Souldish NYC Events: October 4 -10
Email your events to Salma(at)souldish.com.
=====Thursday, October 4th=====
Calling all women to gather to reclaim women’s innate wisdom and power. Explore, heal, and restore as sacred women’s bodies, lives and cycles, using ritual, sharing, journaling and more. Come together in a supportive circle to honour and weave women’s rites of passage from maiden to crone. Each month we will have resources and “home rites” for you to deepen and personalize your experience. Facilitated by in collaboration with Circe Moss. First Thursday of every month mark the dates! Nov. 1st, Dec 6th.
778 Bergen St
=====Friday, October 5th=====
Sub Swara 2nd Anniversary Bash - East Coast, West Coast Soundclash
Yes Yes Fam! We’re back in NYC after an epic run up and down the west coast over the last few weeks. From the verdant sonic blauww!! of the Shambhala Music Festival to a proper family style bass bomb with our bredren crew, Surya Dub, in San Francisco (big up Maneesh the Twister, Kush Arora, Kid Kameleon, Ripley, roommate and all), and wrapping up most recently with a relentless and inspiring romp on the Burning Man Playa, we’re back in the Apple (check http://www.myspace.com/subswara in the near for pics, blogs, blurbs and blidgets), new and improved with big ‘tings lined up for our 2nd Birthday. So here it is… We’re celebrating our 2nd birthday with new beginnings and round 2 of an epic East-West Coast soundclash! After a year at Element, we’re thrilled to bits to be bringing Sub Swara to our new home and the most killer club soundsystem in New York City - LOVE (go to www.musicislove.net for limited advance discount tickets! ). This one will be the 2nd coming of our bredren, the Glitch Mob and it’s going to be another epic face-off. In the home corner, the Sub Swara posse weighs in with the hard-hitting trio of Dhruva, Sunder, and Haj, heavy-weight MC Juakali and Pictureman & Skip Intro on visual attack. ‘Lo FreQuencY High Vibration Culture’ laced with live dubbed tablas, turntablism, Ragga vocals, and deep visual mixology. A barrage of genre defying sonics spanning crushing breaks, chubby dubstep, nasty grime, mid-tempo glitch, digi-dancehall, and much more big speaker biz. The SS crew has a grip of new tunes of the studio desk to drop on ya’ll! In the visitors corner The Glitch Mob comes out swinging, as individual superstars edIT and Boretta join forces. These boys have been straight tearing up the circuit with their crunked-out glitch-injected hip-hop & lush IDM. Look out for edIT’s highly anticipated new album Certified Air Raid Material, out on Alpha Pup Records later this year. Also appearing to open up the night will be special guest DJ Amar, from Electric Vardo SF. New venue, new (improved) soundsystem, new choonz, the Mob, ’nuff said…. Love.
$10 advance/$12 door before 11p/$15 door after 11p
179 Macdougal Street @ W. 8th
====Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8=====
Damn Sam Presents The 13th Annual NY Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair / Political Rally Camp Minglewood, Hancock, NY
This event acts as the main fundraiser for NY NORML - Proceeds benefit pro-freedom activism in NY. For cabin rentals, line-up additions, a chance to win free tickets, merch and more please visit our website: The location of Harvest Fest could not be more ideal! Camp Minglewood is located on a private lake in the western Catskill Mountains of New York State near the Delaware River and the Pennsylvania border. The camp is just 120 miles from New York City, between Monticello and Binghamton. The site is used in the summer as a performing arts camp. Camp Minglewood offers accomodations usually not offered at an outdoor music festival. Complete with theaters, pavillions, dining hall, a huge lake, lots of room for tent camping, cabins and mini bunk house rentals, RV parking, beautiful grounds, private and friendly, this venue is very special. This is the famous Harvest Festival which is a benefit for, and meant to raise awareness about, reforming marijuana laws. It began in the apple orchards around Lembo Lake (Murphy’s Law, Disco Biscuits, Col. Bruce and more) in Modena, NY in 1995. In 1997 we moved to Earlton Hill Family Campground, in Earlton, NY (which featured Max Creek, Vassar Clements, Buddy Cage, and the Ominous Seapods among others) In 1998 the festival was held at the Logging Camp (Pine Mountain Reserve - Garth Hudson, Buddy Cage) in Johnsburg, NY and finally landed in 1999 at Echo Lake (David Nelson Band, Merl Saunders, Deep Banana Blackout). We called Echo Lake home for five years and went on the move again. 2004, our 10th annual was held at the Moose River Park, in Lyonsdale and featured Richie Havens, The Persuasions, Melvin Seals and was an amazing time! 2005 was no different in Bainbridge at Tall Pines, with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Project Object, Tony Vacca and more. 2006 found us at an amazing site called Camp Minglewood, where Particle, Vince Herman, Jen Durkin, Mistic Bowie and all of you brought Harvest Fest to a new level! 2007 is being planned now and is sure to be one of the Fest’s not to miss!
