Part of the series Bohemian Delirium: Czech Horror in the ’80s and ’90sat Spectacle Theater. Filmmaker Věra Chytilová (Daisies) was blacklisted by the Communist Party for a time for her subversive contributions to the Czech New Wave, but she managed to make Wolf’s Chalet in 1987. The film’s major moving parts are teens, the ’80s, a ski retreat, and terrifying snow monsters that, as Spectacle puts it, “assure you’ll never look at a snow man the same way again.” Also playing Sunday Oct. 11 (7:30 pm), Friday Oct. 23 (7:30 pm), Friday Oct. 30 (10 pm).
Are you familiar with Inuit throat singing? Well, I mean have you really heard it? Like most people living this far south of permafrost, I’ve only heard my friends drunkenly imitate Inuit throat singing as a way of satirizing cultural appropriation and haven’t actually, really experienced the real-real deal IRL. Well, here’s my (and your) chance to hear this powerful, guttural form of music as performed by Tanya Tagaq (who you might have first been introduced to via her New Yorker cartoon likeness). Also, this is the first regular show happening at Williamsburg’s brand new venue, National Sawdust, so best a time as any to check it out.
Oh hi, it’s October, arguably the best month of the year. It’s still hurricane season (LOL look outside) and, uh, Halloween, which means it’s a horror movie marathon from here on out BBs. OK, so not all the films we’re excited to see this week are spooky, exactly, but all of them are guaranteed to shake you up in some way.
In many ways, Williamsburg’s newest venue couldn’t be more different from the (mostly) defunct DIY show spaces (bar/art-galleries and dingy old warehouses) that once lined the waterfront area. (Cameo, at least, is still here — for another month and a half, anyway). That’s because National Sawdust is a refined concert hall, a serious non-profit institution with powerful and moneyed supporters plus a leadership of established talent tapped directly from the music and art worlds.
A group by the name of Stand for Tenant Safety, consisting of tenant groups and eleven City Council Members (including Rosie Mendez from the Lower East Side, Stephen Levin from Williamsburg, and Antonio Reynoso of Bushwick) rallied on the steps of City Hall this morning. Never mind the rain. The coalition is named for a new report, released today by the Urban Justice Center, that coincides with the introduction of a legislation package that would protect tenants from landlords and developers who carry out neglectful and malicious construction projects. “My tenants have rain coming down in their apartments, so this is nothing,” said CM Rosie Mendez of the Lower East Side.
Whether you’re in the mood for scary stories, live nude bodies, or something completely different, there’s a show out there to tickle your funny bone or take your brain for a spin.
What Are You Afraid Of? Over the Eight, 594 Union Ave., Williamsburg. 8pm; tickets are $5 at the door.
Former child actress turned writer and comedian Mara Wilson hosts What Are You Afraid Of?, a comedy and storytelling show that explores fears and anxieties of all shapes and sizes. This particular show features a small but mighty lineup consisting of B+B favorite Sue Smith, Chemda, Susan Kent, and Wilson herself. Take a peek into these funny people and their frightened brains. Maybe you’ll find you have more fears in common than you thought.
People say we’re living in a golden era of television and that’s apparently true: not only is Television playing a rare (free!) gig at the House of Vans in October (if you failed to RSVP, they’re also doing a Boston date), but the band’s ex-guitarist, Richard Lloyd, is playing Bowery Electric later in the month.
It’s kind of a somber week (already) for show goers– mainly because one of the most reliable spots for an awesome underground/indie/neo-folk/punk/experimental/whatever show, the Silent Barn, suffered a fire late last week. Everybody’s OK, but the building itself is damaged (more on that later) to the point where shows have been suspended for at least the next month. They’re no dummies, they have insurance. But in order to act fast and get repairs done right-freakin’-now, Silent Barn is asking for donations. If charitable bitcoining isn’t your bag, there are other ways you can help.
Filmmaker Alyce Wittenstein is responsible for “You Call This Progress?”, the first film in the Multiple Futures Trilogy. Wittenstein’s known for casting her cool friends and next-level sci-fi creations, but apparently has also been accused of playing too much tennis. We all know that tennis is often equated with remarkable genius, so trust as we do that Wittenstein’s got something seriously rad up her sleeve.