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Launching today! Community Bread streams globally with international DJs and artist conversations centered on otherness,...
07/25/2020
Community Bread Livestream Launch

Launching today! Community Bread streams globally with international DJs and artist conversations centered on otherness, collaboration, and community. In solidarity with the BLM movement, they're raising $$ for Trans Women of Color Collective as well as the artists. Get into it.

Saturday, 25 July 2020 - Streamland

Now streaming from The Public Theater ‘The Line’ is a new play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. The incredibly urgent a...
07/16/2020
The Line

Now streaming from The Public Theater ‘The Line’ is a new play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. The incredibly urgent and timely performance was created in the award-winning documentary style that brought you The Exonerated, Aftermath, and Coal Country. Based on firsthand interviews with NYC’s first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘The Line’ cuts through the media noise to tell the stories of frontline medical workers and their battle to save lives in a broken system.

A new docu-drama play that cuts through the media and political noise to reveal the lived experiences of frontline medical workers in New York during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Welcome to Retrospekt: a virtual concert and music festival filmed live in LA bringing BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ voices...
07/07/2020

Welcome to Retrospekt: a virtual concert and music festival filmed live in LA bringing BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ voices to the forefront. Tune in this weekend>>https://www.retrospektfest.com/

The Moth returns to the virtual mainstage Thursday with ‘We Rise: Stories of Community, Resilience, and Irrepressible Jo...
06/22/2020
The Moth in : We Rise: Stories of Community, Resilience, and Irrepressible Joy

The Moth returns to the virtual mainstage Thursday with ‘We Rise: Stories of Community, Resilience, and Irrepressible Joy.’ The show focuses on Black voices and is hosted by poet/writer R. Eric Thomas; stories will be shared by Ray Christian, Hannah Drake, and Amber J. Phillips.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art & craft of storytelling. It has presented true & first person stories worldwide.

This week, catch an insightful selection of modern African cinema classics from BAM. See critically acclaimed titles lik...
06/16/2020
FilmAfrica: co-presented by BAM & AFF, Inc.

This week, catch an insightful selection of modern African cinema classics from BAM. See critically acclaimed titles like ‘A Screaming Man,’ ‘Mother of George,’ and more. All screenings take place online with proceeds supporting African Film Festival, Inc. and BAM.

A selection of modern African classics presented online by BAM and African Film Festival, Inc.

Wednesday, BAM honors Cate Blanchett and Zadie Smith for their artistic achievements and philanthropic contributions. Th...
05/11/2020

Wednesday, BAM honors Cate Blanchett and Zadie Smith for their artistic achievements and philanthropic contributions. The 2020 Gala is now virtually open to all, and includes performances by St. Vincent, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a living room dance party with DJ Eli Escobar, and more. https://www.bam.org/gala

Saturday! Let's unite for the first ever national online festival celebrating yoga, meditation, and healing. 🙏
05/08/2020
Om from Home

Saturday! Let's unite for the first ever national online festival celebrating yoga, meditation, and healing. 🙏

Let's unite for the first ever national online festival celebrating yoga, meditation, healing and so much more.

Brooklyn’s The Tiny Cupboard offers ongoing intimate virtual programming: improv nights, BS tarot readings, EDM dance pa...
04/24/2020
Experiences – The Tiny Cupboard

Brooklyn’s The Tiny Cupboard offers ongoing intimate virtual programming: improv nights, BS tarot readings, EDM dance parties, and more.

Saturday, DJ queen and fashion icon Peggy Gou steps up to the plate for Boiler Room's ‘Streaming From Isolation’ series....
04/23/2020

Saturday, DJ queen and fashion icon Peggy Gou steps up to the plate for Boiler Room's ‘Streaming From Isolation’ series. Tune in as the hallucinatory lasers and smoke streams flood your living room dancefloor.

Info: https://boilerroom.tv/session/sfi-peggygou

Community Bread is a new livestream platform dedicated to queer and marginalized artists who’ve lost income due to the p...
04/16/2020

Community Bread is a new livestream platform dedicated to queer and marginalized artists who’ve lost income due to the pandemic. CB provides an online resources database and connects artists directly to audiences and donation portals. http://communitybread.co/

HOT TIP: OntheBoards.tv offers unlimited streaming this month––use code ARTATHOME20 to watch some of the world’s best pe...
04/15/2020
Home | OntheBoards.tv

HOT TIP: OntheBoards.tv offers unlimited streaming this month––use code ARTATHOME20 to watch some of the world’s best performance films free!

HOT TIP: Outlet.fyi is an email newsletter featuring curated (virtual!) events that celebrate artists of color. Stay saf...
04/08/2020
Newsletter

HOT TIP: Outlet.fyi is an email newsletter featuring curated (virtual!) events that celebrate artists of color. Stay safe. Stay home. Stay Lit. 🔥

Outlet.fyi is a multicultural media and marketing company rooted in the arts.

