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/// NYC & ONLINE EVENTS: 11.20 - 11.26 ///
PARTICIPATORY: Heels, Heels, Heels
This is a 60 minute virtual dance choreography werkshop, taught by House of Yes resident performers Beatriz BB & Joni. Strut your stuff, werk your dance magic, and get fit while dancing with resident House of Yes performers. Open to all levels.
Wear comfy workout clothes, and heels. Pleasers, pumps, boots or cha cha heels... for 'new to heels' folks, ankle straps or booties recommended. (Zoom, link with purchase, 7pm-8pm, $10)
ART: Primordial Soup
A group show co-curated by Paradise Palase member Cameron Ledy. From the press release: “The works in this exhibition connect back to the core - the body, the universe, the natural world. There is a celebration of life, of the goodness of Earth. Femme icons reign, flora and aqua fauna bloom and spin, and all the while we are reminded of the strange, euphoric, and psychedelic.” (Paradice Palase, 1260 Broadway, BK, 1pm-5pm, FREE)
ART: 10th Annual Trashion Fashion Show
Outrageous and unique designs, made from recycled materials and found objects are displayed and walk the runway for your delight in this live streamed event. Joining from around the country are a select panel of recycle artists and designers as this year's judges, including NYC's own Debra "Debris" Rapoport. (online, see site for details, 4pm-6pm, FREE)
PARTICIPATORY: Goth Industrial Cardio Dance party
The weather grows dark and cold, just like our hearts. Embrace the frozen darkness within. Feed your dark spirit while exercising your corporeal form. Stomp around to bangers, classics, and oddities from NIN, IAMX, Das Ich, combichrist, Wumpscut, And One, KMFDM, and more. Zoom private room info available an hour before start time. A tip bucket charity suggestion will be posted on the event page. (Zoom, see site for details, 9pm, FREE/$sugg don)
WORD: 'Edith Wharton's New York: Exposing NYC's Gilded Age Elite Society' Webinar
Join New York Adventure Club as they celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, with a glimpse into Wharton’s life and the private inner world of the New York Gilded Age. Led by writer, lecturer, and licensed NYC tour guide Carl Raymond, this digital showcase will include: a historical overview of Edith Wharton; stories surrounding key NYC locations — some of which are still standing — in Wharton's writings including the famed Academy of Music, Tiffany & Co, and Wallack's Theatre; vintage and contemporary photographs of 19th-century New York locations including Union Square, Washington Square Park, and Gramercy Park; and more. (online, link with purchase, 5:30pm-7pm, $10)
VARIETY: Carnivolution Virtuolution
This is the Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow's adventures through space, time, and inter-dimensional pockets. Launched into space with a rocket full of trash, Matterz Squidling and Jelly Boy the Clown are beamed aboard the Nipple Ship of the Madoodi Mothers intergalactic variety show. Witness the strange powers of sword swallowing, fire arts, the bed of nails, and so much more. (online, see site for details, 2pm & 8pm, $12.99)
WORD: Portland Book Festival
With more than 100 authors and 50+ free events over two and a half weeks, readers of all ages can find their story at this year’s Festival. The digital festival features author events for all ages, pop-up readings, and writing classes. (thru 11/21, online, see site for details, FREE/$sugg don)
ART: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. Limited capacity. Masks required at all times. (thru 11/21, Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, see site for details, $24)
THEATER: VOYEUR: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec
Peer through the windows of old Paris, where unexpected moments of art, beauty, and seduction await you during this pandemic-friendly theatrical walking tour inspired by Bated Breath Theatre’s long-running immersive hit Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec (named one of the “best immersive plays and interactive theatrical experiences” by Time Out.) In this open air, intimate theatrical experience, you and seven other masked audience members will be guided through the dreams of iconic artist Toulouse-Lautrec as he recalls his final absinthe-laced years living and working in Montmartre. The sidewalks, doorways and windows of Greenwich Village become the setting as live accompaniment collides with the city’s soundscape, transporting you into the bohemian world of 1899 Paris. (thru 11/22, $75, see site for all details)
The Photoville Festival returns with over 60 outdoor exhibitions city-wide and a full slate of free online programming for all.
New York City’s premier photo destination, returns for a ninth year in a different way – online community and artist programming plus photo exhibitions in public spaces throughout New York City. This annual community gathering features public exhibitions, virtual online storytelling events, artist talks, workshops, demonstrations, educational programs, and community programming. Over 60 outdoor exhibitions city-wide. (thru 11/29, multiple locations & online, see site for details, FREE)
VARIETY/PARTICIPATORY: Season 2: Bindlestiff Open Stage Quarantine Edition
Enjoy a non-stop variety show experience that may include world famous magicians, gender bending jugglers, circus legends, trained rats, novelty musicians, aerial artists, wire walkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, living cartoons, physical comedy, contortionists, performance artists, and more. Hosted by Keith "Bindlestiff" Nelson, the special Quarantine Edition deals with social distance and isolation head on. Using the tools of video conferencing, Bindlestiff’s Open Stage will feature each act live in their own location. Also featuring circus historian, retired NYU professor, burlesque & circus performer, polar bear promoter, and Chairman of the Board of Bindlestiff, Hovey Burgess. "Ask Hovey" your circus history questions at bindlestiff.org/askhovey. (thru 12/21, Mon, FB & YouTube, 8pm EST, FREE/$sugg don)
THEATER: Liars and Believers’ “Macbeth” in serialized form.
LAB presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth in serialized form. Each episode is 5-10 minutes long. New episode posted each week. (LAB website, FREE)
FILM: Rooftop Films’ Brooklyn Drive-in
Enjoy a diverse collection of films from the comfort of your car, with stereo sound tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo. (thru fall, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th St, see site for details, $35)
FILM: Rooftop Films’ Queens Drive-in
Enjoy a diverse collection of films from the comfort of your car, with stereo sound tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo. (thru fall, NYSCI in Flushing Meadows Park, see site for details, $35)
FILM: Outdoor Cinema at Parklife
Each Wednesday Parklike will present a different film with trivia. (thru fall, Parklife, BK, 7:30pm, FREE)
THEATER: Performance for One
A one-on-one theater performance, now presented live over Skype. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone? With a rotating cast of actors, including Elizabeth Chappel, Joshua Coleman, Andrea Gallo, Jan Leslie Harding, Allison Hiroto, Yvonne Roen, and Melissa Rakiro. (Skype, see site for details, FREE)
THEATER: 24 Hr Plays’ Viral Monologues
New monologues written, rehearsed, recorded and released on IGTV in 24 hours. (24hoursplays online, see site for details, FREE/sugg don)
THEATER: The 7th Voyage of Egon Tich
A live-streamed digital theater performance based on The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem. The team behind A Hunger Artist, in collaboration with Theater in Quarantine, returns with an adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s story—set in outer space, performed in a closet in the East Village, and beamed straight to you in whichever room you’re finding yourself stuck in. (Sinking Ship website, FREE/$10)
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