This week, you can traipse over to Williamsburg and become part of a theatrical diamond heist, hole up with some strangers (and their holes) in a live version of a sexy UCB podcast, observe a lecture on hallucinations… The possibilities are endless.
Bushwick Burlesque: Classing Up the Grime, Griming Up the Class Vol. 2
at Bizarre Bushwick, 12 Jefferson Street, Bushwick. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $7-10 suggested donation. More info here.
This twice-monthly bizarro burlesque bonanza is typically hosted by Scary Ben and Darlinda Just Darlinda, but Darlinda is out of town this time around, so things will instead be solely Scary. Featuring striking and scarily clad acts that exemplify both class and grime (and sometimes both at once), including performances by Fancy Feast (Mx. Bushwick Burlesque 2014 and Miss Coney Island 2015), indie-noise rock sideshow act Velvet Crayon, “trans-aggressive” performance artist ROSE WOOD (featured at The Box since 2006), and more.
at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E 7th Street, East Village. 9pm; $4 at the door. More info here.
Crawl on over to the back room at Jimmy’s No. 43 (part of the East Village Brewmuda Triangle) for Peculiar Streams, a bi-monthly showcase of new live performance work now in its 25th iteration. For the price of a cheap beer you can get comedy, poetry, fiction, a guest lecture, and “a demonstration on stroboscopic hallucination.” Sounds mysterious, but why not take a chance on a Wednesday night?
Highly Impractical Theatre Company and The Unsoft War present what they’re calling “An Immersive Diamond Heist,” written by Daria Miyeko Marinelli and directed by Elana McKelahan. The story revolves around two lovers, one trying to steal a diamond and one who runs the diamond exhibit and is trying to keep it safe. Similar to nearby surrealistic romp Houseworld, the audience gets the chance to navigate their own journeys and choose their own path. Will you choose love or diamonds?
Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind
If you haven’t seen the New York Neo-Futurists’ unique attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes, you’re truly missing out on a madcap and entertaining experience. If you’ve already seen it, don’t dart away too quickly. The roster of zany mini-plays the Neos put on is constantly changing and each evening the audience selects which ones they perform and the order in which they are performed, so you’re basically guaranteed a different (yet always fast-paced) experience each time.
Ménage A Trois Radio After Dark
At UCB Chelsea, 307 W 26th Street, Chelsea. 11:59pm; tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.
Dart away from that rapidly approaching cold and get steamy with this IRL version of real-life lovers Murf Meyer and Diana Kolsky’s podcast. Imbibe a bit and toss your inhibitions to the side with this late-night show “about your hearts and parts.” Past guests have included Jo Firestone, Jenny Jaffe, Bridget Everett, and Stoya, so who knows who they’ll welcome next. Stop listening to sex podcasts in the privacy of your basement and come on out into the world.
Continues through Dec. 13 at St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water Street, DUMBO. Tickets are $50-70. More info here.
St. Ann’s Warehouse recently moved to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and they have begun programming again, starting with a co-production with London’s Donmar Warehouse. Fresh off the success of director Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female prison-and-punk-themed production of Julius Caesar presented at the Warehouse last year (also a co-production with Donmar), she’s back with one of the Bard’s history plays subversively set once again in a prison and featuring a powerful cast of all women, including celebrated Shakespeare actor Harriet Walter.