This weekend Brooklyn Museum’s beloved First Saturdays series goes digital. Join in at 5PM EDT for art-making, live perf...
04/02/2020
Brooklyn Museum: First Saturday: From Brooklyn With Love April 2020

This weekend Brooklyn Museum’s beloved First Saturdays series goes digital. Join in at 5PM EDT for art-making, live performances, music, and more.

The Brooklyn Museum is an art museum located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. At 560,000 square feet, the museum is New York City's second largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Tonight! At 6PM EDT, our friends at Medi Club invite you to gather from your living rooms for a live streamed sound medi...
03/30/2020
Medi Club Live

Tonight! At 6PM EDT, our friends at Medi Club invite you to gather from your living rooms for a live streamed sound meditation, ensemble performances, an interactive drum and poetry experience, and more.

Medi Club is streaming on Zoom!

Tomorrow! Listen Bar throws a Happy AF Hour event on Zoom. Learn how to make LB's signature (alcohol-free) cocktails at ...
03/27/2020
Listen Bar Happy AF Hour

Tomorrow! Listen Bar throws a Happy AF Hour event on Zoom. Learn how to make LB's signature (alcohol-free) cocktails at home with founder Lorelei and musician bartender SUO.🍹✨

Learn how to make Listen Bar's signature alcohol-free (AF) cocktails at home with founder Lorelei and musician bartender SUO.

Saturday, Shanghai Mermaid invites you to a Fellini-inspired, champagne-infused virtual soirée! The ‘Juliette of the Spi...
03/26/2020

Saturday, Shanghai Mermaid invites you to a Fellini-inspired, champagne-infused virtual soirée! The ‘Juliette of the Spirits’ virtual house party kicks off at 9PM EST and features music, performances, and more.

NYC Noise offers an incredible aggregate of ways to support your local venues, artists, and cultural players during this...
03/23/2020
nyc noise | emergency resources + efforts

NYC Noise offers an incredible aggregate of ways to support your local venues, artists, and cultural players during this time of crisis. Plus: grant info, relief funds, petitions, and more.

to-do • Petition (de Blasio & Cuomo) to Freeze Rent for All NYC Residents • Petition (Cuomo): Suspend Rent, Mortgage, & Utility Payments • call cuomo’s office (518-474-8390 & pres…

Brooklyn Museum's ‘Studio 54: Night Magic’ opens tomorrow! The show traces the radiant history, social politics, and tra...
03/12/2020

Brooklyn Museum's ‘Studio 54: Night Magic’ opens tomorrow! The show traces the radiant history, social politics, and trailblazing aesthetics of the most iconic nightclub of all time. 🕺

Info: https://bit.ly/33dgknf

Acclaimed poet and playwright Claudia Rankine presents a powerful new play which opens tomorrow at The Shed ‘Help!’ feat...
03/09/2020
Help: A new play by Claudia Rankine - The Shed

Acclaimed poet and playwright Claudia Rankine presents a powerful new play which opens tomorrow at The Shed ‘Help!’ features Rankine’s past real-life conversations with white men and examines what went right or wrong, and what demands a closer look.

A new theatrical work confronting white male privilege from acclaimed writer Claudia Rankine.

WEEKEND TIP: The second edition of New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)'s New York Gallery Open brings together over 60 art g...
03/06/2020

WEEKEND TIP: The second edition of New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)'s New York Gallery Open brings together over 60 art galleries, non-profits, and alternative spaces across the city. The series offers guided tours, artist talks, performances, and special events.

Info/Map: https://bit.ly/2VPvY6w

Armory Week is upon us. Regardless of your stake in the art world, there is one major event whose return we can all deli...
03/02/2020
SPRING/BREAK Art Show - HOME

Armory Week is upon us. Regardless of your stake in the art world, there is one major event whose return we can all delight in: SPRING/BREAK Art Show NYC is back!

The Kitchen travels to Queenslab (in Ridgewood) where Felix Bernstein and Gabe Rubin’s video installation “Vomitorium,” ...
02/25/2020

The Kitchen travels to Queenslab (in Ridgewood) where Felix Bernstein and Gabe Rubin’s video installation “Vomitorium,” part of the artists’ ongoing analysis of madness and mimesis in drag and trans performance, is on view for free until late next month. https://bit.ly/2HWKqBA

‘It’s All in Me: Black Heroines’ continues at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art through March 5. The film series spotlights ...
02/24/2020
It’s All in Me: Black Heroines

‘It’s All in Me: Black Heroines’ continues at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art through March 5. The film series spotlights portrayals of black women’s ideas, desires, and ambitions; see works from multiple genres and countries, and explore the compelling links between the women onscreen.

Film series. Feb 20–Mar 5, 2020. Borrowing a lyric from Chaka Khan’s anthem “I’m Every Woman,” It’s All in Me celebrates both a wide range of representations and potent expressions of growth and self-assertion by black women and girls in films drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection, spa...

