Souldish NYC Events 8/13 - 8/20 2009
)))))Souldish Featured Events(((((
=====Saturday, August 15=====
Eidos at Refuge: Visionary Culture thru Art, Form & Sound hosted by Archaic Revival - Paint & Revel
Come party and paint with some of the most interesting and talented artists in the city. The Archaic Revival team are and manage to attract some of the most spiritually aware and magically beautiful people in this area. How do they do it? Come and see for yourself at Refuge in Brooklyn. This space and the people who organize here are near legendary by now, for their ability to create postive, uplifting creative energy in a celebratory atmosphere. Archaic Revival presents: EIDOS~ Celebrate visionary culture thru Art, form & Sound. Paint/Draw from live “Tripadelic” Models so be sure to bring your own art supplies. Plus live music and video mixing. DJ’s Promethea Pink, Hecticmindz, Bioluminescence, Hypnotoad, Spineless Thug, Technology Garden, DJ Lycanthrope. Featured Artists: Kaliptus, Gizem Bacaz, Pablo Cordero, Parker Wolf, Scribles, Teofilo Olivery, Jonny Berlingeri. Live Art Models: Caridad Rivera, Pax Arcanum, Mr.Domino, Heather Pillis, Nicole Syriani & Other members from “The Living Painting Group”; Holistic Manipulations by P. , Visuals & Projections by Archaic Revival. Kaliptus Demo Reel http://vimeo.com/5724404; http://kaliptus.blogspot.com/ It’s about the art.
Directions to Refuge in Brooklyn:
1. L train to Halsey, leave via Covert St. or Norman St. exit.
2. Turn right on Wyckoff and walk straight (east) for 1.5 blocks
3. Turn right on Decatur St.
4. Refuge is a big warehouse on the left side of the street. Enter via second red door.
(8p - 6a, $10)
=====Wednesday, August 19=====
Evolver NYC Spore: Shamanic Panic
In tribal societies, shamans are healers and visionary leaders who go through dangerous initiations to gain knowledge from the spirit world. Modern culture repressed and dismissed shamanism as archaic and irrational. Today, our society seems increasingly irrational, unable to change its course in the face of looming environmental and economic catastrophe. Shamanic practices such as soul retrieval, journeys with sacred plants, and ecstatic dance are gaining popularity. What meaning and value do these techniques have for us today? Join us for an evening of “Shamanic Panic,” as we discuss, experience, and explore.
We will kick-off the evening with traditional shamanic music and a meet and greet for fellow Evolvers. Then Daniel Pinchbeck will discuss the state of shamanism in contemporary society. We will be joined by Manuel Rufino, an ayahuasquero and healer from Native American traditions, Itzhak Beery, founding member of the New York Shamanic Circle, and Barnaby Rhue, a local “shamanista,” for a discussion of their practices. Then the New York Shamanic Circle will guide us through a journey of the self. Barnaby will also lead an optional journey to find your personal power animal. Celebrate your spirit, connect with others, and collaborate with the powers of the shamanic community. Drinks will be for sale. Everyone is welcome—bring your friends!
