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Performance Picks: Murder Mystery, Spaghetti Puppetry, and Poetry Marathons for the New Year

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(image via Future Forms / Facebook)

(image via Future Forms / Facebook)

Future Forms
Wednesday, December 28 at Throne Watches, 8 pm: FREE 

Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Sam Taggart, and Julio Torres’s recurring comedy show Future Forms is a tasty treat, and probably one of the only shows you can say you’ve seen in a watch showroom. I mean, with the impending closure of spaces like Cake Shop, and DIY spaces getting all hush-hush for fear of getting shut down, perhaps we’ll all soon be watching shows in the aisles of grocery stores or something like that. Which could be fun, but the lighting leaves something to be desired.

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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. 

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Talks + Readings: The Dogist, Sarah Vowell, and Chip Kidd Meets Charlie Brown

1439846887-cover-the-dogist-hi-resTUESDAY

The Dogist
Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway (NoLIta).
The Dogist himself, Elias Weiss Friedman, will be talking with Stacie Grissom of the BarkPost newsletter about the release of The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs. The event is being held in celebration of the book’s release and in recognition of October being Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so the ASPCA will be there, too, with a few furry friends in need of a home. Strand asks that you please keep your own pooch at home, but BarkBox will be on hand with all the materials you need to make a pup-friendly doggie bag to take home, so you don’t have to feel too bad about Fido missing out. Brews will be on hand from Radiant Pig Craft Beers, so buy a copy of The Dogist or a $15 gift card for admission and stop by Strand for a doggone good time.

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