‘Countryside, The Future’ opens at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this week; the exhibition explores radical changes in th...
02/20/2020

‘Countryside, The Future’ opens at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this week; the exhibition explores radical changes in the 98% of Earth's surface not occupied by cities. Through the lens of architect Rem Koolhaas, the project addresses urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues. https://bit.ly/37GKRub

Now on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945’ re...
02/17/2020
Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

Now on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945’ reveals the profound impact of Mexican muralists and how their example inspired American artists to use their art to protest economic, social, and racial injustices.

Mexico underwent a radical cultural transformation at the end of its Revolution in 1920. A new relationship between art and the public was established, giving rise to art that spoke directly to the people about social justice and national life. The model galvanized artists in the United States who w...

Liven up your V-Day with Soft Core! at QED Astoria. Watch embarrassing adult films alongside hilarious live commentary ‘...
02/14/2020

Liven up your V-Day with Soft Core! at QED Astoria. Watch embarrassing adult films alongside hilarious live commentary ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’-style.

More info. and tix here: https://bit.ly/2USpwvo

Valentine's Day is for lovers with a Victorian era spin! Grab tix to MOFAD - Museum of Food and Drink's acidic holiday s...
02/12/2020
Love Gone Sour: A Vinegar Valentine's Dinner — Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

Valentine's Day is for lovers with a Victorian era spin! Grab tix to MOFAD - Museum of Food and Drink's acidic holiday special. 💘

Valentine's Day may be for lovers, but in the Victorian era, it was also for haters. During the 1840s, those who had not been struck by Cupid's arrow could express their curdled heart by sending a saucy and sometimes vulgar insult card anonymously by mail to a luckless recipient. These so-c

Catch Golden Globe & Emmy-nominated Issa Rae with writer/ director Stella Meghie in conversation with Roxane Gay Wednesd...
02/10/2020
Clips & Conversation—The Photograph: Issa Rae and Stella Meghie in Conversation with Roxane Gay - 92Y, New York

Catch Golden Globe & Emmy-nominated Issa Rae with writer/ director Stella Meghie in conversation with Roxane Gay Wednesday at 92nd Street Y; see clips from their new film 'The Photograph,' a powerful multigenerational story of love, family history, and art.

Creator of Insecure Issa Rae and writer/director Stella Meghie screen clips and talk with author Roxane Gay about their new film, The Photograph.

Doc Fortnight returns to MoMA The Museum of Modern Art this week to celebrate its 19th edition with an exceptional batch...
02/03/2020
Doc Fortnight 2020: MoMA’s Festival of International Nonfiction Film and Media

Doc Fortnight returns to MoMA The Museum of Modern Art this week to celebrate its 19th edition with an exceptional batch of formally innovative, thought-provoking documentary and hybrid films.

Film series. Feb 5–19, 2020. Always a momentous occasion for lovers of nonfiction cinema, Doc Fortnight celebrates its 19th edition with some of the most formally innovative, thought-provoking documentary and hybrid films being made in the world today. This year’s edition features 12 world premi...

Tonight! Pass the Porn at House of YES aims to change our relationship with the way we watch. It’s like an elevated, sop...
01/28/2020
Pass the Porn: A Cinematic Social Experiment - Altered States

Tonight! Pass the Porn at House of YES aims to change our relationship with the way we watch. It’s like an elevated, sophisticated version of the sleepover where someone smuggles in their parent’s “smut,” only with educational panels, progressive sex advice, and meaningful discussion. 💦

Grab tix here: https://bit.ly/37xso4e

An elevated and sophisticated version of that sleepover where one of your friends decided to search for porn and show the group. A cross between cinema and smut. Pillows, cuddle puddles, blankets and popcorn. And porn. Lots of porn. This Pass The Porn is all about ALTERED STATES. High sex. Cannalube...

Lace up those sneaks, slip into that leotard and grab your tix to WERK OUT! the outrageous fitness experience celebratin...
01/27/2020

Lace up those sneaks, slip into that leotard and grab your tix to WERK OUT! the outrageous fitness experience celebrating everybody and every body, henny! https://bit.ly/3aPB5Zx

Swing by 'Dog Days' at Launch F18 this weekend for a momentary reprieve from the grip of winter. https://bit.ly/2sUFidx
01/24/2020

Swing by 'Dog Days' at Launch F18 this weekend for a momentary reprieve from the grip of winter. https://bit.ly/2sUFidx

'BLACK WOMEN: Trailblazing African American Performers & Images, 1920 – 2001' is on view at Film Forum until Feb. 13. Th...
01/20/2020
Film Forum · BLACK WOMEN Trailblazing African American Performers & Images, 1920 – 2001

'BLACK WOMEN: Trailblazing African American Performers & Images, 1920 – 2001' is on view at Film Forum until Feb. 13.

The series shines a light on under-appreciated African American female figures of cinema: the actresses, the oles, the images, the personas – historical milestones and indelible landmarks. (A must-see this month!)

JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 13 FOUR WEEKS BLACK WOMEN Trailblazing African American Performers & Images, 1920 – 2001 Programmed by Donald Bogle, with Ina Archer

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