Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: September 19-22

Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: September 19-22
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Follow the Trojan Purse and lots of other art, dance, music, theatre, panels, and film throughout the week during Art Slope. (Photo via Open Source Gallery)

Fall is days away, and the excellent events just keep coming. Check out Art Slope everywhere, secret science, Harold and Maude, and more.

Celebrate The Autumn Equinox with I Am Yoga (Sponsored)
When: Friday, September 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: I Am Yoga, 760 5th Avenue at 26th Street)
What: Come celebrate the Autumn Equinox, an auspicious time of seasonal transition, with this special event featuring: sound bath, yoga nidra, asana, and meditation. Followed by a fun and warm community celebration after the practice, free sponsor samples from NY Yoga + Life magazine and refreshments are included.
How much: $45, please register online.
Contact Information: OM@iamyogaNY.com or 718-499-4946.

Arts Slope Festival
When: Through Sunday, September 25
Where: View the map here, as the event is happening … well … just about everywhere.
What: Our article will tell you everything you need to know about this 9-day festival.
How much: Free.

Artist & Craftsman Supply Offers Special In Store Demo During Art Slope
When: Monday, September 19, 4pm-6pm
Where: Artist & Craftsman Supply, 307 2nd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Art Slope’s partner, Artist & Craftsman Supply, is happy to host this special in store demo during Art Slope. Golden paint – Water/Mixed Media Demo.
How much: Free. In store pre-registration is required.

Harold and Maude Screening and Party with Food, Cocktails, and Mourning-Attire Contest
When: Tuesday, September 20, 7pm-10pm
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue (at 7th Street)
What: Join us for a Harold and Maude-themed night of food, film and funerals at the Morbid Anatomy Museum! Festivities will include screenings of the iconic film Harold and Maude and the short film Solo-Me-O, a mourning costume contest, Harold and Maude-inspired cocktails, special guests, an epic Harold and Maude cake, and more! The evening will kick off with screening of the 1998 short film Solo-Me-O, produced by Morbid Anatomy Museum co-founder and board chair Tracy Hurley Martin and directed by founding board member Tonya Hurley. This film follows Italian-American widower Mary as she makes her annual cemetery tour. The film premiered at the TriBeca Film Festival and was later broadcast on Channel Thirteen/ PBS’S Reel New York. The New York Times said The sisters film is uproarious and infectious. It was also a New York Daily News Pick of the Week; they described it as heart wrenching and hilarious.
How much: $25, tickets available online.

Secret Science Club Presents Deep-Sea Biologist Mercer Brugler
When: Tuesday, September 20, Door at 7:30pm; Show at 8pm
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street (at 2nd Avenue)
What: Take the plunge! Just returned from exploring undersea canyons and corals with the deep-diving Alvin research submarine, marine biologist Mercer Brugler shares secrets of the seafloor at the next Secret Science Club. Cruise with Dr. Brugler as he explores the unusual and beautiful life-forms that thrive on the ocean floor. Dive to ocean depths where no light penetrates and chemicals bubbling from cold seeps fuel strange ecosystems and undersea microbes convert methane into food via chemosynthesis.
How much: Free.

A Drinking Game NYC Presents: A League Of Their Own
When: Wednesday, September 21, Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
What: Take your favorite 80′s flick, mix in a live staged reading, add a dash of your favorite beverage, and you’ve got one hell of a cocktail. Talented actors perform cult classics for a live audience. One night only. A new show every month–comedies like The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters. Each movie comes with a list of buzz words and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! The actors are in on the fun, too. Plus, when someone says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink. So as the evening progresses, the show’s bound to get a little wacky!
How much: $8-10, tickets available online or at the door.

Exhibition: Ride by Debra Pearlman
When: Through October 2. Thursday and Fridays, 3pm-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-7pm
Where: Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Avenue (note new location)
What: A photo is like a souvenir—a memory, a memento of a brief moment in time. There’s an opportunity to present many responses to this initial photograph: an informal setting and selection of work offers the viewer the chance to experience and reflect on this process. Titled RIDE, this installation evokes movement or the implied motion of play, and the objects that support these many activities, all presented here together. Painting, photographs, works on paper, some with text, swings, and a bungee jump caught mid-air in all of these media, invite one to think about play, joy, fear, and anxiety of momentarily casting gravity aside.
How much: Free, art available for purchase.

