Ike At Night
Now through June 4, Wednesday through Saturday at The Bushwick Starr: $18.
Acclaimed comic performer Ikechukwu Ufomadu hosts a talk show of his own creation at the Bushwick Starr. Each night is different, featuring a new selection of handpicked artistic guests each time, including B+B fave M Lamar, theatre director Richard Maxwell, performance group Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble, The Dance Cartel choreographer Ani Taj, and more.
The combination of comedy, fun twists on the talk show, and guests from all interesting corners of the theatre, comedy, music, and performance art worlds are sure to make for a delightful ride.
Performancy Forum: Starts + Stops
May 19, 8 pm at Panoply Performance Lab: free
The “Performancy Forum” series continues, this time around exploring how one begins things, ends things, and whether on not we can make people start or stop at all.
The Panoply people speak of a thrilling medley of “rubber chickens, politics, dirt, human hair, strobe lights, meat,” and the show features performance artists Michael Reinsch, Jennifer Williams, Florence Nasar, and Uniska Wahala Kano. Sounds like you should start attending, and never stop.
PowerPointless: An Evening of Mumblecore
May 20, 6:30 pm at Babycastles: free
Ah, the Powerpoint presentation. A curious thing, for-seemingly-ever it’s been horrifying people by way of school presentations, conferences, corporate meetings, and probably more places you could fit in a Powerpoint. I used the notorious Papyrus font for the first time while making a Powerpoint about Egypt in middle school. Oh, memories.
Now, you can head over to DIY space Babycastles to see an evening of creative and strange Powerpoints made and presented by artists and writers working across multiple disciplines. I can only hope they’ve included some of those ridiculous text animation sequences in them. WOOSH.
Nothing’s On: A Channel Flippin’ Odyssey
May 21, 9:30 pm at The Pit Striker Stage: $15
Remember watching TV– like, on an actual TV?
Often times everything seemed lame. To fix that you’d perennially push that channel button, creating a patchwork collage of short media blips of all sorts. Judge Judy could immediately be followed by a screeching, insanely loud infomercial and then a harrowing soap opera transformed into a bright children’s cartoon.
Sketch comedy group Dinner for One has put together a show chronicling of that channel-changing adventure, but with shows of their own absurd creation, so it’ll likely be even stranger and wackier. The possibilities are endless– if you have a lot of channels, that is.