Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nylon Guys, Experimental DFW Theatre, Onion Sports, and Raveonettes Curating

1) Happening today, 10.12: Nylon Guys shopping preview at Bloomingdale's (1000 3rd Avenue @ 59th St.). "Enjoy comic book-inspired snacks, games, and music," plus free Tiger Beer. 6-9p.

2) Also today, 10.12: As part of the free Prelude 11 performance workshop (10.12-10.14), Daniel Fish's "A supposedly FUN THING I'll never do again: (after david foster wallace) will be performed from 7-8p at the James Gallery of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (365 Fifth Avenue). Here's the write-up: 

"Drawing exclusively from audio recordings of David Foster Wallace (readings he gave of his short fiction, essays, and an extensive interview he did for German television), Daniel Fish and a small ensemble of actors seek to re-create the amazing presence Wallace brought to everything he wrote about, be it professional tennis, a boy's thirteenth birthday, or America's obsession with entertainment. The selection, order, and tempo of the recordings are mixed live and sent to each actor's Mp3 device during the performance. Wallace’s work as translated by the performers is like the garment of a dear, dead friend: an artifact that simultaneously and dramatically evokes his presence and his absence, asking us: How present can we be? How generous in the way we experience the cacophony of our world?"

Experimental theatre! Who knows? I would be happy seeing a staging of Eschaton for free.

3) Tuesday, 10.18: Launch of "The Ecstasy of Defeat," by the Onion editors. Top-notch sports humor. Will likely include an open bar. PowerHouse Arena (37 Main St., Brooklyn), 7-9p. RSVP to

4) Thursday, 10.27: Another installment of the Uncapped Live concert series put on by Vitamin Water and Vice, this time curated by the Raveonettes. Minks, The Rassle, and Zaza will be performing. It's likely that there will be free Vitamin Water and Sailor Jerry Rum at this thing. Union Pool (484 Union Ave., Brooklyn), doors at 8p. RSVP here.

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