Of special note this week: The venue formerly known as The Bowery Poetry Club has reopened their doors after some serious renovations. Now going by the name Bowery Arts and Science — which makes more sense since poetry was a small fraction of the programming there — they are back and have a full schedule up on the site. I haven’t been yet, but it looks beautiful.
Haymarket Books launches Ben Davis’ 9.5 Theses on Art and Class with Ben Davis; Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida, organizers of the original “#class” show that helped inspire the book; artist Naeem Mohaiemen; and activist and organizer Blithe Riley. Housing Works Bookstore, 7pm, free.
Poets Adam Fitzgerald, Tom Healy, and Bianca Stone read. Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 7pm, free.
Ugly Duckling Presse is hosting “Propositions, Proofs, Theorems, and Rebuttals: A Conference of Theoretical Theater,” which starts Friday with lectures from UDP author Mike Taylor. This event is all over the place and sounds incredible. Not for everyone maybe, but an exploration of “how theorizing is performed”? Yes, please. The conference runs until September 13th. Panalopy Performance Laboratory, 1-7pm, $50.
Greenlight throws DISCO 2000(s), a celebration of the turn of the millenium with music and dancing, celebrating the release of Brendan Sullivan’s Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, the Lower East Side, and the Prime of Our Lives. Greenlight Bookstore, 7:30pm, free.
Diana Arterian does an illustrated reading from her new chapbook Death Centos with illustrations from and a broadside by artist Natalia Porter. The Morbid Anatomy Library and Cabinet, 7pm, $5 (includes wine).
The Belladonna* Collective’s HOT TEXTS series returns with readings from Daniela Olszewska, Audrey Zee Whitesides, Rickey Laurentiis, and Cassandra Gillig, hosted by Krystal Languell and Emily Skillings. The Way Station, 2pm, free.