This Week in New York the Rumpus Women take Brooklyn; storytelling from Sex Workers Literati, the Moth, and Sideshow Goshko; inspired words from Patricia Smith and Willie Perdomo; Douglass Rushkoff and Steven Berlin Johnson talk tech and innovation; and Nerd Nite.
MONDAY 1/10: Come get your East Coast dose of the Rumpus Women. Jami Attenberg, Elissa Bassist, Justine Blau, Nell Boeschenstein, and Michelle Orange will read selections from Rumpus Women, Volume 1. MC is Ron Hogan of Beatrice.com. Greenlight Bookstore. 7:30 p.m. Free.
TUESDAY 1/11: Rebels with a Cause features author Catherine Gildener, After the Falls, in conversation with singer/songwriter Carole Pope on being independent women born in the 1960s, racism, sexual freedom, and expression. McNally Jackson Books. 7 p.m. Free.
Sharing is tonight’s theme for The Moth StorySLAM. Nuyorican Poets Cafe. $8.
WEDNESDAY 1/12: Get out of the cold and into a sexy hot time at Sex Worker Literati. Mary Raffaele (filling in for David Henry Sterry) and Zoe Hansen host. With readings/performances by Bonny Dunn, Perry Brass, Michael Alago, Paulina Princess of Power, and Kenyon Philips. Bowery Poetry Club. 8 p.m. Free.
THURSDAY 1/13: It’s been a year since the Inspired Word poetry/spoken word series began and organizer/journalist Mike Geffner and crew have planned a jam-packed show of poetry and prose featuring 20 performers, including Patricia Smith and Willie Perdomo. (Le) Poisson Rouge. 6 p.m. $15. 21+.
Best-selling authors Douglass Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, and Steven Berlin Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, team up to talk technology and innovation. Brooklyn Museum. 7 p.m. $10, $6 for members.
FRIDAY 1/14: Sideshow Goshko presents its 2nd anniversary show full of crazy tales from New York writers. Hosted by Leslie Goshko and featuring Andy Christie, Jeff Gordinier, Sara Benincasa, and Colin Dempsey. Live accordion music, trivia, and a free wine giveaway. KGB Bar. 7 p.m.
Assemble your best team of nerds and head on over to Nerd Nite. Trivia at 7 p.m. Presentations on smuggling ancient treasures and the possibility of world domination by robots or aliens at 9 p.m. Galapagos Art Space. Trivia and Nerd Nite $14, Nerd Nite only $10.
SATURDAY 1/15: The first of Ps1’s popular Saturday Sessions begins today and runs every other Saturday until the end of June. Brandon Stosuy moderates a conversation between artist Adam Helms and curator Klaus Kertess. Performance by Nate Young and John Olson of the band Wolf Eyes. 4 p.m.
SUNDAY 1/16: Tina Fakhrid-Deen, author of Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth and LGBTQ Parents, will read excerpts from the book, which feature profiles of young adults on being LGBTQ and lead a discussion on ending homophobia. Bluestockings. 7 p.m. Free.
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