=====Also on Friday=====
Free TeleClass Re: Aging Parents
The natural process of aging is inevitable. However, we as caring and concerned children of our own aging parent often face overwhelming emotions when confronted with decisions during this transformitonal time. As first hand observers of their own aging parents, Kristen and Rebecca are reaching out in order to facilitate others who are coping with similar situations. Whether your elderly parent is stuggling with an emotional, mental or physical afflication or you are simply concerned about their future well being - please join us! Together we will create a sense of clarity and courage within our new compassionate community. These free Tele-gatherings will begin Friday Octoober 5th, 2007 and will be held every first and third Friday of each month thereafter. (no registration required) My very good friend Rebecca is running this teleclass and I highly recommend all her classes. PS~ Please pass this info on to others who may benefit…..NOTE: Dialing *70, first will disconnect your call waiting. Also, pressing the *6 key will mute/un-mute self. (Happy kids, pets or while driving
( 7p-8p, Free)
TELE: (605) 772-3001
Access code: 586385
(long distance charges may apply)
=====Friday Oct. 5th & Saturday, October 6th=====
Poetry Intensive with Simon Armitage
Leading British poet Simon Armitage offers you the chance to step outside of the American poetic paradigm, while asking some central questions that transcend all national boundaries: How do poems work? What do they hope to achieve? The workshop will include close readings of recent poetry from both sides of the pond and the opportunity to put these ideas into practice with focused writing exercises. Simon Armitage is an award-winning British poet and playwright, whose U.S. publications include The Shout: Selected Poems and a forthcoming verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Registration Guidelines: Please call (212) 431-7920 or send your name, address, email and phone number along with a check (payable to Poets House ) to Poets House, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012. Space is limited. Pre-registration required
(call for times, $175)
72 Spring St
===== Also on Friday=====
What’s sweet and sexy and filled to the brim with talent and brown girl loveliness? I know you know. And I know you know I know that you know……….. it’s Rivers of Honey !! Ooooohhhhh this month is gonna be hotter than a juke joint on the sun, ya’ll. Who is in the house? The Incredible Monica McIntyre, bringin’ you the cello like you never heard, Fem Appeal, a burlesque superstar of NYC, The sultry voices of Chaney Sims and Olive, Rivers of Honey favorites from way back, Word of Wisdom from Roopa Singh, a political poet recently transplanted from the Bay Area, and WOW’s own Deidre Bodie Henderson, blessing us with her words and wit. Last but not least, your humble hostess (ok not all that humble) Ashley Brockington inviting you to come, drink and be merry with us as she prances around in her panties (girl can’t keep her clothes on in public) creating fun fanciful fellowship to be enjoyed by all. You really don’t want to miss this so bring yo ass on !!! See you Friday !! (send this to all your peeps) (sorry if you received this twice) In love and Honey, Ashley B. p.s. Rivers of Honey is a monthly cabaret featuring women and transfolx of color. It takes place on the first Friday of every month at the historic WOW Cafe Theater in the Lower East Side. www.wowcafe.org www.myspace.com/riversofhoney
( 8p, $10)
WOW Cafe Theater:
59 East 4th St. , between 2nd Ave. & Bowrey
=====Also on Friday=====
Barnes & Noble - Chelsea
Free Memoir Writing Workshop Instructor: Janice Erlbaum, author of Girlbomb
( 7p - 8p, Free)
Barnes an Noble Chelsea
675 Sixth Avenue @ 22nd Street
=====Saturday & Sunday, October 6th & 7th=====
Free introductory class on Friday, October 5 @ 7pm with Pamela Miles. Even seasoned Reiki practitioners face major challenges integrating Reiki into conventional healthcare settings. Successful collaboration requires skillful communication, knowledge of how medical institutions operate and familiarity with relevant Reiki research. This workshop is for Reiki practitioners at any level who are interested in learning how to develop their ability to work seamlessly in a medical environment.
Topics to be covered include: how to speak about the practice in credible language that communicates effectively to both medical professionals and the public how and why Reiki treatment is being used in hospitals an overview of Reiki research the standards you will be expected to meet the clinical skills you will need in order to practice in these environments. During the class, you will be coached in writing your introductory Reiki statement. You will leave this workshop able to self-evaluate your skills and experience, and with suggestions how to continue honing your ability to work effectively in all settings. Approved for CEUs.
The New York Open Center
212.219.2527, ext. 2.