Gail Flannery: Tumbled Sky
When: Through October 16. Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-7:00pm.
Where: 440 Gallery, 440 6th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets
What: 440 Gallery presents Tumbled Sky by Gail Flanery, an exhibition of mixed-media prints. Flanery’s signature imagery draws from nature; much of it is suggestive of landscape but the geography is rarely specific. The landscapes are invented, inverted or re-imagined and animated by lush color and an expansive sense of space. In this exhibition, Flanery channels nature’s turbulence as her gaze shifts upward, to the sky. Flanery is a graduate of Cooper Union where she was influenced by the painter and colorist Wolf Kahn. She has worked with a number of master printers and presently works at the shop of Master Printer Kathy Caraccio. Flanery’s work is in dozens of private and corporate collections and in the permanent collection of the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Flanery has exhibited extensively with several published reviews to her credit, including in The New York Times.
How much: Free.

Gypsy, A Musical
When: Through October 9, schedule varies
Where: The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues)
What: Gypsy is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business.
How much: $25, $20 for children and seniors. Purchase tickets here.

Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
When: Through September 24, Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Open Source Gallery, (306 17th Street at 6th Avenue)
What: Multidisciplinary was conceived as a response to the Open Source 2016 program which invited international artist-run projects to curate its entire season. With this concept in mind, Dimensions Variable amplified the idea and invited a select group of artist-run spaces in South Florida. The idea is not to invite them to curate special projects, but rather to include the work of the artists who run these projects as a way to honor their work and what they bring to the community. The diverse works in the exhibition reflect the practices and interests of all these “multidisciplinary” artists. They engage the community within and beyond their studio practice contributing vital programming to the contemporary art landscape in South Florida. Dimensions Variable (DV) is an exhibition space committed to the presentation and support of contemporary art. Through a collaborative exchange with artists and institutions, DV develops an exhibition program that engages the community and promotes new and experimental ideas. DV was founded in 2009 by artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, who currently serve as directors. Artists in the exhibition include: Naomi Fisher (BFI); Kristen Thiele, Robert Thiele, Francesco Casale (Bridge Red Studios); Frances Trombly, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova (Dimensions Variable); Francie Bishop Good, Michelle Weinberg, Sarah Michelle Rupert (Girls’ Club); Domingo Castillo, Loriel Beltran (Noguchi Breton)
How Much: Free

Taxidermy: Art, Science & Immortality featuring Walter Potter’s Kittens’ Wedding
When:  Through Sunday, November 6, 12pm-6pm everyday. Closed Tuesdays,
Where: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 3rd Avenue at 7th Street
What: This exhibition seeks to illuminate the strange and profound human connection to preserved animals through the exhibition of seldom-seen taxidermied treasures from private collections. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be The Kittens’ Wedding, the final and perhaps most unforgettable of all of the works of Walter Potter, completed in the 1890s. Equal parts perverse and adorable, and utterly spellbinding, The Kittens’ Wedding transcends kitsch through its tenderness and sensitive attention to detail. The Kittens’ Wedding was created by Walter Potter, a self-trained British Victorian country taxidermist best remembered for a series of anthropomorphic tableaux in which he posed stuffed animals such as kittens, rabbits and squirrels as if engaging in human activities. These works were exhibited for nearly 150 years until the museum he founded was divided at auction in 2003. The pieces then moved the homes of private collectors around the world, most of them never shown since.
How much: Admission to the exhibition & library is $12. Seniors and students are $8, and children 12 and under are free.

Up From Under: Video Art by Madeleine Altmann
When: Through October 7. Thursdays-Sundays, 1pm-6pm and by appointment.
Where: Site:Brooklyn, 165 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
What: Madeleine Altmann’s work interrogates the intersection of nature, technological change, and visual representation. Her video installations, created with reclaimed analog video monitors, re-appropriate seemingly obsolete objects, using them to explore the question of value in modern society. Often, Altmann inserts herself into the frame, disrupting the all too easy notion of a separation between nature and humanity.
How Much: Free

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