Souldish: NYC Events 5/18-5/23
=====Friday, May 18=====
There’s No Place Like Gnome
Join Gnome Camp for our 2007 fundraiser extravaganza! The gnomes are hard at work at their underground compound in the forest of Brooklyn preparing art, music, dance, performance and magical activities designed to inspire and excite.
Featuring: 10′ tall gnome sculpture suspended from the ceiling! Carl Saytor’s gnome photography booth! The gnome hat decoration station! Erotic gnome performance by Amy Shapiro! The tallest gnomes on stilts by Boring Incorporated! Woodland face-painting by Keelan and Sly! Whirlwind hooping by Jewels and Wheylan! Immersive lost in the woods decor with thousands of arts and crafts leaves! Enchanting live music by Shanimal and the Cardiac Arrest! Live analog electronic knob tweakin’ dance madness by Spiral Blaster (aka DJ Orion)! DJs BeenJammin, 3L3TRONIC and Love Rocket bring you floor stompin’ funk, house and breaks! A brand new routine by The Ladies of Gnome Camp Striptease Cabaret!
Underwater Lounge, 66 Water St in Dumbo, F to York St / A/C to High St
(Feast: 7:30-9p, $20-$30; Party: 9p-4a, $7 costume or RSVP, $10 door)
=====Friday, May 18=====
Free Screening and Discussion of “The Tribe”
Join Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed fimmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, and Joseph Beyer, online manager for the Sundance Film Festival, to discuss the world of interdependent networks, films and filmmakers. Three-part evening to include: 1. ” The Tribe” screening (18-minute short film). 2. ” Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness” screening (14-minute short film) 3. Discussion and Q&A : Tiffany Shlain and Joseph Beyer will discuss the benefits and challenges of bringing films online and identify what short filmmakers need to know about entering the digital pipeline, social issue films online and film distribution. 212-582-9795. Emily.Burgess@freud.com
Apple Store, Soho
=====Also on Friday=====
Past Life Regression
Welcome to an event that gives you an opportunity to go into your past and uncover patterns, people , and places that you have experienced in other life times. This is a safe place to discover your Karmic patterns. The workshop gives you an opportunity to learn about what Past Life Regression is and understand why Past Life Regression is so powerful! You can work with the knowledge and lessons you get from the Past Life Regression to improve your current situation. You will have the dynamic experience of an actual Past Life Regression. You will be able explore the impressions and the information you obtain in a powerful way. The regression will have guided meditations, notes, and excercises to give you a well rounded outstanding experience. Debra Huelsebusch will facilitate. Debra is a NLP Trainer, Past Life Regression Practitioner, a Hypnosis Coach, and has an esoteric background as a Psychic. RSVP: 212-868-0810
TRS Professional Suites, 44 E. 32nd 11th Floor. Between Madison and Park
=====Saturday, May 19=====
Dance Parade is New York’s first ever parade and festival of such scope and scale. We are celebrating everything from Break dance to Ballet with Burning Man Spirit and Love Parade Energy. We will join colorful floats, live bands and dj’s to dance in the streets to Salsa, Contra, Disco, Clogging, Ballroom, Irish Step, Hip Hop, Swing, Tango, Ballet, Break dance, Japanese, Sufi, Samba and more - over 40 forms demonstrating that Dance is a vibrant, expressive form of art.
Our wonderful parade route starts at 32nd Street, heads down Broadway to Union Square, swings West to Fifth Avenue and triumphantly dances itself through Washington Square’s memorial Arch. Inside the park we have a unique Dance Festival with many forms of performance and social dances on as many as four stages! We are an all volunteer run Non-Profit Organization who seek to show that dance is an expressive form of art–Our aim is to educate the public on the wonderful health and cultural benefits of dance. In doing so, we aim to support and strengthen the role of dance in our culture.
=====Also on Saturday=====
A fusion of art & music, live paintings, psychotropic projections, & eclectic grooves. Live art performances by Alex & Allyson Grey, Zachariah, Sharon Fulcher, Kaliptus, Kelli Bickman. 8-10p: Curator and former SoHo gallery owner/director, Amy Lipton will present an illustrated overview of outstanding artworks based on a consciousness of environmental responsibility. Featuring: Evan Marc (Psybooty, Sentient Sound), Onnomon (Gaian Mind/Soular Rec ), Alpha Channel (Psybooty Rec), Pedro (R.E./ Interchill/ CoSM), Knetic Junglist Movement, Bluetech (Aleph Zero, Native State), KiloWatts (Artificial Music Machine), Kyma Stream, Kife (Omnitribe), Alien Ambassador (CoSM).
542 W. 27th Street, 4th Floor
=====Also on Saturday=====
Art Auction to Benefit Farm Animals
Paintings For Pigs, Sculptures For Sheep And Tchotchkes For Chickens!
The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, a non-profit farm animal shelter, is holding an art benefit fundraiser at the famous Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City. The proceeds from this important fundraiser will go towards the care of neglected, abused and discarded farm animals living at the sanctuary in Woodstock, New York, and help in the cost of rescuing and placing others. There will be original paintings, drawings, photographs and prints by a large number of artists including George Ault, Gale Hart, Sue Coe and syndicated cartoonists Garry Trudeau, Mort Walker and Dan Piraro.
Jivamukti Yoga School
841 Broadway, 2nd Fl, (bet 13th & 14th St)
=====Sunday, May 20=====
Tantric Shamanism Breathwork
Ready to go beyond where you’ve ever been before? This breathwork journey will assist you in removing the blockages that have been holding you back and open the gateways to your deep bliss and profound change. This extremely potent initiation is only for those who are truly ready to take the next step on their path of spiritual evolution. Sylvia Brallier is the Director and Founder of the Tantric Shamanism Institute, and Author of the book Dancing in the Eye of Transformation, 10 Keys to Creative Consciousness She has been teaching healing and tantric shamanism workshops nationally and internationally for 19 years. Sponsored by BeWildWoman (http://bewildwomam.com) and Freek Factory (http://www.freekfactory.com). Call Kiana Love at 917-453-3663 or email email@example.com to register.
542 W. 27th St.
======Also on Sunday=====
The Tao of Sex: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy with Daria Fain
This is one of the most secret Taoist practices that taps into the most potent resource of energy in the body. This practice connects us with our raw primordial energy, and allows us to refine it as a transformative healing force. This work balances our hormonal system and helps premenstrual syndrome. Any women from any age can attend. firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-450-1356
241 Bedford Avenue #7, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
=====Wednesday, May 23=====
The Quiet Party
Tired of all the noise? You go to a bar. Music is too loud. Cell phones going off all around you. Someone is standing next to you screaming. How about a refreshing change of pace? Come to the Quiet Party. No loud music, no yelling, no cell phones, and one designated area where there is no talking at all. Inside the silent room we provide paper & pens. Pass notes around — be mischievous, have a little fun, meet some new people! Shshshshshshshsh!
94 W. Houston St. (bet. Thompson St. & LaGuardia Pl.)
(6:30-9:30p, 2 drink min)
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