This week in New York KGB goes Nonfiction, Small Press Extravaganza at WORD, Eric Puchner shares his Model Home, One Story at powerHouse, Eileen Myles reads from A Poets Novel, and we celebrate Halloween with Anya Sapozhnikova, an extreme After-Life party, and Oktoberfest. How To Do Things With Words in ART.
Small Press Extravaganza! Authors from Two Dollar Radio and featherproof book s join forces for a night celebrating small presses. Amelia Gray, Lindsay Hunter, Grace Krilanovich, and Christian Tebordo will present their books and and answer questions from the audience. WORD, Brooklyn. 7:30PM. Free.
WEDNESDAY 10/27: Eric Puchner presents his debut novel, Model Home, an absurd and timely story of financial ruin.. His short story collection, Music Through the Floor, was a finalist for the NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award. WORD, Brooklyn. 7:30PM. Free.
THURSDAY 10/28: Award-winning magazine One Story, together with The powerHouse Arena, will host The Out Of Towners: An Evening of Reading and Music. The Out of Towners will feature readings by three past contributors to the magazine, Susanna Daniels (Stiltsville), John Jodzio (If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home) and Bruce Machart (The Wake of Forgiveness). Free wine!. 7PM. Free.
Join poet, novelist, performer, and raconteur Eileen Myles as she reads from her latest book Inferno (A Poet’s Novel), which uses the act of writing to tell a woman’s coming of age story in New York during the era of punk. The Center for Fiction. 7PM. Free.
FRIDAY 10/29: Get in a ghoulish mood and kick off Halloween weekend in Brooklyn. Anya Sapozhnikova presents The Horror Show, a bourbon-soaked love triangle set in a half-abandoned 1900s New Orleans brewery and “built out of darkness, sex, and hot jazz.” Stumblebum Brass Band provides the score for the show, which incorporates aerial acrobatics, classical ballet, a marching band, and magic. 260 Meserole St., at Bushwick Pl., Bushwick. 8PM. $20-$35.
SATURDAY 10/30 : Sick of the parade? Check something else out worth your while. Three Brooklyn warehouses are hosting an exquisite “after-life” party. Show up in your best costume and sip on free champagne while you browse 13 “afterlife” themed instillations, performance artists, monstrous sculptures, and aerial vignettes. One warehouse is dedicated to a Night Market: a labyrinth-like bazaar of interactive installations. 10/30 at 7 p.m.; locations TBA; $15-$25
SUNDAY 10/31: Halloween + Sunday Funday? Don’t mind if I do! Nurse your hangover Oktoberfest style at Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. Didn’t have time to change from the night before? Good! Where your costumes as you carve jack o’ lanterns for cash prizes. 29-19 24th Ave between 29th and 31st Sts, Astoria, Queens
ART: The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design presents How To Do Things With Words, an exhibition of radical speech acts organized by Melanie Crean. Participating artists include Melanie Crean; Azin Feizabadi and Kaya Behkalam; Andrea Geyer and Sharon Hayes; Yael Kanarek; Carlos Motta; Martha Rosler; the Iraqi/U.S. Cross Wire Collective; Mark Tribe; and The Yes Men. : The exhibition presents the work of fifteen artists and collectives who explore the relationship between language and power, media, action, and socio-political context through gallery works, talks, workshops and performances.
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