=====Also on Sunday=====
Pole Dancing - Four Week Workshop
Pole Dynamics- is a 1 hour pole dancing class for everyday women who are interested in only focusing on the art of pole dancing. This 1hr. class incorporates EDC Inc. Pole Dynamic Technique. Students will learn Pole Stretches, Strenghening Exercises, Pole Approach, Pole Spins, Transitions, Poses, Pole Exist and Cool Down of Stretches. This is a 4 week course that meets once a week for 1 hour. Each week you learn new material and your last class is a review. We offer beginner, intermediate to advance level classes for you to grow from one level to the next. Benefits- This class is great for building your confidence and self expression. It improves your posture, poise and balance helping you to strengthen & tone your body, burn up to 500 calories per class and gives you a good cardio vascular workout. This class gives you the chance to fly like a bird or superhero and empower your mind, body and soul.
EDC Dance Studio Inc
1261 Broadway Suite #1108
=====Also on Sunday=====
The Shopture Is At Hand. Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir return to the Highline Ballroom after a summer of consumption-fighting in Kaua’i, Berlin, Reykjavik, Edinburgh, San Francisco and Burning Man. Get video, audio and information about the Church at www.REVBILLY.com We are Living in the Shadow of the Shopture. Soon, we will be “Shoptured Up.” Our children, sleeping in their little cribs, will be lifted straight up by corporate logos which hang over them posing as bouncy toys. On Oct 7th, the Children’s Magical Garden and the Children’s Liberation Day-Care Center at PS 122 will be given “Fabulous Sainthood.” These are holy and logo-free environments in the East Village, refuges from the Shopocalypse. Later this fall the Rev and the Choir star in What Would Jesus Buy? –produced by Morgan Spurlock and directed by Rob Van Alkemade. The Reverend’s book of the same title is now in book stores. Please only buy this inspiring, funny book in an indy store, no Barnes and Nobles or Borders please. The Church of Stop Shopping shows are directed by Savitri D. Reverend Billy is Bill Talen. The Choir Master is James Solomon Benn. The Musical Director is William Moses. Katrina Lewis is leader of the Not Buying It Band.
(2p, $10adv, $12dr)
431 West 16th Street
=====Tuesday, October 9=====
Dick Davis on Persian Poetry Poets House Passwords Series
Davis (A Trick of Sunlight), poet and professor of Persian at Ohio State University, shares poetry from the medieval Persian period, which gave rise to Rumi and Omar Khayyam, focusing on his translation of the Sufi allegory The Conference of the Birds.
72 Spring Street, Second Floor (212) 431-7920
=====Thursday, October 11th=====
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors New Moon Celebration
Creative manifesting. Participants are invited to bring simple drawing materials or journals for writing.
542 W27 St
=====Saturday, October 13=====
FALLEN ANGEL Kostume Kult’s annual Burning Man Re-Entry Event
A fundraiser for the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) The Angels have fallen…On October 13th, Kostume Kult and the Pink Pussycat Posse transport you to a place between the Heavens and gritty gotham, between the dreamy, dusty playa and our edgy urban reality… An all-night costumed dance party with NY’s most colorful people. Fallen Angel is a dream of silvers and whites, stars and moons and the Tree of Truth. A black-lit portal back to Black Rocky City with many surprises. A secret slice of heaven in the meatpacking district. Transformed for one night. Angelic, silvers, whites or black light sensitive playa-styles… Wings! Orazio Rispo (Pink Pussycat Posse), Arrow-Chrome (Disorient), Tarquin (Kostume Kult) and special guests (tba) spinning house, breaks and techno til late. If you want to help please contact the lovely Annie V (in the cc field), event producer extraordinaire.
Fallen Angel… Re-Entry
(9pm til 5am+, $10adv, $15 stylish, $20 street)
409 West 13th street between 9th &10th aves, NYC
Flyer /presale: http://www.kostumekult.com/events/fallenangel/
=====Saturday, October 13=====
Calligraphy Flowers or Flourishes, Stems or Swashes – With Tools That Work
All levels “Tools of the Trade” are the instruments we all use in our calligraphic pursuits. The instruments come in all kinds of sizes and qualities — and frequently with all kinds of problems, too. We’ve all experienced nibs that cut into the paper or nibs without the desirable thick-to-thin definition, or ill-fitting nib reservoirs allowing the ink to flow too fast or not fast enough, etc. Through simple drawing exercises, the tools’ problems will be revealed and solutions identified – and fixed! The good and bad showing in the drawings, applies as well to writing all alphabet styles, so we’ll also do some of them. This workshop will encourage you, and show you how to make tools work for you, so your writing will be a pleasurable experience. The instructor will bring: jeweler’s saws, carborundum polishing paper (crocus cloth) etc. Also necessary hardware (pliers, scissors, files) for class to borrow. Materials fee will be less than $2.00.
(9:30a – 4:30p, $55 members / $95 non-members)
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Annex
214 East 21st St. (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
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