Wednesday, August 19
Collective Hardware, 2nd Fl
169 Bowery St (Between Broome & Delancey)
)))))More Wonderful Events(((((
=====Thursday, August 13=====
Free Your Creative Flow
Be Wild Woman presents..Vissudha Chakracize. What keeps you from communicating clearly? From expressing who you are? From hearing yourself & others? It’s time to free your voice. Its time for you to listen and speak with your voice and whole body. Vissudha, which means purification, is the center of our communication. In the body it is found in the neck and shoulders. The element of the fifth chakra is sound. All sound is vibration. The vibration of sound can both purify and bring resonance. The resonance of sound, vibration brings us into harmony and balance. Join Sacred Centers Chakra Instructor & Healer Kiana Love as we explore the rhythm of communication within ourselves and others through dialogue chanting, meditaiton, movement and exercises. Learn how to:*Listen deeply to your body & others* Enter into resonance with ourselves and others.* Open this center and unlock your creative potential. Preregistration is required since space limited
(6p-8p, $30 adv, $35 dr)
Ripley Grier Studios 131 w 72nd st
=====Also on Thursday=====
A Night of Works by What We Know So Far
The folks from WWKSF are back to wow us again with their brilliant renderings of memes, pop culture and the internet. They will present an evening of works including The Hannah Complex (Yes. Hannah as is in Montana), a shorter, updated, but still awesome MemeFactory and the premiere of two brand spanking new video pieces. This is one event capable of bringing belly laughs and increased brain capacity. For a complete listing visit http://www.3rdward.com/events/
=====Friday, August 14=====
Globesonic August Pier Party
This Friday August 14th we will be celebrating life together again at our GlobeSonic Summer On The Hudson Party. I’m especially excited as some health issues forced me to miss our event in July. This party is by far my favorite event of the year. It’s not only because we get to spin some of our favorite songs in such a spectacular location, or that I get to spend some time with Derek and Bill, but it’s because of the incredible community that comes together. I’ve always used the word ‘reunion’ in describing our Pier parties, and they are just that. The many chapters of my life, of Derek’s life, of Bill’s life, of your life all descend on the shores of Manhattan to dance together and reconnect. It’s a blessing the city has given us license to do this now for 5-years. Forward and share this gift with your friends. One love, Fabian Alsultany & The GlobeSonic Family. GlobeSonic Sound System djs Fabian Alsultany & Derek Beres, Drummers: Duke Mushroom & Amon Drum
=====Also on Friday=====
This Friday you are invited to an all night house-party within a three
floor self-made mansion deep in the dark heart of Brooklyn. Musicians
from around the world mix live energy with jump-up and dance dj’s, aerial
performance and unEarthly acts. Money from this event goes to fund an
international tribe building a special project for Burning Man. This is a simple, cheap and easy house-party. Bring your own beverages and share with your new best friends. Food and drink will be provided for the early arrivals. The Planetary: Music from Across the Planet If you haven’t heard the exploding hip-hop sensation Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, this is your moment. After packing the national stadium for performances in their home country of Sierra Leone, African superstars
Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew are poised to conquer the global airwaves with
their unique sound, which blends the swagger and funk of hip-hop, the
passion and energy of dancehall, and the socially conscious vibe of reggae. The group has generated so much buzz in the hip-hop world that major stars including the Roots, Talib Kweli, K’Naan, Res, and El-P have contributed their vocal and/or production talents to their upcoming release. Plus music from Zimbabwe to Bali and everywhere in between from Akim Funk Buddha, The Two Griots, dj’s $mall Change, Sirak and Prolific spinning into the late night. The Intergalactic : Performance from Other Worlds. The Lady Circus performs overhead with aerial acts by Amanda Silaski, Nikki Borodi, Katie Clancy and Elena Delgado along with spontaneous floor performances and other acts of anti-gravity action. ://grove.nyc provides photon bending art projections as Swiss Chris plays his extragalactic light percussion show. Kae Burke and Make Fun will be hosting a costume creation session on the second floor for anyone heading west in need of new style for adventures in Black Rock City.
(9pm to very late…$10 for the Intergalactic, dress in your best extra-planetary formal wear, $15 for the Earth-bound)
For the location and details, RSVP at: http://www.africagalactica.com/
=====Saturday, August 15=====
Overboard : A fundraiser for Figment
This Saturday August 15, drop anchor and walk the plank at Overboard, an all-night dance party to benefit Figment. Join us as we transform a haggard ferry-dock into a merry port of call, featuring the siren songs of the city’s finest DJs. Our vessel is the Battery Maritime Building, a 100-year-old structure of classic exterior elegance, and a raw indoor dock full of old woods and ironwork from the days of yore. Maritime, mermaid, sailor, pirate, deep sea creature or other nautical attire is encouraged. Your navigator disc jockeys for this adventures are: Visit uncharted waters and faraway shores with…Derek Beres of GlobeSonic, get all the way down to the ocean floor with…Friar Tuck of Disorient, rock the boat to the deck-stomping house anthems of…Lee Mayjahs’ of PEX, deep sea bioluminescent spacehaus and techno from….Zemi17 of Danger and Gamelatron. All proceeds go towards production expenses for Figment. Figment is an annual participatory arts weekend on Governors Island, with artwork in every imaginable medium. It is a free, non-profit endeavor run by volunteers. Last June marked its third year. Hundreds of artists participated and over 13,000 people attended. Figment’s summer-long exhibition, the City of Dreams, includes 16 large-scale interactive sculptures, and an 18-hole artist designed minigolf course. It is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 11. The ferry slip is an entirely indoor rain-proof space, safe from tempests and hurricanes.
