Blah blah blackstreet I’m tired. I would do a more extensive list but this is officially layout week for birdsong #13!!! It wouldn’t be altogether more terrible than normal, except that my computer’s hard drive crashed, erasing almost everything I own (movies, music, pictures, design files, etc) and there’s a lot of re-dos to be done. So back up yr shit (that’s what he said) and I’ll see you in a couple weeks with a new zine and the reading at the end of the month (though I’m not sure where, as 3rd Ward is suspending events at it’s Metro location!!!). If you have any leads on spaces, give me a heads up!
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Tuesday – Gerrification
As a part of Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival, “Gerrification” is an interactive, multi-media show by writer/performer/photographer/style icon/radio show host Gerry Visco (who Max Steele interviewed for this very blog!). As I understand it, audience members are encouraged to volunteer to become “Gerrified”: to join the Gerry party by donning a characteristically outlandish platinum wig, cat-eye glasses, and bright clothing. Gerry will outline her platform for a better world, give some tips on how to live a more fabulous self-loving life, and narrate some of her experiences moving to New York in the 1970’s. Cast members are numerous and include Fritz and Christina (from HiChristina, where we used to hold the Birdsong Reading Series) and Joseph Keckler on video. Get tickets here.
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NY NY, $1o (advance) $15 (door), 9pm
"I'm sorry I gave you crabs." "s'cool, dad."
Wednesday – LIT 18 Launch Party
LIT, a literary journal published by the New School which counts our very own Katie Naoum as one of it’s editorial staff, is having a launch party for their latest issue at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO. Readers include Mike Young, a contributor over at HTML Giant and co-editor of the free print/online NOÖ Journal.
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn NY, 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday – CUT + PASTE Writing Workshop
My friend Nikki Burst (who had a poem in birdsong #2 and read for us two! years ago!) is co-hosting a writing workshop at WE-ARE-FAMILIA’s pop up gallery and event space in Brooklyn. It seems there there will be actual cutting and pasting of words happening (which, if I remember correctly, is a skill Nikki and I exercised in a workshop with Kathleen Ossip two! years ago!) so come with goo gone and a strong hand.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
WE-ARE-FAMILIA, 539 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY 6-9pm
Friday- Nurses in New England
This week at the Ohio Theater, a birdsong fave downtown performer Erin Markey is in the cast of Nurses in New England, “a musically-enhanced glimpse into an idiosyncratic coastal hospital where female nurses run surgeries, secret-smoke, and balance friendship, forgotten love, and conflicted ambition—with the daily stakes of life and death. A comedic and poignant look at the desire to make amazing miracles.” Get tickets here or by phone, (212) 868-4444
The Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster St., NY NY, $15 (general) $10 (students/seniors), 7pm