Harvest Moon: A Freak-Folk Cabaret
Thursday, September 22 at The Wild Project, 8 pm: $10-20 sliding scale.
Come ring in the soon-arriving autumn with this mystical evening of live art, from music and dance to film and fairytales and everything in between. A gaggle of artists based in Bushwick and beyond (some are regulars at Bizarre Bar staple Circus of Dreams, others frequent the nearby Tarot Society or Living Gallery) will assemble to bring you their artistic bounty. And it’ll be a bounty, all right– there are over 15 acts on the bill, including Jason Trachtenburg, Tarot Society’s Darcey Leonard, Omer Gal‘s music ensemble Cookie Tongue, and a Texas-themed Butoh troupe. If you’re pressed for time, you can just pop in for the second act at 9:30pm (there are two entry times) but all tickets earn you access to the whole shindig. The weather may get to the high eighties today, but fall is a-comin’. Eventually.
Summer Stories: Back to School
Friday, September 23 at City Reliquary, 7 pm: $5.
We all went to school at some point in our lives, regardless of length of time or quality of experience. So surely you’ll have something to relate to at the upcoming edition of Summer Stories, where a group of comics gather to unveil tales from their lives centered around the same theme. This time, the theme is “Back to School,” and I can only assume that a bunch of people who now spend the bulk of their time writing jokes probably had some weird times in school. There’ll be folks from UCB, humor journal Slop Sandwich (which has a title I hope/dread is connected to a story that someone will tell), and various comedy shows in the city. The whole darn thing is hosted by Alise Morales and Kady Ruth Ashcraft, of New York TV Fest. Plus, it’s at the strange and wonderful memorabilia museum City Reliquary, so there will be plenty to stare at.
September 23 and 24 at The Kitchen, 8 pm: $15 ($12 students/seniors).
Don’t wander into Chelsea performance venue The Kitchen looking for a mystical IV drip—that’s the Alchemist’s Kitchen. But if you’re looking for strangely compelling evening that fuses clown, Butoh, academia, strange bodily shapes and many other odd things, this is the spot for you. And by spot, I mean the spots on that pink muscle located within the mouth cavity. The tongue. What am I saying? Well, in performance artist Ieva Misevičiūtė’s new solo piece, she will spend one grand hour receiving a PhD from her tongue, in the form of 12 chapters that each explore a different metaphorical facet of that thing in your mouth. I have vague memories of seeing Ieva perform at strange little dive bar shows several years ago, and being simultaneously confused and delighted while doing a lot of laughing. Get ready to open wide!
Sunday Night Sex Talks
Sunday, September 25 at (Le) Poisson Rouge, 7 pm: $15.
Some spend their Sundays at church, others in a different sort of spiritual experience. This Sunday, LA-based writer Jessie Rosen will be bringing her monthly show of sexperiences to NYC, which she does several times a year. Here, audience will take a “vow of sex talk silence,” then several folks (usually women) will divulge great and terrible tales about their intimate lives for all to hear. For this show, Broad City‘s Michelle Buteau and Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher of the notorious Guys We’ve Fucked podcast will be bearing it all. Maybe you’ll learn you aren’t the only one who did that one thing that one time, maybe you’ll learn exactly what not to do, or maybe you’ll even find something new to try.