At the Battery Maritime Building ferry slip
10 South St, Slip #7, New York, NY 10004
1 to South Ferry, R/W to Whitehall and 4/5 to Bowling Green.
(10p - 4a, $($15 adv., $20 dr) 21+, with ID.
Tickets on sale NOW at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73856
========Also on Saturday=====
Disorient presents: Boom Boat - Compressor on the Water (before Overboard, you can go to both)
A fundraiser for Disorient at Burning Man and the Beacon High School. We’ve got the 3 story paddlewheel boat, “The Queen of Hearts,” again!! This is the same boat of Bioluminescence fame. This time we are taking it out in the middle of the day in the heat of August Summer. We will have a top floor all open and a wading pool on the top deck. Bring your bathing suits!! Luscious beats and delicious drinks….and all your favorite freaks. This will be a way to say “bon voyage” and send blessings to our wayward burners on their way out to the playa. Prepare thy self to join Disorient on the High Seas. Arrow Chrome, The Bass, Clare Large, Everyday, Clare Large, Friar Tuck, Lee Mayjahs’, Orion Keyser, Sequoia. Plus D-shirts available for purchase Prizes for the most Pornjed out, teched up, freaked out, and Glam-acious bathing suits and more…Proceeds to support Disorient camp at Burning Man and the Beacon High School, which is facing major budget cuts. This event is 21 and over. Plus - join us for Overboard II, the Afterparty hosted by FIGMENT with DJ’s Derek Beres, Friar Tuck, Lee Mayjahs?, Zemi17. Overboard Admission is only $10 for Boom Boat partygoers. Pre-purchase highly recommended as this is expected to sell out like our last boat party.)
On the Queen of Hearts
Pier 40 at West Houston and the West side
(1:30p to 7p , $20 adv, $25 at the door in Glam Tech attire and bathing suits, $30 w/o)
=====Also on Saturday=====
Tom Milsom Free Concert Strawberry Fields Central Park NYC
You can’t help but know about him if you are in and around The Gossamer Court. In attending Tom’s performance you do something good for yourselves, while supporting the work of a very gifted young artist. . This one is going places and taking many hearts with him, as he weaves humor, wit, imagination and talent into his creative works. Namaste , The Faery King…From Tom>If you are unsure about whether or not you want to come, these aren’t going to be massive gatherings where you’ll get trampled underfoot by hordes of people more famous than you. They’re nice little laid-back get-togethers in parks where I’ll play some songs, talk to some people, and we’ll all wander about and lie in the sunshine. I do so hope to see you there! Please leave a comment if you’re planning on coming along to one of these. I want to know how many people are coming to each. Tell me if you’re bringing friends as well, which is highly recommended . :D If there’s anything URGENT email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and for less urgent things tweet @hexachordal or comment on my YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql3xNaT_dBk;
Close to @ 72nd St. Entrance to the Park
(3p - 6p, Free)
=====Also on Saturday=====
Burner Beach Drum and Dance
Beach Drum & Dance, Sandy Hook Beach, NJ hosted by Mideast
DrumDanceJam Drum & Dance Circle Assoc of NJ/NY. For more complete
information please visit:
For driving directions to Sandy Hook: http://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/sandyhookdrivingdirections.htm
Music/Arts - Jam Session
(5p - 7:30p, $5)
Sandy Hook Beach, NJ
=====Also on Saturday=====
Astrology Demystified with Montgomery Taylor
About Our best kept secret! Monty Taylor is East West’s official astrologer and provides monthly guidance to the staff as they run the growing businesses of East West. Monty is in high demand in the NYC business and entertainment community. Now you can learn why he is NY’s Favorite Astrologer. Monty will provide a free natal chart to all students attending his workshops. Please call 212-243-5994 to submit your birth information at least 3 days before a class.
