The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation is returning to Pioneer Works for the sixth year this Monday, November 26! Regarded as a “mind-melding cinematic spectacle,” the festival features historic masterpieces as well as contemporary works and rising artists to keep on your radar. Right here in Brooklyn from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., you won’t want to miss this event.
THE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Outside of Andy Warhol’s commercial art of the ‘50s, he also made more avant-garde and homoerotic pieces. “Art historians Trevor Fairbrother and Nina Schleif discuss Warhol's depictions of queer desire, his collaborations with the photographer Otto Fenn, and the social milieu of New York’s gay subculture during the McCarthy-era” in “Becoming Queer,” a conversation and screening on November 30 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Whitney.
NEW YORK TECH ZINE FAIR
The School for Poetic Computation proudly hosts the 2018 New York Tech Zine Fair, a platform for over 40 creators and publishers to showcase work that examines our modern framework of technology. Take a trip into Manhattan to catch this day of artistry from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.
With vendors from all over the country, the Oddities Flea Market returns for a special Holiday edition at the Brooklyn Bazaar! “Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, obscure home decor, jewelry, one of a kind dark art, and more,” even flash tattoos if you get there early enough! Tickets are available for Saturday (12/1) and Sunday (12/2) via Atlas Obscura, so don’t hesitate to get yours now.
“On November 1st, the New York arts community was shaken by the discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls of the Union Temple of Brooklyn, a historic synagogue in Prospect Heights. The evening's event, a progressive discussion between comedian Ilana Glazer and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, was canceled in concern for the safety of its attendees.
Hate speech is not welcome in New York. So Murmrr Theater, the Union Temple's music venue, is responding with an evening of unity and love. All proceeds from the evening's ticket sales, silent auction, and record raffle will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, who monitor hate speech and fight for civil rights across America, and help pay for the temple's much-needed additional security.”
Join Murmrr on December 1 at 8:00 p.m. for performances by an array of musical guests including Frankie Cosmos and Deafhaven, comedy readings, and even a DJed afterparty! This week, like always, we can turn out for love.
Photo by Samuel Herrera