A few years back we wrote about one of the major hosts of Kiki balls, gay ballroom events filled with drag runway battles, dance-offs and beauty contests tailored to teens, particularly African American and Latino LGBTQ individuals who are at-risk for discrimination within their communities. Now, MoMA PS1 is hosting a Kiki Ball with one of its major founders, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, and documentarian Sara Jordenö. Together they collaborated on the film Gesture, which captures the underground movement, and now they are bringing the first-ever public performance of this underground scene, titled The Movement Ball, to the PS1 Performance Dome on Sunday from 7-9pm. The event happens after museum hours, so go before 6pm if you want to snack at the newly opened M. Wells Dinette, where you might be able to try that fabled raw horse meat.
Jessica Lea Mayfield will be performing Saturday, April 26 at Rough Trade, 64 N. 9th st., Brooklyn, 8pm, $15; and Monday, April 28 at the Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., Manhattan, 6:30pm, $15. The first thing you might think when listening to Jessica Lea Mayfield’s music for the first time, especially her new album, Make My Head […]
Industrial films, how-to videos, birthday parties and piano recitals, public access television shows and exercise routines from pretty much every B-list celebrity–when you look at American culture through the lens of discarded VHS tapes what emerges is a vision of an ever-aerobicizing tribe clad in high-cut leotards, hellbent on learning how to do everything from […]
Already mourning the impending retirement of Carl Kasell from Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me? Obsessed with RadioLab, Brooke Gladstone’s voice, or tune into Brian Lehrer every morning? You should get tickets to RadioLoveFest now. From June 4-8, the people behind the best shows on public radio will be on stage at BAM–including a live taping of Wait Wait with Mo Rocca and Jessi Klein. […]
Wed April 23, 2014Half the beauty of street art is stumbling upon it in an unexpected place, on the wall of an old factory, or the corrugated curves of a metal gate. Joseph Carini has moved street art to an even more surprising spot–underfoot, in carpets he designed. Like another creative rug designer we featured this […]
Thu April 24, 2014Get ready for a good laugh on Thursday night. Rather, get ready to spend an hour or two solid timing your sips of beers so that you don’t immediately spit them out because you’re cracking up. We have five, count ‘em FIVE great storytellers, comics and weirdos, plus the top weirdo of […]