East West Books Cafe
78 5th Ave
(5:30 – 8p, $25)
Dances of Vice Third Year Anniversary Party
Complimentary lashings of specialty Hendrick’s Gin punch for the first 100 guests! Hendrick’s cocktails offered throughout the evening at most unusually discounted prices. Come, celebrate with us another year of jubilance, decadence and depravity amongst the finest of femmes and fellows at Dances of Vice. Entering our third year, a new saga of forgotten eras unfolds, as Dances of Vice joins forces with the sensual sophisticates of Company XIV to continue our nocturnal phenomena at the “Dance Eden” that is their theater in Carroll Gardens. Our Third Year Anniversary Party will feature a musical performance by Miss Shien Lee with the scintillating syncopations of Grandpa Musselman and His Syncopators, and the exhilarating dramatics of Company XIV. Also: dov Neo-Victorian Sunday Brunch, August 9th @ The Montauk Club, featuring Voltaire, Kristin Costa, and Erin Williams. Dress Code: 1920-40s, Victorian, Rococo, Shanghai Vice, Visions of Weimar, La Vie Parisienne, Golden Age of Hollywood, Voodoo Rhythms, Scenes of Dynasty, Funeral for Catbone, Blue Moon Masquerade, Murder Mystery, Les Secrets du Boudoir, flapper, vamp, dandy…Directions: F train to Carroll St or N to Union St. 303 Bond is between Union and Sackett. Note: NHK, Japan’s public broadcasting organization, will be filming at this event for their upcoming documentary on Neo-Victorian style and subculture.
303 Bond Street Theater -
303 Bond St, Brooklyn
(9p, show at 10p, $10)
rsvp facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125816842672
=====Sunday, August 16=====
Alash: Old New Tuvan Music at the CoSM Art Sanctuary
Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing. Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical Heritage.
=====Sunday, August 16=====
Drum and Dance / “Community in Rhythm Circle
Come join us for an afternoon of Drum & Dance, and share the spirit, energy, and joy of creating rhythm together. This is a relaxed but energetic circle, open to everyone who loves rhythm. Newcomers are warmly welcomed – No experience necessary. The focus is on jamming ( and dancing - dancers and belly dancers welcome ) with a friendly and spirited rhythm community. Some percussion instruments and drums will be available, but please bring your own if you have them. We will also be playing Native American Flutes. We’ll be playing in the spacious (and air conditioned!) back room of the lovely Pianos Bar & Grill. Plenty of parking should be available on Broad St. and adjacent streets. Facilitated by: Joachim J Becker LMT and Dana McCurdy. No Cover (but food and drink is available in the front room.)
Pianos Bar and Grill
36 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ; (973) 743-7208
(4p - 7p, free)
=====August 15 and 16=====
Blinkie Workshop Burner Fundraiser
Hey Burners, Just wanted to let you know that we’re continuing our fundraiser for
Camps Image Node and Disorient (two of the blinkiest camps at Burning
Man) with another Blinky Tupperware Party this weekend. If you’re
interested in buying a Volver and learning how to solder + put it together, the Nodelab will be open both days this weekend, so you can get your Boom Boat and your solder on too. If you haven’t seen Volver, it is a 6×6 blinky kit with patterns by Imagenode and Disorient members. You will be blinking in style. It comes in red, blue, green, white, yellow, orange, and pink. Don’t worry if you’ve never soldered before — we’ll teach you how and make sure your blinky works. And if you’re a nerd, we’ll get you started on hacking it. Kits will cost $40 cash at the studio, $5 cheaper than on the Internets. Please RSVP as we have a bunch of soldering irons but don’t want to keep you waiting. It takes 2-2.5 hours to put together a blinky if you’ve never soldered before, so we’ll have slots at 2 PM and 5 PM both days. Please specify Saturday or Sunday and 2 or 5 PM when you RSVP to email@example.com. All funds will go towards helping Image Node and Disorient blow your mind on the playa.
=====Tuesday, August 18=====
Open House at Nurture’s Path, from 6-9pm.
