscribing to. And nonsensenyc has the coolest events and parties listed on their list to be found in those lofts and beyond in those cool happening hipster neighborhoods of Williamsburg Brooklyn and beyond in that city of New York. And I find that list so interesting with events, that I thought to post their events on this blog as follows, and besides, hey, it's less writing sometimes:


Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, the original innovator of unorthodox fashion shows in Brooklyn, opens its sixth season at Secret Project Robot. The group of designers we assembled this year, with their finger on the pulse of our fashionable neighborhood, will display the diverse elements that make up what Williamsburg fashion aesthetic is about, right now.

With Erin Weckerle for Sodafine, Sirius for Treehouse, Saira M.Huff of Total Crap Uninc., King Gurvy, Racecar by Nettie Tiso, Marcus Hicks of SDN, Adrianne Lee of Ninkybink, Alisha Trimble, Raab West of Yard, and Noname Collective. DJ C0unt Zyr0, from the band the Trilateral Commission, does his turntablism magic between shows, and is joined by guest Djs after. Javelin play the after party on Saturday.

Secret Project Robot
210 Kent Avenue, entrance on River Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
8p; $free
Continues SATURDAY

***** Also on FRIDAY *****


Billy Name, Kymara Lecchi-Lonergan, Robert Munn, and Sara Cook invite you to join us as we magically transform the Art Space at the Historic Chelsea Hotel into a Silverized Celebration of the Warhol Superstars and the Ante Art Movement. Music: Whore's Mascara, Ixion Burlesque, and Albert Garzon's Fabulous Cabaret Show. Art. Film. Performance. Featuring the Warhol Superstars Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Mary Woronov, Allan Midgette, Robert Heide, Bibbe Hansen, Louis Waldon, And Ivy Nicholson. New works by Ante Artists Robert Munn and Sara Cook, Jayne County, Rick Longo-Burrows, Christophe Von Hohenberg, Coco Dalton, And Philippe Laurent. And the fashion design and work of Justin Drew.

Chelsea Hotel
222 West 23rd Street, Manhattan
7p-midnight; $10

***** Also on SATURDAY *****

The Soul Clap and Dance-Off

Returns to its Glassland’s Gallery home Saturday. This month’s Soul Clap will, as always, feature dancing to the exquisitely dynamic 45s of soul proprietor Mr. Jonathan Toubin, plus the Dance-Off will be presided over by lovely MC Laura Leigh and a distinguished panel of judges consisting of New York Press’ Jamie Peck, Heeb/Impose Magazine’s Jason Diamond, Jesse Gassface, author/publisher of Quality of My Life fanzine, Maria Falgoust, co-founder of activist librarian group the Desk Set, and OJ, guitarist for Brooklyn underground music favorites Golden Triangle (and one-time Dance-Off winner). Additionally, this night is dedicated to the spirit and memory Dance-Off’s finest and most prolific contestant, Carlos Alvarez, a local nightlife legend and friend to all who died August 15. This is first time we will soul clap since his ascension to the big dancefloor in the sky.

289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
11p, free beer from 11-midnight, 1a dance off with $100 prize

***** Also on SUNDAY *****

The Hip Hop Subway Series

Yo people I am back in NYC after an amazing run of the Hip Hop Subway Series in Prague, Berlin, and even one set up in Warsaw. Had an amazing time in France and got to chill for real in Singapore. After my travels its time for me to reconnect.

There are gonna be a few surprise guests from another country so get ready to get your network on. The theme will be Da Hustla. In these days and times, hustling is on the come back. Hustlas know how to make gold out of lead. I wanna know can you rhyme about economics? Can you rhyme about making real life and death situations just to feed your family? Just to live? The theme is for the ones who go out every morning never knowing exactly how to get that bread and at the end of the day give it to their family. Da Hustla does not recognize recession. Hosting will be yours truly Kid Lucky.

Times Square
Meet at the rear of the A train platform on the Brooklyn-bound side, Manhattan
6p; $free
609 910 1842

***** Also on MONDAY *****

North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition presents:

Moviehouse on India Street Film Series

As part of its India Street Mural Project -- currently on view on the Greenpoint waterfront -- the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition and Moviehouse celebrates six murals created this summer by projecting a series of films directly on the wall around the murals. On September 8, six local filmmakers Lam Thuy Vo, Joshua Carrero, Sarah Pirozek, Vanara Taing, Nathan Punwar, Hiram Becker, and Chris King presented the movies they created to capture the mural artists as they spent the month of June turning a common white wall into a master work of public art. On September 21, the series wraps up with two decidedly Brooklyn documentaries: Uncertain Industry and Up on the Roof.

India Street between West Street and the East River, Brooklyn
8:30p; $free

***** Also on TUESDAY *****

Jane Jacobs Night

Readings and musings by those inspired by the defender of neighborhoods -- MC'd by Rev. Billy Talen and Savitri D from the Church of Life After Shopping.

Activists and authors read excerpts from Death and Life of Great American Cities and correspondence that Ms. Jacobs sent in support of neighborhood-saving campaigns over the years. With: Michael Premo, New York Hip Hop Festival and Picture the Homeless; Cathryn Swan, Washington Square Park Blog and Save Union Square; Christabel Gough, NYC preservationist hero; Bob Holman, Howl Festival, Bowery Poetry Club; Kevin Baker, Historian and author of Dreamland; Joy Chatel, Defender of the Duffield House Brooklyn Underground Railroad landmark; Philip Dipaolo, the People's Firehouse and Brooklyn neighborhood activists; and Carol Greitzer, City Councilwoman, Landmarking of Tammany Hall building on Union Square.

After a street in the Village was named Jane Jacobs Way --and the presiding city official of the ceremony was Christine Quinn-- we learned a lesson. The legacy of our heroes will be appropriated by our opponents as a matter of strategy. The letter to Saving Coney Island by Ned Jacobs, Jane’s son, urging resistance to the Bloomberg-and-Quinn backed highrises of Coney -- underscores the need to hold our values in the face of sophisticated public relations spin.

We celebrate Jane Jacobs Night to share the personal impact that she has had on our campaigns to save neighborhood diversity here in the city. We celebrate Ms. Jacobs as the founder of our activism.

Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson Street and Washington Square South, Manhattan
9p; $free, donations encouraged for space rental

Have a great nonsensenyc event list day.

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