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Talks + Readings: Drunken Careening Lesbian Erotica and a Lit Rag Holiday Party

15_rumpus-toocoldforthis-72dpiThe Rumpus & Electric Literature Present It’s Too Cold for This: A Holiday Reading
Tuesday December 15, 7 pm at Housing Works Bookstore Café. 126 Crosby Street

Is it really too cold for this? Really? To be fair, our two favorite online lit rags could not have predicted the unseasonably high temperatures (is it really in the 60s?) so we’ll give them a pass. Anyway, we bet their gathering of minds will top your awkward office holiday party.

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The Faux-Real Theatre Company’s ‘Lysistrata’

65-atjmboOnly three more days left to catch The Faux-Real Theatre Company’s raucous, rigorous version of Aristophanes’ comedy Lysistrata. It may be in poetry slam form, but Faux-Real brings the ancient battle of the sexes to life in much the same way the Greeks did it in 411 BC: with live music, a chorus, “bold theatrics,” and “colorful masks and oversized phalluses,” according to the website for the Nuyorican Poets Café. Wine will flow freely when the much-heralded venue is turned into an ancient marketplace “where Aristophanes’ bawdy classic will delight Athenians and New Yorkers alike.”
Tickets $18; $15 for students with ID and seniors (at the door only).

See our column Word Up for more of this week’s literary events.