A group of practitioners will also be on hand to provide more information about their healing modalities and give complimentary mini-sessions. The event is free to attend and open to the public and press. In addition to shopping and pampering, guests will also be treated to healthy snacks and beverages, special one-time only discounts, and be entered into a raffle to win some of the products for sale. The first 25 guests will receive an exclusive gift bag. Practitioners participating in the event include: Therese Sibon, L.Ac. (Auricular Acupuncture), Monica Hall (Reiki), Wambui Bahati(Emotional Freedom Technique), Janet Cristenfeld (Group Meditation),Susanne Chakan (Tibetan Energy Healing sessions), Melissa Elstein(Reiki), Jennette Cable (Classical Homeopathy), Kat Katsanis (Angel Therapy) and Jean Ferraraccio (Manifesting Abundance), Lucey Harley (Young Living Essential Oils), Claudia Colombo (Fabula Organic Skincare).
=====Wednesday, August 19=====
Re-fusing Structures - Week 6: Affect, Creativity & Action
Affective Politics and the Imagination of Everyday Resistance with Jack Z. Bratich & Stevphen Shukaitis. Recently, “affect” has been a key concept for research in politics, aesthetics, marketing, neuroscience, and sociology. This course seeks to draw together some of the more innovative work within this “affective turn,” focusing on the political composition of subjectivities, especially via cultural practices. After a survey of some conceptual foundations of affectivity, we explore its relation to group-formation, labor, technology, value, passions (fear, panic, trauma, joy, love), actions, and creativity. The course will feature guest speakers engaged in affective politics and involve group discussions on the affective nature of practices participants are involved in. Pre-register in person at Bluestockings. Course participants need to submit their payment prior to the first meeting (cash only). There will be a maximum enrollment of 20 students for this course. Please check the website for the reading list beforehand.
172 Allen Street btwn Stanton & Rivington
$35 – 55 – 75 sliding scale
(4p - $35 to $75 Suggested)
====Also on Wednesday=====
Feng Shui and Clutter at the Open Center
Find out what Feng Shui says about the effects and placement of
clutter and how it can be used as a tool to help us clear clutter. At
the end of this session, we will be ready to apply nine simple steps to
achieve an uncluttered space and mind.
Wednesday, August 19, 8–10pm
New York Open Center
22 E. 30th St.; Ph: 212.219.2527
=====Thursday, August 20=====
The Edible Garden - Restoring Heritage Varieties to Our tables
*Preserving America’s Food Traditions.* Begin the evening with a fascinating panel discussion about “Restoring Heritage Varieties to Our Tables. This panel discussion will include a brief introduction on Slow Food USA’s biodiversity program and how home gardeners, orchardists, farmers and chefs can all play a role in conserving rare and place-based fruit and vegetable varieties. This is the final night of “Edible Evenings: A Celebration of Wine, Beer, and Food,” a series highlighting the Edible Garden, where a Newtown Pippin will be planted in September. Presenters: Slow Food NYC’s David Buchanan, Ben Watson, Ed Yowell, and Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration founder Erik Baard (watch him turn 41 — a veritable heirloom age — right before your eyes.) Apple saplings donated to NYC community gardens, public spaces, and schools for the Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration were purchased by Green Apple Cleaners (http://www.greenapplecleaners.com) and cared for by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Greenbelt Native Plant Center. (http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/parks_divisions/gnpc/index.html). NYC Councilman James Genarro entered a resolution to declare the Newtown Pippin the official apple of the Big Apple! More information here: http://www.newtownpippin.org. Then join Josh Viertel for a conversation about Slow Food and the sustainable movement and finish the evening with a Waterlily Concert featuring bluegrass by M Shanghai String Band. Directions:
Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
New York Botanical Garden
(6p - 9p, $20 with light supper, wine and bear available for purchase)
=====Also Thursday, August 20=====
Psybotik and Phoenix Circle Present this event. It is an evening of Techno, Electro House, Breaks, Tech House and Proggy Psy. Happy Hour until 8pm. Tony Unorhodox, Gavin, Third Ear Syndrome, Electrik, Mayur, Dysform
(6p-4a, Free before 12, $10 after)