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July 2017

Oculus Book Talk | From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide’s Downward Spiral

July 13
5:30 am
8:00 pm
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Pl New York, NY 10012 + Google Map
$10

Please join us for a talk and the launch of the book From Mall to Prison: El Helicoide’s Downward Spiral Hailed in the 1950s as a beacon of Latin America’s modernist architecture, Venezuela’s El Helicoide is a futuristic fantasy gone sour. At its conception, this drive-through shopping center embodied the narrative of progress fueled by soaring oil prices, consumerism and car culture. Yet a very different story unfolded on its spiral ramps. Caught up in the transition from military dictatorship…

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Abandoned America, The Age of Consequences

July 13 | 6:30 pm
New York Public Library—Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10016 + Google Map
Free

With Matthew Christopher, photographer and writer. The author returns to the Library for another installment of Abandoned America. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.

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Does Porn Control Your Life? Break the Cycle.

July 14
5:45 pm
7:15 pm
Gay and Lesbian Center
208 W 13th St NYC, NY 10011 + Google Map
No Dues or Fees

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) is a 12-Step Recovery program for porn addiction, sexual compulsion, and romantic obsession. Our membership is primarily LGBTQ, and all are welcomed. The room number for the meeting will be posted in the lobby of The Center.

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Lady Bunny in Trans-Jester!

July 14 | 7:00 pm
Ice Palace
Fire Island, NY 11980 + Google Map
$19.99

Daniel Nardicio presents Lady Bunny in TransJester In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her—don’t go there!–repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it’s insightful, anyway.) Trashing the current overemphasis on political correctness, Bunny breaks down some of the latest buzzwords that we’re all supposed to remember for every for every occasion as we “evolve.” Sometimes, Bunny…

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Village Orpheus

July 14
7:30 pm
9:30 pm
Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street New York, NY + Google Map
$18

Poetic Theater Company’s innovative new play by Mickey Bolmer and directed by Daniel Roberts, that dives into the creative counterculture of New York’s postwar Greenwich Village, July 11th and July 14th at The Wild Project (195 E 3rd Street), as part of the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival. poetictheater.com Bolmer’s play celebrates the vivacity, emerging sexual liberation and boldness of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and 60s. Focusing on Frank O’Hara’s central role in the artistic community, this neoclassical fantasy explores…

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Tour de Fat Featuring The Naked and Famous

July 15
4:00 pm
9:00 pm
Pier 36
299 South St New York, NY 10002 + Google Map
$25.00

Grab your tickets and start planning for the New York Tour de Fat on July 15, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with The Naked & Famous and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory). Tour de Fat NYC benefits local non profit charity: water.

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B’way & Jazz Jam Session w Adrienne Fishe & Maestro De Murier

July 16
7:00 pm
11:30 pm
PEQUE Vinos & Tapas
231 West 145th St New York, 10039 + Google Map

Come experience another intimate beautiful night of music at PEQUE in our Harlem Sings! series. This week with the brilliant songstress Adrienne Fishe and music virtuoso Maestro de Murier on keyboards and strings. Again evening we celebrate the long legacy of Harlem's Jazz & Broadway along with popular songs from other genres... NO COVER! You will also be supporting Theatre Development Fund (TDF) uptown Arts program #CreateNewYork so PEQUE will donate $1 from every Sangria to this amazing nonprofit program.…

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UnCabaret: Come, Hear the Comics Play . . . in LA

July 16
7:00 pm
10:00 pm
Au Lac
710 W 1st S Los Angeles, CA 90012 + Google Map
$10.00

See a host of LA's finest comics, including Greg Behrendt, Hunter Hill, Candice Thompson, Daniel Franzese (of HBO's Looking fame) and Logan Heftel live onstage. The Showroom at Au Lac, Bar Fedora, serves food from their world-class and plant based menu, prepared by Chef Ito. You can arrive early, 6ish, and eat in the dining room before the show or enjoy dinner, snacks and drinks during the show. You can even start your meal in the restaurant and have them…

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Jerry Seinfeld’s The Homestand Live at the Beacon Theatre

July 16
8:00 pm
10:30 pm
The Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway New York, NY 10023 + Google Map

Two New York institutions unite as funnyman Jerry Seinfeld resumes his monthly residency at The Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Following last year’s sold-out run, “The Homestand” brings Seinfeld’s city-centric humor to one of Manhattan’s most historic venues. With 20 performances added for 2017, these Thursday night sets will continue to entertain fans of the comedian and the hit television show that bears his name. “I had a feeling this was going to happen,” Seinfeld says of his…

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Screening of Dolls of Darkness: The Art of Michel Nedjar

July 18
6:30 pm
8:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square New York, NY 10023 + Google Map
$8

Join us for a special screening of Dolls of Darkness: The Art of Michel Nedjar, a new documentary film by Allen S. Weiss and Tom Rasky. Followed by a Q&A with Allen S. Weiss and Valérie Rousseau, curator, self-taught art and art brut, American Folk Art Museum. Dolls of Darkness is a feature-length film that explores the mysteries and profundities of dolls, puppets, and marionettes in the context of the grotesque rag dolls of contemporary French artist Michel Nedjar. It…

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Pleasures, Taboos, Magic: Art History in Perfume Advertising

July 19 | 7:00 pm
JWALK
419 Park Ave South 16th Floor New York, NY 10016 + Google Map
$15

It takes imagination to advertise perfume. Inside their bottles, perfumes are ephemeral and virtually invisible products—tinted liquids designed to evaporate as soon as they’re used. For advertising’s purposes, the experience of smell needs to be connected to the experience of sight. In this quest to promote scent through pictures, designers have often turned to art history for inspiration, quoting or appropriating works of art to create a mood, make a statement, or enhance a perfume’s prestige. This illustrated Olio brings…

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National LGBTQ Task Force Annual Donation to The Miami Foundation’s GLBT Community Project Fund

July 20
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Miami, Florida
Free

The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced it will present The Miami Foundation with its annual donation on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at El Tucán in Miami Beach, FL. The annual donation benefits local, grassroots, non-profit organizations serving South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community through a grant-making process administered by the GLBT Community Projects Funds at The Miami Foundation. Funding for the award is made possible by the proceeds from the annual Winter Party Festival and…

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